The Complete Lifestyle Retreat
1/11 – 8/11, 2020
After three years of running our retreats in Bali and at the Mentawai islands, we are beyond exited for our next new tropical destination – Salti Hearts x Mexico 2020; Join our Salti Tribe for the Complete Lifestyle Retreat in beautiful scenery in Zihuatanejo Mexico.
Salti Hearts founder, Yeni Canelon, loves travelling, surfing, yoga, fitness, tacos, music and new adventures! Mexico has been on her bucket list for a very long time and after dreaming big and taking little steps it’s that time to expand our horizons and visit a new place with the Salti Tribe.
We will be staying between the mountains, the desert and the ocean. A perfect place to unwind, surf, work out, practice yoga, meditate, heal, relax, connect, explore, learn, growth, share and expand your horizons and meet like minded, creative and powerful women.
Picture yourself in a boutique Mexican Villa “Casa” that was previously abandoned and was lost to the jungle however found by the creative people who converted the space and styled into with a minimal aesthetic property. It’s a hideout overlooking the slow motion of Zihuatanejo Bay, where the most beautiful sunsets and magic can happen.
The Mexican Villa
A private boutique villa covering four levels overlooking the Bay of Zihuatanejo;
– 7 large bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms (including bathtubs).
– 4 rooms with 1 king-sized bed and 3 rooms with 2 double beds. All rooms include personal bathrooms.
– 2 infinity pools with ocean view
– 4 private terraces
– 5 rooms with a view of the Pacific Ocean (First in best view)
– Communal creative space living room + kitchen overlooking the ocean and sunsets
– Daily fresh breakfast + juice and coffee + brunch snacks
– Complimentary wi-fi
– Washer (free for one use or for a fee)
– Offers a first aid kit
– Cleaning service x 3 times during your stay
– Comfortable spaces, cleanliness, simplicity with the right amenities
– Other than the penthouse suite, there is no air-conditioning in the rooms.
Note: Since we are overlooking the entire bay, there are a significant number of stairs to get up to the villa. It is a great way to work out and to keep the cardio levels up; so we recommend to travel light and preferably bring a back pack or a carry on that you can easily carry.
The Villa is a ten minute drive from down town Zihua or twenty five minute scenic walk though la Ropa. The beach is a five minute walk from the villa. There are many restaurants, cafes, shops and so much more.
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo is the place to go these days, great coastlines, waves, scenic views, food, music, cultural experience and so much more. There are all types of waves in the state, from beach breaks to point breaks to reef breaks, to mellow, fun and barrel waves to choose from. The surf will be focus on surf safaris, As the villa is located within the bay we will drive to each of the surf spots. The closest one is playa las gastas which is right across from the villa while playa Linda, Saladita beach, Troncones and the ranch are all between five to forty five minutes distance by car from our accommodation.
Playa Las Gatas: is the closest beach and is reached after a walk and paddle out from the villa. It’s a left handed wave which needs a good amount of SW-NW swell to break over a man-made reef, but there doesn’t seem to be an upper size limit. Hollow, fast or slow! Usually the local surfers prefer this break as is the closets to the town. | 10 minute walk.
Playa Linda: is usually mushy but the river mouth can generate long left walls as the wave reels into a sandy lagoon. Perfect for those that love riding a long board or a Malibu. | 22 minute drive.
Saladita Beach: This surf spot is well known for being the perfect spot to ride your long board, cruise around and have a great time with your tribe. People say it looks like Malibu in California, as it is long, walled-up, crumbling lefts are perfect for the longboard crew when it’s small, yet La Saladita can be a real treat on a shortboard at double overhead. Works all year-round. | 45 minute drive.
Playa Troncones: Just south of Manzanillo, Troncones is a 5km (3mi) long stretch of beach marked with rock outcrops that encourage sandbar peaks, great for beginners to start with and also there is a moody right handed reef at the south of the beach that works with right swell. | 35 minute drive.
The Ranch: this is the furthest surf spot from our accommodation, located in El Capire, The Ranch remained a secret spot for years. It’s a very consistent break that offers rights and left hander waves on either side of the headland plus a river mouth that hold up to double overhead. | 1 hour drive.
Yoga & Mindful Meditation
Our yoga and mindful meditation classes have been designed to be suitable for all levels of knowledge and experience. The classes will compliment your surfing program with a blend of morning and afternoon sessions. Each practice will allow you to truly take some time out to reconnect with your mind, body and soul. We aim to ensure that after each session you will be blessed with a deep feeling of relaxation and gratitude. The classes are either morning or afternoon depending on surf conditions.
All forms of yoga are used to direct energy; here are the ones we will cover while on retreat:
Hatha yoga consists of physical postures and movements designed to stimulate and rejuvenate the physical cells of our being. Practicing asanas (postures) to stretch out the body, calm the mind, and allow us to connect to the higher force and our own potential.
Pranayama yoga begins with the art of proper breathing; from there it moves through dozens of techniques aimed at rejuvenating the nervous system through controlling the flow energy in the nerves. Prana (energy) – Yama (control). This is a fundamental part of the traditional yoga practice. The focus is to help the whole body and mind to relax and prepare for meditative states. There are many breathing techniques – we will practice a few that will support our hatha practices and prepare us for our meditation and sound healing ceremonies.
Kundalini yoga involves concentration techniques to move energy in certain ways for the purpose awakening dormant forces in the body, so as to use them along our path. The practice of kriyas and meditations in kundalini yoga are designed to raise complete body awareness to prepare the body, nervous system, and mind to handle the energy of kundalini rising.
Sound Healing | Singing Bowl with crystals
Using music as a therapy to quiet the mind relaxes the body and heals the heart.
It’s an ancient and sacred sound that comes from the Greeks. It goes back to the 12th century and since than it has been used for Hindu meditation and rituals in the Tibetan culture.
We will practice with the singing bowl as part of our healing session to benefit the mind, the body and the soul while seeking to relax our mind, reduce any stress levels, anger, depression or fatigue. Singing bowl-therapy creates a great impact to the physical health and emotional wellbeing they have powerful healing properties.
Ayurveda Body Types and Diet
Ayurveda means science of life. It is an ancient Hindu system of medicine as well as a general philosophy of health and wellness. It includes advice on diet, exercise, sleep, and hygiene, as well as the use of herbal preparations. Like most traditional medicine systems, it was developed and refined over thousands of years, using observation and experience—and that’s exactly where science begins. In fact, the Sanskrit word “ayurveda” literally means the “science of life.”
An ayurvedic diet is an eating plan that provides guidelines for when you eat, what you eat, and how you eat to boost your health, prevent or manage disease, and maintain wellness. If you follow an ayurvedic diet, you’ll eat primarily whole or minimally processed foods and practice mindful eating rituals.
This dosen’t mean that you will be eating plant based food while we are on retreat; we just want hare a little bit of sacred knowledge with you all, considering the three body types; Vatta | Pitta | Kapah.
The doshas are the three energies that define every person’s makeup. Knowing your dosha can help you live a healthier, more balanced life.
Cultural day to celebrate “el Día de los Muetos”
The Day of the Death is a Mexican holiday renowned throughout Mexico, is a celebration of life and death. Is sacred and ancestral rituals that begin when the Spanish arrived to Mexico on the 16th century. The altars are usually decorated with flowers, candles, pan de muerto, ceramic skulls, and most importantly pictures of loved ones. Food placed on the altar consists of the loved ones favorite dishes and treats. Drinks should be placed in the altar to quench the thirst of the dead after their long journey back home.
Ultimately it is a celebration of life to remember the loves ones and to keep them closer to your heart.
Getting to Zihuatanejo, Guerro
For those travelling internationally, you could flight directly to Ixtapa or to Mexico then to Ixtapa.
- Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
- Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH)
The travel time From MEX to ZIH | the flight time is 1 hour. The cost varies depending on which airline your wish to travel with; from USD $100 TO $200 | Airlines: AeroMar, InterJet, AeroMexico
Once you have arrived to ZIH; the accommodation “Mexican Villa” is only 20 minutes away from the airport. We will provide airport transfers, as long they are reasonable hrs. Otherwise; taxis are very safe and the cost is approximately $25.
If you are travelling from USA; LA | CHICAGO | DALLAS or MIAMI
There are many airlines that you can travel with such as;
United | Delta | Jet Blue | Aero Mexico
If you are traveling from Canada; TORONTO
There are many airlines that you can travel with such as;
Air Canada | Aero Mexico | West Jet
NOTE: If you are traveling from Asia, Europe or Australia be ready for a long journey that will pay off once you arrive to the Bay of Zihuatanejo.
Arrival day | checking time
Recommend to arrive the 1 November 2020 at any time; however the villa will be ready after 2:00 pm and until 8:00 pm.
If you arrive early morning, because you’re flying from Asia, Europe or Australia; you could arrive to the Loot and I’ll meet you there.
For our last day | 8 November 2020 the checkout time is at 12:00 pm (Noon). Make sure to have your bags and board bags ready to go. Same thing; we could leave the Villa and hang at the Loot and from there take the transfers to the airport.
- We highly recommend you bring your own board (however if this isn’t possible let us know when booking | as we will need to sort out a board for you (at your cost). Don’t forget to take the fins out, bring your fin key and write fragile on the board bag) and check with the airline about the sport equipment fees and allowance.
- Tight and well fitted surf bikinis (tops/bottoms make sure you have spares)
- One piece swimmer are always great
- Yoga wear (cotton is ideal)
- Sunglasses hat or cap
- Sunscreen and zinc
- Reef booties or walkers
- flip flops or sandals
- Personal toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, etc)
- Shoes for the walking (optional)
- Laptop + mobile phone (make sure to bring the connecting plug for Mexico | operates on a 127V supply voltage and 60Hz.
- Books or Kindle
- Flight itinerary
- Passport + 2 copies (with a MINIMUM VALID 6 MONTHS)
- Any medication required
- USD$ cash and credit card
- USB stick or hard drive compatible with Mac to take the photo memories with you
- Your emergency contacts / travel insurance contacts / our contacts
- Travel insurance; with coverage for surfing activities; this ismandatory for your personal safety. In the case of an emergency, we will assist you to contact your insurance company.
If you’re visiting Mexico as a tourist you don’t need a visa, but you’ll need to complete an immigration form and have this with you when you enter and leave Mexico. Immigration officials at the port of entry may ask to see proof of your departure plans from Mexico before allowing you entry to the country.
Vamonos Saltis !
Mexico x Salti Hearts awaits for us. Meet me in Zihuatanejo.
Let’s live like there is no manana!!!