Now there's another reason to check out the new luxury resort everyone's been talking about. The Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya
, situated on Mexico's pristine Yucatan Peninsula, has introduced a series of four-day holistic yoga programs-- featuring guided meditations, yoga classes and yogic diet and nutrition sessions. The next one will take place from September 25-28, 2008, followed by a program on October 23-26, 2008. Both novices and experienced yoga students will enjoy these retreats led by fabulous instructors. Embark on a peaceful journey of renewal and enlightenment while indulging in Mayan and Oriental spa treatments, and taking advantage of all the luxurious facilities in this naturalist's paradise. Surrounded by mangrove reserves and crystal clear lagoons, the resort
is the ideal place to partake in a restorative yoga retreat. Plus, it is conveniently located just 10 minutes north of Playa del Carmen and just a 30 minute drive south from the Cancun airport. Leading the Yoga Retreat is Yoga Instructor Rishi Bhardawaj, who comes from a family of yoga experts and has been teaching yoga for almost 15 years. The retreat begins on Thursday evening with a welcome group dinner and opportunity to meet with instructors and fellow guests. The "Wellness Yoga Retreat" is priced from $2465 (single) and $3340 (double occupancy) and includes: three-nights accommodation, Yogic breakfast daily and one group dinner, choice of one spa treatment (Aromatherapy massage, Aromastone or Thai massage), morning and evening yoga sessions, daily meditations, diet and nutrition classes, participation in daily fitness activities, complimentary use of Heat and Water Therapies (including Steam, Sauna, Vitality Pool), and round-trip airport transfers.