Suitable for intermediate, beginner, and advanced practitioners
Daily yoga and meditation
Sober/substance-free Mexico retreat with a recovery focus
Luxurious and eco-friendly accommodation at Native Residence
Silent meditation/journaling time
Surf lessons and/or surfboard and wetsuit rental
Ziplining, hiking in the Valle de Guadalupe, and Ensenada for food and shopping
Food by a chef and delicious local meals are all plant-based
Instruction in English
Max. 10 participants
Organiser also speaks Spanish
Join Bigger Life Adventures for a yoga and surf holiday in Mexico in October 2022. Baja is a perfect place to get away from colder weather, take yoga classes on an oceanfront balcony, learn to surf, and enjoy delicious local food. Experience daily yoga and meditation and then take your board out for a spin in the waves!
28th October to 1st November 2022
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Program

*Tentative and subject to change.

Day 1
  • 1:00 p.m. airport pickup for those flying into San Diego
  • Travel safely in a van across the border to Native Residence
  • Time to settle in and relax
  • Welcome ceremony, evening yoga, and meditation
  • Dinner by Chef Zach

Day 2
  • Surf morning - lessons and/or rentals will be provided!
  • Breakfast by Chef Zach
  • Local lunch nearby/free time to explore or relax
  • Afternoon yoga and meditation
  • Dinner by Chef Zach

Day 3
  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Breakfast by Chef Zach
  • Ziplining adventure at Las Canadas
  • Local lunch out and souvenir shopping in Ensenada
  • Evening yoga and meditation
  • Dinner by Chef Zach

Day 4
  • Morning yoga and meditation or more time to surf!
  • Breakfast by Chef Zach
  • Hike in gorgeous Valle de Guadalupe
  • Lunch and kombucha tasting at La Kombucheria Vegana
  • Optional massages for those who want them
  • Evening yoga and meditation
  • Dinner by Chef Zach
  • Halloween party/ecstatic dance!

Day 5
  • Morning yoga and meditation
  • Dia de los Muertos ceremony
  • Special Mexican buffet breakfast
  • Check out time and transport across the border back to San Diego
  • If flying out of San Diego, your flight can leave after 3:00 p.m.

Excursions
  • Surf lessons and surfboard rental at local surf breaks
  • Valle de Guadalupe - enjoy a hike and lunch in this gorgeous valley
  • Ziplining at Las Canadas
  • Explore downtown Ensenada to see the local markets, mariachi music, and more

Accommodation

Beach setting
Caters for vegetarian and vegan diets
Environmentally friendly
Terrace
Free parking
Kitchen
Yoga deck
Free Wi-Fi

Check-in

16:00

Check-out

10:00

Native Residence includes 6 separate containers "Casas" which each have their own bathroom. You can book your own casa for yourself or yourself and a friend. There's a shared kitchen, common area, and yoga patio with an ocean view!

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Queen Room
Private room | Private bathroom | $1,250
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King Suite
Private room | Private bathroom | $2,700

Food

Most meals and snacks will be provided by Bigger Life Adventures and will be plant-based vegetarian or vegan. A couple of meals will be at restaurants in order to sample the local cuisine. You'll be paying for these meals yourself.

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate them to the organiser when making a reservation 

What's included?

  • 4 nights accommodation at Native Residence
  • Daily and sometimes twice daily yoga and meditation
  • Silent meditation/journaling time
  • Surf lessons and/or surfboard rental
  • Most meals and snacks, plant-based (some meals will be eaten out so you can get some great Mexican food)
  • Ziplining and hiking adventures
  • Transportation in a passenger van from San Diego International Airport to Native Residence on the 28th and back to San Diego on the 1st.
  • All transportation during retreat adventures - you’ll be going ziplining in nature, on a hike in the Valle de Guadalupe, to Ensenada for food and shopping, and surfing
  • A fun group of like-minded people down to experience Mexico sober

What's not included?

  • Optional professional massage adds-on
  • A couple of meals that you'll be eating out
  • Parking in San Diego (if you’re leaving your car there and traveling with Bigger Life Adventures)

Location

Native Residence is located in Rosarito, Baja Norte, Mexico. It's an awesome, luxurious, and eco-friendly accommodation made of up-cycled shipping containers and straw bales. Rosarito is an easy 38 kilometres highway drive south of the San Ysidro border crossing in San Diego.

Nearby Towns

Playas de Rosarito
12 km
Tijuana
Tijuana
29 km
Imperial Beach
35 km

How to get there

Arrival by shuttle

Transportation in Bigger Life Adventures' passenger van from San Diego to Native Residence on the 28th and back to San Diego on the 1st are included in the price. This will be optional, and if you would rather drive yourself, that is totally fine!

Arrival by taxi

You can also fly into Tijuana and take a taxi or Uber to Native Residence.

Nearest airports
TIJ Tijuana International Airport
Transfer not provided
20 km
SAN San Diego International Airport
Transfer included
42 km
Nearest train stations
Estación García
23km
Estación Tijuana
31km
H Street
41km

Instructors

Carrie Hoffman
Carrie
Carrie has been practicing yoga for over six years and has always turned to her practice for stress relief and spiritual connection. She loves to show her students that yoga is far more than just the poses, it is a spiritual path that can guide you in every aspect of your life! In 2018 she obtained her Yoga Alliance RYT 200 from Quantum Yoga School under the teacher Lara Baumann. Quantum's unique yoga education provided her with expertise in Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, Vinyasa, and incorporating the modern principles of quantum physics into yoga.
Zach Minnich
Zach
Zach is a trained chef with a speciality in creating healthy and delicious vegan food! He also loves reaching alternate states of consciousness and has been practising and facilitating Breathwork Meditation in the Wim Hof Style for 2+ years. He's also our Reiki Master.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation

Cancel up to 30 days in advance for a 85% refund

Changes

You may not change your dates after booking

Covid

No refund if you test positive for Covid
Full refund if you cannot travel due to Covid restrictions
Full refund if the retreat does not take place due to Covid restrictions
28th October to 1st November 2022
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