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Unplug & Recharge

2019 Yoga Retreat in Yelapa, Mexico
at Sky Temple
with Chris and Nora Gordon
January 12-19, 2019
Join us for this jungle village yoga experience at Sky Temple Retreat! Reached only by boat, Yelapa is a small village off the Pacific coast of Mexico, just South of Puerto Vallarta, where you will find quaint beauty from the surrounding tropical jungle and ocean. Our yoga retreat setting is Sky Temple Yoga, a beautiful and peaceful oasis perched on the hillside overlooking the ocean and river. In Yelapa you will walk the local village paths, enjoy the beach and river, eat delicious food, and refresh in the ocean. Practice daily yoga at Sky Temple with tropical birds as background while you reset your nervous system to the rhythm of the ocean waves and the local village life.
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Well-equipped and relaxing accommodations provided for your stay are located at Casas Garcia on the beach. These open-air suites provide connection to the tropical beauty of the ocean with the comforts of home with great places to relax while still being close to the local village action for restaurants, sight seeing, and village shops. Each suite has its own kitchen and seating area where you will dine each morning from the breakfast baskets delivered to your door. Each suite also has a bathroom and shower with hot water. The suites are available as single or double occupancy and each person has their own private bedroom. A limited number of triple occupancy suites are available - please inquire. 


  • Two daily yoga practices in the stunning Sky Temple studio fully equipped with yoga props (AM align & flow; PM restorative)
  • 1 Night lodging in Puerto Vallarta (double occupancy) at Hotel Eloisa on your first night arrival and continental breakfast on the rooftop the morning of 1/13
  • 6 Nights lodging in Yelapa at Casas Garcia
  • Privately escorted round trip boat transportation with our group (Puerto Vallarta <--> Yelapa)
  • All luggage transfer from PV to boat and boat to lodging in Yelapa 
  • Daily breakfast ingredient baskets in Yelapa which you can use to make breakfast in your casa each morning
  • Lunches & Dinners in Yelapa (except for 2 meals which you will have the opportunity to cook for yourself or enjoy eating out in Yelapa)
  • All tips for baggage and meals
  • Guided afternoon hike in the jungle to a local waterfall
  • Group welcome tour 

Includes all amenities in the package above. Each suite has its own bathroom, kitchen and private bedrooms.

  • Double occupancy suite = $1620
  • Single occupancy suite = $1960
  • Triple Occupancy suite - please inquire 

DEPOSIT: $400 deposit secures your registration. Deposit is non-refundable. 


BALANCE DUE: double occupancy balance or single occupancy balance is due by December 15




Space is limited; secure your spot soon! 






Yoga at Sky Temple


Fiesta night!


A view of one of the beaches in Yelapa


YOGA with Chris Gordon, E-RYT500 and Nora Gordon, NBC-HWC


Join us for a week of yoga, nature, and relaxation at Sky Temple in Yelapa, Mexico. Give yourself the gift of quiet reflection and set aside time away from the insistent daily buzz that can cause sensory overload. Yoga in this tropical setting provides a mental retreat and supports connection with your deeper self. The morning class will be a mixed level yoga practice with options for beginners to advanced students to enjoy. Afternoon class will include nourishing restorative poses, pranayama and meditation. Nora Gordon will assist and provide guided self-reflection opportunities and hands-on massage during the restorative practice. Between classes choose between hiking on the river valley paths, meandering through the village, relaxing on the beach or in your open air suites, or simply soaking in the warmth, sunshine, and time away from the busyness of life. This retreat is intended as an opportunity to gain a fresh perspective and to return to everyday life with renewed inner strength.


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What People Are Saying...

"Yoga in Yelapa is relaxing, restorative and inspiring. It's a great opportunity to connect with self and others in a quaint, peaceful tropical paradise." -K.H., 2018 Yelapa guest


"Yoga in Yelapa with Chris and Nora was just what I needed to refuel my practice. Chris and Nora’s teachings were inspiring and motivating. Incorporating meditation, pranayama, and asana into practice each day was just what I needed. The Sky Temple is a beautiful place for practice and helped aweaken my senses. The variety of foods offered was delicious. The accommodations were open and comfortable." -M.B., 2018 Yelapa guest


"This retreat was all I hoped for and more. Chris' teaching has always resonated with me and I was delighted to have this opportunity to re-experience his energy and grace and gentle spirit! And Nora was the perfect compliment to Chris, guiding and encouraging the sharing of stories, experiences, etc." - C.S., 2018 Yelapa guest



Travel Details

Arrive January 12: in Puerto Vallarta (PVR). Non-stop flights from Minneapolis are available on Sun Country and Delta Airlines. Hotel in PV is included in the package. After getting settled into your hotel room, our group will meet and go out for dinner at a beachside restaurant at around 6pm. Please plan to arrive in PVR by 5pm. We leave for Yelapa the next morning at 10am on Jan 13. The boat launch is close to the hotel in Puerto Vallarta and your bags will be transported for you from the hotel in PV to your casa in Yelapa.

Depart Jan 19: After breakfast, the boat leaves Yelapa at 10am on 1/19. Your returning flight from Puerto Vallarta International (PVR) can leave anytime after 1:45pm.


Not Included:
  • Airfare
  • Transportation from Puerto Vallarta airport to the hotel (It's close and easy by taxi or Uber)
  • Meals in Puerto Vallarta: Arrival dinner in Puerto Vallarta
  • Participants using other boats from PV to Yelapa will have to pay for their own travel. It’s best that everyone travel together on the boat.
  • Massage is available for the week
  • 1 Lunch and 2 Dinners in Yelapa are not included in the package (Wednesday & Thursday night people can explore eating in the village on their own/small groups)
  • The Friday afternoon lunch is not included so people have more time to spend on the beach or explore Yelapa
  • People who want to arrive earlier in PV or stay longer in PV or Yelapa are responsible for arranging their own reservations. We are happy to provide suggestions. 

Deposit: $400 deposit is non-refundable.

  • Cancellation within 61+ days from start of retreat: 100% refundable, minus deposit.     
  • Cancellation within 31-60 days from start of retreat: 100% refundable if we are able to fill your spot, minus deposit.  
  • Cancellation 15-30 days from start of retreat: 50% refundable, minus deposit.                 
  • Cancellation within 2 weeks from start of retreat: No refunds will be issued.