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Join Contact Yoga for a rejuvenating Valentine’s retreat in one of the most secluded eco-centers in Mexico. This intimate retreat is geared towards couples that would like to develop more sensitivity, play, and mutual support in their relationship. Explore creative ways to stretch with a partner, receive and give Thai massage, and enjoy free movement through Contact dance. You can expect to come away with useful skills that will broaden your capacity to relate to yourself, partner, and community.
During the retreat, you will be accommodated in Playa Viva, an environmentally-conscious resort in beautiful nature of Zihuatanejo, Mexico. 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.
The property has nearly 200 acres including an estuary, an Aztec archaeological site, turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife. There will be two options of accommodation which you can choose, studio room and deluxe room.
Studio rooms have an unobstructed ocean view and it is only steps away from the beach. The room has a private bathroom downstairs. For couple, the two beds will be put together.
Deluxe suite is a spacious room with a king bed with an extra trundle bed. It has a private bathroom and shares a large balcony with the other deluxe suites that serve as a large outdoor living room containing couch, chairs, and table. The balcony also has unobstructed ocean view.
This package includes a guided astronomy tour, releasing baby turtles, boogie-boarding in the warm ocean, and exploring the nature preserve.
Alok is an experienced yogi and bodyworker who has traveled the world studying with various master teachers and styles. As a healer, his yoga instruction takes the approach of helping people find more freedom in their body and mind. He is a teacher and practitioner of Thai massage and loves to share the art of giving and receiving. He especially loves working with couples and helping them find playful ways to deepen intimacy through partner yoga, Contact dance, and therapeutic touch.
Anjuli Mahendra is a multi-modality healer, teacher, and founder of Shakticura Healing Lounge. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in 1999 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that was developed into yoga teaching by 2004. Her teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She has developed her unique twist on Contact yoga, drawing on her somatic experiences with contact improvisation, Acro yoga, and bodywork. In addition to Contact yoga, she teaches Thai massage, Hatha yoga, and dance workshops.
This retreat will take place in Playa Viva, Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico. Zihuatanejo is the fourth-largest city in the Mexican state of Guerrero and is a Pacific paradise of beautiful beaches, friendly people, and an easygoing lifestyle. Playa Viva itself is nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca.
During the retreat, you will be served abundant, local, and organic meals as well as non-alcoholic beverages. You will have three gourmet meals a day plus delicious snacks and refreshments. There is a bar available if you need additional foods or drinks at extra costs.
At additional costs, relax and pamper yourself by taking a massage right on the beach. Playa Viva is always staffed with a masseuse who can provide additional spa services, such as facials and specialty scrubs using locally harvested materials. Services vary based on provider, so make sure to inquire about the spa menu when you arrive.
Please book your flight to arrive at Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Contact Yoga will pick you up from the airport.
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