What does this retreat offer?

Each morning we will open the day with Pranayama and meditation followed by Ashtanga Yoga Mysore-Style practice and in the afternoon we will dedicate ourselves to meditation and also have one cacao ceremony and one time a Temazcal ritual. You will also have time to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

The jungle really bring a beautiful connection with the practice and the nature. The beach is very close to access and we have bikes guests can use to get to the beach. We can also organize tour to cenotes for the group or individually.

The Temazcal

Temazcal is a type of sweat lodge which originated from pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. The word temazcal comes from the Nahuatl word temāzcalli (“house of heat”), or possibly from the Aztec teme (to bathe) and calli (house).

The Maya, in modern-day Mexico, used the temazcal as a place for both spiritual ceremonies and physical healing. They would enter the temazcal for days at a time in search of the answers within themselves, exiting the ritual as a newly profound being.

The Cacao ceremony

Cacao has been used in ancient ceremonies by South Americans (the Maya) for thousands of years. It has an active ingredient in it called theobromine — which can be translated to, ‘Food of the Gods’.

Cacao ceremonies are a type of shamanic healing, but they don’t have hallucinogenic or “out of body” effects, unlike some of the other shamanic experiences. The ceremonies are rooted in helping to rebalance the energies within us, and restore good health.

The Food

Vegan diet. We will have lovely Mexican fusion, locally sourced, nourishing food made with much love. We can adapt the diet to any requirements.

Drinks included: tea, water


One Breath of Yoga Ashram


3rd to 9th of January 2025

Barbara Macias

Barbara has been practicing yoga for over 16 years. She began a daily ashtanga practice in 2008 in Mysore India with Sharath Jois. She started teaching in 2010 and started running a Mysore program in 2017 in Berlin. She first came to Yoga searching for better health finding out that this practice goes beyond the physical level and that same insight became an intention for her as a teacher. At the moment she's enrolled in a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training certification for two years with 2 of her teachers Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach.