NERVOUS SYSTEM RESET
Welcome to your blissful Nervous System Reset retreat in the serene paradise of Zihuatenejo, Mexico, where tranquility and self-discovery intertwine amidst breathtaking natural beauty.
As the sun-kissed shores beckon, I invite you to embark on a transformative journey aimed at leaving behind the burdens of everyday life and rekindling your inner balance.
Nestled in the heart of Mexico's Pacific coast, this enchanting haven promises to be a sanctuary for your mind, body, and spirit.
With a focus on resetting your nervous system through rejuvenating movement practices, meditation, cold therapy, breathwork and traditional sweat lodges, you'll find solace in the gentle sway of palm trees and the rhythmic waves of the ocean, creating an ideal environment for personal growth and renewal. Step into a world of harmony and release, and let the soothing ambiance of this retreat help you rediscover your true self.
MEET YOUR RETREAT GUIDE
Hi! I'm Brittany. I have dedicated my life to wellness, both for myself and for others. Through my own journey, I have gathered the tools to manage my nervous system so that I can better deal with the daily stressors that come with existing on this magical but chaotic planet.
Since moving to Mexico in 2022, I have dreamt of hosting a retreat in this beautiful country. Being here has been a huge catalyst in my own healing journey and I want to share the magic I have experienced with you.
Over the course of our 5 days together, I will guide you through movement, meditation, cold therapy and breathwork, which will all be modalities that you will take home with you so you can better handle the curveballs life with inevitably throw you.
Experience the healing power of movement, twice daily. Brittany will guide you through different modalities with varying outcomes such as Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga and Pilates.
Meditation isn't about having no thoughts, but rather observing your mind thinking. Learn how to connect to yourself and get to the root of your worries through daily meditation practices.
Experience healing and transformational Breathwork, a therapeutic practice rooted in Pranayama techniques. Learn how to shift the state of your nervous system using this powerful modality.
Explore the healing powers of cold therapy. The benefits of cold: speeds up metabolism, reduces inflammation, swelling, and sore muscles. Beyond the physical benefits, cold exposure provides the opportunity to overcome the ego, allowing you to build mental resilience.
Physical touch is so healing. Allow yourself to completely surrender for 60 minutes while your amazing therapist aids you in relieving physical stress you have been carrying, promotes relaxation and brings you to a state of complete bliss.
Experience a traditional sweat lodge ceremony that has been practiced for centuries by various indigenous cultures in Mexico. Our spiritual guide will take us through a journey of physical cleansing through sweating and spiritual purification. This ceremony is regarded as a powerful ritual for healing, introspection, and connecting with the elements and ancestral wisdom.
All fresh, organic, and farm-to-table meals, snacks, and beverages, including coffee, teas, agua frescas, and filtered water.
All pricing includes:
3 FARM-TO-TABLE MEALS DAILY
TRANSPORTATION TO AND FROM AIRPORT
DAILY MOVEMENT PRACTICES
COLD EXPOSURE JOURNEY
CACAO HEART OPENING CEREMONY
CLOSING BONFIRE CEREMONY
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
Everything below will be an additional cost
FLIGHT TO/FROM ZIH INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
ADDITONAL SPA TREATMENTS
ADDITIONAL EXCURSIONS (SURFING, HIKING, ETC)
ANYTHING YOU WISH TO PURCHASE AT THE BOUTIQUE
FALL ASLEEP TO THE SOUNDS OF THE OCEAN
Accommodation for 1 person
This is the only single occupancy room available on the Nervous System Reset Retreat. The Queen EcoCasita is a one-bedroom self-contained “Casita” (little house). This EcoCasita provides complete privacy, and is the only room outfitted with a Queen bed.
This room has an unobstructed ocean view. Queen EcoCasitas have a private bathroom on the same level and feature sliding doors that that open for a 180° degree ocean view or close for complete privacy.
There is only one Queen EcoCasita available
Accommodation for 3 people
$2900 CAD per person
The Deluxe Suite is a spacious room with 3 single beds. Deluxe Suites are part of a 4-Bedroom Casita (one larger structure) that is shared amongst other Nervous System Reset Retreat attendees.
Deluxe Suites have a private bath and share a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite that serves as a large outdoor living room containing a couch, chairs and a table. Deluxe Suites have an unobstructed ocean view.
There are two Deluxe Suites available
Accommodation for 2 people
$2600 CAD per person
Studios are the most affordable option for the Nervous System Reset Retreat. They have an unobstructed ocean view and include two single beds. The room also has a desk.
Studios are part of the 4 bedroom Casita, shared with your other retreaters. These are moderately sized rooms that adjoin the Deluxe Suites. Studios have a private bathroom downstairs away from the bedroom area.
There are two Studios available
WHERE IS THE RETREAT HELD AND HOW DO I GET THERE?
We will meet at Playa Viva, a one-of-a-kind Eco Luxury boutique hotel, conveniently located just 35-minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH). Ground transportation from ZIH airport to Playa Viva is included in the retreat price and we will be in touch to coordinate details. Click here for more detailed info on how to get there and answers to other FAQs regarding the hotel.
WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?
Weather is unpredictable and we make no guarantees, but Playa Viva enjoys a year-round semi-tropical climate with approximately 300 sunny days a year. Our retreat time in early March is considered high season and prime time to travel with low rain and average temperatures in the range of 21 to 30 degrees Celsius.
HOW RIGOROUS WILL THE MOVEMENT PRACTICES BE? IS IT BEGINNER FRIENDLY?
The retreat is structured to be suitable for all attendees. Adjustments will be suggested for all levels, in particular during our more vigorous power yoga and pilates practices, so everyone is welcome!
WHERE WILL MOVEMENT CLASSES BE HELD?
All classes will be in covered open-air outdoor space so we get some shade from the sun and also have no issues even in the rare chance of rain. The practice space is on the beach – get ready for some epic ocean views!
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL ATTEND THE RETREAT?
There is space for 11 people on the retreat
IS THERE A SUGGESTED PACKING LIST?
In addition to clothes, toiletries, and other things you would normally pack for a trip like this, I recommend you bring the following: yoga clothes, flip flops, bathing suit, light sweaters or wraps for cool nights, closed toe shoes (if hiking or running), light long sleeve shirt and pants to protect yourself from mosquitoes, portable flash light for seeing at night, ear plugs (as you are close to the ocean and it can get loud), hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent (Playa Viva recommends Repel brand lemon eucalyptus mosquito repellent). All yoga mats and props will be available at the hotel so no need to bring if you’d rather not!
WILL I NEED TO TIP DURING THE RETREAT?
Tax and tip for all group meals, classes and activities are included in your ticket price so no need to tip separately after group meals, classes or activities. Feel free to tip any support staff that you believe have gone above and beyond at the end of the retreat at your discretion, but again, only if you really want to.
WHAT WILL THE FOOD BE LIKE DURING THE RETREAT?
The food at Playa Viva is one of the main reasons I chose this as the retreat center.
Playa Viva describes their food as healthy Mexican. They focus on traditional Mexican meals, but cook with minimal oil and healthy, local ingredients. They strive to get as many organic ingredients as possible and grow as much of their food on site as they can (on their small farm). Farm to table is an aspirational goal for them with the objective that the chef and kitchen team have a direct relationship with the producers of each item on your plate.
Below is an example of what you might find on a particular day during your Retreat:
Breakfast might be oatmeal, local fruit (such as papaya, melon, watermelon, pineapple), yogurt, tortillas, fresh eggs, fresh orange juice, tea (from local herbs like mint, limon, etc.) and coffee (local and organic).
Lunch might be sopes (handmade thick tortillas filled with beans and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.) with a fresh salad of tomatoes, nopalitos, verdolaga (purslane) and maybe a vegetable soup plus aguas frescas to drink.
Dinner might include a tortilla soup, caesar salad, fresh red snapper, ceviche, a variety of vegetarian dishes and maybe some chicken taquitos.
Snacks during the day might include frozen grapes, paletas (fresh fruit popsicles), organic popcorn, jicama/carrot/cucumber slices with lemon/salt/chile, or a margarita pizza with fresh tomatoes.
In summary, the food will consist of plenty of fresh and local plant-based cuisine with an occasional meat or fish dish. Vegan, dairy-free and gluten-free options will be available as well.
WILL THERE BE ALCOHOL AVAILABLE?
Alcohol and blended drinks are not included with your ticket price but will be available onsite for separate purchase.
WHEN SHOULD I BOOK MY FLIGHTS AND OTHER TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS?
I recommend booking as soon as you are able to in order to get the best price possible.
WILL YOU HELP BOOK GROUND TRANSPORTATION?
Yes! On the day the retreat starts and ends, ground transportation to and from ZIH airport to Playa Viva will be arranged by me and is included with your ticket price. A few months prior to the start of the retreat, we will reach out to you to collect your travel details and let you know what to expect in terms of ground transportation options.
CAN I EXTEND MY STAY AT PLAYA VIVA?
I don’t have a separate block for this but the hotel has informed us that they will try to accommodate guest requests as much as they can. Please email Playa Viva direct at email@example.com if you need extra nights.
WHEN ARE PAYMENTS DUE?
$500 CAD is due to reserve your spot on the retreat.
Once your initial payment is made, you will have until Dec 1 2023 to pay the remaining balance.
DO YOU HAVE PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE?
Yes, they are available! The initial $500 CAD deposit is required to secure your spot, but from there we can arrange a payment plan that suits your needs. Please email me directly if this is something you want to discuss: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IF I AM A SOLO TRAVELER?
You may enter solo but you will leave with life long friends. This is an intimate group container and we encourage you to go on this journey alone as it will be incredibly valuable experience of self-discovery.
WILL THERE BE ACCESS TO WIFI?
WiFi is included, and available for your use in the common areas of the resort.