Wellness Tourism project in the tropical jungle of the sacred island at the caribbean , Cozumel, México.

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a project from the family of Experiencias México where we are looking forward to promote mexican cultural experiences that will bring holistic benefits to the participant. We create and facilitate practices from ancestral traditions to share the wisdom of our humanity.

    Our main project is located on the Sacred Mexican Island, Cozumel. This Mayan land has being part of a spiritual and energtic work since the 1st millennium AD, and older Preclassic Olmec artifacts have been found on the island as well. The island was sacred to Ix Chel, the Maya Moon Goddess, Goddess of love, medicine and the temples here were a place of pilgrimage, especially by women desiring fertility. There are a number of ruins on the island, most from the Post-Classic period. Today, the largest remaining ruins are at San Gervasio, located approximately at the center of the island. this used to be part of this Mayan pilgrimage to the Island, because of the location and the water hole in the place it was perfect for them to use it a a rest spot to cointinue to the other side of the island from main land.

    We are looking forward to promote this cultural project between our community and the fellow visitors that come to the island. Because the island principal atractive we have desing an alternative wellness tourism project in wich tourists will be able to live experiences that will bring them more than just a good time on the island.

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    Not only a place but an encounter with oneself.
    Not only an experience but an opening of the heart.
    Not only an adventure but a journey into the soul.
    Each of our practices has been thought and created to guide YOU towards these three purposes. All of them are taken from ancestral traditions, mostly from Mexico, but we also study, practice and offer wellness techniques from different parts of the world. We invite you to surround yourself with the beauty of nature and let your soul be pampered by reconnecting and bonding into one with mother earth.
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    About US, the family. We are a group of women and men that has come together thanks to life experiences and the dream of this project. Some of us are in the island and others are working from other parts of México to coordinate other experiences to promote and rescue ancestral practices and traditional medicine.

    This is a list of the activities that we do in our daily bases and that you can get involved. Also we have every new moon (women circles) and full moon special Temazcal experiences for local people at the island. We faciliate, host and support yoga retreats and ceremonies as well. The project will be taken to the schools in the community so if you enjiy children you may have the chance to work with them.

    +Jungle Walk
    An encounter with yourself thorough nature and inner peace. While exploring the ample paths of the jungle, you will be guided into a walking meditation, also known as mindful walking. This practice will help you restore your inner balance and wellness by bringing you closer to nature, to your body and to your senses
    +Cenote Swim
    Refresh yourself with a cool plunge into a real and authentic mayan cenote. Merge yourself into the amber colored water from which this place takes it’s name. Let the water wash away all your worries and troubles as the ancient mayas did, bathing themselves to send all evil to the underworld.
    +Temazcal
    Heal yourself inside our prehispanic house of heat and steam. Temazcal baths were and still are an important part of traditional medicine for indigenous cultures. By sweating and realeasing toxins and ill feelings, you too can cure your physicall and emotional ailments by deep cleansing your body, mind and soul. Your temazcalero will perform an authentic ceremony that will guide you into rebirth and revival by understanding and connecting with mother nature, also known as Pachamama.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You can benefit form this cultural exchange and life time experiences in many ways. Either you are looking for a place to grow as a human being while you travel or looking for life changing experiences, participating in this project will bring you holistic benefits.
    You can participate in other activities in the island during your free time or with the family of the project. In the island you can do or learn diving, snorkeling, kiting, surfing, yoga, among other outdoor activities.
    Come and practice your spanish and english with local people and tourists. You can even learn Maya if you want to!
    You will learn an nurture yourself from the ancestral practices of the mexican tradition.

  • Help

    Help

    The natural reserve here where the project is located has being part of the project since 15 years ago. Knowadays we are looking forward to upgrde the place. We are working in our medicinal herbs orchard and will like to begin with an orchard to grow the food that will be consumed there, so we need extra hands in building Kanches (Mayan orchards) , planting and gardening. There is a group of local people that help us in the land, and any support they get is always welcome.
    If you like to get involved with the tourists and other participants you may support us hosting, giving a jungle walk or even if you are a yoga teacher or healer we could organize a group with you for you to share your experiences.
    Help in the house is requiered when staying at the volunteers room and will be helpig with the experiences too.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The accommodation we have is one single room with share bathroom, common areas in the house are perfect for you to feel comfortable. The other option of accomodation is at the ranch, this is option its available with the basics conditions (outdoor shower and bathroom) and no electricity, it is an opportunity for an off the grid experience.
    Food :) You will have a 7 days vegetarian market stock at the casa and feel free to cook (for everyone please) your favorite dishes. We will be trying some days local food and other mexican dishes.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    traditional crops include tropical fruits, henequen (a fibre crop), corn (maize), and cassava (manioc).

    Clear, warm water, spectacular coral reefs, and abundant marine life , shopping, tourist spots,

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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