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This special Yoga-Art Healing Retreat will take place in the magical Tepoztaco Mountain. The town of Tapoztlan is not only charming and beautiful but famous for its Temazcal ceremonies. This healing and rebirthing ritual has been practiced for thousand of years. Temazcal is the symbol of Mother Nature’s womb. Through the use of steam and healing herbs, the Temazcal ceremony purifies the body and spirit. The ritual not only detoxifies our cells under the guidance of a native Amatlan Shaman, it frees us from what no longer serves us and helps us to live a spirited present. You will be able to revitalize your body and soul in a very unique way.
Daily meditation and art classes will be offered to stimulate your subconscious, to boost your creative energies and concentration level. The retreat is available to individuals, couples and groups. Yoga classes are open to all levels, from beginner to experienced.
You will have the option to attend various art classes including painting, visualization and calligraphy sessions, music and sound therapy.
Teaching style and class levels will be fitted to accommodate participants’ needs. We work in small and intimate sized classes during the retreat to be able to give the best of our attention to everyone. Our teachers are highly qualified and devoted souls. Our groups are joyful, we love to have fun and to be open-minded to exchange thoughts.
La Puerta de Quetzalcoatl is the perfect place to rest and relax, while enjoying the many scenic and historic wonders of the area. This sacred land is used for various ceremonies, shamanic and yoga retreats, and other group events. This unique place is an an oasis of peace, health, beauty and harmony. Tepoztlan is long recognized as one of the Earths power places, fed by earth energies and vortexes.
On this retreat, participants will stay at La Puerta de Quetzalcoatl. Deep in the heart of Mexico, "La Puerta" is the home of the tipi retreat center. Located in a beautiful, tropical environment, just one hour south of Mexico City, it is truly a land of magic and enchantment. La Puerta de Quetzalcoatl is considered sacred by the native indigenous people of this area. It is a huge doorway in the cliff face, which is thought to be an inter-dimensional doorway. It was said to be the place where Quetzalcoatl brought the first seeds to the people, so they could grow their food.
On this retreat, you will practice mantra, svadhyaya, prana kriya, and Nidra yoga. You will be able to attend varied art classes including painting, visualization and calligraphy sessions, music and sound therapy, contemporary dance classes and photography tours. Teaching style and class levels will be molded to fit participants needs. You will work with an intimate retreat class size to be able to give the best attention to everyone. The teachers are highly qualified and devoted souls. The groups are also joyful, open minded to exchange thoughts, and love to have fun. Yoga-Art is enthusiastically looking forward to having you join them and share this beautiful journey.
Through the use of steam and healing herbs, the Temazcal ceremony purifies the body and spirit. The ritual doesnt only detoxify your cells under the guidance of a native Amatlan Shaman, it also frees you from what no longer serves you and helps you to live a vital present. You will be able to revitalize your body and soul in a very unique way.
Please book your flight to arrive at Mexico City Airport (MEX).
For those comfortable with foreign travel, there is a non-stop luxury bus (about 11 USD) directly from the International Arrivals, at the Mexico City Airport, going to Cuernavaca, where Yoga-art representative would meet you. The road will take about an hour. Otherwise a pick up can be arranged for you at the terminal or you can take a taxi for around 100 USD. There is a possibility to share a car with other guests if traveling alone.
Art classes will be offered as acts of active meditation to develop your own personal inner master through creation of new energy fields. Classes will be held by the internationally acknowledged painter and photographer, Lili K (Lili Kisteleki). She is an autodidact contemporary artist who traveled the world and studied with internationally acknowledged artists. She developed a subconsciously written language of forms and calligraphy where the symbols function as a bridge between human beings and the universe. Her inspiration comes from a very deep level of consciousness where space and time were melded together.
Sound therapy will be held by Peter Szamosi who is an inside traveler and has successfully worked in the music industry for the last 20 years. His techniques use music and sound to merge the individuals mind and body into a joyful and peaceful state. He is a collector and master of vinyl records and has organized and participated in hundreds of music events around the world.
Healthy and organic food is a part of the retreat experience. The cuisine is simple, delicious and local, using fresh ingredients from the organic gardens or local markets. Yoga-Art recommends a vegetarian diet during the purification ceremonies.
On this retreat, participants will be treated to a holistic massage.
Awake your inside master
Experience sound healing meditation
Explore the city of Tepoztlan
Participate in healing ceremonies
Read a lot
Visit the Tepozteca Pyramid
Visit the market
Wonder about life
"I had the pleasure of working on myself with the teachers or trainers of Yoga-Art. I am not exactly an expert in yoga (or consciousness for that matter), but I could tell that they were all experienced - and moreover interesting - people in their own fields. They have different approaches for reaching the same goal: experiencing the world on a different level. Some of this ways were more, some of them less useful for me - but the beauty of the whole concept is that they werent trying to tell me how to achieve this peace, but offering options for me to find my own way. As someone who cant be bothered to join in on anything rigorous, I would truly recommend it to anyone whos either a born-and-raised free spirit, or who would really like to be one!"
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"I was simply looking for some kind of exotic vacation when I found Yoga-Art but I came back from a complete spiritual cleansing. I attended some yoga classes before, but the 6 days I spent at the retreat really helped me progress. As a holiday it was a mind blowingly fulfilling, but the takeaway was even better: a relaxed body and soul and the willingness to incorporate it (and yoga) into my life from now on."
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"To sum it up, great yoga experience and the most comfortable, visually pleasing, peaceful accommodation ever! Nice bonus: I got to activate my artistic side as well. Virtual high-five to the crew."
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"Yoga Art was a far cry from a surf camp: its a spiritual getaway to rebuild yourself in every possible way: mentally, physically, emotionally. And when you are becoming One with the universe, you probably want to become one with the ocean as well. Go with the flow and feel the waves. It worked well for me and my travelling buddies were not complaining either. If you are a surfer aching for a higher level experience, look no further. Although I did the retreat as a beginner surfer with little experience in yoga, it worked perfectly for me as well."
November 20, edited
"I would gladly recommend it! Ive considered their instructors more of teachers, which tells a lot. They really focus on spirituality, not just on body exercise (which doesn't mean they ignore it, but just that they really taking it to another level). Its not just an active holiday, but a full reinvention of yourself. They really focus on mindfulness, which in my experience not necessarily something thats true for most of every yoga holiday."
October 13, edited
"Luxury and yoga rarely go together, so Yoga-Art is absolutely filling a gap! At least for me it was a perfect combination. I really appreciated the comfort, and the option of not giving up on anything I would want in a holiday, but still having the purpose of practising yoga. I was more than happy with the classes and lectures and the accommodation as well.The one week program was filled with so many different activities. Everybody from the party I was going with found their own ways to enjoy it (spiritual-journey fanatics were as delighted as my friend, who never tried yoga before but was looking for a artist-y getaway). So to sum it up, absolutely no complaints whatsoever. After that Im absolutely convinced that yoga-holidays are the best way to escape from the world for a while."
September 10, edited
"Ive just tried this and I love it! Its a well-proportioned mixture in every sense. the other guests and the teachers at the retreat were all coming from different backgrounds, different levels and nationality. Loved the vibe of this we are all one, and we are all open mentality that came from it. Made for a great little community.It was just as diverse activity-wise; visual stimulation for the mind, music for relaxation, dance as a form of active meditation, yoga for soul-searching and consciousness, while I didnt have to miss out on taking advantage of the location. I got to do the touristy stuff as well - Marrakesh, Atlas Mountain. Somehow, it all came together and complement each other. Props to the hosts for coming up with this combo!"
January 15, edited