Dance and Yoga retreat – Holbox , Mexico

Experience a unique dance and yoga retreat on the idyllic island of Holbox, Mexico, November 26 – December 2, 2017.

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Morning yoga classes, free-movement dance sessions and plenty of free time for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and exploring the island by bicycle or golf cart!

Holbox sign


The small island of Holbox (pronounced hol-bosh) is just a few hours from Cancun international airport via road and ferry. Famous for it’s spectacular sunsets and its laid back, fishing village vibe, Holbox is also part of the Yum-Balam nature reserve which is home to a vast array of plant and animal life.


The retreat takes place at Villas Flamingos – a boutique, beach-front property. A large pool, two restaurants, spacious yoga studio with spectacular sea views, elegant, air-conditioned rooms, spa, friendly staff and ‘those famous hammocks’ make this a world-class destination to relax, connect with nature and unwind.

Villa Flamingos front

The atmosphere of Holbox is muy tranquilo – there are no paved roads and very few vehicles on the island – which makes it the perfect place to unplug from the pressures and distractions of every day life.

Holbox Bliss

Your host:

Sarah Chamberlain

Sarah Chamberlain is an Australian traveler, writer and the creator of the free-movement dance practice, Divine Dance, based in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Sarah Chamberlain Divine Dance

Her dance and yoga retreats are created to share the places, people, and cultures that are close to her heart. Holbox is one of her favorite places in the world due to its unique atmosphere and natural beauty.

Holbox street art

What is included:

6 nights’ accommodation in beach-front suites with terrace, hammocks, fridge and private bathroom

Daily buffet breakfast including fresh fruit, eggs, vegetables, yoghurt, tea coffee, fresh juice, pastries and more.

3 x Dinners, including welcome and farewell dinners at the resort and one in town.

5 x Morning sessions of yoga and meditation with experienced teachers (all levels)

4 x Afternoon Divine Dance sessions with Sarah (a fun free-movement practice – no dance experience necessary)

*There will be an optional ‘Three islands boat tour’ on one of the days.


Optional activities:

There are MANY optional activities on the island and Sarah is on hand to assist you in creating a experience that suits you.

From paddle boarding, horse back riding, cycling, kayaking, boat tours and more; there are many extra activities to experience which are inexpensive and fun!

Sarah will also recommend great local restaurants, cafes, night spots and local events for you to discover.

Holbox town

An example of our daily schedule (subject to change):

8AM –  Morning yoga class to connect your body, mind and spirit (all levels – no yoga experience required)

930AM – Leisurely buffet breakfast overlooking the emerald sea

1030 to 430PM – Design your day as you wish – swim, take a massage, paddle board, read, relax or explore the island by bicycle or golf cart.

5PM –  Afternoon Divine Dance session which includes a guided warm up, free-movement, relaxation, set to an eclectic, uplifting playlist

630PM –  Watch the spectacular sunset at one of the islands’ gathering spots – a daily ritual of life on Holbox!

730PM – Dinner at one of the islands many fantastic restaurants (welcome and farewell group dinner at the resort is included, and also one group dinner in town)


Rooms and Pricing:

Standard room Villas Flamingos

All rooms are beach-front, with either full or partial sea views.

Double occupancy: US $1295

Single occupancy: US $1795

All rooms have a private terrace with hammocks, air conditioning and private bathroom.

If you are traveling solo and would like to reduce your cost by sharing a room, you will be paired with a roommate in a room with two beds. The resort is right on the beach and most of our free time is spent outdoors – relaxing, swimming, paddle boarding, exploring, etc.

Not included:

Flights to and from Cancun international airport

Airport transfers (public ADO buses are comfortable & inexpensive or private transfers can be arranged). All transportation information and assistance will be provided.

Travel Insurance, including medical coverage (recommended).

Extra information:

A USD $500, non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place. Full payment is due on August 26, 2017.

Payments are made via Paypal or wire transfer and fees are not included in the price.

Please email Sarah on to apply and receive the payment link.

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See you here in November!



Dance and Yoga retreat – Holbox , Mexico — 20 Comments

  1. Hola Sarah
    I’m still very interested in attending your retreat and I have two questions for you. One of my two friends that wants to come with is a male. Is that a possibility?
    And how many people are coming so far? Is there still time to register for us?

    Secondly we have two very very cute well trained under eight pounds service dogs, that would also like to attend with us. Is that possible?

    I’m reaLly glad the teacher trained in NY at golden bridge. As you know I am a certified teacher as well but I trained in LA with Harijiwan.

    Looking forward to meeting you and hearing back from you.
    Sat nam

  2. I just found this site and your retreat offering, it sounds perfect! Looks like I may have found it a bit too late? If you aren’t full, I’d still be interested. If not now, will you be doing another?

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  4. Hi there from Detroit…this is Renee and I like what your doing..coming to Playa on the 15-18th March 16.maybe we will see you at a meeting.

  5. Hi. This sounds lovely.
    Can you confirm that it’s 11.20.16 to 11.26.16?
    Also, I did not see the cost of the program.
    I’m super interested.
    What a wonderful life you live.

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