The Sacred Feminine Women’s Retreat

Feb. 22 -29, 2020

Join Joanna Benevides, Rachael Duda and Susan Rea for ‘The Sacred Feminine’ Women’s Yoga & Wellness Retreat at the magical Haramara Resort in Sayulita Mexico. Located on Mexico’s Pacific Coast, Sayulita is a quaint, fun little surf town  known for its eclectic vibe, breathtaking scenery, wild jungle, and pristine beaches.

Daily classes inspired by Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini and Restorative styles of yoga will be offered and will focus on themes of self-care, and self-inquiry. Daily meditations and workshops, incorporating writing, ritual, chanting & mantra, aromatherapy and intention setting will be offered to help you connect to your intuition and creativity, open your mind and heart, and awaken you to your higher nature. Additional activities, surf lessons and holistic bodywork, acupuncture and energy healing will also be offered with plenty of time to relax on the beach, lounge by the pool, explore the bustling town of Sayulita, and whatever else your soul desires.

Haramara Resort is a peaceful and secluded sanctuary blessed on Sacred land and named one of the top 10 eco-resorts in the world by Yoga Journal. Haramara is nestled into the tropical jungle, overlooking the mountains and Mother Ocean, offering a beautiful and powerful co-existence with nature. The peace and tranquility found at Haramara is beyond words. You instantly feel the wisdom of the land upon entering the resort. The incredible, attentive staff, nourishing organic, locally sourced food, and the sacred environment are 10 star quality.

Packages include:

* 7 night accommodations (including Mexico IVA & resort tax)
* 3 organic, locally sourced meals per day
* 2 yoga classes per day – one morning and early evening practice
* All workshops and meditation sessions


  • Double: $2,275
  • Triple: $2,000
  • Dorm: $1,700

Pricing Specials:

Please email for all discounts/specials

Type of Retreat: Wellness, Yoga
Style of Yoga: Vinyasa Flow

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Joanna Benevides
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: 508.846.4412
Online Registration:

About the Instructors:

| Joanna Benevides |  Living in New York City and working in the fashion industry for over 5 years, Joanna was always on the go and she found her mind and body over-worked and extremely stressed. It was in her daily yoga practice where she began to observe from within, separate herself from the outside world, stop to listen to her body and follow her heart.

What started as a hobby, turned into a new path in Joanna’s life. As her practice grew, so did her appreciation and love for the spirituality and philosophy behind the practice. Joanna’s intention as a teacher is to inspire others to use yoga as a tool to help connect and move inward, begin to feel more and become more aware, both physically and emotionally. Through this journey, she hopes her students are able to discover inner strength, self-love and compassion. Her classes are deep and thoughtful, emphasizing breath, fluid, movement and strong alignment.

As a Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practicionar and a Holistic Health Coach through the Institute Of Integrative Nutrition, Joanna maintains the highest level of personal practice, study and integrity on and off the mat, and is devoted to help lead others on a positive path to optimal health in all aspects of life.


| Racheal Duda |  While living in New York in her early 20s, yoga became a refuge from city life; Rachael knew she was tapping into something when she would leave a class feeling intoxicated with the energy of Prana. The tides of life (and her love of adventures!) brought her to Puerto Rico where she attended a 200-hour training in Ashtanga influenced Vinyasa Yoga at It’s Yoga, thus beginning her transition into a career in the healing arts. In 2009 she began her 500-hour certification in Prana Flow© with Shiva Rea and her global community of teachers. She was drawn to the innovative approach of Prana Flow and has enjoyed immersing herself in the knowledge and wisdom of the ancient traditions of Yoga, Tantra, and Ayurveda while fostering her own creative growth as both a student and teacher. She has continued to explore in-depth training in Ayurveda with Maria Garre at the Ayurvedic Institute and also has a certification in Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy, which has enabled her to bring yoga as an adjunct therapy to various mental health settings. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Holistic Mental Health Counseling at Lesley University, where she hopes to minimize the gap between eastern and western approaches to healing in mental health. Her classes are both playful and challenging; she nurtures students to cultivate awareness one breath at a time throughout the creative sequences. Both on and off the mat, she strives to empower individuals in their own healing processes by bringing balance to the body, mind and collective energy of nature that surrounds us.


| Susan Rea |  Susan is known for her capacity to harness and cultivate the positive qualities within others. She believes the essence of a yoga practice manifests in how one engages with the world. She is devoted to living from the heart and making the practice of yoga accessible and vital for everyone. She mixes her joyful spirit and calming nature to make students feel seen and at ease.

Susan is a RYT500 and E-RYT200 Certified Yoga Teacher and specializes in teaching Yin. She is a Usui Tibetan Reiki Master and AromaTouch Technique healer who highly reveres the intricacies of the subtle body and continues to immerse herself in the studies of chakra and meridian theory, kundalini, meditation and pranayama.

Susan sees the practice and spirituality of yoga as an inward path to one’s true essence. She reverently holds space to create a way for others to relax into stillness and quietude so they may be able to experience their own internal landscape and access the peace and joy that resides within them.