The Way of Water: A Retreat into the Sacred

  • Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • Feb 6 - 10, 2020 (5 days)

Event Highlights

  • Sunset Ocean Bath
  • Temple Technique Movement Classes
  • Full Moon Water Ritual, Desert Hike + Cliffside Ceremony
  • Ancient Water Incantation
  • Private Oceanside Concert with local musicians
  • Day trip to Todos Santos
  • Talisman Making Ceremony
  • Reiki + Restorative Yoga
  • Medicine Wheel Walk + Sun Gazing Incantation

Schedule

After settling in upon arrival, we meet on the beach for our Opening Incantation by the ocean. As the sun sets, we bathe in the ocean to cleanse, release and ground into the retreat. We walk out of the water in a sacred silence, which will be broken the following day. Each morning of the retreat begins with a Temple Technique movement class. This intensive practice helps us to unfold and become more embodied each day. The days follow with Water Incantations, Full Moon Ceremonies, walks into the desert and adventures to sacred sites. Private energy work, massage and surf lessons will be offered during free time. The nights are reserved for rest, restorative yoga, live music by the ocean, dancing around fires and sunset song circles. On the last day of the retreat, we will explore the vibrant culture of Todos Santos and fully experience why this enchanting place has been named “Pueblo Magico.”

DAY ONE
Arrival
Opening Incantation
Sunset Ocean Bath
Dinner
Restorative Yoga + Reiki

DAY TWO
Silent Breakfast
Altar Ritual
Temple Technique
Lunch
Desert Hike + Cliffside Ceremony
Dinner
Music by the ocean

DAY THREE
Sunrise Moon Salutation Yoga
Silent Breakfast
Full Moon Water Ritual
Lunch
Ancient Water Incantation
Dinner
Moonlight Temple Technique + Full Moon Bath

DAY FOUR
Sunrise Temple Technique
Silent Breakfast
Explore Todos Santos
Lunch
Talisman Making Ceremony
Dinner
Closing Circle, Fire , Music + Dancing

DAY FIVE
Sunrise Medicine Wheel Walk Sun Gazing Incantation
Hearty Breakfast
Depart

About This Event

The Way of Water is a 5-day retreat into the wild, ancient self. With the element of water as our muse, we learn of the grace and power that flows through our own bodies and return to a place of balance, peace and deep remembering of self. Held by the ocean in Todos Santos, Baja California Sur, Mexico, we unleash through ancient water rituals and incantations, sunset ocean baths, movement workshops, hikes through the desert, silence and song. The Way of Water is for those who want to experience the depths of their being, the interconnectedness of us all and the strength of vulnerability.

What's Included

  • All retreat activities
  • accommodations
  • plant based breakfast, lunch and dinner each full day of the retreat
  • salt water swimming pool
  • airport transportation
  • transportation throughout the retreat
  • private live music concert by local musicians

What's Not Included

Flights, optional one on one energy work, body work, massage, and astrology readings.

Venue Highlights

The Way of Water retreat is held at Yandara, a four acre stretch of beach located at a powerful piece of the ocean. The grounds include a salt water swimming pool, temples for our workshops, a secret cove for our incantations, and miles of wild beach. Enjoy an arid desert climate, where it is warm in the sun and cool in the shade. The daytime temperature never drops below 70 degrees, while nights feature cooler temperatures for a restful sleep.

Accommodations

The accommodations include your choice of a beachside single or double occupancy glamping tent with all of the amenities needed for a restful stay. We sleep under the stars, with the Sierra de la Laguna mountains at our back, syncing our dreams to the sound of ocean waves.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

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

Menu/Cuisine

In Baja, Yandara cultivates fresh kitchen herbs and vegetables in an organic garden and harvests fresh fruit from their orchard of papayas, bananas, oranges and mangos. The Food is prepared with attention, love, and quality ingredients that are organic when available. Meals at Yandara are primarily vegetarian – fresh local fish, boiled eggs and dairy are optional. The kitchen team works closely with unique dietary needs – allergies and special diets (gluten free, dairy free and vegan) are easily accommodated. There are always extras available to enjoy throughout the day such as the always full fruit bowl, herbal tea station, drinking water and special homemade dressings and sauces. Favorites include Bolo's Pad Thai, April's Green Papaya Salad and stone ground whole grain pesto pizza

Directions

You will fly into Cabo San Lucas/San Jose del Cabo (SJD). Please arrive to the retreat by 3 PM on February 6 to ensure proper time for settling in before the Opening Incantation. The retreat will end the morning of February 10, so please book flights accordingly. It is also recommended to spend a few days before or after the retreat exploring this incredibly beautiful area of Mexico. Transportation to and from the airport is provided and is included in the retreat price.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 14 days before the retreat start date.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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