Sea, Sand, Sun and SUP in the Caribbean
Tulum, Mexico… if you have never been, you are in for a treat. This will be our ninth annual retreat to this favorite location. If you are returning for your second time, or your 20th time, you understand the call of this magical place. Located 90 miles south of Cancun on the Yucatan Peninsula, the powdery white sand and turquoise water will be our backyard for a week of yoga, meditation, relaxation, and restoration. We will be staying at Amansala, one of the original yoga retreat locations along this stretch. With beautiful beachfront and rooftop yoga studios for sunset sessions, this is yoga how it is meant to be practiced :).
Amansala resort is set on a beautiful part of the of the beach in Tulum, Mexico. Getting to town is a short 10-minute drive or about 30 minutes by bike. It is an ideal hotel to use as a base to explore the surrounding areas. The Mayan ruins of Tulum are a short bike ride away and the world famous cenotes are all short trips as well. Amansala offers relaxed eco chic accommodation like no other boutique hotel in Tulum. Rooms are spacious, with attention to detail throughout. The restaurant serves fresh fish, local produce and the tastiest mango margaritas in the Riviera Maya. If you are looking to get away from it all, look no further! This year, our retreat will spread out across both Amansala Grande and Amansala Chica, which are just a one minute walk on the beach away from each other.
Visit jbyoga.com for rates and full details and to sign up to join me on this retreat!
Where would I be without yoga? I wouldn’t want to know! Yoga gives me the tools to navigate life’s ups and downs with relative ease. I fully trust the process of transformation: No matter how choppy the waters of life may be at times, I know that I will be OK.
I have been practicing yoga for 24 years. Like any mature adult, I have dealt with my fair share of challenges. So when I say that moving the body is a sacred path to rejuvenation and empowerment, I don’t speak lightly—I teach what I live.
My mission: to support your healing as you charter your own course to happiness (joy is our birthright and our true nature).
I stumbled into yoga as a dance student at NYU. Intrigued by the way my professor incorporated yoga into her dance classes, I started practicing yoga at the original Jivamukti Yoga Studio, in NYC’s East Village. I completed my 500-hour training in 1997 at the Jivamukti Yoga School, under the guidance of Sharon Gannon and David Life. To build on and diversify my understandings, I’ve spent many hours studying Anusara, Iyengar, and Ashtanga (without certifying in these styles). I’m currently pursuing certification in Ashaya Yoga with Todd Norian, which sprouted from Anusara.
I’m the owner and director of KamaDeva Yoga in East Hampton, NY. All year long, I lead yoga and SUP retreats to epic locations (I’m a triathlete and an avid surfer—Adventure is practically my middle name). As the momma of three lovely beings, I’m passionate about organic food. My boyfriend is a chef, and we grow a lot of our own veggies. Our growing family of free-roaming chickens gifts us with eggs.
I hope to see you in the studio soon, and I’d love for you to join me on a retreat adventure. ‘Til then, I wish you much happiness.