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SOUL SHINE

RETREAT

Root into the wisdom of your soul.
February 9-14, 2025
Welcome

We go on retreat to restore  balance, to nourish ourselves, and refill an empty cup. This retreat does that in all the best ways– yoga, meditation, delicious food, oceanside relaxation, ceremony, ritual, and much more. Soul Shine offers us a unique opportunity to emerge from the quiet darkness of the Winter season and reignite the light within. As we ground fully into our internal wisdom we embody vitality and wellbeing. Rooted in the powerful community we create together, we will exude joy, peace, and bliss that will sustain us during our time together and even after the retreat is over.   

There is powerful magic that comes from sitting in a circle of women at the ocean’s edge. As each participant connects to and contributes their brightest energy,  we create a collective “root system”  that feeds the  brilliance in all of us. Through meaningful activities and embodied experiences, we will leave the retreat with radiant spirits and a deep intuitive knowledge that will help us  continue to shine bright long after returning home.  

 

Each day we gather for morning meditation and invigorating (suitable for all levels) yoga. Following breakfast, we feed our souls and spirits with activities designed to ground us more firmly in our individual and collective intuition and guidance so we can bloom into our full potential and expression. . Afternoons include downtime to nourish ourselves  with whatever calls to our hearts,  with many options for beach activities, lounging at the resort, or exploring the beautiful village that is Sayulita. In the evening, we  gather for ceremony and meditation before heading to dinner and winding down with the setting of the sun. 

the Place
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This retreat takes place in the colorful beach town of Sayulita, Mexico. Located about an hour's 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 Sayulita, a winding road leads to playa Escondida, a 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 family-run boutique hotel, retreat space, and resort. 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.

the Food

All meals are included in the retreat. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served to the group buffet style with a view of the ocean.

The meals are local and organic whenever possible, with accommodations for dietary preferences and needs. 

If you decide 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. 

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your Hosts
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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.

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Katrina McGiffin is an Energy Flow Guide who specializes in nourishment for the whole being. 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 for the mind, body, and soul.

for Accommodation
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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. 

the Offerings
  • All Meals ​

  • Transportation to and from PVR airport

  • Invigorating yoga (all levels)

  • Restorative yoga (all levels)

  • Guided Meditation

  • Shamanic Journeys

  • Ceremony

  • Daily FUN Activities

  • Nightly accommodations

  • Gift bag

  • (Optional) Shamanic Energetic Coaching or Intuitive Nutrition Sessions

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the Investment
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Bungalow

King size bed, private bathroom, panoramic windows and a terrace facing the sea.

Single Occupancy:  $3650

Double Occupancy:  $2750 per person

Casita

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).

Double Occupancy: $2950 per person

Triple Occupancy: $2450 per person

Villa

A beautiful 2 bedroom home with loft sleeping space, equipped with full kitchen, living room, and terrace overlooking the ocean.

King with Private Bath:  $3950 private or $2850 shared

Double Queen with Private Bath:  $3950 private or $2950 shared

Loft with King and Private Bath: $3350 private or $2450 shared

  • Prices are ALL INCLUSIVE (with the exception of travel, alcoholic beverages, add-on services, gratuities and off-site activities.)

  • Ground transportation will be included when arriving to PVR airport on 2/9/25 (land no later than 4:00pm) and early afternoon departure on 2/14/25 (take off no earlier than 11am). If your flights are outside of the window you are responsible for your own transport and can be arranged through La Joya

  • 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 1st, 2024

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the Reservation
Soul Shine Retreat
February 9th - 14th, 2025

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 9/30/24.

Balance due December 1st, 2024. 

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.

  • No one books a retreat with the intention of canceling, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be granted for failure to attend, or for arriving late or leaving early.

  • Participants are responsible to be adequately insured, therefore Traveler’s Insurance is strongly recommended. We are not to be held responsible for changes beyond our control. There are no refunds due to flight cancellations or changes, political unrest or bad weather. By submitting payment toward your retreat you accept these Terms and Conditions.

Coming and Going

Please plan on arriving to Puerto Vallarta airport on Sunday, February 9th (landing no later than 4:00pm) and departing on Friday, February 14th (flight departing no earlier than 11:00am). Transportation to and from La Joya will be provided for arrivals and departures on these days in these time frames. If your flights are outside of this window, you are responsible for your own transportation and can be arranged through La Joya.

the Questions

Where is the Soul Shine Retreat? 

The La Joya Hotel and Retreat Center sits just outside of Sayulita, a lovely town in Mexico that is a thirty minute drive north from the Puerto Vallarta airport. While town is easily accessible, we are well removed from the noise and people in our own quiet oceanside oasis.

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, Energetic Nourishment 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.

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