Yoga by the SeaČ Yoga Classes - Yoga Workshops - Yoga Retreats Teachers Training - Custom Yoga Vacations
Yoga Classes - Yoga Workshops - Yoga Retreats
Teachers Training - Custom Yoga Vacations
  More than Yoga® - Trip Excursions
              to Mayan Ruins, Cooking, Spanish Classes, and Scuba Diving  
Cooking Classes - Spanish Classes - Scuba Diving
Trip Excursions to Mayan Ruins
Arielle Thomas Newman MA, E-RYT 500
Phone: Mexico (52) 1.984.876.2653   US 816.841.3687
Classes held on the rooftop of the new SOHO PLAYA Hotel on 10th Ave at Calle 24
in the heart of Playa del Carmen


Class Schedule

About Arielle

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Yoga Teachers Training Overview

Yoga Teachers Training 2015


About Playa


Recommended Lodging


Custom Yoga Vacations

Yoga / Scuba

Yoga / Spanish

Yoga / Cooking



Soho Hotel Playa del CarmenRiding the waves of change, Yoga By The Sea is is moving up -- literally, to the rooftop level of the new SOHO PLAYA Hotel on 10th Ave at Calle 24 in the heart of Playa del Carmen.

Join us at our Sky Loft shaded studio for your favorite yoga classes

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Arielle Thomas Newman, MA, E-RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher, Director
Cell Phone in Playa: (044) 984 876.2653
From the US and Canada: (011 52 1) 984 876.2653
U.S. Phone: (816) 841.3687

November / December 2015

Soho Playa Hotel
On Calle 24 at 10th Ave

8:30 - 9:45 am

10:00 - 11:00 am
  Hatha Flow
Yoga for Everybody®
  Hatha Flow Yoga for Beginners
  Hatha Flow Yoga for Everybody®
  Hatha Flow Yoga for Beginners
  Hatha Flow Yoga for Everybody®
Please contact Arielle for Information

Times to fit your schedule
Please contact Arielle for Private Class Information

Workshops By The Sea

Yoga For
Healthy Aging
Nov. 14 & 15
Nov. 21 & 22
  Pre- & Post-
Natal Yoga
Nov. 28 & 29

Cost of Seminars: $180 USD, two for $340USD, three for $500USD.

Purchase your Workshop here.

Playa locals, please contact about separate fees.
Soho Playa Hotel - Calle 24 at 10th Ave.

The two-day seminars are offered as part of our 200-hour Yoga Teacher Fall 2015 Training but can be taken as stand alone workshops to meet the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education requirements.

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Yoga Pricing
1 Class: $15 USD
3 Classes: $40 USD
6 Classes: $60 USD
1 Month Unlimited: $125 USD
Privates available by appointment

Full-Time Playa Residents
First Class Free
1 Class: $100 pesos
8 Classes: $600 pesos
*1 Month Unlimited: $750 pesos
More ThanYoga Pricing
1 Class: $15 USD
3 Classes: $40 USD
8 Class Pass: $95 USD

Full-Time Playa Residents
1 Class: $120 pesos
8 Classes: $800 pesos (to be used within the month of purchase)

Workshops By The Sea Descriptions

Yoga For Healthy Aging
People turn to yoga as a means to remain vibrant and active at any age. In Yoga for Healthy Aging, you will learn how to design classes that address the needs of this ever-increasing Baby Boomer market.

Learn how to modify poses for various conditions, and what poses to include (or avoid) as our bodies age.

This seminar provides supervised practice teaching. Experience using specific alignment cues and leave confident in your ability to guide people safely and enjoyably!

Dates: November 14 & 15, 2015

Restorative Yoga
The soothing benefits gained from practicing Restorative Yoga are profound.

Done on the floor with the support of blankets, blocks and other yoga props, it calms your nervous system, encourages mindfulness, relieves fatigue, increase breathing capacity, and profoundly relaxes your body and mind.

With the stress of living in today's hurry-up world, we all should be doing Restorative Yoga!

Dates: November 21 & 22, 2015

Yoga For Pregnancy
Stephanie Morton, E-RYT 200, our YBS studio manager and Arianna Taboada, RYT-500, our resident Yoga Therapy teacher, will be facilitating our Yoga for Pregnancy and Post Natal seminar where you will learn how to help women relieve tension and develop stamina, strength, and balance, during and after their pregnancy.

Dates: November 28 & 29, 2015

Yoga Class Descriptions

Hatha Flow
A multi-level yoga class that combines Hatha Yoga with selected flow sequences to create a balanced and complete yoga experience. Meditation included.

Yoga for Everybody 
A gentle Hatha class appropriate for Beginners and those who'd like a slower-paced class. Discover yoga... and yourself! Breathe deeply, warm the body, calm the mind.

Vinyasa Flow 
A strong flowing practice to start your day. Sun Salutations, Standing Asanas, Forward Bends, Balances, and Twists.

More Than Yoga Class Descriptions

Restorative Yoga
Therapeutic techniques to release muscle tension followed by still, supported postures that allow the entire body to stretch gently while supported by props. Sequences are designed to help balance the nervous system, deepen the relaxation response, reduce anxiety and stress, soothe the emotional body, heal depression, stimulate restful sleep, and enhance immunity.

Yoga Therapeutics
A gently paced yet challenging class that builds strenth, stamina and increased awareness of the mind-body-breath connection. Experience a range of therapeutic techniques woven together with asanas and pranayama.
Private Yoga Class Options

One of the luxuries of being on vacation is having freedom to enjoy life at your own pace. With private Yoga for EveryBody® classes, you choose when to have your yoga class so it naturally flows with your personal vacation rhythm. It’s the ultimate healthgiving treat!

Choose from the following classes to select the one that appeals to you.

Please contact me via e-mail or phone to book your session. A price list is on the following page. A $25 deposit is requested at the time of booking, which can be made via my web site.

Arielle Thomas Newman

”Special thanks to you, Arielle, for the very in-depth, thoughtful and thorough teachings you have given me. It is as if the door to a brand new, spacious room has opened up for me, and I am still exploring all the details in it.” Ellen W., Yoga Teacher, Texas / January, 2009

Custom One-to-One Yoga Class

My most popular private yoga class. All attention is on you, which is what makes this experience so beneficial and enjoyable. If you are new to yoga, I will tailor the class to fit your unique interests and needs. If you are an experienced practitioner or yoga teacher, you will receive informed mentoring on the area of your choice, such as class formatting.

Basic Yoga for EveryBody®

In this session, you will explore key standing and seated Hatha Yoga postures that everybody can do to foster physical well-being, flexibility, and strength. (Great option for family and groups.)

Yoga Flow Class

This class is perfect for those currently in a yoga practice. Continue your yoga and feel great on vacation with this Vinyasa Flow Class that combines Sun Salutations with Warrior Poses, twists, and balance poses. A relaxing Savasana and meditation are included at the end of the

Easy Does It Yoga

Not all yoga is vigorous! Learn restorative yoga postures done on a chair and the floor that enable you to deeply relax. Calm your mind, nurture your body, and boost your core vitality. (No prior yoga experience needed. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels.)
Yoga For Golfers
The movements involved in golf uniquely impacts the spine, hips and back. This class will stretch out your chest muscles, increase your range of motion, and stabilize your low back. Positive visualization to improve your game included.
Yoga for Balance
Balance poses require you to focus, connect to your inner core, and find an easy breathing rhythm - the same qualities that are useful in maintaining equilibrium in everyday life. We’ll have fun doing balance poses in a playful manner which promotes self-confidence and increases your ease of movement on and off the yoga mat. (No yoga experience required. Good for groups and families with children).
Yoga For Weddings
Classes to honor the bride and groom, their family and friends. Special Flower Blessing Ceremony and Moon and Sun class. Contact Arielle for details.

All yoga equipment is provided. All Levels of Students Welcome.

Please bring a towel and a bottle of water to class. Men, please wear tee-shirts; women, no perfume please! Classes overlook the Beautiful Caribbean Sea.

To confirm current schedule, please e-mail From month-to-month we rotate and add classes according to the season.


"May your true inner essence shine forth brightly & radiantly!"

Arielle Thomas Newman is an E-RYT 500 (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with the Yoga Alliance. She has over 20 years of Yoga teaching experience and is Yoga Alliance approved to train teachers at the 200-hour, 500-hour, and Continuing Education level. Currently one of only six such teachers in Mexico! For more information about Yoga Alliance Standards, please view

Arielle holds a MA in dance from UCLA and has written articles on dance and yoga for various publications, including Dance Magazine and The Kansas City Star. She helps yoga teachers clarify their instruction by showing how to gently guide students into correct anatomical alignment in yoga Asanas, resulting in safe and enjoyable cl asses.

Her lyrical Vinyasa Flow classes draw from her study with renowned yoga teachers such as Erich Shiffmann, Judith Lasater, John Friend, and Rodney Yee.

“Teaching in a tropical setting gives me a feeling of spaciousness. Imagine facing the aqua-blue Caribbean Sea as you stand in Mountain Pose. The sun sparkling off the water is an awesome sight - as inspiring as it is powerful. This constantly moving mass of energy invigorates our practice and the sound of the waves promotes tranquility during the relaxation we do at the end of each class.”

Arielle also guest teaches and conducts Yoga Teachers Training sessions in the United States and Mexico. Please contact her for a schedule of classes and upcoming workshops at To call Arielle from the U.S., dial(816) 841-3687.


Yoga by the Sea
is positive way to nurture yourself on your vacation.

The yoga studio sports a gorgeous ocean view with fresh sea breezes that's a perfect backdrop for renewing your spirit and replenishing your vitality

You can choose from the schedule of ongoing group classes or arrange for private classes at the studio, on the beach, or at your hotel.

A variety of class levels are offered, from multi-level Hatha Yoga to Power Flow. So regardless of whether you're a beginner or regularly attend yoga classes, you will receive personal attention in classes, which emphasize strength, balance and flexibility.

Emphasis is placed on standing poses to develop a powerful physical core and improve mental focus and clarity. Classes include meditation and relaxation techniques to release stress and restore vitality.

Yoga mats, blocks, blankets and straps are provided.

"It was the best thing I've done for myself in ages."
H. Martin - Oregon

"An awesome yoga experience."
S. Bradley

"Arielle has simply changed my life."
G. Hayes - London

"High level instruction and excellent classes."
C. Chanel - Life Coach

"I have never had such personalized attention!”
Eileen Raftery - NY

“Relaxation, sun, swimming, food, drink, exploring, new friends, and yoga!”
A. Fields - Business Owner

These Yoga workshops are taught in compliance with the standards set forth by the Yoga Alliance®.
Check web site,  for upcoming workshops and retreats.


Yoga Teacher Training
Beginning - Intermediate Hatha Yoga
Gentle Yoga for a Healthy Back
Yoga for Golfers
Yoga for Scuba Divers
Yoga for Couples
Parent-Child Yoga
Power Yoga


Photography by Don Newman
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