Riviera Maya Resort Offers New Yoga Retreats This Summer

NEW YORK – There’s nothing like the Caribbean Sea and the Yucatán breeze to clean out a cluttered mind.  This summer, Rosewood Mayakobá will offer a series of yoga retreats at Sense, A Rosewood Spa®. Yoga instructor TJ Jackson will lead “Yoga in Paradise,” several four-day programs, aimed at yogis of all levels who want to deepen their practice.

Jackson will lead guests in morning and evening yoga sessions in Vinyasa (coordinated breathing and postures that create heat to strengthen and detoxify), Pranayama (simple breathing techniques that heal and cleanse the nerves, lungs, and bloodstream), and meditation, used to calm the mind and explore states of concentration and higher consciousness. Between classes, guests are free to take advantage of the private plunge pool in their suite, the beachfront setting, or the spa, which sits on a private island within the resort.

Along with accommodations and classes, the retreat package includes daily breakfast, one complimentary spa treatment, full use of the spa’s facilities, and a Temazcal, which is a traditional Mayan Sweat Lodge ceremony.

Meet the Instructor

Jackson discovered yoga while working as a medical researcher in India, where he then became classically trained in the Eight Arms of Ashtanga Yoga under the instruction of an Ayruvedic doctor and Sanskrit professor. After returning to the United States for medical school, Jackson decided to focus on his yoga studies in the United States and India, and continues to practice with Sri Dharma Mittra in New York City and at The International Center for Yoga Education and Research in Pondicherry, India. Jackson splits his time between studying yoga and traveling the globe hosting yoga retreats in New York, Mexico and France.

Retreat Schedule

June 18-21, 2009

July 16-29, 2009

August 20-24, 2009

September 17-30, 2009


Single occupancy, $650; Double occupancy, $850. Rates are per night and inclusive of tax and service charge.

Retreat Includes:

• Accommodation in a lagoon suite

• Daily Breakfast

• Morning and afternoon yoga sessions

• Use of Sense spa facilities

• One Temazcal Ritual, a detoxifying session in the sweat lodge on the spa island

• Group tour of a mystic Mayan temple inside a cenote

• One spa treatment

To book, call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodmayakoba.com.

Rosewood Mayakobá, located within the luxury enclave of Mayakobá on the Mayan Riviera, opened in late December 2007. Set on a beautiful expanse of Caribbean coastline and the Yucatán jungle, the resort’s 128 airy suites offer the finest in contemporary design and feature ultimate luxuries such as private plunge pools and outdoor patios. The resort’s elegant signature restaurant, Casa del Lago serves exquisite European cuisine and the beachfront Punta Bonita offers Mexican cuisine using diverse regional recipes. Sense, A Rosewood Spa® is designed around a cenote, one of the sacred water wells of the ancient Mayans, and sits on a private island. Guests of the resort also have full access to Mayakobá’s stunning 18-hole Greg Norman golf course.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts manages properties worldwide including Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek and Rosewood Crescent Hotel in Dallas, The Carlyle in New York, The Mansion on Peachtree in Atlanta, Rosewood Sand Hill, CordeValle and San Ysidro Ranch in California, Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe, Las Ventanas al Paraíso and Rosewood Mayakobá in Mexico, Hotel Seiyo Ginza in Tokyo, Japan, and a triumvirate of world-class Caribbean properties – Rosewood Little Dix Bay on Virgin Gorda, Caneel Bay on St. John and Jumby Bay on Antigua. Rosewood recently launched a new spa brand – Sense, A Rosewood Spa® – featuring treatments reflective of the brand’s signature philosophy A Sense of Place®.  For more information on Rosewood Hotels & Resorts or Sense, A Rosewood Spa®, please call 888.ROSEWOOD or visit www.rosewoodhotels.com.