WPO Private Retreat

Baja

Feb 24

to

Feb 28, 2025

Join us for a life-shifting experience at the world's first midlife wisdom school.

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Are you managing big life changes right now? Perhaps you have changes in relationships, career, health, empty nesting, caregiving or just wondering what the heck is next. Midlife is full of transitions: physical changes, career shifts, divorce, empty nest syndrome - you name it! It is also a time when you start craving a deeper meaning in life. And we want to help you navigate this uncertain time – to invigorate your curiosity about what’s next, be it new adventures, richer experiences, or spiritual growth.

Together we will explore the practical tools, strategies, and mindset shifts to help you understand there is a roadmap that can help you feel less overwhelmed, stuck or unsure, and offer community support so that you are not alone.

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Discover the Baja Campus

You’re invited to a place, space, and pace designed to interrupt your routine. MEA’s Baja campus provides the landscape to pause, be nourished, and explore what's next.

Discover the Santa Fe Campus

MEA's Rising Circle Ranch embodies the American West with its endless skies and canvas for contemplation. Embrace the desert pace and our supportive container to explore big questions.

What you’ll do

The curriculum is thought-provoking and evidence-backed, while downtime is both vibrant and restorative. In this five-day immersive and all-inclusive workshop, you'll:

  • Reframe your most challenging transitions, letting go of what no longer serves you to embrace the unknown as a pathway to self-awareness and possibility
  • Gain insight into your current transition and discover the empowering process by which you become unstuck
  • Explore the three stages of transition (and the “6 P’s” of Transition) and their profound impact on both your life and the lives of those around you
  • Develop transitional awareness and “Transitional Intelligence” (TQ) skills
  • Build your transition toolbox—cultivate resilience, enhance communication, nurture your spirit, and unleash creativity
  • Transform the uncertainty, doubt, and fear often associated with transitions into valuable lessons that guide you toward the life you’re destined to live
  • Create a practical roadmap for your future that can be immediately implemented in your life

Facilitator

Chip Conley

‍Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, author, and the founder of MEA.

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and the founder and CEO of MEA. His two most recent books, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age, are the foundation for MEA’s curriculum.

Chip Conley

Facilitator

Barbara Vacarr

Organizational Transformation Consultant and Leadership Development Coach

For over 30 years, Barbara has developed a vision of success that champions human development alongside organizational transformation, spearheading bold initiatives that inspire individuals and organizations to manifest their highest potential.  A celebrated change-agent in the fields of higher education and mental health, Barbara has served as CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and president and CEO of Goddard College.

Chip Conley

Facilitators

MEA's team of growth-minded individuals are rooted in our commitment to community and guided by the belief that wisdom is shared, not taught.

Chip Conley
‍Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, author, and the founder of MEA.

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and the founder and CEO of MEA. His two most recent books, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age, are the foundation for MEA’s curriculum.

Barbara Vacarr
Organizational Transformation Consultant and Leadership Development Coach

For over 30 years, Barbara has developed a vision of success that champions human development alongside organizational transformation, spearheading bold initiatives that inspire individuals and organizations to manifest their highest potential.  A celebrated change-agent in the fields of higher education and mental health, Barbara has served as CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and president and CEO of Goddard College.

Chip Conley
‍Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, author, and the founder of MEA.

Chip Conley is a hospitality entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and the founder and CEO of MEA. His two most recent books, Wisdom@Work: The Making of a Modern Elder and Learning to Love Midlife: 12 Reasons Why Life Gets Better With Age, are the foundation for MEA’s curriculum.

Barbara Vacarr
Organizational Transformation Consultant and Leadership Development Coach

For over 30 years, Barbara has developed a vision of success that champions human development alongside organizational transformation, spearheading bold initiatives that inspire individuals and organizations to manifest their highest potential.  A celebrated change-agent in the fields of higher education and mental health, Barbara has served as CEO of Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and president and CEO of Goddard College.

What’s included

  • 5 star accommodations
  • 3 meals each day with fresh produce from our organic garden
  • Beer and wine at dinner
  • 3 Pools, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 steam rooms
  • Movement studio
  • Massage rooms
  • Bocce ball court

Cost

Single Occupancy
Space all to yourself

$

2600

Per person

Double Occupancy
For couples or for singles rooming with a new pal

$

2600

Per person

Does not include sales and occupancy tax of 7% and suggested gratuity of $30 per day
Does not include sales and occupancy tax of 9% and suggested gratuity of $30 per day
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About MEA

Heralded by the New York Times as the “world’s first midlife wisdom school,” MEA focuses on empowering individuals in midlife and beyond to live a life as deep as it is long. The MEA program encompasses lifelong learning, revolutionary practices and evidence-based tools, and connection with a like-hearted community. Guests embark on transformative journeys that provide relaxation and enjoyment while also facilitating personal development and enrichment in new ways.

They cultivate creativity and rediscover play, build the confidence to try a new hobby, or return to an old passion project. They go deep within themselves and collect meaningful outside perspectives. They enjoy new experiences and learn how to live in the present while also defining the legacy they want to leave behind.

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Food & Beverage

This area attracts chefs from all over the world to explore “la costa del sabor” (the coast of flavor). The culinary tradition in the Todos Santos/El Pescadero area is well-known as there are few places in the world that have more celebrated restaurants per capita than our location. Most people who move to the area say that the culinary scene is part of the reason they chose to make this home.

Locally sourced ingredients, including fresh produce from our organic garden, to bring the best flavors of Mexico and beyond to our plates each day. Our cuisine leans toward healthy, but that certainly doesn’t preclude a few delicious indulgences. (Plus the occasional margarita if you choose to imbibe.) All meals, beverages and alcohol are included in the cost of the workshop.

Is this for you?

This week is open exclusively to WPO members who want to deepen their relationship with both themselves and the WPO community. Join us if you feel your transition has become protracted and you need greater support and attention to skillfully transition to your next chapter.

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WPO Private Retreat

in

Baja

  • 5 star accommodations
  • 3 meals each day
  • Beer and wine at dinner
  • 3 Pools, 2 Hot Tubs, 2 steam rooms
  • Movement studio
  • Massage rooms
  • Bocce ball court
Enroll Now

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