Yoga in Tulum Mexico

Yoga in Tulum Mexico is paradise. I recently went on a week vacation in Tulum and am so excited to share this yoga paradise with you. My husband and I stumbled upon the beach community in Tulum by accident. We ended up spending the majority of our trip here. It is one long strip of eco hotels. Tulum offers healthy food, beach clubs, trendy shops, and of course beautiful beach yoga. Our time was mainly spent at a couple of hotels, Alaya and Sanara. While posting my pictures of this trip on my Instagram, I connected with Nina who also spent time in the Tulum area. She has graciously shared about her experience of yoga in Tulum Mexico at Yoga Shala, Coco Tulum, and Chan Cabañitas with us.

Yoga in Tulum Mexico

Yoga in Tulum Mexico

Sanara

This is hands down the most beautiful studio I have ever practice at.

The views are breathtaking. The studio has high ceilings, a gorgeous wood floor, walls that are entirely made of glass and are completely retractable, and is surrounded by tropical plants.  The cool breeze and sounds of the waves crashing against the shore sets the perfect tone for a transformative yoga practice. Classes are offered a few times throughout each day and range in styles.

Yoga in Tulum Sanara

Alaya

Alaya offers daily yoga in their beautiful open air studio that overlooks the water. It’s laid back atmosphere, friendly staff, and delicious food makes it a must when you are in Tulum. Their classes are typically 90 minutes. The class that I attended was a Hatha type class suitable for all levels. I was happy to see that the instructor allowed many times for poses to be taken deeper by students with a solid practice. A beginner yogi would have also felt very comfortable. I would also recommend sitting down for some food at their restaurant after yoga.

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breakfast at Alaya after yoga

Nina was lucky to spend three weeks and Tulum. You can see more from her on Instagram and Facebook. Take it away Nina!

Yoga Shala 

Yoga Shala is a fabulous place to stay in, if you come to Tulum beach to relax and practice yoga, but also if you are traveling on a tighter budget. It offers a very friendly, family-like atmosphere which will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The small accommodation offers single & double rooms, with a private or shared bathroom, all being very clean and taken care of. The shared bathroom facilities come with a sink in the back of the garden, which adds charm and connection to nature in a way. Yoga classes take place twice a day (am & pm) in the beautiful yoga shala. Teachers & yoga styles vary, so you can be sure to find your favorite practice. An extra point goes to the attached Canopia restaurant with the friendliest staff I’ve ever met, preparing fresh and healthy dishes, juices, smoothies and everything your heart and tummy desire. Make sure to rent a bike to explore the Tulum beach area in both directions as well as the Mayan ruins.
Opposite of Yoga Shala you can find a lovely cafe called Raw Love Tulum (it is part of the Ahau hotel) serving tasty smoothie bowls, chia pudding, and raw food options. 
Yoga in Tulum Mexico Yoga Shala
 

Coco Tulum

This whole place will remind you of coconuts, as the design is predominantly kept in white and dark wood. This hotel is located right at the beach and offers different room categories – some with sea view – with a private or shared bathroom, ground floor or first floor. The shared bathroom facilities are cleaned several times a day and the water-taps of the sinks are made of beautiful shells. The beds are super comfy and staff is really friendly and helpful. The highlight is the beach area with hammocks, sun beds and a beach bar offering a gorgeous spot to relax and enjoy both sunrise and sunset, and just being. Make sure to rent a bike to explore the Tulum beach area as well as to get to your yoga classes, for example at Yoga Shala, which can be reached by bike in about 5-10 minutes. 
 

Chan Cabañitas

This little gem is nestled right in the middle of the two parts of Coco Tulum hotel. This charming B&B offers a family-like atmosphere with direct beach access and sun beds. The staff is very friendly and always around for any questions you may have. There is a small continental breakfast is served on their terrace with relaxing sea views; moreover, they prepare a snack for you which is served at the beach around 1 pm. There are ground floor or first floor rooms with a spacious bathroom; make sure you get a room with sea view, as there’s nothing better than waking up at sunrise and meditating in this gorgeous scenery. Also, ask for a bike (for free!) to explore the area and to get to your yoga classes already warmed up. 

Thanks Nina for sharing your wonderful experience! Don’t forget to check her out on Instagram and Facebook.

Ahau Tulum

While I didn’t get a chance to take a yoga class at Ahau Tulum I still wanted to give it a mention. I came here for lunch one day and was blown away by the delicious food and gorgeous views. There is also a really nice hangout area for guests. I took a peak at the yoga studio and was very sad that I wasn’t able to take a class there. It certainly is beautiful!

Lunch in Tulum Mexico Ahau Tulum

Yoga in Tulum Mexico Ahau Tulum

Yoga in Tulum Mexico Ahau Tulum

Luna Life Photography

If you are in Tulum on vacation I would highly recommend connecting with Barb and Manuel at Luna Life Photography. They specialize in Weddings in but as you can see, they also do portraits. This is such a wonderful way to capture memories of your trip. I absolutely loved working with them and would highly recommend them. They are based in Tulum and Minnesota. Yoga Tulum Mexico

Luna Life Yoga Picture

Luna Life Yoga Pic

If you are looking for a place to take a yoga vacation, Tulum Mexico is definitely the place. I will be going back as soon as possible and plan to make it a regular destination.

Have you been to Tulum? Comment below!

Abby is a teacher and student of yoga, passionate about her yoga journey and helping others on theirs. She is the blogger behind Journeys of Yoga, a second-grade teacher and a contributing writer at TryBelle Magazine. Learn more about Abby. You can also contact her here.