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Level Up
Your Wellness Retreat

Taking your wellness journey to new heights
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Level Up Cycle & Fitness
in Yelapa, Mexico
November 19th-24th 2024
  Movement //  Play // Connection

It's time to embark on a transformative journey that supports your health and happiness.


Elevate your well-being in this 6-day adventure wellness retreat designed to uplift your spirit, ignite your passion, and enliven your body. 

Nestled amidst the natural beauty of Yelapa, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to harmonize your mind, body, and soul. Don't miss this chance to connect with nature, find inner peace, and level up your wellness. Reserve your spot today!

Here's what we'll be doing


Daily Fitness Classes


Paddle Boarding in the Bay


Hiking in the Jungle


Cacao Ceremony


Sound Healing


Cultural Immersion


Tasty Food


Site Seeing & Swimming


Temezcal (Mexican Sweat Lodge)

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Retreat Overview

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This is a 6-day wellness retreat in Yelapa Mexico designed to help you have a total reset in mind, body, and heart through ancient healing practices, movement, outdoor excursions, healthy food, and wholesome community.

What is Level Up? 

Level Up Cycle and Fitness is the brainchild of three remarkable women: Diane, Crystal, and Kara. In the midst of unprecedented challenges in 2020, when the world was grappling with the pandemic, these trailblazers had a vision to create something extraordinary. Their passion for health and fitness, combined with their unwavering dedication to empowering their community, led to the inception of Level Up.

Since its opening, Level Up has not only weathered the storm but has thrived, becoming a beacon of strength, resilience, and inspiration in the community. This dynamic trio has transformed their passion into a thriving business that has touched countless lives.

 Their mission is to foster a powerful shift in mindset and inspire individuals to take brave action in support of their health and fitness goals. Through their commitment to excellence, they aim to enhance the quality of lives within the communities they serve. They offer a diverse range of fitness classes, including cycle, body strength, power yoga, boot camp, barre, and more. Their commitment to empowerment, especially for women, is at the heart of everything they do. They are not just here to help you reach your fitness goals; they're here to help you exceed them. Together, they raise the bar, set new standards, and inspire you to achieve greatness.

Join these incredible coaches for an experience of a life-time!


Lodging at Casa Isabel

5 Delicious Dinners

5 Healthy Breakfasts

3 Morning Fitness Classes

1 Temezcal (Mexican Sweat Lodge Ceremony)

1 Cacao Ceremony

1 Sound Bath  

Paddleboarding in the Bay

1 Sunrise Hike (7 miles)

Water taxi fare from Puerto Vallarta to Yelapa




Alcoholic Beverages

Taxi fare to and from the airport 


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 was been fully, sustainably, and artfully reconstructed in 2009. Huge trees form a jungle canopy over an enchanting garden hillside. It 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. This is the heartbeat of the guesthouse.

Each room offers:

  • Sustainable, artful construction

  • an ocean/water view

  • Well-equipped kitchen

  • Filtered drinking water

  • Coffee

  • Hot shower

  • Shower Towels

  • Fans and mosquito nets

  • Hammocks and lounge chairs

  • Lock boxes

  • Wi-Fi



The food in Yelapa is 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.



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.



*Retreat prices are listed in Room Descriptions on the Registration Page


$200 off your total retreat price if you sign up by January 31st, 2024

DEPOSIT (non-refundable)



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.

PREFERRED PAYMENT METHOD (after the initial deposit)

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 inspiring community, this is a well-rounded experience to tend to  all your many wonderful, and beautiful layers. We hope to see you here!


Choose your room on the registration page and pay the deposit for the room you'd like.

The Retreat Prices are listed in the Room Descriptions.

Message with any questions at

Keep scrolling to learn more and to check out the accommodation options!

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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.

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Sound-Wave Therapy

Sound wave therapy, also known as sound healing or vibrational therapy, is a holistic treatment approach that uses sound waves to stimulate healing and relaxation in the body. The therapy involves the use of various sound frequencies to create vibrations that are believed to influence the body's energy systems.

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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

Crystal Merrow

Personal Trainer, Coach, Fitness Professional

 From Crystal...

I have been coaching since 2013. Fitness has been an element my entire life. I grew up playing softball, running, dancing and my personal favorite, resistance training. I have completed multiple foot races, relays and the Portland Marathon. I placed 1st in my age bracket and 2nd overall in a local 10K race in 2015.

Certifications: NASM Personal Training, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dogg Spinning, Barre Above, Kettlebell Fundamentals

Specialties: Rockin’ playlists, competitive nature, focus on form and control.

Fitness Moto/Philosophy: "Focus your intentions on THIS moment. Use your emotions as a catalyst for success. Control your movements through power."

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Kara Johnson

Personal Trainer, Coach, Fitness Professional

From Kara...


I have been involved in athletics since age 6 when I joined swim team for the first time. After years in aquatics  and other organized sports I fell in love with running, which changed my life. In the decade that followed I ran many races, including five marathons (one being the Boston Marathon in 2008). I also dabbled in triathlons. Also during this decade I graduated college and became a first grade teacher. I was invited to my first spin class in 2007 by a good friend. I was instantly in love and became a faithful group x participant until I was asked if I wanted to teach. Group fitness, especially indoor cycling, has been a passion and way of life for me ever since. Twelve years later, I am still as excited about instructing as day one. I stepped down from my classroom teaching position when my first of four children was born in 2012. This opened the door for me to continue pursuing a fitness career as I was primarily home with my son. I have now taught just about everything—Cycle, R.I.P.P.E.D., Turbo Kick, Pump, Barre, Cardio Yoga, HIIT and Silver Sneakers. 

Certifications: AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Mad Dogg Spinning, Barre Above, Cardio Yoga, Silver Sneakers

Specialties: As a singer, musician and songwriter I am meticulous about my music selection and creating an uplifting emotional experience for class participants.

Fitness Moto/Philosophy: "True fitness is holistic. It’s about stepping into and fully embracing our best selves and how we are designed, both inside and out."

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Diane Kenney

Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Coach

From Diane...

I have been coaching since 2012. My passion for fitness started as a teenager. I got a membership at a local gym and quickly fell in love with both group fitness and weightlifting. In high school I joined the swim team competing in freestyle and backstroke. I became a lifeguard and that lead to my very first teaching experience, water aerobics, at the young age of 16. I left the pool and went to school to become a Veterinary Technician, which was my career for 12 years, until I had my first child. I became a stay home mom. A year after my second child I decided to apply for a Group Fitness position at my local gym and I have not looked back.

Certifications: NASM Personal Training, Yoga Alliance 200 YTT, Schwinn Indoor Cycling, Barre Above, Stretching Specialist

Specialties: Obsessive about music (makes or breaks a class for me)

Fitness Moto/Philosophy: Don’t be afraid of being a beginner!


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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