2018 O2 Yoga Retreat — Maya Tulum, Mexico


JANUARY 13-20, 2018


JANUARY 20-27, 2018

For Our 17th Annual Trip!


Come celebrate with friends (new and old), family, yoga, beach, sun and fun. Maya Tulum has held a special place in our hearts for many years. Relax, recharge, and be inspired by the beauty and love that is Tulum and the O2 Community.  This year’s teachers will be Mimi, Ann, Carol, and Carly.

Enjoy a week of:

* Twice daily yoga classes held in a palapa with ocean breezes and views

* 3 delicious and fresh vegetarian meals a day

* Lots of time to explore the ruins, town and beaches




How much yoga will we practice?

We have two classes each day. Most people choose to attend either the morning (7:30 – 9:00 AM) or late afternoon class (5:30 – 7:00 PM), while some attend both. You may also skip a day if you need a break or decide to take a day to explore. Maya Tulum also offers excursions to the cenotes (underground caves), the Biosphere, various ruins, and snorkeling on the nearby reef.

What type of yoga classes will we have?

All classes will be taught in the O2 Yoga style. This is a vigorous form of yoga based on the Astanga yoga system. There will also be Astanga Primary Series and, if requested, Second Series classes. We do not offer gentle yoga. For more information about Mimi and O2 Yoga’s style, click here.

What’s the difficulty factor of the yoga (ie what “level” is it)?

There is no doubt you will be challenged. It is definitely a good idea to take some O2 Yoga classes (or athletic vinyasa-style classes if you’re not in the Boston area) to get a sense of what to expect. That said, this retreat is a great opportunity both to begin and learn and to continue to build on an already-established practice.  We teach for all levels, and offer an invigorating, thoughtful, and, yes, playful class that you will be able to get something out of, regardless of your previous experience. We give modifications and options for all postures, from beginning to advanced. You will try new postures and sequences as well as have the opportunity to practice lots of yoga with no cell phones ringing or daily responsibilities to distract you.

Who will be teaching the classes?

This year’s stellar teaching crew will be Mimi, Ann, Carol, and Carly.


Description of Rooms

Beachfront Rooms
Each cabana sits right on the sandy beach with spectacular and crystal clear views of the Caribbean Sea.008_mt-rooms-22


Ocean-view Rooms
Cabanas are located in the garden area with beautiful views of the ocean. There are ocean breezes in these cabanas.


Garden Rooms
Cabanas are located in the garden area with windows that open to allow the sweet, deep scent of the tropical gardens to come in. The majority of the rooms are separate cabanas with one or two beds covered in mosquito-netting (although we found few actual mosquitoes). The floors are tiled and the rooms have electricity and hot water. Right outside the main door, there is a carefully crafted water basin to wash the sand off your feet before you enter your room.


What the Alums have to say:

 “The quality of instruction has been amazing! I don’t think I could ever do a non-yoga vacation after this.”

“Indulging my social side among a dazzling collection of intriguing individuals and my more reflective side in this land of ancient beauty and natural wonders.”

“I most appreciate unscheduled, extended time with friends, great yoga, great food, and daily jumps into the ocean.”

“Fresh fruit every meal of the day!”

“The unique, crazy, funny, friendly, O2 Yoga community!”

“Tulum feels like coming home, in a way!  There is a familiarity to the beautiful grounds, knowing which sandy path leads down to the beach or the yoga hall or my friends’ villas.  Days are filled with yoga, sunshine, debates between hammocks versus beach chairs, and wondering if there will be guacamole for lunch.  I can stroll into little Tulum to shop, plan an excursion to see the ruins and a cenote, or just book a second massage and relax.  It is one of the most wonderful trips I’ve ever taken and always look forward to going back.” ~ Melissa

“Did you ever go to summer camp when you were a kid?  Well if you did you may have memories of a group of friends from all over the country and beyond who create intense bonds and lifelong friendships while playing hard, relaxing and having fun. Think about an adult yoga camp on a gorgeous sandy beach with yoga under the palapa, fresh delicious vegetarian meals and exploring Mayan ruins and  you’ve got O2 Maya Tulum yoga retreat. How do I know? This will be my 15th year in a row of attendance. Vamenos amigos!” ~ Carol

To find out what rooms are still available, email mimi@o2yoga.com.




As of November 2nd, this is what’s still available:

Beachfront Cabanas
Double Beds 10, 12, 36
King: 20
Double beds: 18,19
King bed: E, F
Villa with King bed:
We are also looking for 1 or two roommates for a Garden cabana.

Interested in booking a spot?  Have more questions?  Give Mimi a call at 603-502-5830 or email mimi@o2yoga.com.