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Xinalani Puerto Vallarta Yoga Retreat with Gay White and Tesy Ades- 2018

March 17 – March 24, 2018

Join Gay and Tesy for an unparalleled retreat experience: authentic and magical, immersed in lush jungle surroundings with views of the emerald ocean. Sleep in beautiful eco-chic accommodations, enjoy delicious and healthy Mexican food, and practice yoga.

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Classes will be held at the beautiful open air studios of the Xilanani complex, which offers a combination of nature, serenity and yoga. The setting—on the southern shore of Bahia de Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, on a private beachfront accesible only by boat —is the perfect place for going deeper into the practice.

There will be one long asana class in the morning and special work in the afternoon. Classes are held in a studio fanned by sea breezes and for a post-savasana swim, the ocean is but steps away.

During your free time you can take part in all the resort has to offer: Have a soothing massage or energy work, sweat it out at the Temazcal, take a Bandera Bay boat tour and watch local sea life. Fly the zipline across the treetops, experience local life in the neighbouring fishermen towns; go scuba or snorkeling with your sea kayak, and, of course, enjoy the magical Pacific sunsets. 

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Costs & Transportation

Cost for this seven-day retreat including all yoga, accommodations, meals, and transportation to an from the Puerto Vallarta International airport, depending on your choice of rooms is as follows: see for options

Important notice: Flights need to arrive in Puerto Vallarta no later than 4PM and depart no earlier than 11AM, as daylight is needed for all boat transfers. Please book accordingly. 

We hope you will join us, and send an email confirmation of your interest. A $700 deposit by January 30 will hold your place. The final balance is due Feb, 20, 2018. In Mexico, please arrange with Tesy directly and in California mail a check, made to Gay, to The Yoga Room at the address below. 

2530 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702

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- Casitas :  1 king bed  

single $3850

double $2800


- Eco - Chic suite : 

single: $3325

double $2450


- Petite Suites

single $2870

double $2100


- Deluxe Rooms

single $2450

double $1890


- Small Palapa  (quadruple occupancy)

$1750 each person 


Gay White teaches yoga at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA, where she is Director and Co-Director of the Advanced Studies Program. As well as Iyengar-style yoga, she teaches an innovative, flowing vinyasa style called Yoga Movement. Gay’s retreats offer a quiet space for going deeply into the healing and energizing aspects of yoga.

Tesy Ades teaches yoga at her own studio Peas an Love, and is part of the faculty at The Iyengar Yoga Center in Mexico City. She has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. She holds an Iyengar Certificate in Junior 1 level . She travelled to Pune, India in February 2017 to study with the Iyengar family at RIMYI.  She believes that the path of yoga is vast and infinite. It improves significantly the quality of life of those who are deeply immersed in it. The benefits can be sensed from the outer sheath to innermost part of ourselves. 

" It is through the alignment of the body that I discovered the alignment of my mind, self, and intelligence.." -   B.K.S. Iyengar

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