The beauty found in Xinalani Retreat® lies in the art of making our vacation space a sanctuary for the soul, where we can escape the discord and stress of modern life. Xinalani provides a place where we can seek new meaning for our lives and restore the mind-body balance.
Xinalani ethical venture
Xinalani is committed to the sustainable development of the local community. As an ethical venture we offer scholarships, training in hospitality careers and job opportunities. Xinalani was built using a variety of organic local materials. We promote an intelligent approach to the use of energy and water. We have successfully found efficient alternatives to air conditioning and we take great comfort in sharing our habitat with local fauna.
We believe we can offer a world apart experience away from traditional sun & sand tourism
When it comes to vacationing, we believe that there is something other than flat screen TVs in air-conditioned rooms. We believe that enjoying an organic tamarindo margarita is not incompatible with seizing the perfect opportunity to start working on yourself and plant and grow the seeds of well being.
We believe in
low impact living
All guest accommodations have low consumption lights (LEDS) and are equipped with two outlets to reload cell phones and camera batteries. Our construction method was extremely organic. No concrete, no land modification. We never cut a single tree, and hardly pruned any branches. We promote an intelligent use of resources. All guests are provided with high-end eco-friendly soaps and shampoo. Toilets are low-flow, and all water is recycled and used to irrigate our gardens. We use natural and biodegradable cleaning products, we recycle, and compost whenever possible in an attempt to minimize our environmental impact.
We believe the mind requires Inspiration
As an ethical venture, we want to give something good, beautiful and true to each one of our guests. Xinalani® “Inspiration Universe” is about:
RIDING the panga (traditional fisherman boat) away from civilization, surrounded by humpback whales, dolphins and sea turtles. FLOWING your sun salutations overlooking the quiet blue green waters of the Pacific Ocean. SURFING your front yard wave after an energetic breakfast. RELISHING a freshly cut open coconut on our beach front dining patio. ENJOYING delightful savasanas under a palm-thatched roof, with the ocean & jungle natural soundtrack. BASKING in the sun on our secluded sandy beach. MEDITATING under the moonlight surrounded by friends, after a delicious candlelight dinner. SLEEPING in amazing open-air suites, protected by a gorgeous silky-white netting, with the sound of the waves to inspire your dreams.
We believe Mind, Body & Soul balance can be reached
Xinalani supports guests on their search for mind-body-sou balance and their personal path to the realization of their full human potential.
Our aim is for our guest to experience “the good life of Yoga”, which no only exists during a yoga session, but 24 hours a day. This includes quiet time, sport, interaction with others, sleep, eating and pleasure. At Xinalani we have created a place and an experience where bliss and mindfulness, in all aspects of life, is easier to witness and enjoy. Harmony and balance are easily reached.
We embrace the philosophy of embracing life by enjoying the simple things and finding liberation on them.
“Beauty is everywhere if one can learn to see it, and the complete concentration upon beautiful thought, scene or object will result in relaxation of the mind and achievement of tranquility”.
Join Leila Swenson for an unforgettable yoga adventure in Happiness… eight days and seven nights celebrating the simplicity, beauty, and magic of life in Xinalani. A lovely, elegant, eco-chic retreat off the coast of Puerto Vallarta...