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    FREEDOM AND VISION

    WELLNESS RETREAT

     

    November 25 - December 2, 2023

    Quimixto, Mexico

  • Our Mexico 2023 Retreat was a huge success!

     

    Swipe through the pictures below for a recap.

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  • "I feel blessed to have attended this magical wellness retreat in the pristine Mixto resort on the remote Quimixto Mexican beach. The views of the ocean, comfortable rooms, delicious plant-based menu, and hospitable staff were outstanding. With empathy and experience, Chel (yoga & mindfulness), Alejo (excursions and hikes), and Lara (meditation & yoga Nidra) connected with each participant at their level of development. While we had our own personal journeys, the group was a sisterhood of support - I was so impressed with these accomplished and kind women. With the guidance of our awesome teachers, I was able to stretch beyond my limitations to expand my abilities and lay a foundation to continue my mindfulness practice at home." - Karen

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    Freedom & Vision is a wellness retreat that celebrates embracing the present moment, receiving deep rest and rejuvenation, and creating the life you dream of.

     

    We have created a retreat that is the perfect duality of peaceful tranquility, inward reflection and relaxation with wild adventure and activity. There’s something for everyone, and you can go with the flow to float in and out of the activities that suit you. Our goal is that you leave Quimixto, Mexico feeling renewed, healed, invigorated, overjoyed and full of inspiration.

  • What We'll Do:

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    • Enjoy a pristine remote coastline in a quaint Mexican village with luxury eco-retreat spaces and amenities.
    • Eat exquisite, nourishing vegetarian food celebrating local flavors, 3 meals daily.
    • Be present with daily meditation and mindfulness/journaling sessions.
    • Energize the body with morning yoga sessions.
    • Rest and experience powerful evening yoga nidra (deep relaxation) sessions.
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    • Hike to waterfalls, birdwatching and nature bathing meditations.
    • Free time to reflect and rest in tranquility or explore your wild side with surfing, kayaking and adventure.
    • Celebrate the full moon with a manifestation ceremony.
    • Explore Mexican and indigenous cultural and spiritual traditions.

     

    Optional additional cost activities available: 2 Group Cannabis Ceremonies including preparation and integration sessions (more information HERE), ice bath, temescal, zipline, swimming with wild dolphins, Reiki sessions, surf board rental.

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    Location and Retreat Space

    Mixto Villa is the exclusive, upscale and brand new sister resort to the renowned Xinalani retreat center. Mixto Villa is a luxury and private retreat space located right on the remote, pristine Pacific beach of Quimixto. The villa has it’s own bar, pool and attentive on-site service staff. All of this is located in the tropical jungle refuge which is why it’s a carefully thought out eco-retreat space that respects and conserves the beautiful nature surrounding it. We will enjoy our own private amenities while also getting to enjoy the amenities of the nearby Xinalani resort.

     

    More details about Villa Mixto on their website HERE, and about Xinalani Retreat center HERE.

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    Quimixto, Mexico

    Quimixto is a small, quaint village on the Pacific coast of Mexico, just south of Puerto Vallarta. This village is only accessible by boat, which makes it an exclusive destination with minimal tourists and remote beaches. There’s an intermediate/advanced surf break located right in front of the retreat space (though swell can be inconsistent). There are waterfalls to explore and stretches of untouched coastline. The remote location means the sky will be filled with visible stars. It’s the perfect place to escape, explore your freedom and create a vision for living your best life.

  • Your Hosts

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    Lara Wharton

    Lara is a meditation expert and specializes in a broad range of techniques, including mindfulness, meditation, visualization practices, yoga nidra ("yogic sleep"), chakra energy work, yoga, reiki, ayuverdic medicine practices, breath-work and cannabis-assisted meditation journeys. Once an anxious, stressed-out, always-in-a-rush lawyer, Lara learned how to meditate and regularly relax her nervous system with life-changing results. She has completed thousands of hours of training and practice in mindfulness meditation, yoga, yoga nidra, reiki, psychedelic sitter training/harm reduction and integration, Buddhism, neuroscience, psychotherapy, and other healing traditions.

     

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    Chel Rogerson 

    Chel is a yoga teacher (eRYT-500), life coach (NBHWC-approved) and Reiki Master. She specializes in mindfulness, chakra balancing and living with intention and purpose. Once a stressed out marketing executive, Chel decided if she could create marketing plans for major companies, why not create a strategic “life plan” for herself? She turned to yoga, mindfulness and compassion to improve her wellbeing and follow her dreams of traveling and finding her purpose.

     

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    Alejo Desiderio

    Alejo is a true nature and animal lover and owner of EcoHike Sayulita, which boasts over 500 five-star reviews for jungle experiences. He specializes in identifying flora and fauna, birdwatching and Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese mindfulness practice of nature bathing. Alejo is Reiki level 1 & 2 certified and approaches his tours with a full sense of connection with nature. He’s also from Argentina, so he’s happy to help you practice your Spanish!

     

  • A Daily Schedule Balancing Relaxation and Adventure

     

    Each day offers meditation, yoga, time in nature, free time, optional excursions, deep relaxation and opportunities for reflection, ceremony and connection. With three buffet-style, plant-based meals and smoothies/juices to renourish and keep exploring.

     

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  • Ready to join this life-changing experience?

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    Choose Your Room

    All luxury rooms feature:

     

    ✔️ Expansive ocean views featuring large glass doors and balconies.

     

    ✔️ Air conditioning, hot water, biodegradable shampoo and soaps

     

    ✔️ Options for single or multiple occupancy - There are options book your own room for singles or couples. For the best rate, share with friends or book solo in a shared room and meet your new best friends at the retreat.

     

    ✔️ Ability to specify preferred bed configuration (e.g. two single beds vs. king bed)

     

    *If you do not see a room that fits your needs just contact us for a solution! We have many options.

     

    **All prices in USD, per person

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    Penthouse 1 - Shared Female SOLD OUT

     

    4 single beds

     

    This room is available for female solo travelers who wish to reduce cost and share accommodation with assigned roommates. The Penthouse rooms have larger seating/lounge areas, huge master bathrooms and are located on the upper level. This room has a massive adjoined deck we will all share. Max 4 guests.

     

    Price per person (sharing with other solo travelers): $2,278

     

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    Penthouse 2 - SOLD OUT

    Max 4 guests.

     

    Beds can be configured to a combination of single and/or king options.

     

    The Penthouse rooms have larger seating/lounge areas, huge master bathrooms and are located on the upper level.

     

    Single Occupancy: $4,615

    Double Occupancy: $3,057 per person

    Triple Occupancy: $2,538 per person

    Quadruple Occupancy: $2,278 per person

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    Beach Rooms - SOLD OUT

    Max 3 guests.

     

    Beds can be configured to a combination of single and/or king options.

     

    All rooms face the ocean, right on the beach.

     

    Large in-suite bathroom.

     

    Single Occupancy: $3,250

    Double Occupancy: $2,375 per person

    Triple Occupancy: $2,083 per person

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    Room Rates are All-Inclusive!

    Price Includes:

    • Airport/Boat Transportation to the property
    • 3 vegetarian meals per day, coffee, tea and water
    • Incredibly creative, healing and fun retreat schedule including meditation, yoga, hiking/nature bathing, mindfulness sessions, yoga nidra, local cultural experiences, full moon manifestation ceremony and much more!
    • Sporting equipment: Yoga mats/props, kayaks, snorkeling gear
    • Special gift bag of goodies
    • Access to the exclusive sister retreat space, Xinalani, for another pool, second beach bar, spa, boutique and optional activities.

    Not Included:

    • Flight to/from PVR (Puerto Vallarta)
    • Alcoholic beverages and specialty drinks.
    • Spa services and healing sessions
    • Tips: there’s a suggested $20/day tip for service staff.
    • Optional add-on excursions, including ice baths, zipline, temescal, cannabis ceremony, swimming with wild dolphins.
    • Surfboard rental (there is an intermediate/advance wave!) 
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    Payment:

     

    $500 non-refundable deposit at time of reservation to reserve your space

     

    Balance must be paid in full by August 1.

     

    Payment option: 50% of balance due by July 1, remainder balance due August 1

     

    Cancellation Policy: all payments towards the retreat, including the initial $500 USD booking deposit, are non-refundable, but are transferable. If you are unexpectedly unable to attend you can find someone to go in your place and we will try to help as best as we can.

     

    We highly recommend you secure an inexpensive Travel Insurance policy with medical and trip interruption coverage to avoid any financial setbacks due to unforeseen circumstances. If a guest fails to make payment by 7 days after the payment due date, the reservation will be canceled and we will begin efforts to find a new guest to transfer your booking to.

     

    Flight Details:

     

     

    Mixto Villa and the village of Quimixto is located in a remote area outside of Puerto Vallarta, only accessible by a short 20-minute boat ride! The hotel will arrange transportation to/from the airport (included in your all-inclusive price).

     

    Flights should arrive at PVR - Puerto Vallarta airport

     

    * Important: For transportation to the retreat, your arrival flight must arrive at Puerto Vallarta no later than 4:00 PM and you must plan a departure flight no earlier than 12:00 PM. If you arrive or depart outside of these times, you will need to stay in Puerto Vallarta the night before/after the retreat begins (not terrible, Puerto Vallarta is amazing!). We strongly suggest you purchase Travel Insurance in case a flight delay causes you to miss your airport transportation.

     

     

     

    Please review our Retreat Terms and Conditions

     

     

    If you have read all of these details and are ready for a life changing week in Quimixto filled with wild adventure and deep relaxation, reserve today. Say yes to freedom and vision!

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