2023 Mexico Yoga Retreat! Spirituality, Surfing, and Salsa with Amelia Andaleon and Guest Teacher Swami Chidananda!

Villa Ananda – Punta de Mita, Mexico.
Rescheduled. Date TBD. If interested email me and I’ll add you to the wait list.

Imagine looking out at the waves and white sandy beach while you meditate, move your body, learn about yoga philosophy, relax at the infinity pool, and savor fantastic ayurvedic meals prepared with love by our personal chef. Surf, do nothing, or watch for whales during free time. Your jaw and blood pressure will drop when you see the beauty and feel the calm at Villa Ananda. After your retreat, you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated after nourishing your body, mind, and soul.


  • Morning meditation, chanting & asana
  • Breakfast
  • 6 hrs free time to play in the surf & sun
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon meditation/asana
  • Break
  • Sunset on the beach
  • Dinner
  • Optional evening activities
  • Sleep deep lulled by the waves 🌊

SPIRITUAL TEACHINGS offered by Swami Chidananda during free time

If walking barefoot on the beach just steps from your room at a private eco-luxury villa and gathering with spiritual seekers appeals to you…book your spot!

lf meditation, mindful movement, relaxing, healing massage, surfing, salsa dancing, delicious food, with an option to learn about the Gita & kriya yoga with Swami Chidananda appeals to you…book your spot!

Email me if questions!

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Keep on surfing the waves of life! 🤙🏾❤️

The intention of this special week is to strengthen your connection to the divine, and experience a tropical vacation at a private beachfront eco-luxury resort. 

This is my second retreat I’ve offered at the stunning Villa Ananda and this time I am returning with a special guest teacher, Swami Chidananda. I am honored and excited to collaborate with this spiritual monk who will share his Vedic teachings, including an intro to the Bhagavad Gita. Some of you may know him from Insight Timer where we are both Insight Timer Publishers. (FYI – you may know him as Rishi Chidananda and now he is Swami since he was recently initiated to “Swami”.) This opportunity to spend a week with Swami Chidananda in person is a special treat. He is an exceptional spiritual teacher with a calming, kind energy. Swami has a way of explaining yoga philosophy in a relatable and understandable manner.

About Swami Chidananda

Swami Chidananda has spent the latter part of his life as an initiated sanyasi (monk). Over this time he has studied the science of Yoga and gained deep insights into the hidden meanings and timeless practices that are particularly relevant in this day and age.

Before entering the spiritual path, he was a successful investment banker and entrepreneur. Now, Swami Chidananda uses his experiences to easily articulate the ancient Yoga Systems in a meaningful way for those looking to bridge the gap between western and eastern philosophies.

Click on this link to learn more about Swami Chidananda 

Experience his teachings here on Insight Timer

Who should attend this retreat?

  • Anyone interested in yoga or spiritual teachings AND wanting to learn at a tropical paradise in Mexico!
  • Anyone with any level of asana (physical) practice. Beginners are welcome.
  • Yoga teachers who want to deepen their understanding of the ancient teachings of yoga and how to incorporate spirituality into your asana classes.
  • All beliefs are welcome. This is not a religious retreat. Whether you are Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, or Atheist…the teachings can be integrated into your life, without conflict with your beliefs.
  • Anyone ready for the possibility of a personal awakening and transformation.
  • Anyone open for anything in an empowering, compassionate, safe, supportive, holistic environment.
  • Anyone who loves the ocean and wants to relax and play at the beach, surfing, paddle boarding, watching turtles and waves, and enjoying colorful beachfront sunsets.
  • Anyone looking forward to 7 days away to unplug from the noise and chatter, and plug into nature and yourself.

A Spiritual Deep Dive

Our mornings will begin with meditation, chanting, a dharma talk (spiritual teaching), and an awakening all-levels asana practice (Hatha, Vinyasa.) Before dinner, the second spiritual offering will include another dharma talk, a meditation, and a restorative asana practice like yin yoga. The final spiritual offering of the day will be an evening Yoga Nidra or you may want to enjoy your own pratyahara meditation in the meditation hut.  

As an optional offering, Swami Chidananda will teach about Kriya Yoga. This special teaching will be offered the last days of the retreat during free time hours. After the Kriya Yoga course, he will offer an Atma Kriya Yoga initiation ceremony. Swami Chidananda will explain more about his offerings and you may choose to partake or not. During a retreat, everything is optional. Swami will also lead us through a sacred fire ceremony (Yagna Hindu Fire Ritual.)

Questions? click here to email me.

A Private Retreat

Villa Ananda has 8 double-occupancy rooms with the option to share or to book as your own private en-suite.  We will have the whole place to ourselves. It is an intimate setting with clean, beautiful, spacious rooms upon a pristine property, just steps away from the beach, to easily grab your private slice of paradise.  Each room has air conditioning if you need it. (We personally never used the AC in our room. We slept with our windows open to hear the sound of the waves!)

For a glimpse of Villa Ananda and Punta de Mita: Take a peek here to see highlights from my April 2022 retreat!

A Spiritual Vacation to Nourish Body, Mind, and Soul

If a spiritual vacation is calling you, book your spot! Space is limited.  It is my honor to facilitate your journey to self.  And, I am beyond grateful and excited that Swami Chidananda will be our esteemed spiritual teacher for the week! 

To manifest means to make happen.  I had a vision to create a spiritual deep dive retreat where my students could easily walk to the beach and sleep to the sound of the waves. This Manifest Mexico 2023 retreat is a vision become reality.  I’d love for you to join me! 

More about Atma Kriya Yoga Initiation w/ Swami Chidananda

Kriya in sanskrit is translated as ‘action with awareness.’ Atma Kriya Yoga is an ancient meditation technique that helps us to perform our duties (dharma) without becoming entangled and attached to the outcomes.

In addition, the Kriya techniques will help to awaken and circulate subtle energies, increase life force, purify, heal and strengthen your body and mind and to unfold your complete human potential.

At the end of the retreat a fire ceremony will be performed on behalf of the students and one will receive the sacred Kriya Yoga initiation by Swami Chidananda which awakens Divine Love within through the Grace of the Kriya Yoga masters.

Swami Chidananda comes from an ancient lineage of Kriya Yoga masters, and has received the grace to initiate practitioners in to the lineage.

Atma Kriya Yoga Lineage: Mahavatar Kriya Babaji -> Paramahamsa Swami Vishwananda -> Swami Chidananda

If you’re feeling that intuitive tingle and your heart is saying “Yes, do it!” then,  book now!

Reach out to me if you have questions at amelia@spirituallyfityoga.com.

Blessings and Much Love, 

Amelia Andaleon (SpirituallyFitYoga.com)
Swami Chidananda

I’m here to empower you to get fit in body, mind and spirit! I’ll share tools and techniques to discover your strengths, inner wisdom, higher purpose, and channel your intuition through applying yoga, meditation, and energy healing to create your powerful, purposeful life!

– Amelia Andaleon

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