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Empowered Living
Fitness Adventure Retreat

Yelapa, Mexico
March 3rd-8th 2025

 Strength // Yoga // Nature // Adventure

Join Katie and Krystal in this epic collaboration that is sure to be life changing and full of magic.


This retreat is designed to offer a perfect balance of strength-based fitness classes, yoga, hiking, relaxation, and fun excursions. Whether you're looking to strengthen and nurture yourself physically, mentally, and/or spiritually this retreat is for you. There will also be time to rest and relax.

It's a perfect retreat for anyone looking to improve their physical and mental well-being while enjoying the beauty of the surroundings. You'll leave feeling recharged, inspired, and empowered!


Retreat Offerings

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Fitness Classes


Cacao Ceremony


Daily Yoga & Meditation


Hiking and Sight-Seeing


Sound Healing


Beach Time




Temezcal (Mexican Sweat Lodge)

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Retreat Overview

This is a 6-day and 5 night Wellness Retreat in Yelapa Mexico designed to help you have a total reset in mind, body, and heart through ancient healing practices, total-body workouts, outdoor excursions, healthy food, and wholesome community. The retreat will be held at the enchanting Casa Isabel, a lovely sustainable living villa situated beneath a lush jungle canopy on the hillside--close to the ocean and surrounded by the beauties of nature.


Strength-Based Fitness Classes, Daily Yoga, Sound Healing, Guided Meditations, Hiking, Mexican Sweat Lodge Ceremony, Relaxation, Tasty Food, Amazing People, Beautiful Scenery, Beach Days, and more.


The retreat will be held at the enchanting Casa Isabel, a lovely sustainable living villa situated beneath a lush jungle canopy on the hillside--close to the ocean and surrounded by the beauties of nature.


Casa Isabel is Yelapa’s oldest and most iconic guesthouse. Created over 53 years ago by Isabel Jordan who fell in love with Yelapa and its culture and made it a home for herself as well as a sanctuary for artists, healers and travelers from all over the world. Although Isabel has passed along, her spirit lives on through the people who knew her and still come to visit to share stories of their incredible experiences here.

Casa Isabel offers a variety of unique ocean-view accommodations, their privacy insured by lush shrubs and flowering vines planted many years ago by Isabel herself. Each casita has its own special charm and artsy details and is oriented around the original structure, Casa Central, which includes the five casitas surrounding the main kitchen and dining area. 

Within this sanctuary, you'll encounter a harmonious blend of sustainability and innovation. Compost toilets, discreetly nestled within most rooms, embody a commitment to eco-conscious living, inviting guests to participate in a symbiotic relationship with the land.

It's important to note that Casa Isabel requires a certain level of mobility. The rustic charm of its design means there are several steps leading to the main living space, with no handrails to interrupt the seamless integration of architecture and environment.

Casa Isabel is not merely a destination; it is a catalyst for transformation. Here, amidst the rugged beauty of the landscape, you'll discover the opportunity for a total reset—a chance to recalibrate mind, body, and spirit in communion with nature.


Yelapa, Mexico, is a secluded coastal village nestled along the rugged shores of the Pacific Ocean. Accessible only by boat, this charming destination offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life. There are no cars and no ATMs. With its gorgeous beaches, lush jungle surroundings, and vibrant local culture, Yelapa is a haven for nature lovers, adventurers, and those seeking authentic Mexican charm.  Yelapa exudes a rustic, off-the-grid appeal while still providing essential amenities and warm hospitality to its guests.



The food in Yelapa is truly amazing and our caterers and chefs are equipped to work within the parameters of most food preferences and needs. Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy-free, Nut-allergy-friendly options will be available. Our meals together will be a mixture of In-house catering and restaurants in town. 



Most breakfasts will be onsite and will include:

Fruit, yogurt, granola, fresh juice, a traditional Mexican dish and/or a special order of the day.

Coffee and tea will also be available.



Guests will have the opportunity to access their own lunches and snacks. This is great opportunity to explore the town and beach restaurants.



Dinners will be a combination of both in town and catered onsite--depending on the day. A combination of meat, vegetarian, gluten free, and dairy-free options will be available.


*Guests with food preferences, allergies, and/or special needs are encouraged to contact us prior to the trip so that we can communicate this to our chefs and caterers and to make any necessary adjustments and/or accommodations to the menus.


Lodging at Casa Isabel

5 dinners

5 breakfasts

Yoga Classes

Fitness Classes

Temescal (Mexican Sweat Lodge Ceremony)

Cacao Ceremony

Sound Healing

2 hour Snorkel Trip 

Sunrise Hike (3 or 7.5 miles depending on your liking)

Water taxi fare from Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa




Alcoholic Beverages

Taxi fare to and from the airport 



Price is dependent on accommodations and occupancy per room.

*Retreat prices are listed with the room description on the event page. (Where you would put down the deposit--click "More")

DEPOSIT (non-refundable)



December 1st 2024


$200 off Total Retreat Price. (Must put down full deposit)

Ends August 31st 2024



Through website:


Chose your room and put down the deposit through the website. You will then be contacted with further details about how to pay the remaining balance.


Venmo (@krystalconniry)



Through website (fees apply)




This is an opportunity to nourish yourself with good food, sunshine, and life-changing  experiences. Feel held and supported by a warm and welcoming community of similar soul-seeking enthusiasts. With a mix of rest, adventure, and  deeply healing practices, this is a well-rounded experience to tend to  all your many wonderful, and beautiful layers. We hope to see you here!

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Optional Ad-ons


Therapeutic Massage

Treat yourself to a 60 or 90 minute deeply relaxing therapeutic massage from one of our licensed professionals.


Paddle Boarding 

Explore the Bay in a fun way. Paddle-board rentals are available upon request and dependent upon availability. Inquire with your hosts before or during the retreat and they will assist you. 

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Acupressure is mix of reflexology and acupuncture. It is an alternative medicine that is based on the concept of life energy, which flows through "meridians" in the body and attempts to assist in the free flow of energy through these channels. Experience this healing modality with Beverly Taylor who has been practicing this work for over twenty years.

Frequently Asked Questions

There's a lot to know and be curious about. Click the link below to check out our most frequently asked questions.


About Yelapa

We chose Yelapa as the location for our retreats because of its unparalleled beauty and peaceful energy. Surrounded by nature and with a strong connection to the local community, Yelapa provides the perfect setting for our guests to escape from the stress of daily life and connect with themselves on a deeper level.

Learn more about Yelapa by clicking the button below


Retreat Location

Casa Isabel

A fully sustainable eco-lodge in paradise. Surrounded by lush jungle and pristine ocean views, Casa Isabel offers a breathtaking getaway from both city and suburb life. Each room is mindfully and uniquely crafted--embodying the artistic gifts of its designers and the spirit of the land.

Find Your Room


Casa Jade


The Nook


Cool Corner


Passion Palace



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Canopy Camp


Beach House





Your Hosts

Katie Grimes

Fitness Professional, Personal Trainer, Adventurer

Katie is a highly qualified fitness professional with multiple certifications and years of experience in the industry. She is an ACE Certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor and a cancer exercise and Parkinson specialist. Her passion for health
extends beyond the gym, as she is also a cycle, running and lacrosse coach.

Katie is a competitive athlete, holding an impressive 8 American age group records and numerous all-American time standards in both running and racewalking. Her dedicationto physical activity is not limited to indoor training, as she also spends her free time
skiing, backpacking, and paddling. She is an experienced Search and Rescue volunteer with K9 qualification/experience and a wilderness first responder.


Katie's extensive experience in the fitness industry, combined with her competitive drive and commitment to the outdoors, make her a well-rounded and highly sought-after
trainer. Her clients benefit not only from her expertise in physical fitness, but also from her ability to inspire and motivate them to reach their full potential.

Krystal Conniry

Yoga Teacher, Sound Therapist, Retreat Coordinator

Krystal believes in the power of presence and loves to witness people becoming more connected to themselves in an authentic and healing way.  She is a practicing Yoga Teacher, Sound Therapist, and Healing Arts Enthusiast. She holds a Master's Degree in Conflict Resolution from PSU and enjoys learning why people and groups do the things they do and how to make the world a more peaceful and just place. Yoga continues to be a life-changing journey of surrender and  transformation for her and she loves to share this gift with the world.


Krystal  received her 200 YTT with Corepower Yoga in 2017 and became certified in Restorative Yoga and Yoga Sculpt shortly after. She has  been teaching solidly ever since and is currently leading yoga and wellness  retreats in Yelapa, Mexico. She finds inspiration from various yoga modalities and healing practices including Kundalini Yoga, Hatha Yoga,  Hot Yoga, Iyengar, Yoga Nidra, and others. This is reflected in her classes, which  are approachable and lighthearted, while holding space for Mystery and the  connection to one's more awakened self. It is an honor for her to be  able to share something so dear to her heart and to encourage others on their path as they awaken  into their own clarity and brilliance.

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The Vision

My vision is to provide an inspiring and beautiful environment for the nourishment of mind, body and soul. My team and I offer a sacred space in a breathtakingly beautiful environment for all who wish to experience the benefits of intentional wellness, new and fun experiences, and healthy community.

I Believe...

in the power of nourishing experiences, healthy relationships, and in the immersion of nature as a medicinal act. I believe that taking time to fill one's cup is an act of honoring one's whole Self and the world at large.  And that through these experiences we can make contact with our inner wisdom, which allows us to deal with life on life’s terms with an open heart and curious mind. Things begin to flow, we are able to let go of rigid structures and unwanted patterns and get into rhythm with the natural flow of blissful living.


"This was a wonderful all levels yoga retreat. There was a great balance of activity and rest allowing for you to take what you need. Yelapa creates the perfect setting for healing and even unexpected revelations! The overall healing from this retreat is invaluable but fortunately comes at a price point that is manageable for most westerners."

"Beautiful location, wonderful food- awesome yoga! Would do it again!"


"I went in not knowing what to expect and left feeling supported, strong, and with some new knowledge about myself. There were experiences I wouldn’t have had anywhere else that I really loved. I have new friendships, and was so glad to see that part of Mexico, it was delightful. I said many times that the thought and care that went into planning each day was truly exceptional"

Dana A.
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