Rejuvenate. Restore. Adventure. 
Rest. Heal. Connect.

Join Marsha at Playa Viva, one of the most unique and vibrant eco-centers in Mexico. Balance your body and mind with rejuvenating morning yoga sessions and relaxing, sunset yoga. Nourish your health dining on fresh meals prepared with care, using organic and/or locally grown ingredients. With plenty of free time to explore the area or simply be still, you will have the space and freedom to absorb the healing benefits that only immersing yourself in nature can bring. Take this opportunity to unplug from today’s many distractions and connect to a more vibrant, healthy you.

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For me yoga is really the art of opening up, peeling away all the layers and getting back to the true you. It reminds us that everything is connected so we must live, move, create, dance & breathe with awareness. If the journey really is the reward, then I choose to enjoy the journey.

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Playa Viva
Women's yoga retreat

March 2-9, 2024

A Sense of Place
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 45 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa Int’l Airport. Nestled between the sparkling water 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, 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 into utter private relaxation.
Getting There
Playa Viva is a 45 minute ride from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa Int’l Airport (ZIH) This airport is served by over 80 direct flights per week with half the flights from Mexico City and the other half of non-stop flights from major North American airports. The most direct flights from the US are from Houston, followed by Los Angeles, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Dallas.
Cancellation Policy
Retreat deposits are non-refundable. All reservations must be paid in full by Dec 1, 2023. All reservations, once paid, are non-refundable. I highly suggest purchasing trip insurance. If you have to cancel a booking for any reason or you don’t turn up for your booking we will not be able to refund your money unless you can find someone else to take your place.
What’s included
  • Airport Transfer -Airport ground transportation to/from hotel
  • Accomodations- 6 nights/7 days eco-luxe retreat accommodation
  • Yoga-Twice daily yoga classes (mats/props provided)
  • Meals– 3 *amazing* meals served family-style using organic and/or local ingredients from our farm- to-table program (dietary restrictions accommodated)
  • Snacks-Unlimited tea, coffee and fresh juices
  • Onsite Excursions -On site excursions such as horticulture tours, hiking, turtle sanctuary, lagoon, boogie boarding, etc
  • Amenities-Bonfire, saline swimming pool, hammocks…. and the ocean of course!
  • Local Tax
  • Gratuity-The staff at Playa Viva are wonderful! A 10% gratuity and 2% donation to the regenerative trust is included in the pricing. You are welcome to tip more during your stay if you wish.
Not Included:
  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Adult BeveragesAlcoholic and non-alcoholic blended drinks
  • Massages
  • Offsite Excursions
  • Backed by modern research, you will discover how meditation works at a physiological level to change the structure of the brain
  • Taught in a fun, refreshing, interactive style, this meditation course is for everyone, presented in a non-intimidating environment, beginners are welcome
  • Led by an experienced certified meditation teacher who uses ancient wisdom teachings in a non-religious technique with straightforward instructions
  • Introduces you to your power through the time spent in the pause and connect you to that peaceful place that resides inside
  • Reignites your passion for life as you experience greater health and wellbeing
  • Returns lightness and playfulness to your world as you release stress
  • Assists with clarity of purpose

Meditation promotes inner peace, creativity, inspiration, harmonious relationships, fulfillment, better health, and increased self-awareness. The mainstay of the program is breath awareness and silent sound meditation, both of which direct attention inward and help to reconnect with your center point of peace and is for beginners or those seeking to return to meditation.

I am continually inspired by the beauty of the human spirit, the ability of the body to heal, and the innate unconditional bliss that lies in each of us. I obtained meditation certification from The McLean Meditation Academy and The Chopra Center, have been delivering yoga and meditation leadership and teachings for 30 years, and have had the pleasure of teaching over 1000 people to meditate. I am excited to now share this experience online with you.

I have always enjoyed life… but it was not until I started to consistently meditate that I fell deeply in love with the full spectrum of my life.

As the butterfly struggles to emerge from the cocoon, it is the struggle itself that makes it strong enough to fly. That story explains my journey with meditation. Like the butterfly, my struggle has made me stronger and also made me an excellent meditation teacher.

I can relate to those who find the practice of meditation challenging or intimidating. Because I understand what it takes to transform meditating to a natural and ease-filled daily practice, I teach through example how to meditate in the most simplistic way. Participants reflect that I am patient, supportive, encouraging, inspiring, and the light-hearted teaching style is fun, refreshing, and entertaining. My attentive style is in tune with my students and focuses on making everyone feel comfortable and capable.

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power of the pause meditation course

About Marsha

On a cold winter day as I approached my 50th birthday, I heard a voice saying, “You need a hobby.” Off to the craft store I went, arriving home with paints, brushes, and canvases.  Now what???

After viewing a few “how-to” videos on Youtube I find myself staring at a blank canvas…paralyzed by perfectionism. What have I done? What if I waste this canvas? What if what I make isn’t pretty enough to hang on a wall? My inner critic had her megaphone out.

A wonderful online class set my creative force free and transformed the fear into fun, taught me to enjoy the process rather than focus on the outcome. I merged my meditation practice with the creation time and it was amazing to see what emerged on the canvas when I tapped into Divine source. It was only the beginning of my new love affair with paint, color, play, exploration, creating…living life from a more colorful place and not afraid at all to go outside the lines. I love helping others tap into their divine creative gifts by sharing my journey back to intentional creativity


"Quiet the mind and the soul will speak."

– Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati