All-Inclusive $2,800 – $3,500
✓ 5 nights of accommodation
✓ 3 Daily fresh meals
✓ Cyclical living workshops
✓ Daily yoga, meditation & breath-work
✓ Healing rituals
✓ Airport transportation
About this inner-work retreat
What you will experience
This isn’t a fix-you-up retreat. This is more of a dig in deep and re-discover your inner being. You are a naturally intuitive, resilient, wild and whole even if you may not feel like this right now. We know that the thought of living in a body and in a life where we feel really alive, whole, aligned and wild doesn’t seem possible, but it is! The wild world has always worked with the pattern of cycles. Part of remembering that we are nature, is returning to our inner cycles, and reflecting the outer cycles we experience through the natural world. We have moved away from our cyclic nature as a culture. Most of us often feel out of alignment in our bodies, minds and souls. We are tired, fragmented, disconnected, “fine”, like we are going through the motions and barely keeping up. It’s time to stop the glorification of busy, the expectation of exhaustion, and the competition for constant hustle. These are symptoms of toxic values and the failure to respect the inherent cycles we live within. Let this be the time for you. A lot can change when we are committed to slowing down, showing up, going within and embracing transformation. We come back home to self.
About the location
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, just 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. 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.
The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife. Playa Viva is close enough to the trappings of modernity yet worlds away providing immersion into the wonders of nature, and escape to utter private relaxation.
About the inner work
There’s a reason that flowers don’t bloom all year round. A reason that vegetables don’t produce all year round. That the seasons change, the moon moves through phases, the tides follow her pull, and the animals respond to these cyclic changes. Our bodies experience the same movements and changes as all other living beings because we are nature too. We’ve been living in perpetual summer, wanting constant growth, constant expansion, constant blooming. We forgot about all the other seasons, and the essential role they play in the whole process. This work is for anyone who wants to feel more aligned, centered, whole and wild from the inside out and are willing to show up to that transformation even with the break downs and discomforts. Our days together will be filled with living, learning, breathing, working, growing, getting uncomfortable and inspired, aligning with and rebirthing your own self.
About the accomodation
For this retreat there are three types of luxury accommodations at different costs for you to choose from, but no matter what you choose, all of the Playa Viva options are beautiful, extremely comfortable, and immersed in nature. You can read about the accommodations below and decide which will be the perfect fit for you!
Option 1: EcoCasita with 3 Twins. These rooms have 4 twin beds, but you will have only two other roommates. The EcoCasitas have an unobstructed ocean view; private bathroom on the same level and have shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available. This option costs US$2,800 per person.
Option 2: Private Studio. There are only two studios and both have an unobstructed ocean view and include a Queen bed. Room also has a desk. These are moderately sized rooms with a private bathroom which is downstairs from bedroom area. This is the perfect option if you would like the room all for yourself. This option costs US$3,500. If you would like to share this option with a friend, please email us at [email protected]
Option 3: Treehouse. This is the most iconic room located in palm trees as living “piers” raised 6 feet above the ground. Room is outfitted with three twin beds, private bathroom, ocean view and small lounge area with in-floor hammock. Who doesn’t want to stay in a treehouse by the ocean? Private bathroom located in bathhouse is down a set of stairs from the main “perch”. This room is reserved for a group of three people traveling together and it is first come first serve. So if you already know you are traveling with two other friends, send us an email at [email protected] so we can reserve the Treehouse for your group! This option costs US$8,040 for three people.
Please email us at [email protected] if you have any special request regarding accommodation or any question.
✓ 6 days, 5 nights lodging at Playa Viva
✓ Farm to table breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
✓ Transportation to and from the airport ( you will fly to Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport – the airport code is ZIH)
✓ Cyclical living workshops
✓ Daily yoga, meditation and breath-work
✓ Healing rituals
✓ Airport transportation
About the space
We will be practicing our daily yoga and meditation sessions & workshops at the beautiful “Acropolis of Yoga” at Playa Viva. In open air, surrounded by the Mexican jungle and with the gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean, a lot of magic will happen on this space.
Our sessions will be made up of tools and teachings that will help you wake up that dormant wild and wholeness inside, as well as some to help us recenter and align. Practices to slow down your nervous system and get you in your body, tools to help find and nourish your inner being and some rewilding.
Key Information for Travelers
✓ Before you travel, you will need to get tested with a viral test 2–5 days before your trip. Stay home between being tested and traveling. Please send the test result as soon as possible to 109 World so we can confirm your participation. Keep a copy of your results with you during travel.
✓ Do not travel if you are waiting for test results, test positive, or are sick. Follow all entry requirements for your destination and provide any required or requested health information.
✓ During travel, wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet from people who are not traveling with you, wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer, and watch your health for signs of illness.
✓ If you get sick in Mexico, you might need medical care. Plan ahead, buy travel insurance and learn more about Getting Health Care During Travel.
✓ Read here how Playa Viva is responding to COVID-19.
✓ 109 World benefits from including individual differences in age, color, race, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, physical and mental ability, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political affiliation, lived experience, and any other characteristic protected by applicable state of federal law, so that all members of the community are not only treated with dignity and respect at all times, but all feel safe, celebrated, and welcomed. Please read our Inclusion Policy for a clear understanding of our inclusion policy procedure.
Book Your Stay
For this retreat there are three types of luxury accommodations at different costs for you to choose from, but no matter what you choose, all of the Playa Viva options are beautiful, extremely comfortable, and immersed in nature. Please email us at [email protected] if you have any special request regarding accommodation or would like to learn more about payment plans.
Cancellation and Payment Policy
We collect a US$650 deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 60 days prior to the start date of the trip. After that, the payment cannot and will not be refunded or transferred.
To reserve the Treehouse we collect a US$1,950 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 60 days prior to the start date of the trip. After that, the payment cannot and will not be refunded or transferred.
For the EARLY BIRD AND OTHER DISCOUNTED tickets, we also collect the US$650 deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 60 days prior to the start date of the trip. After that, the payment cannot and will not be refunded or transferred. Full payment for early bird price ticket is due June 1st, 2021.
Full payment for regular price ticket is due July 3rd, 2021.
After July 3rd tickets must be purchased in full.
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