Playa Viva - Juluchuca, Guerrero, 40834, Mexico

Rx - Wellness on the Beach Retreat for Doctors

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January 21, 2017 to January 28, 2017

Join Dr. Michael Amster and Bella Dreizler PT as your retreat leaders at our annual winter retreat, held at the exquisite and remote Playa Viva, an all-inclusive, sustainable boutique resort. Playa Viva is host to a turtle sanctuary, an organic farm that provides your included meals, and miles of untouched beaches teeming with whales, dolphins and birds. All meals are organic and prepared with great care by a team of gourmet chefs. Massage and other spa services are available to spoil yourself.

Key Retreat Takeaways

  • Slow down and step back in order to make significant assessments and shifts in the hectic pace of your life.
  • Understand the impacts of stress and multi-tasking and how they lead to overwhelm and burnout.
  • Dive deeply into identifying and working on your individual stressors both at work and at home to help you make the changes necessary to create more harmony and balance in your work life.
  • Identify your personal triggers and challenges in your current work-life balance so you know exactly where to apply the tools you’ll leave with.
  • Learn proven skills to help you decrease stress, prevent burnout and increase productivity and harmony in your practice.
  • Connect with your resilience and keep your work life in a healthy and manageable balance.
  • Leave the retreat feeling rested and rejuvenated with a detailed plan how to manifest your optimal healthy work life balance

What to Expect

  • Each day will start with a guided meditation followed by some gentle yoga appropriate for all skill sets and bodies. If we’re lucky (wildlife depending) we’ll release baby turtles from the sanctuary in the morning!
  • Each day will be filled with experiential learning activities, mini lectures, and time for group discussion. There will be no boring powerpoint lectures!
  • Time each day for rest, personal reflection, surfing, boogie boarding, ride horses, enjoy a massage, swim or rest by the pool.
  • Bed down in delightful and rustic beach cottages, all with an ocean views.
  • Enjoy a relaxed, intimate and peaceful atmosphere amongst a community of like-minded physicians and healthcare professionals.
  • Be inspired by the property’s miles of beaches, which includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, turtle sancturary, an organic farm, and more.
  • Take advantage of the massage and spa services including facials and specialty scrubs – right on the beach!
  • Gourmet Garden-to-Table Meals.

Optional Activities:

We will have two half days off to enjoy the local culture including:

  • Guided tours to remote organic mountain coffee and chocolate farms
  • Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
  • Sea Kayaking
  • Whale Watching
  • Deepsea fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Shopping in the nearby village or to Zihuatanejo

After Our Retreats:

Wellness for Doctors offer ongoing group conference calls to help you stay on track and implement your new learning into your life. Our experience is that the phone calls after the Retreat help our participants immensely by offering support and help when you return home and face new challenges at work.

Reserve Your Space – Retreat is limited to 17-20 participant

The cost of the retreat is all inclusive including meals, classes, materials, and CME credit.

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The Treehouse1 or 2 People
— Per Person Single Occupancy: $4600, After 10/15/16: $5000
— Per Person Double Occupancy: $3600, After 10/15/16: $4000

The Treehouse is located in palm trees as living “piers” raised 6 feet above the ground. Room is outfitted with a King Bed, private bathroom, ocean view and small lounge area with in-floor hammock. Who doesn’t want to stay in a treehouse by the ocean? King bed in the “perch” can divide into two singles, plus there is an additional day bed located in “bathhouse.” Private bathroom located in bathhouse is down a set of stairs from the main “perch.”

Only one Treehouse is available. For triple occupancy rates, click on the “Contact” button below.

The Private Casita1 or 2 people
— Per Person Single Occupancy: $4600, After 10/15/16: $5000
— Per Person Double Occupancy: $3700, After 10/15/16: $4000

This is the most private casita, with a large bathroom and dressing area, and a private balcony with couch, table and chairs. The room is outfitted with a King Bed Room is large enough to add another single bed if needed.

Only one Private Casita is available. For triple occupancy rates, click on the “Contact” button below.

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King EcoCasitas1 or 2 people
— Per Person Single Occupancy: $3900, After 10/15/16: $4250
— Per Person Double Occupancy: $3400, After 10/15/16: $3750

King EcoCasitas are a one-bedroom self-contained “Casita” (little house). The EcoCasita provides complete privacy as compared to the Deluxe Suite and Studio rooms which are adjoining rooms and thus some noise is heard from one to the other. King EcoCasitas are each outfitted with a King Bed (can be separated into two singles) plus two single day beds that serve as comfortable couches during the day. These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view. King EcoCasitas have private bathroom on the same level and have shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available. One of the King EcoCasitas has a ramp rather than stairs and is outfitted for easier use by the handicapped or elderly. It is also conveniently located closer to the Common Area.

There are three King EcoCasitas available. For triple occupancy rates, click on the “Contact” button below.

Queen EcoCasitas1 or 2 people
— Per Person Single Occupancy: $3600, After 10/15/16: $3900
— Per Person Double Occupancy: $3050, After 10/15/16: $3350

Queen EcoCasitas are a one-bedroom self contained “Casita” (little house). This EcoCasita provides complete privacy as compared to Deluxe Suite and/or Studio Rooms which are adjoining rooms and thus can have some noise transfer. EcoCasitas are outfitted with a Queen Bed. These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view. EcoCasitas have a private bathroom on the same level and feature shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available.

There are three Queen EcoCasitas available. We will not be placing more than two people in these rooms. Adding an additional single bed will make the room crowded.

Deluxe Suite1 or 2 people
— Per Person Single Occupancy: $3200, After 10/15/16: $3500
— Per Person Double Occupancy: $2800, After 10/15/16: $3100

Spacious Room with a King Bed and a single bed or three single beds. Room has unobstructed view of the ocean. Deluxe Suites are part of 4 Bedroom Casita – larger structure – consisting of two Deluxe Suites each with an adjoining Studio. Deluxe Suites have private bath and share a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite that serves as a large outdoor living room containing couch, chairs and table. Balcony has unobstructed ocean view. Because rooms have vaulted palapa roofs, this room has visual privacy but not complete audio privacy from adjoining Studio. The sound of the ocean muffles much of the noise but for ultimate privacy choose the Private Casita or an EcoCasita.

There are two Deluxe Suites available. For triple occupancy rates, click on the “Contact” button below.

Studio Suite1 or 2 people
— Per Person Single Occupancy: $2900, After 10/15/16: $3200
— Per Person Double Occupancy: $2400, After 10/15/16: $2700

The Studios have an unobstructed ocean view and include either two single beds or one King Bed. Room also has a desk. The Studios bathrooms are downstairs from bedroom area and are private to the Studios, but shared with your roommate. The Studios have visual privacy from adjoining Deluxe Suite but due to the Casita’s vaulted palapa ceilings, the room has limited audio privacy. Proximity to the ocean provides some noise coverage.

There are two Studios available.

Student, Resident and First Year in Practice

— Per Person Shared Occupancy: $1650, After 10/15/16: $1850

Shared bedroom up to four people in a room.

$250 Group Coaching Sessions

After our retreats, Wellness for Doctors offers optional ongoing group coaching calls for two months to help you stay on track and implement your new learning into your life. Our experience is that the calls after the retreat help our participants immensely by offering support and help when you return home and face new challenges at work. There will be one call a week on Sunday evenings (alternate time is possible if better for the group) for the first month, and then every other week for the second month. You can also sign up for this after the retreat.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

If you cancel anytime before 75 days before the event, you will receive a 90 percent refund. If you cancel between 60 to 74 days before the event, you will receive a 50 percent refund. Less than 60 days, we will not refund. However, if we are able to re-book your spot before the event, no matter the time frame of your cancellation, we will refund 90 percent of your ticket price.

FAQs

Getting There

Nearest airport: Ixtapa/Zihuartanejo (ZIH). for airlines who fly to this airport, See: http://www.oma.aero/en/airports/zihuatanejo/passengers/tickets.htm

During the winter season, there are non stop flights almost daily from Los Angeles, Dallas, Phoenix, Chicago-O’Hare, Houston-Intercontinental , Minneapolis/St. Paul, Calgary, Toronto-Pearson, Vancouver, and Montreal.

Most flights from the US and Canada will arrive in the early afternoon and you should have no trouble arriving by 6pm. Most flights back to the US and Canada leave in the late afternoon.

Transportation to and from airport will be provided by resort and is included.

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