Autumn Retreat to Mexico with Rachel and Lael

Mar De Jade, Chacala

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Rachel Rajput
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Oct 23 - 30, 2021
Group size: 12 - 40
Autumn Retreat to Mexico with Rachel and Lael
Mar De Jade, Chacala

Rachel Rajput
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
17 reviews

Oct 23 - 30, 2021
Group size: 12 - 40

About this trip

This family-friendly week-long retreat with Rachel Rajput and Lael Humphries will take place at Mar De Jade, a magical yoga and meditation retreat center in Chacala, Mexico. Chacala is 41 miles north of Puerta Vallerta, and we will pick you up from the airport at PV and deliver you right to the door of Paradise! 


UPDATED for COVID: Mar De Jade has impeccable cleaning protocols and distancing guidelines. All meals are served outdoors, with all yoga classes in Open-Air studios. Aside from your roommate(s), there is no need for indoor mixing with any other folks, and the property is plenty large enough that it never feels crowded. Please read their updated protocols HERE.


We will spend 8 days and 7 nights deepening our yoga practice and enjoying a true digital detox. Unwind in paradise with twice-daily offerings of yoga. and meditation to soothe your troubled soul. Feast on healthy and organic farm-to-table buffet meals, get a massage, cruise the bay in a Stand Up paddleboard, take a jungle hike, tour the farm, detoxify in an Aztec Sweat Lodge, enjoy pampering spa treatments, swim in the pools, or take a dip in the ocean waters.  *If you must use the Wifi, it is fast, with very few connectivity problems.


But wait! Mar De Jade is also a socially conscious nonprofit organization that has a number of community efforts. It is run by founder Laura del Valle and her daughter Anjelica, who live on the property. Our retreat fees go directly to support:

El Jardin: their local school (free for community children)

El Rancho: their organic permaculture farm, and the new:

Tao De Jade: trade school for underserved teens and single parents.


For more info about these projects, please click HERE


This is an unforgettable week and we hope you can join us!


NOTE: This year, we will NOT be offering the Dia De Los Muertos trip to Sayulita as part of this retreat. However, if you would like to extend your trip a few days to attend it, we can recommend a lovely and affordable hotel, just email us for details!


What’s included

  • Transportation / Chacala
    We will transport you via van shuttle from the Puerta Vallarta Airport to Mar De Jade (note: people arriving at a different time than the general group will be responsible for their own taxi.)
  • 7 Nights Accommodation
    7 Night Stay in the air-conditioned room of your choice (w/private bath) at Mar De Jade, Chacala.
  • Morning Yoga/Meditation
    We will have Yoga / Meditation offerings each day of our trip, which blend the physical practice and yogic philosophy.
  • Restorative Yoga classes
    Each night that we are in Mar De Jade, enjoy a Restorative Yoga Session before dinner.
  • Organic Meals in Chacala
    All meals and snacks at Mar De Jade. We can accommodate any dietary restrictions from Keto to vegan!
  • Suncatcher Workshop
    To set our intention as a group, we will create crystal suncatchers upon arrival in Chacala.
  • Salt Scrub Workshop
    Detox during this week... and create your own salt scrub with sea salt and essential oils for healing and relaxation.
  • Local School Tour
    If you wish to see Chacala a little closer, join us as we visit El Jardin school, run by the retreat center.
  • Farm Tour
    Hear the story of Mar De Jade's founding and tour the El Campo Organic Farm!
  • Vans to/from Airport
    We will take our air conditioned Van Shuttles as a group to and from the airport.
  • Tax and Gratuity
    This price includes all taxes and gratuities for Mar De Jade and Sayulita Hotel staff.
  • Airfare
    Participants are responsible for their own airfare
  • Travel Insurance
    Always recommended!
  • Temezcal Ceremony
    Detoxify in an Aztec Sweat Lodge onsite at Mar De Jade
  • Additional Spa Services:
    Treat yourself to an indulgent massage or facial at Mar De Jade.
  • Alcoholic drinks
    Available at both of out hotels, and many beachside spots in Sayulita!
  • Excursions
    Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Jungle Hike, etc each carry a small additional fee, around $20 each.

Available Packages

Bronze Package (per person)
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This is a great option for budget travelers! You will stay EITHER in a more luxurious Triple Room with two roommates and an Ocean View, OR  a smaller but still very comfortable Double Room with one roommate.  All rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated, crafted in a Mexican style, with natural rock, hand painted mosaics and tropical mahogany wood finishes; while others have an airy Mediterranean feel with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light. All rooms are air conditioned, and have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities and either Double or King-sized beds. Let us know if you wish to be placed with a certain roommate(s).


We have a convenient payment plan in place for this trip.


PAYMENT 1: Pay your $500 Deposit now to reserve your space in the Retreat.


PAYMENT 2: July 1st, 2021


PAYMENT 3: September 1st, 2021









$1499
Deposit: $500
Silver Package (per person)
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These rooms are larger than the Bronze rooms, and you will only share with one other person.

Are comfortable and tastefully decorated, some crafted in a Mexican style, with natural rock, hand painted mosaics and tropical mahogany wood finishes; while others have an airy Mediterranean feel with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light and fresh breeze. Each room has a terrace with a view of our lush tropical gardens; a spacious bathroom with bathtub and some have a separate shower. All rooms are air conditioned. Please indicate if you have a roommate in mind!


We have a convenient payment plan in place for this trip.


PAYMENT 1: Pay your $500 Deposit now to reserve your space in the Retreat.

PAYMENT 2: July 1st, 2020

PAYMENT 3: September 1st, 2020

$1899
Deposit: $500
Gold Package (per person)
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These are the top of the line suites at Mar De Jade! All are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony with an ocean view. Comfortable and well appointed, each room has a sitting area with a futon that can accommodate up to two children; some have the futon in a space separated by a door for added privacy. All have bathtubs, and some have a separate shower as well. Most are on third and fourth floors and require steps to climb. 


We have a convenient payment plan in place for this trip.


PAYMENT 1: Pay your $500 Deposit now to reserve your space in the Retreat.

PAYMENT 2: July 1st, 2020

PAYMENT 3: September 1st, 2020

$1999
Deposit: $500
Platinum Package (Single Occupancy)
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If you prefer to travel alone, enjoy a Single Room at both of our destinations. All rooms are comfortable and tastefully decorated, some crafted in a Mexican style, with natural rock, hand painted mosaics and tropical mahogany wood finishes; while others have an airy Mediterranean feel with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light and fresh breeze. Each room has a King bed, a terrace with a view of our lush tropical gardens; a spacious bathroom with bathtub and some have a separate shower. All rooms are air conditioned. We have a very limited amount of Singles so please book early!

$2499
Deposit: $500


Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive at Mar De Jade!

Our journey begins! Fly into Puerta Vallarta International Airport (we can recommend easy and direct flights from Oakland or SFO to PVR. Southwest now flies direct from both of these locations for around $450 R/T). Meet our group at the designated pickup point and grab the Group Shuttle to Mar De Jade. This trip will take around 1.5 hours and is a relaxing drive. Arrive to the retreat center for a snack, a relaxing swim in the pool, and get settled in before dinner! We will have a group Meet N Greet after dinner.

Your Organizer


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Rachel Rajput
17 reviews
Rachel Rajput founded Left Coast Power Yoga in 2013 to bring a challenging, heated Power Yoga shala to the Oakland community. As a yoga instructor, she draws from her dance, theater, and improvisation background. She weaves bits of Yogic philosophy into every class and hopes that students come out of her classes ready to take on the world like true Warriors! She received her 200 Hr Certification from Laughing Lotus SF (with Keith Borden and Jasmine Tarkeshi, and her 300 Hr from Yoga Tree (with Jason Crandall, Janet Stone, Jane Austin, and Annie Carpenter.) Rachel believes that the power of your practice can make any of life’s problems, no matter how big or small, infinitely more manageable. She loves leading retreats both locally in Northern California.... and abroad!

Reviews

DL
Great trip, had a blast! Will be back!! Rachel's the BEST!!!
SH
Having attended several of Rachel's Yoga Camp retreats previously, I'm not at all surprised by the fact that this retreat was such a pleasure, truly the best vacation I could've taken during a hectic fall season at work. Like everything Rachel touches, the retreat was well organized and focused on relationship-building. Rachel and Lael are not only wonderful teachers but very welcoming people who created a wonderful community vibe outside our two daily yoga classes. I'm not a huge "sit on the beach and do nothing" vacation type of person, but being in beautiful Mar de Jade, where the ocean is calm and like bath water, the meals are delicious and plentiful, and the people warm and friendly made it a perfect week. Plus, there were many optional activities, like paddle boarding, hiking, and a traditional sweat lodge to do during the day for those of us who are more restless. I could've stayed an entire week in Mar de Jade, but it was nice to experience Mexican culture and celebration in Sayulita at the end of the trip. I would love to return on this retreat and will be encouraging friends from outside the Left Coast community to join me. Thank you for sending me back to the real world much calmer - and more sunburnt.
Excellent trip. Great location, people, teachers, and classes. I thoroughly relaxed and enjoyed Rocket with Lyz and prep for Bakasana with Quamay. The food was incredible!
By Asha Goldweber for Fall 2019 Yoga Camp! on 11 Sep, 2019
Amazing! I brought my brother and my two nieces, 7 and 9 and we all had a great time. Food was delicious and healthy and loved the yoga. Rachel has created a wonderful community that I love being a part off. Thank you for this lovely experience!
SH
This was my second trip to Camp Double Bear with Rachel and it was another amazing experience: deeply restorative, yet refreshingly social. Classes with Rachel, Adam, and Lael - and a massage with Kellyn - provided just what I needed when not consuming delicious food or spending time in the hot tub with friends old and new (I made my initial friends in Oakland from 2018's trip). I'll continue to go back during my time in the Bay and I hope to meet you there on a future retreat!
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