Release & Rise

Mexico, April 28-May 5, 2024

Luxury meets Ancient Culture

The retreat will be held at the luxurious La Buena Vibra Retreat & Spa Hotel, an enchanting oasis nestled at the foot of the magical Tepoztlan mountains in Mexico.

Set in a breath-taking natural environment within the Sacred Valley of Atongo, it is rich with history, mythology and charm, creating its very own magical paradise.


What you will experience


Enjoy a variety of yoga styles led by Mariel Witmond including Mandala, Vinyasa, Yin and Hiit Yoga combos. Stretch and strengthen as you are guided out of your overactive mind and into meditative flows, combining breath and movement to beautifully curated playlists.


During our retreat, we will delve into a rich tapestry of ancient rituals and ceremonies that connect us to profound spiritual experiences. These will include both the Temazcal and Fire Ceremony, and a Plant Medicine Ceremony that will guide us on an introspective journey to heal and expand our consciousness.


La Buena Vibra is made up of various areas that adapt to the different needs of its guests. Enjoy two pools, three Jacuzzis, 2 temazcales, a full wellness center with 6 treatment rooms, 2 vapor rooms, a sauna, a beauty salon and gym. Not to mention 4 yoga/meditation studios!

Local Treats

Immerse yourself in the sacred lands and traditions of Tepoztlan, Mexico. We will hike and explore the surrounding sacred mountains and ancient pyramid of the Tepozteco, as well as visit the local food and shopping market in the centre of town.


The hotel’s chef has created an original menu that incorporates fresh fruits and vegetables from the hotel’s own organic gardens and orchards as well as the local market place. Food included will all be vegetarian with the option to order a la cart at your own expense.

Human connection is one of the key elements to our happiness. It can improve our overall wellbeing satisfying our need for belonging and acceptance. This retreat will offer a unique setting whereby you will feel truly supported by those around you and held in a safe environment to open up and be vulnerable – essential in our ability to connect.

Sample Schedule

7.ooam Coffee/Tea/Fruit/Banana Bread
8.00am Meditation & Journalling
8.30am Movement Practice
9.45am Thermal Circuit/Cold Water Plunge & Sauna
11.00am Brunch
4.00pm Ecstatic Dance
5.00pm Yin
7.00pm Dinner

What's Included

  • Transfer to and from the airport

  • Luxury accommodation

  • Morning tea, coffee and fruit

  • Vegetarian brunch & dinner

  • Transport into town & hike up local mountain

  • Daily meditation & journalling

  • 1-1.5hr morning practice and 1 hr afternoon practice

  • Ecstatic Dance & Breathwork Classes

  • Temazcal & Fire Ceremony

  • 2 hydrothermal circuit session

Additional Activities Not Included

  • Horse Riding

  • Pickle Ball & Tennis

  • Local Hiking with Guide

  • Spa & Salon Treatments

  • Cooking Class

Deluxe Suite Room Availability

These suites are distinguished by having a living room and large spaces, located on upper and lower floors with different views of the mountains, gardens and private ponds. They have either a king-size bed or two single beds, bathroom with shower, and furnished terrace.

✓ King/Single size bed(s)
✓ En suite bathroom
✓ Mountain views
✓ Sofa & desk
✓ Terrace area
✓ Bottles of water, 2 in courtesy
✓ Amenities
✓ Robes
✓ Slippers
✓ 3 types of pillows

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30% deposit can be paid to reserve your spot with monthly payment plans available

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Everyone will be collected from Mexico City Benito Juarez airport. Transportation logistics will be arranged for you, just send over your flight details as soon as you have them. The drive to Tepoztlan is over an hour so please be sure to use the restroom before you go and to have water/snacks with you should you need them.

Everyone will arrive on Sunday and we will begin the retreat on Monday morning with an opening ceremony. We end the retreat on Sunday so it is recommended that everyone travel out on Sunday night, ideally. Once you have your travel plans, please share them with me!

The temperature can get up to 30 degrees Celsius during the day but it tends to drop in the evenings so please bring some sweaters!

Yes, please be sure to alert Mariel to any allergies, intolerances or preferences with sufficient time prior to the start of the retreat so she can inform the chef.

If you cancel due to any personal reason up to 90 days prior to the date of the retreat, you will be eligible for 50% refund or can have the full payment transferred to a future retreat.