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YOGA AND AYURVEDA FOR VIBRANT HEALTH ~ Retreat with Zoreh Afsarzadeh and Melissa Spamer

Dive deeper into your practice of Yoga, and learn the sister science of Ayurveda. You'll take away a rich and deep experience of these complimentary practices to serve your lasting wellbeing and vibrant health for years to come.

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YOGA AND AYURVEDA FOR VIBRANT HEALTH ~ Retreat with Zoreh Afsarzadeh and Melissa Spamer
YOGA AND AYURVEDA FOR VIBRANT HEALTH ~ Retreat with Zoreh Afsarzadeh and Melissa Spamer

Time & Location

Mar 10, 2023, 6:00 PM CST – Mar 17, 2023, 12:00 PM CST

Yoga Del Pacifico, Lote 20Y-22, Playa, Troncones, Gro., Mexico

About The Event

Dive deeper into your practice of Yoga, and learn the sister science of Ayurveda with a nourishing yoga retreat in Troncones, Mexico, a tranquil and beautiful beach, washed by the warm clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Troncones is located 20 miles from the fabulous sleepy fishing village of Zihuatanejo. We will be staying on Manzanilla Bay, the most protected and beautiful beach in Troncones at the Casa Manzanillo Boutique Hotel and Hacienda Eden. And we'll enjoy delicious, healthy seafood and vegetarian entrees prepared by professional gourmet chefs with several Ayurvedic meals interspersed throughout the week.

Just a short walk down the glorious beach from the hotel, you will arrive at Yoga del Pacifico, where each day Zoreh and Melissa will offer two nourishing and revitalizing Yoga asana classes interwoven with Ayurvedic principles and including  therapeutic, gentle alignment, restorative, and Yin Yoga, meditation, mantra and pranayama practice. Additionally Melissa will offer teachings on the fundamentals of Ayurveda and how to make this vast and rich medical system practical in your day to day life. You will learn the basics of Ayurveda and discover your inherent and current constitution and best foods for your dosha. You will also learn how to structure your daily routine to help balance your constitution and find more harmonious balance in your body, mind and spirit. Additionally, there will be two demonstrations on healing elixirs and simple, nourishing meals so you can take home and implement what you experience on retreat. You will also receive a special gift bag at the start of the retreat to begin implementing some of the daily lifestyle practices that supports the practices you will be learning.

For this retreat there will be a strong emphasis on taking time to relax and “do nothing,” enjoying the beach and unscheduled time to rest and restore.

Included in this retreat:

  • Transportation from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (ZIH) Airport to the hotel and back
  • Double occupancy ocean-front suite with private bath and air conditioning
  • All Yoga and Ayurveda sessions
  • All pre-breakfast (tea, coffee, fruit before morning asana class), breakfast (after morning class) and dinner eachh day
  • Two Ayurvedic green juices for lunch
  • One Ayurvedic cooking class and luncheon 
  • One oil massage with oil for your constitution
  • Plenty of time for rest and play on the beach

Troncones Resources:

Troncones Tour Guide

Costa Nativa Ecotours with Alejandro Rodriguez Pruneda

Isamexico Surf lessons

Zoreh Afsarzadeh, founder and director of High Desert Yoga, has been teaching yoga since 1985. Zoreh’s upbringing in Iran started her on the path of Sufism, meditation, and spirituality, and during her lifetime, she has studied numerous methodologies including Iyengar, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Siddha yoga, and that of the American Yoga College. Zoreh is passionate about yoga and exploring the heavenly spots in the world, so for more than 20 years, she has offered yoga and meditation retreats in inspiring locations such as Mexico, Thailand, India, Costa Rica, and Bali, as well as at various locations in New Mexico. Zoreh and her husband Charlie have created a beautiful outdoor studio, Yoga del Pacifico, on the beach in Troncones, Mexico, where she and other many well-known teachers regularly host retreats. Zoreh's joyous personality and sense of humor endear her to her students with a teaching style that is both nurturing and fun, and her teaching combines a delicate knowledge of the body that allows a compassionate authentic expression of the postures to emerge.

Melissa Spamer M.A. ERYT 500, C. Ay., LMT, has been exploring the world of healing arts for nearly thirty years. She has accumulated thousands of hours in Yoga, body & energy work, Ayurveda, and psychotherapy training. Melissa completed her first certification to teach Yoga in 1997 with the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, and has since completed more than six 200-500 hour teacher trainings. Over the past twenty four years she has been creating and facilitating classes, retreats, and trainings as well as seeing private clients.  Her approach to Yoga integrates her in-depth studies with such celebrated teachers as Angela Farmer, Victor Van Kooten, Rama Vernon, and TKV Desikachar. Her teaching is inspired by the rhythms of the breath, the movements found within the natural world, and fluid, spacious alignment. She is also a licensed bodyworker, Ayurvedic practitioner, and licensed counselor in the state of New Mexico.

Schedule Details

Friday, March 10 to Friday, March 17, 2023

Plan to arrive March 10 in the afternoon and leave March 17 after 12 noon. The last class ends at 9:30am.

For more information:

Zoreh Afsarzadeh

Please note: at this time full Covid-19 vaccination is required to attend our retreats.

Travel and Arrival

  • A valid passport is required to enter Mexico.
  • Visas are not required for Mexico.
  • Destination airport is Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (ZIH) Airport.
  • Ground transportation provided to hotel and back to airport.
  • Private travel insurance is highly recommended.

Price Options

Double occupancy: $2495* per person

Single occupancy: $2995* per persom

$1000* non-refundable deposit holds your space. Balance is due by February 3, 2023.

Cancellations: Before Feb 3, 2023 a $75* cancellation fee will be charged.

After Feb 3, 2023 cancellations will only be refunded (minus $75* fee) if your place is filled from a waiting list.

* 2.9% non-refundable transaction fee added at checkout. This fee is non-refundable in addition to the cancellation fee.

If paying by check, please "purchase" Pay-by-Check ticket, then email for instructions and mailing address.


  • Single Occupancy Full Payment

    This payment reserves your space for this retreat with a single occupancy room.

    Tax: +$86.86 Trx fee
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  • Double Occupancy Balance

    This is the final payment for those who have paid the $1000 deposit and registered for a double occupancy room.

    Tax: +$43.35 Trx fee
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  • Single Occupancy Balance

    This is the final payment for those who have paid the $1000 deposit and registered for a single occupancy room.

    Tax: +$57.85 Trx fee
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