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Entre Sueños Retreat
Join us for an intimate retreat that explores the vibrant culture and traditions of Oaxaca. We will deepen our connection to our bodies and spirit through yoga, meditation, and workshops in ancient art forms.
For those seeking an authentic & immersive experience, we offer a unique opportunity to connect with and learn from locals in Oaxaca’s artisan communities.
Entre Sueños Winter Retreat
Jan. 17-22nd, 2019
Single Room: SOLD OUT
Double Room: SOLD OUT
Triple room: SOLD OUT
* A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot. Payment plans available, please inquire.
Transfer to and from Xoxocotlán International Airport (only during the scheduled retreat, if you arrive early or leave late we can help you organize transportation to/from the airport)
Private in-country transportation
Accommodation (6 nights)
3 meals daily (with the exception of two, so you can explore)
Workshops in traditional art forms
Daily yoga & meditation offerings
Journeys to surrounding pueblos, markets, ancient ruins & natural mineral springs
We will be staying at a quaint, private B&B in the heart of the city. You will love this beautiful colonial home and gorgeous garden.
Double rooms can have 1 king or 2 twin beds based on your preference
All rooms have private bathrooms
Learn from the masters, as we venture into communities that continue to practice ancient traditional art forms. Our artisan-lead workshops include natural dyeing & weaving, ceramics, ceremonial candle making, and the art of Mezcal distillation.
Yoga & Meditation:
Daily yoga and meditation offerings allow you to be in community and contemplate the day’s experiences. Together we create a sacred space to connect our experiences in Oaxaca back to ourselves.
Airfare must be purchased by participants individually
Alcohol (with the exception of Mezcal tastings in our itinerary)
Travel insurance: we require all participants to have proof of travel insurance before departure. You are responsible for acquiring your travel insurance.
It is mandatory that all attendees obtain travel insurance with a minimum coverage of $200,000 USD that covers personal injury, medical expenses, loss of or damage to luggage, repatriation expenses, and emergency evacuation expenses.
Insurance typically runs $60-$100 USD depending on the provider. you are free to choose any company, we recommend: world nomads , USI or , Allianz
Without a doubt, one of the greatest reasons to visit Oaxaca is the food! Wonderful pairings are created with traditional drinks and the cuisine. The unique combination of flavors in Oaxacan cuisine are comprised of cheeses, seven types of mole, stewed meats, tlayudas, memelas, traditional soups, sweet breads, chapulines (grasshoppers), tamales, and fruit ice creams.
Las artesanìas/ Artisan crafts
In Oaxaca, indigenous artistic expression is a vibrant part of life in the pueblos that surround the main city. Many of the communities in these pueblos still practice traditional ancient art forms that have been passed down over thousands of years. Traditional craft and folk art such as alebrijes, textiles, ceramics, and beautiful embroidery can all be found in the Central Valleys.
Los Mercados/ The markets
In Oaxaca’s markets an explosion of colors, flavors, and aromas come together. As you wander through the markets you can find traditional foods, (mole, cheeses, coffees, atole, tamales) fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and spices, crafts, textiles and so much more!
Las Ruinas/ The Ruins
There are around 4000 known archaeological sites in Oaxaca. Monte Álban and Mitla are two of the most important settlements for the Mixtecs and the Zapotecs and forged the beginnings of present day Oaxaca.
El Mezcal/ The Mezcal
Distilled from the Maguey (agave) plant, Mezcal plays an important role in Oaxacan identity. The art of Mezcal can be experienced in various mezcalerias and palenques where you can taste the aromas and flavors which tell its story. A visit to Oaxaca is not complete without tasting a traditional mezcal created by experts.
Los Museos/ Museums & Galleries
Oaxaca has a rich history and culture of artistic expression. The city center has several museums and galleries that host exhibitions and works from regional, national, and international artists.
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Mariana is an artist, visionary and educator native to Coyoacan, Mexico. Currently residing in the Valley of Ojai, California, Mariana shares her work under the wingspan of Easy To Breathe. In 2015, she founded her small business entrepreneurship offering her ceramic art work, cultural, educational offerings and series of women’s circles and ceremonial gatherings. Mariana’s work is rooted in the core principle of recognizing ethnicity in our own understanding and identity of Self in society. As a student of her Mexica lineage, Mariana is a cultural interpreter, ancestral craft educator and language translator in retreats and ceremonies in Mexico and United States. Since moving to the U.S, Mariana has studied various art forms as a healing modality for expression as Art Therapy. Mariana has been teaching ceramics and art therapy since 2008, starting at Bitter Root Pottery Studio and Westland School in Los Angeles, CA, and later developing pottery courses for children and adults in her ceramics studio in Ojai. Mariana believes in the overall well-being benefits and impact of participating in intentional, ethically driven community-immersive experiences. Alongside her influence in art therapy, linguistic anthropology and indigenous education, Mariana is a women’s community facilitator, plant medicine practitioner, photographer and film maker currently directing a series exposing Ancestral Artisan and Medicine Women around the globe through her documentary film project, Ser Mujer. Her path has led her to working abroad with indigenous communities in Cambodia, Fiji, Bali, Morocco, Mexico and more frequently now in the Valley of Oaxaca.