April 14-20, 2018
Riviera Maya, Mexico
A Caribbean oasis in Riviera Maya, spread over the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The resort is an 80min. drive from Cancún International Airport.
Carretera Chetumal 259, Solidaridad, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Join us for an unforgettable 6-night Fitness Holiday Experience at the 5-star, all-inclusive Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Resort & Spa complex—also the filming location for Season 11 of the TV series, Classical Stretch.

Our largest community event of the year—This unique opportunity combines the perfect balance of fitness, health, relaxation and rejuvenation. Enjoy daily group classes, motivating lectures on a variety of health and wellness topics, educational workshops and more!
Surrounded by gorgeous white sandy beaches, pristine natural wildlife, fresh saltwater pools and a peaceful Zen spa—this weeklong retreat will help you to rebalance, reshape and renew your entire body.

Last year's Symposium brought together our global community of Essentrics and Classical Stretch fans and instructors—all in one place—to learn and experience all that Essentrics has to offer. Getting fit, while having fun was the goal and everyone left the retreat feeling rejuvenated and motivated to continue leading a healthy and active lifestyle back at home.

This year's event promises to be even more outstanding– with brand-new lectures on a variety of topics to help you get the most out of your workouts and to give you the knowledge required to stay young, mobile and pain-free your entire life! Get ready to make new friends from all over the world and meet instructors who are partaking in our Teacher Training event (occurring during the same week) and will be attending some of the same group classes.

"I was very fortunate to attend the first-ever Essentrics Symposium in Mexico. Wow! It was such a great trip!! Learning live is always good. The feet work and emphasis on them as our foundation was very helpful; along with the posture and alignment direction." -Sharon
"Thank you for another wonderful Essentrics/Classical Stretch retreat. The symposium showed the growth of this important work. I attended with a friend and we got a great deal out of the instruction and guidance. We were gently corrected when we were doing things wrong and everything was explained so well that I think we all learned so much."
"The symposium was a life changing experience. I have been doing Classical Stretch for years and loved the one on one help with form and technique. Miranda and staff were so helpful. I look forward to the next symposium and living pain free as I age backwards! " -Linda

Essentrics Fitness Retreat

Prices are in USD and include taxes. Rates are per person. Not included: Airfare and transportation from airport to hotel. Note for Canadian participants: Prices will be adjusted according to the exchange rate on the date of registration.

The Grand Palladium Complex is made up of several resorts. Our group has the option of staying at the Kantenah / Colonial Resort OR the White Sands Resort (which has been recently renovated).

Please wait for room availability before purchasing your flight.
Single Room Rate
Fitness Participant: $1995 USD
Double Room Rate
Fitness Participant: $1515 USD

Double Room Rate:
Guest: $1125 USD
Single Room Rate
Fitness Participant: $2095 USD
Double Room Rate
Fitness Participant: $1575 USD

Double Room Rate:
Guest: $1190 USD

Please refer to the rates above if you are participating in the Fitness Holiday and booking a single room or sharing a double room with: another Fitness Holiday participant, Non-participant or an Instructor participating in Teacher Training.

Please refer to the rates above if you are not participating in any Essentrics Symposium Events, but are sharing a room with—a Fitness Holiday participant or an Instructor participating in Teacher Training.

NOTE: If you are not participating in any events, you will still enjoy all that the resort has to offer!

Adding extra nights to your trip (optional) – See registration form for details.
Check-in time 3pm   |   Check-out time 12pm

  • Accommodation for 6 nights · All meals, snacks, room service, full mini bar use, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Daily Essentrics/Classical Stretch group classes (2x per day)
  • Daily Lectures/Workshops with Miranda that aim to improve your workouts and overall health
  • 8 freshwater pools and 1 seawater pool
  • Topnotch Zen Spa & Wellness Center: facilities include hot tubs, pool, sauna, steam baths, gym and a variety of beauty and massage services (extra fee)
  • Activities for the entire family including sports, dance and cooking classes, as well as daily entertainment on the beach and by the pool
  • Serene and peaceful forests and gardens surround the entire resort
  • Discotheque featuring top-rated, nightly entertainment shows and dance parties
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Family-friendly: Baby Club for children 1-3 years old, Mini Club “El Ranchito” for kids 4-12 years old and Black & White Junior’s Club for teenagers