Come vacation with us!

For a limited time in July, August, and September, our Baja campus pauses its workshops and relaxes into a place to simply “be”.

Summer '24

June 29th - July 7th (Family Week)
July 21st - July 28th (Family Week)
July 28th - September 29th (Adults Only)

Our alumni say over and over that our breathtaking beachside campus feels like home.

For a limited time, our luxury boutique, all-inclusive oceanfront campus becomes your summer vacation home to relax, restore, and explore beautiful Baja.

Come for the first time, or return as alumni to rejuvenate at a place you love.

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Re·fresh at MEA

Your all-inclusive, boutique summer holiday home.

The thoughtful details found in every inch of our Baja campus reflect Chip Conley’s background as a renowned boutique hotelier.

Relax in one of our three glistening aqua pools with hibiscus iced tea, or one of Don Giovani’s yummy margaritas.

Reflect on the ocean-facing meditation deck with our mindfulness teacher, Teddi.

Indulge in Chef Tony’s meals, made with locally sourced ingredients, while dining oceanside.

Explore the hundreds of books in our curated library.

Meet other midlifers for reflective conversations and beach walks.

Unlock your creativity with our musician and artist-in-residence. 

Use our campus as a homebase for daily excursions, which we’ll help you plan!

Upscale Rooms

Our 26 upscale rooms offer comfy beds with down alternative pillows, crisp white linens, and Mexican cotton towels and robes.

We have four room categories: Ultra Premium, Premium, Deluxe and Cozy rooms, each with their own charm.

Click on the “Book Now” button to see details and pictures of each.

All-Inclusive Scratch-Cooked Meals

Three meals per day, plus snacks.

Indulge in Chef Tony’s meals, made with locally sourced ingredients from our organic produce garden located on campus.

Dine in our open, oceanside dining room with endless views.

Homemade iced teas, refreshing popsicles, and margaritas (if you choose).

We happily accommodate a wide range of dietary needs.

All-Inclusive Use of Amenities

  • 3 pools (including a 25-yard lap pool)
  • 2 hot tubs
  • 2 steam rooms
  • Classes with our musician and artist-in-residence
  • Beachfront meditation platform
  • Air-conditioned yoga studio
  • Multi-purpose meeting space
  • Multiple fire pits, ample outdoor spaces
  • MEA library, nearly 1000 books curated by Chip Conley
  • Comfortable and communal air-conditioned living rooms
  • Re•fresh facilitator led guided conversations 
  • Organic garden
  • Massage (additional fee)

All-Inclusive Reflective Activities

  • Exploration sessions with our artist-in-residence
  • Exploration sessions with our musician-in-residence
  • Facilitator led guided conversations
  • Daily beach front meditation

Your Homebase for Day Trips

If you’d like to explore off-campus, we’ll help you plan your excursions.

  • Practice surfing (bonus – the ocean is warmest this time of year!)
  • Visit charming Todos Santos
  • Soak in the views on a meandering hike up the coastline
  • Have a drink at Green Room’s toes-in-the-sand restaurant
  • Explore the expansive surrounding beaches

Rejuvenate & Remember What It Means to “Be Here Now”

Here’s your chance to dip your toes in the MEA teachings without committing to the full-on intensity of our immersive workshops. 

Our summer Re·fresh weeks are designed to be a spacious experience that allows you to slow down and breathe as you soak up all the magic our campus has to offer.   

You can choose to do as many or few activities as you want while our attentive staff members (who will soon feel like family to you) take care of all your needs.

You don’t have to plan a thing – just let us know what you would like to do and we’ll arrange to make it happen.

Try one of our art or music classes. Join a thought-provoking conversation. Enjoy a restorative yoga session or sound bath. Go for an evening stroll on the beach. Take a surfing lesson. Join an impromptu road trip to our local waterfall. Or spend a few hours lounging by the pool. The choice is up to you!

Replenish Your Mind, Body & Soul

Join Teddi Dean, our Head of Mindfulness and Movement, for gentle restorative mindfulness and movement sessions that will help you reconnect with your body, soothe your frazzled nervous system, and cultivate greater presence in the moment.

Morning Mind & Body Wake-Up

Start your day on our beach platform overlooking the ocean with a 30-minute gentle movement practice to awaken your body, followed by a 30-minute guided meditation that will allow you to drop away from your active mind and slow time as you become more fully present in the moment.

Restorative Sound Bath

Enjoy a beautifully candlelit experience in our yoga studio, where Teddi will blend crystal and Tibetan bowls with music and mindfulness cues to gently guide you back to your body and rebalance your nervous system. You’ll feel as refreshed as if you’ve just had a six-hour nap.

Surf Lessons

Embrace the opportunity of a lifetime and take a surf lesson with one of the best surf schools around. These world-class instructors will walk you through the techniques of how to surf and guide you into your first small wave to experience the “stoke and awe” that only surfing can provide.

Cliff & Tide Pool Hike

This intermediate one-hour hike will allow you to explore the beautiful Baja landscape just down the road from the MEA campus. We’ll hike along scenic bluffs, where you can often see whales along with other sea life, then make our way down to a beach where you can explore tide pools and watch the waves crash upon the rocks.

All of our mindful movement sessions are accessible for beginners and can be adapted for all skill levels. We’re here to meet you where you’re at and give you the guidance and support you need to fall back in love with your body.

Unleash Your Creativity in Art & Music Classes – Learn Something New About Yourself

Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, our guest instructors will help you unlock your creativity through play and inspiration. Let go of "I'm not an artist" or "I'm not good at music" and embrace your inherent creativity!

Brock DeBoer
Ceramic Sculptor

Artist in Residence

August 3 - September 24

Brock is a ceramic sculptor who uses porcelain, historical motifs, and surface treatments to give new meaning to everyday objects, including nostalgic items from popular culture. His recent exhibitions have been featured in New York, Kansas City, and Torrance, California.

Brock will guide you on a creative journey using clay, inviting you to capture your thoughts and memories in tangible form. He will also conduct beach-pit firings of guests' creations, allowing you to take home your own piece of art.

Nicole Atkins

Musician in Residence:

August 19 - September 2

Nicole is an old-school torch singer and award-winning songwriter who has collaborated with artists from across the musical spectrum, including David Byrne, Stevie Nicks, Chris Isaak, Spoon, Elvis Costello, Black Keys, and Regina Spektor. Her songs have appeared in prime-time TV shows, national ad campaigns, and on the Billboard charts.

Nicole has performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Late Night With David Letterman. She will help you unleash your creative voice and deepen your capacity for self-expression.

Yasmine Diba
Oxford-Trained Art Teacher

Artist in Residence

September 1 - September 30

Yasmine is a highly skilled art teacher and executive coach with a 25-year background in developing and running of an award-winning art school for art students aged 4-84.

She will help you tap into your productive energy and encourage you to express yourself on your own terms as you visualise opportunities for change. You will be stimulated to harness your imagination in an atmosphere of positive reinforcement while you connect more deeply with the flow of creativity naturally embedded within you.

Binky Griptite
Musician, Producer & DJ

Musician in Residence:

September 1 - September 30

Franklin Stribling, professionally known as Binky Griptite, is an American guitarist, record producer, and radio DJ. He is best known as a founding member and guitarist of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings and has worked with artists such as Amy Winehouse, Janet Jackson, and Beyoncé. From 2017 to 2021, he hosted the weekly radio program The Boogie Down on WFUV.

Whether you’re looking for a guitar lesson from a musical legend or wanting to engage in creative play with a variety of instruments, he’ll help you tune into your inherent musicality.

Your Re·fresh Calendar

Introducing Our First-Ever Multigenerational Family Weeks

June 29th - July 7th

June 21st - July 28th

For the first time ever, we’re opening up our Baja campus for two special Family Weeks so you can share the MEA experience with your loved ones.

Here’s your chance to bring your spouse or partner, your adult children, and even your grandkids along to experience the magic that our Baja campus has to offer.

Your whole family will love our boutique beachfront experience, with our upscale rooms, poolside lounging, delicious communal meals, and beautiful windswept beaches perfect for swimming and surfing.

And the adults in the group will especially appreciate the “MEA Lite” programming designed to facilitate mindfulness and inspire deep conversations on what it means to live a good life.

It will be an incredible bonding experience that your loved ones will cherish forever!

**Please note that our Family Weeks are the dates listed above. All other Re·fresh weeks August 3 - September 29 are adults only.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the cancellation policy for Re·fresh?

Our 24-Hour Cancel Policy

Planning a trip to Mexico can be complicated. Rest assured you can cancel your Re·fresh reservation and request a full refund of your deposit payment within 24 hours of booking with no penalty.

Other Cancellation/Credit Requests

In the unlikely event MEA must cancel a Re·fresh week due to unforeseen circumstances, you will receive a full refund. For participants needing to cancel after our 24-hour grace period, our policy is as follows:

14 Days or More Prior to Your Re·fresh Session Arrival Date

MEA understands life events can pop up, making traveling to your planned Re·fresh not possible. Should you need to cancel your attendance to your planned Re·fresh, MEA will provide a refund minus a 5% administrative fee.

Less than 14 Days Prior to Your Arrival Date

Your payments are non-refundable; however, you can request a transfer of your payments and apply them toward another Re·fresh stay or published workshop, based on availability. One-time transfers must be made within 7 days of cancellation and can be transferred to a friend or family member if you are unable to reschedule yourself. A transfer fee of $500 will be invoiced separately.

Travel Insurance

In the event of COVID illness, illness/injury, and other events preventing you from attending your workshop and/or re·fresh, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment in the event we are unable to offer a refund or credit. We recommend Allianz Travel. No matter who you choose, we recommend reviewing the coverage in great detail to ensure you’re covered.

How do I choose a room for Re·fresh?

Depending on the amenities you're desiring for your stay and your budget, we have options to suit your needs.

We offer 3-day stays, but encourage longer visits with our pricing designed to entice you to stick around, with Ultra Premium, Premium, Deluxe and Cozy rooms starting at $2500 plus tax and service fee per week. 

- Playa Mirador: Oceanfront, soaking tub and grand patio. The best of the best!

- Ultra Premium King: Ultra-upgraded element of size, has ocean views and grand patios.

- Premium Double Queen: The perfect shared accommodation for friends and/or family. This room as an upgraded element of size, preferred location on campus and or sitting area.

- Premium King: This room as an upgraded element of size, preferred location on campus and or sitting area.

- Deluxe Room: Our mid-tier offering with 1 King, 1 Queen or 2 Queen beds.

- Cozy Room: Our most economical tier, a private room with shared bath.

What does the price include?

- All-inclusive — food, snacks, and drinks, including alcohol

- Free Wi-Fi access on campus

- Structured conversations and activities, including guided meditation

- All rooms include: air conditioning, locally made organic body wash, shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, and hair dryer

- All scheduled activities on campus, including yoga, art, and music

Do you offer financial aid for Re·fresh?

We focus all of our Financial Aid awards on our more educationally and experientially dense workshops.

I have dietary restrictions. How is the food?

Amongst our sky-high satisfaction scores, guests consistently grant the highest ratings to the food and kitchen team. We accommodate a wide range of dietary needs - please email with special needs.

Summer '24

June 29th - July 7th (Family Week)
July 21st - July 28th (Family Week)
July 29th - September 29th (Adults Only)

Click the button above to book your holiday now!