The Essential You

June 11 - 18, 2022

Retreat to the jungle-ocean paradise of Haramara (“Mother Sea”) and reconnect with your wholeness. This is the time for you: an exploration of your Essential Self through yoga, movement, meditation, music, and connection in nature. Join us for a uniquely curated, transformative experience that will naturally build on itself each day over the course of a week, taking you on a journey of discovery and integration of the physical, emotional, mental and energetic aspects of your being. The retreat is lovingly designed to help you cultivate your presence and bring your whole self to the space —because YOU are what is needed in the world at this time! So what are you waiting for? Jump in, drop in, explore, play, laugh, heal, learn, deepen, connect, and thrive!

Each day we will gather in the elegant, naturally constructed yoga pavilions for morning meditation and yoga, an afternoon workshop, and evening group healing session. There will also be ample free time to peruse the beautiful retreat grounds, enjoy the amazing saltwater infinity pool and hot tub, walk the private beaches, swim in the healing ocean waters, rest deeply, eat delicious meals, and make genuine connections with new and old friends. Optional excursions available at an additional cost.

Using the tools of embodied practices in the setting of our natural environment, we will nourish and strengthen our relationship to our Essential Self through:

  • Yoga - Prana Vinyasa, Kundalini, & Restorative
  • Movement - Improvisation, Contemplative Movement Practice, Ecstatic Dance
  • Meditation - Gentle guidance with breath techniques and mindfulness
  • Music - Sound baths, mantra circles, channeled music and original songs by Dana
  • Nature - Ceremony and play to connect with Mother Earth and our inner nature

All activities are optional and nothing is mandatory. Come as you are, bring all of you, and discover the joy in following the rhythm of your essential nature. You will be supported and celebrated!

Packages include:

7 nights accommodation in beautiful, naturally constructed open-air cabañas

3 delicious locally crafted meals per day (organic vegetarian and fresh seafood options)

Access to private beach, infinity pool & hot tub

Morning meditation & yoga sessions with Dana

Daily workshops with Dana

Evening group healing sessions with Dana

Sound Healing

Ecstatic Dance

All lodging, meals and programming including a 19% Mexican tax


Not Included:

Airfare to Puerto Vallarta

Airport transfer

Off-site Excursions & Spa services

Alcohol and specialty coffees and drinks



  • Dorm Shared Cabaña (6-8 people): $1590 p/person
  • Quadruple Shared Cabaña: $1690 p/person
  • Triple Shared Cabaña: $1990 p/person
  • Double Shared Cabaña: $2090 p/person
  • Private Single Cabaña: $2990 p/person

If you are traveling by yourself and want to book a shared accomodation, we will do our best to match you with a roommate.

A non-refundable $500 reserves your spot. (If your plans change and you are unable to join the retreat, your deposit will be held for a future retreat with me, unless you or I find someone to fill your place.)

Pricing Specials:

Early Bird Pricing: Register by April 11th and save $100! (Use coupon code EARLYBIRD at checkout.)

Duo's Discount: Sign up with a friend, partner, or family member and receive an additional discount of $150 per person! (Use coupon code DUOSDISCOUNT at checkout.)

Register for two people by April 11th, and you’ll receive both the duo's discount and early bird pricing, for a total of $250 savings per person. (Use coupon code 250SAVINGS at checkout.)

Payment plans available upon request.


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

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Dana Hersh
Contact Email:
Contact Phone Number: (404) 903-2759
Online Registration:

About the Instructors:

Dana is passionate about helping people access personal transformation, wholeness and well-being through the healing arts. She is a teacher, aura reader, sound & energy practitioner, musician, dancer, and a lover of life. Through her healing arts practice Field of Colors LLC, she offers intuitive readings, healing sessions, yoga, experiential education and retreats. Dana draws from a variety of experience and inspiration that informs her life work. She has been playing the flute, dancing, and creating art since she was little, and exploring her connection with energy and spirituality since age 20.

Dana’s training and experience include certifications as an Aura Reading Practitioner (2013), Clear Light Healing Practitioner (2015), and an instructor in Kundalini yoga (2015), Restorative (2017), and Prana Vinyasa (2018). Meditation, embodied movement, and music weave their way through Dana’s personal exploration and professional practice. She uses the gong, singing bowls, flutes, harmonium and voice in her sound bath sessions, and shares mantras and original song creations in her kirtans and song circles.

Dana is continually curious and motivated by self-transformation, seeking ways to shine her light a little brighter each day, and facilitate spaces and opportunities for others to do the same. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon. More info at

What people are saying about Dana:

“I highly recommend Dana with Field of Colors! The energy work that she offers is truly incredible. I've had the pleasure of taking yoga classes with her, having my aura read by her, and also had the opportunity to take a meditation course taught by her. All experiences have been heart-expanding, inspiring and uplifting! The wisdom and kindness Dana offers in her work is something I will forever deeply cherish.” -Lydia Stern

“I would have never imagined these sessions to be as insightful and impactful as they have been. When Dana closes her eyes and begins to tell you what she sees and how she interprets it, it touches a place inside of you that needed to be seen, understood, and healed. Sometimes it’s something you knew deep down inside, but has not come through on a conscious level. These pieces are vitally important to personal growth and transformation… Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised and deeply moved by this experience!” -Monica Mesa

“I found Dana's Meditation of the Roses course to be one of the most powerful meditative experiences I've had. The course totally surpassed my expectations… At the end of each day, I felt more light, peaceful and at ease in myself. Dana holds space with such grace and compassion, creating a safe and supportive environment for the facilitation of deep emotional and spiritual healing. This course is a gift!” -Harpremjeet Kaur

“I loved my reading with Dana!!! I went into the session with no idea what I was getting into, and I’d never met her before! Dana was very intuitive while reading my aura, and brought up so much that I needed to hear. She was thoughtful, articulate, sensitive, grounded, and gave me so much clarity on the topics that were needing attention in my life. I would absolutely recommend her to all of my people!” -Alex Simon