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Spring Equinox Magic Retreat

 Ajijic, Mexico

 March 16th - 22nd, 2023

If you are ready to be held in a safe space to journey into yourself, then this retreat is for you. 

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 On this journey you will . . . 

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  • Have time for movement and meditation​ with guided morning sessions and a movement space 24 hours a day with mats and rollers.

  • Experience two guided sacramental journeys 

  • Enjoy the Pueblo Mágico (Magical Town) of Ajijic. Walk the malecón (boardwalk along the lake), experience the local farmers markets and enjoy the shops and restaurants.

  • FOOD! 10,000 tacos! One of our favorite parts of traveling is eating delicious, healthy, and authentic food. We've designed this retreat to give you many choices! From home cooked meals at the retreat location to visiting the finest restaurants in Ajijic, you'll have the opportunity to create your own food adventure.

  • Rejuvenate your body during our spa day at the local, natural hot springs located right by Lake Chapala - the largest natural lake in Mexico. Soak in private hot springs filled with beneficial ingredients like flowers, oatmeal, and minerals. Finish it all off with skin nourishing mud (and fun pictures!) This day also includes a 60 min. massage and an on-site meal.

  • Do less and allow for more! Plenty of time to choose what your mind and body need. Allow for more spaciousness. Less structure and more discovery. Choices in how you want to spend your time. Allow for spontaneity. Allow for listening to your body's wisdom. Allow for peace and quiet. Fun and play. Allow for your emotions to show up fully.

  • Be surrounded by humans who lift you up, who see you, hear you, believe you, and stand with you in your journey.


And much more!

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 This retreat is for you if . . . 

You love to travel and it lights you up thinking about getting away to a beautiful destination full of rich culture and history, making unforgettable memories, and giving yourself the gift to journey and integrate.

You hear yourself in one of these statements and want to

explore your subconscious.
- "I am ready to discover something deep inside myself."
- "I am interested in plant medicine to enhance my experience of life."
- "I think there might be more to life."

 

Your movement patterns lie within the range of "walking my dog" to "advanced yoga classes 5x per week!" Gentle, adaptable, powerful movement for all levels to assist with integration.

 

You want to be in community with other awe-inspiring, supportive humans who will see and hear you

You are tired of the "Go, go go!" hustle and are ready for intentional time to rest and listen to your body and mind's wisdom.

 

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 THE DETAILS 

 Dates: March 16th - March 22nd, 2023

 Registration closes February 16th, 2023 

 Thursday - March 16th  
Travel Day​ 
Book your flights to Guadalajara airport (GDL)

 Friday - March 17th  
Welcome brunch - Integration day 
Delicious, healthy brunch at Savta Bread Ajijic - our favorite restaurant in Ajijic! The rest of the day is an integration day to settle into your retreat. We will be available to assist you in practical items such as getting pesos or having our personal grocery shopper pick up your needed items for the week.
 Saturday - March 18th 
First Journey

Opening the portal - Harnessing the power of surrender and welcoming healing 
 Sunday - March 19th 
Spa day!
Spa day at the local hot springs in San Juan Cosala! We'll have a private section with 2 natural hot springs filled with beneficial ingredients like flowers and oatmeal. We'll end the hot springs with natural, skin nourishing mud! Massages and food included.
 Monday - March 20th 
Second Journey
Renewal/Rebirth - Connecting with the energy of the Spring Equinox 
 Tuesday - March 21st 
Group Integration Day
Sharing in community to integrate all that has been revealed during our time together. A longer movement session to help the body integrate. Body work will be available. Optional EFT session with Erica to support further integration. Spend the rest of the day giving yourself what you need. 
Wednesday - March 22nd 
Travel Day
Travel Day back home 

   At your retreat. . .   

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• You wake up to the peaceful sound of birds chirping and sunshine warming your skin.


• You're in a beautiful, private, safe home in a cozy bed.


• You wander to the gorgeous kitchen where a private chef hands you a fresh coffee or tea to your liking.


• You choose a location or activity to tend to your nervous system. You decide whether to curl up with a book or your inquiry journal, meditate, move your body, play a game, rest, dip in the heated pool or jacuzzi, or take a quick walk to all Ajijic has to offer.


• You feel a sense of flow to your day with no rush. You're enjoying the present moment.


• You venture into the rich Mexican culture with a community who honors your unique journey. You're awakened by the sights, smells, colors, and textures.


• You feel spaciousness to be however you need to be and feel whatever you need to feel. 


• You eat food that not only nourishes your body but also your spirit. You take time to enjoy every bite and those around you.


• You go to sleep that night feeling whole, seen and heard, and held.

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  What's included in your retreat . . .  

  • 6 nights in resort style private airbnb

  • Transportation to and from airport and spa 

  • Welcome meal at Savta

  • Private chef prepared meals daily

  • 2 full day guided sacramental journeys

  • 3 open evenings to explore the Ajijic restaurant scene

  • Spa entrance fee and private pools ​for the day plus massage

  • Daily movement and mediation opportunities

  • EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) tapping session - optional

  • Personal grocery shopper at your disposal 

  • Heated pool and hot tub

  • Integration workbook

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Your Complete Retreat Package

Includes Everything Above:

$300 down to reserve your spot

plus the cost of the room of your choice starting at $1200

 

Additional expenses: ​
Airfare into Guadalajara (GDL)

3 dinners on your own
Optional additional body work
 

Meet The Facilitators

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Roger 

Roger is an internationally recognized Shaman, Medicine Carrier, and Spiritual Guide with over 30 years of experience devoted to nature centric spirituality and sacred ceremony; he is a Reiki Master as well as a practitioner of several other healing modalities such as Meditation, Medical Qigong and Sacred Plant Medicine.

 

After working for over a decade in “traditional” healthcare as both a nurse and as a hyperbaric technologist, Roger surrendered to the call of Spirit to devote his life in service of assisting others to awaken to their deepest healing and spiritual potential.

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Allison

Allison is an ordained minister, a vocalist, drummer, and mother of four.  She has degrees in Theatre and Nursing, as well as an active registered nursing license in the state of North Carolina.  As co-founder and core facilitator of Spirit of Earth Church, she is passionate about the interplay of vocalization, rhythm, and plant medicine in ceremony to realize deep, spiritual connection and profound healing.

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Erica

​Erica has witnessed people with her camera for 20 years discovering people’s nuances, truly seeing them and reflecting their light back to them. She is an Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT - tappping) practitioner. EFT is part of her healing modalities. She also weaves in years of experience coaching people in creating a life they love while making a difference in the communities that matter to them.

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Dhyana

Dhyana  MFA, AWC is a mindful movement specialist and international performer of Mexican origin. Dance, performance and mindfulness faculty at the University of Washington and co-founder of DAIPANbutoh Collective dance company in Seattle. Dhyana has taught, performed and presented her work in the US, Mexico, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Chile and Ecuador. She holds an MFA in dance and movement pedagogy and performance and is a certified Pilates instructor, yoga teacher and Ayurveda wellness counselor. Dhyana enjoys traveling and dancing in order to learn about people, cultures and our beautiful complexities as human beings.

 OnixBloom, I still have questions . . . 

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Q: Is it safe?

A: Yes! Ajijic is home to one of the largest expat community in Mexico. 911 works just like in the states, we're close to very good hospitals, and we'll be staying in a safe neighborhood in a gated home. 


Q: Are our accommodations private?

A: Yes! We're staying in a beautiful, large Airbnb with a private heated pool and jacuzzi. 

Q. You said all levels of movement. Do you really mean it?

A: Yes! Our movement opportunities will give you choices and progressions for wherever you are in that moment. It is YOUR practice, and you can always go to a grounded rest or do what feels amazing to your unique, glorious body. 

Q. What is transportation like?

A: We'll use private, trusted drivers. We purposefully are staying close to Ajijic so we can walk to almost everything. 


Q. I have unique circumstances, how do I know this program is right for me?

A: We are here to chat, press the chat button in the bottom right-hand corner or feel free to call 1-206-310-5610 or email ericasciarretta@gmail.com we are here to answer all your questions.

 Feel free to email ericasciarretta@gmail.com with questions, we’re happy to help!

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