Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

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Kristen Addicks
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Mar 21 - 25, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20
Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Kristen Addicks
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Mar 21 - 25, 2022
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Before you read on, I want to let you know that all particiapants must be fully vaccinated to attend this retreat. I have chosen the safest possible open air location immersed in nature. The location is on a long stretches of unpopulated beach far away from crowds at an eco-resort near Zihuatanejo. 


We will do lots of yoga on the large outdoor yoga shala at this gorgeous and remote 200-acre resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This land is adjacent to miles of a  pristine beach and lush jungle with the ocean to the west and the Sierra Madre to the East.  The focus is on moving our bodies!  We will do Vinyasa, Power, Gentle and Restorative yoga, plus there may be some surprises. 


The food is fresh and healthy (much of it grown on site and lovingly prepared by the amazing staff). The entire retreat will be for your health and wellness. The retreat center staff operate like a family. They were a highlight of the week. 


The closest “town” is Juluchuca, which has about 550 residents at about 5 min (3 km) from Playa Viva. Then Petatlan which has about 25,000 residents and is located about 10 min (12 km) from Playa Viva. 


The yoga decks are extremely large and the sleeping cabañas are very ventilated and large. All activities and meals are outside. 


If a COVID test is required before returning to the United States, a trained professional will come to the location and administer a COVID test in time for us to the the results for our flight. 


 A big bonus is that out visit will help to restore and regenerate the ecosystems of the area and help this eco-resort continue to thrive in what has been a difficult year for them. 


While on this retreat, we can just stay put at the site:

~ Participate in the turtle release and restoration

~ Relax at the pool or  beach in hammocks or launch chairs

~ Boogie board

~ Tour the garden where our food is grown

~ Walk beach or Jungle

~ Take a guided tour of property

~ Get a message on the beach in a shaded tent

~ Practice Yoga

~If conditions allow, paddle boards or surf boards can be borrowed onsite though the waves at this beach are a little too powerful generally speaking


These activities can also be arrange for a fee:

~ Ride horses on the beach

~ Whale watching

~ Visiting a family that lives in the Siera Madre totally off the land. It is an hour and a half away on an ATV

~ Possibly visit nearby ruins if they are open (they were closed during the COVID pandemic).


The yoga offered is for all levels. 





What’s included

  • All farm-to-table meals
    Three meals and snacks included. The on-site farm and garden provide much of the organic and plant based meals. Some meat options will be available. The dining areas is outdoors and shaded.
  • Yoga
    Twice daily yoga with Kristen Addicks. The outdoor yoga deck is enormous so there will be plenty of space between yogis. It is also shaded.
  • Ground transportation
    When you arrive at ZIH airport, you will be picked up and driven to the facility. You will be driven back to the airport in time for your departing flight
  • Boogie Boards
    Playa Viva allows you to use their on-site boogie boards fro free
  • Full use of the grounds
    Pool, lounge chairs, hang out area and wifi
  • Accommodations
    The cabañas are magical and you feel as though you are part of the landscape. They are Bali-style in that they are open to the outdoor elements. They are also very large.
  • Turtle Restoration
    On any given morning when there are baby turtles to release, you are invited to participate.
  • Visit Turtle Center
    You can walk to visit the turtle recovery center at your leisure
  • Yoga Shala
    When no class is going on, you can feel free to use the space for your own practice
  • Tips
    Tips for the Playa Viva staff are included in your retreat price
  • Air transportation
    You will be responsibly for getting to ZIH aiport
  • Specialty drinks
    Alcohol, cocktails, blended drinks and fresh coconuts will be an additional costs.
  • Excursions
    You can choose how you want to spend your time and which excursions to do at your own cost
  • Massages
    There will be a masseuse on staff giving various treatments outdoors with the sounds of the ocean and birds. Set your schedule and reserve whenever you like for an additional, reasonable cost
  • Extra tipping
    Tips for the excursions are not included. You can leave something extra if you feel the service warrants it.

Available Packages

Deluxe Suite all to yourself
Available until February 19, 2022only 1 left

I love this room and so did the guests that were lucky enough to have it.  It has a king bed and a day bed with a view .The windows are actually open air. The place is big and spacious and has fresh air blowing through. 


It is in a more social location as it is attached to other units filled with other retreat goers. This structure is centrally located near one of the yoga decks and beach lounge chairs. The room is upstairs with a view and has a lovely spacious bathroom right in the Suite. 


To view this beautiful room, click here: 

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/deluxe-suite


$1800
Deposit: $500
Deluxe Suite for Two
only 1 left

I love this room and so did the guests that were lucky enough to have it.  Aside from two twin beds, there is a day bed too.. This is a per person price based on double occupancy. If you have a friend, sign up at the same time. 


The place is big and spacious and has fresh air blowing through. 

It is in a more social location as it is attached to other units filled with other retreat goers. This structure is centrally located near one of the yoga decks and beach lounge chairs. The room is upstairs with a view and has a lovely spacious bathroom right in the Suite. 

To view this beautiful room, click here: 

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/deluxe-suite

$1400
Tree House for Two
Available until December 25, 2021Sold Out

This unique casita is featured on the cover or Travel + Leisure. It's an intriguing space perfect that could work for three people but this price is for two to share so extra space for you.  The architecture is fun with a hammock sent into the floor of the room and one hanging outside too. There is a work space in the room and it faces the ocean.  It has it's own bathroom, you will love this charming space. 


Check out the tree house here: https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/treehouse

$1700
Deposit: $500

Available options

2 night surf trip post retreat-Tronconesonly 3 left
$400


Itinerary

Early Morning Magic
Turtle Release

At 7:00am, you may hear the sound of a flute, if so, there are baby turtles to release that morning. You have the option to participate or stay in bed a little longer. This happens most days. 

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KA
Kristen Addicks
1 review
Yoga means “union.” To me, that signifies connecting us to all living things, and to that which is bigger than ourselves. That is why, on my retreats, we get out in nature. I seek to do yoga outside when possible. It is my mission to also provide you with a cultural experience which can change perspective and transform lives. The best part of retreats are the long lasting relationships that are made in the short amount of time we are together. Won't you come and join in the magic!

Reviews

By far the most wonderful, relaxing yoga retreat, located at a place we intend to visit again and again. Excellent choice by the yoga teacher Kristen Addicks. Her twice daily yoga classes were perfect for all student levels. The location for yoga is breathtaking and we saw whales and dolphins during class. The food and staff at Playa Viva is fantastic, as is the Vision of a sustainable future for all of us. Highly recommend this retreat.
By Carole H for Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico on 29 Mar, 2021