Welcome to Copal Retreats! Your yoga & fitness destination!

Your yoga-centric retreat in beautiful Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Warm up for winter – Annabel Kershaw

Nov 4th-10th 2018 | Paamul Beach


Nov 04, 7:00 PM – Nov 10, 11:00 PM
Paamul beach, Carr. Cancún – Tulum, Paa Mul, Q.R., Mexico

November brings warm, crystal clear water to the Mayan Riviera. The clarity of the sea leads us deeper into our own awareness and the sweetness that resides there. Join us in magical Paamul as we prepare for the chilly months ahead with a nourishing practice of self care and joy. Let’s face it, for most of us, the time leading out of a busy summer and fall can become a little heavy and grey as the days shorten and the cold descends. During this week we will stoke the tropical fire within and take time for introspection and release. The practice will be a mix of Yin and Yang, Action and Restorative. This will be one delicious week and you will AHHHHHHHHH yourself all the way home and through the winter. All levels welcome.

Annabel Kershaw (annabelsyoga.com)

Annabel lives in Yoga Central – Vancouver BC – and is a 500 hr RYT (Registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance) with additional certifications in Yin, Restorative, Hot and pre and post Natal as well as studies in Anatomy. She loves nothing more than practicing in a hot climate where the mind and body open freely with sunrise and flow easily through to the end of the day and the deep rest that comes with the sound of the ocean waves.

Also an actor and singer, Annabel brings a sense of joy and creativity to each practice, encouraging community and connection with every one of her students. When she found Paamul – after taking many retreats in many places, this was the Yoga home that she had been searching for. Annabel can’t wait to bring her students “home.”

Comeflow with us – Kerr Mcleod

Nov 12-18th, 2018 | Paamul Beach


Nov 12, 7:00 PM – Nov 18, 11:00 PM
Paamul beach, Carr. Cancún – Tulum, Paa Mul, Q.R., Mexico

I have decided to host another retreat in Pamul, Mexico, because it is without doubt, the perfect location! It’s almost too good to be true. The water-front accommodations, fresh organic food, endless available activities, wonderful support staff— all within a magical Caribbean backdrop, makes for truly exquisite week. Furthermore, we are very fortunate to have a wonderful co-host named Janet who is from Mexico and has spent many years living in the area. Her involvement is invaluable, because it allows us to experience the infinite beauty and rich local cultural from somebody who knows all the best places and secrets! I encourage anybody who wants to get out of town, do something profoundly nourishing for themselves, and explore a little bit of heaven on earth, to join us for what will surely be a memorable refuge from the stresses of life.

I tend to teach a breath and mindfulness-centered practice, including variety from styles such as hatha, vinyasa, yin, massage, restorative, and meditation. I love including music in my classes. Furthermore, I instruct with an underlying athletic tone, but have a calm and easy-going nature. I am not overly serious, I have a playful nature, and tend to bring light humour to the practice as well. I think I have a nice balance of challenging students to build strength, as well as facilitating a deep sense of surrender and relaxation. It is true gift to assist others in finding space in their body, and peace in their mind.

Lak’ech Ala K’in — You are another me (Mayan)

Balance and Regroup through the 4 Elements – Daniela Manzur

Nov 22nd-26th, 2018 | Paamul Beach


Nov 22, 7:30 PM – Nov 26, 2:00 PM
Paamul beach, Carr. Cancún – Tulum, Paa Mul, Q.R., Mexico

Throughout these 5 days together at Copal Retreat, we will dedicate each day to the resonance of the light and shadow of each one of the elements and how they can help us balance. Throughout our time together we will learn how to reset our mental programming, to give it space and to allow our own nature to be re-born again. We will become more conscious of ourselves and our surroundings to become more loving and compassionate.

I have been very fortunate to receive teachings from various masters that have traced my lifestyle forever. Come practice with us!

Young Professionals Ignite 2019

Jan 1st-6th, 2019 | Paamul Beach


Jan 1st-6th, 2019

Sometimes you need to disconnect to reconnect. Step out of your comfort zone, away from your regular routine. Close the laptop, put away the phone, and leave the city, for an immersive travel experience where you will connect with unique, inspiring peers and rediscover your best self. Welcome to Startup Island – Ignite 2019, our 16th travel experience, but 1st international trip for young professionals. This time we’re headed to Copal Retreat in Paa Mul, Mexico, a pristine beachfront property between Tulum and Playa Del Carmen, surrounded by wildlife, Mayan ruins, and an abundance of nature’s hidden gems. Give 2019 the jump start it needs to achieve your goals. After six days in Mexico, you will leave with a fresh mentality, the knowledge, resources, and hunger to create the life you desire, and a new tribe to support you along your journey.

Kinetic Flow – Ricardo Castro

Jan 17th-23rd, 2019 | Paamul Beach


Jan 17th-23rd, 2019

Raised in Northern Mexico, a small city called Tampico, where the love of being close to the sea found a way into his heart. He developed his passion for bodily movement and the interaction between body and mind through Martial Arts, loving both the traditional aspect and the competition. Ricardo began Yoga to improve his alignment in Calisthenics as well as proper breathing in Martial Arts and immediately fell in love with its focus on balancing body and mind. He is new to teaching yoga, but an old soul with years in martial arts and mind body connection. He received his Yoga teacher training in 2015 in Vinyasa Flow in Tulum, where he now lives.

His Sunday Funday practice is often the highlight of his studio yoga week as people play into poses and Ricardo shares effective ways to increase balance, flexibility, strength often as they relate to inversions, balances and movement.

As a yogi, both on and off the mat, Ricardo declares himself a perpetual student, always open to learn different styles of yoga, or even other disciplines in movement.

Flow and Restore Yoga Retreat – Curtis Hunter & Lynette Suchar

Jan 25th-31st, 2019 | Paamul Beach


Jan 25th-31st, 2019

After experiencing the magic of Copal Retreat, Curtis and Lynette couldn’t wait to return to PaaMul again to teach together. Escape the cold and join us for a week in paradise to flow and restore. The week will focus on creating a balance within your yoga practice as well as cultivating space in your life for self-care. We will begin each morning with a sunrise vinyasa practice and end each day with a sunset yin, restorative, or nidra practice. All levels welcome.

As well as our daily yoga classes and two scheduled excursions, you will have plenty of time to unwind, relax, and take time for yourself or connect with your fellow retreaters in this little corner of heaven. There is magic that exists when we slow down and nurture ourselves. We hope you’ll return to your daily life with a renewed sense of well-being.

Curtis Hunter began teaching yoga in Saskatoon, SK five years ago, shortly after taking his first 200-hour teacher training with Vincent Lu. Curtis has since continued to train with some of the most talented teachers in the yoga community. He is a certified yin teacher through Bernie Clark and a certified vinyasa teacher through Clara Roberts-Oss with whom he is currently completing his 300-hour vinyasa yoga certification. His classes involve play, calm guidance, breath work, accessible movement and great playlists.

Lynette Suchar is an E-RYT yoga teacher with over 12 years experience. She did her training with Nicki Doane and Eddie Modestini. She is an advanced teacher in restorative yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater, a certified yin teacher with Bernie Clark, and a certified yoga nidra teacher with Brenda Feuerstein. Currently Lynette lives and works back and forth between Mexico and Canada. She also works as a communications consultant and freelance writer. She hopes to inspire others by living a creative, inspired life.