Location: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Once Upon A Retreat …

In a land far, far away there was a stunning oasis overlooking the Pacific that served outstanding margaritas and guacamole. One day, while at this stunning oasis, yogi Kathryn Budig and journalist Kate Fagan were watching the sweeping sunset and talking about life. They were discussing yoga and writing, and how they go about each, when they realized: storytelling was at the heart of both.

“Wait!” Kathryn turned to Kate. “An idea is percolating!”

You. Me. Yoga. Storytelling. Mexico retreat. Genius.

And so here we are: Once Upon A Retreat.

Five days at The Cape, an acclaimed hotel overlooking the iconic Cabo vista, with internationally renowned yoga teacher and author Kathryn Budig and No. 1 New York Times bestselling author Kate Fagan. Specifically for this retreat, Kathryn is crafting all new classes seeped in storytelling that will be taught each morning. Each afternoon, the concepts, and how to apply them, will be dissected (writing will be included!) led by both Kathryn and Kate. The goal: to help you find your voice on the mat, or on paper – or expand the one you’ve already found. This retreat is for yogis who fancy themselves storytellers and storytellers who find themselves drawn to yoga.

… And they lived happily ever after sun saluting, drinking margaritas, learning how to untangle modifiers, and becoming badass storytellers.

Come join us.


Intuitively interwoven within the natural landscape surrounding the Monuments Beach point break, The Cape is a place to revel in the heat of the moment. This luxury boutique hotel is infused with Baja aesthetic. It has two pools and a duo of outdoor spa cabanas seemingly spring from the natural rock formations, while the only rooftop lounge in Cabo San Lucas floats six stories above.

Our double or single deluxe suites include a private balcony with a hanging daybed overlooking the ocean, a state-of-the-art rain shower, luxurious cotton kimono robes, and beds that are fitted with custom sateen-woven linens.

food and dining

We’ll dine on world class cuisine every midmorning and night. Expect contemporary Mexican dining as well as traditional American favorites. A light snack will be sent to your room early morning before our group yoga practice and another treat will be delivered mid afternoon before we start our workshop.

All meals and basic beverages are included. Anything extra special such as cocktails, juices and fancy caffeinated concoctions are available but not included.


Our days will be a healthy balance of group talks on story telling and writing, yoga practices, play time and relaxation. We’ll wake up to a yoga practice led by Kathryn and come together for our afternoon workshop infused with Kate and Kathryn’s expertise. During the day you can hang pool side, hit the spa, or even catch some waves.

Travel Details


  • $2,980 - Double occupancy
  • $3,950 - Single Occupancy

Check In

3:00 PM

Check Out

12:00 PM


Fly into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) The property is a 30 minute drive. Transfers to and from the airport are not included. You can contact the venue directly or once you book your flight we can help coordinate arrival times if you’d like to ride share with other retreat goers. If traveling into Mexico you will need a valid passport.

Terms and Conditions

You must be approved before booking this event. If you are approved you will have a 48 hour window to register. If you are traveling solo and would like to book a double occupancy spot we can assign you a room mate. Upon booking, there is a $745 non-refundable deposit. Cancellations 60 days prior to the start date are subject to a 50% refund. Cancellations after that 60 day mark maybe subject to partial refund. If you do not cancel within 30 days of the start date you are obliged to pay the full amount. Please note no refunds will be granted after 30 days prior to retreat.


accommodations 5 nights, 6 days in a deluxe suite at The Cape Hotel in Cabo
yoga Morning practices with Kathryn
meals Breakfast and Dinner will be provided along with twice daily snacks
tips Food and room assistance gratuity is already included but you are welcome to leave an additional tip at your discretion.
workshops Afternoon workshops daily led by Kate and Kathryn
alcohol *not* included except during our welcome dinner
transfers Transportation to and from the airport is *not* included