Xinalani Mexico FAQs

Welcome Friends!
We are thrilled you are entertaining the May 10-17, 2025 Xinalani Mexico Retreat. 
Book a 1 Hour Free Information Session With Laurie HERE
Join Laurie and friends at this enchanting beach hideaway in Mexico. This retreat is a slow flow yoga, gentle restorative, breathwork enhanced yoga and meditation retreat taught in the prana vinyasa style of Shiva Rea, Laurie's root teacher. Laurie is the creator of Yoga In The Park in Bellevue, Seattle.


10 Things You Should Know About Xinalani

1. Is food included in the retreat cost?
Yes. Eating is an act of celebration at Xinalani. Food is one of the main sources of prana: the vital life energy that fuels our physical and mental wellbeing.
Peruse example weekly menu HERE
Peruse the bar menu HERE  (*additional cost) 
2. What is the Retreat Itinerary?
To receive a detailed retreat itinerary, please email The retreat cost includes two yoga classes per day, one in the morning and one in the evening. The morning class will be a choice between Vinyasa Slow Flow Yoga (80 degrees) or Hot Yoga (105 degrees). 
Xinalani also offers more than yoga: choose from other local activities and add-ons that involve stress-relieving experiences, mind-blowing adventures, and spa indulgences for the ultimate in self-discovery and relaxation. 
Experiences HERE  *(some additional cost)
Activities Calendar HERE (*some additional cost)
3. Where do we practice? 
Xinalani features 5 yoga rooms specially designed for yoga retreats. The studios are built with natural materials and surrounded by nature, they all have amazing ocean and jungle views. We can also set up yoga practice on the beach front sand terrace or the wooden pool deck. All yoga rooms are fully equipped with mats, straps, blankets, stools, blocks and sound systems.
4. Where do we stay? 
Xinalani offers both single or double occupancy room rates.
Room Images and Descriptions HERE
LOTS of images on Xinalani's Instagram HERE
Rates for Laurie's May 2025 HERE
5. How can we learn more? 
Please sign up for retreat emails HERE
Book a virtual info session HERE

6. How do we arrive to Xinalani

Here is some additional info that will help in the planning process. Xinalani is only 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). The 250-yard-wide private beach is accessible only by boat. Personalized transportation service is included in the retreat price for guests to be escorted from the airport to Xinalani.

Check in is at 3:00 PM. Check out is at 12:00 PM.

As Xinalani is only accessible by boat, there is no road leading to the resort. Guests should book an arrival flight that lands no later than 4:00 PM and a departure flight that takes off no earlier than 12:00 PM. All guests arriving to the airport after 4:30 PM (as scheduled or due to delays or flight cancellations) will have to find their own accommodations at their own expense for the evening and will be transferred to Xinalani the following morning. They will receive a new transfer schedule and instructions notice by email in a timely manner. NO transportation service will be provided if the arrival flight lands after 4:30 pm on the arrival day or departs before 12:00 pm on the departure day. For safety reasons, the guests will need to spend the night in Puerto Vallarta, Xinalani will not be responsible for the hotel night in Puerto Vallarta as we are letting the retreat planner know in advance about the flight times.

7. What do we bring bring to Xinalani?
8. Who is Laurie? 
The May 2024 Xinalani Mexico retreat, hosted by Laurie Sasser, is near Puerta Vallarta, Jalisco at a magical, breathtaking property. Laurie Sasser teaches Prana Vinyasa Slow Flow Yoga as taught by Shiva Rea. Laurie has completed over 1,000 hours of Teaching Training with Shiva Rea in Santorini, Greece, Venice Beach, Malibu, California. Laurie has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and lives in Seattle, Washington. She is the creator of Yoga In The Park at the Bellevue Downtown Park. 
9. What is the style of Laurie's Retreats? 

My retreats feel like a warm embrace, a weighted blanket, a deep exhale in these energetically volatile times. When we access these deeper states of peace within our nervous system, we experience the opportunity for clarity and expansion.  We can look in the mirror and see exactly what needs to shift. We will experience slow flow vinyasa infused with energetic work within the chakras, the seasons, and the elements of our direct environment. My hope is that we learn the tools to allow gentle movement to nourish and calibrate our lives. 

10. Why did you choose May? 

Firstly, we will have this same week every year! If you can't make it this year, you can still join in the reading materials, information sessions and follow along on socials in preparation for 2025. One of the reasons I chose this week in May is that the weather is PERFECT (80s). Another reason is that its fishing season: Jack Crevalle, Mahi, Red Snapper, Tuna and Permit. While there are many resort activities, fishing is limited seasonally so we captured this week for those that want to fish.