San Francisco, Nayarit, Mexico

Any exploration of Mexico just leaves us craving more! More gorgeous landscapes, warm waves, colorful ingredients and delicious food, more art, more everything! That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our newest yoga retreat for March 31 – April 6 of 2024, six nights in in tropical paradise on the Nayarit coast!

Deepen your yoga practice with both morning and evening classes, meditations, and philosophy talks guided by Carrie. Flavorful, locally-sourced, vegan meals will be offered by both Chef Zach and a local chef. Our retreat center offers accommodations up close and person with nature, a private beach with bentonite clay for a spa-like experience, a pool, a gorgeous yoga deck, and more!

“The Tailwind Jungle lodge was built with love by the Jacobi family in 2007. Retreats and adventurers (couples, families, honeymooners, solo travelers) from around the globe delight in this radiant jungle and stunning wild beaches.

Our jungle motto? Enjoy life! Creatively designed bungalows, palapas and casitas are perched amidst the palms, offer glamping and tree-house style comfort with Swiss Family Robinson vibes. Every day here is an adventure—kayaking, hiking, sailing, yoga, massage, SUP, surfing, and chilling in the hammock.

You deserve an adventure. It’s time to feel alive, inspired and reconnected to the natural world. We look forward to sharing our jungle home with you. Natural bliss awaits!”

We’ll include sailing, sea kayaking, and hiking group adventures, along with plenty of free time to explore on your own!

Post-retreat option:

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will pass over parts of Mexico, North America, and Canada. We will be viewing the eclipse from Mazatlan, which is just 400 km north of our retreat location. In Mazatlan we will be in the path of eclipse totality for over 4 minutes! If you haven’t ever viewed an eclipse from the path of totality, this may be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Talk to us about sharing transport and accommodation in Mazatlan if you’d like to extend your trip three extra nights and see this phenomena occur on April 8!

6 nights accommodation at Tailwind Jungle Lodge

Twice daily yoga and meditation. A variety of styles will be offered, usually more of a flow in the morning and yin or restorative in the evening. Carrie facilitates classes in a welcoming, trauma-informed way so all levels of yogis will feel included and learn something new! A variety of different meditation styles will be offered. Our goal is to help you find what works for you!

Silent meditation/journaling time

Evening cacao ceremony

Most meals and snacks, plant based (some meals will be eaten out so we can get some great Mexican food!)

All transportation during retreat adventures

Hiking, sailing, and sea kayaking adventures!

Plenty of time to relax on our private beach, swim, hike, and explore local farmers markets

Free days to explore San Pancho or Sayulita (nearby towns/beaches)

Optional volunteer day at Entreamigos nonprofit

A fun group of like-minded people down to experience Mexico sober!


Not included:

A couple meals we’ll be eating out (local food is delicious and affordable)

Surf lessons and/or surfboard rental

Optional massage

Flights in and out of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Shuttle from airport to retreat location (This can be shared amongst many guests to reduce the price. The drive is 1 hour one way and the cost is $170 round trip for a shuttle of 8 passengers.)

Tailwind Jungle Lodge offers a variety of accommodations to suit different needs and budgets. All accommodations except one have kitchens or kitchenettes so you will be welcome to store and prepare your own snacks during the retreat. Bed nets are included for every bed, although we will be there in the dry season so there won’t be many insects! Each accommodation has its own private bathroom. For shared casitas, we will do our best to ensure same-gender roommates. Drinking water is included in each accommodation as well.

Casita Pumita is the closest house to the pool and yoga deck.
2 twin beds or 1 king bed upstairs. This is the most traditional, most enclosable room on the property.
$1600 per person
1 queen bed and 1 twin bed downstairs
Queen bed- $1700
Twin bed – $1600

Casita Tejone is the house with the longest flight of stairs to get to it, and the most privacy/distance from other accommodations.-
2 twin beds or 1 king bed on the main floor
$1600 per person
2 twin beds or 1 king bed in the loft, accessed by a ladder
$1500 per person

Palapa Gecko is a more open-air accommodation with a short set of stairs, completely private for a couple or two friends, no kitchenette but closest to the dining area.
Queen bed
$1700 per person

Palapa Parota is a more open-air accommodation with a short set of stairs, completely private for a couple or two friends, and closest to the beach
2 twin beds or 1 king bed
$1850 per person

Bungalow Chiche is an awesome safari glamping tent with kitchenette and private bathroom.
2 twin beds – FULL

The deposit paid here reserves your spot in this retreat. After the deposit, your remaining balance will be due in 2 equal payments, the first by November 1, 2023, and the second by February 1, 2024.

These are the early bird prices which will go up by $100 per person on December 1, 2023.

US Passport or proof of US residency is required for return travel to the US

No vaccination or covid test is required for border crossing.

Nayarit is a very safe, touristy state in Mexico. Zach and I have traveled extensively in the region. If you haven’t been to Mexico before you can trust in our competency and Spanish speaking abilities as guides! Please let us know if you have any questions!

The closest airport is Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport in Puerto Vallarta. The airport is about 50 km away from the retreat venue. We will assist you with arranging shared airport shuttles to reduce the cost.

Travel booking option:
Since I get a lot of requests for assistance anyway, I decided to offer a new flight booking service for all my retreat guests and friends!
You provide me with your desired travel dates and airports and I will find you the cheapest, best flights possible and book them for you, no extra charge.
I’m a pretty good “travel hacker” thanks to years of experience. We can do this together via Zoom to confirm everything or I’ll make sure to triple check everything with you before booking!
This benefits YOU if online flight searching stresses you out or you just don’t find it fun.
Full disclosure, it benefits Zach and I because I book most of our travel using our credit card points. We have a lot of travel planned this year so we need as many points as possible. You’ll reimburse me and I’ll get the frequent flyer miles to fund my own travel habit, haha.
Could be a win win for all of us?

Since all retreat deposits and payments are used to secure venues, activities, and supplies, and since canceled spots require extra time and energy to re-fill, all deposits and payments are non refundable. In emergency situations, you may or may not be offered a credit for a future retreat or event, based on the decision of our team. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not transferable or refundable. Cancellations less than 1 month before your retreat are not refundable or transferable. We recommend travel insurance to protect your investment in the event you must cancel.

First time back-to Mexico in over 25 years and still a beautiful as I remembered . The people I’ve met, the experiences we’ve enjoyed together will stay with me the rest of my life . Thank you Carrie and Zach for hosting a perfect retreat with great music , food , yoga and entertainment.
Thanks Bigger Life Adventures!
-Tod, 2022
Carrie and Zach are incredible! My wife and I attended the retreat in Baja this year and it was truly so special. From morning yoga and meditation, to ziplining, surfing and the delicious food they provided- everything was perfect. I felt so safe and supported in the community they helped create for the long weekend. Definitely recommend booking a trip with these guys !! 😍
-Kelly, 2021