Lotus Gatekeepers Retreat

  • Werika Werika
  • Tepoztlán, Morelos, Mexico
  • Dec 18 - 31, 2018 (14 days)
  • $835 to $2282

About us

This is a retreat with a difference and the first of it's kind

Elders are the pillars of our communities but the issue at present is that this doesn’t seem to be honoured.  Many people when they reach the years where they wisdom should be cherished feel isolated, ‘spent’  and …

 We are experiencing a profound consciousness shift on the planet and there are many young souls coming through who have the answers and that can seem daunting.   The thing is they don’t have the life experience, and without the appropriate guidance by the pillars of the communities – the elders and gatekeepers they won’t know the way…

This unique retreat is about reaching a new level of consciousness for mature practitioners.   Many of you were busy rearing children or working long hours in day jobs and didn’t have the time to go to therapy or university or to travel extensively 

In this intergenerational retreat focused on mature practitioners a team of experienced international practitioners are going to clearly show you short cuts and tools to upgrade – the understand the rhetoric of the younger ones – to realize your more multidimensional self and to release the shackles of the past and your ancestors to re-member freedom and joy!

The retreat is aimed specifically at mature practitioners who are already spiritually switched on and observing the consciousness shift but maybe not quite sure where they fit in.  There is space for everyone and we are experienced soul plan facilitators ready to hold space for your blossoming and transcendence.   In a nutshell you will gain insight into 

  • Understanding how trauma works and learning about modalities and fusion techniques to get beyond paralysis and core wounds

  • Deepening knowledge and gaining tools for understanding how to cope with and eliminate parts, patterns and triggers that prevent full community participation

  • Receive one to one individualised support and guidance daily with our multi-faceted practitioners

  • Become a part of your ecosystem and community – align with natural systems and structure to create more flow and abundance in your life

  • Understand how nutrition works and how you can keep yourself robust and healthy to expand to your highest potential and optimum well-being

  • Engage with the concept of decolonisation and release archetypes that have kept many of the populace trapped – the victim, perpetrator, rescuer, martyr, critic and others

  • Immerse in multi-dimensional principles of healing – to understand more about how communities, eco systems, the universe and consciousness works to be able to open up to a more dynamic practice and understanding of self and others

  • Upgrade on key essentials about being a holistic practitioner

  • Gain insight into how to upgrade your life, business, relationships and practice with integrity


Event Highlights

  • HIGHLIGHTS FOR ME **NB WORKSHOP INFO BELOW - SCROLL**
  • The retreat is aimed specifically at mature practitioners who are already spiritually switched on and observing the consciousness shift but maybe not quite sure where they fit in. (Younger practitioners and individuals are welcome to apply – there is an interview process for those under 35). There is space for everyone and we are experienced soul plan facilitators ready to hold space for your blossoming and transcendence. In a nutshell you will gain insight into:
  • Understanding how trauma works and learning about modalities and fusion techniques to get beyond paralysis and core wounds
  • Stepping up to international practitioner status (in accordance with your soul plan) and deliver your work and gain event management experience at a festival on 29th December with guests from all over Mexico and the world
  • Deepening knowledge and gaining tools for understanding how to cope with and eliminate parts, patterns and triggers that prevent full community participation
  • Receive one to one individualised support and guidance daily with our multi-faceted practitioners
  • Become a part of your ecosystem and community – align with natural systems and structure to create more flow and abundance in your life and learn to give back and be prosperous!
  • ​Understand how nutrition works and how you can keep yourself robust and healthy to expand to your highest potential and optimum well-being
  • Engage with the concept of decolonisation and release archetypes that have kept many of the populace trapped – the victim, perpetrator, rescuer, martyr, critic and others
  • Immerse in multi-dimensional principles of healing – to understand more about how communities, eco systems, the universe and consciousness works to be able to open up to a more dynamic practice and understanding of self and others
  • Upgrade on key essentials about being a holistic practitioner and develop a practice of impeccability and solidarity as part of a dynamic family of networked global practitioners of excellence
  • Gain insight into how to upgrade your life, business, relationships and practice with integrity.
  • OUR PROGRAMME INCLUDES...
  • * Workshops and talks on a range of topics from amazing facilitators from Mexico and the UK
  • * 121s every day to develop your unique soul plan and blueprint upgrades with one of our experienced facilitators
  • * Purification: detoxification, breathwork, ceremonies, kambo, sacred plant medicines
  • * Fusion trauma and psychotherapeutic modalities including IFS, Quantum Liberation, EFT, TRE
  • * Charting and mapping our triggers, parts and patterns to function better in communities and the workplace
  • * Decolonisation sessions to unravel from archetypes that bind to and trap us like the critic, the judge, the victim etc
  • * Unique 121 therapy with our practitioners
  • * Parts work through Internal Family Systems psychotherapy
  • * Special guest speaker sessions from revered Mexican elders
  • * Shamanism - talks and practices
  • * Ancestral epigenetic rewiring
  • * Traditional Mexican sweat lodge (Temazcal) ceremonies
  • * Trips to sacred sites and local markets
  • * Gourmet organic plant based meals and special tea
  • * Practices and tools for deeper awakening at this current time
  • * Nature walk with guardians and facilitators
  • * Working with sacred plant medicines - structured teachings and immersions with several sacred plant medicine teachers including special native Mexican plant
  • * Shamanic journeying and clearing
  • * Sharing frameworks and models to develop your holistic practice
  • * Earthkeeping workshops and making pagamentos (offerings)
  • * Multi-dimensional purification & detoxification workshops
  • * Sacred cacao ceremonies
  • * Natural Law and Time teachings throughout the weekend
  • * Breathwork immersions fused with energy work and sound journey
  • * Himalayan Vedic & Tantric yoga, kriya, kundalini, asana, pranayama & meditation practices
  • * Kambo ceremony
  • * Movement and music workshops
  • * Naturopathic nutrition
  • * Nature immersions
  • * Hike in the local mountains and a visit to town and the local pre-hispanic style market* Pledging our commitments for our new being
  • * Creative & fun arts sessions with arts therapists and ceramic specialists
  • LOTUS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
  • On 29th December Werika will open its doors for a day of intercultural, holistic consciousness raising and healing. Local, national and international gatekeepers and elders will co-create a unique 1 day (and night) festival of fusion modalities.
  • The main objective of this festival is to honour elders and changemakers – the pillars of our communities. By congregating to honour the diverse wisdom and experience of the elders (especially those who are often ‘invisible’ we are honouring the unsung heroes and opening up to the possibilities of cohesive communities once more).
  • This festival is very special as it marks a coming together of disciplines and lineages. Female healing practitioners will be accompanied by male counterparts and vice versa. Ancient and galactic codes will be interwoven – traditional and novel will come together and a cross-cultural mosaic of wonder will be created through a deep constellations honouring consciousness awakening, spiritual sovereignty and unified field.
  • Already Confirmed...
  • Temascals (sweat lodge)
  • Cacao ceremony
  • Kambo
  • Breathwork sessions
  • Sound healing
  • Nutrition workshops including tips for stepping into vegetarianism/veganism
  • Yopo
  • Kundalini Yoga
  • Transformational movement and dance
  • Channelling and astrology
  • ***As part of our Lotus Gatekeepers Retreat 18th to 24th December, a group of elders and changemakers will be upgrading their work to present at the Festival on 29th. We will be updating information online and on the days before the festival to include their workshop and wisdom sharing sessions.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Schedule

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

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In Week 1 the basic schedule is as follows:

7 – 8am
Kundalini Yoga

8 – 8:45am
Breakfast and team meetings

9:30am
Tribal Council

10:45 – 12:45pm
Workshop

12:45 – 2pm
Lunch

2 – 5:30pm
One to one soul plan work (1 hour per guest per day) + daily supplementary workshop– yoga, aqua prana, body work, ceramics etc or relaxing by pool/spa activities/integration time/journalling

6 – 7:15pm
Dinner

7:15 – 8:15pm
Satsang (this will be a different theme each day – eg decolonisation, holistic practitioner concepts, contextualisation of prophecies/astrology and the times we are in and delivered by one of the lead practitioners)

8:15 – 10pm
Workshop

There will then be an overnight sacred plant medicine ceremony at the end of the week for major rewiring and upgrade subject to consultation. (optional substitute activity will be offered as required). We also will be going on an earthkeeping mission into the mountains on one of the days

In Week 2 we will have daily workshops and the afternoon sessions will be production meetings and supplementary coaching to prepare for delivery of the festival on 29th December

WORKSHOPS WILL INCLUDE...

Trauma Work, Breathwork, Sound Healing, Sacred Cacao Ceremony, Optimum Nutrition, Kambo frog medicine, Decolonisation, Internal Family Systems and Psycho-therapeutic Approaches for Upgrading, Quantum Healing Techniques, Training in understanding ‘multi-dimensional’ approaches to Being, Earth-keeping, Protocols and Ethics, Navigating to Empowerment, Astrology,

More descriptions below...

OUR TREASURE CHEST OF OFFERINGS

Workshops

Our work is holistic as we believe in upgrading the full multidimensional blueprint of our teams. Below is a very brief outline of some of the workshops that will be held/ modalities delivered over the retreat and festival

Holistic Naturopathic Nutrition

Optimising health and well-being, biochemical pathways, and internal processes through lifestyle, cooking tips, detoxification, gut health, immune restoration and recovery techniques to upgrade the microcosm and eliminate dis-ease.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Gentle touch massage technique to encourage the flow of lymph in order to boost detoxification of toxins from the body.

Internal Family Systems

A roadmap to navigate our internal world including the various parts of us, our self energy and exiles or traumas that we may have hidden away. We use a gentle and safe approach to understand how these parts interact with the physical body, develop relationships with our inner world and can get to blockages, stuck beliefs, thought patterns and mind sets as well as the root cause of health conditions and emotional issues and release them.

Ancient Himalayan Yoga

Rooted in the rich Vedantic and Tantric traditions of the Himalayas, the teachings integrate radical and relevant wisdom with meditation; pranayama (breath work); techniques form the Kundalini and Kriya Yoga traditions; deepening connection and devotion through Laya, Bhakti and Sufi practices; the healing power of sound and mantra; free movement; Hatha Yoga asanas; sustainable dharmic living and personal sadhana practice.

Holistic Practitioner Pathways

Building a tribe of Holistic Practitioners with access to high quality education training and support to evolve their practice to work at an integrated level in society working with grace an ease in a backdrop of complex societal and individual issues.

Conscious Community Work & Hubs

Exploring tools and techniques for developing and managing community, arts and spiritual projects and hubs and sharing best practice, case studies and reference points.

Usui Reiki

Usui Reiki is a gentle but powerful energy therapy assisting the body to come into natural alignment and harmony working on all layers within the mind, body and spirit system.

Inka Nature Wisdom

Inka Nature Wisdom is ancient wisdom for today from the Q’ero people living in the high Andes reminding us of our connection to Nature and the simple but powerful practices can transform the way we use and view our bodies as instruments for transmuting energy.

Breathwork sessions

This is an opportunity to use the ultimate of life force energy to enter into an altered state, journey within and with intent transform trauma from the physical body and mind.

Internal family systems

A revolutionary technology that allows participants to understand the landscape of how the mind actually works. Using the connection to our Self energy to navigate, witness, unburden and transform the most challenging experiences of the past.

Comprehensive Resource Model

An opportunity to revisit past trauma with access to the body’s ability to heal through the breath with energy grids power animals. A truly integrative approach to entering the memory networks of the brain and Re-Membering and healing to log a new truth about the present.

Decolonisation

Learning about the archetypes and microcosmic aspects of the legacy of colonisation and how it affects and can be cleared from our epigenetic and quantum blueprints

Earth-keeping and Indigenous Science

We will be teaching core fundamentals in building right relation to our ecosystems and communities and reaching abundance and joy through giving back and embracing Natural Law and Time

Sound Therapy

The most ancient of technologies using the healing frequencies of sound to restore energetic pathways in the body breaking up dense blockages in our system and awakening and enhancing the vibration of our chakra system using beautiful handcrafted instruments and the most advanced of healing transmissions, the voice.

Myofascial Release

Releasing the network of fascia (connective tissue) and breaking down the life time of programmed reflexive; fight flight and freeze conditioning, that our body operates from.

Sekhem Healing

Advanced energy healing from the ancient lineages of Egypt and Lemuria and the goddess Sehkmet. Super powerful high speed precision energy Chanelled for healing dispersing and upgrading.

Kambo Frog Medicine (optional and consultation)

Kambo is a purgative medicine derived from the venom from a Tree frog. It releases toxins and helps re-alignment physically, emotionally, spiritually. It helps people to find their purpose and release obstacles and toxic emotions that have become trapped in the body and psyche. We often work with psycho-spiritual disease with kambo and can also treat chronic illnesses and inoculate with this amazing medicine

Sacred Cacao Ceremony

Cacao is a heart opening medicine that also boosts theta state activity. When in the theta state we are closer to source and in a more meditative vibration for clearing emotions, patterns and calling in quantum and emotional alignment. Cacao works well with movement, breathwork, sound healing, tribal councils and some talking therapies.

Quantum Healing Techniques

A fusion of Theta healing, Quantum Liberation and Micro/Macrocosmic realignment for individuals and groups to release ancestral, conditioned, karmic and childhood/prenatal and current patterns and traumas through connection to Source Consciousness

EFT

Emotional Freedom Techniques - using gentle tapping on acupressure points and meridian lines this technique can help the body to release trapped energies, relieving anxiety, pain, trauma associated with memories that may be held in the body or the energy field.

TRE – Trauma Release Exercises

Tremoring exercises which help to release trauma stored in the Psoas muscle and other parts of the body
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Matrix Reimprinting

Matrix Reimprinting is a development of EFT and uses tapping with an earlier version of you to clear traumas, release old habits and beliefs that may have been running your life to date. Can also be used to work with a future version of you bringing back wisdom and learning for the you in this time.

Holistic Nutrition

Optimum health and well-being advice and cooking tips to upgrade the microcosm and eliminate dis-ease and toxins

Intuitive Bodywork

Intuitive bodywork including Massage and Clinical Reflexology allowing the body to release tension and stresses and giving you an opportunity to investigate what you are really feeling and what it may represent. Your body has the ability to heal itself but could do with some help and acknowledgment at times.

Intuitive (eco)psychotherapy

Usui Reiki

Usui Reiki is a gentle energy assisting the body to come into alignment and harmony.

Inka Nature Wisdom is ancient wisdom for today from the Q’ero people living in the high Andes reminding us of our connection to Nature and the simple but powerful practices can transform the way we use and view our bodies as instruments for transmuting energy.
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Remedial Therapy

A hands on therapy to relieve pain, reset and restore the physical body back into balance and alignment. An initial assessment helps to identified your problem area and determine any imbalances that may be causing (or likely to cause) these musculoskeletal problems. We then tailor a bespoke treatment use a variety of techniques including; Manual Therapy, Massage, Stretching, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, lifestyle and stress management are used to relieve pain and restore balance.

Myofascial Release (MFR)

Myofascial Release focuses on the release of the body’s most flexible yet sturdy tissue; the fascia. This type of connective tissue surrounds each and every muscle and organ in the body and any tightness can cause an imbalance and mis-alignement in the joints of the body which, in turn, causes an imbalance in posture. This compromises the body’s ability to function at its optimum efficiency and strength.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a gentle type of full-body massage that’s ideal for releasing tension and relaxation. It is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation, easing tension and relaxing the mind and body by reducing emotional and physical stress. Ideal for those who are sensitive to deeper massage techniques.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension and pain, decrease , anxiety, increase range of movement in joints, and rid the muscles of scar tissue. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints). It’s a good option if you have chronic muscle problems, such as soreness, injury, or imbalance.

Acupuncture for Physical Pain

Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles into key meridian points on the body to bring about relief from pain. Nerve pathways can be reinstated and muscle spasms can soften; such a big response to the micro trauma created by the finest of needles. We combine Medical Acupuncture & Chinese Acupuncture techniques, only using modern, up-to-date knowledge of the muscular system and understanding of Myofascial trigger points.

Physical Rehabilitation

The use of manual therapy, movement and exercise to efficiently and effectively strengthen your body, reduce pain, promote mobility and function, relearn skillsand prevent future injury. We initially assess movement and posture to identify any pain or any imbalances then use techniques in manual therapy, movement and exercise to return the body & mind to normal function.

Sacred Plant Medicines

Sacred plants on offer... A native Mexican sacred plant. An African sacrament which can be used to rewire old patterns, clear ancestral wounding and release deep addictive cycles and traumas.
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Liquid Tobacco

Liquid Tobacco – Singado ceremony helps to connect to the Master Teacher Plant Tobacco in right relation. Singado helps us to focus our intentions and to release what does not serve to find our inner truth and focus.
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Tepezchuite

We will be discovering the transformational aspects of this Native Master Plant. This sacrament helps us to connect to our ecosystem, communities and to find our higher potential and is a deep cleansing visionary healing facilitator

Ceramics and art therapy

Meditative workshops to express our inner worlds and to call in transformation

Dance and Transformative Movement

Utilising movement to re-embody after deep clearing and to align with pachamama in celebration. We will also explore pre verbal trauma and parts through movement to give a chance for non speaking ‘parts’ to be expressed.

Psychic Astrology

Tapping into the astrological "brain" via the body and not through dogmatic information. Informal, natural organic ways of marrying astrology with other esoteric systems of knowledge and using this art to perfect one's life.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Our menu will be designed by Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist, Natasha Boojihawon, with medicinal, high vibrational, plant based meals that will include fish, eggs and will be sugar and gluten free. There will be options for dairy sources for those who need it.

The diet will be macrobiotic and anti-inflammatory with a focus on high energy protein and healthy fats.

We will source organic where possible.

We plan to create an exciting menu of predominantly Mexican dishes and some fusion cooking incorporating Asian and African foods and techniques.

SAMPLE MENU

Breakfast:

Overnight oats with chia seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon, cacao, seeds, nuts, orange juice
Fresh fruit
Fresh juices and herbal teas
Flatbread with nut butters, oils, salsa, guacamole

Lunch:

Lentil and vegetable coconut stew
Rice & flatbreads
Guacamole & bean dip
Rainbow salad
Roasted sweet potatoes with spices

Dinner:

Quinoa, mung bean and vegetable casserole with Asian spices
Rice cakes
Spinach, avocado and lemon dip
Vegetable soup (clear and creamy)

Accommodations

Our beautiful purpose-built retreat centre is nestled deep within nature and wildlife, in the leafy jungle of Tepoztlan. The centre includes a swimming pool, cafe, main hall, temascal (Mexican sweat lodge), sauna, naturally built float tank, spa, lounge and lots of nature, relaxing and healing spaces.

The accommodation is natural and earthy, comfortable, clean and tranquil. We have shared room accomodation and some single occupancy rooms (limited).

Single occupancy rooms will be reserved only for those who really need it and will be allocated accordingly. If you really need your own space, you must notify us with the reasons and will try to accomodate you.

The cost of the retreat includes your accommodation and all 3 meals, plus teas and drinks at mealtimes. There is a kitchen providing other drinks and snacks that can be purchased during working hours.

We will update with more info on the accommodation closer to the retreat.

Tags: detoxification energy nutrition personal development psychic sacred plant medicine shamanic spirituality therapy yoga

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

Reconnecting with myself after a very crazy few months with a new baby! Just having that feeling of being grounded again. But also having an opportunity to connect with new amazing people. Getting exposed and Inspired by new (to me) yoga instructors (and community). Being in the presence of real, authentic and raw emotion (the whole spectrum).. So many reasons! Alyson
 

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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