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Haramara Retreat Center
THE ESSENTIAL YOU - 2024 RETREAT
7 days & nights in Mexico for a soulful dive into your Essential Self through yoga, movement, meditation, music, and immersion in nature.
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Haramara Retreat Center, Playa Escondida, 63734 Sayulita, Nay., Mexico
About the Event
Hello fellow lightwalkers, truth seekers, and people on the path of awakening - this invitation is for you!
Retreat to the jungle-ocean paradise of Haramara (“Mother Sea”) and immerse yourself in a healing environment where you can show up as you are, be seen in your authenticity, and embrace the vibrancy of your essence. Join us for a uniquely curated program that will build on itself each day over the course of a week, taking you on a journey of discovery, creativity, nervous system rejuvenation, and a lot of fun! This is not just another yoga retreat - it is an integrative experience that is lovingly designed to help you cultivate your Essential Self, and emerge feeling more YOU than ever. So what are you waiting for? Bring your inner healer and jump in, play, laugh, deepen, connect, and thrive.
WHAT AWAITS YOU:
Each day we will gather in the elegant, naturally constructed pavilions for a variety of experiences including yoga, meditation, creativity workshops, sound healing, and more. There will also be ample free time to peruse the beautiful retreat grounds, enjoy the amazing saltwater infinity pool and hot tub, walk the private beaches, swim in the healing ocean waters, rest deeply, eat delicious meals, explore the nearby town of Sayulita, and make new friends. (Optional excursions available at an additional cost.)
Using the tools of embodied practices in the setting of our natural environment, you will nourish and strengthen your relationship to your Essential Self through 5 main pillars:
- Yoga (Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative)
- Movement (Body centering, improvisation & play, Contemplative Dance Practice, Authentic Movement)
- Meditation (Breathing techniques, intuition-building practices)
- Music (Sound healing, mantra & song circles)
- Nature (Earth-based practices, immersion in our beautiful surroundings without the distraction of screens or wifi)
The morning yoga classes will be calmly paced, allowing for self-observation, inner stillness, and a gentle opening into the day. The creativity workshops will be dynamic and collaborative explorations based on the guiding principles of play and authentic relating. The evening healing sessions will support integration of the day's experiences and bring harmony to your nervous system and body.
Special guest teachers and healers will be invited to offer their gems of wisdom, expertise, music, and more!
All activities are optional and nothing is mandatory. Come as you are, bring all of you, and discover the joy in following the rhythm of your inner nature. You will be supported and celebrated in all the ways!
- All lodging, meals and retreat programming (including a 19% Mexican tax)
- 7 nights accommodation in beautiful, naturally constructed open-air cabañas
- 3 delicious locally crafted meals per day (vegan, vegetarian, and fish/seafood options)
- Yoga & meditation classes
- Creativity workshops
- Sound healing & live music
- intuition-building practices
- Cacao Ceremony led by local medicine woman
- Airfare to Puerto Vallarta
- Airport transfer
- Off-site excursions
- Spa services
- Alcohol, specialty drinks
- Staff Gratuities
ABOUT THE RETREAT VENUE:
Haramara Retreat is an exclusive and intimate seaside yoga resort in the breathtaking coastal Riviera Nayarit, near the fishing village and surfing town of Sayulita, Mexico. Nestled above the Pacific Ocean on 12 private acres of tropical jungle, Haramara provides a beautiful, nourishing and inspiring setting for you to drop in, enjoy, and experience your Essential Self. The magnificent open-air pavilions with high thatched roofs and handcrafted hardwood floors offer 360-degree panoramic views of lush mountains and soothing ocean breezes. Favorite highlights are the flora and fauna that abound, pristine beaches, and luxurious saltwater infinity pool that overlooks the Pacific. Haramara's restaurant offers exceptional, creative, local cuisine that includes fresh and delicious, mostly organic gourmet meals, with vegan, vegetarian and seafood options.
Accomodations: Spread across the beautiful landscape, Haramara's cabañas are nestled amongst the tropical hills and offer privacy and seclusion, with spectacular views of the ocean and jungle canopy. Enjoy the rustic luxury of these spacious cabañas, which feature comfortable beds with hand woven sheets, gauzy sheer curtains to filter the sunlight and oil lamps and candles for softly lit evenings. Most cabañas have private hammocks for lazy afternoon naps. Each cabaña has its own unique and individually designed private bathroom with hot water and an open-air shower with a view. Note: there is no electricity in the cabañas, nor wifi on the property.
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Dana is passionate about helping people access personal transformation, wholeness and well-being through the healing arts. She is a teacher, intuitive, sound & energy practitioner, musician, dancer, and a lover of life. Dana draws from a variety of experience and inspiration that informs her life work. She has been dancing and playing the flute since she was little, and exploring her connection with energy and spirituality since age 20.
Dana’s training includes certifications as an Aura Reading Practitioner (2013), Clear Light Healing Practitioner (2015), Kundalini yoga instructor (2015), Restorative yoga instructor (2017), and Prana Vinyasa instructor (2018). Meditation, embodied movement, and music weave their way through Dana’s personal exploration and professional practice. She uses the gong, singing bowls, flutes, harmonium and voice in her sound bath sessions, and shares mantras and original song creations in her song circles.
Dana is continually motivated to live in alignment with her truth, seeking ways to shine her light brighter each day, and facilitate spaces and opportunities for others to do the same. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
What people are saying about Dana:
"Dana’s 'Essential You' retreat was exactly that! I felt so open and free during the whole experience, at a much needed time in my life. I found a lot of SELF. Dana is a remarkable being and I'm beyond satisfied for meeting a woman like her. Thank you Dana!" —Tkeyah Cook
“Dana delivers a unique experience for all, offering many gifts through her own vessel of beauty, grace, love, understanding, fun, and humor. She simultaneously leads the individual and the group through a transformative process while developing a harmonious community of heart and soul. I walked away from this retreat with clarity, direction, insight, new friends, and a better person. 5+ stars for Dana.” —Sandy Adamski
“I highly recommend Dana! The energy work that she offers is truly incredible. I've had the pleasure of taking yoga classes with her, having my aura read by her, and also had the opportunity to take a meditation course taught by her. All experiences have been heart-expanding, inspiring and uplifting! The wisdom and kindness Dana offers in her work is something I will forever deeply cherish.” —Lydia Stern
“I would have never imagined these sessions to be as insightful and impactful as they have been. When Dana closes her eyes and begins to tell you what she sees and how she interprets it, it touches a place inside of you that needed to be seen, understood, and healed. These pieces are vitally important to personal growth and transformation… Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised and deeply moved by this experience!” —Monica Mesa
“I found Dana's Energetic Clarity course to be one of the most powerful meditative experiences I've had. It totally surpassed my expectations… At the end of each day, I felt more light, peaceful and at ease in myself. Dana holds space with such grace and compassion, creating a safe and supportive environment for the facilitation of deep emotional and spiritual healing. This course is a gift!” —Harpremjeet Kaur
“I loved my reading with Dana! I went into the session with no idea what I was getting into, and I’d never met her before! Dana was very intuitive while reading my aura, and brought up so much that I needed to hear. She was thoughtful, articulate, sensitive, grounded, and gave me so much clarity on the topics that were needing attention in my life. I would absolutely recommend her to all of my people!” —Alex Simon
"Dana is one of those rare souls that shines so bright and pure you can’t help but notice and be drawn into the light! I went to her for my first reading years ago and within minutes had chills from her abilities, literally! She has a way, unlike any other healer I’ve come across, to put subtle longings of the heart into words, to ground dreams floating around in the ethers onto this plane, making it something you can touch, hold, and contemplate. I have been back whenever I can, and have learned to take copious notes to meditate on the insights she shares. I would whole-heartedly recommend that anyone who is looking for personal growth, healing, insight, encouragement, or affirmation to seek out some time with Dana for a reading as she is a potent resource. She is also a competent and enthusiastic yoga teacher who can bless you with her knowledge, ability to teach in multiple languages and instruments she plays!" —Kósa István
Deposit to hold your place
A non-refundable $500 reserves your spot in the retreat. Following your deposit you will receive an email from Dana with instructions to pay your remaining balance. Contact email@example.com with any questions, or if you haven't received follow-up instructions after 2 business days.