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Journey to The Heart
Journey to The Heart
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico
13 Feb, 21

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Amazing trip, as always! The classes were transformative, food was amazing, location is perfect. thank you!
Lila did a fantastic job of creating a well balanced retreat. Holding time for movement, personal reflection and laughter. The facility was peaceful and beautiful. There were amazing views and hiking trails and the accommodations were rustic but very very comfortable. The food was healthy and delicious, i looked forward to every meal. I appreciated that folks could engage when they wanted and step back if they preferred. Looking forward to doing another retreat with Lila soon!
This was my fourth Chacala retreat with Lila. Each year, it’s been the best week of my year. Lila is a brilliant and radiant teacher, as is Jorg. Mar de Jade is heart-stoppingly beautiful, the organic food is healthy and delicious, the sound of the ocean waves so restorative — and the friendships that form and deepen each year at this magical retreat even more so. Can’t wait for next year!
Lila's retreats are always special and Mar de Jade was no exception. The staff was efficient, friendly and very helpful. Food was excellent and the weather cooperated also. Lila and Joerg had good chemistry and I came back in a lot better shape than when I arrived. The folks in our group were awesome.....saw old friends and met new ones.
It was a great week. A magical place with lots of movement and great food my body needed. It was a great balance of classes and then free time to explore as we wished. Being right on the ocean was wonderful. Truly a fantastic journey to the heart.
Lila hosted and guided such a well organized, stress-free, and joy-filled retreat for all of the participants. Her skills as a personal trainer, pilates instructor, and yoga teacher all combined to make this a physically and emotionally rejuvenating experience.
I had a wonderful weekend, filled with the space to move, love and heal. lila and shannon are healers and created the most organized, blissful and restful days. the food, sound bath, horses... do you need to say more???! so grateful for the experience. thank you!!! -kathy
I had a great time -- thanks!
We had a wonderful time! There was a nice balance between the pilates and yoga sessions and free time (leaving us time to explore the coastal towns and relax). The retreat center was beautiful and the staff was attentive and helpful. We will absolutely go on future retreats with Lila!
My limited vocabulary does not allow me to describe how great this trip was. Accommodations were very comfortable, the food was wonderful but the pilates and yoga sessions were off the charts. The staff of Monte Velho deserves special mention as their courtesy and friendliness is genuine and sincere (shout out to Ariadna). Didn't want to leave.