imagine....joyful wellness practices overlooking this beautiful, long sandy bay, and dipping into blue waters at the loveliest, gentlest beach I've ever known.

La Manzanilla is a tranquil jewel on La Costa Allegre (The Happy Coast) of the Pacific Ocean of western Mexico. This is the area where I have spent 14 winters teaching bilingual movement and meditation classes, so I will be able to comfortably introduce you to the corazon (heart) of Mexico. Happy Planet 2016 ranks Mexico as the 2nd happiest place on earth!

Meditation starts the day, followed by alternating mornings of Yoga and Nia, and Hawaiian hula at sunset. Join in as you wish - the day is yours. Adventures in La Manzanilla include walking the 5 mile long beach around the bay, boogie boarding, biking the coastal mangrove path to see the iguanas at Boca de Iguana, visiting the crocodile sanctuary, or taking a sunset bird tour on the lagoon.

Other options are Spanish classes at the language school, bartering with beach vendors, a traveling artisan market on Fridays, dancing the night away to local bands, trips to nearby Barra de Navidad and Melaque for varied shopping or night life experiences.

Or simply spending the day with a cerveza, ceviche and good book, lounging under the shade of an umbrella and squishing your toes in the warm sand at one of the beach-front restaurants, while sampling the fresh seafood caught by local fishermen, the hand-made tortillas and salsas, or the international cuisine. And don't forget siestas!

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Hotel Puesta del Sol (Sunset Hotel) is at the quiet end of town, yet only a block from the town square and beach, and half a block from classes at Casa Luz. It is a Mexican family-style hotel, with clean, private and shared rooms. Guests also have use of the communal kitchen, lounge, wifi, and roof top ocean-view terrace.



10 Day Retreat, plus accommodation, Costs:

Private Room $1024-$1150 CAD (depending on room size)

Double Occupancy $862-$925CAD (depending on room size)

To reserve email a 50% deposit by interac email money transfer.

Airfare not included. Most participants fly West Jet to Manzanillo arriving Friday late afternoon and share a cab to La Manzanilla, arriving in time to settle in at the hotel and come to the hosted welcome dinner.


"A wonderful experience... lots of learning and loving from your fine blend of teachings."
"La Manzanilla is such a gentle, easy place to be, with friendly people. I loved seeing the fishermen making their nets and fishing."
"A very enriching, satisfying week. We're still enjoying our 'Ta Da' moments which send us off into torrents of joy and laughter."
"La Manzanilla was a perfect location - the whole village life, happy smiling people, the hotel and the yoga space we used."
"Traveling with a group was a really comfortable and safe experience, permeated with love and support. The sense of community was a highlight."