Getting around in Sayulita has never been easier! With so much to see in our amazing pueblo, Baikas electric bike rentals in Sayulita makes it possible for you to get to anywhere in Sayulita- whether it be to jungle paths, secluded beaches, dirt roads, or up large hills. Walking around can quickly become tiresome, especially in the heat, and cars or golf carts cannot always make it up big hills or on bumpy roads, and often are costly to rent. Baikas are fun, easy to use for any age, eco-friendly, and can get you anywhere in Sayulita at a quick pace. I talk to the owner of Baikas more about their electric bikes and what makes them so unique.
This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation is Sayulita’s local youth baseball team, the Jaibitos. The youth baseball team is run and organized by coach Pedro Navarro, who volunteers his time and efforts in supporting the kids and their baseball program. Thanks to his hard work and time, and Sayulita Life’s donation, which will go directly toward the purchase of new equipment, our youth can now enjoy a fully operational baseball program with proper equipment, in order to play competitively in games against other teams in surrounding areas.
Yoga can mean many different things to different people, and often it can feel overwhelming to find the right type of yoga or the right type of studio to meet your yoga needs. At Sayulita Yoga Studio, Iyengar Yoga is the central practice. Because of its methodology, combined with the studio’s calming and controlled environment, the space is perfect to allow students to really focus and go inward without disturbance or distraction. Sayulita Yoga Center is the right choice for yogis looking to learn about yoga just as much as to practice and engage in it. I speak with the owner, Graziella, about the studio and the type of Yoga she offers in her space.
Some of our local Sayulita surfers will soon be heading to compete in the Mexican National Surf Games in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, from October 28th, 2019, through November 10th, 2019. These young athletes have been training and competing for a long time in order to be ready for this amazing opportunity. The local non-profit organization Pro Sayulita generously stepped up to help the competitors, by giving a donation to the team to assist in covering some of the expenses of the tournament.
This month’s recipient of Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation is SayuParke. SayuParke is a park and space where our community’s children can feel safe while playing and having fun, away from the busy crowds of the plaza or Sayulita streets. Run strictly by volunteers and through the efforts of many local parents in the area, SayuParke is often in need of donations and local support in order to maintain and improve its play structures and overall site maintenance.
Sayulita Life’s $5,000 donation helped in purchasing a brand new, safe, and well-constructed slide for one of the play structures in the park, which the park desperately needed after the old one broke, and the temporary ladder rotted after some heavy rains.
This month’s recipient of the Sayulita Life $5,000 donation is the Mar y Vida camp, run and organized by the local organization El Centro Creativo.
The Mar y Vida camp is a five day camp for local youth, to be held on July 1st, 2019, through July 5th. The camp includes five days of fun, exploratory and learning based activities, such as art, surfing, and science experiments. I spoke with Risa Machuca, one of the leaders of the camp, about the Mar y Vida experience, and how Sayulita Life’s donation will help impact and benefit the camp and the local youth attending.
Sayulita’s Junior Surf and Sup Teams are heading to Colima, Manzanillo, on May 25th, 2019, through May 31st, to compete for the first time in the Mexican National Olympic games. After two weeks of training, the youth are ready to compete against the best, although many of them have been surfing or paddle boarding for their whole lives in preparation. This is the first time in history that the Nayarit state team has been represented at the Mexican National Olympic games, due to the requirement that the team members must also be enrolled in school, and also because this is the first time that surfing has been acknowledged as a federal sport by the government of Nayarit. I talk with the team coach, Geovani Perez, about the team and the excitement over this competition.
Can you explain to readers what the “Wellness Fest” event is?
The Wellness Fest is a two day health and wellness event here in Sayulita, which will be held at Nirvanna Spa on Friday, May 3rd, 2019, through Saturday, May 4th, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. This event is for anyone looking for multidisciplinary treatments of different health related aspects addressed to personal care. Myself (Dr. Barbara Nester) & Nirvanna Spa both aim to provide the best services with the best prices for our entire community of Sayulita, as well as, of course, for our friends who visit each year, or even first-timers. We will also be providing courses, free yoga aid, and various specials on treatments for aesthetic medicine, nutrition, and spa services. For this festival, we are promoting to the community our new menu of facials for all skin types and skin concerns, with our new professional line called “Repechage”. Also, of course the rest of our normal services for wellness will be included, such as our signature massages, body scrubs, body masks, manicures, pedicures, cupping massages, and heat therapy with the "Soqui bed".
MexiTreks in Sayulita offers clients fun jungle hikes, sea kayaking, snorkeling tours, and more, here in both Sayulita and its surrounding areas. However, more than just a tour company, MexiTreks prides themselves on taking the opportunity to educate their guests about our local ecosystems and environmental preservation. Eddie Ochoa, owner of MexiTreks, shares with me his passion for what he and his company get to do here in Sayulita, how he gets to influence others in teaching about environmental awareness, and how he spreads his message for respecting nature through the work his company does in the community.
I usually consider myself a pretty fit and healthy person; living in Sayulita, it’s easy to have a very active lifestyle since we spend so much of our days outdoors. For example, I can walk everywhere, I take my dog on runs through the jungle quite often, I surf, and I dance. For these reasons, I had convinced myself that I didn’t need to go to a gym to get a good workout, since I had ways to be active. Therefore, it had been a long time since I had stepped foot inside an actual gym, so I was a bit out of my comfort zone when I decided to try the revolution cycle class at SayulitaFit. After taking this class, I realized I was wrong; there are so many added benefits to being a part of a group workout experience that you simply can’t get just from being active on your own. The revolution cycle class is so much fun, and a really fierce workout. The dance style music, the dark room with neon lighting, and the vivacious energy from the instructor, all makes you feel like you are in a nightclub, not in a gym. You forget you’re “working out” until the end when you realize how sore your legs are. This class left me barely able to walk afterwards, but oh, the burn felt so good!