Dia De Los Muertos: Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat with Rachel and Jenna!

Mar De Jade, Chacala

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Rachel Rajput
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Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2018
Group size: 12 - 36
Dia De Los Muertos: Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat with Rachel and Jenna!
Mar De Jade, Chacala

Rachel Rajput
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11 reviews

$1399
Deposit: $500
Oct 27 - Nov 3, 2018
Group size: 12 - 36

About this trip

In one unforgettable week...enjoy yoga, Ayurveda, meditation, art, culture, beaches, and service in beautiful Mexico. 


This kid and family-friendly retreat with Rachel Rajput and Jenna Padilla includes a 5-night stay at a very special seaside resort know as The Jade Sea, or Mar De Jade. We are also including 2 nights in Puerta Vallarta to celebrate Mexico’s Cultural Festival of Dia de Los Muertos.


We’ll start our journey at the incredible Mar De Jade, a wonderful retreat center on the Pacific coast village of Chacala, Mexico. Here we’ll spend 5 days and nights deepening our yoga practice and learning the ancient art of Ayurveda. Unwind in paradise with twice-daily offerings of yoga.  Feast on healthy and organic buffet meals, take a jungle hike, detoxify in an Aztec Sweat Lodge ceremony, enjoy pampering spa treatments, and much more. Swim in one of the several inviting pools, or take a dip in the ocean waters...enjoy a long walk on the beach into town, where shops and restaurants await, or simply relax in a hammock overlooking the sea. We will also have an opportunity to visit and volunteer with local children at the nonprofit school run by Mar De Jade.

For more info: http://www.mardejade.com/

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.)
  • 5 Nights Accomodation
    5 Night Stay in the air-conditioned room of your choice (w/private bath) at Mar De Jade, Chacala.
  • Yoga / Meditation
    Twice Daily, we will have Yoga / Meditation offerings in Chacala. These will be a mix of vinyasa and restorative classes.
  • Organic Meals in Chacala
    All meals and snacks at Mar De Jade from Saturday lunch thru Thursday breakfast including coffee / tea and fresh squeezed fruit juices daily. Gluten free, vegan, and other diets are no problem!
  • Mala Making Workshop
    To set our intention as a group, we will create rosewood and gemstone Mala (necklaces) upon arrival in Chacala.
  • Volunteer - local school
    See Chacala a little closer and experience Karma Yoga as we visit, volunteer, and drop off supplies to "Jardin De Mar" the nonprofit Montessori school run by Mar De Jade for village children.
  • Farm Tour
    Hear the story of Mar De Jade's founding and tour the Organic Farm!
  • Salt Scrub Workshop
    Detox during this week... and create your own salt scrub with sea salt and essential oils for healing and relaxation.
  • Transportation / PV
    We will take our Van Shuttle back as a group to Puerta Vallarta.
  • Excursion: La Penita Mkt
    Experience the world-renowned La Penita De Jaltemba Artisan Market. We will stop here to shop on our way to Puerta Vallarta from Chacala!
  • 2 Nights Accommodation:
    2 Night Stay in air-conditioned room at the Hotel Roger, Puerta Vallarta.
  • Ballet Folklorico
    Join us for an evening walking tour of the Plaza in Puerta Vallarta to experience the Catedral, handmade Dia De Los Muertos Altars, and outdoor live dance performance (Ballet Folklorico).
  • Farewell Dinner in PV
    Enjoy a Vegetarian Buffet Dinner with our group: Friday evening in Puerta Vallarta.
  • Tax and Gratuity
    This price includes all taxes and gratuities for Mar De Jade and Hotel Roger 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
  • Massage or Spa Services
    Treat yourself to an indulgent massage or facial in the Spa
  • Food in Puerta Vallarta
    Outside of the Farewell Vegetarian dinner... which is included!
  • Alcoholic drinks
    Available at the Mar De Jade Bar and at many beachfront spots in Puerta Vallarta!
  • Excursions
    Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Horseback Riding, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Water Taxi to Yelapa

Available Packages

Dorm Style Room (per person price)
Available until Oct 22nd6 left

These rooms have 4 beds and a private bathroom.

This is a great option for budget travelers or folks who want to go with several friends! The bottom level has a king bed (or two twins) and a bathroom; the loft is accessed by a spiral staircase and has two twin beds (or a king). They all have garden or jungle views. The loft is not recommended for children under 6 yrs old or people with mobility issues. 


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


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


STEP 2: Pay your discounted Room Fee by calling Mar De Jade at 1 800 257 0532. Let them know you are booking for Rachel and Janna's retreat, and they will give you our retreat's discounted rate! All spots in rooms are first come, first served BASED ON WHEN YOUR ROOM IS BOOKED WITH MAR DE JADE. Please do Step 2 as soon as you can!


STEP 3: The Final payment of $359 will be collected thru this site on September 27th, 2018.



$1399
Deposit: $500
Double: Guest Room (per person price)
Available until Oct 22nd11 left

These rooms are very comfortable, but are a bit smaller and more affordable than the others.  

They are meant for one or two people, with garden or jungle views.


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


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


STEP 2: Pay your discounted Room Fee by calling Mar De Jade at 1 800 257 0532. Let them know you are booking for Rachel and Janna's retreat, and they will give you our retreat's discounted rate! All spots in rooms are first come, first served BASED ON WHEN YOUR ROOM IS BOOKED WITH MAR DE JADE. Please do Step 2 as soon as you can! If you wish to book your own Single Room, please inquire with Mar de Jade for pricing.


STEP 3: Final payment of $350 will be collected thru this site on September 27th, 2018.

$1530
Deposit: $500
Double: Garden Room (per person price)
Available until Oct 22nd11 left

These rooms offer either a King or two Double beds and have a private bath.

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. Located on the ground floor, these rooms are easy to access either with a few steps or with a ramp.


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


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


STEP 2: Pay your discounted Room Fee by calling Mar De Jade at 1 800 257 0532. Let them know you are booking for Rachel and Janna's retreat, and they will give you our retreat's discounted rate!  All spots in rooms are first come, first served BASED ON WHEN YOUR ROOM IS BOOKED WITH MAR DE JADE. Please do Step 2 as soon as you can! If you wish to add a third person or child / children into your room, they can be added at a deeply discounted cost, simply let Mar De Jade know this when booking. If you wish to book your own Single Room, please inquire with Mar de Jade for pricing.


STEP 3: Final payment of $350 will be collected thru this site on September 27th, 2018.

$1680
Deposit: $500
Double: Ocean Room (per person price)
Available until Oct 22ndonly 2 left

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.


STEP 1: Pay your $400 Deposit now to reserve your space in the Retreat.


STEP 2: Pay your discounted Room Fee by calling Mar De Jade at 1 800 257 0532. Let them know you are booking for Rachel and Janna's retreat, and they will give you our retreat's discounted rate! All spots in rooms are first come, first served BASED ON WHEN YOUR ROOM IS BOOKED WITH MAR DE JADE. Please do Step 2 as soon as you can! If you wish to add a third person or child / children into your room, they can be added at a deeply discounted cost, simply let Mar De Jade know this when booking. If you wish to book your own Single Room, please inquire with Mar de Jade for pricing.


STEP 3: Final payment of $350 will be collected thru this site on September 27th, 2018.


$1750
Deposit: $500
$1399
Deposit: $500

Dorm Style Room (per person price)
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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 $350 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 lovely and relaxing drive. Arrive to the retreat center for a snack, a relaxing swim in the pool, and get settled settle in before dinner! We will have a group Meet N Greet after dinner.

Your Organizer


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Rachel Rajput
11 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

This yoga retreat was a wonderful experience, guided by two skilled and inspiring yoga instructors. The accommodation at Mar de Jade was perfect, serene and beautiful. The entire retreat was well organized with just the right balance of structure and free time. Can't wait until the next one. Thank you Rachel and Jenna. Highlight of 2018.
This trip was so memorable and will always have a special place in my heart. Teaching yoga in such a beautiful place with such beautiful souls was a very unique opportunity for me. The food was organic and delicious, the massage therapist on site literally healed my psoas, and the yoga rooms overlooked the Pacific Ocean and we moved to the sound of the waves. This trip was fun filled, yoga filled, and most of all .... heart filled! Can’t wait for the next one:)
DL
Terrific trip, Rachel and Jenna are skilled and fun leaders and I would highly recommend them to everyone!
It was the perfect blend of jungle/non-city time with a dash of city excitement at the end. Great way to transition us back into the Real World after 5 days in paradise. Mar de Jade was amazing. I loved the food and accommodations. I also loved the freedom to do as little or as much as we wanted. Rachel provided us with lots of options on each day. For an extrovert/introvert like me, it was perfect. I could engage and interact with the group, and also take as much time as I needed to recharge myself on my own. Our daily yoga practice(s) were exactly what my body/mind needed to get back on track after a particularly challenging year. The group of yogis was so warm and accepting, no matter whether you're a client of the Oakland-based yoga studios or not, you would definitely feel welcomed into the crew. I will definitely be going on this retreat again next year!
CH
The food was crazy good. The yoga was challenging and diverse. The people were sweet and beautiful spirits.
By Carol Hood for Spring 2018 Yoga Camp! on Jun. 02, 2018
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