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
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1 review

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
Available until April 30, 2023Sold Out
Deposit: $400
Guest Room Double Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023Sold Out
Deposit: $500
Guest Room Single Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023Sold Out
Deposit: $600
Garden View Room Triple Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023only 2 left
Deposit: $1,000
Garden View Room Single Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023Sold Out
Deposit: $600
Ocean View Room Triple Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023only 1 left
Deposit: $700
Ocean View Room - Double Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023Sold Out
Deposit: $1,000
Ocean View Single Occupancy
Available until April 30, 2023Sold Out
Deposit: $700
Child Under 13 accompanying an Adult
Available until June 1, 20234 left


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
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Hi Friends! My name is Melody. I have been practicing yoga on and off (mostly on now) for about 12 years and I graduated with my 200hr RYT certification in 2015 from Boulevard Yoga in Kansas City MO. 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 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 Henry for Beachside Bliss - A Yoga Retreat to Flow, Play, Rest, and Renew on Nov 01, 2021