UPCOMING Retreats:


Saturday March 7 - Saturday March 14, 2020

A Yoga + Surf + Wellness Retreat for Women designed by Women

Immerse yourself in an all inclusive yoga, surf, and wellness retreat in La Saladita at Casa Creando Olas.

Casa Creando


About the house:

Casa Creando on the beach!

Casa Creando Olas sits right on the beautiful deserted beach of La Saladita, in Los Llanos, Mexico, a hidden gem and surfing town about 45 minutes northwest of Zihuatanejo. The house takes the phrase 'open concept' to a new level — it is completely open to the natural surroundings so you are immersed in nature and can enjoy beach living to the fullest.

About the rooms:

Casa Creando Room

The house sleeps 12 comfortably. The rooms represent beautiful simplicity so your mind can rest as well as your body will on this retreat. The home was constructed using local materials — the oversized palapa that covers the entire house is truly a work of art and craftsmanship. The front doors are reclaimed from a demolished 1600’s church in a local town in the mountains. Every latch, handle and hinge throughout the house was made by a third-generation blacksmith using his grandfather’s molds.



The region is known as the left-handed Mexican Malibu for its pristine coastline and perfect waves. Every day will be filled with yoga, meditation, surfing, healing food and unique planned experiences; from horseback riding on the beach to shopping, hot springs, henna workshops, herbalist workshops and more. Want to give the local tequila a try? We won't judge.


  • 8 Days + 7 Nights accommodations at Casa Creando Olas Villa — Private or Shared

  • 3 Vegetarian or Pescatarian meals / day

  • Guided & unlimited surfing access within walking distance (amazing spot for both beginner and experienced surfers)

  • Massage Therapy (1 treatment each) * more available for additional costs

  • Yoga + Movement + Meditation Classes led by Lisa Sochocki & Emily Meersand (1-2 Daily)

  • Group Surf Instruction

  • Transportation to, and immersion in local Adventures + Shopping

  • Herbalist Workshop by Beto

  • Henna Art Workshop by Julie (Happy Hands Henna)

  • Airport Transportation to and from Villa


  • Airfare

  • Travel Insurance

  • Surfboard rental

  • Additional food and drink (alcohol)

Beach yoga



From single beds with communal style living to private rooms with King or Queen beds, we have exactly what you need.


Saturday, March 7 - Saturday March 14, 2019

$650 Deposit to reserve your spot. Accommodations starting at $1775.00. Full payment must be made within 60 days of submitting deposit.

Full retreat website here: buenavidaretreat.com

Casa Creando Magic



"Mexico has taken my heart since I was a little girl. As a family my father would bring me and my mother down for his windsurfing trips. We’d drive to Baja, Mexico from Santa Cruz, California. We’d spend the summer camping on windy beaches, eating street tacos or the catch my father got from fishing. At 16 my father took me to La Saladita for my birthday to surf, this was my first time to mainland Mexico and I loved it (a seed was planted on that trip). Fast forward to myself at 21 years old, in a crazy relationship with an Italian who was going to get deported, so Mexico was the answer. :) We drove from Santa Cruz through Texas and mainland Mexico La Saladita. We surfed the whole trip down, camping, exploring, eating our way from village after village in a VW bus. We settled in a little town just 15 minutes south of La Saladita called Troncones. We called Troncones home, and opened up a restaurant. I lived in Troncones for 2 years, learned Spanish and loved the locals. However, the universe had other plans that took me to Oahu, HI. Every time I come back to La Mexico (as often as I can) it still feels like home." - Lisa Sochocki, Owner, Yoga Loft Hawaii


Lisa Sochocki's passion is YOGA, the process that creates space, freedom, understanding, strength and grace. Lisa is certified with (3) 200RYT trainings and 15 years of experience in Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Yin Yoga, Hatha, Classical Ashtanga, Bikram, Prenatal Yoga and Restorative Yoga. She brings spiritual connection to a class room setting, while encouraging you to find your inner strength and explore your edge. She’ll guide through movement of body and breath incorporating alignment, anatomy, and ease. She believes that the practice is to surrender and connect, creating space for the unknown and finding flexibility of body and mind. Follow Lisa @yogimommalisa and her studios on Oahu @yogaloft.

Julie Murrell

Julie Murrell is a henna and body artist based out of San Francisco, CA. She learned the art of henna from Catherine Cartwright-Jones of The Henna Page who is said to be the world's foremost scholar and researcher on henna. Julie has been practicing henna for 10 years, with experience as an artist-in-residency and now as a freelancer in and around the Bay Area. While henna has many uses, she believes foremost in the meditative and healing qualities of henna — when used for self-care, girls nights, expecting mothers, for pampering and relaxation. She also loves sharing the art of henna for a good celebration, festival, event or for just hanging out. In addition to henna, Julie is skilled in face and body painting, Jagua, and glitter tattoos. Follow @happyhandshenna for her art and @jollymurrell for her personal adventures.

Emily Meersand

Emily Meersand is a San Francisco-based yoga instructor whose life has been transformed and elevated in every way through the practice and teachings of yoga. She is passionate about sharing her love of a well-rounded and balanced yoga practice through her teachings of both powerful, sweaty vinyasa classes and grounding, soothing restorative and yin classes. Emily incorporates the healing properties and benefits of essential oils into her yoga classes as well. Seek more balance in your life, invigorate your mind, and soothe your soul in Emily's classes!

Emily's yoga practice and teaching style is derived from yoga trainings and classes all over the world. She is E-RYT 200 through the Yoga Alliance, and has completed the following certifications: Power Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hours), Janet Stone Sadhana Immersion, Restorative & Yin Energetics Training, Sculpt Teacher Training, Intermediate Power Vinyasa Teacher Training, BASI Pilates Certification, Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Studies. Emily can't wait to share her love of both yoga and surfing with you in Mexico!  @sanfranciscoyogi & www.emilymeersand.com



☀︎ Expect more updates, partners and a detailed daily schedule as we draw closer to the date. We can't wait to retreat and recharge with you. ☀︎



For any and all questions and concerns please contact Lisa Sochocki at yogalofthawaii@gmail.com or by phone at 808.721.9818, or Emily Meersand at emilymeersand@gmail.com.

Footnotes: With our love of surfing, yoga, travel and culture we are so excited to have you join us on this memorable retreat of a lifetime!

La Saladita, Joyas del Marqués II Llano Largo, Guerrero, Mexico