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Oaxaca Yoga | Five Senses

Indulge your five senses in a yoga retreat that includes cooking classes, creative sessions and mezcal.

January 10 - 16 2021

$2,069.10 Per Person
January 10 - 16 2021

From: $2,069.10 per person | January 10 - 16 2021

The Magic

Explore your senses and indulge in the flavors of life at this week-long retreat in Oaxaca, Mexico. You'll enjoy bright and beautiful accommodation, cooking classes with top chefs, and a visit to a family run palenque to learn how to make amazing mezcals in the old fashioned way. You’ll discover astonishing ancient ruins and rebalance your body and mind with daily yoga plus plenty of free time left over to independently discover food, drinks, ceramics, chocolate and local Mexcan art.
Oaxaca Yoga | Five Senses

A day on retreat

Retreat Itinerary


Start each day refreshed and energized after a revitalizing morning yoga session and an afternoon workshoppy session. Our days will be full of cultural and spiritual exploration and the practice will be both our way of preparing for the day and also integrating from the day.

Retreat Itinerary


Each yoga/movement practice is followed by a delicious and healthy breakfast. At the Merced Market, you'll be able to indulge in some of the famously good tamales, manelas, and tortillas. You'll also head out for a market tour and cooking class at Origen Restaurant with the owner and head chef Rodolfo Castellanos and eat the fruits of your labor for lunch.

Retreat Itinerary


While we encourage all guests to wind down, reset the nervous system and recover from doing so much, we also think that real adventure and movement supports this, in the right dose. We'll head to Santa Catarina Minas, where you'll learn all about how to produce the best Mezcal in the traditional process, and visit local textile master and enjoy some shopping in Teotitlan de Valle. There will also be an optional trip to the stunning rock formations of Hierve el Aqua.

Our Teacher
Rebecca Thieneman

Rebecca believes everyone has the potential to thrive in the world, and that wellness is at the forefront of this global change. With an undeniable passion for empowering others to take charge of their wellbeing, one of her greatest strengths is establishing meaningful connections with others to collaboratively make the world a healthier place. After taking her first class nearly 15 years ago, Rebecca has continued investing in the practices of yoga and meditation as student and teacher both. Rebecca seeks to create a sacred space for students to connect within themselves more deeply through breath and posture, with a unique teaching style most influenced by Ashtanga Vinyasa, Yin yoga, and Vipassana meditation.
Rebecca Thieneman Retreat Teacher
Retreat Venue

The Venue

El Diablo y Sandia is a uniquely bright and beautiful hotel that boasts sunny and spacious rooms, a colorful dining terrace, and exceptionally warm and welcoming staff. Daily, top-rated breakfasts and eclectic decor are what make this Oaxaca destination a stand-out one.


A bed in a shared twin room. Each of these rooms comes with two twin beds dressed in crisp, fresh linens and an en-suite bathroom.



Each of these private double rooms comes with two twin beds or one Queen dressed in crisp, fresh linens and an en-suite bathroom.



A bed in a bright, shared Triple Room. Each room comes with three twin beds and your own en-suite bathroom for added privacy and comfort during your stay.



Your very own cosy single bed in a shared Quad Room—perfect for solo travelers. Rooms come with four single beds, en-suite bathroom, and El Diablo y La Sandia's



**Itinerary is subjected to change**

January 12th - Arrival 
5pm -7pm -  Opening Yoga & Circle
8:00pm - Dinner at Origen 

January 13th - Day 2 - Settle in Explore Oaxaca
7:30 - Hot Water & Lemon
7:50 - Depart for Yoga
8-9:15am Yoga
9:30am - Breakfast at B&B
10:30am - Santo Domingo visit + Free Time
1pm - Lunch on own at Merced Market (we take you there and you do your own thing - meet back at the studio) Best tamales, manelas, tortillas,
Afternoon Free
6:00-7:00 - Evening Sound Session?
7:30 -  Group Dinner at Zandunga // Sabina Sabe // Biznaga // Boulenc

(tell D&S Early Fast Breakfast)

January 14th - Day 3 – Monte Alban
7:15 - Morning Elixir
7:40 - Depart for Yoga
8:00am-9:00am -  Yoga
9:00-9:45am - Breakfast - Quick Breakfast
9:45 - Depart - This is the important factor.
10:00am- 12pm - MONTE ALBAN
12:30 - Lunch
1:30-2:30 - Taller Jacobo
Mezcal and dinner @  Dinner at Lalo’s in Santa Catarina Minas
8:00 - Return

January 15th - Day 4
7:15 - Morning Elixir
7:30 - Meditation
8:45 - Depart
10:15 - 12:00 - Hierva el Agua (optional) Minimal Hiking
12:30 - Lunch  on own
1:00-2:00 - Visit Local Textile Master - Shopping in Teotitlan de Valle
5:00 - Yoga & Creative Session
7:00 - Dinner @ Dinner at Zandunga // Sabina Sabe // Biznaga // Boulenc

January 16th - Day 5
7:15 - Morning Elixir
8am - Yoga
Light Breakfast
10:15am- Cooking Class & Market Tour w/ Origen + Lunch
Afternoon Free
Dinner own own

January 17th - Day 6
7:15 - Morning elixir
8:30am - Yoga and straight to breakfast
10:00- Breakfast TASTING
Afternoon Free & Lunch on own
5:00pm - Yoga & Closing Circle
7pm - Dinner @ Criollo

January 18th - Day 7

7:15 - morning elixir
8:00 - Breakfast & Departure

Fly into Xoxocotlán International Airport and taxi to Hotel on your own (don't worry it's not hard).

**Arrival transfers are not included. Estimated cost is $20 per taxi. Most flights arrive in the afternoon, so we often recommend guests arrive a night early and stay at the Hotel (Diablo y Sandia) or at a hotel nearby. Return transfers to airport on last day are included.

Start Time: 5:00 pm on first day for Yoga & Opening Circle

End Time: After breakfast on the last day (no yoga on this morning)

Oaxaca: Oaxaca is the capital of the state of the same name. Oaxaca city’s pleasantly mild climate, due to its altitude of 5000 feet above sea level, is but one many reasons to visit. Rich in history and culture, Oaxaca is a fascinating destination where you can appreciate ancient civilizations, colonial art and architecture and vibrant cultural traditions. You needn’t be concerned about safety here; Oaxaca is one of the safest Mexican tourist destinations you could choose.

Where we stay: El Diablo y Sandia, Address: 121 Boca del Monte esq. Tinoco y Palacios Oaxaca, 68000.

Email: boca@eldiabloylasandia.com Phone:+52 9512077096

The House: This colonial house was renovated in the 50´s by a Oaxacan family who moved to the city from the coast. The house maintains it’s original adobe walls as well as it’s traditional tile floors. Some of the furniture is also the original of the house. We renovated all the bathrooms and terraces. Stunning views of the patio from all rooms Two blocks from a popular street with lots of shops, restaurants and bars. Several Outdoor spaces and Terraces Delicious breakfast included colorful and tastefully decorated with regional handcrafts.

The first yoga class and opening circle begin at 5:30PM. We'll meet at El Diablo y la Sandia hotel.

  • 6 nights shared accommodation at Diablo y Sandia
  • 1 cooking classes and meals with Oaxaca’s best chefs
  • Market & Shopping Tour
  • Daily yoga classes
  • All breakfasts, most dinners, 2 lunches
  • Visit to Monte Alban
  • Visit and tasting at Mezcal Palenque (farm)
  • Transportation for all excursions
  • The best food of your life! (we think)

What’s not Included?
Airfare and transport and airport taxis
Spa treatments and resort extras
Alcohol or other beverages not included with meals

- The hotel has soap, shampoo and towels. All of the rooms have a fan a hairdryer, hats and umbrellas.
- There is Wifi in the common areas
- Breakfast included: (fruit, juice, coffee or tea, bread and jam and a main traditional Oaxacan dish)
- Unlimited phone calls to the US, Mexico and Oaxaca
- The kitchen is for everyone!
- Touristic information and orientation on what to do and where to go
- Laundry Services Available at extra cost

Food & Dietary Restrictions: Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please let us know your needs when you register.

In Oaxaca, the month of January is characterized by temperature highs around 74°F to 77°F, rarely exceeding 84°F or dropping below 66°F. Daily low temperatures are around 50°F. Currency/Cash/CC: The Mexican peso, 1 USD = 17-18 Pesos

Visa & Vaccines: Passport needed valid to 6 months after departure date. For travel health information, visit here and ask your doctor. “You should be up to date on routine vaccinations while traveling to any destination… “Most travelers get travel vaccines and medicines for Hepatitis A and Typhoid.”

Language Spoken at Destination: Spanish and English

Travel Insurance
YOGASCAPES requires each trip member to purchase individual travel insurance for their trip. We suggest that you include “cancel for any reason” with your policy. You must purchase travel insurance that includes medical coverage.

When are final payments due?

Final balances are due 60 days before the departure date of the trip. If final payments are not received by 60 days prior to departure, YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel your reservation and accept new reservations for your space. If you do not think you can pay in time please contact us via email.