A 7-Day Eco Luxe Retreat For The Woman Who Is Ready to Show Herself What’s Possible, In a World That Told Her Differently.

Led by Shirlee Williams and Laura Foster 

April 8-15, 2023

What You Seek Is Seeking You

Nestled between the lush jungle and emerald ocean is Xinalani, a sanctuary of wellness and serenity just outside of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

This retreat is an incredible 7-day eco-luxe immersion with daily yoga, meditation, breath work, mindfulness and self discovery led by Shirlee and Laura.

With six stunning yoga spaces, a temazal (ancient sweat lodge), beach club, lounge bar, sand terrace, oceanfront spa and onsite restaurant that specializes in organic, delicious food — you’ll leave this retreat feeling grounded, inspired, energized and more connected to the truth of who you are and have always been.

Xinalani is set amidst 10 acres of unspoiled jungle along the shores of Banderas Bay. To say it’s stunning is an understatement.

Hey, nice to meet you, beautiful soul.

We couldn’t be more excited to offer this retreat experience at Xinalani — one of our favorite retreat locations. It’s simply magical. The most beautiful blend of eco, luxe, jungle and ocean.

This retreat is a balance between self discovery, yoga, meditation, laughter, mindfulness, adventure, connection and sisterhood. Whether you are choosing to read a book in your hammock while sipping dark roast cinnamon coffee (yes, it’s a thing) or up early to watch the sunrise and walk the beach, this is your time.

We are both personal development coaches who come with different backgrounds (that’s the cool part – read our bios) who unite on so many levels in the way we work, teach, practice and lead. We love to co-facilitate retreats and the feedback from prior experiences has been extraordinary and deeply gratifying.

We are soul-sisters that each shine in our own individual way … kinda like you do.

What’s emerging for both of us is the theme of RECLAIMING. Our knowing is that as women, we each have something to RECLAIM:

  • Our truth
  • Our voice
  • Our confidence
  • Our power
  • Our knowing

And showing yourself what is possible in a world that may have told you otherwise. It’s time to rise, individually and collectively – and to reconnect with the truest parts of who we are.

Throughout the week we will be in Circle and in Sisterhood, to explore the effortless belonging that comes from saying yes to ourselves and to each other.

It is our most sincere knowing and desire that we will each leave this retreat with a deeper sense of personal ownership and inner peace – seeing ourselves as the goddess of our own making.

What to Expect

Along with the extraordinary location and retreat sanctuary, your retreat will be highlighted with:

  • 1-2 daily yoga classes and daily meditation + breathwork session in one of the six open air yoga studios within the jungle or beside the ocean. There will be late afternoon or evening restorative yoga classes offered on some days.
  • We weave personal leadership and growth sessions into our week – a chance to explore, learn + integrate greater self awareness, powerful strategies and aligned action. These sessions will be a natural extension of our daily meditation, breath work, yoga + mindfulness practices.

A group breathwork and cold plunge session led by Dawne Sullivan.

Enjoy the challenge and the expansion that comes from experiencing a cold plunge experience. We are delighted to announce that Dawne Sullivan will be leading us through a group breath work and cold plunge session. If you’ve never done it – you will LOVE what comes through.

Dawne Sullivan is a Holistic Nutritionist and owner of Shine Nutrition & Wellness. She is gifted leader, facilitator and wise sister who can help you discover how truly awesome you can feel.

  • 3 buffet style meals per day that are organic, fresh, healthy and locally grown and prepared. Fruit, granola, eggs, tea + coffee are available at 7 am. Breakfast is served between 10-11 am, lunch between 1:30-2:30 pm and dinner from 7:30-8:30 pm.
  • There is a full-service bar with a separate fresh snack menu available for purchase from noon onwards.
  • Expect to be wowed. Some of the details of this retreat have been held back so that you can enjoy the element of being pleasantly surprised and graciusly accommodated by Shirlee, Laura and the beautiful humans of Xinalani.
  • Time to unwind, connect, relax and saviour the pace and rhythm that speaks to you along the way. Whether it’s relaxing by the pool, an adventurous or excursion or an afternoon in the spa, it’s your choice.
  • Evening bonfire, salsa lessons and a beach front dinner with our retreat group.

What's Included?

  • 7-night’s accommodation in rooms that are spacious, palm-thatched roofed cabins built on stilts. Each room is designed with, built and elegantly furnished by local artisans. You have the option of booking yourself in at the doubles rate as long as we are able to match you with a suitable female roommate.
  • 1-2 daily yoga classes led by Shirlee +/or Laura in one of the six open air yoga studios. These classes are taught as all-levels classes – accessible for all attendees. These classes are fun, inspiring and will be infused with many of our teachings from our other workshops during the week.
  • Three delicious, organic homemade meals are included daily.
  • Daily morning meditation + breath work.
  • Facilitated cold ice plunge + meditation.
  • Group waterfall hike, evening beach bonfire and salsa classes are included. Optional group excursions to Yelapa and the Temazcal (led by Shaman) will also be offered for an additional fee.
  • Return transfer by taxi from PVR Airport to Marina Vallarta and return boat transfer from Marina to Xinalani Retreat.

The Investment

  • All rates are listed in USD and include all details listed in “Your Accommodation” section.
  • A $500 USD nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your spot in this retreat. Balance can be split into two equal payments depending upon time of reservation [discuss with us for specific details on this]. Payments can be made by etransfer [no fee] or via credit card [2% charge].
  • Retreat rates are non-refundable. If your plans change you may find a suitable replacement to take your spot ($150 USD admin fee). If we are able to find a suitable replacement we will refund your money less the $150 USD admin fee.

What's Not Included

  • Airfare and travel insurance
  • Optional excursions and spa services
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Xinalani staff gratuities

From The Mouths of Goddesses

Your Accommodations

Indulge your beautiful self and choose whatever room style matches your soul desire.
We encourage you to happily say yes to sharing accommodation with another amazing women that are saying yes right alongside you. We will pair you with your roommate and let your beautiful souls take care of the rest!

If you are used to having your own space please be aware that there are many private, quiet areas on the beautiful expansive property and there will be ample time for you to find solitude if that is what you need and want during this retreat.



2 single beds | Air Conditioning

Cozy rooms located near the beach and restaurant with ocean and jungle views. These rooms have two single beds, spacious bathroom, open air shower and a sitting desk.



2 Double Beds | Air Conditioning

High end room characterized by a spectacular ocean view and a unique zen-chic setting. Suites are 525 sq ft with a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private bathroom with open-air shower, luxurious amenities and amazing settings. Best view. All beds have pillow top mattresses and gorgeous mosquito netting.



1 King Bed | No Air Conditioning

High end room characterized by a spectacular ocean view and a unique zen-chic setting. Suites are 525 sq ft with a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private bathroom with open-air shower, luxurious amenities and amazing settings. Best view. All beds have pillow top mattresses and gorgeous mosquito netting.



2 Double Beds | No Air Conditioning

High end room characterized by a spectacular ocean view and a unique zen-chic setting. Suites are 525 sq ft with a private terrace, hammock, sitting area, private bathroom with open-air shower, luxurious amenities and amazing settings. Best view. All beds have pillow top mattresses and gorgeous mosquito netting.

Your Food

Three delicious, organic homemade meals are available daily. Xinalani can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. Please advise us when booking if you have any special dietary needs.

Your Hosts

Shirlee Williams

Jay Shetty Certified Coach | Registered Yoga Teacher

I have always been a seeker of “WHY”. Curiosity has led me down a spiritual path of yoga, meditation, breathwork and entrepreneurship. I opened and directed a successful yoga and spin studio for 14 years. I have been teaching Yoga Trainings for over a decade and running international retreats through out Mexico and Costa Rica. I am a certified Life Coach and host a podcast called Becoming You.

I call myself a spiritual mindset coach and I am deeply committed to living and helping others live a full authentic life.

Showing up as my true authentic self in the world is my magic. The intentionality I bring to life, is the sweet spot. My open heart and resilience keeps me evolving and growing. This unwavering inability to never quit is how I show up in the world.

I wholeheartedly believe that anything is possible. The more we connect with each other and walk our own authentic path, the brighter we shine. My mission on this planet is to remind you of your own greatness. ❤️

Laura Foster

Women’s Coach | Yoga Teacher | Experience Maker

I’m Laura [Dr. Laura Foster if you want to get all formal] – personal leadership coach, retired chiropractor, yoga teacher, podcaster, retreat leader and founder of Soul Inspired Gurl. I’m compassionate, bold and fiery as hell and I see the fire that’s within you – ready to break through the old to create the life, love and legacy of your dreams.

I wholeheartedly believe that we are each meant to walk our own sovereign path, alongside other women and incredible humans who also have the courage to walk their own. As the New Earth and unity consciousness comes forth we each have a roll to play and I deeply honor whatever is coming through you to be seen, witnessed, healed and expanded.

If I had to sum up my purpose right here, right now I would probably say something like this: I’m on a mission to lead women back to themselves and transform the way they show up in the world, one sovereign step at a time.

Shirlee and I love collaborating on retreats that hold space for Sisterhood connection,laughter, adventure, self discovery and remembering who we truly are. If you feel called to say yes to RECLAIM, we welcome you with both arms and our full heart. I can’t wait to meet you.

Frequently Asked Questions

We welcome all beginner yogis and no experience is necessary. Xinalani has all the necessary yoga mats and props so it is not necessary to bring any special supplies unless you have a special relationship with your yoga mat. On a side note, please ensure you can perform moderate exercise and are aware that Xinalani is located on a hill with many steps to get to and from room/restaurant/yoga classes.

If you are a single registrant – awesome! We have found that over 50% of the individuals who sign up for our retreats are coming alone so do not worry if this is something you’ve never done before. We may arrive solo, but we will move throughout the week as a mini-tribe of beautiful souls. Many of the people you meet during this weekend will likely become life-long friends.

Absolutely, the food at Xinalani is healthy, organic food. They are able to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and most food sensitivities. Please enquire when you are booking with Cathy.

To be completely wowed and leave feeling like you’ve given yourself the biggest gift ever. That’s a bold statement – we know, but after hosting many retreats in various settings we are accustomed to the magic that happens in a retreat.

Retreats are inherently different than vacations. On the surface it may look a lot like an all-inclusive style vacation, but once you arrive you’ll start to settle into the glorious routine of taking space and time to unroll your yoga mat, breathe deep, expand outwards and enjoy the process that unfolds. The workshops and classes are like icing on a soulful adventure.

Bring your open heart and sense of fun and you’ll be sure to have an incredible time (and if you feel inspired to truly unplug – be prepared to set down your technology while you are here).

Please note that Xinalani is only accessible by boat and boat transfer is included in our retreat pricing. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred by taxi to the pier of Marina Vallarta (15 min) and transferred by boat from Marina Vallarta to Xinalani Resort. The resort is 12 miles south of Puerta Vallarta (PVR) airport.

To allow for adequate transportation to and from the resort, ensure that your flight lands in Puerta Vallarta (PVR) no later than 4 pm on April 8,2023 and flight departure no earlier than 12 pm on April 15,2023. If you are wondering about other registrant’s flights please ask us.

If you are flying from Canada, Air Canada, Swoop and West Jet have direct flights from major cities.

Step Into The Life That's Waiting For You

If you’re a woman who is ready to show herself what’s possible, in a world that told her differently – this experience won’t be complete without YOU.

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