The Balanced Experience Retreat - Sayulita October 2018 | 2018-10-20

EVENT DATE: 2018-10-20

The Balanced Experience Retreat - Sayulita October 2018

Imagine this... you on a luxury oceanview oasis surrounded by jungle, sunshine, and pristine blue water. You have access to the freshest  local fruit, a menu of delectable and vegan cuisine, challenging daily workouts, life-shifting adventures, 1-on-1 body-work and movement sessions, and delicious margaritas 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. Our premier, week-long health, wellness and adventure retreat.


As I reflected on what MY perfect vacation looked like, what self care looks like to me and how could I combine these things, I asked myself, what feelings do I have when I feel my best and what experiences contribute to these feelings? I realized that my perfect vacation allows me to feel:

Free - Nourished - Liberated - Relaxed - Active - Playful

As I reflected more on this, The Balanced Experience came to fruition and before I knew it, my new passion for curating retreats was born. The Balanced Experience consists of the same elements that create my perfect holiday: some sort of daily fitness, exploring new locations through adventure like hiking, surfing or cycling for example. Eating delicious and nutritious food and sampling local cuisine. Relaxation through yoga, beach time, journaling or reflection of some sort. And last but certainly not least... it consists of being playful, trying new things, meeting great people and enjoying lots of laughs over cocktails. My goal with The Balanced Experience is to help all our guests achieve these same feelings that I so love to experience while I am travelling.

What You Can Expect

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, followed by poolside fresh pressed juice and a delicious vegan breakfast. 

Next, we’ll pack our things and head out on a local adventure such as surf lessons, stand-up paddle boarding or hiking. 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. We’ll wrap up the day  with rooftop, candlelit yoga under the stars or some gentle self care like rolling or stretching, followed by a cheeky margarita or cerveza as a night cap (option of course). 


Location, Accommodation and Check-In/Out:

Villa Papelillos
Camino a Playa Punta Monterrey 219 , San Francisco, 63729, Mexico.
just North of San Pancho, Nayarit

All rooms have one king sized bed and private bathroom. Daily housekeeping is included and wifi is available. 

Check-in: 4pm Sunday Oct 20th.
A light dinner and snacks will be provided, but nor formal dinner.

Check out: 11am Sunday October 27th.


Activities and workshops:

  • Surf lessons
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Hiking and Mermaid Pool exploration
  • Raw vegan chef workshop with Shawna Barker, Synergy Nutrition
  • Catamaran Cruise
  • Meditation and journaling workshop
  • One bodywork session with Danielle Boyd or one private yoga/movement session with Ally Bradshaw

What’s included:

Vegan friendly breakfast and dinner are included in your stay and will be prepared by chef and holistic nutritionist, Shawna Barker of Synergy Nutrition.

Cost of transportation for daily activities.


What’s not included:

  • Your flight ticket
  • Lunches
  • Airport transfer from San Pancho or Sayulita
  • Alcohol - we understand this is a holiday and if you are someone who enjoys this by the pool, then please do!
  • Tips - not necessary but encouraged if you enjoy any of the service providers we use (housekeeping, drivers, adventure guides etc). 

Join us for the Balanced Experience!