Soulful Journey Retreats
Escape. Discover. Rejuvenate
Lighten-up, Chill-out & Unwind in Sultry Playa del Carmen!
Escape the workplace chaos and Discover ways to relieve stress while you Rejuvenate your Mind, Body and Soul
Imagine yourself relaxing on the beach listening to the waves on the seashore watching the beautiful shades of blue intertwine between the Caribbean sea and horizon.
The gentle water kisses your toes as the aroma of the sea brings make childhood memories. You smile as you realize that you have escaped your hectic lifestyle. “Is this a dream, or is this real?”
Yes, This Is Reality and Your Journey Has Already Begun
You’ve joined a small group of women in beautiful Playa del Carmen, Mexico to escape everyday life. You will be transformed and return home rejuvenated.
During the 6 days and 5 fun filled nights, your Soulful Journey sessions will explore techniques to help you de-stress and therefore control your emotions, weight and overall make better decisions that will help you relieve tension and can be used while at the retreat.
• Is relaxing and unwinding difficult for you? I will teach you my favorite ways that help me to relax, unwind and de-stress. You are going to love it.
• Would you like to entice your taste buds with great food that won’t make you feel guilty or sluggish? We are going to have a great time teasing our taste buds during that 4:00 slump.
• Have you always wanted to try new activities? Lets have fun exploring the jungles, discovering the secrets of the Mayans and splash in the sea with the most adorable creatures.
• Have you ever wanted to try Meditation and Yoga? We are going to have fun even if you’ve never tried these before.
So Why Should You Join Us?
You want to make positive changes so that you can fully enjoy life. During your journey, you will have a support system to guide you along the way in achieving your goals. Your Soulful Journey is what you have been wanting for a long time, but prefer to do so with other like minded women in search for their own discoveries.
Plus we will be exploring the natural and cultural wonders of the Quintana Roo region of Mexico, eating amazing international foods and experiencing activities that will help you alleviate stress.
Enticing? I know! These are the benefits of joining us.
• Learn my top 5 methods to de-stress.
• Embrace the situations that may not be able to change and learn now to alleviate stress positively.
• Learn de-stressing techniques that you can use right at your desk.
• Transfer stressful eating to healthy choices.
• Participate in water and land-based activities that are known to help relieve stress.
Playa del Carmen, Mexico, also known as Playa is a coastal city located 50 minutes South of Cancun. The vibrant city is on the outskirts of the jungle. Known for its beautiful beaches, we are going to have fun exploring the natural wonders, the mysteries of the Mayan civilization, great shopping, nightlife and more.
Soulful Journey Retreats will be hosted in several single and bi-level Caribbean Classic style condos with authentic artisan hand crafted details, one block from the beach. The contemporary neighborhood is surrounded by trees, just off the popular strip of Fifth Ave. Each condo has its own kitchen, living and dining areas, one or two bedrooms with one to two baths.
Enjoy the many blends of healthy, yet very satisfying, succulent international foods at the retreat location and local restaurants. The meals made in this region are from the freshest products and spices. The aromas of tropical fruits, freshly baked breads, coffees and desserts are divine.
Your Journey Continues….
One of our journey experiences will be to experience a Mayan Blessing Ceremony or Temazcal Sweatlodge, “It is said that these ceremonies help you cleanse your soul and reconnect with yourself” as you detoxify and rejuvenate. This sacred ceremony will be another step in understanding your peace and inner tranquility.
Be prepared to continue the journey as we enjoy ourselves in a variety of activities. Discover the beautiful turquoise underground or open-aired cenotes (nature pools) filled with fresh or mineral rich waters that nourishes and protects your skin and enjoy a swim. If you are adventurous, try feeling the tropical breeze whisk through your hair as you zip-line through the canopies or feel your heart race as you trek through the jungles on an ATV ride. Let’s not forget just hanging at Parque Los Fundadores where you just may be able to see native Mayan traditional dances and listen to their indigenous instruments.
However, Fifth Ave really comes alive at night with people enjoying music coming from bars and restaurants, street entertainment, people laughing and enjoying themselves.
Day 1: June 18th- Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (Dinner)
Arrive in Cancun where your journey begins:
You will be met by your driver in either private or shared transportation and escorted directly to the condos. Approximate drive time is 50 minutes and you will be able to enjoy the view of the greenscape and blue skies.
Welcome Dinner at 7 p.m. You will be able to meet the rest of the group, chit chat and share our first meal together. The menu will offer a variety of choices and the evening would not be complete without a tasty dessert. Afterwards, let’s go explore Fifth Ave at night.
Day 2: June 19th (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
An early morning stroll along the seashore is very invigorating and peaceful as you listen to the waves and watch the sun rise along the shore. Indulge yourself with a delicious breakfast of fresh eggs, pastries, fruits, yogurts and juices before your midday Soulful Journey session. Hakima will engage us in breathing and mediation techniques while I guide our sessions with chat sessions and activities. You will have plenty of time to start implementing what you have learned immediately after the sessions. Today, you may want to take your journey and enjoy the beach and other activities in the area. How about jet skiing, parasailing, enjoy a dip plunge pool or relax yourself? Lunch will be served at the condos. In the evening we will attend our Mayan Blessing Ceremony led by a local Shaman, have a traditional Mayan dinner, swim in a cenote and visit the local Mayan arts and crafts center. We will meet for another soulful journey session this evening and remember to schedule your massage and Reiki sessions with Hakima.
Day 3: June 20 (Breakfast and Dinner)
Join me in a dawn session of Tai Chi on the beach or the courtyard . Afterwards, we will continue our soulful journey sessions for the mind, body and soul with a hearty breakfast. Spend the day peeking in the shops along Fifth Ave or take a ferry ride to Cozumel, Mexico. Lunch is on your own today. We will meet again for dinner at a local restaurant and conclude our evening with a soulful journey session. Schedule your soulful journey 1:1 consultation for the evening of June 21st .
Day 4: June 21 (Breakfast and Lunch)
Be prepared for an exciting day as we go explore the Maya ruin of Tulum. Unlike other ruins, Tulum was built on a cliff facing the Caribbean Sea. Our journey includes roundtrip transportation, tour guide and breakfast. After our tour of Tulum, we will be whisked away to Xel-Ha, an open-cove aquarium that offers both land and sea activities. If you ever wanted to get up close and personal with sea creatures, you will have unlimited access to snorkeling. Lets not forget zip-lining, floating on inner tubes down a river surrounded by mangrove trees, explore caves, jump off cliffs, relax in hammocks and more. Lunch is buffet style with unlimited soft drinks and snacks. Additional items included are: Use of snorkeling equipment (refundable deposit of $25 USD is not included in the retreat rate), free snorkel tube, breakfast, lunch and snacks buffet style (international and national cuisine) all you can eat, use of lockers, towels and life jackets , inner tubes for the river and inlet, bicycle ride, rest areas (hammocks) , water activities in river and inlet, tours in gardens and jungle trails and other attractions. such Dinner is on your own this evening and our soulful journey session is available for 1:1 consultations.
Day 5: June 22 (Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner)
Oh my goodness, I can’t believe it is almost time to go home. No need to worry, by now, you are fully equipped to handle many of those situations that caused your stress. Today, you may want to do some last minute shopping, try out the jet ski, attend a spa session with Hakima or just simply relax in your condo or on the beach. We will meet at a local restaurant for our Farewell Dinner and afterwards attend your Blessed and Release Ceremony.
Day 6: June 23 (Breakfast Only)
Today, you depart for home as your soul has been fed through your journey experiences. Your radiant glow will ignite others to know your secrets.
Please note: We will try our best to preserve the activities noted in the itinerary. However, there are times in which tours are no longer available or days/times will have to be adjusted. If this is the case, a substitution will be offered.
• Single or Duplex level condo accommodations with 1-2 bedrooms for 1-3 people that includes: a kitchen, living room, dining area, 1-2 baths (one may be alfresco), balcony/terrace or patio. Views (ocean, street or courtyard views) varies per unit.
• Roundtrip airport shuttle transfers
• Five continental or prepared breakfasts
• Three delicious lunches
• Four enticing dinners including our Farewell dinner
• Free refillable beverages that comes with the meals
• Four morning or evening Soulful Journey session
• Group Meditation or Yoga sessions with Hakima
• Mayan Shaman Blessing Ceremony or Temazcal Sweatlodge Experience
• Full Day excursion to Tulum Mayan Ruins and Xel-Ha (meals and beverages included).
• Transportation for our day excursions
• Tour Guide
• Tour Guide tips
• Bless and Release Ceremony
• Welcome Gift
• Fresh linens and towels
• Bottled drinking water
• Healthy snacks for your kitchen
• Laundry washer in each condo
• Air conditioning
• Cable TV, CD/Ipod player
• High speed wireless internet service (wifi)
• Beach towels and chairs
Additional information about the condos
Each condo is fully equipped with kitchen, living room, dining area, balcony, terrace or patio. All of the condos except for Martinque and Trindad are bi-level. For condos with two bedrooms, there is a bedroom on the first and second Additional amenities includes air conditioning, ceiling fans, washing machine, iron, safe, microwave, stove or oven, dishwasher, blender, refrigerator, freezer toaster, stereo or CD player, DVD player, lounge chairs, cable TV, beach towel and more. Smoking is not allowed in any condo.
** An elevator lift is available for luggage and groceries. Stairways are used to access all units except for Antigua which is on the first level.**
What’s Not Included
• Your round-trip flight to Cancun, Mexico.
• Meals outside those noted in the itinerary.
• Private Yoga, Reiki, Meditation or Massages with Hakima.
• Any attractions or activities not specifically listed in the itinerary
• Personal, medical or trip cancellation travel protection (insurance)
• Other non-included items such as personal phone calls, souvenir shopping
• Alcohol beverages
• Coffees, teas, juices, smoothies that goes beyond the allotment of the meal
• Housekeeping tips (suggested tip is $1 per day per person in your condo).
A non refundable deposit if $750 is needed immediately to reserve your condo and preferred bedroom. Spots are very limited as we would like to retain a small group atmosphere.
50% of the balance is due by February 29, 2016
Balance is due in full by May 31, 2016
Payment plans are available but you must be paid in full before the trip departure.
Please note: Any cancellation will result in a total loss of the $750 USD deposit. Any cancellation received in writing between February 29, 2016 and May 31, 2016 will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made between: June 1, 2016 and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do so your deposit is refunded in full). Trip cancellation insurance is always recommended whenever making travel plans. We will be happy to provide you with travel protection quotes through Travel Guard Insurance and you may choose from several policy options.
Soulful Journey Retreats is a Wellness Travel Experience for your Mind, Body and Soul. We focus on relaxation, yoga, meditation and excursion sessions.
: Demitra Bryant