Wellness Recharge Retreat

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

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

Britta Rael Yoga
  • Email address verified

Deposit: $500
Jan 16 - 20, 2020
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

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

Wellness is an active process of becoming aware of the choices you have to create a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. 

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 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?

Remember who you are.

Make space to serve your highest self.

Find silence and connection to nature.

Take part in your own solutions.

Tend to your pains, limitations or needs.

Grow in your personal, physical and spiritual practices.

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

We will provide you with tools to integrate WELLNESS in all aspects of your life. We give you personal, one-on-one AND group guidance so you can understand and utilize the skills that WE have cultivated and apply them to YOUR life. Cut through any blockages you may have and start thriving!

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, you need to experience the wellness of Playa Viva.

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

It’s private, luxurious, simple and thoughtful.

Every detail has been given attention.

Exquisite beauty and abundance.

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

Step out of your casita onto miles of private, Pacific coastline, just footsteps from the ocean. Perfect temperate water, towering lush mountains and 200 acres of winding Coconut groves and agricultural beauty. 

Infinity Pools + Sun decks

Permaculture Farm

Turtle Sanctuary

Organic fruit and produce orchards

Mangroves and lagoons

Two dedicated yoga spaces

Massage and healing bodywork areas

Delicious meals

Local, community 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.

Your Retreat Leaders

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, athlete, and outdoor enthusiast, Britta’s passions lay in curating experiences for people to engage in interpersonal connection, self-empowerment, and spiritual transformation by bridging movement with mindfulness.
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

What’s included

  • 4 nights, 5 days stay
    4 nights accommodation (single, double, or triple occupancy)
  • 2 daily movement classes
    Mindful yoga classes, contemporary movement 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
    Learn organic, farm-to-table meals/day (All 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, although you are welcome to leave additional gratuities for housekeepers, 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
  • 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 and spa treatments are available and can be booked upon arrival.

Available Packages

Studio w/ Detached Bathroom
Available until Nov 15, 2019only 2 left

Single Occupancy—$1700 (early bird)

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

*Early bird pricing $1700 available for first 6 participants to pay deposit.  Standard prices will apply once early bird spots are filled.* 

Deposit: $500
Deluxe Suite w/ Private Bath & Balcony-
Available until Nov 15, 2019only 2 left

Double Occupancy—$1650 per person (early bird)

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 pricing $1650 per person available for first 6 participants to pay deposit.  Standard prices will apply once early bird spots are filled.*

Deposit: $500
King EcoCasita
Available until Nov 15, 2019only 3 left

Triple Occupancy—$1585 per person (early bird)

These rooms have an 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 pricing $1585 per person available for first 6 participants to pay deposit.  Standard prices will apply once early bird spots are filled.*

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

Studio w/ Detached Bathroom


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)

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