Experience awakening the senses on Chacala Beach as we journey through and align with the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Space and Light with daily ancient wisdom practices, sound healing and sacred movement to ignite the innate intelligence.
Join Shanti and Scott Medina, along with special musical guests Deborah Ogden and Jim Grant, for 7-nights April 22-29,2023 where the jungle meets the sea at Mar de Jade wellness center for an energizing, rejuvenating and relaxing weeklong ocean-side retreat restoring well-being and embodying the elements of beautiful Chacala, Mexico.
“My overall experience was truly incredible. Scott and Shanti, you are amazing!! I felt welcome immediately, even though I didn’t know anyone or even what Kirtan was. I came in to the retreat feeling the weight of loss, grief, and confusion, and I left feeling more connected to myself, to everyone on the retreat, and to everything alive than I knew was possible. So much joy, wonder, and clarity.” – Laura H. ‘21
Shanti and Scott create a sacred and simple container for you to enjoy your Mexico vacation while optimizing your wellbeing. With a daily schedule designed to inspire and delight, all levels of practice and experience are welcome. They are excited to return to beautiful Mar de Jade for their 4th Embodying the Elements retreat in 2023.
“My experience was transformational, inspiring and a complete reset for my nervous system. Mar de Jade is a magical place that lends itself to the energetic work we did during our sessions everyday, and Scott and Shanti did a beautiful job of holding a loving container. I recommend this experience and retreat from the bottom of my heart – it’s truly an incredible week.” – Dottie, ’18
Enjoy a week-long transformational and healing journey into the elements through daily sessions with plenty of spacious time to bask on the beach, swim in the clear ocean water, experience a local excursion or indulge in a wellness spa treatment.
“This is a phenomenal retreat. I highly recommend it!” – J.S ’18+’19
“The blessings were more then expected and brought a shift to my spiritual practice. Scott and Shanti were so humble and loving to everyone and brought a safe, beautiful place to open and expand all of our hearts. So grateful for both of them.” Bonnie S. ’21
“I loved having time to connect with the earth, the air, the water and the fire in so many incredible ways. Every piece of this retreat had magic and meaning for me. Can’t wait to return! This was the best resort! The staff was so warm and friendly, the food was incredible. I enjoyed everything about it and LOVE how they are giving back to the local community!” – Jeanne B. ‘21Sign me Up!
“At risk of sounding cliché, the Embodying the Elements retreat was powerful, profound and life changing. I left behind old skin, tapped into a lightness and moved forward feeling fully refreshed and renewed. I have so much gratitude to Shanti, Scott and the beautiful people I was blessed to have spent time with in in the truly sacred space of Mar de Jade throughout that week of bliss. And, the dates for next year are already on my calendar. After spending time in that place of magic, so beautifully held and guided on a weeklong journey, I cannot image ever not going back! I wholeheartedly recommend this retreat for anyone looking to immerse themselves within a space of healing, grace and joy, as well as to rest, recharge and renew connection to the beautiful magic that makes this world go round.“, – J.L.- ’19
Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet buffet-style meals (suiting all dietary needs and preferences) from local fish and chicken to produce harvested daily from Mar de Jade’s organic farm plus healthy snacks. End each day watching stunning sunsets over the water as you share in the breezy open-air dining terrace overlooking Chacala Bay. Lodging includes all your meals and snacks for your week retreat.
Mexico Beach Retreat Specifics
Awaken your senses and fuel the wellspring of your wellbeing with inspiring morning, afternoon and evening sessions sprinkled around plenty of time for a long walk on the beautiful sandy beach, to enjoy a swim in crystal clear Chacala Bay, partake in a local excursion, lay in a ocean-side hammock or even enjoy a massage. Enjoy a powerful sacred fire ceremony on the beach along with other indigenous rituals and ancient practices.
Daily Schedule includes Sound Healing, Sacred Ceremony, Devotional Chanting, Dance Medicine, Medical Qigong, Embodied Meditation, Yoga + other Ancient movement practices with live music and more.
“A magical week. Perfect combination of togetherness, aloneness, teaching, beaching, food, fun and connection. I’m so grateful.” – L.F. ’18 + ’19
Dates: Saturday, April 22-29, 2023
“I have done yoga meditation retreats all over the world. This one has by far surpassed all the others! The setting and the practices and just hanging out with this beloved couple, off the charts amazing.” – A’ra B. ’18
Mexico Beach Retreat Investment
Your retreat investment includes all daily retreat sessions for all levels of practice along with retreat ceremonies + ritual materials.
- Get Away Giveaway – Save $100 through 1/31/23: $495
- Full Investment beginning 2/1/23: $595
- Returning Retreaters from past Embodying the Elements: $425
This price does NOT include your retreat lodging, taxes and travel to the retreat center. Mar de Jade lodging prices INCLUDE ALL inclusive Farm to Table buffet meals and snacks for your 7-night retreat plus resort amenities, see below.Sign me UP!
Mexico Beach Retreat Enhancements
These Retreat Enhancements are very popular with participants, so we highly recommend you partake in at least one of them to further enrich your retreat experience.
- Local excursions: Local Excursions will be offered for our retreat participants and announced as we get closer. Excursions are offered directly through Mar de Jade. Please be prepared to pay the tour operators directly IN CASH. Most excursions range between $20- $40 per person
- Mar De Jade Massage and Spa Treatments: Prices vary and reservations required through Mar de Jade.
2 Steps to Register for Your Journey:
- Register to secure your space 2023 Embodying the Elements Mexico Retreat
- Contact Mar de Jade to secure your lodging and to submit a 50% down payment for your Room & Board.
Mexico Beach Retreat Ocean-side Lodging
Mar de Jade has beautiful lodging accommodations for all budgets. Lodging is not included in your retreat investment.
Mar De Jade Retreat Lodging Room & Board Includes:
- 7-night ocean-front accommodations
- 3 gourmet meals per day and snacks freshly prepared daily for all dietary needs
- Lodging taxes (18% fee included in the prices listed)
- Gratuities (18% gratuities included for all housekeeping and meals, included in the prices listed)
- Beach front amenities
- Use of salt water swimming pool & 2 jacuzzis
- Dining Room & Guest Lounge
Remember to book early with Mar de Jade in order to have a wider choice of rooms. You can view our retreat rate lodging pricing here and images of the room options here and book your lodging by contacting them via:
- Call Mar de Jade directly at 1-800-257-0532
- Or email Mar de Jade at email@example.com
Plan Your Travel
Plan your travel to arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by 3:00pm on Saturday, April 22, 2023 and plan your departure from Puerto Vallarta on Saturday April 29th after 11:30am. We will schedule the Mar de Jade shuttles to take us to and from the airport, so no rental car is necessary.
Enjoy reading a testimonial blog from a 2019 Embodying the Elements participant: Embodying the Elements – A participant’s journey into healing and bliss
“Divine time with such wonderful people. I feel so much gratitude that I was able to share this time with everyone that attended. I feel revitalized and have so much more appreciation for life, human connection and for our earth. I will treasure this deep experience with all of you for the rest of my life.” – M.J. ’19
“Thank you from my heart for such a magical week at Mar de Jade. Both of you did such a great job in organizing all the activities. An amazing place & retreat. I highly recommend this retreat!!” – S.V. ’19
Facilitators + Musicians
Scott and Shanti Medina are a dynamic husband-and-wife duo from Boulder, CO on a mission to uplift humanity by empowering self-realization and community activation. They are looking forward to returning to Mar de Jade for their 4th Embodying the Elements retreat in 2023.
Scott began chanting over 25 years ago at Omega Institute and has led chanting events in and around the Front Range and beyond for over 20 years. He is a Certified Leader of the Dances of Universal Peace sharing his gift of inspired leadership for over 18 years. When Scott is not facilitating ecstatic chanting events, he enjoys teaching preschool music classes and has released one music education DVD as Mr. Scott the Music Man.
Scott has been serving the homeless population in Boulder for over 25 years in his role running Community Table and as the Community Relations Director at Boulder Bridge House. He is passionate about providing programs and services to help adults experiencing homeless have access to the resources they need for a better future.
Scott and Shanti’s sacred sound workshops, ecstatic community chants, and inspiring retreats offer a sweet and deep dive into embodied self-realization through the vibration where 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.
Shanti Medina, CYT CPT is the founder of Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics. She created her Body Current modality as a bridge between ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience with simple body-centered templates and tools to self-regulate the nervous system.
Shanti enjoys supporting her clients in living their passion and purpose through practices of body-centered self-realization, brain training tools and breathing techniques for optimal wellness. She designs personal yoga therapy and fitness routines, threshold crossings, sacred ceremonies and rituals. Shanti has been honored to share her Stirring The Shakti Sisterhood retreats for the past 18 years as well as her Body Current templates as part of a variety of 500HR Yoga Teacher Trainings and as faculty at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, the Neurosculpting Institute and the Sacred Arts Practitioner Certification.
Learn more about Scott and Shanti’s upcoming events and retreats by visiting www.ScottandShanti.com
Deborah Ogden has been drumming for Dances of Universal Peace and other spiritual events for over a decade, drumming for more than one thousand events. She has studied Doumbek, Djembe, Tar, and Zarb with master drummers. She has performed on stage, most notably as the drummer and percussionist for a month-long run of the theatre production ‘Arabian Nights’ at the Lincoln Center in Fort Collins.
Jim Grant found the Dances of Universal Peace in 1991. He has been a dancer, drummer and on the board of directors of their non-profit. He studied doumbek, riqq, tar, djembe and dounouba with master drummers. He was a founding member of world-groove band Tuatha, which recorded 4 CDs worth of original music. He is currently drumming with Middle Eastern fusion group Alexandria Ensemble in Fort Collins.
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Retreat Cancellation Policy
We highly recommend you secure travel insurance for your trip. In the unlikely event you will need to cancel your retreat with us, your registration is 100% transferable to a new registrant or we can offer you a 70% refund back from your registration investment. Please check with Mar de Jade directly about their lodging cancellation policy.
Photo gratitude + credit
We are deeply grateful to David Weihnacht for many of these images from attending our 2018-2021 Embodying the Elements retreats.