Baja Earth Magic Retreat 2022 Path of the Priestess
GRANDMOTHER AYA is CALLING: CEREMONY and RITUALS of LIGHT, REBIRTH and ENCHANTMENT with EARTH WISDOM INSTITUTE March 29 - April 3rd, 2022 In Baja California Sur, Mexico Beautiful Glamping at BUENA FORTUNA GARDENS
JOIN KITZIA KOKOPELMANA AND MARCIE TELANDER IN EMBRACING CULTURES AND BRINGING THE SACRED WORLDS TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE INCLUSIVITY, DIVERSITY, SACRED CO-CREATION. COME HOME TO THE MAGICAL AND HEALING COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE GODDESSES OF THE NORTH AND THE GODDESSES OF THE SOUTH: LET US JOIN IN CELEBRATION! Gather with us for this time of TRANSFORMATION as we Cross between continents, worlds, and veils. We will come together for personal and intercultural renewal and rebirth with the season, on The Tropic of Cancer, which invites us to Re-Member the Ancestors and times past. We will call forth the Sacred Elder, the Crone, the Celtic Cailleach and the Great Pachamama, the Goddesses of Age Wisdom and Power. Through Ancient Medicine Ceremony we may banish those things we wish to release from the Dark Times of the past, and beckon blessings from the New Season of hope. Honoring sacred balance, we celebrate this time In Northern European Tradition as we honor the Goddess transition of the Crone and Sacred Elder, as she transforms into the renewed Maiden. The Celtic countries also welcome Brighid, while the Old Norse tradition honors Freyja, the Goddesses of Fire, Air, Poetry and Spring, the milk flowing from the Great Mother, the time to honor the Greening and Growth of Life, of Goddess and God, the Maiden and Green Man.
In Baja and Central and South America, this is a special time to honor Calafia, the Maiden and Mother of Earth, Sea and Rebirth. Calafia, Freyja and Brighid are Sister Goddesses of Sacred Healing, Passion, Compassion, and the development of the Sacred Sight. As the Divine Feminine reaches across continents, oceans, and cultures, we will celebrate the Inclusivity of Mother Nature and all of Her Children
Inspirations and Transformational Activities
*Develop your Sight, Insight and Oracular Abilities – Learn how to honor and work with the Viking Runes and Meso-American traditional Divining skills *Native Spirit of Plants Medicine- Enter into the Deep Teachings of the Sacred Heart of Buena Fortuna. Ancient Plant Teachings from Grandmother Ayahuasca and indigenous Entheogen Ceremonies will be available for you to choose from—including sacred Cacao, Holy Native White Tobacco, Northern Tradition Insight potions and other portals into your own ancestral Healing skills and lost Lineages. *Council Fires, Drumming, Intuitive Movement and Ecstatic Story-Sharing with Kitzia, Marcie and beloved local artists and musicians We will share stories of the Ancient Wisdom, ancestral Women’s Ways of Seeing and sacred Goddess legends. We will dance and sing! *Cauldron of Inspiration and creating Agua Florida - Florida water or agua florida has been created and used by healers north and south, across cultures and the world. Listen to the teachings of the Plant Spirits and co-create a sacred brew which clears, heals, banishes, and beckons. Together we will create pure floral magick! *Out of this World and Down to Earth Healing -Time to relax with massage; bathing in the sea and recharging in local sacred hot-springs; naps in the garden bowers and nights of starry dreams. *FOOD--Garden of Earthly Delights - Buena Fortuna is known worldwide for her vegetarian cuisine, meals of flowers, freshest ingredients gorgeously prepared for the health and support of those who gather here for Food of the Goddess and the transformation of Body, Mind and Spirit.
We believe you will leave this exquisite, inclusive, and embracing retreat KNOWING your Personal Sacred Passion, Purpose, Practice and Peace.
SACRED MASTER PLANTS
AYA ~ For 3 nights we will dive deep and fly high. We will share a transformational time together with a pure blend of Peruvian Ayahuasca Medicine. Other sacred plants that will be of support on our journeys will include Tobacco, Copal, Sage, Flower essences, Rosemary and Myrrh.
<>The 7 Days Include<>
***Medicine Work + Intention Setting + Flower baths on many days + 3 Grandmother Ceremonies. + Hape' and Sananga throughout + Kambo + Group Integrations + Claiming our personal Priestess Medicine, bringing forth our Life Healing Myths + Day Trip (to coral reef or hot springs, depending on the weather) + Accommodations: All Meals and Refreshments, Transport from Cabo International Airport + Path of the Priestess Ordination Ceremony
***Activities That We Will Share During the Retreat +Botanical Garden Tour +Make a group painting +Poetry workshop +Biodance/Movement/Breathwork +Beach Day/Snorkeling option at Cabo Pulmo living coral reef. +Ecstatic Dance party! +Free time to ponder life and relax with the plants.
***Accommodations + Round-Trip Transport from Cabo San Lucas on March 29, Day 1 and on April 3, Day 6 return to Cabo San Lucas at end of Activity week April 3rd. + Accommodations. (provided) + Deluxe Meals. Organic, vegan and gluten free option at all meals. + The Botanical Gardens are near the ocean, and we'll have free time to explore it.
***Not Included + Your shuttle or cab service travel to the Encanto Hotel or other accommodations from the Airport into/from Cabo San Jose, Baja California Sur before and after the retreat. + Meals before your airport pickup on Day 1 and after Lunch on Day 7. + Money for transit and fees during activity week. + Extra therapies during activity week. + Food which you may choose to eat outside of meals provided at Buena Fortuna during activity week, gifts, etc.
The retreat will be held at Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens, a true gem of a place, and a sight to behold. If you love plants, you will want to visit here at least once in your life! There are THOUSANDS of species of plants growing together in an amazing 12 acre, perma-cultural, agro-forestry, jungle eco-system. This exquisite paradise has been growing and evolving for nearly 20 years. It is in the small, yet growing town of La Ribera, about an hour north of Cabo San Jose on the eastern side of Baja California Sur.
The Retreat is Facilitated by Kitzia Kokopelmana and Marcie Telander with a Team of healers.
Together they will guide us all through the unfolding of Fortuna Medicina. Please reply to one of us to receive the link for the required Online Application. Once it is received you may be accepted into the retreat, and a Confirmation email with all the details and info you'll need to prepare will be sent.
You will want to fly into the International Airport called Cabo San Lucas by the afternoon of March 28th. We recommend that you stay (and make a reservation) at Encanto Hotel, near the old-town district in the adjoining town of Cabo San Jose. There are lots of interesting shops and restaurants within walking distance in this beautiful -and quieter - part of town. We will be picking up the group mid-day on March 29th, (exact time TBD) from the Encanto Hotel, to come to the Buena Fortuna Garden, settle in, and have our opening dinner and welcome that evening.
We will have lunch on Day 6 at Buena Fortuna Botanical Gardens and then return the group to the Encanto hotel by noon (April. 3rd). You will also want to have a hotel reservation for that evening, and it is likely we can do a group meal (on your own) at a local restaurant near the hotel, if people wish to have a final gathering together.
We recommend that you plan for these stays over March 28-29 and April 3- 4 in Cabo San Jose in the event of a late arrival to/or from town, inclement weather, or other unknown factors. This will ensure a stress-free day on either end of your stay, and no one will miss any flights. We highly recommend staying in town another day and doing some looking around, as it is a vibrant cultural location. We are looking so forward to sharing this life-changing week with each and every one of you.
Don't think about making a change in your life next year - plan for it, and it will happen! See you in the sand in just a couple of months beloved sisters on the Priestess Path!!!
<>RETREAT TUITION CHOICES<>
<> ALL-INCLUSIVE ~ MARCH 29 - APRIL 3 <> REGULAR PRICE $ 2500 usd + In-Full EARLY BIRD by January 31 - $2250 usd + Through Feb 10 - $2300 with $1300 deposit, $1000 balance. + In-Full after February 10 - $2400 usd
BRING A SISTER-FRIEND: + In-Full Reservations for 2 participants together through January 31 - $2250 /person. + In-Full Reservations for 2 participants together at once after February 28 - $2400 /person. + ALL BALANCES MUST BE PAID IN FULL by March 15th
<>ACTIVITY WEEK LODGING RATES<> IF YOU CHOOSE TO STAY LONGER AT BUENA FORTUNA - Additional days on site: $111 per day. Includes breakfast, coffee, mid-day lunch. Dinner available for $20 per day.
*GRANDMOTHER AYA* Kitzia Kokopelmana AYA, FLOWER BATHS, BIODANCE, POETRY, ART Earth Steward and Walker of the Path of Sacred Plants, co-founder of the Botanical reserve Buena Fortuna Gardens (1998-2021). Introduced to Sacred Plant Medicine at the circle of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers in Huautla in 2006, she immersed herself on the path of Natural Wellbeing through food and Plant Medicine, with emphasis on working with the Sacred Ayahuasca blend (pure stream of Banisteriopsis caapi and chacruna). She is devoted to preserving botanical diversity and serving the Divine Mother Earth and Great Father Spirit manifested in all things. Together, with her partner Victor Napenda, they hold the sacred altar of Grandmother Ayahuasca facilitating the ceremony with the team. Kitzia has devoted over two decades of her life to study and work with the medicine of Mother Earth. She is cofounder of the Botanical Reserve Buena Fortuna Gardens since 1999.
PRIESTESS PATH TEACHINGSMarcie Telander Director of the Earth Wisdom Institute, Licensed Professional Counselor, Internationally Registered Expressive Arts Therapist and Elder of the EcoPsychology and Earth Justice movements for 40 years. She is an award-winning writer, master storyteller and TEDXTalk presenter focusing on the point where Nature Meets Nurture and we may profoundly transform our lives. As a Priestess Pastor of 50 years, Marcie guides individuals and communities in co-creating Earth honoring ceremonies which marry Ancient Wisdom and cutting-edge, contemporary knowledge. These rites of passage honor the past, create healing for the present and bring hope for the future. Marcie is from the Women’s Wisdom lineage of Seeing and Weaving Destiny, through the Northern European Tradition. She is dedicated to supporting individuals in accessing Ancestral ecstatic awareness and reclaiming our true legacies of healing.
KAMBO River River is an herbalist and Kambo practitioner who is passionate in believing that nature provides everything we need for holistic health. She is passionate in believing that nature provides everything we need for holistic health. She has been working with Kambo for 5 years and it has changed her life and health for the better, as well as providing powerful healing for others.
MASSAGELeticia Saucedo Leticia Saucedo has devoted the last 15 years to the healing arts, offering massage therapies that include Shiatsu, Biomagnetism, Deep tissue, Relaxing, sports and revitalizing massage. Her therapies have been a great ally in the transformational work we do, as it helps to relax body and mind and to integrate the mind-body-spirit teachings. GUEST CHEFWendy Ruddell Dr. Wendy Ruddell, a native Canadian and resident of the USA is a world traveler who spends as much time as she can in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. For the past 40 years, Wendy has been actively involved in the healing arts and holds degrees and certifications in the following: teaching, naturopathy, biofeedback, coaching, breathwork, yoga, massage therapy, colon therapy, hypnotherapy, spiritual counseling, aromatherapy, quantum touch, live food nutrition and much more.
May this calling reach your Soul and may you feel the inspiration to be part of the Transformational Group.
Please email Kitzia at firstname.lastname@example.org about sending you the questionnaire to find out if this program is for you. And if so, Congratulations, there are many gifts to come!! In Love – Kitzia, Marcie and the Buena Fortuna Team MAY THE EARTH BLESS YOU!!
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