New Year - New You

Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco. Playa Icacos

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Jan 20 - 25, 2020
Group size: 6 - 8
New Year - New You
Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco. Playa Icacos

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Jan 20 - 25, 2020
Group size: 6 - 8

About this trip

New Year - New You is a yoga and wellness retreat created for you to reset and recharge after the holiday season madness and get your body and mind ready to achieve your goals and keep up with the New Year resolutions.

About the Place

A unique Eco Resort destination, Playa Viva has something for everyone. You  will enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally-conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices. Choose from among various EcoLuxury rooms each with a beachfront view, including the award-winning oceanfront Treehouse.  Immerse yourself in nature, attend yoga practices, volunteer in the turtle sanctuary, give back to the local community, engage in workshops, or just relax completely in paradise.  Reserve your spot today and experience the bounty of the local ecosystem while helping it to thrive. Playa Viva is  'Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values.'

Getting There

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 retreat participant you'll receive complimentary airport ground transportation. Contact hosts to coordinate your transfer.

Retreat Leaders

Alina Goryachikh is an international traveling yogi (RYT-500) from Russia, based in South Florida. She always said that yoga healed her mind and body, which has become the reason she made this passion into a full-time job to share the practice with as many people she can.

After Alina had first experienced the power of yoga immersion through travels, she knew that this kind of transformational experience is something that she wants to bring to her students: “60 - 75 minute classes are never enough for me to give everything I wish to share! Retreats - something that gives me more time with my students!”

Alina’s teaching styles are Vinyasa and Yin. Her yoga background includes participation and assisting in the world’s leading yoga teacher training programs such as FlowYo, Beyond Bryce and Vikasa. The combination of years of consistent practice, constant education and teaching experience provides for an unforgettable experience on the mat.

Wally Layland is a yoga teacher/student based in South Florida (RYT-500)  as well. She believes yoga is a gift to do and share because there is not many things in this world that brings people together, but yoga does. 

She has been practicing yoga for about eleven years and teaching for three years. She started practicing at a young age because she was training for the Olympics in springboard and platform diving, so it was the perfect way to help her stay healthy for her sport. But it was not until she was in college when she lost her brother and started doing yoga for the emotional/mental benefits of the practice rather than only the physical. Which is what inspired her to become a teacher -to potentially help heal others like it healed her. 

Wally has done many different trainings locally and internationally. She is well versed and her teaching styles are vinyasa, restorative, yin, meditation, and yoga nidra. You will not leave your mat feeling (mentally or physically) the same as you showed up after taking her class. 

With that being said, this retreat will leave you feeling renewed, refreshed, and re-centered. 

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    Your choice of single, shared occupancy accommodation at an award-winning tropical resort
  • Daily Classes
    Classes are ballanced between different styles of yoga and are combined with a daily morning meditation. Styles of yoga offered are: Vinyasa, Yin, Nidra.
  • Workshops
    Learn yoga insights and bring more mindfulness into your practice with the curated workshops.
  • Food
    Food can best be described as “healthy Mexican with an international flair.” “Farm to Table” style provides food from the local garden or from farmers, ranchers and fisherman in the local community.
  • All Beverages
    Except alcoholic and blended (smoothies)
  • Access to Wi-Fi
    For you to stay connected and share your adventures with friends and loved ones
  • Yoga Mats and Props
    Forget the inconvenience of squeezing your mat into the plane. Everything you need for your particle? is waiting for you on sight.
  • Cacao Ceremony
    Prepared with respect to Ancestral wisdom, get ready to open your Heart to the loving medicine of the Cacao plant, Drink of the Gods.
  • Transfer
    Anything from airport pick up to any other transportation needs you might have.
  • Tax
    Vacation is not a place to worry about that!
  • Airfare
  • Additional Excursions
  • Bar
  • SPA
  • Boutique
  • Tips

Available Packages

Studio (Double Occupancy)
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Studios have an unobstructed ocean view and include two Single beds. This from will be shared between two (2) people, and would be a perfect fit for friends or a couple to stay. This room is only available at this rate if your book two (2) spots at the retreat!

Studio is a part of the 4 bedroom Casita. This is a moderately sized room that features beds and a desk inside. Private bathroom for Studios is downstairs from bedroom area. 

Queen EcoCasita (Double Occupancy)
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Queen EcoCasita is a one-bedroom self-contained "Casita" (little house). This house will be shared between two (2) people, and would be a perfect fit for friends or a couple to stay. This house is only available at this rate if your book two (2) spots at the retreat!

Queen EcoCasita provides complete privacy for those staying in it. The house has an unobstructed ocean view. It also features private bathroom on the same level and has shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy.

Deposit: $400
Treehouse (Triple Occupancy)
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The award winning famous Treehouse of the resort is a room that is located in palm trees as living "piers" raised 6 feet above the ground. This room will be shared between two (2) people, but can also fit in a third person*. It would be a perfect fit for friends, a couple or a family to stay. This room is only available at this rate if your book at least two (2) spots at the retreat!

This room is outfitted with a two single beds, private bathroom, ocean view and small lounge area with in-floor hammock. Who doesn't want to stay in a treehouse by the ocean? I addition to two single beds there is a day bed located in "bathhouse." Private bathroom is located in bathhouse is down a set of stairs from the main "perch."

*Contact the hosts to find out the exclusive rates for a group of three (3).

Deposit: $400

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We had a wonderful trip. The people were so friendly and the food was delicious. The yoga was inspiring and such a beautiful location only made it better. Accommodations were also perfect and the excursions enjoyable.
By Lenny L for New Year - New You on 27 Jan, 2020
The resort was amazing, the staff was always there to help. The food was always fresh and cooked to perfection! Loved Viva ( the owners dog) and the 2 village dogs Mama and Cheela! Over all, one of the best vacations ever!
By Wendy L for New Year - New You on 27 Jan, 2020