09 Mar Joyful Soul Retreat – Mexico 2019
“One of the best weeks of my life, and I have been on many worldwide retreats! A perfect blend of personal growth, a variety of yoga practices, and group activities, all held in a gentle, loving energetic container. I will carry Jennie’s words and positive energy with me, and am so looking forward to the next retreat already.”
When: March 9-16, 2019
What: Horseback Riding – Yoga – Meditation – Writing workshops – Healthy, authentic food – Outstanding hospitality -Abundant natural beauty – Like-minded friends. This retreat is a heart and mind expanding adventure, from which you will feel the next steps of your life unfold with clarity!
Where: Resort Las Cascadas, Mexico
Set among cascading waterfalls, undulating hills, and majestic views in central rural Mexico, Rancho Las Cascadas offers old fashioned charm and hospitality at its finest. Weather in March is moderate (80 F/25 C), the cacti flowers are in bloom, and the African mimosa trees give off a scent of fresh strawberries.
Why: Get the support you deserve – Riding guidance for your level (instruction for beginners/ freedom for advanced); Yoga therapy practices to balance body and mind; Writing coaching to spark creativity; Meditation guidance to enhance intuition and peace; Community and solitude; Activity and stillness.
Knowledgeable wranglers match you to the perfect horse, whether you are a complete beginner or an expert rider. An introductory riding lesson is included if you wish and you will learn how to be comfortable and commune with these majestic animals. If you are an advanced rider, you will have great freedom to explore the countryside on numerous types of daily rides. Those who wish to practice the symbiosis of yoga, meditation, and riding will benefit from increased peace, balance, flexibility and body awareness in the saddle.
Spirit Writing Workshops
Let go of daily concerns and allow your creativity to rise like a sunrise from your heart. Whether you are a professional writer or a journal doodler, we will use this writing time to align with deep inner knowing. Jennie’s guidance in spirit writing will help you quiet the restless mind, so you can feel inspired and at peace. The workshops are times of self-reflection through writing prompts, as well as optional sharing and facilitation toward increased clarity of expression for those working on something specific. Participants also receive $100 of a Spirit Writing Package with Jennie before the retreat. Read more here.
Meditation & Yoga
Jennie’s classes are an unexpected mix of therapeutic as well as challenging yoga postures, breathwork to quiet the restless mind and meditation to develop deep inner listening, all intuitively delivered at the right level for whoever is present. She draws from a dedicated personal practice of the Eight Limbs of Yoga as well as her studies in Spiritual Psychology, and Body-Centered Psychotherapy. Regardless of your experience in yoga or meditation, you will enjoy her inspired flow, something different each day, integrating many styles and approaches to nourishing the body and mind through the classical teachings, anchored in Love.
Sample Retreat Day
Note: Participate in what you wish, skip the rest. You are supported in making your retreat perfect for you!
7am: Yoga and Meditation Practice (variety of styles: Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative and more)
9am: Farm fresh breakfast
10 – 11am: Writing Workshop
11:30 – 5pm: Activity Time for:
Stress relieving hikes, energizing mountain bike rides
Visits to nearby villages or open markets
Excursions to the Teotichuacan Pyramids
Spa and pool time for personal reflections (and margaritas)
Private yoga therapy or writing coaching sessions
5pm: Relaxing yoga, yoga nidra, meditation
7pm: Dinner and Free Time for star gazing, fireside chats, dancing, silence, a midnight swim, who knows!
Add On: As a retreat participant you may take $100 off any Spirit Writing Coaching Package. See details here.
Deposit: $500 (non-refundable). Rooms are limited so hold your space now! Personal checks or Paypal accepted. (A 4% processing fee will be added for Paypal. Link to Paypal is below.)
Cancellation Policy: Final payment is due by Dec 15, 2018. No refunds are available after that as costs to the center are incurred to reserve. To be safe, it is recommended that you purchase travel insurance. Passport required for travel to Mexico.
Register below or contact Jennie for more information.
- 7 nights accommodation in double occupancy standard room (two double beds and private bath)
- All meals, open bar, plus afternoon tea and cake
- Daily yoga and meditation sessions
- Daily spirit writing workshops
- Unlimited horseback riding
- Use of all ranch facilities, infinity pool, hot tub, mountain bikes and more…
All meals AND unlimited bar included
Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and cake, as well as a four course dinner are included daily. And an open bar is also included with your retreat. Meals are festive, authentic Mexican and international cuisine cooked in traditional open air kitchen served in colorful local style. Special dietary requirements are always accommodated.
What’s not included:
- Airfare to Mexico City International Airport (MEX)
- Ground transport to hotel. Can be arranged for you $90 round trip.
- Taxes and fees
- Optional excursions
- Spa services and private Yoga Therapy sessions
About the Teacher
Jennie Lee is the author of Breathing Love: Meditation in Action (2018) and True Yoga: Practicing with the Yoga Sutras for Happiness and Spiritual Fulfillment (2016). A Yoga Therapist for the past 20 years, she helps people find their joy within, overcoming stress, grief and anxiety through the transformative practices of classical yoga, meditation and writing. Jennie has been a lifelong rider and owned numerous horses. She loves integrating yoga and meditation with horse interaction.
Jennie’s writing has also been featured in dozens of wellness blogs and magazines. She is Certified through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (C-IAYT), and the Yoga Alliance (RYT 500).
“Jennie Lee shows up wholeheartedly to offer a beautiful experience for each of her retreat attendees. She is intuitive, loving and kind. This is my fourth retreat with her and it exceeded my expectations in the quality of yoga and curriculum.”
"Through the retreat I gave myself permission to hope and dream again, to nourish myself, and move confidently forward."
"Jennie is an authentic, light, fun, deep, experiential and magnificent teacher. One stand out feeling I have after the retreat is a relaxed confidence and acceptance of myself which feels huge."
"I was looking for answers to some spiritual and life questions, and space to be quiet and listen to my own mind and heart. The retreat exceeded all of my expectations."
"I can’t remember the last time I was able to relax this much! My shoulder & neck pain is gone!"
"I am so grateful for the guidance and opportunity to go deep into self-reflection. Life changing. You have helped me start on the path to pure love."
"It was such a gift to have private time with Jennie and benefit from her insight, clarity and wisdom."
"… and I have been on many worldwide retreats….A perfect blend of personal growth, a variety of yoga practices, and group activities, all held in a gentle, loving energetic container. I will carry Jennie’s words and positive energy with me, and am so looking forward to the next retreat already."
"I came on retreat for spiritual growth and reconnecting with my true peaceful nature. This retreat gave me that and more!"
Jennie is an amazing teacher. I appreciate her patience and guidance on meditation and the physical yoga practices.
"I loved that she mixed philosophy in with our practices. She did different styles of yoga and meditation so I could try different things. I seriously feel like this was one of the best experiences of my life."
"This is my fourth retreat with Jennie and I continually appreciate and tell others the planning she embarks upon, her deep knowledge and passion about yoga and meditation, and how she makes it all so accessible to everyone."
I worked through some major blocks, let go of a lot of stress, and realized my need for self-care, physically and mentally.