Tantra & Shamanism Retreat
A women's retreat for Self-Discovery & Transformation
April 8-14, 2023 in Tulum, Mexico
This retreat is lgbtqia2s+ friendly and for all women including trans women. It is also welcome to non-binary & gender-fluid beings who are interested in joining a retreat with a feminine focus.
An extraordinary retreat in the Mexican jungle surrounded by nature in luxurious and comfortable accommodations. This retreat is for connecting with and being empowered by the sacred feminine as it is presented through ancient healing traditions of tantra & shamanism.
Together we will explore the spiritual within the material. Bathing in sacred cenote waters, purifying through locally lead shamanic temazcal, resting in the heart and finding our personal dharma through cacao ceremony, praying and connecting with the land and finding divinity within our own bodies through meditation and movement practices.
THIS RETREAT IS FOR THOSE...
interested in exploring earth based spiritual traditions
desire to know, honour, & connect with the sacred feminine
are either a part of the lgbtqia2s+ community or are open and inviting towards them
called towards exploring tantra & shamanism
looking for healing and transformation
wanting to get in touch with their purpose
wanting to release old mental habits
enjoy mantra, chanting, kirtan, yoga & meditation
looking to explore the power of ritual and ceremony
interested in deepening their connection with the natural world
wanting to explore the power of sound and energy healing
ready to break out of the mind and step into the heart
feeling disempowered and need a change
A unique & profound retreat experience
Use of Temazcal (traditional Mayan sweat lodge) for cleansing and purifying lead by local shaman
Daily morning bathing in a natural cenote to ground, cleanse, and balance (optional)
3 delicious plant-based meals from Chef Manuel
Cacao ceremony for opening the heart & releasing emotional & mental blockages
Daily mantra chanting for awakening to the bliss of your being
Guided daily yoga & meditation classes to relax, rejuvenate, and explore your inner worlds
Guided Forest Bathing Therapy
Lectures to enhance your mental understanding of the feminine within the world of Tantra & Shamanism
Fire ceremony to empower & open your heart
Tantric rituals and practices to clear the chakras and strengthen your energy system
Cacao is a natural plant medicine that has been used for centuries to open the heart and connect with our innermost being. During a heart-focused cacao ceremony, participants can expect to experience a release of mental tendencies and a deep sense of euphoria, bliss, and love.
The ceremonies with Artemis are structured in such a way to help you open the heart to receive and express love, find deep healing, clear mental and physical blockages. Ultimately, a cacao ceremony focused on the heart can help us to quiet the mind so that we can listen to what the heart is calling us to do and how we can live in alignment with our purpose.
All ceremonies are conducted in a a trauma-informed manner and in safe and supportive spaces. Additionally, the ceremony can help to cultivate a sense of self-love, self-acceptance, and self-empowerment.
Cenote & Temazcal
Together we will participate in a traditional Mayan Temazcal (sweat lodge) guided by a local Mayan shaman. After an incredible experience in the Temazcal, you can take a dip in the onsite cenote. This combination of heat and freshwater is said to purify the pores of your skin and instantly improve your health. The cenote is a perfect way to cool off and relax after the intense heat of the Temazcal.
Cenotes are natural sinkholes found in Mexico and Central America, and the ancient Mayans have long revered them for their healing powers. Cenotes are believed to be portals to the underworld, and the Mayans believed that by swimming in them, they could connect to the spiritual realm and find healing.
Swimming in cenotes can be a powerful experience. The water is very clean and clear, and the feeling of being submerged in the depths of the earth can be very calming and healing.
Where & When
April 8-14, 2023 at Cenote Balam-Ha in Tulum, Mexico.
Cenote Balam-Ha is a secluded paradise with beautiful villas and a private pool, in the heart of the jungle.
The retreat begins at 3 pm on April 8, check-in is at noon, and check-out is 11 am on April 14.
Flights can be booked to Cancun International Airport.
Meet the Facilitator
Artemis Emily Doyle (they/them/she/her)
Artemis is the founder of Anuttara’s Turyatita School, and co-founder of Anuttara Ashram. She initiated and co-created the Anuttara Teacher Trainings and courses along side her partner Bhairav. She is a lead facilitator in the Anuttara school, co-author of the Power of Tantra Meditation, the co-host of the Tantra & Yoga Podcast, and an empowered teacher within the Shivoham Tantra lineage.
Artemis has been studying yoga, meditation and other spiritual practices since 2008. Artemis has been leading Shivoham tantrik festivals and sadhana with the blessing of Guruji Maharaj alongside her partner Bhairav since 2015. She has been initiated in a rare Tantrik sadhana in Tantrik moon time practices and has been empowered to share sacred rituals and ceremonies for Chandalini.
She is a registered forest therapy guide and was initiated as a healer in ceremonial cacao in the traditional Mayan rite. Artemis has a deep connection with Bhakti Yoga and a powerful ability to guide others in deep meditation through kirtan. Artemis shines when singing and guiding kirtan. She sets souls on fire, as she conveys her genuine connection with Spirit through song.
7 am - Silent Sacred Cenote Bathing (optional)
7:30 am - Gentle Morning Yoga Flow with Mantras
9 am - Breakfast & Free Time
11 am - Lecture or Experiential
1 pm - Lunch & free time to lounge by the pool, bathe in the cenote, have a massage, tour local ruins, or go shopping in Tulum
6 pm - Dinner & Free Time
7:30 pm - Yoga Nidra, Guided Meditation, or Kirtan, etc.
Time to unwind, journal, and reflect
Quiet time from 10pm onwards
Mantra japa is the practice of repeating a mantra, or sacred phrase, as a form of meditation. Mantra is a powerful tool that can be used to awaken kundalini; the spiritual energy that lies dormant at the base of the spine.
Awakening kundalini energy can be a powerful and transformative experience. When we awaken this energy, it can help us to become more connected to our spiritual selves and to the universe. It can help us to become more aware of our true potential and to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. It can also help us to gain insight into our own inner wisdom and to be more in tune with our intuition. Awakening Kundalini can help us to live in alignment with our purpose and to manifest.
Kirtan and chanting mantras as a group can be a powerful and uplifting experience. Kirtan is a form of devotional chanting in which a group of people sings mantras to invoke spiritual energy.
The practice of kirtan and chanting mantras as a group can have many benefits. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety, as the repetition of the mantra can be calming and meditative. It can also help to promote positive emotions, such as joy and peace, as the collective energy of the group can be uplifting. Additionally, mantras can help us to release negative self-talk.
Nature & Jungle
Being in nature has long been known to have a calming effect on the human mind and body. The sights, sounds, and smells of the natural world can provide a sense of peace and tranquility that can help to reduce stress and anxiety. In addition to the physical benefits, being in nature can also provide spiritual and grounding benefits.
The jungle is a particularly powerful place to experience the calming and spiritual benefits of nature. The lushness of the foliage, the sounds of the birds and animals, and the smell of the air can all combine to create a sense of peace and connection with the natural world. The jungle can also provide a sense of grounding, as the vastness of the environment can help to put life’s worries and problems into perspective.