Ignite the radiance of your soul.
February 18-23, 2024
We go on retreat to seek balance, to nourish ourselves and refill an empty cup. This retreat will do that for you in all the best ways– yoga, meditation, delicious food, oceanside relaxation, ceremony, ritual, and much more. Soul Shine offers you a unique opportunity to emerge from the quiet darkness of the Winter season and reignite the light within you. Sun-drenched and soul-inspired days will stoke your inner flame and spark your most vibrant vitality.
There is powerful magic that comes from sitting in a circle of women at the ocean’s edge. As each participant cultivates and contributes their brightest energy, together we create a collective "fire". It transmutes that which dims our spirits into energy that sparks our greatest brilliance. Through meaningful activities and embodied experiences, we will leave the retreat with radiant spirits and the tools and awarenesses to continue to shine bright long after returning home.
Each day we will gather for morning meditation and invigorating (suitable for all levels) yoga. Following breakfast, we will feed our souls and spirits with activities designed to nourish your spirit and explore the flow of life. Afternoons will include downtime to nourish yourself with whatever appeals to you with many options for beach activities, lounging at the resort, or exploring the beautiful village that is Sayulita. In the evening, we will gather for ceremony and meditation before heading to dinner and winding down with the setting of the sun.
This retreat will take us to the colorful beach town of Sayulita, Mexico. Located about an hours drive north of Puerto Vallarta, this quaint surfer town is known as "the city of good vibes". The cobblestone streets are filled with chic restaurants, hip cafes, art galleries, and a variety of shops.
Minutes away from the colorful beach town of Sayulita is a winding road that leads to playa Escondida, the hidden beach. It’s here, nestled between coconut palms and a quartz adorned boulder on the shore, that you’ll find La Joya.
La Joya is a small beachside resort that is a family-run boutique hotel and retreat space. La Joya offers elegant accommodation, wellness focused amenities and the opportunity to reconnect: to self, to nature, and to whatever’s most important to you.
Join us in this secluded seaside retreat space for a magical stay in an ocean view room.
All meals will be included in the retreat. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served to the group buffet style with a view of the ocean.
The meals will be local and organic whenever possible, with accommodations for dietary preferences and needs.
If deciding to venture out for a meal, you will have a wide range of dining options to explore. Sayulita is known for its cuisine and offers street vendors, taco bars, bakeries, beachside restaurants, casual cafés, lively patios, and fine dining establishments.
Bridget Boland is a shamanic energy healer certified by The Four Winds, an award-winning writer, Forrest Yoga teacher, birth and death coach, and former attorney. Bridget strives to provide a sanctuary for students to explore their emotional, energetic and physical landscapes through breath, movement and energetic processes including soul retrieval and destiny retrieval.
Katrina McGiffin is an Integrative Nutritionist and Yoga Teacher. Bringing her Master's degree in Nutrition together with her certification as a Hypnotherapist and Energy Healer, she guides clients to discover a spiritual awareness that extends well beyond food and eating to allow well-being to unfold on many levels. She specializes in establishing a healthy relationship with the body and connecting with the unique medicine that lies within.
This quiet and secluded paradise by the sea has everything you could possibly want in a retreat vacation. From filtered water (3 stage filtered and ionized!) to organic food, everything is aimed to support your wellbeing.
Each room at La Joya has an ocean view and a king size bed. Each is outfitted for comfort so you can restore to the best of your ability.
The amenities include a beautiful swimming pool, shaded yoga deck, salt water hot tub, high speed wifi, air conditioning, and so much more. Golf carts will also be available for trips to town.
Transportation to and from PVR airport
Invigorating yoga (all levels)
Restorative yoga (all levels)
Daily FUN Activities
(Optional) Shamanic Energetic Coaching or Intuitive Nutrition Sessions
King size bed, private bathroom, panoramic windows and a terrace facing the sea.
Single Occupancy: $3150
Double Occupancy: $2350 per person
A more spacious option for up to 3 guests with larger bathrooms and terrace. Each features a king bed and a sitting area that can be converted into an extra bed (twin).
Single Occupancy: $3550
Double Occupancy: $2550 per person
Triple Occupancy: $2100 per person
A beautiful 2 bedroom home with loft sleeping space, equipped with full kitchen, living room, and terrace overlooking the ocean.
King with Private Bath: $3550 private or $2550 shared
Double Queen with Private Bath: $3950 private or $2650 shared
Loft with King and Private Bath: $2500 private or $2000 shared
Prices are ALL INCLUSIVE (with the exception of travel, alcoholic beverages, add-on services, and off-site activities.)
If opting to share a room with another participant, please let us know the name of the person with whom you will be sharing a room at checkout.
Final payment will be due December 5th, 2024
Soul Shine Retreat
February 18th - 23rd, 2024
Reserve your spot now by clicking here.
Your spot will be reserved by paying a 50% non-refundable deposit.
Use code: SOULSHINE to only pay 50% deposit.
Pricing will reflect early bird pricing through 9/30/23.
Balance due December 5th, 2023.
Upon reserving your spot, you will receive a reservation confirmation along with a link to fill out a Retreat Registration Form. The Liability Waiver will be sent separately, via email.
Please complete both as soon as possible.
Soul Shine Retreat Payment Refund and Cancellation Policy:
The deposit is non-refundable, but may be transferrable.
The full amount paid, less the non-refundable deposit, will be refunded should you provide written notice of cancellation at least 60 days prior to the retreat start date.
No refund will be offered if notification is received within 60 days of the retreat start date.
Traveler's Insurance is highly recommended if the cancellation policy is of concern for you.
Coming and Going
Please plan on arriving to Puerto Vallarta airport on Sunday, February 18th no later than 4:30pm and departing on Friday, February 23rd no earlier than 11:00am. Transportation to and from La Joya will be provided for arrivals and departures from the airport on these days. Transportation for those arriving or departing on different dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for more details. There may also be the option to add nights on to the front or back end of your stay at La Joya, if you choose. Reach out for more information.
Where is the Soul Shine Retreat?
In Sayulita, a small town in Mexico about an hour north of Puerto Vallarta, at La Joya Hotel and Retreat Center.
Can dietary restrictions be accommodated?
Yes. Please let us know your restrictions in advance and we will do our best. We will let you know if we are unable to for some reason.
Do I need to bring my own food?
All meals will be provided. If you snack between meals or will want something before morning practice, you may want to bring some items with you. There will be access to a full kitchen.
May I pick my roommate?
Yes, please let us know your preferred roommate on your retreat registration form.
What are the bedrooms like?
Each private room has a King bed, private bath, mini bar, AC, high speed Wifi, Blackout blinds, and complimentary yoga mat.
If I am new to yoga, can I do this retreat?
This yoga taught will be for all levels of yoga. The morning class will be a bit more vigorous, but modifications will be given to accommodate all levels and abilities.
What type of yoga will be taught?
Expect a Hatha class that integrates some vinyasa and a lot of breath work, mindful movement, and spirit brightening.
Is there Wifi/ Cell Service?
There is high speed Wifi at the hotel. Please make sure to check with your carrier about international plans for travel to Mexico for cellular coverage.
When can I schedule a Shamanic Energy Session, Intuitive Nutrition Session, and/or Yoga Private?
Please mark on your registration form if you would like to schedule a private session. If there are spaces available, you may also be able sign-up in person at the retreat. We will provide more information regarding privates sessions as the time draws nearer.