Nov 7, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019

A small, safe and quiet town located in a cove just 40 minutes via boat from Puerto Vallarta. The cove is divided by a river that comes down the mountain and feeds into the sea. The beautifully maintained accommodations are nestled in the jungle on a property with a small creek and waterfall that fills a natural pool. Daily movement adventures will be held on the property, the beach, in the mountains, and on the river.

This trip is for the person that needs a new spark in their daily routine. Fun and applicable movement practices applied to daily life, while helping you change redundant patterns.

Focuses: Natural movement basics, precision movements, barefoot training, joint health, physical flow, social integrity, natural rebalancing.

A typical day

Walk to beach for meditation and journaling
Hike to lighthouse (intense, short hike)

7:30a – 8:30a
(On beach)
Partnered mirroring | Coordination drills | How to fall | RePlay


9:30a – 12:00p
Free time to swim, explore, or relax on the beach
Hike to Tuito waterfall (3 hrs R/T)

12:00p – 1:00p
Bodyweight strength – Past mobility = control

1:30p – 3:00p
(recap, visualize, converse)

4:30p – 5:30p
Ground based intervals | Team competition | Crawl tag

5:30p – 6:30p
Yoga or joint integrity/mobility


Tribe builder – fire pit cool down and team building

  • Pickup from Los Muertos pier
  • Accommodations (based on double occupancy/shared. See FAQs for important info if traveling alone.)
  • 3 buffet-style Paleo meals per day
  • Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks
  • Multiple movement workshops per day
  • 2 guided hikes
  • Yoga
  • Downtime
  • Cooking class (where available)
  • Around the clock availability for any concerns and special requests
  • Airfare
  • Additional expenses or purchases during any excursions/outings
  • Staff gratuity
Ryan Carroll
Ryan CarrollLead guide/trainer
Ryan has been in the health and fitness industry for over 14 years, and coaches natural movement, athletic performance, postural health and nutritional therapies. During this time he has learned what the human body desires as far as movement, nutrition and lifestyle, and understands that while everyone has unique physical, social and dietary needs, there are a set of rules that are typically universal. Armed with this UNIQUE understanding of movement, nutrition, and the all-to-overlooked aspect of social interaction, Ryan develops retreats that provide these key aspects to overall health, with the idea of total immersion in a natural environment. Ryan is a certified exercise coach and holistic lifestyle coach through the CHEK Institute, an Olympic weightlifting coach through USA Weightlifting, a nutrition coach through Precision Nutrition, and a personal trainer through NASM, ISSA, and ACE. In his free time Ryan practices Muay Thai, freediving and kettlebell sport.
Yuri Marmerstein
Yuri MarmersteinTrainer
Yuri is a professional acrobat based out of Las Vegas who originally came from a self-taught background and only started training as an adult. He has performed on the Las Vegas Strip and on Broadway. In addition, he is the author of the ebook “Balancing the Equation”; a full breakdown of the process of learning how to perform a handstand as an adult.

Over the years, Yuri‘s training has included martial arts, gymnastics, circus arts, capoeira, weightlifting, and dance among other disciplines. This gives him a unique perspective on how to teach the skills to anyone regardless of level, age or background. The last few years Yuri has been traveling the world teaching and sharing his knowledge with different communities.

Fred James Pree
Fred James PreeTrainer
Fred James Pree, Jr., sprouted roots in Saint Petersburg, Florida, where he still lives. He was shaped by the city, its ocean, rivers, springs, and swamps. As he grew, he traveled, exploring the richness of the Appalachian Mountains and discovering a deep lasting love for adventure and exploration. He made an important connection with movement, realizing that it is essential to our continued survival. Fred’s goal is to encourage, educate, and connect with anyone interested in the essentials of health and fitness – and to age gracefully while maintaining a youthful and energetic lifestyle. By combining hypothetical, situational, and environmental demands (using a balance beam to simulate crossing a river on a log, for example, or carrying a rock while carefully negotiating a low crawl space), he creates practical training scenarios that have a strong focus on safety, efficiency, and increased performance – even within the setting of the city.

How do you choose your retreat site locations?
We consider all of the Paleo Magazine Retreat principles when looking for a location. It has to be beautiful, relaxing, clean, comfortable and semi-remote. We want to pull away from our everyday and immerse ourselves in nature. We also want there to be plenty of fun and active excursions near by.

Is airfare included in the price?
No, we include everything once you step off the plane.

Do I need to coordinate my travel from the airport to the retreat?
We have set pick up and drop off times to choose from when you sign up. We recommend looking at flights and booking them around these times. If they do not match, we can arrange pick up for a fee. You are also free to rent a car if you would like to have your own vehicle.

Do I need a passport?
Depends on location. Please make sure before you book. Contact us for any questions.

Are there any specific vaccinations required?
Please check with the CDC website.

Are rooms booked coed?
Please note that for single person bookings, while we do our best to pair the same genders in a room, bookings can occasionally be coed (shared rooms).

Is there an age restriction?
Travelers must be 18+ years old.

Can I bring children?
We recommend you do not, as you will be doing activities 6-8 hours a day. We are planning on a parent and child retreat shortly, please contact us if that interests you.

How should I pack to be best prepared for the trip?
You will receive a recommended packing list once you sign up for a retreat.

What kind of diet is implemented on this trip?
We will be closely following a Paleo diet, while embracing the local culture’s cuisine of the location you are in. Basically lot of vegetables, roots, tubers, and a good amount of fat and animal protein. Occasionally we will have rice, oats, corn, depending on location. We always try to source all of our produce locally when available.

I am on a restricted diet, will you be able to accommodate me?
We can and have made arrangements for almost any dietary needs. Please address this before booking though.

Are we on a calorie restricted diet?
No, we are not. The food is typically served buffet style. It is high quality food and with the amount of movement we are doing everyday, you are encouraged to eat a lot. However, we eat 3 big meals a day, so there will be times when you may be hungry; there are always healthy snacks available if this arises.

How hard are the workouts?
As hard as you want them to be. This is your retreat, you get from it what you put into it. All of our classes are based off a natural movement program we have developed over the past 8 years. But, the intensity level is in your hands. Some classes are slow and focused, some are play based and some are conditioning based and higher intensity. Fun is always the focus though.

Should I be in good shape to come?
We need to define ‘good shape’. You should be able to walk 3 miles without pain or stopping and run a half mile without stopping. You should be able to squat into full position without pain. But, if you are not quite there yet, we offer programming to gear you up and prepare you for the retreat as soon as you sign up. This way you will be ready to go when you arrive if you aren’t currently already.

How much are we exercising per day?
You will be moving 5-8 hours a day. This doesn’t mean exercising only. You could have a hike and a movement class in the morning, a 4 hour cave and waterfall hike/cenote tour/mountain bike ride and then a yoga class or mobility in the evening. So, while you are moving a lot, it isn’t just “exercising” all day, however, you will be ready for bed.

Do you offer any payment plans?
Once you pay the deposit, you are free to make payments up until 60 days before the retreat. Full payment is required 31 days before the retreat.

How much is the deposit? Is it refundable?
The deposit amount depends on the retreat, when you check out, it will be available for you to select. This is non-refundable.

What is the cancellation policy?
No refund on deposit. If paid in full, you can receive a full refund minus the deposit up to 90 days before the retreat. Anything after 90 days is non-refundable.

Nov 7, 2019 – Nov 12, 2019


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