"Let Your Soul Shine!" Spring Revitalization Retreat at Mar De Jade in Chacala, Mexico

with Janet Dailey Butler and Paula Tursi
March 30–April 6, 2019

A $700 deposit is due now to reserve your spot. Balance is due on February 14th, 2019.

Join Janet and Paula to revitalize and reconnect to your nature, explore deep play and work with the potent energy of Spring. Together Janet and Paula will help you shake the winter blues and restore you to your vibrant-self.

Mixing their styles, they will lovingly guide you through:

  • Daily meditation, to clear your mind and connect you to your purpose

  • Yoga twice daily, to connect you to your body and revitalize your energy

  • Sacred sounds to open your energy body and higher your vibration

  • Aromatherapy and reflexology to relax and soothe every part of you

    Plus a special Heart of Joy workshop

You can spend the rest of your day relaxing at the beautiful beach, which is right outside your door or take a fun excursion and explore the area. We look forward to sharing Mar De Jade’s sacred and tropical oasis with you. We promise to bring you back happy, healthy and more vibrant!

Contact Janet at
Reserve your space! Space is limited.
Payments accepted thru Venmo and or personal check.

When we are connected with the rhythm of life, life flows!

Retreat Fee Includes:

  • 7 nights, 8 days accommodations at the tropical oasis Mar de Jade in Chacala, Mexico includes tips that go to the entire Mar De Jade staff, and hotel taxes.

  • Three daily “farm to table” meals prepared lovingly by the Mar de Jade culinary staff (vegetarian, fish/seafood/some chicken options available. Allergies will be accommodated.)

  • Retreat Yoga Program led by Janet and Paula:
    Morning Meditations / Two Daily Yoga Classes / Heart of Joy Workshop / optional Community Service, which will include fundraising and visiting the El Jardin non-profit school and their organic farm during the week.

  • Access to the Mar de Jade swimming pool, hot tub, cold tub, and steam room.

  • Miles of sandy beach to walk, run, swim, surf, relax and unwind.

Retreat Rates Per Person: (new special prices)

OCEAN ROOMS face the ocean. Most rooms have a balcony (different sizes).
GARDEN ROOMS either face the front gardens or the back area.
Ocean & Garden Room size and amenities are the essentially the same.

Single Occupancy: $2,800.  Double Occupancy: $2,050. Triple Occupancy: $1,815.
Single Occupancy: $2,500. Double Occupancy: $1,950. Triple Occupancy: $1.750. 

Single Occupancy: $2,250. Double Occupancy: $1,750. Triple Occupancy: $1,615.

Up to 4 people: $1,550

NOTE: After Nov. 30, please check with Janet to see which rooms are still available, since the retreat is limited to 15 participants.

To book this retreat

  1. Register with a $700 deposit with full balance being due by or on February 14th, 2019. Please sign the waiver (download here) and return via email to

  2. Let me know which room you are booking. You will be responsible for having a roommate if you book a double, or it will be booked as a single; Janet can help connect you with a roommate.


About Paula Tursi

Paula Tursi is a partner, mother, counselor, teacher and public speaker. Founder of Reflections Center for Conscious Living & Yoga and the internationally renowned Reflections Yoga Teacher Training Program, Paula developed Reflections as a way to integrate what inspired her about various practices with her own personal truth.

Paula has been traveling and teaching internationally for over twenty years, and began her training at Integral Yoga, where she studied Hatha and Restorative Yoga. Her studies continued with esteemed teachers Rodney Yee and Angela Farmer, as well as Leslie Kaminoff and Bonnie Bainbridge Cohen who guided her learnings in the art of yoga, breath work, anatomy, and movement awareness practices.

Paula received her masters degree in Education from Hunter College and studied Psychology at Columbia University, She did her clinical post- graduate training at the Milton H. Erickson Society for Psychotherapy and Hypnosis, and she now trains exclusively with Stephen Gilligan in the practice of Generative Trance hypnosis.

Paula offers yoga, meditation and counseling as a way to facilitate structure, guidance and a more conscious lifestyle. Her classes are a candid blend of artful alignment and attention cues targeted to your body, mind and heart.

Paula Tursi, MS, ERYT and is certified at the 500-hour level with the Yoga Alliance. She has been named one of Well + Good's Top 5 Meditation Teachers, and she is a contributing author on the book Happy Gut with Dr. Vincent Pedre.

What's Not Included:

  • Round trip flight to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR). Direct flights are available. Feel free to consult flight times with Janet before purchasing or look at FAQ section for flight examples.

  • Transportation to and from the airport. (Approx. $20-100, depending on number of passengers) Cash only accepted. Will be arranged with MDJ.

  • El Santuario Spa services, treatments range between $90 to $130 USD plus tax. Reflexology sessions with Janet are $125 (cash or check).

  • Extras to meals, smoothies or alcoholic beverages.

  • Fees for excursions. Most excursions range between $25 to $40 USD cash per person.

Mar de Jade’s Cancellation Policy for Guests:

  • Guests will have the option of using their full deposit with no cancellation fees towards another reservation at Mar de Jade within 18 months of the cancellation date. In order to receive the full credit, guests must cancel with more than two weeks notice.

  • Guests will be entitled to a full refund less 10% of the total cost, with notice at least 60 days prior to the scheduled arrival date.

  • With notice of cancellation 59 days or less from the scheduled arrival date, there will be a cancellation penalty of 25% for the total stay.

  • No refund with notice of cancellation less than two weeks prior to arrival.

  • Guests are responsible for all nights reserved at the rates reserved. There are no refunds or pro-rating for arriving later or leaving earlier than the reserved dates.

  • See waiver (download here) for details.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: We strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance (Travel Guard or other) for your journey to cover you for any unforeseen circumstances, such as trip cancellation or emergencies.

Excursion Info

You’ll have plenty of free time during the day to either book spa treatments at Mar de Jade’s Spa, have a healing session with Seema, relax on the beach, walk into town, or even to enjoy any one of the following activities and excursions:

***All prices are per person, in US dollars and do not include gratuities. Prices are subject to change without further notice. Please be aware that excursions must be paid directly to the providers in US dollars (cash only). Most excursions, unless otherwise noted, leave after breakfast and return before lunch (1/2 day). The Mar de Jade kitchen staff is happy to pack you a lunch if you notify them at least 24hrs before your excursion.***

Temazcal Ceremony
A Temazcal is a type of sweat lodge, which originated from pre- Hispanic Indigenous cultures in Mesoamerica. The word Temazcal comes from the Nahuatl (Aztec) word temazcalli (“house of heat”). In ancient Mesoamerica it was used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify the body, mind and spirit. The shape of the Temazcal represents the womb of Mother Earth. In the Nahuatl tradition one of its purposes is the confrontation with Tezcatlipoca, the dark side of our spirit, in order to be reborn more liberated than when we went in. The temazcal ceremony consists of four “puertas” (doors) which represent physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing. To produce the heat, volcanic stones are heated and then placed in a pit located in the center of the temazcal. The guide pours an infusion with aromatic and medicinal herbs that produce steam upon contact with the stones. Today, this pre-Hispanic tradition continues to be used in indigenous cultures and is being recovered by our society for spiritual and health purposes. At Mar de Jade we offer the Temazcal Ceremony as a means of sharing a therapeutic, cultural and spiritual experience.
Important Recommendations:
• Use a bathing suit or clothing that can get wet and covered by mud.
• Do not drink alcohol or eat heavy meals before/after the ceremony.
• Do not wear any jewelry or metal objects.
• People with respiratory, heart problems, pregnant women and children (under 16 yrs) should not participate.
Duration: 2 hours
14 people max, 6 people min. / Donation: $30 USD per person for the guide.

"Las Cuevas" Hike
An hour and a half guided hike through the tropical jungle and over an extinct volcano to the nearby beach “Las Cuevas” (The Caves), enjoy beach time and return on a 15min boat ride.
$20 per person / minimum 4 people / 5-6 hours total.

“Isla Coral” Snorkeling
A 30 min. boat ride takes you to a small island, snorkel off the shore. The boat service has life jackets and some snorkel gear, you may also wish to bring your own or buy some in town.
$25 per person / minimum 4 people / 3-4 hours total.

Humpback Whale Watching
An early morning boat ride to search for humpback whales that migrate annually from Alaska to Mexico for breeding season; available only from December to March, depart before breakfast.
$30 per person / minimum 4 people / up to 2 hours total.


Horseback Riding
A guided excursion either to “Las Cuevas” or a further beach, “El Naranjo” with time to enjoy the beach.
$60 per person / minimum 2 people, maximum 6 people / 4 hours or 7 hours.
$30 per person / minimum 4 people / 2-3 hours total.

“La Peñita” Market
A quaint Thursday morning market in the nearby town of “La Peñita.” You can find some arts & crafts, jewelry, Huichol art and souvenirs,. There is also a thriving section for locals selling appliances and food, etc. Bank and ATM available at the town. We recommended you use pesos for purchases. A van will take you, wait for you and bring you back.
$15 per person / minimum 4 people / 4 hours total.

“La Tovara” Mangrove
An hour and a half van ride takes you to the outskirts of an old port called San Blas, where “La Tovara” Mangrove awaits with many bird species, turtles, crocodiles, and other wild life. The boat tour takes approx. 1 hr and there is a place to swim and eat at the end. Mangrove boat ride not included and must be hired upon arrival at San Blas (around $10 USD).
$45 per person / minimum 5 people / 6-8 hours total.

“Sayulita” Surf Town
This is a day or half day trip to the hip surf town, “Sayulita” where you can find shops, restaurants, surf lessons and equipment rental. Expect to see a lot of tourists during high season. The van ride to/from is approx 45mins and the driver will wait for up to 4 hours.
$35 per person / minimum 4 people / 4-6 hours total.

“Puerto Vallarta” Shopping & Sightseeing
A full day excursion to Puerto Vallarta to visit the boardwalk, shops, restaurants, historic church, arts & crafts market and “Romantic Zone” with its cobble stone streets and “teja” rooftops. Van ride is an hour and a half and driver will wait up to 7 hours.
$50 per person / minimum 4 people / 6-8 hours total.

Spanish Lessons
Learn or improve your Spanish language skills with private or group classes (when available) with our enthusiastic and experienced teacher, Janet. Suitable for beginners to advanced intermediate level.
$20 per hour for private classes / $15 per hour with 2 people / $12 per hour with 3 or more.