Yoga, Meditation, and Beach Retreat Sayulita, Mexico

Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Christie Pitko
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33 reviews
Jun 10 - 15, 2019
Group size: 10 - 16
Yoga, Meditation, and Beach Retreat Sayulita, Mexico
Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico

Christie Pitko
  • Email address verified
33 reviews

Deposit: $500
Jun 10 - 15, 2019
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

Sayulita is the perfect place to deepen your yoga and meditation practice while enjoying the ocean, charming village, pools, and mouthwatering meals.

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 (free of charge), take a surf lesson, or read a book at the hotel pool.

Daily full vegetarian breakfast, and vegetarian dinner on the first and final evening are served in our open air cafe. Relax with a therapeutic massage as part of your retreat package!

Classes are led by experienced and dedicated teacher, Christie Pitko. Christie is a full-time yoga and meditation teacher in San Francisco, California. Read more about Christie here

Transportation and Check In


Fly into the Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR). Our lovely venue, Hotelito Los Suenos, is about an hour away.

Important: Optional Transportation to Hotelito Los Suenos and Puerto Vallarta airport

There will be 1 airport shuttle pickup on June 10th at 2:00pm that takes our retreat group to 

Hotelito Los Suenos. There will be  1 airport shuttle drop-off that leaves our hotel at 12:00pm on June 15th to the Puerto Vallarta airport. If you are unable to get on these shuttles, you will take your own cab to the hotel. If you miss the shuttle, let us know, and the venue can help you get your own cab for around $60 each way.

Hotel Check in and Out

Check in is Monday, June 10th at 3:00pm

Check out is Saturday, June 15th at 12:00pm

*If you wish to stay after the retreat ends, please inquire with us for rates.

Things to Know

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

Make sure that you have a valid and up-to-date passport.

Our retreat is for yogis 18 years of age and older.

We welcome all levels of yoga practitioners, including beginners, but please have some knowledge of basic yoga poses. 

Bring a water bottle.

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

What’s included

  • Accommodation
    5 night stay in a beautiful suite with balcony at Hotelito Los Suenos, a stunning hotel, 2 blocks from the beach. All rooms have filtered water, A/C, and a safe.
  • Daily Vegetarian Meals
    5 delicious full breakfasts, 2 gourmet dinners (welcome and farewell dinner).
  • Massage
    Receive a 60-minute therapeutic massage as part of the package!
  • Daily Yoga
    Mix of alignment-based vinyasa and therapeutic styles for all levels.
  • Daily Meditation
    Mindfulness and breathing exercises designed to help you release stress and sleep better at night.
  • Optional Transportation
    Shuttle pick up at June 10th 2:00pm from the Puerto Vallarta airport to hotel. Shuttle drop off June 15th leaves hotel at 12:00pm for airport.
  • Group walk/hike
    Hike to Los Muertos Cemetery and beach.
  • Meditation on the Beach
    We will enjoy a beach sunset meditation on the first and last evening. True beauty, not to be missed!
  • Beach Towels
    Grab a towel at the front desk and head to the beach!
  • Bikes
    Borrow a bike and hit the town.
  • Yoga Mat and Props
    We have mats, blankets, blocks, straps, and bolsters. Everything is here to support your practice!
  • Access to Hotel Pools
    Relax in both of hotel pools.
  • Flight
    Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR)
  • Lunch and some dinners
    Explore the delicious village cuisine! We will direct you to some favorites within walking distance.
  • Transportation*
    If you miss the shuttle pick up at 2:00pm on June 10th, and the 12:00pm shuttle drop off on June 15th, you will take your own cab to the hotel. Prices are around $60 each way.
  • Tips
    We love our hotel staff and cooks!
  • Additional services
    Surf lessons, boat trip, SUP rentals, etc.

Available Packages

Bring a Friend - Shared Suite
Available until May 27, 2019only 2 left

With our most popular package, bring a friend and share a suite with 2 queen beds.

Your beautiful room has a balcony, fridge, A/C, fan, and safe. Filtered water is available throughout the hotel.

Deposits are non-refundable. 

Deposit: $500
Single Suite
Available until May 27, 20194 left

Enjoy a room all to yourself with a queen or king bed! Your beautiful room has a balcony, fridge, A/C, fan, and safe. Filtered water is available throughout the hotel.

Early bird discount - Use Code: MEXICORETREAT at checkout to save $50 if registered by Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit: $500
Shared Suite
Available until May 27, 2019only 3 left

Share a room with 2 queen beds. Your beautiful room has a balcony, fridge, A/C, fan, and safe. Filtered water is available throughout the hotel.

Early bird discount - Use Code: MEXICORETREAT at checkout to save $50 if registered by Wednesday, February 27th, 2019. Deposits are non-refundable.

Deposit: $500
Deposit: $500

Bring a Friend - Shared Suite
Past Trip


Sample Schedule
Schedule Subject to Minor Changes

Daily Schedule

Morning Sadhana (Yoga and Meditation) - 7:30am

Full Vegetarian Breakfast - 9:00am

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

Therapeutic Yoga - 5:45pm

Day 1, Monday, June 10th Schedule

Check in to Hotelito Los Suenos- 3:00-4:00pm
Welcome Reception with Light Snacks- 4:30pm
Group Connection and Opening with Gentle Movement 5:30pm
Dinner 7:00pm
Sunset Meditation on the Beach 8:00pm

Additional Included Activiies

Sunset meditation on the beach June 10th & June 15th

Hike to Los Muertos Cemetery and Beach June 12th

Therapeutic massage during break times (you will make your appointment with the staff)

Gourmet dinner on first and last evening at 7:00pm

Your Organizer

Christie Pitko
33 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.


Accommodations were comfortable, the grounds of Land of Medicine Buddha are beautiful. The food was delicious. The yoga was not challenging and not thoughtful. It felt as though Christie was doing the retreat more as a business rather than a passion, which is fine, but I was looking for more instruction on poses and yoga philosophy.
I’m so happy that you enjoyed the grounds and the meals. I’m sorry that you felt the yoga was not challenging or thoughtful. I do plan out all of my classes in advance, so there is much thought and effort put into each session. Since this was an all levels retreat, we started from the beginning and moved into deeper poses safely. We eventually worked on arm balances and inversions, which is pretty challenging for most. Hosting yoga retreats and providing a supportive community within them is my deepest passion. It wasn’t in the retreat description or on our itinerary that we’d dive into philosophy. Thank you for the suggestion, though. I may add philosophy discussions into future retreats. I was very open on the first day, encouraging guests to come to me with any concerns or issues during the course of the retreat. I wish you had come directly to speak with me about what you were feeling. I would have been honored to create a more enjoyable retreat for you.
By Christie Pitko on Feb 20, 2020
We had a wonderful time. Food was delicious, surrounding area was perfect for a most enjoyable hike and accommodations were modest but comfortable. I truly enjoyed our yoga sessions, Christie was patient, easy to follow (as I do not practice yoga often) and her choice of yoga styles were perfect. I will definitely sign up for next years retreat! Thank you to all that involved in putting this retreat together! Maryann Walsh
I had a great time, wonderful group of people, delicious food and comfortable accomodation. Thank you for the fantastic expreience. The planning was awesome with lot of free time for strolling and other activities.
This was an incredible yoga/meditation retreat. Land of Medicine Buddha is an incredible location and Christie is a special teacher who shares her love of yoga and meditation in a way that is accessible and profound. This is my second retreat with Christie and I will definitely be looking into some of her future retreats.
I had a wonderful, relaxing, centering time at this retreat. The venue, Land of the Medicine Buddha, is a gem of serenity nestled in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Christie is an absolutely amazingly fabulous retreat host. You can tell that yoga and creating fantastic retreat experiences are her passions. Everyone was welcoming, the food was fantastic, and the yoga classes were all excellent. I truly appreciate Christie's focus on inclusivity for people at all different levels of yoga, as well as her focus on being structurally grounded in the yoga poses, ensuring a safe, injury-free practice. While I was at this retreat, I signed up for Christie's next retreat here in February and I'm so looking forward to it.
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