Yoga, Meditation, and Beach Retreat

Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

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Christie Pitko
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28 reviews
Jun 7 - 12, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20
Yoga, Meditation, and Beach Retreat
Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
28 reviews

$1350
Deposit: $500
Jun 7 - 12, 2020
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

Sayulita, Mexico, is the perfect place to deepen your yoga and meditation practices while enjoying the beautiful ocean, relaxing hotel pools, mouthwatering meals, and charming village.


Experience morning sadhana of flow yoga, meditation, and pranayama. Evening practice will be therapeutic and restorative. During free times, you may explore the town by bike, take a surf lesson, get a massage, or read a book at the pool. Our hotel is just a short 2 block walk to the beach. Your package will also include an eco - discovery adventure to the Marietta Islands that includes snorkeling and lunch.


Daily full vegetarian breakfast, and vegetarian dinner on the first and last evening are served in our open air cafe. Hotelito Los Suenos serves some of the most delicious food in town.


Classes are led by experienced and dedicated teacher, Christie Pitko, E RYT-500. 

Sample Schedule

Daily Schedule

Morning Sadhana (Yoga and Meditation) - 8:00am

Full Vegetarian Breakfast - 9:30am

Free time (beach, pool, massage, bike ride, etc.)

Therapeutic Yoga - 5:45pm

Day 1, Sunday, June 7th Schedule

Check in to Hotelito Los Suenos 3:00pm

Group Welcome and Yoga 5:15pm

Welcome Reception with Appetizers 6:30pm

Dinner 7:00pm

Walk to Beach to Watch Sunset 8:30pm-ish


Additional included activities

Adventure to The Marietta Islands with Snorkeling and Lunch June 10th

Walk to Los Muertos Cemetery and Beach June 8th

Gourmet Vegetarian Dinner on First and Last Evening at 7:00pm

Enjoy Sunset on the Beach on First Evening 8:30pm

Things to Know

Prepare to take a vacation from stress, and connect to your mind, body, and spirit!


Make sure that you have a valid passport.


There is 1 airport shuttle pickup on June 7th at 2:00pm that takes us to Hotelito Los Suenos, and 1 airport shuttle drop-off on June 12th that leaves the hotel at 12:00pm. If you are unable to get on these shuttles, we will help you arrange your own for $60 each way.


$500 deposit is non-refundable. No refunds or transfers will be issued after Monday, March 30th, 2020.  Check your work schedule for conflicts before you register. Note that our venue charges a payment even if you cancel. Remainder of balance due Thursday, April 9th, 2020.


Please bring a water bottle.


Besides yoga clothes and bathing suits, dress is casual. Bring comfortable shoes that you can walk/hike in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I am new to meditation, can I still join?

A: Of course! The meditations are designed for everyone, and I will provide support.


Q: I am a beginner at yoga, can I still attend?

A: Yes, but please do have some basic yoga experience. We recommend taking at least 10 classes before the retreat.


Q: What kind of currency should I bring?

A: U.S. dollars are accepted, but you can also arrive with pesos. There is an ATM nearby as well as a currency exchange in town, about a 10 minute walk from our hotel.


Q: Can we drink the tap water?

A: Please drink the filtered water that is provided in your rooms as well as throughout the hotel, not from the tap.


Q: What other activities are there to do?

A: Surf lessons, Stand Up Paddle Board rentals, and massage.

About Your Retreat Guide

Christie Pitko, ERYT 500 is an expert at leading retreats both in the U.S. and abroad. She guides 5-6 retreats per year, and has been hosting retreats since 2014.


Christie is a dedicated student and full-time yoga and meditation teacher in San Francisco, California. She has taught over 2600 hours of yoga classes. She is part of the faculty at Yoga Garden San Francisco for their 200 hour teacher training program. She teaches alignment-based yoga, restorative, as well as meditation. Her biggest influences are Annie Carpenter and Richard Rosen whom she studies with frequently.


Learn more about Christie Pitko here: https://www.christiepitkoyoga.com/about

What’s included

  • Hotel suite
    5 nights stay at Hotelito Los Suenos, 2 blocks from the beach. Rooms are all beautiful suites with balconies, A/C, ceiling fans, fridge, and safe.
  • Vegetarian breakfasts
    Daily full vegetarian breakfast (5 breakfasts). Mix of eggs, fruits, breads, and yogurt.
  • Vegetarian dinners
    Welcome and farewell gourmet vegetarian dinner (2 dinners)
  • Daily yoga
    Daily all levels yoga practices (both alignment-based vinyasa flow and therapeutic restorative yoga)
  • Daily meditation
    Daily guided meditations and pranayama (breathing exercises) designed to help you de-stress and sleep better at night.
  • Marietta Islands trip
    Eco-discovery adventure to the Marietta Islands that includes snorkeling and lunch.
  • Los Muertos Beach visit
    Group walk to Los Muertos Cemetery and Beach.
  • Optional transportation
    Optional Transportation to and from venue: Shuttle service to and from Puerto Vallarta airport (pickup at airport 2:00pm June 7th, and leave hotel for airport June 12th at 12:00pm)
  • Beach towels and bikes
    Complimentary beach towels and bikes.
  • Yoga mats and props
    We have mats and props!
  • Access to hotel pools
    Our hotel has 2 pools to choose from for added relaxation.
  • Flight
    Flight to Puerto Vallarta airport
  • Some meals
    Lunch and some dinners (this gives you the opportunity to explore the village cuisine). We will direct you to some of our favorite spots - all within walking distance.
  • Tips to staff
    Tips to our incredible staff at the hotel.
  • Optional transportation
    Transportation if you miss the shuttle pick up and drop offs.
  • Additional services
    Massage, surf lessons, SUP, etc.

Available Packages

Single Suite
Available until May 25, 20204 left

Early bird discount of $50 off when you use the code: MEXICOLOVE at checkout. Ends Thursday, February 27th, 2020.


This is you in a room all to yourself! Everyone will enjoy a suite on the 2nd and 3rd floors with a balcony. Suites are tastefully decorated in fun, but traditional Mexican style with ceramic tile floors. Spaces are equipped with air conditioning, fridge, and a safe. Purified drinking water is available throughout the hotel. Daily maid service is part of your stay, and WiFi is available, though it is encouraged to unplug as much as possible during our retreat.


$1350
Deposit: $500
Bring a Friend/Partner Shared Suite
Available until May 25, 20206 left

Price is per person. Early bird discount of $50 off when you use the code: MEXICOLOVE at checkout. Ends Thursday, February 27th, 2020.


Everyone will enjoy a suite on the 2nd and 3rd floors with a balcony. Suites are tastefully decorated in fun, but traditional Mexican style with ceramic tile floors. Spaces are equipped with air conditioning, fridge, and a safe. Purified drinking water is available throughout the hotel. Daily maid service is part of your stay, and WiFi is available, though it is encouraged to unplug as much as possible during our retreat.

$1150
Deposit: $500
Shared Suite
6 left

Price is per person. Early bird discount of $50 off when you use the code: MEXICOLOVE at checkout. Ends Thursday, February 27th, 2020.


This is a shared room with separate beds. Everyone will enjoy a suite on the 2nd and 3rd floors with a balcony. Suites are tastefully decorated in fun, but traditional Mexican style with ceramic tile floors. Spaces are equipped with air conditioning, fridge, and a safe. Purified drinking water is available throughout the hotel. Daily maid service is part of your stay, and WiFi is available, though it is encouraged to unplug as much as possible during our retreat.

$1250
Deposit: $500
$1350
Deposit: $500

Single Suite

Who’s Going

Your Organizer


CP
Christie Pitko
28 reviews
Christie Pitko, E RYT-500, began practicing yoga in 2001, and since then, it has healed her spirit, ignited creativity, and encouraged her to take her time. She enjoys helping students stay curious about the inner landscape of their bodies and minds through yoga and meditation. Christie is grateful for all that she has learned from her teachers, Annie Carpenter, Richard Rosen, and Leah Gillman. Christie hosts multiple yoga retreats per year.

Reviews

KC
Christy Pitco doesn't disappoint! The venue is perfect; beautiful, very affordable, relaxing, excellent yoga classes on many levels so you don't feel the poses are above or below your ability - she gives many options. The combo of yoga and meditation were just what I was looking for and helped to reintroduce them in my daily routine just before a hectic next couple of months. The option to go hiking in the most amazing forest is a plus, add to that, schedule a massage or do a sauna to complete/round out your relax and refresh experience. This retreat included a magnificent sound bath which left me feeling relaxed to the core! I just loved this added experience and it was perfect given the venue and natural surroundings. The vegetarian/vegan food was the absolutely scrumptious and I was simply spoiled because I wanted the same when I returned home. I wish! This retreat as well the others I've attended with Christy have always been above the mark. She teaches her classes in a gentle and well explained/attainable manner that will want you coming back for more! Great retreat and awesome experience! I'm feeling I received the reboot I was wanting and needing! Namaste
I met great people on this trip, I felt at home and welcomed The Yoga was inspiring and exactly what I needed from the trip. I loved the location and the food was amazing.
The semi-rustic airs of Sierra Hot Springs, mixed with Christie Pitko's Yoga, made for a fabulous retreat. Plus the people who attend are just lovely human beings. Get off your hamster wheel and go to Christie Pitko's Retreat in the high Sierra mountains beside one of the largest valley's in the western United States. Populated mainly by cattle and surrounded by mountains. Take a hike or soak your bones in healing waters in the forest. Have a massage or loll with a good book in a body hugging couch beside a fire. The food is wonderful and locally sourced, cooked fresh every day. (desserts are scrummy!) And the yoga and meditation are catered for any level, making you feel super awesome afterwards. Thanks so much. I'll be back!
Had an awesome time in Sayulita with Christie and the group!
This was my first yoga retreat and the bar was set high! It truly was a magical time...the hotel was superb and very clean with great friendly service. The daily vegetarian breakfast was amazing...something for everyone. Christie added a lot of nice touches. She's a highly skilled yoga teacher and was able to teach to many levels from beginner to more advanced with clear alignment based instruction. I like the combination of vinyasa/restorative styles of yoga as well as yoga nidra and meditation. I highly recommend this retreat to everyone!
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