Start your day off on the right bare-foot at Yoga By The Sea!

Yoag by the Sea 

Nothing is more refreshing than gazing softly over the majestic Caribbean Sea while aligning spirit, mind, and body with an invigorating Yoga session.  Or end the day on a balancing and relaxing note while enjoying the incredible show of changing colors of the sky over the dazzling white sand beach of Playa del Carmen.  

Yoga by the Sea Playa del Carmen

Arielle Thomas Newman is the director of this sensational, shaded, open-air yoga studio above Kool Beach Club located at Calle 28 and the beach. 

 Arielle Yoga by the Sea

Her playful, fun and loving energy fills the air of the entire studio.  Arielle has been teaching Yoga in Playa del Carmen for 12 years, and is one of Playa's first pioneering yoga teachers. Before becoming a full time resident, she gave Yoga retreats to an international clientele of creative yoga adventurers here in the Riviera Maya and on Isla Mujeres.

You are certain to feel right at home with Arielle and the whole staff, whether you are in the Riviera Maya on vacation or are a resident.  The ambiance of the Yoga studio is welcoming and the view is fantastic!

 Yoga by the Sea Instructors

All of the staff members are certified by the Yoga Alliance. 
They are all highly trained and dedicated to the practice of Yoga.


Melanie Shank (not pictured) is the senior teacher at Yoga By The Sea.  She has a big heart and love for sharing yoga and is often busy presenting yoga retreats all over the Riviera Maya including the Sian Ka’an Biosphere.

 Yogi Brenda

Brenda Madero has developed a fun and lively Yoga for Children's  class that is available during the school year.  Last season it was a big hit!  This year she is adding a Family Yoga class and you know what they say - families that yoga together…

 Yogi Ana

Ana Marcela Celis is the resident Ashtanga Yoga specialist.  If you are looking for a real Yoga challenge, this class is for you! It's sure to pump you up.

 Yogi Stephanie

Stephanie Morton is an award-winning runner in the Riviera Maya/Cancun race circuit and teaches Yoga for Athletes and Vinyasa Flow Yoga.

 Yogi Deborah

Deborah Leigh-Lasaro is originally from Los Angeles and brings a beautiful spiritual component to her Hatha Yoga classes.  She and Brenda together have developed a special class that they call Sunset Yoga or Moonlight Yoga (depending on daylight savings time!) that is a wonderful way to wind down the day and is perfect for those who are new to practicing Yoga or who are returning to Yoga.

Prenatal Yoga is also offered for the mom’s-to-be of Playa del Carmen.

Private classes in all styles of yoga are available at the studio, your home or hotel, and are tailored to meet your needs, whether you're a beginner or more advanced.

Yoga By The Sea offers month long Yoga Teacher Training Courses two or three times a year.  The teacher trainings include RYT-200 certification with the Yoga Alliance.  Usually there is an early bird discount for these sessions: if you sign up early you get a special discount!  Partial work-trade scholarships are also available for qualifying individuals.

Their next 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training Course is November 8-December 8, 2013 You can register by going to

Summer specials are available NOW!!! Special rates for visitors make your vacation Yoga-licious!

Kool Beach Club Playa del Carmen

Contact Arielle at or stop by the Yoga by the Sea studio above Kool Beach club for more information.


 Playa del Carmen Yoga


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 Love Juliot walked across the California, Mexico border with a backpack and the intent to travel all of Mexico and Central America.  Eight years later, her journeys continue throughout the Riviera Maya and Yucatan Peninsula.  She currently resides in Playa del Carmen and spends her time exploring this magical area.   She enjoys working for BuyPlaya, a local Playa del Carmen real estate company as the Social Media Community Manager.  A long time blogger and travel writer, sociologist at heart and amateur photographer she is enthusiastic about Mexico travel and culture.  Follow Lisa on Twitter, Facebook/BuyPlaya and Google+ to find out more about her adventures, events in the Mexican Caribbean and information about living in Playa del Carmen.