Mexico Retreat 2018: Yoga, Ecstatic Chant & Meditation with Scott & Shanti

Yoga, Ecstatic Chant & Meditation Retreat

Embodying the Elements with Scott & Shanti Medina

and mala making with special guest, Ky Gabriel

Mar de Jade Wellness Center in Chacala, Mexico 

April 7-14, 2018

Join Shanti and Scott Medina on a week-long journey embodying the elements and awakening the senses at beautiful Mar de Jade Wellness Center in Chacala, Mexico. 

Experience 7 nights relaxing into the elements of earth, water, fire, air and space where the jungle meets the sea.  

Bask in spacious afternoon time to journal, enjoy the magnificent secluded beach, lounge in a hammock, swim in the clear ocean waters, create your own gem stone mala, share in a spa treatment or partake in a local excursion.

Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet, nutritious and delicious, buffet-style meals prepared with ingredients from the Mar de Jade 17-acre organic farm.

End each day watching stunning sunsets over the water as you share in the breezy open-air dining terrace overlooking Chacala Bay. 

This retreat is open to all level of practitioners and experiences.

 Learn More about Mar De Jade:

Mar de Jade | The Experience from Mar de Jade on Vimeo.

Retreat Specifics: 

Retreat Includes:

  • Inspiring yoga and meditation sessions for all levels of experience daily
  • Ecstatic chanting and sacred sound sessions daily
  • Embodied sunset live music sessions daily
  • Fire Circle on the beach 
  • Free SoMAntra® 160-minute Double-CD download of ecstatic chants and embodied meditations to ignite the innate wisdom and attune to the elements in preparation for your journey.

Retreat  Highlights:

  • Explore deepening into energizing wellness practices of embodied self-realization
    • Daily live music, yoga, chanting and meditation for all levels
  • Enjoy solo time basking on the beach and swimming in the clear ocean water
  • Experience awakening the senses and calming the mind in beautiful Chacala, Mexico

Retreat Schedule:

  • Arrival:  Saturday, April 7, 2018 
    • Enjoy checking into your room, spending some spacious time on the beach or taking a swim before dinner
    • 6:30pm-7:30pm Gourmet Dinner
    • 7:30pm Opening Circle with Scott and Shanti after dinner 
  • Daily Schedule: Sunday-Friday (subject to change)
    • 7:30-8:30am Optional Morning Session
      • Yoga, meditation, hike or walk on the beach
    • 8:30-9:30am Gourmet Breakfast
    • 10:00-1:00pm Morning session
    • 1:30-2:30  Gourmet Lunch
    • 2:30-4:30pm  Spacious Solo Time
      • Relax on the beach, swim, journal, etc.
      • Retreat Enhancement Options: Mala Making, Spa, Excursions (see below)
    • 4:30-6:30pm Sunset Session
    • 6:30-7:30pm Gourmet Dinner
    • 7:30-9:00pm Optional Evening Session 

Closing Circle: Friday, April 13, 2018 after dinner 

Departure: Saturday, April 14, 2018 after breakfast 

Retreat Enhancement Opportunities:

  • Mala making on the beach with Ky Gabriel of Peacock Arts (see more information below)
  • Local excursions: Snorkeling • Fishing • Hike through tropical jungle mountainside to nearby beach and boat trip back. • Visit to ancient Petroglyph site • Visit to local Arts & Crafts market • Horseback riding• Surfing 
    • *Excursions are operated by local co-ops and and their availability as well as rates are subject to change without prior notice. Please be prepared to pay the tour operators directly IN CASH. Most excursions range between $25- $30 per person
  • Mar De Jade Massage and Spa Treatments: Spa and massage treatments at Mar de Jade
  • Private session/personal transformation ritual with Shanti and/or Scott 

Available Services for Retreat Participants: 

  • Personalized meals for dietary restrictions (all meals have gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options)
  • WiFi internet (Free in dining room area)
  • Child Care service
  • Laundry Service
  • Medical Support in emergencies 
  • Transportation Service

Week-long Retreat Investment: 

  • Super Early Bird: $350 before December 1st, 2017

  • Early Bird: $450 before January 15th, 2018

  • Full Retreat Investment: $550 after January 15th, 2018


Lodging Information:

Mar De Jade Retreat Lodging Room & Board Includes:

  • 7-night ocean-front accommodations
  • 3 gourmet meals and snacks freshly prepared daily for all dietary needs 
  • Lodging taxes (18% fee included in the prices listed)
  • Gratuities (all housekeeping and meal gratuities included in the prices listed)
  • Beach front amenities  
  • Use of salt water swimming pool & 2 jacuzzis
  • Dining Room & Guest Lounge

Lodging Options and Prices: 

* All rooms include 7-nights lodging and all meals. They are all very spacious, clean and beautiful.  All rooms have private bathrooms, natural bath amenities, hot water, in-room safe and ceiling fans. Ocean and Garden rooms also have air conditioning.  All prices are USD and include all lodging taxes and gratuities. All prices listed are per person, based on the stated occupancy.


Two level Quads:   Investment: $950/person

  • Ideal for the budget conscious traveler that would like to share with 3 or 4 other people (4-5 total).  They have garden views and an upper level accessed by a spiral staircase.  

Guest Rooms: Investment: $1,150 double/ $1,650 single

  • Simple yet comfortable rooms for one or two people, with garden or jungle views.

Garden Rooms: Investment: $1,350 double/ $1,900 single 

  • 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.

Ocean Rooms Investment: $1,450 double/ $2,200 single 

  • Unobstructed ocean view and a balcony or terrace. Almost all have bathtubs, some have a separate shower. Some have futons and a separate sleeping space (appropriate for children). Most are on third and fourth floors and require steps to climb.

Ready to join Scott and Shanti where the jungle meets the sea for an energizing weeklong retreat cultivating mindfulness, restoring well-being and embodying the elements?


Steps to Register for Your Journey:

  1. Submit your $200 Retreat Deposit to secure your space.  Upon receipt, you will receive a welcome email including the code for your FREE SoMAntra® double-CD to prepare you for the retreat.  
    1. Pay by Paypal or any major credit card at this link: 2018 Mexico Retreat with Scott and Shanti 
    2. Send check made out to SoMAntra to 765 Gilpin Dr. Boulder, CO 80303. Include your name and email address 
    3. Remaining balance is due by the due date listed at the various discounted prices. All payments must be completed no later March 1, 2018.
  2. Complete Retreat Registration Form at this link: 2018 Mexico Retreat Registration Form 
  3. Complete Mar De Jade Lodging Reservation and submit 50% Room & Board Payment by either
    1. Completing the Mar de Jade Booking Request Form    Note: The online booking system will only reserve complete rooms. If more than two people are booking together and wish to split the deposit on multiple credit cards, please let them know to call us directly. We are not able to guarantee shared rates if roommates do not book together.
    2. Call 1-800-257-0532 or
    3. Email

More Information about Scott & Shanti


Scott and Shanti Medina, CNSF CYT are a dynamic husband-and-wife duo from Boulder, CO on a mission to uplift humanity by empowering self-realization. Shanti is a certified Neurosculpting Facilitator, Yoga Therapist and Founder of Energize training systems and Body Current therapeutics. She is honored to be on faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and the Neurosculpting Institute. Scott began chanting over 25 years ago at Omega Institute and has led chanting events for over 16 years. Their very popular sacred sound workshops, ecstatic community chants, and inspiring retreats offer a sweet and deep dive into the vibration where the soma, or body, and mantra are One. They recently released their double-CD project SoMAntra™. The CD is a collection of original chants from wisdom-traditions around the globe along with embodied yoga therapy practices to self-regulate the nervous system and ignite the innate wisdom. Find out more at

More Information about Mala making with Ky Gabriel of Peacock Arts

As an enhancement to your retreat experience, we highly recommend creating your very own sacred 108 gemstone Mala to be used as a sensory perception meditation. 

Ky is offering custom designed Mala kits representing the elements we will be embodying during the week. She will offer  a short explanation of this powerful practice, a guided meditation for you to set your intention, and a demonstration of how to create your beautiful 108 bead mala.  You will come away with a very powerful tool to enhance your spiritual journey!
  You choose your stones and colors! Visit Peacock Arts to see all the options she offers in her regular workshops. Ky also has an extensive catalog available via email upon request and will be offering some exclusive Element Designs for this retreat only: Peacock Arts

Investment: $72 includes all materials and instruction (price includes standard stones).
FOR THIS RETREAT ONLY Custom Elements Kits will have an upcharge varying depending on design. 

To Order: Email Ky Gabriel at or call 720-251-9756

Bella Retreats:

This retreat is co-produced by Bella Retreats.  It has been a true joy and very easeful to work with Una. Bella Retreats was created as a way to share the beauty of yoga and traveling the world with as many people as possible. Bella Retreats pairs inspired yoga instructors with stunning locations so that small groups can come together in harmony and connection with themselves, each other and nature.  To find out more about Bella Retreats visit their website at Bella Retreats 

The Story of Mar de Jade:

Mar de Jade | Our Story from Mar de Jade on Vimeo.

Travel Information: 


Mar de Jade is located in the small bay of Chacala, in the state of Nayarit, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
We are 90 minutes north of the popular tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta and 3 hours Southwest of
the second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara.

Transportation (Airplane):

Most foreign visitors fly into the Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), which is serviced by many US airlines. Mar de Jade will assist group organizers and individual guests with transportation arrangements to/from the Puerto Vallarta airport and Mar de Jade with a local van service that is very reliable and safe.

Shuttle from Airport to Mar De Jade:

Mar de Jade will assist group organizers and individual guests with transportation arrangements to/from the Puerto Vallarta airport and Mar de Jade with a local van service that is very reliable and safe.
Van Service Rates (To/From Puerto Vallarta Airport)
* 8 – 10 ppl = $20 each/ 7 ppl= $22 each/ 6 ppl=$25 each/  5 ppl= $30 each/ 
4 ppl= $35 each/ 3 ppl= $40 each/2 ppl = $50 each/  1 person = $100
* Rates are per person, one-way based on the number of people sharing one van.
* Please pay the driver directly in cash (credit cards are not accepted)


Join us in giving back to one of Mar de Jade’s Sustainable Service Projects:


Mar de Jade | Sustainable Community from Mar de Jade on Vimeo.


Cancellation Policy 

Retreat registration is fully transferable to whomever you find as a replacement.  A new registration form must be completed for the new registrant and they must secure their own (or transfer) lodging with Mar de Jade.  The $200 retreat deposit is non-refundable.  Please check the Mar de Jade website for their lodging cancellation policy. 

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