Exhale and Become the Sky:

A Tantric Hatha Yoga Retreat

2 – 7 March 2021

with Yoganand Michael Carroll

Take an opportunity to go deep with Yoganand & Alena in March 2021 in the exploration of inner and outer landscapes, tucked away in the quiet bay of Sayulita, located on Mexico’s rocky Pacific Coast!

From the Vedas to the Tantras, the sky is a symbol for spirit, the True Self and the expanded state of consciousness that deep practice brings. Yogis were instructed to become the sky or the wind, to expand beyond all limitations and to experience the free Self.

To become the sky is to leave all problems behind and experience the expanded Self. To engage deeply with an experience of expansion, we must sometimes travel far away.

By removing ourselves from environments that encourage habitual thinking, we discover new inner realms. As we learn different ways of engaging with and perceiving the Self, we discover new opportunities to support ourselves as we renew and replenish.

This journey of expansion gives us the perspective to come back down into our lives and become the person we most want to be.

Yoganand and Alena welcome you to this retreat into land and self, tucked away in the quiet bay of Sayulita, located on Mexico’s rocky Pacific Coast. We welcome you whether you are a first timer or if you have already experienced retreat with us. This journey is all-inclusive, open to all. All cultures, faiths, lifestyles are welcome.



Hotelito Los Sueños offers a spacious and elegant setting as we embrace an inner journey of deep practice, while also giving us a comfortable base from which to explore the colorful town of Sayulita and experience the warmth of Mexican hospitality.

Pranakriya and Kripalu Gentle Yoga


A balance of exploring an amazing land and culture outside, while exploring inside through basic asana, beginner-intermediate pranayama and meditation.

Appropriate for all levels but some yoga experience recommended.

What’s Included


  • 5 nights accommodation at the elegant Hotelito Los Sueños
  • Daily breakfast & dinner
  • Daily morning, mid-morning and evening sessions with Yoganand
  • Transport to/from Puerto Vallarta International airport
  • Afternoon visit to Altavista Petroglyph Complex
  • Group Temezcal (sweat lodge) ceremony
  • Snorkel & bird-watching trip to Marietas Islands
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • Optional: Massage services

Sample Schedule

Tuesday, 2 March – Day 1
Arrive to Puerto Vallarta International Airport. Travel by shuttle with other retreat participants one hour’s drive north to our accommodation at Hotelito Los Suenos located in the magical town of Sayulita. Check-in and orient to the accommodation. Enjoy optional afternoon yoga, a dip in the pool or relax in the space, before sharing a welcome dinner as a group followed by an opening orientation, invocation and meditation.

Wednesday, 3 March – Day 2
Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10 – 11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12:30)

Free Afternoon to Rest and Experience Sayulita – explore local shops and restaurants, hit the beach, take a surf or SUP lesson, wander down a jungle path, book a massage or simply enjoy the restful retreat space provided by Hotelito Los Suenos

Dinner on Your Own or with the Group @ Tropical House Restaurant (5-7)

Optional Evening Meditation (7:30-8)

Thursday, 4 March - Day 3

Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10 – 11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12)

Afternoon Visit to Altavista Petroglyph Complex (12-5)

Connect to the ancestral energies of the land as we spend the afternoon exploring the 56 petroglyphs which form the Altavista site. Aside from its cultural and archeological significance, the site remains, along with Sayulita, one of the two spots in Nayarit most sacred to the indigenous Huichol, who still leave offerings and perform ceremonies in Altavista.
Dinner on Your Own or with the Group @ Palmar Trapiche Restaurant (5-7)

Optional Evening Meditation (7:30-8)

Friday, 5 March - Day 4

Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10 – 11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12:30)

Free Afternoon

Late Afternoon Meal on Your Own

Evening Temescal Ceremony (6-8)

Temescal Ceremony
A type of sweat lodge that originated with the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, a temezcal was a curative ceremony once used to purify the body, heal the sick and improve health. Currently being recovered by all sectors of society in Mexico and Central America, the temezcal is used today as a means of cleansing mind, body and spirit. Facilitated by a local shaman, our group will have the opportunity to experience this two hour ceremony in single gender groups.

Evening Meal on Your Own or with the Group at Veggie Land (8-9)

Saturday, 6 March - Day 6
Morning Practice (8-10)

Brunch (10 – 11)

Mid-Morning Integration Session (11-12:30)

Free Afternoon to Pack, Shop, Explore Sayulita

Farewell Group Dinner at Mar Sayulita (5-7)

Optional Evening Meditation (7:30-8)

Sunday, 7 March - Day 7

Morning Practice (8-10; as departure times allow)
Breakfast (8:30-11:30)
Check out & Shuttle Transfer to Puerto Vallarta Airport

Exhale & Become the Sky: Pricing


2020 Double Occupancy Room (per participant) : 1699 USD


2020 Single Occupancy Room (per participant) : 2349 USD

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