Just returned from a magical week at Akumal. This was my first teaching vacation and I think I picked the best place to start! It's the pandemic these days so be prepared to teach in a mask. The rest of the time it's optional. The resort is at about half capacity and I had anywhere from 2-13 people. I taught on the beach behind the lifeguard stand at 9 am each morning. One morning no one showed up so I got the day off. :) The entertainment staff is spectacular and really go out of their way to be sure that you're taken care of. I'll be going back for sure!
Feb 27th, 2020 9:39:00pm
This is an amazing resort! The Entertainment staff take very good care of the Fitbodies Yoga Teachers. They will contact you on Sunday evening, and introduce you to the guests on the first Monday morning class. They help set up the towels, and make sure the sand area is level, they bring water for everyone, and help with the return of the towels after class. I have taught here 6 times and would go back in a heart beat. The daily 9am yoga class is very well attended, and advertised - they put up your poster, and the class is listed on the screen by the entertainment office, and it's on the ipad, and in the sun-dile. Enjoy.....you will not be disappointed.
Teresa Oshawa Ontario
Dec 17th, 2019 12:22:16pm
This was my 4th time teaching at Secrets Akumal and I have gotten to know the Entertainment Team over that time. Jonas is the supervisor who I met with. You teach on the beach right in front of the main pool and next to the beach volleyball court. What a gorgeous view for our guests to look at during yoga!
I get there about 845am with a stack of towels to use as Yoga Mats. I had between 4 and 15 guests everyday. Some brand new to yoga and some experienced. I try to offer a moderately challenging class so that they feel it was relaxing but also a bit of a challenge for themselves.
This is a gorgeous villa style resort. Lovely rooms, great restaurants - you won't go hungry. My favourites, lunch at the Seaside grill and then dinner's at Himitsu, Portofino, Seaside grill and Bordeaux.
The week I was there, there was a themed buffet every night - Italian, Il Divo Show, Aqua show, FireShow, Tacofest.
Truly a favourite we will return to again and again.
Bayli from Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Dec 11th, 2019 4:05:04pm
On of our favorite resorts that we have visited thus far! As always, the staff are incredibly kind, welcoming and helpful. The resort itself is breathtaking. From the stunning rooms, to the restaurants, the lush landscaping and the teal green waters. It was absolute paradise and we cannot wait to go back soon! And a BIG thank you to Fit Bodies for making this opportunity possible and so easy! All the work you do coordinating is so greatly appreciated! Thank you!
Dec 11th, 2019 1:28:16pm
I taught a multi level vinyasa flow class. I had between 2-12 students each day. It was very hot so I used my room ice box to store ice cold cloths (found at the gym) for savasana. The entertainment staff is AMAZING and provide towels/mats and water each day. Teaching here was such an incredible experience!
Nov 15th, 2019 1:26:15pm
Amazing teaching experience! I taught one class on the beach at 9 am, in the nightclub if it rains. Had anywhere from 2-15 students. The E staff is so helpful and dropped off waters and towels/mats each day. It was so hot and there is not much shade, so I grabbed my ice bucket and some cool towels from the gym to pass out at the end of class. This was my first teaching vacation and it will not be my last!
Sep 6th, 2019 2:14:09pm
Taught on the beach to about 8 every day. One class. Taught a basic vinyasa yoga flow style. All different levels of participants from all over the world.
Alana St. louis
Aug 9th, 2019 3:11:53pm
The entertainment staff was very attentive and provided water/ towels. Once class started they felt comfortable tending to their other tasks. Immediately after my class was Aqua Strong. One of the staff members asked if I would would feel comfortable teaching that if they needed me to. I said "absolutely!". I was never called on but assisted/attended class daily. It was very much appreciate by staff and guests when I passed out cold waters to each raft. Right after Aqua Strong was Water Cycling or Beach Volley Ball. I participated in Beach Volleyball.
Jul 19th, 2019 10:29:02am
I taught class on the beach by the lifeguard stand where there was some shade. The ET brought towels as mats and water.The class was at 10 am it was well attended everyday with a range of age and abilities. I taught a varied class with options for everyone.
Sue from Denver
Jul 16th, 2019 1:09:59pm
Amazing resort! I taught yoga at 9.00 AM on the beach for 45 minute classes. Averaged 10 participants, but had has high as 25 participants of all ages. Ent. staff was amazing. Thank you FitnessProTravel for such a wonderful opportunity and for all of your support.
Jun 26th, 2019 1:43:06pm
I had a wonderful experience there again. Jonas and the entertainment team were wonderful to work with.
Natalie from Palo Cedro, CA
Feb 8th, 2019 11:57:59am
I taught one Yoga class every morning at 9am on the beach. I had between 5 and 13 participants each day. Entertainment staff met me there before class every morning with towels and water bottles. Very friendly staff, wonderful resort!This is a wonderful resort, one of my favorites. I love working with Fit Bodies Inc. and traveling the world!
Dec 2nd, 2018 9:42:54am
This is an amazing location! I went the second week in November & had beautiful weather all week! Classes were well attended 20-25 everyday. E team was a blast....truly 5 stars!
Teresa Denver, Colorado
Sep 14th, 2018 12:26:54pm
Taught one class at 9:00 am on the beach. The entertainment staff met me every morning to help set up towels and water. They also met with us after class to check in with us and tell us about the days activities. They always thanked me.Love this place! 3rd time and will go back again. But, love all Secrets. We go to 3 times a year and have been using Fit Bodies for over 8 years. So easy and enjoyable to use.
Jul 24th, 2018 1:49:05pm
I just got home from teaching yoga at Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya and it was wonderful! The entertainment staff members were so kind and helpful. The yoga classes were fun and the beach was beautiful! Perfect resort. Thank you!
Elena Diaz from Redding, CA
Jun 22nd, 2018 11:42:24am
Great resort. Entertainment staff was nice and helpful. Easy going place. Beautiful resort and beach.
Mary - Carlsbad, CA
May 3rd, 2018 12:57:12pm
Class was held each day at 9 a.m. on the white sand beach near the volleyball court and close to the main pool. I started the week with a small group of 4 and ended the week with steady attendance of 15-20 each day.Overall it was an amazing experience! The entire staff were super supportive and helpful. The guests were all lovely and very appreciative. The location is stunningly beautiful and this practically new resort is top-notch!!
Barb , London, ON Canada
May 3rd, 2018 12:11:56pm
All classes were held on the beach volleyball court at 9 AM every morning. Classes were full - anywhere from 12 to 20 participants every day.I absolutely loved this resort (great for snorkelling, beach walking, excellent food, facilities & staff). I loved the fact that they had a "rainy day" schedule listed on the iPad, so if it rained people would know that the yoga class is held in "Desires Night club"...fortunately it didn't rain. Loved teaching on the beach. Thank you again for another wonderful vacation. Barb
Apr 19th, 2018 10:59:06pm
Another great fit-cation at Akumal! Classes were all well attended - LOVED meeting people from all around the world! Such a fun resort with yogis and newbies each day. The E-Team is amazing and help bring the arm load of towels daily along with water for each guest. We did have some very strong winds and got exfolliated by the blowing sand a couple of days...and another day even a few rain sprinkles - ok...a rain shower that had us running to the palalpas for a few minutes!!!! But it was still an amazing beach with even more amazing people all coming together for an hour each morning.
Apr 2nd, 2018 11:30:42pm
I enjoyed a wonderful week here. The resort is beautiful with excellent food, service & facilities. The beach offers excellent snorkelling (so don't forget your gear). Yoga class was held on the beach at 9AM every day. I went early to set up towels and water. Classes were full, and I enjoyed teaching on the sand as a change. The schedule is set and even had a rainy day schedule for yoga listed on the iPad (which would have been held in Desires Night club), it never rained while I was there, but it's good to know they have a plan in place. Can't wait to go back. Thank you Fitbodies!
Jan 29th, 2018 12:08:32pm
First time at Secrets Akumal, another beautiful resort. Classes were on the beach using beach towels for most of the week. 12 - 2 students during the week. More challenging to teach on the sand using towels. I'd like to suggest the area near the zen pool with their zen music as an ideal teaching location using mats (also requested by guests) as hotel guests start to sit and settle on the loungers next to the teaching area, smoke and start playing games - so lots of noise) Would definitely teach at these resorts again!
Dec 14th, 2017 11:50:45am
I teach 1 class on the beach at 9AM everyday. There were about 10 to 20 students. The smallest class was on Saturday which is a travel day for the guests. The entertainment team helped me set up the class with towels and water. They were very helpful.Thank you so much for the opportunity to teach in a beautiful setting.
Alan Joseph Closson
Nov 15th, 2017 3:22:05pm
First week was at 8:00 a.m. and second week was at 9:00 a.m. Class size averaged 10-15 students, we had 20+ a couple of days. Beautiful resort, perfect beach location for Yoga.
Nov 15th, 2017 3:13:54pm
I taught a 45 minute class on the beach every morning at 8. At the beginning of the week I had only 2 participants, mid week I had 12-15, by the end of the week I finished with 32 students! The resort had fewer guests at the beginning of the week. A large group of 400 realtors came in Thursday and they accounted for over half of my class.his is my favorite of the Secrets properties I have been to. Beautiful grounds! Only one class a day? AMAZING! The staff is so friendly, helpful, and kind. I never had to carry mats, towels, or water bottles to or from class. I arrived every morning on the beach to everything I needed. Wonderful experience!
Aug 2nd, 2017 12:08:28pm
I taught yoga on the beach at 8 am. Participation ranged from 3 to 14 students. We used towels, not mats. Finding shade was challenging, as the sun moved across our area during class.This is a beautiful resort with a great entertainment staff. I taught one yoga class a day on the beach at 8 am. The staff brought towels and bottled waters down to the beach for me. The designated class spot is on the volleyball area, but I would recommend shifting the mats closer to the lifeguard stand, as you quickly lose shade. I had between 3 to 14 participants throughout the week. Food and nightly entertainment is especially good at this resort! I hope to go back one day.