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.
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WHAT WELLNESS ACTIVITIES TO SEEK OUT IN TULUM
Tulum really is a 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 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 retreats in 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 a meditation and a profound acoustic experience from around the world.
TOP SPOTS FOR THE BEST YOGA AND WELLNESS IN 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 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.
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 and 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.
A yoga and wellness-focused hotel, Ahau is a lovely space to come and practise yoga in and enjoy the surrounding 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.
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.
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.
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.