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Essential Somatic Movement Retreat


  • Mar de Jade No. 1 Chacala, Nayarit, 63708 Mexico (map)

Somatics in Mexico

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Come awaken your senses to a new possibility for your body, yourself, and your life while surrounded by the stunning beauty of the ocean, white sand beaches, and vibrant sunsets.  Essential Somatics is thrilled to offer our first Essential Somatic Movement Retreat in Mexico, taught by Martha Peterson, founder of Essential Somatics and author of Move Without Pain, and Theresa Evans, creator of the Move Without Pain Fundamentals Immersion Course.

Whether you are dealing with chronic muscle pain, limited mobility, a general feeling of “getting old,” or you just want to move and play, you will find something freeing and enriching when you come to beautiful Chacala in Nayarit, Mexico, and learn to move with mastery and joy.  This course is for EVERY BODY, no matter your age or activity level. 

Through lectures, movement sessions, and interactive participation, you will learn critical, missing link information that will leave you feeling lighter and brighter, with a renewed sense of awareness of yourself.

We will dive deeply into:

  • The root cause of most chronic muscle pain and how to reverse it
  • How to retain voluntary muscle function and fluid movement with gentle, safe somatic movement
  • How everyday stresses and one’s mindset contribute to common pain conditions and limited movement.
  • How all humans respond reflexively to stress within three full body reflex patterns
  • How to lengthen muscles and reset muscle function without stretching
  • A basic routine of easy, safe, and profoundly effective Somatic Movements that, when practiced daily, restore muscle control and self-awareness, eliminate chronic muscle pain, and keep you moving freely in your chosen activity for the rest of your life.

This retreat is taught by Martha Peterson, CHSE, and Theresa Evans, CCSE.


Retreat Details

Retreat Includes

  • Inspiring daily somatic movement classes for all levels of practice in which we explore what it means to move from the “inside-out.”
  • Stimulating conversations and lectures on the philosophy, science, and “why” of Essential Somatic Movement.
  • Optional daily meditation that deepens the concepts and principles of Essential Somatic Movement.

 

Retreat Specifics

Please be sure your flight arrives on 01/19/2019 in Puerto Vallarta by 3pm in order to get to Mar de Jade by dinner time. A Mar de Jade shuttle will transport our group to the resort which will save everyone money. Expect to pay at least $20USD, or possibly more depending on the number of riders in the shuttle. Transportation costs are additional.

If you are arriving before 01/19/2019 to the area and want to arrange your own taxi to the retreat center, or if you are arriving after 3pm, you can make your own reservation by emailing taxi@mardejade.com.

Return Flight: Please note that the Puerto Vallarta airport (PVR) is in a different time zone than the retreat center in Chacala.  PVR is one hour ahead (Central Time Zone) of Mar de Jade (Mountain Time Zone.)  It is recommended that you don’t book your return flight before 12pm (noon) for your trip back on January 26th.  Approximate driving time to Mar de Jade is 90+ minutes depending on traffic conditions.

 

Retreat Schedule

  • Arrival: Saturday, January 19, 2019 by 3pm to Puerto Vallarta airport
    • Check into your room, relax on the beach, or take a swim before dinner
    • 6:30-7:30pm Gourmet Dinner
    • Orientation and introductions with Martha & Theresa
  • Daily Schedule: Sunday – Friday (times subject to change)
    • 7:30-8:30am – Optional Early Morning Session
      • Somatic Yoga & Meditation
    • 8:30 – 9:30 – Gourmet Breakfast
    • 10am – 1pm – Mid-Morning session.
      • Somatic Movement Class, discussion, and feedback
    • 1:30-2:30pm – Gourmet Lunch
    • 4:00-5:00pm – Optional Afternoon Session (Tuesday, Thursday)
      • Movement as Play
    • 2:30-6:30pm – Free time to explore, swim, take a walk
    • 6:30-7:30pm – Gourmet Dinner
    • 8:00-9:00pm – Optional Evening Session (Monday, Wednesday)
      • Somatic Movement Practice
  • Closing Circle - 8:00-9:00pm - Friday January 25th after dinner
  • Departure – Saturday, January 26, 2019 after breakfast

Two-Step Registration Process

  1. Register and pay for your retreat through Essential Somatics.
  2. Book your room and board at Mar de Jade

1. Register for your retreat

USD $650 early bird price
USD $800 if paid after November 1, 2018

To register, click the 'Register Now' button below, fill out the form, and complete the checkout process. You must submit payment in order register for this retreat! Please contact us with any questions you may have.

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2. Book your lodging

After paying your retreat tuition, be sure to complete your Mar de Jade Lodging Reservation and submit 50% room and board payment via one of the following methods:

  1. Complete the Mar de Jade Booking Request Form (Note: the online booking system will only reserve complete rooms.  If more than two people are booking together and wish to split the deposit on multiple credit cards, please call Mar de Jade directly.  Shared rooms are not guaranteed if roommates do not book together.)
  2. Call 1-800-257-0532
  3. Email info@mardejade.com

Learn More About Mar de Jade

Welcome to Mar de Jade. A Yoga, Wellness & Vacation Retreat Center nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, México. This is an intimate place offering groups and individuals a relaxing, supportive, and inspiring environment in a peaceful fishing village. www.mardejade.com

 Bask on a magnificent, secluded beach with plenty of time to journal, lounge, sway in a hammock, swim in clear ocean waters, partake in a local excursion, or indulge in a spa treatment.

Bask on a magnificent, secluded beach with plenty of time to journal, lounge, sway in a hammock, swim in clear ocean waters, partake in a local excursion, or indulge in a spa treatment.

 Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet buffet-style meals (suiting all dietary needs and preferences) and healthy snacks prepared with ingredients from the Mar de Jade Organic Farm.

Nourish your body with 3 daily gourmet buffet-style meals (suiting all dietary needs and preferences) and healthy snacks prepared with ingredients from the Mar de Jade Organic Farm.

 Experience daily classes in Mar de Jades’ spacious studios with stunning views of the ocean.

Experience daily classes in Mar de Jades’ spacious studios with stunning views of the ocean.

Read more about Mar de Jade on TripAdvisor!

View the Essential Somatic Movement Retreat page on the Mar de Jade website.


Essential Somatics® reserves the right to cancel any event or change event dates if necessary. In the unlikely situation that this may occur, a full refund of all monies paid will be returned to the client. For this reason, we highly recommend purchasing travel cancellation insurance to protect your trip investment in the event of date changes, illness, emergency, weather conditions, or any unforeseen circumstances.

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