You are invited to join Sandra Vanatko April 15-22, 2023 for an illuminating and rejuvenating week of self exploration in personal retreat. This is an opportunity to step outside the daily grind, everyday hustle and bustle, and to listen deeply, and to become present with that which is seeking your attention. It is a special opportunity to reconnect to your body, your breath, and to your innate wisdom and resilience.
Through mindfulness, our breath and body can be potent entry points to our deeper and wiser spiritual nature. Our conscious awareness of true nature – the essence of our being which is always inherently wise, wakeful and whole – is key to our peace and contentment in life. In our modern culture, this more subtle reality of being often remains veiled or overlooked. We will spend the week in sacred exploration through breath, yoga (including hatha, vinyasa, and kundalini), breathwork, shamanic practices, somatic movement and exploration, dance, meditation, and self inquiry.
This retreat offers a sacred opportunity to gently and lovingly undo the ways we get stuck and forgetful of our true nature. The more we learn to connect, the more at home we will feel within ourselves and wherever we find ourselves in the world. You will be guided in an experiential journey all week to help rediscover the sacred connection to your deepest inner-knowing.
In addition to the rich retreat rhythm, you will be nourished by:
Mar de Jade is a Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. This is an intimate place offering groups and individuals a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment in a peaceful fishing village.
Mar de Jade is a home to many, and when you visit us, you become part of the family.
Three generations of the del Valle family live here, working alongside a wonderful and dedicated staff – some of whom have been with Mar de Jade for decades. Spiritual and wellness teachers come back year after year to facilitate retreats and you can feel the spirit of service and friendship in the air.
Mar de Jade’s commitment to serving local communities — from our first medical clinic in the early 1980s—has grown into MDJ Community Projects, a non-profit that runs education, health, and micro-industry programs, and a 17-acre organic farm.
If you’re looking for a life-changing experience, This Is It!!!
I went on this retreat not knowing anyone else that was going, and I had never been on a yoga retreat. I left with some great new friendships and ready to sign up for my next retreat. It by far was better than what I could have imagined.
The location in Mexico is beautiful, friendly, safe, and the sweetest little town. The retreat center is clean, peaceful, has the nicest staff, the best organic food, and beautiful beaches and pools. My room overlooked the ocean and was great for meditation and a nice place to reflect on the feelings and emotions that arose.
Sandra and the Indra’s Grace staff think of everything to make the experience one you will never forget. Sandra picked out the perfect music, settings, movement, activities, and verbiage to encourage you to release that which no longer serves you and to receive the most loving and peaceful moments to be held. You are able to BE in this retreat with no judgement or expectations and have the experience that is perfect for YOUR needs.
If you’re on the fence about going, don’t be. DO IT. You will not regret it. You will forever be changed.
-Amy Simpson, LCSW
The closest airport to Mar de Jade is Puerto Vallarta.
We recommend flights that arrive and depart around 1pm-4pm since Mar de Jade is an hour and 30 minute drive from the airport. There is also an hour difference between Mar de Jade and Puerto Vallarta.
Check in is at 3:00pm, and check out is at 11:00am.
We are happy to arrange transportation for our guests from the airport (90 minute drive) with a very trusted company that we have been working with for a long time.
To be able to arrange transportation we must have your flight information at least 1 month before your group arrival, so we can send confirmations about 2 weeks before you are here.
For over 40 years, Mar de Jade’s mission has been in service of the health and wellbeing of our community. During these times of COVID-19, we are equally committed to ensuring the safety of our staff and visitors. At the start of the pandemic we closed our doors for over 4 months and during this time have dedicated ourselves to researching, designing and implementing an enhanced hygiene and safety protocol in line with the latest information released by the Mexican Health Authorities and the World Health Organization. Upon review of our protocol and extensive staff training, we have been granted the WTTC’s Safe Travels stamp, and official approval by the Nayarit State Government and the Mexican Health & Social Services Institute (IMSS) to re-open.
We are happy to report that the vaccine rollout in Mexico has now been extended to all adults (18 yrs+) and all of our staff is fully vaccinated. We highly recommend guests be fully vaccinated before traveling. Although vaccines are encouraged – both vaccinated and non-vaccinated guests are welcome. Thank you for doing your part to help keep everyone safe.
In the following link you can read more about the specific Health and Safety Protocols observed by Mar de Jade.
The CDC is announced that the Order requiring persons to show a negative COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 before boarding a flight to the United States, will be rescinded, effective on June 12, 2022 at 12:01AM ET.
This means that starting at 12:01AM ET on June 12, 2022, air passengers will not need to get tested and show the COVID-19 test result or documentation of recovery from COVID-19 prior to boarding a flight to the U.S.
Read more here.
As of 2021, there is no legal requirement to purchase travel insurance in order to visit Mexico. No one will ask you to show proof of insurance at the border, and the Mexican government does not mandate travelers to have insurance. However, we do highly encourage you to purchase travel insurance which can include trip cancellation protection, flight cancellation, rental car protection, emergency medical coverage, and theft protection as Indra’s Grace and Mar de Jade are not responsible for any of these things.
You can use a website like Aardy.com to compare quotes.
This retreat will sell out quickly. To secure your spot, please fill out the Registration Form and then send the required $750 non-refundable deposit ($772.50 if paying via PayPal) per person to reserve your space for this retreat. Your registration will not be complete until these two steps are done.
Payments can be made to Indra’s Grace in the form of cash, check, or PalPal with PayPal being the preferred method. If you pay with PayPal, please add 3% for the processing fee. Please send your paypal payment to Sandra Vanatko (email@example.com). The remaining payment balance of the retreat package you choose is due by January 15, 2023. If space is available and you are registering after January 15, payment in full is required at the time of registration. All payments are non-refundable. Prices do not include airfare or transportation.
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*Airfare is NOT included.
*Room pricing is per person.
*Daily retreat schedule will be handed out upon arrival.
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Ocean Room with King Bed Ocean Rooms have an unobstructed Ocean view and a balcony or terrace. Most of them have bathtubs, some have a separate shower. All of them have futons and some have a separate sleeping space (appropriate for children). Most are on third and fourth floors and require steps to climb.
Single Occupancy $3695 | Double Occupancy $2850
Ocean View with Two Full Beds + Futon Ocean Rooms have an unobstructed Ocean view and a balcony or terrace. Most of them have bathtubs, some have a separate shower. All of them have futons and some have a separate sleeping space (appropriate for children). Most are on third and fourth floors and require steps to climb.
Double occupancy required.
Double Occupancy $2850 per person
Garden Room with King Bed Garden Rooms have a view of our lush tropical gardens and a terrace or outside sitting area. They are all on ground floor, some have a few steps and some have ramp access. All have bathtubs, some also have a separate shower and a futon.
Single Occupancy $3395 | Double Occupancy $2695
Garden Room with Two Full Beds Garden Rooms have a view of our lush tropical gardens and a terrace or outside sitting area. They are all on ground floor, some have a few steps and some have ramp access. All have bathtubs, some also have a separate shower and a futon.
Double occupancy required.
Double Occupancy $2695 per person
Guest Room with King/Full Bed Guest Rooms & Guest Lofts are more basic, without an outdoor area and most face the jungle or gardens. Most have showers only and only eight units have a/c, all the rest have only ceiling fans.
Single Occupancy $3050 | Double Occupancy $2450
Guest Room with Two Full Beds Guest Rooms & Guest Lofts are more basic, without an outdoor area and most face the jungle or gardens. Most have showers only and only eight units have a/c, all the rest have only ceiling fans.
Double Occupancy $2450 per person
Guest Loft: Dorm Room
Dorms: These are Guest Rooms with a Loft to be shared between 4 people of same gender. These rooms do not have A/C.
$2195 per person