UPDATE: We are now SOLD OUT for our 2021 retreat. Please use the sign up buttons below if you wish to be on our WAITING LIST and contacted if additional lodging opens up in June, 2021. Experience rebirth and renewal while awakening your senses and remembering your true nature with chanting, dancing, Tibetan sound healing, yoga, qigong, sacred ritual and more on Chacala Beach at Mar de Jade Wellness Retreat Center, where the jungle meets the sea, with Shanti and Scott Medina and special guests October 30-November 6, 2021.
Align with the elements, make your own medicine rattle, ignite your innate wisdom and celebrate Dia de los Muertos at this beautiful Mexico beach retreat center. This is an auspicious mid-Autumn cross-quarter season between Equinox and Winter Solstice when we have the opportunity to shed our skin, compost yesterday, return to our roots and prepare ourselves for rebirth and renewal. We hope you will join us.
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 2018 + 2019 participant
Each day enjoy mantra, movement (qigong, dance and yoga), meditation and magic with ceremony and rituals creating a sacred and simple container for you to enjoy your Mexico beach retreat while optimizing your wellbeing. With a daily schedule designed to inspire and delight, all levels of practice and experience are welcome.Sign 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.- 2019 participant
Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet buffet-style meals (suiting all dietary needs and preferences) and healthy snacks prepared with ingredients from the Mar de Jade organic farm. 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.
Daily Schedule includes Devotional Chanting, Dances of Universal Peace, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, live music and more.
“A magical week. Perfect combination of togetherness, aloneness, teaching, beaching, food, fun and connection. I’m so grateful.” – L.F. 2018 + 2019 participant
Dates: Saturday, October 30- Saturday, November 6, 2021
“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.B. 2018 participant
Mexico Beach Retreat Investment
Your retreat investment includes all daily retreat sessions for all levels of practice along with retreat ceremonies + rituals.
- Early Bird Pricing through August 1, 2021: $450
- Full Investment after August 1st : $550
- Alumni (you have attended one of our previous Mexico retreats) Investment: $350
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 meals and snacks for your 7-night retreat.
Update: We have met our current maximum capacity for this year’s retreat. We do expect additional lodging to open up with Mar de Jade at the end of May or early June 2021, allowing us to take a few more participants for our retreat.
Sign up on our waiting list at the button below to be notified of our upcoming availability. We hope to be on the beach of Chacala with you very soon for a week of Rebirth + Renewal this Autumn.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.
- Shamanic Rattle making: At this year’s retreat, David Weihnacht will be guiding us in making our own Shamanic medicine rattles. The intention of this workshop is to create shamanic rattles using rawhide in the tradition of the indigenous cultures of North America. By sourcing additional materials from the natural habitat around Mar de Jade, we will use the four elements in the creation of your rattles. Completed rattles can be used in ceremony during the retreat, and taken home as a continuing connection with your experience at Mar de Jade. $15-$20 materials fee suggested.
- Local excursions*: Sweat Lodge • Hike through tropical jungle mountainside to nearby secluded beach cove and boat trip back. • Trip to ancient Petroglyph site • Visit to local Arts & Crafts market • Surfing • Snorkeling • Fishing
*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 $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:
- Sign up on our Waiting List at this link: 2021 Autumn Rebirth + Renewal Mexico Retreat
- Contact Mar de Jade to be placed on a lodging waiting list and to submit a 50% down payment for your Room & Board when your lodging opens up.
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 book your lodging here:
- Book Online (unique booking link for direct access to our retreat)
- UPDATE: Due to reaching the maximum remaining lodging for our retreat, Mar de Jade has shut off the online booking form until May 30th, at which time we may be able to open up additional lodging for more participants. Please use the other two booking options below to get on a waiting list for lodging. Thank you.
- Call Mar de Jade directly at 1-800-257-0532
- Or email Mar de Jade at email@example.com
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 call Mar de Jade directly.
Plan Your Travel
Plan your travel to arrive in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico by 3:00pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021 and plan your departure from Puerto Vallarta on Saturday November 6th 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. 2019 participant
“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. 2019 participant
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.
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 is referred to lovingly by her clients and students as a brain trainer and breath coach.
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 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.
David Weihnacht is a retired photographer from Denver, Colorado. His current path is deepening his connection with the divine through a shamanic practice, as taught by Ray Crist of the Jaguar Path. Combining his background in Yoga, Kabbalah, and Sufi, David embraces an authentic approach to exploring the wisdom of earth based traditions. One of his first choices in becoming a shamanic practitioner and healer, is to create his own tools and instruments.
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Retreat Cancellation Policy
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 and 2019 Embodying the Elements retreats.