Embrace the Edge 2019 Yoga Retreat

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Sat, 02/16/2019 - 02/23/2019
US$700 + Accommodation

About This Event

The 2019 edition of David and Fiji's annual Embrace the Edge Yoga Retreat will feature daily classes with uninterrupted vinyasa and hatha-style flows, detailed workshops on finding the subtle power in your practice and a week-long opportunity to expand into your edge, settle into your being and truly relax. Topics they will be exploring include the potential of the our intentions and belief systems; finding the subtle power within the pose; and what deep relaxation can do for you. Between classes, you will be treated to a warm, gorgeous ocean, a beautiful, long sandy beach, a lovely pool, many places to relax, friendly staff, two hot tubs and delicious, organic food.

Event Schedule

Saturday

  • 7pm: Evening initial get together

Sunday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class
  • 11:30am - 1pm: Optional 'break out' session
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Class

Monday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Class

Tuesday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class
  • 11:30am - 1pm: Optional 'break out' session
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Class

Wednesday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Class

Thursday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class
  • 11:30am - 1pm: Optional 'break out' session
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Class

Friday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Class

Saturday

  • 7am - 8:15am: Class (closing)

Teacher Bios

Venue

Mar de Jade has been home to hundreds of retreats over the past 35 years. The resort has a supportive, warm feel, allowing participants to rest, feel at ease and enjoy the benefits that come from being on a retreat. You will have access to four gorgeous yoga spaces, all with hardwood floors, ocean views and full of lovely, natural light.

Take a dip in the swimming pool, wading pool, jacuzzi or wander the paths lining their tropical hotel grounds. Take a walk down Chacala beach, one of the most beautiful, tranquil beaches on the lush Riviera Nayarit coastline or visit the small, charming Mexican fishing village right next door.

Mar de Jade, snuggled between jungle and ocean, is far more than your average wellness resort. Founder Dr. Laura del Valle came to Chacala over thirty years ago to bring healthcare to the local community, and the home she built for her family and visiting medical students slowly evolved into the Mar de Jade we see today. Now offering a hotel, bar, pool, full treatment spa, stunning studio spaces, and excursions and activities, Mar de Jade retains its intimate family feel and community connection.

Three generations of del Valles now call the resort home, and the medical clinic established by Laura in the 80’s has evolved into MDJ Community Projects, a non-profit running local education and health programs and an organic farm that produces most of the tasty fare enjoyed by resort guests. This non-profit gets its funding from guests like you, so when you’re kicked back on the beach or sweating it out in the studio, you can feel good both in body and in mind. Mar de Jade is a resort of rare beauty with heart and soul to match. What better place to host a yoga retreat?

For more information see: https://mardejade.com/experience/

Food

Three times a day, Mar de Jade’s talented chefs prepare gorgeous buffet meals using ingredients from the resort’s organic farm. Traditional Mexican cuisine inspired dishes incorporate a variety of healthy vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pescatarian, and poultry options, and the chefs are happy to tailor to specific dietary needs or allergies. Sorry carnivores but red meat is never served! Between meals, you’ll have access to a snack bar stocked with fresh fruit, coffee, tea, bread, and delicacies like homemade organic peanut butter and marmalade. Stations throughout the grounds provide purified fresh water to keep you hydrated between practice sessions! 

For more information see: https://mardejade.com/experience/food-and-farm/

Accomodations

Mar de Jade offers accommodation to suit an array of styles and budgets. Choose to look out over the Pacific, or into the lush green of the forest canopy.  Sleep the whole family in multibed apartments, share a room with a friend, cozy up with a loved one, or take some time and space all to yourself. No matter your choice, your room will come with unique and tasteful décor, exposed wood finishes, and plenty of natural lighting. Rooms at Mar de Jade are sanctuaries within a sanctuary: places to unwind, reflect, and recharge.

Important: If you would like to attend the retreat and stay off-site, Mar de Jade charges a $75/day fee for meals and use of amenities. You must pay this fee before registration is complete.

For more details see: https://mardejade.com/room-rates/

How To Get There

Mar de Jade is a 90 minute drive north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport on Highway 200. This distance can be covered via rental car or bus, but the resort recommends taking a taxi and is happy to arrange one for you.

For more information, visit https://mardejade.com/about/faq/ and scroll down to GETTING THERE AND AWAY.

Comments

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alison kay 1 day ago

i would love to attend this workshop! it is far beyond my usual budget but am considering how i might make it work. first off is there still room? and can you assist in connecting other attendees who are traveling alone and might want to share a room to keep costs down?

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David Procyshyn 8 hours ago

Hi Alison.
Great! I'd love to help you get there! :-)
Mar de Jade has quite a few options for accommodation (including a dorm room). We're getting pretty close to the retreat, but if you reach out to them they can help you figure out something that may work financially for you. Send an email to [email protected] with our retreat as the subject line and ask what lower priced options are available right now.
Let me know if you need any help from me.
Take care,
David

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Nellerine 2 weeks ago

Hi,
I would love to be part of embrace the edge. Is there still room available in this retreat. Secondly, please recommend other places to stay. I can't afford the prices at the MarDe Jade.
Thank you.
Nell

Re: embrace the edge
David Procyshyn 2 weeks ago

Hi there. Yes, the retreat is filling up but there is room. In regards to accommodations, Mar de Jade is has a special set up. They run 7-day retreats every week of the year, year round, so they depend on the students staying there in each retreat. It would be unfeasible of too many stayed off-site. They are also unable to keep track of ones that are staying off site at mealtime and such. So they ask that you either stay at the resort or you pay $75/day for use of the studios and 3 meals day (which are amazing!)
I hope that makes sense. It's a difficult stance for them to take, but financially they need to. Let me know if you have any more questions.
Cheers,
David

SO EXCITED!!!
margotkeyes 1 month ago

I think my husband and I can come to this! We are so thrilled to meet you both in person (David and Fiji) and spend some relaxing time for our 50th birthdays!! We are checking a couple of schedule details and then will book out spots...hopefully there are still some left! Thank you for all you do!!

Can you go just for Mon - Thurs
Cy Munroe 1 month ago

Can you go just for Mon - Thurs

Re: Can you go just for Mon - Thurs?
David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Helly Cy. This retreat center runs programs on a 7 day cycle, so unfortunately no, you are unable to go just for Monday - Thursday. Also, the program is built so that it progresses from day 1 through until the end, so it may be difficult if you miss important classes.

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Dorothee Berner 3 months ago

Thought about ..., but I'm sorry, all in all this is too expensive to me for about one hour of yoga in the morning and one in the evening. Even by myself I practice more per day ... nevertheless you chose a comfortable place!

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David Procyshyn 1 month ago

Hi Dorothee. Thanks for the comment. Over the years we have taken in a lot of post-retreat feedback and this amount of yoga seems to fit with everyone. The three days that have 3 classes are quite full and everyone is happy to have a break on the other days. We are also happy to work in additional workshops or individual sessions if requested.