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Join master teachers Shaelah Morris, and Mike Richardson for the adventure of a lifetime October 2017 (dates coming soon)

Join us for a fabulous, unforgettable week of yoga and relaxation at the decadent and peaceful Xinalani Retreat Center, just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Relax, rejuvenate, and unwind for 8 days and 7 nights, while deepening your yoga practice in paradise! Enjoy all of the amenities of a world-class resort including: a private beach, surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, chanting, boatingwhale watchingswimming with dolphins, a spabeach bonfires, sweat lodge ceremonies and gourmet vegetarian meals, all while practicing the yoga you love.  This is a chance to deepen your practice, open your heart, and inspire yourself to take your practice to another level.  This will not just be a vacation in a tropical oasis, this will be the opportunity of a lifetime to share, laugh, love, grow, learn, inspire, reconnect, and realign with your mind, body and soul.

“Best Yoga Retreats in Mexico”

“Xinalani is an exclusive Yoga Retreat Center in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Our resort facilitates retreats that open opportunities of self transformation through stress-relieving disciplines and mind-blowing adventures. Conceived as a tropical Yoga Center in Mexico to host spiritual & personal yoga retreats, group retreats, teacher trainings, and mind & body workshops, Xinalani® combines world-class yoga studios with beautiful, eco-chic accommodation; delicious, healthy and authentically Mexican food; relaxing spa treatments; and an extraordinary staff who takes pride in delivering an unforgettable stay for even the most discerning of guests. Join us and plant the seed of a newly found well-being.”

Rates are expressed in US Dollars and include accommodation (7 nights, 8 days), three meals a day, yoga classes, daily surf lessons, transfer from the airport to the resort, and taxes. Rates do not include airfare.  Please select Puerto Vallarta International Airport when making arrangements for your flight. 

Sample Schedule

8:00-9:30 am Morning Bhakti Flow Yoga
9:30-11:00 am Breakfast
Free time  (surfing, hikesactivities at the beach, etc may also be options for those who wish to join during this time)
1:30-2:30 pm Lunch
2:30-4:30 pm Free-Time (chilling’, surfing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, hikesactivities at the beach)
5:00-6:30 pm Evening Flow

7:30-9:00 pm Dinner (schedule is subject to change based on what the group would like to do—we want you to have fun!)

Yoga Instructor Shaelah Morris


Shaelah Morris discovered her passion for yoga after traveling the world as a professional big mountain skier and former alpine ski racer. Yoga not only healed her injuries, but took her on a journey far beyond anything she could have imagined. Shaelah is the founder of Yoga Studio Tahoe and now brings her passion for the mountains into the mat. Known for her asansa kickin’, music flowin’ fun classes, Shaelah’s deep devotion to yoga is evident and uplifting to all. Teaching since 2000, Shaelah has owned 4 studios in Lake Tahoe and is humbled to offer the gifts and knowledge she has received from her great teachers: Janet Stone, Rusty Wells and Baron Baptiste, to name a few. Shaelah is certified through theYoga Alliance and leads 200 hour teacher trainings and retreats around the world.  Her classes are designed to open your heart and lift you to your edge. Shaelah’s vigorous, energetic, and playful style will have you sweating, smiling and falling in love with yoga the way she has.

Yoga Instructor Mike Richardson


I began practicing yoga in 2003 as a way to relieve pain and tension in my body from years of board sports injuries. My partner at the time begged me to come to yoga class for over 3 years before I finally went. After that first yoga class, I realized I had finally found what I had been looking for all along. I began a consistent yoga practice. What unfolded during that process became something much deeper, and redefined my life, in every possible way. Since then, I have dedicated myself to the deeper understandings of yoga; through practice, study and teaching. The classes I teach are Bhakti Flow, Vinyasa based, focused on breath, and movement. Each class ranges from mild to vigorous, the choice is always yours. Teaching yoga was a natural transition for me to share the practice of yoga with others. I truly believe that there is a place for yoga in everyone’s life, regardless your of age, size, strength, flexibility or beliefs.

My philosophy is simple; show up. Not just on the mat, but in life. Be present, be humble, practice yoga, honor yourself, and see what unfolds. My greatest teachers are the students that dedicate themselves to the practice of yoga and are open to the process. I am always truly humbled by the individuals that climb onto the mat and open themselves to anything. It is a constant reminder that we are all students in this life, together. I continue my studies with many teachers, but predominately with Rusty Wells, Stephanie Snyder and Janet Stone. I always offer deep gratitude to all my teachers past, present, and those yet to come.

It’s best to start planning now and book in advance  to get the room you love. There are limited rooms available. There are also dorm style rooms available for these more willing to share once we fill these rooms.