Nayarit, Mexico : Retreat with Carly Budhram & Chris Calarco
Carly Budhram and Chris Calarco are two of our most favorite yoga instructors. They are incredibly skilled, totally real, earnest and the best kind of yoga nerd you love, and they are also way cool. As yoga instructors ourselves, it can seem a little extravagant to go on a yoga retreat, and we often focus more on spending our money on training hours. But the nourishment from this short week was a reminder of why we started on this path in the first place. Not to crush an asana, or become better yogis, but just to fall in love with the practice and people again.
Our venue, the Mar de Jade retreat center was the perfect setting at the end of Playa Chacala, just 90 minutes drive south of the Puerto Vallarta airport. Let’s face it, just getting on Mexico Time is good for the soul. The small fishing village of Chacala keeps a local vibe (Ceviche y cervezas por favor), which we loved a hundred times more than the schmancy Sayulita ($15 kale salad anyone?) just an hour away. For surf, it was also not far from breaks around Punta de Mita. We highly recommend checking out any of Chris and Carly’s events, or choosing Mar de Jade for your next retreat. We wish we could do his every year.