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Beach Time

February 12 - 18, 2023
Zihuatanejo, Mexico

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Spend six starry nights and seven yoga-filled days at Playa Viva, a luxury wellness resort on the Mexican coast with the Thrive community. 

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We'll stay in gorgeous ocean-side Eco-Casitas, Suites, and Studios. Playa Viva was built from the bottom up with regenerative principles in mind. It runs on a 100% off-grid solar system and uses smart water design to conserve water and replenish the local aquifer with even cleaner water. Each unique casita uses renewable building materials harvested on-site from the farm.



We'll have three ocean-side yoga classes every day - morning, afternoon, and evening - with your favorite Thrive teachers. Meditations and Flows every morning, a diversity of afternoon classes reflecting all your faves from the Thrive schedule, and daily evening Yin, Slow Flow, or Yin & Yoga Nidra. Playa Viva provides Manduka yoga mats, blocks, blankets, and straps for our practices.



Playa Viva chefs prepare three meals daily + snacks and refreshments. All of their food is fresh, organic, locally sourced, and farm-to-table. They also provide coffee, teas, agua frescas, and filtered water. Playa Viva accommodates a wide variety of diets, including vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, omnivore, low to no sugar, and gluten-free, among other special dietary concerns and allergies.



Playa Viva is all about the simple luxury of nature. Located on a mile of pristine private beach surrounded by lush green palms, we'll "fall asleep to the lullaby of the Pacific Ocean and wake to the warm breeze on our skin". And they have a baby sea turtle sanctuary. Naturally.



Ground transportation to and from the Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo airport (ZIH).


Taxes, gratuity for the property caretakers, and a donation to Playa Viva's Turtle Sanctuary and to their other social and environmental impact work.


For the week of February 12 - 18, we're taking the Thrive party to MEXICO. We'll have a limited schedule of classes at our Bremerton studio. 


Kristi Kontak Millsap


Summer Adams


Katie Williams


Katie Rains

Photo courtesy of Kev Steele

Photo courtesy of Kev Steele


7am - Coffee, tea, snacks available for early birds

8am - Meditation & Flow

9:15am - Breakfast

Free time, relax by the pool, read, walk the beach, indulge in a spa treatment or massage, go on an excursion (not included)

1:30pm - Lunch

5pm - Yoga (alternating styles from Thrive)

7pm - Dinner

8.30pm - Yin / Slow Flow / Yin & Yoga Nidra


Do I need a visa or a passport to travel to Mexico?

American citizens do not need a visa to travel to Mexico, but travelers will need a valid, up-to-date passport to travel outside the U.S. 

Should I get travel insurance?

Yas. We recommend you purchase travel insurance through Insure My Trip in case you become ill before or during your trip.

Is pricing per person or per room?

Pricing is listed per person. Send Kristi a note at with special room / roommate requests. 

Got more questions?

We've got more answers - check out Playa Viva's extensive list of FAQs or reach out to Kristi at

Is alcohol included?

Alcohol is not included in the retreat price, but it's available for purchase at the Playa Viva bar. 

Where is Playa Viva and how do I get there?

Playa Viva is located near the small village of Juluchuca on the Pacific Coast of Mexico in the State of Guerrero. It's just a 35 minute ride from the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH).

Flights to ZIH from Seattle may route through Los Angeles or San Francisco.

Could I do a payment plan?

Sure thing! 

What if I need to cancel?

There are no refunds for the 50% deposit for any reason. If you cancel prior to the November 2, 2022 full payment deadline, you will not be responsible for the remainder of your payment.

If you need to cancel on or after November 2, 2022, the remainder of your payment must be paid in full (because we're fully on the hook for your spot at the retreat to Playa Viva). 

Do the bar and the boutique at Playa Viva accept Mexican Pesos or US dollars?

Playa Viva accepts both currencies.

How can I book a massage or other spa services at Playa Viva?

Playa Viva is always staffed with a masseuse, some of whom can provide additional spa services such as facials and specialty scrubs using locally harvested materials. Their massage hut is right on the beach (!). Services vary based on the provider, so definitely inquire about the spa menu when you arrive. Prices for massage are $110 for 60 minutes, $130 for 75 minutes, $150 for 90 minutes and $190 for 120 minutes.