OCEANSIDE PARADISE. . . .Rest, Restore and Explore!

Chacala, Jalisco, Mexico

marla helton
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Feb 12 - 19, 2022
Group size: 12 - 25
OCEANSIDE PARADISE. . . .Rest, Restore and Explore!
Chacala, Jalisco, Mexico

marla helton
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17 reviews

Feb 12 - 19, 2022
Group size: 12 - 25

About this trip


Imagine soaking up the sunshine, nourishing your body with healthy foods, and focusing on mindful movement.  Spend a week recharging, exploring the beauty of the natural world, and feeding your body, mind, and soul through the transformative practice of yoga. Come awaken your senses to new possibilities for your body, yourself, and your life while surrounded by the stunning beauty of the ocean, white sand beaches, and vibrant Mexican culture! Discover a yoga practice supported by the energy of the earth and the wave-like rhythm of the breath. Awaken to a world that allows you to create your own sense of balance and harmony.  

So Many Opportunities to Focus on YOU!

Escape to a quiet, pristine beach in a small Mexican fishing village at Mar de Jade—a wellness resort and yoga retreat center nestled between the tropical jungle and the white sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico. You can immerse yourself in at least two yoga classes a day as well as learn about the chakra system, myofascial release, and experience the magical vibration of tuning forks!  

And if you want to explore other options, there is a spa, sauna, and hot tub on the premises to truly nurture yourself. There are side trips and other adventures such as hiking, boating, snorkeling, horseback riding, whale watching, surfing, other cultural activities . . . the list goes on!!! Whether it's adventure or nourishment that your soul desires, you will find it all here at Mar de Jade.  

We have two guest teachers joining us this year.  Back by popular demand, Brittany Carter, from Florida, brings a wide variety of skills and passions to our retreat, such as dance, journaling, meditation, and free movement.  

Joining us for the first time is Jessi Burchett, who has an extensive background in various yoga trainings throughout Europe!  Jessi hails from Bloomington IN where she shares her passion of yoga with private and group students.

You'll have three amazing teachers coming together to share their passions and expertise!

Don't Forget the Fine Print!!!

There is no refund on your deposit.  Unfortunately, there are many expenses that go into hosting a retreat before the retreat actually takes place. I have to put down a deposit for you that is not refunded to me.  

      Your deposit is not refundable (nor is mine).

  • 90 days prior to the retreat you will receive an 80% refund (minus your deposit)
  • 60 days prior to the retreat you will receive a 60% refund (minus your deposit)
  • 31 days prior to the retreat you will receive a 45% refund (minus your deposit)
  • less than 31 days you will not receive a refund

                   ~~~~~~~~ YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO GET TRAVEL INSURANCE!!~~~~~~~~~

 Retreat participants are responsible for all nights reserved at the rates reserved . . .no

 refunds or pro-rating for arriving later or leaving earlier than the reserved dates. 

Please let me know if you have questions.  

Meet Guest Instructor, Brittany Carter!


Meet our returning co-teacher, Brittany Carter!

Brittany has a lifelong background in dance. Her awakening truly began with her four-month voyage through Southeast Asia, studying Buddhism, Hinduism, yoga, and meditation. Her dancer spirit and discipline of Ashtanga allow her to play with the balance between structure and creative flows. She is an intuitive teacher that is able to adapt to the needs of the students and surrender her idea of how things 'should' go so that the highest good can be met.

She has developed a unique style that focuses on nuance, presence, and playfulness; aiming to keep you on your toes, but with a smile. :)

Introducing Jessi Burchett!


Jessi has been studying yoga for over 15 years. She decided to take the plunge into becoming a certified yoga teacher in March of 2019. She has been teaching ever since, both in fitness studios and providing private lessons. She strives to help her students in ways that accommodate their individual needs while providing a safe and nourishing environment in which to deepen their practice.

Her journey to yoga began when she first moved from Indiana to Maryland in 2005. It was then she discovered the joys of yoga while practicing under a physical therapist, who was also a certified teacher. It was love at first stretch. Since that first session, she has developed a passion for meditation and breathwork as a way of helping to center herself and her students into finding the tranquility and relaxation of the practice. She has traveled around Europe and Australia studying under many talented teachers, who have all helped her develop both her teaching style and spirit.

Jessi is looking forward to meeting you in Mexico for some fun, fellowship, and relaxing beachside yoga!

What’s included

  • 7 Nights Accommodations!
    Each room is unique. Room options vary and are limited. All rooms include natural bath amenities, hot water, in-room safe, mosquito screens, and ceiling fans.
  • 3 Healthy Meals Per Day!
    Farm to table meals from their organic farm
  • Daily Yoga!
    There will be at least two yoga classes offered daily. These are optional. :)
  • Airfare
  • Airport Transfers
    Transportation from Puerto Vallarta airport to the Mar de Jade is not included. Shuttles can be arranged and coordinated with other participants.
  • Gratuity
    It is customary to leave tips for the staff at the retreat center. As with any foreign travel, tips are appreciated.
  • Incidentals
  • Excursions
    There is a wide variety of options for excursions
  • Insurance
    No one wants to have to cancel their trip but we all know it can happen. Protect your investment by purchasing travel insurance. There are many options available!

Available Packages

Dorm Room 2 bdrm/2 bath

All dorm spaces are currently full. 

Dorm rooms can accommodate up 4-5 people.  We have the only dorm room with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.  The front area is a spacious room with a full bed, a twin and a king and a bathroom.     The back bedroom has a full bed and bathroom.  The dorm rooms have garden views and ceiling fans.  Price is per person.       All Dorm  Rooms are currently booked.   Please contact me to be on the waitlist.  

  • Sleeps 1-5 people 
  • • Garden or Jungle View
  • • Assorted beds
  • • Shower/toilet
  • • Safe Deposit Box
  • • Hair Dryer
Deposit: $500
Guest Room


Guest rooms are simple yet comfortable rooms for one or two people.  All guest rooms come with large fans which cool the space very well.     Please contact me for pricing for a private room.  All Guest Rooms are currently booked.   Please contact me to be on the waitlist.

  • Sleeps 1-2 people 
  • • Garden or Jungle View
  • • Assorted beds
  • • Shower/toilet
  • • Safe Deposit Box
  • • Hair Dryer
  • • Hair Dryer
Garden Room

Garden Rooms are either crafted in a Mexican style, with natural rock walls and hand painted mosaics; or with an airy Mediterranean feel with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light and fresh breeze.  Located on the ground floor, they are easily accessed with either a few steps or a ramp, and are appropriate for anyone with mobility issues.   Price is  per person for double occupancy.  Please contact me for pricing for a private room.   All Garden Rooms are currently booked.    

  •  SLEEPS 1-2 People
  • • Garden View
  • • 1 King or 2 Double beds 
  • • Air Conditioning
  • • Bathtub or Shower
  • • Safe Deposit Box
  • • Hair Dryers
Deposit: $1,300
Ocean View

The Ocean View rooms 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 be made into an additional bed. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. Rooms are on high floors and require steps to climb.   Price is for double occupancy.  Please contact me for pricing for a private room.   All Oceanview  are currently booked. Rooms   Please contact me to be on the waitlist.  

  • Sleeps 1-3 people 
  • • Ocean View
  • • Air Conditioning
  • • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • • 1 Futon (sofa bed)
  • • Private Terrace
  • • En-suite bathroom Bath with natural bath amenities.
  • • Safety Deposit Box

Your Organizer

marla helton
17 reviews
With a passion for yoga, travel, and wellness, owner of Serendipity Yoga Studio, Marla Helton, found a growing desire to lead students on wellness retreats in beautiful destinations! Marla's passion grew from her love of teaching and her love of adventure. With over 15 years of experience and over hours of yoga teacher training, Marla enjoys learning about all disciplines of yoga – combining them to fit a unique style of teaching. Marla’s current passion is yoga for healthy aging, yoga as therapy, and functional anatomy. Her well-aligned vision, both on and off of the mat, is supported by her clear ability to hold a transformative space for all students. Please feel free to check out her website at marlaheltonyoga.com and her Facebook page Serendipity Yoga. Marla can be contacted at marlaheltonyoga@gmail.com.


I had a great time, meet wonderful people at a beautiful location. the food was very tasteful and plentiful.
By Joy S for OCEANSIDE PARADISE . .Rest, Restore and Explore on Mar 02, 2023
Once again, I had a wonderful time at Mar de Jade with Marla's Oceanside Paradise. The staff is AWESOME! the yoga and meditation was great, the food fabulous, the accommodations comfortable and clean, and the mesmerizing sound of the ocean makes this retreat extraordinary. Thank you!
By Sherry E for OCEANSIDE PARADISE . .Rest, Restore and Explore on Feb 27, 2023
Our room was tired and needed paint and refreshing. (Room 19) Other wise it was perfect in every way!
By Linda H for OCEANSIDE PARADISE . .Rest, Restore and Explore on Feb 21, 2023
Beautiful environment, great instructors, good healthy food. I truly had a great experience.
By Roberta T for OCEANSIDE PARADISE . .Rest, Restore and Explore on Feb 21, 2023
This retreat was everything I could ever have hoped for and exceeded my expectations. Marla's retreat are always top notch but this one was really special. She created an atmosphere of kindness and compassion that was woven into her classes. Marla has a special way of weaving yoga into functional movement that moves beyond traditional Asana The retreat venue was perfect and the food was superb. The 22 women who attended from Canada and the US were so supportive and generous friendship. Truly a retreat I will never forget. Thank you Marla.
By Linda W for OCEANSIDE PARADISE . .Rest, Restore and Explore on Feb 20, 2023
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