Playa Viva - Juluchuca, Guerrero, 40834, Mexico

Yoga Creativity and Freedom

Practice yoga, explore your own innate creativity

November 5-12, 2016

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Yoga, writing, art and creative assignments will be geared towards deepening your internal voyage, an integral aspect of the yoga practice. 

What's Included:

  • Beachfront accommodations, including all taxes
  • Roundtrip Airport Ground Transfers (fly into Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo - ZIH)
  • All Meals ~ deliciously healthy and *amazing* home-cooked, mostly vegetarian with fish options
  • Mostly organic and local meals prepared 3 times a day by an amazing house chef,
  • Unlimited fresh tropical juices and healthy snacks (Full bar available upon purchase)
  • Coffee/Tea and aguas frescas + snacks offered throughout each day,
  • Daily yoga practice Jenn and Ausra in a tropical setting where the ocean and mountains/jungle are your backdrop! (mats & props provided)
  • On-site excursions (hiking, turtle sanctuary, lagoon, etc. - no extra charge)
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What's Not Included:

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  • Alcoholic drinks: Playa Viva has a full bar and an incredible house organic basil margarita; individuals responsible for their own bar bill
  • International airfare: fly into ZIH (Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport)
  • Massages or other spa treatments, tips, or optional donation to sea turtle sanctuary: all may be added to your room bill.
  • Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for your trip. Travelex and STA are two reputable organizations that provide worldwide travel coverage.


Room Type availble followed by price (Early-Bird then Regular Pricing):

  • Studio (single, only 2 available) $2495 / $2800
  • Deluxe Suite (double) $1895 / $2200
  • Queen Ecocasita (double) $1895 / $2200
  • King Ecocasita (double) $2095 / $2400
  • Treehouse (double) $2295 / $2600
  • Private Casita (double) $2295 / $2600
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Deposit Policy:

$1000 non-refundable deposit upon registration
Early-bird ends August 15th


To register, please contact Katie Frazzini:


Jennifer Prugh is a yoga practitioner and teacher, an artist and photographer, a writer, business owner and a mom. The owner of ‘Breathe, Los Gatos,’ a yoga studio, tea house and wellness center that offers over 100 classes a week for every level of practice in Silicon Valley. Founder of the Yoga Alliance certified RYT 200 and 500-hour ‘Joy of Yoga’ teacher traininsg. She is passionate about guiding students toward discovering what is possible in life when we bring our whole selves to each moment. Jennifer leads yoga adventures all over the world and supports the Tibetan Children’s Education Foundation by enthusiastically encouraging people to sponsor the education of children, particularly in developing countries. A professional artist with a master’s degree in Art and Consciousness Studies, she was an associate professor at Cogswell College where she taught storytelling, mythology and creativity for eight years. She began teaching yoga in 1999 and following the death from cancer of her greatest mentor, her father, Jennifer left higher education to teach yoga exclusively, in the words of Joseph Campbell, “following her bliss.” A practitioner for 23 years, she took refuge in 2010. She lives with her husband Will, their son Liam, and their golden retriever, Hobbes.

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Ausra Shtarka is a yoga teacher and student, Reiki Master and Life Coach. Coming from her rational science background and her love for running, her real yoga practice started after she kept re-injuring herself while attempting to train for marathons. She wanted to find other modalities of moving her body that had more long lasting sustainability. Yoga was a very instinctual choice on many levels. Training after training she kept studying and exploring different lineages of yoga with many exceptional teachers all over the country. Just a few of her teachers include Max Strom, Rod Stryker, Rusty Wells, Sarah Powers. After more consistent studies of yoga she started exploring other paths of mind and energy work adding studies of Reiki, Tantric practices, life coaching based on Karl Jung’s Shadow Theory, Tibetan practice of Feeding the Demons, Tibetan shamanic Chöd practice in order to help herself and guide others to go beyond the limits of the mind and body. Ausra also explored the studies of mind and body connection with Wim Wof, the “Iceman”, who holds twenty world records including a world record for longest ice bath and learn his methods and practices.

She has led yoga workshops and classes in Europe and US. Her other passions include studies of photography, art and design, travels and long distance bicycling. Ausra currently lives and teaches in San Francisco.

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The 7-day retreat at Playa Viva in Mexico was a profoundly deep and gratifying experience for me. Jennifer and Ausra were an incredible team, who created such an inviting and safe space and guided us through always inspiring daily sessions of yoga and meditation, making the inner journey remarkably enriching and memorable. At the end I found myself longing for more of the newfound calmness and clarity within. - Nelly

The place was spectacular, and the food was fresh and delicious. Ausra and Jen led us smoothly to four days of silence. They prepared us with insightful guidances and were always available to support us in case we need it. Just a few days into the retreat, body felt much lighter and my mind more connected to everything around. This retreat has brought me strength and clarity in my life. - Sylvie


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