Beachside Bliss - A Yoga Retreat to Flow, Play, Rest, and Renew

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Melody Butler
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Oct 16 - 23, 2021
Group size: 5 - 20
Beachside Bliss - A Yoga Retreat to Flow, Play, Rest, and Renew
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Melody Butler
  • Email address verified
5 reviews

Oct 16 - 23, 2021
Group size: 5 - 20

About this trip


Are you ready for an experience you’ll never forget? 

Are you dreaming of a week of daily yoga, relaxing beaches, delicious food, and awe inspiring adventures? 

Then join Melody Butler for 7 days of beachside bliss at the spectacular resort, Mar de Jade on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This week long gift to yourself will be the perfect combination of play and rest and of course yoga and meditation. You’ll wake up each morning to the sounds of the jungle and the smells of the sea and lay down each night with a full belly and clear heart. 

This retreat includes 

*2 yoga and meditation practices a day

*3 daily meals

*Accommodations at Mar de Jade Resort

*Transportation to and from the airport
*2 group excursions

*Access to the Mar de Jade spa, facilities, and private beach

*Plenty of down time for beach laying, swimming, hiking, exploring town, reading, napping, cold beverage-ing or whatever else you please.

Reserve your space now and get ready to experience the ultimate bliss! 

The Resort


Mar de Jade is the perfect space to nurture your body, quiet your mind, inspire your soul, and open your heart! Nestled in a peaceful fishing village between tropical jungle and pristine sandy beaches, Mar de Jade began as a non-profit medical clinic and has slowly evolved as a wellness meca - hosting mediation and yoga retreats as well as volunteer and intern opportunities for medical professionals. Sitting on the shores of Playa Chacala, the town and surrounding areas have much to offer: from jungle hikes, surfing, boating and ancient petroglyphs, to the simple pleasure of playing on the soft sand and swimming in the year-round warm ocean waters.

A portion of proceeds from guests’ stays at Mar de Jade support its non-profit programs, operated by MDJ Community Projects, which currently include: El Jardín, a Montessori – Waldorf inspired K – 6 school in Chacala; La Aldea, a trade school for youth who have dropped out of secondary school because of economic hardship; and El Rancho, an Organic Farm that supplies many of the products for Mar de Jade’s delicious meals. 

The Food


Meals at Mar de Jade are a favorite of our guests! Delicious and well balanced buffet-style meals are served three times daily in our open-air dining room overlooking Chacala bay.

Every dish is made daily from scratch using fresh ingredients from our Organic Farm. Our menu is inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine and international flavors, and features vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes as well as fresh fish, seafood and, chicken. We do not serve red meat or pork.

Throughout the day visit the snack bar at any time to enjoy coffee, tea, fruit, bread, and our stellar homemade organic peanut butter and mango marmalade. You can even purchase a jar to take home with you!

Our kitchen is happy to accommodate your dietary restrictions and food allergies, if given advance notice. All of our raw foods are carefully disinfected and washed with purified water. Free purified water is available at stations throughout the grounds.

Sample Daily Schedule

Morning Yoga


Free time or Group Excursions


Free time

Evening Yoga


 Each yoga practice will be 75 minutes long and appropriate to all skill levels. They will include various styles such as hatha, vinyasa, slow flow, and restorative so that each day will be a little different to adapt to your needs throughout the week. All scheduled practices and excursions are optional.  

You can participate in the group activities as much or as little as you like and you will always have access to the entire Mar de Jade facilities. 

What’s included

  • Yoga & Meditation
    2 classes per day (one in the morning and one in the evening) varying in style and intensity, but suited to all skill levels.
  • Meals
    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) served buffet style and features vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes as well as fresh fish, seafood and, chicken.
  • Accommodations
    Chosen room and amenities at Mar de Jade ranging from single to quadruple capacity.
  • Airport Transportation
    To and from the Puerta Vallarta Airport on the first and last day of the retreat.
  • La Peñita - Market
    Scheduled group trip to this quaint market in a nearby town where you can find arts & crafts, jewelry, Huichol art and souvenirs, and a thriving section for locals selling food and household goods.
  • Las Cuevas Tour
    This guided 4-mile hike takes you over an extinct volcano covered with lush tropical jungle to the secluded beach of Las Cuevas, or the caves.
  • Spa Access
    Therapeutic massage services in a variety of styles. Beauty treatments including facials, body wraps, manis and pedis. Jacuzzui, pool, and sweat lodge.

What’s not included

  • Airfair
    Particpants must secure their own airfare to and from Puerto Vallarta Airport on the first and last day of the retreat.
  • Travel Insurance
    Please consider investing in travel insurance for your trip.

Available Packages

Women's Lofted Dorm

 Guest Rooms with Loft are a simple yet spacious option for 4 female roommates in a dorm configuration. The bottom level has two twins and a bathroom; the loft is accessed by a spiral staircase and has two twin beds. 

Deposit: $700
Guest Room - Double Occupancy

 Guest Rooms are decorated in bright and cheerful Mexican textiles and colors, providing a cozy and well appointed option for those seeking simplicity and comfort. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. Rooms are located on both ground level and third floors, either jungle or garden facing. 

Deposit: $500
Ocean Room - Double Occupancy

  The Ocean Rooms are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony with an Ocean view.    All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. Rooms are on high floors and require steps to climb.  

Deposit: $500

Your Organizer

Melody Butler
5 reviews
Hi Friends! My name is Melody. I have been practicing yoga on and off (mostly on now) for about 18 years and I graduated with my 200hr RYT certification in 2015 from Boulevard Yoga in Kansas City MO. Since then, I've also completed my Barre Above Certification in 2018, CRYT in 2019, Yoga Sculpt Certification in 2020, and my 500HR RYT in 2021. In my classes, I offer a mindful Vinyasa and Hatha practices that focus on meditation and movement. I love being able to use yoga to create community and connection where ever I am.


It was a magical experience. Yoga from amazing teachers in the most incredible and unique venue. It was a once in a lifetime trip!
By Kristin D for Veni Vidi Vinyasa - Yoga Retreat in Italy! on May 07, 2024
It was wonderful, and the food was delicious. I would advise asking them to bring more coffee in the mornings for the group of people, but they usually accommodated when we asked. The scenery was beautiful and the yoga room was lovely. We also enjoyed the tour of the property, harvesting from the garden and the cooking class! The extra massages and radionic therapy with the owner of the property were amazing.
By Erum Q for Veni Vidi Vinyasa - Yoga Retreat in Italy! on Apr 26, 2024
This was the first yoga retreat for both me, and my sister. Our six day stay at Mar de Jade was magical! The food was amazing, the people were warm and welcoming, and the ocean view was pure heaven. It was everything we wished it would be: a charming place to unwind, freedom to relax, and two daily yoga classes (if you wish). But the yoga was amazing. The instructors, Melody, Darcy, and Kate were super nice and supportive, and my sister and I learned a lot about yoga. (Who knew I could do a baby grasshopper!) It was nice to have different instructors with different perspectives, with so many helpful tips. Melody was an amazing host and I’m so happy I chose this retreat!
By Jen K for Midsummer Magic in Mexico on Aug 30, 2023
This was my first time traveling to a Yoga retreat. It was a fantastic experience and I would do another one. The whole trip was very organized and the classes were for everyone. I am not experienced in yoga, but never felt that I couldn’t take part. Everyone on the trip was supportive and friendly. I will stay in touch with them from now on, as friendships were made during this time away. The only negative thing, however it was out of our control, was the power and A/C issues at the resort. It would usually happen during the night and you would wake up hot realizing the power was off. I hope they fix the issue, because otherwise it was a great place. All the food was so fresh and tasty, my massage at the Spa (Robert) was amazing, and the staff were all friendly and helpful. I can’t wait to be able to travel again with Melody.
By Lesley B for Midsummer Magic in Mexico on Jul 02, 2023
This trip was more than I expected. Mar De Jade is a very special place. The staff was so accommodating and kind. The grounds were beautiful and the yoga was fabulous. Melody did a wonderful job of hosting a lovey retreat.
By Darcy H for Beachside Bliss - A Yoga Retreat to Flow, Play, Rest, and Renew on Nov 01, 2021