We created Art of Living Retreats for you to awaken to your highest potential and to find happiness and balance through 4 days of delicious raw cuisine, yoga, meditation, nature, and adventure! True happiness is within everyone's reach, but sometimes the rigors of daily life make us forget what it's like to feel Alive. Join us on a journey to reconnect with your bliss and create positive lasting changes.
What would your life look like if you were pursuing what truly made you come alive?
Art of Living retreats is a journey for you to clarify your most fulfilling dreams so that you can live this life to your fullest potential, on purpose, and in alignment with your inner most being. Our retreats combine multiple paths of awakening so that you can rediscover who you are and what you want in life.
Sometimes it just takes that one step to change your life.
Art of Living retreats are designed for visionaries and entrepreneurs who have a quest to live into their highest potential. Maybe you have achieved everything you've always wanted, but you still feel there is something missing. You know there is more to life and that unrestful feeling can no longer be ignored.
It's time to explore what lies within and become the master of your outer world AND inner-world.
Find Balance | Explore the limits of who you are | Reclaim your health | Step outside your comfort zone
DETOX, FOOD & NUTRITION
We believe improved well-being begins with the food we eat. You will be introduced to a raw fruit based diet to allow your mind and body to detox and to increase and refocus your energy. This is the beginning of your journey of self-healing. Begin to listen to your body and understand what your body needs and wants. What you eat has a direct effect on your health.
"There is no magic or mystery to health or disease." Dr. Robert Morse
Learn about super foods, ways to cleanse and detox, and how to nourish yourself for peak performance. Enjoy workshops and cooking classes from our health and nutrition specialists.
YOGA, MEDITATION & HEALING
Every day will begin with a yoga practice, some breathing exercises, and a guided meditation. In our busy lives it's easy to get overwhelmed with the infinite amounts of information we're flooded with, with the endless "to do" lists, and the constant running around either for work, to live up to social expectations or tending to family needs. Not only do our bodies need to be taken care of, but more than ever we need to learn how to rest our minds. We will be learning various meditation techniques to help quiet the chatter in the mind and finally find that sense of peace, presence and focus that our culture has compromised. The daily practice is not only something you'll be doing for the duration of the seven days but a practice that has been designed so that you can incorporate it into your lifestyle when you get back home.
A form of meditation called Inner Dance will be introduced. Inner Dance is a shamanic form of meditation intended to allow participants to Trust, Surrender and Flow (or just let go). Depending on participants ability to let go, they enter a deep meditative trance enabling a profound sense of expanded awareness.
INDIGENOUS HEALING & ARTS
Mexico is a land filled with so much beautiful culture. We will experience ancient rituals including a Temazcal ceremony. Do you like chocolate? Mexico is one of the main sources of where this deliciousness comes from. The cacao fruit is considered sacred in Mexico and in many parts of Central and South America. We will learn more about the powers of Cacao and take part in an authentic cacao ceremony (and yes, eating some is a part of it!). If you've ever been to Mexico, specifically a Mexican village in Chiapas Mexico, you will know what I mean when I say the handicrafts there are some of the finest in the world. We will be guided by
In our modern world we are restricted from nature and are confined in man-made environments. By stepping into nature we amplify our senses, we experience freedom and joy, becoming present and engaged in the moment. We will be exploring the surrounding lush jungle, bathing in the pristine ocean, feeling the warmth of the sand in our toes, holding sacred ceremony under the stars and watching the sun rise. Spending time in nature is one of the most powerful ways to reconnect with your Nature and find clarity.
7 days / 6 nights accommodation
Transport to & from Huatulco Airport (HUX)
3 raw meals per day & snacks
Daily yoga & meditation
3x Inner Dance
Traditional Cacao Ceremony
Sound Healing meditation
Daily guided journaling exercises
Raw Food workshop
Authentic Temazcal Ceremony
And a couple of other surprises...
LOCATION: MAZUNTE, MEXICO
Mazunte is a small beach town on the Pacific coast in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is located 22 km southwest of San Pedro Pochutla on coastal Highway 200. Mazunte has a fine, curving, sandy beach on a scenic bay, with wonderfully beautiful natural surroundings. A quite serene beach town with all the natural beauties one can ask for when traveling to find some peace and relaxation.
The retreat center is located high on a hill with stunning views of the sea. It has been built using sustainable practices to ensure the smallest impact on the environment. The cabins are built using natural materials! There are hammocks scattered throughout the property, stunning views all around, and a pristine ocean just steps from the cabin doors.
Bianca Kempe (Main facilitator and Yoga teacher)
Jose Reynoso (Main facilitator, Raw food chef, detox consultant)
Sergio Leon (Chef)
Irma and her team (Indigenous ceremonies)
see website (www.artoflivingretreats.org)