This Mexico Retreat is led by Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Rachel Rajput and Kundalini Yoga Teacher Shirley Johnson (Siri Pritam). We are also excited to offer two bonus classes with our resident Kundalini teacher in Mexico: Emilia Clarke!
Our 8-day, 7-night Retreat will take place at Mar De Jade, a magical yoga and meditation retreat center in the tine beach town of Chacala, Mexico, just 41 miles north of Puerta Vallerta.
We will pick you up from the airport at PV in an air conditioned van shuttle and deliver you right to the door of Paradise at Mar De Jade, (English translation: Jade Sea).
In our daily practice, we will explore the subtle bodies of Yoga: The 8 Limbs, the Chakras, the Koshas and the Klayshas, as well as pranayama, asana, and meditation.
Questions we will ponder together during our week as we practice and live together in a beautiful oceanfront setting:
How can we live as a Peaceful Warriors in the ocean of turbulence that is our modern day society?
How do we reconcile our Yogi Selves with the times we live in and the pain we see?
Can we continue to support peace and Ahimsa (non-harming) of others while taking care of ourselves?
Enjoy a true digital detox with us! Unwind in paradise with twice-daily offerings of yoga and meditation to soothe your troubled soul. Feast on healthy and organic farm-to-table buffet meals, get a massage, snorkel, take a jungle hike, tour the farm, detoxify in an Aztec Sweat Lodge, enjoy pampering spa treatments, swim in the pools, or take a dip in the ocean waters.
*Calling all Registered Yoga Teachers! This Retreat offers 18 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education for all 200 Hr Certified Yoga Teachers. We will provide a certificate for upload upon completion of this retreat.
About Your Leaders:
Rachel Rajput (she/her) started Left Coast Power Yoga in 2013 to bring Oakland its first heated Power Yoga Community! Over the years Left Coast has grown to include two vibrant locations, Teacher Trainings, local and international retreats, and more. Left Coast’s outdoor studio, Silent Disco Yoga Oakland, was formed in 2020 in response to the need for outdoor wellness and continues to offer weekly classes (Feb - Oct). Rachel received her RYT-200 from Laughing Lotus SF, RYT-500 from Yoga Tree SF, and is also a certified Mama Tree Pre and PostNatal teacher and a Public Speaking and Performance Coach.
Shirley Johnson Shirley (she/her) has been teaching yoga for over ten years and has been certified in Vinyasa, Prenatal and Kundalini Yoga. She is also a licensed psychotherapist working with couples and adults, energy healer, budding herbalist, aspiring writer and retreat leader.
About Our Host Center: Mar De Jade is a socially conscious nonprofit organization that has a number of community efforts. It is run by founder Laura del Valle and her daughter Anjelica, who you will see! Our retreat fees go directly to support thei three nonprofit projects:
El Jardin: their Montessori / Waldorf inspired school (free for local children)
El Rancho: their organic permaculture farm
Tao De Jade: their new trade school for underserved teens and single parents.
For more info about these projects, please click HERE.
This is an unforgettable week and we hope you can join us!
Fine Print: We recommend purchasing Travel Insurance as we are not able to offer any refunds on this trip. You can purchase this insurance thru WeTravel when booking. thank you!
COVID information: Mar De Jade has impeccable cleaning protocols and distancing guidelines. All meals are served outdoors, with all yoga classes in Open-Air studios. Aside from your roommate(s), there is no need for indoor mixing with any other folks, and the property is plenty large enough that it never feels crowded. Please read their updated protocols HERE. If still required at the time of travel, we will have all guests COVID tested on site before returning to the US. NOTE: If you need to use the Wifi, it is fast (Fiber), with very few connectivity problems.
Our journey begins! Fly into Puerta Vallarta International Airport to 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 relaxing drive. Arrive to the retreat center for a snack, a relaxing swim in the pool, and get settled in before dinner! We will have a group Meet N Greet after dinner.