December 16th – 21st, 2023
Dancing with the Light ~ 3rd Annual Winter Solstice Retreat with Saul David Raye, Brenda McMorrow, Girish, Katie Wise & Yoshi Aono
Welcome Friends ~
We invite you to join us for a very special winter solstice retreat this December 16-21, 2023. This will be our 3rd annual winter solstice retreat at Yandara and last year we had such an amazing time that we are returning for this years sacred solstice gathering and retreat. This will be an inspiring, uplifting and healing week of of Yoga, Mantra, Music, Meditation, Ceremony + Community. All are welcome in the SPIRIT of community, peace and friendship. For the teachers it is a joy to be together sharing and to be with you all in community, we will be co-leading teaching and sharing the practices and teachings closest to our hearts. And together as a community we will co-create a space of connection, renewal and re-birth.
There will be daily yoga practices (with live music), pranayama, mantra + meditation (on the beach), spontaneous music and dancing, beach time and special workshops through the week. We sold out last year and i anticipate that we will again this year. If you would like to join us, you can register below or please send an email with any questions.
Yandara Retreat – is a spacious beach front eco- retreat center with different meeting spaces, a pool and wonderful food and ambiance. Yandara retreat is on the ocean, beautiful sunrises and sunsets with a long private beach for beach walks, there is a pool and hammocks to relax in.
You can visit the retreat website for more info in YANDARA, location, glamping tents and food. Yandara Website
Space is limited so if you would like to join us please reserve your space today.
Deposit of $600 will hold your space.
We hope you can join us for an epic and soul nourishing winter solstice 2023!
“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.”
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!
Gaëlle L. ~ Yoga teacher
“…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!!
~ Christy D. ~ Yoga Teacher / Studio Owner Testimonial
When I said yes to the invitation to a Summer Solstice Yoga Retreat in Yelapa, Mexico little did I know that I was saying yes to six days of tropical paradise where I would re-meet my soul, discover its purpose and relearn to re-treat my SELF. Words are utterly inadequate to begin to describe the transformative journey that Saul (aka and pronounced“Soul – source of unconditional love”) David Ray took us on. In over 30 years of practicing yoga never have I experienced the depth of the wisdom Saul infused into my body, mind and soul. The spiritual bathing he showered us in over the week to nourish our beings as humans came only in part from yoga; other parts include the singing, chanting, meditation, dancing, hiking to a cascading waterfall in the middle of the forest we swam in, a private beach we boated to next to dancing dolphins, the ceremonies – Temescal / fire ceremony and the delectable cacoa one were just some of the highlights of this wonderful week! I am eternally grateful Saul and am counting the days to the next opportunity to journey with you and the “beauty-full” family/tribe who surround you to the next retreat!!!! ~ M. Soloway J.D., C.P.E
|Melanie Soloway, J.D., C.P.E
My wife and I attended the summer solstice retreat in Yelapa with Saul. The Pura Vida retreat center is beautiful and created the perfect setting for the unfolding which took place over the coming days. Saul shares an intuitive, heart centered energy practice that allows the individual to open in a way where the focus isn’t about how perfect you are doing an Asana, but how you embodying it, giving space to allow a deep personal experience.
- 5 Nights accommodation in Private Glamping Tent
- 3 Delicious Local Meals Day + Coffee tea
- Daily Meditation, Yoga, Chanting, Kirtan, Breathwork / 3 – 4 sessions per day
- Beach Fire Ceremony
- Guided hike to Private Beach
- Relaxation Time by the Pool or in the Hammock
- Shuttle Ride to and from retreat on departure and arrival days
- Shuttle in town / visit to Town + Buddhist Peace Stupa
- Hours of Practice, Joyful Community and time in nature with the elements :))
- Massage or healing treatments, Smoothie Bar
Accommodations + Prices:
* Price includes 5 NIGHTS Accommodations, 3 Daily meals, ALL retreat classes and programs and group shuttle to and from the retreat center on arrival (12/16/22) and departure days ( 12/21/22).
There is an additional charge for a private shuttle We have a limited of each type of accommodation, if you would like to join us, you can reserve you space with a $800 deposit.
Common Spaces ~ The retreat center is located about an hour and 15 minutes north of Cabo airport and just south of the surf town Todos Santos on the south end of Cerritos beach. This beautiful beach stretches for miles with almost no one in sight, Great for morning yoga, a swim and long walks. The retreat center is simple, comfortable and spacious. There are common areas near the pool to lounge in, a dining area and 2 yoga rooms as well as many open spaces to be in.
The accommodation spaces range from simple tents to glamping tents and cabanas.
Private Glamping Tents are super comfortable canvas tents with zipper canvas doors and screens. They come with a full size bed and nice extras. You can stand up easily and there is room inside for writing or yoga. Ideal for a single person. These are the original accommodations of Yandara and people love them, simple, elegant and comfortable.
- $1900 – Private / Single Occupancy
Only 17 available
Deluxe Cabana without Bathroom for 1 or 2 (either Queen or 2 twin beds ) Private space with shared bathroom.
They are a little bigger than the glamping tents and have hard outer walls, are more sound proof.
- $2050 – Double Occupancy
- $2350 – Single Occupancy ( Only 1 or 2 are available as privates)
Only 6 available
Deluxe Cabana with Private Bathroom – (Private or Shared QUEEN or FULL bed)
- $2250 – Double Occupancy / per person
- $2600 – Single Occupancy ( Only 1 or 2 are available as privates)
Only 10 available
Camping / Blue Tents ( These are traditional camping tents with a REAL bed inside)
• $1450 – Single Occupancy
Only 8 available
The Shared Eco – Bath Rooms are awesome! They are beautiful, clean and created by local artists. The showers and toilets are private areas with a shared open sink area. Everyone shares these wonderful outside areas with the exception of private cabanas with Bath.
• Deposit is $600 per person to hold your SPACE :)
• Deposit is not refundable, but is transferable to another retreat minus $50 fee.
• Full Payment due by 10/1
• Full payments for retreat are non- refundable, they are transferable to another retreat. If there is an emergency, we will work with each person to support their personal situation to the best of our ability.
Payment & Travel Info
Payment info – Please read
Travel Info – Please read
Passport – You will need a valid passport to fly to mexico. No visa is needed
Arrival – Fly into SJD / Cabo San Lucas on or before 12/16 and please try to arrive by the early afternoon.
We will co-ordinate arrival time so we can get you on shuttle. Departure is best early afternoon, give you time to enjoy the last morning and get you to the airport. We will provide shuttle for you on the arrival and departure days included as part of retreat. We can arrange private shuttle or taxi on other days for a fee. There is also an easy to take bus from airport to Todos Santos for those on budget. If you are arriving early or staying on we are happy to help with ideas and travel arrangements to make this an even more epic soul vacation.
Please reach out with questions to
Weather – December in Baja has epic weather. Beautiful warm sunny days in the 70’s and cool clear evenings.
PLEASE CONTACT FOR MORE DETAILS:
Text for quicker response to 323.418.2862
Email – [email protected]
Venmo – You can also register through Venmo; @soulnadi or to https://venmo.com/soulnadi