Nourish Your Spirit

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Sat, 11/30/2019 - 12/07/2019
US$600 (+ Accommodation) until Aug. 31/19. $700 after.

About This Event

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.

Event Schedule

Saturday

  • 7pm: Evening initial get together

Sunday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Afternoon Yoga

Monday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Afternoon Yoga

Tuesday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Afternoon Yoga

Wednesday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga

Thursday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Afternoon Yoga

Friday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga
  • 4:30pm - 5:45pm: Afternoon Yoga and Closing Circle

Saturday

  • 7:00am - 8:15am: Morning Yoga

Book Your Spot

You are required to reserve your spot in the retreat and book your accommodations separately. To reserve your spot in the retreat, click on the 'Reserve Your Spot' button above. To book your accommodations at Mar de Jade, click on the 'Book Your Room' button above. You can also contact Mar de Jade by calling 1-800-257-0532 or emailing [email protected]. If you would like to stay off-site, Mar de Jade charges US$75/day for the three meals and use of the center. All prices include three meals per day.

Teacher Bio

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/

Accommodations

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.

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.

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.

Testimonials

"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