Women Retreats

Judith does not currently have a Women’s Retreat scheduled. Below are descriptions of previous offerings.

If you are interested in sponsoring a retreat or in coaching with Judith write to her at judith.ansara@gmail.com.


Powerful, Wild & Deep

At this time in human history our leadership and contribution is needed more than ever.

Join master teacher and leadership coach Judith Ansara for a week of deep learning, retreat and renewal in a beach-side paradise!

Whether you are already fully engaged in your work and service, or wanting to embark in new directions, this retreat offers you a precious opportunity to step back from the busyness of your life. Develop new skills and practices to support you in clarifying and stepping more fully and effectively into your leadership, gifts, service and self-expression, grounded in deeper ease and well-being.

Sessions will include:

  • Meditation training and practice to support deep presence and mental and emotional stability
  • Clarifying and aligning to your purpose and vision
  • Strengthening your access and trust in your own inner wisdom
  • Tapping and unleashing your creativity
  • Yoga, breath, movement and voice practices to support your full, enlivened and joyful embodiment
    And lots of laughter and fun!

In addition to scheduled sessions, there will be plenty of time for enjoying the beach, relaxing and other activities. Take time on your own and/or in the company of the other wonderful women on our retreat. Return home renewed, inspired and committed to creating a life that really works.

Do nothing—or engage in optional trips for whale watching, the local market, Mar de Jade’s farm and school, hikes or a Huichol-led sweat lodge. Great massage and spa treatments are also available.

Mar de Jade is a gem of a retreat center located right on the beach 2 hours north of Puerto Vallarta in the small town of Chacala. This is in a very safe area of Mexico. The impeccably clean kitchen serves delicious organic and locally sourced food. Special dietary needs are accommodated.



Women, Spirit & Power

A women’s global leadership retreat at Mar de Jade, Chacala, Mexico

Facilitated by Judith Ansara and co-hosted by Yvette Alberdingk Thijm, ED of WITNESS.org.

We are excited to offer this unique, transformational retreat for women actively engaged in creating a just and sustainable world: leaders from non-profits, socially responsible businesses, artist-activists, community organizers, educators, philanthropists, women in government and others.

Powerful leadership arises from the synergy of our inner awareness and personal mastery with critical leadership skills to create effective results in service of our goals. Our time will be spent in three primary areas, each important to developing leadership capacity that is sustainable for a lifetime of service:

Leadership training

  • Clarifying your purpose & vision
  • Developing mental clarity & emotional stability
  • Coaching, mentoring and communication skills to bring
    out the best in others
  • Cultivating the power of your intuition
  • Deepening into the power of your voice and body for fully
    integrated leadership
  • Personal Ecology – creating a balanced and sustainable life

Networking & peer learning

Drawing on the great wealth of wisdom and experience of participants, we will explore the unique gifts and challenges we share as women, as we continue to cultivate our global network.

Inner reflection and integration

Time for you to restore in the beauty of the natural world. Write, read, hike, swim, relax, make new friends, gaze at the sea…

Enjoy time for optional activities including: yoga and meditation (no extra charge), whale watching, visit local market, sweat lodge ceremony and massage & meditation spa treatments.

About our retreat site

Mar de Jade is a precious jewel of a retreat center nestled on a quiet beach, north of Puerto Vallarta. Not only is it beautiful, but the owners inspire us with their life-long commitment to social action and community service.

Food is bountiful, safe, delicious & mostly organic. All dietary preferences are graciously provided for.



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