Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Week 1: October 17 – 23, 2019
Week 2: October 24 – 30, 2019
About the retreat
We’re going back to Puerto Vallarta after the amazing retreat we had there in 2018! This Mexican haven offers numerous sandy, sun-kissed beaches covered by lavish palm trees, mountains, and tropical jungles to discover – it’s an ideal location for a Pangea retreat!
Dip your toes in the Pacific, meander the colorful streets of Sayulita, peruse unique local shops, and taste the vibrant flavors of Mexico – these are all things we’re going to do on the retreat!
Come turn your dreams into reality with the help of industry experts leading our daily retreat workshops focused on digital strategies, photography and wellness. Connect with inspiring women from all over the globe and develop a firm support system who will help you reach your personal and business goals even after the trip has come to an end.
- Week 1: October 17 – 23, 2019
- Week 2: October 24 – 30, 2019
- Retreat Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
- Group Size: 15 total
- Accommodation: Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
- Tuition: $3300 USD ***$2699 2020 RETREAT TUITION MATCH*** $600 OFF ends Aug 17, 2019
PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO
Boutique Hotel in Puerto Vallarta
We’ll call a boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta home for the entirety of the retreat! This beautiful property is surrounded by the beautiful Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range and is a true oasis in the heart of the paradisiac bay and Puerto Vallarta City.
This unique and peaceful hotel harmoniously combines simplicity with modernity to create a true tropical haven that will naturally guide you to practice mindfulness and to care for your mind and soul.
With lush exotic gardens, refreshing pool, and a juice bar & yoga studio it is the perfect place to relax, reset, and appreciate the beauty of Mexico.
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Taste the incredible incredible flavors of Mexico.
Come taste the tropical fruits and vibrant flavors of Mexico! Meals will be healthy, mostly plant-based with the option of some dairy. We offer mostly vegan & vegetarian healthy food, and we are able to accommodate most dietary requirements.
What will be served:
- 6 breakfasts
- 4 lunches
- 4 dinners
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Get ready for a week of exploring together!
- Explore the colorful streets of Sayulita
- Dip our toes in the Pacific Ocean at Playa Los Muertos
- Stroll the El Malecon Boardwalk
- Check out the beautiful architecture & food scene in Puerto Vallarta Town!
- Try the vibrant flavors of Mexico!
Branding & Finding Your Niche
Your brand can have a great logo, all the hip pantone colors, and a flowy, playful font, but if you don’t know who you’re creating it for, then it’s all for nothing. Aesthetics are just one part of the branding process, and in this workshop we’ll help you get clear on the rest. Discover your target audience, hone your brand voice, and find your niche in the crowd, so you can communicate effectively and make an impactful, profitable splash with your business or personal brand.
Search Engine Optimization
You’re out here creating the best of the best content in your space, and it feels like your bestie and your mom are the only ones reading it. Are we getting warmer? SEO might be the most mysterious content strategy of them all, and we’re here to remove the smoke and mirrors for good. We’ll guide you through all the steps to creating blog posts and web content that will catch Google’s eye, and teach you an SEO strategy that becomes second nature.
Content Strategy & Calendar
The key to thriving in a content rich world is to learn the processes that keep you relevant, but won’t burn you out. We’ll teach the latest tools to help you edit photos, schedule, and automate your online presence, so you can focus on that authentic engagement.
A constantly changing platform needs a dynamic strategy, and we bring the most up-to-date tactics for our Instagram workshop. The perpetual changes to the Instagram algorithm may get you down sometimes, but we’ll show you how to use Instagram to engage with, grow, and inspire your niche audience. Discover the tactics that work for influencers in 2019, and tailor them to your social media strategy.
A crash course in photography that will leave you feeling inspired to create. You’ll learn from industry leaders who have honed their experience into practical steps to help you stand out online. From the technical (Aperture, Shutterspeed, etc) to the aesthetic (framing the shot, lighting, etc), you’ll learn how to establish a photography style that speaks the language of your brand. You don’t need any prior experience and we’ll teach you with the gear you already have, so you can start taking pictures that you’re dying to show off!
Photo Editing with Lightroom
Step two of creating that perfect brand imagery and inspiring, Instagrammable, moment happens in post production. You may think Lightroom is only for “professionals”, but that’s you now, and we’re going to show you exactly how to establish an editing style for your brand. Your feed will never be the same!
How to Collaborate With Brands & grow your revenue
Brands know the importance of the influencer, and even the micro-influencer. Now that you’ve established your brand, nailed your content, and have the imagery to captivate, it’s time to leverage your efforts. We’ll teach you how to monetize your channels by pitching brands that align with your message. This includes exact email templates to land free product, press passes to events and trips, and even complimentary travel and hotel stays.
Advanced strategies to grow your email list
What would happen if your social media platforms disappeared tomorrow? How would you get in touch with your audience? The answer is email! Email is more alive than ever, and it creates more trust and higher conversions than social media. You own your email list, those are the people that want you in their lives, and you have the opportunity to deliver valuable content right to their inbox. We’ll teach you strategies to build an engaged email list and create emails that people actually want to open AND read.
Passive & Active Income Strategies
It is said that successful entrepreneurs have at least 7 different revenue streams. In this workshop we will go through out of the box ways to make money in the industry, both actively and passively so you can start to think of ways to grow your business beyond one single stream of revenue!
Your Expert Mentors
We invite industry experts to teach you everything they know and give you the one-on-one attention you need to retain those skills. You will learn first hand from the experts and get all the behind the scenes industry scoop.
Lauren is the founder of solo travel blog Wanderluluu.com, the Director of Operations at Pangea Dreams and is also a Retreat Alumna! Though born & raised in Massachusetts, she spends half the year in Colombia and now specializes in Colombia travel. She can’t wait to share her knowledge on SEO and blogging strategies and is so excited to welcome all the new ladies into the Pangea Dreams global sisterhood!
Montelle is a personal brand coach, solo travel blogger and Pangea Dreams Trip Leader. In sharing her travel experiences and personal growth tips she has inspired thousands of women around the world and transformed what was once a hobby into a powerful brand. Through her coaching, workshops and online content, Montelle provides actionable steps that help you break down limiting beliefs and go after the life you’ve always dreamed of.
Carly is an LA-based travel blogger and Pangea Dreams Retreat Alumni who turned her travel lifestyle into a career after completing her first Pangea Dreams retreat! When she’s not on the move creating content for brands or her Instagram, she’s teaching herself new photography skills or out exploring in nature. As a former kindergarten aide, she can’t wait to bring together her two passions of travel and teaching while leading the Pangea Retreats!
Krystal hails from the Land Down Under and is a PD alumna, having attended the Bali 2018 Retreat & the first-ever Alumni Retreat in Costa Rica 2019! She has an extensive background in management & leading large teams with a huge passion for personal growth & helping others realize and reach their goals. Recently, she made the tough decision to leave her management career to forge her own path. Krystal looks forward to meeting & creating lifelong connections with all the wonderful women on the retreats!!!
Day 1: Welcome Day
Women will arrive at various times throughout the day. Festivities will kick off around 6pm with a welcome circle, followed by a group dinner! We recommend arriving between 10am-4pm.
Day 2: Workshop Day
We’ll start the day with morning yoga/movement followed by gratitude & intention setting. We’ll then have group breakfast and dive into workshops all day – breaking for lunch. We’ll end the night with a delicious group dinner!
Day 3: Explore Day
After breakfast and gratitude as a group, we will head to Sayulita for the day! We’ll wander the colorful streets and explore the vibrant culture with plenty of opportunities for content creation. We’ll then head back to the hotel for group dinner, and end the day with a women’s circle.
Day 4: Workshop Day
We’ll start the day with morning yoga/movement followed by gratitude & intention setting as a group. We’ll then have group breakfast and dive into workshops all day – breaking for lunch. After lunch, there will be free time to explore, write, edit photos, create content & collaborate! We’ll get together for group dinner to end the day.
Day 5: Explore Day
After breakfast and gratitude as a group, we will head to the beach and soak in the warm rays of the Mexican sun! We’ll have plenty of content creation opportunities at the beach and in Puerto Vallarta town. Afterward, we’ll make our way back to the hotel for a group dinner.
Day 6: Workshop Day
We’ll start the day with morning yoga/movement followed by gratitude & intention setting as a group. We’ll then have group breakfast and dive into workshops all day – breaking for lunch. After lunch, there will be free time to explore, write, edit photos, create content & collaborate. We’ll end the night with our last dinner as a group & a closing circle.
Day 7: Farewell Day
This is the day we always dread – having to say goodbye to so many amazing women!!! Everyone will be leaving at various times throughout the day. Checkout will be around noon.
6 nights/ 7 days accommodations
6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
3 morning movement/yoga sessions
Daily gratitude practice
6 workshops taught by industry experts
A professional photographer on site throughout the retreat
All transportation while on the retreat
Access to Private Facebook Group
2 lunches out while exploring Mexico
Flights to and from the location
Transfers to and from the airport
Personal Travel Insurance
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We offer Payment Plans!
Let us create a payment plan tailored to your specific financial needs!
We only require a $650 USD deposit at booking and can then create a payment plan designed specifically for you and your needs. We can split up the remaining balance into up to 10 payments which can be paid monthly, biweekly or whatever cadence suits you best. All you have to do is tell us what you need and we can make it happen for you through our secure WeTravel booking platform! (Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the retreat start date)
What is the difference between a Signature Retreat, a Photography & Content Creation Tour, and an Entrepreneurship & Wellness Retreat?
Our Signature Retreats are designed for women creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners, and bloggers looking to learn the skills and strategies needed to succeed in the digital world. During our 7-day retreats, we run workshops on topics like; personal branding, building a community online, social media growth, SEO, email list growth, passive & active income strategies and more. We also teach photography 101 and Lightroom editing 101 – these are basic courses that teach how to use your camera in manual, and basic editing techniques to improve your photos.
Our Photography & Content Creation Tours are specifically designed for women creatives looking to practice their photography skills and create amazing content in a bucket-list destination alongside likeminded women. We’ll be practicing, learning, and creating on location together as there’s nothing like learning by doing! We will focus on practicing photography throughout this 9-day adventure and collaborating with one another. So let’s do this! Join us on an adventure of a lifetime and create photos so beautiful that will make you excited to go home and redecorate your walls with all the beautiful photos you took!
Our Specialty Entrepreneurship & Wellness Retreat is a spin-off of our Signature Retreat offering many similar workshops but with a much heavier emphasis on wellness, mindfulness, and self-love. This retreat was specifically designed for women entrepreneurs who are looking to build their brand through passion and purpose and are craving to lead a happier & healthier lifestyle. This retreat is also special because we are partnering with Deddeh Howard who will be our Main host! Looking to learn new skills, meet like-minded women, and really focus on your mental-health & well-being? This is for YOU!
Do I need to have a blog or Instagram to join a retreat?
No! Our retreats are not just for bloggers or influencers, but are for women creatives, entrepreneurs, small business owners or any woman looking to turn their passion into purpose.
Do you cater for dietary requirements?
Yes! We can accommodate most diets, allergies and dietary restrictions, just make sure to let us know. We work hard to serve very healthy, clean and local produce while on the retreat. The food served is predominantly plant based but if you require a protein heavy diet we are usually able to accommodate. Prior to the retreat we will have you fill out a “Pre-Arrival Form” where you can indicate your specific needs.
What do I need to bring?
- An open mind, positive attitude, and an eagerness to learn!
- Camera and any other equipment you’d like to use
- External Hard-drive (big enough for storing photos). THIS IS MANDATORY for photo sharing & storing.
- Laptop (not required, but is helpful to have to transfer photos, follow along for specific workshops etc)
- A pen (to take notes during the workshops)
- Bug spray
- Sneakers for any walking/hikes we may be doing
- Sandals/ Flip-flops & any shoes you like to wear (We would not recommend bringing heals for anything, but if you like to wear them feel free to bring them!)
- Cute clothing and accessories that you will want to shoot in! (there are many opportunities for photoshoots & content creation!)
- Make sure to have the proper plug adapters
What is the average group size?
This retreat can accommodate 15 women, including 2-4 retreat hosts.
What is the group age range?
We welcome women of all ages 18+ to join us on the retreats and have had women in their early twenties to late forties. We believe that age is but a number and you can learn and go after your dreams no matter what age or stage of life you are in.
What does the rooming situation look like?
Double occupancy – queen/king beds may be shared in some cases.
What does a day on a Signature Retreat look like?
Our Signature Retreat is broken up into “workshop days” and “explore days.” Please reference the “Sample Itinerary” for an idea of what the Retreat will look like!
What will I take away from a Pangea Dreams Retreat?
You’ll leave the retreat with incredible memories, new friendships & connections, loads of professional photos for your own use, new and tons of new skills in digital entrepreneurship & marketing!
When should I aim to arrive and depart for a retreat?
We ask that you aim to be at the retreat property on day 1 anytime before 4pm, if possible. Before the retreat, we’ll make sure to get your arrival time from you so we know when to expect everyone.
Since we will be driving back from Essaouira that morning, we recommend flights that depart later in the afternoon or evening.
What method of payment is available?
We use a secure booking platform called WeTravel to process all of our bookings. Through this booking platform you can use a credit card to book and for US citizens, you can arrange a bank transfer to avoid fees. At this time, we are only accepting payment through this platform. You can also choose to add-on one way or roundtrip airport transfers and add-on activities.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! We offer custom payment plans tailored to your specific financial needs. We can create a payment plan with monthly payment plans leading up to the retreat, every other week, or every other month depending on your needs! We can split up the remaining balance into up to 10 payments. (Please note that your balance must be paid off one month prior to the retreat start date)
Ready to join us on an experience of a lifetime?
All you have to do is fill out our application form below! And don’t worry, it’s less of an application, and more of a way for us to get to know you better! Basically, we just want to make sure that your expectations are aligned with the experiences that we offer.
NOTE: Please only complete the booking form if you are seriously interested in attending the retreat, the price is within your budget, and you can travel on the specific retreat dates available.
So what are you waiting for? Fill out our application below!
Ongoing support in our private Facebook group
Your professional development lasts well beyond the Pangea Dreams Retreat! As an Alumni, you’ll have lifetime access to our private Facebook community where you can continue to tap into the resources you’ve gathered and connections you’ve made at the retreat. We consistently share new industry tips and tricks, answer questions that come up when you leave, and encourage you to connect with other retreat alumni.
Templates for email pitches and more
We’ve done the testing and we want you to learn from our mistakes. Skip the learning curve, and learn exactly what works for pitching brands, clients, PR opportunities, and more!
All Course Materials
We know you’re going to have your learning sun hat on during the retreat, but we’ll give you access to ALL the course materials so you can refer back when you’re building your brand through our retreat workbooks.
Professional Digital Media Kit
You’ll walk away with a beautifully designed and expertly laid out media kit so you can leverage your influence with brands. This is your resume for your thought leadership, and you’ll know how to create it and pitch brands for exactly what you’re worth.