Present Moment Retreat
What’s included in the retreat registration price?
The Booty Luv® Fitness 2024 Beach Retreat at Present Moment Includes:
*Ground transportation included if arriving/departing between Feb. 17 and Feb. 24, 2024
What’s NOT included in the retreat registration price?
Gratuities for additional services like housekeeping, bar, spa, excursions and transportation are not included and are most appreciated in Mexican pesos. There will be an opportunity to tip at the end of your stay at check out. All tips are split equally among the staff, with the exception of spa services and our wonderful bartenders. If you would like to tip any staff member more, you can also do that at the end of your retreat 🙂
Are there COVID POLICIES in place?
COVID 19 Policies and Procedures:
The COVID pandemic is a constantly evolving situation and our protocols around guest/staff safety must be as well.
Guest safety is a priority for Body Luv Fitness LLC and Present Moment Retreat. All guests will be required to follow public health regulations from state and country departments at all times. Closer to the retreat those current guidelines will be sent to all participants and staff.
In addition to following state and country guidelines, participants *may* be required to provide any or all of the following by Body Luv Fitness and/or Present Moment Retreat, depending on the current state of affairs:
Failure to comply with any government COVID safety requirements, Present Moment Retreat protocols, or Body Luv Fitness LLC COVID policies will result in your forfeit of the retreat experience, any costs paid to Body Luv Fitness LLC, and any out-of-pocket expenses.
COVID testing expenses will be at the cost of the retreat participant.
Cancellations due to COVID still fall within the parameters of the general refund policy.
HOW WILL I GET TO/FROM THE AIRPORT TO PRESENT MOMENT?
Transfers to/from Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport to Present Moment via a professional transport company are included in the price of the retreat *if they fall within the retreat dates of Feb. 17 to Feb. 24, 2024 only. Transfers included with the retreat costs include (1) one-way from ZIH to Present Moment and (1) one-way transfer from Present Moment to ZIH Airport. Anything outside of these transfers or dates will be at your own expense. *MASKS MAY BE REQUIRED FOR THE DURATION OF ALL SHUTTLE TRANSFERS*
We suggest arriving at ZIH in the early afternoon of Feb. 17, 2024 if possible. This will allow you plenty of time to get through Customs and make the 45-minute journey to Present Moment in time for our dinner and “Opening Circle” (If arriving at that time isn’t a possibility, not to worry!). The ZIH Airport is super small and quiet, so Customs is very quick 🙂
WHAT ARE THE PRESENT MOMENT AMENITIES?
WILL WE BE THE ONLY RETREAT GUESTS AT PRESENT MOMENT?
Yes! Although there are “community” meditation classes that take place on the yoga deck in the mornings and evenings and the restaurant is open to the public, we’ll be the only retreat and all the palapas will be ours.
ARE THERE SAFES IN EACH ROOM?
No, but you are welcome to store any valuables (passports, credit cards, extra cash, etc.) in the safe inside the boutique. Playa Troncones is super quiet and crime/thefts are extremely rare/unheard of.
DO I NEED TO BRING A YOGA MAT?
Yes. The mats that are provided by Present Moment Retreat get a lot of use with their twice daily “community” classes, so it’s recommended that you bring your own. That said, if you don’t want to deal, bring a yoga towel or sarong that you can place on top of the Present Moment mats.
CAN WE SWIM IN THE OCEAN?
No. The beach at Present Moment is long and epic- perfect for walks, horseback riding and wading. Deep-water swimming is not recommended here, as the Pacific Ocean has lots of rip tides and rocks hiding under the surface if you go too far out. That’s what the pool/hot tub is for! We WILL be going on an optional day trip to the perfect swimming beach one day during the week and there are snorkeling excursions available too!
I’M TRAVELING SOLO - CAN I GET A ROOMIE?
Are you looking to book a room at the double room rate but plan on traveling solo, because we can help with that! We are happy to pair you up with another Booty Luv®-er who is also looking for a roommate during the retreat, and likely you will be best friends by the end.
For questions on this please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org
Retreat refund / Cancellation policy
Please know and understand that submitting your deposit does not automatically enroll you into the retreat. In order to create an incredible retreat container for all involved, we reserve the right to curate the retreat guest list. Booty Luv® Beach Retreats is an intimate and transformational experience, so it is important that we create a synergistic group dynamic. Thank you for understanding 😉
After submitting your deposit and retreat booking form, we’ll be in touch within 24 hours (Monday-Friday) to officially confirm your reservation. If this year is not a fit, your reservation will be canceled and the $500 deposit refunded in full.
Once your registration is officially confirmed by Retreat Coordinator, Meghan, from email@example.com, then the beach ball gets rolling and it’s on!
If you wish you cancel, you must do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
$500 deposit due with registration is NONREFUNDABLE under any circumstances once your reservation is confirmed by Retreat Coordinator, Meghan, from email@example.com.
Cancel prior to Friday, October 6, 2023:
A full refund (less $500 nonrefundable deposit)
If cancellation takes place prior to Friday, October 6, 2023, any payments made will be refunded minus your $500 nonrefundable deposit.
Cancel after Friday, October 6, 2023 and prior Friday, December 1, 2023:
50% refund (less $500 nonrefundable deposit)
If cancellation takes place after Friday, October 6, 2023 and prior to Friday, December 1, 2023, 50% of the retreat payments paid up to date of cancellation will be forfeited plus the $500 nonrefundable deposit.
Cancel after Friday, December 1, 2023:
If cancellation takes place after Friday, December 1, 2023, 100% of the retreat price will be forfeited.
IS THERE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes—EASY PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE!
When you register, you can either choose “pay full amount” or payment plan option, whichever is easiest for you.
The payment plan is activated by paying a $500 Non-Refundable deposit.
If you pay via your bank account (ACH transfer) you have no additional fees. If you pay via credit card, you pay 2.9% (3.9% for AMEX) PER transaction.
For your ease and convenience, payments will be automatically deducted from the payment method you set up when registering. If you would like to pay more than the monthly amount at any time, you can manage your payments and payment method in your WeTravel account under PAYMENT SETTINGS.
Payment schedule is as follows:
Friday, August 4, 2023
Friday, September 1, 2023
Friday, October 6, 2023
Friday, November 3, 2023
Friday, December 1, 2023
Friday, January 5, 2024
If you register after a payment date has occurred, the initial deposit includes previous payment amounts. At any time, you can pay your remaining balance in full.
We recommend bringing enough cash (USD or Mexican pesos) to cover gratuities, optional excursions and on-site spa services. $300-$400 USD (equivalent in pesos) should be plenty.
**It is recommended that you use Mexican pesos, as it’s less of a headache, you get a better exchange rate, and the staff prefer gratuity in pesos. That said, US dollars are widely accepted in Mexico, so you are welcome to bring US dollars if that is your preference.**
Do I Need To Bring Cash?
YES, please plan on bringing cash for the following services, which CANNOT be paid with a credit card:
When And Where Should I Exchange Money?
To save on exchange fees, you can get pesos at your local bank branch prior to leaving the US. Another option is to use the Casas de Cambios (Money Exchange), which can be found at the airport. Present Moment cannot exchange money (only official money exchanges can do this).
Will We Be Going On Any Excursions?
Excursions are optional and can be taken at your leisure at your own expense. Hiking, surfing, turtle release, snorkeling, horseback riding, and kayaking tours are all available through Present Moment. Check out the potential options here: Click Here
Do I Have To Attend All The Classes?
NO. You do you—it’s YOUR retreat! Feel free to do as little or as much as you like. Heather Craig and Stephanie Starnes are mistresses of modifications and are here to support you, inside of classes and out.
What Is The Retreat Schedule?
Below is a *sample* daily schedule, which may be amended as the date gets closer. But to give you an idea:
Saturday, Feb 17, 2024
3 pm check in at Present Moment
3–4:30 pm Arrive & Settle/Free Time
6:30–7:45 pm Dinner
8-9 pm Opening Circle
8 pm+ FREE TIME
Sunday, Feb 18 - Friday, Feb 23
6:30–7:30 am Coffee/Tea & Light Snacks
7:30- 8:45 am Morning Movement Session w Heather or Stephanie
9–10 am Breakfast
10 am–5:30 pm FREE TIME/ excursions/massage
5:45- 7 pm Evening Movement Session w Heather or Stephanie
6:30–8 pm Dinner
8 pm FREE TIME
Saturday, Feb 24
11 am check out of Present Moment: Adios, chicas!
I Notice This Is A "Women’s Retreat"... What Does That Mean?
This is a retreat for ALL women who are ready to take a break from their daily grind.
Where Is The Retreat?
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 ambiance of nature’s grandeur with inspiring mind-body work, set in harmony on beautifully-landscaped tropical grounds.
Troncones is located at the juncture of the paved road which runs from Federal Highway 200 to the beach and the rustic oceanfront lane that houses restaurants, outdoor activities outlets, accommodation rentals, and private residences. Located only 20 miles north of Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo and an easy 45-minute drive to the International airport 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.
What Is The Closest International Airport to Present Moment Retreat?
Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH). There are daily flights via a number of International airlines including Alaska Airlines, Continental, American, America West, Frontier Airlines, Mexicana, and Aeromexico.
*The easiest travel experience will be to fly NON-STOP from Seattle, LAX, San Diego, or SFO. When booking your flights, AVOID layovers in Mexico City, as the airport is confusing, sprawling, and has frequent flight delays/cancellations.*
What Documents Do I Need To Enter Mexico?
Immigration regulations require that you have a valid passport for travel to Mexico. If you have a US, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand or European passport you will be granted a tourist visa once you arrive in Mexico and pass through customs. If your passport is from another country, please check for any other visa requirements.
Most tourist visas are issued for 30 or 90 days. However, you can ask the immigration officer to make it for up to 180 days if you plan to stay longer in Mexico. Keep your tourist visa in a safe place, as you will need it upon exiting Mexico. If you lose your tourist visa you need to be at the airport 4 hours before your flight on your departure day and pay a $30 USD fine.
**There is a possibility that more documentation related to COVID will be required for entry and that information will be shared with participants closer to the retreat.
Is It Safe To Visit This Area Of Mexico?
Yes. Local and state law enforcement are closely monitoring and ensuring safety in this area which relies on tourism as the most important sector of the economy. Although areas of Acapulco aren’t recommended for tourists, a helpful comparison may be planning a trip to Big Sur or Lake Tahoe and wondering if violence in Los Angeles is something to be concerned about.
Troncones Beach is a small, very quiet community situated on 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 the education of the village’s children), a church, several dry goods outlets, and a few other small provisioning services for essential items. With a population hovering around a mere 500 permanent residents, the town has magically maintained a pleasant sense of isolation. Intrepid travelers are drawn to Troncones, seeking the unspoiled and barefoot beach vibe that has diminished elsewhere along Mexico’s coast as towns here grow increasingly popular. While removed from the busy resort scene, it still has enough unassuming hotels, tasty local restaurants, and interesting activities to keep visitors comfortable and safe!
What’s The Weather Like?
Troncones boasts an average of 300 days of sunshine each year. During our retreat, the average temperature is generally between 85 and 95 degrees F.
I Have A Special Diet. What Will I Eat?
Present Moment’s healthy cuisine is a delicious Intercontinental Fusion style featuring fresh-caught seafood, vegetarian specialties, regional Latin American dishes, Asian delicacies, and housemade desserts. They also serve a wide variety of mouthwatering smoothies and elixirs, and will gladly create meals for guests with dietary concerns. The Present Moment restaurant has two levels; one is directly on the sand, while the other cantilevers over the beach.
When you register for the retreat, you can list your dietary needs and we look forward to accommodating them deliciously!
Will I Have Problems Because Of The Food And Water?
Hygienic food preparation measures are closely followed by Present Moment staff. Present Moment’s kitchen triple washes and disinfects all fresh produce and they cook with purified water. Purified drinking water is provided for free to every guest and is readily available. All ice used in the kitchen and the bar is made from purified water.
What Should I Pack?