Express Yourself Creatively - A Seaside Retreat for Women

About us

Women of all ages, take a break from your routines for a rejuvenating and relaxing week along the beautiful Pacific coast of Mexico. Our daily program will include: guided body/mind movement (qigong, simple tai chi, restorative yoga), meditation, acupressure and massage techniques for self-care, creative exploration through expressive journaling, painting, drawing, writing and more.

Each day will include ample free time for you to explore on your own, even if that means relaxing in the hammocks!
All are welcome from beginners to pros.

“Mar de Jade is one of the great undiscovered pleasures of Mexico… A tropical setting that lifts the spirits and fires the imagination.” – San Francisco Chronicle

Event Highlights

  • Movement/meditation on the beach
  • Creative exploration through painting, drawing, and writing
  • Self-care through massage and acupressure
  • Relax and rejuvenate with a like-minded group of women

Venue Highlights

Mar de Jade Resort is located on the Pacific coast of Mexico, nestled between a tropical jungle mountainside and a pristine sandy beach. You'll be nourished by three meals each day of healthy and delicious food from the organic farm. Mar de Jade offers spa services and treatments in a quiet sanctuary surrounded by a lush jungle, including a jacuzzi, cold plunge, sauna and temazcal.

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

Sample daily schedule
7:30 AM - moving meditation at the beach
8:30-10 AM - buffet breakfast
Morning creative expression session
1-2:30 - buffet lunch
Afternoon tai chi and/or yoga session
Sunset Qigong on the beach
6-7:30 PM - buffet dinner
We'll be sure to have plenty of free time to walk the beach, swim in the ocean, relax in a hammock, nap and just hang out!

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

Menu/Cuisine

Mar de Jade meals are prepared with great care, attention and love using fresh and healthy ingredients mainly from their 17-acre organic farm. Delicious and well balanced buffet-style meals are served three times daily in the open-air dining room overlooking Chacala bay. Every dish is made daily from scratch using fresh ingredients from the Organic Farm. The menu is inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine and international flavors, and features vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes as well as fresh fish, seafood and, chicken. They do not serve red meat or pork.

The kitchen is happy to accommodate your dietary restrictions and food allergies, if given advance notice. All raw foods are carefully disinfected and washed with purified water. Free purified water is available at stations throughout the grounds.

Accommodations

Mar de Jade offers a variety of types of rooms.
Ocean, Garden, and Guests Rooms: 1 king or 2 double beds. AC. Private bath with bathtub and/or shower with hairdryers, towels and bath amenities
Guest Room Lofts: 1 King + 2 Single beds or 4 Single beds. Ceiling fan. Private bath with shower, hairdryer, towels and bath amenities

Directions

What is the closest international airport to Mar de Jade?
Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Jalisco, Mexico, airport code: PVR. All major US carriers (Alaska, American, United, Southwest, Frontier) as well as Mexican, Canadian and some European charter flights serve Puerto Vallarta. There are many daily non-stop and connecting flights from US, Canadian and Mexican major cities.

What is the easiest way to get to Mar de Jade from the Puerto Vallarta airport?
Mar de Jade can arrange transportation to/from the airport with a trusted company if you send us the following information to: taxi@mardejade.com

How much does it cost/how long does it take from Puerto Vallarta to Mar de Jade?
Transportation rates are per person, one way, in USD according to number of people sharing one vehicle, as follows: 1 person = $110 • 2 ppl. = $55 each • 3 ppl. = $45 each • 4 ppl. = $40 each • 5 ppl. = $35 each • 6 ppl. = $30 each • 7-10ppl. = $25 each. *Rates are subject to change without notice* Fare should be paid directly to the driver in either US cash or Mexican pesos only. Gratuity is optional and is not included. Mar de Jade is approximately a 90 minute drive from the airport.

Tags: body-mind creativity journal meditation painting qigong relaxation tai chi women yoga

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Practice, learn, share, relax. Karin
 

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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