Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

From May 18 to 25, 2019

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  |  Delightful, 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 delicious, 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.

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About the teacher

Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise

Leila Swenson

Leila's yogic journey began in 2000 at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA under spiritual head Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., the successor to Swami Rama, where she lived, worked, and studied for 2 months. She has since completed over 1000 hours of Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training, including a 500-hour Certification in Bhakti Flow from Rusty Wells in San Francisco, & over 200 hours in SmartFLOW with Annie Carpenter. Leila is guided musically by the divine musician, Wah!, and currently continuing her studies and practice with Richard Rosen and Annie Carpenter.

Leila has been teaching full-time in San Francisco and the Bay Area since 2010, and this is her 5th annual Happiness Yoga Retreat to Xinalani. Leila currently teaches public classes and workshops at Yoga Tree in San Francisco and has had the privilege of teaching at Yoga to the People, Glow Yoga & Wellness, Urban Flow, Flying Yoga, You & the Mat, International Orange, Zazen, Academy of Art University, Lululemon, & Craigslist. She currently teaches corporate classes at Tishman Speyer and Ubisoft, and also offers private classes. Leila is a yogini ambassador for a RISE Yoga for Youth, (a non-profit organization that brings yoga into high schools for underserved teens), and has had the honor of leading Sun Salutations at their annual Yogathon Fundraiser for five years. She has made Yoga for Artist videos for Academy of Art University, which can be found on her website.


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
Happiness Yoga Retreat in Paradise
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All Included


per person CASITAS  $3,550 ECO-CHIC SUITE  $3,075 PETITE SUITE  $2,625 DELUXE ROOMS  $2,275 SMALL PALAPA  $1,575


per person CASITAS  $2,550 ECO-CHIC SUITE  $2,125 PETITE SUITE  $1,900 DELUXE ROOMS  $1,725


  • 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
  • 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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