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An Intimate Retreat
limited to 7 guests only!


Finding Fresh Direction

FEBRUARY 15-18, 2024
NOTE: All of our retreats include a give back portion. Laura will contact you to let you know how you can help the local Maya community (if you want to) 
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Are you looking for direction in life?

Are you in transition?

Are you moving through healing from past traumas and re-defining your best life?

Come spend time with us and look deep within yourself.

Find fresh direction as you look into yourself through the portals of the cenote, cacao ceremony, shamanic healing, Maya ruins energetic connection, healing foods, breathwork and meditation, Maya ritual, healing energy exchange with the sacred ceiba tree, and the sacred tzolkin path to find your soul expanding during this intense retreat.

Come away from your daily routine and into the jungle paradise of the Mayalands where you will discover ancient wisdom that will help unlock both the healing of past traumas and the fresh direction that you are looking for.

Allow the deep energies of the Maya to work their magic in your life.

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Join Laura for 4 days and 4 nights in Paradise
Puerto Morelos & Yucatan, Mexico! 

Find the answers you are looking for through connection with the wisdom of both the ancient and the contemporary Maya. Come spend a few days in the jungles of paradise. Here you will make connections that will both heal you and open you up to fresh new direction. It is a life-changing experience that may surprise you in beautiful ways.

During your time with us you will . . .  

  • ​Learn your personal Maya Life Path Sign and Advice

  • Participate in Cacao Ceremony of Re-Birth

  • Receive a personal, private cleansing and healing session with our generational Maya shaman/healer Don Francisco (translation included)

  • Guided Cenote Relaxation Experience

  • Explore energetic connections in the Maya ruins of Ek Balam

  • Experience an energy exchange with the Sacred Ceiba Tree

  • Participate in Maya Ritual, Meditations, and Breath Work

  • Enjoy lovely Connections with the Locals

  • Enjoy 3rd-eye opening traditional Maya and Mexican foods

  • Stay in a quaint bungalow hotel with a healing pool

  • Experience the simple, magic-filled life of the Maya people!

We are excited to get to know you and help you on your journey of deep transformation in this beautiful and mysterious land! 

Transformative Events

Wisdom & Magic You'll Experience

Sacred Cenote

Profoundly connect in crystalline waters of a beautiful cave cenote. Experience deep relaxation and spiritual awakening in this stunning portal to Xibalba, the Maya underworld! 

Cacao Ceremony

Savor traditional Maya food made with fresh local ingredients. Handmade tortillas, local herbs and spices, fruits and veggies packed with flavor because they are locally harvested and traditional main dishes  still made in the old way!

Sacred Ceiba Tree

Experience the powerful energy of this magnificent ceiba tree, the most sacred place in the Ek Balam ruins. You will be led through a healing Maya energy exchange with this World Tree. 

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Shamanic Limpia

Visit with our shaman and have a personal and powerful cleansing ceremony.  Receive personal help and healing in any area of your life, and also meet his lovely family and get an inside peek into traditional Maya life. 

3rd-Eye Healing Foods

Enjoy traditional Maya & Mexican foods that will help heal your third eye and enable you to re-connect with your own intuition and ability to "see" into other realms. 

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Natural Healing Pool

Soak in this natural limestone pool which brings healing and peace to your body and soul. This is one of the 2 pools at the bungalow hotel and you can enjoy its relaxing and restorative waters.

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Ancient Energy

Feel the ancient energies of Ek Balam, a stunning ruins site filled with breath scrolls, the Witz monster and other powerful carving. Participate in Maya ceremony while in this energetically charged sacred site!

Maya Life Path

Learn the signs and guides of your personal Maya Life Path and discover how they can help you find direction and give you advice to help bring you into alignment with the path you came here to create!

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Maya Meditations

Participate in Maya meditations, breathwork, and ritual designed to bring you into alignment with ancient powerful energies and help you find balance and center, so you can find your place in the world. 

Where the Path Leads

Journey in Body & Mind

All Inclusive Itinerary

Finding Fresh Direction

Thursday, February 15
  • Arrive in Puerto Morelos, a fishing village just south of Cancun, and get checked in to your jungle condo.

  • Have a traditional dinner filled with third eye healing foods in our home.

  • Meet our other retreat guests, have a chance to ask questions, hear fun inspiring stories about your upcoming adventure and get all the details on what's to come.

  • Do a intention setting Maya ritual and meditation

  • Get a good night's sleep in your comfy condo

Friday, February 16
  • After a lovely breakfast of 3rd eye healing foods in our home, you'll head out to the Route de Los Cenotes

  • Enjoy a cenote cave experience with your guide, Max, who will show you how to relax into the sacred energies of this magical underworld.

  •  Participate in a Cacao Ceremony of Re-Birth. It's a hands-on ritual that will help you understand the cycle of the cacao and how it reflects your own cycle of life, transformation, and re-birth. 

  • Enjoy a traditional, 3rd-eye healing lunch at the cenote

  • Return to your condo for a break and soak in the pool if you feel like it

  • Life Path workshop with Laura LaBrie. You will learn your Maya birth sign, your current energy and advice that you can follow to help you come into alignment with the you that you love the best!

  • Dinner with 3rd-eye restoring Mexican foods

  • Maya relaxing breathwork meditation

  • Get a good night's sleep 

Saturday, February 17
  • After a lovely breakfast, you'll leave bright and early and head into the heart of the Yucatan.

  • You will head to the tiny village where Don Francisco, our good friend and shaman/herbatero lives. This is a magical time! You will have a personal, private cleansing and healing session accompanied only by Max who will be your translator and help facilitate your experience. (Francisco speaks only Spanish and Mayan).

  • While you are not in session with Francisco, you'll have time to meet his family and freely enjoy his very traditional home and garden. There are medicinal plants growing everywhere, fruit trees, pigs and chickens.

  • When Francisco is finished working one-on-one with everyone, he usually takes time to ask if anyone has any questions. This is a great time to ask anything you like. It can be about plant medicine, life in a Maya village, or of course, questions about aluxes and other spiritual Maya beings! 

  • Enjoy a delicious traditional Maya heart-opening lunch at a quaint local restaurant where you can make your own hand-made tortillas.

  • Check in to a charming bungalow style hotel on sacred grounds

  • Relax, journal, and/or soak in the natural healing pool

  • Enjoy a relaxing dinner on the grounds

  • Sleep well in a location steeped in ancient sacred energy

Sunday, February 18
  • Enjoy an early breakfast at the bungalow style hotel restaurant

  • Arrive at the quiet ruins of Ek Balam while the morning air is still cool.

  • See the Witz monster, a portal to the Maya overworld called flower mountain

  • Participate in a Maya ritual within the ruins to powerfully come into alignment with ancient energies

  • Experience a healing energy exchange with the great ceiba tree, the most sacred spot in the ruins.

  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in Valladolid. 

  • Then we will head back to Puerto Morelos where we will have dinner in a favorite local restaurant a block from the beach. Puerto Morelos comes alive when the sun goes down and, if you like, after dinner you can explore this little village, shop for hand made silver jewelry and other goodies, and even stay up late and listen to live music if you want! 

  • You'll spend your last night in your jungle condo

Monday, February 19
  • Have a lovely good-bye breakfast in our home

  • Check out of your condo at 11AM

NOTE: If you decide to extend your stay, we are happy to make recommendations for you about where to stay and things to do! 

Hi, I'm Laura LaBrie! I am working hard to make this retreat an amazing and unforgettable experience for YOU! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I am happy to help you! 

Just email me at

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Laura LaBrie
Laura LaBrie

Meet Your Guide


Author of 12 books, including highly acclaimed I Ran Away to Mexico, Laura LaBrie is a researcher, teacher, photographer, and adventurer. Laura has been living in Mexico and Central America for the past 12 years. She spends her time in remote villages and wild places learning as much as she can about Maya culture, life, and connection to the spirit realms, supernatural beings, and other dimensions! She is super excited to share everything she has learned with YOU! There are amazing secrets and ancient wisdom hidden in the jungles of the Yucatan Peninsula and Laura is passionate about unearthing them and incorporating them into daily life. She has even been asked by the Maya elders to share their wisdom, their ways, and their connection to spirit with the world and she is excited to make good on her promise to do just that! 

Find Your Direction

4 Days & 4 Nights
FEBRUARY 15-18, 2024

Wisdom & Healing

Finding Fresh Direction
$1,350 USD
All Inclusive


3 nights in your Jungle Condo in Puerto Morelos


1 night at a Bungalow Hotel with a Natural Healing Pool

Delicious and authentic Maya & Mexican food designed to heal and re-activate your 3rd-eye

All transportation after you arrive in Puerto Morelos

All events and entry fees as you journey into the Mayalands. 

Maya Ruins exploration in the quiet and magnificent ruins of Ek Balam.

Life Path Workshop with author Laura LaBrie

Mediation, Ritual, and Breathwork with Laura

Cenote Experience with Max, your relaxation guide 

Personal Shamanic Cleansing and healing time with generational Maya healer Don Francisco

Cacao Ceremony in a cenote setting to focus on re-birth


Register & Save Your Spot Now

A $350 per person non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration.

When you register you will receive a

welcome email to get you started!

Finding Direction Retreat Deposit

$350 USD


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Finding Direction Retreat in FULL

$1350 USD


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Prices and Reservatons

What You'll Need

Be Prepared

Adventurers Ascetic

Cool clothing. This is Mexico and it is going to be hot during the day. Think breathable, loose-fitting fabrics.

Sweater for the evenings. In case it cools off!

Bathing suit (or 2) for mindful connection experience in a breathtaking cenote and bathing in the natural healing pool.

Extra spending money for buying goodies to bring home like rare honey products and handmade silver jewelry. Also, even though all your food and drinks are included, if you choose to enjoy a cocktail or other alcoholic beverage, you'll need a bit of extra cash for that too. Mexican Pesos are the local currency and you can use your ATM card to get them here.

Adventure shoes will help you on your path. Think cool and comfy!

A backpack to carry all your goodies during your adventures!

A camera or your cell phone with a good camera will help you record the amazing things you are going to see! Small Maya villages, a stunning cave cenote, gorgeous Maya ruins, jungle, rituals, and so much more!

A journal to write down your Life Path information and anything else you might like to

I am thrilled to connect on this mystical adventure with you!

Please be aware, deposits are nonrefundable.

What People are Saying

What People Are Saying

. . . we'll never forget!

This past February my friend and I stayed in Puerto Morelos. We went with Laura to visit some of the less touristy Mayan pyramids and swim in some cenotes. Every place we went was amazing. Meeting a Mayan family in their home was an honor we'll never forget. When we return to the Yucatan we will definitely go with Laura to explore even more fantastic sites. She not only was our guide but also became our friend.

Mary Ann 

 . . . magic out of the fabric of Mexico!

I became friends with Laura because she was such a good writer. She is also very approachable, and I feel deeply blessed to have seen her in person too. Laura is the most accomplished of my mystical friends. She forges magic out of the fabric of Mexico. She has shown me Mayan sites and cenotes. She helped me discover the Mayan people and I couldn't wait for her book about the sacred side of this people.



. . . this is the real deal!

A wonderful, totally sublime experience. Max and Laura’s depth of knowledge about the Mayan people, their innate indigenous worldview and simple lifestyle was shared to our small group in an elegant style. We visited in the village and were able to have individual healings with the village shaman. We swam in cenotes, climbed pyramids at Ek Balam and it was mesmerizing. This is the real deal.


. . . a surreal experience!

Laura and Max were an absolute pleasure to take an excursion with! Having met Laura before I already knew she was great energy and good people! Laura and Max both took us to some amazing cenotes that offered a very private and surreal experience unlike anything I’ve ever experienced on any excursion before. They both shared with us the history of the Mayan culture and offered a very personal experience unlike any I’ve seen on other excursions in Mexico! I would highly recommend and will be booking with them in the future!


Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from attending a retreat?

This is a time when like-minded people come together from all over the world to explore spirituality from both without and within. You can expect a compassionate and encouraging environment, workshops, group excursions, free time, shared meals, and time to connect one-on-one with Laura.  

What airport should I fly into?

We are located in Puerto Morelos, just 20 minutes south of the CANCUN, MEXICO airport! (Yes, you get to visit us in paradise!)

How much time will I have on my own?

Each day has time built in for you to reflect, meditate, and on some days, even explore on your own. 

What's included in the price?
  • 3 nights in a comfy jungle condo

  • 1 nights at a bungalow hotel with a natural healing pool

  • All meals: 4 dinners, 3 breakfasts, and 3 lunches . . . alcoholic drinks are not included.

  • All transportation except airport transfer (We can make recommendations on airport transfers)

  • Cenote experience with guide

  • Life Path Workshop

  • A personal cleansing, healing and activating time with our shaman, Don Francisco (you can give him and extra gift is you like)

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • Ek Balam ruins

  • Maya meditations, breathwork, and ritual

  • A professional English speaking translator/guide throughout

  • All entry fees and taxes to sites included on the itinerary

  • Bottled water daily

What is your refund policy?

Your $350 deposit is non-refundable.  Click here to see our terms and conditions.

I live nearby! Can I sign up for some of the workshops/excursions without attending the entire retreat?

The only way to join the retreat group is to sign up for the entire trip. We understand that people might like to join us for just an afternoon or two, but in order to maintain the intimacy of the group, we don’t allow this.

Can I stay at another location?

Because we will be out adventuring and staying in remote locations, it isnt really possible for you to stay at a different location. 

How can I find a roommate?

If you are traveling alone and would like us to connect you with a roommate contact Laura at

As much as we love animals, this is really not the right place for them. 

How many people do you expect to attend?
Can I bring my pet?

Our retreats are small and intimate, providing you with personal attention. We will only take a MAXIMUM of 6 guests. 

Can I bring my children or spouse?

Yes! We would love for your spouse and/or children to join us, however, the minimum age for children joining our retreat is 18 years-old.

Are there scholarships available? Can I trade my services in exchange for going on the trip?

We don’t have any scholarships available for our retreats at this time, nor are we accepting an exchange of services. The only way to attend is to register.

How can I learn more about Laura's philosophies ahead of time?

You can read all about Laura and her vision here. And check-out Laura's stories

Where can I get more information?

If you don’t see the answers to your questions on the website, we’ll be happy to help you! Just send an email to Laura at 

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