Viva Nefesh: An Embodied Jewish Experience of Breath, Body, and Balance

with Jewtina y Co. and Mitsui Collective

El Tunco, El Salvador
November 26 - December 1, 2023
13 Kislev - 18 Kislev, 5784

Join Jewtina y Co. and Mitsui Collective for a truly one-of-a-kind Jewish exploration of place, community, and identity across the global Jewish diaspora through the context of five incredible days immersed in the unique beauty, culture, ecology, and history of El Salvador.

A Fully Embodied Experience

Designed and facilitated in full collaboration by Jewtina y Co. and Mitsui Collective, this unique program will center the multiracial, multiethnic, and multicultural experience of the global Jewish diaspora.

With deep encounter of El Salvador as the backdrop, we'll guide you both in the exploration of the particular places and communities of El Salvador we'll visit, as well as through your own exploration of personal and ancestral lineage, rootedness, and connection. You'll learn and experience a deep taste of what makes El Salvador amazing — and you'll also reveal and deepen the beauty of your own identities and lineage in all the ways that those inform and intersect with your Jewishness.

Along the way, we'll build community with our fellow sojourners as a micro-reflection of the many Jewish communities we're a part of building and sustaining back home, wherever home may be. 

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What's Included?

Meals + Accommodations

Enjoy spacious and comfortable luxury accommodations just steps from the beach. All of the following are included, and you'll be able to choose from a variety of rooming options to fit your needs.

Epic Experiences

Our retreat is the perfect place for relaxation and adventure. Here’s what your trip includes:

Balancé Retreat Center

Our Home for the Week

Balancé Yoga Retreat center is nestled into an estuary that faces the Pacific Ocean in the Salvadoran surf getaway, Playa El Tunco, also known as Surf City. Complete with waterfront views, Balancé has everything you could desire: a salt water pool and lounge area, organic kitchen café, cozy spaces to relax or journal and an abundance of nature all around you. 

Breathing in Nature.

Surrounded by trees and a cool breeze, Balancé is a private getaway just steps from the amazing surf town Playa El Tunco .

Here you’ll find avid surfers, eclectic restaurants, and the freshest food imaginable. Our sunsets are serene and together with other world travelers, you'll enjoy them while sitting on the seawall watching the surfers take their magic carpet rides.

Nourishing Our Bodies.

Authentic cuisine with an elegant touch, Balancé's delicious foods are meant to nourish you: Homemade nut-milks and nut butters, a wide selection of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables, local Salvadoran flavors with a seaside flare. During meals, we accommodate most dietary needs. 

Endless purified drinking water and fresh coconut water from our trees daily. 

Finding Balance.

Adventure-filled days combine with relaxation by the pool or beach. 

The exertion from climbing a volcano, surfing the waves, and walking around town make the nourishing fresh food ever-more delicious. 

Ready to join us?