LAST adventure: IGNITE 2019

January 1 - 6 // Riviera Maya, Mexico

I am beyond excited to be teaming up with my friends Josh + Brian of Startup Island to host IGNITE 2019. What better way to start off 2019 than some serious personal development on the Caribbean coast of the Riviera Maya? We chose this destination specifically because it's close enough to popular Tulum but not too close that we're in the thick of tourist land. Expect to meet incredible people, embrace a new level of self, and kick off the year with a freaking bang.

From turquoise waters to Mayan Ruins and starry night skies visible from just outside your bedroom, this trip is designed to strike a balance between inner and outer exploration. Be prepared to explore Mayan Ruins at El Castillo, Cenote Azul (a sacred natural pool, specific to this region in Mexico), culture, shops, immaculate beaches, salsa lessons in Tulum + nightlife in Playa Del Carmen.

Things I'm personally most excited for

Deep meditations + personal exploration 🧘‍♂️🧘‍♀️

Connecting with new humans (aka, you) 👫

Adventuring to ancient ruins 🌋

Salsa lessons 💃

The massage that's included in the price (!!!) 🙌

Sunshine + the beach 🏖


7AM start the day with a yoga flow + some meditation

8AM follow it up with a fresh + nourishing breakfast

9AM - 12PM ignite your mind with workshops, discussions + free time on the beach

12:30PM fuel up with a fresh + filling lunch

1:30PM - 6PM explore offsite excursions, continue your morning conversations, or enjoy a massage

6:30PM fill up with a fresh + delicious dinner

8PM end the evening with nighttime activities + grownup bedtime stories


Typical workshops + conversations

The business of being happy + healthy

How to build the life you crave

Exploring our current relationship with technology (aaaand a full digital detox day 🙌)

Shedding external expectations + attachments

Defining work life balance

Unlocking our life's purpose + why we're here

How to get rich quick or die trying (jk...)


Flights from within the continental U.S. to Cancun, Mexico

Transportation to and from the airport to the retreat property

5 nights of accommodations at Copal Retreat in beautiful Paa Mul, Mexico

Three meals per day, prepared by our onsite chef + fresh fruit refreshments, tea + coffee served all day

Welcoming ceremony with Mexican cuencos + visit to 2 local cenotes

Excursion to Tulum

Daily personal and professional development workshops

Daily guided yoga and meditation

(1) one hour relaxation massage

On site bikes, paddleboards, and kayaks

Assistance with trip extensions and information for travel within the Mayan Riviera

Ongoing support, networking, and mentorship within the Startup Island community

24/7 staff and guides on private grounds

Swag bag!

Price: $2,589 all inclusive (payment plans available)

$500 deposit secures your spot || final payments due by November 21 (day before Thanksgiving)


This sounds dope. Who exactly is this trip for?

Well, if you think it sounds dope then it's probably for you. IGNITE 2019 is for anyone looking to start off their year in the purest way possible... experiencing the power of travel and nature to fuel meaningful connections, personal growth and as a result, building the life they - you - crave.

Who will be running the workshops?

Workshops will be led by myself, Josh and Brian. Fitness will be led by your truly. Yoga + meditations will be led by all of us + some staff on site. Interested in leading a workshop? Let me know!

I really want to come but the price is a little steep.

I feel you. The price is on the high end because we don't want you thinking about money once you arrive...everything's included (besides alcohol if you want to drink). Shoot me an email to talk about payment plans and if the price is still unattainable, we can chat about ways to bring it down.

Where are we staying?

Copal Retreat. Check it out here.

Do I have to come back to real life after the retreat is over?

No. You do you, homie. You do you. #buildthelifeyoucrave 

For real though, we can certainly help with any extensions or additional travel plans following Ignite.

I have more questions....

Let's chat! Send me an email and we can hop on the phone.

I'm ready to sign up. How do I do it?

YESSSSS. Click here to request an invite and tell us a bit more about yourself. We'll be in touch with next steps after that.

ESCAPE costa rica

All women's retreat at Rancho Margot | april 2018 | Video shot by maya rafie