Important Information for our Trance Dance Retreat« Back to Trip Overview
This retreat is a modern day approach to ancient practices that will allow you to enter into deep dimensions of the self and to heal within Trance spaces. We utilize techniques that will move you to understand Altered States of Consciousness (ASC), how to create Sacred space, how to create ritual and put magic to your sessions, how to facilitate and hold the energy for Trance Dance, how to listen and program music for the sessions, and how to use your body as a true expression of the Divine.
Trance Dance is an evolutionary outgrowth of ancient Shamanic practices merged with modern consciousness research. Utilizing the breath and movement as activators, we can explore non~ordinary states of reality, and the psyche’s poetic soul centered language of images and symbols. Combining conscious breathing and evocative music, you will embark upon a journey, during which you may experience a release of blocked emotions, healing of unfinished business, transpersonal connections and new insights. And YES, you will have time to enjoy the beauty of the surroundings, walk, meditate, journal or simply hang out.
- All home-cooked meals, snacks and drinks (water, coffee, tea).
- Seven nights single, double or triple occupancy at Mar de Jade Retreat Center.
- All Ernesto’s amazing spiritual teachings, trance sessions, classes and ceremonies.
- Optional opportunity to participate in a San Pedro plant medicine ceremony.
- Medical insurance for the duration of the trip
- Soda & alcoholic beverages are not included.
- Personal items such as phone calls and souvenir shopping!
- Tips for the hotel staff are not-included. They work very hard to serve you and we recommend you put aside ~$75.00 for them.
- Your round-trip air flight to and from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and your taxi to the center are not-included.
- Bring some cash for: non-included healing/spa services, surfing, non-included side trips, tipping kitchen staff, and for the room-maids (we suggest $1.00 USD per day per person).
How To Get to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:
Please fly into Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) by 3:00pm on March 3rd – that way we can arrange the sharing of taxi’s to the center and have our opening ceremony by 6:00pm. Figure that it will take 90 minutes to taxi from the airport to the center. Going home on March 10th, leave enough time for that drive plus 2 hours lead time at the airport. Mar de Jade is along Mexico’s Tropical Pacific Coast, about 90 min. north of Puerto Vallarta, 3 hours west of Guadalajara, and 2 hours south of Tepic, Nayarit. It is located on the south end of Chacala Beach, state of Nayarit, Mexico.
One way rates for Taxi Service to/from airport: Sedan for up to 3 people plus luggage: $90.00 USD, Van for 4 to 7 people plus luggage: $140.00 USD. It is pretty inexpensive if you are sharing the costs with a bunch of folks!
We appreciate your concern for safety in Mexico. Although we understand that drug related violence has been extensively reported in the U.S. press, we want you to know that it is mostly confined to the border with the United States and a few cities within the areas of drug production. Chacala, and the Riviera Nayarit, are far from the centers of violence. Chacala is a small fishing town where visitors and residents alike feel safe to walk any time during the day or night. Children and families play in the area without fear. For a comparison you might think of going to Big Sur or Lake Tahoe and wondering if violence in Los Angeles is something about which to be concerned.
Feel free to make your own flights, but please confirm them with us before booking. If you need help – no worries, Ales in Custom Travel is our travel guru – feel free to ring him at: 604-204-0444, 866-866-5566 or email him and it will be his pleasure to assist you!
Keep in Mind:
The actual schedule of spiritual teachings and what we will be doing day to day is not published so we can be in the moment. Every day will be a magical experience for all of us, so keep your heart and mind open to the experience life brings us. Due to the remote areas we are traveling to, weather, bad roads and other unseen obstacles may cause us to make changes in our itinerary.