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A MYSTICAL JOURNEY WITHIN
TULUM. YUCATAN PENINSULA. MEXICO
February 23rd – 29th, 2024
John and Julia Scott
ASHTANGA – MEDICINE – MUSIC
Synergy of ashtanga vinyasa yoga, jungle ceremonies & sound meditation
Once in a year we create this annual experience of deep reconnection within your self as part of Mather Nature. This beautiful retreat is a complete jungle experience held within a very private, secure and safe container. John & Julia with Experienced Guest Facilitators invite you to journey with them transcending the noise of the mundane world and ordinary thinking mind to create peace and harmony, arriving in the Pres- ent Moment with the doors of the unconditional Heart wide open.
Julia & John are providing an incredible opportunity for you to be part of a collective energy that flows together with a common intention to create an Adventurous Jour- ney of Transformation to Wholeness. Facilitated through a synergy of Transcendental Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Chanting, Philosophy combining our traditional yoga practices with Central and South America Ceremonial Medicine ex- periences.
The traditional Mayan culture opens a space for us to embrace and experience mysti- cal adventures of cleansing and healing through; savouring the Sacred Cacao, return- ing to baby held in the womb of the Temazcal, purging toxins and strengthening our immune systems by applying Kambo medicine. And finally a Sound Meditation that gives unique opportunity to expand our consciousness, quite the mind and dive deep into the heart space.
What this retreat Journey includes in sequence (It might change a little as we will flow together)
Friday, February 23rd
Arrival Welcome Dinner and Introduction guided by John and Julia
Saturday, February 24th
Morning Yoga Practice Establishing our foundation our Root. Guided by John & Julia. Counted Full Vinyasa First Series bringing individuals together as one cohesive group.(Each Yoga class will finish with a soothing journey into relaxation)
Afternoon Yoga Philosophy / Introduction Pranayama Breath Work John and Julia
Ceremonial Cacoa heart opening circle with chants & ceremonial song provided by Ale Sai
Sunday, February 25th
Temazcal Deep cleansing, letting go of all that we don’t need and growing deeper group connections. Provided by Ale Sai, Edgar and Ale
Monday, February 26th
Kambo. Jungle Frog Medicine boosting immune system. Provided by Pamela & Ivan
Both John and Julia have been working with Kambo for a number of years and can confidently say that after that experience they have not had any virus or illnesses
Afternoon Integration. Group Sharing and Connection. Provided by John & Julia
Fire Circle, Story Telling and Sharing. Collective Group Sharing
Tuesday, February 27th
Extended Sound Meditation Ceremony. Is a unique opportunity to connect with inner space through deep listening. Sound is the main medicine of the journey, though we will also use the power of the plant medicine to quiet the chatter of the ordinary mind and create gentle set- ting to connect with our heart space.
Listening to the Sound bringing us to inner reflection of our life on heighten level. In Sound Meditation , we learn to listen to the silence between the sounds, the spaces between the notes, to learn about the power of silence… power of space. Listening is not a passive experience. The ancient practice of Nada Yoga teaches us how to deeply listen to outside sounds to activate and listen to the sounds within ourselves. By learning how to listen, one learns how to silence the mind. Silence becomes Space. Space becomes the power to choose and create our realities
Wednesday, February 28th
Late Morning Gentle Yoga Practice. Held and nurtured by both John and Julia, each guest will have an opportunity to self-practice to process and integrate insights and messages from Sunday evening’s ceremony.
Potential journey to Mayan channels if group would like to experience it. Fee is not included, to be arranged on the spot
Flower Bath. Bathing with plants assists in the spiritual cleansing
The energy of the leaves and flowers helps the resolution of internal psychological conflicts and charges the participants with positive vibrations, freeing them from the negative energy they have absorbed throughout their lives
Thursday, February 29th
We are a collective of experienced practitioners all on a path to Self Realisation and each and everyone has a passion to Share.
John has been a student of Yoga, of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga since 1987, however during retrospective reverie, John realises that much of his early years at school were spent daydreaming – “eyes fixed out through the window as if travelling to another dimension of reality..”
When does one start yoga? John questions and believes that once you start to question; where are you, where have you come from, what are you, what are you doing and where are you going? When these questions percolate and bubble to the surface, you become aware you are already on the Journey of enquiry, the enquiry into your true nature and purpose for being here on this physical plain. It is through the practice of AVY and deep enquiry into the self that John has brought all his earlier experiences and meditations into his life work of sharing.
John’s teaching is therefore very metaphorical, analytical, technical and often humorous, his teaching style appeals to students of many backgrounds and nationalities, teaching workshops throughout the world. John remains an avid student of yoga and relationship fascinated by the linking of different traditions and cultures through symbols, language and the Counted Method of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga.
Actor, Yogini and Singer. Julia began her spiritual journey, first with Iyengar Yoga and Buddhist Practices. For 10 years Julia was fully involved in acting life and performed in many Polish and international film projects.
This full-on life experience brought her to the point of understanding that something very important was missing, her true self. To feel forfilled, an inner transformation was necessary, that was the moment that Julia was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, it became so clear to her that this one dynamic practice encompassed an in-
ner journey of self-expression and deep discovery. Julia fully immersed herself in the practice and sharing the gems of AVY. Now when Julia is teaching and adjusting yoga asana, she draws from her multiple disciplines incorporating and integrating relation- ship skills so that the student feels met, held and supported, allowing for their inner expression to be articulated. After Sound Meditation Training, frequencies and sound are inseparable elements of her sharing. Julia’s gift is her voice, when joining her in mantra without realizing, the students’ voices begin to harmonize and oneness per- vades the space.
The synergy of Julia and John’s two energies fuel a collective experience of play, ad- venture, discovery and a resulting sense of belonging.
Ale Sai is indigenous to Mexico and has the gift of not only melting cacao she also melts hearts when she sings. Growing up with a father who was a talented Kirtan Musician Ale Sai has naturally followed that path and embodies all the characteristics of Bhakti and Devotion. She is a wonderful space holder in Cacao, Kirtan, Temazcal and many other ceremonies. It is a pleasure to have Ale Sai as one of our special ceremonial space holders.
Pamela has received training from the Red Path, vision quests, as well as from the Shipibo Masters in Peru, and has facilitated at the Sacred Valley Tribe Center for sev- eral years, using plant medicines to heal veterans affected by PTSD and people recov- ering from addiction.
With the support of the great spirit, thanking the opportunity to facilitate the sacred medicine of Ayahuasca to be able to share with the family of the world the connection with the internal teacher. Helping to deepen the subconscious finding patterns of be- havior to transform them and reach a peace and inner harmony.
Ivan Jagdish (not shown above)
Multi-instrumentalist, singer, sonatherapy, facilitator of the ancestral medicine of the Ayahuasca and physical trainer. Ivan studied in Mexico City at the National Institute of Fine Arts (INBA) in the concert career in guitar and solfege worked in that musical category until 2005.
He has been working with Ayahuasca medicine since 2012, initially with the red path and subsequently with many other traditions and ways of consecrating medicine.
Ivan has worked in Ayahuasca retreats with Diego Palma in Melisa Wasy in Pisac and in retreats in Sacha Munay. He is currently a facilitator in Arkana Spiritual Center, sa- cred valley and in freedom in the city of Iquitos.
Using ancestral medicines to help people find their inner peace and awaken their su- perior being, spirituality and health that leads them to a more tranquil and happy life.
Laetitia Gartenmann is a swiss classical cellist. Her love for music and sound brought her to break out of the classical universe to explore a range of instruments as well DJing. She holds different spaces to share music; sound meditations, ceremonies & rainbow dances.
We again meet in the eco-friendly private home Tulili, designed for different retreats and holistic healing purposes, situated in the mystical Mayan jungle alongside the fin- est cenotes on Earth.
You will experience beautiful surroundings and comfortable rooms, beautiful jungle pool, complete with a comfortable yoga shala offering jungle scenery and ambiance.
2 Delicious, healthy, and organic meals are provided each day using fresh vegetables and fruits, home grown and from local providers all prepared by local master chefs.
7 day jungle Retreat (6 Nights)
Total package price includes Yoga, Ceremonies (Cacao, Temazcal and Sound Meditation), Food & 6 Nights Accommodation.
PLEASE NOTE: Kambo ceremony is not included in Package price. This ceremony will be charged as an extra fee of $70.00 US dollars)
ALL PRICES in US Dollars
6 places only $2,100 Per Person – Triple Occupancy (Shared room with 3 beds – each bed double size) with en suite
6 places only $2,400 Per Person – Double Occupancy (Shared room with 2 beds – each bed double size) with en suite
1 couple only $4,300 Per Couple – Couple Occupancy (King Suite with 1 bed) with en suite
1 Person Only $2,700 – Single Occupancy (Individual or King Suite with 1 bed) with en-suite
Temazcal is a type of sweat lodge which originated from pre-Hispanic indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. The word temazcal comes from the Nahuatl word temāzcalli (“house of heat”), or possibly from the Aztec ‘teme’ (to bathe) and ‘calli’ (house).
The Maya, in modern-day Mexico, used the temazcal as a place for both spiritual ceremonies and physical healing. They would enter the temazcal for days at a time in search of the answers within themselves, exiting the ritual as a newly profound being. In general, the temazcal was viewed by the Mayans as the womb of Mother Earth.
Volcanic stones are heated red hot and placed in a pit inside. We will sit together huddled in the warmth of the womb while Ali Sai performs a series of guided meditations targeted at cleansing and harmonizing the spirit.
Kambo, also known as frog medicine, is the venomous secretion of Phyllomedusa bicolor, a bright green tree frog native to the Amazon basin. It can be found in the rainforest regions Brazil, Peru and Colombia.
Kambo has a range of traditional and potential therapeutic applications, both medical and psycho-spiritual. The frog serum is known for its powerful purgative effects. Despite its initial unpleasantness, kambo is widely sought out to revitalize body and the immediate effects of kambo medicine are intense but short-lived, usually lasting no more than 20-40 minutes. They include a rise in internal temperature, sweating, shivers, and dizziness as the heart rate increases. Nausea is generally unavoidable with kambo and purging or vomiting is most likely.
Purging “resets” the body, not only by strengthening the immune system but also through distinct psycho-spiritual benefits. A profoundly transformational tool, kambo medicine is known to increase compassion, courage, emotional stability, and personal sovereignty.
Contact / Booking
To book and secure a place on this retreat which is limited to 15 persons please email via the ‘Click to Book’ button below
Please write why you wish to participate on this retreat and the intentions you wish to set. Please also give accommodation preference.
Preference will be given to students who are willing to participate in the full experience
Ann-Kathrin will reply and send you Payment Details.
If you need to cancel your booking a refund of 50% of your payment will be given when cancellation is before November 14th, 2023.
No refunds with later cancellations.
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