5 Elements: Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat 2018

Guerrero, Mexico

Kameko shibata Nadi Girl Ayurveda
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Mar 1 - 6, 2018
Group size: 4 - 15
5 Elements: Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat 2018
Guerrero, Mexico

Kameko shibata Nadi Girl Ayurveda
  • Email address verified
1 review

Mar 1 - 6, 2018
Group size: 4 - 15

About this trip

Kameko is honored to invite you to Playa Viva for the 4th Annual 5 Elements Yoga + Ayurveda Retreat. Embark on an off-grid beachside 5-night 6-day journey in the art of nourishment! Activate your body with daily yoga classes, sooth your mind with a relaxing massage, restorative yoga and chanting. Learn about ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicine system and its tools for self-care and living radiantly. Each day we will explore one of the Ayurvedic 5 elements thru yoga, ayurveda and self-care. This retreat includes a mini ayurvedic consult with Kaemo and participation in a Temazcal Sweatlodge Ceremony with a local elder.  Connect to your body and breath, restore your spirit, be in the beauty of nature, swim in the sea, eat delicious foods and just relax in the moment! The retreat is truly paradise.

Discount THANK YOU offers: 

Receive $50 off If you have previously been on retreat with me or taken my Yoga-Veda Teacher Training  (email me for code nadigirlayurveda@gmail.com). 

Receive $50 each if you book the whole room. Use code: FRIEND50. (each person can book separately within 24 hours of each other, just note you are roommates) For single payer whole room bookings use the code twice. 

About Playa Viva
"Simply of my favorite places to be on earth. "~ Kameko 

Combining elegance with natural beauty and a commitment to improving the environment and the local community, Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico, just 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca, Playa Viva is situated on a mile of pristine and private beach. Playa Viva is 100% off grid and is committed to not only being sustainable on all levels, but actually regenerating the ecosystem and supporting the local community. For more check out their website.

*Please note while playa viva is "off grid" and we don't recommend excess screen time on vacation- it does have reliable wi-fi and phone service if you have an international plan. (t-mobile and some other carriers offer free service in Mexico, check with your provider.)


The food at Playa Viva comes mostly from its own, Oregon Tilth Certified, organic farm and gardens, as well as other small local farms. Meals are prepared by local, amazing chefs and are healthy, fresh, delicious. You can expect: greens fresh picked from the garden, homemade fresh corn tortillas, homemade red and green salsa, locally made queso fresco, and avocado with nearly every meal. Fresh fish and Chicken Mole are frequent favorites. Also, there is always bountiful fruit available, as well as smoothies and adult beverages. Basil margaritas made from scratch are a house specialty. Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and other dietary needs met. (Please indicate on intake form with registration) 


The rooms are open, with views of the pacific, and private bathrooms. Playa Viva rooms are built with the intention of integrating you with your surroundings. This means they feel open, connected to the landscape, and do not have air conditioning. There are fans, however, if you need. The building materials are sustainably harvested off Playa Viva property and neighboring properties. Most rooms (other than the queen eco casita) have multiple beds, with a large and one or two smaller ones. You can work out who gets what bed with your roommate(s). Check the website for more details on accommodations. Please note: the studio rooms have bathrooms which are down a flight of stairs.

What’s included

-Five Nights and Six Days Accommodations in eco-luxe retreat rooms with ocean views

(priced listed as double occupancy; single accommodation on request)

-3 Meals per day, prepare from produce from the onsite organic farm by love by the amazing house chef (dietary restrictions accommodated)

-Airport ground transportation to and from Playa Viva

-Daily morning vinyasa yoga classes

-Daily evening classes including: chanting, meditation, restorative yoga

-Lecture on Ayurvedic self-care and handouts

-Unlimited fresh tropical juices and healthy snacks (Full bar available upon purchase)

-One mini Ayurvedic consult w/ Kameko

-On-site excursions (horticultural tour, beach walks, turtle sanctuary, estuary explorations)

-Temazcal Sweatlodge (optional, but included)

-Eco-friendly swimming pool

-Bonfire Music night full of sweet sounds

-Discount on massages 

Not included

-Optional upgrade to single accommodation
-Adult beverages
-Add-on massages or consults
-Optional excursions such as snorkeling, surfing, and visiting local archeological sites.

Before You Go

Getting to Paradise:

Option 1– Delta Airlines offers flights from SFO to Zihuatanejo (ZIH) which stop in Los Angeles (LAX), and or Mexico City. We recommend avoiding layovers in Mexico city due to general confusion and inefficiency.

Option 2– Alaska Airlines has direct and easy flights from LAX- ZIH daily around 9:45am daily. You can fly on Alaska/Virgin from SFO or STS (Sonoma County) to LAX earlier in the morning. Or buy a flight from SFO or OAK to LAX on Southwest or another airline and take the separate ticket from LAX to ZIH. This option is a little more complicated, but it allows for good deals and more flexibility.

Note: You are welcome to stay longer, pre or post retreat, at Playa Viva. Please email me and I will connect you directly to Playa Viva for bookings.

Available Packages

Studio - Early Bird

Double occupancy; 2 single beds or 1 queen shared bed. Ocean views, organic sheets, fans and bathroom just below room. In attached building. SOLD OUT !

Deluxe - Early Bird

Double occupancy; ocean views, organic sheets, fans and private bathroom- SOLD OUT

Queen Eco Casita

SINGLE OCCUPANCY  1 queen bed (ideal for a couple or those sharing a bed) 

ocean views, organic sheets, fans and private bathroom. Free standing casita. 

(couple/double occupancy price reduced $1550 per person! Email for me details)

King Eco Casita

Double-quad Occupancy- 1 king bed + 2 singles or 4 singles. Our newest accommodations. 

ocean views, organic sheets, fans and private bathroom. Free standing casita. 

* Please email : nadigirlayurveda@gmail.com for availibity based on double or triple occupancy before booking. For single occ book the queen Eco casita above. 


Who’s Going

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Kameko shibata Nadi Girl Ayurveda
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Kameko Shibata is an ERYT-500, National Ayurvedic Medical Association Health Practitioner, Massage Therapist, professional aerialist and wild creature. She is the Creator and Director of the YA certified school Yoga-Veda Shala, now in its 4th year. Her focus on the traditional elements of Yoga, Ayurveda and Tantra are informed by her numerous studies in India, including the “vinyasa krama” system at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram. She has been fortunate enough to have more than 3,000 hours of Yoga, Ayurveda and Massage trainings over the last 10 years and has practiced yoga daily for 14 years. She has had the pleasure of studying with Swami Santhiprasad, DeAnna Batdorff, Dr. Vasant Lad, Ana Forrest, Mary Paffard, Rod Stryker, Mark Whitwell and longtime teacher, Alice Joanou. She is passionate about bringing yoga and Ayurveda into all communities. She is also deeply influenced by aerial acrobatics, 5rhythms dance, Vipassana Meditation, Lakota sweat lodge, primitive skills


I had an amazing time! Beautiful location, wonderful food, great teacher, and inspiring fellow students. Thank you so much for everything!
By Chris P for Yoga + Ayurveda Teacher Training in Mexican Paradise on Jul 09, 2018

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