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While it’s still cold in the States, we’ll have the whole hotel to ourselves in this small Mexican village, north of Zihautanejo and Ixtapa. There’s nothing quite like holding your warrior pose with an ocean breeze wafting through your hair and the sound of the waves as your soundtrack. You can have a whole week of that–and much more–as NextTribe takes you to the top-rated Present Moment Retreat. This is our third-annual, women-only retreat in this idyllic location, where we offer writing classes, yoga and a host of other activities. Women come from all over the world—some of them not knowing anyone else on the trip—and the bonding is quick and deep. We’re a self-selected group of women who are still curious and game. We’re explorers who want to keep learning and challenging ourselves. And we like to have fun. Be ready for walks on the beach with new friends, boogie-boarding in the waves, dance parties, shopping and a child-like sense of play.
Your Adventure Includes
- Transportation to and from the airport in ZIH to Present Moment Retreat Center
- 7 nights of lodging in a beautiful private or shared beach side bungalow with its own private bathroom
- Gourmet daily breakfast
- 6 Gourmet dinners*
- 1 Massage or Treatment
- Daily yoga (taught by Present Moment staff and by NextTribe’s own Kimberly Cihlar)
- Two Meditation and Writing sessions that will help you access your creativity and authentic voice, led by Kimberly Cihlar and NextTribe editor Jeannie Ralston.
- Daily meditation sessions
- Unlimited walks on the beach, frolics in the ocean, chats with new friends.
- Pool & Spa Access
*not included is all other meals and drinks, airfare, gratuities, laundry, spa treatments and all other excursions, adventures, and activities that you may choose to participate in.
Guest accommodations are as follows:
- Private Single Bungalow – $2950 (Queen Bed)
- Private Double Bungalow – $2140 (Queen Bed – Perfect for Couples)
- Shared Twin Bungalow – $2140 per person (1 Single bed in shared room with 1 other guest)
- Shared Triple/Quad Bungalow – $1999 per person
(1 Single bed in shared room with up to 3 other guests)
$300 non-refundable deposit to hold your spot.
Balance due by Dec. 29, 2019.
Through Jan. 28th, payment 50% refundable upon cancellation.
After Jan. 29th, payment is non-refundable.
For more information, stories and video of previous retreats, and to register, click here:
Questions? Contact Jeannie Ralston jeannie@NextTribe.com
Jeannie Ralston is the co-founder and editor of NextTribe, a digital magazine and real-life community for smart, engaged women over 45. A veteran magazine journalist, Ralston has brought together some of the top women writers in the country to publish informative, inspirational and often irreverent articles about “Aging Boldly,” which is also the magazine’s tagline. In addition to publishing stories, NextTribe hosts international and domestic travel for women and produces a series of live events in various U.S. cities called NextTribe Out Loud, which celebrates the power and creativity of women in this age group.
Ralston has been named a 2019 Folio Top Women in Media honoree for her entrepreneurial work with NextTribe; she organized and spoke on a panel at SXSW 2019 about the growth of women entrepreneurs who are at midlife and beyond. In 2018 she was named Digital Influencer of the Year by Austin Woman magazine.
Ralston’s work as a journalist has been published in National Geographic, Life, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler and many other magazines. She was a contributing editor for Allure for 8 years, for Ladies Home Journal for 3 years and Parenting magazine for 8 years.
Kimberly Cihlar. As a yoga teacher, Kimberly Cihlar specializes in Power Vinyasa. And when she’s not doing chaturangas, she works as the fashion editor of NextTribe. She also blogs and designs jewelry. Early in her career, she served as the Fashion Director to Fairchild’s men’s wear trade daily, DNR , and has since been published in ShowBoats Int’l., Cigar Aficionado, The New York Times’ Style Section, Wantful, GQ, British Esquire, British GQ, The International Herald Tribune and Dutch Magazine . Kimberly lives in Manhattan with her ever-so-patient husband and their two beloved dogs. Find her jewelry designs at Collection13.com .
Our charming, chic hotel and yoga retreat is located on a quiet, serene beach in Playa Troncones, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico. Our beautifully designed accommodations and loving staff will please even the most discerning guests.
Present Moment Retreat is a powerfully transformative environment providing experiential training in the cultural arts. Surrounded by the magnificence of earth’s natural beauty, people from around the world come here to grow towards wholeness in their lives. We are dedicated to fostering deep awareness and appreciation of life through the compassionate treatment of all beings, and promoting wisdom and peace in celebration of the human spirit.
Your Boutique Bungalow
Present Moment is the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life. Authenticity was imperative in the construction of every inch of this resort. Thus, all bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow top queen-sized bed, luxurious 400 count cotton bedding and a canopy of white linen.
With 5 deluxe bungalows and 3 family bungalows, somewhat blurring the lines between the indoors and out, with its amazing vantage points to the sea, gardens and pool, your accommodation will be the perfect place to rest yourself after a full day of yoga and surf at Present Moment. Just a 30 second walk the beach, let the sounds of the ocean lure you to sleep each night.
With 3 air conditioned suites, for those seeking a little more similarity to the comforts of home. Centrally located, you will be just steps away from the beach, amazing yoga classes, massage, and fine dining. If you enjoy strolling the shore at sunrise, these stunning bungalows will have you on your way in no time. Hand-crafted and beautifully appointed, a true home away from home.
About Troncones & Getting Here
At the heart of charming Troncones Beach, nestled between the lush mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling Mexican Riviera, Present Moment Retreat combines the ambience of nature’s grandeur with personally challenging mind-body work, set in harmony on beautifully-landscaped tropical grounds.
Troncones Beach is a small, recently-developed community situated on some 3 miles of pristine Pacific beach – a strand of white sand punctuated by occasional rock outcroppings often harboring tidepools teeming with fascinating saltwater life. The charming village is home to a small school, a public library (donated by generous local residents for education of the village’s children), a church, several dry goods outlets and a few other small provisioning services for essential items. All of these are couched within a traditional and tropical Mexican ambience.
You can fly into Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, the airport is located only 20 miles north and an easy 45-minute drive. The international airport is serviced by a number of International airlines including Alaska Airlines, Continental, American, America West, Frontier Airlines, Mexicana and Aeromexico. Troncones Beach is highly connected, yet still a world apart. Its proximity to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo affords you a full choice of shopping conveniences and recreational possibilities, all just a short distance from your world-class yoga retreat and resort. We can assist you with booking all flights and airport transportation.