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What to expect in Tulum

by Taylor Hunter

Last year we travelled to Mexico with our main man, Steve Ross, for a week of yoga, meditation, music and sunshine. We had so much fun that we’re returning this October for round three! (click here for all the info).

Lucky enough to attend the retreat two years in a row, I can confirm that it always leave me refreshed, inspired, sun kissed and happy. If you’re looking to do something good for yourself then this retreat should be at the top of your list!

Below, you’ll find my experiences and insights about the retreat and the magical town of Tulum.

The location
Tulum is a very special place. Situated between the jungle and the ocean and about two hours from Cancun, it has become a tropical haven for both yogis and the health conscious. Along with a growing yoga scene there are a number of healthy cafes and restaurants.

The yoga
Steve is a yoga guru. With over 40+ years of yoga knowledge and wisdom under his belt, we’re so lucky to have him lead the retreat. Steve’s approach to yoga is relaxed and easy going. His classes and presence will leave you feeling happy, at ease and inspired. Over the seven nights you will practice a mix of hip hop, chill and yin yoga twice daily. Along with noticing improvements in your flexibility and strength you’ll notice a change in your mind and overall wellbeing.

The food
Tacos, guacamole, margaritas. Need I say more? Tulum has so many amazing restaurants and health cafes to explore. Hartwood is known worldwide for it’s creative and seasonal take on Mexican food. It’s top of our list for a delicious dinner. For authentic tacos head to Safari and for cocktails check out Gitano. Our favourite post yoga hang out was vegan cafe Raw Love where they make their own coconut milk and have an extensive list of smoothie bowls and raw treats. Another favourite was Matcha Mama for a matcha fix.

The beach
Think km’s of pristine white sand and crystal clear water right on your doorstep. Tulum Beach is arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Lined with wonky palm trees and banana lounges it’s the ideal place to relax with a good book and a fresh coconut.

The people
One of the best things about attending a yoga retreat is the people you meet. Yogis all walks of life and from all corners of the world join together with a common interest in yoga and health. I can guarantee you’ll walk away from the retreat with lifelong friends.

The activities 
There are so many places to see and things to do in Tulum. A 15 minute bike ride from the hotel will land you at the ancient Tulum Ruins. Dotted around the Tulum region are incredible fresh water lagoons (known to the locals as Cenotes). Swim with turtles at Turtle Bay. Or ride your bike to Tulum Town to explore boutique shops and authentic Mexican restaurants.

Want to find out more? Click here for more info or email [email protected] with any questions!