March 11-18, 2023 at Prana Del Mar, Baja Mexico
Imagine yourself waking up to the crash of the ocean waves, sunlight peeking through your screen door as the senses catch the sounds and scents of nature outside your bedroom. You walk out onto your porch, down the few steps to the path that leads out to the beach. Just past the labyrinth, you open the wooden gate, carefully latching it shut behind you. Stepping stones invite you one by one, several shaped liked hearts, and you walk to the top of the sandy dune. You take in the vastness of the deep blue ocean ahead of you, as far as your eyes can see. The sand soft and cool between your toes. The warm sun lands on your cheeks. The fresh air filling your lungs. You stand, mesmerized, by the tide of the ocean, water coming in, water going out. You feel your body relax, shoulders drop, face soften, breath deepening. You are here. Imagine, feeling all of this, and we haven’t even started yet. This is Mexico. This is your retreat. This is Permission To Be.
Prana del Mar is a wellness retreat center designed specifically to host retreats focusing on yoga, health, wellness, and personal transformation. Located at the beach on five beautiful acres near the southern tip of the Baja peninsula, with the mountains to the east, the Pacific to the west, and the desert all around, we are comfortably nestled in a tranquil valley that provides an ideal setting for rest, relaxation, rejuvenation, and exploration.
With 16 guest rooms and suites, delicious cuisine, two spacious yoga studios, a stunning beach just steps away, and warm Mexican hospitality, you will enjoy a wonderful respite from your daily routine.
Lounge by the pool, soak in the hot tub, relax in the sauna, and sample an array of spa treatments from massages to body scrubs to reflexology.
You’ll have the option to fill your stay with activities or to simply sink into the rhythm of Baja — wandering the gardens, resting in a hammock, walking the labyrinth, and practicing yoga. With so many possibilities here, each guest has the freedom to choose his or her own path.
With non-stop flights from nearly 20 separate airports in the U.S. and Canada, our retreat center is easy to reach from most anywhere – and Los Cabos has an excellent reputation as a safe, high-end resort destination.
We look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful retreat & wellness center to enjoy a retreat that you’ll remember for a lifetime!
Prana del Mar – where the mountains and the desert meet the sea.
What's Not Included:
Airfaire to / from SJD, transportation to / from the retreat center on days other than the start and end dates, optional excursions during free-time, optional massage or spa treatments, alcohol, and gratuities.
Pamela Zimmer lives in Reno, NV with her husband Will and their two boys, Zackery and Brayden. After thirteen years as an architect, Pamela quit her career for motherhood. Postpartum depression and bankruptcy turned her life upside down, but also showed her a new possibility. If you would have said that someday she’d be a professional speaker, an award-winning entrepreneur, life-coach and bestselling author, she would have laughed. Today, that is exactly what she does, living life on her terms, embodying her work of self-care. She is a 7x Bestselling Author, sought-after International Speaker, featured guest on countless podcasts, radio shows, TV and telesummits, and recently was a Top 10 finalist for Saleswoman of the Year through the Professional Saleswomen of Nevada, and a nominee for the Top 20 Most Powerful Women of the Sierra Nevada. Pamela loves God, yoga, spa days and bubbly, and cozying up on the couch with a blanket, popcorn and a movie. She enjoys the outdoors, playing soccer with her boys, and her week never seems complete without writing - whether it’s poetry, a blog post or working on one of her new book projects. She’ll be the first to tell you, self-care isn’t selfish, it’s essential.
Marie Etherly (formerly Jackson) began her journey of self discovery around 3 years ago right after her 42nd birthday. The practice of yoga ushered her to a place of learning how to care for herself in a wholistic way that was foreign to her. Her journey with yoga transformed her life, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Yoga was the tool that God used to show her that she was worth love, too. She is mama to 8 kiddos (5 of which are already adults) and Mimi to one precious baby girl. She knows the life of taking care of others far too well. That has been the driving force in her passion to share the gift of yoga with all the people. She has a committed practice. Marie is certified through the ASFA and is currently pursuing her second certification through YogaFaith. When she isn’t practicing or teaching yoga you can find her crunching numbers for her church, loving on random babies, walking by the water, or pouring her heart out on paper. She is a giggles lovin, laundry hatin girl, trying to keep all the pieces together. And I promise, she can’t wait to share the gift of yoga with you!
Aside from arrival and departure days, your daily schedule will include:
Welcome to Prana Del Mar! Whether you chose to be in Mexico for a day or two prior or you are just flying in to the SJD airport, today is the day we will all gather together. Upon arrival at Prana Del Mar you'll enjoy a light lunch or snack (depending upon arrival time), take a tour of the property, get settled into your room, and then join everyone for dinner. There will be a short evening session to welcome and introduce everyone, and set up the week ahead.
Your retreat is called Permission To Be, and we could spend an entire week on this topic alone! There are so many areas of our lives where Permission comes into play. We will deep dive into this on our first full day, and build upon this theme throughout the rest of the week.
How are you experiencing your life? Is time just passing by or are you fully present and aware? Are you letting outward circumstances affect you - your mood, your energy, your attitude? Today we will explore what life would feel like if we were to actually Experience it!
Our body is the best indicator of what is happening inside - emotionally and mentally. Have you ever stopped to listen to what your body is trying to tell you? Today is the opportunity to do just that! In addition, we'll look at the choices we are making. Are we in Alignment?
We'll enjoy morning yoga and breakfast together, and then the rest of the day is yours! Take this day to reflect on and integrate what you have experienced so far. Go for a long walk on the beach, take a nap, get a massage, enjoy an optional excursion - this day is open to experience however it will best serve you.
Life's too short to skip out on the celebrations. Today we will acknowledge our wins - big and small - because they all count. You wouldn't be where you are today without getting through everything you have up until now. I can't wait to Celebrate YOU today!
Dream it, believe it, be it. Today will be a day where we gather our dreams and what we believe is possible, and begin to Embody being that. You have Permission To Be your BEST version. The world is waiting for you...
Depending on the time of your individual departure, we will enjoy morning yoga and breakfast together again, and then the shuttle will take you to the airport for your flight home, or to your hotel or other accomodations if you are choosing to extend your stay in Mexico. Exact departure times will be finalized upon your individual final travel plans.
* payments are after $500 non-refudable deposit
* Private Facebook community to create and foster lasting relationships and ongoing connections
* Bring a Friend - For every person you invite who registers, you BOTH receive a complimentary 1 Hour Massage on site. If you invite 2 friends they each get a massage and you get 2.
*1/2 day VIP Day with Pamela (may be in-person in Reno, NV or virtual if out of town)
As you settle into your deluxe room at Prana del Mar, gazing out at the ocean from a chaise lounge on your personal terrace, you will feel your cares melt away.
In their 16 spacious, luxurious guest rooms and suites – with clean lines and understated elegance – you will drift off into a deep sleep listening to the sound of the crashing waves as they break on the beach.
All rooms have polished travertine floors, pillow-top mattresses with 300 thread-count organic sheets, beautiful, custom-crafted teak and rattan furniture, and travertine bathrooms with organic bath towels.
The downstairs rooms have king beds, an additional seating area, and an en suite bath. The upstairs suites have two queens beds, private bath, and a living room/dining area.
All rooms have views of the ocean and the gardens.
There are probably a thousand reasons why you shouldn't come to Mexico. People are relying on you, depending on you to be somewhere - kids, family, co-workers, clients, your boss. You've got bills and expenses, retirement to save for. To say you're busy with life and work already would be a vast understatement - I mean really, do you even have time to come?
We could make a list a mile long of all the reasons you "can't" come to Mexico... and they would all be valid.
Instead, let's choose one reason why you should. One reason why you deserve to be here. One reason why you belong. One reason for Permission To Be.
Think about your family, your work; think about the world. Don't they all deserve you at your best? Don't YOU deserve to be at your best?
What if YOU were the one reason to come to Mexico? Because you want to.
There's a little voice in your head that's telling you to go. I know it's there, otherwise you wouldn't still be reading this. Listen to that voice. Trust your instinct and give yourself permission to say yes. Take the first step, we don't have to figure out all the details just yet - and I'll be here to help you along the way.
It's a journey. Your journey starts right now. I give you Permission To Be...
I know you probably have some questions:
What happens if the retreat is cancelled due to COVID?
In the unlikely event the retreat is cancelled due to COVID, all payments will be fully refunded.
What are the safety measures put in place regarding COVID?
Prana del Mar has put in place the following safety measures:
As for protocols, we will follow all of the guidelines that the current science at the time recommends. As the disease is better understood, those may evolve, but for now our focus will be on things such as:
• Employee training for enhanced cleaning, sanitizing and personal hygiene (frequent hand-washing and hand-sanitizing).
• Employee temperatures will be taken at beginning of each shift. We have a stay-home policy for any employee displaying any symptoms or an increased temperature as per WHO guidelines.
• Employees will maintain appropriate social distance from guests.
• Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the property.
• Less frequent housekeeping for any guest rooms that request it.
• Whenever possible cleanings will be done when guests are away from their rooms.
• Cleaning staff will use masks and gloves and follow best practices including extra sanitizing for high touch items.
• Kitchen staff must wear protective masks, hair net, gloves inside the kitchen.
• No guest handling of food at the buffet. Some meals may be served plated. In some cases, meals may be served buffet-style, but our team will staff the buffet and serve plates while guests stand at a distance.
• Social distance in dining area will be encouraged and sliding glass doors will be open to increase ventilation.
• Yoga studios will be cleaned and sanitized before and after practice.
• Housekeeping staff will pay extra focus on disinfecting high touch areas.
• Each room's capacity will be reduced to ensure sufficient distance between each yogi.
• Guests will have the options to select their yoga mat and props and keep them for the length of their retreat. Labels will be available to identify them. Guests will be allowed to take their props to their rooms if they prefer for peace of mind.
• Disinfectant wipes will be freely available in each studio for our guests to clean their equipment.
What happens if I choose to cancel my participation in the retreat?
If you cancel the retreat on your end due to Covid, your deposit may be transferred to a future date, or transferred to someone else. Pending approval and upon receipt of written request, your payment(s) may be refunded minus credit card processing fees and minus the nonrefundable deposit.
Should I get travel insurance?
While travel insurance is not required, it is highly recommended. Your flights are your responsibility and in the event of cancellation or postponement, any fees incurred by airlines will not be covered or refunded by us.