RUGGED RENEWAL IN BAJA
March 30- April 7, 2019
An expedition style retreat: We will have everything we need in our boats, no cell coverage, and the full expanse of the ocean to guide us. We will work with the tides and the weather to navigate our way, honing our ability to observe and listen, not only to the natural world, but also to our intuitive selves. With poems, stories, and ritual we will slow our pace to that of the sun and the moon, the inhale and exhale of the waves, and watch the stars spin each night. Along with an introduction to sea-kayaking and camping skills, we will also play! With sea lions, and waves, and evening cocktails on the beach. Baja brings a lightheartedness to adventure, and we may surprise ourselves to find the ways in which we hear ourselves saying "Yes!" to life.
*Details below are a general outline and will depend on weather and waves and others factors as well as the group.
Day 1 Arrive in La Paz, Mexico and meet at our accommodations for a welcome meal and overview of the week.
Day 2 Head out on a water transport to the island of Espiritu Santo. We will get to know our sea-kayaks, practice basic paddling strokes, and transition to an unplugged expedition on the waters of the Sea of Cortez.
Day 3 Today we load the boats with our gear and truly begin our expedition! After learning how to pack the boats and getting acquainted with a sustainable pace of paddling, we will set out on the ocean and determine our next camp site based on a combincation of factors, which will translate to our ability to begin deepening our ability to hear our intuition.
Day 4-7 Each day will incorporate a combination of physical challenge, either kayaking or a day hike into the interior of the island, and restorative activities, such as yoga on the beach, guided meditation, and ritual as women under a sky full of stars. This dance between rugged and renewal helps us to expand our capacity in life for both stress and joy.
Day 8 Final day of kayaking and back to La Paz for hot showers and a night out on the town!
Day 9 A simple breakfast and goodbyes before everyone parts and begins the transition back home.
*Cost includes meals starting dinner of Day 1 and finishing breakfast on Day 9, accomodations, guide services, kayaking and yoga instruction, and transport to and from the island. Does not include your flight to La Paz.