Body Positivity in Puerto Vallarta
Wild and Weightless has collaborated with yoga instructor Kim May, to invite you to join us in Puerto Vallarta for a week of connection, adventure, and yoga.
may 9th-15th, 2020
During this retreat we will help you in creating a more trusting and nourishing relationship with your body and mind. Our leaders have years of experience creating safe and healing spaces. Through informative workshops, yoga, conversational learning, and outdoor excursions we will encourage you to celebrate your body for all that it can do! This is a retreat for ALL bodies, and we aim to break the mold of the stereo typical yoga or “bikini body”. It is our mission to make you feel comfortable, and we give you permission to show up however you would like.
While in Puerto Vallarta you will have the opportunity to explore the vibrancy of the city through food, shopping and nightlife. At the villa located directly on the ocean, you will have plenty of time to relax by the private pool or on the beach. Our adventures will include a boat ride along the coast of Puerto Vallarta, snorkeling, a guided hike through the jungle to a waterfall, SUPing, and sea kayaking. You have the freedom to skip anything that doesn’t serve you, we hope you make this retreat your own experience!
During this week, our leaders will help you discover the tools and practices you need to help you build the compassionate and loving relationship with your body that you have always wanted, regardless of size or what your recovery journey looks like. We will also provide ample time for rest, relaxation, creativity and spontaneity. Each day you will have the opportunity to participate in morning and evening yoga practices and daily workshops around exploring and healing the relationship you have with your body.
Day 1: Arrival, get settled, introductions, and setting intentions
Day 2: Morning yoga, workshop “letting go of perfectionism”, beach time, evening yoga
Day 3: Morning yoga, boat ride to a remote jungle hike and areas to snorkel, workshop, evening yoga
Day 4: Morning yoga, Mala workshop and meditation, workshop, evening yoga
Day 5: Morning yoga, workshop, SUPing and kayaking, evening yoga
Day 6: Morning yoga, workshop, explore town, beach day, evening yoga
Day 7: Morning yoga, closing and goodbyes.
What is included
7 Day/6 Night stay in private home on the beach with a private pool
Chef-prepared Lunches & Dinners (Can accommodate dietary needs - specify when registering)
Self serve breakfast, snacks & bottled water from our fully stocked kitchen
8 Yoga Classes (AM Active & PM Restorative)
Private Massage: 1 Hour (tip not included)
Beach Photo Shoot: 15 minutes and 5 Digital Images
Transport to & from airport (within time limits)
Pre-trip Skype Meeting with Kristen and Kim
Swag Bag filled with plenty of goodies to enhance your stay!
Relaxing and Rejuvenating week in Paradise!
You never have to pull out your wallet!
Airfare & Other travel fees
Shopping & Additional excursions you may choose to take
Tip for massage
Alcoholic beverages & meals outside of villa
*note about alcohol: alcoholic beverages are available for order through Villa Karaway Or bring your own to store in the communal kitchen. We ask you to be mindful of workshop times and programming schedule.
Linens, Rooms air-conditioned, WiFi, On staff concierge, housing complex has 24 hour gated security
Kim May, yoga instructor
Hello Everyone!! My name is Kim. This will be my fourth retreat to Puerto Vallarta, I am looking forward to sharing the beautiful beaches at the villa with you! I was raised in Colorado with an active outdoor lifestyle. My love for travel and adventure has stemmed from a young age.
I found yoga in high school and throughout college it became an everyday routine.Working long hours and being active, I found that yoga helped me maintain my flexibility, energy, strength, and most importantly calmed my mind. Yoga truly taught me how to center my mind and body. It taught me that what I looked like had nothing to do with how my body could move. I am a 500 hour certified yoga teacher with many disciplines, thousands of hours of teaching under my belt, and have run many retreats. My teaching style is simple; I encourage all of my students to tap into their true strength, embrace their sense of discovery, and rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit. On and off the mat, I want to encourage you to deepen your relationship with your mind and body.
I am so looking forward to our adventures and yoga exploration on this amazing retreat we have planned for you.
Kristen Ales, Therapist and coach
Hi I am Kristen, founder of Wild and Weightless. I believe that connection is at the core of building a healing and therapeutic relationship. As a counselor, I bring a sense of curiosity, compassion, and warmth to our individual and group sessions. I believe that therapy is a collaborative process. As your therapeutic facilitator I will listen to your individual needs, and aim to create a peaceful environment for healing and growth to occur.
I hold my master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy, from Naropa University. I am a trained Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist and specialize in disordered eating and positive body image work. My mission is to help you build a compassionate and trusting relationship with your body.
Our work together will focus on breaking down the social constructs that have led you to believe that your body is something that “needs to be fixed.” During our week together we will examine how disordered eating or negative body image is impacting your life, relationships, and broader goals. The objective is to work towards letting go of the insecurities that are holding you back from living fully and showing up authentically.
Villa Karaway is a 4-bedroom luxury beachfront villa located, near Garza Blanca Preserve and right at the Punta Negra Beach, just a 15-minute drive south of Puerto Vallarta’s downtown. Villa Karaway is part of the Los Palmares condo complex in Playa Punta Negra. The house was built with a typical central courtyard with a Mexican fountain in its center that sets the tone for the relaxing atmosphere. The property is an architectural wonder that provides ocean breezes and soothing sounds for all its guests. That’s Villa Karaway main asset, the relaxing environment that can be felt at every corner in the house.
Every guestroom has its own name, being “El Sol”, “Las Nubes” and “El Mar” (The Sun, The Clouds, and The Sea). These rooms have their own private bathrooms and overlook the courtyard. “El Sol” comes with two full-size beds, “Las Nubes” includes one king and one queen size beds, while “El Mar” has two twin beds.
COST BREAKDOWN PER ROOM – All Shared BED(s) and Rooms
El sol- 2 queen beds (4 people) $1599
Las Nubes – Queen/King beds (4 people) $1599
El Mar- 2 twin beds, futon (2 people) $1499
*A refundable deposit of $750 when booking, must be paid in full by March 30th, 2020