The Best Yoga & Wellness Spots in Tulum, Mexico
Looking for the best yoga in Tulum? Keep reading for our curated guide on the best yoga and wellness spots in Tulum for the best wellness retreats and classes.
Tulum is growing quickly to become one of the best places in the Americas for yoga and wellness. As one of Mexico’s hottest beach destinations, Tulum attracts its fair share of both sun and wellness seekers who are looking to indulge in all its healthy food, white sandy beaches and physical and spiritual offerings.
It really is the perfect place for the wellness traveller as morning yoga, spa days, spiritual ceremonies, and delicious, healthy food are never far away.
There are many places in Tulum for yoga and wellness, both on the beach strip and in Tulum town each one offering a calm space to flow and connect with your mind and body.
Let’s dive into the places to find the best yoga in Tulum as well as the best yoga retreats in Tulum and places that offer nourishing all-round wellness. Whether you’re looking for a yoga class in Tulum or a longer yoga retreat, we have you covered.
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What Wellness to Seek Out in Tulum
Tulum really is heaven for yoga lovers with so many amazing yoga teachers from around the world and yoga studios at your fingertips right on the Riviera Maya.
There are so many different classes to choose from, from Hatha to Aerial yoga (I was personally offered three more types of yoga over just Vinyasa flow in a private session) and you get to do it in such a beautiful location which is truly priceless.
Most yoga studios are set in the jungle or right on the beach where you’re surrounded by nature and wildlife that encourage the connection between body, mind and earth. It’s the perfect destination if you really want to enhance or change up your yoga practice.
For those interested in a longer stay, there are also many different yoga retreats to participate in- many of them considered as some of the best yoga and wellness retreats in Tulum and the world.
For the ancient Mayans, cacao was sacred and used as a nourishing medicine for the soul, while also uplifting and detoxifying the body.
In recent years, cacao ceremonies have become more and more popular in Tulum as a way to boost immune and cardiovascular health (by drinking ceremonial cacao) and also to cleanse and heal the body and expand energy.
You won’t find it in many places around the world so it’s definitely a unique experience to try when in Tulum.
Originating from the local Mayan culture, Temazcal is a guided ceremony where local healers guide you through a series of meditations, music and chanting in order to cleanse the mind and the body. The idea is to open your heart and let go of stress and worries while creating space for the balance of your mind and emotions for inner peace.
Many of the best yoga studios in Tulum also offer sound healing. Sound healing is a journey to inner peace which includes meditation and listening to the sounds created by ancient ancestral instruments. The healer will guide you through meditation and a profound acoustic experience from around the world.
Top Spots for Wellness and the Best Yoga in Tulum
1. Holistika Tulum
Located on the edge of Tulum town, surrounded by verdant jungle, Holistika Tulum is the best wellness and yoga retreat center you’ll find in Tulum away from the beach.
Holistika offer a wide range of wellness activities to choose from such as round-the-clock specialist yoga classes (you can see their weekly schedules published at the entrance and online here), cacao and temazcal ceremonies and sound therapy workshops. They practice mainly hatha, vinyasa and kundalini yoga at Holistika.
They also have an onsite boutique hotel with a stunning pool area and one of the best vegan restaurants in Tulum, Tierra, and they also offer a number of different yearly conscious retreats that they host. It really is a remarkable place.
If yoga, Mexican wellness, cultural and spiritual activities are your thing then simply don’t miss this incredibly calming (and gorgeous) space.
Check their official website here for more details.
2. Alaya Tulum
The Alaya beachside property belongs to the Ahau Collection and their vibe is all about wellbeing and relaxation.
If you’re still thinking about where to stay in Tulum and you’d like to stay right on the beach, this is one of the best options.
Alaya’s focus is on holistic health and they help their guests to achieve this through morning and evening yoga classes, healthy and nutrient-rich meals, integral workshops classes and retreats throughout the year.
The good news is that this isn’t offered for just guests. Non-guests can join the popular twice-daily yoga classes that happen in their beautiful, open-air yoga barn overlooking the jungle and you can also spend the day at their beach club. Workshops retreats and classes are also available for non-guests.
Check their official website here for more details.
Otherwise book your stay at Alaya Tulum
3. Ahau Tulum
A yoga and wellness-focused hotel, Ahau is a lovely space to come and practise yoga in and enjoy the surroundings afterwards- including Raw Love, one of Tulum’s best vegan cafes.
With a wide range of daily yoga classes and ceremonies, morning and evening, it’s so easy to just turn up and flow. Their open-air yoga studio right on the beach allows you to breathe to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore.
Ahau also does sound healing and cacao ceremonies, vinyasa and aerial yoga.
For their daily events check their website here.
To book your stay at Ahau Tulum check rates and availability here
4. Yaan Healing Sanctuary
For one of the best wellness centers and spas in Tulum, Be Tulum Hotel’s Yaan Healing Sanctuary is a place of peace, calm and tranquillity.
They specialise in yoga, meditation, temazcal ceremonies on every new and full moon as well as a range of spa treatments like massages and facials and access to their healing thermal pools. The space itself in the middle of the jungle is superb- rustic and raw with all the Tulum boho vibes you might expect.
Yoga classes vary between Hatha and Vinyasa flow and are held in a gorgeous studio in the jungle canopy- hearing the jungle awaking at sunrise while flowing is quite the experience. They also have meditation classes that follow Himalayan Buddhist practises.
Yoga classes and spa treatments can all be booked via Whatsapp through their website here.
To book your stay at Be Tulum (the property associated with the spa) check rates and availability here
5. Selina Tulum
As one of the most affordable places to stay on the Tulum Beach road, Selina is also one of the best spaces for yoga in Tulum.
If you’d prefer to flow with a more digital nomad/backpacker space and even have the chance to meet new people head to Selina.
They offer a wide range of morning and evening yoga sessions that include Power Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Chakra Balancing Yoga and Air Bar Fit classes as well as breathwork and meditation classes daily. Post flow you can head to their wellness center to relax or get a smoothie bowl at the beachside restaurant.
Click here for their website where you can sign up online for classes.
To book your stay at Selina Tulum check rates and availability here
Sanará is probably my favourite place in Tulum for the best yoga shala Tulum.
Sanara is all about a way of life and a stay here is inclusive of all that attributes to health; healthy food, a calm and stress-free mental state and movement.
Their beachfront yoga studio is one of the best in Tulum offering ocean views as you flow and the property does daily yoga class which non-guests can join too- just call ahead to sign up.
They also offer weekly sound healing, private yoga and meditation sessions and programs for guests to be able to enjoy the very best of what Sanará has to offer.
The Real Coconut at Sanará is one of the best plant-based restaurants in Tulum and a meal here after a yoga class is a must. I literally can’t recommend this place enough.
They are also one of the only places that offer yoga class passes giving you 5 classes for the price of 4- perfect for those in Tulum for more than a couple of days.
Check their official website here for more details.
To book your stay at Sanará Tulum check rates and availability here
The Azulik space is one of the most unique spaces in the world and the same goes for its yoga studio and spa.
Azulik offers daily yoga classes at 8 am in their iconic dome that allows you to unite body and mind in your practice in a truly sacred space. Yoga classes are free for guests but open for all- just buy your tickets online here.
They also offer Sound Healing sessions, Temazcal and Energy Purification sessions.
Offering both a Maya spa, in which treatments are based on ancient Mayan practises in order to cleanse and rejuvenate and a Beauty Sanctuary, it really is an otherworldly place to experience yoga and wellness.
Check their official website here for more details. I personally wouldn’t stay at Azulik as it’s way too overpriced and overhyped. There are far better properties close by right on Tulum Beach.
8. Shambala Petit Hotel
Shambala specialises in accommodation and Tulum yoga retreats right on the beautiful beach. Yoga retreats offer daily yoga, meditation, healthy food and free time to enjoy one of the most stunning areas of Mexico surrounded by lush jungle, floury, white sand and turquoise oceans- the ideal place to relax and reconnect with mind and body.
Find out more on their website here.
To book your stay at Shambala Petit check rates and availability here
Other Yoga and Wellness Spots Worth Mentioning
Nomade Tulum – Nomade has to be one of my favourite beachside properties in Tulum and they also have a pretty solid yoga class schedule. They also have gratitude tents and nest talks to really promote healing and self-discovery.
Tribal Tulum– One of the best independent yoga studios in Tulum. They do daily classes as well as organised some great Tulum, Mexico yoga retreats. Find out more here.
Amansala – One of the original Tulum yoga and wellness hotels on Tulum Beach to offer yoga-focused stays, classes and some of the best yoga retreats Tulum has to offer. They are still a leader and offer many retreats throughout the year. Find out more.
Om Collective Tulum– One of the best grassroots yoga initiatives in Tulum town, this is a great spot for long-term visitors and locals. Find out more here.
What are your favourite places for the best yoga in Tulum? Let me know in the comments below.
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