Deep Reset: A Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork Retreat
with Jenn Wooten and Brenda Gauthier
April 20 – 27, 2024
For most of us, the reality of modern life includes stress as an everpresent and unwelcome companion. The constant demands, deadlines, and pressures can leave us feeling drained and disconnected from ourselves, insight, and inspiration. But this is not the world we were evolved for. In order to thrive and not just survive, it is crucial to recognize the importance of designated spaces for deep reset. These sanctuaries offer us a chance to pause, recalibrate, and realign with our inner rhythms and our inner healer, providing the vital breathing room we need to navigate life’s challenges with clarity and resilience. Our body, our breath, collective care, and the natural world hold potent medicine for our well-being and our ability to thrive.
This retreat is more than a getaway; it’s an invitation to embrace the rhythms of nature, move your body and breath, and reset your nervous system in the embrace of a supportive community.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea. ~ Isak Denesen
This retreat is led by, Jenn Wooten, an experienced yoga therapist whose specialization is in nervous system health and stress and trauma recovery, and Brenda Lee Gauthier, a clinical psychotherapist and yoga teacher with an extensive background in somatic approaches to therapy. Their combined experience in holistic and somatic healing will help you return to your life with a renewed sense of balance, clarity, and vitality. Through their work, Brenda and Jenn experience daily the power of the body, when held in support, to return to balance, health, and well-being.
Open to all levels of yoga and meditation practitioners, this retreat is ideal for those looking to:
- Cultivate ease and stability in body and mind
- Restore vitality and inspiration
- Release patterns of stress, anxiety, or burnout
- Learn nervous system regulation skills
- Navigate through challenging life events or transitions
- Connect with your inner self and the natural world
- Experience grounded spiritual growth
- Feel supported and nurtured for a week
- Get unstuck and create a fresh start with new areas of focus for your life
Our program features:
Functional yoga that focuses on nervous system health, strength, and confidence
Yin and Restorative Yoga for deep relaxation and renewed energy
Meditation practices connecting with body, nature, and the present moment
Techniques for releasing stress, burnout, or held trauma
Safe and effective somatic integrative breathwork sessions for spiritual connection and inner healing
Ample free time to immerse yourself in nature’s rhythm
Wholesome, nourishing meals
A supportive community that fosters connection and self-empowerment
Sample Daily Itinerary
7:30 am-8:30 am: Morning Meditation
8:30 am: Healthy Light Breakfast
10 am – 12 pm: Functional Flow Yoga
1:30 pm: Healthy Organic Lunch
2:30 pm – 6 pm: Optional Breathwork and Nervous System Release Practices OR Free Time for Swimming, Resting, or Connecting with the Natural World
6:30 pm: Healthy Organic Dinner
7:30 pm: Optional Evening Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga Meditation
You’ll experience sweat, tears, the sea, and most certainly laughter and joy as we move in time with our more natural rhythms and you’ll receive long-lasting nourishment to carry you home.
Travel, Additional Information & FAQ’s
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.
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).
* 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.
Jenn Wooten, C-IAYT, RYT500, YACEP
Jenn Wooten is a certified yoga therapist and yoga educator who has studied yoga and mindfulness for over 20 years. She has been a teacher, mentor and group facilitator in the Austin yoga community since 2004. Her teaching style focuses on embodiment, functional movement, joy and resilience. Jenn teaches trauma-informed yoga classes and leads foundational and in-depth yoga teacher trainings, mentorships and retreats throughout the world. She guides students to respond to life’s stressors through embodiment, breath, self-awareness and self-compassion. Her teaching is engaging, accessible and warm-hearted. Jenn’s gift is her intuitive ability to help students lean into to their own self-authority and connect to their body as a source of wisdom. The core of her teaching is helping people cultivate a yoga and mindfulness practice as a pathway for healing, awakening and wholeness.
Brenda Lee Gauthier, LCSW, LCDC, SEP
Brenda is a breathwork facilitator and licensed clinical therapist specializing in recovery from developmental trauma, addiction and ADHD. Her transformational experience in breathwork 18 years ago is what inspired her career shift into psychotherapy. The principles and philosophy of Integrative Breathwork serve as the foundation of her therapeutic approach and inspired continued studies in nervous system regulation and training in additional somatic modalities including Somatic Experiencing, TRE, and Yoga. Over the years Brenda has adapted the breathwork process to include the most up to date learnings from neuroscience and trauma research. She believes wholeheartedly in the transformational qualities that breathwork can facilitate on multiple levels across body, mind and spirit. Consequently she is excited to help educate others so they can begin incorporating this powerful modality into their own practices in a responsible and effective way. Brenda has been facilitating breathwork workshops for communities, residential treatment centers and individuals for more than 15 years.
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. **
rOCEAN 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.
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Double Occupancy: $2995 per person
Single Occupancy: $3995
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: $2795 per person
Single Occupancy: $3695
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: $2495 per person
LAST double room
Single Occupancy: $3095
LAST single with with King bed
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.
Retreat only: $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 ($695) before January 1, 2024. No refunds after January 1, 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 January 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. Trawick International and Travel Guard are two providers that we recommend. Please review policies carefully to ensure they provide the coverage you need.