Join YogaWorks teacher's Gustavo and Tamika for a mind-body wellness retreat in Mexico! This retreat will take place at an award-winning, self-sustaining retreat center located on the beautiful coast of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Each day will begin with an invigorating and inspiring Vinyasa class to prepare you for the day's adventures. Evenings will feature a deeply nourishing restorative or yin practice designed to help you feel rejuvenated and relaxed.
Located on a secluded and private nature reserve that includes 1.3 kilometers of beachfront, a gorgeous pool, a turtle sanctuary, an archaeological site, a permaculture farm, forest restoration, an estuary, and so much more Playa Viva Eco Resort is the perfect place to play and rest. The yoga shala and all rooms have ocean views, open-air construction using traditional techniques for constant ocean breezes, and decor consisting of local materials made to the highest standard of artistic craftsmanship. The cuisine is excellent and the staff amazing. The resort is a fully sustainable operating on 100% solar power, solar thermal water heating and gray-and-black water management systems, and was built with local materials and craftsmanship.
Price listed per person.
Bed Configuration: 2 Single Beds & 2 Day Beds
The King Eco Casita is a one-bedroom self-contained casita (little house) that is perfect for a group of friends or solo travelers to enjoy together. Each King Casita is set up with two single beds and and two day beds. These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view and a private bathroom. Shutter doors can open up for a full ocean view or closed for complete privacy. Each King Casita is also outfitted with a small desk and chair.
The Dune Manta Treehouse offers incredible ocean views, and is easy to access. Suspended in mid-air by palm trees, these tree-houses are designed to echo the manta rays you can see flying out of the ocean in front of Playa Viva. Each Treehouse is made up of two buildings. The “Single Perch” in front is outfitted with a king bed as well as net hammock suspended out front in the air.
This rooming option is for the back house or "Double Loft" which is outfitted with 2 day beds and a desk with a great view. A spacious bathroom is located downstairs and is shared with the front house or "perch" that is mentioned above. The bathroom offers a separate room for the shower as well as the toilet area so it feels private and easy to share.
Bed Configuration: 1 King or 2 Singles
Various double casitas are available. Please see registration page for information on each specific room.
The Dune Manta Treehouse offers incredible ocean views, and is easy to access. Suspended in mid-air by palm trees, these tree-houses are designed to echo the manta rays you can see flying out of the ocean in front of Playa Viva. Each Treehouse is made up of two buildings. This rooming option is for the “Single Perch” which is located in the front of the treehouse. It is outfitted with a king bed as well as net hammock suspended out front in the air.
This room shares a spacious private bathroom with the back house or "Double Loft". The bathroom offers a separate room for the shower as well as the toilet area so it feels private and easy to share.
Bed Configuration: 1 King or 2 Twin Beds
The Deluxe Suite is a spacious room that can be set up with 1 King or 2 Twin Beds. This room boasts a sizeable private bath. This suite also offers an un-obstructed ocean view and a large balcony that serves as a large outdoor living room containing a couch, chairs and a table. Note that this balcony is shared with the neighboring Deluxe Suite.
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to the final balance due date, ... November 17, 2023. we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable after November 17, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. Travel Insurance which covers 'Cancel For Any Reason, which must be purchased in a timely manner after registering, is strongly recommended.expand
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Your international flight needs to be booked round trip to Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (airport code: ZIH)
Yes, airport transfers are included in the price of your trip. Once you have provided us with your flight information, we will organize your airport transfer for you. The drive south to Playa Viva takes about 30 - 45 minutes.
Combining simple elegance with natural beauty and a commitment to improving the environment and the local community, Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico. This retreat center is off-grid, operating 100% on solar power, solar thermal water heating, grey, and black water management systems and built with local materials and craftsmanship. Situated on nearly 200-acres of private land, the property boasts an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem that supports an array of stunning wildlife. Playa Viva is close enough to the trappings of modernity yet worlds away providing an immersion into the wonders of nature and escape to utter private relaxation. Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca, Playa Viva is situated on a mile of pristine and private beach. All of Playa Viva's rooms have unobstructed ocean views and private bathrooms. Depending on if you are traveling alone or plan to share your room there are options for single or shared accommodations. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
If you prefer to share your room, we will do our best to match you with another traveler of the same gender. If we are not able to find you a roommate, a single supplement will apply.
If you prefer to have your own room, a single supplement will apply.
Playa Viva food is best described as "healthy Mexican," with a focus on traditional Mexican meals cooked with minimal oil and healthy and local ingredients”, incorporating as many organics as possible and growing as much food onsite as possible on the 3-acre farm. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please be sure to note these in your registration document.
No, none of the casitas have artificial air conditioning. The only air conditioning available is from the natural breeze flowing in from the ocean. The casitas are engineered to maximize the flow of air, minimize the heat effect from the sun, and make the environment as pleasant as possible.
A $500 non-refundable deposit s required to hold your spot on the trip. If you cancel prior to November 17, 2023 we will refund any payments you have made, minus the non-refundable deposit. All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable after November 17, 2023. International Yoga must strictly adhere to its cancellation policy to offset costs incurred prior to the commencement of retreat. Click here to view the Terms and Conditions to which you agree upon registration. Travel Insurance which covers 'Cancel For Any Reason, which must be purchased in a timely manner after registering, is strongly recommended.
Yes. As all payments to International Yoga are non-refundable, the purchase of travel insurance is strongly recommended to ensure you are covered should any unexpected event arise. A personal, political, environmental, health or weather-related incident or pre-existing medical condition may prevent or interrupt your travels. Should you elect to not purchase travel insurance, note that you will be assuming 100% of any costs incurred for trip cancellation or trip interruption.
There are a broad variety of policies and providers for you to choose from. Be sure to understand the fine print of the policy you select to ensure you know exactly what is and isnâ€™t covered â€” especially if you are concerned you may need to cancel for COVID-19 / pandemic-related reasons which most carriers would cover only under a "Cancel for Any Reason" tier of coverage. IMPORTANT: in order to guarantee maximum coverage, most travel insurance providers require that you obtain a policy within 5-10 days of placing your initial deposit. Although International Yoga cannot advise on specific policies or providers, you may find this guide helpful.