The greatest work we can do for one another and the world is to work on ourselves.
— Interpretation of the yoga Upanishads by Bhavani Silvia Maki

Stop the wheels for just five days and see what happens. Join Cynthia and the amazing guests for a retreat where you will reset, transform worn-out habits, cleanse and heal your body, deepen your practice (or begin your practice) and connect to the inner guidance that is always available. Each time you step onto your yoga mat you are reintroduced to an inner stillness hidden by the noise and rush of everyday life. This retreat isn't about escaping or avoiding the busyness, but rather total immersion into the mystery of Self -an uncovering of our truth - allowing us to return to our daily lives more loving,  more connected,  more clear, refreshed & renewed. Step out of your everyday life and Step into Stillness.

Join Cynthia & Special Guests in 2018 at the fabulous Mar de Jade. Stay tuned for dates.

A typical retreat day  This is tentative and subject to change.

  • Coffee & Tea
  • Morning vinyasa flow class (2 hours)
  • Breakfast 
  • Optional one hour inner work session (journalling and discussion)
  • Free time
  • Lunch
  • Optional one hour outer work session (pose inquiry and breakdown)
  • Afternoon restorative yoga class (2 hours)
  • Dinner 

What's included:

  • Lodging
  • 3 meals a day
  • 2 two hour yoga classes a day
  • 1 one hour immersion a day (time spent deepening your practice)
  • Gratuity for the Mar de Jade staff
  • Lots of special surprises

Retreat Costs: This outlines the basic cost of the retreat (per person). You may incur additional costs depending on extra activities you take part in. 2018 costs will be posted shortly.

Ocean Room: unobstructed ocean view with a balcony or terrace

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Garden Room: lush view of the tropical gardens with an outdoor sitting area

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Guest Room: simple yet comfortable rooms with garden or jungle views

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What's not included: shuttle to and from the airport. gratuity. excursions. bar and spa services. 

Transportation: each student is responsible for making their own flight arrangements. You fly in and out of Puerto Vallarta. Shuttle arrangements will be made to and from the airport for you. The hotel shuttle costs $120 U.S. dollars. This is split between the number of travelers in the shuttle. 

Registration: Fill out the pre-registration form. You will then receive an email from Cynthia confirming that your room request is available. To hold the room a $500.00 deposit is required. 


1. Retreat Participants 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. 

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

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

4. Retreat participants are responsible for all nights reserved at the rates reserved. There are no refunds or pro-rating for arriving later, leaving earlier (or participating in only some of the activities/scheduled yoga classes) than the reserved dates.