Once we complete the ISTA SSSEX – Level 1, we will be staying at the beautiful Hotel Amarte for an all inclusive 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 Cenote, go shopping at local markets, hit the beach and catch a special nude Catamaran cruise and snorkeling experience. We will also have local Mayan Shamans host Cacao and Temazcal Ceremonies for the participants.
Rooms, Food, Excursions, and Mayan Ceremonies are all included!
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 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/
Cacao ceremonies are a type of shamanic healing practiced by the Maya for thousands of years with the purpose of re-balancing the energies in the body to regain health.
Cacao has been used to heal the mental, physical and spiritual body. It is a natural and ancient plant medicine, with a high concentration of vitamins, minerals and is a powerful antioxidant. Cacao also increases blood flow (oxygen and nutrients) to the brain as well as induces the release of feel-good endorphins.
Unlike other shamanic experiences, drinking cacao will not make you hallucinate or give you some sort of ‘out-of-body’ psychedelic experience. Cacao is used to gently touch your heart and to guide you into an inner journey deep into the emotional center of our body – our heart chakra.
Watch the following video of a Cacao Ceremony featuring our Danzantes De La Luna (Dancers of the Moon) Shamans
Enjoy a wonderful Nude 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, fly in a Spinnaker, if weather condition allows it, and enjoy a wonderful buffet lunch on a private beach.
Trip includes refreshments on the tour (Beer, soft-drinks, margaritas, etc.), snorkeling equipment, spinnaker, and lunch and drinks at the beach.
This tour offers a unique experience to visit TWO archaeological sites full of traditions, in addition to a beautiful cenote and the beach city of Playa Del Carmen.
Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge) was also 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.
(Limited to about 25 participants so the Temazcal is a $50 add on)
More information on the Temazcal Ceremony can be found by clicking the link right below.
After the ISTA - Level 1 you can join us for RIPE, and Rest, Integrate, Play and Exploration!
RIPE is an All Inclusive Weekend!
All Room, Food, Excursions, Tours and Mayan Cacao Ceremony are included for the whole long weekend.
Temazcal (Mayan Sweat Lodge) Ceremony is an additional $50 Add On.