Friendsgiving Retreat

Friendsgiving Retreat

From November 19 to 26, 2022

Eight days and seven nights of vigorous yoga practice, workshops, deep rest, delicious vegan food, nature immersion and soul-filling sunsets. November is one of the best months to experience this part of Mexico.

Take time for yourself. Cancel the screens and dive into the lush reality of this wondrous planet. Tap into the healing power of raw nature, conscious activity and nourishing food. Slow down, be barefoot and bring awareness to our shared ecology and interconnectedness. Reemerge fresh and feeling more like yourself than you have in a while.

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About the teacher

Friendsgiving Retreat

Julia Shemesh

Yoga Teacher

Julia Eda Shemesh (E-RYT 500, YACEP) has studied deeply with Yoga, dance, meditation, movement therapy, and integral anatomy for over twenty years. After teaching various forms of āsana (vinyāsa, 26+2, hatha) and thousands of hours of yoga teacher training programs, she was lucky enough to find the Mysore style Aṣṭāṅga Yoga practice.

In early 2020, Julia founded the Yalla Yoga school, which operates mostly online, and offers retreats and trainings in-person. She lives in Tel Aviv with her husband, daughter and dog. For more info, visit or follow @jujueda

Friendsgiving Retreat

Brian Peoples

Yoga Teacher

Brian Peoples (E-RYT 500) is compelled to share yoga practice as a means to living life more fully, simply, sensibly and embodied. Encouraging students to become curious, deliberate and playful in their choice making; his lessons illustrate how to recognize form for its function and understand nature's implicit pattern as found in the body.

Through sound adjustments in joint space, breath work and metaphor; each practitioner can develop their awareness to better refine, relate, re-pair, attune and achieve more harmony in how they conduct themselves and the energy around them.

He has been a guest teacher at the United Nations, and annually headlines workshops, retreats, festivals and training programs, both is the U.S. and internationally. He lives in New York City. &


About the experience

Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat
Friendsgiving Retreat


All Included


per person DELUXE ROOMS  $2,850 ECO CHIC SUITE  $3,150 CASITAS  $ Available upon request


per person SMALL PALAPA  $2,350 DELUXE ROOMS  $3,550 CASITAS  $ Available upon request


  • Selected accommodation
  • 3 deliciously healthful meals served daily
  • Coffee, tea, fruit and granola
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Airport transfers and Boat ride to retreat center
  • All taxes
  • Eco-tour & excursions
  • Jungle trek
  • Meditation class
  • Temazcal Ceremony
  • Beach Bonfire
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