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Baja – Mexico

February 12-19 2023
Yandara Yoga Institute, Todos Santos

Right on the scenic Baja Peninsula which is a 1 hour drive north of Cabo San Lucas.

Come to where the desert meets the sea and be in the perfect setting to decompress and rejuvenate. Relax or meditate on Yandara’s expansive sandy beach, hike to awe-inspiring views and refresh in their salt-water pool.

Adventure with us to experience highlights of the Todos Santos area.

Reconnect with your magic in this immersion in nature, with the comforts of Glamping. Come to transformational travel experience of a lifetime!

Fun is definitely on the agenda!

You have entered a stress-free zone of flexibility and freedom. We encourage light heartedness and respect your choices during your trip. There are no restrictions or expectations about participation.

We are here to help you achieve your deepest level of peace and joy.

Follow your bliss!!

Your Trained Facilitators

Kathryn Remati

You may have met her on the Insight Timer meditation app or at the Sedona Yoga Festival or attended a Kaiser Permanente class for stress, sleep, weight or wellness. Kathryn is a Health Educator, certified meditation instructor and creator of the Tranquil Me meditation app. Ms. Remati’s voice is a gift that leads even the most anxious to inner peace. She will help you find the perfect type of meditation for you and your lifestyle.

Priscila Soares

Graduated in Art Education and Motion Picture, Priscila is an artist of many mediums. Her mission is to help people get in touch with their own essence through art. Her creative work involves sculptures, paintings, jewelry making, photography, video, design, meditation practices, breath work, music, movement and more. Priscila has a studio in a collective at the Mare Island Art Studios in Vallejo and has been featured in many blog articles, magazines and even on NBC News. You will find that her creativity classes will help you learn more about your Self and you will gain new tools to achieve what you want to manifest in your life.

Reconnect with nature where the desert meets the ocean

Nature is our most powerful medicine. ​It is our home, and our nourishment.​

Prepare for sandy peaceful walks along the shore and occasional whale sightings. Open your glamping tent for a view of a giant cactus garden and palm trees by the beach,


A breath of fresh air... Literally! The Costa Rica Retreat exceeded my expectations, from beginning to end. If becoming more present, relaxed, and commited to self-improvement appeals to you, consider making an investment in yourself and the Lighten Up Retreat. Thoroughly professional staff, knowledgeable and 100% committed to wellness and the participant's well-being, I highly endorse this "outside-of-the-box" experience. Graden Travis
All of us have been through some sort of trauma as human beings. This retreat gave me the reset and spiritual wellness that I can carry with me, going forward with a new peace of mind and contentment. Thank you. Valerie Byrne
I learned how to calm my mind with breath control, yoga and Qigong on the beach to relax the body, mindfulness practices to tune into the present moment and beautiful meditations to promote inner peace. Dawn Monopoly
The Lighten Up Retreat was wonderful. There were a lot of firsts. This was my first time in Costa Rica meeting a new group of people, my first time to teaching both Yin Yoga/Asana and Taiji (Mu-i and Yang 24) at a single retreat, my first Book review and signing as well as my first time teaching Aqua-Taiji (Float) to a select group of people willing to trust, explore, let go, as they experience the essence, magic and transformative process of Taiji. As we “moved and healed together in Unity”. I’d like to thank Lighten Up for inviting me to this wonderful opportunity and beautiful/intimate retreat to teach, examine, and relax. Zochi Young
One of the hardest aspects of the pandemic for me has been the loss of personal contact, events to share, and adventures to anticipate. This loss had left me feeling isolated, and my increasing discouragement led me to finally accept the reality that I had to do something dramatic to bring back my joy in living. I found this return to joy in Lighten Up Retreat. What a gift they gave all of us. What a gift to spend a week on a beautiful beach in Costa Rica, sharing meditation, tai-chi, and other transformational activities with a group of wonderful new friends. The location was superb and the meals delicious, and our time together filled a void that I had been deeply missing since the pandemic started. We sang, danced, swam in the clear waters, kayaked the bay, watched exotic wildlife, and shared meals both at our home base and in restaurants along the beach. Best of all, I got to know a group of very special news friends. Thank you for your skills in organizing an exceptional event. One that not only brightened my time in Costa Rica, but also gave me new skills and renewed energy to move ahead with creating a better time ahead. Bruce Miller
Kathryn Remati is the most genuine, empathetic and compassionate person I have ever met. She took the time to get to know each and every person on her retreat. I was amazed with how she found the right approach to communicate and guide each and every individual in their own unique way that would best serve them. Her meditations were always fantastic of course. But it was the light and easy flow of how she approached every day that really allowed me to drop all expectations and think about the future. The entire experience was incredible and everyone that attended left feeling fulfilled and light. I can’t wait to go to the next one! Derek Skol - Publicist at Mindful Media PR

Invest in your Health


See yourself tan, relaxed, lighter in every way, with wellness tools to last you a lifetime. You are worth it!

Bring home healthy habits.

Enjoy the way you approach your life with a new lightness and loving awareness.


Fall asleep to the sound of the waves in our furnished Glamping Tents. These can be single or double occupancy and include electricity and lights.

Sample Day of Lighten Up!

6:30am: Tea/Coffee/Snack
7:30am: Morning Breathwork with Priscila
9:00am: Breakfast
9:30am: Opening Circle, morning meditation in yoga room.
10:30am: Hike to and from South Beach
12:30pm: Lunch
2pm-4pm: Nap time, pool time or book a massage or journal
4pm: Creativity Class with Priscila
5:30pm: Letting Go Meditation with Kathryn
6pm: Dinner
7:30pm: Sound Bath

Included in your package

  • Retreat activities with accommodation
  • All meals included, prepared with love and with the quality ingredients. Organic when available. Primarily vegetarian – fresh local fish, boiled eggs and dairy are optional. Allergies and special diets (gluten free, dairy free and vegan) are easily accommodated.
  • Guided hikes with views
  • Use of yoga pavilion, pool, beach, fire pit, hammocks and more


Dates: February 12-19 2023

Activities included in price:

Price includes everything on the agenda: excursions, classes, and 3 meals per day: breakfast, full lunch and dinner.

Not included in price:

Price does not include airfare, 1 dinner out at a Farm to Table Restaurant in Todos Santos, shopping and tips for staff.


Payments are non-refundable, but can be used towards a future retreat.
We accept Paypal, Zelle, Venmo or Credit Card
Venmo: friends and family: @Kathryn-Remati


You will need a valid passport to fly to Mexico


You will arrive at the Airport and a shuttle will be arranged for pick up. Please contact us prior to booking your flight so we can coordinate shuttle pick-up times with other guests.

Please contact for more details:

Priscila Soares
text: (415)637-9167

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