Ben Pundole

Modern Elder Academy

  • Where:Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Why:Sabbatical Session
  • When:October 2020
  • Who:Me and my life questions.
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Each day starts with a 7.15am meditation here with Teddy. Teditation

Sunset Guided meditation with Shaman Saul.

Incredible hikes. Incredible views.

Beach view of MEA.

MEA founder, author, hospitality veteran, great hiker. Chip Conley.

Incredible sunsets over the ocean Every. Single. Day.

MEA is divided into 2 buildings with incredible pools.

My room. I loved it. I miss it!

Drew...showing off a pool.

The MEA ‘farm’ equipped with a wood burning oven.

The view from my room. The other side is the ocean.

Beautiful, calming, authentic design. Bravo

Highs & Lows

  • The world's first 'midlife wisdom school' is a unique experience for anyone going through a life transition.

  • The most beautifully designed hacienda, approx 20 rooms on the beach in Baja.

  • Incredible workshops, talks and activities to help you adopt a new mindset.

  • The most incredible, mindful service I've experienced outside a 5 star luxury hotel.

  • The ocean can be really rough outside MEA, but Cerritos surf beach is 5 minutes away.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Plastic Free

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

Total: 47/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Midlife Wisdom School

  • Vibe

    Thoughtful and open minded.

  • Location

    Baja California Sur, Mexico

  • Rooms


  • Purposeful Practices

    Mindful hospitality at it's finest.

  • Music

    The occasional singer, performer.

  • Year Opened


  • Designed By

    Oren Bronstein

  • Pool/Gym

    2 pools, bikes, miles of beaches and trails to hike.

  • Restaurant

    Delicious local food included in price.

  • Bar

    Available as you wish.

  • Minibar


  • Pet Friendly

    All creatures welcome.

  • Children

    Not advised.

  • Price

    Depends on length of stay...2 week minimum.

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