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Ecosafari and Yoga Retreat in Mexico

Join Micheline and Joey for an unforgettable Thanksgiving yoga retreat. Frolic under the sun, where the verdant Pacific rain forest meets the crystalline waters of Nayarit, just footsteps from your own exquisite private villa. You will immerse yourself into yoga, mindfulness meditation, live music, surf or stand up paddleboarding, wild dolphin dives in the open seas, and farm-to-table Mexican Gastronomy. You will also pamper yourself with deep Ayurvedic bodywork, treatments, and consultations, and have a ridiculous laughter.

Retreat highlights

  • Liquid Asana Vinyasa Yoga
  • Silent Mindfulness Meditations
  • Rare wild dolphin dive in open seas
  • Evocative live music with Joey Lugassy
  • Surfing and stand up paddleboarding near your villa
  • Farm-to-table food and Thanksgiving feast
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Yoga styles


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

Located on a private beach cove, Villa Ananda is a stunning five-star private villa, where you will feel wrapped in the bosom of the lush, verdant tropics and deeply cared for by Micheline, Joey, and the villa’s staff and therapists.

The private villa offers beautiful suites, each with their own private bathroom and most with an outdoor patio. Distinct from most retreat centers, this villa offers intimate yet spacious grounds that will allow both interaction and time alone to contemplate. You will be awestruck by the tranquil beauty and attention to detail throughout.

Double occupancy and private accommodations are currently available

Main Villa suites

The Main Villa suites include the Chocolate room, Palma room, and Pine room. All these rooms have two double beds, a patio, and an outdoor shower.

Rooftop suites with ocean view

The Rooftop suites with ocean view include the Green Room. It has two queen beds and a beach front patio .

Spa suites with ocean view

The Spa suites with ocean view include the Ocean Blue room and Wood room. Both rooms are beachfront and have either two double or twin beds.

Micheline Berry Mexico Yoga Retreat Program

Come celebrate Thanksgiving on the Mexican Nayarit Riviera, where your villa sits just footsteps from the crystalline blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Deep encounters in nature combined with yoga practices will allow you to release tension, grief, and stress, and return to your somatic roots of well-being and original state of happiness.

Immerse yourself in deeply nurturing Liquid Asana yoga and mindfulness meditation journeys with Micheline Berry and in the evocative live music of singer and songwriter Joey Lugassy.

Enjoy eco-safaris, such as surfing, paddle boarding, or even experiencing a rare dive with wild dolphins, swimming, singing, and playing with wild them in the open seas. Take a trip to the charming fishing and artistic village, Sayulita, where you will visit local ateliers.

Experience periods of silent reflection and the best of Ayurvedic bodywork, treatments, Abhyanga, and health consultations at Villa Ananda’s Ayurvedic Spa. These come at extra costs. You will leave creatively inspired, well fed, and physically renewed from this nurturing, culturally enriched, and explorative retreat.

Included excursions

Enjoy eco-safari and dive with wild dolphins in one of the few places in the world where you can swim and play with wild dolphins in their own environment. This will be Micheline's fourth time visiting this pod of dolphins with the marine biologist she works with in Puerto Vallarta. There will also be an excursion to the charming village Sayulita to shop and to visit local artist ateliers.

Instructors

Micheline Berry
Michelle leads Vinyasa yoga, creativity mentor programs, teacher trainings, and art immersion retreats around the world. Her liquid asana Vinyasa yoga integrates fluidity with asana structure, flow with mindfulness, creativity with intellectual tapas, and adventure with personal introspection. As a pioneer in the art of integrating live world music and creative process with traditional yoga sadhana, her classes are often accompanied by a live disco jockey or world music ensemble, with an occasional poetry touch.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Punta Mita, Mexico.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

During this retreat, you will be served daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The farm-to-table served food will be organic, consisting of vegetarian and seafood dishes. Food style will be Mexican. You will also enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. After dinner, you will be served tequila digestif. Other food types are also available; Ayurveda, gluten free, lactose-free, pescatarian, vegan, and whole food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
  • Seafood
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Go on a Sayulita excursion
  • Laze by the pool lounge
  • Relax with Kiva meditation
  • Pamper with Ayurvedic bodywork, Abhyanga massage, and health consultations at Villa Ananda’s Ayurvedic Spa
  • Try surfing or stand up paddleboarding

What's included

  • 3 daily seafood and vegetarian farm-to-table meals per day
  • 5 nights accommodation with housekeeping and towel service
  • Airport transfer from and to Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)
  • After-dinner tequila digestif
  • Daily Liquid Asana yoga and mindfulness meditation sessions with Micheline Berry
  • Live music by Joey Lugassy
  • Sea frolic and sun worship
  • Thanksgiving Afro-Brazilian Yemanja ancestor sea ritual
  • Thanksgiving feast
  • Wild dolphin dive in the open seas with a local marine biologist, surf, and SUP

What's not included

  • Airfare to and from Puerto Vallarta
  • Ayurvedic bodywork, consultations, massages, and spa treatments
  • Ground transportation to and from Sayulita during the self-guided visit (15 - 20 USD)
  • Optional excursions outside of the retreat itinerary
  • Surf and stand up paddle board rental
  • Wine bottles (available for sale)

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), preferably between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Fly out of Puerto Vallarta preferably after 2:30 p.m. Villa Ananda will arrange airport transfer shuttles based on your flight schedule.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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