Isla Mujeres – the Island of Women – historically has been used for retreat and healing rituals among the Mayan peoples because it powerfully evokes elemental life… rich, lush and alive.
Who We Are
We invite women to gather for retreat and replenishment on Isla Mujeres, an island in the tranquil turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This island is sacred to Ixchel, the Mayan Moon Goddess and historically a place for healing rituals among the Mayan people. We will create a circle of abundance, compassion and support as we weave together our stories and wisdom. By honoring Ixchel’s tradition, we become midwives of our dreams and visions. Storytelling, yoga, journaling, poetry, guided imagery, and more…will serve as forms to access the blessings and beauty that flow in each of us. Participants will stay at Na Balam, an intimate, boutique hotel on the beach where landscaped trails, tropical gardens and the beauty of the ocean will provide a perfect abode for the retreat.
Retreats are also held in other magical places around the world and we are currently planning a return to Bagus Jati for a retreat in 2018. Join us in a sacred journey dedicated to the beauty and grace in Bali as we embrace our deepest beauty nature. In that embrace, mystery and transformation quicken and dance! Bali herself is a sensual feast, filled with beauty and light. She has been called by many names … including the “dawning of the world.” Let us ask her to illuminate us, so that we may walk in our beauty nature and reflect our light into the world.
Our abode in Bali is Bagus Jati, set on 12 acres of hillside gardens amongst lush tropical forests in the mountains outside of Ubud, Bali. “Imagine a place so green and rich from nature’s creation that the only noises you hear are exotic birds and butterflies, the views you see are of tropical forests, mountains and springs, where the healing foods you eat are grown organically in our garden, a place where your every need is met with a smile … where you are offered daily inspirations to live a more healthy, more harmonious way of life.”
“This retreat was one of the most powerful and nurturing experiences of my life. Gently and wisely lead, we participants created a safe circle of caring wherein deep sharing and supportive silence were equally valued. The setting was beautiful, and the meals were exquisitely presented and delicious. Stories, songs, poems, dance and rituals invited us to go deeper into ourselves and strengthened our bonds with one another. The best recommendation I can give is that I would go again to sweet Isla and this life-giving retreat in a heartbeat, and am already making plans to do so in the future.”Marilyn - Manitoba
“Thank you for a life-changing soul recharging experience! I returned to my world with a fresh perspective infused with joy! Thank you!”Cathy - Nashville
“Why did I ever leave you, oh gentle healing Isle of Women? I can still feel the water of the sea holding me up as I lay back and just burbled happiness. For one week I was warm. The temperature, the love of the women in the group … and the food was without parallel.”Mary Frances - Pennsylvania
“I’m so glad I followed my heart’s intuitive call to join the incredible women who came together on Isla Mujeres. The compassionate energy of the circle was a beautiful container for all of us journeying women as we were truly held by each other and the presence of the Mayan Goddess Ixchel. I was blessed to receive the healing and pampering experience that I was hoping for and I know that waves of healing will continue to bathe me like the clear turquoise waters of this island paradise. I whole-heartedly encourage you to discover this journey – I’m sure you’ll feel blessed as I did.”Corinne - British Columbia
“I absolutely can’t tell you enough how you two spirit women have changed my life. To finally be tapped back into the truest spirit of the universe and the support of the female community with its deep ancestral and tribal love is such a gift. For that I will be eternally grateful. The healing I have experienced in your presence and in the presence of these beautiful and empowered women is huge and because of the portal you have created, the shifts in my life I believe are going to be absolutely profound.”Pamela – Rhode Island
“The experience of the retreat was so powerfully restorative to my soul’s being.”Vera - Minnesota
“Every moment was so filled with colors, beauty, life, and abundance. I couldn’t have picked a more perfect week.”Elaine - Nevada