MAS YOGA: Playa Viva, Mexico 2023

Playa Viva, Mexico

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David Moreno
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Feb 1 - 8, 2023
Group size: 10 - 26
MAS YOGA: Playa Viva, Mexico 2023
Playa Viva, Mexico

David Moreno
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
19 reviews

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Feb 1 - 8, 2023
Group size: 10 - 26

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 October 1, 2022.


“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


“Another wonderful retreat with David! David fostered a welcoming inclusive experience from the opening circle, to the yoga practices, moon ceremony, secret valentines, and closing bonfire. I came alone and left with many new friends. The location Playa Viva was an amazing eco-resort that prioritizes sustainability and engagement with the local community. The food was delicious. Thank you David for creating this amazing retreat! 🙏” – Margaux--Seattle

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


“Seeing photos of our closing circle reminds me again of how transformative this week was. As I said that night I was at a difficult point in my life when I arrived there and had that moment when we were sitting that first day when it hit me hard that it had taken so much just to get there, “just here, just now.” It had taken so much just to push me to become present to myself. The daily practice combined with the joy of slowly discovering so many of you in your varied amazingness has been so healing. It’s Monday in New York and there is still a pandemic and so much to do to change the world, but I am feeling so much lighter, so much calmer, more optimistic, physically more okay and happier than when I left…Today, right now, I feel alive, full of energy and hope, and it is a beautiful thing. Thanks David Moreno, thanks Playa Viva, thanks All.” Jonathan—New York

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 triple;   $800 single/double  

Balance Due October 1, 2022

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.

Covid Vaccination required.

Available Packages

Triple Occupancy
Available until October 1, 20225 left

$2395 Early Bird / $2695 reg.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

Balance Due: October 31, 2022

Cancelations within 30 days are nonrefundable

$2,395
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy
Available until October 1, 20225 left

$2595 Early Bird / 2895 Reg.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

Balance Due: October 31, 2022

Cancelations within 30 days are nonrefundable

$2,595
Deposit: $800
Single Occupancy: Treehouse, Shared Bath
Available until October 1, 20225 left

 $3195 Early Bird / $3495 reg,

An $800 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

Balance Due: October 31, 2022

Cancelations within 30 days are nonrefundable

$3,195
Deposit: $800
Single Occupancy: Palapa, Private Bath
Available until October 1, 2022only 3 left

 $3395 Early Bird / $3695 reg,

An $800 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your space

Balance Due: October 31, 2022

Cancelations within 30 days are nonrefundable. 

$3,395
Deposit: $800
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Itinerary

Wednesday, February 1
Arriving

 Arrivals throughout the morning/afternoon 

6pm Opening Circle 

7pm Dinner

Your Organizer


DM
David Moreno
19 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

Another wonderful retreat with David! David fostered a welcoming inclusive experience from the opening circle, to the yoga practices, moon ceremony, secret valentines, and closing bonfire. I came alone and left with many new friends. The location Playa Viva was an amazing eco-resort that prioritizes sustainability and engagement with the local community. The food was delicious. Thank you David for creating this amazing retreat! 🙏
By Margaux J for MAS YOGA: Playa Viva, Mexico 2022 on 01 Mar, 2022
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
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References

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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