Sacred Seeds Gathering

with Marilyn Chiarello, founder of A Taste of Light, and Jessica Weston, Owner and Executive Chef of Superfresh! Organic Café and Esther Schidilowsky, certified Yoga and Pilates instructor.

Are you ready to enhance your journey to a healthier lifestyle?

Experience 8 days of transformation as you live the change you want in your life! One of the best ways to cultivate a rich, vibrant life is to rejuvenate yourself in a fresh, relaxing environment, away from the distractions of the daily grind. Yelapa, our choice destination, is a remote and charming, back-to-nature fishing village with no cars, no roads, and an easy-going attitude that attracts a mix of artists, musicians, retirees, yogis and backpackers who are drawn to a more simple and healthy life.

Your all-inclusive transformative vacation getaway includes:

  • Picturesque beachfront accommodations in Yelapa
  • Full immersion in preparing (and eating!) deliciously nourishing plant-based meals and snacks
  • Daily mindful walks, all-level yoga and/or meditation
  • Local excursions to area beaches, waterfalls and botanical gardens
  • Evening group discussions about how to live a vibrant and sustainable lifestyle
  • Experiencing the authentic richness of the local environment, people, art and culture
  • Daily yoga and/or Pilates classes
  • Several day trips to experience all that Yelapa and the surrounding areas have to offer including a boat ride to the Marietta Islands – an uninhabited wildlife refuge and home of the blue-footed boobie birds, and a hike to swim in an isolated jungle waterfall, and more
  • Relaxation on the beach or in a hammock on the veranda of your casita
  • An evening (or more) of dancing and dining out
  • One night (March 7, 2015) double occupancy lodging in Hotel Yasmin in Puerto Vallarta
  • Water taxi to and from Puerto Vallarta

About Yelapa:

Yelapa is a charming remote fishing village nestled in the southernmost cove of the world’s 7th largest bay, Banderas Bay. About 20 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, Yelapa is easily accessible by water taxi. When you arrive at the dock in Yelapa, you enter the magical atmosphere that draws day visitors to spontaneously extend their stay for days and then return for weeks year after year. It’s no wonder Yelapa was recently named the “Numero Uno place to go before you die” by Sunset magazine. Yelapa has long been a favorite destination for artists, musicians, hippies, backpackers and other counter-culture folks who were drawn by the “back to nature” simplicity of no electricity, no cars, no roads, and an easy going attitude. Now Yelapa has electricity (most of the time) yet still retains the charm of an indigenous Mexican culture mixed with a year-round “ex-pat” community, and surrounded by a natural environment with bio-diversity second only to that of the Amazon Rainforest.

Participants will be housed in casitas built into the mountain along the beach. (Garcias Rentals – Every casita has a beautiful view of the cove, and is only steps away from the beach. The casitas also have a full kitchen, living space and either one or two bedrooms, with and additional bed and hammock in the open air living room.

Classes will be held up the mountain in the magnificent Casa Arriba (, with breathtaking views of the entire cove, and surrounded by exquisite tropical flora and fauna.


What’s Included?

The cost for this 8-day experience includes:

  • 8 nights accommodations – 1 night in Puerto Vallarta and 7 nights in Yelapa
  • 21 meals beginning with lunch on March 8 in Yelapa and ending with breakfast on March 15
  • Round trip water taxi between Puerto Vallarta and Yelapa
  • Luggage transport between Puerto Vallarta and lodging in Yelapa
  • Day trips, including an excursion to the Marietta Islands, a guided hike to a secluded waterfall
  • Daily hands-on classes in raw vegan food preparation
  • Yoga and meditation

Date: March 7-15, 2015
Cost: $1575 for double occupancy

Registration details

Full payment due with registration.*
Minimum enrollment of 9.
Register early – there are only 3 two-bedroom casitas remaining at this time.
Please inquire* about special discounts for triple and quadruple occupancy discounts. Several of the available casitas have two bedrooms with queen size beds, perfect for two couples.

*For Registration or Inquiries:

Contact Marilyn…
Phone: (802) 254-9121
Email: Marilyn (at) aTasteofLight (dot) com


Meet Your Hosts – click here to learn more about your hosts.

For further information, contact Marilyn:
Marilyn (at) or phone at (802) 254-9121

Refund Policy

$150 non-refundable fee will be retained at any time of cancellation.
After 1/7/15 – deposit is non-refundable unless you find someone to take your place
After 1/31/15 – we’re sorry, but we cannot provide any refund in this case, due to nonrefundable reservations we are locked into at this stage of the journey.
If the Sacred Seeds Gathering is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund.


Contact Marilyn
Phone: (802) 254-9121
Email: Marilyn (at) aTasteofLight (dot) com