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zihuatanejo, MEXICO

MEXICAN PACIFIC COAST

JANUARY 13-19, 2024

CONNECT WITH YOUR MAGIC

YOGA + NATURE + CONNECTION 

Connect with your MAGIC in the new year in an escape from the day-to-day on the Mexican Pacific Coast in this all women retreat. Donna and Sarah will guide daily gratitude filled yoga practices, with stunning views of the ocean. Our days will be filled with nourishing farm to table gourmet meals, workshops to reset the mind, body, and soul, the flow of the water and sand under your feet will bring back your inner child, we'll feel connected with each other and nature while exploring, and have plenty of time to play, rest and relax.

At Playa Viva, just outside of Zihuatanejo, they believe in the simple luxury of nature. Their property is situated on a mile of pristine private beach surrounded by lush green palms. We will be immersed in nature in at this beautiful eco luxury resort. You will be lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves and wake to the singing birds. There is 75 species of birds on the 200 acre property-wow! We'll have nature at our doorstep-literally. As guests we will have an opportunity to visit the on-site sea turtle sanctuary, look for dolphins playing nearby, birds singing their songs and maybe even an iguana or other natural inhabitants passing by. 

Tour the on-site farm where they grow some of their food, including coconuts, mangos, cashews, tamarind, tomatoes, lettuces, cactus and many other delights.With each passing moment at Playa Viva, you’ll feel more connected to the natural world around you.

The architecture of our resort is designed in harmony with the natural surroundings, sustainably built with breathtaking beauty and style. Our venue is heart-centered just like Dragonfly Yoga Retreats. They will share their love for Mexico with us and deeply enrich our experience of the land they love. Creating a sense of community among guests and staff is a common theme we both share. 

Explore the Real Mexico. Whether it’s exploring the stunning natural landscape of the Mexican coast or the local communities around Playa Viva, we have a variety of tours and activities to satisfy your desires. The focus of our excursions is to connect you with local operators who promote activities that will engage you with the local community and the environment.

 

You may choose adventures on land or on the ocean, on a farm or in a home, but they will all leave you with an authentic experience you won’t find anywhere else.

Connect mind, body and spirit for a magical new year awakening with guided journal prompts and workshops for releasing the previous year and being clear what YOU want the year ahead to be!

 If you are feeling the tug from your heart and hearing the whisper from your soul, this experience is for you. 

Book early to claim your spot and choice of room.

Room descriptions and tours below.
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Sample schedule

Of what a typical day may look like.Plenty of you time carved in.

6:30AM

7:00AM

8:00AM

9:15AM

10:00AM

2:00PM

5:30PM

7:00PM

Meditation

Tea/Coffee/Juice and fresh fruit

Morning yoga practice

Breakfast

Open time to relax, explore, play, etc.

Lunch

Evening yoga practice

Dinner

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights’ beautiful eco-luxury accommodations, tax included

  • Early morning tea/coffee/fruit juice + fresh fruit

  • 3 daily delicious, home cooked, farm to table meals, beginning with dinner 1/13 and ending with breakfast 1/19

  • Daily yoga practices, guided meditation and journal prompts with Donna. The yoga classes offered will be appropriate for all levels of students, beginner to advanced.

  • Temazcal Ceremony/Ritual (Mexican sweat lodge) led by a local Shaman

  • Beach dinner

  • Fresh drinking water + fresh made juices throughout day 

  • Sea Turtle Sanctuary-baby sea turtle release (if mother nature aligns) 

  • Donation to Regenerative Trust for Turtle Sanctuary 

  • Permaculture farm tour 

  • Gratuities included for all staff

  • Beach bonfire night

  • Seva (service) project

  • Beautiful ocean side pool

  • Manduka yoga mats + props available

  • Round trip group airport transfer from Zihuatanejo (ZIH) airport to/from our venue on 1/13 and 1/19. Book the flight that works for you on dates listed, transfer will be coordinated for you and your flight times to/from the airport. Check in begins at 3:00 on 1/13. Check out is by 11:00 am on 1/19.You can lounge in the common area if arriving early/leaving late.

RETREAT PRICING

QUEEN ECOCASITA (little house)

This one-bedroom EcoCasita provides complete privacy, and is the only room outfitted with a Queen bed (a single bed can be added, but this makes it a little crowded). 

These Casita's have an unobstructed ocean view. Queen EcoCasitas have a private bathroom on the same level and feature sliding doors that that open for a 180° degree ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available. This is a shared space with a total of 2 people. See solo booking option below.

1 Queen Bed (shared or add single twin for 2 guests):

$2,599/person (2 people per casita)

*Can be booked by a solo traveler for an additional $900. Please submit a request to dragonflyretreatsgb@gmail.com for this option.

SOLD OUT

DELUXE SUITES

The Deluxe Suite is a spacious room with 3 single beds. Deluxe Suites are part of a 4-Bedroom Casita (one larger structure) consisting of two Deluxe Suites.

Deluxe Suites have a private bath and share a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite that serves as a large outdoor living room containing a couch, chairs and a table. Deluxe Suites have an unobstructed ocean view. This is a shared space with a total of 3-4 people max. 

Shared Space | 3 Single Beds

Shared Suite $2899 

*It may be possible for space to be for 2 people with an upgrade fee. Email dragonflyretreatsgb@gmail.com to check on availability. 

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

 KING ECOCASITA (little house)

King EcoCasitas are one room spaces that provide complete privacy. These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view. King EcoCasitas have a private bathroom on the same level and have shutter doors that can open for a full ocean view or close for complete privacy. King EcoCasitas are also outfitted with a small desk and chair. This is a shared space with 3-4 people max.

STUDIOS 

Studios have an unobstructed ocean view and include either two single beds or a king bed upon request. The room also has a desk. While the studio has visual privacy from the adjoining Deluxe Suite, the room has limited audio privacy due to the Casita's vaulted palapa ceilings. Studios have a private bathroom downstairs away from the bedroom area. This is a shared space with a max of 2 people total.

ONLY 1 SPOTS LEFT

Shared Space | 4 Single Beds:

$2,799/person 

2 Single beds 

 $2499/person

*Can be booked by a solo traveler for an additional $900. Please submit a request to dragonflyretreatsgb@gmail.com for this option.

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT

A $500 Deposit (non-refundable) reserves your spot.

hear from past clients

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This retreat was spectacular. The entire adventure was very well organized and plenty of time to restore and explore with free time. The jungle was oceanside and an experience I will never forget. The flora and fauna was something truly to behold. Waking up and falling asleep to the sound of the jungle and waves is forever imprinted on my heart and soul.

LISA 

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WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

Airfare * Spa services *Boutique items *Alcoholic beverages, fresh coconuts, blended smoothies *Additional food *Added activities *Transportation outside of group transportation *Travel insurance (highly recommended) Any other additional requirements for travel in/out of the United States and Mexico.

Please expect an invitation for our private page on Facebook upon booking for group acquaintance, making pre-retreat plans, and for staying in touch after our retreat as well! If you don't receive an email, check your spam, or head to Dragonfly Yoga Retreats Facebook page, search Groups and request to be added. 

A Participant Retreat Packet with full retreat details will be sent to those attending + ongoing updates and communication. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED 

Questions

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

WHAT IF I'M TRAVELING SOLO?

No problem! Donna will match you with a compatible solo traveler with whom you are comfortable. Prefer a private space? Private accommodations may be available at additional cost.  

I cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

I have used Allianz Travel Insurance for both domestic and international insurance. Another option for price comparison is Travel Insurance. Ask questions and do research to find the best option for you.

WHAT ARE THE PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELLATION POLICY?

A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $500 (+ $35 processing fee) SAVES YOUR SPOT.

 

50% of your retreat remaining balance due by July 15, 2023. Final payment by due December 1, 2023. If booking after one or both payment dates, payment due within 5 days of booking. Payment amount will depend on retreat start date. Payments can be check or money order. Credit card payments available. A 3% transaction fee applies. All payments are final. No refunds available unless retreat would be cancelled due to low registration or other unplanned for event. Full guidelines under terms and conditions.

Need payment flexibility? Flexible payment option includes; making smaller more frequent payments.

CAN I BOOK WITH A FRIEND?

Absolutely! We have shared room accommodations that can sleep 2+ people in either a queen or separate beds. Please send me a note if you are booking with a partner or friend and I will make sure you are placed in the same accommodation!

ANY THOUGHTS ON JOINING A RETREAT BY MYSELF IF I'VE NEVER DONE IT BEFORE?

WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS?

Playa Viva serves nourishing food and refreshments sourced directly from their local organic farm and neighboring farms. In addition to their food being healthy and delicious, they can also accommodate nearly any and all dietary restrictions. You can share restrictions on the intake form that will be sent in the month leading out to our retreat together and we will make sure you are taken care of!

I went on my first ever retreat knowing no one except for the retreat leader and had the most incredible experience. I loved having the space to meet new people and also spend quality time with myself in whatever way felt nourishing moment to moment. I was placed in a shared room with another woman who started as a kind stranger and quickly became a close friend by the end of the retreat. If you’re feeling called, I can’t recommend a solo experience enough!

WILL THERE BE FREE TIME?

You bet! Aside from our 1-2 daily practices, the rest of the day can be spent however your heart desires. Whether you’re looking to spend hours relaxing, reading and bathing in the ocean or pool, book a spa treatment, or experience the local adventures from mountain ATVing to surfing and snorkeling, we’ve got options to make this trip exactly what you need it to be. Check out our tours and activities. 

HOW DO I BOOK SPA APPOINTMENTS?

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES OR ADVENTURES?

HAVE MORE QUESTONS?

Spa appointments including massages, facials, scrubs, and more, can be booked upon arrival. Please note, that all spa treatments are not included in the retreat pricing and will be at an additional cost.

Everything activity on this retreat is totally optional! We recommend you participate in the daily movement and meditations classes to experience the beneficial effects of the practice throughout the retreat, but this week is truly about relaxing, resetting and connecting back to your true magical self in a way that feels best for YOU.

REFER A FRIEND

deepen friendships

Have a friend sign up to retreat with you in 2023 and receive a $50 Visa gift card. Send me an email with your friend full name. It’s that easy!

 

*Valid for new registrants only

*Only one promo may be used per participant

*Friend name to be send day of booking. Gift card will be mailed to you within 30 days of completion of the retreat.

*Promo can be cancelled at any time.

Donna Mahoney owner of the Yoga Loft Green Bay WI and Dragonfly Yoga Retreats

DONNA MAHONEY

meet your host

E-RYT | YACEP | REIKI MASTER

I began my yoga practice almost 2 decades ago. The inward journey led me to my dream of being a yoga teacher and studio owner so that others may have that same experience. With over 1000 registered teaching hours, I enjoy teaching Vinyasa, Restorative/Yin and Meditation class styles. I have a passion for bringing women together for friendship and connection. Join me for an incredible week of connecting, laughter, fun and leaning into going with the flow (this is more than what it may sound like-join me to find out more!) as you unwind, unplug, reset and enjoy everything this island paradise has to offer. 

In a world filled with distractions and demands, yoga and mindfulness are great ways to hit pause, pay attention and return to the present moment by focusing on what is directly in front of us. The only moment that exists. With journal prompts throughout our time together you may find it easy to get clear on what is important in your life and sink into your new year intentions.  

In addition to leading retreats Internationally and in the US, I own 2 yoga studios in WI, am a Reiki Master, lead private events for local businesses and teach weekly classes. Building and staying connected to the community is something I'm incredibly passionate about. If you have any questions, you can connect with me at dragonflyretreatsgb@gmail.com

 I can't wait to share this experience with you! 

 

With love, light & kindness 

Donna

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