Rosarito, Baja Norte, Mexico

Come on an adventure with us to discover the waves, the sun, and the colorful culture of Baja Mexico on this inclusive and exciting yoga retreat! Deepen your yoga and meditation practice, take a surf lesson or rent a board, relax, and enjoy delicious plant-based Mexican food and culture! We’re so excited to bring an amazing group to Baja Mexico, an area we have loved exploring and enjoying for many years. This will be our fourth annual retreat based at Native Residence in Rosarito, Baja Norte. Along with guiding adventures and yoga, we intentionally create a sober, healing environment so you can experience the natural and cultural beauty of Baja with open eyes and a clear head.

We’ve traveled extensively through Baja and we always long to come back for the chill vibes, delicious food, and gorgeous coastline. With opportunities for surfing, ziplining, hiking, and practicing Spanish, this retreat includes many ways to get our of your comfort zone. You can look forward to sunrise and sunset yoga flows on the gorgeous patio at Native Residence, and delicious, plant-based, locally-inspired meals created by Chef Zach! “The best tacos I’ve ever had!” according to one of the Mexican staff at Native Residence. We don’t think you’ll ever want to come home.

Although the dates don’t align exactly, we’ll also pause for reflection in a Dia de los Muertos ancestor-honoring ceremony, and have a fun dance party in costume for an early Halloween celebration!

For safety and ease, ground transportation across the border from San Diego is included in this retreat.


4 nights accommodation at Native Residence

Most meals and snacks, plant based (some meals will be eaten out so we can get some great Mexican food!)

3-course vegan lunch at La Kombucheria Vegana in Baja’s beautiful wine country

Transportation in our passenger van from San Diego to Native Residence on the 26th and back to San Diego on the 30th. This will be optional and if you would rather drive yourself that is totally fine! You can also fly into Tijuana and take a taxi or Uber to Native Residence.

All transportation during retreat adventures – we’ll be going ziplining in nature, on a hike in the Valle de Guadalupe, to Ensenada for food and shopping, and surfing of course!

Surf lessons and/or surfboard rental

Ziplining and hiking adventures!

Daily and sometimes twice daily yoga and meditation

Silent meditation/journaling time

A fun group of like-minded people down to experience Mexico sober!

Halloween costume party and Dia de los Muertos ceremony

See the detailed itinerary below!

Not included:

A couple meals we’ll be eating out (local food is delicious and affordable)

Kombucha tasting at La Kombucheria Vegana

Transport for yourself to get to San Diego

Parking in San Diego (if you’re leaving your car there and traveling with us)

A massage (optional, $60 for 1 hour)



  • 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm

    Airport pickup in San Diego

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Ride with us or carpool across the border

  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Settling in time

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Welcome Circle, Yoga, Meditation

  • 6:15 pm

    Plant-based dinner by Chef Zach


  • 6:30 am - 7:30 am

    Meditation and yoga warm up

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am

    Plant-based breakfast by Chef Zach

  • 8:00 am

    Surf lessons or surfboard rental

  • 12:00 pm

    Local lunch out near our surf spot

  • 4:00 pm

    Yin yoga and meditation

  • 6:00 pm

    Plant-based dinner by Chef Zach


  • 7:30 am - 8:30 am

    Plant-based breakfast by Chef Zach

  • 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Ziplining adventure at Las Canadas

  • 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Local lunch and souvenir shopping in Ensanada

  • 4:30 pm

    Yin yoga and meditation

  • 6:30 pm

    Plant-based dinner by Chef Zach

  • 7:30 pm

    Halloween costume dance party (Oct. 30)


  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

    Morning yoga and meditation

  • 9:00 am - 9:30 am

    Plant-based breakfast by Chef Zach

  • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Hike at El Salto Waterfall

  • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    3-course vegan lunch and kombucha tasting

  • 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    Optional massages

  • 6:00 pm

    Plant-based dinner by Chef Zach

  • 7:00 pm

    Dia de los Muertos Ceremony (Oct. 31)


  • 7:00 am

    Depart for final beach visit

  • 8:00 am - 9:00 am

    Final meditation and closing circle on the beach

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am

    Buffet brunch in Rosarito

  • 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Transport back to San Diego

$1350 per person for a shared king suite (your own casa with a king-sized bed, luxurious bathtub, and shower), so $2700 for 2 people – FULL

$950 per person for a shared queen casa (your own casa with a queen-sized bed, patio, private bathroom), so $1900 for 2 people

$1350 for a queen bed in a casa to yourself

$1250 for a queen bed in a shared casa with one other person (female or nonbinary only) – 1 left!

$1250 for a full Murphy bed in a shared casa with one other person (same gender) – FULL

The deposit paid here reserves your spot in this retreat. Your balance will be due 2 weeks before the retreat.

US Passport or proof of US residency is required for return travel to the US

No vaccination or covid test is required for border crossing.

Zach and I have traveled extensively in Mexico, especially in this area of Baja. If you haven’t been to Mexico before you can trust in our competency and Spanish speaking abilities as guides! Please let us know if you have any questions!

Transportation is provided roundtrip from San Diego, California. You can drive yourself if you prefer. San Diego International Airport is the best option if you are coming from far away. It is also possible to drive to San Diego and leave your car there, then carpool with us across the border.

Travel booking option: 

Since I get a lot of requests for assistance anyway, I decided to offer a new flight booking service for all my retreat guests and friends!

You provide me with your desired travel dates and airports and I will find you the cheapest, best flights possible and book them for you, no extra charge. 

I’m a pretty good “travel hacker” thanks to years of experience. We can do this together via Zoom to confirm everything or I’ll make sure to triple check everything with you before booking!

This benefits YOU if online flight searching stresses you out or you just don’t find it fun.

Full disclosure, it benefits Zach and I because I book most of our travel using our credit card points. We have a lot of travel planned this year so we need as many points as possible. You’ll reimburse me and I’ll get the frequent flyer miles to fund my own travel habit, haha.

Could be a win win for all of us?

Let me know if you would like my help with this. I know booking a long journey with multiple connections can be a little bit annoying. But there are also ways to make it more enjoyable — 1 day layover in Tokyo, anyone? For the best prices, you’ll want to book these flights at least 4-6 months before we leave. Reach out when you’re ready if you want my help.


Since all retreat deposits and payments are used to secure venues, activities, and supplies, and since canceled spots require extra time and energy to re-fill, all deposits and payments are non refundable. In emergency situations, you may or may not be offered a credit for a future retreat or event, based on the decision of our team. Cancellations due to fear of travel are not transferable or refundable. Cancellations less than 1 month before your retreat are not refundable or transferable. We recommend travel insurance to protect your investment in the event you must cancel.

First time back-to Mexico in over 25 years and still a beautiful as I remembered . The people I’ve met, the experiences we’ve enjoyed together will stay with me the rest of my life . Thank you Carrie and Zach for hosting a perfect retreat with great music , food , yoga and entertainment.
Thanks Bigger Life Adventures!
-Tod, 2022
Carrie and Zach are incredible! My wife and I attended the retreat in Baja this year and it was truly so special. From morning yoga and meditation, to ziplining, surfing and the delicious food they provided- everything was perfect. I felt so safe and supported in the community they helped create for the long weekend. Definitely recommend booking a trip with these guys !! 😍
-Kelly, 2021