Mayan Vibrational Alignment Retreat Itinerary« Back to Trip Overview
Day 1 The Goddess Garden (-/-/d)
Meet the group at the San Jose Airport at 4:00 pm. Arrive at the lovely Goddess Garden for dinner and a restful night. After dinner we’ll meet together to set our intent for the week! During our time together we will enjoy our spiritual program plus make the time to explore:
Punta Uva (Grape Point) Beach: which Outside Magazine Travel Guide in 2001 called “one of the best seven beaches in the world”. A white sand beach located at the entrance of the Gandoca Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, Punta Uva is a “must” destination for people visiting the Caribbean Coast. Emerald waters, lots of coconut trees, very secluded.
Rain Forest Canopy Adventure: Eight aerial platforms and 1200 meters of cable are nestled deep into the jungle. After a short walk – the adventure starts. Our professional guide will take you from one platform to the other explaining facts about the vegetation, the animals, and how the local indigenous use some of the herbs you will see. An incredible way to experience the jungle.
Cacao Farm Tsiru: In an original Indian environment you can watch the process of making chocolate out of the Cacao bean, the way they have done it for hundreds of years.
Days 2-6 Birthing YOU! (b/l/d)
Take a shamanic journey to the outer reaches of your mind, step past your limitations and celebrate the diversity in all things. Color yourself beautiful, create a mask and dance in ecstasy. Open your heart, let go of your negative energies and allow in the vibration of self-love.
During this journey you have the opportunity to consciously enter the creations of the past, re-evaluate where you have been based on the old energy you have been experiencing and birth the new YOU, the you that wants to be fully alive as it enters new birthing cycle.
Here we will have plenty of time to do sacred Shamanic ceremony, we will use our body as an offering to the Divine we will dance, celebrate, sing songs of praise. We will enter a deep inner space to create our vibrational alignment.
Some of the different techniques we will be learning are:
Trance Dance is a unique blend of healing sounds, dynamic percussive rhythms, transformational breathing techniques and the use of a blindfold or bandana – together stimulating a trance state that promotes spiritual awakenings, mental clarity, physical stamina and emotional well-being. Driven by unique musical soundtracks recorded specifically for this method of healing, Trance Dance takes participants on an inner journey not limited to our normal perceptions of space/time. Ritual trance journeys have been a vital part of shamanic and eastern dance cultures for thousands of years. Our contemporary approach to Trance Dance brings together the richness of these ancient rituals with some startlingly effective modern techniques.
Trance Dancing invites Spirit to embody the participant and to give the visions or to heal them through spiritual ecstasy. Indigenous people worldwide use this practices to return home lost “soul parts”, bring about the ecstasy of spiritual wholeness. Anyone can trance dance because there are no steps, no external expectations. The Inner Self knows the steps and once awakened, Spirit takes over. It is a journey out of your head and into your heart and body.
The Shamanic Soul Hunting or Soul Retrieval is an ancient but eternally relevant way to contact the timeless reality that exists parallel to and just out of sight of the world we so mistakenly call the “real world.” It is here in the everyday that we experience the reflections of who we are, of our actions, our deepest beliefs, our “dreams,” but it is in the non-manifest world of the spirit that the hidden causal interactions take place. Hidden, that is, until we begin to open the doors and “see” with an expanded vision, with the eyes of a Shaman. We are going to journey to bring back fragmented and lost pieces of the soul, only by bringing back these pieces we can become whole and child like again. Then we can integrate these pieces with dance, movement, adventure, fun and child like play.
Power Animal Retrieval:
Shamanism is a worldview based on the belief that everything in the universe is connected and Interdependent. It therefore involves a deep respect for the natural world and its ecosystem. It is in this ecosystem that we will journey to find our Power Animal, we will learn how to identify, bring back and integrate him/her into our life, how to utilize the power and qualities of this animal in our everyday life. We are going to dance this animal and become this animal run in the jungle with him and play in a way that we have never played before.
Holotropic ~ Integrative Breathwork:
The main objective of the breathing techniques is to activate the unconscious, to unblock the energy bound in emotional, somatic, and spiritual symptoms and to convert the energy into a stream of experiences. Breathing techniques activate the unconscious in such a way that the results are a non-ordinary state of consciousness.
OPTIONAL Sacred Teacher Plant Experience
After spending time in preparation to connect with our Shamanic self and the energies of the earth, why not participate in a beautiful ritual with the Sacred Teacher plant Ayahuasca? Ernesto will offer a stimulating, responsible and safe experience based on the Ritual Ceremony of Ayahuasca.
The ritual is for those who are looking for an authentic way to pursue their personal quest for expanded awareness. The ceremonial initiation with Ayahuasca will open a lifelong relationship with Shamanic spirituality. The new internal order that emerges from the experience is obtained from a transcendental dimension which reveals the purpose and meaning of life.
During the workshop, we will have one Ayahuasca session, integrated in a harmonic process which will include discussion forums (satsang) about the experience. Each session produces a profound reaction in the body, mind and spirit. Ayahuasca sheds light into your reality, shows you what you need to heal or integrate in order to transcend into higher levels of awareness and harmony. The ceremony is optional at a cost of $100.00 USD per person.
Day 7 Home Again (b/-/-)
We leave The Goddess Garden for the San Jose Airport today renewed and with a change of heart. New friends have been made and old friendships made stronger. We look forward to the challenge of bringing this new dream home with us along with the skills we have learned to create a healthier and more joyfilled life!