The Unraveling: A Tulum Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Candace & Gigi

Your TourHero

Heroes Candace and Gigi

Gigi is a former professional dancer, instructor, studio owner and practitioner of yoga for more than 20 years. She has experience with Thai Yoga Bodywork, yoga therapy, yoga with chairs, Yoga Kurunta, yoga for pregnancy, 3 levels of Reiki, and is a Bars Access Consciousness practitioner. Gigi’s mission is to expose her students to the benefits of yoga: the awareness and blissfulness that grows from the practice, not only the hour spent on the mat, but also the other 23 hours of each day. Candace is an activist, consumer attorney, 500 hour certified yoga instructor, Ayurvedic nutritionist and recent stroke survivor. She attributes a great deal of her mental and physical recovery to her body awareness cultivated through her consistent yoga practice. Candace offers energizing vinyasa and power classes with a focus on breath, fluid movement and building physical and emotional strength. You can find her teaching yoga across the Atlanta city, offering yoga and wellness retreats, coaching teachers or studio owners or chasing Giannis, her chihuahua.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Aug 16 - 21, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate (all levels welcome)

Group Size

10 - 25

Transportation

Airport shuttle

Tour Price

USD 2,450
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

25 - 70

Travel interest

Wellness, yoga, healing, beaches

Mexico>The Unraveling: A Tulum Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Candace & Gigi

Unravel
/ˌənˈravəl/
Verb
gerund or present participle: unraveling
undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).
investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).

It’s time to unwind and unravel at a six-day wellness retreat in the beauty of Tulum, Mexico. Take the time and space you need to unpack everything you’ve been carrying in a space that was designed to pamper the body and cultivate the mind. Explore your inner world through various yoga sessions and spiritual activities with expert leaders and compassionate guides. Book now, and prepare for a life-changing trip that will leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated in every way.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Heroes Candace and Gigi

Gigi is a former professional dancer, instructor, studio owner and practitioner of yoga for more than 20 years. She has experience with Thai Yoga Bodywork, yoga therapy, yoga with chairs, Yoga Kurunta, yoga for pregnancy, 3 levels of Reiki, and is a Bars Access Consciousness practitioner. Gigi’s mission is to expose her students to the benefits of yoga: the awareness and blissfulness that grows from the practice, not only the hour spent on the mat, but also the other 23 hours of each day. Candace is an activist, consumer attorney, 500 hour certified yoga instructor, Ayurvedic nutritionist and recent stroke survivor. She attributes a great deal of her mental and physical recovery to her body awareness cultivated through her consistent yoga practice. Candace offers energizing vinyasa and power classes with a focus on breath, fluid movement and building physical and emotional strength. You can find her teaching yoga across the Atlanta city, offering yoga and wellness retreats, coaching teachers or studio owners or chasing Giannis, her chihuahua.

Duration

6 days · 5 nights

Travel Date

Aug 16 - 21, 2022

Activity Level

Moderate (all levels welcome)

Group Size

10 - 25

Transportation

Airport shuttle

Mexico>The Unraveling: A Tulum Yoga & Wellness Retreat with Candace & Gigi

Unravel
/ˌənˈravəl/
Verb
gerund or present participle: unraveling
undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads).
investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).

It’s time to unwind and unravel at a six-day wellness retreat in the beauty of Tulum, Mexico. Take the time and space you need to unpack everything you’ve been carrying in a space that was designed to pamper the body and cultivate the mind. Explore your inner world through various yoga sessions and spiritual activities with expert leaders and compassionate guides. Book now, and prepare for a life-changing trip that will leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated in every way.

Timeline

  • Day 1 · Cancun & Tulum
  • Arrive in Cancun
  • Transfer from airport to accommodation in Tulum
  • Check-in at Amansala Eco-Chic Resort & Spa
  • Participant arrival and welcome
  • Opening ceremony and meditation
  • Dinner
  • Late evening restorative flow
  • Day 2 · Tulum
  • Morning meditation and yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Journaling session
  • Light lunch
  • Partner Thai bodywork workshop
  • Dinner
  • Evening meditation and gentle yoga
  • Day 3 · Tulum
  • Silent meditation
  • Self-guided yoga practice
  • Breakfast
  • Free time
  • Light lunch
  • Free time
  • Silent yoga practice
  • Dinner
  • Meditation and journaling
  • Day 4 · Tulum
  • Morning meditation and yoga
  • Excursion TBD
  • Light lunch
  • Free time
  • Detox gentle Vinyasa flow
  • Temazcal ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Day 5 · Tulum
  • Morning meditation and journaling
  • Breakfast
  • Morning yoga practice
  • Light lunch
  • Arm balance workshop
  • Farewell dinner at local restaurant (not included in price)
  • Day 6 · Departure
  • Morning meditation and yoga
  • Closing ceremony and breakfast
  • Check out of accommodation
  • Transfer to airport
  • Journey ends

Details

Day 1

Welcome to Mexico – travel to Tulum and enjoy an opening ceremony with your group and late-night restorative flow session

Welcome to sunny Mexico where the beaches are gorgeous and the magic of nature is all around. Upon your arrival at Cancun International Airport, take your shuttle directly to your accommodation in Tulum, the ultimate destination to enjoy the sun, sand, and sea. Here, you’ll call the Amansala Eco-Chic Resort & Spa home for the next five days, a place where luxury, wellness, and nature come to play. Your group will welcome you with open arms, as you participate in an opening ceremony and meditation session. This is the time to set your intentions for the retreat, disconnecting from the hustle and bustle of the world by tuning into your needs and desires. After a delicious meal, we’ll enjoy a late-night restorative flow session to stretch out those muscles from our travels and help us settle in for a restful sleep on the beach.

Day 2

Focus your mind and energy with various yoga and meditation sessions, including an afternoon partner Thai bodywork workshop

Rise and shine to your first full day at the retreat. We’ll start the day in the shala, focusing on breathing and body movement. After our morning meditation and yoga session, we’ll eat a sumptuous meal to fuel us for the day, then take to our journals for reflection and intention-setting. Once we’ve compiled our goals, it’s time for a light lunch and partner workshop that focuses on Thai bodywork. This activity will lend itself to some free time before dinner, where we’ll close out the day with an evening meditation session and gentle stretching.

Day 3

Find stillness in silence with various wellness activities focused on quieting the mind and the voice

It’s another beautiful day in paradise on the shores of Tulum Beach. We’ll start this gorgeous morning with a silent meditation session that will lead into a self-guided yoga practice, giving you time to explore your body on your mat as needed. Today will lend itself to ample free time to enjoy the resort, the pool, the sun, and the sand. Hang at the beach club, chill on the shoreline, or book one of the many holistic treatments the resort offers all its guests. We’ll meet back up after a day of self-exploration for another silent yoga session, followed by dinner and group meditation. After we breathe in gratitude for a stellar day, we’ll spend some time reflecting in our journals to solidify all of our insights and breakthroughs.

Day 4

Release the blocks and narratives holding you back from living your best life during a traditional Temazcal ceremony

After our morning and afternoon meditation and yoga sessions, we’ll have the privilege of partaking in a Temazcal ceremony guided by a local shaman. This traditional ritual was and is practiced by Toltecs, Mayans and Zapotecs and takes place in a handmade stone dome. You’ll sit in a circle with hot stones heated by a wooden fire, the room filling with heat, fresh herbs, chanting, mantras, and good intentions. The focus of the ceremony is on reflection and gaining self awareness, as you release, renew and refocus your energy. We’ll end the night with a group dinner and ample free time to enjoy the resort and a new peace of mind.

Day 5

Enjoy an arm balancing workshop before a farewell dinner in town to close out a magical experience in Mexico

It’s our last full day in Mexico, but we have a wealth of activities on our list to enjoy! Our morning will consist of meditation, yoga, and journaling in between breakfast and lunch, overlooking the turquoise sea. Around 2:00 pm, we’ll have a chance to play at an arm balancing workshop, where we can focus our strength and energy into beautiful poses. The night will end with a farewell dinner at a local restaurant to say goodbye in style and reflect on all the joy we’ve cultivated during this trip.

Day 6

Reflect on all the good energy you’ve cultivated over the past five days, and say goodbye to your group at a closing ceremony and breakfast

It’s time to say goodbye, but not before a few last treats! We’ll wake up before the sun and enjoy one final morning meditation and yoga session, followed by our closing ceremony and group breakfast. These final activities will solidify the work we’ve done, inside and outside, and give us time to say our goodbyes. Eventually, we’ll take our shuttle to the airport and bid farewell to Mexico and her beauty. We hope you had a stellar trip. Safe travels and be well!

Accommodation

  • Amansala Eco-Chic Resort & Spa

    Amansala is an eco-chic resort that boasts a relaxed bohemian feel. This beachfront heaven is surrounded by beautiful beaches, hidden cenotes, lush jungle, and great vibes. The word ‘Amansala’ is Sanskrit and reflects the peaceful, crystal clear waters of Tulum that greet the resort and its guests everyday as the tide rolls in. Not only is Amansala known around the world for its eco-friendly accommodations, it’s a world-class yoga and fitness retreat, featuring unforgettable spa services and hippy-chic beach vibes. The architecture stands out upon first glance, embodying the natural elements of the area with a modern twist in the form smooth cement surfaces and traditional thatched roofs. The resort offers a variety of rooms for budgets of all kinds, all of which are light, airy and beautifully styled with a signature boho look. Wake up overlooking the lush gardens and sea, enjoy healthy meals at the property’s beachfront restaurant, and spend the day lounging at the beach club pool before a spa treatment and chilled drink as the sun sets. Here, dreams become a reality from the moment you arrive. Room type: Triple Garden Room; shared occupancy (More room types available - see add-ons below.).

Included

  • 5 nights at Amansala Eco-Chic Resort & Spa
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Four meals daily (light breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner)
  • Two daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Signature experiences including a Partner Thai Yoga Bodywork Workshop, a Blindfolded Yoga Practice and a Silent Vinyasa
  • Guided journaling
  • Bonfire ceremony
  • 60-minute massage
  • Temazcal ceremony
  • Cooking class
  • Salsa lesson
  • Free bike rental

Not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses not stipulated
  • Optional add-ons
  • Gratuities
  • COVID testing
  • Travel or medical insurance

Available add-on

Double room upgrade

Upgrade to a spacious and airy modern room set in the garden, yet steps away from the sea. This option is great for friends, as it includes 2 queen beds, private bathroom, terrance, closet, and a safe. (Please note: This add-on price is per person. Both parties must select this add-on.)

Price: USD 100

4 spots left

Add-on: Double room upgrade

Garden Basico single room upgrade

Upgrade to a small and simple room located at the back of the property. This option is perfect if you are on a tight budget and want privacy. The room includes a queen bed, closet, private bathroom, and safety deposit box.

Price: USD 250

3 spots left

Add-on: Garden Basico room

Double room – beachfront upgrade

Upgrade to a spacious and airy modern room with a beautiful terrace and ocean views. This room features 2 queen beds, private bathroom, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This add-on price is per person. Both parties must select this add-on.)

Price: USD 300

4 spots left

Add-on: Double room — beachfront

Garden Plus single upgrade

Upgrade to a charming, bright room facing the garden towards the back of the property. This room features a king bed, closet, private bathroom, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This price is for one traveler only.)

Price: USD 375

4 spots left

Add-on: Garden Plus room upgrade

Garden Plus upgrade (Free upgrade under flash sale!)

Upgrade to a charming, bright room facing the garden towards the back of the property. This room features a king bed, closet, private bathroom, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This price is for two travelers. Both parties must select this add-on.)

Price: USD 0

6 spots left

Add-on: Garden Plus room upgrade

Steps to Sea single room – beachfront upgrade

Upgrade to a lovely room with a king bed. This option does not have a terrace, but it’s steps to the sea. This room features a king bed, closet, partial view, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This price is for one traveler only.)

Price: USD 775

2 spots left

Add-on: Single room – beachfront upgrade

Steps to Sea room – beachfront upgrade

Upgrade to a lovely room with a king bed. This option does not have a terrace, but it’s steps to the sea. This room features a king bed, closet, partial view, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This price is for two travelers. Both parties must select this add-on.)

Price: USD 125

4 spots left

Add-on: Single room – beachfront upgrade

Beachfront King - single upgrade

Upgrade to a beachfront room with a king bed facing the sea. The room features a large terrace, great view, closet, private bathroom, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This price is for one traveler only.)

Price: USD 1,050

3 spots left

Add-on: Best beachfront upgrade

Beachfront King upgrade

Upgrade to a beachfront room with a king bed facing the sea. The room features a large terrace, great view, closet, private bathroom, and safety deposit box. (Please note: This price is for two travelers. Both parties must book this add-on.)

Price: USD 300

4 spots left

Add-on: Best beachfront upgrade

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,450
Per person