Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Kristen Addicks
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Mar 21 - 25, 2022
Group size: 16 - 26
Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Kristen Addicks
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11 reviews

Mar 21 - 25, 2022
Group size: 16 - 26

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

What’s not included

  • 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

Treehouse Suites or King Eco - Casita

These are spacious luxurious rooms for two to share. The price is based on double occupancy. 

This is a per person price based on double occupancy per room.  You may sign up alone and you will have one roommate in one of these large rooms. In all likelihood, you will become fast friends as these retreats build friendships and community. Or if there are two spots available, you can sign up together and specify each other as a room mate. Don't delay for these last slots.

Queen Casita for one person

This is for you to have the Queen Casita all to yourself. The Queen Casitas is a one-bedroom self-contained “Casita” (little house). This casita provides complete privacy, and is the only room outfitted with a Queen bed.  Queen Casitas have a private bathroom on the same level and feature sliding doors that that open  A small table and chairs are also available.

Click the link to see the room:



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. 

Your Organizer

Kristen Addicks
11 reviews
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!


This trip was super fun and magical. Kristin is a wonderful yoga instructor with interesting flows and clear instruction. The treetop guides were funny and kind. The treetop yerts were whimsical and sweet. Yoga in the treetops was exhilarating and made me feel really connected with the redwoods and the beautiful Sterling’s Jays that joined us. So glad we could join this experience!
By Michelle W for Night & Flight in the Redwood Treetops on Jul 02, 2023
Our trip to PlayaViva was very relaxing and magical experience. Kristen's planning made our trip truly an "all inclusive" experience. I would highly recommend a trip led by Kristen.
By Chris M for Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico on Apr 04, 2022
We had a fantastic time! Kristen is a delicious yoga teacher, uniquely suited to teaching in the retreat setting. The retreat center was beyond beautiful - creative and comfortable open air lodgings right on the ocean. The food was spectacular. We loved everything about our experience!
By Jean J for Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico on Apr 03, 2022
Perfect spot for a relaxing yoga retreat! The accommodations, food, service, yoga and people were amazing! Kristen did a stellar job organizing it all. I highly recommend Playa Viva to anyone considering coming here.
By Deb J for Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico on Apr 03, 2022
I was dreaming of a vacation/retreat exactly like this. It exceeded my expectations in almost every aspect - the classes, the location, the accommodations, the food, the other participants.
By Deborah S for Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico on Apr 03, 2022
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