Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

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Kristen Addicks
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Mar 22 - 26, 2021
Group size: 10 - 20
Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

Kristen Addicks
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1 review

Mar 22 - 26, 2021
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

On this retreat, 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! I think we are all craving in-person classes and so that is what we will do.  We will do Vinyasa, Power, Gentle and Restorative — covering all the basis. 


The food is so fresh and healthy (much of it grown on site and lovingly prepared by the amazing staff). So the entire retreat  will be for your health and wellness, I suspect we all deserve this after  this crazy year. Yes, it has been an entire year since the Coronavirus pandemic started. 


I was at this eco-retreat center just over a year ago. When I think of it now, it seems as safe a place as any since the retreat center stands alone. It is not part of a town. It will be easy to keep a healthy distance from all others. About half of the people that are signed up for the trip have already received Coronavirus vaccines.  The retreat center has a small staff that operates like a family.  


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. According to the staff member, as of January, Petatlan hadn't had any new cases in about three months. Staff will wear masks at all times. 


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


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. 


Yes we have to get on a plane or two to get there and if you have not flown yet since the pandemic, I can send you an article on how clean the air quality on planes are these days. In addition, people are required to wear masks on planes. The flights are short. (When looking for flights, check Alaska going through LAX). 


 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.  In the past, I have resisted bringing groups to retreat center because I wasn't interested in a bubble experience. Now, this seems like the best way to travel. 


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).


Yoga

I think we are all excited to move our bodies and be in a live, in person class. So we will do lots of this. We will have yoga twice daily in one of the two beautiful outdoor "shalas." Oh the stunning views of the beach, ocean and sunset! Kristen Addicks teaches Hatha, Power, Vinyasa and Gentle and Restorative Yoga. She will cater to requests and offer modifications to those that want them. 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

Studio
Sold Out

This is a small lovely room attached to the shared deck. The room is upstairs and has it's own designated bathroom downstairs. This structure is located near the yoga deck and the pool area. 


This price is based on having this room to yourself. 


Check out the room here. 

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/studio


$1350
Deluxe Suite all to yourself
Sold Out


There is ample desk space and an outdoor deck to be shared with other retreat guests in adjacent cabins. This structure is located near the yoga deck and the pool area.

There are two of these rooms available. 

To view this beautiful room, click here: 

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


$1800
Shared King Eco-Casita
only 2 left

If a couple wants to reserve this large, private casita, they will have a king bed and lots of space, including two desks and an Armoire. This casita can also be for friends as there are several beds. This structure is not attached to any other so it is very private. The windows are actually open air. The place is big and spacious and has fresh air blowing through. It has it's own gorgeous and spacious bathroom. 


The idea is that this would be shared with 2 people so you will need to book it at the same to for the 2 spots. You could have up to four people in the room. The price listed is based on double occupancy. 


Click here to see the spacious casita: 

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/king-eco-casitas


$1500
King Eco-Casita with three friends
only 3 left

This room is big enough for three friends or family members in a social bubble to share.  You can each have your own twin bed or two twins can make a king. There are  two desks and an Armoire. This structure is not attached to any other so it is very private. The place is big and spacious and has fresh air blowing through. It has it's own gorgeous and spacious bathroom. 

The idea is that this would be shared with 2 or 3 people. Please book it at the same time and let me know your intentions. 


Click here to see the spacious casita: 

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/king-eco-casitas

$1300
King Eco-Casita for one person
Available until February 20, 2021only 1 left

This is a big stand along place. If you want space and treat yourself, you can book it all for yourself at this price. You will have plenty of room to spread out and even some work space.    This structure is not attached to any other so it is very private.  It has it's own gorgeous and spacious bathroom. 


Click here to see the spacious casita: 

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/king-eco-casitas

$1980
Private Queen Eco-casita
only 1 left

You will have your own private spacious, secluded casita with a gorgeous view and private bathroom. This structure is not attached to any other so it is very private. 


Click here to see the lovely accomodation:  https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/queen-eco-casitas

$1800
Private Queen Eco-Casita for a couple
only 2 left

You will have your own private spacious, secluded casita with a gorgeous view and private bathroom. This structure is not attached to any other so it is very private. Price is per person based on double occupancy. 

Click here to see the lovely accomodation:  https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/queen-eco-casitas

$1400


Itinerary

Early Morning Magic
Turtle Release

In the early morning hours, staff will ring a bell if there are baby turtles to release. You have the option to participate and learn about the restoration or stay in bed a little longer. 

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KA
Kristen Addicks
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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