with Karen Fabian in Tulum, Mexico
5 nights in Tulum, Mexico
Tue May 17 - Sun May 22, 2016
Enjoy daily yoga, meditation, healthy food and time to relax in Amansala's oceanfront studio, which offers sweeping views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea in the heart of Tulum’s beach community. Host and Yoga Teacher Karen Fabian, Founder of Bare Bones Yoga, (www.barebonesyoga.com) will guide you through daily meditation and yoga practices to round out your time away with healthy activities to invest in yourself. Karen has been teaching since 2002, wrote the book "Stretched: Build Your Yoga Business, Grow Your Teaching Techniques," and hosts her own TV show on health and wellness called, "Living Well," on the Boston Neighborhood Network (in Boston) and on You Tube. She teaches with a strong focus on anatomy and teaches anatomy to yoga teachers in person and via her online courses. This healthy getaway is designed to give you a balance between time with others, active time, time alone, and time to rest. The overall goal is to have you leave feeling restored and at peace.
Tuesday: Arrive in Tulum
Wednesday through Saturday schedule:
Sunday: Depart Tulum
|6 days 5 nights at Amansala|
|Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner|
|The yoga provided at this retreat will be accessible, all levels yoga. The practices will be supported with lots of anatomical cues and the short presentations before each practice will give people a chance to learn what is going on in the body.|
|Roundtrip airport transfers to/from Cancun Airport (CUN)|
|Flights not included|
|Travel insurance is mandatory and not included|
Mayan Ruins of Coba, Bike Ride to the Local Ruins of Tulum, Jungle Hike to a Magical Mayan Cenote, Grande Cenote Snorkel Tour, Stand-up Paddleboarding in a Cenote, Stand-up Paddleboarding in the Sian Ka'an Biosphere
Not included: flights to/from Cancun Airport (CUN) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.
Please visit the following site for general information on Mexico:
I've taught with a strong focus on anatomy and alignment and like to present postures that are highly accessible. I teach anatomy to yoga teachers, have created and continue to build online anatomy courses for yoga teachers and wrote a book for teachers called "Stretched: Build Your Yoga Business, Grow Your Teaching Techniques."About Karen Fabian
Amansala is the ideal setting where you can relax and reconnect to yourself or your partner surrounded by white sand, palm trees and turquoise water The village like setting consists of two properties , Grande and Chica, both with Amansala’s signature Eco Chic Style, within a couple minutes of each other each and consist of 24 spacious well designed cabanas as well as three yoga shalas and two restaurants serving delicious fresh food.
Loved the beach and the pilates and food. Rooms were just ok. Many asked for a fan for their rooms or wash cloths and they could not provide. Customer service by the resort was definitely lacking. Also tried to charge us $5 more than stated price for interenet useage.
If you are going to Amansala make sure you get a room with a breeze! Ocean view is nice too but those of in rooms with no breezes were not happy. Fans would easily solve the problem but they were in short supply. Every room should have a fan! It was hard to sleep so not very relaxing And don't go during one of their bikini boot camp sessions if you want quiet and peaceful practices! They use loud music and instructors use microphones. Lots of yelling and clapping too. Location is gorgeous, food and staff wonderful but...
Excellent, healthy food choices, combined with daily exercise, a sunny beach with blue ocean waters, and a great group of fun ladies, made this the perfect get away for me!
Incredible opportunity to workout and relax with new friends on the beach in a tranquil setting
we had a wonderful time- they were many pros but a few cons that will help me organize an even better trip next time.
The location is amazingly beautiful. The staff was friendly and the spa services were top-notch. The facility however is tired and frayed, though very clean. The common areas are very nice but many rooms are small, dark and airless and there are no fans provided. There are burned out light bulbs and screens are missing. This place needs a face lift.
Wonderful! Loved every minute! I am the trip leader so I will leave a review there!
This was my first ever yoga retreat and it was definitely amazing. This trip was transformative to the mind, as well as the body. Two thoughtfully led practices were paired with questions designed to open up our minds to the possibility of change. Our daily schedule was super relaxed which made the trip even more enjoyable as there was plenty to do in the area to keep busy. Our accommodations at Amansala were spacious and the natural beauty of Tulum definitely make for a relaxing environment. The staff were super friendly and really tried to make our stay great. I would definitely return on another Yoga Retreat planned by the lovely Karen Fabian.
I had been meaning to attend a yoga retreat for many years. In researching where/how/when, Karen Fabian came highly recommended for this trip to Mexico. While I had visited Cancun and Playa del Carmen, I had never stayed in Tulum. With interesting places, a known yoga teacher and a beautiful yoga studio right above the sand, my brother in-law and I booked the trip. The studios were breathtaking and provided all necessary mats and props (blocks, blankets, singing bowls and straps) The grounds were also beautiful with many hammocks, friendly dogs and bikes to take to a near by shopping center or to the Ruins. I was pleasantly surprised with the food. I was a little nervous because I rarely eat well on a regular basis but found myself eating foods I typically would not. I would add a little variation to their breakfast would have been appreciated as most of us had the same thing every morning and sometimes at brunch. While there were some issues with our room, during the stay staff were also gracious and friendly. They were also very accommodating to english speakers as well as providing daily excursions, I only took advantage of two. Mayan Clay Ritual was done right on the beach with a powerful meditation done right on the beach of Amansala! And Grand Cenote was close by and provided a quick glimpse of a beautiful cenote with fish, turtles and a beautiful cave structure. It is important to remember this is a yoga retreat, but we did have an AC in our room that would shut off on its own and internet was infrequent. Overall, the stay was near perfect! Not enough could be said about Karen Fabian and her well structured yoga and meditation and she could not have picked a better studio than at Amansala.
This trip should be a life requirement. It's a special magical place with magical people teaching us that life is meant to be lived and to slow it down. It will all be ok.
Thank you for a superb week in Tulum. Growing, stretching, connecting, deepening, learning with Maureen & Maura and all of our group was a heartfelt, memorable experience.
This was our 6th retreat to Tulum, but first time using TripTribe and Amansala. There were pros and cons to each. Ultimately, our guests had a lovely experience! There was a lot of construction happening at Amansala because it is low season. They did there best to accommodate us.
Amazing! Tulum is so magical, with pristine and warm ocean water. All the tours were so fun! The food was so healthy and delicious at the resort!
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