Join us for five magical days and nights at a beachfront resort on the sparkling Sea of Cortez for 2023's Gathering of Joy. We've woven together a very special tapestry of meditation, music, yoga, soul-enhancing talks, beach bonfires, and other Joyful experiences. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax at one of the resort pools or choose to snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard in the adjacent eco-preserve. Indulge in options like swimming with whale sharks or seeing Mama and baby grey whales up close -- the choice is yours! Don't miss being a part of the week of Joy -- only 11 spots available, so sign up before it's sold out!
Inspired by “The Book of Joy,” we came to realize that how we feel is not necessarily a result of what is happening around us but rather it is what is cultivated by us inside of us (eg JOY!). The Gathering of Joy is an opportunity to visit extraordinary places, using awe as a tool to help us to reconnect and generate group wisdom around the Joy that comes from a balanced heart and mind, all while indulging in and interacting with an extraordinary community. Join us and we’ll co-create a sense of wonder and Joy together! Don’t miss the chance to rediscover the Joy that is your birthright.
Experience signature Gathering of Joy magic. Loaded with opportunities to experience, share and cultivate Joy with others and on your own, we aim to help you unleash your sense of discovery and Joy.
Our typical day includes multiple opportunities to learn and meditate with Emiliana and Jacques Pierre, music and/or drum circles with Mandi Gee, yin yoga with Jeny and on at least one occasion a sound experience extraordinaire with Eva. We've also added the option for you to book private custom sessions with any of our practitioners. And, of course, access to paddle-boards and kayaks, pools, kitchens, barbecues, and gathering spots throughout the resort. Moreover, we’ll have a trained naturalist guide on the grounds. You can do as much or as little as you wish, it’s your retreat!
New to The Gathering this year, we’re starting and ending our time together with Saul’s shamanic blessings, and the opportunity for innovation, co-creation, and an introduction to our virtual world all in our own on-site private theater.
You’ll leave with unforgettable memories of restoration, connection, growth, and special experiences.
Author, keynote speaker, and education strategist with more than 20 years of experience integrating the fields of neuroscience, contemplative practices, and education. An expert in human flourishing.
Monk, writer, teacher, spiritual light, wanderer. “My temple is where ever I am. I hope we meet.”
Mandi is a lifelong musician, a student of joy, and a purveyor of connection. She’s also a board-certified music therapist and social worker.
Specializes in the theory of yoga and the science of yin with an emphasis on how skeletal variation impacts a range of motion. Yin yoga postures gently stretch and rehabilitate the connective tissues with the application of tension and compression to encourage a healthy phase change in the fascia. Her company, Zen Soul Balance specializes in yoga and sound healing.
Mexico has a fascinating history and relationship with shamanism that dates back to the pre-Hispanic period. Mexico’s curandero’s are still active throughout the country making shamanism one of the longest standing practices in the country.
Co-founder of Aureo Wellness Journey in Pescadero, Eva enjoys being an eternal practitioner and student, where she loves to explore “Movement” in a healthy and conscious way. She gives private classes, workshops, and ceremonies for small groups and will be joining us for a sound healing performance.
Besides your suite, we’ve included 5-days of breakfast, lunch & dinner including coffee, tea, and bottled water (soft drinks are on your own).
Airport transfers, a supply of bottled water, opening and closing ceremonies, guided meditations, sound healing, yoga, live music and drum circles, talks and discussions, qi gong, access to our very own private theater, as well as paddleboards and kayaks. Also included, is our spectacular closing dinner at Rancho Cacahiles, a 40,000-acre private eco-ranch dedicated to sustainability high in the spectacular Sierra Cacachilas mountains overlooking the Sea of Cortez.
The excursions are not-to-be-missed, but you always have the option to choose instead to relax at the resort, or plan your own day of adventure with our concierge (options include fishing, horseback riding, massages, ATV’s and more) at your expense.
Enjoy swimming with whale sharks and sea lions and visit a Blue-footed Booby rookery. Your adventure includes roundtrip transportation from El Sueño (+/- 45 minutes drive) with a Bilingual naturalist guide/professionally licensed driver. Includes all gear, including snorkel and wetsuits as well as a delicious picnic lunch.
From our resort, this is a wonderful opportunity to travel (+/- 3-hour drive) to Magdalena Bay and connect with these amazing fellow mammals and travelers. You may experience gray whale mothers nudging their babies right up to your boat and sometimes even present themselves for a good rub or pat. Or a male may come up alongside your boat, look you right in the eye, and spout water into your boat (are they laughing?). You’ll see couples roll by as well, oftentimes completely ignoring you. Every adventure is unique.
Private custom experiences with our practitioners are available. These can include Yoga, Meditation, Shaman experiences, Massages, and more.
Please note that Massages need to be booked in advance. All prices vary, contact us to learn more.
We promise a week of rest, restoration, connection, special experiences and a huge dose of JOY.
Besides your suite, we’ve included 5-days of breakfast, lunch & dinner including coffee, tea, and bottled water (soft drinks and alcohol are on your own).
Airport transfers, a supply of bottled water, opening and closing ceremonies, guided meditations, sound healing, yoga, live music, drum circles, talks and discussions, qi gong, access to our very own private theater, as well as paddleboards and kayaks. Also included, is our spectacular closing dinner at Rancho Cacahiles, a 40,000-acre private eco-ranch dedicated to sustainability high in the spectacular Sierra Cacachilas mountains overlooking the Sea of Cortez.
Discount of $250 per person, if booked & deposit paid by November 15
Discount of 25% off second person, in a shared room and bed
A deposit of $1,000 is required to reserve your spot. Reserve now to increase your chance of getting your preferred room type..
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GOJ will follow all government & local protocols for the health & safety of our guests.
The majority of the GOJ activities will occur outdoors, in an open-air setting. Masks will be optional but provided in any of our closed spaces.
We encourage guests to wear a protective mask during their air travel & in the airport arrival & departure area. These are enclosed spaces, with typically a high volume of travelers.
We require guests to email us (at firstname.lastname@example.org) a photo of a self-administered COVID-19 test, within 48 hours of arrival (between February 13-15, 2023)