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Somatics in Mexico
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 return to Mexico to offer the Essential Somatic Movement Retreat, 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 and Essentially Somatic Yoga®.
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.
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.
Please be sure your flight arrives on 01/18/2020 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. Please be sure to make your reservation on the shuttle by emailing email@example.com.
If you are arriving before 01/18/2020 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 25th. Approximate driving time to Mar de Jade is 90+ minutes depending on traffic conditions.
Arrival: Saturday, January 18, 2020 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 (schedule subject to change)
7:30-8:30am – Optional Early Morning Session
Essentially Somatic Yoga® class (Monday, Wednesday, Friday)
8:30-9:30am – Gourmet Breakfast
10:00am-1:00pm – Mid-Morning session.
Somatic Movement Class, discussion, and feedback
1:30-2:30pm – Gourmet Lunch
4:00-5:00pm – Optional Afternoon Session
Thursday walk to volcano
2:30-6:30pm – Free time to explore, swim, take a walk
6:30-7:30pm – Gourmet Dinner
Closing Circle: 7:30-8:30pm on Friday January 24th after dinner
Departure: Saturday, January 25, 2020 after breakfast
Two-Step Registration Process
Register and pay for your retreat through Essential Somatics.
Book your room and board at Mar de Jade
1. Register for your retreat
USD $750 early bird price
USD $850 if paid after September 30, 2019
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.
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:
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.)
We recommend booking your room early to ensure a greater variety of available rooms!
Learn More About Mar de Jade
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.