NEW YEARS YOGA RETREAT
MAR DE JADE
DECEMBER 30, 2022 - JANUARY 6, 2023
8 DAYS & 7 NIGHTS IN A SUBLIME PARADISE
COME TO PARADISE
Surrounded by lush jungle about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta International Airport, Mar de Jade is set on magical little Chacala Bay.
It's a magnificent natural setting, perfectly set up as a yoga retreat, with exquisite beaches and surf, gorgeous and comfortable accommodations, beautiful organic cuisine, fully equipped yoga rooms with spectacular views, delightful spa services, and easy access to a variety of off-site excursions and adventures.
I first visited Mar de Jade in 1985, contributing to the early construction of this precious gem that is the vision and creation of Dr. Laura de Valle, M.D., who manifested it to help sustain the community medical clinic she established in nearby Las Varas.
As Mar de Jade has grown and been sweetly and elegantly refined over the years, it retains all its original charm.
Chacala Bay still offers pristine water for swimming, snorkeling, and the daily catch of the local fishing cooperative.
Mar de Jade offers four types of accommodations which can be booked as Single, Double, or Triple Occupancy. The Women's La Grande Cabana occupies up to six people.
THE DAILY RHYTHM
In this 15th New Year's retreat that I've led on Mexico's Riviera Nayarit Coast, we'll follow a familiar rhythm in which everything is an option from which to choose as you please.
Our daily activities start with sunrise meditation and pranayama (or sleep in!) and continues with three daily yoga classes – Morning Flow, Morning Easy Does It Yoga, and Late Afternoon Blissful Relaxation.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a variety of spa services, the beach and heated pool, hammocks and spacious private rooms, walking and hiking trails, and easy access to off-site excursions give you many more choices.
Or choose nothing, and just be there in the moment.
FOOD & DINING
The food at Mar de Jade is outstanding. Mar de Jade's chefs prepare exquisite meals using local organic produce and seafood caught fresh daily. If you are vegan or have other special food interests, the kitchen staff will happily prepare your meals accordingly. The food is all organic, clean, healthy, delicious and beautifully presented. The dining pavilion is a romantic yet spacious patio set right next to the Bay of Chacala. Sharing food and conversation is one of the great highlights of all our retreats.
Special diets are provided those who request vegetarian, vegan, or allergy-related dietary needs. Please be sure to let us know when you register.
There is a coffee, tea, and light snack service starting at 6:30am. Breakfast is from 8:30-10am, Lunch from 1:30-3pm, and Dinner from 6:30-8pm
In booking your Retreat Registration, you are also booking a specific type of accommodation. Your Retreat Registration Fee includes 7 nights accommodations, 3 buffet-style meals per day, all yoga classes, use of facilities, and taxes. All Registration is done HERE, NOT directly with Mar de Jade.
Retreat Fees vary based on your accommodations. The Retreat Fee DOES NOT INCLUDE your airfare, transportation, spa treatments, bar drinks, or gratuities for Mar de Jade staff.
All fees are Per Person and in USD, as follows:
Single Occupancy: $3,500 – Ocean
Single Occupancy: $3,200 – Garden
Double Occupancy: $2,275 – Ocean
Double Occupancy: $2,125 – Garden
Double Occupancy: $1,875 – Guest
Triple Occupancy: $1,975 – Ocean
Triple Occupancy: $1,850 – Garden
Triple Occupancy: $1,675 – Guest
Women's Group Casita: $1,525
SPACE IS LIMITED. YOU CAN RESERVE SPACE NOW FOR $500 PER PERSON.
A 50% DEPOSIT IS DUE BY JULY 15. RESERVATIONS MADE AFTER JULY 15 REQUIRE A 50% DEPOSIT WHEN BOOKING.
THE FULL BALANCE IS DUE BY OCTOBER 15, 2022.
The following cancellation policy is based on our contract with Mar de Jade. If you cancel your reservation, you have two options: 1) receiving a full credit of your deposit toward a future stay at Mar de Jade, or 2) receiving a refund minus cancellation fees. See specific details below. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
REFUND: You will be entitled to a full refund minus a $250 administrative cancellation fee with notice at least 60 days prior to the scheduled arrival date of December 30, 2022. No exceptions. With less than 59 days from arrival you will receive a credit for your deposit, not a refund.
CREDIT: You will have the option of using your full deposit, with no cancellation fee, toward another reservation for a Mark Stephens Yoga Retreat at Mar de Jade within 18 months if the cancellation date if you cancel at least 14 days prior to arrival. No monetary refund will be given once the option of keeping the credit has been chosen.
There are no refunds or credits with cancellation after December 14, 2022.
There are no refunds, credits, or pro-rating for arriving later or leaving earlier that the reserved dates of the retreat (arrival December 30, 2022, departure January 6, 2023), despite unforeseen circumstances such as delayed or cancelled flights, illness, injury, etc.
Mar de Jade maintains two non-profit community projects for the most vulnerable youth in their community: El Jardin School and Tao de Jade Trade School. Mar de Jade would be grateful if you choose to leave your full or partial deposit as a donation to these community service projects.