Yalla Yoga at Haramara

Feb. 6 - 13, 2021

Yalla Yoga hosts a week-long retreat at the world-renowned Haramara Retreat in Sayulita. This is an opportunity to take space to feed yourself exactly what you need. For some it will be a rigorous deep dive into self-study. For others, it’s a time to gently unfold, rest and soak up the magic of time. One of the benefits of traveling far from your regular routine is that we can better recognize our unconscious habit patterns, and decide whether we want to let them go or hold on to them. From a more conscious place, we return home to our families, work and life, energized and ready for what’s ahead. The idea is to come back to the world with more wholeness.

We call it barefoot luxury.

Haramara is a place to cancel the extra. A return to the essential. No wallet, no keys, no shoes. Surrounded by lush greenery and precious wildlife. Sleeping in open-air cabañas to the sound of ocean waves lapping on shore. Delicious plant-based cuisine. Option for immersing yourself in good company via group activities or choosing solo time. The choice is yours every step of the way. You make it your own. Through nature, we return to ourSelves.

WHERE: Eight days and seven nights of yoga practice, workshops, delicious vegan food, good company, and blissful sunsets. February is one of the best months to experience this part of Mexico. We’ll also be there during a New Moon—the perfect time for deep renewal.

WHEN: We’ll be just outside of the small village of Sayulita, Mexico. Haramara Retreat is nestled into the hillside jungle canopy, located on 12 private acres of rugged Pacific Ocean coast, and backed by the Sierra Madre Mountains. 3hr flight from LA, 5hr from NYC. Puerto Vallarta Airport is a scenic 45min drive from our final destination.

WHY: To take time for yourself. To get away from the screens and dive into the lush reality of this wondrous planet. To be in community with people looking for similar outlets and inlets. To tap into the healing power of raw nature, energizing activity and nourishing food. To slow down and bring awareness to our shared ecology and sustainability. To enjoy life beyond burnout. To pause. To practice. To be.

Packages include:

    • Daily morning yoga practice

    • Afternoon workshops (Partner/Acro yoga, Restorative yoga, Thai Massage, Dance)

    • Three organic/vegan meals per day

    • Transportation to/from Puerto Vallarta Airport

    • Full access to the Haramara resort & Wellness Spa facilities

    • Temezcal Ceremony (guided sweat lodge cleanse)

    • 19% Mexico IVA & Hotel taxes


  • Dorm – $1,800
  • Triple – $2,300
  • Double – $2,800
  • Single – $3,300

$500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot. Payment plans available upon request.

Pricing Specials:

10% Early Bird Discount if you sign up before December 14th, 2020.

Type of Retreat: Creative, Wellness, Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Julia Shemesh
Contact Email: yogaretreat.julia@gmail.com
Contact Phone Number: +972-058-538-2099
Online Registration: https://www.yalla-yoga.com/yoga-retreat-form
Website: https://www.yalla-yoga.com/yoga-retreat-mexico-sayulita-2021

About the Instructors:

Julia Eda Shemesh (E-RYT 500, YACEP)

I have studied deeply with Yoga, dance, meditation, movement therapy, and integral anatomy for over twenty years. After teaching various forms of āsana (vinyasa, 26+2, hatha) and literally thousands of hours of yoga teacher training programs, I was lucky enough to find Mysore style Aṣṭāṅga Yoga. Since 2014, I’ve sustained a daily practice and have gratefully studied with my beloved teachers, Maia Heiss and Noah Williams in Los Angeles. In 2017 and 2019, I traveled to Mysore to study with Sharath Jois, Arvind Pare, Lakshmisha Bhat, Dr. Jayashree and Prof. Narasimhan. I am devoted to making a regular return to India for ongoing study.

Lindsay Dombrowski (E-RYT 200)

Lindsay has been participating in this world by way of movement since she can remember.  A theatre geek and dancer in her youth, Lindsay followed her passions to New York University where she graduated Tisch School of the Arts cum laude.  She met yoga in college and yoga showed her a pathway to begin to meet herself.  Currently a student of Julia Shemesh and Maia Heiss practicing the Mysore Ashtanga system, she has spent over a decade in various relationships with yoga and its branches.  She draws inspiration from the women of Katonah Yoga with whom she has continued her education as well as Kia Miller and Suriyan Punyafoo at The Sunshine Massage School in Thailand. She is grateful for her studies abroad in Rishikesh, India.  Lindsay has taken introductory training in Trauma-Informed Somatic Practices and commits to continually sit in studentship with her work. She shares practices in classrooms around the Bay Area as well as virtually and on location with The Untraining.  Lindsay believes in humanness and spirit both.  She believes in the power of a daily check in.  She believes in food and its nourishment of the body and the community. Lindsay followed her gut to study Plant-Based Nutrition with eCornell and hopes if you come looking for her, you find her in the kitchen.