Our retreat center features two lovely, unique, and complementary studios tailored to fit the changing rhythms of your practice.
Our larger Sun studio features expansive windows that look out west to the mighty Pacific and east to the majestic Sierra de la Laguna mountains. The thatched palapa roof overhead is a marvel of Mexican craftsmanship.
At 1850 square feet, there is plenty of space to comfortably fit 40 students or more. We’ve been told it could reasonably hold 60 to 70, but it sounds like that would have to be a rather friendly group.
Our more intimate Moon studio is most often used for slower, more internal practices and restorative classes. At approximately 1000 square feet, it easily accommodates 20+ practitioners. It features low windows that look out upon a hidden garden, a multitude of skylights for natural light, and an array of Chinese lanterns modeled after the famous Zen garden at Ryoanji for evening illumination.
The floors of both of our yoga studios are warm, golden, strand-woven bamboo. All props are provided – including Manduka black mats, both bamboo and alder blocks, blankets, bolsters, straps, sand bags, backless chairs, and silk eye pillows.
We have a selection of percussion instruments if you’re musical and members of your group would like to provide some rhythmic accompaniment to kirtan. Or you can flip on the sound system to play soothing devotional chants or crank it up for a rockin’ trance dance.
Take a look at the yoga studio section of our gallery and picture yourself practicing in these lovely surroundings.
Prana del Mar is unbelievable – the most relaxing and invigorating retreat center. The grounds are spectacular, the rooms immaculate, and the food is out of this world. I would love to come back and will recommend this place to all my friends and family.Vanessa Teff
Prana del Mar is an experience of beauty, comfort, sublime culinary creativity and kind support of a wonderful staff. The week of yoga and meditation was washed in the light of the full moon, sunrise and glowing sunsets. The combination of desert and sea was an ideal setting for moving into one’s ow…Jennifer Pettit
Prana Del Mar is a near-fantasy of polished travertine, elegant movement studio, healing and beautiful food, caring and talented staff, remote of the world, remote from your world, bringing you to a rare place left on the planet where you can hear the wind, feel the pounding surf, see the sun and th…Kathleen Conklin
The sound of the ocean, the scent of delicious, organic food in the air, the feeling of being surrounded by mountains, water and desert…. Prana del Mar is steeped in natural beauty and a real delight for the senses. This is the perfect place to practice yoga, reconnect with nature, and completely un…Erin Teague
Prana del Mar is a slice of heaven! It is the perfect place to relax, unwind, and be still. The staff is kind and attentive; the views exceptional. I enjoyed my stay so much that I’m already making plans to return!Julie Sullivan
My stay at Prana del Mar was incredible. It is a beautiful, relaxing place. I loved getting to unplug from life and have no distractions. It’s like staying in a 4-star hotel without all the Hollywood scene. My stay has left me feeling relaxed and peaceful. Listening to the waves all night is magical…Ellen Schinkle
My stay at Prana del Mar was hands-down fantastic. I enjoyed every minute of my stay at the resort. The staff was very welcoming and accommodating. The food was great. I will definitely be back for another yoga retreat. So peaceful and wonderful!Julie Lubner
Everything about the retreat and the place exceeded my expectations. I loved the idea of being surrounded by nature and taking a quick walk to the beach every day from my room. Everything about the place made me feel so comfortable and serene. It was quite delightful to witness the love and the care…Jae Yang
How could it get better than Prana? Not possible. Year 2 of our retreat and everyone here at Prana del Mar and everything here is even more magical than last year. The new studio is beautiful – the space lends itself beautifully to meditative practices and we used both studios to full advantage. The…Betsy Weiner
Prana del Mar exceeded all my expectations. The location is picture-perfect. The accommodations were nicer than anywhere else that I’ve stayed. The staff was phenomenal and the facilities top-notch. And the food! Every morning, I woke up wondering what meals awaited me. It’s definitely one of those …Andrea Cardillo
With attention to detail and care for the visitors, this is a perfect place for a retreat – with the strength of the mountains and the ocean around us. An unforgettable yoga retreat. Congratulations to you and your team.Hélène Lévesque
After almost a decade of hosting retreats, we have found paradise. Prana del Mar is a haven for restoring the body, mind and soul. The beachfront location is pristine, the food is nourishing, and the attention to detail and respect for the environment make Prana del Mar the ideal location for retrea…Shani Cranston
An incredible new home found in the sanctuary of bliss. A place for attunement of body and mind. So awesome. All love – all good!Ann Green
I would recommend Prana del Mar to anyone looking to escape from their present reality and transcend into a place of comfort, compassion and relaxation. This place far exceeded my expectations. Looking forward to my next visit.Lisa Korthals
A beautiful yoga retreat on an enchanted site. The staff will make you want to stay and the food is exquisite.Ghislaine Dunberry
Prana del Mar has been an amazing experience. From the facilities and people to the activities and resources provided, no detail was overlooked. Erik has done an incredible job creating this space for spiritual, physical, and mental rejuvenation. I hope to be lucky enough to return in the near futur…Tami Kim
Prana del Mar is a treasure of open space. The beach and ocean are vast, and the yoga studios spacious. Everywhere you look, there are vistas of muted greens and browns, desert brush, and sky. The rooms are above and beyond any rooms you’ll find anywhere else.Carolyn Strom
Thank you for creating such a peaceful, inspiring, caring place with such exceptionally positive energy. The attention to detail in the yoga space, rooms, and gardens has made Prana del Mar a true “oasis” of a retreat in this world of options. I’ll look forward to returning.Lynne Bairstow
Prana del Mar is a beautiful space with an amazing staff that is genuinely happy that you are there to experience what they have to offer. Erik always has his door open if you need anything and is diligent in making sure you are having a good time. Very organized and awesome staff! I feel that I’ve …Betty Chen
I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who loves yoga, good food, sea, sun, and beautiful landscapes and accommodations. The staff are beyond hospitable. This week exceeded my expectations. I will be back.Sandy McNolty
I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to be a guest at Prana del Mar. The serene location, the exquisite property, the service, the decor, the yoga hall, the retreat, and Erik, all served to provide an outstanding and very special experience I will forever remember. Go. You will thank your…Xell Calderer
One word: transformative. Prana del Mar was the perfect setting for an experience that has been years in the making. We are blessed at Yoga Rasa with the teachings of Padma Shakti – and blessed to be here at Prana del Mar. Incredible scenery and service. And the food…Wow! Thank you so much.Susie Barry-Taylor
Prana del Mar is a magical place that exceeded all my expectations. With two beautiful yoga studios, a stunning semi-private beach for walks or meditation and meals that were amazing in both taste and variety, I was in heaven. The staff were warm and generous, the pool deliciously cool in the heat o…Kirsten McFarlane
This place is truly an experience of serenity and magic. I was so relaxed – for the first time in a long time – I could feel the stress melt off me. This is not only an experience of peaceful yoga, delicious food, and beautiful nature, it is a safe and welcoming sanctuary of the most amicable people…Sarah Baughn
The space is magical – right on the beach and surrounded by wildlife. The rooms and common spaces are perfect – elegant, clean, and very peaceful. One can’t help but relax here. The people who work here are warm and thoughtful, and anticipated every request before we even thought of it. And the food…Julia Berman
Lovely, authentic, tasteful environment. Soothing to mind, body, and soul with nourishing, tasty food, elegant accommodations and friendly, skilled staff. A wonderful experience!Ronaye Matthew
Prana del Mar, an ecologically sound retreat centre, fulfilled its every promise to our group – with its tasteful and luxurious accommodations, its two beautiful yoga spaces, exceptional organic vegetarian cuisine, and its friendly and efficient staff whose attention to detail was much appreciated. …Patsy Watts
I would highly recommend this place for a restorative and enlivening retreat. I truly felt inspired by the beauty of the built environment and how well it integrates into the natural beauty of the ocean and the desert. The care and attention to detail of the staff and of the construction of the faci…Alyse Han
Prana del Mar is perfect for yoga and much more. The facility sets groups up for any yoga experience desired. Beyond yoga, the Prana del Mar staff welcomes guests with warmth and joy. Everyone seemed so happy we were there and tried to make our stay comfortable and enriching. I look forward to retu…Michael Smith
What a wonderful retreat center you have created. The combination of location, facilities, accommodations, and staff made for a fantastic overall experience. Thank you for all your hospitality.David Frechter
I travel all over the world on business. I feel that Prana del Mar does a great job of capturing the spirit of prana and quiet contemplation. Erik has an excellent crew, and the grounds are clean and nicely-appointed. The quiet ocean location reinforces the meditative atmosphere. Excellent!David Tuhy
Prana del Mar is a small piece of paradise where the mind can calm and the soul can grow. Simplicity meets elegance.Paula Skjefte
Staying at Prana del Mar was amazing. From the second I arrived and the kindness Erik showed, I felt like I was at a home away from home. All of the meals were delicious. The staff makes you feel so welcome and they were so helpful all the time. I can’t wait until the next time I get to return.Sarah Choueiry
We were taken care of on every level – with delicious food, comfortable and elegant rooms, magnificent ocean views, deep healing bodywork, and plenty of relaxing poolside. All of the arrangements for activities were handled seamlessly – from the moment we arrived, the relaxation began. Prana del Mar…Susan Rubin
Prana del Mar is the ideal of what a retreat centre should be: comfortable, hospitable, beautiful, and tranquil. An ideal location for deepening your practice.Mike Bernard
Thank you for a wonderful experience. Your pride and commitment to the retreat centre is obvious. The food was fantastic and the staff were so friendly and considerate. There is a great sense of community, and I felt very much at home. I can’t wait to come back.Laurie Poole
Prana Del Mar was the perfect location to host a yoga retreat. They have thought of everything! My guests appreciated the comfortable beds, the nice linens, the beautiful yoga room, the healthy and inventive cuisine, and – most of all – the hospitality of Erik and his staff. I have led many retreats…Leigh Threlkel
I can’t imagine a more perfect place for a yoga retreat! The yoga room is perfect – the mats, the blankets, the floor, the views, the candles – perfect. Our group bonded in a special way. I can’t imagine a better vacation, and we will be back next year for sure.Holly Jordon
I could not have accomplished the level of yoga practice that I did anyplace else but at Prana del Mar. The love and great energy here is a sattvic environment that helped me unwind, release, and grow. The service is nurturing and sweet. The facilities are perfect in every detail. I’ll surely return…Mia Park
Prana del Mar is truly a tiny chunk of nirvana. I was very impressed by the feeling of security that permeates this place. The staff was great – very helpful and welcoming. They truly enhance the peaceful, secure vibe, making it so easy to relax and let the yoga work its magic. The companionship I e…Janet Vanyo
Congratulations on creating this oasis of extraordinary beauty and space. The staff are gracious and so accommodating. Delightful, truly. I hope and expect that I will visit Prana del Mar a number of times in my life!Maura Lynch
If you live a life that needs a break, Prana del Mar is the place to go. Sleep with the sound of waves – no intrusions from radio or TV. Vegetarian-based meals made so well that meat lovers really don’t miss a thing. Walk beaches, watch the ocean and its ever-changing form. Do yoga, get a massage, a…Jan Matsumoto
Prana del Mar is an oasis in the Mexican desert. The facility – with its amazing attention to detail – is an extremely supportive environment in which to delve deeper into one’s practice.Pam Johnson
Everything was, as always, exceptional. Beautiful facility, excellent staff, wonderful food, beautiful views. Topped with perfect weather and exceptional yoga. It is the perfect destination.Nancy Agajeenian
Prana del Mar far exceeds your expectations of an off-grid retreat haven. It felt like heaven to relax and be cared for so lovingly in such a beautiful place. The people and the food were completely outstanding and made us all feel so welcome. I will definitely be back.Heather Stewart
Everything we experienced at Prana was so amazing. I can not tell you all the positive feedback we received from the group. Quite simply, what you have created is pure heaven….the perfect combination of factors enabling an unparalleled retreat experience. Very few times in my life have I been that o…Tom Quinn
I love Prana del Mar and I intend to return. The quiet of the desert is perfect for the Zen-nature of a retreat. The atmosphere is welcoming, warm, and simple. Plenty to do and see and plenty of space for contemplation, away from the business of ordinary life. The openness of the center gave me room…Gillian Clark
Prana del Mar is the perfect spot for your yoga retreat. The accommodations, food, yoga space, pool, and beach are excellent. The staff is extremely professional. It will exceed all your expectations.Sue Smith
The peaceful merging of wet and dry, hot and cold, silence and the crashing of waves, helped me to feel the peace of reconciling the opposites in my life. Thank you for the gifts of beauty, sweetness, delicious food, and the space to reflect and grow. Om Shanti.Ande Smith
Prana del Mar was everything we expected and more. The yoga studio and equipment were top-notch and no detail was left out. The accommodations were first-class right down to the organic linens, towels and toiletries. The view of the mountains, ocean and the sunsets were breathtaking. Erik and the st…Bill & Betsy Stringfellow