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Heart of Contact Yoga

Ready to step into a more flexible, strong, and centered body this year? Please join us at Playa Viva, a beautiful eco-center in Mexico for five days of Hatha and Contact Yoga led Anjuli Mahendra and Alok Rocheleau. Specialized afternoon classes will feature partner stretching, contact dance, Thai massage, and Cacao Ceremony.


Playa Icacos, Juluchuca GRO, MX 40834

Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Feb 13 to
Feb 17
08:00 amto08:00 am

Flexible start and end times dependent on flight schedule



$1158-1372 per person depending on reservation type.
$100-200 work-trade discounts possible.

Full Description

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with this rejuvenating, heart-centered yoga retreat.

Connect with your body, spirit and heart in this 5-day, 4 night Contact Yoga retreat on the Mexican Pacific Coast with Anjuli Mahendra and Alok Rocheleau. You’ll stay at our luxurious, secluded eco-retreat center, Playa Viva -- only 30 min away from Zihuatanejo and its international airport, yet completely immersed in nature.

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 yoga and contact yoga classes will help you connect more deeply with yourself and others.

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 -- all so that we can open to greater levels of joy, freedom and presence.

During the retreat we will also explore the 4 Sublime States (loving-kindness, vicarious joy, compassion, and equanimity), derived from Buddhist tradition, including practices to integrate these into your daily life. We will start the mornings with pranayama (breathing), meditation, and asana practice before breakfast. In the early evening before dinner, we will offer Contact Yoga practice tailored to the level and interest of our students. On the second day, 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?
Come breathe, dance, stretch, and play in beautiful Playa Viva, Mexico. Don't delay -- there are limited spots and the retreat will likely sell out. EARLY BIRD DEADLINE OVER - Sign-up by Jan 13th and save $100!

What is Included?

*Four Nights and Five Days (double occupancy; single accommodation can be requested)
*Abundant, gourmet, 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