The Balanced Experience Fitness and Yoga Retreat

San Francisco, Mexico

Danielle Boyd
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Oct 20 - 27, 2018
Group size: 4 - 12
The Balanced Experience Fitness and Yoga Retreat
San Francisco, Mexico

Danielle Boyd
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Oct 20 - 27, 2018
Group size: 4 - 12

About this trip

Imagine... a luxury beachfront, jungle surrounded villa, warm water, sunny days, fresh fruit, challenging daily workouts, exciting adventures, 1-on-1 body work sessions, delicious margaritas and endless good times. Got it? You have just pictured yourself at The Balanced Experience.


This retreat is designed to make you feel good. It is a lovechild of our undying love of travel and a passion for health and fitness. We want to make every person feel their best through bodywork, exercise, self care sessions, adventure, education, and being surrounded other like minded individuals. Our goal is to make sure you feel better when you leave than when you arrived, not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well. We guarantee you will feel relaxed, revitalized, inspired, and healthier. You are going to eat incredible food, detox digitally, move freely, de-stress and meet other incredible people. The retreat will have structure without being constrained and allow everyone to push their boundaries without forcing themselves completely outside of their comfort zone. We will eat delicious and healthy vegan food, while perhaps indulging in a few Mexican treats or cocktails. The perfect blend of BALANCE. 

A typical day in the life during The Balanced Experience would start around 8am with a quick but effective HIIT workout on the pool deck or beach, follow by poolside fresh pressed juice and an organic breakfast. Next, we will pack our things and head out on a local adventure such as surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking or hiking. Most afternoons will be free time where you can explore town, have some down time on the beach or choose your own adventure. We will reconvene in the late afternoon or early evening for some poolside, sunset yoga or self care like foam rolling or stretching. From there we will enjoy fantastic local vegan cuisine prepared in house daily by a local chef with perhaps a cheeky poolside cocktail or two. 

What’s included

  • Luxury acoomodation
    Villa Papelillos
  • Daily Workouts and Yoga
    Morning workouts on the beach led by physiotherapist Danielle Boyd and sunset rooftop yoga led by the incredible Ally Bradshaw
  • Breakfast
    Vegan Options
  • Vegan Dinners
    Prepared by the brilliant Vegan Chef and Nutritionist Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition
  • Adventures
    Surfing, Stand Up Paddle, Hiking etc
  • Raw Vegan Chef Workshop
    Instructed by Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition
  • Transportation
    Shuttles from the Villa to Sayulita and San Pancho town
  • Catamaran Cruise
    On our final evening we spend the afternoon sailing around the Riviera Nayarit on a sunset cruise
  • Movement and Body Work
    A one-on-one movement and body work session with either Danielle or Ally
  • Snacks and Clean Water
  • Wifi throughout villa
  • Dedicated onsite staff
  • Flights
    The nearest airport is Puerto Vallarta
  • Lunches
    Lunches are not included as we encourage people to explore town during the day
  • Tips
    Tips are not included and we do encourage tipping on excursions and housekeeping staff (as desired)

Available Packages

Double Occupancy
Available until October 20, 2018only 1 left

2 People to a room - 1 large king sized bed and private bathroom with shower

Deposit: C$500
Single Occupuancy
Available until October 20, 2018only 1 left

1 person to a room - 1 king bed and private bathroom with shower

Deposit: C$500


Retreat Itinerary
The Balanced Experience

The Balanced Experience Itinerary - Subject to Change

Saturday Oct 20 - 4pm onwards

- Arrival and check-in - room assignment, unpacking

- Snacks and light dinner as people are arriving

- 8pm - group meeting and intros - orientation - review schedule

- Relaxation

Sunday Oct 21 

- 8 am Poolside Workout - Danielle

- 9 am Breakfast 

- 11 am shuttle into Sayulita as a group to explore Playa Escondida and its mermaid pools and have a meditation and journaling workshop on the beach

- 2 pm - lunch and free time until 6:30 pm - can return to villa or stay in Sayulita

- 4:30 pm (or ?) - shuttle back to villa (subject to change depending on group)

- Yoga sunset (rooftop) (around 6:30) - Ally

- 8 pm Dinner - Shawna

Monday Oct 22

- 8 am - Poolside workout - Dani

- 9 am - Breakfast

- 11 am - Surf Lesson - late morning - 2 hours - Lunazul Surf School - exact time TBD depending on tides and conditions.

- Free time after surf lesson - shuttle back to villa available after surf or around 4-5pm before yoga and dinner

- 6:30 pm - Sunset yoga - Ally

- 8pm Dinner - Shawna

Tuesday Oct 23

- 8 am - Breakfast 

- 9:30 am - Walk to Playa Monterray and beach workout

- 11 am - walk back to villa or stay at Playa Monterray

- Free time afternoon - shuttles available into Sayulita and San Pancho

- 6:30 Dinner - Shawna

- 8 pm Rooftop yoga with Ally under the stars

Wednesday Oct 24

- 8 am Workout - Poolside - Danielle

- 9:30 am Breakfast

- Free time until workshop - shuttles available into Sayulita and San Pancho

- 4-8pm Raw Vegan Chef Workshop and Dinner - Shawna

- 8pm Rooftop yoga under the stars - Ally

Thursday Oct 25

- 8 am Poolside workout - Dani

- 9 am Breakfast

- 11 am Shuttle into Sayulita for stand-up paddleboard exploration and SUP yoga lesson - Ally

- Free time afternoon - shuttle back to villa

- 6:30 pm Sunset Yoga - Ally

- 8 pm Dinner - Shawna

Friday Oct 26

- 8 am Workout - Poolside - Dani

- 9 am Breakfast

- 10:30 am - Revisit journals from day 1 and have group sharing/journaling workshop.

- Free time - can head into Sayulita early if desired

- 4 pm - shuttle into town 

- 6pm sunset catamaran cruise (dinner and drinks included onboard) - AllyCat Sailing

Saturday Oct 27

- 8 am Workout - Poolside with Danielle

- 9 am Breakfast 

- 11 am Check out - shuttle available into San Pancho/Sayulita to catch buses to airport. Transfers to airport can be arranged for additional fee.

Your Organizer

Danielle Boyd
Danielle is a physiotherapist from North Vancouver Canada with a passion for health, fitness, and TRAVEL. She is a fitness instructor and the founder of The Balanced Collective, an online health, balance and wellness site and developed The Balanced Experience as a combination of all of her passions.