Contact Yoga Retreat (17%-19% off)

When: 6 Feb 2016 - 10 Feb 2016 (Sat - Wed, 4 nights)
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Playa Viva

Welcome to Playa Viva


Playa Viva is designed to provide an environment that will broaden your perspective, open your heart and remind you of the interconnection between all living things. Playa Viva is committed to preserving the cultures, traditions, communities, species and habitats that make this planet worth exploring. Find out more about yourself, and the world, at Playa Viva.


Getting Here
Playa Viva is a convenient 30-minute drive from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. We offer direct transportation via low-emission, diesel-fueled van included with your stay.
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Anjuli Mahendra

Anjuli Mahendra is a nationally licensed massage therapist, yogini, and dancer. Her practice of Embodied Resonance focuses on using the body as a vehicle to explore internal awareness. Her connection to holistic movement and healing started in ’99 through a regular Iyengar yoga practice that developed into yoga teaching by 2004. Her adventurous nature took her to Asia in 2004 where she fell in love with the Asian healing arts of Shiatsu and Thai massage, training in both and adding them to her repertoire.

She returns regularly to Asia to do further trainings in the healing/movement arts including Ayurvedic Yoga Massage, Watsu, Shintaido, Butoh, Classical Indian Dance and most recently Chi Nei Tsang. In addition to the modalities studied abroad, she completed her 700-hr training in Structural Bodywork in ‘08 that she uses as a framework for her healing sessions. Anjuli’s private practice includes bodywork sessions, weekly yoga classes, healing events, and workshops both locally and in Asia.

Anjuli’s main dance focus over the last few years has been Contact improvisation, as it requires moment-to-moment presence with another person and his/her environment. Because there is such a wide range of expression possible in this dance (from slow, subtle movements to acrobatic lifts), there is infinite space for exploration and development. In conjunction with CI, she has been practicing and sharing partner yoga over the last few years that requires similar rapport with a partner.

Anjuli’s teaching style is a unique synthesis of dance, movement, and healing practices. She encourages her students to use fluid, spiraling movements to warm the body in preparation for deeper connection through dance, contact yoga. and resonance work. She holds space for her students to explore deep inner journeywork through solo and group dance encouraging them to tune into their natural surroundings for clues to go deeper into the unlimited nature of consciousness. In both her bodywork practice and contact yoga teaching, Anjuli facilitates her students/clients to get in touch with their internal experience and express this energy through movement, sounding, release, and acknowledgement. See more photos and other events by this presenter

Alok Rocheleau

Alok is the founder of Rock Water Healing Arts which focuses on wellness in all aspects of life. Providing massage, yoga, dance, mindfulness, wellness coaching, and nature experiences, Alok’s passion is to inspire people to find a healthy balance in their lives through honest connection with themselves and others. Alok started his commitment to yoga in 2000 with a background as a personal trainer and triathlete. In 2004, he took the 200-hour yoga teacher training at Mount Madonna Center, which focuses on classical Ashtanga yoga through the teachings of Baba Hari Dass and his senior teachers. Hari Das is a master yogi whose silent example and emphasis on karma yoga inspired Alok to stay at the ashram and teach yoga for a year. Since then he has been back to MMC three times to assist the yoga teacher training.
For 5 years Alok traveled extensively, studying a variety of yoga styles including Ashtanga, Iyengar, Anusara, Shadow, Acroyoga, and Hatha. His classes creatively blend these styles, emphasizing the union of breath, body and mind.
After studying Thai Massage in Thailand, Alok has been offering this ancient modality while incorporating Acupressure, Reiki, Shiatsu and Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal Chi massage) techniques. Each massage is customized intuitively for the client’s needs. Embracing the Thai philosophy, Alok supports the internal balance of the body by applying acupressure to the sen (energy) lines, removing blockages to the free flow of energy in the body. With his background in the yogic arts and a degree in exercise physiology, Alok uses this knowledge to unwind both the muscular and energetic systems of the body. Known for his strong, intuitive hands, Alok encourages awareness of the breath to help with release.
Alok is a patient teacher of yoga, Thai Massage, Contact Yoga, meditation, pranayama, and nature awareness. He is happy to assist you on your way to peace and awakening to your true nature. See more photos and other events by this presenter

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