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8 Day New Year's Yoga Holiday in Chacala, Nayarit

  • location Mar de Jade, No.1 Playa, 63715 Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

New Years Yoga Retreat

We will welcome the New Year by dancing open-heartedly surrounded by a loving group of positive people. By the time the Yoga Retreat completes, our mission is that you will go home feeling lighter in love with yourself, others and life.

This Retreat will be a transformational experience lead by Yoga Teacher & Yoga to Life Coach Rachel Wainwright and is designed to take you through a journey of transformation by starting with recognizing what is weighing you down and practicing yoga to assist you to let it go.

The New Year is the ideal time to get clear on what you want to welcome into your life and set your intention for the upcoming year!!

8 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English; English;
The maximum participants in the group is 25

Highlights

  • Daily yoga practices
  • New Years celebration concert
  • Meet new people in the group get together
  • Plenty of free time to relax or explore the area
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Advanced
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Retreat Style

  • Vinyasa Yoga
  • Yin Yoga
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Program

Each morning will be Vinyasa yoga and evening Yin yoga. In between that is your opportunity to create your own adventure during this yoga retreat. Relax on the beach, swim in the ocean or pool, read or nap in a hammock, enjoy a massage, or do an excursion like visit the petroglyphs spiritual site of Altavista, join a Temazcal ceremony, cruise on a Catamaran, connect with the local community, learn to salsa dance, or surf fun waves. The most epic part of the retreat will be the MC YOGI with DJ Crisanto New Year’s Eve celebration concert under the stars!

This Exhale Yoga Retreat will be a transformational experience lead by yoga teacher and yoga to life coach Rachel Wainwright. The retreat is designed to take you through a journey of transformation by starting with recognizing what is weighing you down and practicing yoga to assist you to let it go. The New Year is the ideal time to get clear on what you want to welcome into your life and set your intention for the upcoming year.

This yoga retreat offers a variety of yoga classes, which will ride the rhythm of the experience. From energetic, strong moving flows that support strength and flexibility, to deep relaxation and meditation. Exhale Yoga Retreats mindfully plan each yoga class to build upon each other, deepening retreaters' yoga practices and helping them connect within.

Exhale Yoga Retreats' yoga classes are suitable for all levels and offer modifications and assists. It is strongly encouraged for beginner yogis to join, as this yoga retreat is a wonderful opportunity to find the inspiration to begin a personal practice. For experienced yogis, this is a great place to deepen your existing practice and continue to grow.

Join MC YOGI concert! New Year’s Eve celebration concert with MC YOGI and DJ Crisanto! Ring in the New Year dancing under the stars, where the jungle meets the beach!

Tentative Schedule

During the retreat, Exhale Yoga Retreats gives many opportunities and encourages you to create your own adventure that suits your need of each present moment.

Saturday, December 26 (arrival day)

  • Check into your room at Mar De Jade at 15:00 or anytime after
  • You are welcome to use Mar De Jade facilities if you arrive earlier
  • 18:30 Welcome dinner

Sunday, December 27 (first day of retreat)

  • 07:45 Coffee / tea / snack
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Group get together
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Salsa class
  • 18:30 Dinner (1 hour)
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class (1 hour)

Monday, December 28

  • 07:45 Coffee / tea / snack
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:30 Organic farm visit
  • Optional surf lesson* (extra 25 - 75 USD)
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Temazcal ceremony* (extra 40 USD)
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class (1 hour)

Tuesday, December 29

  • 07:45 Coffee / tea / snack
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • 10:45 Visit the petroglyphs (rock carvings) spiritual site of Altavista* (extra 35 USD)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Yin yoga class (1 hour)

Wednesday, December 30

  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Yoga with MCYOGI and 10000BUDDHAS! (2 hours)
  • 12:30 Catamaran cruise with DJ Crisanto* (extra 95 USD)
  • 12:00 Box lunch
  • 19:30 Dinner

Thursday, December 31

  • 07:45 Coffee / tea / snack
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • Free time
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • Free time
  • 17:00 Jungle dance! (1 hour)
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 21:00 MCYOGI with DJ Crisanto NYE Celebration Concert on the beach!

Friday, January 1 (last day of retreat)

  • 07:45 Coffee / tea / snack
  • 08:30 Vinyasa yoga class (1.5 hours)
  • 10:00 Breakfast
  • Free time
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 17:00 Group get together (1 hour)
  • 18:30 Dinner
  • 20:30 Jungle dance! (1 hour)

Saturday, January 2 (departure day)

  • 08:30 - 10:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Room check out
  • You are welcome to use hotel facilities if you depart later
  • Departures to the airport

Please note that classes and activities may change due to weather or group excursions planned. Your flexibility will allow Exhale Yoga Retreats to create the best schedule possible for your week away.

Free time: Enjoy relaxing on the beach, swimming in the ocean or pool, read or nap in a hammock, indulge in a massage, or do an excursion.

*Excursions are optional activities for an extra cost, please check the "Things To Do" section for other recommendations.

From the moment you step off the plane you will be well taken care of, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy! Most of Exhale Yoga Retreats' work is done before everyone arrives, with every detail of the yoga retreat thoughtfully and lovingly planned so that Exhale's retreaters experience a momentous holiday filled with cherished memories.

What is included

  • Yoga classes with Rachel
  • New Year’s Eve concert
  • Yoga mats, towels, and blocks
  • Exhale Yoga Retreats tank top
  • 2 retreat leaders
  • Retreat photographer
  • 7 nights accommodation at Mar De Jade
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinners
  • Purified drinking water
  • Hotel taxes and service

What is not included

  • Airfare
  • Travel insurance (mandatory)
  • Alcoholic or specialty drinks
  • Airport transfers
  • Optional excursions

Additional Details

Accommodation

  • Check-in Time:15:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

Facilities

  •  Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  •  Spa
  •  Swimming pool (outdoor)
  •  Temazcal
  •  Bar
  •  Dining area
  •  Yoga studio

Exhale Yoga Retreats has selected the beautiful tropical hotel of Mar De Jade Wellness Resort to be their home for the blissful 7 nights accommodations. This beachfront property draped in palm trees nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico is the perfect spot to welcome in the New Year, chill, and enjoy the good vibes during this New Year’s Yoga Retreat.

Women’s Dorm Room

These large rooms with a loft and 3 to 4 beds are ideal for friends or dorm-style rooming.

  • 2 double beds
  • 2 twin beds

Guest Room

Guest Rooms are a simple yet comfortable option for one to two people, offering garden or jungle views.

  • 2 double beds
  • King-sized bed (single occupancy)

Garden Room

Garden Rooms, decorated in unique and varying styles, boast a terrace overlooking the lush tropical vegetation.

  • 2 double beds

 

Included excursions

MC YOGI New Year's Eve Concert

 

Retreat location

This beautiful location is a Wellness Resort and Yoga Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico. Mar de Jade sits on the beach of Playa Chacala, a small charming Mexican fishing village that still retains a traditional way of life.

Easily accessed from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR), just 90 minutes south, yet feels worlds apart from the big tourist developments. The town and surrounding areas have adventures to offer; from jungle hikes, surfing, ATV tours, whale watching and boating, to the simple pleasure of chilling on the soft sand and swimming in the warm ocean waters.

Come to nurture your body, inspire your soul, and cultivate your spiritual life. Whether you're coming on your own, with friends, or looking to meet like-hearted yogis, the natural beauty and peaceful atmosphere will awaken you.

Things to Do

You can book them prior or the day before, depending on how you're vibing.

Altavista Hike

Visit the petroglyphs (rock carvings) of Altavista, thought to be around 2,000 years old. The site is still a very important spiritual and ritual place for the Huichol Indigenous communities of the region. The guided trip is a 35-minute car ride each way and then an hour walk through the jungle to the petroglyph site.

  • Duration: 3 - 4 hours
  • Capacity: Minimum 4 people
  • Cost: 30 USD per person

Temazcal Ceremony

Temazcal is a type of sweat lodge, which originated from pre-Hispanic Indigenous cultures in Mesoamerica. The word Temazcal comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec) word Temazcal ("house of heat"). In ancient Mesoamerica, it was used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify the body, mind, and spirit.

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Capacity: Maximum 14 people / minimum 7 people
  • Cost: 40 USD per person for the guide

Catamaran Cruise with DJ Crisanto

Set sail for the afternoon aboard a privately chartered catamaran for an adventure at sea as you cruise across the magical pacific ocean. It's not uncommon to see dolphins, whales, and manta rays greet you along your journey.

DJ Crisanto will be playing music providing the soundtrack to this adventure as guests dance in the sunshine and share in the good vibes. Take a break in a secluded bay to enjoy snorkeling, paddleboarding, and swimming before heading home and enjoying the explosion of colors in the sunset along the way. Snacks, purified drinking water, and beverages will be provided.

  • Duration: 5 hours (including travel time to and from the hotel)
  • Cost: 95 USD per person

Wanna surf?

Beginners

Surf lesson at Chacala

Beginner lessons are only available at Chacala depending on the surf, which is hard to predict. For guaranteed beginner surf, Tortugas Beach or Sayulita are recommended.

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Cost: 40 USD per person, board included

Surf lesson at Tortugas Beach

  • 35 kilometers from Chacala (35 - 40 minutes drive, transportation included in lesson price)
  • Duration: 1 - 1.5 hours
  • Capacity: Maximum 8 people / minimum 4 people
  • Cost: 65 USD per person, board included

Surf Lesson at Sayulita

This lesson takes place at La Lancha Beach (30 minutes drive from Sayulita). Transportation to Sayulita for non-surfers is available at 20 USD per person at below scheduled times.

  • Schedule: 09:00, 12:00, and 15:00
  • Duration: 2 hours (start with 20 minutes land lesson, rest of the time in the water with your instructor)
  • Cost: 75 USD per person, board and transportation included

Intermediate - advanced

La Caleta

A secluded surf break about 5 - 7 minutes boat ride away from the hotel beachfront. This wave is most suitable for intermediate surfers because it has a rocky bottom and steep take-off sections.

  • Cost: Boat ride 45 USD (roundtrip for 1 - 4 people)
  • Board rental: 15 USD per hour

Other excursions (nearby)

  • Day trip to Sayulita
  • Snorkeling
  • Whale watching
  • Fishing
  • Hike through tropical jungle mountainside to nearby beach and boat trip back
  • Visit local arts and crafts market
  • Horseback riding
  • Spanish lessons

Please note that these excursions are operated by local coops 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 25 - 40 USD per person.

Food

During the retreat, delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinners will be provided. The meals are carefully prepared daily from scratch using fresh, local, and when possible, organic produce and ingredients. Many vegetables, fruits, and legumes come from the hotel's own 17-acre organic farm.

The menu is mainly vegetarian with chicken and seafood options. Guests will all eat meals together, family-style, in the open-air dining area overlooking the ocean. Purified drinking water is available and the hotel can accommodate food allergies such as gluten-free, dairy-free, peanut-free, and vegan requests.

There is a service bar “La Palapa” offering smoothies, fresh juices, espresso, cappuccinos. Please note that beverages are an additional cost.

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The following meals are included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Vegan
The following drinks are included:
  • Water

Meet The Instructors

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Rachel Wainwright

Rachel whole-heartedly believes in the transformative power of yoga. Yoga has given her the tools to meet the inevitable difficulties of life with a measure of acceptance, openness, trust, and love. Rachel believes mindful movement to motivational music can help shift your perspective to a more positive one and raise your vibration to a higher frequency. She believes that with this practice you will attract a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life.

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Stewart Iguidez

Stewart Iguidez weaves his love for philosophy into his soul nurturing Yin yoga classes. His grounded energy engulfs you, like a warm hug as you slide deep into relaxation. He is a natural healer and masseur, who offers magical hands on adjustments that will help you release blocked energy and tension. From his professional dance experience he is clever and creative with modification options to assist you to discover your best optimal alignment. His positivity will support you through the transformational process during the experience.

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Location Mar de Jade, No.1 Playa, 63715 Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico

Recommended Airports

(PVR) Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport: 53 km Transfer not provided

Arrival by airplane

Book your flight to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (airport code PVR) that arrives Saturday, December 26. Try to book a morning flight, so you arrive by that evening to stay your first night at Mar De Jade! The retreat starts the morning of Sunday, December 27.

Chacala, Nayarit, Mexico (where the New Year Retreat is taking place) is 1 hour behind Sayulita and Puerto Vallarta (airport location), only a 90-minute scenic drive away and time change. Mar de Jade Resort will assist with your transportation arrangements to and from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) with a local van service that is very reliable and safe. They will group you together with fellow retreaters that arrive at similar times so you share the ride and cost.

Van service rates per person (to and from Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR)):

  • 1 person = 120 USD
  • 2 people = 60 USD
  • 3 people = 45 USD
  • 4 people = 40 USD
  • 5 people = 35 USD
  • 6 people = 30 USD
  • 7 people = 25 USD
  • 8 - 10 people = 25 USD

Rates are per person, one-way based on the number of people sharing one van. Please pay the driver directly in cash (credit cards are not accepted).

Book a flight that departs on or after Sunday, January 2. Mar de Jade will assist with your departure transportation arrangements. Van service rates are the same as above.

If you need any help booking your flight, please let Exhale Yoga Retreats know and they will be happy to send you some suggestions and can connect you with Exhale Yoga Retreats' personal travel booking agent. Once you have booked your flight, please email Exhale Yoga Retreats your flight itinerary.

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Booking And Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 26% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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