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Winter Yoga Vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico

January 13 – 20, 2024   Two rooms available
February 10 – 17, 2024  Two rooms available
February 17 – 24, 2024  One shared room (female) available

Looking for a sunny trip in the middle of winter? Susan will lead HAYC’s 29th annual yoga vacation in Puerto Morelos, Mexico. Experience two yoga classes a day, a reef-protected beach, and plenty of time to snorkel or just relax and enjoy the sun.

The Yoga Vacation includes:
• Two daily yoga classes, 7:30-9:30 a.m. and 4:00-6:00 p.m.
• Brunch daily
• Welcoming and farewell dinners held at poolside
• Double occupancy at beautiful Villas Shanti and additional nearby accommodations
• Ample time to enjoy the culture and beauty of Mexico

YOGA: There will be two yoga classes held daily in the spacious screened yoga room surrounded by palm trees and flowers. Classes are alignment-based. Morning classes are more active and challenging. Afternoon classes will include forward bends, twists, restoratives, pranayama, and meditation. The yoga vacation is geared to students with at least six months of yoga experience. Props are provided.

ACTIVITIES: Although there is plenty of time between yoga classes to rest and relax by the pool, in the hammock palapa, or on the white sand beach, activities are also available. The reef at Puerto Morelos is spectacular and easily accessible. Snorkeling is fabulous, either from the shore or by boat. If conditions allow, one day mid-week, only one early morning yoga class will be held to accommodate those who wish to go on longer excursions. Guests in previous years have enjoyed touring the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Coba, and Ek' Balam, and visiting the biosphere reserve of Sian Ka'an.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Guests will stay in beautiful and serene Villas Shanti and in additional nearby properties located in the fishing village of Puerto Morelos, 22 miles south of Cancun. Each double room at Villas Shanti overlooks the pool plaza and has its own kitchen and bathroom. Bottled water and daily maid service are included.

MEALS: The yoga vacation includes a catered authentic Mexican dinner held at 7:00 p.m. on the Saturday evening of arrival and another on the following Friday prior to departure. Brunch will be served poolside each day after the morning yoga class. One delight of previous groups has been to stroll into town in the evenings to sample the excellent local cuisine and to enjoy Puerto Morelos's charm.

TRANSPORTATION: Make your own travel arrangements to fly into Cancun. Travel between the Cancun Airport and Villas Shanti is easily available but not included. Shuttle service by van is approximately $30 and cab fare usually runs about $40-$50. Make your departure plans for any time on your final Saturday. The return cab fare is less expensive.


$1,840 Single occupancy
$1,340 Double occupancy

The cost includes accommodations, all yoga classes, a daily brunch and two special catered dinners. A $400 deposit for each week is required to reserve your space. Balances are due on November 15, 2023 for all weeks.
After November 15, 2023, deposits and balances will only be refunded if your space can be filled from a waiting list.

All checks should be made payable to THE HEALTH ADVANTAGE YOGA CENTER. Email us at with any questions and for the address to send your deposit.

WAITING LIST: If you are interested in being placed on a waiting list for one of the full weeks, email us at

See pictures of our 2023 trip


Susan Van Nuys is the director of The Health Advantage Yoga Center. She has been a yoga practitioner since 1989 and began teaching in 1997. Susan has studied with many world class teachers, focusing on alignment-based styles. She received a BS degree in computer science and linguistics from the College of William and Mary, and she particularly enjoys applying the logic she learned while programming to the progressive teaching of yoga poses. Susan's approach is warm and clear with an appreciation of individual differences.

Join Susan for a wonderful week as we connect to both our outer world through nature and our inner world through yoga.

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