CONFERENCE AND CULTURAL FAIR PAY TRIBUTE TO ...
WEEK-LONG HEALERS’ CONFERENCE AND CULTURAL FAIR PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MOON AT
ECOTULUM RESORTS IN MEXICO
Spiritual healers yearning to deepen their understanding of the universe and
participate in the rituals of ancient indigenous cultures need look no further
than the sky above Tulum during EcoTulum’s week-long celebration of the moon,
featuring tribal dancing, jam sessions, ritual ceremonies and a variety of
holistic demonstrations and classes.
From Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 2006 soul seekers and those interested in the power
of healing are invited to extol the magic and beauty of the moon through a
program of daily activities, beginning with an opening cosmic ceremony led by
shaman Maria Galindo, and closing with a spectacular beachside fete replete with
bongo music, fire dancing, and performance art. Attendees have the chance to
learn from special guests, the Huichol Indians, indigenous healers and
eco-philosophers who have long relied on the wonders of nature to sustain their
“This is a total-immersion opportunity for healers
to experience and learn holistic therapies while honoring the moon, a central
force in ancient spiritual teachings,” says program organizer and spa manager
Lucrecia Bloomquist, “Our daily programs are designed to connect the participant
with the universe and feed the soul the same purity and knowledge found in
indigenous cultural traditions.”
A typical day begins with morning yoga
and meditation sessions, followed by a dazzling and healthy breakfast buffet of
ripe tropical fruits, crunchy homemade granola, organic eggs with chaya, corn
tortillas, fresh fruit juices and robust coffee or tea. After a short digestive
break, guests will opt for a therapeutic massage or take part in a roundtable
discussion with a local shaman, covering topics as diverse as auras, crystal
therapies, herbology, Mayan astrology and energy cleansing. There is no cost for
attending seminars but individual healing sessions will carry additional prices
depending on the therapy.
At dusk, Aztec dancing and a ceremonial
farewell to the sun set the stage for a ...
two-hour ritualistic journey into the Temazcal, an ancient Mayan steam bath that
purifies the body and mind with the use of hot steam generated by herb-infused
water poured over fire-heated lava rocks. Newly cleansed when they reemerge,
guests are led down to the beach at dusk where the celebration continues with a
final toast and colorful extravaganza in honor of the full moon.
specials at Cabanas Copal and Zahra feature “7 nights for the price of 5” (from
$50 US/night) and at Azulik are “7 nights for the price of 6” (from $190
US/night). For more information about prices and reservations please call
1-877-532-6737 or visit www.ecotulum.com/lodging/healers.html
RESORTS & SPA
Zahra (www.zahra.com.mx) offers 22 remodeled rooms and
cabañas nestled between two private beaches in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera.
Electricity is provided from sunset until 11 pm. Azulik (www.azulik.com), a
15-villa retreat next door carries rustic luxury to the max with lounge beds and
hand carved wooden soaking tubs. Cabañas Copal (www.cabanascopal.com) features
47 candle lit cabañas hidden in the jungle with total wellness, and a
clothing-optional dress code. Maya Spa (www.maya-spa.com) offers holistic spa
services and traditional Maya therapies to all properties. Amilik
(www.amilik.com) in Patagonia’s lake region is EcoTulum’s first South American
wellness center and luxury eco-spa.