Prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery and rejuvenation as we come together in this idyllic setting nestled between the jungle and the Pacific Ocean.  For an entire week, disconnect from the chaos of daily life and immerse yourself in the practices of yoga, breathwork, laughter & fun. 

Twice daily yoga sessions will offer the perfect opportunity to connect with your breath and find stillness amidst the serene backdrop of the ocean. Let the rhythm of the waves guide you into a state of deep relaxation and inner peace.

This experience is about more than just yoga – it’s about fostering connections and creating memories that last a lifetime. Reconnect with old friends and make new ones as we laugh, explore, and unwind together.

Indulge in farm-to-table cuisine that nourishes both body and soul, with plenty of time to savor each bite and enjoy leisurely meals with fellow vacationers. And beyond yoga, there’s a wealth of activities to enjoy – from spa treatments to snorkeling, jungle hikes to farm tours, swimming in the pool to playing in the ocean.

But our vacation isn’t just about indulging in paradise – it’s also about giving back. As part of our commitment to the community, we’ll be engaging in a service project to support the local area and leave a positive impact.

Join us for a week of refinement and relaxation in paradise. Book your spot now and get ready to uncover the magic of restoring and reawakening at Mar De Jade in Chacala Mexico!

  • 6 nights accommodations 
  • 3 meals per day (excluding alcoholic beverages) starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
  • Group Ground Transportation to/from Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR) Airport to Retreat Center
  • Daily yoga practices
  • Personal retreat time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be


Experience the allure of Playa Chacala, a charming Mexican fishing village embraced by a traditional way of life. Away from tourist developments, yet accessible from Puerto Vallarta International Airport, this hidden gem offers an enchanting escape. Immerse yourself in wonders like jungle hikes, surfing, and ancient petroglyphs. Explore golden sands, swaying coconut trees, and palapa restaurants surrounded by tropical jungle. With a close-knit community of around 400 residents, Chacala welcomes you with warmth for an unforgettable travel experience.

Ann Stevens, a seasoned yoga teacher with over 20 years of experience guiding students on their journey to wellness and self-discovery. Hailing from the vibrant coastal city of Virginia Beach, Ann brings a dynamic and inclusive approach to her teaching, blending her passion for yoga with a belief that the practice should be enjoyable and accessible to all.

As co-owner of the beloved Studio Bamboo Yoga Center in Virginia Beach, Ann has cultivated a welcoming community where students of all backgrounds and abilities can explore the transformative power of yoga. Her studio serves as a sanctuary for seekers of inner peace and physical vitality, offering a diverse range of classes and workshops designed to meet the unique needs of each individual.

Beyond the studio, Ann is deeply committed to serving her community and creating positive change in the world. She believes in the transformative power of yoga to heal and unite individuals, and she is dedicated to sharing this gift with others. Whether leading retreats in exotic locations or volunteering her time and expertise to support local initiatives, Ann is driven by a desire to make yoga accessible to all and to inspire others to live with authenticity, compassion, and joy.

With her warm presence, infectious enthusiasm, and unwavering dedication to her students, Ann is not just a yoga teacher – she is a guiding light, empowering others to embrace their true selves and live life to the fullest. Join her on the mat and embark on a journey of self-discovery, transformation, and endless possibility.


 As someone who doesn’t typically delve into the world of yoga on a regular basis, my experience with Studio Bamboo and Ann Stevens international yoga retreats have been nothing short of transformative. Ann’s flexibility in tailoring the yoga sessions to accommodate individuals of all levels and abilities has been a true revelation for me. 

I have had the pleasure of participating in a couple of these retreats, and each time I have been astounded by the inclusivity and warmth of the environment created by Ann and her team. As someone who isn’t a seasoned yogi, it can be intimidating to step into a class filled with experienced practitioners. However, Ann’s approach immediately put me at ease, allowing me to fully embrace the practice without any self-consciousness.

But, it’s not just about the yoga – although that aspect is undoubtedly fantastic. What truly sets Studio Bamboo’s retreats apart is the opportunity to explore new places and cultures while surrounded by like-minded individuals. From practicing sun salutations against the backdrop of breathtaking landscapes to bonding with fellow participants over shared experiences, each retreat has left me with cherished memories and newfound friendships. 

In essence, Ann and Studio Bamboo’s international yoga retreats offer so much more than just a chance to deepen your yoga practice. They provide a holistic experience that nourishes the mind, body, and soulmaking them an invaluable opportunity for anyone, regardless of their level of experience. I cannot recommend them highly enough.  – EL O’Brien

I have attended two of Studio Bamboo’s yoga retreats so far, and they are life-altering events. I am now committed to participate in at least one yoga retreat a year that is out of the country. The memories and friendships I made on those trips were priceless! 

Why go with Studio Bamboo? Because they have their act together (e.g. – they’re very  organized), they understand the value of both time and money, they pick outstanding destinations, and they provide a first-rate yoga experience. Both retreats I have been on started the day with a vigorous sixty-minute yoga session led by Ann Richardson Stevens.  They really get the blood flowing in advance of our excursions. I didn’t miss a single morning session on either retreat. In the late afternoon, Ann teaches a Yin class. It was a  perfect way to unwind and relax after an action-packed day. After the afternoon class we’d have a communal dinner with the other yoga retreat participants and regale in stories of our  adventures. 

I could go on and on about how wonderful these retreats are. If you’re ever afforded the opportunity to go on one, don’t hesitate!B. Johnston

Some of my best and fondest memories (to date), are yoga retreats with Ann and Studio Bamboo.

From down dog on a pier, watching fish swim by in Belize, to extraordinary villages that time forgot in Umbria. I never thought I’d get up early on vacation but could not resist the sunrise meditations in Tulum.

Ann goes above and beyond to ensure a treasured experience .

She adjusts the yoga to the tone of the day,  intuitively knowing  our body mind connection needs. It’s filled with positive vibes with like-minded adventurers.

There is so much offered. You can choose to do it all or step away for some solitude.

Pack your bag and show up for yourself. – D. Shocket

Type of Yoga, meditation, chanting, etc

Ann’s teaching style is characterized by a deep commitment to guiding her students to be present in their experiences, both on and off the mat. With an emphasis on alignment and mindful movement, she empowers her students to honor their bodies and adapt the practice to suit their own unique needs and abilities. Her classes are infused with a sense of joy and playfulness, encouraging students to explore and discover the full potential of their practice with curiosity and enthusiasm.

Having trained extensively in various yoga traditions and modalities, Ann brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to her teaching. She draws inspiration from her studies in Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa, and Iyengar yoga, as well as her exploration of meditation, breathwork, and somatic practices. Her diverse background allows her to offer a holistic approach to yoga that addresses the physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of well-being.

Take advantage of the many opportunities for adventure, exploration, and learning: 

  • Snorkel at Isla Cora
  • Take a 4-mile hike to an extinct volcano
  • Whale watching, 
  • Horseback riding 
  • Surfing 
  • Community-supported initiatives from health and wellness programs, and youth education to sustainability and micro-industry projects
  • An endless list of eco-excursions and local activities from Spanish classes to local market expeditions 

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Getting There 

You will be booking your flights for the Gustavo Diaz Ordaz International Airport (PVR). Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle. The drive time to the center is approximately 90 minutes.

Travel Insurance

We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. 

We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). 

Read more about our insurance partners and their policies here. We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at and let us know how we can help!

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Save $300 on full-price (shared only)  ends May 1st, 2024!

Shared Accommodations $2795 USD (Full Price $3095)

Garden Shared Accommodations – $2995 USD (Full Price $3295)

Deluxe Shared Accommodations – $3095 USD (Full Price $3395)

Single Accommodations  $3695 USD

Garden Single Accommodations – $3895 USD

Deluxe Single Accommodations – $4095 USD

Paying an initial non-refundable deposit of $350 and $35 Payment Processing Fee (added to the tuition rate upon registration) will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip.

If you select Deposit Payment, depending on when you registered, your remaining balance will be processed with your credit card on file on the dates indicated on your Confirmation Letter.

  • Registering 6 months or more prior to the retreat date your balance will be broken into 2 payments (6 months prior to retreat + 3 months prior to retreat)
  • Registering less than 6 months prior to the retreat, payment of the full remaining balance will be processed 3 months prior to the retreat.
  • Registering less than 2 months prior to the retreat, full payment will be required upon registering.

**Additional payments can be made at any time through your account up to the final auto payment date.

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.


  • Initial deposits and the $35 registration fee are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • 50% of payments are refundable up to 90 days before a retreat excluding the initial deposit and the $35 registration fee.
  • 89 days prior to a retreat, tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Full tuition is refunded* if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment. The $35 registration fee is not refundable.
  • True Nature Travels is not responsible for any loss incurred due to currency conversion rates.

*Refundable amounts do not include applied credits.

If you wish to cancel your spot on a trip you must submit your cancellation by email to

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