TASTE OF OAXACA RETREAT
Feb 5-10, 2023 & Feb 19-24, 2023
in Oaxaca, Mexico
Led by Tristina Kennedy & Michael Fong
Why join us?
Oaxaca is the perfect destination for travelers that aren't interested in the typical all-inclusive homogenized tourist experience. This retreat will give you the very best experiences that this fascinating region of Mexico has to offer!
Your senses will be dazzled as you wander the historic cobblestone streets, surrounded by 17th century buildings, majestic churches, picturesque parks, and bustling plazas. It's no wonder Oaxaca was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
This area is culturally rich, having been inhabited for thousands of years by indigenous Zapotec and Mixtec peoples. You'll find an unparalleled arts-and-crafts scene bursting from the local markets.
Widely known as the gastronomic capital of Mexico, you can delight your tastebuds with everything from $1 street tacos to fancy restaurants featuring top chefs reinventing local classics.
Oaxaca captivated us the moment that we arrived & our love only deepened as we spent more time exploring the area. This retreat and the activities within it were curated to provide you an authentic experience.
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Activities & Yoga
A walking food tour to see the city, culture & eat our way through the local restaurants/markets
Shop at the local market filled with handcrafted art and goods from local artisans
Cooking class where we'll prepare a delicious meal with a local family at their countryside property
Sunset visit to see the ancient pyramids of Monte Alban above the city
Daily rooftop yoga overlooking the mountains & the famous Santo Domingo church
Free time to relax, eat, and wander the colorful ancient streets of this charming & fascinating location
During our time together, we will offer daily yoga and movement classes that are suitable for all levels. Practices will take place on the rooftop deck of our property where we can enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. Depending on the timing of our activities, practice may be held in the morning or the afternoon.
Our schedules are specially created to allow for your enjoyment of personal space and free time. Bring your journal, books, and whatever else you've been wanting to indulge in! We believe in choice and options for your retreat experience, so you can always opt out of any activities in the program should you wish.
Our Property & Accomodations
Set in an impeccably renovated 18th century mansion, our property faces a small park adorned with leafy trees. One step out the front door leads you straight to the heart of Oaxaca: markets, restaurants, mezcalerias, and more!
When you're ready to unwind from the day's adventures, enjoy the lovely inner courtyard that features an antique fountain and hammocks hanging between the columns. There is also a stunning rooftop deck where you can view 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, Santo Domingo Church, and the famous Oaxacan sunsets.
There are a total of 14 rooms at our property. Each room has a private, ensuite bathroom. They are also outfitted with a desk, closet, fan, safe, TV, hair dryer, and organic artisanal amenities. Some rooms have windows facing to the exterior of the building, while others face the interior courtyard. See Pricing section below for room options.
Each morning, you will be presented with a delicious & fresh breakfast. In additional to traditional continental options, our local cooks will prepare a different traditional Mexican dish everyday to give you a glimpse of Oaxacan gastronomy.
A note about accessibility: due to the age of our property & the historical renovation restrictions, there is no elevator. You will need to be able to use stairs to access the different areas of the building.
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5 nights/6 days accommodations
Delicious daily breakfast (except arrival day)
Daily yoga and movement sessions suitable for all levels
Experienced local tour guides
All included activities as outlined above
Group airport transfer from the airport to our property on arrival day (at one set time)
Ground transportation for included activities
Cost does not include transport from the property on departure day, any necessary health tests/screenings, travel/health insurance, optional activities, food/beverages not outlined, shopping, or gratuities.
FLIGHTS: To allow maximum flexibility, you will book your own flight to/from Oaxaca. There are several different routes available, depending on where you depart from.
ARRIVE: Sunday 2/5 or 2/19, afternoon time
DEPART: Friday 2/10 or 2/24, midday or later
ADDITIONAL INFO: US Citizens do not need a visa to travel to Mexico. Your passport must have at least six months validity remaining from the date of entry. At the time this website was published, Mexico does not require a negative COVID test to enter the country and the US does not require a negative COVID test in order to return into the country.
Don't worry, we will send plenty of helpful emails prior to the retreat to aide you in your preparations!
The cost is dependent upon room type & occupancy. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Deluxe King Suite - $2550pp single ($2150pp double) - FILLED!
Only one of its kind, this grand room features a bathtub in one corner of the room. King bed, 355 sqft.
King Suites - $2450pp single ($2050pp double) - FILLED!
These corner rooms are look out onto the leafy trees of Labastida park. King bed, 258 sqft.
Junior Suites - $2350pp single ($1950pp double) - FILLED!
These rooms have a bathtub + shower and overlook the cobblestoned street. King bed, 250-430 sqft.
Double Room - $1850pp double - FILLED!
These courtyard facing rooms are perfect for sharing with two beds & two bathrooms. 2 queen beds, 345 sqft.
Standard Rooms - $1950pp single ($1550pp double) - ONE ROOM IS AVAILABLE FOR FEB 19-24!
These courtyard facing rooms are great for solo travelers, or couples who don't mind being cozy. Queen bed, 183 sqft.
A $650 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your space; this amount is applied to the total cost of the trip. The remaining balance can be satisfied in two payments, due 120 & 90 days prior to the retreat. By submitting your registration and deposit to us, you are agreeing to the policies in our Terms & Conditions.
WOO HOO! You're joining us! Completing your registration is a TWO STEP process. Please fill out the below form to submit your registration and deposit. Upon submission, a link will appear to fill out the liability waiver form.
We will be in touch within 48 hours of your registration to confirm your room selection. Thank you for joining us; this is going to be amazing!
If you have any questions prior to registration, please contact us directly. We are more than happy to talk with you!