Playa Viva - Juluchuca, Guerrero, 40834, Mexico

Contact Yoga Retreat with Anjuli and Alok

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February 6-10, 2016

Join Anjuli and Alok for their 3rd Annual Contact Yoga Retreat on the Pacific coast of Mexico! Enjoy 5 days and 4 nights of blissful practices at one of the most beautiful eco-centers in Mexico.

Surrounded by pristine coastline and a luscious subtropical climate, not only will you rejuvenate your body with healthy, organic meals lovingly prepared on-site, you'll have plenty of time to explore the natural surroundings. The invigorating morning yoga and afternoon contact yoga classes are the perfect balance of solo yoga time and partner exercises that will open pathways for increased strength, flexibility, and meaningful connection.

What is Contact Yoga?

A unique blend of partner stretching, contact improvisation, acrobatics, and Thai massage that helps you develop trust, strength and flexibility. Practices will include deep partner stretching and balancing, therapeutic touch, and improvisational movement geared towards opening to greater levels of joy, freedom and presence.

In our early evening sessions before dinner, we will offer a Contact Yoga practice tailored to the level and interest of our students. We will share a cacao ceremony to open the heart and senses. Optional activities will include: earth medicine hikes, chanting, singing, improvisational movement, and meditation. You’ll also have plenty of unstructured time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings, journal, book a massage, or take an excursion. Sounds like the perfect winter getaway, doesn't it?

Come breathe, stretch,and relax with us in beautiful Playa Viva, Mexico. Don't delay -- there are limited spots and this retreat will likely sell out.

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Your retreat includes:

  • Four Nights and Five Days in Studio or Deluxe Suite (double occupancy; single, triple or quadruple accommodation can be requested)
  • Abundant, local and organic food and non-alcoholic beverages: three gourmet meals a day, plus delicious snacks and refreshments. (Full bar is available, individuals responsible for their own bar bill.)
  • Airport ground transportation to and from Playa Viva
  • Daily morning yoga and meditation
  • Afternoon Contact Yoga classes + Optional Evening Sessions
  • On-site excursions (hiking, turtle sanctuary, lagoon, etc. - no extra charge)
  • One Therapeutic flying session with Alok or Anjuli

Registration and Rates

Space is limited, sign up early.

Sign up directly with Anjuli and Alook on their Contact Yoga page or by emailing Playa Viva at

Early bird rates - sign up by December 4, 2015
Studio: $1,150 (USD) per person, double occupancy
Deluxe Suite: $1,300 (USD)per person, double occupancy

After early bird - sign up required by January 6th, 2016
Studio: $1,350 (USD) per person, double occupancy
Deluxe Suite: $1,500 (USD) per person, double occupancy

Please inquire about single rooms, triple or quadruple occupancy, and the option to extend your stay.

A non refundable deposit of $300 (USD) is needed to hold your spot.

Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations that provide worldwide travel coverage.

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About your guides

Anjuli Mahendra is a multi-modality healer, teacher, and founder of Shakticura Healing Lounge. Her Berkeley-based private practice, Embodied Resonance includes integrated bodywork, coaching, and workshops that focus on opening the body to its highest potential. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in 1999 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that developed into yoga teaching by 2004. 

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Her adventurous nature took her to Asia in 2004 where she fell in love with the Asian healing arts of Shiatsu and Thai massage, trained in both and added them to her repertoire. Anjuli’s teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She has developed her unique twist on Contact Yoga, drawing on her somatics experiences with contact improvisation, acro-yoga, and bodywork. In addition to Contact Yoga, she teaches Thai massage, hatha yoga, and dance workshops.

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Alok has taught yoga for 10 years throughout the world, incorporating partner yoga, meditation, and pranayama. He is a teacher and practitioner of Thai Massage and loves to do flying therapeutics. Alok is the founder of Rock Water Healing Arts which focuses on wellness in all aspects of life. Providing massage, yoga, dance, mindfulness, wellness coaching, and nature experiences, Alok’s passion is to inspire people to find a healthy balance in their lives through honest connection with themselves and others.


What an awesome time! Thank you for the fantastic experience and bringing us to Mexico for such a high vibration workshop in a very special place! Loved the elements of the contact yoga experience and personalized instruction. The experience was 5 stars! XOXO

-Cameo Gore, Playa Viva Retreat, Feb 2015

Alok and Anjuli are highly skilled facilitators who weave a beautiful web of co-creative leadership together. The experience they craft with the synergy and balance of their skills is playful, spiritual, connective and fun! Throughout the retreat I felt rejuvenated, inspired, challenged in all the right ways and excited by the new skills I learned. What they offer is truly a unique experience to both build community, grow deeper in your own embodiment, and gain tools for creating a healthy, fun and fulfilling lifestyle. They also do a great job of weaving in beginners and more advanced students alike, giving something for everyone. I highly recommend this experience to everyone!

-Haley Friend Wilson, Summer 2015 Retreat Participant

Anjuli and Alok are two of the most compassionate teachers I've ever worked with. They care so deeply that everyone experience the energy that exists both in themselves and between two partners. I'm so glad that I took this retreat and got to explore with them!

-David Schiller, Summer 2015 Retreat Participant


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