The Path of the Peaceful Warrior: A Vinyasa + Kundalini Mexico Retreat

      Mar De Jade, Chacala

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      Rachel Rajput
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      Oct 21 - 28, 2023
      Group size: 12 - 20
      The Path of the Peaceful Warrior: A Vinyasa + Kundalini Mexico Retreat
      Mar De Jade, Chacala

      Rachel Rajput
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      59 reviews

      Oct 21 - 28, 2023
      Group size: 12 - 20

      About this trip

      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. 

      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.)
      • 7 Nights Accommodation
        7 Night Stay in the air-conditioned room of your choice (w/private bath) at Mar De Jade, Chacala.
      • Morning Yoga/Meditation
        We will have Yoga / Meditation offerings each day of our trip, which blend the physical practice and yogic philosophy.
      • Kundalini Yoga classes
        Daily Kundalini / Subtle Body yoga sessions.
      • Organic Meals / Juices
        All meals, fresh juices, and snacks at Mar De Jade. We can accommodate any dietary restrictions from Keto to vegan!
      • Salt Scrub Workshop
        Detox during this week... and create your own salt scrub with sea salt and essential oils for healing and relaxation.
      • Farm Tour
        Hear the story of Mar De Jade's founding and tour the El Campo Organic Farm!
      • Vans to/from Airport
        We will take our air conditioned Van Shuttles as a group to and from the airport.
      • Taxes
        This price includes the mandatory 19% tax charged to all tourists in Mexico.
      • Mala Making Workshop
        String your own meditation necklace of 108 Mala Beads. We will practice chanting mantra with them once completed.

      What’s not included

      • 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. The 2 hour ceremony is 50 USD.
      • Additional Spa Services:
        Treat yourself to an indulgent massage or facial at Mar De Jade.
      • Alcoholic drinks
        Can be charged to your room.
      • Excursions
        Horseback Riding, Snorkeling, Jungle Hike, carry a fee of around $30 each. We recommend bringing around $200 - $300 in cash for incidentals and souvenir shopping in town..
      • Gratuity for Staff
        It is recommended to leave tips for the Mar De Jade staff at the end of the visit.

      Available Packages

      BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTION! Women's Dorm

      This is for one spot in a 4-person dorm room. Each person has a private single bed and the 4 share one bathroom. This is a lovely, air conditioned room which allows you to participate in the Retreat at an affordable price point! Only 4 spots available. Pricing is per person.

      $1,599
      Deposit: $500
      BUDGET FRIENDLY OPTION! Ocean Triple

      Share a lovely Ocean View Suite with two other participants! Only 3 spots available. 


      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.  Pricing is per person. We require all three roomates to book together for Triples and indicate their roommates names when booking. thanks! 

      $1,799
      Deposit: $500
      Guest Room Double (per person)

      These rooms are basic, comfortable and tastefully decorated, some crafted in a Mexican style, with natural rock, hand painted mosaics and tropical mahogany wood finishes. All have a private bathroom and are air-conditioned. Please let us know if you have a roommate in mind when booking!


      $1,899
      Deposit: $500
      Garden Room Double (per person)

      These rooms are on the first and second floors. They face the ocean, but have a view of the trees and gardens as they are on the lower floors. These rooms do not require climbing many stairs. Rooms are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony. Comfortable and well appointed, all have a private bathroom and are air-conditioned.

      $2,249
      Deposit: $500
      Ocean Room Double (per person)

      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.  

      $2,349
      Deposit: $500
      Guest Room Single

      These rooms are on the first and second floors. They face the ocean, but have a view of the trees and gardens as they are on the lower floors. These rooms do not require climbing many stairs. Rooms are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony. Comfortable and well appointed, all have a private bathroom and are air-conditioned.

      $2,449
      Deposit: $500
      Garden Room Single

      These rooms are on the first and second floors. They face the ocean, but have a view of the trees and gardens as they are on the lower floors. These rooms do not require climbing many stairs. Rooms are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony. Comfortable and well appointed, all have a private bathroom and are air-conditioned.

      $2,699
      Deposit: $500
      Ocean Room Single

      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.  

      $2,899
      Deposit: $500


      Itinerary

      Day 1
      Arrive at Mar De Jade!

      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.

      Your Organizer


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      Rachel Rajput
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      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

      I had a wonderful time! Rachel and Shirley were warm and welcoming and I felt included even though I did not know any of the other 16 or so folks on the trip before arriving. The retreat was extremely well organized from start to finish -- the schedule was clearly communicated each day and it was made sure we received the message about any adjustments quickly. The food was delicious, the location was beautiful (literally about 50 feet from the ocean!) and there were a good balance of activities and relaxation. Also, importantly it was quiet enough at night to sleep well. The only feedback I have is that I wish there were COVID precautions in place in the yoga studio, like ventilation and/or air filtration and social distancing (which I think would require a bigger studio). Otherwise, the trip was a success and I would absolutely join a destination retreat with Rachel and Shirley again.
      By Irene K for The Path of the Peaceful Warrior: A Vinyasa + Kundalini Mexico Retreat on Dec 29, 2023
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      such a great experience, thank you!
      By heidi r for Plant Medicine Retreat on Dec 20, 2023
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      I've taken many retreats with Rachel and Left Coast Power Yoga over the past seven years, and they keep getting better and better! Last weekend was so dialed in, from the daily practices and personal time to the food and communal clean-up. As a participant, I felt like part of the crew when needed, and was completely pampered when needed. It was the perfect blend. Rachel and her team always strive to make everyone feel loved, welcomed, and supported. Her retreats always attract an interesting crowd of past participants, studio members, and lucky folks that just happened to stumble across the opportunity to join the adventure. I highly recommend taking a journey with Rachel and Left Coast Power Yoga!
      By amy W for Plant Medicine Retreat on Dec 13, 2023
      My wife and I had a wonderful restorative experience at the yoga retreat. Double Bear is remote and we felt fully immersed in nature. We had everything we needed and slept comfortably. The food by chef Ashley was delicious and nourishing. Highly recommend!
      By Mark P for Final Yoga Camp at Double Bear on Nov 21, 2023
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      Great time, beautiful location and accommodations. I definitely plan to participate in retreats with Rachael and Shirley again in the future. Thank You!
      By Andrea H for The Path of the Peaceful Warrior: A Vinyasa + Kundalini Mexico Retreat on Nov 10, 2023
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