Playa Viva - Juluchuca, Guerrero, 40834, Mexico

Yoga and Circus Eco-Voyage

...with Catherine Nehme and David Castillo

FEBRUARY 28-March 7, 2015
Come experience unforgettable moments with your family - and newfound friends - in a magical spot by the Pacific Ocean in Mexico. We offer you a unique opportunity to retreat with your children if you choose, to practice Vinyasa Flow yoga with Catherine while the kids are in a playful Circus workshop with David...and finish the days gathering together again over a healthy, organic meal.

Join us on our journey to pure peaceful pleasure in a part of the world most visited by sea turtles, whales, dolphins, birds. You’ll stay at luxurious, secluded, sustainable Playa Viva -- only 30 min away from Zihuatanejo and its international airport, yet completely immersed in nature.

For a preview of your experience, please watch this video filmed during an earlier retreat led by Catherine at Playa Viva.

While this retreat is family-friendly, singles and childless couples are very welcome also.

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  • Seven nights and eight days luxurious accommodations on a virgin beach
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes with Catherine
  • Playful circus workshops including acrobatics, juggling, and character development with David (also known as Dada)
  • 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
  • Unlimited on-site excursions (hiking, turtle sanctuary, etc.)


Adult: CAD$1265 (approximately US$1154)
Child: CAD$920 (approximately US$839) (up to two per family)
Third child: CAD$690 (approximately US$630) (for a third child per family)
Children ages 3 and under: no charge
The above rates are based on minimum double occupancy. Several rooms can accommodate a family of 4, and extra beds can be added if necessary.

If you are interested in a private room (single occupancy), or the option to add on additional days, please ask.

We are looking into group airfare from Montreal. Please let us know if you are interested in adding airfare to your retreat package.

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.


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Telephone: (450) 416-3199 or 800-397-6093
Registration is directly through the retreat leaders at Sois Yoga, but Playa Viva is glad to answer any of your questions about the retreat or the property.

Catherine Nehme will be your retreat co-host and yoga teacher. She teaches Vinyasa Flow Yoga, a method of movement meditation, flowing the sequences with the breath. This discipline aims at progressively purifying your body as well as balancing the different muscular systems, leaving you with an ecstatic sensation of euphoria. It is an energetic approach to cultivating strength, flexibility and self confidence. Her years of experience in teaching this style make her workshops creative and unique. She is founder of "Sois Yoga", a heartfelt community yoga center in Terrebonne (Montreal, Canada) since 2006. She teaches privately, in schools, for the city of Terrebonne, and at work enterprises during lunch hour. She has experience with groups of all ages from 3 to 93.


David Castillo also known as Dada, is a native of Mexico and will be your retreat co-host and your children’s favorite friend. He has over 20 years of experience as a very funny clown entertaining and teaching children at parties and special events. He also has 10 years of experience of working with children at "Vision School" as a teacher of both phys.ed and Spanish, as well as giving circus workshops for "La Sodam" to children of all ages. His workshops are playful, creative, and stimulating. He guides the children to developing their own style and show by going through the different circus techniques with them, including juggling, acrobatics, balancing, creation of your own "Clown", make-up and more.



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