DAY OF THE DEAD, Oaxaca, Mexico: A Celebration of Life! Oct/Nov – Custom trips available
Are you looking to…
- Have a culturally authentic Day of the Dead experience?
- Create from the heart, and your deepest desires, rather than from the mind?
- Take your life to the next level and infuse your dream with joy, creativity and audaciousness?
- Create your own altar to those you love (or even an old version of yourself, a relationship that has ended, or to someone you would like to forgive)?
- Explore Monte Albán, one of ancient México’s most impressive ceremonial centers?
If so – join author Sheri Rosenthal for the heart-centered holiday of Day of the Dead and learn how to enjoy life fully, cultivate your joy and vitality, and explore your manifestation as a true “Artist of the Spirit.” Indeed, becoming a supreme artist of the spirit involves creating living our hearts desires without fear of judgment or limiting thoughts. And although folks often say they are afraid of death, perhaps the real truth is that the biggest fear humans possess is the fear of living life boldly and audaciously – free of what others think of us!
On this amazing week long journey, we’ll celebrate one of the most beloved Mexican holidays – in Mexico’s most beautiful culinary and artisan center. Here we’ll be connecting with the feeling of joy deep in our souls and to using that feeling to stir the flow of creative juices within us! By the end of this spiritual journey you’ll feel inspired to leap forward in life and take action to do those things you have been putting on the back-burner of life for years.
Highlights Of This Amazing Adventure:
- Explore Oaxaca, one of Mexico’s shining colonial jewels & a culinary and artistic center
- Celebrate one of the most beloved Mexican holidays: El Día de los Muertos!
- Build your own altar – a profound, deeply moving experience.
- Help a local family prepare their grave in the Xoxocotlan graveyard
- Watch families build private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed
- Experience the San Miguel Cemetery as 10,000 candles are lit for the holiday
- Fun, food, and sacred ceremony are the order of the day on this journey!
- Visit the amazing “Day of the Dead Tianguis” at the Abastos Market
- Meditate with the Tule tree, “El Arbol del Tule” said to be the world’s largest tree
- Have lunch at at the home of a family of candle makers in Teotitlan del Valle
- Explore the Santo Domingo Church — one of the great monastery-church compounds of Mexico since the 16th century
- Visit the XVI century convent of Cuilapan de Guerrero & wood carving village of San Martin Tilcajete
- See the making of the famed black pottery of the village of San Bartolo Coyotepec
- Be in ceremony at the beautiful sacred ruins of Yagul or Mitla
- Group lunch at the fabulous restaurant Casa Oaxaca Café, in Colonia Reforma
- Eight nights at the charming Hotel Casa Vertiz
El Día de los Muertos
Oaxaca buzzes with energy as family and friends gather together to pray for and remember those beloved friends and family members who have passed away. For the Mexicans this is a time of great celebration and joy.
According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Oaxaca is one of the TOP TEN “world’s best cities,” and NUMBER ONE in Mexico/Central and the South American region, based on “sights, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people, shopping, value.” We know you’ll agree!
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
~ Henry Miller
Want to Join Us?
Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 or email us – we can’t wait to hear from you!
**Thanks to Luz Castilla for the photographs of the wonderful food, textiles, weaver and grave in the above slideshow.