Tulum is a laid-back town with a hippy, backpacker vibe. There are adorable restaurants and bars with outdoor seating located feet away from the bustling roads. Signs advertise wheatgrass shots and snorkeling excursions. Most tourists are on bikes, and when we arrived last Tuesday at the lofts below the yoga studio where we were staying for the week, we got two of our own.
A yoga class was starting soon, so we changed and went upstairs to the studio. I’d never been in a studio more peaceful. The floors were sturdy hardwood and the panoramic windows provided a view of the treetops and let sunlight and fresh air stream in. Every ounce of the space begged you to just chill out. It said, “Here’s a safe place for you. Here, you can let go.”
During savasana, with my legs propped up on a chair, I sent up a prayer of gratitude for the airy studio, the mindfulness of the practice, the beauty of Mexico, and this adventure with my mom.
Below is a snapshot itinerary of our week in Tulum:
Day 1: We landed in Cancun and took a shuttle (USA Transfers - reliable and comfortable) to Aquatic Lofts, the home base of our retreat. We ate lunch at Malevo next door, which had great prices, fresh ceviche, and quiona salads. Then we took a challenging Iyengar yoga class at Tribal Tulum. The studio was directly above our room, so the travel time was less than a minute. Later, we went to Mezzanine for incredible Thai food and ocean views, and finished the night with stargazing on the beach while the Milky Way sliced through the sky.