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La Ventana, Mexico- January 2018



We are getting closer...

Greetings all you amazing people!

I am counting down the days until we begin the Window to the Soul Retreat in La Ventana/La Paz, Mexico! I named this retreat The Window to the Soul because "La Ventana" is Spanish for window. And Astrology is also a window that we can look through to observe ourselves. For those of you that are new to the Intention Beads retreats- I am so grateful to have you on board for this journey- and let me or Alex  know if you have any questions.

We are a smaller sized group of 10, and I am excited for this since it will be an intimate and rich experience for us all. I am so excited to meet you and spend exciting, quality time with you! My first trip to Casa Tara was incredible- the food, the rooms, the VIEW! I am thrilled to be traveling back, as the staff and owners of Casa Tara hold a special place in my heart.

As I normally do, I first planned this trip by simply setting my intention to run another international retreat- and that is how I met Marcela. She came to me for a reading at a Wanderlust show in California and was not really sure what or why she was signing up for, but of course we all know now!  This retreat will be a time to refresh, renew, release, and recharge! And, of course, I chose the astrological times for our trip . . .


  • High, limitless energy  (Mars conjunct Jupiter)

  • Creating and re-establishing favorable relationships   (Venus sextile Jupiter)

  • Making moves towards important goals and being clear on our purpose      (Mars sextile Pluto)

  • Developing more self-love and self-care    (Venus conjunct Pluto)


  • Personal Astrological guidance & workshops

  • Swimming with whale sharks

  • Special night out dining at a delicious Mexican restaurant

  • A day of SUP Boarding, snorkeling, kayaking

  • Yoga classes, meditations

  • A massage to help you unwind once you arrive!


What I need from you...

Steps to follow

  1. Download the Mexico Resource PDF
    (and keep this link for future reference!)
  2. Sign the Retreat Waiver
  3. Fill out the Retreat Form
    (collecting flight info, birth info, preferences)

Since we are coming closer to the retreat it is time to get clearer on, well, EVERYTHING! So please follow the steps to the right- the links are below! The resource PDF will have your packing lists, welcome letter, contact info, etc. Also, the daily schedule and airport pick-ups/drop-off will be sent to you all once we have a clear idea of when everyone is arrving and departing!

There are only a couple available spaces- so if you have any friends or colleagues in mind send them the links to the retreat at and the sign-up link to a free reading

Also, below you will also find some cute social post pictures that we created to announce your trip to Mexico! You can use our handles if you’d like to tag! (Facebook: @intentionbeads  Instagram: @intention_beads  #livewithintention #retreat)

With pure intention,

Sandy Signature.png

Sandy Rueve
Astrologer + Alchemist
(pronounced: "ree-vee")





Social Media Links:

Make sure to follow us on Social Media and let your followers know where you are heading! And use any of these images below that we took of Casa Tara.

Mexico Resource Page
(download the PDF above)

So excited to have you join us on our Mexico trip!
Please print this PDF so that you have this information handy when traveling

Before the trip...


As many countries require, you must have at least 6 months left on your passport before it expires when you arrive. Please double check! Also, it is smart to have a photocopy of your passport in your luggage just in the case that you lose it!


We recommend flying into Los Cabos International Airport or Manuel Márquez de León International Airport (La Paz) on January 5th morning (we start around 5pm with a cocktail meet & greet) and you can plan to depart January 12th evening (we will be ending around 12pm). Feel free to add any extra time onto the beginning or end of the retreat- we can help you get longer accommodations at a discount. As soon as you have your airline itinerary, make sure you have updated the Retreat Form link with your flight info!


We recommend bringing some cash to exchange either at the airport or at a currency exchange. Larger bills will give you a better exchange rate, but feel free to bring some smaller bills- you can tip in U.S. bills. There may also be souvenirs, spa treatments, clothing, art, etc to budget for. And might we suggest a little bit of room in your suitcase for any extra items!


If your loved ones want to have your contact information for any type of emergencies, please share this information with them.

Casa Tara Resort (ask for Marcela or Anna)

  • Email:
  • Address:
    Corredor Isla Cerralvo S/N
    Carretera El Sargento - La Paz.
    El Sargento, BCS

  • Phone:
    +52 1 (612) 100 8616
    +52 1 (228) 286 4858


  • Travel documents (passport, copies of itinerary, etc)

  • Cash

  • A small, meaningful rock, crystal, or trinket   *for our sacred space alter

  • Clothes:

    • Bathing suit + cover-up

    • Shorts/skirts

    • Shirts/tanks

    • One formal-ish outfit (no ball-gowns or high heels, but something that makes you feel pretty & playful)

    • Long sleeve sweater or shawl (nights can become chilly on the ocean)

    • Underwear - thought we’d mention it ;)

    • Sunhat or visor

    • Comfortable walking shoes/sandals

    • Socks

  • Toiletries (including contact lens supplies, feminine products, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, razor)

  • Small backpack, daypack or fanny pack for any day trips

  • Sunscreen

  • Sunglasses

  • Homeopathic remedies

  • Medications  (we always go for the natural route- but don’t forget them if they’re important!)

    • Prescriptions or sleep aids

    • Ibuprofen (for headaches, aches, etc.), Imodium (for bigger stomach issues), Dramamine (for motion sickness), etc.

  • Antiseptic wipes

  • Insect repellent

  • Refillable water bottle

  • Camera

  • Laptop (Internet is widely available and wireless is also available)

  • Chargers

  • Journal and pen (for workshop notes)

  • E-reader or a good book

  • Extra room in a suitcase or an empty suitcase/duffle bag for souvenirs

PROVIDED FOR YOU (although you can choose to bring your own) :

  • Travel/beach towel

  • Yoga mat, blocks, bolsters, straps

  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap

Helpful Apps

  • Whats App (iOS | Android) – A great way to text and call  internationally over wifi and over iOS and Android. Make sure to download this app and share it with those you need to contact BEFORE leaving the US!

  • Duolingo (iOS | Android) – Are you still learning Spanish? Duolingo gamifies language learning to help you nail new vocabulary and grammar

  • Google translate (iOS | Android) – Use Google Translate to help decipher signs, menus, and conversations you can’t understand. Before you go, download the Spanish pack so you can translate sans wifi or data

At the Airport…

Once you arrive at the airport- You will first go thru immigration, baggage, and customs. While filling out the immigration forms, you will need the address below to Casa Tara. We will let everyone know where and when to meet your ride at the airport. The trip from Los Cabos Airport to the resort is an easy, smooth drive (1 hour and 45 mins).

Casa Tara Resort:

Address:  Corredor Isla Cerralvo S/N  Carretera El Sargento - La Paz., El Sargento, BCS, MEXICO

Phone: +52 1 (612) 100 8616


While in Mexico….


There will be many opportunities for complimentary wi-fi. Usually, this is enough of a connection for visitors, however, you can look into your provider’s options if you need an international phone or SIM card.

  • International Plans
  • WhatsApp: FREE A great app that you and your loved ones can download to either voice-chat or text while you are on Wi-Fi. Download link

  • Facebook: Facebook Messenger has made many strides for International calls. You also, can video chat with the mobile app!


Helpful Links:


Corredor Isla Cerralvo S/N
Carretera El Sargento - La Paz.
El Sargento, BCS

+52 1 (612) 100 8616
+52 1 (228) 286 4858