Playa Viva - Juluchuca, Guerrero, 40834, Mexico

Keep A Breast SURVIVOR Retreat

Breast cancer survivors and their guests heal the cause.

October 27-30, 2017


The Keep A Breast Foundation (KAB) with a mission to empower young people around the word with breast health education and support, has created a retreat to heal, rejuvenate, and explore the power of self-care. Breast cancer survivors will have the opportunity to ROAR (rest, open, align, and restore) with relaxed minds and open hearts in beautiful surroundings.

KAB has extensively supported breast cancer survivors for the least 17 years through our Treasured Chest Program. Giving women the opportunity to confront the changes, both physical and emotional, that they are forced to face, when diagnosed with breast cancer in a supportive, creative atmosphere.

Please join us for 4 days and 3 nights at the beautiful Playa Viva Eco Resort in Juluchuca, Mexico for the Keep A Breast Survivor Retreat. We will enjoy enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally-conscious resort.

The Journey To ROAR

We all need some rest, and in order to heal it’s important to take time out of your everyday routine, to unplug, to put your feet in the warm sand and the salty sea, and to release some baby sea turtles with your new bestie.

We have created a special workshop experience called Heal the Cause, where we will look deep into our spiritual and emotional beings at the cause of our cancer, and heal through guided meditation and kinesthesiology.

Daily yoga and meditation lead by breast cancer survivor and yogi Claire Petretti Marti, of Ocean Soul Yoga. We will get into some fun partner poses and chanting sing a longs that will bring us peace and joy.

To seal in all of the good work we are doing, we have incredible massage therapists who will hold space and provide treatments with an ocean view to all who attend.

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Who, What, Where and When

Breast Cancer survivors.

Take time from your life for you.
This is a special retreat for breast cancer survivors to have the opportunity to take some time to relax, and heal.


  • Heal The Cause Workshop with Jacqueline Price
  • Yoga with Claire Petretti Marti of Ocean Soul Yoga, & author of Come Ride With Me along the Big C.
  • Keep A Breast Treasured Chest Casting with Shaney jo Darden, Founder Keep A Breast
  • Baby sea turtle releases
  • Massage
  • Art Therapy

Supported by:

  • PRANA: Participants with be gifted a yoga mat and carrying travel bag.
  • GENTLE FAWN: Participants will be gifted the Keep A Breast X Gentle Fawn Kimono.
  • RED DOLLY SWIMWEAR: Participants receive free bathing suit of their choice.
  • ALLSWELL: Participants receive a free journal
  • BARE BONES BODY CARE: Participants receive free vegan, cruelty-free, and non toxic spiced lip balm from Bare Bones Body Care.

Playa Viva, "Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values."

At Playa Viva, you and your loved ones who accompany you will enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally-conscious resort. Choose from among twelve EcoLuxury rooms each with a beachfront view.

October 27-30, 2017

Also included

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  • Beachfront accommodations, including all taxes (Playa Viva is located on a secluded beach!)
  • Coffee/Tea and fresh agua fresca + light snacks offered throughout each day
  • All Meals- deliciously healthy and *amazing* home-cooked, mostly vegetarian with fish options – Farm to Table!
  • Roundtrip Airport Transfers (fly into Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo, airport code ZIH)
  • Gratuities
  • All yoga & meditation wth Claire Petretti Marti, Heal the Cause workshop with Jacquelyne Price, AllSwell Writing workshops, and Breast casting by Shaney jo are all included.

Not included: Airfare (fly into ZIH), massage, other activities, alcoholic drinks (Playa Viva has a full bar and an incredible house organic basil margarita), tips, or optional donation to sea turtle sanctuary: all may be added to your room bill.

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

Pricing and accommodations

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Starting at $999!

Book your spot today! Contact:

  • Queen Eco Casita $999
  • King Eco Casita $1,200
  • Tree House $1,300
  • Private Casita $1,300

All pricing is in US$, per person based on double occupancy and includes all amenities and activities listed above.

If you are interested in single occupancy please ask us for a quote.

You can view descriptions of the room types here.

About the retreat leaders

  • Claire Petretti Marti

Yoga with Claire Petretti Marti of Ocean Soul Yoga, & author of 'Come Ride With Me along the Big C'.

Claire will be leading the daily yoga practice during the retreat. She has been practicing, studying, and teaching yoga since 1999. Like many fitness enthusiasts, she was initially drawn to yoga for the physical benefits of strength, balance, and flexibility. Once she realized that serenity, peace of mind, and a general sense of happiness were predominant results of the practice, she was hooked.

An E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance instructor, Claire teaches a dynamic vinyasa flow, combined with fun, upbeat music. She utilizes her dance background in her flow sequences so that the movement never stops. Breathing and alignment are key. She is continuing her training with Rod Stryker and the ParaYoga school. Claire is a fully certified Pilates instructor who apprenticed with Julian Littleford, is a Reiki Level 2 Practitioner and also holds a NASM-certification for personal training. Mind-body fitness is her passion.

In the last several years, Claire faced several health challenges, including a diagnosis of breast cancer in January 2010. Yoga has aided her healing throughout surgeries. chemotherapy, and radiation. Learning to live with cancer inspired her to earn her Yoga for Cancer Therapy certification and she now teaches classes specifically for people living with cancer. Learn more on the Yoga for cancer recovery page.

In addition, Claire used yoga and Pilates to help her heal from a car accident that resulted in having a disc surgically replaced in her neck. Her personal experience dealing with spinal damage helps her relate to her clients recovering from injuries.

Heal The Cause Workshop with Jacquelyne Price

Jacquelyne practices Traditional Naturopathy as a Kalos Health Facilitator and Holistic Health Practitioner and Educator. Her mission is to facilitate one's healing and empowerment through tracing symptoms to their cause, and honoring the body’s innate ability to heal itself.

  • Jacquelyne Price

Jacquelyne began working in healthcare in 2006, and has been practicing Natural Medicine since 2010. She got her start in home-healthcare assisting the elderly with physical, occupational, and speech therapy. While receiving her training and certification from the Kalos Institute, Jacquelyne began assisting her mentor, Dr. Valerie Seeman Gersch, ND, the founder of Kalos Transformational Healing. Jacquelyne also attended the Natural Healing Institute of Naturopathy in Encinitas, Ca, recieving her license as a HHP to further expand on her understanding of the mind-body connection. She teaches Holistic classes and workshops throughout California, and meets with clients from various health backgrounds to facilitate spiritual growth, emotional well-being, and physical heath.

Jacquelyne specializes in working with emotional issues that precipitate dis-ease of body and mind, such as chronic stress, depression/anxiety, and PTSD. Her main interest is in the connection between spiritual growth and physical healing. She works intuitively with each individual to address their specific needs and create a healing program that encourages and empowers them to heal and thrive.


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