Sabbatical Sessions

Join us for Sabbatical Sessions (what we affectionately call SabSesh); the perfect combination of a restorative and regenerative retreat with curated local experiences.

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Spacious, Self Curated Stays

“SabSesh” is the perfect reset. Whether you're writing your memoir, working remotely or engaging in the best of MEA programming, you have the freedom to make the experience your own.

Best of MEA Programming

Ignite the wisdom that comes from curiosity, exchanging ideas, and reflection with MEA’s expert SabSesh facilitators. Access 20 hours of optional programming in mindfulness, structured conversations and movement.

Community Connection

Solo travelers love “SabSesh” because of the instant welcome into our community (both the MEA and local community). Think summer camp where your friends are already waiting for you.

This Summer, It’s a “SabSesh”!

You have the freedom to make the experience your own - engage as much or as little as you like. While your experience is organic by design, we’ve included some of MEA’s favorite practices from our Baja Workshops.

We’ve got you covered. Come home. Let us cook for you. Delve into inspiring conversation. Get out of your day-to-day life. Get the reset you’re looking for.

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With more than 26 rooms across our 4-acre beachfront campus, you'll surely find a room that's right for you.

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Room & Board
Hacienda style boutique accommodations
Comfort is a big deal here at MEA. Our upscale rooms offer extremely comfy beds with feather pillows, crisp white linens, and thirsty Turkish towels.

‍And meals are an even bigger deal. We like to eat, and we eat well. Chef Tony Peralta sources fresh, local ingredients to bring the best flavors of Mexico and beyond to our plates each day. From today’s catch to what was just picked from the garden, our cuisine leans toward healthy, but that certainly doesn’t preclude a few delicious indulgences. (Plus the occasional margarita, wine, or local beer on tap if you choose to imbibe.) And, we accommodate dietary preferences/restrictions.
Public Spaces
2 pools, 2 hot tubs
Steam room, art studio, organic garden
Multiple fire pits, ample outdoor spaces
Beachfront silent contemplation park
Multi-purpose meeting space, yoga and art studio with art supplies
MEA resource library, curated by Chip with catalyzing questions
Optional Programming
6 hours weekly structured conversations with our expert SabSesh facilitators
Regular mindfulness meditations
Daily movement options with yoga, hiking, biking, and more
Curated local adventures and activities
Infrastructure
Wifi throughout campus
Activities
Guided hikes
In-house meditation
Trek mountain bikes
Suggested excursions
Community service opportunities
Room & Board

Comfort is a big deal here at MEA. Our upscale rooms offer extremely comfy beds with feather pillows, crisp white linens, and thirsty Turkish towels. And meals are an even bigger deal. We like to eat, and we eat well. Chef Tony Peralta sources fresh, local ingredients to bring the best flavors of Mexico and beyond to our plates each day. From today’s catch to what was just picked from the garden, our cuisine leans toward healthy, but that certainly doesn’t preclude a few delicious indulgences. (Plus the occasional margarita, wine, or local beer on tap if you choose to imbibe.) And, we accommodate dietary preferences/restrictions.

Pricing

We offer an incredible all-inclusive value you won’t find anywhere else in Baja! Starting at just $2000/week including all the good stuff you’ve come to expect: room, meals, beverages, light programming, and meaningful activities in the community. Stay longer and save even more as your additional weeks are 20% off.

Choose your adventure in 4 room options

Ultra Premium (why “princess room” was coined)

Premium (sought-after spots throughout campus)

Deluxe (“lux” and location for a song)

Cozy (shared bath or short walk to pool)

The Campus

Located in the rural farming village of El Pescadero, an hour from the hustle and bustle of Cabo San Lucas, the rooms and grounds of MEA’s beachfront campus were designed by a team led by Oren Bronstein, founder Chip Conley’s award-winning design collaborator. We have four campus areas with multiple kitchens, pools, spas, steam rooms, a yoga and an art studio, meditation park, organic garden, and lots of cozy seating nooks for personal or shared time. Our rooms don't have desks, but we offer plenty of quiet spaces on campus to prop up your laptop, and common work areas to share. Our sunrise and sunset meter is over the moon. And we are walking distance from one of the sweetest little surf spots anywhere (go on, take a lesson!)

What does a week at Sabbatical Sessions look like?

Your stay will be self-guided from day-to-day and our weekly schedule will change only slightly depending on the expertise of our SabSesh facilitators. We’ve made it easy to participate in as much or as little as you like with regularly scheduled meals and daily sessions. Click between the day filters below to experience a sample week. All times are Mexican Pacific Time.

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7:15 — 7:45 AM
Mindful Moment

Morning mindfulness session

10:30 — 12:30 PM
Structured Conversations

Making of a Modern Elder Topics

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

4 — 5 PM
Yoga

Restore Flow

6:30 — 7:30 PM
Dinner

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

6 — 8 PM
Off-Campus Activity

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7:15 — 7:45 AM
Mindful Moment

Morning mindfulness session

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

2 — 3 PM
Virtual Mastery Hour

Conversations with MEA luminaries

6:30 — 7:30 PM
Dinner

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7:15 — 7:45 AM
Mindful Moment

Morning mindfulness session

10:30 — 12:30 PM
Structured Conversations

Making of a Modern Elder Topics

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

4 — 5 PM
Yoga

Restore Flow

6:30 — 7:30 PM
Dinner

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7:15 — 7:45 AM
Mindful Moment

Morning mindfulness session

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

5 — 7:30 PM
Off-Campus Activity

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

5:30 — 7:30 PM
Dinner

Pizza in the garden

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7:15 — 7:45 AM
Mindful Moment

Morning mindfulness session

10:30 — 12:30 PM
Structured Conversations

Making of a Modern Elder Topics

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

4 — 5 PM
Yoga

Pre Happy Hour flow

5:30 — 7:30 PM
Off-Campus Activity

Sunset Cocktail: Hotel San Cristobal

6:30 — 7:30 PM
Dinner

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

8 — 12 PM
Off-Campus Activity

Saturday Surf Safari

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

5 — 6 PM
Off-Campus Activity

Old Port Hike w/ Araceli

6:30 — 7:30 PM
Dinner

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

7 — 8AM
Breakfast

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

1 — 2 PM
Lunch

Plated organic fare from our neighborhood

6:30 — 7:30 PM
Sunset Reflection

Celebrate the passage of time on the beach, dinner follows

COVID-19 Response

Baja California Sur is one of the safest regions to visit in Mexico. And, we understand that in order to comfortably travel here, you need to feel confident in MEA’s health and safety protocols*. We’ve thoughtfully redesigned our campus to support an open-air experience that will ensure a safe community — enjoying meals, conversations, optional educational programming, and other group activities.

*CDC required COVID-19 testing now available on campus for an additional fee

Precautions

COVID-19 testing
Community guidelines
Vaccinations required
Outdoor meals

Frequently Asked Questions

We've broken up our FAQ into 4 different categories to help you find the information that matters most to you. Click between the category filters to read through the most common questions we receive from our guests.

Are you providing COVID-19 tests for guests?

How are you reacting to COVID-19?

Where do you stand on masks?

Do you require test results or testing of guests upon arrival?

What if the border closes while I am there?

How do I choose a room?

When is payment due?

Do you offer the same scholarships for Sabbatical Sessions as for MEA workshops?

What is the cancellation policy?

What does the price include?

What are the health care options in Pescadero?

Is this a safe area?

I have dietary restrictions. How is your food?

Is there a gym on campus?

Can I bring my dog?

What is the programming? What is my day like?

Am I allowed to travel to Mexico?

How do I get to MEA?

What's the weather?

Are there other things I should bring?

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