Mexico Yoga Retreat 2018

The Spirit of LifeMexico Yoga Retreat 2018

Dates: June 1-8
Fly: Cancun, Mexico
Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Guides: Katrina & Michael
Cost: Starts @ $1,163/pp

Daily Yoga, Accommodations, Meditations, 2 Dinners, Daily Breakfasts, Astrology, Journey Work, Daily Life Practices, Bicycles, Private Pool, Airport Transportation, Transportation to Excursions, Option for Trips to Chichen Itza, Cenotes, Tulum & More… (Airfare not included)

Why Go on Retreat?
The Spirit of Life is the art of living in the modern world while being balanced in your heart center. Find your soul purpose and know how to nourish yourself inside and out. Learn how to integrate the ancient teachings of yoga and the spiritual wisdom of Mother Earth into your daily life. Our spiritual retreat in Mexico is meant to nurture your body, your heart and your Soul. Find your way back home to your inner wisdom through daily practices of yoga, meditation, sacred journey, and immersion in nature.

Our journey begins in a small fishing village right on the ocean waters of the Mayan Riviera in Mexico. Just 20 miles south of Cancun, this location is safe, easy to get to, and connected to the ancient energies of the Mayan and Mexican peoples. Our special retreat center is totally self-contained, and we will be the only group in the space. There are beautiful accommodations, a private pool, tropical gardens, a covered-outdoor yoga space, free bicycles, and it is a 2-minute walk to the spectacular beaches.

Turtle Reserve, Artisan Markets, Pristine Beaches

This little fishing village is surrounded by tropical mangrove forests and a sea-turtle reserve. Because of this, the village area cannot be commercially developed and maintains it’s local charm. It is home to artisan crafters, local farmers, fisher people, and spiritual seekers. There is a wonderful farmers market, a hand-craft market, and a full service grocery store. There is also a great selection of small beach-side restaurants, a good coffee shop, local craft shops, and beautiful un-crowded beaches.

We will be taking a few adventures into the jungle to visit some of the Sacred Mayan sites, including the famous Chichen Itza, Tulum, and the Ik Kil Cenote.

Attendees will be provided with a daily breakfast and 2 dinners. Each room has it’s own kitchen for cooking or you can eat out. Attendees are responsible for their own airfare. We will provide transportation to and from the airport and to our planned adventures. Everything is within walking/biking distance from our Retreat Center.

Daily Schedule

  • Morning Beach Meditation (Optional)             6:45-7:15am
  • Continental Breakfast   (Included)                      7-9am
  • Daily Yoga                                                                 9:30-11am
  • Free Time   (Optional Excursions)                          11am-4pm
  • Spirit of Life Discussions (Optional)                 4-5pm
    • Chakras, Astrology, Ayurveda, Mantras, Journey Work, Affirmation Cards, Soul Contract, Breath Class, Restorative Session…
  • Free Time                                                                    5pm on
    • Sunset strolls, Dinner, Pool Time, Beach, Bike Ride, Visit town, Shopping, etc..

~ 2 Group Dinners are Included: Friday, June 1 & Thursday, June 7 ~

Additional Excursions

Retreat attendees have the opportunity to join any of our daily excursions. These will be guided by Michael and Katrina and include transportation to and from the sites. These will take place during the Free Time and are completely optional to attend.

  • Chichen Itza Pyramids & Ik Kil Cenote ($45)
    • Guided tour through the incredible sacred site in the jungle with a refreshing swim in the spectacular Ik Kil Cenote
  • Tulum Ruins, The Central Town, & Tulum Beaches ($25)
    • Guided tour through this ocean-side ruin, a visit to the Central town of Tulum, and an opportunity to swim their pristine beaches
  • Gran Cenote ($20)
    •  A refreshing and beautiful mid-day swim, where you can snorkel through above water caverns with golden beams of sun light streaming through

Attendees also can venture on their own during free time and take advantage of activities like snorkeling the coral reefs, fishing, surfing, tours of the biological reserve, and personal trips to Akumal. There are taxis, private shuttles, buses, and rental car options for travel to further destinations.


Apartment Suites
~ Only 4 Available ~

One bedroom, fully equipped apartment with Balcony, back Porch, Kitchen, Living Room, Full Bath with Shower, 1 King Bed, AC, and pull-out Couch.


  • 1 Person ~  $2,000
  • 2 People ~ $2,800   ($1,400 ea)

~ Only 3 Available ~

Courtyard level studio apartments with Kitchenette, a bedroom with 1 King Bed, Full Shower & Bath, AC, and a Terrace Porch with hammock.


  • 1 Person ~  $1,650
  • 2 People ~  $2,400 ($1,200 ea)

La Casa
~ Only 1 Available ~

This is a great option for a group of 4 friends or a family of 4. La Casa is 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a kitchen, AC, with easy access to the garden and private pool. One room has a King Bed,  the other room has 2 Single beds, and there is the option to add up to 2 more single beds. Beyond 4 people in La Casa, there is additional pricing. Please contact Michael to discuss your options.


  • Entire Casa: 4 People ~ $4,650 ($1,163 ea)

About Katrina & Michael

Katrina and Michael have been hosting spiritual yoga retreats together since 2015 and are the co-owner of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, Colorado.

About Katrina
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Gustafson seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life.

As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology.

She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo .

About Michael
Michael is a certified yoga teacher and Shaman. He weaves together the practices and wisdom of Bhakti Yoga with Mayan Shamanism. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara. He provides live music for the yoga classes and mediations. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies western astrology, astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings.

Michael works in the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology to help people understand their Soul’s journey and what their Karmic and Dharmic unfoldings are.