For three millennia Tepoztlan Mexico has been home to shamans, healers and artisans. The power that drew the ancients remains. In June, 2009, this well-known spiritual center where energy and mysticism converge, will be the site of the 14th annual goddess retreat organized by Elaine Dodson of Sacred Journey Retreats.
Here is how Ms. Dodson describes the experience:
Home to Queztacoyatl, the plummed serpent god, this area is a place of transformation and regeneration. It is a sacred women’s power site where Aztec Priestesses were trained. Today you will see holistic and alternative medicine businesses throughout the quaint town.
The Mayans served as the messengers of the cosmic knowledge universal philosophy that teaches us that the human body belongs to the Earth, and the human spirit to the Universe.Now is the time of the Maya, the knowledge that has been embedded in the sacred Mayan temples and in our own cellular memory is reawakening and preparing for 2012 – the end of the Mayan calendar and a time of great transformation.According to the Mayans, these changes will permit us to make a quantum leap forward in the evolution of our consciousness.
This is our destiny and so it is encoded in our genes. This sacred journey will help you understand this cosmic process, the wisdom of the Maya and how to connect with your sacred self.
Linda Caswell will teach her simple and unique meditation practice, “Finding Time Sitting Still.” You will learn how to make peace with your mind, improve your health and link to your divine inner Presence…in only 10 to 20 minutes a day. Linda, a daily meditator for over 30 years, teaches workshops and private classes in Dallas, Texas. Over 1,000 people have taken Finding Time Sitting Still since 2001.
You will also take a day trip to the Xochicalco Pyramids and other archeological zones where Shaman Eduardo Morales will lead us through a Mayan Initiation Journey to tap into the true power of the Mayan culture, to learn how you were created and to worship Mother Earth and Father Sun.
Special Guest Presenters:
Fire Ceremony Luci Lara Salyer, craniosacral therapist, shamanic practioner, bodyworker, world craniofacial foundation. During this retreat, Luci will lead us in a shamanic fire ceremony to help us release our fears and give birth to our power, and she will give individual healing sessions.
laurenYoga Trance Dance Lauren Embrey, president of the Embrey Family Foundation, is an actor, singer, dancer, human rights advocate, theatre and film producer. Lauren will share with us how to have fun and rejoice in the sacred “Yoga Trance Dance.” Yoga Trance Dance flows into an exploration of free-form, breath driven movement to liberate one’s creative life-force and cultivate embodied freedom. This is a powerful dance to open you up to more of who you really are.
mari Feng Shui Fashion Mari Bowlin, image consultant with 30 years in beauty, wellness, fashion and spa industries, has a degree in women’s studies and is a facilitator with the Clarity Insititute. Mari will present a Feng Shui Fashion Show, which integrates the sacred into the everyday ritual of dressing. Dress with intention and transform your look and your life.
Your Activities Include:
goddess Sisterhood Goddess Ceremony. Honoring yourself, the Art of Being Authenthic with Sherri Reed (goddess photo at left).
The Five Tibetan Rites/yoga for health, energy, and longevity long considered, “The Fountain of Youth” by Dr. Dariah Morgan
Shamanic Pyramid Tour. A day trip to the Xochicalco Pyramids, known for it’s observatory with “a stairway to the gods,” and a tomb for our Goddess Xochiquetzal, goddess of love and beauty, led by shaman Eduardo Morales.
Finding time Sitting Still. Meditation practices led by Linda Caswell
Drumming Classes and Sacred Circle Dance in the mountains at the home of Mo Scian and Helida Burstein.
Temazcal Sweat Lodge to purify body mind and spirit with curendero Carlos Gomez.
Goddess Celebration. Evening performance in full native costumes by Onilu Ache and Chelsea Madrigal
Sacred chanting and music by Chelsea Madrigal.
Integration and Spiritual Reading with Alma Weaver Jones
The Sacred Power of Beauty with Elaine Dodson
Photography by Sherri Reed
Optional: bodywork, acupunture, polarity therapy, craniosacral, massage, shiatsu, spiritual response therapy.
Sign up now! Contact Elaine Dodson at:
Toll Free (888) 362-6827
visit the website: www.sacredjourneyretreats.com