Alone, Together

Playa Viva, Mexico

February 26 - March 4, 2022

Time to put yourself first.

Opportunities for building connection. 

Space to explore and be inspired.

Supportive classes to hold your presence.

Permission to do nothing at all.

Run away with me ...

Set on 200 acres of wild coastal reserve, Playa Viva gives you plenty of space to be alone with yourself, well deserved time away from your responsibilities, and endless opportunities to reconnect with the natural rhythms of the sun, moon and waves.  

The Alone, Together Retreat was designed with the intention of fostering creativity through the balance of structured practices and a loosely scheduled itinerary.  While there will be plenty of chances to play, participate and be in community; how you show up each day is completely up to you.  No questions asked.  This is a judgment free zone.   

Infused with Katonah Yoga® techniques and theory, our daily movement and breath classes will explore ways to build healthy boundaries around our precious time and personal space, so that we can step back into life fully as our best creative selves.

Wander through the property farm full of mango trees, coconut palms, and cashews.  Sip fresh juice (or mezcal) by the pool.  Take a surf lesson.  Lizard in the sun.  Watch the waves from your room.  It’s your time.  Savor it.


  • Rest

    6 nights private or shared ocean front accommodations at Playa Viva Regenerative Resort.

  • Nourishment

    Replenish yourself daily with locally sourced farm to table meals, snacks and fresh fruit juices.

  • Classes + Workshops

    Daily morning movement and breath work, afternoon creative development workshops and evening restorative practices. Playa Viva's yoga platforms come equipped with Manduka props (mats, blocks, straps + blankets), so you can travel a little lighter.

  • A Field Trip

    A group outing to a nearby beach where you can swim, kayak, surf or simply lounge like a lizard in the sand.

  • Professional Photography

    having a professional photographer with us throughout the week means you can put your phone down and enjoy yourself in the moment knowing you'll return home with your memories and a curated album of images from your trip.

  • Regenerative Trust

    a 2% financial contribution to the environment and local community of Juluchuca. 100% of the funds are to support the Turtle Sanctuary and other environmental and community development work around Playa Viva, Juluchuca and the local watershed.

  • Transportation

    secure roundtrip transport between Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport and Playa Viva Resort (does not include airfare).

  • Taxes + Tip

    local taxes + 10% gratuity for the property caretakers.

Rebecca - just a quick note to tell you that I am revitalized!!! Time and Space was exactly what I needed to awaken my senses and reengage with the world. Thank you for curating the trip and guiding my practice. You have truly become a teacher's teacher with a wealth of knowledge, grace, passion, patience, and authenticity. I was on the verge of breaking through to a new dimension before attending the retreat and now I'm there! Om shanti, beautiful yogini. You are in my heart always.
Beth Pettingal

Choose Your Room

Book solo or with a "friend"

The Queen EcoCasitas are one-bedroom self-contained “Casitas” (little houses) which have a queen size bed, private bathroom on the same level and feature sliding doors that open for a 180° degree ocean view or close for complete privacy.

Single: $2800

Double: $2200pp


King EcoCasitas are one-bedroom self-contained “Casitas” outfitted with a king bed (can be separated into two singles) plus two single day beds that serve as comfortable couches during the day. King EcoCasitas have a private bathroom on the same level and have shutter doors that can open for a full unobstructed ocean view or close for complete privacy.

One of the King EcoCasitas has a ramp rather than stairs and is outfitted for easier use for special-needs and elderly guests. It is also conveniently located closer to the common area.

Double: $2300pp

Quad:  $1800pp (must sign up in group)



Studios have an unobstructed ocean view and include either two single beds or a king bed upon request, They have a private bathroom downstairs away from the bedroom area.

Single:  $2200 


The Deluxe Suite is a spacious room with a King bed and a trundle bed that can sleep two more. King beds can be divided into two singles. Deluxe Suites are part of a 4-Bedroom Casita (one larger structure) consisting of two Deluxe Suites each with an adjoining Studio.

Deluxe Suites have a private bath and share a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite  and have an unobstructed ocean view.

Triple: $1900pp

Double:  $2100pp

Single:  $2700


The Private Casita is the most private casita, with a large bathroom, a dressing area, and a private balcony with a wonderful unobstructed ocean view. The room is outfitted with a King Bed and a trundle bed that can sleep two more. The king beds can be divided into two individual beds.

Triple: $2200pp

The Treehouse is suspended in palm trees as living “piers” raised 6 feet above the ground. The room is outfitted with a king bed, private bathroom, unobstructed ocean view and small lounge area with an in-floor hammock.

Who doesn’t want to stay in a treehouse by the ocean? The king bed in the “perch” can divide into two singles, plus there is an additional day bed located in the bathhouse. The private bathroom located in the bathhouse is down a set of stairs from the main perch.

Double: $2600pp

Triple: $2200pp

(only one available, must book together)

Slow Mornings + Days of Rest

rise to the rhythm of the waves, sip coffee as the sun comes up... or stay in bed

move at your pace. showing up is enough. it's ok to just exist.

inhale. pause. exhale. pause.

eat well, laugh hard, share a story.

take a stroll along the shore with your thoughts.

write, draw. sip cocktails as the sun goes down. eat more food.

fall asleep under a blanket of stars.

there is a place for you here.

About Playa Viva

A Regenerative Resort

Combining simple elegance with natural beauty and a commitment to improving the environment and the local community, Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico, just 35-minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH). Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca, Playa Viva is situated on a mile of pristine and private beach.


The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem, which supports an array of stunning wildlife. Playa Viva is close enough to the trappings of modernity yet still worlds away—providing immersion into the wonders of nature and escape to utter private relaxation. (Read More)

I attended a retreat led by Rebecca Jo and it exceeded my expectations due to her passion and commitment to being an incredible yoga guide. There was ample time to explore the region (Portugal), enjoy individual pursuits, and to meet some great fellow yogis. However, what I enjoyed most is that Rebecca Jo kept yoga the priority of the retreat. Two thumbs up for her well planned classes and attention to the students!
Chris Young

The Fine Print

some last considerations

While Mexico does not currently require proof of vaccination or negative testing, all retreats guests will be required to present proof of a negative COVID test upon arrival.  Playa Viva also has testing available for your reentry into the US or Europe for a fee.  For more on Playa Viva’s policies and procedures regarding COVID 19 visit their information page.

Secure your room with a $500 deposit or by paying in full.  Final payments due 45 days before the retreat day.  Individual payment plans are available upon request.

Deposits are non – refundable, but are transferable to a future retreat.  

If you need to cancel before 30 days prior to the retreat you will receive a 100% refund minus the deposit.

If you cancel 15-30 days prior you will receive 50% minus the deposit.

No refunds will be given within 14 days of the retreat.

**COVID:  Payments will be refunded given the occurrence of a border closure.  I cannot issue refunds outside of the normal policy if you have COVID at the time of the retreat.  I strongly encourage you to get travel insurance.

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Alone, Together

Retreat to Playa Viva, Mexico

February 26 - March 4, 2022

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Retreat to Playa Viva, Mexico

February 26 - March 4, 2022

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