Mon, Aug 01|
Villa Los Frailes
Journey to the Heart Women's Retreat: Yoga & Hot Springs
A retreat for women to "fill your cup" and bring you home to your Heart featuring six days of relaxation and adventure in the "World's Best Small City," San Miguel de Allende, the Heart of Mexico.
Time & Location
Aug 01, 2022, 3:00 PM – Aug 06, 2022, 1:00 PM
Villa Los Frailes, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
About the event
If you're a woman in relationship–always giving of yourself to others (whether it be colleagues, children, a spouse, or parents)–and you feel ready to replenish yourself, renew your commitment to sharing your soul's gifts in the world, and connect to yourself and others from a heart-centered, joyful place, filled up to overflowing ― then join us in vibrant San Miguel de Allende for this nurturing and enlivening adventure in the Heart of Mexico!
As women, we are conditioned and encouraged to give of ourselves in relationships to others. Whether you’re a career-driven superhouse trying to balance it all, a mother raising the next generation or birthing a new creative project, a daughter caring for an aging parent, or feeling undernourished in an intimate relationship, you may feel the depletion and imbalance of giving more than receiving long before you act to restore balance.
This retreat is designed to bring you home to your heart-space, where you can nourish yourself from an infinite well of love, joy, compassion, peace, and prosperity. And to remind you that it is your birthright to live a life of balance, fullness, passion, desire, giving AND receiving.
Be nurtured and restored by six days of Heart Alignment Yoga, healing immersions into mineral hot springs, heart-to-heart connection with other loving women, delicious and healthy global fusion comfort foods, and the vibrant culture of the Heart of Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, considered the "World's Best Small City."
- Heart Alignment Yoga designed to get you connected and grounded in your body, breath, heart & Soul, guided by an experienced, caring, and inspiring teacher
- Healing Watsu Water Release Therapy in heated pool and mineral hot springs
- "Spa day" at local hot springs resort
- Intimate retreat group limited to only 8 women gives you a very personalized experience
- Hosted by a a teacher who is an expat resident, to give you an insider's experience of San Miguel de Allende, "The World's Best Small City," with authentic community connections
- Fresh, local, hand-crafted global fusion comfort food featuring seasonal whole foods
- Sacred ceremony including a Cacao Ceremony guided by a woman native to Tabasco, where cacao is grown
- Free time for extra wellness services featuring local healers, for exploring the vibrant and colorful city of San Miguel de Allende, and one lunch or dinner out each day to experience its famous foodie scene
Soothe and ground yourself with Hatha yoga, breathwork, and simple and enjoyable meditation practices designed to balance your being, bring you fully into the joys and contentment of the present moment, and release the flow of Divine Heart Qualities that sustain your beautiful being from the inside out.
After a day full of self-nurturing adventure, relax on a park bench in the Central Jardin taking in the sights and sounds of vibrant Central Highlands Mexico: beautiful temperate climate, the lively Mariachis playing their celebratory music, families and couples enjoying a hand-crafted ice cream or the signature elotes, a cup of sweet corn smothered in juicy - tangy sauce. There may even be breakdancers to watch or a chance to get a picture of yourself with the giant Mojiganga puppets strolling around the plaza.
You wake refreshed and ready for another day of self care and adventure with an excursion to the local mineral hot springs, where your whole body relaxes into the soothing warm waters. You let go of all concerns, fully immersed in the present moment, as you are gently guided and held in loving arms for a gentle Watsu Water Release Therapy session.
After a relaxing “siesta time,” you laugh with new friends over a colorful dinner prepared with love and whole foods made with the freshest, sun-ripened local ingredients. Eat to your heart’s content, knowing the meal is as balanced and healthy as it is delicious.
Over the six days your heart opens and fills with joy and delights through the unique heart-warming experience of a Cacao offering given by a beautiful woman from the lands where Cacao grows, an honoring of the indigenous guardians and landscape at the local botanical garden and canyon, and a meditation walk through the sweet neighborhood “parques” that are lovingly maintained by volunteer residents.
You feel fully welcomed and “at home” in a comfortable and lovely private residence reserved just for our group. And, when it’s time for you to return home, you’ll feel a lightness in your heart and a confidence that you can continue to nurture and balance yourself and your divine heart-space through a variety of simple practices that you learned on the retreat. Principles of Yoga, meditation, breathing, and simple rituals that you can use again and again to replenish yourself and bring you back to a vibrant heart center.
Our Location and Venue
San Miguel de Allende: "The World's Best Small City" and UNESCO World Heritage Site
We welcome you to the colorful and vibrant "Pueblo Mágico" known for its artistic nature, beautiful temperate climate, earth-toned colonial architecture and cobblestone streets.
We welcome you "Home" to our private Sanadora Sanctuary retreat residence, including a spacious outdoor palapa and lovely patio gardens with a trickling water fountain and plenty of birds. One block away is our spacious retreat lodging, Casa Augusto, with four large bedrooms (shared and private room options available) and plenty of indoor and outdoor sitting areas for you to spread out and relax, along with a beautiful walled garden with a heated pool and jacuzzi. Our neighborhood is filled with interesting architecture and sweet parque plazas lovingly maintained by the neighbors.