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The Essential You

Oct 21 – 28, 2023

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, nourishment, revitalized well-being, and a lot of fun! 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, let go, deepen, connect, and thrive!

Each day we will gather in the elegant, naturally constructed pavilions for morning meditation and yoga, movement-based workshops, and group integration sessions. 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 – Vinyasa, Kundalini, & Restorative yoga
  • Movement – Body Centering, Improvisation & Play, Contemplative Movement Practice, Ecstatic Dance
  • Meditation – Gentle guidance with breath techniques and Mindfulness
  • Music – Sound baths, mantra & song circles
  • Nature – Ceremony, offerings of appreciation to the Earth, connection to inner and outer nature

The morning yoga and meditation sessions will be calmly paced, allowing for self-observation, inner stillness, and a gentle opening into the beauty of the day. The movement-based workshops will be dynamic, fun, collaborative and creative explorations based on the guiding principles of play, experiential learning, and authentic relating. The group integration sessions will offer the opportunity to integrate the day’s experiences and bring balance and harmony to the nervous system and body. Special guest teachers and healers will be invited to offer their gems of experience, cacao ceremony, and more!

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 in all the ways!

Packages include:

  • All lodging, meals and retreat programming (including the 19% Mexican tax)
  • 7 nights accommodation in beautiful, naturally constructed open-air cabañas
  • 3 delicious locally crafted meals per day (vegan, vegetarian, and fish/seafood options)
  • Access to private beach, infinity pool & hot tub
  • Morning meditation & yoga
  • Authentic movement and embodiment workshops
  • Group integration sessions
  • Sound Healing
  • Cacao Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance
  • Opening and closing ceremony

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Puerto Vallarta
  • Airport transfer
  • Off-site excursions & spa services
  • Alcohol, specialty coffees and drinks
  • Staff Gratuities


  • Private Single Cabaña: $2890* p/person
  • Double Shared Cabaña: $2090* p/person
  • Triple Shared Cabaña: $1990* p/person
  • Quadruple Shared Cabaña: $1890* p/person

*These prices are the Early Bird rates.

Please Note: If you book a triple or a double accommodation without a roommate(s), we will do our best to fulfill your request; however there is a possibility that the cabaña will not fill to its intended capacity. If this is this case, you would have the following options: (1) Be added to a Triple accommodation at the Triple cabaña rate; (2) Stay in a Single accommodation at the ‘forced single occupancy rate’ of $2590.

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Dana at dana@fieldofcolors.com.


Pricing Specials:

Early Bird Pricing: Save $200 by booking by December 31st, 2022. After this prices will go up.
Duo Discount: Sign up with a friend or family member and each save $100 off ticketed price. Limited discounts available – first come first serve!

Payment plans available upon request.



Your $500 deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel, the deposit will not be returned, but can be held for a future retreat with Dana. The remainder of your payment will be refunded for cancellations through July 21, 2023. After this date, you will not receive a refund on the ticketed price.


Type of Retreat: Creative, Wellness, Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Dana Hersh
Contact Email: dana@fieldofcolors.com
Contact Phone Number: 404-903-2759
Online Registration: https://www.fieldofcolors.com/event-details/the-essential-you-2023-retreat
Website: https://www.fieldofcolors.com

About the Instructors:

Dana is passionate about providing spaces and experiences for personal transformation, wholeness and well-being. She helps people strengthen their intuition, move through blocks, shift old patterns, and enjoy more connection, ease and clarity in their lives. Through her work as an intuitive, teache and healer, Dana bridges refined insight together with practical tips and tools to offer people doorways into their own inner wisdom and sense of self.

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 includes 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, drums and voice in her sound journey sessions, and shares mantras and original songwriting in her song circles.

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

What people are saying about Dana:

“I highly recommend Dana! 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, photographer & business owner

“Dana’s ‘The Essential You’ retreat was exactly that! I fell in love with everything I gathered from the experience, and went home knowing that I can and will transfer a lot of what I learned to my everyday life. I felt so open and free during the whole retreat, at a much needed time in my life. I found a lot of SELF. I got comfortable with a lot of SELF. Released a lot for SELF! Dana is a remarkable being and I’m beyond satisfied for meeting a woman like herself. Thank you Dana!” -Tkeyah Cook, Basketball Coach

“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, Yoga Teacher Trainer & Self-Empowerment Coach

“I found Dana’s meditation 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, Attorney & Coach

“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