OAXACA, MEXICO: Becoming the Supreme Artist of Your Life – to be announced
Of all the grand colonial cities in Mexico, Oaxaca is certainly the shining jewel. We will explore a taste of this lovely place, a mix of cultural influences, foods, art and traditions. Although many of the powerful Zapotec and Mixtec structures were destroyed and built over by the Spanish, these ruins still remain places of power and you can just feel the energy in these beautiful old churches and sacred sites. Here we will practice the old shamanistic technique of Dreaming in the Toltec tradition, using the energies here to stir the flow of creative juices within us!
Stirring our Creative Juices!
Becoming the supreme artist of our lives involves learning to create from the heart, not from a mind filled with fear-based beliefs about what we can and cannot do. Here we learn how to connect with the feeling of joy deep in our souls and to use that feeling to guide us in our lives. Fun and ceremony are the order of the day on this journey! We’ll visit and shop in the local food markets and learn how to make some local dishes (and eat them too!). We’ll have the opportunity to experience a Temazcal or traditional sweat lodge, horseback riding, hiking, journaling, writing, and even salsa dancing lessons.
Fantastic Food & Inspiration
There are so many sacred sites and artist enclaves to experience here and we’re so excited to share them all with you. We’ll do our best to have you explore as many of these power places as possible along with enjoying the food and art in this #1 rated culinary city! Your heart will surely melt and open in this fabulous place, totally fed by the magic and energy of this land.
Exploring the Zapotec Culture
The state of Oaxaca is located in the south of Mexico and straddles the Sierre Madre mountain ranges. Deep valleys and majestic peaks characterize this geographically challenging state. Ranging from tropical beaches to alpine mountains, Oaxaca’s micro-climates are unique among the world’s ecosystems. Oaxaca is culturally fascinating with many diverse native ethnic groups and rich craft traditions. The city of Oaxaca has been declared a Cultural Patrimony of the World by UNESCO. The Zapotec village of Teotitlan where our retreat is located is world famous for its hand loomed rug weaving!
“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.”
~ Lao Tzu
Want to Join Us?
Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 – we can’t wait to hear from you!