New Years EYR Retreat

New Years EYR Retreat

From December 30, 2018 to January 5, 2019

Bring in the New Year with health, relaxation, gratitude, and Inspiration! Our annual New Years Exotic Yoga Retreat at Xinalani is a perfect way to welcome in the New Year —rejuvenating with yoga and meditation along with a serene private beach in Mexico — with sun, sea, surfing, horse-back riding, paddle-boards, kayaks and a group of like-minded, multi-cultural yogis! A few reviews of our Exotic Yoga Retreats at Xinalani:

“I truly enjoyed our Exotic Yoga Christmas in Mexico. If you want a get away from traditional Christmas, this is the place to go! Great facility, friendly staff, good program choice, but I think what made this yoga retreat so special was Gayle’s attention and love to participants. This is not a retreat to just go and do yoga. This is a retreat to create a lifelong memory.”  — Kaz Iso, Japan

“Nothing but excellent things to say! I did the Mexico Christmas Retreat and it was beyond amazing. The people, the facility, the yoga…all incredible! This was my first yoga retreat, and I could not have been more pleased. Practicing yoga with like-minded, wonderful individuals was such a treat. I felt calm, relaxed, and connected with myself. If you are interested in doing a yoga retreat, or the thought of trying one has even popped into your mind, DO IT! You do not have to be an avid yogi to get something out of this experience. This retreat is far more than just yoga – but the yoga was and intructors were amazing!” —Olivia, France

*Pricing starts at $1,995. Please inquire for list of accommodation and pricing.

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About the teacher

New Years EYR Retreat

Nina Butler

Yoga Teacher

South African yoga teacher Nina Butler has a mission: to bring the healing, joyous and empowering energy of yoga into our daily lives. While her practice is strong, her teaching is sensitive and heart-oriented, supporting students to practice within their personal pace and rhythm. She has great facility teaching a range of yoga styles and levels with a strong focus on dynamic vinyasa as well as yin yoga. Nina is a writer and blogger on the topics of yoga and social change, and the founder of YOGICOMM, an app for connecting students with teachers worldwide.

New Years EYR Retreat

Lisa Nielsen

Personal Trainer

With 25 years experience as a personal trainer, wellness and lifestyle coach Lisa Nielsen offers personal fitness training, nutritional coaching, cooking classes, outdoor fitness classes, wellness coaching packages and varying wellness retreats. She is also currently training in dietary consulting for cancer and autoimmune diseases.


About the experience

New Years EYR Retreat
New Years EYR Retreat
New Years EYR Retreat
New Years EYR Retreat


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  • 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
  • Snorkel Equipment
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MORNINGS  Wake up to a stunning sea view and chorus of tropical birds as you sip tea or enjoy a coffee in quiet contemplation and breath-taking beauty. Stroll the beach, dive in the sea, then step into a magical morning of body, mind and soul rejuvenation in the Jungle Studio overlooking the ocean. Exotic Yoga Retreats founder Gayle Olson guides morning meditation, adjusts during yoga classes and offers her empowering and fun inversion workshops! Leading morning and afternoon yoga classes is European teacher, Josie Sykes, beloved for her depth of knowledge in yoga, her beautiful harmonium music and her wise and sweet spirit! Josie leads Vinyasa and Hatha classes with a superb understanding of healthy postural alignment from her extensive background in both yoga and the Feldenkrais postural method. All our Exotic Yoga programs are designed for mixed levels, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. We emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence—and the joie di vivre of yoga!

AFTERNOONS  Free time to enjoy the sunshine!  Lounge on the beach, swim in the sea, surf, paddle-board, kayak, hike in the jungle, horse-back ride, enjoy a fabulous massage, experience a traditional sweat lodge… or just lie in a hammock basking in the sweet luxury of down-time!  At noon a couple times during the retreat, Exotic Yoga Retreats founder, Gayle Olson, will offer inversion workshops for those interested in exploring nuances and safety practices in headstands and handstands. A delicious buffet lunch is served from 1:30-2:30, followed by plenty of time for a siesta to the sound of the waves!

EVENINGS  At sunset we reconvene for a deep and relaxing afternoon yoga practice watching the sun set set over the ocean below. Josie guides your body and mind into deep awareness and alignment—quieting your mind, balancing your nervous system and awakening your consciousness. Gayle adds her soothing yoga massage to bring you deeper into the present moment of body and breath. Following our sunset session is an exquisite dinner on the sea-view terrace, a three-course gourmet meal featuring inspired and traditional Mexican recipes, designed for the healthy life-style of a yogi. After dinner take a moonlight stroll on the beach, gather with friends around a bonfire or even try your feet at salsa!

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