5 Elements: Ayurveda and Yoga Retreat

  • Guerrero, Mexico
  • Feb 24 - Mar 1, 2017
  • Trip Size: 1 - 30 people



Adam and Kameko are honored to return to Playa Viva for a 5-night 6-day journey in the art of nourishment! Activate the body with daily yoga classes and sooth the mind with relaxing massage and grounding evening classes. 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 through yoga, ayurveda and self-care. 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! 60 minute Massage Included!

About Playa Viva:

Combining simple 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 information, visit http://www.playaviva.com.


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.


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 don't 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.


Sign up with a friend, and you both save $50 (100 off total).
Returning this year? Save $50 per room.
Email me for details: nadigirlayuveda@gmail.com

What's Included

-Five Nights and Six Days (double occupancy; a limited number of single or quad occupancy accommodations are available -- for details contact nadigirlayurveda.com)
-Airport ground transportation to and from Playa Viva (only 30 min away from Zihuatanejo International airport)
-Daily morning vinyasa yoga sessions
-Daily evening sessions including: chanting, meditation, restorative yoga
-Lecture on Ayurvedic self-care and handouts
-All organic and mostly local meals prepared 3 times a day by an amazing house chef
-Unlimited fresh tropical juices and healthy snacks (Full bar available upon purchase)
-One 60 minute massage or Ayurvedic pulse consult by Kameko or Adam (additional massage or consults available upon request)
-On-site excursions (hikes, beach walks, turtle sanctuary, estuary explorations)
-Local tour excursion: tour the town, school, coconut candy factory and local artisan salt flats
-Eco-friendly swimming pool
-Music night full of sweet sounds and jams

Not Included

-Optional upgrade to single accommodation
-Adult beverages
-Add-on massages or consults from Kameko & Adam
-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 Las Angeles (LAX), and or Mexico City. We recommend avoiding layovers in Mexico city due to general confusion and inefficiency.
-Option 2– One great way to make sure you have a better itinerary is to purchase a ticket to LAX from SFO or Santa Rosa (Alaska Airlines), and a separate ticket from LAX to ZIH. This option is a little more complicated, but should allow for better flight/time possibilities.

Note: You are welcome to stay longer, pre or post retreat, at Playa Viva. Please arrange this with their management directly.

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