Mexico FAQs

Thank you for your interest in joining the four-night / five-day journey inward alongside other women of diverse backgrounds, disciplines, ages and stages in the great outdoor playground of coastal Oaxaca, Mexico.

Our retreat in inspired by the elements of Earth and Air, and while there is a basic foundation to the daily timeline, we’ll be flowing with the container and the subtle shifts that present themselves whenever we step into co-creation.

The following experiences and workshops will be included in the retreat:

  • Daily yoga and mindful meditation
  • Tantra breathwork and conscious communication exercises
  • Somatic embodiment and movement explorations
  • Eco reserve lagoon and mangrove sustainability tour
  • Dolphin experience boat tour
  • Explorations of towns San Agustinillo, Mazunte, Zipolite
  • Cacao ceremony and ecstatic dance
  • Burn release ceremony
  • Temazcal sweat lodge
  • Healthy and nourishing meals (daily breakfast and three dinners)


SAMPLE TIMELINE – January 12 to 16, 2022 :: “Fire & Air” Mexico Yoga Retreat

7:00 AM          Sunrise Yoga
8:00 AM          Meditation / intention setting
9:00 AM          Breakfast
10:00 AM       
11:00 AM Adventure time (beach, town, excursion)
12:00 PM         
1:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM           
3:00 PM           Workshop “on the go”
4:00 PM            Freetime
5:00 PM            Workshop “on the go”
6:00 PM           
7:00 PM            Dinner
8:00 PM           Dance party / mantra / music
9:00 PM           
10:00 PM          Lights out

Double occupancy (Two Queen beds): $2,399
Triple occupancy (Shared King bed plus cot): $2,199

$600 deposit (Venmo @wildwomentribe) to reserve your spot. Three additional payments by Jan. 5. Email for other arrangements.



What is the minimum age to participate in the MEXICO YOGA RETREAT?
For now, the retreat age is 21 years and older. We may introduce other retreats in the future to include the young adult or teen/tween Wild Woman in your life to share the transformative outdoor experience!

What sort of precautions will exist in response to COVID-19?
The safety, health and comfort of all participants is of utmost importance — we carefully consider the advice of statewide and national health agencies regarding responses to COVID-19. We will not be implementing mandatory vaccines or mask wearing, however do support participants following their own health precautions that align with their individual needs and comfort levels. “You do you” is the unofficial motto and non-judgement/shame of others’ preferences will be our camp ethics. For re-entry into the United States via air travel, the CDC and airlines require proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within the past three days. Read more here.

Refillable water bottles are a must at the retreat — tap water is not drinkable in Mexico (though it is safe to bathe in) so you will want to fill up from filtered water dispensers and purchase bottled water. Hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes will be provided. We have a forehead thermometer for your peace of mind and ease of checking should you wish to monitor your temperature.

What if I don’t have a buddy to attend the retreat with?
Rest assured, that is part of the adventure. While some women attend Wild Women Tribe excursions with a friend, the majority are drawn SOLO to the chance to meet new women who enjoy outdoor pursuits, self development and overcoming challenges. Stepping into unknown territory and newness is part of the magical Wild Women Tribe formula — you will be in great hands and feel accomplished that you conquered your fears in the process! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how quickly you form bonds of friendship and solidarity with a tribe of newfound, kickass women.

What makes Oaxaca unique?
Oaxaca is the country’s fifth largest state found in southwestern Mexico, and is best known for its indigenous peoples and cultures. The most numerous and best known are the Zapotecs and the Mixtecs, but there are 16 that are officially recognized. These cultures have survived better than most others in Mexico due to the state’s rugged and isolating terrain. Oaxaca is also considered to be a spiritual hub by many people in transformational communities.

Oaxaca is also one of the most biologically diverse states in Mexico for numbers of reptiles, amphibians, mammals and plants. This state boasts the most biodiversity with more than 8,400 registered plant species, 738 bird species and 1,431 terrestrial vertebrate species, accounting for 50 percent of all species in Mexico. It is also among the five highest-ranking areas in the world for endangered species. During the retreat, we’ll be embarking upon a guided dolphin boat tour on the open ocean and also an ecotourism mangrove lagoon tour — so we’ll see both lagoon and ocean species up close!

How do I get to San Agustinillo, Oaxaca?
San Agustinillo is a small town found between Zipolite and Mazunte along Oaxaca’s Pacific Coast. The closest airports are Puerto Escondido (PXM) about an 1.5 hour (40 miles) to the northwest and Huatulco International Airport (HUX) about an hour (30 miles) northeast.

There are many flights from main U.S. airports on major airlines (Delta, Mexicana, United) to Mexico City, and connections to either airport in under two hours. We can put you in contact with other women flying into either airport if you’d like to share transfer costs!

Plan on arriving at 4 pm on Wed. Jan. 12 at Zazil Retreat in San Agustinillo, and checking out by 12 pm on Sun. Jan. 16.

What should I bring?
Mexico tropical beach adventures are all about staying hydrated and protected against the heat and sun. Light, quick-dry fabrics, sun protection, and bathing suits all the way! We’ll send a full packing list to assist you, but plan on bringing your own day pack with large refillable water bottle with Camelbak hydration pack, headlamp, sun hat, sunglasses, flip flops, hiking shoes, and a wrap or sarong in addition to active wear to enjoy a few days in the Mexican beach climate. You do NOT have to pack a yoga mat (unless you want to) as Zazil will provide mats, bolsters, blocks and other yoga amenities. Weather in January should be pleasant and warm — expect low 60s at night and upper 80s during the day. You will receive a full packing list a week prior to the retreat.

What is the retreat HQ / home base like, and what are the accommodations?
We have seven rooms with private baths at the beautiful Zazil Retreat in the beach town of San Agustinillo along the Pacific Coast in the Mexican state of Oaxaca. Zazil boasts a large open air yoga studio without walls where AM yoga and some workshops will take place. The retreat space also includes a pool and deck, dining room and several cabins have covered terraces with hammocks for chilling and relaxing. There are three rooms with king beds each (two of which can also have a cot added for triple occupancy), and four cabins with two Queen beds each (for double occupancy). Unless you specify a person, you’ll be paired with a roomie.

Is there cell phone reception and electricity?
Yes, there is WiFi at Zazil Retreat — if you’ve come on a camping retreat, you know this is a treat! For the sake of our retreat container and ensuring we are all present, we encourage airplane mode or limited texting / social media during retreat program hours. We can still “pretend” we’re out of cell service so that we can experiment with the concept of technology “white out” zones – periods without any screen time – so that we disconnect to reconnect. Please check with your mobile service provider about international texting, data and calling plans within Mexico.

How will the meals accommodate dietary restrictions?
The majority of the meals will be gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian (with some meat on the side as add-ons). We take into consideration healthy, nourishing and balanced nutrition meals that will sustain us through our adventuring. The retreat fee includes four breakfasts, three lunches, and three dinners. One lunch and one dinner will be offsite in town, and not covered by the retreat fee.

What if I’m drawn to some of the activities, and want to opt out of others?
None of the activities is mandatory! They are a framework for which you are invited to step in. If you want to opt out of a hike and sit by the river (it’s truly a gorgeous setting with the red rock surrounding the house) or catch some extra zzzzz’s instead of sunrise yoga……please girl! Be our guest. YOU DO YOU. You are encouraged and invited to listen to that small, still voice within and honor her wishes and inclinations. Zero judgement, shaming or expectations. Please DO tell someone on a hike or excursion if you plan on leaving early or spending some extra time: safety is crucial so we are all accounted for.

What is the cancellation policy?
Wild Women Tribe has a 48-hour cancellation policy. The retreat has a $350 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot. If the retreat is full and the spot can be filled with someone from the waitlist, you will receive a full credit towards another retreat or WANDER, otherwise will be charged 50 percent of the rate (the other 50 percent will be issued in the form of a credit to a future WANDER). Rebookings from credit must occur within 30 days. Full terms and conditions here.