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Women’s Retreat 2022 – March 5-12

A unique Eco Luxury destination, Playa Viva has something for everyone. Enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices. Choose from an eco-luxury room, each with a beachfront view, including their award-winning oceanfront Treehouses. Immerse yourself in nature, attend a yoga practice, volunteer in the turtle sanctuary, give back to the local community, or just relax completely in paradise.

 

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Women's Retreat

March 5-12, 2022

ABOUT THIS TRIP

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.

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

What's Included

  • Airport Transfer: Airport ground transportation to/from hotel
  • Accommodations:  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 Beverages Alcoholic and non-alcoholic blended drinks
  • Massages
  • Offsite Excursions

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Saturday – March 5

Arrivals throughout the morning/afternoon
6pm Welcome circle
7pm Dinner

Mon – Fri*

7am Continental Breakfast available, possible turtle release
8-9:30am Morning Energizing Yoga
9:30am Breakfast
Free time – swimming, massage, excursions
1:30pm Lunch
Free time
5:15 – 6:15pm Sunset Relaxing Yoga
7pm Dinner

*Free day on Wednesday to do offsite excursion or just relax.

Saturday March 12

7am Continental Breakfast available, possible turtle release
8-9:15am Yoga
9:30am Breakfast
Departures… Hasta Lluego!

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. Direct flights from Canada originate in Calgary.

Airfare

Right now airfare to ZIH for $749 which is very reasonable. This will most likely take a hike to around $1000 the longer you wait. Once you place your deposit I can give you more details on flight time perameters.

Cancellation Policy

Retreat deposits are non-refundable. All reservations must be paid in full by Dec 1, 2021. 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.

Ready for a retreat?

accomodations

King Eco-casita Double

$2575 PER PERSON ($800 deposit)

Only 1 available (contact Marsha to confirm availability)

King EcoCasitas are a one-bedroom self-contained “Casita” (little house). King EcoCasitas are each outfitted with a King Bed (can be separated into two singles) plus two single day beds that serve as comfortable couches during the day. These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view. King EcoCasitas have 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.

Treehouse-Double

$2884 PER PERSON ($800 deposit)

Treehouse-TRIPLE

$2675 PER PERSON ($800 deposit)

Only 6 available (contact Marsha to confirm availability)

The treehouses are located in palm trees as living “piers” raised 6 feet above the ground. They have a private bathroom, ocean view and small lounge area with in-floor hammock.

TO BOOK YOUR RETREAT

  1. Contact Marsha for availability – info@MarshaNieland.com
  2. Submit $800 deposit or pay in full. (3% discount on total if you pay by check)
  3. If you pay deposit then there will be 2 additional payments due.
  4. Secure your flights soon before price goes up.
  5. Mark your calendar and start counting down the days.

yoga

Start the your morning with an energizing class and end with a relaxing sunset practice.

relax

Kick back by the pool or ocean and rest your weary bones as you soak up the sun and  beauty of nature.

massage

Fully relax as you experience an unforgettable massage serenaded by the ocean waves. 

organic meals

Reignite your passion, reframe your perspective, and rejuvenate your body as we adventure to an exciting location!

About Marsha

I’ve had the wonderful opportunity and pleasure to host connecting retreats around the world for 15 years. It is an honor to hold space for each participant while grace steps in to heal souls. There is nothing better than to see the face of each woman when they arrive at the retreat, tired and worn down by life….and to bear witness to the transformation that happens each and every time during the week of rejuvenation. The light comes back on in their eyes, the laughter bubbles up and spills out. Oh how I love to hear the laughter and watch joy enter the space as each person softens and opens up to the experience! There is so much support , kindness and loving attention that each woman extends to her sisters. Friendships form, connections are made, lives are changed forever within the RETREATS.

Life is a balance between rest and movement - Rajneesh

Each retreat focuses on what fuels and what frees you by using the mind-body practices of yoga and meditation, while providing the “safe space” to let your hair down and revel in a-ha moments that shift what’s possible, and reconnect with what matters to you.

– Marsha Nieland