Yoga Retreat Led by Jim Kulackoski

October 24 - October 31, 2015

Relax, rejuvenate let nature in and be free. Join us for a inspiring, magical and fun filled week of yoga, sun, fresh foods, tequila and everything else this beachfront paradise offers. While immersing yourself in a leisurely schedule of yoga practice, meditation, self exploration and adventure you will connect to a serene setting of unparalleled natural beauty.

The Location

Playa Viva Eco Resort delivers an unsurpassed experience of harmony with nature. A sustainable boutique hotel situated on an exquisite private beach just outside Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Playa Viva offers a luxurious experience of natural beauty and rich local culture. You will spend your nights in a palapa under the stars, being lulled to sleep by the rhythmic sound of the ocean and fresh pacific breezes. During the day you will have plenty of time to explore lush rainforest vegetation, white sandy beaches and a crystal clear ocean filled with exotic reefs and wildlife.

The Food

Escape into culinary bliss with tequilas distilled from regional agave plants and delicious meals prepared with the freshest of local ingredients.


Practice being in your body through special yoga practices. Regardless of your level of experience you will learn techniques which can be applied to any area of your life to cultivate the experience of grace and ease.


Learn simple meditation techniques which allow you to experience calmness and deep appreciation for yourself and your life.


Special classes on Ayurveda and Yoga Philosophy teach you how you eat in the most healthful way for your body and lifestyle, and create harmony within yourself and your environment.

In this transformative 8 day retreat you will:

Connect to yourself and nature by enjoying delicious healing foods, drinks, and adventures in a paradise setting. Discover how to be in your body, create health and cultivate grace in your life through the practice of Yoga. Experience the calmness that results from diving deeply into your very being while practicing the art of meditation. Realize yourself and your purpose through the science and philosophy of yoga. Refresh and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit in a way your never thought possible.

What is Included?

  • Seven nights and eight days luxurious accommodations on a virgin beach
  • Abundant, delicious, mostly local and organic food and non-alcoholic beverages : three gourmet meals a day, plus unlimited snacks and refreshments.
  • Pick up and drop off from airport
  • Daily Asana practice with Meditation.
  • Daily Thai Yoga massage classes, including extensive instruction, practice and manual.
  • Unlimited on-site excursions (hiking, turtle sanctuary, etc.)

Space is limited to 15 Participants

$1950 per person, double occupancy
$2100 per person for double occupancy in the deluxe suites

Please inquire about single rooms, and the option to extend your stay.

A deposit of 50% of the total cost is due upon registration to hold your space. The remaining balance is due 90 days prior to the start date of the retreat (July 25th).

Cancellation Policy: In the event of cancelation, the amount deposited will be refunded, minus a 10% rebooking fee if cancellation is made before July 25th. Cancellations made after July 25th are non refundable.

Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. There are many travel insurance companies to choose from, but Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations for worldwide travel coverage to check with.

For more information and to register:

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Registration is directly through Darshan Center, but Playa Viva is glad to answer any of your questions about the retreat or the property.

About Jim Kulackoski

Jim Kulackoski has devoted over twenty years of his life to the study, preservation and teaching of Yoga, the Vedic Sciences and the Tantric Sciences. Jim is fascinated by the Vedic Sciences including Yoga, Ayurveda and Sanskrit, which he has had the privilege of studying extensively. Having been initiated into several systems of Tantra, Jim continues to devote a significant amount of time to their practice and study.

Jim teaches at Loyola University Chicago on topics such as Sanskrit and the Vedic Sciences and regularly lectures at Illinois Institute of Technology, Woman's Athletic Club and Rush Medical College. He currently serves on the Yoga Alliance Standards and Compliance subcommittee.

Jim is known for his unique ability to inspire others to achieve physical, spiritual, and otional integration. His teaching philosophy centers on inspiring clients and practitioners to understand core yogic and ayurvedic concepts and apply them to their everyday lives.

Jim currently devotes his time and energy to the Darshan Center, an organization which serves to preserve and teach the knowledge contained within the Vedas and the Tantras. He develops programs for the Center that deliver that knowledge in a clear and concise manner.


"Jim has been such an inspiration in every aspect of my life. He is an incredible teacher and mentor. I'm so fortunate to have had the chance to study yoga with him! I've never come across anyone in my life with such wisdom, knowledge, and influence! Because of Jim, my life has completely changed. I can see and feel everything so much more clearly. My body is stronger than it's ever been. My attention is completely focused. Life just makes so much more sense now. This whole experience has been transformational and eye opening. Words cannot even come close to expressing the deep gratitude I have for Jim!!!"
- Kristin, Student and participant in Darshan Center’s Advanced Teacher Training

Playa Viva
Sustainable Resort & Residence Community
1 (800) 397-6093 US
+1 (650) 585 6770 US
+52 1 (742) 112 3000 MEX
Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco
Playa Icacos
40834 Juluchuca, GRO

US Business Office:
20 Melrose Court
San Mateo, CA 94402
To Sign Up for the "Thai Yoga Massage and Ayurveda Immersion" retreat at Playa Viva:

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