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October 18 - 25, 2014
Margo Brooks
The Template Ceremonies 1-5 Anchoring the New Paradigm

Reconnect vital bio-circuitry within the body through alchemical, coded ceremony with sacred geometry. These ceremonies initiate sustainable transformation on physical, mental and emotional levels - changes that can be felt immediately. Each Template Ceremony utilizes 3D Sacred Geometry and Sonic Codes to reconnect a series of light circuitries within the body. The connections naturally and effortlessly release our fears and attachments, collapsing the degraded mutant matrix within us. This stabilizes within us a harmonic of love and activates dormant DNA codes - codes which are consistent with the frequency of the paradigm of light. 

| info@geometrywave.com
Oct 25 - Nov 14, 2014
Focusing International

Focusing & Community Wellness / 3 Weeks
This is a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in community in a nurturing and inspiring natural environment.

Focusing can serve as a community wellness approach, giving access to one’s inner wisdom to solve problems, heal inner wounds, tap creativity and make decisions. This program consists of theory and interactive practice in Focusing and Community Wellness. The format is shaped to the participant’s own experiences. The method offers a way to bring safe spaces around difficult issues. Instructors will demonstrate how Focusing works at the community level to allow each person to become bigger than the problem and more open to listening to others’ needs. Melinda Darer and Dr. Patricia Omidian are directors of Focusing International. 

Booking & Information:

1 800 257 0532 • info@mardejade.com • REGISTER ONLINE NOW


Oct 25 - Dec 05, 2014
3 Weeks Program

Volunteer Vacation in Mexico  
3 Week Program

This is a unique opportunity to relax, share and learn in community in a nurturing and inspiring natural environment. 

Option 1: October 25th - November 14th, 2014
Option 2: November 15th - December 5th, 2014

Guests can choose to attend either option or both.

This program is especially designed for our guests who wish to spend more time at Mar de Jade and to participate by helping the local community.  You can enjoy all of the vacation activities of Mar de Jade and at the same time share your skills and experience by volunteering in one of our community projects. If you choose to take Spanish classes, you will be able to practice your Spanish while volunteering.

Booking + Information: 1 800 257 0532 • info@mardejade.com • REGISTER ONLINE NOW

Oct 25 - Dec 05, 2014
Shinko Rick Slone

Engaged Buddhist Practice in Mexico  
3 Week Program

This is a unique opportunity to live, work and learn in community in a nurturing and inspiring natural environment. 

Option 1: October 25th - November 14th, 2014
Option 2: November 15th - December 5th, 2014

Participants can choose to attend either option or both.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to gather in cross-cultural friendship and explore the evolution of Buddha’s teachings as applied to social change in rural Mexico through the study and practice of the Bodhisattva path and Community Volunteer work.

The study and practice of the Bodhisattva path,  led by Shinko Rick Slone, from the Soto linage of Shinryu Suzuki Roshi, using Zoketsu Norman Fischer’s Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong, and on the Dogen fascicle from Shobogenzo: The Bodhisattvas Four Methods of Guidance.

Booking + Information:
 1 800 257 0532 • info@mardejade.com 

Oct 25 - 4 Dic
Mar de Jade
Para leer la información completa en Español haz click aquí.

www.mardejade.com | info@mardejade.com
Oct. 30 - Nov. 4, 2014
Jill Factor & Dana

Join Nia Black Belts Jill Factor and Dana Hood for 5 days of Movement Bliss.

Refresh your mind... Revive your body...
Reawaken your spirit at the beautiful Mar De Jade resort.

- Two Nia Classes daily, plus a variety of Yoga. 

- Journaling and vision boards.

- Enjoy amazing cuisine from the freshest local growers. 

- Soak in sunlight, play and relax by the turquoise ocean.

- Connect with friends, both new and old, while connecting with yourself.

- Spa treatments and excursions available.

www.renewmovementretreats.com  /  danamhood@gmail.com

November 1 - 8, 2014
Eve Holbrook

Join Iyengar teacher Eve Holbrook for a seven-day retreat into physical vibrance, mental space, and emotional serenity. With over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching yoga, Eve will lead you through an active asana practice in the morning, and a restorative pranayama practice in the evening, both suitable for all levels. 

In addition to three delicious meals per day, there will be plenty of time to indulge in spa treatments, take part in activities like swimming and hiking, or simply relax, recharge and enjoy the surroundings. 

Booking + Information: 1 800 257 0532 / 


Visit Eve's website at: www.evesyogaspace.com

November 8 - 22, 2014
Embrace your Life

Take the break you deserve from your busy life and Rest, Reconnect & Renew yourself in a peaceful and beautiful environment. Enjoy this Personal Retreat & Vacation at your own pace, you can choose how much you want to do or not do... this week is all about you.

Available Dates:
November 08th - 15th, 2014
November 15th - 22th, 2014

Book Now: 1800-257-0532 / info@mardejade.com

November 08 - 15, 2014
Helene Duquette
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November 15 - 22, 2014
Jen & Claire

Yoga & Memoir - Learning to tell your own story
Please join Jen and Claire for a week on the beach in Mexico relaxing, unwinding and unfolding. Every day we will practice yoga, meditate and write to help us better understand ourselves and our place in the world. Our week will be filled with connection, contemplation, reflection, and laughter. This is for all levels of yoga students and writers. We encourage everyone to come with abundance and a beginner's mind. 


Visit her website at www.bainbridgeyogahouse.com

November 19 - 23, 2014
Cynthia LaRoche & Kristin Tone

"The greatest work we can do for one another and the world is to work on ourselves." (Interpretation of the yoga Upanisads by Bhavani Silvia Maki)

Stop the wheels for just five days and see what happens. Rest, transform worn-out habits, cleanse and heal your body, deepen your practice (or begin your practice) and connect to the inner guidance that is always available. Each time you step onto your yoga mat you are reintroduced to an inner stillness hidden by the noise and rush of every day life. This retreat isn't about escaping or avoiding the busyness, but rather total immersion into the mystery of Self -an uncovering of our truth - allowing us to return to our daily lives more loving,  more connected,  more clear, refreshed & renewed. Step out of your every day life and Step into Stillness.


Call or email Mar de Jade
US: 1 800 257 0532

cmlatimer@gmail.com      www.cynthialatimeryoga.com

December 5 - 12, 2014
Zoketsu Norman Fischer
This traditional yet relaxed Zen retreat will include: sitting and walking meditation, simple work, dharma talks, private interviews with the teacher, and time to relax and enjoy the beach. The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as seasoned students. Poet and writer Zoketsu Norman Fischer is a well-known Zen Buddhist priest and teacher from California. Former abbot of San Francisco Zen Center, he is now spiritual leader of the Everyday Zen Foundation.

Everydayzen.org  |  Register Here 
December 13 - 18, 2014
Beth O'neall

You, on Vacation: a Nia Dance and Flow Yoga Retreat at Mar de Jade

This is Bliss on a Budget, five fabulous days and nights on retreat at Mar de Jade.

Mar de Jade is on Mexico’s tropical Pacific Coast, about 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, and located on the south end of Chacala Beach, Nayarit, Mexico. Chacala has one of the most pristine beaches along the coastline. 

We’ll be there during the dry season with daytime temperature at a perfect 80 degrees. During the day, we may wish to plan activities together or we may all go our own ways, spending time on the beach or resting in our rooms. Mar de Jade can help us set up both eco-excursions (hiking, horse back riding, surfing, a boat tour) as well as cultural experiences (an excursion to petroglyphs, to a market, or even volunteering on a community project). 


January 3 - 10, 2015
Asha & Atum O'Kane
Join us for a week of exploration of Sufi teachings with two international and master teachers: Asha Greer and Atum O'Kane.  We will practice Dances of Universal Peace, meditation, zikr, other practices of the heart, and much more.

January 11 - 17, 2015
Dr. Michael Cotton

Did you ever wonder who you really were or what you were truly capable of?... 
I mean, do you yearn to know that part of you that is fearlessly authentic, burning with passion and destined to give your unique gifts to the world?

Discover your Authentic Self and its passion and purpose as you create your new strategies for a fearlessly authentic life. 


January 17 - 23, 2015
Kimberly Jonas

Join BodyMantra founder Kimberly Jonas for a week of movement, stillness, reflection and rest. Participants will be invited to explore un-choreographed, self-guided movement, set against a backdrop of music ranging from world beats to sacred chants to classical cadences; all with the intention of surrendering to the impulse of each moment, listening deeply for what the body and spirit need most. Our time will incorporate periodic conscious dialogue with other group members in order to more fully embrace the essence of what we are experiencing and learning through our movement journeys. Be prepared to laugh, cry, groove, spin wildly, sit in silence, witness others, and welcome the unexpected!

More information & Booking:
laura@truenaturejourneys.com / www.body-mantra.com

January 23 - 31, 2015
Fritz Smith & M. Oruch
ZB by the Sea is our annual Zero Balancing program in Mexico. The name stays the same, but the context ever evolves. ZB by the sea is designed to be a multidimensional experience of deepening one’s understanding of ZB, and creating a container for personal growth, rejuvenation, and positive change. This is all done in an atmosphere and environment of support, both by nature and your peers, while using time-honored rituals to enhance the wonders and intensity of the retreat.

Other highlights include a silent El Solo day, an ancient Aztec sweat lodge, whale watching, and a night of music and dancing.

Space is limited.
 We encourage you to make an early room reservation with Mar de Jade to secure your space at the center and a $150 tuition registration deposit for Natural Bridges.

January 31 - February 7
Tori Reynolds
Yoga & Music Retreat
with Tori Reynolds, Justina Sanford, Ben Rivet

Vinyasa practice, guided meditation, mindful eating, relaxation, human connection, musical performances, outdoor adventure...

A typical day with us at Mar de Jade will include 2 yoga classes a day led by Justina and Tori, one morning and one evening (including a couple of fun workshops, meditations, and GO W/ THE FLOW classes throughout the week). Excursions will be offered daily which you can do on your own or with a group. 3 freshly prepared meals onsite a day (included in your package), as well as some live music entertainment in and out of class! All events on schedule are optional so ultimately you will decide your retreat's destiny. Have fun, relax, and maybe make some new friends!

www.gowtheflow.org | mexicowtheflow@gmail.com

Jan 31 - Feb 7, 2015
Dr. Fritz Smith & M. Oruch
ZB by the Sea is our annual Zero Balancing program in Mexico. This is the second session for 2015. The name stays the same, but the context ever evolves. ZB by the sea is designed to be a multidimensional experience of deepening one’s understanding of ZB, and creating a container for personal growth, rejuvenation, and positive change. This is all done in an atmosphere and environment of support, both by nature and your peers, while using time-honored rituals to enhance the wonders and intensity of the retreat.

Other highlights include a silent El Solo day, an ancient Aztec sweat lodge, whale watching, and a night of music and dancing.

Space is limited.
 We encourage you to make an early room reservation with Mar de Jade to secure your space at the center and a $150 tuition registration deposit for Natural Bridges.

February 7 - 14, 2015
Judith & Robert Gass
This Advanced Couples Retreat is a glorious opportunity in a tropical paradise to Deepen in Love with your partner and enjoy: time and tools for deepening in heartfelt and authentic communication; enhancing mutual support and spiritual partnership; practices to invite the sacred third presence into you relationship; letting go of old stories and limiting identities; practices which cultivate ecstatic, deep sexual connection; having outrageous fun together!

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February 7 - 14, 2015
Michele Gunderson
Join us at Mar de Jade (“Sea of Jade”), an enclave of resplendent beauty and grace. Emerge from this retreat with your soul nurtured and luminous, and step into your life with renewed wonder and joy.

February 14 - 21, 2015
Judith Ansara, MSW.

Judith Ansara, MSW has served as a teacher, consultant, and coach for over 35 years in her commitment to foster a conscious, just, and sustainable world. She serves as a private coach and mentor to leaders, individuals, and couples.

Her decades of spiritual study and work as a psychotherapist add an exceptional breadth and depth to her coaching.

February 14 - 21, 2015

with Charlotte Howorth, Mónica Gomez and Karen Whalen.

Relating with spirit, beauty, nature, community,
and "The Whole Big Everything".

Space limited to 30 participants: Register Now!

The Focusing Institute and Focusing International invite you to gather for a week of Focusing and fun by the Pacific Ocean at the beautiful Mar de Jade retreat center. Connect with your mind and body with offerings in both English and Spanish.

We will Focus on ourselves as unique beings that are interaction, process, and elements of a whole.  Come join us and explore the experience of connectedness and belonging to ourselves, to others, to our community and the ‘whole big everything’.

This is a wonderful opportunity to bring freshness and aliveness to your life, with warmth, sunlight, ocean, and a supportive community. . In addition to classes, there will be ample time to Focus every day, as well as to rest and play.

This program is suited to both beginners and experienced Focusers… Along with a variety of other Focusing-oriented activities including yoga, dance, adventure, spontaneous music-making, poetry writing, and your own creative contributions!

Contact Information:

elizabeth@focusing.org  |  www.focusing.org



February 14 - 21, 2015
Chia Rafelson

At Milagro Retreats, we believe in the healing power of food, touch, breath and movement. A combination of these approaches are used to provide you with an experience of rejuvenation and peace.

February 14 - 21, 2015
Jennifer Steed

Immerse yourself in a potent and pristine natural setting.

With the life affirming and timeless practices of yoga, you will emerge renewed, revived and rejoicing in your life once again. Join in this safe and dynamic group experience for total transformation of body, mind and spirit.

Ancient practices and compassionate support will provide you the opportunity to dive deeply into the inner realms while celebrating the gifts and joy of life in its infinite perfection.

February 21 - 28, 2015
Lara Brunn
Join Lara for her 7th annual Iyengar Yoga Retreat. With over 20 years of experience in practicing and teaching Yoga, Lara will guide you through an active 2 1/2 hour Asana class in the morning, and a 1 1/2 hour Restorative - Pranayama class in the evening, helping you to find more mental, emotional and physical space, freedom, strength and stability.

In addition to 3 delicious meals per day, there will be ample time to indulge in spa treatments, take part in extracurricular activities, or simply relax, recharge and enjoy the surroundings.

hipjointstudio.com  |  hipjointstudio@hotmail.com  |  917-497-1066
February 21 - 28, 2015
Lila Heller & Amanda Smith

This retreat is designed to bridge the gap between Pilates & Yoga. Each day features pilates, yoga and self care techniques that are meant to educate the mind, strengthen the body and relax the spirit. Join Bay Area instructors Lila Heller and Amanda Smith for 7 nights and 6 days of Pilate's and Vinyasa Yoga at Mar de Jade Retreat Center in Chacala, Mexico.

Lila will challenge and restore you with 2 hours of daily Pilate's classes while Amanda leads you through a vigorous and elongating Vinyasa followed by a relaxing meditation. The classes are welcome to all levels and exercises will be modified for beginners!

hellerlila@gmail.com  |  amanda_s39@yahoo.com
February 21 - 28, 2015
Amber Tande & Colin Patterson

Come join us in Chacala Mexico for a super inspired 7 day retreat, at this gorgeous oceanfront retreat center nestled between the tropical jungle mountainside and the Pacific Ocean, on a 17 acre organic farm!!

Chacala is a small, authentic Mexican town on the ocean with a long, soft sand beach and calm gentle waters. We fell in love with this amazing place last year while making our way to the sacred site of Alta Vista.

Together, we’ll enter 7 Days of many ways of weaving through the 7 major chakras, and 7 deities; diving deep into the practices by playing, praying, moving, breathing, chanting, retreating, contemplating, story telling, resting & connecting; focusing from our deepest roots to the highest branches 1 day, 1 chakra, 1 deity at a time.  All in the presence of sweet, authentic Mexican culture and warm ocean waters.

Contact and Registration: sutraseattle@gmail.com

*you’ll receive a response within 48 hours.

Feb 28 - March 07, 2015
Nancy Boler & Carlton Morris
Retreating from the distractions of daily life is an essential part of the spiritual path. This weeklong retreat offers opportunity to deepen your practice. Classes will include a range of study and practice ~ Yoga asana, Pranayama, deep relaxation, Meditation, and Yoga philosophy. Daily schedule includes yoga class before breakfast, noon meditation and yoga before dinner.

Between classes is your own time to spend on the beach hiking, swimming, whale watching and eating fabulous food!

www.boleryoga.com nancy@boleryoga.com
Feb 28 - March 7, 2015
Jennifer Reis, E-RYT 500

Join senior Kripalu Yoga teacher Jennifer Reis for a week of tropical bliss! Reconnect with your body and breath in gorgeous secluded surroundings on the Pacific Ocean. Revitalize each morning with Five Element Yoga – a celebration of revitalizing yoga postures, breathing, hand Mudras, creative integration practices, combined with deep healing Divine Sleep Yoga Nidra, to bring you back into harmony with yourself and nature. Emerge from this retreat feeling nourished and fully alive ready to step into your life with renewed wonder and joy.

jennifer@jenniferreisyoga.com   |   jenniferreisyoga.com

Feb 28 - March 07, 2015
Katrina Repka
Join international Yoga teacher and author Katrina Repka on a spiritual vacation that will help you sharpen your yoga practice and rediscover your inner truth.
Enjoy up to three and a half hours of yoga daily, including: dynamic morning asana class with pranayama and meditation, and an afternoon restorative class with meditation and yoga philosophy. Katrina Repka, has been studying yoga for fifteen years and teaching for eight. Her primary training is in ISHTA Yoga.


March 7 - 14, 2015
Alan Finger & Sarah Platt-Finger
Join Yogiraj Alan Finger and Sarah Platt-Finger in their 9th annual ISHTA Yoga Retreat to the tropics. This year we return to the beautiful Mar de Jade Resort in Mexico!

Whether you are new to yoga or have been teaching for years, this retreat is an opportunity for you to deepen your own practice and connect on multiple levels; with yourself, with fellow practitioners, and on Mexico's breathtaking tropical Pacific coast. 

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retreats@ishtayoga.com | www.ishtayoga.com
March 14 - 21, 2015
April Puciata

Join Senior ISHTA yoga teacher, Reiki Master April Puciata for her annual Beyond Om Retreat. This is an opportunity to relax, slow down, and get inspired in your every day living as you deepen your practice and connect to the true self. 



info@mardejade.com / 1 800 257 0532 / BOOK NOW

March 14 - 21, 2015
Barbara McAfee & Margie W.
Through their respective backgrounds in voice & yoga, Barbara McAfee & Margie Weaver will create a joyous, playful, spacious, contemplative week with a smorgasbord of explorations in singing, chanting, conscious movement, yoga, & presence. There will be plenty of free time for everyone to bask in the beauty & tranquility of Mar de Jade.

www.yogamojo.com  |  www.barbaramcafee.com
March 14 - 21, 2015
Andrew & Angie Blake

Turning Inward, Looking Outward:
Meditation, Qigong, Ceremony & Community Service Retreat

At the source of all practices is love, compassion, joy, and wisdom. When we step outside our everyday lives and enter into retreat, we open a door to touch this “inner source”. Through daily meditation practices, we create inner openness and stability, and through Sheng Zhen Qigong and Pilates-Yoga, we open both our hearts and body. With daily teachings from Buddhist and Cherokee wisdom, we expand our view and look inwardly to contemplate:

Where or What is my source?
Outwardly, we turn towards the world and engage our practice by benefitting others through the various service projects available through the Mar de Jade community.

www.andrewblake.ca  /  andrew-angie@rogers.com

March 21 - 28, 2015
Amica, Duncan & Kate

“Nature reflects the beauty and strength that is found within our own heart.”

Enliven every cell in your body in this upbeat and rejuvenating yoga retreat led by Toronto yoga instructors Amica Hilton, Duncan Parviainen and Kate Gillespie. Enjoy two 90 minute yoga classes per day (Invigorating Vinyasa and Steady Balancing Flow) as well as an early morning 30 minute Stretch and Meditate class. Get ready to sweat, smile, relax and soak up the sun and pristine beauty of Mar De Jade Retreat Centre in Mexico.


March 21 - 28, 2015
Sheila Cullen & Deb Davis

Spring is the auspicious time of year when nature begins to crack through the quiet dormancy of winter and break open her joyful artist palette of color, texture and fragrance. Like nature, we too have the opportunity to explore our inner seeds of potential.

Daily Yoga and Qigong will focus on rejuvenation, relaxation and techniques for self healing for women. Learn healing sounds to detoxify the body both emotionally and physically, meditations to balance the chakras, slow and deep yoga routines for cultivating stillness, strength and inner listening and women’s qigong to balance hormones, revitalize health, and slow aging.
 Come be nurtured by soothing water, nourishing organic food and the pleasure and camaraderie of like minded souls. There will be optional trips to see whales, explore the jungle, and shop in local markets.

www.womensqigong.com / www.sevenseedsstudio.com

April 12 - 18, 2015
Eat ~ Play ~ Love

Tiffany Wood & Leraine Horstmanshoff
Yoga & Live Music Retreat in Mexico

Nationally Acclaimed Musician Leraine Horstmanshoff & Certified Anusara® 
Yoga Teacher Tiffany Wood

Feed Your Soul!

- Yoga and live music with ocean view
- Sound healing, meditation & breathwork
- Organic buffets daily
- Relax on the gorgeous beach
- Play in the ocean
- Explore the picturesque town & jungle
- Dance the night away!

May 2 - 10, 2015
Eric Paskel
Are YOU Seeking:

  • Information and knowledge?
  • To understand yourself and the world around you?
  • Tools to make changes in your life?
  • To teach Yoga or build a business around the yoga philosophy?

f you said YES to one or more of these statements, then YOGA SHELTER TRAINING is perfect for you.

www.yogashelter.com | elise@yogashelter.com
May 11 - 17, 2015
Eric Paskel
  • Vacation with like-minded people in an exotic and tropical location.
  • Daily yoga practices, group activities and fun in the sun.
  • Connect with friends, both new and old, while connecting with yourself.
  • Enjoy a vegetarian cuisine from the freshest local growers.
  • Venture out to both the jungle and the ocean and experience the local adventures.


November 7 - 14, 2015
Victoria & Doug Allen

Raise Your State retreats are scrumptiously delicious and rejuvenating. We invite you to join us to: Unwind stress in your body through Restorative Yoga, Access the voice of your inner self with Dreamwork, Expand into You through daily meditations, and Tantalize your spirit with ocean breezes, tropical weather, play, relaxation and healthy cuisine.