Join acclaimed teachers Sianna Sherman & Saul David Raye with special guests Theodore Kyriakos, Shakti Sunfire & astrologer Divine Harmomy for this soul-stirring, retreat to Amansala Eco-Chic Spa and Resort on the turquoise waters of the Mayan Riviera.
Tulum, Mexico, December 2 – 9, 2012
Inner Alchemy and Embodied Ritual – Step into Discovery.
We are living in a sacred and powerful time of transformation – humankind along with our Mother Earth are in the midst of sacred activation into the next evolutionary level of being. It is a time that we are all being called on to do our inner work, to heal, transform and to share our love and gifts to create a new earth. Many sacred traditions have lived on earth and they all understood the journey of life as a sacred process of transformation, as inner alchemy. It is in this Spirit that we invite you on this most inspired and sacred adventure to the sacred lands of the Maya. The Mayan people whose oral traditions go back to the time of Atlantis, speak directly to this time, as a time of great hope and coming back to the Mother, to ourselves, to the Cosmos. Tulum is one of the most beautiful places on the earth, a place where the alchemy of elements is happening every day. The Mayan’s call this land ‘the heart of the earth’, the land holds many sacred sites and teachings to be discovered.
This 7-day retreat is an invitation to activate our inner alchemist through a myriad of offerings and experiences – a journey of inner transformation. All of the leaders bring a unique and inspired energy to their teaching and they all love teaching together. A daily journey through the elements as we call all parts of us home, through inspired wisdom teachings, yoga, pranayama, soul-play (work), kirtan, ecstatic dance & HOOPDANCE, meditation, astrology, sacred ceremony, community and more . . .
Each day will be crafted to facilitate an inner connection and attunemnt to the dance of the elements both within and without as we move through the each element and its teachings. Come to be inspired, rejuvenated and transformed. Come to be in community, to rest deeply and to laugh often. Come for the amazing inspired yoga (sianna and saul will teach together, come for the hoopdance, or the soulwork, visiting sacred sites, the incredible beaches, come to sing, dance and celebrate your existence – or all of the above!!!) Together we will open a sacred circle of inner alchemy, journey together and close the circle with an integrated experience, traversing mind, body and spirit as we enter the the sacred time of winter solstice 2012. Space is limited. We hope you will be able to join us. In great respect and love we wish you blessings on your sacred path. Namaste Sianna, Saul, Theo, Harmony and Shakti Sunfire.
The Daily Offerings (subject to change):
7:00 am – 7:30 am Meditation
7:30 am Breakfast
9:00 am – 11:30 am Saul/Sianna
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Hoopdance with Shakti Sunfire
1:00 pm Lunch
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Saul/Sianna
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Inner Alchemy with Theo
6:30 pm Dinner
8:00 pm and beyond – Special evening events
*Additional offerings: A cooking class, a salsa class and a Mayan clay treatment provided by Amansala.
As facilitators of this journey by the sea, our commitment is to meet you where you’re at – to provide a modular experience that allows you to choose your own adventure. Let this be nourishing for you and free. Here is a little bit about each facilitator:
Sianna Sherman is an internationally celebrated yoga teacher who shares her passionate voice with devotion, deep practice and soulful teaching. She is known as an inspired storyteller and as community activator, bringing people together through conscious, collective gatherings.
Her initiation into the fires of yoga occurred in 1989, and she has been immersed in the practices ever since. In 2008, she was featured in Yoga Journal as one of 21 talented young teachers shaping the future of yoga worldwide. Sianna weaves alignment, therapeutics, potent sequencing, mythology, Tantra and the power of the practices with accessibility for everyday transformation. Her Mythic Yoga Flow offerings have garnered a global following where she pours mythic consciousness into the embodied art of yoga with unbridled creativity and love.
Sianna is a columnist for Origin magazine and a contributor of online classes to YogaGlo.com. Sianna has released her first yoga instructional DVD, Pranam, an inner journey of alchemy and alignment with the four elements. Most recently, Sianna launched the Manifesto Movement, which calls out to all people to share their voice, declare their truth, and use their empowerment for the greater good of the collective whole. With immense respect for all traditions, Sianna bows to the light and wisdom of all her teachers on this path of the heart awakening.
Saul David Raye is an internationally acclaimed teacher, healer and spiritual activist known for his empowering and transformational approach to yoga, healing and spirituality. Saul’s teaching draws on the depth of the Yoga tradition, Bhakti, Tantra and all forms of universal light, love and wisdom. Through the grace of his teachers and guides he is able to bring alive the ancient wisdom teachings for modern seekers. The depth of Saul’s teaching allows students to connect deeply with their own authentic power, spirit and truth.
A pioneering and inspiring presence in Yoga’s evolution in the west, Saul’s authentic and heart-centered teaching has influenced thousands of students and teachers around the world. He holds certifications in Yoga, bodywork and energy healing and is an ordained minister and musician who infuses his classes with healing music and chants. He has been on the faculty of International and National conferences and festivals for years, and has presented alongside many luminaries in the Spiritual world. Saul shares this work through teacher trainings, workshops, classes, sacred journey’s to ancient power sites and sacred music. www.sauldavidraye.com
Theodore Kyriakos - A beacon of light and laughter, Theodore Kyriakos, native of Greece, guides people the world over into the sacred flame of the heart with the passion and potent skill of a master. At the early age of 18, Theo discovered the eastern traditions; he immediately resonated with meditation as one of his main spiritual practices. He began to see the world with the eyes of a seeker and in doing so he dove into such modalities as hands-on-healing, Tai Chi, psychotherapy, depth psychology, dream work, Sufi mysticism, body work and alchemy. He holds a MA and an advanced diploma in integrative transpersonal counseling and psychotherapy, a post graduate certificate in dreamwork, and years of personal and professional experience. He aims to help others explore their true potential, develop their inner resources, and access their creativity to live a life of eros. Eros is the ancient Greek word for passionate love infused with sensual longing and desire. True to his Greek roots, he believes in the power of eros reawakening on the planet at this time. Theodore fuses east with west, light with dark, and the known with the unknown for each of us to illuminate the celebration of Spirit in all things.
Soul Play - With Theo, we will invite our inner alchemist to engage the elements as they are represented in our psyche. Using journaling, creative play, visualization and mindfulness, we will delve with our awareness into a rich inner elemental biosphere. These journeys will help us to live with greater authenticity, joy and freedom.
Shakti Sunfire - is a leader of the world-wide hoop dance movement and a dedicated student of life. Founder and creator of Radiant Hoopdance™, she draws on her own diverse life experience and her endless participation in community, to encourage and mentor unfettered self-expression. Shakti teaches dance and yoga workshops and performs internationally. She is currently featured in 2 published books on hoop dance, two instructional DVDs, and countless online articles. She was voted ‘best performance group 2008′, ‘firehooper of the year 2009′, and Female Hooper of the Year 2011 by popular vote in Hooping.org. Shakti is featured in the August 2011 edition of Yoga Journal as a leading light in the fusion of yoga and hoopdance – a marriage of two worlds that is, to her, a spiraling journey into the heart and the basis for her dance philosophy. When she is not teaching or performing Shakti can be found eating salted dark chocolate in her hometown of San Francisco. www.ShaktiSunfire.com
Radiant Hoopdance - is a fluid dance movement that is spiraling into the hearts and bodies of people all over the world. Shakti describes it as a ‘tuning in’ – a playful experience that inspires radical self-acceptance and great freedom. Mimicking patterns so present in nature, we simply fall back into original movement, as it is happening from inside out. We ride on the breath of spontaneity and discovery as we carve new movement pathways, free stuck energy, and delight in the challenge of new.
Heightened body awareness
Profound joy and connection
Release of stagnant energy
Whole body massage
Strengthening and toning
Self affirmation and empowerment
Divine Harmony - is an astrologer, a writer, a depth psychology candidate and an activist for the Soul. She is dedicated to communicating with one’s higher Self by way of the celestial realms, intuition and inspiration. Just as the microcosm is contained in the macrocosm and vice versa- Divine Harmony believes that the stars and planets have connections to the people, places and things that inhabit planet earth, and there is a way to find the pattern of communication and connection by divining the stars. In addition, she writes inspired articles on spirituality, sacred Union, and the evolution of consciousness.
DH will be giving talks on astrology as a tool for Self-consciousness and evolution and will be offering personal In-Depth astrology readings.
For more info, horoscopes, weekly astrology forecasts, and more, visit her website . . .