Oct 2 - 9, 2021
Chacala - Mexico
Join us for a revitalizing and enlightening 8 days along the sandy beaches of the Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Every aspect of this experience is specially tailored to rejuvenate, relax, and rebalance.
You’ll work directly with Light Watkins to learn how to master meditation
Learn how to cultivate a natural high through your daily practice
Enjoy morning yin yoga, sunset swims, spa services, or just lounge in a hammock
Be nourished with three healthy and delicious, locally-sourced meals a day
You’ll have hammocks, pools, and a hot tub at your disposal
Enjoy inspiring evening dharma talks on a variety of spiritual topics
All rooms have climate control for the perfect sleeping temperature
Connect with like-minded people from all over the world
Delight in an alcohol-free holiday
If you’ve yet to learn Vedic or Transcendental Meditation, you will experience comprehensive meditation training with Bliss More and Knowing Where to Look author and international meditation teacher, Light Watkins, in this beautiful environment, away from everyday life.
Or, if you already practice either of those techniques, you will be taught “Rounding," which is an advanced meditation technique that will renew and elevate your practice to another level.
Each participant will be given a tailored transformational program that will have you coming away feeling deeply refreshed, energized, and inspired.
All of the practices you learn on the retreat are designed for easy home use as well.
To help you unwind further, we’ll have daily vinyasa and yin yoga classes that will enhance your experience, opening body and mind.
Visit Light's website to learn more about his work.
You’ll enjoy three daily delicious and nutritious meals in an open air-dining terrace overlooking the ocean. All food offered will be healthy, local, and when possible, organic - vegetarian dishes as well as fresh fish and seafood. Meals are prepared from scratch using many ingredients from the local organic farm owned and operated by the retreat center. Special dietary requirements can easily be accommodated.
You’ll also nourish your mind with daily talks on a variety of inspirational and spiritual themes, including getting your own questions answered.
The atmosphere on the retreat is about connection, support, kindness, and creating as nourishing of an environment as possible for each and every retreat participant so they feel seen, heard, and welcomed.
You'll enjoy daily inspirational knowledge talks with Light and an inspired community of like-minded people. You'll also have plenty of time to unwind with a variety of spa treatments. Additional activities like whale watching and local tours are available too.
On this retreat we will be encouraging limited cell and internet usage so that you truly have a chance to recharge and reset.
The Retreat Center is nestled between the tropical jungle and the pristine sandy beach of Chacala, Mexico. It sits on the shores of Playa Chacala, a small Mexican fishing village with plenty of charm that still retains a traditional way of life. The town and surrounding areas have much to offer; from jungle hikes, surfing, whale watching, boating, and ancient petroglyphs, to the simple pleasure of playing on the soft sand and swimming in the year-round warm ocean waters.
Accommodation for 7 nights / 8 days
Daily Vedic meditation instruction and follow-up
Daily morning and evening yoga. Vinyasa and Yin for all levels
Daily Rounding instruction and follow-up (for existing Vedic and Transcendental Meditators - other styles do not qualify)
3 daily vegetarian and seafood meals, excluding meat, poultry, caffeine, and alcohol
Daily Inspirational knowledge talks on a variety of spiritual topics with Light Watkins
Use of health and wellbeing facilities, including full-size swimming and wading pools, jacuzzi, cold plunge, and steam room
Transfers to and from the retreat center
Additional nights accommodation
Additional specialty beverages
Light has been teaching Vedic Meditation since 2007 and leads meditation and inspiration retreats around the world.
He is an expert in the art and science of consciousness, and author of The Inner Gym, Bliss More (Random House), and Knowing Where to Look (Sounds True).
Light has taught thousands of people from all walks of life how to meditate in a self-sufficient way.
Learn more about Light and his community here.
• Each room is unique in size and view. We assign rooms in order of registration. • Rooms with the ocean view will be given to those who register FIRST. • See the FAQs section below for more details about room selection. • The cost includes the Vedic Meditation Training. • If you’ve completed the Vedic or Transcendental Meditation training prior to the retreat, you will be refunded $400. • Rounding instruction is included for those who’ve already completed the Vedic or Transcendental Meditation training.
"Light explains the process in a way that makes it easy to follow and perform. If you ever wanted to learn meditation or found it too difficult in the past, I encourage you to check out his retreat. "
"Light makes the mystical journey of meditation so simple and easy to learn. I can say with out hesitation it will change the way you look at the world. "
"Light's gradual approach of going through the lessons really helps you understand every aspect of meditation. It was absolutely a priceless gift and I would recommend Light's meditation retreat to anyone and everyone. "
The retreat starts at 5pm on October 2nd, 2021 and ends at 10am on October 9th, 2021, local time.
Everyone! Vedic Meditators of all levels of experience are invited to take part. If you have not yet learned Vedic or Transcendental Meditation, Light will be teaching beginners during the first days the retreat at a reduced cost of $400 pp (it costs $1200 USD to learn VM with Light domestically).
Anyone who is not interested or willing to participate in the meditation instruction and daily inspirational talks. Anyone who is not able to go the entire week without consuming alcohol. Those who find it difficult to be in natural environments (where you may cross paths with a spider, mosquito, or some other bug from time to time).
This is a meditation retreat, so while there will be plenty of free time to enjoy the location, everyone is required to participate in the retreat. We will be offering classes for new meditators with no prior experience, so everyone is welcome!
If you are traveling across multiple time zones, we recommend you arrive a day earlier to accommodate jet lag and settle into the center before the retreat starts. There will be an additional night’s charge and we can help arrange this for you.
Rooms are assigned on a first-come-first-served basis, depending on when you paid your deposit. Each room is unique in size and view. Changing to a different room at the retreat is subject to availability and additional costs may apply. Please note: all rooms are equal in terms of comfort and cleanliness, but some are more spacious or have an ocean view versus a jungle view. We will do our best to assign you the nicest available room at the time of your deposit. There are no refunds or discounts if you do not like your assigned room.
The easiest way to reach Chacala (where the center is located) is to fly to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR), which has non-stop and connecting flights from most major US cities.
Transfers to/from the retreat center are included.
Yes, that is correct, and this offer is only valid until July 5.
This trip is being sold and operated by Tribes of Us Ltd, a UK & Wales company registered with the Companies House under number 13127983. Tribes of Us have worked with Light Watkins and his team to build an incredible experience for their community.
Each participant will engage in their own individually-tailored program and receive instruction in the art of Rounding. Guests can take the retreat at their own pace. However, a day will look something like this:
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