Elucidate: to make lucid or clear
Why do we retreat? In other words: is it the act of withdrawal? Is it retreat in the sense of surrender?
a. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant
b. Withdrawal of a military force from a dangerous position or from an enemy attack.
c. The process of receding from a position or of becoming smaller
d. The process of changing or undergoing change in one's thinking or in a position
This retreat is far from an escape. Through this six-day exploration, we will elucidate: make lucid or clear. This time serves as an illumination and an integration.
This program aims to integrate movement with stillness, interaction with introspection, playfulness with sincerity.
Tulum, Mexico is nothing short 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.
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, gastronomically, and more. 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 have a chance to take a cooking class and perform Karma Yoga as part of the experience.
Daily Schedule (subject to change)
Rise and Shine yoga | breakfast | yoga master class | lunch | beach time and exploration! | Sunset Slow Flow yoga | dinner
Activities include: day trip to Chichen Itza, Coba, Akumel Beach (home of the Turtle Sanctuary)
Additional activities include yoga photos, cooking class, and a night out!
Full details on master classes as part of the retreat available above.
In an effort to make this accessible across all price points/sleeping arrangements, accommodations are not included, but as Mindy has people on the ground and is familiar with the area, she will assist with organizing a place that fits your needs.
Cost of full 6-day program includes:
Airport shuttle from Cancun to Tulum r/t
daily transportation between studio, the beach, pueblo (town), tours
entrance fees at Chichen Itza
transportation and tour of historical and local sites
3x yoga classes/day (non-excursion days)
language support, assistance with accommodations, general trouble-shooting
Yoga photo session in various scenic locations (photos by Mindy/ www.iwritelight.net)
Ready to join us in paradise? Great! Contact Andrea Franz Parks from Toula Yoga at email@example.com