Are you ready for an experience you’ll never forget?
Are you dreaming of a week of daily yoga, relaxing beaches, delicious food, and awe inspiring adventures?
Then join me for 5 days of MidSummer Magic at the spectacular resort, Mar de Jade on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. This 6 day / 5 night gift to yourself will be the perfect combination of play and rest and of course yoga and meditation. You’ll wake up each morning to the sounds of the jungle and the smells of the sea and lay down each night with a full belly and clear heart.
This retreat includes
*2 yoga and meditation practices a day
*3 daily meals
*accommodations at Mar de Jade Resort
*transportation to and from the airport
*2 group excursions
*access to the Mar de Jade spa, facilities, and private beach
*plenty of down time for beach laying, swimming, hiking, exploring town, reading, napping, cold beverage-ing or whatever else you please.
Reserve your space now and get ready to experience the true magic of a yoga retreat!
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Each yoga practice, led by either Melody Butler or Darcy Henry, will be 75 minutes long and appropriate to all skill levels. Our twice daily practices will include various styles such as power, hatha, vinyasa, slow flow, and restorative so that each day will be a little different to adapt to your needs throughout the week. Classes will be held in one of Mar de Jade’s four yoga & retreat studios with hardwood floors, offering inspiring ocean views, fresh breeze and natural light. Each studio comes equipped with yoga mats, blocks, straps and blankets; meditation cushions (zafu and zabutan); comfortable chairs, so no need to pay for that extra bag or lug your mat and props with you through security.
All scheduled practices and excursions are optional.
Meals at Mar de Jade are a favorite of our guests! Delicious and well balanced buffet-style meals are served three times daily in our open-air dining room overlooking Chacala bay.
Every dish is made daily from scratch using fresh ingredients from our Organic Farm. Our menu is inspired by traditional Mexican cuisine and international flavors, and features vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes as well as fresh fish, seafood and, chicken. We do not serve red meat or pork.
Throughout the day visit the snack bar at any time to enjoy coffee, tea, fruit, bread, and our stellar homemade organic peanut butter and mango marmalade. You can even purchase a jar to take home with you!
Our kitchen is happy to accommodate your dietary restrictions and food allergies, if given advance notice. All of our raw foods are carefully disinfected and washed with purified water. Free purified water is available at stations throughout the grounds.
Mar de Jade is the perfect space to nurture your body, quiet your mind, inspire your soul, and open your heart!
Nestled in a peaceful fishing village between tropical jungle and pristine sandy beaches, Mar de Jade began as a non-profit medical clinic and has slowly evolved as a wellness meca – hosting mediation and yoga retreats as well as volunteer and intern opportunities for medical professionals.
Sitting on the shores of Playa Chacala, the town and surrounding areas have much to offer: from jungle hikes, surfing, boating and ancient petroglyphs, to the simple pleasure of playing on the soft sand and swimming in the year-round warm ocean waters.
With four different room types and packages to choose from, there is an option to fit every budget.
A portion of proceeds from guests’ stays at Mar de Jade support its non-profit programs, operated by MDJ Community Projects, which currently include: El Jardín, a Montessori – Waldorf inspired K – 6 school in Chacala; La Aldea, a trade school for youth who have dropped out of secondary school because of economic hardship; and El Rancho, an Organic Farm that supplies many of the products for Mar de Jade’s delicious meals.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS / RETREAT LEADERS
“Hi! I’m Darcy. I truly love life and yoga. It has been my desire, since I started practicing in 2010, to share this tradition with anyone and everyone. At first, yoga was a supplemental practice to running and cycling, but after a half marathon and a few MS150’s, yoga became my main focus. So, I became a teacher in 2016.
I believe in yoga for wellness. I believe yoga is for every body. The beautiful and unique thing about asana is that it touches every part of the human anatomy. As Bryan Kest says “…yoga takes care of you”. Looking good is different than FEELING good. There is no proof that pretty people feel better than anyone else. Don’t we all just want to feel good? In my classes we challenge ourselves, we push our boundaries and connect our practice on the mat to our lives that leave the yoga studio.
I was born in Southern California. I love the sun and the ocean and the moon. I’ve lived in texas since I was 21 years old and now consider myself a Cali-Texan. My students are my greatest teachers and I will never stop learning. Houston has SO many inspiring yogis! It’s an honor to be a part of the Houston Yoga Community. Being united makes us strong and connected. Together we can do so much!”
“Hello! I’m Melody!
I have been practicing yoga on and off (mostly on now) for about 15 years. I am a 500hrERYT, YCAP, and RCYT through Yoga Alliance.
I graduated with my 200hr RYT certification in 2015 from Boulevard Yoga in Kansas City MO and my 300hr RYT in 2020 through MY Vinyasa Practice in Austin TX. As an avid and passionate learner, I’ve also spent the last few years completing my Barre Above Certification in 2017, Children’s Yoga Certification through Yogees Yoga 4 Kids in Dallas TX in 2019, my 300hr RYT through My Vinyasa Practice in Austin TX in 2020, and my Yoga Sculpt Certification through The Studio BE in Houston TX in 2021.
I recently moved to Ocean Springs MS with my husband, toddler, and cat and I am currently a Barre, Yoga, and Kid’s teacher at The YMCA and DownTown Yoga Ocean Springs. I also work remotely as the Assistant Manager/ Business Development Manager/ Event Coordinator for The Studio BE .
The past couple of years have brought so many big changes and so much growth in my MBYoga offerings.
I’ve now offered 3 online and in person yoga challenges; 30 to 30 , Yoga is for Lovers , and MamaFlow2020
I spent 2 years teaching at the ELYSIA Yoga Convention in Amorgos, Greece at the beautiful Aegialis Hotel and Spa and at the the Heartland Yoga Festival in Kansas City MO. I’ve created and produced 2 Deepen The Heart Texas Based Women’s Wellness Retreats in 2018 & 2019 and lead my first international retreat, Beachside Bliss in Chacala Mexico in 2021.
On top of all that, I am the founder of Twisted Tykes Family Yoga – a yoga and creative movement program that has weekly family and kid’s classes at the Groves Activity Building as well as community events throughout the area. Having worked as a teaching artist in Theatre and Dance for 10 years, when I completed my yoga training, I knew youth yoga was going to hold a special place in my journey. It means so much to me to offer a safe space for all ages to find their way to the mat and to a mindfulness practice.
In my classes, I offer a mindful Vinyasa and Hatha practices that focus on meditation and movement. I love being able to use yoga to create community and connection wherever I am.
I honestly love everything about my work and hope I get to see you in one or (or all) of my classes soon!
Want a sneak peak of the Mar de Jade and the Beachside Bliss Yoga Retreat experience?
Dive into the joy with this short video!
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Cancellation Policy (a) You may cancel at any time, providing that the cancellation is made in writing to MelodyButlerYoga@gmail.com. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us. If such cancellation is made before April 1, 2023, we refund any fees paid minus a $400 USD non-refundable deposit. After April 1, 2023 all payments are non-refundable. In the event you have to cancel after April 1, 2023, you may find a replacement to take your spot with no penalty. (b) Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you may be able to make a claim on your insurance. (c) We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel a retreat. In particular our retreats require a minimum number . If this minimum number is not reached by December 1, 2022 we may cancel and refund any payments you have made. Liability (a) It is your responsibility to let any, and all, Instructors know if you have any injuries and to be mindful at all times of your own body’s capability during the retreat. If you experience any injury or discomfort during any activity during the retreat, then you must desist immediately. (b) It is also your responsibility to consult a doctor with an understanding of yoga to check that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undertake any yoga classes and other physical activities that you may chose to do whilst on the retreat. (classes are always optional) (c) Please advise us of any mental or physical health conditions and dietary requirements before you book. If you have health conditions and dietary requirements that may be affected by the activities offered in this group retreat we reserve the right to advise you not to participate in the interests of your wellbeing. (d) Whilst all measures are taken to ensure a high standard of health and safety, we will be in the jungle of Costa Rica. There will be bodies of water, uneven land, as well as native animals, insects and plants. We are not responsible for any injuries that may occur before, during, or after our group event. (e) We accept responsibility for ensuring that the retreat is supplied as described. (f) We do not accept any liability for cancellations, delays or changes caused by a pandemic, war, threat of war, terrorist actions or threats, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances or other events beyond our control. (g) We are not liable for any injuries you may incur. All classes are undertaken at your own risk. We are not liable for any medical or psychiatric conditions, which may develop during or subsequent to the retreat. We are not liable for loss of, or damage to, your personal property.