Once we complete the ISTA SSSEX – Level 1, we will be staying at the beautiful Hotel Amarte for an extended weekend of fun, relaxation and exploration. We will continue to have the whole Hotel Amarte to ourselves and can chose to spend the day meditating by the pool, in a hammock, at the Mayan Water Complex, or at the beach. Or you may choose to accompany the group on the planned excursions into the Maya Riviera: we will visit Mayan Temples, swim in Cenotes, go shopping at local markets, hit the beach and catch a special nudist/clothing optional boat cruise and snorkeling experience.
The ISTA - RIPE Weekend is open to all ISTA Graduates, but don't miss out on the Transformative Power of Love of the ISTA - Level 1 right here in Mexico November 15 - 21, 2019.
Level – 1 ends and we will have all day to relax and integrate the work of the past week by the pool or hammock of the lovely Hotel Amarte, or take a short trip to the the beach.
Complimentary passes to the Mayan Water Complex will also be available for those who wish to go. For more information go to http://mayanwatercomplex.com/
We will offer a Temazcal Ceremony (Mayan Sweat Lodge) to start the long weekend adventure off right!
Temazcal is a “steam bath “It was known in the Mayan zone as zumpulcheé, it has been used for hundreds of years to relax and purify with the warmth and vapors of aromatic herbs, from which one is “REBORN”, thus we are the navel of mother earth. It consists of an activity in which hot stones called “abuelas”, meaning grandmothers, are splashed with water from flowers and herbs which are the medicine for the soul and body, 4 doors are drawn closed , one for each destination ( North, South etc.) It can last anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes.
More information on the Temazcal Ceremony can be found bellow.
Enjoy a wonderful catamaran boat outing, an experience that will take you to delight in the breathtaking turquoise sea. You will get to snorkel in the transparent waters of two awe-inspiring coral gardens, home of colorful marine species; and after this, you will enjoy a beach club, where you can relax on a hammock or sun lounge, have fun with exciting non-motorized water activities, and savor a delicious lunch.
Trip includes refreshments on the tour (Beer, soft-drinks, margaritas, etc.), snorkeling equipment, and lunch and drinks at the beach club. Portions of the boat tour and snorkeling will be clothing optional!
We ease into the weekend with a tour to Tulum Mayan Temples that includes a stop at the local market to shop native Mayan arts, crafts and textiles, before heading out to swim at a beautiful Cenote.
In the afternoon we will head to the beautiful town of Tulum for free time of shopping, dining, spas and beach exploration.
Enjoy a leisure morning at Hotel Amarte before saying our farewells and departing back to our respective lives.
The Temazcal is a “steam bath “It was known in the Mayan zone as zumpulcheé, it has been used for hundreds of years to relax and purify with the warmth and vapors of aromatic herbs, from which one is “REBORN”, thus we are the navel of mother earth. It consists of an activity in which hot stones called “abuelas”, meaning grandmothers, are splashed with water from flowers and herbs which are the medicine for the soul and body, 4 doors are drawn closed , one for each destination ( North, South etc.)It can last anywhere from 40 to 90 min.
It is known today that the Temazcal stimulates the lymphatic system and aids in the removal of toxins. When a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius is reached the skin becomes a third kidney, the high temperature to which our body is exposed to inside a Temazcal causes the body to sweat, the humidity does not allow the sweat to evaporate, this is why our body’s self-regulation system (Sympathetic and parasympathetic system) responds (homeostasis). The circulation speeds up and we sweat even more eliminating a maximum of toxins, the skin turns red indicating that the heat and cold excesses are being expelled, achieving a balance that is required within the body, this way we sweat more than when we perform any type of exercise, being that during and after the Temazcal the body’s metabolism reaches a rhythm similar to running or swimming during a long period of time.
The Temazcal Ceremony includes spirtual cleansing with Copal, Bathing time in a pool, and Rehydrating fruit snacks.
Limited to the first 25 People who register for the RIPE Weekend .
After the ISTA - Level 1 you can join us for RIPE, and Rest, Integrate, Play and Exploration!
(Unless otherwise specified, food and drink are not included. All that is included is a continental breakfast at the hotel, the travel packages, tours, and admission to parks and attractions, and transportation at the agreed upon time and place in accordance with the itinerary.)