The world of competition and corporate bottom lines drives us to extremes. We need to come home to ourselves, we need to disconnect and recharge, but it’s increasingly difficult to do so. When not used mindfully, our tech can sap our focus, productivity, creativity and, ultimately, our impact. Embracing the Joy of Missing Out is essential for success in all aspects of how we love, live and lead. Joy, by definition, is “the emotion evoked by well-being, success and the prospect of possessing what one desires.” It’s what we all want.
You have 365 days this year. Imagine spending 7 of them in a tropical paradise surrounded by thoughtful people set on making their days count too. Imagine conversations and clarity. Imagine tools for real-life scenarios that will go to work for you immediately. You get to choose who wins this year: you or your devices.
Award-winning Author Christina Crook (JOMO) and Psychotherapist and Community Organizer Christina Malecka (Unplug. Reconnect. Restore: Digital Mindfulness Retreats) are teaming up to bring you this one-of-a-kind 7-day retreat for a deeply restorative experience that will change your life.
Imagine yourself totally unplugged and held in community in one of the most beautiful places in the world for a week of:
Education: to help you understand the personal and professional costs of your digital devices
Meditation: because mindfulness is the opposite of distraction and the key to tech/life balance
Connection and Community: deeply engage with yourself and others and make life-long friends
Yoga: to embody your in-the-moment awareness
Adventure: to reclaim the joy and excitement of childhood
Self-Discovery: to help you identify and articulate your personal values and sources of joy
Empowerment: to provide you with tools and strategies to stay digitally connected on your own terms
Rest: to counteract exhaustion, digital overwhelm and toxic hustle
Your Adventure Includes
- Seven (7) nights lodging in a beautiful private or shared beach side bungalow with its own private bathroom
- Seven (7) locally sourced gourmet breakfasts
- Seven (7) locally sourced gourmet dinners
- Yoga practice and meditation daily
- All yoga props, including mats
- 5 days tech-free and 2 days of digital declutter, practicing digital mindfulness skills in real time
- Workshops, interactive experiences and guided reflection lead by two leaders in the fields of reclaiming joy and digital wellness
- Emotional support from a seasoned psychotherapist
- One (1) 60 minute spa treatment or services (gratuity not included)
- One (1) resort excursion of your choice – Surf lesson! Hiking! Kayaking! Horseback riding!
- Round trip ground transportation from Zihuatanejo airport (gratuity not included)
- Evening Entertainment as scheduled by Present Moment
- Taxes and Gratuity on all Retreat Inclusions, except Airport Transfer
- Swag bag and JOMO book
- Round trip airfare to ZIH
- Trip insurance (Recommended- Please see cancellation policy)
- Lunch (explore local restaurants) , snacks, desserts
- All alcohol and non-alcohol beverages (other than early morning coffee and/or tea and water which is available at all times),
- Additional and/or upgrades on spa services and excursions
- Tax and gratuity on these exclusions
- Gratuity for the airport transfer
Lodging Options and Your Investment:
Private Single – One guest in a private bungalow
(queen bed) $3250 USD
Private Double – Two guests in a private bungalow (queen bed – great for couples) $2500 USD per person
Shared Twin – Two beds in a shared bungalow for two guests (bring a friend) $2500 USD per person
Shared Triple / Quad – One queen bed and two twin beds in a shared bungalow for three to four guests (Triple/Quad rate) $2000 USD per person
There are limited rooms with AC. These are booked on a first come, first serve basis and add $100 to final price. Please request upon booking.
Christina Malecka at firstname.lastname@example.org or register through our website: dmret.com/jomo-dmret
Let Christina know if you have any questions. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like minded people for a relaxing week on the serene beaches of Playa Troncones, Mexico.
TO REGISTER: Contact Christina Malecka at email@example.com or register through our website: dmret.com/jomo-dmret
Payment & Cancellation Policy:
$500 deposit to reserve your preferred accommodations prior to December 31, 2019.
Full payment due by December 31, 2019 or at time of registration after 12/31/19.
If you must cancel:
*On or before December 7, 2020 – Full deposit (minus 5% processing fee.)
*Between December 8 and December 31, 2019 – 50% deposit (minus 5% processing fee.)
*No refunds after December 31, 2019
Christina Crook & Christina Malecka
Christina Crook is an award-winning author and in-demand speaker with engagements including the Young Presidents’ Organization, World Vision and the All Tech is Human Summit. Her 2015 book, The Joy of Missing Out: Finding Balance in a Wired World helped pioneer the field of digital well-being and established her as a leading voice on technology and human flourishing. Her commentary on technology and daily life has appeared in international media, including The New York Times, Psychology Today and Glamor Brazil. She is widely considered the leader of the global #JOMO movement and is a founding member of the Digital Wellness Collective. Christina co-leads JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreats a series of events designed to help digitally weary attendees learn to have a healthier relationship with technology.
Founder, Digital Mindfulness Retreats®
As a Seattle-based psychotherapist, Christina Malecka, MA LMHC has had a front-row seat to the emotional impact smartphones and social media have had on her clients, most notably increased loneliness, anxiety, and alienation. Where weak social ties are plentiful, stronger ties grow harder to create and maintain. In 2017, inspired by the work of Sherry Turkle, Nicholas Carr and her own transformative experience with digital fasting, Christina launched Unplug. Reconnect. Restore: Digital Mindfulness Retreats which emphasize meditation, present-moment experience, social connection, and self-reflection. A community organizer turned Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Christina brings over 25 years of experience with change-making, group facilitation, mindfulness training, and workshop development. She loves creating nurturing experiences for individuals and teams. Christina is a member of the Digital Wellness Collective and co-leads JOMO + Digital Mindfulness Retreats a series of events designed to help digitally weary attendees learn to have a healthier relationship with technology.
Our charming, chic hotel and yoga retreat is located on a quiet, serene beach in Playa Troncones, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
Present Moment Retreat is a powerfully transformative environment providing experiential training in the cultural arts. Surrounded by the magnificence of earth’s natural beauty, people from around the world come here to grow towards wholeness in their lives. We are dedicated to fostering deep awareness and appreciation of life through the compassionate treatment of all beings, and promoting wisdom and peace in celebration of the human spirit.
Your Boutique Bungalow
Present Moment is the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life. Authenticity was imperative in the construction of every inch of this resort. Thus, all bungalows have an indigenous palapa thatched roof, hand-crafted in the Mexican tradition, and are furnished with a pillow top queen-sized bed, luxurious 400 count cotton bedding and a canopy of white linen. Our beautifully designed accommodations and loving staff will please even the most discerning guests.
With 5 deluxe bungalows and 3 family bungalows, somewhat blurring the lines between the indoors and out, with its amazing vantage points to the sea, gardens and pool, your accommodation will be the perfect place to rest yourself after a full day of yoga and surf at Present Moment. Just a 30 second walk the beach, let the sounds of the ocean lure you to sleep each night.
With 3 air conditioned suites, for those seeking a little more similarity to the comforts of home. Centrally located, you will be just steps away from the beach, amazing yoga classes, massage, and fine dining. If you enjoy strolling the shore at sunrise, these stunning bungalows will have you on your way in no time. Hand-crafted and beautifully appointed, a true home away from home.
About Troncones & Getting Here
At the heart of charming Troncones Beach, nestled between the lush mountains of the Sierra Madre and the sparkling Mexican Riviera, Present Moment Retreat combines the ambience of nature’s grandeur with personally challenging mind-body work, set in harmony on beautifully-landscaped tropical grounds.
Troncones Beach is a small, recently-developed community situated on some 3 miles of pristine Pacific beach – a strand of white sand punctuated by occasional rock outcroppings often harboring tidepools teeming with fascinating saltwater life. The charming village is home to a small school, a public library (donated by generous local residents for education of the village’s children), a church, several dry goods outlets and a few other small provisioning services for essential items. All of these are couched within a traditional and tropical Mexican ambience.
You can fly into Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa, the airport is located only 20 miles north and an easy 45-minute drive. The international airport is serviced by a number of International airlines including Alaska Airlines, Continental, American, America West, Frontier Airlines, Mexicana and Aeromexico. Troncones Beach is highly connected, yet still a world apart. Its proximity to Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo affords you a full choice of shopping conveniences and recreational possibilities, all just a short distance from your world-class yoga retreat and resort. We can assist you with booking all flights and airport transportation.