Take off your shoes, you won’t be needing them for a while. Turn off your phone – it’s time to disconnect. Stop, close your eyes, and just listen. Hear the birds singing all around you. Feel the sea breeze against your skin. Breath in the fresh air. And relax.
Open your heart and mind, and let the energy flow. Follow the jungle trails once roamed by wild jaguars. Wind through the trees down the side of the cliff, hearing the waves crashing louder as you approach the shore. Feel the energy that surrounds and engulfs you as you let go of all your worries and enter a zen like state of mind.
You’re in Haramara, “Mother Sea” in the native Huichol Indian language. You’re about to take your body and spirit on a journey, enriching both through a blend of yoga and meditation, nourishing organic food, and a deep connection with nature and the people around you.
Rise when the sun does, and awaken with the jungle. Welcome the day with a gentle yoga class, overlooking the treetops and feeling the rising warmth of the sun on your skin. Replenish with a nourishing breakfast of fruits, eggs, and homemade treats. You’ll find yourself feeling thankful for the little things in life, embracing the spiritual awakening and cleansing yourself of any negative thoughts.
Treat yourself to a revitalizing massage down by the beach front. Look out onto the waves as they gently lap against the shore. The sound of it is sure to relax your mind, as the hands of an experienced therapist work on your muscles. Don’t be surprised if you end up booking massage after massage. The therapists specialize in different treatments, so each experience is different from the last.
Maybe it’s time for a swim? Now to decide between the crystal clear infinity pool and the vitalizing ocean below. Perhaps you’ll go between the two. Enter a meditative state as your senses soak up the surroundings. Breathe in the fresh air, turn your focus inwards, and breathe out any thoughts of the outside world.
An afternoon of yoga takes you into the sunset, as you watch the ombré sky fuse from saffron hues to mystical violet. Catch the last of the days light as you gather for dinner. A delicious culinary experience of three courses, combined with a chance to engage in meaningful conversations with like-minded people.
Before long you’ll be ready to call it a day, surprised at how tired you feel after so much relaxing. The moonlight gently lights the path. As you wander barefoot back to your cabana, feel the earth beneath your feet. Imagine the big cats and jungle animals taking the same route, winding instinctively through the trees and down the cliff edge.
The elegant hillside cabanas are carefully designed to offer a unique and memorable experience. An open front room allows you to stay in touch with nature, so you can listen to the sounds of the ocean and jungle as you doze off in a luxurious king sized bed. Haramara Retreat is beautifully designed, creating the the perfect balance of luxury and nature.
Treat your mind, body and spirit. Feel at one with nature, and with yourself. Get used to this new feeling of tranquility, because you’ll feel it not only for the duration of your retreat, but will carry it with you when you leave.