Yelapa, Mexico Yoga Retreat



Relax + Unplug + Renew

Yelapa, Mexico Yoga Retreat

January 11-18, 2020

with Chris and Nora Gordon

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Beach Side Accommodations

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Yoga at Sky Temple

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Jungle Village Experience


Stay in spacious two bedroom or single suites equipped with a full kitchen and bathroom just steps from the beach. Rest to the sound of the waves as you relax in comfort and ease.

Climb the meandering jungle stairs to the Sky Temple and enjoy all levels yoga practice with Chris Gordon twice daily. Practice yoga with panoramic views amidst tropical birds and the ocean breeze.

Yelapa is a small fishing village south of Puerto Vallarta. Walk the village paths, exchange friendly “holas” with locals, and get away from the busy-ness of everyday life.






Where Two Rivers Meet the Sea


Yelapa’s name comes from an indigenous saying meaning "where two rivers meet the sea". It is a small fishing village located in the southernmost cove of the world's seventh largest bay, Bahía de Banderas, in the state of Jalisco.

Yelapa offers the opportunity to be in a small local Mexican village with no cars. Walk in the midst of tranquil village life as you pass locals heading off to work, children playing and mules carrying goods to and from the local shops. Enjoy the river, beach, sea, mountain, waterfalls and over 350 various species of birds. Whale watch from a special spot at the top of Sky Temple.

Yoga in this tropical setting provides a mental retreat and supports connection with your deeper self. Enjoy freshly prepared healthy meals (carnivore, vegetarian, vegan, and fish options available) and aqua fresca while you connect with new friends. This week is all about nurturing yourself deeply.


Included in the Package

  • Two daily yoga practices in the stunning Sky Temple studio fully equipped with yoga props (AM meditation/align & flow; PM restorative)

  • 1 night double occupancy lodging in Puerto Vallarta (PV) on your first night arrival

  • 6 nights lodging in Yelapa

  • Privately escorted round trip boat transportation (Puerto Vallarta <--> Yelapa)

  • All luggage transfer from PV to boat and boat to lodging in Yelapa

  • Daily breakfasts in Yelapa

  • Lunches & dinners in Yelapa (except for 3 meals which you will have the opportunity to cook for yourself or enjoy eating out)

  • A guided river hike into the tropical jungle to a local waterfall and animal sactuary

  • Group welcome tour


This retreat at Sky Temple is ideal for yogis who like to walk, hike, be active, and immerse themselves in local culture. Combined with inspiring daily yoga classes, great local food, and the natural tropical beauty, this retreat is nothing short of amazing!

This retreat was a life-changing experience! The spiritual lessons and yoga practices made me feel stronger and calmer than I have felt in a long time. Chris, Nora and the staff at Sky Temple did a wonderful job in making us feel welcome and making sure that all of our needs were met. In addition, it was a great group of people to share it with.
— J.B.




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

  • DOUBLE occupancy suite = $1750

  • SINGLE occupancy suite = $2250

  • TRIPLE occupancy = a limited number are available; please inquire.

*** EARLY BIRD DEADLINE***: register before August 31, 2019 and save $100.

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

FULL PAYMENT: Due by December 10, 2019

Please scroll down to view our cancellation policy.

Good to Know:

This retreat is ideal for yogis that are comfortable being active, hiking, and climbing stairs. Yelapa’s village paths are uneven cobblestones and there is a 15 minute inclined walk from your accommodations on the beach to Sky Temple yoga studio. Please inquire if you are unsure if this retreat is the right fit for your needs. Yoga classes are designed for all levels of practice.

Going on the Yelapa retreat was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I feel fortunate to have spent time in this small Mexican village on the Pacific and to have been able to practice yoga there with Chris and Nora and my fellow yoga students at Sky Temple, a magical place. I hope to go back every year.
— A.C.
This was my second year at the Yelapa retreat. It was even better than last year (which I didn’t think was possible). I loved every minute of it and felt refreshed and ready to face the cold when I returned. My physical therapist declared me cured when I saw him a few days after the retreat. He commented on how much stronger I seemed.
— J.H.

Planning for your trip…

Arrive January 11: to the Puerto Vallarta (PVR) airport. Non-stop flights from Minneapolis are available on Sun Country Airline and Delta to PVR. We recommend you arrive by 5:00pm on Jan 11. Your first night includes hotel accommodations in Puerto Vallarta at Hotel Eloisa. After getting settled into your room, the retreat begins with a group dinner at a nearby restaurant on the beach. We leave for Yelapa at 10am the next morning after a rooftop breakfast. The boat pier is within walking distance from the hotel and the boat ride is approximately 45 minutes to Yelapa.

Depart January 18: The boat leaves Yelapa at 10am the following Saturday after a relaxed breakfast at Cafe Bahia. Your returning flight from Puerto Vallarta International (PVR) can leave anytime after 1:45pm on Jan 18.


Not Included:

  • Airfare

  • Transportation from the Puerto Vallarta airport to Hotel Eloisa in Puerto Vallarta and on your return travel home from the boat pier to the Puerto Vallarta airport (both about a 15 minute drive by taxi)

  • Arrival dinner in Puerto Vallarta and any additional meals in Puerto Vallarta you may want. There is a light continental breakfast provided at Hotel Eloisa the morning after you arrive.

  • $35 tip (USD) for Sky Temple and Casa Garcias staff

  • Retreat participants needing to arrive later or leave earlier from Yelapa have to pay for their own boat travel. Water taxis are available for approx. $15 one-way. Let us know if you need to arrange for this.

  • Massage and body works sessions from Sky Temple massage therapists

  • 1 lunch and 2 dinners in Yelapa (there are many restaurants to explore!)

  • If you wish to arrive earlier or stay later in PV or Yelapa, you are responsible for arranging your own reservations. We are happy to help with recommendations if you would like help! Just ask.


Cancellation Policy

$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.