We invite you to the Coming Home To Self Retreat ~
A Nia-infused healing retreat at Mexico's beautiful and stunning Mar de Jade resort. Alongside your hosts, Julie and Yvonne, you'll slowly shift into peace, joy, love and belonging at this hidden jewel nestled between the jungle and the sea.
Are you ready to rediscover the joy of living life fully? Are life’s demands weighing you down? Join us for our Coming Home To Self Nia-infused healing retreat in Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico!
Get a fresh new perspective on living. Refresh. Rest and refill your cup with us at Mar de Jade, a beautiful wellness and retreat center by the sea.
During our specially curated event including Nia dance you’ll go from feeling mentally and/or emotionally depleted to experiencing renewed energy and deep relaxation.
Dance, play, swim and learn as you discover new pathways to wellbeing from the inside out. Emerge with deeper reserves of confidence and gratitude and a feeling of vibrant, shimmering health.
What’s possible for you during this retreat:
Whether a novice or a seasoned Nia practitioner, you’ll discover the joy of moving for pleasure. In Nia, we like to say, “No pain. No pain!” We seek the sensation of pleasure.
You’ll gain valuable new tools and perspectives to lead you back to your peaceful center. Yvonne and Julie will share their insights, blended with simple practices in the art of mindfulness.
Really, really let go with simple, resting poses that are sure to bring you into deep relaxation. With the help of props for complete support, without strain or pain, you’ll arrive at physical, mental and emotional relaxation.
Choose activities you want outside of retreat offerings from among Mar de Jade’s seasonal outings.
(Subject to resort availability and scheduling.)
Melt into the spaciousness of time without the worry of meeting an artificial demand of linear time.
You do you!
For early risers who want to begin the day grounded and connected with nature’s morning energy. These self-guided sessions are completely optional.
“Yvonne and Julie are skilled presenters and Nia teachers who use their talents to inspire and uplift everyone around them!” -- Meg L.
Work directly with Mar de Jade to reserve your accommodations using the retreat discount link we provide you. We'll send you a link after receiving your retreat deposit. The discounted retreat rate includes taxes. View your room selections first on the Mar de Jade website before booking your room with our discount link. The resort offers a small selection of rooms at the ground level that do not require climbing stairs. We recommend securing your accommodations early, especially if stairs are a concern for you.
Your weekly rate includes lovely accommodations, three freshly prepared meals served daily with locally sourced food and organic ingredients. You'll also gain access to the resort's common areas. The weekly room rates vary depending on the size and location of the room. Count on a range of $1,100 - $1,450 USD per person for double occupancy rooms; $1,650 - $2,050 USD for single occupancy rooms; and $900 USD per person for dorm-style rooms.
Payment of a 50% deposit is required to secure your room reservation, paid directly to Mar de Jade. We will send a special discount link after you register to attend the Coming Home To Self with payment of the retreat deposit.
Julie Wilson is a Houston-based Nia Technique Blue Belt instructor who
lights up the room each time she steps onto the dance floor. She consistently delivers the Nia "promise" of inspiring wellness through movement and joy.
With a 30-year career as a communicator on energy-sector issues, she captivates audiences both big and small.
Yvonne Myles is a Nia Technique Black Belt instructor with more than 20 years experience. Now retired from the energy industry, she infuses her teaching with a spirit that people feel instead of hear. In 2019 she co-founded the Houston Nia Collective. Yvonne is committed to wellbeing through movement, eating well, mindfulness and reverence for nature.
You’re in the right place. This retreat is for you!
Receive our lowest retreat rate for booking early!
This rate won’t last long. You’ll receive all the benefits of our unique programming with a discounted rate of $647. A $100 deposit will secure your spot in the retreat. We have a limited number of rooms set aside, so register with us and book your room at Mar de Jade early.
NOTE: Accommodations not included in this rate. You must book separately with the resort.
Where is the retreat?
The retreat center is located in Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico, roughly 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarte on the Pacific coast.
What is the retreat fee?
The retreat fee is paid directly to the retreat hosts Yvonne Myles and Julie Wilson. The fee covers all Nia, meditation, stretching, yoga and playshop sessions.
What's the resort fee? What will it cost to stay there?
Your accommodations are a separate expense and must be booked directly with the resort using our discounted link. Weekly room rates will vary from $1,100 to $1,450 per person for double occupancy; $1,650 to $2,050 for single occupancy; and $900 per person for a dorm-style room. These rates include applicable taxes. The resort fee covers 7 nights accommodations, breakfast, lunch and dinner, and use of the resort pool and group retreat spaces. Not included are flights to and from Puerto Vallarte, Mexico, shuttle to and from the resort, alcoholic beverages, excursions, spa services and gratuities.
Is it safe to travel to this part of Mexico?
The entire coastline between Puerto Vallarta and Chacala is extremely safe and continues to receive millions of visitors each year. Chacala is a small fishing town where visitors and residents alike feel safe to walk any time during the day or night. Children and families play in the area without fear.
For more information, visit the FAQ page of the Mar de Jade website.
What if I change my mind? Can I get my money back?
Because the $100 retreat deposit is non-refundable, we recommend that you feel certain about attending the retreat. The resort deposit payable to Mar de Jade is generally refundable within the resort’s parameters.
Will I be required to attend every Nia class?
You are not required to attend all of our programming, but we certainly hope you will! We support you in relaxing, resting, unwinding and having fun in the way that is best for you.
Is there a fitness requirement to join the retreat?
This retreat is meant to help you unwind from the pressures of modern living, including keeping up with a grueling schedule. So our pace will be leisurely.
Bear in mind, the resort is built from the seaside up into the side of a hill. There are rooms available on lower levels that don’t require stair climbing. However, other rooms will require climbing the equivalent of three or four stories. It is possible that stairs might also be required to access some or all our retreat's group spaces.
Therefore, retreat attendees should be in reasonable physical conditioning to be able to sustain a moderate level of movement in our Nia sessions and to access group spaces, individual rooms and spa services.
Is the water safe to drink?
The resort provides purified water for drinking. Each room is provided with fresh water every day and all water used to prepare and serve with meals is considered safe and purified.
What are the food options?
Mar de Jade serves wonderfully fresh, beautifully prepared healthy, balanced meals – including vegetarian and vegan options – each day. Meals often feature ingredients from its nearby organic farm. Daily breakfasts include fresh-sqeezed juices. Plus you’ll find fruit-infused water choices for lunch and dinner. With advance notice, Mar de Jade can accommodate special dietary requirements such as gluten-free and nut-free alternatives. Notify the resort before traveling.
Does this sound like you?
If any of this sounds like you, then the right time is NOW to take action. It’s actually easier than you think. We’ve taken great care to create a supporting, learning community that will support you through this journey of discovery, improvement and greater health. Best of all, when you step into the retreat you’ll finally feel a sense of freedom from stress and worry, free from negative thoughts and free to move with more ease and grace.
No matter the outcome, you will have given yourself a taste of what vibrant health feels like, and your body will naturally point you in the right direction from there.
They say if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go with others.
The Coming Home To Self retreat is the perfect way to journey with others into claiming your birthright of confidence, peace, joy, love and belonging!
Still not sure? Send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s chat! Together we’ll explore whether this retreat is right for you.
Not long ago, I attended my first retreat at Mar de Jade. What stood out for me, and still does, was the sense of time slowing down. I felt more joy each day, noticed the lush beauty of the resort, connected to the land more deeply, and felt beckoned by the ocean.
I appreciated every nuance of my surroundings, from the care taken to arrange flowers in a nook few people would ever bother to see, to the artistry of meals which were carefully and lovingly set out for us.
As I let go of the programmed behavior of always “doing,” I fell naturally into the rhythm of simply “being.” These feelings stayed with me long after coming home.
Now I feel called to open the door so you can experience the gift of shifting gently into wellbeing. There is power and mystery in choosing peace, joy, love and belonging. This is the way to sustainable health.
Co-creating a Nia retreat experience for you fulfills my long-held desire to inspire deeper connection to health by centering reverence for body, movement, self and mother nature in the company of others.
As long-time friends and colleagues, Julie and I look forward to supporting you with our own synergetic connection, as well as our love of expressive movement.
Together we welcome you to our Coming Home To Self retreat!
Now is your chance to experience coming home to yourself.