Yoga Eco-Retreat in Mexico

Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico

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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3 reviews

Deposit: $500
Mar 22 - 26, 2021
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

On this retreat, we will escape our crazy world and really retreat and restore at a remote 200-acre eco-resort on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This land is surrounded by miles of pristine beach and jungle at the base of the Sierra Madre Mountains.  The focus is on wellness, culture, preservation, adventure. Unique excursions are offered as well as a chance to help restore and regenerate the landscape and communities. I specifically chose this place after visiting and seeing their commitment to environmental sustainability. 


In the past, I have resisted bringing groups to retreat center because I am not interested in a bubble experience. Instead, I want to witness new cultures unclose. What I love about Playa Viva is, even thought it is remote and relaxing,  it has many cultural offerings off and on-site. You can can set your schedule and choose the activities that you want to participate in. 

• The most popular is visiting a fully sustainable family farm high in the mountains. This family lives completely off the grid and are self sustaining as they grow, maiz, coffee, sugar, cacao, mango, coconut, and so much more*

• Visiting the fabulous fishing village of Zihuatanejo+

• Snorkling in nearby Ixtapa+

• Touring the closest little village of Juluchu and visiting their candy making factory+

• Temazcal sweat lodge*

• Surfing, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking in Barra de Potosi*

• Visit local archeological site and museum *

• Fishing either with locals on panga or deep-sea fishing in larger vessel*

And right on-site, you can:

• Relax at the pool and on the beach

• Get a spa treatment on the beach in the shade*

• Do lots of yoga

• Ride horses on the beach*

• Hike in the jungle or nearby mountains*

• Garden

• Take cooking lessons* 

• Boogie board

• Fish from shore+

To keep the overall cost down, activities that are additional costs are á la carte. You choose what you want to do and what you want to spend additional money on. Those with nothing behind them are free to you and included in the cost. The others are: 

* -  arranged on-site for an additional cost 

+ - can be done on your own or arranged on-site for additional cost, you decide


Feedback that I have gotten from previous retreats is that MORE yoga is wanted. We will have yoga twice daily in one of the two beautiful outdoor "shalas." Both have stunning views of the beach, ocean and sunset. Playa Viva is has all the mats, props and cleaning supplies we will need. Kristen Addicks teaches Hatha, Vinyasa and Gentle 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 meals.
  • Yoga
    Twice daily yoga with Kristen Addicks
  • 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 eco-cabins are magical and you feel as though you are part of the landscape
  • 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

Private Queen Eco-casita
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You will have your own 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:

Deposit: $500
Shared King Eco-Casita
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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. 

Click here to see the spacious casita:

Deposit: $500
Shared Deluxe Cabin
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If a couple wants to reserve this cabin, they will have a King bed as well as ample desk space and an outdoor deck to be shared with other retreat guests in adjacent cabins. It is less secluded but more social than the King Eco-Casita.  This structure is  wonderfully located near the yoga deck and the pool area.

This cabin cab be shared by friends and have twin beds instead of a King. To view this beautiful room, click here:

Deposit: $500
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This is a smaller studio also attached to the shared deck. This structure is  wonderfully located near the yoga deck and the pool area. It is ideal for two friends. It can also be for a couple and set up with a King bed. To see the space and location, click here:

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

Private Queen Eco-casita


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. 

Your Organizer

Kristen Addicks
3 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 will get out in nature — the value of having sand in our toes and immersing ourselves in the ocean are an important component of the overall experience. On this adventure, we will look at things from a new perspective: swimming with creatures that live under water and hearing about the ancient Hawaiians. Most yoga classes will be outside in the warm breeze with the smell of tropical plants and sound of birds . We will will link poses gracefully with clear instructions and modifications. We will challenge ourselves occasionally and restore generously. The classes will build both strength and flexibility in a balanced way and I will sprinkle in wisdom from the ancient yoga texts.


Beautiful retreat, wonderful women and lovely accommodations. Kristen is an amazing yoga teacher in both the physical practice of yoga and the spiritual practice. Somehow i always hear what i need to hear in every class. Her retreats allow women to open up and express themselves. We also have a lot of fun and make new friends. Stress free traveling as everything is organized and you are taken care of. Highly recomend!
By Christine Add6 for Yoga del Sol on Nov 13, 2019
Most amazing location. Yoga on the beach with Kristen Addicks using palm trees as props. Homemade Poke Bowls with fresh fish caught that morning. Hawaii Islander Mimi Towle shared some great local-only actitivies.
Kristen and Mimi have amazing energy and everything was organized and well thought out. I loved yoga on the beach! Beautiful accommodations and yummy healthy food! So much fun!