Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

From May 16 to 23, 2020

Join Leila Swenson for an amazing, inspiring, yoga adventure in Happiness for eight days and seven nights, celebrating the simplicity, beauty, and magic of life at Xinalani, while immersing yourself in your yoga practice.  Xinalani is a lovely, elegant, eco-friendly retreat center off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Only accessible by boat, it has breath-taking ocean-front rooms, an open-air yoga studio with a palm-thatched roof, a meditation cabin, easy access to the beach, a pool overlooking the ocean, the most delicious cuisine, the kindest, caring staff…  and so much more!

What you can expect from this retreat: 

Yoga practice twice a day with Leila

Delicious, gourmet healthy cuisine

Great community & making new yogi friends

Beach & nature time

Naps in the hammock

Free time for adventure, relaxation, & contemplation

This yoga retreat will allow you to connect with what is truly important to you, as you take time to unplug, peel away the layers of the everyday hustle and bustle, and settle into a slower, simpler rhythm of life. Practicing yoga twice a day will also set the stage for transformation, as the theme of happiness through yogic principles are explored in Vinyasa Flow classes with Meditation, Mantra, Breath-work, and Yoga Nidra. This is a wonderful opportunity to de-stress, take care of yourself, make new friends, and try new things… with options for massage, spa treatments, swimming with dolphins, jungle hikes, sweat lodge, cooking, and more! It is an amazing yoga and life experience! This is also a beautiful opportunity to eat delightful, healthy, vegetarian/vegan cuisine, although there will be chicken and fish options included on the menu.

Rates are in USD and include all accommodations, meals, yoga, ground/boat transfers, and taxes. Airfare and gratuities to staff are not included.

“The first five that sign-up will receive an Early Bird Sign-Up discount of $100 off”

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About the teacher

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Leila Swenson

Yoga Teacher

Leila's study of yoga began in 2000 at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA under spiritual head Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD, the successor to Swami Rama. She has since studied extensively with Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder, Annie Carpenter, and Richard Rosen. Leila has been teaching full-time in San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2010, and this is her 6th annual Happiness Yoga Retreat to Xinalani. Leila's yoga offering is an empowering physical, mental, and spiritual practice, blending chanting, breath-work, meditation, and vinyasa. She believes that yoga is the most effective practice for self-discovery, love, compassion, acceptance, health, kindness, happiness, and peace.

Leila currently teaches public classes and workshops at Yoga Tree in San Francisco and Nest Yoga in Oakland, and corporate classes at Tishman Speyer. She has had the privilege of teaching at Yoga to the People, Glow Yoga & Wellness, Urban Flow, Flying Yoga, International Orange, Zazen, Academy of Art University, Lululemon, You & The Mat, Craigslist, Ubisoft, and Esalen. Leila most recently served on the Yoga Tree Teacher Training Staff for Spring 2019.


About the experience

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
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All Included


per person CASITAS  $3,575 ECO-CHIC SUITE  $3,075 PETITE SUITE  $2,650 DELUXE ROOMS  $2,300 SMALL PALAPA  $1,575


per person CASITAS  $2,575 ECO-CHIC SUITE  $2,250 PETITE SUITE  $1,975 DELUXE ROOMS  $1,750


  • Selected accommodation
  • 3 deliciously healthful meals served daily
  • Coffee, tea, fruit and granola
  • 2 daily yoga clases
  • Airport transfers and Boat ride to retreat center
  • All taxes
  • The first five sign-ups will receive $100 off
  • Snorkel Equipment
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While a more detailed schedule will be sent closer to the retreat date, there will be an evening yoga class on the day of arrival, a morning yoga class on the day of departure, and morning and evening yoga classes on the other days. Lots of free time to relax, get a massage, frolic in the warm ocean water, or take part in one of the many optional excursions.

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