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[one_third]The Heart of True Yoga Retreat 2017[/one_third][two_third_last]

It’s a wrap! See pix here 

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Xinalani Retreat Center, Mexico
Feb, 2017

Immerse yourself in heart-centered yoga practices, to liberate the joy in your life. Celebrate positive personal expansion through the application of The Eight Limbs of Yoga both on and off the mat. Your nourishing adventure begins the moment you arrive, as all transportation and all meals are taken care of and Jennie watches out for each student’s individual needs. Xinalani is a private beachfront eco resort just south of Puerto Vallarta but only accessible by boat, with incredible natural beauty, nourishing food, and a top-notch service staff – the perfect venue for retreat.



“I want to share a little bit about the awesomeness of Jennie’s Retreat and the Xinalani Retreat Center. The resort was gorgeous and the yoga studios were near the treetops with views of the ocean and nice breezes. The rooms were amazing and Jennie had a great mix of yoga styles and meditation. The food was the best ever of any retreat I have been on so far. I am excited to go again to that amazing place! Thank you for such a special week!” ~ Amy M. 2016

XinalaniXinalaniMEX_90241Eight relaxing days beginning with a balanced asana practice and meditation. Mornings usually begin with a light vinyasa flow and afternoons hold a variety of restorative and yoga nidra, pranayama, devotional chanting and dharma talks. Jennie weaves yoga philosophy into all her classes for a deeper understanding of how we can live happier, love-filled lives. Luxuriate between practices on the private beach, hike to nearby waterfalls or quaint villages, surf, snorkel, kayak, receive fantastic spa treatments or dive deeper into your practice with a Yoga Therapy session. Days conclude with a delicious dinner at sunset, serenaded by the ocean’s Om.

“Exceeded expectations in every way!” ~ Shannon S. 2016

“Gave me a lot of guidance for living my life in the future. LOVED IT!” ~ Christine M. 2016

“I loved that you mixed philosophy in with our practices. I came away with a guide for how to enhance my practice and continue working on the Sutras. I liked how you did different styles of yoga and meditation so I could try different things. I seriously feel like this was one of the best experiences of my life.”
~ Jenny K. 2016

See pix from last year


Sample retreat day

7am: Tea/Coffee and granola available
8-10am: Yoga Asana  and Meditation
10-11am: Buffet Breakfast
bar10am-5pm: Free Time (spa, beach, hiking, kayaking, Yoga Therapy, horseback, excursions)

1:30-2:30pm: Buffet Lunch
5-7pm: Evening Practice (Pranayama, Yoga Nidra, Reflections & Dharma Talks)
7:30pm: Plated Dinner & Sunset
*All dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

“I cannot think of anything I would add or subtract. It was a soothing and nourishing experience.” ~ Michal C. 2016

“I came in with the hope for relaxation and to reconnect. This retreat did that and more. I feel centered again finding the happiness within!” ~ Tanya 2016


About The Teacher

Jennie Lee is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and Author of True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment. For the past 20 years, she has offered the transformative practices of Classical Yoga and Meditation making the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras applicable to daily challenges, helping people discover how to lead joyful, authentic lives.

“The significance of love as the driving force of yoga philosophy is a theme Lee continually returns to. She invokes it often, as in the chapter on ahimsa (peacefulness) – Love and calmness are stronger than anger; satya (truthfulness) – Whatever is anchored in love is truth and we can always trust truth when it is based in love; and aparigraha (appreciation) – As we magnify the love in our hearts through the perspective of abundance, we receive the benevolence of life and the understanding of our greatest sense of purpose. The last page of the book contains her strongest claim regarding love: There is nothing greater than love. It is the Essence of who we all are.”


Jennie bridges the universal ideals and practices of Eastern philosophy with the needs and challenges of modern Western living. In her classes you will find an unexpected mix of challenging as well as therapeutic yoga postures, energy management techniques, and meditation instruction, based on her studies in Body-Centered Psychotherapy and Spiritual Psychology, as well as Classical Yoga and Meditation. Jennie’s writing is featured regularly on Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Yoga Therapy Today, Urban Wellness Magazine, Yogi Times, Wellness.com, Gaia, and other yoga related blogs. She is a RYT 500, Certified Process Therapist, and active member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. (Note: The yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my C-IAYT credential  not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry.)

The diversity of professionals who have entrusted Jennie with their process of personal growth speaks to her ability to effectively touch a wide range of individuals. She coaches in person on the island of O’ahu, and by phone or Skype internationally.




“I gained clarity on a big issue I was struggling with. Thank you!” ~ Amy M. 2016

“An excellent mix of practices.” ~ Steven 2016

“Jennie’s ability to take this spiritual practice and make it practical – something one can apply to daily life situations – is very unique.” Esmeralda C.

“In more than 25 years of experience as a student and teacher in the field of personal growth, I have never found anyone as gifted as Jennie Lee. Her unique blend of talk therapy, yoga and meditation helped me make rapid progress on my journey of self-understanding, emotional wholeness and peace.” Art Dwight



Shared Big Palapa (8 beds/ 2 bathrooms) $1450

Deluxe Room |   Double $1,750    Single $2,300 SOLD OUT

Petite Suite    |    Double $1,950    Single $2,700 SOLD OUT

Eco-Chic Suite |  Double $2,200   Single $2,950 SOLD OUT







$500 (non-refundable). Rooms are limited so hold your desired suite by sending deposit now.

Cancellation Policy
Final payment is due 90 days prior to the retreat’s start date. No refunds are available after that as costs to the center have been incurred when reserving. To be safe, you may want to purchase travel insurance.

Payment Options

Personal checks or Paypal accepted. If paying through Paypal a 4% processing fee will be added.




surfing-puerto-vallarta-mexicoWhat’s Included

7 nights lodging – choose from different levels of accommodations
Three gourmet, healthy meals daily
Twice daily yoga, meditation and philosophy classes with Jennie Lee
Transportation to and from Puerto Vallarta airport on beginning & end dates of retreat
All water, teas and fresh squeezed juices with meals
Sales and lodging taxes


Xinalani_SPA_EvaSica-5What’s not included

Airfare to Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
Optional excursions or spa treatments
Alcohol or personal purchases
Travel insurance (recommended)
Gratuities for Xinalani Staff


Passport is required for travel to Mexico


IMG_6491To register

Email Jennie or call 978-771-4000