BACK TO EARTH RETREAT

Nov 20 -27, 2021

“Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.”
~ Gaelic Blessing

To align with the rhythm and pace that exists in the natural world is to live in a state of connection and harmony. 

As a collective we have moved away from this rhythm, increasingly becoming disconnected from our earth, from each other, and from our natural radiant state of wellbeing.

As a result we, our society and our earth are overwhelmed, dis-eased and out of balance.

Back to Earth retreat is an opportunity to slow down, to let go of distractions, unplug from electronics and rediscover your natural rhythm of joy and wellbeing.

The eco-luxury of Haramara Retreat, located in the sacred Huichol land on Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit, offers the perfect setting for this transformational journey.

There will be 2 daily sessions of potent practices including yoga, kirtan, conscious movement, guided self-enquiry and temezkal (sweat lodge) woven together to support you to release outdated ways of being and access and deepen your connection to your natural radiance, peace and joy.

There will also be plenty of time in between for long naps on the beach, amazing healing sessions and bodywork from Haramara practitioners, extended scrumptious organic meals, sunsets at the infinity pool, time with friends and quiet time for yourself.

Haramara retreat is a healing haven. Just being on this sacred land brings deep rest and renewal.

In this setting we journey together through the five elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether, or Pancha Mahabutas as they are known in yogic terms, to awaken your inner light.

Combining teachings and wisdom from shamanism, yoga and embodied dance practices Julia holds a safe and loving space for the soul’s evolution.

Some of the tools of this journey are:

• Hatha yoga

• Kirtan

• Conscious movement practices

• Journalling and self enquiry practices

• Meditation

• Yoga Nidra

• Temezkal (Sweat Lodge)

Hatha Yoga

Julia offers an all level heart-centered hatha practice infused with classical kundalini teachings from the Nath lineage.

Expect a combination of asana, pranayama, mantra, mudra, yoga nidra (guided relaxation) and meditation that will both relax and enliven your whole self. Release stress and tension and awaken greater harmony and balance on all levels. Let the mind come home to rest in the unchanging peace of your innermost being.

Kirtan

Kirtan is a call and response chanting practice that moves the heart towards an experience of inner silence, boundless love, and intimate union with the Divine.

While singing is involved it is not necessary to be able to sing or sound good.

As you allow the sacred sounds of the mantras to vibrate through the body it has the magical effect of raising the vibration in the body, mind, heart and soul, very quickly bringing a sense of wellbeing and happiness.

This effect can often be felt way beyond the duration of the practice. The more you chant the more this feeling of wellbeing starts to permeate your daily life.

Conscious movement

A guided meditation in motion with an invitation to move freely, beyond any ideas of right or wrong, in order to discover your unique fully alive authentic expression both on the dance floor and more importantly in the everyday.

It will support you to feel more at home in your body, awaken body wisdom and move into living a more embodied existence in daily life.

Julia is a facilitator of Soul Motion Dance, Dancing Freedom and her own practice Divine Motion.

Temezkal (Sweat Lodge)

We are incredibly blessed to have the support of a Mexicana Temescalera guiding us through the sweatlodge, a profound shamanic rite of passage where we enter into a womb-like dome and move through the medicine wheel with our songs, our sweat, and our prayers. The sweatlodge is an ancient ritual from many cultures around the world that intends to purify the mind, body, and spirit, to guide us back to the gateway of Source where we bridge between spirit and matter, healing on the ancestral and soul planes.

Packages include:

• 7 Nights, Eco-luxury accommodation at the paradise of Haramara in Sayulita, Mexico

• 3 gourmet meals daily by one of the finest chefs in Mexico – delicious, planed-based, organic, fresh and locally picked foods same day as served!

• 2 daily sessions of transformative practices

• Temazcal (sweat-lodge) Ceremony with local Medicine Shaman

• Bonfire Circle on the beach

• Enjoy exotic private beaches at any time

• Saltwater Infinity Pool, hammocks and hot tub

• Quiet time to reflect, reset, relax, journal, read, nourish yourself

• Connection with like-hearted friends and retreat participants

NOT INCLUDED:

• Scrumptious and healthy drinks, snacks and treats from the pool bar

• Amazing healing and bodywork sessions available onsite in the healing sanctuary

• Roundtrip airfare to Mexico

• Ground transportation in Mexico

• Optional excursions and activities

• Alcohol

• Travel insurance (highly recommended)

• Gratuities

Pricing:

Dorm:  $1650* / $1950

Quad:  $1790* / $2090

Triple:  $1900* / $2200

Double (2 singles or 1 King): $2100* / $2400

Ocean View Single:  $2700* / $3000

* Reflects early bird pricing through July 15th, 2021

• Rates include all taxes

• $600 Non-Refundable Deposit secures your spot and room choice with full payment required by August 15th

• For all shared accommodation it is best to book with a friend. If you are traveling solo we will do our best to match you with someone. However, in the event there are no participants looking for a roommate you will have the following options:

• Book in at the dorm rate space permitting

• Be placed in a single at the ‘forced single occupancy rate’ of $2500

• Please read the terms and conditions before booking
https://www.juliaberkeley.com/haramara-ts-and-cs

Pricing Specials:

Save $300 if you book before July 15th, 2021!

Type of Retreat: Creative, Wellness, Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha

Additional Information, Questions & Registration:

Contact Name: Julia Berkeley
Contact Email: julia@juliaberkeley.com
Contact Phone Number: +1 714 276 5211
Online Registration: https://www.juliaberkeley.com/haramara-retreat
Website: https://www.juliaberkeley.com/

About the Instructors:

Julia Berkeley delights in supporting others to awaken the light within through the practices of yoga, dance and kirtan. 

Having been a dedicated yoga practitioner for over 20 years and now teacher, E-RYT 500, Julia brings you a depth and wisdom that is the fruit of wide explorations, not only as a yogini, but also as a dancer, healer and musician. 

Originally from London, UK, she currently resides in Ojai, California where she offers yoga, kirtan and healing sessions locally and online.

Find out more and listen to her latest recordings at www.juliaberkeley.com/music

Facilitator trainings and certifications:
E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
Akhanda Yoga Classical Kundalini Teacher
Soul Motion® Facilitator
Dancing Freedom Facilitator
Dip. Soul Care and Shamanic Healing
Cert. Counseling
Cert. Energetic Healing
Dip. Energetic and Shamanic Healing
Cert. Australian Bush Flower Essences practitioner
Cert. Delta Gardens Flower Essence practitioner