Planting the Seeds of Peace in the Jungle
September 30 – October 7, 2017

Join Misty Parrish and Rose Bruce for an 8-day/7-night yoga retreat at Xinalani (She-nah-lah-nee), an eco-resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico that brings together the best yoga facilities, beautiful eco-chic accommodations, delicious healthy food and a supportive staff, all set on a wide pristine beach and a jungle of breathtaking natural beauty. Xinalani means “seeds” in pre-Hispanic language.

Whether you want to rejuvenate and unplug, reconnect with yourself, immerse yourself in yoga: body, mind and spirit; commune with nature and like-minded individuals; go on exciting new adventures OR all of the above… this retreat provides you the opportunity to make it all happen. It’s yours to create. We’re here to hold space for you and help you find your peace… whatever that means to you.

Yoga classes will be a balanced mix of Hatha-based vinyasa flow, Yin and restorative with a focus on meditation and pranayama. We will explore the Yamas and the Niyamas, the first two limbs of the 8-fold path. Recommended reading: The Yamas & the Niyamas: Exploring Yoga’s Ethical Practice by Deborah Adele. Optional: Bring your journal.

Please visit the Xinalani website to explore the amazing facilities, accommodations and location. Keep in mind that this is a JUNGLE setting and that the cabanas are open air. You will see iguana and other flora and fauna outside your doorstep.


Misty and Rose have both been to this resort before so if you have any questions, Contact:
Misty at 615-415-7462 or
Rose at 615-587-1875


  • Daily morning yoga and meditation*
  • Daily afternoon yoga*
  •  2 – Specialty Workshops TBA*
  • Bonfire on the beach
  •  3 healthy Mexican gourmet meals per day (Special diet adaptations are available but may incur an extra fee). Let us know beforehand if you have specific requirements.
  • Transportation to/from the airport
  • Boat transport to/from resort
  • Palm-thatched open-air cabanas**
    • Eco-Chic King Single Occupancy              $2,900 per person
    • Eco-Chic Double Occupancy                     $2,100 per person
    • PETITE Suite Single Occupancy               $2,500 per perso
    • PETITE Suite Double Occupancy              $1,800 per person
    • DELUXE Single Occupancy                       $2,100 per person
    • DELUXE Double Occupancy                      $1,600 per person

Check-in is at 4:00 pm. Checkout is at 11:30 am.
*A more detailed agenda will be provided at the beginning of the retreat
**PLEASE NOTE: there are stairs to all cabins.


  • Flight
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic Beverages


  • A $400 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your space.*
  • 50% of balance due 2 months before arrival: BY August 5, 2017
  • Balance due 2 weeks before arrival: BY September 16, 2017

Accepted Forms of Payment:

  • Check
  • Cash
  • PayPal

NOTE: There is 3% service fee for credit card payments. An invoice will be emailed

There is a no cancellation policy on this trip. Deposits are non-refundable. If you need to cancel before July 8, 2017 and we can find a replacement for you, we will refund 90% of your payment. If no replacement is found, a refund cannot be issued. No refunds after July 8, 2017.

Travel Insurance is recommended but not required.


*Upon booking your retreat, let us know if you are interested in any of the following activities. These are at an additional cost unless otherwise noted.

Temazcal Prehispanic Ritual (Sweat Lodge)
Surfing and Surf Lessons
Stand-up Paddle Board
Kayak and Snorkel
Cooking Class

Into The Wild
Swim with Wild Dolphins
Canopy Adventure
Journey Yelapa


What to bring?
Favorite yoga mat (although we have enough on property, there’s nothing better than one’s own mat)
Sweaters & warm clothes (it gets chilly at night and in the morning of the winter months)
Flashlight, head lights, book lights: the lighting in the rooms and all over the resort is quite dim (we use only low consumption 1 Watt LED bulbs)
Surf board, bathing suit, sunglasses
Music instruments, IPods
Sunscreen and mosquitoes repellent (although we sell them on property)
Beach clothes & flip flops (or any amphibian shoes)
Sneakers to go hiking or trail running
A notebook if you feel inspired
Books that you wish to read and donate to Xinalani library (for staff and guests)
Cash: dollars & pesos, Visa, Discover or Mastercard
Alarm Clock to get up for your morning yoga practice
Binoculars (to watch whales from your terrace)
Cameras, cell phones (we have full coverage), IPads, they all work here
Smiles, good intentions, will to get fit (there are many many stairs on the property as we're built on a steep terrain)

What not to bring?
Yoga props (we have plenty of blankets, blocks, straps, meditation cushions)
Laptop computers with work (although we do have Wi-Fi in common areas and in Eco-chic Suites, you come to Xinalani to unplug)
American Express card (we don’t take it)
Stress and bad vibes (don’t worry, they will melt away the moment you step into the boat)
Hairdryers: as our electrical circuits are not designed to withold high intensity electric devices.
Soap and shampoo, we provide guests with high quality biodegradable products that we recommend using, as we recycle water for irrigation.
Towels: we will provide you with shower and beach towels