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An Infusion of Radical Well-Being for Women
Yoga & Singing with Margie Weaver & Barbara McAfee
February 27 - March 5, 2016
on Mexico's Pacific Coast at Mar de Jade Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Chacala, Nayarit

Celebrating a milestone?
Hungry for joy and play?
Facing major transition?
Weary from caregiving?
Eager to reconnect to your voice and body
in new ways in the company of women?

Join Barbara and Margie for a nourishing week of singing, yoga, chant, poetry, play, ceremony, and community at Mar de Jade, a retreat center 90 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta. You don't need ANY experience with yoga or singing to reap the full benefit of this week. Our emphasis is on pleasure and presence more than perfection.

We offer two classes per day with lots of time off to do whatever you please. The retreat center offers optional early morning meditation and yoga as well. The beach is gorgeous and the waters friendly. It's a short walk to the village of Chacala and a beautiful hike up the extinct volcano. Loll in the hammocks, float in the pool, and indulge in fresh, healthy, and scrumptious meals. Meet with the group at sunset each day to sing the sun down into the sea.

There are optional activities available for a nominal fee including whale watching, a trip to the local street market, a sweat lodge, and guided hikes. Spa services are also available.

Mar de Jade was founded over 30 years ago by Dr. Laura del Valle in the spirit of service. Much of the income from the center goes to support local programs for children and teens as well as an organic ranch. Laura's daughter and son-in-law are now handling daily operations. Their hospitality is unmatched and it is a joy to support their fine work.


Cost for the program:
$200 non-refundable deposit holds your spot
Early bird rate: $600 paid in full by November 1st
$700 after November 1st, paid in full by February 1st
No refunds with notice of cancellation less than 2 weeks from retreat start date.

Send a check payable to:
Barbara McAfee
PO Box 19662
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Lodging: You'll reserve your room with Mar de Jade directly
(average cost approximately $145 per night, includes all meals)

Airfare: You'll book flights to/from Puerto Vallarta
(90-minute shuttle to Mar de Jade, additional cost arranged by Mar de Jade)

"The week with Barbara and Margie at Mar de Jade was a delight in so many ways! The place is peaceful, with a friendly climate and ocean, lovely employees, and amazing food (a buffet of amazements, every meal). The group was fun and compatible, the singing and yoga satisfying. A rest for body and soul."
Carol Manning, MD, Minneapolis, MN

"The best week of my life!"
Donna Carney, AIA, LEED®AP, Philadelphia, PA

Yoga, Singing & Ski Weekend
A Mid-Winter Northwoods Respite with Margie Weaver & Barbara McAfee
2015 TBA
Maplelag Resort, Callaway, MN

(4.5 hour drive northwest of Minneapolis, 1 hour northeast of Fargo, 4 hours south of Winnipeg)

Leave the cabin fever blues of post-holiday city life to spend 3 nights & 4 days in the beauty of Minnesota's northwoods. Our trip includes mid-morning oral tradition singing & late afternoon yoga, plus a plethora of outdoor & indoor activities: cross-country skiing (lessons available), snowshoeing, ice-skating, sledding, sauna, steam room, hot tub, games & puzzles, Saturday night Variety Show & Dance, quiet time by the fire with homemade cookies, a good book or a friend.

Program Cost:
$125 early bird paid by Oct 1 / $150 paid by Dec 1

Send your non-refundable check to:
Barbara McAfee
PO Box 19662
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Lodging: $375 shared room (paid at checkout includes 3 nights, 4 days, 9 meals & ski equipmentÑor BYO). Inquire about single room rate.

Individual & Small Group Yoga Lessons Weekly? Monthly? Quarterly? There is no substitute for one-on-one yoga instruction. Whether you're new to yoga, already have a regular drop-in class or personal practice, are working with trauma, injury, illness, surgery, emotional challenges, or have an occasion you'd like to celebrate with friends or family, we can co-create classes or workshops to suit your needs. I can come to your house or you can come to mine or we might find open studio space at One Yoga or Be Wellness! Contact me for availability. $90 per hour. New Client Special: $250 for your first 3-session commitment (save $20).

Yoga Mojo at Work Would you or someone you know love to have yoga at work? Help organize a 10-week or ongoing class & your yoga is FREE. Classes are created to meet your group's unique needs. Rates are $125 per class or $1000 for a 10-week session (save $250). Contact me directly to schedule or to discuss creating a yoga wellness program for you & your co-workers.

Carlyle Building Yoga If you or someone you know lives in the Carlyle Building in downtown Minneapolis, you may now engage me by appointment for sessions in their 5th Floor Studio. Contact me directly to schedule.

(Yoga Journal a great magazine and resource for all kinds of yoga stuff)
(Yoga + Joyful Living also a great magazine and resource)
(good resource for yoga supplies)
(where i trained in san francisco)
(find a teacher wherever you are)


Power Yoga by Beryl Bender Birch
Partner Yoga by Cain Carroll & Lori Kimata
Yoga and the Quest for the True Self by Stephen Cope
The Spirit of Yoga by Cat de Rham & Michele Gill
Yoga: Immortality and Freedom by Mircea Eliade
The Breathing Book by Donna Farhi
Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit by Donna Farhi
Yoga Gems by Georg Feuerstein
The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga by Georg Feuerstein
Jivamukti Yoga: Practices for Liberating Body & Soul by Sharon Gannon & David Life
Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar
How We Live Our Yoga by Valerie Jeremijenko
Yoga Mala by Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Wherever You Go There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Five Tibetans by Christopher S. Kilham
After the Ecstacy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield
Yoga for Wellness by Gary Kraftsow
Yoga for Transformation by Gary Kraftsow
Love Poems from God edited by Daniel Ladinsky
Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater
Ashtanga Yoga Practice and Philosophy by Gregor Maehle
The True Path by Roy J. Mathew, M.D.
Twisted Yoga by Pilobolus
How to Know God by Swami Prabhavananda & Christopher Isherwood
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda
Yoga: The Spirit and Practice of Moving Into Stillness by Erich Schiffman
Ashtanga: Ashtanga Yoga as taught by Shri K. Pattabhi Jois by Larry Schultz
Ashtanga Yoga by John Scott
Astanga Yoga As It Is by Matthew Sweeney
Ashtanga Yoga: The Practice Manual by David Swenson
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle
The Joy of Yoga edited by Jennifer Schwamm Willis
Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

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