Spirit of Oaxaca Alebrije Retreat
- During this 7 day all-inclusive journey you will explore your life patterns through:
- *Trance guided experiences that allow you to go into subconscious places calling for healing
- *Experience heart-opening cacao ceremony
- *One psychedelic plant medicine ceremony to open deeper portals
- *Talking circle and individual consultation as requested.
- *Participate in a 6 day Alebrijes workshop with traditional masters of this craft.
- *Meet Mama Coco and the Spirit dog from the movie Coco
- *Excursions to Hierve agua and Monte Alban
ScheduleMorning Meditation from 6-7 am
Alebrije workshop 9:30-12
meet the artists, learn the history of the village and its people, symbols
create natural paints, learn painting techniques, & paint!
Lunch at the workspace
return to the design process
Afternoon Yoga and nature walk
Circle time and or journal time
*Ceremony days and Excursion days will be half days at the workshop.
About This Event
Explore ancestral patterns through guided processes, plant medicine, creativity, and direct experience with ancient culture. Our 7-day journey is meant to be a deep dive into the world of patterns. Patterns can be seen as energies that either free us our constrict us. Patterns like concentric circles start at a central point where we stand as individuals. These expand to our families, ancestors, our culture and then the world. During our journey, we will explore these patterns to better understand them as energy, giving us the choice to nurture or release the ones that no longer serve our healthiest SELF.
During this 7 day all-inclusive journey you will explore your life patterns through:
*Trance guided experiences that allow you to go into subconscious places calling for healing
*Experience heart-opening cacao ceremony
*One psychedelic plant medicine ceremony to open deeper portals
*Talking circle and individual consultation as requested.
*Participate in a 6 day Alebrijes workshop with traditional masters of this craft.
Alebrijes, or tonas, are spirit animals in the Mexican tradition created in the town of San Martin, just south of Oaxaca city. At the Alegrijes workshop you will learn about your spirit animal, learn from master craftspersons the traditional painting process using earth-based paints, and the meaning of symbols unique to Oaxacan culture. You will paint your own totem animal with your personal patterns/symbols that express and inspire you. NOTE: no previous art training is needed. Symbolic language is available to all, just waiting to be accessed and expressed on your own spirit animal.
You will be provided a sculpted animal made of copal wood as your canvas.
*We will take a half-day excursion to the beautiful and inspiring site, Monte Alban, a great ceremonial center just outside of Oaxaca city.
*Our second excursion will be to Hierva Agua. It is a natural hot spring, with a petrified waterfall set in the mountains.
* This Retreat is in partnership with a therapist, and you will be given the opportunity for two follow up therapy sessions via skype in the months following the retreat. Wellness that lasts.
We believe in the betterment of the well through plant medicine, shared conversation and western psychology. By supporting you through your process, not just at the retreat, we develop relationships that last and healing that changes your life.
- This is an all-inclusive event, including:
- 3 meals a day
- transportation to and from the airport
- transportation during excursions
- Entrance fee to Monte Alban and Hierve Agua
- 1 San Pedro (Huachuma)
- 1 Cacao Ceremony
- Art Supplies
What's Not Included*Travel to Oaxaca city not included - Please plan to arrive on May 2 prior to 3 PM. Our program will start with dinner on May 2. If you arrive a day earlier, we can pick you up from your hotel within Oaxaca city.
* English Tour Guide at Monte Alban
*one optional fancy dinner out at the five-star restaurant Azucena Zapoteca
* alcoholic Beverages, snacks as desired
Venue HighlightsThis is a world-class workshop, responsible for making Alebrijes famous the world over. A national treasure, artwork from Jacobo and Maria's is a collectors item, registered with the national bank. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get to know a culture, share in their traditions, and discover more about your own ancestry.
AccommodationsOur accommodations will be a sweet little local hotel with all the amenities you could desire, called Posada Tilcajete.
- Free Wifi
- House Keeping
- Ceremony Space
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineOur breakfast and lunch are provided by the workshop and are:
locally sourced fresh ingredients
may include meat
for Vegetarians and Pescatarians, please speak to us and we can make other arrangements for those meals.
Dinner will be at our hotel private dining space or at a restaurant and up to you to order.
DirectionsWe can pick you up if you arrive by May 2 at 3 pm.
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 upon arrival.
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