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2023 Offerings and Dates

LUNAR NEW YEAR VISIONING, JANUARY 25-31, 2023

SUMMER FULLNESS OF LIFE, AUGUST 20-26, 2023

AUTUMN EQUINOX, SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2023

DIA DE LOS MUERTOS, OCTOBER 29 - NOVEMBER 4, 2023

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Spend seven delightful days soaking up the good energy of Mexico and its culture of hospitality, a place that extends a true sense of welcome to all who visit. Join us on an adventure that will open your heart and fill your senses.

You’ll relax into a daily flow of nurturing and inspiring yoga and meditation, delicious home-made meals and a chance to explore San Miguel’s world-famous foodie scene and gorgeous rooftop restaurants, guided excursions to our favorite local hot springs and local nature reserve, and a local’s highlight tour of this vibrant town.

You’ll receive experiential teachings guiding you to FIND YOUR TRUE NORTH–your own heart’s deep well of wisdom within, and the Seven Directions of your internal compass and your soul’s connection to the cosmos. Learn how to activate and follow your Heart, Body, and Soul’s INNER GPS–available anytime, anywhere, in any situation. Contemplate the question, “What does it mean to follow your heart?” And vision for yourself a life in alignment with your deepest heart’s desires.

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WHY SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE?
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Mexico is widely known for its warm, heart-centered culture, and warm friendly climate. For several years now San Miguel de Allende has been identified as the “World’s Best City” by Condé Nast Traveler, Forbes, and Travel & Leisure Magazine. Enicia has made San Miguel de Allende her home since 2018 and delights in sharing its “magic” and high-vibe, heart-centered energies with others on retreat.

SMA welcomes people from all over the world and all walks of life with open arms. From your first welcome hug (and tasty refreshing agua fresca), your senses and soul will come alive as you immerse yourself in the culture, tastes, and positive vibrations of this vibrant, colorful city full of music, dance, art, and world-famous cuisine.

San Miguel has been identified as a UNESCO World Heritage city, admired for its eye-pleasing architecture and expansive vistas, thriving arts scene and abundant cultural festivals. It seems every day is a celebration of life, with fireworks and parades, music and dance. Besides its geographic location in the center of Mexico and high elevation, its semi-desert climate bringing ideal weather all year long, San Miguel is known for its rich mineral hot springs and a geological foundation of quartz that is said to enhance its “good energy.” SMA attracts writers, artists and healers from all over the world, and promises an experience of the greatest art of all: the art of living a heart-centered life.

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You’ll have the opportunity to step out into town with the guidance of local residents and teachers in an exclusive retreat curated for you and a small group in an intimate private retreat. You’ll also have time to wander its charming cobblestone streets on your own, exploring its hidden treasures of artisan boutiques, gourmet craft cuisine, coffee shops, mercados and galleries galore.

OUR JOURNEY
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We will cultivate connection with special Ceremony, a heart-opening Cacao Offering and Healing Sound Journey, family style meals, and new adventures. You’ll connect to your body, mind, spirit, heart and soul through daily yoga practice. Enicia will lead Heart Alignment Hatha Yoga, Restorative Yoga infused with wisdom poetry, and guide you through peaceful meditation practices. A Vision Walk will connect you to your heart’s guidance and to the sacred lands at El Charco del Ingenio.

 

Connect with your heart and discover what heart’s desires will lead you in your next stage of life, and learn to craft intentions and affirmations that will support you in living a life aligned with your heart and soul purpose.

“One does not practice meditation to become a great meditator. We meditate to wake up and live, to become skilled at the art of living.” — Elizabeth Lesser

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DISCOVERY

You’ll feel and experience the “magic” of Mexico through a mystical Sound Journey incorporating the sounds of nature and indigenous instruments, given by Leon and Enicia.

Discover the power of new insights and fresh perspectives to shift your thoughts and emotions and to infuse your being with the potent energies of positivity grounded in deep spiritual truth of all of our connection to Source, Mother Earth, and to all of humanity. This journey of discovery will positively impact your home life, relationships, work, community, health, and abundance.

“Seeing well transforms mere existence into the art of living.” — Alexandra Stoddard

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SAVORING LIFE THROUGH THE SENSES

Your body comes alive as you take in the feel of cobblestones under your feet, earthy ochre and stonework facades of the Historical Centro buildings, textures of handcrafted textiles, expansive blue sky and stellar sunsets, and the sunshine and fresh breezes of San Miguel’s temperate climate. You’ll savor the delicious and fresh fruits and salsas, guacamole made from peak ripe avocados, rich sauces and tantalizing fragrant spices that make Mexican cuisine a favorite of people all over the world. In case you don’t know, Mexico also boasts a plethora of artisanal chocolates. And if you need a reason, this journey through the senses revitalizes your spirit and makes for a great mindfulness practice!

“I’ve learned that the key to mastering the ‘art of living’ is learning how to pay attention. When you are mindful, you are in the moment. When you are in the moment, you are mastering the ‘art of living.'” — Marissa Boisvert

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LIVE YOUR LIFE WITH AN OPEN HEART

What would it feel like to live with an open heart filled to the brim with love, peace, and joy? To feel radiant inside and out? To experience harmony, joy and laughter in your closest relationships? To live every day as a precious gift? To feel deep gratitude for all that you have?

Now it’s time to align your body, mind and spirit with your HEART in order to live a life that brings your heart’s desires to the forefront and gives you the deep knowing that you are living your best life.

"There are three words that convey the secret of the art of living, the secret of all success and happiness: One With Life. Being one with life is being one with Now. You then realize that you don’t live your life, but life lives you. Life is the dancer, and you are the dance.” — Eckhart Tolle

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WITH SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE'S VIBRANT ENERGY AS OUR SETTING AND A LOVING, EXPERIENCED TEACHER AS YOUR GUIDE, YOU WILL:
  • Connect with your heart and soul as your lifelong inner GPS.

  • See and experience new perspectives, allowing you to return to daily life recharged and motivated, with a healthy mindset.

  • Gain practices from a variety of spiritual traditions that are tools for the art of living and blueprints for being our best selves.

  • Understand that what we practice, we become.

  • Distinguish between moving through the world mindlessly (and possibly destructively) or being a conscious, intentionally positive presence on the planet.

  • Know with all your heart and mind that the central virtues valued across time and cultures are needed in this world now, perhaps more than ever: love, compassion, friendship, balance, inner peace and harmony.

  • Connect deeply with your own inner being so that you can return to your life, work, and relationships as the best, fullest possible version of yourself.

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The world needs our healing energy and presence right now. It’s time to come together for positive shared experiences and actively raise the energetic vibration of the entire world. We believe San Miguel attracts so many positive people, like you, because of its role as a heart center of the world and its potential to share the transformative effect of heart-centered living.

 

If you’ve been craving time for nurturing connection to yourself and heart, but you find it hard to set aside this time for yourself … this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for! Clear your calendar for an entire week of heart-warming connection and joy-filled experiences. Step outside your ordinary routine and recharge yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime experience to share and live from the heart.

 

Maybe you’ve always believed that spiritual growth and transformation comes through challenging experiences. We acknowledge that, and we want to share with you the magical, life-changing truth that you can also heal, learn and grow through JOYFUL experience!

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Schedule a call with Enicia to ask any questions you may have and to reserve your space!

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LUNAR NEW YEAR VISIONING RETREAT, JANUARY 25-31, 2023
SUMMER FULLNESS OF LIFE, AUGUST 20-26, 2023
AUTUMN EQUINOX, SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2023
LUNAR NEW YEAR VISIONING RETREAT, JANUARY 25-31, 2023

Tap into your heart’s desires and soul guidance to vision and create a life beyond dreams! This special New Year’s themed retreat will focus on Life Visioning and include visioning meditations, vision walks, and the creation of a soul-aligned Vision Board, along with intentions and positive affirmations (we’ll also review the research in psychology and neurology so you know HOW and WHY these practices work!)

What does it feel like to live whole-heartedly, to experience fullness of life? If you’re familiar with the feeling of being “half-hearted” about something, you know the importance of embracing your life experience whole-heartedly. Find out exactly what that means and gain the skill set of someone living in true alignment with their divine nature, having continual access to the treasure trove of heart qualities within, and enjoying the fullest life possible as a result.

If you are escaping the heat of summer, you will relish the cooler highlands weather, afternoon or evening rain showers, occasional thunderstorms, and green landscapes that are a highlight of summer in San Miguel.

Connect to the cycles of nature and to your own divine heart center in our signature Autumn Equinox-themed retreat. Spiritual wisdom teaches that our outer world reflects our inner world and heart; indigenous wisdom teaches that we are a microcosm of the greater cosmos, and that what takes place outside of us also occurs within us. Earth-based traditions around the globe celebrate harvest festivals and giving thanks for the bounty of life; equinox also represents the time of shifting into a more restful season, balance between day and night, dark and light, and cultivating inner light as we harvest the fruits of inner awareness and finding gratitude and nurturing in all of life’s beautiful lessons, guiding us toward the next steps in our journey.

 

Every September Equinox, a dazzling array of traditional dancers and drummers descend upon San Miguel de Allende in parades from all of the neighboring pueblos and colonias. It is also the time of the feast of Archangel Michael–San Miguel’s “Guardian Angel.” Weather in San Miguel in September is also balanced between warm days and cool nights.

Embrace life’s transitions and the opportunity to connect to nature and the seasons along with the wisdom of your own heart.

One of the most beautiful cultural traditions in México focuses on the heart-expanding and comforting celebration of Dia de los Muertos, a festive celebration of life honoring ancestors and loved ones who have passed on before us. San Miguel de Allende is famous for its parades and festivities during this holiday, and our retreat will include special highlights partaking in the colorful and joyful celebration. We’ll make our own Dia de los Muertos ofrenda, or altar to the ancestors, catch the Catrina parade and see some of the community ofrendas in the central garden plaza, and visit the local cemetery where families decorate their loved ones’ colorful graves with flowers and foods and music.

These dates also incorporate the Gaelic traditional celebration of Samhain (pronounced “SAH-win”), the final harvest festival at the midpoint between the fall equinox and winter solstice. This tradition honors ancestors and incorporates the belief that the “veils between worlds” opens during this time. We’ll incorporate a special fire ceremony in honor of the Celtic tradition (Enicia’s ancestral heritage), as an opportunity for you to release to the Universe your heartache as well as your deepest heart’s desires.

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