Mexico: Enlightened


The vibrant beach-town of San Pancho, just north of Puerto Vallarta, is your setting for a deep dive into the theme of inclusion. Explore and immerse yourself in a journey that will provide incredible insights and opportunities to develop cultural competencies to lead in today’s complex workplace. Engage with social entrepreneurs, contribute to local education programs, enjoy a Mexican cooking lesson and hike with new friends on this inspiring learning journey.

april 11-14, 2019

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INCLUSION // Understand diversity, equity and inclusion with a different lens through a deep dive into key concepts and opportunities. Develop cultural awareness and active listening skills through practical exercises and real life interactions. Leave with tangible tools and a personalized action plan to turn insights into action.

EDUCATION // Engage with inspiring local leaders and contribute to education programs related to women entrepreneurs, at-risk youth or the environment. Projects and initiatives vary but always benefit the community (and you!).

FOODIE // Enjoy amazing cuisine ranging from farm-to-table dinners, to the best traditional tacos at the local hotspot. Eat and drink your way through more local ceviche, fresh guacamole and margaritas than you thought possible.

COST: $2,500   //   Experience includes all in-country meals, lodging (assuming double occupancy - single room upgrade available for $300), transportation, activities and primary trip excursions. Fee does not include cost of international flight. Want to secure a spot on the trip but not ready to pay in full? Reserve your spot with a $250 deposit today.

connect, inspire & transform during 4 unforgettable days


Ignite staff will greet you at Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR). Check-in to your boutique accommodations and settle in. Enjoy cocktails at sunset on the beach as we introduce our theme for the journey: inclusion. Hear the inspirational story of our San Pancho community partner and then get to know your traveling companions as we take a leisurely stroll to a top-rated restaurant for a delicious, locally-sourced dinner.


Our morning session will explore cultural awareness in a fun and interactive way. A guided walking tour through San Pancho will bring us to the amazing facility of our community partner, EntreAmigos. Enjoy a ceviche lunch with their team leaders and an opportunity to practice skills from our morning session. Then spend the afternoon engaging with one of their high-impact education programs. Return to the hotel for a brief reflection and application session before we indulge in a tequila tasting and an exceptional chef-hosted farm to table feast.


Our morning session will explore active listening for diversity, equity and inclusion at work. . We’ll join the Entreamigos team once again for a special impact project and have time for bit of shopping at the gallery, where they sell their artisan crafts. Our afternoon will include a beach hike and time to relax or explore the town. Another brief reflection and application session, will be followed by a cooking lesson and shared meal in the home of the former Mayor, hosted by his charismatic wife, Eva. Extend your evening with optional late night drinks and live music at a street-front cafe.


Our morning will begin with a wrap-up session, reviewing insights and tools we’ve learned, while creating a unique plan of action for the road ahead. Celebrate the highlights over one last meal with the group before the journey comes to an end. Stay and enjoy the San Pancho as long as you can, and the Ignite staff will facilitate your transportation to the Puerto Vallarta Airport (PVR) in time to catch your flight home.

Book your round trip flights to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PVR) to arrive Thursday no later than 2:30pm and depart on Sunday (2pm or later) based on your specific trip dates. Feel free to contact Dominyka for sample flight itineraries or recommended routes. Considering arriving early or extending your trip? Contact Dominyka and we'll share some great suggestions with you.

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Enjoy your stay in a boutique Mexican hotel that balances local flavor with comfortable amenities.

Experience Ignite Journeys Inclusive Leadership Development Retreat

our community partner

EntreAmigos community center was founded in 2006 in the heart of San Pancho, Mexico. What started as teaching arts and crafts on a kitchen table in a neighborhood front yard has grown into a vibrant center dedicated to education, environmentalism, youth and their families. The home to most of their programming is a remodeled 16,000 square foot warehouse considered a model in sustainability, designed using majority recycled materials.

Experience Ignite Journeys Inclusive Leadership Development Retreat

Ignite + Spark Ventures

A portion of the fee for this journey is contributed to EntreAmigos through our philanthropic partner Spark Ventures. Spark is a U.S. based 501c3 with over a decade of experience building partnerships that lift communities out of poverty. Together, Ignite and Spark financially support the at-risk youth and women’s entrepreneurs program at EntreAmigos.


Registration ends March 11, 2019 or as soon as the experience is registered in full. We encourage you to register as early as possible to ensure that you have plenty of time for preparations. Our experiences fill up quickly. Save your spot on any of our upcoming experiences by putting down a $250 deposit today. Ignite reserves the right to cancel experiences with less than 6 confirmed individuals. If the experience does not reach this threshold we will either refund your experience fee or credit it to a future journey. We recommend not booking your flights until the journey has been confirmed.

What is included in the fee? The experience fee includes all in-country expenses including airport transport, meals, lodging, in-country transportation & transfers, core activities and excursions, plus a philanthropic contribution to our local partner organization, EntreAmigos. The experience is priced assuming double occupancy. Want your own room? Option for $300 upgrade included at check-out.

What is not included in the fee? The fee does not include the cost of your international flight (arriving and departing from Puerto Vallarta Airport - PVR).

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