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

Nourish Your Spirit

Retreat Location:
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Need a dose of sunshine, nourishment and self care this winter? Join Melissa Krieger for a peaceful week-long retreat at Mar De Jade, a world class retreat center on the pacific coast of Mexico.
Start Date:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
End Date:
Saturday, December 7, 2019
Venue:
Mar de Jade Retreats and Wellness Resort
Instructors:

What You'll Experience

Need a dose of sunshine, nourishment and self care this winter? Join Melissa Krieger for a peaceful week-long retreat at Mar De Jade, a world class retreat center on the pacific coast of Mexico. This retreat includes twice daily yoga classes, three delicious meals a day, beautiful accommodation and lots of downtime. It is perfect for anyone who wants to hit pause on the stressors of daily life. The yoga practices will be open to yogi's of all types with a focus on quieter styles such as slow flow and restorative.

Melissa believes taking a break from our busy lives to rest and reset is essential. She is so excited to take care of you for the week! Expect to feel refreshed and revitalized by the end of this healthy and fun vacation.

This retreat is an opportunity to slow down and relax and the yoga will reflect that. The pre-breakfast slow flow classes will get you moving in a calming way and the pre-dinner practice will be quieter with elements of hatha, slow flow, restorative and yoga nidra. If you are newer to yoga, not to worry! Melissa will take good care of you and find the options that work best for your needs.

Instructors

I've been in the wellness industry for over 20 years - certified as a personal trainer in 2000 and as a yoga teacher in 2005 - with over 10,000 hours of teaching experience. Throughout my yoga career I've continued to learn, completing courses in restorative yoga, advanced teacher training and Ayurveda. I'm currently enrolled in an online 300 hour YTT program and am learning about pain science, strength training, accessibility and anti-oppression. I've taught extensively on many platforms, producing two DVDs, had a weekly TV segment, have taught at fitness and yoga conferences and online at DoYogaWithMe since 2010. I'm friendly and easy going and teach with humour and heart.

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.

Covid-19 Policy

For your safety and ours, we require proof of vaccination from all faculty, students who attend this retreat, along with those who join them.

Testimonials

US$700 (+ Accommodation)
Start Date:
Saturday, November 30, 2019
End Date:
Saturday, December 7, 2019
US$700 (+ Accommodation)