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La Paz, BC Mexico
March 8 - 13, 2022
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Imagine waking up next to the glimmering Pacific Ocean in Baja Sur, Mexico to begin your day of restoration, rejuvenation and reconnecting with Joy. No need to imagine – all can be yours, at the 2022 Gathering of Joy.

This all-inclusive experience includes comfortable rooms at an oceanfront private resort; delicious, nourishing meals; signature Gathering of Joy experiences and the connection, laughter, kindness and community that make a GOJ experience one you’ll always treasure. Soulful workshops, guided meditations, introspective activities, insightful talks, music and awe-inspiring experiences are all on the agenda. Join us for a week of Joy!

The Big Picture
the GATHERING OF JOY
Unleash your sense of discovery and Joy

Your experience begins March 8th, 2022, when your driver will transport you from either Cabo San Lucas or La Paz International Airport to the private El Sueño Resort, our HQ located just south of La Paz, Mexico. Bordering a National Eco Preserve, El Sueño features not only multiple pools and ocean access but unrushed, open spaces with opportunities to find tranquil places to hang out or hide out – the choice is yours.

As lovely as the resort is, this week is not only about enjoying a beautiful Baja Sur vacation -- it also brings our signature Gathering of Joy magic to the mix. From the welcome dinner and shamanic blessing and opening ceremony to daily meditations with Zen Bon Jacques Pierre-Cole as well as sound healing, music and more from other special presenters, there will be a wealth of opportunities to find and celebrate joy.

Your price includes not only your beautiful resort room (including service charges and taxes) and chef-prepared meals with beverages (including beer and wine), airport transfers and programmed excursions, but also GOJ special touches (shaman blessing, monk-led meditations, yoga, chi gong, sound healing and more) and awe-inspiring excursions. The beach in front of the resort is perfect for swimming, crowd free snorkeling and beach bonfires. Kayaks and stand up paddle boards are also provided.

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Excursions
the GATHERING OF JOY
A sense of Awe or Wonder ignites our inner Joy

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.

First Excursion
Sea life

For your first excursion, choose between swimming with whale sharks in the Sea of Cortez or visiting whales in Magdalena Bay. Whale sharks are the ocean’s gentle giants, and these amazing (vegetarian) 23- to 32-foot-long creatures offer you the opportunity to swim around them as they feed on plankton, or swim beside them for as long as you can keep up. Magdalena Bay is an eco-preserve renowned as a magical interactive space where gray whale mothers often bring their babies up to your boat to say “hello”, sidle alongside to spout water, or present themselves for a backrub. Dolphins also call this protected lagoon home, as do a variety of special birds.

Second Excursion
A stroll in town

The second excursion is to the historic mining town of Triunfo, transporting ourselves to 1800s Mexico. We’ll start with a hike along a beautiful canyon stream followed by a well-deserved rest stop with local cottage-made, sustainable cheeses paired with Valle de Guadalupe wines. Then you’ll have time to explore the town’s museum and specialty shops, and select souvenirs from the local crafts market. Our adventure to this historic town will culminate with a lunch of paella, and a surprise venue for dessert, before returning to the resort.

Dinner Experience
Rancho Cacachilas

One night dinner we’ll travel to Rancho Cacachilas, a 40,000-acre private eco-ranch dedicated to sustainability in the spectacular Sierra Cacachilas mountains overlooking the Sea of Cortez. You’ll be greeted with a traditional margarita followed by a fabulous four-course farm to table organic meal, complete with wine pairings prepared by executive chef Ivan Pimienta.

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The Closing
the GATHERING OF JOY
Your newfound sense of inner joy

Our week will end with a final blessing ceremony from Shaman Saul and a “non-traditional” beachside Mexican Fiesta. Then it will be time to pack up and say farewell for now. Your driver will transport you to the airport for your flight back to the States.

We promise a week of rest, restoration, connection, special experiences and a huge dose of JOY.

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"The ultimate source of happiness is our mental attitude"
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Pricing and Details
March 8-13, 2022 La Paz, BC Mexico

Your price includes not only your beautiful resort room (including service charges and taxes) and chef-prepared meals with beverages (including beer and wine), airport transfers and programmed excursions, but also GOJ special touches (shaman blessing, monk-led meditations, yoga, chi gong, sound healing and more) and awe inspiring excursions.

Only 14 rooms are left – sign up soon for the best choice of room, and pay in full by August 31, 2021 for a $250/per person discount!

Beach Front Deluxe -  $4,495* per person, 25% off second person in same room.
Ocean View Deluxe - $3,895* per person - SOLD OUT
Partial Ocean View - $3,000* per person - SOLD OUT

$1,000 deposit per room due now to reserve your spot and to have the best chance of getting the room of your choice. Payment plans are available.  Please contact heidi@madeforJoy.life for more information.

*$250/per person discount if paid in full by November 7, 2021.

We're grateful to have the joyful generosity of Michelle Lerach and Joni Winston who sponsor guests each year. If you're able, please consider sponsoring (partially or in full) one or more of our talented friends to join us. Email yes@madeforjoy.life if you'd like more information on sponsoring a guest. We firmly believe that Joy is inclusive, and your sponsorship makes that happen.

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