Being a yogi, travelling on the road can be a bit tough to keep up with my daily practice. Even if you’re not a frequent yogi , yoga is a fantastic way to stretch out your muscles (especially after carrying your big pack!), or to find a bit of solitude, peace and calm in the life that is – backpacking.
Upon arrival to Sayulita, I searched local places on offer to participate in casual classes and the range of selection did not disappoint. In the town center alone there are at least 6 places on offer. Being home to resort-style villas, most yoga studios are held in areas attached to hotels, which are also accessible to the public. Please note that all classes are mostly taken by western teachers and are spoken in English as well.
As a bit of a fan-girl, I had been following Janalyn Rose On Instagram before arriving in Mexico. I had noticed her photos had been tagged in Sayulita so I got in contact via private message. She kindly responded promptly (don’t be afraid to do this to any travel blogger in a place that you are wanting experiences offered or just travel advice).
Janalyn lives in Sayulita and runs her own yoga business specialising in SUP yoga (stand up paddle board yoga!). Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough time to try this one out, but I was able to attend one of her public classes at the super luxurious villa – Villa Amor (link HERE) The cost was 150 pesos for a Viniyasa style class for approximately 1.5 hours.
The class was incredible and just what I needed to check back in with my mind, body and spirit during the hustle of travel. The hotel offers yoga classes most days with a guest teacher, and the shala (yoga space) is under a beautiful palm leaf hut overlooking the villa gardens, pools and a sweet view of the Pacific.
If you’re heading to Sayulita and are keen on a yoga class, I would definitely recommend checking out local studios, getting in contact with Janalyn or enquiring with Villa Amor.
Post-class there’s no better way to re-hydrate than a fresh and cold coconut right from the tree from the local street vendors. Namaste!