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Elucidate Retreat 2019


We're heading back to paradise for a fourth year in a row. Meet us in the clouds. 


To make lucid or clear.

This retreat aims to integrate movement with stillness, interaction with introspection, playfulness with sincerity. Tulum, Mexico is nothing short of a slice of heaven on earth. The life there is palpable.

Beyond the obvious beauty of the white sand beaches, there is something visceral about being in place where one of the world’s first civilizations began.

The real meaning of travel, like that of a conversation by the fireside, is the discovery of oneself through contact with other people, and its condition is self-commitment in the dialogue.
— Dr. Paul Tournier

Over six days, we will play, pose, sweat, serve, celebrate, experience and elucidate. Far too often there is a separation of “America-lite Mexico” and “local Mexico.” Why do we travel if to retreat into the comfort of doing what we’ve always done? This “retreat” is an exploration of what is beyond our comfort zones: physically, mentally, spiritually, geographically, culturally, socio-economically and gastronomically. There are plenty of opportunities to take in the splendor of the Mayan Riviera visiting its’ various white sand beaches. Dinner will be another opportunity to explore local cuisine and support local businesses rather than opting for an all-inclusive nondescript menu. Participants will partake in a cooking class at a real Mexican home.

Investment |

Single: $2300/pax, double*: $1900/pax. (Double occupancy requires securing your own roommate. Rooms come with one queen bed and one pullout couch.)

Included in retreat package | 

• 2x yoga classes/ most days

• transportation and entrance fees to the Ruins

• some meals (daily breakfast plus 3 group dinners)

• A very special immersive Mexican cooking class

• Accommodations at the amazing Live Tulum

*Not included: flight, meals not listed, alcohol, shuttle between airport and accommodations, personal expenditures

We hope you can join us for this refreshing retreat! You will come home relaxed, renewed and evolved! In order to keep this retreat intimate we will limit the number of participants to 10, so please secure your spot with your $700 non- refundable DEPOSIT by NOVEMBER 1st 2018 to secure your spot Must be paid in full by January 9th.

Please write checks to: Toula Yoga and mail or bring your check to: Toula Yoga 2720 1st Ave. NE suite 108 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

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