Transfor(motion): Transformation through motion

with Valerie Knopik in Nayarit, Mexico

From $1395 Per person
FROM   $279 /night $1395 TOTAL PER PERSON


5 nights in Nayarit, Mexico
Thu Oct 06 - Tue Oct 11, 2016

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This is your opportunity for personal transformation.....join me in transforming body, mind, & spirit through daily yoga & meditation in a breathtaking jungle/ocean setting.

- Valerie Knopik


  • Yoga practice twice daily (morning vinyasa and evening restorative)
  • Private yoga studio surrounded by 300 acres of an ecological jungle reserve
  • Accommodation at Punta Monterrey, designed to maintain privacy in a natural setting
  • Three locally-sourced nourishing meals a day 
  • Enjoy private beach access, amazing sunsets, take a walk in the jungle, or taste the fresh sea food and fish

What's Included


6 days 5 nights at Hotel Punta Monterrey


Locally-sourced breakfast, lunch, and dinner


We will begin each day with an intention-setting meditation followed by a 90+ minute morning vinyasa. Wind down after a day of tropical adventure or relaxation with a 75 minute evening restorative practice.

Airport Transfers

Roundtrip ground transfers to/from airport


Flights not included

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory and not included

Optional Activities

Deep sea fishing, Snorkeling, SUP-ing (per day), Trip to Marietas Islands

Good to Know

Not included: flights to/from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) and travel insurance. Guests are responsible for purchasing travel medical insurance and cancellation insurance which are also not included.

Traveling to Mexico

Please visit the following site for general information on Mexico:

The Instructor

Valerie Knopik

Yoga Ambassador

About me: I am an E-RYT, Assistant to Tiffany Cruikshank and the Yoga Medicine® team, and pursuing my 500- and 1000-hour certifications with Tiffany Cruikshank and Yoga Medicine®. I’m also proud to be a lululemon® Ambassador.

Outside of the yoga studio, I’m Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University and Senior Research Scientist at Rhode Island Hospital. With a PhD in Psychology, I am extremely active in mental health research, focusing on how our internal biology and our external physical environment (including yoga, mindfulness, and meditation) can interact to positively change our mental health landscape.

My teaching style: Your yoga mat is a safe and sacred space. Honoring that space and cultivating JOY in that space is a priority. I use a light-hearted and energetic approach to cultivate this environment in class. In addition to creative, purposeful, and fun(!) sequencing, I incorporate elements of body alignment, core strength and intention setting to help students find success, whether in basic or more challenging asanas (poses). You will never feel pressured to do anything that you don’t want to do and my objective is that all students leave smiling, joyful, and invigorated (and maybe having learned something new)!

My sincere hope is that, while the physical asana practice might be your introduction to yoga (as it was for me), you will, through your yoga practice, find a sacred and connected space to move beyond the asanas. A place to unite body, mind, and spirit in a truly authentic and joyful way, guided by spirit and gratitude.

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Learn About Who's Going

Hotel Punta Monterrey

We are located on a private beach where you can really relax and be in touch with nature and the sea. Punta Monterrey is surrounded by 300 acres of jungle which is an ecological reserve. Here you can spend quality time with your friends and family in an isolated yet secure environment.

Food & Beverage

Includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Meals
  • Gluten-Free Meals
  • Fish & Meat
  • Alcohol is not available
  • Snacks are not available

Yoga & Fitness Equipment

  • yoga mats
  • yoga blocks
  • yoga straps
  • yoga bolsters

Pricing Per Person

Reserve your spot with a $95 deposit!

  • Alli
  • Verified Guest
  • Nov 10 2015

Excellent trip. The hotel was absolutely beautiful, and the staff was very friendly. Food was delicious. No wifi, contrary to the website, which turned out to be fabulous but could have been an issue if I'd had a lot of work that needed to be done. I would definitely go back.

  • Megan
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 17 2016

Overall a great trip! Certainly a rustic, but beautiful location. The yoga room is wonderful and we had incredible sunsets. I would recommend for those who enjoy the outdoors and don't mind going without some amenities. The food was local and tasty. The owners and staff very friendly. We had awesome leaders and a great group of people which truly made the trip!

  • Arthur
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 18 2016

Amazing trip! Wonderful resort with a very accommodating staff.

  • Elaina
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 18 2016

Beautiful location. Fresh food made daily.

  • Brenda
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 27 2016

I truly enjoyed this trip. Great leader and beautiful resort.

  • Sarah
  • Verified Guest
  • Jul 27 2016

It was really nice to getaway! Food was very fresh & tasty!! Beach and lodging was clean. I had trouble sleeping the first few nights as it was quite humid. My room description on trip tribe said that it had ac but it did not.

  • Kevin
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 12 2016

Trip exceed expectations.

  • George
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 12 2016

Exceeded our expectations in every way! Perfect location, excellent accommodations, amazing people, and incredible food. Highly recommended. The location for a yoga retreat is perfect. To be overlooking the ocean and jungle with the sounds of the waves and the vision of the sun rising....while we did our morning yoga can't possibly be described in words....add to that the best yoga teacher in the universe....makes for a perfect experience.

  • Valerie
  • Ambassador
  • Oct 12 2016

This retreat was pure magic - from the location, to the accommodations, to the service and the staff - this was an amazing experience! Hands down.

  • lionel
  • Verified Guest
  • Oct 13 2016

What more can I say??? The entire trip was a 5 Star experience for me!!!!!!! Seafood came fresh from the ocean to our plates,fresh fruit at all meals.All of our requests were answered with "can do". Want massages ,arranged,want to go "zip lining" Etctera,Etcetera,Etcetera.I think the ONLY item Jaime and staff can't take "credit" for was the weather :-)

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