A beautiful ecolodge along a pristine beachside in mexico, fresh organic farm to table cuisine, beachside access and views accessible from your room, daily yoga & meditation, massage, mindful eating, cooking classes, healthy comforts, transformative teachings, play, connection, and life long friendships and changes.

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About the Meditation Retreat

Start the New Year off right in Mexico! Join us January 15th – 20th, 2017 in this powerful and transformative week in the setting of Playa Viva. A beautiful beachside retreat on the coast of Western Mexico, 40 minutes outside of the charming Zihuatanejo.

This six-day retreat will be held at Playa Viva in Mexico. During our time together we will explore the themes of authenticity, power, and the integration of mindful well being for work and home through meditation, movement, writing, role-playing, connection, & team-work.

Each day will weave yoga and meditation practice with talks, reflection, interactive exercises and ample time to enjoy the beauty of Playa Viva. To optimally support your journey, each participant is receiving a BONUS coaching session with Carley to support you in your greater vision for conscious leadership.

By deepening our listening skills to ourselves and to each other, we will create a nourishing environment where we can relax, grow our self-awareness, increase our emotional intelligence, and discover how to lead from the heart. This retreat is for women who want to step up in their lives with greater authenticity, power, and well being so they can lead themselves, others, and a life they love.  You will leave with a toolkit of new skills, insights, & sustainable practices that integrate peak performance, vitality, balance, and joy at work and home.

Conscious Leadership Meditation Retreat

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What is included:

  • Five Nights and Six days (double occupancy; single accommodation can be requested)

  • Abundant, delicious, mostly local and organic food and non-alcoholic beverages: three gourmet meals a day, plus unlimited snacks and refreshments. Bar drinks are additional and charged to your individual guest account.

  • Pick up and drop off from airport

  • Daily yoga, meditation, and workshop classes

  • One Mindful Eating and Cooking Class

  • Unlimited on-site excursions (hiking, turtle sanctuary, etc.)

Prepare to:

  • Enjoy a beautiful,
    restorative & meaningful week.

  • Take with you tools you can use for your
    whole life.

  • Deepen your relationship with yourself and what really matters.

  • Create connections and friendships that you will never forget.

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Space is limited to 16 men & women for this transformative week!


Schedule and workshop themes may shift
depending on what is needed during the week.


  • 5 – 6:30pm: Introductions, Orientation to Playa Viva, Schedule Review, and Setting Intentions

  • 7:00pm: Dinner

Monday- Thursday

  • 8 – 9:20am: Meditation and Yoga

  • 9:30 – 11:30am: Breakfast/Break

  • 11:30 – 1:30pm: Morning Session

  • 1:30 – 2:30pm: Mindful Lunch

  • 2:30 – 4pm: Break

  • 4 – 6pm: Afternoon Session

  • 6 – 7:30pm: Break

  • 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 8 – 9:20am: Meditation & Yoga

  • 9:30 – 10:30am: Breakfast/Break

  • 11:00 – 12:30pm: Closing Session

    Bring the week together with a strong commitment to live with more authenticity, power, & well being, so you can re-align to what deeply matters to you and lead from this place.

  • 1pm: Mindful lunch and goodbyes


“Carley is a pioneer in leading on-line and in-person programs on mindfulness and well-being in academia and in worksites.  I highly recommend this week-long retreat for cultivating authenticity, empowerment, and well being at work and at home—within the beauty of Playa Viva and a supportive community of peers.”

Pam Weiss, Founder and Chief Wisdom Officer of Appropriate Response, she is a pioneer and started the mindful revolution at work for organization transformation.

Specific topics we will address include:

  • Mindful attention

  • Grounding & centering in the body

  • Emotional intelligence

  • Lead yourself & others with compassion

  • Authenticity

  • Wise decision making

  • Enhanced resilience

  • Well being

Your Wise Leaders

About Carley Hauck

Carley is the founder of Intuitive Wellness and works as a consultant, instructor, researcher, and executive life coach. Carley holds a Masters Degree in health psychology and has over a decade of experience in designing curriculum and worksite programs that inspire greater mindfulness, well being, and transformative change.  She has consulted and supported worksites such as: Pixar, LinkedIn, and Bank of the West.

Carley has a strong background as a researcher and brings real evidence base to all programs and curriculum.  She has been a lead consultant with UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine on studies observing the long-term benefits of mindfulness as it relates to health, well being, weight loss, stress resiliency, and the prevention of disease.

Carley is a seasoned life coach with over 15 years of experience supporting thousands of clients.  She specializes in supporting her clients around the areas of career, wellness, and relationships.  Additionally, Carley teaches on a variety of health and well being courses at Stanford University & UC Berkeley. She is also the creator of Mindfully Nourished, the online version of her acclaimed Stanford course, which encourages one in how to live a fully nourished & meaningful life.

Carley has been studying and practicing Buddhism and meditation for over 15 years.  She loves to write on the topic of mindfulness and well being and you can find her featured as a regular writer for Mindful Magazine.  To learn more about Carley and how she can serve you, go to


Executive  Life Coaching with Carley

As part of the retreat, you will receive an individualized integrative life coaching session with Carley to support you in your unique personal and professional goals.

This session will support you to lead your life at work and home with greater integrity, authenticity, and well being.

Carley will help you to shift any conscious or unconscious patterns that are inhibiting you from leading a life that you love, while supporting you with the tools necessary for sustainable change.

Value: $500

Participants speak out about past meditation retreats…

“…perhaps the best relaxing vacation ever.”

Practicing Mindfulness and Loving Kindness with Carley at Playa Viva was dreamy. I found it to be a gentle and powerful retreat that stayed with me as I settled back into work and my regular schedule at home. It was so relaxing and the perfect setting to lay down new, positive neural pathways. Beach, read, sun, meditate, swim, eat, journal , yoga. Authentic, healthy, tasty meals. I really loved it and it was perhaps the best relaxing vacation ever. Beware, you might cry when you have to leave. I did.

Jessi Callihan (Attendee, Savor Your Life Retreat, 2013)


I attended Carley’s session in May 2014. It was a time in my life that I was going through a lot of transition. I was just focusing on accomplishing daily life and avoiding my feelings or thoughts. I will admit I was nervous going to Playa Viva, a place without distractions and being asked to make my focus internal, however I am so grateful that I did. It was exactly what I needed. Carley was so supportive. The exercises she asked us to do were perfect and I think extremely introspective and helpful for everyone. I continue to use many of the techniques she taught and yoga in my daily life. Grateful! (Blooming Lotus Retreat, 2014)

Jessica, F.

“Deeply healing and powerful.”

This week at Playa Viva, I planted the foundations of mindfulness and well being and got my power back. I have never been in a circle of such amazing women where we shared, witnessed, and supported eachother to be our best. It was deeply healing and I feel ready for the next chapter of my life. This was life changing for me and very applicable for daily life.

Heather A. (Blooming Lotus Retreat, 2016)

“I have never been more in love with my life!”

The time I spent with you and the other Blooming Lotuses in Mexico was a life altering experience for me. I was emotionally stuck and spiritually bankrupt! I felt guilty about decisions I had made in the past that really harmed me and my self-esteem. With your support, the tools you shared with the group, daily journaling, sharing and guidance, I found the courage to let go of some relationships that were not serving my greater good.

I learned the concept about feeling safe in personal relationships and friendships. I left your retreat with a fresh perspective and an attitude of Grace and Self Compassion for myself. I also experienced first hand the benefits of having a dedicated meditation practice, farm to the table mentality and a better appreciation for Mother Earth. I have invested in a water bottle for my son and I and we use them faithfully. No more plastic bottles! I’m happy to report, I’m on this journey called life and I’ve never been more in love with my life! Thank you, Carley.

Kelly B. (Blooming Lotus Retreat, 2016)

Your Investment

Double- $2000
Single- $2300


2 easy monthly payments:

Double- 2 payments of $1000
Single- 2 payments of $1150

Everything mentioned above is included. You are responsible for airfare, tips, travel insurance, and any alcohol or additional leisure activities (surfing, kayaking, horse back riding, etc.)

Payment Plan

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Payment plans are available on request.

All prices are per person and are non-refundable except in the case of emergencies.


“…I have found a way to
be a source of calm
and support for myself…”

An intention of mine was to be a positive influence in the lives of the people around me at work and home. From this retreat, I have found a way to be a source of calm and support for myself and as a result lead with more compassion with others in my life.

Thank You! Pam F.

“…I have finally found the instruction manual for living.”

I met Carley when she came to my workplace, Pixar to teach a mindfulness course. Just when life was turning most purposeless and confusing, Carley taught me there is a way of looking inside and turn it into peace & wisdom. I feel like I have finally found the instruction manual for living.


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