DESTINATION RETREAT

SAYULITA YOGA RETREAT IN MEXICO

May 20 – 27, 2023

What to Expect from Your Sayulita Yoga Retreat

Join Lisa Mello and Kierstie Payge on Mello Yoga’s Sayulita yoga retreat at the world-renowned Haramara Yoga Resort, awarded one of the Top 10 Best Yoga Retreats in the World by Yoga Journal. 

Imagine rejuvenating for a whole week immersed in the healing wonders of Mexico’s Nayarit Coastline. Expect a restorative yet adventurous journey into a profound connection with self and source through heart-centered yoga, meditation, nurturing local cuisine and so much more. Transformation is waiting for you in the seclusion of the jungle, just steps away from the Pacific Ocean and a short drive from the trendy town of Sayulita, Mexico.

This Sayulita yoga retreat is a co-ed, open to all yogi practitioners, from beginners to advanced alike.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

What’s Included

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Six-night stay at the iconic Haramara Yoga Resort

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Three locally crafted meals per day

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Two yoga sessions a day

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City tour of Sayulita

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Sunrise meditations

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Ample time to lounge and recharge

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Digital & electricity detox

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Full access of resort grounds, including an infinity pool overlooking the pacific ocean and our own private beach just a few short steps away

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Breathwork, smudging ceremonies and other mystical healing modalities

Enhance Your Experience

Flights, alcohol, shopping, spa services, tipping, additional excursions, as well as optional (but recommended) travel insurance are not included in your retreat price.

Investment

A non-refundable deposit of $500 plus a $15 processing fee per person will reserve your space in the accommodation of your choice on this Sayulita yoga retreat. Additional pricing information and details can be found on our registration page.

Give yourself or someone you love the gift of healing through intentional travel and the serenity of reconnecting with nature. We cannot wait to share this extraordinary journey with you and look forward to serving you as highly as we can.

NAMASTE JOSHUA TREE

Meet the Team

Kierstie Payge

Beam of Light

About Kierstie

An Austin native turned San Diego powerhouse, Kierstie is a worldly, epic beam of light who will leave you dripping with sweat with sick sequencing. Be ready for some Post Malone playlists, #inspiredaf by her spiritual stories & wisdom, and ignited to live to your fullest potential, with radical authenticity. She sees time on the mat as a catalyst to transform and heal off the mat. If you hang with her long enough, you will start to believe you are capable of anything.

Follow her and her fur baby, Cosmo, living the dream at @kierstie_payge.

Lisa Mello

Radient Soul

About Lisa

Lisa is a radiant being and a beautiful soul who strives to incorporate the perfect balance between strength and surrender in each of her classes. The mother of two and founder of Mello Yoga believes that yoga can be for everybody and every body. Her Master’s in Education and background as a teacher give her a natural grace and intuitive approach to guiding your practice. Lisa is dedicated to providing an enriching experience that leaves you recharged and re-energized.

FROM THE ACTUAL RETREAT

Our Previous Sayulita Yoga Retreat

Kierstie & Lisa Mello took a full week to rejuvenate and rest on this previous Sayulita yoga retreat along Mexico’s Nayarit Coastline. We indulged in high-vibe vinyasa mornings and deeply restful and restorative evening yin sessions. We found a profound connection with self and source through heart-centered yoga, meditation, nurturing local cuisine, pristine sunset views, and jungle wonders. The transformation was a byproduct of the opportunity to take a beat, release negative thought patterns and find new routines that support deep wellness within and without.

MORE INFO

FAQs and Safety Precations

What airport do I fly into?

To reach your Sayulita yoga retreat you will need to book an international roundtrip flight to Puerto Vallarta (PVR). Airfare is not included in retreat pricing.

What are the accommodations like?

Each cabana is private and secluded and has its own private bathroom with a shower, a flush toilet, hot and cold water and organic soap. The private cabanas are open-air with no windows or screens. Hammocks are provided inside most cabanas depending on the space available. Sleep in a super comfy bed with hand-woven sheets and enjoy the organic cotton towels after a refreshing shower. Beach and pool towels will be provided.
The dormitory is a large open room and will accommodate up to eight people in individual beds. There are two bathrooms, one at each end of the dorm, to accommodate up to four people each. In each bathroom, there are two showers, two sinks and a toilet.

What is the weather like in Sayulita?

The Central Pacific Coast of Mexico is surrounded by jungle and receives 345 days of sunshine per year.
The months of March, April, May, October and November are warm (upper 70s to low 80s).

Are meals included in my program cost?

Yes, 3 delicious and healthy gourmet meals a day are provided and made from only the freshest natural and local ingredients. The menu is chosen daily by the chef based on the ingredients that are available. The always-changing daily menu includes seafood or vegetarian dishes. Special dietary restrictions or requirements can be accommodated. Please be sure to note these in your registration form.
Coffee and freshly squeezed juice are offered in the mornings. Tea, purified water and fresh fruit water are available all day. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at lunch and dinner.

Is WiFi available?

There is no WiFi at Haramara Retreat. However, if you would like to use your phone during your stay, you can purchase international data or you can go to one of the internet cafes in the town of Sayulita, which is a five-minute taxi ride away.

Do I need to get trip insurance?

Yes! Trip insurance is 100% mandatory for this retreat. But don’t worry, it’s affordable and will ultimately protect your investment in case of any unforeseen events. This insurance must be purchased within a week after booking your retreat.

Do I need a visa to travel to Mexico?

As an American citizen, no, you do not. During your flight to Puerto Vallarta, you will be given a document to fill out which you will then need to present to the immigration official upon your entry into Mexico. BE SURE YOU KEEP THIS PIECE OF PAPER FOR YOUR DEPARTURE. You will be asked for this upon check-in for your return flight home. If you do not have this piece of paper there will be a fine and the hassle of redoing all of this paperwork on the spot!

Is there electricity?

There is no electricity in the cabanas. They are illuminated at night with oil lamps and candles. You will be unable to use any small electrical appliances like hairdryers, curling irons or electric razors. There is no outdoor lighting so you will need to bring a flashlight or a headlamp for use at night. There are electrical outlets in the dining room, pool terrace and yoga shalas for recharging electronic devices and batteries. It is the same voltage as the U.S. so no converter is needed.

Are gratuities included?

Tips for the kitchen, dining and housekeeping staff are not included in your Sayulita yoga retreat price. We suggest that you budget $15 U.S. per day/person or $100 US per week/person. This will be shared amongst all the service staff. You may leave this with the hotel manager at the end of your stay. Gratuities for the spa staff need to be paid directly to them at the time of service. All gratuities should be paid in cash.

THE LEGAL STUFF

Waivers & Policies

Waiver of Liability

In consideration of accepting this registration, I, the participant, intend to be legally bound and hereby waive or release any and all right and claims for damages or injuries that I may have against Lisa Mello (Mello Yoga LLC) and Kierstie Porr (Dolezal), and/or all of their agents assisting with the retreat, sponsors and their representatives, and employees of Haramara Retreat & Gardens for any and all injuries or damages to me or my personal property, before, during, or after the retreat. This includes but is not limited to injuries, losses or damages in connection with accommodations, other facilities at the resort, ground transportation, diseases, local laws, climatic conditions, Acts of God, delays, changes or cancellation of travel due to weather conditions, accidents or health-related issues while residing at Haramara Retreat & Gardens and in transit to, during, or after any tours or excursions. I recognize, intend and understand that this release is binding on my heirs, executors, administrators, or assignees. I also authorize the use of photographs or videos that include my image for promotional, informational, or other reasons deemed to be in the best interest of the event. Please note your $500.00 initial deposit and $15 processing fee are non-refundable. If your personal travel plans are delayed or canceled for any reason, there will be no refunds issued by Lisa Mello (Mello Yoga LLC) or Kierstie Porr. After XXX, there will be no refunds of any kind offered. I certify that I am physically fit, healthy, and well for completing this retreat and that my physical condition has been verified by a licensed Medical Doctor. By submitting this registration, I acknowledge (or a parent or adult guardian for all children under 18 years) having read and agreed to the above waiver.

Payment Installments

Once your deposit has been submitted, your balance will be divided in half and owed in two installments.

First partial payment due: XXX
Final balance due: XXX

By initialing below, you agree to remit payments on or before the above due dates. You understand your space will be opened to another interested party if payments are not received by the date they are due, and another space will not be guaranteed to you.

Refund Policy

No refunds of deposits or processing fees will be offered under any circumstance, except if the retreat is rescheduled or canceled by the event organizers.

No refunds of any kind will be offered after XXX.

Roommate Policy

If you select a shared room (double or triple occupancy, except for the dorm), it is the responsibility of both (or all three, in the case of a triple) individuals to remit payments in full on or before their respective due dates. If one (or two) parties do not submit payments on the above-mentioned due dates, it is up to the remaining individual(s) to choose a single or double occupancy space, if available, or the event organizers will place them in another available accommodation.