Happy Heart, Mind & Body

October 17 - 22, 2020

Dive into six days and five nights of therapy for the soul at the breathtaking Haramara Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico.

Join co-facilitators Stacey and Dana for a light-hearted and rejuvenating retreat experience offering yoga, meditation and movement practices for a happy heart, mind and body. An opportunity to play, express, reconnect, and deepen our practice.

Throughout the retreat we will tap into our playful essence, our creative self-expression, and the intuitive language of our bodies. We will slow down and reconnect to our inner nature, and the beautiful nature surrounding us. We will reset ourselves and return with a refreshed perspective. Modalities will include Prana Vinyasa, Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, explorative movement and dance, mantra, pranayama, meditation, and self-care.

Haramara is located on 12 tropical acres, nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains in the region of Nayarit, Mexico. The perfect backdrop for self-discovery as you unplug, relax, and deepen your practice. Enjoy free time at the pristine private beach, saltwater infinity pool, and state-of-the-art facilities. A sacred oasis off the grid, within walking distance of the quaint town of Sayulita.

Packages include:

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 organic meals a day (vegetarian and locally sourced fresh fish)
  • Opening ceremony and orientation
  • Daily sunrise meditation, mantra and pranayama practice
  • Daily yoga class
  • Explorative movement and dance workshops
  • Horseback riding on the beach
  • Group outing and dinner in the town of Sayulita
  • Closing Temazcal ceremony (sweat lodge in the Mexican tradition)
  • Access to private beach, saltwater infinity pool, hot tub and grounds

Pricing:

  • Quadruple room occupancy – $1450
  • Triple room occupancy – $1550
  • Double room occupancy – $1650
  • Private cabaña – $2100

Pricing Specials:

Early bird special – register by June 15th and receive $100 off retreat rate!

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

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Stacey Donaldson
Contact Email: stacey@whitewater.net
Contact Phone Number: 970.485.0325
Online Registration:
Website:

About the Instructors:

Stacey and Dana’s inspiration for co-creating the Happy Heart, Mind and Body retreat is to provide the space to reconnect to our playful selves and our innate well-being. It is an opportunity to step out of the regular patterns and roles of our daily lives and reset/reinvent ourselves. What a joy to gain a fresh perspective, to return to our natural rhythm! To let go. To remind ourselves to not take things so seriously, so that we can fully enjoy all of life’s amazing gifts.

Stacey Donaldson bio:

Beginning in 2010, Stacey’s yoga practice quickly became her greatest teacher in self-realization and self-discovery. She found the connection between the energetic subtle body, mind and spirit captivating. Yoga continues to bring her back to the compassionate, courageous and wild human heart. It reminds her that we are not separate, but in fact connected to each other and the natural landscape around us.

Stacey’s classes reflect a creative, playful and strong approach to Vinyasa. She invites her students to quiet the mental details of the mind and drop into the natural intelligence of their body. Yoga and meditation continues to be a wellspring for healing, awakening and intuitive wisdom in her life.

Since 2015 she has cultivated 400 hours of yoga teacher training, including 330 hours in Prana Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training created by Shiva Rea. Prana Vinyasa is an energetic and creative approach to embodying the flow of yoga. Complimenting her Prana Vinyasa Teacher Training, she is a teacher of Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga and Ayurveda Study.

Dana Hersh Don bio:

Throughout her life, Dana has been a passionate student of music, dance, yoga, meditation, and various healing modalities. She started dancing practically as early as she could walk, and began playing the flute at age six. After a dance-related injury in 2008, Dana sought out alternative methods to healing, discovering the practice of chi-kung and the power of meditation and energy. This sparked her curiosity of how energy moves through the body, and how we can be the protagonists of our own healing journeys.

In 2009 Dana followed a heart-calling and moved to Argentina where she lived, worked and continued her path of self-exploration over the span of 8 years. During this time she reconnected with her love of the flute, exploring how sound frequencies can positively impact the human body, mind and emotional field. Over the years she has expanded this exploration to include practicing with the gong, harmonium, voice, and hands-on-energy work. In 2013 she trained in aura reading courses and began a professional practice, with almost 500 readings to date.

In 2015 Dana completed a 200 hour Kundalini Yoga teacher training and in 2018 went on to complete a 200 hour teacher training in Prana Vinyasa and a 50 hour training in Restorative yoga. Her classes reflect an integrated approach to yoga, with an emphasis on inner listening and the energetics of our human nature.

After Dana moved back to the U.S., improvisational dance made its way into her life in a big way, motivating her to travel and participate in various dance seminars on contact improvisation and embodied movement. And yet another passion is leading retreats. Pulling from her life experience, Dana is inspired by the process of facilitating spaces for ohers to connect with their hearts and experience their unique ways of self-expression.