Paid holistic host work opportunity in Mexico

Paid holistic host work opportunity in Mexico

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Mexico paid yoga teacher and massage therapist job opportunity in an eco lodgePlaya Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel with 8 rooms on a private beach located 30 minutes from Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport, Mexico. It’s an environmentally-conscious resort located in a rugged, unspoiled area of Mexico – completely off the grid. With a strong sense of place and community, Playa Viva immerses guests and volunteers in nature and sustainability.

About the holistic host program

Yoga/massage/host roles are available at Playa Viva from early October to mid-July. Several candidates are needed to work a 4-8 week “turn” on site at the hotel. This role requires that you are proficient (certified) to provide massage as well as to lead yoga classes (certified).

This role is similar to a GO role at a ClubMed (except at sustainable boutique hotel) in that you will need to be a host/hostess, be outgoing, and enjoy meeting and spending time with new people. Being a host is a large part of the role outside of teaching one yoga class per day and providing massage/spa services (this is how you earn extra income). Speaking some Spanish is helpful but not required. You should also love the outdoors and nature because while Playa Viva’s EcoLuxury is a “glamping” experience, you will be immersed in nature.

If you are certified in yoga and massage, love to work with people, enjoy traveling, share values of sustainability, enjoy great food (especially Mexican food), like new and exciting adventures, have no problem being away from “home” for a month, are OK living off-the-beaten path in a fairly isolated hotel environment (if you get “island fever,” this position is not for you) and love the beach, then this the right role for you. Do not apply unless all of these apply to you.

It is important that you are able to make all guests feel welcome regardless of how you might feel about them. If you fulfill these qualifications, are looking for an exciting adventure and can find the best in all people and enjoy everyone—from little kids to young adults to couples, the elderly and people of all walks of life, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation—then please apply.

Compensation includes

  • $500 per month base salary
  • ALL room and board in “best available accommodations,” which means you may get the Honeymoon Suite or you may be in the sleeping porch when we are full
  • All meals and beverages
  • Round trip airfare to Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport from SFO
  • Round trip ground transportation to and from airport to the hotel
  • 60% of the massage revenue from massages you provide at Playa Viva


Total Compensation varies from $1500 to $2500 per month depending on your volume of massages performed.

Job Description

  • Teach morning yoga six (6) days per week.
  • Provide massages for guests—usually allowing for two (2) slots available in the morning and two (2) in the afternoon
  • Serve as a host for guests which involves:
    a) Welcoming guests when they arrive and conducting an orientation session. b) Joining guests during meals and engaging in conversation discussing your experience at Playa Viva and talking with guests about hotel activities and in the local community. c) Serving as backup bartender (one night per week you are the bartender). Bartending experience is a plus but any restaurant, hotel or other hospital experience will be sufficient; we will train related to bar duties. d) Leading excursions with guests and serving as backup to our activities director. e) Engaging guests in getting the most out of their experience while at the hotel.

How to apply

Please, complete the  ONLINE application by clicking on this link.

If you qualify, you will be contacted to set up a Skype interview followed by in person interview (if possible based on geography).



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Address: Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco
Playa Icacos
40834 Juluchuca
Phone: +52 758 688 0144

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