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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3 reviews

$1350
Deposit: $500
Mar 22 - 26, 2021
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

On this retreat, we will relax and restore at a 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 serenity, relaxation, and wellness with an opportunity to take part in culture, adventure and preservation. So there is something for whatever your heart desires on any given day. 


Unique excursions are offered as well as a chance to help restore and regenerate wildlife and the local communities. I specifically chose this place after visiting and seeing their commitment to environmental sustainability. And I am currently convinced that it is the type of place to safely travel to as we reemerge after our coronavirus shelter in place.  It is so spacious, you can easily keep a healthy distance from staff and attendees. The yoga decks are extremely large. I am excited to do this at this time.  The sleeping cabañas are very ventilated and large. 


A bonus is that the staff are so friendly, it feels like family even after visiting for a short stay. 


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. 


And right on-site, you can:

• Get a spa treatment on the beach in the shade

• Ride horses on the beach

• Hike in the jungle or nearby mountains

• Take cooking lessons

• Fish from shore


Offsite adventures

• Visit the fabulous fishing village of Zihuatanejo

• Snorkle in nearby Ixtapa

• Tour  the closest little village of Juluchu and visit their candy making factory

• Temazcal sweat lodge

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

• Visit local archeological site and museum 

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

• Usually one can visit a fully sustainable family farm high in the mountains to see how that is done.  They grow, maiz, coffee, sugar, cacao, mango, coconut, and so much more and tell stories while serving you lunch. TO get there, you will be on an ATV for over an hour. We may not be able to do this one due to COVID-19 restrictions. Stay tuned. 


The above activities are offered by Playa Viva for a fee. Or if you prefer more of a relaxed pace and schedule, all of these are at your fingertips anytime for free


Relax at the pool and on the beach

Boogie board

Participate in the turtle release and restoration

Tour Garden

Yoga

Walk beach or Jungle

Guided tour of property


Yoga!

It seems clear that people want lots of yoga! 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, Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga. She will cater to requests and offer modifications to those that want them. The yoga offered is for all levels. 


COVID related information: Know that the retreat center stands alone. It is not part of a town. It 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. 


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. 




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
only 1 left

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
Deposit: $500
Studio for a couple
only 2 left

This is a smaller 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 you sharing the room with one other family member or loved one with two twins or a king bed, your choice. It would be close quarters and no frills. 

Check out the room here. 

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

$1200
Shared Deluxe Suite
only 2 left

This cabin can be for a couple with a King bed or for friends with the beds about 20 feet apart  in the breezy, open air, Bali-style room. They actually can hold three people but to be COVID cautious, I am designating it for 2 people. This price is based on double occupancy. Two guests should sign up at the same time to reserve one of the rooms together. 


It has it's own private bathroom. 


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


$1400
Deposit: $500
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
Deposit: $500
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
Deposit: $500
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
Stand Alone Casita for a couple
only 2 left

The Private Casita is a self-contained “Casita” (little house). It is private and has a large bathroom, dressing area, and private balcony with a couch, table, chairs and a wonderful unobstructed ocean view. This room is lovely for a special occasion and is perfect for a couple. . The prices listed is based on double occupancy. 


To view this spectacular room, click below:

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/private-casita

$1650
Deposit: $500
Stand Alone Casita for Three Friends
only 3 left

The Private Casita is a self-contained “Casita” (little house). It is private and has a large bathroom, dressing area, and private balcony with a couch, table, chairs and a wonderful unobstructed ocean view. This room is lovely for a special occasion and is perfect for a couple but can also accomodate 3 friends. The prices listed is based on three people signing up together. 


To view this spectacular room, click below:

https://www.playaviva.com/rooms/private-casita

$1400
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
Deposit: $500
$1350
Deposit: $500

Studio

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
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.

Reviews

CA
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
KA
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!