Peace &  Tranquility

JOIN ME IN THE BEAUTIFUL BAY OF LA VENTANA, MEXICO 

FOR AN INCREDIBLE 4-DAY/5-NIGHT RETREAT

DECEMBER 3RD – DECEMBER 8TH, 2022

Connect to Your True Purpose

JOIN ME AT THE LUXURIOUS CASA TARA RESORT FOR AN INCREDIBLE 5-DAY RETREAT

DECEMBER 3RD – DECEMBER 8TH, 2022

BEING INFINITE LOVE

We spend so much of our lives longing for the feeling of love and union – not finding it because we are looking for it in all the wrong places. 

In this retreat, you will be guided into knowing the infinite love that is the essence of your True Self. Through teachings, guided meditations, and group discussions, you will profoundly see through the illusion of thinking you are the ego, which creates separation, fear, and anxiety. Instead, you will know your True Self and its essence: infinite love.

Throughout the retreat, you will learn how to keep coming back to this knowing of infinite love again and again – and how to integrate being infinite love into your daily life.

Retreats have been an integral part of my path, helping me to go beyond the voice that never stops talking and connect with my true self.

 

Because our lives are so busy, it’s hard to do this with an hour here and there.  Retreats free us from our everyday commitments and allow us to immerse ourselves in the wisdom teachings and practices that help us discover and connect to our true selves, making us feel whole again.

 

Join me in the beautiful bay of La Ventana, Mexico for a 4-day meditation retreat where we’ll explore practices and teachings to help us stay connected to an inner peace and stillness that is found inside each and every one of us.  

 

Some of the benefits you’ll leave the retreat with are:

You’ll feel more relaxed, recharged and rejuvenated.

You’ll be more confident and less anxious.

You’ll be able to handle challenging and stressful situations more easily.

You won’t take things so personally.

You’ll feel more connected and whole (this is what we really want!).

You’ll leave with tools that can help you manage life ups and downs more skillfully.

You’ll connect with other like-minded friends that help support you in your practice.

You’ll be happier.

The retreat will be held in La Ventana Bay, a small fishing village surrounded by majestic desert mountains and framed by miles of sandy beach.

Casa Tara is the newest addition to La Ventana. A luxury yoga retreat center, providing all the pampering you need and balancing that out with the simplicity of the Baja desert.

During your free time you can relax by the pool, enjoy a massage at the spa or a leisurely stroll along the beach.

If you’re looking for a little bit more physical movement you can go snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, kitesurfing, mountain biking or drop in on one of the many yoga classes offered at the Retreat Center.

Schedule

Sunday:           10:00 – 3:00

Monday:          10:00 – 3:00

Tuesday:          10:00 – 3:00

Wednesday     2:00 – 8:30

Lunch will be between 12:00-1:00.
Dinner on Wednesday will be between 6:00-7:00

ABOUT MEREDITH HOOKE, CMMI, CLC

My spiritual path began with meditation in the late 90s. A few years later, I started practicing Tibetan Buddhism, which has been the foundation of my spiritual path, and yet it doesn’t exclude my studies in other eastern traditions. 

In 2013, I made a radical transition leaving the security of my job, home, and partner to fully commit my life to my spiritual practice. 

I have developed my own unique teaching style: combining Eastern wisdom, mysticism, and practices with 21st-century neuroscience. 

I live a quiet, contemplative life in Baja, Mexico leading meditation classes and retreats online in the US and Mexico. 

Meditation Retreat

WITH MEREDITH HOOKE AT CASA TARA RESORT

LA VENTANA, SEA OF CORTEZ, BAJA MEXICO

December 3rd – 8th, 2022

What’s Included:

  • 4 Day Course & Teachings
  • 5 Nights Accommodation (double or single occupancy available)
  • 3 Healthy & Delicious Meals Per Day
  • Unlimited Yoga
  • Peace and Tranquility!

What’s Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport Transfer (2 hour shuttle from Cabo airport and 45 minutes from La Paz Airport)
  • Activities and Excursions (can be arranged on arrival)
  • Massage and Spa Treatments (can be arranged on arrival)

Single Occupancy

5 Nights – Reservation & Course

$1899

Double Occupancy

5 Nights – Reservation & Course

$1,450

What Past Retreat Participants Had To Say…

Sue Mohr

British Columbia, Canada

“It would take pages to describe everything that I enjoyed, but if I had to state only one it would be the people. First, Meredith’s caring, experience, passion, and attention to detail and her ability to convey the information so beautifully. And second, the depth of soul and empathy of all the participants and their desire to learn more about themselves and how to support others. I met many new friends.

All I can say is that the retreat was beyond anything I could have imagined. I thought I might get bored at some point during the 4 days, but I was totally focused throughout each day. It was amazing how well I stayed engaged with everything that was offered.”

Heather Horsfall

Nova Scotia, Canada

“This retreat more than met my expectations. I was delighted by the group and the trust that grew. The level of openness in the small group discussion I was involved with was a terrific surprise. I didn’t expect the time to go so quickly and I didn’t expect to love your voice and delivery for four intense days as much as I did. I think I could listen to you all day every day forever. “

Carol Hanner

Oregon, USA

“I truly feel that my life changed and I noticed it the second day in my relationship with my husband. Meredith gave me the tools – now I need to bring them into my daily life and routine. The journaling really helped. I found I could express myself like I haven’t been able to in ages. The letter to ourselves was really effective. I can’t believe how much I wanted to say to myself. It poured out of me. “

Mary Napier

British Columbia, Canada

“The best parts for me were 1. the connection and sharing of the group which was exceptional in my experience with groups and 2. Meredith. You were the heart and soul of the retreat, guiding us through the meditations and learning practices with your soothing voice, your wonderful sense of humor and the huge amount of wisdom and food for thought you offered.”

Graham Wilson

Yukon, Canada

“I now understand why retreats are important to the practice of meditation. Having the opportunity to immerse yourself seems to have significant impact. I look forward to participating in other retreats with Meredith.”

Doreen Bryant

Washington, USA

“My favorite thing about the retreat was the people. I met so many people that I really didn’t know before. The discussions and heartfelt interactions were greatly appreciated. Of course the teachings shared by Meredith were the reason we all were there. I thought that the topics and discussions were well thought out and planned and with the many breaks and changes in topics it never became boring. Thank you so much for bringing something like this to La Ventana.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’m new to meditation or have never meditated at all?

This is not a beginner’s meditation retreat, and all participants should have a reasonably consistent meditation practice. Please reach out to me directly to see if this is a suitable retreat for you.

I’ve heard that meditation retreats can be very intense, is this retreat like that?

Yes, some meditation retreats have the purpose of being very intense – that is not the purpose of this retreat.

We will be meeting for several hours a day enjoying a variety of teachings, guided meditations, and also breakouts for you to converse with the other participants. There is also plenty of time for you outside our meeting times to relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of La Ventana.

What if I have physical limitations?

Chairs and very comfortable (bean bag style) chairs are available to sit in for the teachings and meditations.  However, the meditation room is up a flight of stairs and there is no wheelchair access.  If you have any concerns please contact me directly at Meredith@meredithhooke.com.

Is Mexico safe?

I have been coming to Baja Mexico for over 10 years, live here full-time as a single woman, and feel very safe. It is mostly middle-class, by Mexican standards, and is very family-oriented.  Over the winter the population is more than half Americans and Canadians and the local residents happily welcome us.

Do I need a visa?

Visas are not required for participants from the following countries:  United States, Canada, U.K. and Japan.  Please check this website for further information: https://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/sanfrancisco/index.php/visas-traveling-to-mexico.

What if I need to cancel?

100% refund up until August 31st, 2022. If you need to cancel anytime between September 1st and the day of the retreat, your deposit will be turned into a credit with Casa Tara to be used for an individual stay or on another retreat.

Single Occupancy

5 Nights – Reservation & Course

$1899

Double Occupancy

5 Nights – Reservation & Course

$1,450