Women of the Desert : Earth Based Healing + Yoga
October 16th-21, 2018 Baja, Mex
Women of the Desert: Earth Based Healing + Yoga
A FIVE Day Desert Immersion to Reset, Revitalize & Realign in Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico
Are you feeling the call…
- To shed that which is no longer serving you in order to experience more joy and connection to the world?
- To gift yourself some precious time for healing & sisterhood?
- Are you yearning for a deeper connection to moon cycles and to your own inner wisdom as a woman?
- Are you being called to step into your power?
If this resonates with you – consider joining us in this journey of Empowerment & Healing for women in Baja, Mexico!
Our Retreat Container always opens with a potent Fire Ceremony facilitated by Medicine men from Mexico to release, alchemize & clear the way! We will start our mornings with Hatha Yoga & Meditation practice, overlooking the Pacific Ocean follow by a healthy organic breakfast. In the afternoons, we will enjoy the beach or the villa’s private pool & fresh, green detox juices made with love! There will be time slots if you choose to book a 50 minutes Massage or Energy Medicine Session. Notice: this is NOT included in the price. In the Evenings we will engage in beautiful, grounding Ceremonies & / or sharing healing circles guided by drum sound to realign Soul, Mind & Body with the healing powers of Nature & Sacred Women’s Ritual.
One of the highlights of our retreat will be to participate in a Traditional Sweat Lodge to cleanse; sweat toxins away & renew our skin using balancing & healing herbs such as: aloe vera, chamomile, sage, rosemary & mint. Soul Retrieval will also be offered. Soul Retrieval is a Shamanic Practice where we journey to the time passed using repetitive drum sound in order to elicit a relaxed state of mind & access our subconscious mind in order to let go of an experience or story that’s no longer serving us or that is preventing us from being our authentic selves. We will “go within” & shed the old stories, the old skin…
With the expansiveness of the Desert, we will have the time & the space to be quiet & connect with our inner knowing so that we can make the changes needed during this potent time of transformation upon our Mother. You will also receive Womb Healing Rites as passed down to Marilu Shinn by the Indigenous Medicine Women (Curanderas) of the Sacred Land of Peru.
“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.”
“RETREAT, it is a gift – and in this allowing to receive, we offer our gifts more fully and more fearlessly to the world. I am so grateful for my experience, I feel renewed.
Being ‘re-framed’ by participation in the rare air of exquisite nature, great company, bodily opening, communion with the Earth, and ritual.
What an honor and joy it is to share in this celebration that ignites the power of healing transformation.”
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Amazing experience! I’m so lucky to have found this retreat. I met some of the most wonderful, inspiring & supportive Women & Enjoyed a magical week of Yoga, nature, farm fresh food, sharing circles & Earth Medicine Ceremonies.
- Daily Yoga & Meditation
- Organic Farm to Table Meals
- Beach Sunset Strolls
- Soul Retrieval
- Andean Fire & Cacao Ceremonies
- Fresh, Green Detox Juices
- Sacred Temazcal (sweat lodge)
- Sacred Feminine Practices
- Osteopathic Based Womb Clearing
- Massage & Energy Medicine
- Shamanic Drum Sound Healing
- Morning Desert Immersion Hike
We will stay at a Private home close to the beach
Deposit to reserve your spot: 25% –The retreat is open to 20 courageous women, To secure a spot book soon! Deposit is not refundable. Remaining payment is due upon arrival to our retreat in cash.
On-site double room $1, 600 | On-site camping option: $ 1,150 |
Arrival details: On Tuesday, October16th, we will pick you up at San Jose del Cabo International Airport. Please book your flight within the arrival times of 2 pm & 4pm window. if you arrive after 4pm, please arrange your transportation from the airport to our Retreat-in Todos Santos.- Departures: transportation back to the airport is included, shuttle leaves at 11 am. Please book your departing flight after 1:30 pm on Sunday, October 21st!
Marilu Shinn holds a private practice as Shamanic Practitioner since 2012 & has been a Hatha Yoga teacher since 2005. Her formal training includes the Four Winds Society & the Mount Madonna Institute of Yoga as well as an ongoing apprenticeship with Peruvian healers. She is a Mesa Carrier in the Andean Peruvian Tradition. Her mission & passion are to reconnect Women with their Authentic Selves; to awaken their Somatic awareness through Yoga & movement & to reconnect them with their innate Sacred Wisdom as the foundations for leading fulfilling, whole lives. Marilu also holds Women Empowerment Circles & Earth Based Ceremony in the Santa Cruz mountains.
Viva Dunwoody has always been fascinated by the genius of women’s bodies & how we connect with & reflect Earth & Moon cycles & rhythms. Viva has been devoted to spiritual growth through feminine embodiment & Earth based healing traditions. She began studying with Sofia Diaz under the Balasaraswati Lineage of South Indian temple arts & women’s Yoga while getting her BA from Naropa University in Spiritual Somatic Arts & Engage Pedagogy. She is grateful to be apprenticing with Marilu Shinn in Santa Cruz while she completes her studies in Osteopathic Manual practice. Viva is delighted to share her love of healing, dance, song & Earth based ritual with women. She has a private practice in Santa Cruz.
Vanessa James has been an Esalen trained massage therapist since 2005 with an eclectic background in both body work, Hakomi Somatic Therapy & Shamanic Energy work. In 2014 she Journeyed to the Andes of Peru & received Initiation as a Medicine Keeper from the Qero Lineage welcoming her into the path as an Earth Keeper. Vanessa is passionate about reconnecting women to the wisdom of their psyches through the Ancient practices of Earth Based, Somatic healing.