Tim Miller is at his Maya Tulum teacher training right now, and so it is no surprise that the sights and sounds of the place dominate this week’s Tuesdays with Timji post:
It’s high season down here weather-wise, mid eighties during the day and high sixties at night. The Caribbean water is a deep turquoise color, close to eighty degrees, and a pure pleasure for swimming, body surfing and snorkeling. A white sand beach stretches for miles to the south, dotted with small retreat centers and restaurants. The skies at night are spectacular, so clear that you can clearly see the three dimensionality of space. The rooms at Maya Tulum are built Mayan style, with conical thatched palm roofs. We are close to the elements here—the ocean, the wind, the rain, and the various critters that drop by—geckoes, iguanas, crabs, etc.
Three more days to go here. Tomorrow, after lunch, some of us are going snorkeling in a nearby cenote. A cenote is a body of water where an underground river has been exposed by a caving in of a small section of land above it. There are hundreds of cenotes in the area of various sizes and levels of desirability. Tomorrow’s cenote is one I was introduced to last year and my favorite to date. You can swim for a quarter mile in cool, fresh water teeming with many different varieties of fish. Then, if you like, you can walk across the road and dive in the ocean where you can go snorkeling again in a coral reef.
Tulum really is a wonderful place to experience a yoga retreat, as Tim says in his post. It’s luxurious in a very simple way. And Tim, from what I’ve experienced and what I’ve heard from others, is always at his best.
And Tim at his best is as good as it gets.
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