YTT Level 4 In-Person Retreat

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
Sat, 03/26/2022 - 04/02/2022
$800 USD (+ Accommodation & Food)

About This Event

How to Book Your Spot

Click on the 'Register' button above to reserve your spot and book your accommodation.


Retreat Description


Designed for our Level 3 graduates, the Level 4 retreat will help students develop the in-person skills essential for safely teaching studio classes, workshops, and privates. In addition to building their skills in teaching presence, assists, and demonstrations, students will receive the hands-on feedback for their own practice that is only possible in-person.

Level 4 includes skillbuilding in advanced cueing, theming, marketing, and business development, and also takes a juicy dive into the philosophy of the Bhagavad Gita. With afternoon downtime for relaxation, our Level 4 Retreat is the perfect balance of professional development and nourishing retreat.

Event Schedule

Meal Times

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



  • 7:00pm: Evening Initial Get-Together


  • 6:30am-8:30am: Class
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am-10:00am: Human Variation Exploration
  • 10:00am-11:30am: Practice Teaching and Presence
  • 11:30am-1:30pm: Hands On Assists
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: Time Off
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: Bhagavad Gita 1
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner


  • 6:30am-8:30am: Class
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am-10:30am: Bhagavad Gita 2
  • 10:30am-12:00pm: Demonstrations
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: Hands On Assists
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: Time Off
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: Yin Practice
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner


  • 6:30am-8:30am: Class
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am-11:00am: Hands On Assists
  • 11:00am-12:30pm: Practice Teaching and Presence
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Advanced Sequencing
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: Time Off
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: Bhagavad Gita 3
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner


  • 6:30am-8:30am: Class
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am-10:30am: Bhagavad Gita 4
  • 10:30am-12:00pm: Multi Level Classes and Teaching Presence
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: Theming
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: Time Off
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: Yin with Hands On Assists
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner


  • 6:30am-8:30am: Class
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am-10:30am: Mission and Vision
  • 10:30am-12:00pm: Advanced Cueing and Teaching Presence
  • 12:00pm-1:30pm: Theming & Class Creation
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: Time Off
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: Yin with Hands On Assists
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner


  • 6:30am-8:30am: Class
  • 8:30am-9:30am: Breakfast
  • 9:30am-10:00am: Theming
  • 10:00am-11:30am: Theming Presentations
  • 11:30am-1:30pm: Marketing You
  • 1:30pm-2:30pm: Lunch
  • 2:30pm-5:00pm: Time Off
  • 5:00pm-6:15pm: Business Q&A; Goal Setting
  • 6:30pm-7:30pm: Dinner


  • 6:30am - 8:30am: Final Class (Closing)

Teacher Bios


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.

Snuggled between beach and jungle outside Chacala, a small fishing village on Mexico’s Pacific coastline, Mar de Jade 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?

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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! 

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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.

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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.

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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.

YTT Testimonials

"There is too much to say. I will simply express my gratitude for all the learning - from our faculty to the cohort and even, heck, to myself. I am grateful for Rachel's love of anatomy, David's guidance in helping discover the pelvic floor, Fiji's chakra knowledge , and Tracey's simple approach to yoga philosophy. I have loved every minute of it. I am looking forward to letting it all soak in and when I practice any of the amazing parts of yoga, notice all the little new things I know, see them grow and smile.

- Anaïs, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Music Teacher and Singer


"The YTT is a fabulous program. The training materials are well organized and thorough. Any of my questions and technical issues were answered and resolved quickly. I'm pretty much a beginner practitioner, but the physical practice is accessible and I feel like my practice will deepen with the new challenges. I was hesitant at first to do an on-line YTT but with my full and busy life, it was my best choice for pursuing my yoga goals. I couldn't be happier with how this is going with DYWM and grateful for the staff's efforts in creating this program. I'm looking forward to the retreat."

- Connie, Pharmaceutical Quality Manager, NJ, USA


"As a corporate executive, there would be no other way for me to pursue a deeper connection with my yoga practice than online. I anticipated that I would have to proceed at a rather jagged pace and that has proven to be the case. This allows me to fit in the training in accord with my very demanding schedule, even on vacation. DYWM YTT is of the highest caliber of educational programming and all of the presenters are superior instructors. It occurs to me that this is the very definition of yin/yang: the ancient art of yoga being offered using the most modern technology. The Vedas would be proud and amazed!"

- Karen, VP & Senior Counsel, Georgia, USA


"I want to share how grateful I am to all the team for making this course such a positive experience. I have learned so much and my confidence and teaching ability have rocketed. I now teach more than once a week and my student base is growing. The amount if support I have received from faculty throughout the course has been superb. Special mention to Rachel. Her teaching style is excellent, and her enthusiasm infectious. This is a fine lineage to come from. Best wishes and many thanks"

- Kate, Paramedic and Yoga Teacher, London, England


"I am currently enrolled in DoYogaWithMe’s teacher training. I love how knowledgeable and approachable the instructors are. Not only do the teachers have so much valuable information to offer, they are very open to answering questions from students; it’s clear the instructors leading this training love what they do and want to help spread the awesomeness that yoga has to offer! I am already a certified yoga teacher, but I chose to do this training because I knew how beneficial it would be for my personal growth and improvement as both a student and a teacher. In my cohort group, there is a variety of experience levels. There are longtime yoga practitioners as well as students who are newer to the practice. This training is for anyone who loves yoga, whether or not you plan to teach! I definitely recommend this training."

- Christine, Teacher, Ohio, USA


"DYWM Teacher Training has helped me to deepen my personal practice through gaining a better foundation in all aspects of yoga - the history, anatomy, meditation, pranayama, and higher/spiritual aspects. The courses have provided me with the tools to begin teaching calming meditations and crafting a class for students through effective cuing and sequencing while focusing on each student's unique anatomy. Being part of a cohort has allowed me stay on track with my coursework and provided a group of peers to learn, share, and grow with. Thanks so much for this training"

- Julie, Pharmacist, TN, USA

"It was everything I hoped for and more. The support was incredible and the online resources outstanding. It was fun, informative and transformative and I was able to do this from the comfort and convenience of my study in England. Thank you for making this a possibility."

- Naomi, Personal Training, London, England


"I am excited at each lessons end for the next one. I can’t get to the next course fast enough at times but it is always waiting for me when I do and so are the teachers and students. Each lesson is a surprise. The surprises come from the different teaching styles of the different instructors and the very unique and dynamic ways they connect with us through videos and e-communications. I am so certain I am in a learning community that wants me to practice yoga in the most intelligent way possible; and I am so certain I am in a learning community that is going to make sure I teach yoga in the most intelligent way possible too. That is very reassuring as I do the lessons at strange hours of the day and night many provinces away but the teachers and the teachings always feels super close and I always feel super connected. Do Yoga with Me is a fun, skillful and thoroughly encouraging learning community and I am so glad to be part of it. I can’t wait to meet everyone person-to-person in Course 3!"

- Jacqui, Crisis Intervention Worker, Ontario, Canada


"Well, I can't quite believe that this journey is over and I'm not sure I have the words to express how I feel! I started this program back in September because I felt I needed to challenge myself and I wanted to learn more about yoga. While achieving those goals, the program also served as a lifeline and grounding center during the incredible challenge of teaching through the pandemic. I am so incredibly grateful to the amazing teachers who have shared their gifts and knowledge through all of the courses in the program. I have enjoyed learning about yoga's history, the connection to anatomy, the subtle body and how it all ties together on the mat. I certainly got to work outside my comfort zone in creating the videos for the assessment! I am also grateful for my fellow students and seeing your learning journeys in your reflections. I look forward to continuing to learn! Thank you!"

- Renee


"I am very happy that I choose to take the YTT with the DYWM team. It is exactly what I was expecting and even more. The curriculum is comprehensive yet easy to understood and paced in a way that allows you to follow, irrespectively of your previous experience. The online lectures are easy to follow even for somebody like me who is not a native English speaker. The knowledge and the experience of the instructors is evident but what gained my appreciation even more is how approachable they are every time that you may need them."

- Kyriaki, New York, USA