World-renowned for its bright flavors from the kitchen and for putting mezcal on the hipster mixology scene, Oaxaca City is one of our most sought-after destinations to date for a plethora of reasons. Firstly, of course, for the incredible Mexican cuisine lovingly crafted for generations over open flames and harvested fresh from the abundant fields nestled in the mountains and valleys of Oaxaca. Next, for the rich tradition of their local spirit, mezcal, made from the abundant agave plants of the region. Of course, for the unique artisans and craftsmanship that is richly steeped in the culture from candle makers to rug weavers and the incredibly talented artists who create the adorable alebrijes creatures. And finally, to celebrate the Day of the Dead, a time when all souls gather to remember, honor and celebrate the memories and favorites of their loved ones lost. Altars are decorated with strongly scented marigold flowers believed to lure the dead back to this realm, with cut paper flags, beautifully decorated sugar skulls, plenty of fruits and local vegetables and spices, and even their favorite libations for the spirits to enjoy! We honor our loved ones lost by bringing their photos and some of their favorite things to place on the altar we create together for this very sacred holiday. It’s such a different perspective on death, and we think that is so very special and important to revere in the opportunity to view death in a different way. It reminds us just how precious our time together on this plane is and to celebrate with fondness and a common bond those who have touched our lives so deeply.
Join us for the most unique yoga retreat to celebrate Mexico, its culture, cuisine, wonders of nature, and artistic expression in Oaxaca. Soulful yoga practices will anchor each day along with fabulous adventures including traditional Mexican cuisine cooking class, artisanal mezcal distillery tours and tastings, excursions to visit local artisans like candle makers, rug weavers, and alebrije artists, healing massages, markets and shopping time will round out the days. Our lovely accommodations with swimming pool and temazcal are nestled just far enough outside the city to have a reprieve from the bustle of Oaxaca but close enough to experience all it has to offer. Join us to experience the rich tradition and culture in the heart of Mexico’s culinary gem. Your souls will thank you.