Finding Your Inner Compass
Mapping the Course of a New Path: Shifting from the Inside Out
A 7-Day Retreat to mar de jade in Chacala, Mexico
APRIL 6-13, 2019
Join us in a retreat to luscious Mar de Jade for an inner and outer journey of rooting, healing, shifting, and growing
Set between a tropical jungle mountainside and the rolling waves of the Pacific Ocean,
Mar de Jade Retreat Center is surrounded by natural beauty and absolute tranquility.
It is located in the small bay of Chacala, in the state of Nayarit, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.
Located 90 minutes north of the popular tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta and 3 hours southwest of
the second largest city in Mexico, Guadalajara.
The Jungle, the sound of the waves 24x7, a sanctuary of healing, and a broad studio space open to the ocean, Mar de Jade is the perfect backdrop to restore yourself.
The energy is magnetic. Once they’ve tasted it, people come back to Mar De Jade again and again. There is a feeling of being taken care of and protected. You become a part of the family.
The setting is perfect for spiritual practice. Everything that you need is there for you when you arrive on your mat.
There are plenty of spaces and places to retreat and find quiet time for yourself. Read a book, lie in the sun, or enjoy tea or coffee with a friend on the luscious grounds.
Join us in Mar de Jare if You Desire To:
Gain clarity on where you are, where you are headed and your next right action for yourself
Discover what really drives you, keeps you energized and sustains you
Come into deeper awareness and alignment with your Truth
Become aware of what you’d like to shift and change in your life
Be empowered with the spiritual tools to make any and all changes you heart desires
Transform from feeling stuck in confusion or doubt to embracing your passion with clarity, creativity, and confidence
In this unique retreat, you will learn to:
Connect with your Higher Self to find clearer answers within
Make miracles in your life using one simple daily practice
Make friends with mistakes, avoid the traps of perfectionism
Take back your time to make room for what is really important
Face challenge with greater confidence and ease
Gain self-esteem and know your self-worth
Create space for creativity and curiosity
You will also receive trainings on:
Setting goals - getting clear on what is needed in your life, one or two big things that you want to shift or change (what does it feel like when these lift)
Overcoming fear - Learn to overcome two types of fear: fear of attaining your goals and fear of not attaining your goals. When both of these are overcome, there’s no limit to how far you can go!
Making miracles - Learn a process to become grateful for what you aren’t grateful for as a way to release old emotions/ attitudes/ perspectives that are keeping you stuck and preventing miraculous change.
Connecting with your Higher Self -Learn how to tune in and listen to your authentic truth & access the answers to all your questions.
Practical energetic tools for daily life - Learn the tools to create sacred, safe, and energetically clear spaces in your own home (or business, or wherever you are).
a message from the instructors
Hi! We are Nicole Vahlkamp and Jennifer Degen.
We can’t wait to welcome and guide you on this once in a lifetime retreat to Mar de Jade, Mexico in 2019.
We have both walked our own paths and faced the challenges of discovering what we really want and going against the grain to create that in our lives.
Now we want to help you do the same. We want to help you to find your own inner compass!
We use a myriad of spiritual tools - yoga, meditation, energy-work, and homeopathic healing, to empower our students to embrace their own path and stand in their power.
We designed this retreat because we want you to have a safe space to be able to hear your truth, identify what you want to shift, envision what else your life can become, and be empowered with the tools to make your dreams come true.
Nicole has been practicing yoga since she was a little girl and has been teaching for over 5 years now. Her mission for the week together is to share everything she knows about designing a non-traditional personal and professional life-path. She will impart every bit of her experience and all the spiritual tools she uses to keep herself on track. Her deepest wish is that you use this space and time to create your own path to a fulfilling life: a life based on your inner compass and that defies all limits!
Jen invites you to investigate and hone in to the subtle messages of our body and its innate wisdom. She will facilitate the retreat experience using her expertise as a therapist, coach, and healer, with an open, calming, and trustworthy presence. Her clients have described her as deeply empathic, inspirational, supportive, transparent, and real.
What it Includes:
7 nights accommodations at Mar de Jade Retreat Center
Daily morning Yoga & Meditation sessions onsite (10 total)
Optional afternoon yoga/ movement sessions (5 afternoons)
All locally and lovingly prepared gourmet meals (all included from arrival to departure)
All amenities towels, yoga props, and oceanfront studios to practice in
Oceanside Swimming Pool
Glorious hot tub jungle jacuzzi
Other Included Goodies:
An individual Energy Clearing, Chakra Balancing & Cord Cutting Session with Nicole
Music, Dancing and Self Development Sessions in the Evenings
A complimentary Abundance Flower Essence for you to begin taking on Day 1 of the retreat. This essence will help to open all your chakras so you are able to fully receive and enjoy the abundance of the retreat experience.
Oh and don’t forget the dancing! There is always dancing!
Does not include:
Flight to and from Puerta Vallarta International Airport
Optional Self-Care Add-ons:
Spa Treatments & Massages
Private life coaching & mindfulness sessions with Nicole or Jen ($125/hour)
Private DNA Activation (see description below)
Private Energy Medicine Healing Consult (see description below)
Boat Ride from the hidden, magical white beach (Sunday afternoon, approximately $20)
Shopping Outing to the Local Market (Thursday afternoon)
Transportation RT from Puerta Vallarta Airport to Mar De Jade. The cost will be a range of $20-70 in cash depending on the numbers in your van, Arrive before 3 p.m; For return departures Optional menu of times.
Drinks from the Palapa: Smoothies, fresh juices, espresso & cappuccinos, local beers, wine & unique cocktails
Gratuities for the retreat center staff
Individual Healing Services (can be booked ahead of time with Nicole)
DNA Activation ($100, 45 minutes)
A DNA activation is a tremendous gift of empowerment that assists you in your own healing process at deep levels and allows your gifts to come most fully into your life. This is an Etheric Surgery which brings Light in to your physical and your spiritual DNA—your encoding as a God/Human. We have taken on more and more density in our human journey, holding less Light. As a collective we have reached a place where we wish to return most fully to our Divine Selves. As a result, this tool of empowerment is now available to the public. DNA Activation has been done for thousands of years in the Temples for the Priests, Priestesses, Oracles and their servants. This tool is handed down to initiated Teachers of Light, handed down and made available to the public.
Energy Medicine Healing Consult ($100, 45 minutes)
In this 45 minute session, we investigate your energetic blue-print to uncover where blockages in your energy and chakras are causing challenges in your life. Wherever there is an energetic lack or issue in your system, we will use flower essences to help you heal. Following the consult, you will receive a written recommendation of which Pacific Essences essences to work with to bring you back into balance, heal, and realize your full potential.
Minimum 12 guests, Maximum 30 guests
ROOM OPTIONS (based on availability)
All of the rooms are exquisitely unique, offering different styles, ocean or garden views and their own distinguishable character.
Ocean Rooms have an unobstructed ocean view and a balcony or terrace. These rooms are on the third and fourth floors and do require the guest to climb steps. The Ocean Rooms include air conditioning, and almost all have bathtubs, while some have a separate shower. Some Ocean Rooms also have futons and a separate sleeping space, appropriate for children.
Single $2990 (sold out)
Double $2240 per person (sold out)
Garden Rooms look out to lush tropical gardens and include a terrace or outside sitting area. These rooms are all on the ground floor; some have a few steps and some have ramp access. All have bathtubs, while some also have a separate shower and a futon. These rooms also include air conditioning.
Single $2690 (sold out)
Double $2140 per person (sold out)
Guest Rooms are comfortable rooms for one or two people, with either luscious garden or exciting jungle views.
Single $2440 (one room left)
Double $1940 per person (one room left)
***Additional $1525 to add a guest on a futon to any of the above rooms
Dorm Rooms are ideal for the conscientious traveler who is alright to share with 3 or 4 other people. They have garden views and a loft accessed by a spiral staircase. These rooms are a great value!
4-5 guests $1590 per person (2 beds left)
* All rooms have private bathrooms, natural bath amenities, hot water, in-room safe, mosquito screen windows/doors and ceiling fans.
7:00 – 8:30am – Morning Yoga & Meditation (Participation recommended)
8:30 – 9:30am – Gourmet Mar de Jade Breakfast
10:30am – 12pm - Group Workshop (Participation recommended)
1:30-2:30pm – Gourmet Lunch
2:30-6:30pm – Free time to explore, swim, take a walk, get a massage, or session with Nicole (Sunday & Thursday afternoons we have optional excursions!)
3:00 & 3:30pm – Individual Chakra Balancing & Cord Cutting session with Nicole (scheduled individually ahead of time)
4:00-5:00pm – Optional Afternoon Session: M, W, Yoga with Nicole; Tuesday, Friday, Movement as Play with Jen.
6:30-7:30pm – Gourmet Dinner
8:00-9:00 pm – Optional Evening Session (Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Dance, Kirtan)
Optional Excursions & Activities:
• Snorkeling • Whale Watching • Fishing • Hike through tropical jungle mountainside to nearby beach and
boat trip back. • Visit to ancient Petroglyph site • Visit to local Arts & Crafts market • Horseback riding
• Surfing • Spanish lessons.
* Excursions are operated by local co-ops and 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- $30 per person.
on behalf of mindful balance retreats Karma yoga program
10% of the profit from this retreat will benefit:
Mar de jade's community projects