at the Inner Warrior Yoga Retreat January 7th-14th, 2023

Join us in Mexico January 7th-14th, 2023 and start your New Year RIGHT!

8-days/7-nights *Aerial & Hot Yoga Retreat

With Lisa Bissett, Ed.S., LMHC and

Kerry Tice, E-RYT500, Owner & Director, CircuSoul Yoga in Sarasota, FLA

Prices go up by $200 on October 30th!

For over 15 years as a therapist and relationship coach, thousands of clients have come to me searching for “inner peace.” If you know me a little bit, you’ll know I’ve found my inner peace through the practice of yoga. And I am so excited to host my own tribe at Xinalani in 2023, and show you why I keep returning to this magical place! Join me on this exciting and empowering yoga retreat, at my favorite place in Mexico! As a yogi, spiritual counselor, and somatic-based therapist, you can expect to fully relax, restore and recharge your mind, body, and spirit in this wonderful oasis! It’s time to let life take care of YOU for a change!

All teachers are merely stepping stones on your pathway of growth. I am a student AND teacher of Life, offering YOU an Experience of a Lifetime! You and your “plus one” are invited to let your bodies and hearts experience what MAGIC feels like on this 8-day / 7-night Aerial & Hot Yoga Retreat – with me and my teacher, Kerry Tice – owner and director of CircuSoul Yoga in Sarasota, FL. As someone who has attended Kerry’s last 3 yoga retreats in Mexico, I can PROMISE you that this retreat will elevate you in ways you never dreamed possible!

The Shine Your Light / Inner Warrior Yoga Retreat with Lisa Bissett and Kerry Tice is an opportunity for you to create a pattern interruption in your life – to take the time to connect with your body and your spirit, so that you can SHIFT into a more authentic and empowered version of yourself in 2023! This is an invitation to concentrate on the most important relationship in your life – the relationship you have with yourself!

It is time to truly disconnect from it all and join us on an adventure – a heart-swelling journey that will allow you to discover your BLISS, and root yourself firmly on the path of healing, self-love, and embodied awakening. When we spend time in nature, and take the time to connect deeply with ourselves – through the practice of yoga, meditation, mindfulness and breathwork – you will discover that infinite well of peace, joy, love and wisdom deep inside of you. There will be tons of adventure, silliness, and laughter, too. SHINE YOUR LIGHT with us this New Year!

If you’re like me, somewhere along the way you forgot to have enough fun, unplug from work, and recharge in beautiful places. Instead of spending your New Year stuck in a cold place making empty resolutions, I present you with a better option. The Inner Warrior Yoga Retreat is an opportunity to connect with a community of individuals who are on the same spiritual path, to be recharged by mother nature and her magic, all while consciously unplugging from modern societal burnout. The Inner Warrior Yoga Retreat is a week of inner discovery for students looking to expand their spiritual awareness and deepen the understanding of their inner selves.

Each morning will begin with an invigorating hot yoga practice that will help you feel detoxed, clear-minded, and ready to take on the day. Every afternoon you’ll have the opportunity to rekindle the relationship with your inner child in an aerial yoga class where we will float in yoga hammocks and learn how to have fun and play all over again. Each aerial yoga session will leave you feeling taller and lighter before relaxing in the evening with your retreat tribe. A daily workshop or excursion is planned to fully enjoy and explore the beauty of Mexico, as well as plenty of downtime to have moments alone to reflect, lay by the pool, or go swimming. Come pamper your Inner Warrior this New Year 2023! –Kerry Tice, E-RYT500, RPYT, CYT-700.

SHINE YOUR LIGHT! * Limited Spots Available * January 7 – 14, 2023




We will start our days with an invigorating hot yoga class to get ready for the day’s activities. 

Benefits of Hot Yoga

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased Strength
  • Increased Mental Clarity
  • Aids in Digestion
  • Detoxifying


The afternoons will consist of an Aerial Yoga class to help reconnect you with your inner child.

Benefits of Aerial Yoga

  • Spinal Decompression & Elongation
  • Soothes the Nervous System
  • Better & Deeper Sleep
  • Hormonal Balance
  • Deep Relaxation


Explore the unique community of Yelapa! This charming hillside town features an amazing waterfall right in the center of town.

Things to Bring:

  • Comfortable Shoes To Hike In
  • Hat
  • Mexican Pesos
  • Camera
  • Waterproof Phone Case
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash


The waterfall tour experiences the authentic Mexican town of Quimixto as we hike through the town and to a local waterfall.

Things to Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug Spray
  • Sun Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Cash


Connect at a deep spiritual level while practicing this East Asian Physiotherapy. Learn basics so you can share with your family, friends, and loved ones.

Benefits of Vedic Thai Yoga

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased Strength
  • Increased Mental Clarity
  • Aids in Digestion
  • Detoxifying


Experience the power of Progressive Muscle Relaxation that helps the body, mind, energy body and soul take a deep reprieve to allow tremendous healing.

Benefits of Deep Relaxation

  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased Strength
  • Increased Mental Clarity
  • Aids in Digestion
  • Detoxifying


YES! Let’s Do This!

Xinalani blends the traditions of Mexican cuisine with a mindful approach to nutrition. Their meals are healthy and gourmet, brimming with locally grown produce, freshly caught fish, and seafood.

SPECIAL DIETS: Whether you’re an omnivore, vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, Xinalani will make sure you’re well-nourished and have an amazing culinary experience during your stay. No matter your dietary needs, the chef will help you to experience a true food adventure. Xinalani selects the highest quality ingredients available from local fruits and vegetables to chicken and fish.

NOT INCLUDED: Alcoholic beverages can be purchased for additional fees on site.

Set at the edge of the ocean and bordered by lush jungle, Xinalani’s beachfront restaurant offers a colorful menu inspired by traditional Mexican recipes and a unique outdoor dining experience. Sit back, relax, and nourish yourself from the inside out.

Eating is an act of celebration at Xinalani. They cook with love and believe that every meal should be an opportunity to nourish both body and soul. After all, food is one of the main sources of prana: the vital life energy that fuels our physical and mental well-being.


Xinalani Yoga Retreat is nestled between the ocean and the hillside surrounded by lush tropical landscaping, offering a unique perspective in every room. The Xinalani Retreat Center is an eco-friendly, locally conscious business that employs staff from the nearby village, providing 30% of the local economy.

All yoga retreat attendees’ rooms have spectacular ocean views!

Most of the rooms are located high on the mountainside and they have open-air, spacious, and palm-thatched roofs. They were designed with love, built, and furnished by local artisans. It is important to note that not all of these accommodations have air-conditioning.

The Eco-Chic Suite with AC is available, as well as a more luxurious Beach Casita, which faces the ocean and has a plunge pool and AC.

​It is important to note that SOME of these accommodations do not come with air-conditioning.

This yoga retreat is not recommended for those who have knee-related injuries or have difficulty climbing stairs.


Eco-Chic with AC

Eco-Chic Suite

Beach Casita


Select one of the room options above for your all-inclusive yoga retreat.  


Room Type Rates
Eco-chic Suite with AC $3499
Eco-chic Suite $3899
Beach Casita $4299

Note: Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

This is an all-inclusive yoga retreat. Prices are reflected per person.

Also Included In The Price

  • Xinalani is only 12 miles south of Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). Their 250-yard-wide private beach is accessible only by boat. Personalized transportation service is included for guests, and you’ll be escorted from the airport to Xinalani.

  • Three meals a day- breakfast, lunch, & dinner

  • Two daily yoga classes (One Hot Yoga & One Aerial Yoga), two special workshops, and a special trip to the towns of Yelapa and Quimixto

Note: If your partner or friend wants to go on the yoga retreat, they may opt out of any of the yoga activities and/or excursions.

NOT INCLUDED: Airfare, Alcoholic Beverages, Bar Menu Items, Spa Services, and additional excursions can be purchased on site.

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There is an infinite wealth of love and inner wisdom, and it’s all there within us. This retreat invites you to do some inner exploration and connect with the treasures deep within you. You will receive compassionate coaching and support, and the guidance necessary to process and release old paradigms and limiting beliefs. You will be given tools to help you release what’s no longer worth holding onto and cultivate more of what you desire to bring into your life. Daily guided meditations and energetic activations will allow you to clear neural networks and abundance blocks, delete outdated programming/conditioning, and ascend to new levels of consciousness and potential!  Embark upon a new journey in 2023 and embrace a new and improved version of yourself!


“I attended a 7-day yoga retreat in Mexico led by Kerry Tice in January.  I have attended many yoga retreats world-wide, and this was definitely one of the best, most organized yoga retreats ever!  Kerry was very Punctual, organized and easy to communicate with.  I really enjoyed his beautiful chanting, and I was introduced to the more spiritual aspects of yoga.  I also had the pleasure of meeting Lisa Bissett who is a licensed therapist and an intuitive guide, energy healer and spiritual teacher.  I really enjoyed the energy they both shared with the class. Their energies were so perfectly aligned, and the students received physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance!  Wise like little Buddhas, with complementary energies, they took care of our minds, bodies, and souls!  I highly recommend this yoga retreat to anyone who is ready for a reset, tranquility and transformation in paradise!  I am definitely going back.  Thank You Kerry!  Well done.”           -Ladan V.

First, what happens on a yoga retreat?

A yoga retreat is a withdrawal from everyday life to be in a space that is conducive to our health and well-being. The physical practice of yoga is an integral part of a yoga retreat.

Besides that, a yoga retreat also allows you to experience and engage in a yogic lifestyle and different forms of yogic practices.

On a yoga retreat, you get to experience and engage with the physical practice of yoga differently. You could be learning and practicing a new style or building intensity and finesse to your own. You are able to overcome some of the challenges of your yoga practice and become more aware of your movement and breath. You’ll also learn about yoga philosophy, practice meditation, focus on breath-work, and eat like a yogi.

And then, there is the community – the people who come together to learn, practice and heal.

How does a yoga retreat facilitate healing?

There is something about the intent, ambiance, and structure of a yoga retreat that enables healing at all levels of our consciousness.


Gently pull yourself away from the speed and density of daily life, where there is often not much bandwidth to withdraw and take care of the Self. It also helps you to get away from the biggest woe of our current existence – technology. It becomes possible to step away from distractions and duties and be free of guilt while doing so.


Our lives are designed in a way that keeps us in a constant state of doing. There is a never-ending-ness to this design. There is always something to do, somewhere to go, someone to please. A yoga retreat takes that constancy away. It lets you BE. In everything that is created for you on a yoga retreat, there is never a sense of doing because all you are focusing on is your being.

The Shine Your Light / Inner Warrior yoga retreat creates for us that sanctuary where we can find the time, the space, and the tools for healing naturally and holistically. 

While there is no doubt that yoga retreats are wonderful for building on your yoga practice, that is just the tip of the iceberg!  The major benefits of this yoga retreat include healing for the body, the mind, the emotions, and the spirit:

Read on to learn what this yoga retreat is like, how it facilitates healing, and its benefits for healing the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. 


1. Recharges the body

If your body has been feeling neglected and stressed, a yoga retreat can replenish depleted reserves of energy. 

The body gets time to slow down and relax. 

You might find that if you come in with any stiffness, especially in the shoulders and neck, these areas begin to loosen up as stress is released from the body. 

By the time you finish your retreat, the body is well exercised and well-rested which is the perfect combination for feeling rejuvenated. 

2.  Strengthens mind-body connection

A yoga retreat helps to keep focus on how the body feels. 

While on the mat or off it, the mindfulness that a yoga retreat creates helps in constantly bringing back attention to the body. 

As a result, the signals of the body are better heard and respected by the mind. 

The more the mind listens to what the body is trying to say, the more attention the body receives. 

Anything that is stored and suppressed in the body – toxins, emotions, stresses, finds a release and the door to healing opens.

3. Cleanses and detoxifies the gut

Food is one of the biggest highlights of a yoga retreat and one of the biggest benefits.

Most yoga retreats have meals that are fresh, vegetarian, healthy, and organic.

Almost always caught up with more important things to do, we do end up neglecting and abusing our bodies with things that we put into it.

Yoga retreats give us a chance at mindful eating.

Even a short yoga retreat is long enough to break away from unhealthy eating patterns and cleanse and detox our digestive system.

The happiness that comes with it – it is that gut feeling.

4. Resets the body’s natural rhythm

In a yoga retreat, there is a time for everything – a time to eat, and a time to sleep; a time to practice, a time to be quiet and go within.

And as we know, timing is everything. 

For most of us, a perfect routine is what people who go to yoga retreats achieve. 

In the reality of our lives, we struggle with a lack of exercise, unhealthy eating routines, irregular sleeping patterns, and insufficient sleep. 

A yoga retreat takes care of all of that. 

By creating a routine around food, exercise, and sleep, it resets the body’s natural rhythm. 

This is deeply healing for those troubled areas of life.

5. Develops and deepens the breath

On a yoga retreat, you are practicing asanas (yoga poses) at least twice a day, if not more.

Since most movement in yoga is coordinated with the breath, there is much more attention that goes to the breath. 

Other activities like meditation and conscious relaxation, also help to slow down the breath and connect with it. 

While regulating the breath is tremendously beneficial for managing stress and emotions, it also has a healing effect on the body. 

Being mindful of the breath and sending it to parts of the body that feel sore or tight can open up those parts and release accumulated stress.

Most yoga retreats are organized in the midst of nature.

Being in nature and breathing mindfully helps deepen and lengthen the breath. 

Breathing better is the shortest route to healing.


6. Reduces stress and anxiety

This is the most perceivable benefit of a yoga retreat for healing the mind.

A daily yoga practice, in its own right, helps the mind relax and improves mood.

On a yoga retreat, not only is one engaging in a daily practice, but there are also activities like mindful walking and being in nature which boost the chemicals in the brain that induce feeling good.

Another reason for the reduction in stress and anxiety while on a yoga retreat is that there is a withdrawal from the sensory overload of everyday life.

The constant work that our senses are doing gets considerably reduced which eases the body’s autonomic nervous system, thereby reducing stress and anxiety.

7. Reconnects to the here and now

The design of a yoga retreat is such that it keeps bringing one back to the present moment.

Even a few days of mindful living can restore the balance of the mind and ease its worries.

Yoga retreats almost always include meditation practices.

You will learn new forms of meditation that feel easy to connect to.

Whether you are a beginner or more advanced in your path of yoga, just being mindful of your own presence at each moment keeps the mind anchored in the present.

The energy of the space that a yoga retreat creates is so uplifting and nourishing that it feels difficult to take the mind back to the worries of the world.

The mind feels healed from some of the pressures that are constantly imposed on it.

8. Releases negative thinking patterns

A yoga retreat is a temporary break from life’s responsibilities. 

This break allows the mind to open up new spaces in the mind that are otherwise occupied with worries about the future and memories of the past. 

For this time when you are on a yoga retreat, you become the center with your breath as your anchor. 

The more in touch you get with your true self, the more you are able to look clearly into the delusions that the mind creates. 

It becomes possible to see the beauty in what there is and let go of the worry of what shall be. 

You can also look at yourself more honestly and identify self-defeating beliefs and habits that come in the way of your peace and happiness.

9. Increases motivation to create change

Though we are aware of the changes we need to create in our lifestyle, we often struggle with living them through. 

Waking up early to go to yoga class, cooking more often, or taking some time before going to bed at night to reflect and meditate; while we know it’s really good for us, we just don’t know where to start. 

This yoga retreat does that for us. 

It provides us with a beautiful new beginning that we can use to overcome the inertia we have been feeling. 

We can return to our homes with the gift of a renewed determination and new habits.

This creates more sustained, long term healing not just for the body but also for the mind by instilling more faith and confidence in our own selves to create the change we want to see in us.


10. Releases the hurts of the past

One of the biggest benefits of yoga retreats is the community.

You will find yourself in a group of people who have come together from different walks of life for a purpose that connects you with them.

There is often enough time for heart to heart interactions.

There is something authentic and vulnerable about being in a safe space with complete strangers.

It creates an environment that is neutral, supportive, and non-judgmental which is ideal for opening up your heart and communicating.

This holding of space to experience a unique way of being heard and understood releases everything that might be pent up.

Being able to talk about whatever is suppressed is cathartic.

It is deeply healing for old wounds and hurts.

11. Makes self-love accessible

Self-care can feel selfish. 

It can feel difficult to respect your own needs, take a break from all the duties, and catch a breath or two, without going on a guilt trip. 

This yoga retreat gives you time to live with yourself; time that you can use to nourish yourself and restore depleted reserves of energy – time that does not bring with itself guilt or pressure. 

Every moment that you use on your yoga retreat to give to yourself, you create more space in your heart for being able to feel your true emotions. You get a chance at self-love again.

12. Enables embracing fear

Self-reflection is a theme that runs across a yoga retreat. 

Emotions come up to the surface. 

So do vulnerabilities and fears. 

A yoga retreat gives the time and space that is needed to be present with our vulnerabilities and fears and not push them away. 

In the absence of the coping mechanisms that we create in our daily life, be it food, work, or Netflix, we are left with little choice but to listen to that which is inside of us and wants our attention and compassion.

By not suppressing, by allowing our fears to speak to us, by being non-judgmental about their existence, we are able to offer more loving-kindness to ourselves. 

This enables us to heal from some fears while acknowledging and accepting some others that we can gradually work on. 


13. Builds an inner awareness

A yoga retreat has space for everything, including physical and mental rest. 

This state of rest encourages deeper reflection. 

From reflection comes awareness of the self that is hidden beneath all the roles that we play in our lives. 

This focusing the awareness inward opens new doors inside of us and shows us new possibilities for growth and transformation. 

It becomes possible to access the wisdom of the universe and the wisdom that lies deep inside our hearts. 

This awareness shines a light on our potentials, our hopes and dreams, and the desires of our hearts. 

It moves us closer to our life path and our purpose. 

It heals the spirit from the pains of the past and takes it instead in the direction of possibilities.

14. Moves you closer to your truth

A yoga retreat drops you into your heart. 

When you reach a place deep inside your heart and live from that place, you live from a place of truth.  

Realizing your truth helps you shed whatever has been holding you back. You are able to see what it is that brings you joy, that fulfills you, that ignites your spirit. 

It fills you with a deeper sense of meaning and gratitude. 

You are able to connect to your intuition. You become your own guide to show you the way to become your happiest, healthiest self. 

A yoga retreat can create life-long changes, build new habits, bring new relationships, and cultivate love for the self.  It heals the hurts of the past, the worries of the future, and shows us the beauty and the joy that exists in the present moment.

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I always say, your peace is only a breath away!   All we have to do is close our eyes, take a deep breath and say to ourselves, “I now go to that place within me where there is infinite wisdom. The answers I seek are within me.”  

-Louise Hay

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