This is not your ordinary retreat.
This is a Sacred container in which we will weave Earth based practices, Yoga & Divine Feminine Ceremonies to re-connect you with your essence as women so that you can bloom in the world even stronger & in more authentic ways!
Todos Santos, Baja Mexico has the perfect desert weather and pace for a unique retreat experience.
We will start our gorgeous mornings with mindful yoga & meditation practices. The air here in Baja is remarkably clean as there are no major cities nearby.
In the early afternoons, we will enjoy our private pool. We will go on a sweet, quiet hike in the open desert and learn about the vegetation and wildlife here.
One of the highlights of our retreat will be participating in a Temazcal-traditional Mexican sweat lodge for cleansing & purifying. You will be healed with fresh herbs such as aloe vera, chamomile, sage, mint & rosemary.
We will visit the colorful & artistic downtown for shopping.
We will sit in sacred, healing and grounding Fire & Cacao Ceremonies which will open up our senses to the beauty of our Earth.
In the evenings, we will enjoy Shamanic Drumming and Journeying, scented with the smoke of white sage.
We will engage in Sacred Feminine Ceremonies where you will receive blessings & womb healing Rites.
We will have the time, space & perfect beach & desert location for going within with Shamanic Soul Retrieval, a potent healing modality.
Wednesday, October 11th
Fish tacos dinner
Opening Fire Ceremony for intention Setting.
Thursday, October 12th
7:30- 8:45 am Yoga & Meditation by the pool with Ivonne.
8:45- 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-11 am. Time slots available for massage or energy medicine sessions. 45 minutes long.
11-1:00pm: Visit to colorful Todos Santos downtown
1:00-2:00pm light lunch
2:00-5 :00pm We will go to Cerritos beach. Perfect swimming beach, perfect weather! Surfers: you can catch some awesome waves
5:30-7:00 pm Drive to Hierba Buena Farm to Table Restaurant for dinner. This meal is NOT included in the price. Dinner is on you.
7: 30 -9:00 pm: Divine feminine Ceremony with archetypal practices & womb Rites.
Friday, October 13th
7:30- 8:45 am Yoga & Meditation at the Beach with Ivonne.
8:45- 9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-11:00 am: Open time for pool lounging with a fresh, green detox juice.
11-1 pm: Esalen Massage or Energy Medicine sessions available.
1:00-2:00pm Ayurvedic lunch
2:30 -3:45 pm. Optional ecstatic dance
5:30-7:30 pm Shamanic Soul Retrieval: "Going within to Integrate Ourselves"
8:00-9:00 pm: Light Dinner
Open rest of the evening for Soul Journaling.
Saturday, October 14th
7:00- 7:30 am Breakfast
7:45 -11:00 am: Desert Immersion hike to beautiful Rancho Nuevo
11:00-12:00pm: Lounge by the pool with a green detox juice or receive a massage or healing session.
12:30-1: 30 pm. Lunch
2:00- 3:00 pm Soul Journaling: women empowerment tools & discussion
3: 30- 7:00 pm Sitting in Sacred Temazcal Ceremony (sweat lodge)
7:30-8:30 pm Dinner
Open rest of evening for Soul Journaling
Sunday, October 15th
7:30 -8:45 am Yoga & Meditation with Ivonne
8:45-9:30 am Breakfast
9:30-11:00 am: Closing our Retreat with Cacao Ceremony to leave the inspiration & the fire burning!
11-1:00 pm: Despedidas, Goodbyes.
Amenities in a Beautiful Hacienda in Downtown Todos Santos tucked away in nature!
Our Hacienda features stylish design and spread out rooms.
We offer single & double shared rooms with private bathrooms
Also plenty of garden and land space if you prefer to sleep outside under the stars, bring your own tent.
Our Hacienda setting features private pool & outside lounging & fire pit.
You can either arrive earlier or the day we open our retreat doors on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
We provide airport pick up from San Jose del Cabo International Airport.
Please arrive within the arrival times of 2PM & 5 PM window.
If you arrive after 5 PM please arrange your transportation to our retreat in Downtown Todos Santos.
Marilu Shinn holds a private practice as an alternative medicine & Shamanic practitioner since 2012. Her formal training includes the Four Winds Society & the Mount Madonna Institute of Yoga as well as an ongoing apprenticeship with Peruvian healers. Marilu is a Mesa Carrier in the Andean Peruvian Tradition. Her mission & passion are to reconnect people with their Authentic Selves & with their innate capacity to heal themselves as the foundations for leading fulfilling, whole lives. Marilu also holds Women Empowerment groups & Earth Based Ceremony in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Vanessa James has been an Esalen-trained licensed massage therapist since 2005 with an eclectic background in both body work & Peruvian & Reiki energy work. In 2013 she journeyed to the Andes & received the Hatun Karpay Rite welcoming her to the medicine path & her journey as an Earth Keeper & Ceremonialist. more info: www.intuitivemassagetherapy.jimdo.com
Ivonne Lopez is a certified Yoga Teacher by the Mount Madonna School, for 13 years Ivonne taught in some of the most Exclusive Resorts & Private Villas in Cabo San Lucas. Her passion is to support students and those living & seeking healthy lifestyles. She incorporates an approachable, responsible & fun manner to her Hatha Yoga style. Ivonne extensively refined her practice by studying with great Yoga gurus such as Shiva Rea & the Sivananda Yoga Center in the Bahamas. She now lives & continues to teach Yoga in Murphy’s Northern California. More info: www.shantiyogaloscabos.com/index.html
Viva Dunwoody has always been fascinated by the genius of the women’s bodies and how we connect with and reflect the earth’s cycles and rhythms. Viva has been devoted to spiritual growth through feminine embodiment and earth based healing traditions. She began studying with Sofia Diaz under the Balasaraswati Lineage of South Indian Temple Arts and Women’s Yoga while getting her BA at Naropa University in Spiritual Somatic Arts and Engaged Pedagogy. She is grateful to be apprenticing with Marilu Shinn now in Santa Cruz, while she completes her studies in Osteopathic Manual Practice. Viva is delighted to share her love of healing, dance, song, and earth based ritual with women. She has a private practice in Santa Cruz.
The week was magical.
Opening the door of my oneself, remembering to be kind (regardless of all the shit that makes me frustrated about the world), recognized my true power (that we all have)…so much still to learn, see, love, enjoy…my heart is open (again).
Grateful I left my cocoon to meet new people, learn new skills, I had to go throw a big pain, getting out of there with the help of amazing friends (you know who you are).”
“Before coming to the retreat I was in and out of therapy and I never really felt like it helped me.
I kept going back to my old behaviors, that were just not serving the person that I should be and I can be, and since the retreat, I feel it was far more beneficial than any kind of therapy that I had.”
$ 670 if you opt for staying outside of our Hacieda setting.
$ 900 for camping option (bring your own tent)
$ 1,280 for 4 nights accommodation in a stylish hacienda home with beautiful gardens all around & within walking distance to the beach.