Restore: A SomaYoga Self-care and Restoration Retreat

with Ann & Molly

January 11-18, 2025

Embark on a blissful journey of restorative self-care alongside renowned yoga therapists Molly McManus and Ann Maxwell in the luxurious haven of Playa Chacala on the Pacific Ocean. Nestled in the pristine beauty of Riviera Nayarit, this picturesque bay boasts golden sands, swaying coconut trees, and lush tropical jungles. Join Ann & Molly for a rejuvenating retreat where you’ll nourish your mind and body amidst the healing embrace of sun, sand, and ocean. Immerse yourself in the transformative practices of SomaYoga and the pillars of Self-care while enjoying an exclusive sneak peek into Molly and Ann’s forthcoming book. Daily therapeutic SomaYoga sessions, relaxation practices, and supported self-care opportunities.

Reconnect with yourself and replenish your spirit in this tranquil paradise.

Vacation Details

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. Indulge your senses and invigorate your soul in this luxurious haven, where every moment is an opportunity for profound renewal and restoration.

Amidst the serenity of this tranquil paradise, take time to reconnect with yourself, nourish your body with wholesome cuisine, and replenish your spirit through moments of reflection and introspection. Whether strolling along the shoreline at sunset, indulging in spa treatments amidst the sounds of nature, or simply basking in the beauty of your surroundings, let each experience deepen your connection to the essence of self-discovery and well-being.

As a special highlight, gain exclusive insights into Molly and Ann’s forthcoming book on SomaYoga Methodology, offering a sneak peek into their profound wisdom and innovative approaches to holistic wellness. Engage in enlightening discussions, interactive practices, and personalized guidance, as you explore the principles of self-care and inner transformation.

Nourish yourself each day with meals that 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 Healthy Breakfast
10:00 – 12:00 Therapuetic SomaYoga Class
1:30 – 2:30 Organic Luxiurious Lunch
2:30 – 3:00  Daily Optional Practices: Guided Self-care Practice, Breathwork, Nervous System Regulation Practices, or SomaRelax Restorative Yoga Practices
3:30-6:30  Free Time for Self-care, Swimming, Resting, Spa Treatments, Excursions, or Connecting with the Natural World
6:30 – 7:30 Organic Locally Grown Dinner
7:30 – 9:00 Relax / Socialize

 Experience renewal, inspiration, and the joy of community in this unforgettable retreat.

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 to request this.  the cost is $25-$60pp depending how many are sharing (2-10). 
* The retreat starts with dinner on the start day of the retreat (though lunch is also available to early arrivers). Rooms are typically available starting at 2-3pm. The retreat ends with breakfast on the last day.  Check out of rooms is required by 10-11am, though you are welcomed to relaz on property longer if you have a later deaparture flight time.

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.


Molly McManus, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, AHC, AC, Somatic Educator

Molly is co-owner of Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute and President of the board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She is a speaker and educator sought for her special areas of interest; the resolution of chronic pain, and the diseases of stress and trauma, and creating systems for whole-being well-being. She has designed programs such as Yoga North ISYI’s Yoga Teacher Training and Accredited Yoga Therapy Program, Nourish Ayurveda, SomaYoga for Chronic Pain Resolution, and Teaching Yoga Therapy for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression. Molly participates in continuous training and active engagement in her field.

Molly loves to travel and has enjoyed leading many adventure yoga retreats to locations including the Galapagos, Iceland, India, Nicaragua, France, Ireland, Apostle Islands and the North Woods of Minnesota. She cant wait to co-host this group in Iceland with her business partner Ann Maxwell.

Ann Maxwell, MS, C-IAYT, ERYT 500, AYS, Somatic Educator

Ann holds certification in Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Cancer Survivors and is an experienced teacher trainer and yoga therapist. She gets great satisfaction in supporting the teachers in training to find their niche, grow their skills and become great yoga teachers and therapists. Adventure is in her bones from being a program director at Widjiwagan in Northern Minnesota, a wilderness guide for Adventures in Good Company and Woodswoman, as well as bringing that enthusiasm to Yoga North with advanced training in wilderness settings to adventure yoga vacations! She lives on the edge of Lake Superior in Duluth on Park Point. Ann brings the spirit of adventure and curiosity to her expertise as a yoga instructor and business owner, grounding her ability in the practicality and expertise of the body. Ann is a model of yogic living for her students and brings a sense of wisdom and fun to the daily practice of yoga.


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 prior to booking. **


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: $3195 per person
Single Occupancy: $4395



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: $2895 per person
Single Occupancy: $3895



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.

LAST 2 rooms have a King bed only.

Double Occupancy: $2595 per person
Single Occupancy: $3295



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: $2295 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 October 1, 2024. No refunds after October, 2024. 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 Ocotober 2024, 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. AIG Travel Guard and Trawick International are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide 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.