Details for JOMO: Digital Mindfulness Retreat Mexico 2020
6pm Saturday, March 28 through 10am Saturday, April 4, 2020
Present Moment is a charming, chic hotel and yoga retreat center located on a quiet, serene beach in Playa Troncones, thirty minutes up the coast from Ixtapa, Zihuatanejo, Mexico.
From their website: “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.”
The world of competition and corporate bottom lines drives us to extremes. We need to come home to ourselves, and 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
What to Expect
You will be asked to turn over your digital devices on Sunday morning and will enjoy being tech-free for 5 days, followed by 2 days of digital declutter, practicing digital mindfulness skills in real time. There will be an emergency number for your loved ones to use if they need to get in touch with you during this time.
Because we understand that for many of us, keeping up with the news is important, we will monitor the New York Times and other news sources for breaking stories and update participants who want to know what's going on in the world during the retreat time. It is also ok to opt out of this. If you have other needs for saying in touch with family or kids during the retreat, that can also be arranged.
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
2 yoga classes a day
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!
Evening Entertainment as scheduled by Present Moment
Taxes and Gratuity on all Retreat Inclusions, except Airport Transfer
Round trip ground transportation from Zihuatanejo airport (gratuity not included)
Swag bag and JOMO book
Round trip airfare to Zihuatanejo
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 upgrades on spa services and excursions
Tax and gratuity on these exclusions
Gratuity for the airport transfer
How Much Will it Cost?
Way, way too much. The price of living as a servant to our digital devices is astronomical.
We all pay with something: our time, attention, energy, relationships, sleep, mental health, happiness, and more.
It's time to take back the investment and bank on something better: your values, your goals, your joy.
Oh! Do you mean the retreat? It's a steal:
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.
How Do I Sign Up?
Registration link coming soon! To hold your spot and put down a deposit, contact Christina Malecka at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Who? Your Facilitators
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.
As a Seattle-based psychotherapist, Christina Malecka, MA LMHC has had a front-row seat to the emotional impact of smartphones and social media 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.