6 Day All Inclusive Yoga & Turtle Sanctuary Volunteer Retreat,Mexico

  • Organizer: 109 World
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 05-December-2019
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Area: Guerrrero, Mexico
  • Food: Vegetarian
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature


Escape with 109 World ,We Are Young Souls to Playa Viva this December. This will be a journey of reintroducing yourselves to nature with an open and conscious heart. Practice yoga every day and volunteer with the local local turtle sanctuary.


I’m not even sure how to describe my experience with these incredible, inspiring, organized, and thoughtful woman! 109 World provides me an opportunity to serve a community I would not have been able to reach on my own.

They obviously care deeply for their work and were in the trenches with all the volunteers to make this experience fulfilling and life changing. I would recommend a retreat with this group to every human being!!!

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This trip was amazing! If anyone is curious about what a trip with 109 is like, you won’t be disappointed trying it out.

They make service accessible for everyone and you will have a great community with you every step of the way.

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    Fer & Pao

    Core Subject: Volunteer

    We Are Young Souls promotes self-study as a daily practice which enhances our relationship with ourselves and others. We seek to uncover the veils, to break away from fixed identities and belief systems. These beautiful ancient practices will create the fertile ground to live from our true nature, our most authentic self. We've been living and teaching Yoga for the past ten years. Our main interest is to share Yoga as a Self-Healing Practice, allowing total transformation when used as a complete system. We all have the power to shape this life in whichever way we want.


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. 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 worlds away providing immersion into the wonders of nature, and escape to utter private relaxation.

This experience in Mexico is nothing short of magic. We will practice yoga every day on the iconic yoga deck with the ocean crashing in the distance under the guidance of the incredible We Are Young Souls Team.

And not only will we nourish our minds and bodies daily, we will be volunteering each day and working on a local turtle sanctuary. A portion of your ticket will go towards all the materials and supplies needed to do the work and support our friends at La Tortuga Viva. So not only will you help to fund this project, but we will work together to bring it into fruition!

Plus three daily farm to table meals, amazing excursions, spa treatments, and a beautiful group of Changemakers to build community with, you won't want to miss this!  

Sample Daily Schedule :

  • 7.00 AM – 8.00AM Breakfast 
  • 8.00 AM – 11.00 AM Volunteer Work at Turtle Sanctuary Project
  • 12.00 PM – 1.00 PM  Yoga with WAYS 
  • 1.00 PM – 2:00 PM  Lunch
  • 2:00 PM – 5.00 PM  Open Time and Excursions 
  • 5:00 PM – 7.00 PM  Evening Yoga Session with WAYS 
  • 7:00 PM – 9.00 PM  Dinner

For this retreat there are two types of luxury accommodations at different costs for you to choose from, but no matter what you choose, all of the Playa Viva options are beautiful, extremely comfortable, and immersed in nature. 

Option 1: Eco Casita with 4 Twins These rooms have 4 twin beds, so you will have three roommates. The EcoCasita have an unobstructed ocean view; private bathroom on the same level and have shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available.

Option 2: Private Studio There are only two studios and both have an unobstructed ocean view and include a Queen bed. Room also has a desk. These are moderately sized rooms with a private bathroom which is downstairs from the bedroom area. This is the perfect option if you would like the room all for yourself. 

When it comes to your health and wellness, what is more important than fresh, organic produce harvested right from your own garden?

At Playa Viva, depending on the season, they have a thriving organic garden with a variety of vegetables. Come pick your own salad fixings. Walk the nascent orchard and pick fresh pomegranates, mangoes, cashew nuts and pistachios.

They source as much as we can from their land, then from local small farmers who provide milk, cheese and eggs. You will enjoy a variety of holistic approaches to healing, much of which revolve around healthy diet and nutrition.

A portion of your ticket will go towards all the materials and supplies needed to build supporting structures for the turtle sanctuary. Not only are you helping to fund this project, but we will work together to bring it to fruition.

  • 5 Nights lodging at Playa Viva
  • Farm to table breakfast, lunch and dinner each day
  • Transportation to and from the airport ( you will fly to Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International Airport – the airport code is ZIH)
  • Daily yoga & meditation with the one and only ways
  • Closing ceremony
  • All materials, training, and supplies for turtle sanctuary project with La Tortuga Viva

Playa Viva Eco-Boutique Hotel


For the duration of this retreat, we will be staying at the beautiful eco-boutique hotel Playa Viva. A unique yoga retreat destination that provides us with the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally-conscious hotel.

Playa Viva hosts a beachfront yoga deck, has its own private beach and is also the home of the turtle sanctuary we will be working on together with the local community. In short, Playa Viva is “Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values.”

  • We collect a US $500 deposit to reserve your spot. This deposit is non-refundable or transferable. Participants can be refunded (minus the deposit) if participant cancels more than 30 days prior to the start date of the trip. After that, the payment cannot be refunded or transferred.