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This is a special invitation for all dedicated and hear-centered neighbors, colleagues, and friends! I want to share something genuinely special with you—an invitation to embark on a soul-nourishing journey to the country of Puerto Vallarta.
Not sure where Puerto Vallarta is? It is a magical destination situated on the western coast of Mexico on the Pacific Ocean in the state of Jalisco, just south of San Blas and approximately 185 miles west of the state capital, Guadalajara. In fact, it is on the same latitude as Hawaii!
To coin an expression from another retreat planner, Sheri Rosenthal described the benefits of taking time for self. “Now, imagine taking a precious pause from your busy life, where you can unplug, clear your mind, and deeply replenish your spirit. Here you can reconnect with your inner compass and return home with a rekindled passion for all the beautiful things you are creating in your life and professional career.”
When you step into the country of Puerto Vallarta, you are welcomed into a world of friendliness and a place of serenity unfolds before you. Close your eyes, and envision yourself enveloped on the coast between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the golden sandy beaches and clear waters of the Pacific Ocean. Vallarta, as the destination is affectionally called, “was once just a small fishing village on Banderas Bay called Las Peñas, only claiming its city status in 1968. Hollywood actors, lovebirds and legends Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton launched Puerto Vallarta into the limelight in the 1960’s while Burton was filming in Mismaloya for John Huston’s movie adaptation of the “sunshine and atmosphere instantly wash away your stress and weariness. In this nurturing environment, you will find solace and renewal, allowing your soul to breathe and your spirit to soar.”
This journey is an opportunity for personal growth and self-reflection. Here you can immerse yourself in a new culture. Puerto Vallarta's deep heritage will gesture you with open hands and smiles. Here, you will encounter engage in something special in addition to the immediate surroundings, is the burgeoning arts community, mouthwatering foods, intriguing history, and a place where you will find peace and quiet that stimulate the depths of your being.
We will face the essence of the pleasant atmosphere to permeate our souls, reminding us to embrace mindfulness, compassion, and inner peace in every aspect of our life experiencing journey. Come take a journey and explore tons of adventures, churches, cafes, art galleries, bars, restaurants, to sipping a margarita in a lively restaurant or bar whilst watching the sun go down while perched in a chair on the beach or the hotel’s infinity pool.
In Puerto Vallarta, you will discover a society that treasures the true measure of happiness through their way of lifestyle – calm and welcoming. We will learn how this beautiful ethos aligns perfectly with our values, emphasizing the significance of well-being and joy in our lives with an emphasis on the arts and culture. With a little input from other destination tourist gurus, “Puerto Vallarta's innate quiet and stunning nature offers a respite from the constant digital chatter we all experience, allowing you to BE in the present moment and experience what is profoundly important in life. It is in this sweet surrender to stillness that you will rediscover your inner fire, nourishing each moment with serenity, introspection, and reconnection.” And new influences that make life enjoyable, arts and culture and food!
As a fellow heart-centered individual, I assure you that this destination is a place that understands the yearning within you for soulful restoration, desire to explore, and the willingness to create a life that are deeply aligned with your purpose. Puerto Vallarta awaits you with open arms, ready to nurture your spirit, ignite your passion, and guide you back home with a heart overflowing with love and inspiration.
We invite you, to take this leap of faith, answer the call of your heart, and venture to Puerto Vallarta—a land of warmth, beauty, and transformation. You owe yourself the time to experience something new, different, exciting to replenish, reconnect, refill what has been poured out, and discover the joy within you.
Embrace this heart-to-heart invitation and allow Puerto Vallarta to embrace you back, as you embark on a journey that will forever leave an imprint on your spirit.
If you are feeling the call to join us - the dates of the event are October 28-31, 2023, with three (3) days pre and postdates should you prefer to arrive early or stay a few additional days to experience de los Muertos a.k.a. Day of the Dead that honors beloved loved ones who have passed along.
We are offering an affordable early bird pricing right now which I hope you take advantage of and if you need to pay along, we offer a three (3) installment payment plan. You should reserve your spot and reserve your lodging AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. Grab a friend, significant other, or spouse and imagine yourself walking along the picturesque cobble-paved streets or sipping a cocktail on the beach under the stars AND so much more. As the locals say, “That’s what you get in Puerto Vallarta!”
If you have ANY questions, PLEASE send an email - and if you need a quick call - we are happy to connect with you.
It is going to be a truly extraordinary journey....
Artisan's Affinity Alliance has been providing community support services for over a decade. Our team of professionals is passionate about helping individuals and organizations succeed. We offer a variety of services including adventures, tours, educational workshops, conferences, retreats, community outreach programs and more! Our mission is to improve the lives of those we serve and create positive change in our communities and for people.
Our mission brings likeminded individuals and those who engage in the arts in many forms including health and healing, DEI, STEM, and other meaningful platforms who allow us to express our inner selves. "emPowered by Respite: The Arts That Bind," welcomes people from all walks of life who seek innovative ways to explore other forms of incorporating art into their daily work.
Through the ingenuity of trained and passionate professionals, we invite individuals who are eager to embrace differences in a myriad of ways via cultures rich in history -- past, present and NOW! Our desire to help people expand their knowledge and discover unique similarities within historic destinations while creating new friendships and colleagues. Opportunities abound and we invite you to register and join us and consider becoming a sponsor and invest in someone's future.
People everywhere are eager to travel! No matter where one travels, there is a level of angst due to crime. Residents must continue living life and working; hence we must be responsible, prudent, and observant wherever we venture in the world today! With that stated, the link to reserve your lodging for the event is available! Download the PDF above OR click on the link to Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International
- Room/Lodging Reservations - CUT OFF DATE September 27, 2023 (3 days pre and post are available) Complete your registration form soon! Do not miss this amazing opportunity to experience the enchanting Puerto Vallarta and enjoy the offerings!
WANT TO SHARE YOUR EXPERTISE?
We welcome you to register and signup to present a workshop or present your ideas and help others STRETCH THIER IMAGINATIONS! We welcome you to share the information with your cohorts and colleagues as we are eager to create an invigorating experience with attendees!
PARTNERSHIPS IN PUERTO VALLARTA!
A hearty thanks to the Puerto Vallarta Convention and Visitors Association's staff for extending their hands and resources to help make this event a GRAND EXPERIENCE!
IMPORTANT deadline dates!- Passports:
According to the U.S. State Department, "Routine service takes 10-13 weeks. You can apply for routine service at an acceptance facility or renew by mail. Mailing times are not included in processing times. Processing times only include the time your application is at one of our passport agencies or centers. **Visit your local library or Office.
Routine 10 to 13 weeks
Expedited 7 to 9 weeks
Expedited at Agency Must have international travel within 14 calendar days
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE MEANINGFULLY
- Register and join us!
- Submit an Innovative Workshop
EXTENDED DUE DATE: July 7, 2023 As seen in Arts Archive Call for Entry: Respite: The Arts That Bind Workshop/Roundtables | Artwork Archive
- Sponsorship and/or donate In-kind items - Create a sponsorship offering that reflects your unique business or organization. (ALL MATERIALS must be shipped at least one month in advance)
Company policies – Liability Waiver – Must be signed in order to process your registration. I agree and acknowledge that I am undertaking participation in Artisan’s Affinity Alliance events and activities as my own free and intentional act, and I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me or others as result of my participation in these events. I hereby agree to hold Artisan’s Affinity Alliance and Joy Majied and/or their employees, agents, and/or directors harmless for any injury that I may suffer or damage that I may cause. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and that I am, as a result, able to participate in Artisan’s Affinity Alliance’s events and programs and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. I also agree not to allow any other individual to participate in my place.
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