MAS YOGA: Playa Viva, Mexico 2022

Playa Viva, Mexico

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David Moreno
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Feb 12 - 19, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20
MAS YOGA: Playa Viva, Mexico 2022
Playa Viva, Mexico

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
18 reviews

Feb 12 - 19, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

This week-long Somatic Yoga & Meditation Retreat will be held at a unique Eco-Luxury destination, located on the western coast of Mexico, just 35-minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH). 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…Enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally-conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices. Playa Viva enjoys a year-round semi-tropical climate with approximately 300 sunny days a year and temperatures ranging from 73 to 93 degrees.


You will be immersed in nature at this resort. Each of the 12 eco-luxury rooms has an ocean view.  Morning and evening yoga/meditation practices are held in an open-air studio, steps from the beach.  There will be plenty of time each day to stroll along the pristine beach, sit by the pool, or swing in a hammock. Playa Viva also has a turtle sanctuary on its property for you to visit. It is likely that we will be there during the time that the turtles hatch, allowing us to witness their heroic journey to the ocean.


Wednesday will be a Free Day to choose from several fun options including on-site or off-site excursions or a full day in the surf or reading in your palapa.


Playa Viva takes health very seriously, and that mindset starts with the health of the earth and continues to include all living systems that support food production, including the producer, you and your family. This includes delivering farm-to-table dining experience that ensures you are served fresh, healthy foods from their farm and other local farmers.  They are conscious that each guest comes to the table with their own perspective and thus accommodate many diets, including Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, low to no sugar, gluten-free and other special dietary concerns. 


Discounted early bird pricing is available through December 12, 2021.


“It is largely because of your retreat in Costa Rica that I had the courage to apply for a Fulbright as an older scholar and return to Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai University to continue my research on the resettled Hmong. Thank you!!!” Wendy—Berkeley

What to Expect

Included in Registration

  • Airport Transfer: Airport ground transportation to/from hotel
  • Accommodations:  6 nights/7 days eco-luxe retreat accommodation
  • Yoga: Twice daily yoga classes (mats/props provided)
  • Meals: 3 *amazing* meals served family-style using organic and/or local ingredients from our farm- to-table program (dietary restrictions accommodated)
  • Snacks: Unlimited tea, coffee and fresh juices
  • Onsite Excursions: On site excursions such as horticulture tours, hiking, turtle sanctuary, lagoon, boogie boarding, etc.
  • Local Tax
  • Gratuity: The staff at Playa Viva are wonderful! A 10% gratuity and 2% donation to the regenerative trust is included in the pricing. You are welcome to tip more during your stay if you wish.

Not Included in Registration

  • Airfare: From San Francisco, you can currently fly round trip to Ixtapa, Mexico on Alaska Airlines for $517 –book soon while fares are good.
  • Travel Insurance: I highly recommend coverage.
  • Adult Beverages Alcoholic and non-alcoholic blended drinks
  • Massages
  • Offsite Excursions: Sierra Mountain Tour, Snorkeling Boat Tour, Horseback Riding, etc.


"Thank you, once again, for a wonderful retreat. I so admire your ability to galvanize a group of idiosyncratic humans (!) in a productive and compassionate community. A rare talent, for sure. I loved being part of it."    Ashley—Richmond, Virginia


"Dear David: Thank you so much for hosting such a marvellous retreat in an idyllic setting. I can’t wait to go back - count me in for the next one. I forgot to mention how much good the week away did for me. I came back with renewed vigour and enthusiasm. Ideas flowing and so much achieved since my return. Thank you!! You are a miracle worker. Ciao Bellisimo, Margarita—Halifax, England

About David

"World-class Yoga Instructor David Moreno, ERYT 500, YACEP, SFT, has led international yoga adventures and retreats to Bali, India, Costa Rica, Jordan, and Mexico. This is his third yoga retreat in Mexico. He has also taught throughout the U.K, Germany, Bali Thailand, Greece, South Korea, and Jakarta."


Full BIo:  https://moryoga.com/about-david/#bio

International Teaching:  https://moryoga.com/international-teaching/

Retreats: https://moryoga.com/retreats/


Additional Information

Yoga Props: Playa Viva has plenty of yoga props including mats so you shouldn't need to bring any props with you unless you have that very special one that needs to travel with you! 


Registration Details:

Deposit: $500/quad/triple;   $800/single/double  

Balance Due 61 days prior (December 12th,2021) 

Cancelations within 60 days are nonrefundable 

Pandemic Contingency: Should the retreat need to be canceled your payment will be refunded less $200 admin fee. 

Traveler's Insurance is recommended.

Available Packages

Quad Room (Female)
Available until December 15, 20214 left

Price listed is early bird pricing, available through December 15, 2021.

Price after December 15, 2021: $2495

$500 Deposit required to hold your space

Balance Due 61 days prior (December 12th, 2021)

Cancelations within 60 days are nonrefundable

Pandemic Contingency: Should the retreat need to be canceled your payment will be refunded less $200 admin fee. 

$2095
Deposit: $500
Triple Occupancy
Available until December 15, 2021only 1 left

Price listed is early bird pricing, available through December 15, 2021.

Price after December 15, 2021: $2795

$500 Deposit required to hold your space

Balance Due 61 days prior (December 12th, 2021)

Cancelations within 60 days are nonrefundable

Pandemic Contingency: Should the retreat need to be canceled your payment will be refunded less $200 admin fee. 

$2395
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy
Available until December 15, 2021Sold Out

Price listed is early bird pricing, available through December 15, 2021.

Price after December 15, 2021: $2995

$800 Deposit required to hold your space

Balance Due 61 days prior (December 12th, 2021)

Cancelations within 60 days are nonrefundable

Pandemic Contingency: Should the retreat need to be canceled your payment will be refunded less $200 admin fee. 

$2595
Deposit: $800
Single Occupancy
Available until December 15, 2021only 3 left

Price listed is early bird pricing, available through December 15, 2021.

Price after December 15, 2021: $3295

$800 Deposit required to hold your space

Balance Due 61 days prior (December 12th, 2021)

Cancelations within 60 days are nonrefundable

Pandemic Contingency: Should the retreat need to be canceled your payment will be refunded less $200 admin fee. 

$3295
Deposit: $800


Itinerary

Saturday, February 12th
Arriving

 Arrivals throughout the morning/afternoon 

6pm Opening Circle 

7pm Dinner

Your Organizer


DM
David Moreno
18 reviews
David Moreno, ERYT 500, YACEP, SFT, has taught at international yoga conferences, festivals, universities, and teacher trainings worldwide. He has worked privately with students in the fashion and entertainment industries as well as professional athletes. Among those athletes taught include the U.S. Olympic Men’s Swim team coaches for the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He has worked as a product advisor and ambassador for the Canadian Athletica Company, Lululemon, is a certified Pilates instructor, Somatic Fitness Trainer and, an ordained minister. His yoga commentaries have been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, LA Yoga Magazine, and Common Ground. His dance criticism and reviews are featured Culture Vulture. David is also the creator and producer for Yoga DVDs, electronic books, Yoga Nidra downloads, and subscription yoga classes for Yoga Vibes. He is known for his keen sense of humor, making his teachings fun and informative. David lives in San Francisco, CA.

Reviews

We had a great time in Sicily. Met wonderful people, shared memorable moments, ate delicious food and managed to do lots of yoga, meditation, dance and laugh together,; all in a beautiful, serene place.
By Mojgan V for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 24 May, 2019
We had a wonderful time in a beautiful location with a marvellous teacher. Inspiring and beautiful experience.
By Margaret B for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 20 May, 2019
We had great time. Wonderful groupe. Amazing food. Very nice and friendly staff and hostess.yoga with David Moreno was amazing and great experience.. I had such a wonderful time.thank you for everything ??
By Saloumeh P for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 15 May, 2019
Great trip. Nice site. Great group of folks. Good food. Fantastic yoga. David is a remarkably gifted teacher. Overall a wonderful trip!
By Douglas B for Pasta e Prana: A Sicily Yoga Retreat on 13 May, 2019
My experience with David is always magical. I will cross seven continents to be part of his workshops. The accommodations in Italy were lovely. Love you!
By Victoria C for Pasta e Prana: A Tuscany Yoga Retreat on 09 Sep, 2018
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Abhimanyu (David,) I’m glad I waited to tell you about my experience in New Mexico, because I wasn’t aware of how much it would affect me now that I’ve returned to my “normal life.” There was a sadness that I think we all felt when we had to say goodbye to our magical alternate reality we shared, and you helped create for us, in those mountains full of deep wisdom. But since I left the retreat I’ve felt a return to something that I forgot, or missed within me. I’ve taken so many tools for my own spiritual practice from this that I honestly did not expect, I’m so grateful. And like Wolf said, “so inspired by you!” I feel a deep connection with everyone who shared this experience with me, and I think they would agree that this was a transformative experience, to say the least. I would sincerely encourage anyone to do something like this. Going into this I was in a particularly worn down place, emotionally, but yoga has allowed me to transcend that and be in the moment, and cultivate a practice, both spiritually and physically that is nothing short of amazing. Like my mom said, this is a turning point for me, and I didn’t even realize it at the time, but my practice is bolstered by, and draws upon the truly transformative experience I’ve had at the Jemez retreat. I am eternally grateful! THANK YOU! From the bottom of my heart, much love.
By Marlowe K on 08 Nov, 2016
David's trip "Journey to Petra" was an unforgettable trip that was so much more than Petra. The community, the yoga, the food, the sights, the time spent walking the roads of ancient civilizations put so much of my daily life into better perspective. This was some combination of retreat and adventure in a land that holds history of mythic proportion. Seeing this part of the world was also a humbling experience that brought me compassion and understanding for past and present political, religious and social events. I am changed and I would do this Journey again in a heartbeat.
By Ceri, D on 12 Oct, 2016
My personal highlight of the trip was the famed Wadi Rum desert stay with an early morning camel ride with the Bedouins and an exquisite "glamping" private tent stay. Every moment was like a dream, steeped in age old history and beauty beyond explanation...
By Kevin, S on 12 Oct, 2016
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