Living in Gratitude ~ A Yoga Retreat with Karyn Stillwell

    zihuatanejo Mexico ~ march 6-12, 2020


Enjoy a week-long immersion in yoga, amazing food, and beautiful ocean-front accommodation

Take refuge in the lush tropical oasis of Playa Viva on Mexico’s Pacific coast and reconnect to your source. Enjoy morning and afternoon yoga and meditation practice with Karyn and experience gorgeous eco-luxury accommodation, delicious organic food and stunning wide open sunsets. We will savor a week of life's simplest and best pleasures while cultivating a deep sense of gratitude for the Earth and each other. 


Start each day with an invigorating vinyasa yoga practice in the most exquisite open air yoga shala and wind down the afternoon with a restorative yoga practice. New this year will be 2 workshop style sessions. All sessions are optional and open to all levels.

What to do beyond yoga? Sit and listen to the crashing waves and calling birds. Relax in a palapa at the beach or in the pool or laying in a hammock. Try surfing, kayaking, or SUPing. Take a cooking class, experience local culture or hit the mercado. Take a nap. Get a massage, go for a hike, connect with new friends. Do as little or as much as you like.


The Food at Playa Viva is a dream. Enjoy 3 beautiful organically-grown delicious meals each day, largely cultivated on-site and made by loving hands in Playa Viva’s kitchen by the sea. Lend a hand in the kitchen, experience a farm tour or take a trip to the highlands and see where the coffee and cacao are grown.


Playa Viva is not your typical retreat center. Our retreat sits on nearly 200 acres of private land that includes an estuary, an Aztec archeology site, a turtle sanctuary, a permaculture farm and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem that support a stunning array of wildlife. Traditional and locally sourced building materials and craftsmanship have created a breath takingly beautiful environment that is harmonious with the natural world. Every aspect of their operations go beyond “low-impact”. Solar power, water conservation, and permaculture practices are only a few ways that Playa Viva has demonstrated its commitment to being an environmentally-conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices. By the way, Playa viva is 100% solar powered, which means there is no air conditioning, just the cool Pacific breezes.


Retreat Pricing: 

  • $1,950 per person - Almost sold out

only one spot remains —You read that correctly

* Retreat size limited *

What is included:

Daily yoga and meditation practices with Karyn, 6 nights eco-luxe beachfront accommodation including all taxes, delicious gourmet organic food and refreshments, gratuities and round-trip airport transfers.

What is not included:

Airfare (fly into Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo), Alcohol, Massage & Off Site Excursions.

Retreat size is limited, so take a deep breath and register.

Click here to reserve your spot with a $500 non-refundable deposit!

Contact me if you have questions.



Playa Viva is committed to the natural landscape, the sensitive marine and land environment, all of its animals, and the people who live here, which is why the retreat is part of a Regeneration Trust initiative, a collective effort of socially responsible boutique hotels across the globe, to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint, create a positive social impact on local communities through permaculture initiatives, water conservation, and to sustain and enrich the natural environment. To learn more about Playa Viva’s efforts in sustainability, visit here: Regeneration & Sustainability at Playa Viva