Mexico Retreat with Gay White & Tesy Ades
March 17–24, 2018 | Xinalani Retreat Center | Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Join Gay and Tesy for an unparalleled retreat experience: authentic and magical, immersed in lush jungle surroundings with views of the emerald ocean. Sleep in beautiful eco-chic accommodations, enjoy delicious and healthy Mexican food, and practice yoga.

Classes will be held at the beautiful open air studios of the Xinalani complex, which offers a combination of nature, serenity and yoga. The setting-on the southern shore of Bahia de Banderas Bay in Puerto Vallarta, on a private beachfront accessible only by boat – is the perfect place for going deeper into the practice. There will be one long asana class in the morning and special work in the afternoon. Classes are held in a studio fanned by sea breezes and for a post-savasana swim, the ocean is but steps away.

During your free time you can take part in all the resort has to offer: Have a soothing massage or energy work, sweat it out at the Temazcal, take a Bandera Bay boat tour andwatch local sea life. Fly the zipline across the treetops, experience local life in the neighboring fishermen towns; go scuba or snorkeling with your sea kayak, and, of course, enjoy the magical Pacific sunsets.

Gay White teaches yoga at The Yoga Room in Berkeley, CA, where she is Director and Co-Director of the Advanced Studies Program. As well as Iyengar-style yoga, she teaches an innovative, flowing vinyasa style called Yoga Movement. Gay’s retreats offer a quiet space for going deeply into the healing and energizing aspects of yoga.

Tesy Ades teaches yoga at her own studio Peas an Love, and is part of the faculty at The Iyengar Yoga Center in Mexico City. She has been practicing yoga for almost 20 years. She holds an Iyengar Certificate in Junior 1 level . She travelled to Pune, India in February 2017 to study with the Iyengar family at RIMYI. She believes that the path of yoga is vast and infinite. It improves significantly the quality of life of those who are deeply immersed in it. The benefits can be sensed from the outer sheath to innermost part of ourselves.

We hope you will join us, and send an email confirmation of your interest. A $700 deposit by January 30th will hold your place. The final balance is due on February 20, 2018. In Mexico, please arrange with Tesy directly and in California mail a check, made to Gay, to The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Avenue, Suite D, Berkeley, CA 94702 or register online using the link above.

Important notice: Flights need to arrive in Puerto Vallarta no later than 4PM and depart no earlier than 11AM, as daylight is needed for all boat transfers. Please book accordingly.

For more information please contact Gay at 510-204-9322 or

To learn more about accommodations please visit the Xinalani retreat center website.