El Mar Studio 2
Garden Room 3
Garden Room
Retreat Duration:
7 Days

Embrace the Edge 2019 Yoga Retreat

Retreat Location:
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
The Embrace the Edge retreat features daily classes with vinyasa and hatha-style flows, detailed workshops on finding the power in your practice and a week-long opportunity to expand into your edge.
Start Date:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
End Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Venue:
Mar de Jade Retreats and Wellness Resort
Instructors:

What You'll Experience

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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.

Instructors

DoYogaWithMe Founder My first yoga class came when I injured my back and shoulder. I’ll always remember how uncomfortable and unpleasant that first class was. But I will also always remember how I felt afterwards: my pain had finally subsided. So I kept going to yoga, and the pain in my back eventually went away. As long as my practice was relatively consistent, my back was fine. My teaching style varies quite a lot, from very gentle hatha flow to a challenging intermediate class, while always weaving in a focus on body awareness, good alignment and effective breathing. I recommend my classes to students who are looking to learn the fundamentals within the postures, to understand core strength, to thoroughly stretch the body and access the deeper areas of the consciousness through meditation and relaxation. Yoga has been one of the key transformative forces in my life. It has taught me to be present and in my body, to feel compassion and empathy, to be in community and to confront the inner challenges we all have each day of our lives.
Fiji McAlpine is an ERYT 500 yoga instructor and is one of the founding yoga teachers featured on DoYogaWithMe.com. Her online popularity has grown significantly over the years, giving her global reach in the online platform, and has allowed her to offer frequent guidance to thousands of students each week. Fiji is now devoting more time and energy into bringing a personal experience to those who have practiced with her for so long. She has been offering retreats and workshops around the world to connect with her global yoga family and to share her love for this practice. To keep updated on her upcoming retreats, workshops, and teacher trainings around the world visit her website: mindintomatteryoga.com Fiji’s personal practice and classes focus on vinyasa flow, infused with power, strength and precision. Having trained extensively in California, Costa Rica, and Canada, her classes are often described as a strong practice that allows students to face challenges with support and guidance, inspiring them to move forward fearlessly and more consciously. Over the past decade, yoga has helped Fiji through personal transformation, she openly shares about finding yoga to be a vital tool of healing as she overcame an eating disorder. You can find Fiji at Harmony Yoga in Duncan, BC, or at her website

Book Your Spot

Book your spot in two easy steps:

  1. Click the 'Reserve Your Spot' button to pay the DoYogaWithMe Retreat Fee. It's currently our Super Early Bird Price, available until March 31, 2021.
  2. Click the 'Book Your Room' button to choose your accommodation. Three meals a day are included in the price.

The Venue

El Mar Studio 2

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.

Mar de Jade pool

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: https://mardejade.com/experience/

Food

fresh fruit

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: https://mardejade.com/experience/food-and-farm/

Directions

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.

Costs

While this retreat is all-inclusive, you are responsible for booking your own flight and accommodation. Tuition is booked separately. Accommodation includes your room and meals and can be booked through Mar De Jade and tuition paid to doyogawithme.com. Airport transfers can be arranged with Mar De Jade for a fee, depending on the number of passengers. Tuition and accommodation are charged in US dollars.

Questions? Comment below or send us a message through our Contact Us page.

Cancellations

For your retreat fee, DoYogaWithMe's cancellation policy is:

  • 100% refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
  • 50% refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
  • No refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.

For your accommodation and food, go to Mar de Jade's FAQs and click on Booking and Cancellation Policy.

Testimonials

US$600 early bird; US$700 after (+ Accommodation)
Start Date:
Saturday, February 16, 2019
End Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
US$600 early bird; US$700 after (+ Accommodation)