Grounded and Grateful 2022 Yoga Retreat

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Sun, 01/09/2022 - 01/16/2022
$600 USD (+ Accommodation & Food) SOLD OUT

About This Event

This retreat is sold out. If you would like to be on the waitlist, send us a request through our Contact Us form. If you have reserved your spot in the retreat and would like to book your accommodation, go here.

How to 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 Early Bird Price, available until Aug 31st, 2021.
  2. Click the 'Book Your Room' button to choose your accommodation. Three meals a day are included in the price.

Retreat Description
Engage your mind, body and spirit on a relaxed yoga retreat with Melissa Krieger in Mexico. You'll experience the following:

  • Daily yoga classes twice a day.
  • Learn simple mindfulness techniques to stimulate your five senses.
  • Eat nourishing meals with many of the ingredients sourced from the sea and Mar de Jade farm.
  • Meet your DoYogaWithMe community.
  • Have a private 20 minute session to connect with Melissa.
  • A customized workshop for the group to dig deeper into poses you want to learn more about.
  • Go on optional excursions to the local market, the farm and a hike with a local guide.
  • And of course lots of downtime to enjoy the pool, beach and ocean!

This retreat is an opportunity to slow down and connect with yourself and the natural beauty of Mexico. It is for all levels but will be focusing on slower styles of yoga such as: Flow, Slow Flow, Gentle, Restorative as well as Yoga Nidra (Guided Meditation).

This slow-paced week long yoga vacation will leave you feeling present, grounded and grateful.

Event Schedule

Meal Times

Breakfast: 8:30am - 9:30am
Lunch: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm - 7:30pm



  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Welcome Dinner


  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
  • 11:00am - 11:30am: Opening Circle
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Flow Yoga
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 4:45pm - 5:45pm: Gentle Yoga with Restorative
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Flow Yoga
  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
  • Optional Excursion
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Flow Yoga
  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
  • Individual Time with Melissa
  • 11:30am - 1:00pm: Yoga Pose Breakdown Workshop
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Flow Yoga
  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
  • Optional Excursion
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm: Gentle Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • Individual Time with Melissa
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Flow Yoga
  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
  • Optional Excursion
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:45pm - 3:45pm: Gentle Yoga with Restorative
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Dinner


  • 7:30am - 8:30am: Flow Yoga
  • 8:30am - 9:30am: Breakfast
  • Individual Time with Melissa
  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm: Lunch
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm: Closing Circle
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm: Closing Practice Slow Flow
  • 6:30pm - 7:30pm: Celebration Dinner


  • 8:30am - 9:30am Breakfast
  • Leave Mar de Jade

Teacher Bio


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:


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:


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:

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 and scroll down to GETTING THERE AND AWAY.


The following are the costs associated with this retreat:

  1. Tuition (Reserve your spot): paid to DoYogaWithMe
  2. Accommodation (Book your room): paid to Mar de Jade and includes seven nights of accommodation and three meals per day 
  3. Additional costs: You are responsible for all additional costs, such as booking your own flight and paying for your own travel and food before and after the retreat. Airport transfers can be arranged with Mar De Jade for a fee.

Tuition and accommodations are charged in US dollars.

Note: Mar de Jade requires that you stay on their property to attend this retreat.

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

Cancellation Policy

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.


"This was my first ever yoga retreat and I enjoyed every minute of it. If you are new to Yoga, please don’t be intimidated by this retreat or its instructor. Melissa has a fun and gentle way of taking you through your posses. I took home many helpful hints provided by Melissa. I was also introduced to Restorative Yoga which we did in the late afternoon session due to the heat of the day. I was never much into Restorative Yoga but now I’m hooked on it. The service and the food at the venue was excellent. The small village just a 10 minute walk up the beach was charming and safe.” After my retreat, I spent a few days in P.V. A city and a rural experience really balanced out my vacation."- MaryRose Metcalfe, Yukon, Canada.

"I have been lucky enough to attend a few retreats with Melissa. I love how she attends to every detail to ensure you are cared for. She is one of my favourite teacher and creates opportunities to experience many different classes. Her retreats are also filled with fun activities, delicious food and some free time to connect with the place! Self care is a key foundation to wellness and Melissa’s retreat set the stage for this with every detail."- Fiona, Dietitian, BC, Canada.

"Melissa guides retreat participants through a beautiful experience, supporting body and soul connection with the right combination of yoga, meditation, being in nature, good food and conversation. Not only are the retreat days very grounding and healing, I continue to draw on the benefits in my daily practice, many months later. Anticipating attending Melissa’s next retreat brings me much joy."- Susan, Retired Organizational Development Consultant, BC, Canada

"I have been a student of Melissa’s for years, and consider a retreat of hers to be one of the best gifts I can give myself. Melissa is a dream instructor. Her retreats reflect her ability to meld all the elements necessary for a for an experience like no other: a variety of classes, perfect pacing, the right balance of stimulation and relaxation, and always……..incredible food! I told Melissa once that coming to one of her retreats feels like Christmas morning!"- Jenny, Musician, BC, Canada

"I have attended a number of Melissa's yoga retreats and I have loved them all! They are wonderful. Melissa provides a variety of yoga sessions, always making sure the students are safe, and providing modifications if necessary. Warm, friendly, organized and knowledgeable, Melissa has a soothing voice and she gives clear, detailed instructions. She has the best music to do yoga to, and somehow, she always manages to have her retreats in the most lovely venues with the best food!"- Rita, Retired Teacher, BC, Canada


Bhavanarachaputi 4 months ago

I'm a beginner level students. It would be great if I can learn breathing exercises and meditation