You've finally booked your dream yoga retreat to Mexico with International Yoga. Your flights are scheduled and you can’t wait to get away, deepen your practice, and make connections with like-minded people. But how do you know what to bring along? We’re here to help! Part of the yoga practice is learning to decipher what is essential versus extraneous, even when it comes to packing your suitcase. We’ve created a list to help you pack the essentials you’ll need to make the most out of your yoga retreat in Mexico!
ESSENTIAL MEXICO PACKING LIST
- Your passport! This may seem like a no-brainer, but it doesn’t hurt to remind you. :)
- Yoga pants + tops: You are, after all, going on a yoga retreat! There’s no need for fancy athleisure items. Pack your favorite yoga pants and tanks that feel good to move in!
- Light layers: Even tropical, sunny destinations get cool in the evenings as the sun goes down. You’ll appreciate some light layers if you’re by the ocean enjoying the breeze!
- Light-weight yoga mat: Even if the retreat center has mats for use, you’ll prefer having your own. A simple mat carrier is a plus, making it easy to head from class back to your room each day.
- Reusable water bottle: Hydration is key! Especially when you are spending more time in the sun and practicing yoga twice a day. Bring your favorite bottle to keep you hydrated while you’re on the move.
- A packable hat: preferably one that is both protective of the sun and versatile with all your outfits and bathing-suits.
- Oh yeah, pack at least two bathing-suits! You will be at the beach or pool every day. You’ll want to switch it up!
- Basics are your best friend: Those basic tees and tanks you love to wear at home will also be your favorite things to wear in Mexico. It will be easier to add fun, colorful accessories to simple outfits, too.
- Small crossbody bag or daypack: whether you are venturing to the pool from your room or heading to town to hit the shops, you won’t want to bring a big bag of stuff.
- Flip flops + sturdy walking shoes: All areas of the retreat are connected by a network of unpaved trails. Some of them are steep and can be slippery.
- Clean inside shoes/slippers for cabana: outdoor shoes are not to be worn in the cabanas and are to be removed before entering the dining room at Haramara.
- Flashlight/headlamp/or reading light: there is no electricity at Haramara, so you will need your own portable light to walk around at night and read in your room.
- Sunscreen and other essential toiletries: make sure you are prepared for sun exposure while enjoying the pool and beach.
- Journal: Breathing deeply, having an open mind, and feeling calm may help you think more clearly and discover new things about yourself. Keep pen and paper at hand for jotting down any inspiring insights.
- Spare room! Sayulita has tons of fun, bohemian shops. You’ll definitely want to leave some space in your suitcase for souvenirs and gifts.
- An open mind! Even if you have a packed itinerary, the best moments will undoubtedly be unplanned. That’s the beauty of traveling to a new place. Keep an open mind so that you can savor the unexpected and make the most of your time!
Grab your suitcase and get ready for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in Mexico!