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Yoga & Ayurveda Xinalani Retreat, July 4-8 2018

Discover the ability to enjoy your body and vitality to the fullest through deepening your Yoga practice and learning the art of nourishment based on the science of Ayurveda. For people of all backgrounds and levels of experience; this retreat is designed to meet each individual where they are today.


What we aim for in our yoga practice in the retreats is to promote physical and mental health, learn to avoid injuries, learn to use our bodies in a healthy way, and allow ourselves to enjoy the gift of being human with all that it offers. 
we believe that the correct alignment and breathing techniques are at the core of a sustainable healthy yoga practice. Classes will personalized to allow the students make the best out of their practice and experience the true benefits of yoga.
We’ll have combination of carefully designed vinyasa, yin, and restorative classes and various workshops. 



Ayurveda is a healing art and science based on a 5,000 year old system of medicine. It is one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems.

The science of Ayurveda is based on the principle that everything is connected, and that by addressing the root problems caused by weak digestion and lack of proper nutrition, we can get out of our body’s way and allow it to heal naturally as it was designed to do.  

Ayurvedic classes will teach you the art of eating well for optimum digestion, sleeping soundly, and living well in harmony with nature. Rather than hearing advice from everyone about what is healthy and what not, you  will leave the retreat being able to make the right choices for you!


All of the casitas and rooms are spacious at Xinalani Retreat, palm-thatched roofed cabins built on stilts. They were designed with, built and elegantly furnished by local artisans. We know you’ll love their calm and serene energy.


Rodrigo De La Barrera, Yoga Teacher

Rodrigo started practicing yoga almost a decade ago when he began building his core in yoga asana, studying and learning with a strong sense of search while incorporating the philosophy of Yoga in his life. After 4 years of disciplined practice, he took his mat to the front of the yoga shala for the first time and began his journey as a teacher. He has had the opportunity to take his teachings to different parts of the world, overcoming the differences in culture and language barriers to communicate through the language of the body, he has taught and learnt how to incorporate yoga into the busy lives of corporate China. He travels often around the world to learn from the most renowned and experienced yoga teachers who have been on this path for at least 30 years.


Rana Haddadin, Ayurvedic Practitioner/Chef

An Ayurvedic practitioner, chef, and a wellness specialist, Rana is enthusiastic about sharing how you become your own catalyst for healing through diet and movement. Her bachelor’s in biomedical sciences and masters in nutrition allows her to comprehensively combine centuries old teachings of Ayurvedic medicine with modern western health philosophies. She travels frequently - moving around the world to deepen her knowledge by learning from top practitioners and to learn about and incorporate many cultural approaches to health and wellness. She conducts most of her Ayurvedic counseling sessions online, and hosts in-person retreats, workshops, and counseling sessions depending on her availability and travel schedule.

Past Workshops & Events

Present in our Bodies, Here & NowMindful Eating with Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation Retreat Friday evening, Saturday, Sunday Morning May 25 – 27Pacific Palisades, CA$450 per person, all meals and classes included!.jpg

Mindful Eating with Ayurveda, Yoga & Meditation
Pacific Palisades Retreat May 25-27, 2018


Morning Rituals Workshop, Puerto Vallarta
April 14, 2018

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Ayurvedic Yoga Inner Wellness

Ayurvedic Yoga Classes @ Inner Soulstice Wellness Center, 2017
Ventura, California

Venice Classes

Ayurvedic 4 Week Class Series @ Studio Surya Yoga, Aug 2017
Venice Beach, California, USA


Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop @Shams Kitchen, April 2017
Amman, Jordan


Ayurvedic Theory Workshop @Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center, Feb 2017
Røn, Norway

Ananda Yoga

Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition @ Ananda, Jan 2017
Amman, Jordan

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Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop @Rodrigolb, Jul 2017
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Health & Wellness Discussions @Shams Kitchen, Apr 2017
Amman, Jordan

Barcelona AW

Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop @Espai Egg, March 2017
Barcelona Spain


Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop, February 2017
Oslo, Norway


Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop @Ananda Yoga, Jan 2017
Amman, Jordan


Introduction to Ayurvedic Nutrition @ Inta Ana Studio, Jan 2017
Amman, Jordan


Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop @Nøsen Yoga Retreat Center, Feb 2017
Røn, Norway


Healthy Food Talk @ Jadal Cultural Center, Jan 2017


Ayurvedic Nutrition Workshop @ The Shala Tree, Jan 2017
Amman, Jordan