Self in Sacred Relationship: A Celebration of Inner and Outer Life in a Caribbean Paradise
To register, please send a deposit of $500 via PayPal or mail.Upon receipt you will be sent directions as to where we will meet and a list of what to bring. Full payment is due 30 days before the program starts and — barring exceptional circumstances — deposits will not be refunded after that time. For more information contact:
MAIL-IN Program Registration Form
Yucatan, Mexico January 22-27, 2017
Cost: $1100 per person,
$2000 for friends coming together.
We invite you to join us for a week of retreat, vacation, fun, and adventure as we journey on a quest for a richer, more spacious, and creative sense of self. It calls to us in our dreams and longings. It resides in our bodies, profound and primal in its ability to “make sense.”
Together we will explore, identify, and share our deeper vision as well as what limits our joy, freedom, or capacity to give and receive love. We’ll start with daily yoga on the beach, and use trance work, sacred dance, poetry, and the creative imagination to investigate our inner landscapes along with the outer beauty of the Mayan Yucatan. We all are in relationship, and the solid or shifting boundaries and definitions of self and world have everything to do with who we are, how we perceive ourselves, and our potential and possibilities for joy or pain
The ancient world held that we have two natures. One part lives a practical life in ordinary existence, while the other maintains a boundless and fluid awareness in a mysterious and magical world of light and energy. When our two sides are in balance and communion, we feel freer, more alive, fulfilled, and whole. We can find the entrance to this ancient and sacred garden inside us by entering the unknown and forgotten parts of our Self.
We will focus on developing awareness of our dual natures, our “right and left sides,” and enriching our ability to act on that wisdom. Our program involves daily yoga on the beach, for cultivating the deep relaxation we so rarely experience, and several forms of breathwork and trance to increase contact with the mysterious and unfamiliar parts of our natures.
We will integrate our activities around the rich natural and cultural blessings of the Mayan world — from the healing waters of underground rivers, the sea and surrounding beaches and jungle, to rituals at ruins, sacred wells, power places, and other sites. Our home will be among the palm trees next to the clear turquoise waters and warm sands of the Caribbean. Balmy breezes blow off a sea rich with coral reefs and tropical fish. Nearby, underground rivers with numerous caverns offer opportunities to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive.
Accommodations will be in the beautiful and relaxing beachfront villa in Puerto Morelos, Mexico (30 minutes south of Cancun). The accommodations include private baths with hot water, suspended beds, private porch hammocks as well as a shaded hammocks area by the beach.
The cost of $1100 (or $2,000 for friends coming together) is based on double occupancy, and it includes lodging, daily self-service breakfast buffet (with fresh fruits, yogurt, cereal, granola, sweet breads, juice, coffee, and tea.), use of kitchen facilities, all program expenses (including transportation and admission fees), and use of bicycles and snorkel gear. Local transport, other meals, and personal expenses are extra. Participants will be responsible for arranging airplane reservations to Cancun. The program begins Sunday, January 22 through noon Friday, January 27. You may choose to come early or stay later to avail yourself of the natural beauty and cultural opportunities in the area. A short distance away are numerous Mayan ruins, eco-archeological parks, markets with clothes and crafts, and inexpensive shops and restaurants.
This adventure is guided by Sparrow Hart