Wellness Recharge Retreat

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Britta Kfir
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Jan 13 - 18, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12
Wellness Recharge Retreat
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Britta Kfir
  • Email address verified
1 review

Jan 13 - 18, 2021
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Join Carolyn Cohen and Britta Rael for a 6-day retreat designed to help you recharge and reconnect to your SELF after the crazy year of 2020!

Yoga & Strength | AcroYoga | Thai Massage | Meditation | Eco-Luxury Accommodations | Organic Farm & Meals | Turtle Sanctuary |  Community Outreach | Time for Nothing | Nature Therapy

When was the last time you came back from a trip feeling truly refreshed?

Do you need to make more time for self-care but not sure where to start?

Have you felt stressed and overloaded and need some downtime?

Are you craving a deeper connection to a spiritual practice?


This is a curated, but not controlled experience. We want to give you an opportunity to decompress, recalibrate, and integrate WELLNESS in all areas of your life.

~5 nights, 6 days accommodation
~Daily yoga + meditation classes

~Personal wellness support from TWO dedicated coaches
~3 daily organic, farm-to-table meals/day
~Snacks & drinks, filtered water, coffee, juice
~Yoga mats & props
~Ground Transportation to/from ZIH International Airport (30-40min)
~All Taxes + WiFi access *if you really need it*
~Turtle Sanctuary release & donation

QUESTIONS? email hello@brittarael.com


Of all the amazing locations we’ve visited in our 30 years of combined teaching experience, we want to share the wholeness of Playa Viva with you! Life at Playa Viva integrates with the local community and its regional ecosystems. This exquisite place to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge awaits you in Mexico!

It is SO special— it feeds us,  inspires us, and contains us. 

It’s private, luxurious, simple, and thoughtful.

Every detail has been given attention.

It is exquisitely beautiful and abundant.

Infinity pool + secluded sun decks

Onsite permaculture farm

Turtle sanctuary

Organic fruit + produce orchards

Mangroves + lagoons

Miles of pristine coastline steps from your door

2 dedicated yoga spaces

Massage + healing bodywork cabanas

Delicious, locally sourced meals

Adventure + educational excursions


Playa Viva has several rooms types, all eco-friendly and artfully crafted with exquisite attention to detail, designed to seamlessly interact with the elements. All of the rooms are "open-air", but have been designed to provide privacy and shelter as well as amazing views.

Some rooms are ideal for 1-2  people like the Queen EcoCasitas. The Deluxe Suites are great for 3 and can fit 4 with a pull-out bed. 

Handmade soaps, organic, eco-friendly shampoos, filtered water, soft and elegant linens & towels, and mosquito netting are provided in every room.

Read more about all of the Casitas below under packages and pricing.

What to Bring

It's a short 30-40 min drive from ZIH airport, however, Playa Viva is considered a remote location. The nearby town of Julacucha has minimal provisions and is not within walking distance to the hotel. Bring what you need to feel comfortable, but also, know that you really don't need much.

-light, breathable, and layered clothing (cotton pants, t-shirts, and shorts, loose yoga clothes)

-reusable water bottle

-a day pack or bag for excursions


-insect repellent & tea tree oil for bites

-reef-safe & eco-friendly sunblock

-bathing suit

-sunglasses & hat

- toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, and soap are provided)

-yoga props (Manduka yoga mats, blocks, straps, and blankets are provided however, you may bring your own if you wish.

-cash (we recommend bringing cash for massages, spa treatments, excursions, snacks, drinks, and small currency ($1s, $5s and $10s) for tips.

-camera, cash, passport, and travel insurance documents

NOTE: Non-US citizens may require a visa—please contact your airline/passport office before travel

Your Retreat Leaders

Britta Rael is a movement educator with 10 years of experience teaching Yoga & Meditation, AcroYoga, Thai massage, and Sports Performance. A lifelong artist, musician, and nature enthusiast, Britta’s passions lay in curating experiences for people to engage in interpersonal connection, self-empowerment, and spiritual transformation by weaving all these aspects of life together. She holds the following certifications: 

-Registered Yoga Teacher, 200 ERYT

-Certified AcroYoga Teacher, AYI

-Certified Personal Trainer, ACE

-Sports & Conditioning Coach, EXOS

Connect with her online at www.brittarael.com or via @BrittaRael on Instagram

Carolyn Cohen is a movement teacher and clinical bodyworker with 17 years of experience practicing acupuncture, Thai massage, deep tissue massage, and yoga. Carolyn co-founded the AcroYoga International practice in 2005 and teaches Thai Massage training internationally. She is well-regarded for her reverent, joyful teaching style as well as her skillful touch and deep listening.  Get in touch with her at www.carolyncohen.org

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy


All registrations require a $500 non-refundable deposit in order to secure your place on the retreat. You are welcome to make your full payment at the time you register. All final payments must be paid in FULL no later than December 15th, 2020. 

If you are unable to make your full payment by the above date, we do have a payment plan option available. As soon as you pay your deposit, please email us (hello@brittarael.com) to arrange the terms of the payment plan.


The cancellation policy below will apply for all cancellation scenarios, with no exceptions. This cancellation policy has been designed to be as compassionate as possible in the case that plans change.


For cancellations made more than 60 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded minus the non-refundable deposit (or minus a cancellation fee, as outlined below, if the full amount was paid) and minus any credit card handling and administrative fees.

For cancellations made between 59-30 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded at 50%, minus the non-refundable deposit.

For cancellations made 30 days or less prior to the retreat start date, no refunds will be made and all purchases are final.


The cancellation fee is the amount equal to the non-refundable deposit for the retreat.


There will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. For additional protection due to any unforeseen circumstances, we strongly recommend that all participants purchase travel insurance at the time of booking the retreat.


In the rare event of a cancellation on behalf of your organizers or the retreat venue, the participant will be given the option to transfer all payments to a future retreat or to receive a full refund. We cannot compensate participants for airfare, hotel and travel costs incurred.

In the rare event of a cancellation by your organizers due to dangerous weather, political unrest, acts of God and other force majeure events, any refund provided will depend on your organizers receiving a refund from the venue. We cannot compensate participants for airfare, hotel and travel costs incurred.

To cover these risks, we strongly recommended that all participants purchase travel insurance.

If any payment is not received from participant prior to or on the due date for that retreat, we have the right to cancel the participant's registration for that retreat. In this case, no refund will be provided. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any participant's registration for any reason. In this case, a full refund will be provided.


Travel insurance can protect participants against participant cancellation, our cancellation, lost or delayed baggage, medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should the participant become ill or injured. It is strongly recommended that all participants purchase travel insurance, including a 'cancel for any reason' option in order to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation. Travel insurance can be purchased at Insure My Trip or through participant’s airline.


We reserve the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, leaders, teachers or business partners to the retreat itinerary.


For any questions or comments about this Cancellation Policy, please email us at hello@brittarael.com.

COVID-19 Protocol & Precautions

  We are learning and adjusting as we get closer to retreat time, and we want to ensure you that we are doing our best to create standards for spaciousness at practice time, at meals, and to help you travel and enjoy this experience safely and responsibly. 

Here’s what we know you can expect from Playa Viva as far as operating procedures. Please review this information and reach out to us at hello@brittarael.com with any questions or concerns. 


What’s included

  • 5 nights, 6 days stay
    5 nights accommodation (all prices are based on double occupancy)
  • 2 daily movement classes
    Mindful yoga classes, contemporary strength & mobility workshops, guided Thai massage and restorative practices..
  • Daily meditation
    Sweet and short guided meditation offered every morning.
  • 3 daily meals
    Local organic, farm-to-table meal. (MOST diets and dietary requirements accommodated by the skilled chefs)
  • Snacks & Drinks
    Filtered water, coffee, juice, some daily snacks
  • Yoga mats & props
    All the equipment you need to practice yoga, Thai massage, acroyoga. All participants will be assigned their own props to use for the duration of the retreat to reduce spread of germs.
  • Ground Transportation
    Transport to/from ZIH International Airport (30-40min)
  • All Taxes
    All taxes included
  • WiFi
    There is basic wifi available in the common dining area, however we highly encourage you to unplug and only use this service lightly.
  • Turtle Sanctuary
    A percentage of your reservation is applied to the local Turtle Sanctuary to help provide resources and support to their local conservation efforts

What’s not included

  • Flights
    You're responsible to purchase airfare or transportation to/from ZIH
  • Travel Insurance
    We recommend that all participants purchase travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic Beverages
    Alcohol, smoothies, organic coconuts
  • Optional Excursions
    Currently only excursions ON SITE are offered at Playa Viva & may be arranged upon arrival (e.g. hiking, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboard, farm tour)
  • Massage & Bodywork
    Massages will be available and can be booked upon arrival with the holistic hosts..
  • Gratuity for:
    Bodywork, Massage, Playa Viva Staff, Retreat Hosts: We highly encourage you to leave additional gratuity for the amazing staff at Playa Viva.

Available Packages

Studio w/ Detached Bathroom

Double Occupancy

Our smallest room type with a detached, private bathroom and ocean views. 

*If you desire single occupancy, please reach out to us and we will arrange your rates on a per case basis**

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Suite w/ Private Bath & Balcony-

Double Occupancy

A very spacious room with an unobstructed view of the ocean, private bath and shares a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite that features an outdoor living room containing couch, chairs, and table. 

Room Set Up Options:  

King size bed OR 2 Singles 

Deposit: $500
Queen EcoCasita
Deposit: $500


Sample Daily Itinerary
Wellness Recharge Retreat

Check in is 3pm on the day of arrival. Check out is 12pm Noon on the day of departure.

The retreat will begin on the day of arrival with an evening Opening Circle, followed by dinner. The retreat will end on the day of departure with a 7am Yoga class followed by a short Closing Circle, and breakfast.

  • 730am Yoga & Meditation
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 10am Free Time
  • 1pm Lunch
  • 12pm Free Time
  • 5pm Optional Workshop (or Free Time)
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 8pm Optional Hangtime/Free Time/Beach Bonfire (or Free Time)

Your Organizer

Britta Kfir
1 review
Britta Rael is an internationally recognized yoga teacher, artist and community architect. Her passions for movement, wellness, adventure and creative expression allow her to connect deeply with individuals and their communities to inspire them to explore their highest personal potential. 


Incredible place, wonderful people, delicious food, and a nurturing retreat for all types of movers! Everything I was hoping for.
By Karina M for Wellness Recharge Retreat on Jan 28, 2020