Puerto Vallarta Xinalani Mexico

Puerto Vallarta Mexico – Xinalani Eco Retreat
February 26 – March 5, 2011

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During the 8 Day Yoga Retreat You Will:
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  • Integrate Spirit and Nature as you practice yoga, and experience truly stunning eco-discoveries, play and meditate with a group dedicated to doing the same.
  • Fully discover (or rediscover!) the Joy of Yoga
  • Experience a place filled with serenity that shelters individuals looking to establish a more balanced lifestyle.
  • Enjoy becoming an active conscious traveler.
  • Enjoy exceptional yoga, hiking, eco-adventures and camaraderie, connecting with pristine beaches, organic food, relaxing jungle spa treatments, all designed to help you spiritualize every aspect of your life!
  • Recharge, refresh and renew, leaving totally more inspired about your life!

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Where Is Xinalani, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico?

Xinalani is a brand new resort center accessed only by boat. It is in Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico on 10 acres of unspoiled jungle with a beautiful pristine beach, only 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Xinalani Retreat is about discovery, admiration, love for nature, magic, conscious travel, eco-adventure, wellness, serenity and mindful living. Come enjoy the 1,302 square foot yoga deck set uphill amidst the deep jungle vegetation that can comfortable fit 40 students. With a panoramic view to the jungle and ocean, group practices here are a fascinating experience. Accomodations are ALL beach front with a choices of various private suites and a shared house if you are looking to save money. Xinalani Retreat features its own beach club where you will enjoy a relaxing break between your classes. Where you want to go swimming, snorkeling, or just sunbathe while sipping a natural fruit smoothie, this is the place to be. Take a walk in the soft sand, discover the hidden secrets of the naturally sculpted rocks scattered along the shore and explore the small private coves as you explore yourself. Visit http://www.xinalaniretreat.com/ and fall in love!

DETAILS YOU SHOULD KNOW:


Living Xinalani

We have chosen for this retreat to stay at a one of its kind eco-resort named Xinalani because we fully believe Xinalani supports our guests on their search for mind-body balance better allows us to facilitate the setting of intentions so each person leaves more focused and open hearted to realize their full human potential. The name Xinalani comes from the Nauatl Xinaloani that means «seed». It is pronounced shee-nah-lah-nee. It embodies the shared vision that this world could be better if everybody planted and grew a seed inside themselves and let love blossom around it. We look forward to your registration! You are in excellent hands!

Low Impact Living

All guests accomodations have low consumption lights (LEDS) and are equipped with two outlets to reload cell phones and camera batteries. Our construction method was extremely organic. No concrete, no land modification. We never cut a single tree and hardly pruned any branches. We promote an intelligent use of resources. All guests are provided with high-end eco-friendly soaps and shampoo. Toilets are low-flow, and all water is recycled and used to irrigate our gardens. We use natural and biodegradable cleaning products, we recycle and compost wherever possible in an attempt to minimize our environmental impact.


Yoga Studio

Come and enjoy our unique 1,302 sq ft (121 m2) yoga deck set uphill amidst the deep jungle vegetation. It can comfortably hold up to 40 students. Practicing and learning in Xinalani Retreat is a truly enriching experience, the awe-inspiring Yoga Center was tastefully designed to infuse peace and serenity. With a panoramic view to the jungle and ocean, ideal for group practices.

Healthy Natural Cuisine

Xinalani cuisine is gourmet vegetarian and may or may not include fresh fish and seafood. The chef is well versed into principles of raw food, ayurveda cuisine and macrobiotics if you need special adaptations. You will be served 3 complete meals per day in the dining room following this schedule:

Breakfast: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM – Buffet Style
Lunch: 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Buffet Style
Dinner: 7:00PM – 9:30 PM – Chic

Spa
An array of treatments, massages and facials will help you relax, detox, heal, and reach a greater sense of mind- body balance through your stay.

TYPES OF ACCOMODATION

All the accommodations are beachfront, spacious, palm-thatched cabins floating on stilts. They were designed with refined elegance and built and furnished by local artisans. Their cozy interiors inspire feelings of calm and serenity. You will enjoy the closeness of the natural elements, the stimulation of the open-air private showers and the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean from your terrace.
Xinalani offers 2 different types of accommodation: private suites or a shared house. All suites have private bathrooms. The suites are classified into 3 categories depending on their size, location and view. Also offered is a collective accommodation in a big palapa with up to 8 single beds and 2 complete bathrooms.

INVESTMENT:

OCCUPANCY             SINGLE    DOUBLE
Eco-chic Suites        $2500     $1,999.00
Eco-Premium Suites $1900      $1,699.00
Petite Suite              $1600      $1,399.00
Big Palapa               $899      NA

PAYMENT POLICIES:
Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space.

Register by February 15, 2011 Get $100 OFF

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE TRIP PRICE?

  • 6 nights of accommodation at Xinalani Retreat
  • 3 complete gourmet vegetarian meals per day. Chef is expert in ayurveda cuisine and macrobiotics.
  • A social hour on select evenings
  • All transportation during the trip, including to and from the airport to Xinalani Retreat
  • 9 Yoga classes with Silvia Mordini
  • Yoga clinics and mini workshops with Silvia Mordini
  • Sunset Yoga Ceremonies
  • Guided Jungle Hiking
  • Private Dharma talks facilitated by your Guides
  • All gratuities for special events, transfers, lodging and group meals.
  • A special goodie bag with loving gifts

NOT INCLUDED?

Airfare to and from the trip, gratuities for your guides, spa services, other activities not listed such as whale watching, surfing, bird watching.

TIPS AND GRATUITIES

Gratuities for your guides may be given at your discretion in response to their leadership and professionalism throughout the trip. We suggest 5-10% of the trip price per individual to be divided between the guiding team as an industry standard. Gratuities for all restaurants, hotels, transportation and local events are paid for by the retreat organizers.

TO REGISTER AND SAVE YOUR SPOT:

You can pay with check, direct bank deposit, or credit card or Paypal on line but we most prefer checks. Please send checks to Alchemy Tours c/o Total Body Yoga, 210 Terrace Drive, Mundelein, IL 60061. Contact us at info@alchemytours.com or call if we can answer any questions.

PAYMENT POLICIES:

Early-bird discount: $200 discount if you register by December 31st, 2010
Deposit: A $500 dollar deposit will reserve your space.

TRIP ITINERARY:

XINALANI PUERTO VALLARTA DAILY AGENDA
8:00am – 9:00am Breakfast
9:30am – 11am Vinyasa flow yoga
11am – 12pm Yoga clinics, mini workshops
12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:30pm – 5:30pm Daytime Fun (Beach, Spa, Hiking, & More)
6:00pm – 7:00pm Vinyasa flow yoga and meditation
8:00pm Dinner
9:00pm Dharma talks

FAQ

HOW DO I GET TO XINALANI RETREAT?
Upon arriving at Puerto Vallarta International airport we have organized group transportation to and from the resort. If you choose to you can also get to the resort on your own.

When will I need to arrive and when do I leave?
You will need to arrive by 4pm on February 26 at Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) where we will meet you and bring you to the resort. We will have transportation first to a little fisherman town called Boca de Tomatlán south of Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) where we will take a boat from there to Xinalani

Departure Location:
At the end of your trip, you will be shuttled back to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. We will arrive at the airport by 2pm on March 5th.

YOGA FACILITIES

Where is the yoga space?
The yoga space is a 1,300 sq ft palm thatched room set on top of the hill. A short rejuvenating walk in the jungle will take you there, and warm you up before practice.

How many people fit in the Yoga Studio?
The Yoga Studio can host comfortably up to 40 people.

Is the yoga space totally open?
The Jungle Yoga Studio has 4 walls built for handstand and headstand asana practice. The corners of the room are open to the elements, to enjoy the beauty of the jungle and the ocean while practicing. However, no risk of falling thanks to the wooden railing.

Do you have mats, props, etc?
The Yoga studio has a wide array of sticky yoga mats, as well as blankets, blocks, stripes, meditation cushions, and chairs.

Do I need to bring my yoga mat?
It is up to you, mats will be available.

XINALANI BEACH

Is the beach swimmable? Is it safe to swim?
Yes the beach is swimmable and safe most of the time.

Is the beach sandy or rocky?
We are very fortunate at Xinalani because we have immediate access to two wonderful beaches. The one in front of the resort has both sand and great inspiring animal-shaped rocks. It also has private natural coves.
 The other beach on the left-hand side when facing the ocean is pure sand. That beach gets a very nice surf break in the winter, surfers enjoy that beach a lot.

Are there long chairs and umbrellas on the beach?
Yes, Xinalani has a nice beach club with long chairs, and umbrellas. Ask our waiters for the Bar Menu, and enjoy our special cocktails, while relaxing.

FOOD & BEVERAGES

We need animal protein; we like to eat meat, is that possible at Xinalani?
Yes, if advised with enough anticipation, we can include chicken in your menu, as well as fresh fish, and seafood, or even red meat if you like. Please note that there might be a supplement.

We are vegan, raw foodist, etc? How’s your menu?
Although we try to cater to mainstream yogis (vegetarian, vegan, raw, live superfoods), the food is totally adaptable to our guest’s needs, please send us your specifics at least two weeks before your arrival.
Ask us for a sample of our Menu to have an idea of what we cook.

I’m allergic to gluten, mushrooms, peanuts, etc..
We can help you, let us know of your food allergy 2 weeks at least before your arrival to the retreat, and we’ll make sure your diet restrictions will be catered to.

Is there electricity in the rooms?
Yes, all rooms have very low consumption LED spots that give a nice dim ambar lighting at night time, there’s also a reading area.
There are two 110 V outlets to plug cameras, cell phones and battery chargers. Xinalani does not allow the use of hair dryers or other high intensity electric devices that could damage the electric installation.

Do rooms all have their own bathroom?
Yes, all rooms have their own bathroom, the Big Palapa (dorm) has two bathrooms.

Can I use my own soap and shampoo?
In an eco-friendly effort, we recycle all water for irrigation so we kindly ask you to use only biodegradable soaps and shampoos. The ones we provide you with are all organic and biodegradable.

ACCOMMODATION

How many rooms do you have?
There are fourteen rooms in total, 2 Eco-chic suites, 7 Eco-Premium suites, 5 Petite Suites and 1 Big Palapa.

Which rooms have king size beds?
Suites 2, 4, 6, 14 and 15 have king size beds.

WEATHER

What’s the weather like?
If you wish to know the average temperatures and rain statistics, please visit this page:http://www.puertovallarta.net/weather/index.php Or run a Google search with the words Weather+Puerto+Vallarta

But in general in February expect of high between 77-80 degrees and a low of 60-65.

What about bugs and mosquitoes?
There are very little bugs and mosquitoes (except during the rain season which is July to September). If you are worried about bugs, rest assured that you will feel protected at night by the splendid veils on top of the beds. Most public areas at night are lighten by lemongrass candles that repel bugs, and if you need an extra protection, you can purchase eco-friendly mosquito repellent from our boutique.

SPA & OTHER ACTIVITIES

What is the cost of massages?
From $70 to $130

What other activities are available at the resort and what are their costs?
There’s a wide array of activities available from the resort, surfing, snorkeling, horse back riding, eco-discovery boat excursions to remote beaches and islands, or simply lying on the beach. The prices for activities are around $50 per person

Do you have wine on the property or do we have to bring our own?
Yes, we serve wine, beer, and a selection of delicious fresh hand shaken, stirred or mixed cocktails.

How’s the surf?
Quimixto is a very nice left surf break, perfect for intermediate riders.
To get frequently updated surf reports and swell statistics, please visit http://www.buoyweather.com or any other qualified swell forecast website.

What else do I need to bring?
We recommend you bring a camera, a journal, toiletries, an extra pair of contacts if you wear them, sunglasses and sunscreen. For hiking, be sure to have a lightweight backpack to carry your personal belongings.

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Xinalani, Mexico
Feb 26 – Mar 5

Deposit for one person $500.00 Deposit for two people $1,000.00 Big Palapa for one person by Jan 31st $699.00 Petite Suite for one person $1,600.00 Eco-Premium Suite for one person $1,900.00 Eco-Chic Suite for one person $2,500.00 Big Palapa after Jan 31 $899.00 Petite Suite Double per person $1,399.00 Eco-Premium Suite Double per person $1,699.00 Eco-Chic Suite Double per person $1,999.00