Chrysalis Yoga Info

Feed The Senses, Feed The Soul- Yoga, Cultural + Culinary Retreat


“Every once in awhile, you can feel a place having a moment. For Mexico City, that moment is now.” – Condé Nast Traveler

Snapshot

Vogue magazine calls it the “coolest megalopolis in the world” for a reason- there’s a Kahlo-esque bohemianism and electricity in the air, resulting from a major surge of creativity and national pride that’s positioned Mexico City as one of the world’s cultural powerhouses. It’s a place where old world tradition and history co-exist happily with a youthful enthusiasm for all things new and fresh. From its game-changing art and design scenes to the beautiful colonial architecture, mural-covered museums, colorful craft markets and singularly inspiring + incredibly complex culinary movement, this thrilling city beckons you to come and play, to be mesmerized by her sensual side and to fall in love with her completely irresistible, myriad charms.


“Thank you for a great experience. The week far outshone my expectations. I’m looking forward to your next Yoga, Cultural and Culinary Retreat!” -Christine B.

“The trip of a lifetime!” -Amanda H.


Flow For The Week

chrysalis-yoga-retreats-mexico-city-flow-for-the-weekJoin us for a magical week of exploration and expansion experienced through the holistic framework of yoga. Our time together will be anchored by morning meditation and yoga followed by excursions to some of Mexico City’s most sacred and compelling cultural sites and culinary destinations. Each day, we’ll delve into the diversity of the city as we wind our way through enchanting colonias, taking in the many sights, sounds, scents and flavors to unveil the richness and beauty of this vibrant metropolis. Ample time for relaxation is woven into our itinerary each day so as to create a harmonious balance between activity and repose. To hear what our retreat guests have to say about their CYR adventures, click here.

 

*To maintain an intimate environment in which every guest receives individual attention, we’re opening this retreat to 8 guests only.

* All classes and activities are optional. Our program is designed to meet you where you’re at physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. We encourage you to participate in a way that best suits your body, mind and spirit. Practitioners of all levels are welcome, including those with no prior experience.


Location

Our boutique B&B has a very unique + prime location situated in the Centro Histórico district, a UNESCO world heritage site, that puts us right in the heart of the city in a beautifully restored 1920’s art deco building with views of leafy Alameda park and several architectural landmarks. Conveniently located just steps away, are many major attractions including the Palacio Bellas Artes, Metropolitan Cathedral, Museo Franz Mayer, the Aztec ruins at Museo Templo Mayor and the city’s epicenter and main square- the Zócalo. The lively, bustling atmosphere is enhanced by the surrounding shops, restaurants, galleries and street vendors + there’s easy access to public transportation for those who wish to venture out on their own. Our outstanding location allows you to feel immersed in the energy of the city with the option of retiring to the peace and privacy of your tranquil guest room or indulging in some downtime on the rooftop terrace. View map.  


Accommodation

Our B&B is imbued with a modern Mexican design aesthetic that emphasizes clean lines and the use of natural materials. The light filled common spaces are accented with lots of plants and colorful textiles, while the pretty breakfast room overlooks the city. There’s a library + lounge area, a sunny inner courtyard and a rooftop terrace graced with a greenhouse containing fresh herbs and edible plants as well as hammocks for your lounging pleasure. On the ground floor of the building, you’ll find two restaurants, a mezcal joint, an ice cream parlor and much more.

 

chrysalis-yoga-retreats-mexico-city-accommodation-2Airy and bright, each guest room boasts views of either Alameda Park or the sunlit inner courtyard and feature private, spa-like bathrooms. Comfy beds are dressed with 100% crisp cotton linens. Also included are in-room safes, and while we recommend unplugging during your stay, all rooms do have free Wi-Fi and there are computers and tablets available for use as well. Our B&B’s stellar bilingual staff offers 24/7 assistance, including wake up calls. 

 

 

*Due to the building’s 1920’s era design, there is no handicap access for this retreat venue. As an historic building with no elevator, guests are required to reach their rooms via stairs. Rest assured that we make every effort to accommodate those that have difficulty with stairs. Staff is  available 24/7 to transport guest’s luggage to and from their rooms.


Yoga & Meditation

Daily yoga classes are designed to support students in exploring and deepening their practice. Sessions can range from restorative and therapeutic, to more challenging, vinyasa flow style classes. Morning meditations offer participants an opportunity to experience a range of techniques emphasizing simple methods that can be integrated into daily life.

*ALL practitioners are welcome, including those with no prior experience.

 

 

Certified yoga instructor, Thai yoga massage therapist and CYR founder, Kim Wolff, will lead our daily yoga and meditation classes, providing gentle guidance and focused support while allowing space for each student to find their own connection to the practice. Soulful and playful by nature, Kim’s class sessions are based on classical Hatha yoga philosophy, postures, breathwork and the principles of Ayurveda. Organic aromatherapy is used as a therapeutic tool to assist with the process of healing and transformation. The experience is one that is intuitive, fluid and dynamic- designed to empower you in evolving your practice to the next level. To read testimonials from Kim’s students, click here.


Cuisine

From the open-air markets and street food stalls to the highest-end restaurants, the food in Mexico City is spectacular. With over 50 types of regional cuisines, it’s one of the world’s great dining and gastronomic destinations. Our retreat will highlight artisanal, seasonal ingredients, traditional and cutting edge cooking techniques and many of the regional cuisines the city has to offer. We’ll feast on classical, contemporary and pre-Hispanic inspired dishes, sample some amazing home cooking, dine at the city’s top seafood restaurant and experience Mexican interpretations of global cuisines. We’ll tour one of the best markets in town where we’ll meet the merchants, shop for ingredients and prepare a meal together with two very inspiring chefs in a gorgeous private estate home. The option to taste some of Mexico City’s best wines, mezcal and pulque are included in select excursions for those who wish to imbibe.

chrysalis-yoga-retreats-mexico-city-diningMeals will be vegetarian with the exception of some seafood. The emphasis is on healthy, clean, flavorful cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients. Both continental and Mexican breakfast specialties will be prepared in-house daily by the wonderful chefs at our B&B. Vegan and gluten free options are available for breakfast. Most dietary restrictions can be accommodated. So that maximum enjoyment and benefits of the retreat can be experienced by all, we encourage mindful moderation with regards to alcohol consumption and invite you to explore the process and pleasure of partaking within the context of the cultural experience. 


Included In Your Package

– 6 nights / 7 days lodging at our boutique B&B in the Centro Histórico district, a UNESCO world heritage site
– Welcome reception with light-bites & libations
– Daily breakfast prepared each morning in-house at our B&B featuring both continental style offerings and homemade Mexican specialities
– 5 lunches + 5 dinners at establishments hand-selected for their superb regional cuisine offerings
– Daily yoga & meditation classes led by Kim, complemented with organic aromatherapy
– Boat tour of the canals and islands of Xochimilco, a UNESCO world heritage site
– Open-air market tour with merchant meet and greet + tastings with select vendors
– Cooking class with acclaimed chefs at a gorgeous private estate home followed by cocktails, communal meal + wine pairing
– Guided tour of Casa Azul, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera’s home, studio and museum
– Guided tour of Teotihuacan, a UNESCO world heritage site, including Quetzalcoatl temple and the pyramids of the sun and the moon
– Visit a family run obsidian workshop with tequila, mezcal & pulque tasting
– Relaxing + rejuvenating Spa day
– Retreat amenities gift bag curated by Kim
– Bellman fees + tips for luggage handling upon arrival and departure to / from our B&B
– Entrance fees + transportation to and from all excursions
– All taxes
– Private Facebook group for guests to connect, share itineraries + info, travel info, tips and photos

*Airfare and transport to/from B&B not included. 

*Schedule is subject to change. Our itinerary is consciously crafted with the intention of providing our guests with an unforgettable, experience of a lifetime. Activities may be altered should unforeseen circumstances arise.

*Optional Thai Yoga Massage Therapy sessions, with our very own Kelly Johnston, can be booked at an additional fee and scheduled during free time periods. Learn more & schedule an appointment. 


Room Options + Pricing & Registration

*So as to maintain an intimate atmosphere, registration is open to 8 guests only. Space is very limited and early registration is highly recommended.

Double Deluxe: Cozy double-bedded rooms with views of the former convent of San Diego, the San Hipólito Chapel or the bright inner courtyard. We have 1 spot available for this room option. Perfect for those wishing to be paired with a roommate.

Deluxe Standard: These bright and airy guestrooms are queen-bedded with views of either the sunny hammock deck or private back patio. Suitable for couples traveling together or for those who’d like a private room all to themselves.

Super Deluxe: Lovely and spacious, these queen-bedded rooms feature superb views of Alameda Park and the beautiful Latino Tower that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your bed. Suitable for couples traveling together or those who’d like a private room all to themselves.

Premium: The master suite’s view overlooking Alameda Park is one of the most beautiful in the city. These gorgeous rooms feature spacious bedrooms with a king size bed, living room and sumptuous bathrooms outfitted with a clawfoot tub and plush bathrobes. Perfect for those who’d like a private room all to themselves.

*All prices quoted are in USD and are subject to change. A non-refundable deposit of $750 will secure your spot. Final balance is due 45 days prior to the start date of our retreat. Single occupancy / private rooms are subject to availability and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

*We like to keep it intimate. Space is very limited and advance registration is highly recommended.


For more information, visit our Mexico City FAQ and Travel info pages.


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