MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL— A retreat into the 5 Universal Elements woven into yoga, meditation, and consciousness

Feb. 13 - 20, 2021

One week.  No electricity. Full digital detox. 360 degrees of nature. A sanctuary for the senses. An immersion into the five universal elements. Fire. Water. Earth. Air. Energy.  A journey into the fullness of your being.

​In the tropical hills of Sayulita, we warmly welcome you to Haramara Retreat. A sacred and intimate seaside Mexican hideaway set in the Riviera Nayarit. A nourishing space for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual body. This is MEDICINE FOR THE SOUL.


Gentle ocean breezes will bless you each day at Haramara. The element of air teaches us about expansion, circulation, and lightness. In yoga, the breath allows for spaciousness to open up in the body. This helps us gain strength, flexibility, and balance in the pose. In everyday situations, the quality of your breath informs whether we are feeling stressed or relaxed; focused or overwhelmed. When we practice awareness of the breath, we can deepen into any experience with more presence.


Water is a purifying, rejuvenating element reminding us to be in the flow of life. Drinking plenty of water is also an essential part of the body’s cleansing and re-hydration process. It is often the final part of a self-care practice, especially when there has been a physical or energetic shift. On the outer level, letting the body submerge in water is naturally refreshing and calming to the nervous system. Your retreat will offer plenty of time to relax in the saltwater infinity pool or swim in the ocean from Haramara’s private beach.


The earth element creates our foundation and keeps us grounded. Our roots are a reflection of who we are and how we grow.  Being rooted in self-care and self-love helps us stay on track. When we feel a lack of balance, it’s a gentle reminder to reconnect to what gives us stability. This week is designed to slow your pace in life and disconnect from the outside world of news, social media, and doing— and hold more meaning in just being. We’ll explore many ways to connect to our sense of safety and security, while increasing our full potential.


Fire is the most stimulating of the elements. It has the power to transform, illuminate what needs to be seen, and release. We will engage in two special Mayan traditions to ignite the fire within us: a cacao ceremony and a Temazcal ritual. The cacao ceremony will activate the heart and allow energy to flow through. An open and present heart frees us from emotional blockages and past trauma. The Temazcal ritual will be led by a local healer who will guide us into the four directions. It’ll be an experience of chanting, drumming, heat, steam, sweat, purification, and detox.


The symbol of the fifth element is a combination of the four triangles. It is known by many names— spirit, energy, life force, frequency, vibration, and quantum physics. This is where the mystery and magic resides. It’s within us and around us, though invisible to the naked eye. When we become attuned to energy, we start to become more conscious beings and live in synchronicity to guidance of the universe.

Packages include:

    • 7 nights accommodation in rustic luxury with gorgeous ocean views and jungle surroundings
    • Food! Three fresh, organic, gourmet meals per day by top-rated creative chefs. Meals can be catered to special dietary needs.​
    • Daily morning and afternoon self-care modalities in a beautiful open-air pavilion: Hatha yoga, restorative yoga, laughter yoga, QiGong, meditation, TRE® (tension-trauma release)
    • Inspiring evening programs for conscious connection: innerdance energy work, family constellation exercises, open mic night
    • ​Full support from highly experienced, trauma-informed, and multi-disciplinary facilitators who bring joy to their work
    • Personal time for swimming, napping, spa treatments, and visiting the nearby beach town of Sayulita (a 20-30 minute walk
    • Two special ceremonies from the ancient Mayan tradition: Cacao ceremony and Temazcal
    • Use of saltwater swimming pool and pristine private beach
    • 19% Mexico hotel tax


    • Single occupancy- $3,055
    • Double occupancy- $2,355
    • Triple Occupancy- $2,185
    • Quad Occupancy- $2,095
    • Dormitory- $1,915

Pricing Specials:


To book your spot, we ask for an initial $200 deposit. A second deposit of $300 will be due on Dec. 5, 2020. The final balance will be due on Jan. 24 2021 (three weeks before the retreat). These payments are fully refundable (minus $20 processing fee) under the following conditions:

    • The retreat is cancelled by Hanuman Yoga Retreat or Haramara.
    • There are (new) travel restrictions to/from Mexico and to/from your place of departure that would prevent you from attending the retreat.
    • You have been tested positive for COVID-19.

Type of Retreat: Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Tammy Hayano
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 14088984867
Online Registration:

About the Instructors:

Originally from California, Tammy has been living and traveling worldwide for over two decades. Tammy took her love of travel, teaching background, and interest in transformational experiences to start Hanuman Yoga Retreat. Since its launch in 2013, Tammy has led retreats in Bali, Thailand, Mexico, Hawaii, Vietnam, and California. Tammy brings a gentle, calm, and reflective approach and aims to work where people are at, instead of where they “should” be.   Tammy offers several modalities for self-care, healing, and connection— Hatha Yoga,QiGong,  JourneyDance™, Innerdance Energy Work, TRE®/tension-trauma release, Laughter Yoga, Family Constellations, and Craniosacral Therapy. Tammy’s classes, workshops, and retreats consistently receive excellent reviews on TripAdvisor, BookYogaRetreats, and WeTravel. Tammy is a nomad currently based in Santa Cruz, California. Follow Hanuman Yoga Retreat on Instagram and Facebook.

After being diagnosed with panic disorder in 2011, Dave Millang set out on a lifelong journey of healing, realization, and presence. Nomadic for the past six years, a student of yoga for nearly a decade, Dave gravitates towards an integrative and grounded approach to self-care, conscious liberation, and developing body intelligence. His training and experience includes various forms of breathwork, integral yoga, ecstatic dance, somatic meditation, Chinese herbalism, TRE®, and elemental yoga. Dave’s unique blend of Zen philosophy, poetry, and posture aims to help open the doors to building a heart-based and intuitive yogic practice. He can be found leading 1:1 and group classes all over the globe, most regularly in Montreal, Chiang Mai, Guatemala, and Des Moines. This will be Dave’s third retreat co-facilitating with Tammy. Follow Dave on Instagram.