Sacred Women’s Retreat: Beauty, Pleasure and Joy
with Dr. Deb Kern
May 6-13, 2023
reservations now open
Join Dr. Deb Kern on a pilgrimage to the luxurious, healing Playa Chacala on the Pacific Ocean, a pristine and picturesque bay in the Riviera Nayarit, complete with golden sand, coconut trees and the tropical jungle. Here, Dr. Deb will create a restorative retreat where you’ll regenerate mind, body as you receive the healing powers of beauty, pleasure and joy.
You’ll gather with sister goddesses to dance, do healing yoga practices, chant, laugh, share heart-opening conversations and new adventures together.
Come receive the gifts of sea and sun, good company and delicious food. Above all, be nourished by healing self-care practices, fresh ocean air, and by the sound of the surf, which will lull you to sleep each night.
At Mar de Jade, you’ll be situated at the foothills of a tropical jungle, nestled between the mountains and the warm shores of the Pacific Ocean. Each morning you’ll awaken to the luxury of ocean air and bird sounds…. and you’ll feel your biorhythms readjusting to the swish of gently lapping ocean waves.
Each day, meals are carefully and lovingly prepared from fresh produce provided by a local 17-acre organic farm. Meals are served buffet-style during specific meal hours, including many vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. The kitchen makes chicken, fish, and seafood dishes, but no pork or beef, only sparingly purchasing ingredients that do not grow locally.
Your week will be an opportunity to unplug if you choose. Free wifi is available in the common areas, but not, generally, in guest rooms.
A typical day may offer:
7:00 – 8:30 Morning walk or meditation on your own (or sleep in)
8:30 – 10:00 Breakfast
10:00 – 1:30 Healing Circle, Dance and Teachings with Deb
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch
2:30 – 5:00 Free Time
5:00 – 6:30 Restorative Yoga / Expressive Arts / Meditation with Deb
6:30 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 Relax / Socialize
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
May Mar de Jade is on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, about 90 min. north of the popular tourist destination and international airport of Puerto Vallarta; 3 hours west of Guadalajara; and 2 hours south of Tepic. The best way to reach Chacala is to fly to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), which has non-stop and connecting flights from all major US Cities.
Airport transfers: Mar de Jade can help group people into shared taxi shuttle to / from the airport. Please email email@example.com to request this. the cost is $25-$60pp depending how many are sharing (2-10).
Weather: As Chacala is located in the Tropic of Cancer, the weather and vegetation is tropical with warm, with ocean water suitable for swimming year-round. The dry season is from November through May. In late January, days are usually warm (low 70s-80 F), with cooler mornings and evenings (around 65 F). Chance of rain is low.
Do I need to bring cash? Yes, please plan on bringing cash for the following services which CANNOT be paid with a credit card: Transportation from/to airport, excursions (such as guided hikes, whale watching, etc), gratuities and buying souvenirs in town or at the local market. We recommend bringing approximately $300-$500 USD per person, including small bills. Safes are provided in every room for your convenience.
During your stay, charges from the bar, spa, gift shop, laundry or phone service can be added to your room bill to be paid upon check out. Our hosts accept US dollars, Mexican pesos, Visa or Mastercard. They do NOT accept personal or traveler’s checks or Amex.
How to pack: In the dry season (November-May), summer and fall garments are suggested, including a jacket or sweater for cool nights and mornings. Plan to include in your packing: personal toiletries and hygiene products (soap, shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer are provided), a supply of medications you use, sunscreen, sunburn lotion and insect repellent. Sunglasses, sun visor and/or hat, flip-flops and comfortable walking shoes. Camera, flashlight and extra batteries. Refillable water bottle for purified drinking water (provided), small daypack and money belt. Journal and pen.
Deb Kern, Ph.D. is a teacher of vision, a sought-after intuitive guide, health scientist, author and speaker. She has studied with medicine women in Costa Rica, shamans in Bali, and Ayurvedic masters from India to California. A former nurse, health educator, and scientist, Deb conducted a groundbreaking study proving that mind/body integrated approaches to exercise were more effective at reducing anxiety than conventional approaches to exercise. Deb is also a yoga therapist, NIA black belt teacher, and creatrix of PranaShakti–a mind/body movement form.
All rooms are unique and will be assigned in their categories first come first served. Please note the rooms that are on the ground level vs. upper levels if you have mobility issues.
** Some yoga classes may be up a flight of stairs, so if this poses a mobility issue for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to booking. **
OCEAN VIEW ROOM
The Ocean Rooms are bright and airy, with floor-to-ceiling glass doors opening onto a private balcony with an Ocean view. Comfortable and well appointed, all rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. We have Ocean View rooms with King bed or 2 double beds. Rooms are on upper floors and require steps to climb.
Double Occupancy: $2895 per person
Single Occupancy: $3895
Garden Rooms are either crafted in a Mexican style, with natural rock walls and hand painted mosaics; or with an airy Mediterranean feel with windows that let in plenty of natural light and fresh breeze. Each room has a spacious en-suite bathroom with natural bath amenities. Located on the ground floor, they are easily accessed with either a few steps or a ramp, and are appropriate for anyone with mobility issues.
Double Occupancy: $2695 per person
Single Occupancy: $3495
Guest Rooms are decorated in bright and cheerful Mexican textiles and colors, providing a cozy and well appointed option for those seeking simplicity and comfort. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with natural bath amenities. Rooms are located on both ground level and third floors, either jungle or garden facing.
Double Occupancy: $2395 per person
Single Occupancy: $2895
LOFT HOUSE / WOMEN’S DORM
Guest Rooms with Loft are a simple yet spacious option for 3 to 4 roommates in a dorm configuration. The bottom level has two twins and a bathroom; the loft is accessed by a spiral staircase and has two twin beds. Some rooms feature an additional futon bed on the bottom level. Rooms are either facing the gardens or jungle.
Cost: $1995 per person
Prices include: Lodging, taxes, meals, and all yoga sessions and workshops
Not included: Flight to Puerto Vallarta, shuttle to the center, optional excursions or healing sessions, travel insurance (recommended), or center staff tips (suggested:$12-$15 pr day which is shared amongst all staff)
Refunds and Cancellations: Refund less deposit ($595) before February 1, 2022. No refunds after February 1, 2023. In case of cancellation, you may transfer your deposit or your reservation to another person as long as you notify One Yoga Global 21+ days in advance. Due to arrangements made with our vacation hosts, there can be no exceptions to this policy.
If you place a deposit, the balance due will be set to charge in equal installments starting the month after deposit through March 2023, unless other arrangements are made. Participants will be required to sign the application and liability waiver to participate on this trip.
We HIGHLY recommend that you consider purchasing Travel Insurance. Travel insurance companies like TRAVEL GUARD AND TRAWICK policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.
We recommend that you consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your investment. Trawick International and Travel Guard are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.