Join Us in Chacala, Mexico!

October 13 – 19, 2024

Yoga, Sea, and Sun

October 13 – 19, 2024
Chacala, Mexico
with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce & Jen Rolston

Come away to a magical destination, known for its spirit and history, rich culture, natural beauty, and loving care given to every guest. We want to offer you relaxation and renewal, play and pure delight, so that every part of you—body, mind, and spirit—can feel the renewal of being fully immersed in nourishment and care.

Let the rhythm of your breath move with the sound of the ocean as we practice daily yoga sessions in one of three spacious studio spaces, with the soothing sounds of the waves and jungle as your backdrop. Each day, you’ll be offered the opportunity to indulge in a complete pampering experience, featuring guided meditation, personalized yoga sessions with hands-on assists, relaxing Ayurvedic massages, and immersive activities designed to awaken your senses and invigorate your spirit.

When you’re not on the mat, you’ll have plenty of time to unwind by the luxurious saltwater pool, walk along the “Sea of Jade” or into the fishing village of Chacala, savor delicious local, organic cuisine, and embark on memorable excursions to discover ancient petroglyphs of the local indigenous community. With the sea at your door, you can swim, surf, paddle-board, and whale watch.

Our retreat beckons you to revel in the simple pleasures of life, amidst a backdrop of unhurried living. Led by passionate and skilled instructors, we delight in guiding you through experiences that celebrate the essence of existence, offering respite from the frenetic pace of daily life, and fostering connections with both community and nature.

  • Save $300 on full-price (shared) through May 1st, 2024!
  • Shared Accommodations – $2795 USD (Full Price $3095)
  • Single Accommodations – $3695 USD

Mexico Retreat

About the Retreat Center

Welcome to Chacala, the crown jewel of the Riviera Nayarit. Nestled in a pristine bay, this coastal paradise enchants with golden sands, turquoise waters, and lush beauty. Just 90 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta Airport, it feels worlds away. Discover the town’s charm, from relaxed living to thrilling activities like hiking and boating. Unwind on the beach, embraced by coconut trees and palapa restaurants. Immerse yourself in Chacala’s warm and welcoming spirit for an idyllic travel experience.

Chacala Studio

What’s Included

  • 6 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals per day (excluding alcoholic beverages) starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
Chacala Pool

Things to Do

Take advantage of the many opportunities for adventure, exploration, and learning:

  • Snorkel at Isla Cora
  • Take a 4-mile hike to an extinct volcano
  • Whale watching
  • Horseback riding
  • Surfing
  • Community-supported initiatives from health and wellness programs, and youth education to sustainability and micro-industry projects
  • An endless list of eco-excursions and local activities from Spanish classes to local market expeditions

Getting There

You will be booking your flights for the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 90 minutes.

Chacala Room

Your Hosts

Christa Mastrangelo Joyce

CHRISTA MASTRANGELO JOYCE is E-RYT500 hour certified through Kim Manfredi. She holds more than 1000 additional hours of training through her studies with Sianna Sherman, Bernie Clark, Maria Garre, Shiva Rea, Desiree Rumbaugh, Tiffany Cruikshank, and Andrew McCaulay. Christa founded Jala Yoga in 2009. She has offered yoga training since 2012 and has led multiple yoga retreats. Christa has a wide and diverse yoga background, including training in Ashtanga, Hatha, Ayruveda, Yin Yoga and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has a strong understanding of anatomy, especially regarding the nervous system, and incorporates her knowledge of breath work, meditation, and Yoga philosophy in her teachings. She brings her love of story and mythology to the practice. Christa strives to honor the ancient tradition of the practice within a modern context of the world today. She is especially interested in understanding the barriers to accessibility in the yoga practice, and she works to create classes that support adaptability, curiosity, and engagement.

Read True Nature Travel’s Interview with Christa»

Jen Rolston

JEN ROLSTON (support team leader and guest instructor) was drawn to yoga in 2005 in a culmination of a life-long curiosity of religions and philosophies. She attended the first yoga studio in Shepherdstown, falling in love with yoga philosophy, meditation, and the asanas as taught by Shanti Saagar founders Judy Jenner & JiJi Beckett. She has maintained a self-practice ever since, and began a consistent practice with Christa Mastrangelo Joyce in 2010. In 2018, she completed Jala Yoga’s 200HR Teacher Training with Christa and has been teaching her Morning Dharma classes ever since. She continues to practice with the teachings of Yogrishi Vishvketu, Jack Kornfield, Ram Dass, and Buddhist dharma. She truly believes that yoga, meditation, and connecting with nature is the simplest path to a joyful life — not always the easiest, but definitely the simplest. Jen also owns the mission-based marketing firm, Eden Design, helping small businesses and non-profits share their services and messages with the world.

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