Light & Sound of Yucatan, Mexico
–with the goddess Ixchel
Temples in the jungle, sacred underwater caves, beach yoga and much more.
A retreat with and by Livtar Kaur & Ingela Palmquist
Mexico, Tulum Nov 3 – Nov 10 2019
About the journey
Join us in our journey to mythical Mexico with its rich and magical history. Walk in the footsteps of the Mayas, sense the presence of the goddess Ixchel, open up and allow yourself to experience transformation – both inner and outer: in the beauty of the turquoise Caribbean Sea and its bright white sandy beaches. Laugh and share with fellow yogis that share a similar interest in health and wellbeing.
Light & Sound of Yucatan is foremost a pilgrimage journey to spiritual and energy places with a significant historical past. Before each site visit we prepare ourselves physically and mentally to attain an inner state that opens up for the possibility to experience a direct communion with the places and its energies. We put focus on opening up an energy flow in the body, through various breathing techniques, yoga, and healing with the help of sound. We will also move our bodies and be outside in the sun and in the water. These days are is designed for those that wants to explore their inner world, let go of what does no longer serve us, become inspired to create new ways of being that supports a harmonious and fulfilled daily life, and for those that want to have the opportunity to experience a unique and deep communion with sacred historical places.
The combination of yoga, meditations, breathing, sound-healing, seminars, dance, walks, moments of silence and other yogic techniques contributes to a holistic experience for the body and the soul. This retreat is both for beginner yogis and more advanced ones. We present the techniques in a way that allows you to begin where you are and continue from there. Between sessions there will be some time to explore the surrounding nature, walk along the ocean, swim in the waves or enjoy a relaxing massage (at cost). Several of the days we will make full day or half day journeys to amazing and important spiritual sites on the Yucatan peninsula. Half a day during the week will be free for your own exploration or to assimilate your experiences and just relax on the beach or in our comfortable hotel.
♥ Early bird until 11/8 ♥
About Yucatan, Tulum and our 4-star eco hotel by the beach
Tulum is a bohemian, relaxed, green oasis south of the tourism area of Cancun. Our handpicked 4-star hotel is an eco-boutique hotel on the long, white Tulum sandy beach, surrounded by green swaying palm trees.
Sweetness for your soul! Here we will do yoga, be together, rest, eat and swim. And to the sound of the waves, deepen your knowledge about energy medicine, yoga, healing and more.
Our hotel is situated 2 hours south of Cancun airport and near the smaller city Tulum. The hotel has a beach bar, restaurant, sunchairs with parasol. It has received particularly great feedback for their fabulous service, good location and amazing beach.
See a video of our amazing hotel:
Arrival Sundan Nov 3
3 pm Check in
4 pm Welcome ceremony on the beach
6 pm Welcome dinner
8 pm Information & meditation
Example of dayprogram
- Morning walk and yoga on the beach – techniquies to tune in to the theme of the day
- Breakfast with frech fruit
- Journey to a sacred place, ceremony and/or seminar incl. lunch
- Dinner on your own, time for contemplation
- Evening meditation and sharing
You will have half a day free during the week to make your own excursion, or just relax by the hotel.
Facts about the journey
Nov 3 – Nov 10 2019 (8 days, 7 nights)
- Accomodation in ecological 4-star boutique hotel with direct access to an amazing sandy beach.
- Daily vegetarian lunch, welcome dinner and goodbye dinner.
- Daily yoga & meditation sessions
- Sound-healing sessions
- Seminars/lectures/workshops about energy medicine, yoga, healing and more
- Two full day and three half day excursions
About the excursions:
This journey is unicue with its combination of yoga, meditation and sacred plases/ceremonies. We will prepare ourselves and:
- visit ancient Mayan pyramids in the jungle
- visit Mayan temple by the sea
- swim in and have sound ceremonies in sacred underwater caves (cenotes)
- attend a purification ceremony (Temazcal)
- visit a island with the temple ruins of the goddess Ixchel.
The price includes all costs as transportation, entrance fees and guide for all excursions.
Please note that weather and other circumstances may cause us to shift to other similar locations.
Flight, transfer, massage or treatments, dinners except those stated in the program (2), provate excursions, travel inurance. Flower and fruits for ceremonies if desired. Tips (voluntary).
Flight & Transfer
You book your own flight to Cancun (CUN). Appr. 5 500-8 000 SEK inkl. bagage from northern Europe. Transfer (taxi) is available for pre-booking. Important! Book your flight after your participation in the retreat is confirmed via email.
We stay in an amazing and comfortable 4-star eco-boutique hotel just by the beach. You choose between single (1 queen) or double rooms (2 queen or 1 king), shower and private wc. The rooms have a fan and AC during night time (8pm to 7 am). Most of the rooms have a hammock and/or a terrace with furniture. Our handpicked hotel has space for maximum 13 participants.
About the yoga and the seminars
Livtar and Ingela will lead you in tradititional authentic yoga with techniques from several traditions (e.g. Kundalini & Hatha), meditation, breathing exercises, sound-healing sessions, rituals and journeys to spiritual energy places.
The excersices will be different due to the theme and excursion of the day, but always with the goal to open you up for the experience.
Seminars/lectures/workshops in energy medicine, yoga, healing and more are disigned to give you a even deeper understanding for the area.
Our intention is for you to continue practise and deepen your new knowledge when you are back home.
The food is vegetarian to keep an elevated frequency during the retreat. The hotel offers well-cooked food and delicious smoothies for body and soul.
There are also an abundance of restaurants within a walking distance from the hotel for dinner on your own. Communicate need for special food at the time of registration.
Bring your own yoga mat. You may also purchase one in Cancun. Important to bring shoes that are comfortable to walk in and with closed toe (needed for safety while ascending the pyramids).
Participants should be at least 18 years of age.
If you wish to prolong your stay in Mexico we can assist you with suggestions on activities in Yucatan peninsula as well as elsewhere in Mexico. Recommendation: The world famous day of the dead, ”Dia de los Muertos”, is celebrated just before our retreat.
Price (1US = 9.4 SEK)
Early bird until Aug 31: 18.999 SEK (double)/ 22.999 SEK (single)*
Ordinary price after Aug 31: 21.999 SEK (double)/ 25.999 kr (single)*
*Single room at the beach ”beachfront” 1 500 SEK extra (only one is available) BOOKED!
To secure your space on the journey send your deposit of 2 999 sek together with your registration. The deposit is included in the prices above.
Send an email with your name, address, telephone number and personal security number (Sweden)/passport number, if you have any food allergy and requested room-type to firstname.lastname@example.org and at the same time deposit the registration fee of 2.999 SEK via Swish 123 048 1606 (note ”Mexiko”) or via bank to BG 5099-9705 (note your name and ”Mexiko”).
The retreat can be canceled with full refund, except for the registration fee before Sep 1 (see details below). You will recieve a bill with the remaining cost. The payment is within 30 days from registration, but by Sep 1 at the latest.
Book the fligt after our confirmation. Note that there is a limited number of single versus double rooms and we cannot guarantee space in a double room unless you have a travel partner.
By Sep 1: 100% refund minus deposit
By Sep 22: 50% refund minus deposit
After Sep 22: refund minus deposit only if you find a suitable participant to replace yourself
About your health
The objective of this journey is to activate physical, emotional, and soul processes. Thus, you should be in good physical and psychological health. If you have uncertainties please contact us before you register.
About your guides and teachers
Livtar (Lina) has traveled frequently over the globe over the past 25 years. She has worked in the Amazon basin and received spiritual training in the Sacred Valley (Peru) and in the Himalayas (India). She often visits spiritual places both in form of temples and in the nature. Livtar enjoys using crystals and plant extracts in her spiritual work. She has a particular interest in the subtle structures of the universe and how we can integrate awareness of these in our daily life to lead more harmonious and fulfilling lives. Since she has a background in research she is using herself as a study object to experience the tangible effects of yoga and meditation on the body and mind. Livtar has a Yoga Alliance double certification and is formally educated in Kundalini yoga, Hatha yoga, Tantra and Mental training (i.e. Lifecoaching). On a daily basis she leads projects within Wellbeing tourism for the EU.
Ingela is a seeker: new paths, new ways of being, new ways of doing things, and new ways of relating to life. She is a pathfinder, a path creator and a way-shower. Her own path has taken her to powerful spiritual experiences, journeys, and meetings, among others to Peru and India. This has transformed her life which she now leads with more ease, joy, balance, and an increased sense of purpose. Over many years she has supported organizations in reaching their visions and goals. Today she is guiding people to reach success in all parts and all level s of life, through looking within, and more clearly find their own inner truth.
In her role as a leader, sound-healer, yoga therapist, and meditation teacher, she will guide you to discover your inner treasures, with an abundance of warmth, laughter, and playfulness.