Summer Solstice Retreat & Gathering
June 19 – 25, 2022
with Saul David Raye &
Special Guests; Brenda McMorrow ( Kirtan/Music ), Christian DePriest (Breathwork),
Rodrigo ( Temezcal Ceremony)
Yelapa Bay Yelapa Waterfall Yelapa Bay
Tending the Inner Fire
Creativity, Passion + Purpose + LOVE
June 19 – 25, 2022
Hello Friends ~
I invite you to join me for a very special summer solstice retreat where the jungle meets the sea in Yelapa Mexico.
Yelapa is a small picturesque cove & fishing village at the southern most end of the Puerto Vallarta Bay. The opportunity to do a program at this beautiful retreat center recently came available. The retreats have been such a wonderful experience, people coming from many places, backgrounds and walks of life and practicing together. The shared practices of yoga, meditation, breathwork, music, ceremony and community together create a powerful space for healing & transformation.
So I’m very excited to host this summer solstice gathering, if you are a returning student, you may join via deposit and that will save your space. If are a new student, meaning you haven’t done a program with me before, please give me a short email just introducing yourself.
Please watch this beautiful video on Yelapa and the retreat center – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGVoJYt_4UU
Please see some of our retreat testimonials further down on the page.
If you would like more info please email to [email protected]
Tending the Inner Fire ….
The summer solstice is a powerful time to renew and deepen our life practice. A time to celebrate life, align with the seasonal rhythms and the peak of light. An opportunity to focus on practices and teachings that support our inner fire, creativity, passion and purpose. The inner fire has many names and forms, but in essence it is our inner light that provides nourishment and energy to every level of being. It is connected to our health and radiance, to our hearts, to our inspiration and ultimately to the power of LOVE. During the week we will co-create a retreat space to practice together in community and explore practices that support, nourish and strengthen our inner fire. All are welcome in peace, respect and shared practice.
“…sometimes life brings us experiences that change our body, mind & soul for the rest of our lives!! things happen within us that have no words to describe them! the healing, self-love growth and heart-expanding community connection were beyond magical and anything i could have ever imagined! i could not be any more grateful for this experience i had with saul and all the beautiful souls that i met at yandara! If you are thinking of coming, think no more…the answer is YES!!
~ Spring 2022 Mexico / Christy D. ~ Yoga Teacher / Studio Owner Testimonial
• Daily Yoga, Meditation + Breathwork. Yoga Room is overlooking the Ocean.
• Daily Chanting + Kirtan/ Guidance in Mantras + Chanting
• 3 meals a day / Delicious Food/ Coffee, Tea in the mornings
• Relaxation time; Salt water pool and hot tub overlooking the ocean.
• Teachings + Exercises to support Creativity, passion + purpose.
• Deep Relaxation Session + Om Chant
• Optional Healing treatments at the Retreat Center
• Optional group activities; snorkeling, boat ride, hiking to waterfall, visit the town of Yelapa.
The name “Yelapa” is believed to derive from an old Native American word meaning “where two rivers meet the sea.” This seaside town is a quiet fishing village that makes up one of the lushest bio-regions in the world. Yelapa is an incredible secluded town near Puerto Vallarta, complete with waterfalls, jungles, and some of the best food in the region and considered one of the safest places in mexico. There are no roads, no cars, and no ATMs, and infrastructure is minimal. It’s like a beach community frozen in time, and that’s exactly what makes it so appealing. The community was founded by four families about 150 years ago. Today, it remains one of the few communities on Earth that’s still owned, inhabited, and maintained by the original residents and their descendants. Only about 1,500 people call Yelapa home, and it remains unsullied.
more info on yelapa – here
What to do in Yelapa:
Besides being on a fantastic yoga retreat, there are many activities like snorkeling, waterfalls, hiking and the old cobblestone streets of Yelapa town to explore. The retreat center has a salt water swimming pool, hot tub, infrared sauna, various healing modalities and plenty of places to relax and rejuvenate.
• Short flight to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) – Fly into PVR
• 1 hour water taxi ride to Yelapa
• We will have someone guiding and supporting each step of the journey.
To Register for the Retreat:
If you have done a program with Saul previosuly, you can send a deposit of $500. Please specify ‘Summer Solstice Retreat’
If you have not done a program with Sara previously, please send us an email and just introduce yourself.
If you have any questions, please send us an email –[email protected]
~ Deposit is $500 to hold your space ( deposit nonrefundable, but is transferable to another retreat or program)
~ Balance Due by June 6
~ You may pay by venmo, paypal, cash app or credit card – add 3% for credit card
Venmo – @soulnadi
Paypal [email protected]
Cash App – $omlakshmi108
Please email to arrange credit card payment
“What a week! To come to this retreat was not an easy decision for me, as I am in sorts, a single parent with a kid, pets, a business, and lots of plants to take care of. Not mentioning cash-flow is not on my side right now. With all of this, I am so grateful I followed my gut and heart. I really knew no one personally; not even Saul, but I had taken a few classes online and that was enough for me to take the decision to go to this retreat. I arrived there exhausted from my personal life, burned out from my work, depressed from the world situation, and feeling completely alone after two years of the pandemic. Just one week shared with like-minded people, living in nature with the 5 elements, and full days of meditation, pranayama, yoga, art and creativity, plus Kirtan, was very healing and brought hope and so much joy! I am now living with a heart full, and hope to share the love further, to everyone we meet. Did I mention we had a lot of fun? Jokes, kidding around, loosening up, good music, chanting our heart out, and dancing. What a blessing! This short week has given me hope again for a better world. Love, acceptance (as we are, with all of our baggages and short comings), gratitude for mother earth and the 5 elements, bring us all back home. This was probably one of the most powerful weeks I have ever lived. Thank you, thank you!” Spring 2022 Baja Retreat / Gaëlle L. ~ Yoga teacher
Accommodations + Prices
* All rooms are unique, beautiful and well appointed. Very comfortable. See website for pictures.
* Open air – means non enclosed and air flows though. There is privacy and secure private door, and open to the ocean or jungle view.
* There are mosquito nets in every room
* Enclosed rooms with AC – there are a few rooms that are enclosed ( no open air) and have AC.
* All rooms have private bathroom except room 15 and bathroom is right outside.
* For shared rooms, you can register with a friend or we will match you with a new friend.
OCEAN VIEW Rooms with 1 Bed / Ideal for Single or a couple
Open Air Rooms with Private Bathroom
Open air / 1 queen bed room with private bathroom and oceanview
$1500 per person for double / $1700for Single
OCEAN VIEW Room with 2 Queen Beds + Private Bathroom /
To share with a room mate
$1500 / Person
Ocean View Deluxe Enclosed Rooms with A/C + Private Bathroom
Double Occupancy 1600 per person / 1850 for single, private
Jungle View / Tree View / Some have partial Ocean View, All are nice rooms:))
Jungle View with Private Bathroom
Spacious Room with 2 queen beds, and private bathroom, jungle view.
Double Occupancy – $1450 per person
Smaller Room with 2 Queen Beds – Good for 2 people to share
open air with jungle view.
Double occupancy – $1350 per person
“This was truly a beautiful experience and have found an opening in my self through it all. At moments I felt the energy of the land vibrating through me. My mind was calm & my body more spacious. The Om Tare mantra touched a part of me on Friday and I recognized it is important for my healing, along with medicine Buddha and all of the others! The return trip home has provided me with many opportunities to return to my heart home. Mantra, breathing & chanting has been sooo helpful . I’ve been able to to observe myself, my reactions & stories & to respond with a more open heart.”
J.T. Retreat Participant
Outdoor Yoga Deck with Shade
An outdoor yoga terrace with space for 25 -30 people.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner – buffet style 3 meals daily.
Breakfast: Coffee, tea, juices/smoothies (juice bar), fresh almond milk, oatmeal,
granola and eggs.
Lunch / Dinner: Vegetarian meals. GMO-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, with
vegan options. Fresh local Seafood option for dinner.
Heated ocean water infinity pool, hot tub/Watsu pool, Spa treatments, Temazcal,
sweat lodge, cinema room, library.