Cherish Your Self and Your Journey: March 23-30, 2013, Maya Tulum, Riviera Maya, Mexico
Internationally recognized as one of the most beautiful and natural wellness destinations and retreat programs.
Vinyasa Yoga. Meditation. Creative Writing For Self-Discovery . Revitalization. Inspiration. Fun.
Led By Jennifer Schelter, Founder, Radiant Retreat & Yoga Schelter
With Guest Teachers: Gretchen Myhre Hasson, Owner of Gretchen Hasson Massage and Yoga
Elizabeth W. Garber combines her skills as a poet and memoirist with her thirty years practicing Traditional Five Element Acupuncture to encourage participants to write for self-discovery, fun or to tell life stories.
“This is the most life changing, outstanding retreat I’ve ever been on.”
- Former Oprah Producer
“I got my mojo back!” – A Professional Chef
“Coming on the retreat has been the most beautiful experience I’ve had in a very long time. The breath taking location, inspiring community and almost magical practices have given me the tools to change myself into the person I’ve always wanted to be.” – University Of Colorado Student
“Jennifer was an absolutely fabulous leader – caring, loving, always focused on providing professional excellence and clearly wanting the best for each participant.”
- Child Psychologist and Published Author
For the past 6 years, the Radiant Retreat, has provided an outstanding inspirational adventure for mothers, daughters, families, honeymooners, business men, artists, writers, therapists, lawyers, fund raisers, TV producers, musicians, teachers, and bankers to be inspired and reconnect with what matters most in their lives.
All are welcome. Whether you’re a complete beginner or an advanced practitioner, you can participate in as much or little of the Radiant Retreat daily activities as you like. No need to be a “yoga person” to enjoy.
Radiant Retreat Includes an Inspirational Week of: Mindfulness Meditation – Inspirational Vinyasa Yoga Classes – Creative Writing – Lectures on Creativity and Enjoying Personal Growth – Personal Time – Delicious Fresh Cuisine – Support for Your Intentions & Goals – Time for Local Site-Seeing – Spa Menu Options
Benefits: Revitalization - Inspiration – Physical Flexibility, Strength, and Balance – Creative Exploration – Fun Community – Nurturing Personal Growth or Reinvention – Tools for continuing great work in the world – Calm Inner Peace – Laughter – Fun
The Radiant Retreat at Maya Tulum, is an internationally recognized resort on the stunning beach of the Yucatan Peninsula. The retreat offers daily mindfulness meditation, inspirational yoga, creative writing and time for creativity, as well as options for spa treatments, natural beauty, ocean swims, fishing, visiting Mayan ruins, scuba diving, snorkeling, and biking.
watch the YouTube slideshow of Radiant Retreat 2008:
And Utube video of Radiant Retreat 2009
Founded and Led by: Jennifer Schelter, her work integrates 20 year of Vinyasa Yoga, a Masters in Classical Theatre, passion for the body, metaphor, poetry, visual arts, music, and creative writing. Named “One of the Most Inspiring People In Philadelphia” by US Air magazine, “A Woman Who Makes The News” Philadelphia Inquirer, and Best of Philly Fit Magazine and Exercize TV Best Yoga Instructor. Her one-woman show, “Love Lessons” was produced by Amnesty International and InterAct Theatre Company January/February 2011. She founded the Wellness Program for Corporate Leaders at the The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Aresty Institute of Executive Education. She the visionary and co-creator of Yoga On The Steps for Living Beyond Breast Cancer (Philadelphia, Washington DC, and Denver, CO) and has dedicated over 10 years of fundraising in honor of her grandmother, Kathleen Converse. Encouraging and empowering with rare inspiration, genuine compassion and humor, she has encouraged and supported over 30,000 people on their journey of wellbeing and self-discovery.
With Assistant Yoga Teacher, Gretchen Myhre Hasson, LMT, RYT, LET, Owner of Gretchen Hasson Massage and Yoga, has been in the spa industry since 1991 and began teaching Yoga in 2004. She has worked with pro athletes, runners, and Mom’s to assist them in daily activities and sports training.
And Writer, Elizabeth Garber, A Poet Laureate from Belfast, Maine, Elizabeth is the author of three books of poetry, True Affections: Poems from a Small Town (2012), Listening Inside the Dance (2005) and Pierced by the Seasons (2004). Her poems explore a life well-lived in a close-knit community and on a granite island off the coast, as well as memories from childhood. Her poems delve into how essential it is to love the people and places in our lives, fearlessly. Three of her poems have been read by Garrison Keillor on The Writer’s Almanac and one poem was included in his Good Poems for Hard Times. Elizabeth is completing two memoirs: The Architect’s Daughter and A Poet in Love. www.elizabethgarberpoetry.com.
Below: Radiant Retreat 2012 – from Australia to Canada to Boston to Seattle!
Dates: Plan to arrive March 23 (before dinner) and depart on March 30.
Flights: Book it from your departure city to Cancun, Mexico. The price of the retreat does not include airfare. A van will pick you up at the airport and take you to Maya Tulum. This is the most economical way to travel from Cancun to Tulum. The cost of the van is paid by each individual passenger.
Retreat Rates include: Accommodations – Tipping for maid and meals. Three delicious buffet meals a day. Morning meditation and creative visualization. Inspirational Vinyasa yoga, and Writing Class. Night Activities: Life stories, lecture, night yoga class to candle light.
Maya Tulum Accommodations:
Guests sleep in beautiful, simple, yet chic, thatched-roofed cabanas that look as if they could have sprung naturally from the earth. Each cabana comes with a sitting area for relaxing, tiled bathroom with an open shower area, and a generous supply of fresh bottled water. Maya Tulum Resort offers a choice of 4 different rooms: Beachfront Super Delux, Beach Front, Ocean view, and Garden rooms.
Rate includes: Luxury Bungalow Accommodations, Radiant Retreat Daily Program, 3 Gourmet Meals, tips for daily maid/room cleaning.
Garden Rooms: Cabanas are located in the garden area with windows that open to the sweet scent of the Caribbean Sea.
$2,100. – double occupancy, $2,575. – single occupancy
Ocean View Deluxe: Cabanas are slightly back from the ocean with a beautiful view.
$2,175. – double occupancy, $2,715. – single occupancy
Beach Front Deluxe: Each cabana sits on the beach with a smashing view.
$2,330. – double occupancy, $3,030. – single occupancy
Beach Front Super Deluxe: Maya Tulums best cabanas. Each cabana sits right on the sandy beach with spectacular, crystal clear views of the Caribbean Sea.
$2,450. – double occupancy, $3,235. – single occupancy
Sample Schedule: (Do as much or little of the retreat program as works for you. You will have ample time to site see and do your own thing.)
7-8:15am - Mindfulness, Meditation, Creative Visualization, Sunrise Beach Meditation
8-9:30am – Buffet Breakfast
10am-Noon – Inspirational Vinyasa
1- 2.30pm – Buffet Lunch
2pm – Relax and enjoy: beach, read, nap, get fabulous massage
4-6pm – Creative Writing
6:30pm -Buffet Dinner
8.15pm – Evening lecture, writing-share, candle lit yoga, moon lit beach walk, relax.
To secure your reservation, make a 50% deposit in the form of a check or credit card.
Please call 215 840 4972 or send an email to: Jschelter@yogaschelter.com to confirm your payment and reservation.
Checks are payable to Yoga Schelter c/o 245 Barcladen Circle, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
We accept Visa or Master Card – 3% service charge added for credit card transactions.
Please note the following essential information ~ Booking and Payment Schedule:
50 % deposit is due at the time of booking by check to Yoga Schelter or credit card, (3% service fee will be added.)
- $400 of the deposit is non-refundable.
- Full balance of the retreat is due 30 days prior to departure on the retreat. No exceptions.
- You may pay in full when you book
- February 30 is the final date for booking. All payments must be received in full by this date.
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- If you cancel your reservation within 60 days (1/28) of the retreat date 40% of your deposit will be refunded.
- If you cancel your reservation 30 days (2/23) prior to the retreat date you will receive no refund. However, you have 12 months from the date of cancellation to use your deposit towards services at Yoga Schelter.
- Payment of Retreat: Gift Certificates are Available! Plan ahead: Ask your friends and family to gift you part of the trip for your birthday, Christmas or holiday.
- Transportation: We organize your transportation from Cancun to Maya Tulum Resort. Each van holds 1-10 people. You will be met at the airport. The cost of the van is $80. round trip and you are responsible for paying at the front desk when you arrive.
- Please email Jschelter@yogaschelter.com your flight departure/arrival information so we know your arrival and departure and specifics for when the van needs to pick you up.
- Meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are served Buffet style in the open aired restaurant. Breakfast is served at 8am. Lunch at 1pm. Dinner at 6pm. – If you have special dietary needs please tell us at the time of booking and we will take care to let the resort know. Rooming Unless a roommate is requested, you will be assigned one. Booking an Airline ticket Buy your airline tickets AS SOON AS POSSIBLE for the best deals to Cancun, Mexico. Please do not wait to book your airline ticket. Mexico is a highly desirable place to travel at that time of year and we recommend you book your travel dates and tickets ASAP. Do not wait! For further information, please contact us at 215-840.4972 or Jschelter@yogaschelter.com
Go barefoot for a week. Great conversations unfold in guacamole heaven. Pelicans cruise overhead. Everyone’s face starts to glow. The sun sets and the sky fills with stars. There’s nothing better than being this relaxed, and healthy in a place this enchanting. When was the last time you felt this good?
Call 215 840 4972 to register. Go to www.mayatulum.com for a peak at what’s possible.