Rejuvenating Eco-Luxury Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Liza Colpa

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Liza Colpa
BIO
Liza Colpa is a passionate and playful 500-ERYT and YACEP Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Over a decade ago she found and fell in love with the practice of yoga when she was an overachieving teenager who was weighed down by internal pressure, past wounds, and anxiety. She later received her certification from Bearfoot Yoga in her hometown of Bayshore, New York. Her background, lineage, and style of teaching stem from Integral Yoga and Dharma Mittra and Briohny Smyth. She is also certified in Prenatal Yoga, Adaptive Gentle, and Chair Yoga as well as yoga for Eating Disorder Awareness. She is also currently in her 200HR-Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. She has been lucky enough to travel and teach in South America and the Caribbean as well. Liza has not just seen how much yoga has helped her grow as an individual, but she truly believes it has helped her heal past trauma and manifest a happier and healthier life. Her goals are to help students deepen their practice on and off the yoga mat by challenging the student at their individual level and intertwining themes of yoga philosophy with a dynamic and calming Hatha/Vinyasa practice, using yoga lifestyle and philosophy, meditation techniques, and positive affirmations. Whether it be through creating online content, holding space for a class, 1 on 1 mentoring, sound bath healing, or running workshops, she hopes that she can help plant the seeds within students, so that they too can cultivate a happier and healthier life they deserve.
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Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Feb 12 – 18, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 30

Transportation

Van

Tour Price

USD 2,381
/ person

Your Fellow Explorers

Age range

25 – 50

Travel interest

Yoga, beaches, relaxation, adventure activities

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Go by Vilu – Guide

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Mexico>Rejuvenating Eco-Luxury Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Liza Colpa

On this seven-day wellness retreat in Ixtapa, Mexico, enhance your mind, body and spirit through a tailor-made program aimed at deepening your yoga practice and meditation. This retreat takes you to the beautiful tropical shores of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, a place that will truly allow you to relax, unwind, and properly rejuvenate your spirit. Rediscover yourself as you partake in daily sessions of movement, introspection, manifestation, and exploration, and find joy in various optional activities that you can fill your free time with. With an array of excursions, water adventures, wildlife conservation initiatives, and immersive ceremonies to choose from, there is plenty you can do to make this a fulfilling and memorable retreat of a lifetime.

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

Your TourHero

Your TourHero
TOURHERO
Liza Colpa
BIO
Liza Colpa is a passionate and playful 500-ERYT and YACEP Yoga Alliance certified teacher. Over a decade ago she found and fell in love with the practice of yoga when she was an overachieving teenager who was weighed down by internal pressure, past wounds, and anxiety. She later received her certification from Bearfoot Yoga in her hometown of Bayshore, New York. Her background, lineage, and style of teaching stem from Integral Yoga and Dharma Mittra and Briohny Smyth. She is also certified in Prenatal Yoga, Adaptive Gentle, and Chair Yoga as well as yoga for Eating Disorder Awareness. She is also currently in her 200HR-Meditation Teacher Training with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine. She has been lucky enough to travel and teach in South America and the Caribbean as well. Liza has not just seen how much yoga has helped her grow as an individual, but she truly believes it has helped her heal past trauma and manifest a happier and healthier life. Her goals are to help students deepen their practice on and off the yoga mat by challenging the student at their individual level and intertwining themes of yoga philosophy with a dynamic and calming Hatha/Vinyasa practice, using yoga lifestyle and philosophy, meditation techniques, and positive affirmations. Whether it be through creating online content, holding space for a class, 1 on 1 mentoring, sound bath healing, or running workshops, she hopes that she can help plant the seeds within students, so that they too can cultivate a happier and healthier life they deserve.
SOCIAL

Duration

7 days · 6 nights

Travel Date

Feb 12 – 18, 2023

Activity Level

Moderate

Group Size

10 – 30

Transportation

Van

Mexico>Rejuvenating Eco-Luxury Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Liza Colpa

On this seven-day wellness retreat in Ixtapa, Mexico, enhance your mind, body and spirit through a tailor-made program aimed at deepening your yoga practice and meditation. This retreat takes you to the beautiful tropical shores of Mexico’s Pacific Coast, a place that will truly allow you to relax, unwind, and properly rejuvenate your spirit. Rediscover yourself as you partake in daily sessions of movement, introspection, manifestation, and exploration, and find joy in various optional activities that you can fill your free time with. With an array of excursions, water adventures, wildlife conservation initiatives, and immersive ceremonies to choose from, there is plenty you can do to make this a fulfilling and memorable retreat of a lifetime.

Timeline

Details

Day 1

Welcome to paradise at Hotel Playa Viva — embark on an immersive wellness journey at this unspoilt corner of Mexico

Welcome to the hilly tropical coastline of Mexico’s Ixtapa region, a beautiful destination that boasts a laid-back atmosphere, salty sea breezes, and spectacular beaches. This is the ultimate backdrop for a truly tranquil wellness retreat by the ocean and it is a pleasure to have you here with us for a rejuvenating and restful experience. Over the next few days, partake in daily yoga and meditation sessions that will help you to recharge your mind, body, and soul. As this wellness retreat unfolds, you will embrace experiences that involve movement, health, wellness, and the exploration of our natural surroundings. Upon arriving in Ixtapa, catch your airport transfer and enjoy the ride to Hotel Playa Viva, the eco-luxury resort that we will be based in over the course of the retreat. After checking into the hotel, you’ll have some free time to settle in before we come together for a warm and welcoming meditation session with the group. Then, we’ll enjoy our first dinner together to celebrate the start of this transformative journey!

Day 2

Invigorate your mind and body with a morning yoga session, then discover the hidden treasures of your surroundings

Rise and shine, we hope you had a restful sleep last night. Awaken to your first morning yoga session today. Together, we aim to connect the mind and body through breathing and movement. Allow the soft sounds of the ocean waves to wash over you and deliver the peace and calm that your soul needs. Don’t worry about bringing your own yoga mat to these sessions — mats are provided during the retreat. After the morning session is complete, have a delicious breakfast to boost your energy levels. Then, you’ll have plenty of time to unwind and relax. Enjoy some moments in the sun at the beach, wander the sprawling grounds of the property, or if you’d like to go further to explore, perhaps choose to do an optional local tour to visit some nearby locations like the coconut candy factory and the city of ​​Petatlán (see optional add-ons). In the evening, we’ll come together for our meditation session just before dinner.

Day 3

Enjoy the beach to your heart’s content — have a splash with some optional water activities

Good morning! Rise with the sun and start the day with a grounding yoga session before having breakfast. After which, you’ll have the day to enjoy at leisure. In between relaxing at the beach and enjoying the sunshine, consider trying out some optional watersport activities and make great use of the glorious ocean! Try out some kayaking, snorkeling, or even take a surfing lesson if you’re up for riding a few waves (see optional add-ons). After a lovely beach day in paradise, we’ll come together ​​in the early evening for our meditation session then enjoy dinner as the sun sets.

Day 4

Enjoy another day in paradise, and consider saying hello to the endangered turtles

Restore yourself with morning yoga and a delicious breakfast. You'll then have free time for the rest of the day, making it a perfect opportunity to chill by yourself or try out an optional excursion. (See add-ons below.) As per our usual evening routine, we will enjoy our meditation session before dinner.

Day 5

Head further afield and take an excursion out to the mountains

Awaken to another beautiful day on the shoreline, one that will start with a rejuvenating yoga session with the group followed by breakfast. With the afternoon free, we suggest heading out on an adventure in a 4x4 up into the Sierra Madre Mountains (see optional add-ons). A knowledgeable guide will accompany you on this excursion and you will also be able to enjoy a meal prepared on-site during the journey. If you’re interested in seeing more of the natural beauty of this region, this is the perfect tour! We’ll meet back up for evening meditation and dinner, where you can share your experiences and enjoy lively chats with like-minded souls.

Day 6

Immerse yourself in some ancient culture

Wake up to the sunrise and take the time to connect with yourself during our morning yoga session. After breakfast, why not partake in some unique optional ceremonies steeped in Mexican heritage? Perhaps you’d be interested in experiencing a cacao ceremony, led by an experienced instructor. Cacao ceremonies were originally performed as sacred rituals for ancient Mesoamerican cultures — partaking in this ancient ritual firsthand will allow you to imbibe an uplifting cacao drink to ignite the senses. You may also want to discover the secrets of a temazcal ceremony — a traditional Mexican steam bath that is said to promote physical well-being and healing. Learn more about these optional activities in the add-ons section below.

Day 7

Round off this spectacular retreat with one last yoga session before it’s time to say goodbye

It’s the final day of this retreat — we hope you have had a wonderful journey in connecting with your mind, body, and spirit. After one last yoga session and breakfast this morning, it’s time to leave the hotel behind and depart Ixtapa. We hope to see you again — travel safe!

Accommodation

  • Hotel Playa Viva

    Hotel Playa Viva is a sustainable, all-inclusive eco-luxury boutique resort nestled on the western coast of Mexico, about 35 minutes south of the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport. Situated on a mile of pristine and private beach, flanked by the gleaming Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains, the property boasts nearly 200 acres of land that includes an estuary, a turtle sanctuary, coastal and mangrove forests, and an Aztec archeological site. During your stay, all breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be provided. Wi-Fi is available in common areas, and you will be provided with yoga mats for use during the retreat, as well as a private yoga space for your sessions. Your donation to the turtle sanctuary will be included in your package. Room type: Studio – shared double occupancy.

Included

  • 6 nights in Hotel Playa Viva
  • Shared occupancy in accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners at the hotel
  • Roundtrip airport transfers to/from Hotel Playa Viva
  • Daily morning yoga and evening meditation

Not included

  • Flights
  • All food not mentioned in inclusions
  • Optional add-ons
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities

Available add-on

Room upgrade: King Ecocasita (2 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking one of the King Ecocasitas at Hotel Playa Viva. These are one-bedroom self-contained “Casitas” (little houses) that provide complete privacy. The King Ecocasita comes with a king bed that can be separated into 2 single beds, as well as 2 single day beds that serve as comfy couches during the day. Other features of the King Ecocasita include an unobstructed ocean view, a private bathroom on the same level, and a small desk and chair. There are 3 King Ecocasitas available.

Price: USD 681

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King Ecocasita

Room upgrade: Deluxe Suite (3 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking one of the Deluxe Suites at Hotel Playa Viva. The Deluxe Suite boasts a spacious room with one king bed (that can be divided into 2 single beds) and a trundle bed. Features of the Deluxe Suite include a private bath, a shared balcony with another Deluxe Suite (which makes up a large outdoor living space with a couch, chairs and a table), and an unobstructed ocean view. There are 2 Deluxe Suites available.

Price: USD 175

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Deluxe Suite

Room upgrade: Private Casita (3 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking the Private Casita at Hotel Playa Viva. This self-contained “Casita” (little house) is the most private casita available, featuring a dressing area, a large bathroom, a private balcony with a couch, table, and chairs, and an unobstructed ocean view. It features a king bed (that can be divided into 2 single beds) and a trundle bed. There is 1 Private Casita available.

Price: USD 538

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Private Casita

Room upgrade: Wing Treehouse (3 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking the Wing Treehouse at Hotel Playa Viva. With its unique design inspired by the wing of a manta ray, it is a one-of-a-kind accommodation among the property's Treehouse village. It features a king bed and a net hammock that extends out over the front with a fantastic ocean view. There is a guest room upstairs with 2 single beds and a desk. The bathhouse is the same as all the other Treehouses on the property. There is 1 Wing Treehouse available.

Price: USD 714

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Wing Treehouse

Room upgrade: Original Jet Treehouse (2 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking the Original Jet Treehouse at Hotel Playa Viva. Suspended using palm trees as living piers, the Original Jet Treehouse is raised 6 feet above the ground. The room is fitted with a king bed (which can be divided into 2 singles), a private bathroom, a small lounge area with an in-floor hammock, and boasts an unobstructed ocean view. There is 1 Original Jet Treehouse available.

Price: USD 972

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Original Jet Treehouse

Room upgrade: Mother Manta Treehouse (3 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking the Mother Manta Treehouse at Hotel Playa Viva. Suspended using palm trees, the Mother Manta Treehouse is designed after the mobula rays that you may spot flying out of the ocean in front of Playa Viva. This treehouse is outfitted with a king bed, a net hammock suspended out in the front, a private bathroom downstairs, and a lounge/bedroom updates. The second bedroom features 2 day beds and a desk with a fantastic view. There is 1 Mother Manta Treehouse available.

Price: USD 794

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Mother Manta Treehouse

Room upgrade: New Jet Treehouse (3 persons per room)

This add-on is for booking the New Jet Treehouse at Hotel Playa Viva. Inspired by the original Treehouse, the New Jet Treehouse is an updated version with additional touches, including an updated back house with a private bathroom downstairs and a lounge upstairs. The second bedroom features 2 day beds and a desk with a wonderful view. You will find a hammock extending over the front. There is 1 New Jet Treehouse available.

Price: USD 714

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New Jet Treehouse

Sierra mountain excursion

Head out on an adventure in a 4x4 up into the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. A knowledgeable guide will accompany you on this excursion and you will also be able to enjoy a meal prepared on-site during the journey. If you’re interested in seeing more of the natural beauty of this region, this is the perfect tour!

Price: USD 135

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Sierra Mountains

Local tour

Head out on a day tour to three different locations: a local coconut candy factory, the nearby salt flats, and the charming city of Petatlán. It’s a great way to discover the hidden treasures of the area that surrounds Playa Viva!

Price: USD 36

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​​Petatlán

Kayaking

This add-on is for the rental of a kayak, which will allow you to paddle to the tranquil Barra de Potosi Lagoon!

Price: USD 71

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Kayaks

Snorkeling

Make a splash and head out on a snorkeling excursion with an experienced guide. Snorkel equipment will be provided on this tour.

Price: USD 142

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Snorkel

Surfing lesson

Catch some waves! Take a surfing lesson with an experienced instructor. This add-on includes board rental and transportation to the surfing destination.

Price: USD 160

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Surf lesson

Cacao ceremony

Experience a private cacao ceremony led by an instructor. Cacao ceremonies were originally performed as sacred rituals for ancient Mesoamerican cultures, and you’ll partake in this ancient ritual firsthand today. Your experience includes an uplifting cacao drink to ignite the senses.

Price: USD 62

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Temazcal ceremony

A temazcal is a traditional Mexican steam bath that is said to promote physical well-being and healing. This ancient and spiritual practice uses traditional healing methods to encourage reflection and introspection. While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born. This experience includes a shaman to perform your private temazcal ritual.

Price: USD 86

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Temazcal

Cancellation policy

Refunds for deposits
If you cancel your trip after placing a deposit but before your card on file is charged for the full payment, you can request a full refund of your deposit up to 30 days before the tour departure.

Refunds for fully-paid trips
If you cancel your trip after making the full payment, you may change or cancel your trip up to 30 days before the tour departure for a refund.

Trip cancellation due to COVID-19
A full credit will be issued if the tour is canceled when there is full border closure due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. This credit can go towards booking a future TourHero tour. We suggest buying your own travel insurance for coverage of cancellations within 30 days of the tour commencing for reasons other than a full tour cancellation.

USD 2,381
Per person