Mexico Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi

Juluchuca, Mexico

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Mar 4 - 10, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18
Mexico Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi
Juluchuca, Mexico

Jaya Lakshmi
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14 reviews

$NaN
Mar 4 - 10, 2023
Group size: 1 - 18

About this trip

We will be staying at Playa Viva, a beautiful luxury eco-beach resort  for 6 nights, 7 days. 

Playa Viva is a very special place! Read more about it below.


This Retreat is for you if:

- You want to experience a yoga retreat on a more remote beach in Mexico

- You love walking, running and playing on a private, mile long pristine beach

- You love doing yoga every morning (all levels) 

- You like to or are interested in singing and chanting (mantras & kirtan) every day 

- You like to meditate at sunset on the beach

- You are open to and excited about sharing a room with others

- You want to have a shared, communal experience with the group and the family-like community at Playa Viva

- You want to relax and nap around the pool or in a hammock in the coconut trees

- You're excited about being in/around Mexican culture and enjoy connecting with people in the local village

- You enjoy fresh gourmet meals prepared by local chefs made with local ingredients

- You'd like to go on ocean adventures - snorkeling, swimming, whale watch boats

- You'd like to hike up into the mountains with a guide and meet local families living off the land

- You appreciate nature and would like to explore the 200 acre preserve that Playa Viva is located on and stewards

- You're ready for a relaxing, healing retreat in a loving, consious, supportive environment with kind, authentic people all around and sacred activities to be immersed in every day


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 (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.


The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem, which supports an array of stunning wildlife. Playa Viva is close enough to the trappings of modernity yet still worlds away—providing immersion into the wonders of nature and escape to utter private relaxation.


Playa Viva enjoys a year-round semi-tropical climate with approximately 300 sunny days a year and temperatures ranging from 23 to 33 degrees Celsius (73 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit). The rainy season lasts from late July to late September or early October, with an average rainfall of 300 millimeters (12 inches) per month. During the rainy season, the surrounding countryside comes alive with verdant grasses and fragrant blossoms. Juluchuca transforms itself from a semi-arid zone into a tropical forest busting with wildflowers, butterflies, birds and more.


Playa Viva is located near the small village of Juluchuca on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the State of Guerrero. A 35-minute ride from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH), which is served by over 50 direct flights per week —half from Mexico City and the remaining flights from major North American airports including Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, Denver and Calgary. As a hotel guest, you’ll receive complimentary airport ground transport when you book a stay of three (3) or more nights.


MORE ABOUT THE RETREAT

Daily Yoga, Kirtan, Chanting and Music

The retreat is open to all people and of all levels of yoga and kirtan experience. 

This retreat will help deepen your love and practice of chanting, bhakti, yoga, and ceremony in a majestic and elevating environment.  Led by Jaya Lakshmi, we will sing and dance our hearts open. We will rejuvenate, relax, and explore yoga as a practice of embodying spirit in a heart opening and devotional way.  Through daily meditation and chanting you will refine your perspective of these practices and yourself.  


Every morning there will be a Sattva Yoga Journey led by Jaya Lakshmi. This includes seated warm-ups, pranayama (breath exercises), asana (physical postures in sequence), meditation and a special kriya for the day (kriya = a coordinated sequence of pranayama, mudra, movement, meditation, and/or mantra for a desired effect) 

Each participant practices according to their ability. Loving care, attention and support for your experience will always be available.  This retreat is truly a gift to yourself!


Temescal

Playa Viva offers a traditional sweatlodge ceremony, called a Temescal.

Our group will be booked for one session.


Cacao Ceremony

A cacao ceremony is planned where we all sit in a circle, partake of local cacao and share stories, prayers and songs. 


Mantra Workshop

One afternoon we'll have a mantra workshop in which we explore/practice and discuss kirtan, Vedic mantras, their origins, translations, and benefits.


Massage and Spa:

When it comes to relaxing and pampering yourself, what could be better than a massage right on the beach? Playa Viva is always staffed with a masseuse, some of whom can provide additional spa services such as facials and specialty scrubs using locally harvested materials.

Services vary based on provider, so make sure to inquire about the spa menu when you arrive. Prices for massage are $110 for 60 minutes, $130 for 75 minutes, $150 for 90 minutes and $190 for 120 minutes.


Sample Day at the Retreat:

7am-9am: Yoga Journey

9:15am: Breakfast

10:30am-2pm: Free time or group activity

2pm-3pm: Lunch

3pm-4pm: Free Time

4pm-6pm: Afternoon activities (cacao ceremony, Chanting workshop, yoga, or meditation)

6:30pm-7pm: Sunset Music and Meditation

7pm: Dinner


All Inclusive Program Offers the Following:

  • Lodging at Playa Viva with mile-long private beach and ocean sunset views for 6 nights 
  • Three delicious home-prepared, locally sourced meals a day - vegetarian with fish options
  • All classes and scheduled group activities (does not include boat, kayak or extra excursions)

Travel and Flight Details:

  • What Airport do I fly into? – Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH). Ground Transportation to and from ZIH is included with stays of 3 nights or more. 
  • Do I need a passport to travel to Mexico? Yes. US and Canadian citizens need a valid passport when traveling between the United States and Mexico. For travelers from other countries, please check for rules related to visa and passport requirements.

Insurance:

We recommend our guests to purchase Travel Health Insurance. We will ensure your stay is peaceful, safe, and lovingly guided, however it is wise that should you need immediate attention you have insurance for your own personal well being.


Registration, Cancelation and Refund Policy: 

Deposits:

Your initial deposit reserves the room and is non-refundable. 

In certain cases retreat host will offer to transfer the deposit to a future retreat or refund it fully if the room is reserved by another person. 


For payments made in addition to the deposit: 

If you cancel 120 days or more (4 months) before your retreat start date, 100% of your payment will be refunded.

If you cancel 119 – 70 days before your retreat start date, 75% of your payment will be refunded.  

If you cancel 40 – 69 days before your retreat start date, 50% of your payment will be refunded.  

If you cancel 39 days or less before your retreat start date, you can apply 30% of your payment to another retreat.  

Please note that Playa Viva must be paid in full 3 months (90 days) in advance before the retreat by the retreat host. This payment in full is non-refundable. That being considered, please understand that any cancellations after that time will be soley upon the retreat host to re-fill.


To visit Jaya Lakshmi's profile on We Travel and read reviews of previous retreats she has led, go to: https://www.wetravel.com/profiles/jaya-lakshmi



Available Packages

Shared Room for 2 - Queen EcoCasita
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This room has one queen bed. It's best for couples or close friends that don't mind sharing a bed. 

$2200 per person. 

To book this room as a single it is $3100 for one person.  

$2,200
Deposit: $500
Shared Room for 4 - King EcoCasita
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This room has 4 twin beds or 2 twins and one King. 

$2200 per person.  Not available as a single.


$2,200
Deposit: $500
Shared Room for 2 - Studio
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This room has two twin beds or one King.

$2200 per person.

To book this room as a single it is $3100 per person.

$2,200
Deposit: $500
Shared Room for 3 - Deluxe Suite
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This room has 3 twin beds or 1 King and 1 twin.

$2200 per person.

 Not available as a single.

$2,200
Deposit: $500
Shared Room for 3 - Deluxe Suite
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$2,200
Deposit: $500
Shared Room for 2 - Studio
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$2,200
Deposit: $500
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Jaya Lakshmi
14 reviews
Jaya Lakshmi has led spiritual yoga-based adventure retreats since 2011. She is well known for her music career of 30 years, which has produced over 19 albums in the genres of mantra music, singer-songwriter and electronica. In addition to offering sacred music and ceremony at retreats, she is also a certified Sattva Yoga Teacher (Rishikesh, India) and has an extensive background of yoga training and experience.

Reviews

I had an Amazing time. Sedona is a Very powerful place. This Retreat was a great learning experience and an awesome getaway to melt the Stress away. She is a beautiful Soul and I enjoyed all the activities scheduled. She was very flexible and kind with individuals who were a little new to Yoga and meditations as well. Great Time!
By Diana L for 6 Day Goddess Empowerment and Healing Retreat in Sedona on 11 May, 2022
This was my third retreat with Jaya Lakshmi. With her well of knowledge and pure presence, she brings teachings, techniques and an experience that you can embody. I have always left feeling connected, inspired, rejuvenated and restored. I am so grateful for the space that Lakshmi holds for me each participant!
By Bridget O for Hawaii Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi on 03 Apr, 2022
The perfect combination of yoga, meditation, pranayama, singing, ocean activities, free time, shared meals, and time spent with awesome humans. The location at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary is unique and truly special. The land is ideal for a retreat and inner work/healing. Deliciously curated meals made with the bounty of the islands are unfused with love and nourish the body. Lakshmi's love of the island and passion for bringing people together is felt from the time you arrive until departure. A magical time that I will cherish and hold in my heart. Aloha!
By SARA P for Hawaii Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi on 31 Jan, 2022
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By Eileen H for Hawaii Yoga, Chant and Ocean Adventures Retreat with Jaya Lakshmi on 30 Jan, 2022
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