Mexico · April 18 - 23 2023

Yoga of Food Masterclass

Educational wellness retreat blending art, science, and spirituality of food to heal our relationship to cooking and eating.



Yoga: Sanskrit word for “yoke” or “union.” To yoke means to draw together, or to unite. Yoga’s aim is to practice the union between body, mind, and consciousness through mastering the dance between breath, and movement. Exploring Conscious Eating as the "Yoga of Food" is a practice to unite our -physical, emotional, spiritual- body to the world around us. Eating is, consciously or unconsciously, the everyday practice through which we interact most intimately with the social and environmental fabric of the world. Food is where we shape, from the inside out, the most intimate connection we establish with ourselves, amongst us, and to all life. Food is central to human existence and yet, we do not learn anything about it at schools. In terms of diet, there is no “one size fits all.” Actually, our environments (city life, media, advertisement, health fads) are systematically conducive to consuming more, not better. Better, not more, is one of the focal points of the practice we are inviting you to immerse yourself during this “Yoga of Food” retreat: a conscious study of moderation, ethical & aesthetic eating, ancestral wisdom, and self knowledge. The most precious asset to live a good life, our health, is not under our control until we educate ourselves to establish practices and habits that are good for us. For this, we must learn the science of cooking, the art of eating, and understand that we eat much more than the physico-chemical properties of food. Nourishment goes way beyond nutrition. To make better decisions, we must decipher what’s in our food, how it is made, what it does to us, how to eat it, and how it makes us feel.


Lifelong Learnings

Lifelong Learnings

During this educational retreat, you will be able to open yourself to the “Yoga of Eating” grounded in a delicious, locally-sourced, seasonal menu of Mexican flavours, and daily yoga practice & theory sessions, facilitated by an expert team that will make sure this experience is one where you will gather lifelong learnings. All of this, in one of the most beautiful landscapes and retreat spaces in Mexico.

Conscious Eating Practice

Conscious Eating Practice

This experience will equip you with tools to place yourself ethically in your everyday food decisions, and understand that eating is the most fundamental medium for health, but it is also a political, and spiritual act.



We are curating an intimate cohort of students and practitioners interested in the intersection of food & yoga. All levels of expertise are welcome. Special needs or abilities will be tailored for. An interview is required to confirm attendance. The price of the experience includes a fee to cover for scholarships to make this content accessible to a more diverse audience. A discounted price is offered for Latin American citizens.


Charles x Michel

Charles x Michel

Working at the intersection of science, art, philosophy, community and entrepreneurship, Charles x Michel aims to inspire solutions for urgent global challenges.

He is an experience designer, an artist using food and the meal ritual as media, a professor at major culinary institutions, a consultant in regenerative practices for high-level organizations and companies, and previous researcher at Oxford University. 

Dubbed one of the top chefs in the world, Charles starred in “The Final Table” on Netflix. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants and Bars and the Basque Culinary Centre recently named him an Empowering Educator in the 50 Next Class of 2022, a list of global game changers shaping the future of gastronomy.

Kiauitl Ketzalli

Kiauitl Ketzalli

Ritual Artist, Traditional Mexican Dancer, Landscape Architect, Permaculturist, Photographer, Yoga Practitioner. 

Kia is a devoted student of the ancestral traditions of Mexico, training that she received from her spiritual grandmother. She has dedicated her life to traveling the world sharing these traditions through art and practice. Her passion for design and the environment led her to graduate as a Landscape Architect.

She is passionate about Permaculture, the reproduction of organic seeds, and the exchange with ancestral traditions from other lineages. She belongs to the group "Mouvement des Femmes Semencières" in France. In 2016 she created the project "Ka'alán Neék, Seed Guardians", in Tulum, Mexico, where she currently lives. She recently founded the Ancestral Seed Foundation.

Anna Pao Cova

Anna Pao Cova

Art director, photographer, multi-hyphenate designer with a passion to weave community and arts through immersive experiences. She has been a devoted student for the past 13 years to a variety of Ancient Practices such as Yoga Therapy, Hatha Yoga, Thai Massage, Qigong, and Ayurveda.

Her personal practice has evolved by creating sensory experiences, retreats and psychosomatic therapies rooted in ancient wisdom, providing patients with roadmaps to live in integrity with their bodies and with the Earth. She is passionate about holding soothing containers for integration and nervous system restoration through sound, touch, thai massage, craniosacral therapy, yoga nidra, and pranayama.

Founder of WAYS, she has been holding retreats for the past 7 years, and is an accredited Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Ivon Brull

Ivon Brull

Trained as a yoga teacher, Ivon has taught in different studios in Paris (France), and lead Yoga Teacher Trainings at Mathieu Boldron school.

She deepened the essence of her personal practice alongside Rafael Chaman in Mexico, who has passed on to her the Dao of Yoga, a unique system he created unifying the essence of Hatha Yoga, Daoism and the beauty of the indigenous wisdom.

She currently guides retreats in different parts of the world to unify the teachings of yoga immersed in our most powerful teacher: Mother Nature. Her mission is to honor and respect the body-temple, as well as the earth-mother. Raising hearts through practice is her way of being in service.

Katie Lipsmeyer

Katie Lipsmeyer

Katie Lipsmeyer is a connector, explorer, ritual enthusiast, community weaver, event producer, writer, story-listener, and storyteller. She contributes her non-food industry talents toward advocacy around conscious eating and food education as Vision Steward and Ambassador for the CxM brand. She practices and teaches (20K hours) mindful movement through fitness and is the founder of Camp Glow it Up, a women's summer camp that promotes fitness, whimsy, self celebration, intentional groups, and intergenerational relationships. As the co-producer of this event, Katie is your go-to person for all logistics of this experience.  


What's Included

What's Included

5 night accommodation in a unique venue immersed in nature

4 full days of programming, ancestral wisdom, insights from psychological science, yoga practice & theory, regeneration of body and mind, facilitated by CxM and guest co-hosts

Transport to and from Mexico City (Condesa)

Unique food experiences curated by the CxM team, and local chefs and comaleras

Includes a traditional Temazcal, access to a heated Pool

A Hidden Gem

The best retreat and educational center in Mexico

Our experience will be set in a place that offers privileged contact with nature, an excellent climate, and tangible energy that creates an ideal environment for Retreats, Individual Development Seminars, Courses, and Workshops. Located in the heart of Malinalco in Mexico (a beautiful colonial town) and surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation, you will find a very special, privately owned house and property full of mysticism and Mexican art.

A Hidden Gem



I am beyond grateful to everyone who made it possible for me to go on this trip and for everyone involved in the production of the week long experience. I will, without a shadow of doubt, carry the lessons I learned with me for the rest of my life. Inspiring and educational and so much more.

Lena Ficchi


The masterclass exceeded all expectations and the experience was unforgettable. Thank you all for having us in your home and hearts, it felt like a big family with open arms. The course content varied widely yet intertwined cohesively. One of the best weeks of my life that’s left me forever thinking about food, sensors, environment, community and sustainability differently. Can’t wait for the next one!

Laura Kramer


The CxMasterclass is an experience that will stick with you for life! It will forever be apart of me as a chef and a person as long as I’m on this earth. I’ve made life long friends and connections and can’t wait to continue working together to spread the knowledge of ecology, joy, and happiness to the world!

James Gilardi


The insightful CxMasterclass has brought me to a new culinary frontier. As now we have full access to all the ingredients easily, we should also consider how to sustain world ecology and pay the respect to the lives of any animal and plant. The past week was nourishing mentally and physically, and my life will never be the same!

Frankie Fang


I am so happy to have been part of this CxMasterclass. I feel deeply inspired after this week and am so grateful for all the beautiful moments, everything I have learned and all the incredible connections.

Tessa Straver


In just a single week, I feel reconnected with food, nature, and people, and now have a clear sense of direction going forward in pursuit of a happy sustainable life.

Shaun Hall

You'll Be Staying Here

A home away from home

A home away from home

Charming, cozy rooms for 2-3 people filled with art and amenities.


We will cook and eat organic, seasonal, and mostly plant-based ingredients. Los Placeres, the best eatery in town, will prepare and serve most of our meals. We will do our best to accommodate any food allergy or dietary restriction.

The food for our Yoga of Food morning sessions will be provided by an inspiring local regenerative farm.

We will have a shuttle minivan to transport you to/from the the center of Mexico City (Condesa) on Tuesday midday, April 18th, and Sunday afternoon, April 23rd.

We can help you booking private transportation outside of the shuttle times if needed.

In case of cancellation on your end, your deposit will serve as a credit toward a future CxM experience. In case of cancellation of the event due to unforeseen circumstances, 90% of your deposit will be reimbursed, and the rest will serve as credit for a future CxM experience.

We want to make this Masterclass the best experience possible for all participants. An interview gives us an opportunity to get to know you, for you to get to know us, and for us to determine the compatibility of all parties. CxM does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, or sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity). CxM reserves the right to rescind and refund registration if we do not think this experience is the right fit for a potential participant.


If you are feeling the calling to join this Masterclass but the cost makes it difficult to attend, we encourage you to fill out this application to apply for partial or full scholarship, as accessibility and inclusion are imperative to us.

Yoga of Food Masterclass

Mexico · April 18 - 23 2023 · 5 nights