Day of the Dead Yoga Retreat Oaxaca, Mexico

Day of the Dead Yoga Retreat

Mezcal & Local Cuisine in Oaxaca, Mexico

A unique yoga retreat to celebrate Mexico, its culture, cuisine, wonders of nature, and artistic expression in Oaxaca, Mexico. Soulful yoga will anchor each day. Traditional Mexican cuisine cooking class, artisanal mezcal demos and tastings adorable accommodations, excursions to visit local artisans like candle makers, rug weavers, and alebrije creators, optional spa services, lots of food markets and shopping time will round out our days. Come experience the rich tradition and culture in the heart of Mexico’s culinary gem, Oaxaca.

During the Dia de Muertos celebration dates (October 28-November 3) we will create an alter of our own, adorn ourselves and venture out into the cemeteries and the streets to partake in this incredibly powerful tradition celebrating the lives of our loved ones lost. Death and dying is such an interesting topic and the way Mexicans view it is, for me, quite impressive. It’s a time of remembering and reuniting with loved ones, once per year in a very real and heartfelt way.

Whenever you decide to join us in Oaxaca you will relish in the incredible culture with food, tradition, architecture and nature that is this incredible city nestled in the mountains. Viva Mexico!

Our retreat will be COVID compliant. We ask that guests arrive with a negative Covid test, regardless of vaccination status, taken 72 hours within arrival. We will be following the guidelines set in place by the local authorities and observing all CDC recommendations for distancing and masks where necessary. We are hopeful that by the timing of our retreats there will be a lot of freedom to travel as usual though we will be observing any restrictions necessary.

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October 28 - November 3, 2021

Day of the Dead Yoga Retreat Oaxaca, Mexico

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico

A unique yoga retreat to celebrate Mexican cuisine, the wonders of nature, art & expression and the incredible tradition of Dia de los Muertos in Oaxaca, Mexico, the heart of the Day of the Dead celebration. Soulful yoga will anchor each day.

Our retreat will embrace the festivities that unfold over the three days of the holiday, October 31, November 1 & 2, in an explosion of color and life-affirming joy. During this time we will create our own alter for loved ones lost, we will each have the chance for face paintings Catrina-style to head out into the town to celebrate with the locals in parades, parties, song and dance.

Oaxaca is the home of Mexico’s most amazing cuisine. We will explore the food markets, agave fields, experience a cooking class, taste mezcal and be pampered with incredible meals with local chefs. Luxury villa accommodations, nature excursions, optional spa services, and shopping time will round out our days on retreat here in beautiful Oaxaca.

We are thrilled for this amazing experience and look forward to exploring Oaxaca together with you. Don’t miss this incredible retreat adventure!

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca includes :

6 nights accommodations

Breakfast daily

4 dinners together at the villa

Cooking class at a local cooking school

Yoga classes daily as per itinerary

Artesanal Mezcal tasting and tour

Catrina face painting and cemetery visits**

Excursion to the stunning mountains of Oaxaca : candle maker demo and visit to local rug maker family. Lunch included.

Creation of our own Day of the Dead Alter

Reservation at Casa Oaxaca Restaurant, the best in town

Excursion to visit artisans making alebrijes & to create your own. Lunch included.

All hotel taxes


What’s not Included :

Dinner and drinks at Casa Oaxaca Restaurant

Airfare and airport transfers*

Any other meals, drinks, and water not listed in the itinerary.

*We can arrange private or shared airport transfers for you when you forward us your flight itinerary. Pricing will depend on how many sharing the ride.

**Cemeteries may not be open due to Covid restrictions. If they are not we will head into the city to see everyone creating their alters and wander the streets there.


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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca itinerary*


DAY ONE : October 28 Thursday

3pm Arrival and check-in
6pm Opening Circle and Yoga Stretch
8pm Dinner together at the villa


 DAY TWO : October 29 Friday

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free Time, Spa Services/Massages, Explore the city, shopping, optional Ruins of Monte Alban or walking city food tour
6:30-7:30pm Gentle Yoga practice
8pm Dinner together at the villa


 DAY THREE : October 30 Saturday

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8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
11:30am-7pm Excursion to the beautiful mountain towns of Oaxaca. Stops to visit a custom candle-maker, visit a family of rug makers in their shop and explore a Mezcal distillery to see the process in action and have a taste (or 6).
Dinner on your own (Casa Oaxaca reservation optional)


 DAY FOUR : October 31 Sunday

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
Free time to explore the city, visit the markets, shopping for last minute costume pieces, relaxing by the pool
5pm Day of the Dead Alter creation (bring any photos and special items to add)
6-7:30pm Gentle Yoga Practice & Reverence
Dinner on your own


 DAY FIVE : November 1 Monday

  

8am Coffee, Tea and fruit available
8:30-10am Yoga Practice
10:15am Breakfast
1-5pm Cooking Class with lunch
6pm Happy hour, Catrina face painting**
7:30pm Dinner together at home
9pm Day of the Dead cemetery visits/festivities+

**Please make sure to bring any costume items you’d like to don on the town for the celebrations. Inspiration can be found all over the web.

+Please note that in the case that the cemeteries are closed due to Covid restrictions, we will explore the city’s altars and decor on foot instead.


 DAY SIX : November 2 Tuesday
 

8:30am Breakfast
9:30am – 6pm Excursion to visit Albrijes artisans, enjoy lunch with them, create our own art piece; stop along the way for typical Oaxacan black pottery
7-8:30pm Closing circle and final yoga practice
8:45pm Closing Dinner together at the villa


DAY Seven : November 3 Wednesday

8am Breakfast available
Airport Departures+


+We can arrange private or shared airport transfers for you when you forward us your flight itinerary. Pricing will depend on how many sharing the ride.

*Our itinerary may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and circumstances beyond our control while on retreat. In any case, we will take measures to provide a similar experience of the same high quality. Thank you for your flexibility if it becomes necessary.


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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca accommodations

Our own private, luxury villa located 10 minutes driving from the center of bustling Oaxaca City will be enjoyed to the fullest while on this incredible yoga retreat. Gorgeous interior design with attention to every detail, swimming pool, sitting areas both indoors and out, dining area and chef’s kitchen are all for our use during the retreat.

 

Beautiful bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, jacuzzi tubs, shower, luxury bath products, robes and more are provided.

 

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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca pricing

Shared Double rooms

These rooms have 2 queen beds or a king bed with private ensuite bathroom, Molton Brown bath products, and beautiful design.

$3,790usd per person


Shared Triple rooms

These rooms are for 3 friends booking together. 1 King bed to be shared* plus 1 twin bed with private ensuite bathroom, Molton Brown bath products, and beautiful design.

$3,490usd per person


*You must provide your own bed mate for this option. We can pair roommates together but not people sharing a bed together.

We have limited space in our private villa so accommodations within are shared only. We can pair you with other travelers of the same gender looking to share a room.

If you must have a private accommodation please contact us to see if there is a room available at our sister hotel nearby.


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Day of the Dead in Oaxaca, Mexico Payments

MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT :

Deposits* of $750usd are due to secure your space in the retreat. Please check availability with us for accommodations before making your deposit*

Roommates should book together. If you would like to share a room and do not have a roommate we will provide one for you if possible. Due to Covid regulations, we are unable to pair guests in shared rooms unless both are comfortable assuming the associated risks. In the case that there is no one to share a room we ask that you take a private economy room instead.

To make your deposit please email us with your preferred payment method and to confirm availability.

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BALANCE PAYMENTS :

The balance of your retreat (minus your $750usd initial deposit*) is due 60 days prior to arrival.

You may pay with a credit card, bank wire transfer, Zelle, or deposit a check into our bank account to settle your balance. We also accept Bitcoin. We understand that no one likes fees, but some of these options do incur a percentage that will be passed on to you. Please see the itemized list below.

          

Credit Card = Pay using your credit card. 4% fee is applied.

Bank Wire = Pay online with a wire. Please add $20usd to your total for wire fee.

Zelle or dropping a check into our Chase account = No charge to pay with this method. Daily limits apply with Zelle.

Bitcoin = We proudly accept payment methods in cryptocurrency. Any transaction fees your wallet might charge, apply.

Please let us know your preferred method of payment and we will send you the appropriate information right away.


POLICIES


CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellations made within 60 days or less of arrival are 100% non refundable. All initial deposits are non-refundable.

CLIENT RESPONSIBILITY

The acceptance of a verbal or written confirmation from YOGA & ADVENTURES WORLDWIDE (Y&AWW) constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions listed herein. Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended*. Y&AWW and its staff assume no responsibility nor liability for any delay, loss, damage, injury or accident with regards to persons or property which may be caused by fault or negligence of any third party vendor. This includes hotels, transportation providers, and local operators participating in part for our services. Y&AWW shall be held harmless for any expense caused by injury or accident, to any participants as well as any loss or damage of personal items while on our tours. We reserve the right to make any changes to services and itineraries, with or without notice, which may become necessary.

Yoga & Adventures Worldwide, its affiliates, retreat facilitators, hotels, third party vendors, and tour providers, the ownership, or staff, of course, cannot be held responsible for events that are outside of our control. There are no refunds as per our cancellation policies. We highly recommend that all of our guests secure a quality travel insurance that will cover them for ANY event which may cause for a change of travel plans, or for ANY unfortunate event including but of course not limited to:

– Transportation delays, cancellations or changes due to strikes, labor disputes, or lockouts from airlines, boats, ferries or any type of transportation
– Any inconvenience or complication caused by bad weather, storms, and hurricanes : a direct hit, near miss, or significant threat of a hurricane strike
– Government/political actions, events or situations; threats or acts of terrorism, acts of war or declared war.
– Personal health issues or personal situations in general which may affect travel plans
– Any loss, theft or damage of personal items at any stage of your trip
– Any accident causing injury during any stage of your trip
– Travel restrictions or illness associated with COVID-19.

All travelers may join our retreats “at your own risk”, but should continue to take precautions such as wearing masks in public, avoiding crowds, maintaining social distance and washing hands frequently. Testing will be determined by the countries through which the traveler must pass. All testing requirements are at the travelers expense and are not included in our packages. Please stay up to date with current travel related requirements.

We ask that all travelers arrive with proof of a negative Covid-19 test (no matter your vaccination status) no more than 3 days before you travel or be prepared to show documentation of recovery (proof of a recent positive viral test and a letter from your healthcare provider or a public health official stating that you were cleared to travel).

Forbes created an updated list of travel insurance companies offering coverage for Covid-19.  Please let us know if you have chosen to purchase travel insurance or declined at final balance due.

We recommend that you check your insurance’s policies regarding Covid-19 as we are not able to return funds outside of these policies.

By submitting payments toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this retreat please feel free to contact us to set up a Skype conversation or to receive further info via email.

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