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FITNESS - SURF - HIKE - VEGAN EATS - Rehab - adventure - connection - celebration

Imagine this... you in a luxury villa surrounded by jungle and sunshine. You have access to the freshest local fruit, a menu of delectable and plant-base cuisine, challenging daily workouts, life-shifting adventures and delicious beverages that are accompanied by laughter and the company of a wonderful group of like-minded people.. 

Can you see it? Good! Because you’ve just pictured yourself at The Balanced Experience Plant-Based Fitness and Adventure Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico.



A few years ago when I began my physiotherapy practice I found myself saying yes to everything, taking on as many clients as possible and giving all of my energy to my work. Sound familiar? I very quickly found myself burned out, exhausted and super stressed out. I took a step back and evaluated what I was doing and realized I needed to hit reset. What I needed in that time was to exercise more consistently, eat more nutritious food, work more on my self care, hit pause with a holiday and to connect with amazing people. I also really wanted to relax and enjoy a glass of wine. I realized that I could absolutely do that and that there were probably a whole lot of other people who were needing the same thing and thus was born The Balanced Experience.

The Balanced Experience is not your typical retreat. It is designed to help you re-energize and hit reset all while living in the moment and not taking life so seriously. We energize through daily workouts and plant-based nutrition, we get bold through excursions and adventure, we re-vitalize through recovery movement sessions, we connect through conversation and company and we balance it all with fun people and cheeky cocktails.

Find your balance and reset your energy with The Balanced Experience Plant-Based Fitness Retreat Sayulita.


A 7 night, 6 day plant-based fitness and adventure retreat lead by Danielle Boyd, Meaghan Sutter and Shawna Barker in beautiful Sayulita, Nayarit.


March 23-30, 2019 

Registration deadline is December 20th, 2018


Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico.

The nearest airport is Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

 Your hosts Danielle Boyd and Ally Bradshaw


We are looking for individuals who are keen to move, play, and love to explore and meet other like minded people. Your fitness level is not important, all workouts and adventures are tailored to your needs and abilities. The only criteria is your desire to have FUN!

Our goal with this trip is to spend a BALANCED week together working hard in our workouts, adventuring hard on our excursions, relaxing our bodies with recovery sessions and balancing it all out with some Mexican treats and perhaps some cheeky cocktails.

You will be hosted by a unique, FUN and knowledgeable team to guide you through your week. What makes us different is that our retreat teams consists of individuals who have dedicated their careers and education to health and wellness. The Balanced Experience team has physical therapists, kinesiologists, personal trainers and nutritionists to name a few. Not only does our team pack a wealth of health and wellness knowledge, but we also know how to have a really good time.

Your Sayulita team is Danielle, Shawna and Meaghan.



What you can expect...

This is not your typical retreat… this is a BALANCED experience. We work hard, play hard and enjoy life.

A typical day in the life of The Balanced Experience starts around 8am with a quick but effective HIIT workout on the pool deck or beach led by Meaghan, followed by a delicious plant-based breakfast. 

Next, we’ll pack our things and head out on a local adventure such as surf lessons, boat cruise or a hike to a secret beach. Most afternoons will be free time where you can explore town, have some down time on the beach or choose your own adventure. 
We will reconvene in the early evening for our delicious in-house prepared vegan dinner by Shawna. We’ll wrap up the day with some gentle self care and rehab like rolling, mobility work or stretching with Danielle, followed perhaps by a cheeky adult beverage as a night cap (option of course). 

surf retreat
 Stan Up Paddle Adventures

 Whats included?

  • Luxury villa accommodation

  • Daily guided workouts with Meaghan Sutter of Peak Training Whistler

  • Rehab and mobility sessions with Danielle every evening

  • Surf lessons

  • A guided hike

  • A guided mediation and journalling workshop

  • Plant-based breakfast daily and dinner every evening prepared by holistic nutritionist Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition

  • One bodywork session with Danielle

  • Filtered water and healthy vegan friendly snacks

  • Local Transportation to all adventures

  • Wifi at the villa

  • Housekeeping

  • Welcome package and custom itinerary

  • Raw Vegan Chef Course with Shawna Barker

  • Airport transfers available on request for a small fee

Cost (USD)

From $1999 double occupancy and $2499 single occupancy (more rooming configurations available on request). A deposit of 20% will be required to hold your place for The Balanced Experience Sayulita. The remainder of the fee will be due 60 days prior to the beginning of the trip. Payment plans are available on request. Your flight is not included. Please read our terms and conditions here.

Registration Deadline is December 20th, 2018.

 Meaghan Sutter CPT, BKIN of Peak Training Whistler