We are delighted to return for another luminescent week to the magical Mar de Jade in Playa Chacala, Mexico, a place recommended to us by Judy and Grant who have spent their winters there for the last twenty years. Chacala is a small, relatively undeveloped Mexican fishing village about 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, on the famed Riviera Nayarit.
We fell in love with the quiet, remote feel of Mar de Jade and its whimsical, magical beauty, the almost empty, luminous beach, and the luxurious, loving attention showered on guests by the owners and staff (not in the least through feeding us their fresh, healthy, beyond fabulous food).
During our week at Mar de Jade, we will luxuriate in a slow and deep, wild and passionate movement inquiry into the nature of embodiment, illuminated by the inner light of curious attention and the luminescence of the sky over the jade green sea. Held by the warmth and sweetness of the tropical sunshine, we will spiral deep into into the vivid immediacy of each movement moment and witness how kinesthetic intimacy with experience shimmers with intimacy with existence.
Tucked between the jungle and the sea, the beach-front dance space has a beautiful sprung floor and picture windows with 180ª views looking out on the Pacific Ocean. We will meet in the mornings and late afternoons or evenings, and for sure, leave time to enjoy the pristine beach, whale watching, snorkeling, or any other eco-excursions you desire.
Soul Motion™: Lumin`essence
FEBRUARY 16-23, 2013
(from Saturday evening till Saturday morning)
at Mar de Jade
Playa Chacala, Mexico
total fee depends on type of accommodations and how soon you sign up
[30 CEUs FOR MFTs AND LCSWs
45 CREDITS TOWARD CERTIFICATION PREREQUISITES]
ABOUT THE PLACE: “A combination vacation spot, spiritual retreat, and community immersion experience on the Pacific Coast. Brightened by bougainvillea and banana trees, Mar de Jade has plenty of charm, but I was more intrigued by its sanctuary-like seclusion, its hidden tropical aura. The village of Chacala has a half-mile-long sweep of palm fringed sand protected by a small bay. At the southern tip end is Mar de Jade, so close to the water that it looks as if a strong wind might blow it out to sea.” – Nick Gallo, Hemisphere United Airlines Magazine, August 2005.
Come, come whoever you are,
wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving.
Ours is not a caravan of despair.
Come, even if you have broken your vows a thousand times,
Come, yet again, come.