Why Join a CIY Yoga Retreat?

Here are a few reasons to consider this international yoga experience.

Immersion in Your Practice & Spiritual Growth:

This is an opportunity to disconnect from your daily life and focus on yourself in an enriching and supportive environment. You have the guidance of expert teachers, the camaraderie of fellow practitioners, the nourishment of fresh, healthy meals and the beauty of the surroundings to inspire you. You'll have the time for inward exploration, contemplation, study and reflection.

Unique Cultural Experience:

Casa Dulce Vida, Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is a resort town on Mexico’s Pacific coast, in Jalisco state. It is known for its beaches, watersports and nightlife scene. Its cobblestone center is home to boutique shops, art galleries and a range of restaurants and bars. We are happy to organize day trips and dinner reservations for those who would like to see the area on our afternoon/evening off on Wednesday. In previous years, participants have ventured to Yelapa, San Sebastian, Sayulita and, Bucerias. Casa Dulce Vida is in the heart of Puerto Vallarta, located just blocks from the El Malecón, the beach, popular shopping and restaurants. There is a private swimming pool on site and the top deck has one of the best sunset views in town. It is a collection of 7 separate unique suites each with a kitchen & private entrance. Accommodations are shared. There are options for massages and mani/pedi’s (poolside) should you wish.


Lumeria, Maui


Known as the “Valley Isle,” Maui is dotted with quaint towns, artist communities and local favorites that have been around for generations. Maui has been voted the “Best Island” by many for over twenty years. Lumeria Maui is an all-inclusive Hawaii wellness retreat, featuring ocean and island views with lush, tropical gardens. The historic Maui retreat property has been updated into a luxurious and serene escape for experiential travel. Retreat participants will have access to amenities including the pool, hammock forest and spa. Meals are included in the retreat with most of the food harvested on the property or grown on island. We will happily accommodate various dietary requirements, food sensitivities and allergies. Please advise us upon booking. Lumeria’s guestrooms feature deluxe organic interiors. Accommodations include twice-daily housekeeping service and luxurious linens. 

Mexico Retreats with Ty Chandler & Sharoni Fixler


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Casa Dulce Vida

Lead me from the unreal to the real.
From the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge.
From the mortality of the body to the immortality of the Self.

Peace, Peace, Peace

"Long, uninterrupted, alert practice is the firm foundation for restraining the fluctuations." ~ yogasutra I.XIV

March 2 - 9, 2019
Week 1: Level 1-2 Practice Intensive

March 9 - 16, 2019
Week 2: Level 2-3-4 Practice Intensive

Join us for a wonderfully intimate week of shared nourishment, practice and reflection; inspired by Guruji and our teachers.

7:00 - 10:00 am ~ Asana
10:00 -10:45 am ~ Tea
10:45 - 11:45 am ~ Pranayama
12:15 pm ~ Lunch
4:00 - 6:00 pm ~ Asana
7:15 pm ~ Dinner & Optional Kirtan
Wednesday afternoon/evening ~ day off for rest, sightseeing, etc.

$1500 USD - includes classes, accommodation and meals.
Limited to a group of 20 students per retreat week. 
Please contact us to reserve your spot with a non-refundable $500 USD deposit.
Contact: Deanna Oliphant | deanna@calgaryiyengaryoga.com | 403.457.4070

Practitioner Reflections

"An incredible week at Puerto Vallarta for a yoga workshop with great depth of knowledge and dedication from Ty and Sharoni. The intensity built on for the entire week down to the last minute as I took my last pranayama breath before hopping on my flight to head home to Victoria. The amazing week of asana, partner work, pranayama, restorative, inversions and evening Kirtan allowed me to immerse into yoga land at the beautiful Casa. I want more… What was that again? Tiriang Mukha Eka Pada …Paschimottanasana! I might have to return next year to practice saying that. Thank you for putting such an amazing week of yoga, I hope to return."
~ Tina Hickey

"Sharoni and Ty have amazing teaching experience that takes you deeper into the practice. The sequencing of each day, from the setting of the Mexican Casa to morning asana, chai tea, divine pranayama, evening inversions and Kirtan lets you really enjoy and embrace the complete environment...I am still glowing..." ~ De Orrell