Sabbatical Sessions

We offer a unique opportunity to come to Baja Sur and experience IRL (in real life) community during extraordinary times.

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Spacious, Self Curated Stays

Engage in as much as you like. Dig deeper into a project and work remotely in paradise with Wifi, IT support, and plenty of campus area to reimagine what your “office” looks like from day to day.

Best of MEA Programming

Take advantage of optional, outdoor conversation sessions with a variety of MEA’s expert guest faculty to ignite the wisdom that comes from curiosity, exchanging ideas, and reflection.

Open-Air Community

Balancing the desire for community with health precautions to offer a safe, MEA-inspired experience, we have ample outdoor spaces that set the stage to explore your inner landscape.

“SabSesh” is here to stay!

Sabbatical Sessions were created out of the loneliness epidemic during the pandemic, as a way to keep our beloved Baja staff employed, and to ensure stability in our small town. Our hope was to discover a way to gather safely and create community in a time when circumstances were pushing us all toward isolation. The depth of joy and connection we found as we navigated this new world together surprised us all.

We’re delighted to continue offering these spacious stays with lighter programming and more time to restore at our beautiful campus. We’ll alternate every few months with holding our Baja Workshops and, as it becomes ever more possible to safely gather indoors and to head out into the local community, we’ll evolve our programming to include some of MEA’s favorite practices.

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With more than 19 rooms across our 4-acre beachfront campus, you'll surely find a room that's right for you.

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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!)

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.

Room & Board
Deluxe accommodation
3 gourmet meals per day, largely organic / locally sourced
Vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan options
Self serve snacks / beverages, including Baja Beans coffee
Adult beverages
COVID-19 enhanced in-room housekeeping 2x weekly
Access to free laundry facilities
Public Spaces *
2 pools, 2 hot tubs
Steam room, art studio, organic garden
Multiple fire pits, ample outdoor spaces
Beachfront silent contemplation park
French door flanked, well ventilated, multi purpose meeting room/yoga studio
MEA Resource library, curated by Chip with catalyzing questions
*constantly cleaned with COVID-19 protocol enhanced procedures
Optional Programming
Weekday mindfulness meditations
6 hours weekly structured conversations
Infrastructure
IT support
Wifi throughout campus
Activities
Guided hikes
In-house meditation
Trek mountain bikes
Suggested excursions
Community service opportunities
Pricing

As we navigate the ongoing changes in our world, remaining optimistic that travel restrictions will lessen, we now offer a one-week SabSesh option beginning October 1, 2021 -- though we still do encourage longer visits. And our pricing is still designed to entice you to stick around, starting at just $2000/week including all the good stuff you’ve come to expect: room, meals, beverages, light programming, and meaningful (and some simply for the delight of it) activities in community.

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)

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 during guest faculty weeks. 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
Masks
Community guidelines
Vaccinations required
Outdoor meals
In/Out Programming

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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