Retreats generate the power for something positive or transformational to emerge. As we say 'Yes' to unplugging from our daily responsibilities, technology, and work, we have the opportunity to begin a new cycle that regenerates our health and radiance at the cellular level.
Guatemala's beauty and ancient Mayan culture sparks the inner fire of adventure, curiosity and inspires our wild nature to keep exploring.
This soul-nourishing retreat is unique as it blends the gifts of Brietta's dance-based movement form of WildCore™ with Holly Walker's Art Integrations and Titina vanHoorn's Shamanic Journeys and Breath-work.
We will integrate with Casa Kula's staff and indulge in a Sweat Lodge with plant bath, Cacoa Ceremony and a field trip to the women's co-ops of San Juan for shopping.
Your Wild Beauty Retreat is designed for women ready to walk, dance, and live a lifestyle rooted in their wild beauty.
Join us and immerse yourself in a rich experience of juicy creativity and wild beauty adventures.
Here is a description of the amazing offerings from my guest teachers Titina and Holly.
Here is a brief description of what Titina offers:
Breath work meditation
This is an active form of meditation that uses breath, similar to kundalini yoga, for greater vitality in your system through the chakras. It is a practice that allows one to, not only clear any stagnant energy in your field, but bring in greater clarity of thought and a connection to your higher wisdom.
Throughout the week, I will offer this approximately 30-minute meditation, with a variety of different ways to use this as a practice and intention-setting tool in your life.
Shamanic Energy Session
If you have any issues that you feel are limiting your life, this Shamanic session will assist you in clearing beyond what you are conscious of, in order to open the way for greater ease and healing in your life. I work with unconscious beliefs, ancestral and karmic lines, as well as accessing your purpose and higher potential. Most clients report immediately feeling lighter after the session, with a new perspective on what has limited them. I then support you in anchoring this energetic shift for lasting change in your life.
Holly's Art Integrations:
Immerse Yourself in the Creative Flow
If you are interested in exploring your creative side during this weeklong retreat, artist and fellow retreat participant Holly Walker will be offering optional art excursions to enhance your experience. Guatemala is a colorful and exotic locale filled with inspiration that we will draw from. We will take a closer look at the flora and fauna, the inner and outer landscape, as well as the local textures and colors of Guatemala. From shady botanical field studies, to textural explorations, and expressive self-inquiries, there will be a tailored art experience waiting for you. Let Holly take care of the details, so you can enjoy the present moment.
Art Journaling Botanical Excursion
For this art excursion, we will nestle ourselves in a shady nook amidst exotic and beautiful vegetation where we will create colorful botanical illustrations using watercolor and ink. As our pace slows down and we take time to reflect on the subtle miracles of nature and record a simple moment in time.
Inner Essence Portraits
Discover your inner essence through this step-by-step portrait painting process. Using symbols, colors, and the landscape that surround you, you will create a unique self portrait that embodies your inner essence at this moment in your life.
In this playful, exploratory art workshop, we will let ourselves be inspired by the vibrant colors, textures, and patterns of Guatemala using mixed-media techniques of stamping and stenciling. Inspired by textiles and indigenous arts and crafts of the region.
We will send you a short list of items to bring for the Art Integration.
Casa Kula is located 3.5 hours from the Guatemala City Airport "Aurora" (Airport Code: GUA). The primary ways to arrive are by private car or by public transport. Both options are detailed below with approximate prices in Dollars and in the local currency "Quetzales".
If you need to cancel for an unexpected reason and you have paid the $300 deposit you will receive:
Cancelled by January 31st: $275 ($25 service fee)
Cancelled by February 15th: $200 ($100 service fee)
Cancelled by March 1st: No refund of deposit ($300)
Cancelled by March 5th: Only 20% of your trip total cost will be refunded
BREAKFASTS: We alternate between Oatmeal with fruit and granola, Pancakes with oatmeal, fruit, homemade jam and peanut butter and an egg dish with roasted veggies and guacamole.
LUNCH: Kitchari every day! Garnished with cilantro, lime and avocado.
DINNER: Veggie Burgers with French Fries and Salad; Tempe Bangers and Mash Potatoes with Broccoli and mushroom gravy; Rice Noodles with Tempe, Veggies and a Curry Sauce (or Peanut Sauce); Roasted Veggie Salad Bar; Taco Bar with Beans, Rice, Veggies, Guacamole and local handmade tortillas; Garden Fresh Pesto Pasta with Parmesan Cheese and Salad
If you are food sensitive to anything listed above, please reach out and we can make sure the chef knows about your limitations.
This package is for a shared cabin with 2-4 other women in the retreat.
This price includes meals, all the dance/yoga/art instruction offered in the retreat. A sweat lodge, cacao ceremony and a private Shamanic Session with Titina.
This package is for those budget travelers or those that want to sleep on the earth. This option offers you a private tent experience with all the bedding you need.
This price includes meals, all the dance/yoga/art instruction offered in the retreat. A sweat lodge and cacao ceremony.
Casa Kula asks that everyone arrives no earlier than 2:00 pm on this day. We can all get settled in our rooms, have dinner together and meet on the movement platform at 7:00 pm.