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A"Top Ten Healing Retreat"
“I walked out of this retreat a changed person. I was more in touch with my creativity and my heart was filled with peace and calm. Enicia helped me find my breath again and gave me the tools to maintain this peace in my daily life, and for that I am immensely grateful.”
-Jennifer Bowles, Queens, New York
Tulum Yoga Retreat Riviera Maya, Mexico
Personalized, transformative wellness retreats serving people and the planet with connection to nature, yoga, meditation, creativity, wisdom traditions, and sustainable living.
7 Days Yoga, Meditation, and Spiritual Adventure in Paradise!
Yoga. White sand beaches and crystalline, turquoise waters. Lush green tropical jungle and ancient Mayan temples. Good food and friends. Adventure and restorative immersion in nature. Inspired and inspiring retreat guides with deep connections to the land and local community.
Are you ready for a Sacred Journey full of healing, nurturing, life-enrichment, pleasure and delight???
Connect to the deep and real you during a week-long immersion in the healing energies of Mother Nature and the magical Mayan Riviera in this Oceanfront Retreat with Enicia Fisher and Sanadora Sanctuary. Enjoy daily Sunrise Meditations overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea, followed by a yoga practice integrating your breath and movement with the sound of the waves and refreshing ocean breezes. Soak up the cleansing waters of the crystalline sea and crystal clear freshwater cenotes.
Nurture yourself with a week of vibrant living and adventure. Feel inspired and connected with sacred ceremony enriched with Mayan traditions and immersion in glorious natural settings, along with adventures to Tulum town and world-famous Mayan archeological sites.
Feel completely welcome and at home in our own private beachfront villa reserved exclusively for our retreat group, hosted by Enicia and Paolo, who have lived in the region for the past several years and share with you the best of what they consider their spiritual homelands.
Eat nourishing fresh foods with tropical-Mexican flair hand-crafted with love by Paolo, our resident chef. Deepen your connection to spirit and your soul with sacred ceremony rich with Mayan traditions. Make new lifelong friends and return home fully refreshed, renewed, and recharged!
• 7 days accommodation in a private OCEANFRONT villa with a beachside pool
• Daily meditation overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea
• Rejuvenating daily yoga sessions with a caring, inspiring, experienced teacher
• Nourishing, fresh superfood breakfasts and Mexican/Tropical-inspired dinners
• Daily guided excursions to our favorite beaches, cenotes, Mayan sacred sites
• Mayan Clay body treatment with Healing Sound Bath
• Excursion to Salsa Night on Tulum Beach--a local and visitors’ favorite!
• Full moon Cacao Ceremony with Sound Healing
• Opening and closing ceremonies enriched with Mayan traditions
Now Booking Retreats for November 2019
What our guests have to say:
“Attending Enicia’s yoga retreat in Tulum was one of the best things I have ever done for myself. We rush through life and take care of everyone else, but sometimes we just need to live in the moment and take care of ourselves. And this is what Enicia helps you do. The workshops she ran were truly rewarding, and I left the retreat with a much more positive outlook on life. I recommend this retreat to anyone in need of a true vacation from every day life; you will actually return home awakened, refreshed, and very happy.”
-Kate Monaghan, New York, New York
“I was overwhelmed with work and the intensity of New York City, when I stumbled upon Enicia’s Tulum yoga retreat online. I had never traveled alone before, and the welcoming vibe I received the moment I arrived immediately made me feel at home. Enicia catered to the needs of each of us beautifully in our daily yoga practice. Her workshops were eye-opening and productive, building a special connection between us and nourishing our souls. I walked out of this retreat a changed person. I was more in touch with my creativity and my heart was filled with peace and calm. Enicia helped me find my breath again and gave me the tools to maintain this peace in my daily life, and for that I am immensely grateful.”
-Jennifer Bowles, Queens, New York
"The Sanadora retreat in Tulum is one of the best spiritual experiences I've had in my life. Enicia is an inspiring teacher that knows how to guide you to connect your soul with Mother Nature gently and wisely. I enjoyed every minute of it and would recommend this retreat to anyone who is looking for a truly magical experience."
-Blanca Garcia, Mexico City, Mexico
I enjoyed the morning heartfelt Yoga with a view of the turquoise waters just mere steps away, the spiritual ceremonies, clay bath, Sound Journey, cenote excursions, shopping in tiendas in town of Tulum, and a visit to the jungle school of small children who we donated some academic supplies. One of the most enjoyable things was the spa treatments received from Paolo. The Thai Massage was the absolute best I had ever gotten and left me tingling with currents of energy, yet completely relaxed. I highly recommend this retreat, The add-on spa treatments by Paolo, the love and light put into its creation by Enicia and Paolo. Oh, and don’t even get me started on the excellent home made, fresh, exquisite cuisine!
-Jacquie Freeman, Riverside, California
"I feel like I'm going home with a magical tool kit inside of me!"
-Heather Soares, Palm Springs, California
Your Retreat Hosts
Enicia Fisher, M.Ed., E-RYT 500
My relationship with Tulum began during my first visit to the Mayan Riviera in 2013. One day, we took an excursion to the Tulum Archeological Ruins, the famous ancient sacred site perched over a perfect stretch of white sandy beach on the Caribbean Sea. I felt an undeniably strong energetic connection to the place, like I had never felt before in any place. I had to tear myself away from the site when it was time to go. For the next two years I dreamed about returning to Tulum to discover more about that magnetic pull.
In 2015, I lead the first of many yoga retreats in Tulum. During the first retreat, I I had three major healings: release of ten-year grief and trauma during a sound healing, a dramatic healing of chronic pain during a session with a local Curandero, and, most significantly, I felt for the first time in my life that I was home. My trust in the Universe was restored. I returned to my daily life a changed person, feeling the inner peace, happiness, and freedom I had sought for so long.
A one-week retreat had brought me more healing than ten years of therapy and deep personal work. In addition to the gift of my own healings, I had the joy of witnessing dozens of breakthroughs and transformative moments for all of the retreat guests. And then there's the added delight of spending time in PARADISE.
I am grateful to share this life-changing experience with others, offering seasonal retreats in the Tulum/Riviera Maya region, and giving back to the local community and to the planet through our work, prayers, and service. I look forward to sharing what I consider my spiritual home with you and all the joys of a Sanadora Sanctuary retreat experience.
I love sharing transformative, inspiring experiences with people through yoga, meditation, sacred ceremony, and time in nature. An experienced teacher by profession, teaching yoga since 2005, As founder of Sanadora Yoga International Teacher Training Program, I teach Heart Alignment Yoga and "heartfulness" meditation with an emphasis on divine heart qualities and life-affirming yoga philosophy.
Retreat Chef and Ceremony Facilitator Paolo Ruben is from Chiapas, Mexico, and loves to share the culture and spiritual teachings of his Mayan homeland. He creates colorful, delicious, and healthy homemade food--everything hand-crafted with fresh local ingredients and lots of love.
Paolo facilitates sacred ceremony, offers sound healing with a variety of musical instruments, and shares his love of dance with in-house Salsa dance lessons. He also offers holistic massage and his favorite healing modality, Janzu water massage,
Retreat participants frequently comment how much they appreciate having a local guide as part of their Tulum retreat experience.
Enicia and Paolo have led nine Tulum retreats together since 2015.
About our Retreat Setting
Sanadora Sanctuary offers a private retreat house devoted exclusively to our guests, on the outskirts of Tulum, set apart from the distractions of hotel resorts. Enjoy the comforts of air-conditioned guest rooms and excellent service from our small staff devoted to your positive experience.
Sanadora Sanctuary offers the perfect get-away for deep relaxation and healing by being close and connected to Mother Earth. Apart from the beach and jungle, there are also countless Cenotes (sacred natural swimming holes) nearby for more refreshment and relaxation.
We'll nurture you with healthy and delicious whole foods emphasizing abundant fresh fruits and tastefully cooked vegetables, mostly vegetarian with occasional fresh fish offered. Vegan and gluten-free options are available upon request at no extra charge. Unlimited filtered water is available at all times. We are pleased to discuss with you your unique nutritional needs and preferences.
Please note that Sanadora Sanctuary and retreat experience is alcohol-free, drug-free, and smoke-free.
More from our guests:
I want to express my gratitude for the blessings received during the retreat with Sanadora Sanctuary. At the age of 75, I released deep hidden emotions, anxiety, fear of deep waters, and claustrophobia with the support of a genuine, trusting, and spiritual teacher and loving, caring staff in a sacred, safe atmosphere surrounded by luscious nature. I have gained "a peace that passeth all understanding." I encourage you to take the opportunity to spend time with Enicia and team in Retreat.
-Maria Gonzalez, Dallas, Texas
I attended the November 2018 Sanadora Sanctuary retreat as a guest yoga teacher - and I am already planning a second annual retreat with Sanadora Sanctuary. I have attended other yoga retreats, but this one felt decidedly different. Because of the small group size and having the entire space to ourselves - the house, the grounds, the amenities - our group felt very welcomed and taken care of. What separates Sanadora Sanctuary retreats from others is how incredibly curated everything feels. All meals, excursions, ceremonies, etc., are created in-house by Enicia and Paolo. More than a retreat, it feels like you have been invited to stay a week at their home, where you are shown the most amazing aspects of their beloved Tulum. Once you attend one retreat with Sanadora Sanctuary, you will begin to crave another!
-Leslie Boyd, E-RYT 500, Fallbrook, California
Our Service to the Community and Planet
In addition to providing you with a quality, transformative, blissful retreat experience, we give back in meaningful ways to the local community and the planet. We enjoy a sweet service relationship with a neighboring Mayan village school where we have offered literacy, math, art, music, yoga, ecology and nutrition programs and helped the kids plant a permaculture community garden which we began in 2015. Retreat guests are invited to join us for a visit to the Mayan village school and enjoy an art activity or some time in the garden, or deliver art and school supplies. Our time there always fills our hearts to overflowing.
We strive to embrace and promote sustainable living and appreciation for Nature with everything we do. We source our food and wellness supplies locally and organically whenever possible, and we are dedicated to sustainable development as we grow. We also volunteer at the local sea turtle sanctuary and pitch in with regular beach cleanup. Lucky retreat guests in the Fall have had the awe-inspiring experience of helping guide newly hatched sea turtles into the ocean.
You may chose to join our service efforts as part of your retreat experience, or simply enjoy knowing that your participation contributes to these efforts through support of our program.
Want to give back?
Volunteer at our "adopted" local Mayan village school or help with a beach cleanup at our nearby sea turtle sanctuary.