Between the energies of the Mayan ruins and the churning waters of the Gulf of Mexico, on the sandy beaches of Tulum, Mexico, Jamie Coffey finds her center. And she’s not alone, as one of three leaders of fashion designer Sigrid Olsen’s Creative Wellbeing retreats, Coffey leads the twice-daily yoga sessions for the women who join Olsen in the thatched huts of the Shambala Petit Hotel to escape the wild and wired world of their fast-paced modern lives. In Shambala Petit, electricity remains scarce by design, and guests largely travel barefoot. “It’s very Spartan, but stunningly beautiful,” says Coffey, noting that the resort also contains zero mirrors, indulging only inner reflection. “You’re very present and in the moment,” she says. A former competitive figure skater and current special assistant to president Dr. Larry Thompson at Ringling College of Art and Design, Coffey has always made time for her spiritual wellbeing, practicing yoga for 20 years and now leading sessions both at Rosemary Court Yoga and as a private instructor. She focuses on a breath-centric practice she dubs a hatha-vinyasa blend, aimed to achieve stillness and mindfulness. The effect, which can bring serenity in Sarasota, can be positively transformative in Tulum. And while the natural beauty retains its draw, it’s the transformation she sees in the women around her, opening “like lotus flowers,” that keeps Coffey coming back. “You’re peeling back the layers so that things become possible,” she says. “You’re making room in your life—I call it space for grace.”