One tour per person
Early Bird
8 Days/7 Nights
Duration
Mexico
Location
Moderate
Physicality
Spring 2019
When

Peace and Possibility: Unplug in Mexico

with Jody Domerstad & Dan Boisits

Mar de Jade, Mexico

May 25th – June 1st, 2019

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If you’re overwhelmed by the busyness of life and are ready to have clarity and experience real peace, then join Jody & Dan Boisits for a retreat rooted in Yoga.

Imagine yourself safe and supported away from the buzzing noise of urban life, thoughtfully cradled in your favorite yoga pose, listening to the sound of the ocean, and feeling tropical breezes on your skin. You breathe deeply and feel at home.

You start your day with a yoga and meditation practice, get served fresh, delicious, vegetarian cuisine, go for a walk on the beach and by the time you lay your head on the pillow your heart feels at peace.

The luxurious Mar de Jade is the PERFECT place to spend a week practicing yoga overlooking the Pacific ocean, meditating to the sounds of a tropical jungle, chanting, and experiencing a profound sense of silence.

Imagine coming home from this retreat, reset and refreshed with a new perspective on life!

Perhaps you’ve been feeling too busy, stuck in old patterns, or overwhelmed by life’s pressures and challenges.

This retreat is designed to help you remember who you truly are; where you belong; and clear any obstacles in the way of that freedom.

Join us for a retreat that will connect you with nature, and give you an opportunity to make friends with silence, solitude, and reflection.

The Peace and Possibility Retreat is JUST what you’ve been looking for to reset and prepare your body and mind for a healthy, whole, refreshed outlook on your life’s path.

Plus we’ll be experiencing one of the most beautiful retreat centers Mar de Jade, in the quaint Mexican town of Chacala.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Puerto Vallarta (PVR) Airport
RETREAT START: Check-in is at 3 pm on May 25th
RETREAT ENDS: Check-out is at 11 am on June 1st
WEAR Tropical beach and yoga attire
INCLUDED IN RETREAT COST
  • 7 nights accommodations at Mar de Jade Retreat Center
  • 3 catered meals a day
  • Transportation to/from PVR Airport in Group Shuttle
  • Daily Morning Meditation
  • Daily Morning Yoga Classes with Jody
  • Daily Yin Yoga Classes with Jody
  • Chanting Ceremonies with Dan
  • Mayan Sweat Lodge
  • Bon-Fire
  • Silent Day
NOT INCLUDED
  • Flights to / from Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
  • Extra Spa Services
  • Extra Excursions
 OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Private Neurosculpting Meditation and Intuitive Readings with Jody
  • Private Cranial Sacral, Rolfing, Intuitive Body, and Energy work with Dan
RETREAT PRICING 

(See ROOMS tab at top of the page for more information)

  • Ocean Room Single King -$ 3325
  • Ocean Room Double – $2625
  • Garden Room Single King – $3150
  • Garden Room Double – $2525
  • Guest Room Single – $2825
  • Guest Room Double – $2325

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Jody & Dan Boisits

About Dan

In the 90’s Dan was introduced to both bodywork and Yoga.  It set his course both personally – in terms of what he seeks to pursue and allow into his life –  and professionally – becoming an energy and bodyworker. He believes each of us have a great purpose for being, and the closer we each get to our personal essential purpose, the more our collective evolves.

However, there are obstacles.  As a bodyworker it’s no surprise to him that pain is often a human’s greatest challenge, and it comes in many forms; emotional, physical, mental, and again it’s often interconnected.  It is with this understanding that Dan approaches his clients with the goal of guiding them out of pain. From slow deep reorganizing of the body to powerfully light touch Dan uses a wide range of tools to bring awareness, change, and relief to those who are experiencing pain.  Relief from pain is a strong initial step toward feeling lighter, freer, more energetic, and can lead to a path of living harmoniously in the world.

Appreciating that the quest for harmony and equanimity within is a process together with the understanding that everything is connected, it has now come time to share the insights of his journey with others who long to discover for themselves a more peaceful way of being in the world.

Together with his wife Jody, he wishes to share the harmony and equanimity that comes from mindfulness practices including, yoga asana, group chanting/singing, quiet/noble silence, being in nature, being in community, contemplation and introspection, eating with awareness, and good rest.

Truly masterful teachers Dan has studied with include Marc Manton, Bob Schrei, and Hugh Milne.  Also trained in Yoga by Jimmy Barkan, but more importantly deeply influenced by Jody (his Wife), who is a Yoga Teacher Trainer with thousands of hours of comprehensive study in Alignment based yoga, Yin Yoga, Philosophy of Yoga, and much more.

About Jody

Jody Domerstad is a seasoned educator in body, mind, philosophy, and healthful living.  And feels strongly, as an echo of her own healing journey, that no one should suffer.

Experience with some of this life’s more serious threats including addiction, PTSD, a brain tumor, and infectious disease has necessarily deepened her understanding of how a comprehensive yoga practice – including philosophy, asana, breathing & meditation – can help to understand and overcome those challenges.

The positive and lasting effects of yoga were so life-changing for her that she has dedicated her life to sharing what she’s learned so others can benefit.

With a masterful knowledge of alignment, a keen eye for detail, and laser precision with how to deliver cues to take students to a peak asana practice, Jody’s asana students and fellow teachers alike have deemed her “the teacher of teachers.”

Since undergoing brain surgery Jody’s studies have shifted to Yin yoga with founder Paul Grilley – 200hr TT – and continuing study with Sarah Powers – Yin Level I, II & more.  Additionally, multiple Restorative yoga trainings with Judith Lasater and Jillian Pransky. *Earlier studies include: 500 ERYT, and multiple 200 hour trainings in: Vinyasa, Alignment based – Hatha, & The Barkan Method.

*Tertiary Wellness Trainings include:  Inner Light Method, Neurosculpting® Facilitator, SourcePoint Therapy, Reiki Master & Spiritual Response Therapy Practitioner.

*Jody’s yoga path includes a 500 ERYT, studying with best of the best teacher’s in an impressive array of specialty yoga, over a decade of study of alignment-based hatha, and so much more (Inner Light Method, Neurosculpting®, SourcePoint Therapy).

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Mar de Jade

On the beach, surrounded by jungle and imbued with absolute tranquility, Mar de Jade inspires and awakens the senses. Located right on one of the most beautiful and tranquil beaches on the lush coastline known as Riviera Nayarit. Mar de Jade sits on the shores of Playa Chacala, a small Mexican fishing village with plenty of charm that still retains a traditional way of life.

It has easy access to Puerto Vallarta International Airport, just 90 minutes south, yet feels worlds apart from the big tourist developments. 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.

Chacala is the most pristine and picturesque bay in the Riviera Nayarit, with golden sand, coconut trees, and palapa (thatched-roof) restaurants along the shore, surrounded by tropical jungle mountainsides. Home to approximately 400 residents, the town’s unhurried lifestyle is complemented by the welcoming and friendly attitude of locals.

Travel Details

PASSPORT

You must have a current passport to travel to Mexico.

FLIGHTS

  • Book your flight to/from Puerto Vallarta (PVR).
  • Arrive on Saturday, May 25th in the afternoon.
  • Depart on Saturday, June 1st in the afternoon or evening.

GROUP SHUTTLES

  • Group shuttles will be arranged based on arrival times.
  • Plan to arrive by 3 pm on Saturday, May 25th.
  • Plan to depart after 3 pm on June 1st.
  • Individual shuttles can be arranged outside these times at your own cost.

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Ocean Rooms

The Ocean 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. A limited number of two bedroom Ocean View suites are available for larger parties, please inquire. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. Rooms are on high floors and require steps to climb.

Garden Rooms

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. Each room has a spacious en-suite bathroom with natural bath amenities. 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.

Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms are decorated in bright and cheerful Mexican textiles and colors, providing a cozy and well appointed option for those seeking simplicity and comfort. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. Rooms are located on both ground level and third floors, either jungle or garden facing.

Room Options

  • Ocean Room Single King -$ 3325
  • Ocean Room Double – $2625
  • Garden Room Single King – $3150
  • Garden Room Double – $2525
  • Guest Room Single – $2825
  • Guest Room Double – $2325

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SCHEDULE / ITINERARY

Arrival Day – May 25th

  • 3 pm – Check In
  • 6 pm – Dinner
  • 7 pm – Opening Circle
  • 8 pm – Neurosculpting Meditation

Daily

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Free Time / Optional Excursion or Spa Time
  • Lunch
  • Free Time
  • Yin Yoga
  • Dinner
  • Evening Activities Include Bonfire, Chanting, and more…

Departure Day  – June 1st

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Pack and Check out by 11 am