Women at the Well: Honoring Our Sacred Waters

Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Suzanne Astar
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Apr 12 - 16, 2019
Group size: 6 - 15
Women at the Well: Honoring Our Sacred Waters
Yelapa, Jalisco, Mexico

Suzanne Astar
  • Email address verified

Deposit: $510
Apr 12 - 16, 2019
Group size: 6 - 15

About this trip

Activate your body (of water). 

Water is a powerful healer and It nourishes the body deeply in ways beyond the obvious. Apart from drinking water and utilizing water for plants, indigenous people throughout the world knew that the process of honoring water supports vitality and transformation.

In this time, you may notice imbalances inside and desire to open more fully to yourself. After all, your body is mostly water. You may have a sense that what you do for yourself is a direct mirror of the world around you. 

When water calls, we feel it.. If you made it here WE WANT TO INVITE YOU to a powerful tribe of women devoted to restoration, rejuvenation and activation. 

We invite you to come to Yelapa, which means the place where "two rivers meet the ocean." This small beach town, accessible by a picturesque one-hour ferry ride from Puerto Vallarta, will be your sanctuary for five days. Step away from the world as you know it and enter a paradise of warm pools, hidden waterfalls, ocean breezes, and gentle waves.

While here, we will guide you through yoga, movement, meditation, water ceremonies, and other sacred practices designed to help you connect more fully with nature and with yourself.  You will  amplify your intuition by recognizing the cues of deep inner knowing.  We will cultivate emotional resilience  while immersed in nature and surrounded by supportive women. 

As your guides, our team has spent years under the tutelage of earth based wisdom, movement, meditation and nature study. We believe this retreat is a momentous gathering to amplify each other's gifts such that the world is longing for. 

The water is calling us to gather so we might share our dreams and find courage to live the fullness of who we are. This is a place for you to recommit to drawing from the wellspring of your own inner knowing—a knowing that guides your path forward.

- Nature movement practice

- Daily Kundalini Yoga & Meditation

- Water ceremony and dance

- Fresh, local, food

- Free to Feel Emotional Wellness Art Classes

About Yelapa

Yelapa means "where two waters meet the ocean". In this biodiverse and tropical climate, the experience of nature is powerful.  

For Suzanne, one of your facilitators, the time she spent here radically changed her life. Yelapa, situated a boat ride away from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, was the site of magic, where new visions became possible and then manifested into reality. It was the place she learned how to speak and listen to nature, honor the water and be inspired by the visions of the world to come. 

There are no cars, and has the feeling of a place that doesn't rush at the clip of the modern world. The small town is only accessible by boat. The bay is where dolphins give birth to their young. 

The place feels both wild, quaint, rustic and stunning, with 2 waterfalls, 2 beaches and the rich hum  of the natural world creating serenity for the soul.  

Yelapa inspires radical creativity as does the home of our retreat, Casa Isabel. With rooms that overlook the bay, these rooms welcome warm breezes, with handcrafted stone work embracing the corners of this hilltop retreat. The space itself was created by a woman, Isabel, who was passionate about maintaining a relationship with the community as well as supporting other women. This retreat is an ode to what women can do when we believe in our vision. This retreat is a continuation of that history. http://yelapacasaisabel.com/

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Single Room or Shared
  • Meals
    Healthy, Catered and Allergies Sensitive
  • Guided Movement
    Yoga, Dance and Free to Feel
  • Flight > Puerto Vallarta
  • Boat ride > Yelapa
    Departs from Puerto De los Muertos in PV
  • Massage Therapy Services
  • Airport shuttle or taxi
    to Puerto Vallarta

Available Packages

Water Stewards
12 left

You have heard the call to join us and you are ready to dive in! 

This work will profoundly change the way you see the world, yourself and water.  

All rooms are private unless you have another women in mind you would like to room with. 

Deposit: $510
Water Patron
10 left

Your cup runneth over and you are about to become a fountain. 

Amplify your abundant impact by donating for the benefit of others to more fully support our work with the water. 


This package is perfect for you if you have your financial needs met, and you want to support our continued research and service to sharing this work around the world. 

You will have a private room, unless you request otherwise. 

Included is a complimentary Watsu session (water massage)  or Myotherapy massage. 

Deposit: $640
Water Sister
6 left

This is for women who want to share rooms.  There are rooms that can hold up 2-4 people comfortably.  Please let us know the name of the sister (s) who you would like to room with.  PLEASE NOTE: Only apply for this option if you have another sister you want to room with, otherwise, you can submit requests directly to the coordinator for our waitlist. 

Because Casa Isabel is so unique and has so much variety in the style of rooms, we may only be able to accommodate requests to hold multiple women in a room based on a first come first serve basis. 

Not all rooms have the same size and kind of bed. Choose this option if you have a friend and see the unknown as an adventure. How watery of you! 

Deposit: $440
Deposit: $510

Water Stewards


Sample Flow
Typical Day

Morning: Meditation



                  Journal/Solo time

Afternoon: Outdoor Water Excursion


                     Dance or Private Bodywork session

Evening: Solo Exploration

                  Group Process


                  Candelight Water Ritual     


Your Organizer

Suzanne Astar
Suzanne Astar is a Body Intuitive, passionate about the practice of "Being Moved". She uses bodywork, rebirthing movement and ritual to listen and learn from the elements. She is devoted to protecting water and learning how we can be self-rejuvenating as a template for how the earth can thrive.