Come vacation with us!

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

Summer '24

Aug 3 to Sep 29, 2024

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

Summer'24

Aug 3 to Sep 29, 2024

Click the button above to book your holiday now!

Your Re·fresh calendar.

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 Sabbatical Session Arrival Date

Your payments are non-refundable; however, you can request a transfer of your payments and apply them toward another Sabbatical Session 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 with accommodations a 5-7 minute walk from the main campus.

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 hospitality@modernelderacademy.com with special needs.

Summer '24

Aug 3 to Sep 29, 2024

Click the button above to book your holiday now!