8th Annual Mar De Jade Nia, Feldenkrais & Yoga Retreat


Rescheduled for November 6th – November 13th 2021


This retreat is an invitation to dive deep into the medicine of Somatic Movement in a healing and beautiful location.  Experience Nia, Dance, Feldenkrais, Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Relaxation, Connection, Play, Expansion and JOY-FULL Expression. Mar De Jade’s beautiful natural surroundings and serene atmosphere makes for a magical experience. It is situated at the foothills of a tropical jungle, between the mountains and the warm shores of the pacific ocean. You will hear birds each morning and the ocean waves throughout the day.

“Mar de Jade is one of the great undiscovered pleasures of Mexico… A tropical setting that lifts the spirits and fires the imagination.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

Your Joy Directors


Dana Hood – WoManifestor/ Nia Second Degree Black Belt Nia Teacher/ Libra/ Serial Entrepreneur/ Dog Lover/ Manifesting Generator/ JourneyDance Facilitator/ Yoga Nidra Teacher/ Obsessive Creative/ Spa-Hopper/ I am in constant awe of this incredible life created by movement, music and magic! My Nia classes are an energetic mix of expression, laughter, healing, play and Joy. I have been leading movement retreats since 2013 in Mexico, Bali, Panama & Costa Rica. I lead from a powerfully authentic, somatic – heart centered place, creating a holistic experience of fitness, pleasure and connection. Kick off your shoes and leave your inhibitions at the door!



Christy Cutler – Certified Teacher of the Feldenkrais Method/ Priestess of the subtle/ Awareness Architect/ Curator of curiosity/ Poetry lover/ Lifelong children’s dance teacher/ Traveler by trailer throughout the West/ Aquarius who cannot carry a tune/ Twenty years ago I discovered the genius of Moshe Feldenkrais’ somatic work. It fills my soul to experience and teach his movement lessons which are a gentle but powerful means to improve our mind/body, open us up to joy and being in our bodies just as they are. Beautiful and complete! 2019 will be my 5th year co-leading iBODY’s Magical Mexico retreat. Join me in slowing down and opening up to the small miracles, lulled by the sound of ocean waves in the background!




Annie Martens — Hatha & Yoga Nidra Instructor/ Yogini Goddess/ Professional Free Spirit/ Silent Meditation Facilitator/ Age-is-Just-a-Number Believer/ Sagittarius/ Astrology Blogger/ Poet/ Non-dualist/ Ayurveda Lover/ Over the last decade, yoga has become the lens in which I see life through. That’s why in my classes why I often share stories of my times spent in India, the place that yoga originated many thousands of years ago. It’s my desire to bring the magic I found there to you, and to inspire you to see the beautiful and authentic aspects of not only yoga, but yourSelf! I’m humbled to co-faciliate this supremely special retreat for the second year, and I so look forward to a week of connection and soul-growth with you!