Wellness Recharge Retreat

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Britta Kfir
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Jan 16 - 20, 2020
Group size: 1 - 12
Wellness Recharge Retreat
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Britta Kfir
  • Email address verified
1 review

Jan 16 - 20, 2020
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Join Britta Rael and Carolyn Cohen for a wellness retreat at one of Mexico's remarkable eco-luxury yoga and beachfront resorts, Playa Viva. 

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

Do you want to make more time for self care but are not sure where to start?

Do you find yourself wishing for a getaway but feel too stressed to take one?

Are you craving a deeper connection to your spiritual practice, or how to discover what makes you feel optimal?

We've designed our retreat with ample opportunity for you to move and be moved.  We want to provide you with tools to integrate wellness through all aspects of your life.

Expect to experience:

-Ample time for rest, relaxation, exploration, and restoration.

-Daily, guided movement classes to enliven and restore your body

-Meditation sessions to heal and calm your mind

-Immersion in nature's elements to recharge your soul

...and meaningful connection with others to bring joy.

We've taken care of everything and are excited to take care of you!


Of all the amazing locations we’ve visited in our 30 years of combined teaching experience, we want to share the wellness of Playa Viva with you!

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

It’s private, luxurious, simple and thoughtful.

Every detail has been given attention.

It is exquisitely beauty and abundant.

Life at Playa Viva integrates with the local community and regional ecosystems.

Step out of your private beach casita and explore miles of pristine Pacific coastline.

Infinity Pool + Secluded Sun decks

Permaculture Farm

Turtle Sanctuary

Organic fruit + produce orchards

Mangroves + lagoons

2 dedicated yoga spaces

Massage + healing bodywork cabanas

Delicious locally sourced meals

Adventure and educational excursions

This exquisite place to relax, rejuvenate, and recharge is awaiting you in sunny Mexico!


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 as well as amazing views.

Some rooms are ideal for one or two people like the Queen EcoCasitas. 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 the beautiful eco-friendly Playa Viva 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 don't need much.

-Light, breathable and layered clothing (cotton pants, t-shirts and shorts, yoga clothes, hats)

-reusable water bottle

-a day pack or bag for excursions

-sneakers / walking sandals

-insect repellent and after bite, tea tree oil for bites

-reef-safe & eco-friendly sun block

-bathing suit


-toiletries (shampoo, conditioner and soap are provided)

-camera, cash, passport and travel insurance documents

*Non-US Citizens may require a Visa* Please contact your airline or passport office beforehand.

-Beach Towel (Please bring your own beach towels)

-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 and drinks, and small currency ($1s, $5s and $10s) for tips.

Who We Are

Britta Rael is a movement educator and creative collaborator 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 with a playful, pleasant demeanor.
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 trainings across the globe. 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, 2019. 

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.

What’s included

  • 4 nights, 5 days stay
    4 nights accommodation (single, double, or triple occupancy)
  • 2 daily movement classes
    Mindful yoga classes, contemporary strength & mobility workshops, individual movement exploration and guided partner work.
  • Daily meditation
    Guided and non-guided opportunities to practice seated meditation, yoga nidra and moving meditation
  • 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 and more
  • Ground Transportation
    to/from ZIH International Airport (30-40min)
  • Tips for staff
    We've included gratuity for the amazing staff at Playa Viva, but we encourage you to leave additional gratuities for bodyworkers, holistic hosts, bartenders and excursion leaders
  • 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
    Activities & excursions may be arranged upon arrival (e.g. hiking, horseback riding, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboard, cacao ceremony, coffee farm tour)
  • Massage & Bodywork
    Massages will be available and can be booked upon arrival with the holistic hosts..
  • Gratuity for Paid Servic
    Bodywork, Massage, Excursion Trip Leaders, Additional gratuity for staff are highly encouraged.

Available Packages

Studio w/ Detached Bathroom

Single Occupancy—$1925

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

*Early bird spots have all been filled.* 

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

Double Occupancy—$1850 per person

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

Room Set Up Options:  

King size bed 


2 Singles 

*Early bird spots have all been filled.* 

Deposit: $500
King EcoCasita

Triple Occupancy—$1750 per person 

These rooms have unobstructed ocean views with private bathrooms and sliding shutter doors for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available.

Room Set-Up Options:

1 King Bed or 2 singles

AND 2 single day beds 

*Early bird spots have all been filled.* 

Deposit: $1,000
Queen EcoCasita
Deposit: $1,000


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 Closing Circle, and breakfast.

  • 7am Yoga & Meditation
  • 9am Breakfast
  • 11am Optional Workshop (or Free Time)
  • 1pm Lunch
  • Free Time
  • 5pm Optional Workshop (or Free Time)
  • 7pm Dinner
  • 8pm 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