Discover Your Inner Treasures

Reignite Your Inner Light

Healing Waters

Treasure Beach, Jamaica


(7 days, 6 nights – dates are for historically cheaper flights. Best to book flights in advance)

March 8 – March 14, 2023

April 12 – 18, 2023

Are you longing to explore and rediscover yourself after the pandemic or many years of being a dedicated partner, parent, workaholic, caregiver and all around excessive doer?

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”

Is this you?

 You feel your life is off course and would love to regain a new sense of direction.

You want to rediscover the real you after a life changing event such as divorce, death of a loved one, job relocation, or just a mile stone birthday.

You are ready to explore and live a more enriched life.

You are ready to feel amazing as you spend one entire week completely dedicated to my very own spiritual, emotional and physical health.

You want to create more loving and authentic relationships.


Your mind chatter stops, your heart beats at a slow meditative rhythm, all you hear is the sound of ocean waves rolling unto the beach, a private choir of birds singing, goats calling to one another and the carribean breeze resuscitates your soul.

This is MY time

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”

 If you said Yes…

You are ready for 7 days and 6 nights experiencing the various healing waters of Jamaica that range from the Caribbean ocean to the natural mountain springs to the most mineralized healing bath in the world?

You are ready to experience a Caribbean island that provokes excitement, adventure, and inner reflection with like-minded people?

You are ready to explore the hidden magic of Jamaica, uncovering the hidden gems within.

And, you don’t have to stress over all the complex details of planning a transformational, soul-stirring, awe-inspiring journey for yourself?

If you said yes to any of these questions. You are ready to register for this life – changing retreat. This Jamaica Healing Waters Retreat is designed speicifically to help you live the authentic joyous life of your dreams.

The water feels so amazing as it washes away all the tension harboured in your body. The healing waters of Jamaica cleanse away old patterns and thinking that has prevented you from living the life you truly desire. Your vision is cleared as you are immersed in the Jamaican culture, full of love, music, fresh food, fresh air, magical waters and simple lifestyle.

You enjoy new loving authentic relationships. Your tribe of sista’s has grown. Together you dive deep in the healing waters for cleansing and transformation. Reconnecting with mother earth and her most healing element of water surrounded by the loving Jamaican community creates the perfect enviornment for your own personal transformation.

As you relax in the carribean sea and float in the healing waters your soul resurfaces taking you on a journey of self-exploration, providing deep introspection and personal growth.

By the end of this journey…

All your tension and old patterns will be washed away. You will return home with clarity as to what’s important to you and clear stepping stones on how to incorporated these new gems into a more authentic fulfilling life. After living a week surrounded by Jamaica’s lush nature in your minimalist zenful accommodations, experiencing life as more “being than “doing”, you will surely discover your own radiate treasures deep within.

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”

Healing Waters Excursions

There are three incredible excursions that are planned to immerse you in these waters, each providing a different opportunity to feel the healing energy of the magical waters of Jamaica from sea to rivers to springs.

First, the healing mineral baths of the Milk River know for its healing power. You will  float weightlessly in the warm, highly mineralized water in your own private tiled oasis. You will spend the day moving slowly between the multiple mineral baths and the rest of the resort, luxuriating in leisure time during which you can read the book you’ve been longing to read, write in your journal, or take a languid afternoon nap. You will be amazed at the level of deep relaxation and rejuvenation you feel after a day in these healing bathes. 

Or, YS Falls! We start the day on a country road taking you along the base of the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Continue through Bamboo Avenue, a 3-mile long stretch of road shaded by an archway of giant bamboo and surrounded by orange groves and sugarcane fields.

Final destination, YS Waterfalls, one of the highest and most scenic waterfalls in Jamaica, where you can cool off with a swim in the falls or in one of their many pools, be adventurous and try the NEW canopy tour, or just relax and enjoy the lush tropical surroundings. There are steps along side the triple falls with railings and areas to sit and relax at each level.

We travel through the historic town of Black River where you can pick up fruits, vegetables, souvenirs, or whatever takes your fancy.

Head home and enjoy driving through the beautiful Pedro Plains farmland.

Another day, we will whisk you away to the mountain springs and natural cave at Roaring River. Experience rebirth of your true self in the womb of mother earth, in this destination that has been used for healing by generations of Jamaican people. The history of the earth and the ancestral energy is palpable. You will venture through the land exploring the various trees, local flora and fauna, and indigenous medicinal plants. You will be in awe of the size of the ancient Silk Cotton Tree. Their are many life giving stories about this amazing tree.

Lastly, venture by boat out to sea, enjoying the view of the coastal villages as you head to Black River to see the flora and fauna including mangrove trees and exotic birds. On your way back out to sea, keep watch for schools of dolphins who may join you as you journey to the Pelican bar, a secret oasis for a delicious lunch and snorkeling.

You will have two days to further personalize your experience with options such as local herbal treatments, local cook-shops (eateries), loves leap amazing view and restaurant, plus discover the various local beaches and coves.

Ah! Get me in those Healing Waters

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”

Connect with the community

“Out of Many, One People”

Imagine being fully immersed in the heart of various communities obtaining a unique glimpse into the real, authentic aspects of Jamaica. You will be guided off the beaten path, learning the secrets of the land that only the locals know.

You will be astounded by the kindness and warm open hearts of the Jamaican people in the Treasure Beach and surrounding communities. As you get to know Jamaica, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the culture and people who call this paradise home.

You will be safely and lovingly submersed in the vibrations of healing water, energetic reggae music, and healthy authentic cuisine that provide an unparalleled view of this sacred slice of paradise.

And by the time you leave, you’ll find that this community full of strangers are now your extended “family” abroad.

Jamaica’s national motto, ‘Out of Many, One People’. As you wonder through the villages you will be marveled by their diverse beauty.  You see first hand the beautiful mixture of African, Chinese, Scottish, Irish, and German, descent. These beautiful people with friendly smiles and faces embrace you with their spirit of hospitality.

My Soul is Ready to Go!

“Discover Your  Inner Treasures”

Jamaican Cuisine

Fresh fish and shellfish are caught daily from the clean fresh waters of the carribean ocean that surrounds Jamaica. Your heart and soul fills with gratitude and wonder as you reconnection with the life giving abundance provided by mother earth.
Your senses of taste and smell explode with with the many diverse flavors in Jamaica’s famous dishes. The fragrant aromas draw from the island’s melting pot of cultures and native seasonings, defining a diverse and scrumptious culinary culture.

All your meals are a farm to table experience. Locally grown fruits and vegetables along with fresh fish caught by the village fishermen delight your taste buds and soul with fresh authentic Jamaican cuisine. St. Elizabeth is considered the breadbasket of Jamaica because they supply more fruits and vegetables to the rest of the island than any other parish.

Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices and influences from the people on the island of Jamaica. Some Jamaican cuisine dishes are variations on the cuisines and cooking styles brought to the island from elsewhere. These are often modified to incorporate local produce.

Popular Jamaican dishes include jerk chicken, curry goat, dumplings, ackee and saltfish (cod) – the national dish of Jamaica – fried plantain, rice and peas, steamed cabbage, and much more.

There is something for everyone! Whatever your taste maybe, there are options galore with a vast array of fresh fruits, veggies, fish, meats and grains.

As you enjoy your garlic lobster at the “Lobster Pot” in Great Bay you are blessed with an amazing sunset behind the lobster boat.  Your heart chakra swells with gratitude!

Great Food? I’m Coming!

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”


Shakti Above Wata Retreat Oasis

You will be nestled in the heart of Treasure Beach which is located within the parish of St. Elizabeth, known island-wide for having the friendliest and hardest working people found anywhere in Jamaica.  Upon entering your private oasis that is located on one acre of lush farmland that receives the continual ocean breeze below, you will notice the whimsical colors of your cottages named Ease and Grace”.

You are surrounded by various fruit trees which include moringa, soursop, coconut, mango, grapes, custard apple, ackee, papaya, banana, avocado, sweetsop, naseberry and much more. It’s a very intimate setting allowing you to connect with nature and your inner soul.

This is where you will enjoy the incredible culinary experiences of Jamaica . The meals will be prepared by our private chef.

This unique tiled patio created by a local artist is where we gather to enjoy authentic Jamaican cuisine.  The cottages have an endless ocean breezeand large windows with lots of natural lighting. There are shared accommodations two to each room with each room having a private bathroom. In addition, there is an outdoor shower amongst the lush flora. 

There is an option for one of your nights’ stay of sleeping in a special star gazing tent, to admire the infinite galaxy.

Shakti Above Wata has an amazing gazebo called “Up-A-Top” that offers a stunning 360-degree view of the ocean, mountains, and farmland. The sunsets from this vortex are breathtaking.

Up-a-Top is where you can receive a massage, perform meditation, and self-reflection.

You will feel loving embraced in your cozy accommodation in this traditional Jamaican board house introducing minimalist benefits provided by simple living. 
Ahh, there is nothing like a refreshing rain shower outdoors amongst the lush flora and whimsical artistic design created just for you by a local artist.
Enjoy a meditative walk on the beautiful one acre of lush farmland where each plant is labeled so you can identify the plant. You will learn about its many aspects from what parts you can eat to how to prepare it to its medicinal qualities. A booklet will be available to join you on your investigative journey.
You will love your colorful zen bathroom, reminding you of your inner beauty and how you are perfect just the way your are. All you need is a toothbrush, hairbrush, and sunscreen.

I’m all for it

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”


Montego Bay, Jamaica

Flights should land in Montego Bay, and it is recommended register early and to book your plane ticket early to receive the best rates. Some east coast hubs would be Atlanta, GA (ATL) or Charlotte, NC (CLT).

For our group travel to your retreat oasis, please land no later than 1PM. This allows time on our journey to Treasure Beach to visit local eateries, produce stands, etc. on the way.

Here are a few other important items to know to get you started on your memorable retreat:

Currency – The currency of Jamaica is the Jamaican Dollar. Your local exchange sources generally have better rates and official exchange rates vary daily.

ATMs – Most Jamaican ATMs accept international bank cards with Visa, MasterCard, etc.

Credit Cards – Major credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted throughout the island.

Climate – Jamaica enjoys a tropical climate with average temperature ranging from 66°F and 99°F.

This is for me! 

“Discover your Inner Treasures”

This Journey is Totally for You if…

You are ready to release the fears that bind you limiting your choices and experiences in life.

You are ready to gain courage to follow the path of your desire and bring adventure back into your life.

You are ready to give yourself the gift of restorative ME time for personal transformation.

You are ready to take time out of your life to reconnect, rejuvenate and unwind with like-minded women.

You are ready for a Jamaican adventure to rediscover yourself and redesign your future.

This Journey is NOT for You if…

You aren’t willing to experience new things.

You don’t need time for yourself

You’re attached to blaming outside circumstances for your happiness and success.

You don’t want to stop making excuses for not living a better life.

You don’t want to take better care of yourself.

Adventure, personal growth and major breakthroughs aren’t for you.

You aren’t willing to laugh, hug and get a little sandy.

I am ready for me time!

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”


Welcome package and clarity call – this will include a questionnaire that will be followed up with a one on one call with Mary so that she can get to know you personally and best support you on your journey.

Access to a Private Retreat Facebook Group– so we can connect pre-trip (you can ask questions and receive update-to-date trip info) and then we’ll stay connected post-trip – and of course swap photos!

Post-Trip One on One Call with Mary – this is to further support and integrate your revelations at home.

I am all for it!

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”

What’s included

bGroup travel from Montego Bay to Treasure Beach. This is where your journey begins as we head to the southwest corner of the island. On our journey to Treasure Beach, we will visit local eateries and produce stands on the way beginning our introduction to the Jamaican way of life.

An opening ceremony honoring the ancestors of the land, creating a sacred space for our retreat.

7 days 6 nights of exploring the south coastal region of Jamaica.

All delicious meals  on the premises of Heartland Oasis are provided and prepared by our private chef.

Three prearranged excursions selected by Mary to provide this transformational experience (Roaring River, YS Falls, and Black River). Excursion fees (travel and entrance fees). (Milk River is interchanged with YS Falls at discretion of Mary based on group)

Cozy accommodations in traditional Jamaican board houses introducing minimalist benefits provided by simple living. Rooms are double occupancy – 2 single beds and bath for six nights.

Two custom days – Mary will assist you in personalizing your experience with options such as local herbal treatments, local cook-shops (eateries), lovers leap, local beaches and more.

Closing ceremony of sacred circle.

What’s not included

Dining off premises is not included.

Drinks and alcoholic beverages

Private transportation to and from airport. (Only group travel is included).

Your round-trip airfare from home.

Other non-included items would be souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, and any additional spa services or tours.


Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance. We strongly advise you to purchase these insurances.

Wow, great deal…this is for me!

“Discover Your Inner Treastures”

Jamaican Healing Waters 

Choose the best retreat week for you below

Treasure Beach Package March 22 – 28, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS for saying “YES” to  this transformational, soul-stirring, awe-inspiring journey for yourself.
Group Size: 4

Early Bird Special ends: January 15, 2022

Trip cost must be paid in full: February 15, 2022

Retreat Date: March 22 – 28, 2022

Treasure Beach Package April 19 – 25, 2022
CONGRATULATIONS for saying “YES” to  this transformational, soul-stirring, awe-inspiring journey for yourself.
Group Size: 4

Early Bird Special ends: February 15, 2022

Trip cost must be paid in full: March 15, 2022

Retreat Date: April 19 – 25, 2022

Private Group Retreats Available
Contact us for other dates and times available for your selected group of four (i.e. couples, co-workers, family, friends, sisters, brothers, or mothers and daughters).

We will customize your experience with your preferred excursions, meals, and tailor them to the purpose for your trip.

Group Size: 4

Date: Contact Us (828) 974-7058  for availability.

Private Personal Retreat Available
If you find yourself going through a major life change or event where the best medicine for you would be private time for reflection in a beautiful place, contact us for other dates and times available for your own private personal retreat. You would be supported by a heart centered practitioner helping you establish clarity as to what’s important to you and establishing a plan.
Available Spaces: 1 or 2

Date: Contact Us (828) 974-7058  for availability.

I’m all for it

Treasure Beach, Jamaica

Enjoy this birds eye view of beautiful Treasure Beach, its beaches and farmland. Shakti Above Wata Villa now Heartland Oasis is the stone outcropping that has an amazing 360-degree view of ocean and mountains.

I’m in!

“Discover Your Inner Treasures”

Retreat Facilitators

Mary Jane Houge

Facilitator, Practitioner, Podcaster

I spent many years of my life trying to fill the shoes that my parents laid out for me. The problem being they didn’t fit, and they were never going to fit. It took me years and many amazing teachers to instill in me that I was perfect just the way I was. Life’s journey would be much more enjoyable with less foot problems if I wore the appropriate shoes! Part of this journey was to release feeling inadequate, I learned to love my feet once they were encased in the soft loving embrace of my soul.

I have learned many life lessons through my own experiences and have been honored to have other wise people share their teachings with me. We all come into this world with a set of skills to fulfill our mission, which is to express our authentic self. Often our upbringing or socialization have consisted of others imposing their “will” on us. Through it all, I have learned the value of connecting with our divine self and expressing your true nature. As the saying goes, nobody can do YOU better than YOU!

I truly began this journey when I divorced back in 2001. I was free to begin my journey of self-discovery. I took the big leap to get back on track, and to follow my inner guide. My children were grown, and it was time for me to discover my true self and complete my mission. I realized that this was the key to a joyous fulfilled life. I took my own personal healing journey to Jamaica. I needed to escape the “hamster wheel cage” crafted by my limited thinking. 

I began going to as much as I could to Jamaica to contemplate, observe and be open to what I was experiencing. My socially instilled values became clear. Jamaica introduced a new way of thinking and living that resonated with my soul. I saw the power of truly living in community. I saw through the eyes of the Jamaican people what is was like to see the beauty in all people. In Jamaica I felt beautiful inside and out. I felt the freedom to really express my authentic self. My wounded heart beamed love again. 

After each trip, I would return to my wellness practice. My clients would see and feel this renewed glow in me upon each return. They wanted “some of that”. This is how my retreat division started.

I continue to return to Jamaica year after year as I find its enriched culture endless in treasures that continue to fuel my soul.  It brings me much joy to help others on their journey of self-discovery. I enjoy living a life full of amazing experiences created from wonderful places and people.

My goal is to support you in cultivating more joy, love, balance, laughter, and peace in your life and in this world. The warmth of your glow feels so good to my soul! As Bob Marley so eloquently said, “Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”

I am looking forward to sharing paths and uniting our flames.

Sadhvi Velasquez

Facilitator, Practitioner, Educator
Our Heartland Jamaica retreats are for those looking for renewed connection with their own soul and the healing power of nature.

I am honored to share my gifts of being present, holding sacred space, leading ceremonies and empowering you to become your magnificent self.  In my private practice as a massage therapist I use my healing gifts and many different modalities to help you to reconnect with your inner self and release the stress that has manifested in your body. I am a Reiki master. I also teach Reiki.

There are many different beautiful indigenous ceremonies we incorporate into the retreats. Indigenious/ancestral healing is powerful and should be continued for generations to come. During these ceremonies you will feel the support of those that came before.

The retreats create sacred space for you to enhance your vibratory field of resonance and be awakening to a deeper connection with your origins. They are joyful and filled with laughter. Everyone always reports a simple but powerful “ah-ha moment” that is life changing.

You’ll get to feel, taste and experience the real Jamaica.  The locals are friendly and they smile a lot.  They are very chilled. They easily open your heart chakra.

You’ll find yourself willing to surrender to the innate natural beauty that surrounds you.  Come with an open heart and immerse yourself in the sweetness and serenity of this divine bliss that will envelope you.

I look forward to sharing the journey, the joy, the love, the laughter.

Let the sunshine in!!!

Respond to every call that excites your spirit” by Rumi

You are not a drop in the ocean – you are the entire ocean in a drop” by Rumi

One Final Message from Mary

I invite you to stop procrasting, to stop making excuses as to why you can’t do something, and to stop putting others needs before your own.

I invite you to put yourself first.

I invite you to say “yes” to you!

As Einstein said, No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it. We must learn to see the world anew”. When we apply this quote to our lives, in order to enhance our life we need to find ways to step outside of our current understanding to seek a broader picture. One way to do this is to explore other cultures, their values and way of life.

Once we have opened our mind to other possibilities, we can connect to our higher self for inspired solutions. From our sacred center, we gain a distance from our earthly emotions to connect to our intuitive wisdom which offers the inspiration needed to align us with our true purpose.

By the end of this retreat…

All your tension and old patterns will be washed away. You will return home with clarity as to what’s important to you and clear stepping stones on how to incorporated these new gems into a more authentic fulfilling life. After living a week surrounded by Jamaica’s lush nature in your minimalist zenful accommodations, experiencing life as more “being than “doing”, you will surely discover your own radiate treasures deep within. 

“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?” – Bob Marley

With Ease and Grace,


My soul is ready to go!

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