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5 Days Manifest your Vision, Sacred Ceremonies and New Year Yoga Retreat in Veracruz, Mexico

5 Days Manifest your Vision, Sacred Ceremonies and New Year Yoga Retreat in Veracruz, Mexico

  • Rancho Los Amigos, Sontecomapan, Catemaco, 95888 Veracruz, Mexico

Amazing Yoga Retreat Mexico

AcroTerra invites you to welcome the new year with Alan Monroy Ojeda and María Kiekari at Rancho Los Amigos, a very special place filled with magic and nature. The yoga instructors are very excited to share this new Gregorian year with you and to collectively co-create sacred spaces to start the year 2018 with a greater awareness of interdependence and gratitude for what was, what is, and what will be. Don't miss out on this unique yoga retreat!


  • Practice of Mindful Primal yoga
  • Walks in nature and practice of deep ecology
  • Moving and silent meditation and AcroYoga jams
  • Thai massage, ceremony of journey dance, and handstand workshop
  • Sacred ceremony through art, songs, and movement
  • Daily meals and New Year’s dinner
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Bilingual retreat
  • 4 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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The accommodations hostel type, in a shared room with six single beds, accommodating up to six people per room. The bathrooms are shared.

Day 1: December 29

  • 10:00 Welcoming
  • 12:00 Opening circle, orientation, brief introduction (game), movement, collective intentions, creating sanctuary
  • 14:30 Lunch (poem, song, gratitude prayer)
  • 15:30 Free time
  • 17:00 The art of listening, games
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Poetry, music, songs, mantras

Day 2: December 30

  • 07:00 Guided meditation
  • 07:30 Mindful Primal yoga
  • 09:00 Silent breakfast
  • 10:00 Deep ecology, wild earth practices
  • 13:00 Free time
  • 14:30 Lunch with mindful eating practice, gratitude prayer
  • 16:00 Nature connection, art nature sacred ceremony
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Honoring sacred feet, Thai massage

Day 3: December 31

  • 07:00 Guided meditation
  • 07:30 Mindful Primal yoga partnering with nature
  • 09:00 Silent breakfast
  • 10:00 Deep ecology, wild earth practices
  • 13:00 Making a rattle
  • 14:30 Lunch with mindful eating practice, gratitude prayer
  • 15:30 Temazcal introduction, making prayer ties, solo time to set intention and prepare for temazcal
  • 17:30 Body painting with clay and temazcal
  • 19:00 Free time
  • 21:00 New Year dinner, journey dance, campfire

Day 4: January 1

  • 07:00 Optional meditation time
  • 07:30 Optional movement practice
  • 09:00 Silent breakfast
  • 10:00 Boat ride in the mangroves
  • 12:30 Mindful handstand workshop (trusting yourself, the earth, and heaven)
  • 14:30 Lunch with mindful eating practice, gratitude prayer
  • 15:30 Free time
  • 17:00 Earthing, primal barefoot movement sharing introduction, deep ecology practices
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Closing ceremony, closing prayer and song

Day 5: January 2

  • 07:00 Guided meditation
  • 07:30 Movement practice
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Open time to relax and get ready to leave

During this yoga retreat, there will be a boat trip through the mangroves and nature walks.

  • María Kiekari

    AcroYoga International AY Level 2 (AcroYoga)

    Body Mind Institute (Raw Food)

    Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Sattva Yoga)

    María has 10 years of experience as a certified yoga teacher in the Mandala Vinyasa system in Sattva Yoga (ERYT-200) and AcroYoga level 2 by AcroYoga International. She is the co-founder of both Ecoaldea Kiekari and AcroTerra, an organization that has been recognized internationally for their projects aimed to reconnect with nature. María also brings yoga to people with intellectual disabilities through her inclusion to coexistence project: AcroDiversidad. Certified in raw nutrition by the Body Mind Institute, María also has a diploma in raw-vegan food.

  • Alan Monroy Ojeda

    Alan has a degree in natural resources management engineering with a major in wildlife management. His professional experience includes conservation projects in different countries and UNESCO-IUCN missions. Currently, he leads conservation projects of endangered species in the southeast of Mexico. In addition to his scientific research work, Alan is also an Acroyogui and co-founder of AcroTerra, an initiative that aims to reconnect man and nature under a perspective that embraces life experience supported by the practice of yoga, AcroYoga, Toltec wisdom, and the scientific approach.

If what you want is to rest and be in harmony with nature, at Los Amigos you will live great experiences. Rancho Los Amigos is located in the Sontecomapan Lagoon, in the village of Sontecomapan, Veracruz.

The yoga retreat includes four breakfasts, four lunches, and three dinners. All meals are vegetarian. It also includes a New Year’s dinner (vegetarian pizza, cheesecake, red or white wine, salad, fresh water).

  • Access to Sontecomapan Lagoon
  • Access to the common areas of the ranch and trails
  • Bathing in the lagoon
  • Birdwatching
  • Collect the fruits of the earth
  • Fill up with energy with the first rays of sun
  • Kayak tours through the mangroves
  • Practice yoga in a space with the best view of the place
  • Sweat out in a temazcal in the middle of the jungle
  • Walks

This yoga retreat includes a temazcal ceremony on December 31, 2017.

  • 1 temazcal ceremony
  • 3 vegetarian dinners
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 vegetarian breakfasts
  • 4 vegetarian lunches
  • AcroTerra t-shirt
  • AcroYoga jams
  • Boat trip through the mangroves
  • Deep ecology and wild earth practice
  • Journey dance ceremony
  • Mindful handstand workshop
  • Mindful Primal yoga (yoga and natural movement) practice
  • New Year’s dinner
  • Round transportation by boat Sontecomapan-Los Amigos
  • Sacred ceremony through art, songs, and movement
  • Silent and moving meditation sessions
  • Thai massage
  • Use of kayaks
  • Walks in nature
  • Drinks (beers)
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Towel
  • Transport to Sontecomapan

Driving directions from the highway Mexico-Veracruz or Villahermosa-Coatzacoalcos

The Tuxtlas Region is easily accessible from the motorway from the southeast, connecting in the section "La Tinaja" and then head south if you are coming from the central part of the country (Mexico-Veracruz highway) or the Villahermosa-Coatzacoalcos highway.

Unfortunately, since the tropical storm Karl, the route Ciudad Isla-Los Tuxtlas is not accessible, so it is recommended you the take the following route. Take the federal highway Veracruz-Alvarado-Catemaco; this road is in good conditions and allows you to save money by avoiding toll booths. You need to first reach Catemaco, then drive 19 kilometers along the coastal road from the Gulf to reach Sontecomapan.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Veracruz International Airport (VER). The country's main airlines have flights to the city of Veracruz. From there, you can take an ADO bus to Catemaco or, if you wish, AcroTerra can arrange a special trip from the airport to Sontecomapan and back (special cost).

Arrival by bus

It is recommended you take a direct ADO or AU bus to Catemaco; they are available from most cities in the center and south of the country. If you are traveling from Mexico City, just take the night bus TAPO-Catemaco.

Once in Catemaco, you should take a collective journey in a truck-taxi, which are called "piratas," (10 MXN per person in 2010) or a standard taxi (100 MXN per trip in 2010) to the Sontecomapan Lagoon. You can catch a pirata on Calle Revolución (behind the ADO station) and taxis are always outside of the ADO station.

Once you are in Sontecomapan, you will have to take a boat that will take you on a beautiful journey of 15 minutes through the lagoon all the way to your destination (this boat is included in the package).

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 60% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 40 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.