A Retreat For All! With Dena Borman & Natalia Tabilo

Playa Viva, Mexico

Natalia Tabilo and Dena Borman
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May 6 - 10, 2023
Group size: 13 - 17
A Retreat For All! With Dena Borman & Natalia Tabilo
Playa Viva, Mexico

Natalia Tabilo and Dena Borman
  • Email address verified
1 review

May 6 - 10, 2023
Group size: 13 - 17

About this trip

Join Dena Borman & Natalia Tabilo for a retreat truly created for ALL! 

All ages! All levels! All bodies welcome! Accessible and inclusive yoga with props, relaxation, sun and fun.  All while fostering meaningful connections and community!

Enjoy four nights and five days of Pacific Ocean views at Playa Viva--a beautiful, environmentally-conscious, private property situated on one mile of pristine beachfront, surrounded by lush green palms.

Our vision is to offer a yoga retreat that is truly inclusive of all people. Many retreats in the Yoga World say that they are inclusive--that you can come as you are, that classes are beginner-friendly, that everybody is welcome, etc.  But truly, they aren't. That's why we are inspired (and excited!) to create a Yoga, Asana, and Movement retreat that is truly accessible to all bodies.  We share the vision of offering a retreat for those who might think a yoga retreat is not for them. 

Reserve your spot today!

About Your Hosts

Dena Borman (she/her) is passionate about teaching yoga in a way that makes the practice feel more sustainable and accessible to ALL.  She specializes in teaching yoga to beginners, seniors, and those with physical limitations, disabilities, or chronic illnesses.  In Dena's classes, you can expect lots of options for exploration, variation and adaptation, no matter where you are along your "yoga journey." She provides clear and thoughtful instruction paired with invitational cueing, so that you know you're always welcome to explore what feels best for you as an individual--we are not "one size fits all" beings, after all!

Dena received her 200 hour certification at Wild Lotus Yoga in New Orleans in 2016, under the guidance of Sean Johnson and Mitchel Bleier. As a full time yoga teacher, continuing to practice, learn and develop is very important to her. She has completed several hours of training in the Bowspring Method, and she is currently studying yoga philosophy with Prasad Rangnekar and yoga anatomy/movement science with Jenni Rawlings.  You can learn more about Dena through her Instagram account, @yogawithdena and www.denaborman.com. 

Natalia Tabilo (she/her/ella) is a Chilean yoga teacher (500 RYT), journalist, and the founder of Yoga for All Bodies™.  After feeling left out and unseen in yoga spaces, she decided to create Yoga for All Bodies™, an inclusive, welcoming, and accessible practice based on yoga variations (not modifications) and freedom to invite students of all bodies to enjoy their body and mind where they are right now, all while taking their power back.   

To fulfill the promise of sharing Yoga for All Bodies she has trained in Accessible Yoga, Yoga for All, Trauma-Informed Yoga, Yoga for Mental Health, Somatics, Prenatal, Postnatal, Restorative, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga for Chronic Pain and more. In 2021 Natalia was featured as a “Game Changer” in Yoga by Yoga Journal.  You can know more about Natalia in her Instagram account, @YogaforAllbodies and www.yogaforallbodies.com.

About Playa Viva

"Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values" 

Playa viva is a sustainable, eco-luxury, boutique hotel with a focus on positive social and environmental impact for the local ecosystem. At Playa Viva, you are immersed in the luxury of the natural landscape, nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains rising in the distance.

In 2010, Playa Viva founded La Tortuga Viva (LTV) to protect endangered turtles from predators, poachers, and habitat degradation. LTV is staffed by an all-volunteer team comprised of members of the local community of Juluchuca. Playa Viva supports the sanctuary by helping to raise funds for needed equipment. During the retreat, we may be invited to join a night patrol with volunteers from LTV as well as assist with the release of the baby turtles to the ocean in the morning.  

You can learn more about Playa Viva's commitment to sustainability here

Sample Itinerary

(As this is just a sample itinerary, it is subject to change.  But keep in mind that all activities will be optional. This is your trip!)

7 AM - Coffee and Light Breakfast

7:30 AM - Possible Baby Turtle Release

8 AM - Yoga in the Yoga Shalah

9 AM - Full Breakfast

10 AM - Free Time (excursions/massages/relaxation)

1:30 PM - Lunch

3 PM - Free Time (excursions/massages/relaxation)

5:30 PM - Group Activity (yoga workshop, soundbath, community building, etc.)

7 PM - Dinner

8 PM - Restorative Yoga

Cancellation Policy

Secure your room with a $350 deposit or by paying in full.  Payment plans are also available.  Deposits are non-refundable. 

Early Bird pricing is available until December 16.  In order to be eligible for Early Bird pricing, you must pay your deposit by December 16. Then, you must pay the full amount or make at least one payment on a payment plan by January 5.

Full amount must be paid by May 6., 2023.

Should you need to cancel your trip, we will be able to issue a refund for whatever you have paid towards the retreat, minus the non-refundable deposit, any time before January 5.  After January 5, all payments that have been made are non-refundable.

*Note: The window for refundable payments has passed.  As of January 5, 2023, all payments made are non-refundable. 

Other Considerations and FAQs

This retreat is for you if...

...you've ever felt as if you'd love to attend a yoga retreat, but were concerned about feeling welcome or being able to "keep up."  Our vision is to host a retreat that is truly welcoming for all people.

...you are new to yoga!  We will teach classes that accommodate all levels, including beginners.

...sustainability, regenerative practices and supporting the local economy are important considerations for you when booking a vacation.

This retreat might not be for you if:

...you are only interested in athletic or fast-paced asana.  We plan to take our time with instruction and offer lots of options for variation, adaptation and exploration in order to ensure that all participants feel comfortable and included!

...you are sensitive about certain aspects of living among nature. Playa Viva's rooms are open-concept, which means they are designed to be breezy, but do not offer AC and can not be guaranteed to be 100% critter-free!

Other Considerations:

This retreat is for all ages 18 and older.

There are some direct flights to ZIH, but not tons.  You may want to plan extra time for travel, and you might consider flying to Mexico City before flying to ZIH.

Lots of very helpful information here:  Playa Viva FAQs 

Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions!

What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Enjoy an all-inclusive experience that combines simple elegance with natural luxury--ocean views and one of a kind architecture! Private and shared occupancy available.
  • Daily Yoga & Mindfulness
    Accessible and inclusive yoga classes and workshops, led by your hosts--a mix of energizing and restorative practices in a beautiful, shaded Yoga Shalah overlooking the water.
  • Three Meals Per Day
    Fresh, organic, local, farm-to-table meals, snacks, and beverages expertly prepared by Playa Viva chefs. Dietary options can accommodate most dietary preferences and restrictions.
  • Yoga Mats & Props
    The Yoga Shalah is fully equipped with high quality yoga mats and props. Yoga blocks, blankets, straps and chairs will all be provided.
  • Airport Transportation
    Ground transportation directly between ZIH airport and Playa Viva.
  • Taxes & Tips
    All taxes + 10% gratuity for the property caretakers and Playa Viva staff.
  • Donation
    A 2% financial contribution to support local community and environmental impact activities such as the turtle sanctuary.

What’s not included

  • Airfare
    Travel to and from ZIH Airport.
  • Bar Drinks and Alcohol
    Alcohol and blended drinks (such as smoothies and coconut drinks). However, these things are available for purchase!
  • Additional Activities
    Spa treatments, massage, excursions, bar and boutique purchases. You can feel free to purchase any of these things on your own, however, should you so choose!
  • Insurance
    Travel and medical insurance.

Available Packages

Semi-Private Beach Village

Beach Village accomodations include two separate bedrooms and one bathroom. So although the unit is more communal in nature, you will only share your room with 1 other retreat participant. This option includes a bathroom shared among those staying in the unit. 

Playa Viva is all about community and connection, and these shared spaces are just one way to embody that spirit. If you're more of a private person, do not fret!  Playa Viva features all kinds of peaceful and private little nooks throughout its property: beach palapas, hammocks, areas within the common spaces, etc.  You'll be able to find plenty of privacy and rest during your day if that's your vibe!

Deposit: $350
Semi-Private Double Occupancy

Beach Village accommodations, but you choose you roommate! Great for friends travelling together. This option includes a private room and a bathroom shared with 1-2 other retreat participants.

Deposit: $350
Semi-Private Single Occupancy

Beach Village accommodations, but you get your room to yourself! This option includes a private room and a bathroom shared with 1-2 other retreat participants.

Deposit: $350
Private Double Occupancy

Available only for couples, two people travelling together, or two people who request one another as roommates.   This option includes a private room and a private bathroom. 

Deposit: $350
Private Single Occupancy

This option includes a private room and a private bathroom. 

Deposit: $350

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Natalia Tabilo and Dena Borman
1 review
Dena Borman and Natalia Tabilo are Inclusive and Accessible Yoga Teachers fully committed to sharing Yoga with All Bodies! In their classes, you can expect a lot of variations and options offering yoga props for you to enjoy the body and mind you have today! Know more about your hosts in the Instagram accounts: @YogaWithDena and @YogaForAllBodies


Perfect place to relax and unwind. Loved the yoga classes with Dena and Natalia. Excellent food.
By Amy P for A Retreat For All! With Dena Borman & Natalia Tabilo on May 20, 2023