Class averaged 3-12 people. Most resort folks had ever done yoga so class was slow vinyasa but tailored to the years of experience assessed each morning. Started with a seated guy used meditation, moved through sun A and simple Sun B with stretching and svasana at end. 45-50 min class to give turnaround time. Students use beach towels and we folded a second towel for under the knee because sand still hard for some people. Everyone grateful with minimal expectations.
Pam from Canada
Dec 5th, 2019 2:44:37pm
I taught 2 morning yoga classes at 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. each day. I ran a moderate class offering several options for the more beginner or advanced participant to modify as necessary. Class sizes ranged from 2-9 participants. Both classes ran each day. Ages ranged from 25-50. The participants enjoyed the classes and I received great feedback. Teaching yoga on the beach with the ocean sounds and tropical breeze was lovely. This was my first teaching experience with Fit Bodies. The staff at this organization is incredibly helpful and knowledgable, and they returned my emails and text messages with impressive speed. I am already planning for my next teaching vacation for April of 2020. Thank you Fit Bodies for this beautiful and rewarding experience!
Jules - Cincinnati, OH
Nov 8th, 2019 3:20:06pm
My husband & I traveled to Dreams Tulum 10/27. The entire Tulum area is stunning and feels much more remote than what it actually is. It is also the furthest resort from the airport so the beach is super dreamy as there are not folks from other resorts walking down the resort-front beach. The water was so warm! The resort is large, yet very charming. The entertainment team was amazing & Andrea, the director was such a sweetheart. During my stay I taught 2 yoga classes (45 minutes each) on the beach at 9 and 10am. There are no mats, you just use beach towels. The classes varied day to day with an average of 2 -10 participants (one class would have great turnout, the other just a couple & the larger class varied day to day). It is a great resort whether you are traveling as a couple or as a family. Have fun!
Allison Lee Aslaksen
Aug 9th, 2019 3:13:08pm
My family and I spent the week of July 28 at Dreams Tulum. The schedule is a set 9AM and 10AM Yoga/Pilates classes. I must say that this was the smoothest check-in process with the Entertainment team I’ve ever experienced compared to many of the other resorts I have taught at. Immediately following check-in, Andrea from the Entertainment Team met me in the lobby and gave us a tour of the entire resort. The class schedule was established along with instructions for setting up on the beach and I began teaching on Monday morning! Classes started out a little smaller beginning of the week averaging two to four people. By Thursday, the classes grew to 8-12 people! So far, I had the best teaching experience here and really enjoyed all of the Entertainment Team. Thank you, Fitbodies, for another wonderful teaching vacation! Looking forward to the next Fitcation!
Apr 26th, 2019 8:54:22pm
My husband and two kids (ages 3 and 6) traveled to Dreams Tulum 04/14. The Tulum area is stunning and feels much more remote than what it is. The beach at Dreams and water are perfect. The resort is not modern, but has a wonderful authentic charm. The entertainment team was an absolute pleasure to work with and they provided great entertainment options for the kids. During my stay I taught 2 yoga classes (30-45 minutes each) on the beach at 9 and 10am. There are no mats so it's you, beach towels, and palm trees. The classes were well attended with an average of 12-15 participants. We look forward to returning to Dreams Tulum!
Mar 29th, 2019 6:23:19pm
Lovely teaching location...Dreams Tulum has so much charm & character. We took taxis into the city, ruins , cenotes & monkey sanctuary. So much to do and see in this area of Mexico. My teaching schedule was 9 & 10 on the beach...both always attended with 5-20 participants. Be prepared for limited shade on the beach, many days the 10am class was in full sun & hot! ☀️
Mar 19th, 2019 7:06:05am
Wonderful place. The staff was incredibly helpful. I taught two classes each morning. And the beach is it windy, and they give towels rather than mats, and so it is a bit of find or deal to keep the towels down. Wear sunglasses with the wind. The resort has some of the sweetest staff, and made us feel at home. The location is just wonderful. We rented a car for the week to visit Chichen Itza, we explored old town Tulum, the beach district, Sian Ka’an, centotes, and Akumel. It is such a special place in the world.
Feb 18th, 2019 9:59:41am
Great experience, met and practiced Yoga with people from all over the world! Taught twice a day - 9am and 10 am for 45 minutes. Gigi, my contact was great to work with. We just used towels on the beach, so I would gather those up prior to class and deposit in the basket for dirty towels after. No music required as we were on the beach but the sounds of nature worked just fine. Not a lot of shade but no one seemed to mind. Class sized varied from 1-2 to 20+. Met another Fitbodies instructor who had been teaching at a resort nearby. Fun talking with her about her experiences also. Going into this experience I kept thinking this is too good to be true, but it really is true! Amazing!
Feb 8th, 2019 11:41:52am
2 classes per day, 9and 10am , they want Yoga. I
brought a couples of flyers, they announced it at the towels stand and on the tv scheuduel and activity board. Classes on the beach, some sun and shade. Beginners level did half pilates and Yoga 10 to 15 participants it was really fun and nice, great hotel, loved it
Alyssa, Scottsdale, AZ
Jul 27th, 2018 1:34:14pm
Overall I loved the experience and actually booked another trip while I was there. The staff was extremely professional, helpful and upbeat. I taught 2 classes per day, each 45 minutes, at 9 and 10AM on the beach. There wasn't really a lot of shade and it did get pretty hot but the teacher the week before moved up the classes to 8 and 9 and had limited turnout so we kept at 9&10 which I think was better (from a timing perspective) for the guests despite the heat. I had between 2-9 participants each day. The students were great, mixed array of experienced to never really having done yoga. And from many different countries which was more interesting! One day it rained and we had the class in a covered area and had 4 at each class. The resort was great about posting my flyers and noting where to go if it rained. I would love to go back and teach at Dream Tulum again!
May 10th, 2018 11:09:58am
The first class was on a roof of a restaurant with a view of the ocean and the second was on the beach. So beautiful. We used towels for yoga mats. It was advertised about half the time I was there. My flyer was used 2 days then taken down by the resort. Very beautiful hotel and my room was amazing. So glad I got to teach here.
Dec 14th, 2017 12:22:50pm
On Sunday night I️ was told classes at 8 and 9 am by Christian. Had 1 person Monday. Tuesday they had the entire beach and patio blocked off for a corporate photo shoot with a drone. Here the participant from day before told me the newsletter said classes at 7 and 8. Tried to contact Orlando twice but he never came over. Did 7 & 8 next day, had 6 people at 7 and 12 people at 8. Thursday had similar numbers and I️ learned the schedule on the newsletter switched again and it now said 8 & 9 AM stretching both classes. At that point I️ had built a group of “regulars” who wanted yoga at 7 and pilates at 8 so I️ continued to do that for remainder of trip. Saturday was to be 1 class but the schedule still said 8 & 9 stretch.
May 31st, 2017 10:45:11am
The entertainment team was really fabulous, making us feel very welcome.
Mar 30th, 2017 1:30:17pm
This resort is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and helpful! Manuel gave me a wonderful tour on Sunday and checked in with me during the week to see how things were going. I taught a 45 minute yoga class at 9 and 10 am Monday through Friday and a 10 am class on Saturday. I had at least 10 - 15+ participants, many who had never taken a yoga class before. Some days I had no music, other days I used my Ipod and small speaker that I brought. The location on the beach is perfect! The food and entertainment at the Sugar Shack bar was great! I will definitely want to go back! Thank you Fit Bodies, Inc. for a great experience!
Dec 28th, 2016 12:48:12pm
First of all, my experiences with the Entertainment Department at Dreams overall has been exceptional. The staff is motivated, energetic and always professional. So, meeting Christian at Tulum or Leonardo in Hualtulco- are epic events for vacationers who talk about these guys at dinner. When we arrived -Manuel met us and gave us private tour of the entire property (which is always nice). Orlando also was instrumental to meet up with during the daytime. Taught 2 Yoga classes, at 9 and 10 on the beach. were about 10 to 35 people in EACH class. Great participation,cool people. It rained one morning, so we all just ran to covered area and continued class. Very dedicated Yogiis!Very great location to teach Yoga, and overall, they treated us like rock stars!. Food was just okay , but I really don't eat meat nor am I a foodie so it was fine with me. Breakfast fruits were amazing and Hibachi were my favorites.
Aug 17th, 2016 4:58:41am
Location on the beach was perfect,The program is excellent. I also spent a week at Dreams Sands Cancun and the entertainment team were extremely organised. Fit Bodies were very efficient with excellent communication.
Aug 8th, 2016 5:18:50am
Best food of any Dreams we have been to! Quiet rooms, amazing beach, fantastic entertainment, overall wonderful resort. I taught two classes a day here- usually a 9 am Boot Camp on the Beach, then a 4pm Zumba poolside. I should have taught Pilates, most of the guess there were really into mellow mode. The Mexican restaurant was fantastic (they all were really). We had a wonderful vacation. The only negative (which for my family was a positive) is it is very far away from everything- so its remote. We saw monkeys and a cerval on the property while there. The Explorers club was fantastic and the staff awesome.
Jul 21st, 2016 4:51:28am
9.00 Yoga and 10.00 Pilates. Usually 10 - 15 participants. WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!! Entertainment staff were out of this world, location was beautiful and participants kept coming back! The only negative part was having to leave! So grateful to Fitness Pro Travel. Thank you!
May 23rd, 2016 6:52:50am
I taught mixed-level yoga every morning at 9 and 10am for 45 minutes. I had pretty good turnouts for every class- as few as 3 and as many as 15. A few people came to class everyday. Only confusion was Saturday: I assumed the teaching schedule was the same and planned to teach two classes. This was my first vacation, and everything went easily and smoothly. There aren't really staff members available to help bring towels and water out so plan to do it on your own. People really seemed to enjoy the classes, and the resort was quiet and beautiful.
May 15th, 2016 4:47:39pm
One more thing: as for the yoga classes on the beach, two classes per day at 9 and 10am. The staff offered to help carry towels and water when I first arrived, but there was never anyone there at 8:45 so I did it myself. But really this isn't a big deal.
May 15th, 2016 4:43:55pm
We just returned from a week at Dreams Tulum, and it was easy and wonderful from start to finish. I'd stayed at Dreams in Punta Cana as a guest and Tulum was quite different: the resort was smaller and a bit quieter. Depending on where your room is, you do need to walk awhile to get to the pool and beach. We came with our toddler and it was great for her, too, although you can't use the Explorer's Club for kids under 3. The food was decent, too, and we had options as vegetarians. Overall, we had a perfect time here.
Mar 22nd, 2016 5:15:43am
Great resort! Staff so helpful and enthusiastic...we will definitely go back!
Mar 11th, 2016 4:37:05am
Many of my students were from Canada and Europe and as such spoke French as their first language. Once they realized that I spoke French (and Spanish), they felt comfortable attending my yoga class. They would not have attended otherwise. I suggest indicating the languages the instructor speaks in their bio. This will ensure that non-English speaking participants feel comfortable attending yoga classes.I have been teaching and travelling for a while now and this has been my experience. The more languages you speak, the more participants you can draw to your class. They feel at ease, can safely do the poses and make the necessary adjustments.They can ask you questions in their mother tongue.
Feb 15th, 2016 9:12:41am
LOVED this place! They were organized and welcoming. My schedule, M-F 2 yoga classes on the beach; 9am and 10am and 1 class at 9am on Sat. It's taught on towels with a very limited amount of shade available. The Dreams Entertainment staff start their day after your classes so be prepared to run the classes on your own. Turnout for classes is great with somewhere between 15-25 people everyday. The publish a daily newsletter (Sun Dial) and it lists your class time/location so this helps bring people to your class.
I traveled with my kids ages 11 & 12 and they loved the snorkeling in front of the resort. They don't have a "core zone" (for teens) but the Explorers club (younger kids) was always busy with activities.
I would book this place again in a heartbeat!!
Jan 29th, 2016 5:19:22am
I taught two pilates classes in the morning 9 & 10 am, and one on Saturday at 9 am beachfront on towels. It was great because there were students from all over the world. Some had never done pilates before, and ended up coming to class everyday, and then brought husbands or friends along with them! The entertainment team was super friendly and so welcoming towards me! It was a true pleasure to teach here.