Soul Shine Retreat
“There is a Light that shines beyond all things on Earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest the very highest heavens. This is the Light that shines in our heart.”
~ Chandogya Upanishad
Join Julia Berkeley for a week of liberating yoga, relaxation and return to inner and outer radiance amidst the luxury of Haramara Retreat center on the western coast of Mexico.
Give yourself the gift of a lifetime by spending a week connecting to and igniting the light of your soul through yoga, pranayama, meditation, kirtan, and natural movement enquiries in the arms and support of the natural world. Deepen your connection with the nature as Julia takes you on an embodied exploration of earth, water, fire, air and ether for healing, balance and self knowledge.
Each day you will receive 2 powerful yoga/workshop sessions and 3 incredible organic meals. There will also be plenty of time to yourself to explore the beaches, rest by the infinity pool, receive first class healing sessions, take long naps and remember the joy of just being.
“Julia provides the most unique and multi-faceted journey back to yourself. The deep resonance with nature at Haramara combined with her amazing ability to make you feel safe, supported and loved is one of a kind opportunity. I am treating myself to this every year!”
~ Traci David
Haramara retreat is a healing haven. Just being on this sacred land brings deep rest and renewal.
Drawing on the ancient teachings and wisdom of yoga, conscious movement and earth based practices, Julia holds a safe and loving space for your soul’s evolution.
During this week we will be exploring potent practices including:
• Hatha yoga
• Conscious movement practices
• Journalling and self enquiry practices
• Yoga Nidra
• Optional Temazkal (Sweat Lodge)
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 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.
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.
TEMAZKAL (SWEAT LODGE)
Each sweatlodge ceremony is it’s own unique and profound shamanic rite of passage. In this ancient North American tradition we enter a womb-like dome and use our songs, sweat and prayers to purify the mind, body, and spirit. This journey bridges spirit and matter, opening the gateway to healing on all levels.
• 7 Nights, Eco-luxury accommodation in the paradise that is Haramara in Sayulita, Mexico
• 3 gourmet meals daily by one of the finest chefs in Mexico – delicious, plant-based, organic, fresh and locally picked foods same day as served!
• 2 daily sessions of transformative practices
• Temaszcal (sweat-lodge) Ceremony with local Medicine Shaman
• Closing Bonfire Circle
• 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
Optional Extras 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
*this can be organised safely through Haramara Retreat Center
• Optional excursions and activities
• Travel insurance (highly recommended)
• Gratuities for Haramara staff (approx $140 USD for the week)
Dorm: $2001* / $2201
Triple: $2261* / $2461
Double: (2 singles or 1 King): $2471* / $2671
Single: $3381* / $3581
* Reflects early bird pricing through August 22nd, 2023
• Rates include all taxes
• $575 Non-Refundable deposit secures your spot and room.
• 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 $3051
• Save $200 if you book before August 22nd, 2022!
• Payment plans available prior to August 22nd
Type of Retreat: Creative, Wellness, Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha
Additional Information, Questions & Registration:
Contact Name: Julia Berkeley
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone Number: 1 714 276 5211
Online Registration: https://www.juliaberkeley.com/haramara-retreat
About the Instructors:
Julia Berkeley is a kirtan artist, yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and faciliator of transformational movement, events and retreats. Through a gentle and skillful weaving of these life changing practices she opens a doorway for others to step into the eternal joy, love and peace that dwells within all hearts.
With an emphasis on compassionately being with what is, Julia offers a safe and sacred space in which both newcomers to the practices and seasoned practitioners alike can befriend their bodies and come home to the fullness of natural being.
Originally from the UK she offers classes, workshops, retreats and kirtans in Ojai, California, around the world and online. You can find her music and more info online at www.juliaberkeley.com
“I found Julia’s retreat online and walked into it not knowing what to expect. The retreat turned out to be way better than I could ever had imagined! The morning yoga led by Julia made my body and soul so happy. Julia also inspired me to fall in love with Kirtan, which I knew nothing about before the retreat. The energy we created together with our singing/chanting throughout the week was beautiful and I felt so rejuvenated afterwards. In addition to the program created by Julia, the beach, the food, the spa also turned this retreat into perfection! I can’t believe I’m saying this because I’m normally a very picky person. I feel so blessed for this great opportunity! If the dates work for you please do yourself a big favor and sign up!”
~ Amelia Wang
“I have just returned from a wonderful heart fulfilling retreat with Julia Berkeley. She is truly a gifted yoga teacher who masterfully guided us every day to new levels of stretch and breath and health. The music and dance of the Kirtan just enhanced our experience of peace of mind and spirit. It was so well planned that you had a flow through the whole week which allowed you to relax and deepen into your personal experience. Best retreat I have ever attended!”
“We don’t often pause long enough to listen to our Soul’s yearnings but this time we did. Every quantum moment of our Haramara Retreat with Julia was savored. Her gentle guided yoga practices each day, the freshest five star meals, the immersive landscape of jungle and sea; the heart openings, grounding, connections, we experienced. It simply doesn’t get any better. We returned filled, nourished, re-vitalized, and with a new way of Being in the world. Thank you to Julia, her smile and presence light up the world, and thank you to Haramara for nurturing each and every one of us with your kindness and care.”
~ LISA & DAVID LUCKENBACH
“Julia’s True Nature Retreat is absolutely the best present I’ve ever given myself. Julia brings together a variety of practices including yoga, kirtan and meditation which allows your body to integrate calming, healing and empowering energies on many different levels. Her guided meditations led me to deep places of wisdom. I can’t wait to come back next year!”
– LISA A