Bury Your Weight in the Sand



November 2021 in Troncones Mexico

I have an irresistible invitation for you! This is your opportunity to place your feet firmly in the sand and declare what you want and need for your life right NOW. There is no time like the present to let go of what’s been weighing you down.

Can you imagine yourself immersed in a tropical paradise surrounded by all the tools necessary to create new habits? Yoga, beach walking, meditation, and locally sourced nutritious food are just a few of the tantalizing opportunities awaiting you. Be part of a tribe of likeminded women in an intimate setting who are dedicated and committed to supporting one another to live their best life ever. 

Take advantage of this opportunity to escape from your daily routine and commit to your health, happiness, and wellbeing. No matter where you are on your path of transformation in body mind and spirit, let’s start the journey together now!

Imagine looking in the mirror and loving what you see? Fitting into the sleek and beautiful dress you adore that’s in the back of your closet? How would you feel if you had lots of energy, slept well at night, and saw a decrease in high blood pressure and cholesterol? How would it feel to be committed for the rest of your life to taking care of the most important person in the world, you?

According to the Harvard Medical School, even a 5% loss of your total body weight produces significant physiological changes. At a weight of 200, that’s 10 pounds. If you weigh 180, that’s 9 pounds, and at 150, that is 7.5 pounds. That might seem like a small amount according to your goal (mine was 40 pounds). However, it is a starting point and what I center the retreat on is consistency and a lifelong dedication to your health and well-being.

Most women lose approximately ½ of a pound a day on the  retreat, although each person is unique. The main goal is to embrace healthy habits and shift your internal dialogue about your body and weight.

Not only are you shedding some pounds physically, but we tackle the root cause of the weight gain in the first place and how each of us can evolve beyond that. Years ago, I read the book “Fat is a Feminist Issue” by Susie Orbach. She states that fat has emotional components way beyond what we eat. Core issues may be centered around protection, inequality, sex, mothering, strength, assertion, anger, or love. We are all too familiar with the obsession woman have with needing to look a certain way for men, and the media’s focus on sexy and skinny. Thank God that is beginning to change as we see full-bodied women in clothing ads looking hot even in bikinis!

Whoever you are in life at this present moment, you are beautiful. You have a right to be here, to be happy, to love yourself, to grow and transform however you wish, to embody your body as your body. This is not a one size fits all approach. But you will have the opportunity to engage in different forms of exercise, each with a specific purpose; to eat healthy meals, to track your “inner and outer weight,” and be in a supportive setting to reach your personal goals.

I would really love to have your attendance at “Bury Your Weight in the Sand”. It purposely is timed before the December and the New Years holidays to jump-start your process and help prepare for possible emotional triggers. At the bottom of the page is a link for an intake form so we can discuss if this is right for you. 

May the rest of your life be the best of your life!

  • Beachfront accommodations at Casa de la Costa with A/C, Wi-Fi, daily cleaning, pool and ocean Views 
  • Opening and closing Ceremony
  • Daily journaling (materials provided), meditation
  • 2 daily vegetarian fares, a protein morning cleansing drink and additional healthy snacks on-site if desired
  • Coffee and green tea are available throughout the day
  • Daily rise and shine beach walk, daily yoga, water aerobics
  • What’s Weighing You Down Daily Intention Setting for Letting it all Go!
  • Personal calculations for tracing Weight Loss using the buddy facilitation system
  • 2-3 Hours of Private Time per day
  • Evening Exploration and Consciousness Expansion
  • Spa Devine Pedicure and Massage
  • Spa Devine Deluxe Body Scrub Treatment (21 Day commitment only)
  • Cultural exploration once per week, such as the Authentic Mexican Sweat Lodge/Temazcal Ceremony, Excursion to the Hot Springs, and a purification fire beach ceremony with native music and dancing
  • Air Fare and meals enroute
  • Discretionary tipping
  • Optional once a week off-site meal
  • Mandatory trip insurance
  • Covid test upon departure (will be arranged for your convenience)
 Bury Your Weight in the Sand wellness retreat is designed for you if:
  • You desire to learn and incorporate new healthy habits.
  • You can commit to working both individually and in a group setting.
  • You are interested in exploring what is weighing you down.
  • You are passionate about transformation in body, mind and soul.
This retreat is NOT for you if:
  • You have a diagnosed serious illness such as cancer, diabetes, or heart disease.
  • You are unable to walk 2 miles within one hour.
  • You cannot function without daily use of marijuana, alcohol, opioids, or tobacco.
  • You are unwilling to be 100 percent transparent with both your progress and setbacks.

Frequently asked questions:

“Where is Troncones, Mexico?”   “What is the culture like?” “How do I get there?”

Troncones is located approximately 20 miles north of the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH)  on the Pacific coast of Mexico. You can travel to ZIH from several major airlines, including American, Alaskan, United, and Aeromexico.  New flights will be added in the fall. 

 According to the Travel Channel, Troncones is nestled between the Sierra Madre Mountains and the Mexican Riveria. Troncones It is a seaside village with a leisurely pace and a welcoming spirit. Visitors love the laid-back atmosphere and the 3-level height rule meaning there are no high-rise hotels in the area.  


Dear sisters, a positive change becomes a habit when you commit to a personal goal for 21 straight days. Once you have established the habit it is important to continue your journey for the next 90 days.  It’s the 21/90 rule for success!  You have the power to change your life!  It takes perseverance, commitment, and support, and that’ is why attending this wellness retreat could be the next best step to finally handling the inner and outer weight that has been holding you down for far too long. It is time to lose it!  Physically, mentally, and emotionally. 

The optimal amount time for Bury Your Weight in the Sand is the full 21 days.  However, it is understandable if your lifestyle does not allow you to devote this much time away from work and home.  Whether you decide on 11 or 21 days, you will be amazed with your progress and optional follow up is available.  Ready to change your life?  Let’s go!

For Questions and to reserve an intake appointment, Text 970-749-6120 with the word “Bury” after filling out the information below:

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Testimonials for Bury Your Weight in the Sand

“Last winter I was vacationing in my favorite place on the planet, Troncones, Mexico. I had the privilege of living next door to Sondra Joyce.  Every morning as I stepped out on my deck for my morning coffee, she would be returning from her early morning walk on the beach.  Sondra informed me that she had come specifically to the area on a personal quest to better her life and to lose that Covid weight.  

I’ve never seen someone so focused on an end goal of walking and running on the beach every morning, practicing yoga at least once if not twice a day, and then following up with an afternoon of water aerobics before watching the sun go down. Not only did she take care of her body, but she often could be found singing, laughing, writing, reading and meditating.

I loved watching her transformation right before my eyes, becoming lighter and brighter at each passing day.  If you are looking for someone to guide you through the process of personal transformation, both inside and out, I highly recommend Sondra Joyce as that person.  She rocks!”  Kent Ryan

When I am in Troncones, I walk the beach every morning before the sun rises.  I have gotten to know some phenomenal human beings that way, as many people come here and experience this little town not so much as a vacation but a way of life.  I was immediately taken with Sondra.  She has such beautiful energy and light. After passing and smiling at each other many times along the beach, we stopped and shared our stories. Both of us have been on similar journeys to heal our bodies and our souls.

One ceremony she shared with me I found particularly touching.  She would gather shells and have a small collection on a pretty plate at her hacienda.  When she lost a pound, she would pick a special shell and at the end of her walk do a little ceremony of burying that symbol into the sand, with the intention of “I “lost” this pound, I bless you, but I don’t intend to find you.”  She let it go to the sea and the sand, and the crashing waves swept the shell away.  I loved this declaration and dedicated practice.

I am excited to support Sondra and all the wonderful women who will join her by attending Bury Your Weight in the Sand as a healing and powerful retreat this November.  Isn’t it time to let go of what’s been weighing you down?  Life is simple and good here!” 


Interested in starting your transformational journey?

Make the Rest of Your Life the Best of Your Life!