METTA IN MEXICO 2024
Head, Heart, Hara
February 21 - 28, 2024
We are excited to share this in-residence training in the warm loving culture of Mexico for the 3rd annual year. - We will kick off the new year with Osteothai Training in Sayulita Mexico. Our focus will be Head, Heart, and Hara (head, neck & shoulders).
Our focus will be both structurally and functionally within the body mechanism to explore where blocked energy is stored, known as pain and suffering with a special focus on the diaphragm as king of the respiratory system, head, neck, and shoulders.
This is a 30-hour continued Education course approved by NCBTMB
Healer, heal thyself - As we grow our practice evolves. Our touch softens, and our listening skills become highly attuned.
We must first work within ourselves, deepening our awareness, and listening to the subtleties of our thoughts and behaviors. Practice Metta to ourselves, the act of loving-kindness, and take time to contemplate life. These are key ingredients for the Healer within us.
Meditation Our morning meditation will set the stage for the day, getting quiet on the inside, and aligning ourselves with the earth, sky, and heart. Spending time together as a community of bodyworkers, refining our listening skills and techniques will unite us in the present moment
Yoga/Movement The purpose of yoga or movement, is to build strength, awareness, and harmony in both the mind and body, yoking the mind and body connection is a developed practice to train the body and mind to self-observe and become aware of our own true nature.
In order to find balance we must first find our center.
Our Head aligns our vision, words, and thoughts, and our focus. The Heart, our spiritual center, our inborn compass (there do I dwell), and Hara, our power of will, and source of life.
When we have alignment within us we have power. The power is in the present moment and living in the present gives us the energy to manifest abundance in all categories of our life, including our dreams.
We will focus both on structure and function within the body mechanism to explore where blocked energy is stored, known as pain and suffering with a special focus on the diaphragm as king of the respiratory system, head, neck, and shoulders.
Everyone is welcome to join in the Healing Journey.
February 21st - 4:30 - 7:30 - Opening/Orientation
(Please arrive at Puerta Vallarta airport no later than 2 pm)
7:00 am - 7:30 am _ Meditation/chanting
7:30 am - 8:30 am _ Yoga/Movement
8:30 am - 9:30 am _ Breakfast buffet
10:30 am - 1:30 pm _ Thai Training
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm _ (free time) Lunch/siesta/beach
4:30 - 7:30 pm _ Thai Training
8:00 pm _ Dinner
February 28th - 7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast and Packing
9:00 am - 11: 30 am Closing Ceremony
(Book your flights later in the afternoon to allow 2 hours before departure and 1 hour shuttle time to PVR)
I - Day Boat Excursion- Boating to the Marieta Islands, snorkeling, exploring the islands, whale watching, and whatever nature does to surprise us with her beauty.
Guided Eco hike with Aljeo
Pineapple Sugar scrubs -beachside
Meet The Team
Meet Julie, This is Julie's 3rd year holding space with our morning mediation and chanting.
Meet Fleur-Anne, This is Fleur-Anne's 3rd year attending Metta in Mexico and we are delighted to have her presence once again. Fleur-Anne is originally from Paris and lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband and two children. In Fleurs own words, "I discovered my passion for yoga during my travels in Asia. I understood how the connection between body and mind had great transformative power; allowing for holistic well-being. It was then that I honed my skills and knowledge by becoming a certified vinyasa yoga instructor, since 2016. It was then that I naturally felt the need to combine more of a holistic approach to well-being with touch therapy, by adding Thai bodywork to my skills (deep body relaxation, pre- and post-natal, energetic healing, alleviating and healing body aches and pains, and belly tension...). My approach to yoga focuses on the mental and emotional benefits. Above all, yoga is a path to self-discovery and inner peace. My classes are designed to be adaptable and accessible to all, so that everyone can reveal their potential through this practice. Classes are dynamic, mixing Vinyasa and Hatha Yoga, with a focus on breathing. Each session begins with a little meditation and ends with a time of relaxation.
Meet Natalie, This is Natalies' second year participating in Metta in Mexico and will be assisting the course training. Natialie was raised in Charlotte, NC, but calls the mountains of WNC her home. She completed her massage training from North Carolina School of Advance Bodywork, NCSAB in 2015 and received her 200 hr yoga teacher training at NoDa yoga in Charlotte, NC. In 2018 she completed her Advanced Thai Practitioner Certification and traveled abroad to study advanced techniques in Thailand at Institute of Thai Massage, ITM. Her approach is client focused and intergrates clinical, therapeutic and spiritual therapies to create balance between mind, body and spirit. In her free time, Natalie enjoys practicing yoga, kayaking, enjoying live music and hiking with her partner and their two dogs.
Alejo has been involoved with Metta in Mexico for 3 years as the lead guide in our hiking adventure through the jungles along the beach. He is originally from Argentina, living in Mexico for several years. He's a true nature lover and has dedicated his time in Mexico studying the flora and fauna native to Nayarit's lush jungles. He offers daily hiking tours in Sayulita, stressing the importance of eco-tourism. He has studied Forest Therapy in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku to offer mindfulness and meditations. His passion is to make draw others in connecting to their own natrual environment.
Meet the ladies in the kitchen. They have a heart of gold and prepare our delicious breakfast each day with a smile. Try your spanish while your ordering breakfast. They will love it.
Alley Cat Tours
Our one day long boating excursion is likely to be your highlight. The open air and sea has a freedom to it that is hard to describe. It is magical to experience so much beauty that abounds. Our guides Love their jobs, they are super friendly, and lots of fun and always with big smiles and a little shuffle ( they got the dance moves ) They are the best in the bay and we are SO Lucky & thrilled they are part of our team ! Also, they love to share their wealth of knowledge with you. Feel free to ask them about the whales — Dolphin’s – Sea turtles — Manta rays fish that grace the beautiful Bay and commonly seen during the day. The Chef’s start’s everyday bright and early with hand-selected local ingredients getting breakfast ready and creating your snacks & Lunch, All FRESH & SOOOO Tasty. Make sure you try their mean Guacamole and Salsa ( Yummy ) as well as everything that is prepared in their kitchen. Also, serving an arrangement of refreshing drinks for adults, smoothies for the kids. Always at your service with a smile.
7 Nights / 8 Days
Breakfast buffet included each day
2 locally sourced meals, the first and the final evening of our retreat (dinner)
daily yoga/movement & meditation
shuttle to and from the airport of Puerta Vallarta
Boating to Marietas Island where we will snorkel, swim, sunbathe, whale watch, dance, and celebrate LIFE.
optional activities are boundless:
Jungle Eco Beach Hike
30 CE’s/ NCBTMB approved Thai Yoga Training Course Content
Kelly Scott - OsteoThai Training
Assistance - Natalie Angelista
Assisance / Yoga - Fleur Anne
Kiritan led by Julie Fischer
Air conditioning and ceiling fans
Two Pools (new saltwater pool!)
Breakfast buffet, with fresh fruits and juices
WiFi is available in all rooms and open areas
Open-air spaces for lounging
Refrigerator in each room
Purified drinking water available throughout the hotel
Safe in all rooms
Guests can check out bicycles and beach umbrellas
$ 1850 single occupancy
$ 1450 double occupancy
$500 (non-refundable) security deposit
Registration and full payment are due one month prior to the date of the retreat, January 21, 2024
SECURE YOUR SPOT !
Pay in full now or pay in increments. The first payment will be a $500 security deposit to reserve your spot.
For any addition questions please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
I look forward to meeting you !