We invite you to join us in a journey to the heart where we will open up, sing, pray and dance as we celebrate the sacred medicine of music, song and sound in this unique 5 day oceanside retreat. As we learn to access our own sound, we will together create a safe container to hold each other as we discover the gift of sound moving through us. Allowing the vibration of sound to lead us to a shift in consciousness, we discover the meaning of resonance, as harmony in the heart.
OCEAN OF DEVOTION
Come reflect, refresh, and renew yourself on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán, home to turquoise waters and ancient Mayan ruins. At the Hotel Dos Ceibas Eco Retreat, you’ll find the tranquility of the white sand beach just steps away from your cabana. Let the sun kiss your skin and the waves of the ocean play the soundtrack to your journey inward. Reconnect with nature under the shade of coconut bearing palm trees and nourish yourself with consciously prepared meals.
SACRED PLANT MEDICINE
Mayan cacao has been described as “the food of the Gods”, and history tells us it has been used in Mayan and Aztec rituals for spiritual attunement and it’s various health benefits. We will be enjoying ceremonial grade cacao grown by the indigenous Maya in our homeland of Guatemala. Prepared traditionally as a hot, velvety drink; cacao can be a powerful heart opener, and gently reminds us of our divine interconnectedness and innate creativity.
MOVING THROUGH SOUND
Music and movement have a therapeutic ability to evoke emotional responses from us, creating space for deep meditative contemplation and unveiling the hidden language of the soul. Find your frequency as we blend traditional South American medicine songs with the devotional practice of bhakti, nāda, and mantra yoga through music, kirtan, chanting, free movement and self-expression.
WE WILL JOURNEY DEEP TOGETHER INTO THE HEART OF PRESENCE WHERE THE MAGIC IS ALWAYS ALIVE, GUIDED BY PRACTICES OF:
Yoga with Live Music & Sound Scapes by the Beach
Breathwork & Sounding
Deep Earth Connection
Gratitude Flower Ceremony
Sacred Songs & Prayers around the Fire
Water Prayers & Blessings
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS
Jayānanda James Roland
Jayānanda is a student and teacher of sacred arts. Throughout adolescence Jaya was immersed in holistic thought and began teaching Meditation and later Yoga in his early 20’s. He has taught with and lead more than 18 Yoga Teacher Trainings around the world at 200 and advanced 300hr levels. Within the courses maintaining a primary focus on practical Eastern psychology and philosophy. He has always incorporated and found profound results with the use of sound and song. From the Yogic traditional paths of Mantra and Kirtan, the call and response style and also meditative recitation of repeating simple and sometimes complex Mantras, Nada Yoga and the deep inquiry of the nature of sound to modern and worldly approaches of transformation and concentration through the voice and instruments to facilitate the opening of the heart and the elevation of the mind.
Since establishing SOUND CEREMONY in 2012 he has led and shared more than 100 Sound Ceremonies. Like a bath or a shower of vibration through the individual or group with the use and channel of ancient instruments from exotic parts of the earth such as: Didjeridoo (Yidaki), Native Flutes Overtone Flutes, Singing Bowls (Crystal and Tibetan), The Frame Drum, The Medicine Drum, Sansula & Kalimba (African Thumb Piano), Koshi Chimes, Bells, Chakapa, Semillas, Rattles, Rainsticks, Chungroo and a list of other percussions, The Shrutti Box, The Table Tube, Kora (African Harp), The Guitar and the sound of spoken word to remind the listener of the language of the heart.
Jaya has published three books of intimate poetry and is received as a carrier of mystic verse and song. Currently he is working on several new works including a fresh look at Sound in the book ‘The Yoga of Listening, from Sound to Silence’. Stay tuned for release dates and international tours at jayaji.com
Saraswatī Hayley Tennyson
Saraswatī embodies the essence of the creative Mother, balancing loving softness with a graceful strength. Her powerful presence inspires and empowers others to step into their full potential, through vibrant authenticity and the awakening to the expansive joy of the heart. Her work brings together the teachings of yoga, non-dualism and earth wisdom, infused with a deep reverence for life.
Guiding people from all over the world to devote time to personal transformation at The Yoga Forest, the conscious living retreat she founded in 2009, Saraswatī wholeheartedly offers herself through the path of devotion; offering kirtan, ceremonies, workshops, retreats and trainings with yoga, breath work, sound healing, singing circles, dance, satsang & sharing circles. Her dedication to creating and holding a safe space allows the veils to fall away, inspiring spontaneous expression and the authentic embodiment of the Truth - all is Love.
Weaving together her passion for yoga, nature and the elements, her view of sustainable green living and mindfulness practice fuse into a work of deep green yoga. She loves to be in the forest with her baby Elijah Rumi, contemplating Oneness within nature while dreaming and designing landscapes of harmonious interaction, offering visions of an alternative global community for the future generations.
Saraswatī is one of 8 co-founding members of the Kula Collective, an organization weaving together diverse holistic experiences and educational offerings through combined passions and a collective intention - to facilitate a global spiritual awakening through a thriving collective community, built on a solid foundation of integrity, sustainability and freedom for all.
5 nights in accommodation, all retreat activities (see above list), and three vegetarian meals daily
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: 25% OFF WHEN YOU REGISTER BEFORE OCTOBER 10TH 2018
Single occupancy: $2330
Double Occupancy: $3410 total, or $1705 per person
Single occupancy - $2080
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