Midsummer Magic in Mexico

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Melody Butler
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Jun 25 - 30, 2023
Group size: 5 - 35
Midsummer Magic in Mexico
Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Melody Butler
  • Email address verified
  • Facebook verified
3 reviews

Jun 25 - 30, 2023
Group size: 5 - 35

About this trip

Are you ready for a summer vacation 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 and Darcy Henry for 6 days of Midsummer Magic at the spectacular resort, Mar de Jade on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This 5 night 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 

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 true magic of a yoga retreat!

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, led by either Melody Butler or Darcy Henry, will be 75 minutes long and appropriate to all skill levels. They will include various styles such as power, 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 and Meditation
    2 daily classes led by Melody and Darcy to start and end your day. There is also the option to add on private lessons for a truely customized expereince!
  • Meals
    3 daily meals and snacks, coffee, and tea. There is also a paid bar open daily for drinks and smoothies.
  • Accommodations
    6 days and 5 nights at the Mar de Jade Resort in Chacala Nayarit Mexico
  • Ground transportation
    Shuttle to and from Airport approx. 90 minute ride
  • Yoga Props
    Use of Mar de Jade yoga props including mats, blocks, blankets, and bolsters.
  • Spa Access
    Registration grants access to all spa facilities, private beaches, and ceremony sites.
  • Farm Tour
    Visit our Organic Farm and Community Projects: We’d love to take you on a tour to visit our 17 acre Organic Farm and our Montessori-Waldorf School in Chacala.
  • Altavista Hike
    Visit the petroglyphs (rock carvings) of Altavista, thought to be around 2,000 years old. The site is still a very important spiritual and ritual place for the Huichol Indigenous community.
  • Airfare
    Must book own airfare to and from Puerta Vallarta Airport
  • Travel Insurance
    Travel Insurance recommended

Available Packages

Guest Room Triple Occupancy
Deposit: $400
Guest Room Double Occupancy
Deposit: $500
Guest Room Single Occupancy
Deposit: $600
Garden View Room Triple Occupancy
Deposit: $1,000
Garden View Room Single Occupancy
Deposit: $600
Ocean View Room Triple Occupancy
Deposit: $700
Ocean View Room - Double Occupancy
Deposit: $1,000
Ocean View Single Occupancy
Deposit: $700
Child Under 13 accompanying an Adult


Day 1 at Mar de Jade

Please book a flight that lands by 1:00PM in order to meet our shuttle at 2:00PM.

After de-planing and making your way through customs you'll be greeted by your shuttle driver to take the 90 minute trip to Mar de Jade.

Upon arrival, late lunch/ snacks will be served as you are checked into your room. 

You'll have some time to explore the grounds or rest in your room before our first yoga practice and group introduction at 5:30PM.

Dinner will be served from 6:30 - 8:00PM. 

Your Organizer

Melody Butler
3 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.


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 Jenifer 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