Welcome to Bending Tree Yoga and Healing Center

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We invite you to an authentic Mexico retreat experience along the majestic Pacific coast in La Manzanilla, Jalisco, Mexico. Practice amid the songs of the jungle in an open-air palapa or experience meditation or reflexology. Bring a group and hold a retreat or come yourself and enjoy one of the many classes, workshops and retreats offered from November to March.

NEW: Be a part of the Bending Tree Expansion Project! By contributing to the purchase of Bending Tree Housing Element you will be eligible to receive a lifetime discount any time you stay here. Click here to learn more.

We offer a unique retreat experience of your own creation. And, we can help you create the retreat of your dreams by arranging for accommodations, food and other fun excursions. Please click here to learn more or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions or to make reservations.

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  • The Creative Process
    One day I noticed a spider spinning a web between the palm trees in my backyard. It was big, and beautiful with many intricate layers. Then one of the palm fronds fell, as they do when they dry out, wiping out the web. But, the spider just got back to it and created another web, without hesitation, without a doubt. …
    Written on Monday, 09 December 2013 13:08 Read 314 times
  • The Perfect Pose
    The Perfect Pose People sometimes say, once they learn I'm a yoga teacher, that they don't go to yoga because they aren't flexible enough. And as much as it cracks me up, I understand it. There is something inside of us that wants to be perfect, to strive for perfection, but sometimes we have no idea what that is or means. In the…
    Written on Wednesday, 13 November 2013 07:43 Read 364 times
  • Filling Space
    Filling Space Sometimes during a yoga class, when a posture feels uncomfortable, I wonder, why am I doing this? A posture can feel uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, but most of the time, discomfort is caused by trying to control it. This is where the jaw tightens, the shoulders raise, the breath stops. The idea of letting go and allowing, brings…
    Written on Thursday, 18 July 2013 17:30 Read 625 times
  • Using Your Divine Resources
    Using Your Divine Resources Recently I've had to make some business decisions and take some time to reassess what I'm doing, why I'm doing it and how. Usually when I make business decisions or any decision for that matter I use my divine resources.  This may not be the traditional way to make a business decision that we learn in school, but it works…
    Written on Wednesday, 12 June 2013 07:56 Read 740 times
  • Shine Your Heart Light
    Shine Your Heart Light Do what you like; like what you do. I bought a coffee cup with that mantra on it to remind me that our work is meant to be something that we enjoy doing, that it gives us joy and fulfillment. Don't get me wrong, work can have it's moments, but overall it should be a happy place to go and…
    Written on Thursday, 16 May 2013 20:09 Read 904 times


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