Can you think of anything better than starting your year off with clear intention, heartfelt connection, exceptional natural beauty, and playfulness?
This retreat is a special opportunity to allow yourself some space and self-nurturing before the distractions and speed of the new year catches up with you. Donna Flood and Michelle Lee are leading this retreat to help you honor your soul’s path towards purposeful creative living. We will clear out the old from 2018 and usher in the new year with clarity, powerful intention, and new perspective. Also, Donna will do your personal astrological forecast for 2019!
We’re hosting this retreat in one of the magical gems of Nayarit, Mexico including a daytrip to the Marietas Islands for whale watching & snorkeling, massages at the luxury villa, enjoying the Romantica Zona in Old Town Puerto Vallarta, private chef, morning yoga, and relaxation at the best secluded beach in the area plus watching the baby turtles released! It’s the perfect way to start your year off right!
ABOUT Puerto Vallarta
Along the Pacific coast of Mexico lies a city in the middle of the mountain, the sea, the sun and the sand, whose inhabitants are kind by nature and eager to serve the visitors. Its geographic location is enviable: a huge bay at the Pacific Ocean, with its blue waters of all blue tones on one side, and a mountain, with fresh temperatures, rivers, cascades and steep lands ready to be explored.
In addition to boasting some of the most beautiful beaches in Mexico, there are many activities to partake in including surfing, snorkeling, hiking in the jungle, fishing, and much more. It’s become quite a popular destination for Californians looking to chill out from the face paced life and have an authentic cultural experience and be immersed in amazing nature. This is a place where you get artisan coffee from the local corner coffee shop, where you can buy your fresh fruits and veggies streetside, where the ice cream is as vibrant and fresh as the rainbow, and where the colors and flavors of Mexico can be fully appreciated through the facades, rustic streets, artisan shops, smell of the salty sea, tasty eats, and warm people.
In addition to daily morning yoga and our new intentions workshops, we will take a fantastic snorkeling catamaran trip to the Marieta Islands which has diverse wildlife including humpback whales and dolphins, especially visible when we will be there in January. We’ll have a beautiful lunch and drinks on the boat and swim in the clear waters off the islands. For sure this will be a highlight of our trip. We will also be able to enjoy one of the best white-sand beaches in the area just a 10 minute walk from our luxury villa. We will spend an afternoon and evening in Old Town Puerto Vallarta enjoying shopping, sight-seeing and a beautiful dinner under the stars. The last day we will have massages at the villa that will have you feeling pampered and completely relaxed. On the last day there will be an option to go on a canopy tour of the jungle as well!!
This 11,000 square foot hacienda-style, old world villa is distinguished by soaring ceilings, wide hallways, incredible stone work, arches, interior fountains, and impressive gardens. There are 11 suites that are spread out throughout the villa to ensure privacy for the guests. The living and dining room open up to expansive terraces complete with a large, salt-water, heated pool overlooking impressive views of the ocean and mountains. This same incredible view can be seen throughout the house and property. The villa is also located a short 5 min stroll from one of the finest beaches in the area, Playa Las Gemelas. The grounds include a beautiful swimming pool with a large outdoor entertainment area and a large grassy lawn where we can practice yoga in the mornings. The location of our villas is in a very peaceful secluded area about 10 minutes drive south of Puerto Vallarta away from the noise of downtown, yet has easy access to the beach. There is plenty of space to relax, practice yoga, sunbathe, eat outside, and of course gather for our workshops!
For a 3D Tour of the Villa Click HERE!!
Daily breakfast and dinner will be provided during the retreat. We will have an excellent private chef making us full Mexican breakfasts including fresh orange juice, incredible seasonal fruit, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, scrambled eggs, fresh breads and pastries, and much more! Two nights we will have dinner at the villas and two nights we will hit the town and enjoy dinner in the Old Town. Our private chef will be shopping for us so if there’s anything specific you’d like from the market, she can purchase for you. Vegan and vegetarian diets can be accommodated.
LEADERS: DONNA FLOOD & MICHELLE LEE
Donna and Michelle have worked together over the years to offer a variety of self development workshops. Their most popular has always been their New Years Intention Setting Workshop in January. They will highlight this workshop during the retreat, which focuses on reviewing lessons from 2018, identifying and releasing internal blocks, and setting clear, positive intentions for 2019. Additionally, Donna will do each guest's astrological forecast for 2019 and review with them individually on how to best leverage the information to achieve the highest potential for each guest. She will also give an overall astrological account for 2019 and highlight themes and patterns.
This retreat will feature a daily yoga class led by Michelle Lee. The classes will be held outside on the lovely lawn in the gardens each morning and are open to all levels, beginner to practiced, and will be lead in an Ashtanga-inspired general vinyasa flow. Yoga classes will be offered in a way to relax, stimulate, and help guests grow in their own personal practice.
Included in the Retreat:
4 nights at a private luxury villa
Daily Dinners including select wine and alcoholic beverages
Daily Morning Yoga Class
Daily Intention Setting & Astrology Workshops
Catamaran Day Trip to the Marieta Islands with snorkeling and whale watching
60 Minute Massage at the villa
Transportation to/from the Puerto Vallarta International Airport PVR
Transportation to all Day Trips
* airfare not included
* canopy tour with zip-lining in the jungle is an extra activity $90 plus cost of transport
4 nights/5 days private luxury villa accommodations
Inclusive Retreat Price, Shared Room = $1,850
Inclusive Retreat Price, Single Room = $2,350
Deposit to hold space = $900
Max Participants = 12
Final balance due 60 days before retreat start date.
Read full cancellation policy in our Terms & Conditions
Upon registration, an email will be sent with more particulars on air travel suggestions and what to bring but here are a few items you may want to consider bringing:
No heels, dress shoes, or formal wear required. Pack your casual, boho chic outfits, swimsuit, rash guard for a little surfing adventure, your most comfortable sandals, colorful tropical tunics and breezy dresses.
yoga mat if participating
hat (although there are many to buy throughout town)
light layers, perhaps a light sweater for evenings and mornings
empty space for shopping in your suitcase
journal and bring your intentions from 2018 if you still have them