An Intimate Retreat
limited to 7 guests only!
MAYA HARMONY Retreat
Finding Fresh Direction
June 9 - 13, 2023
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)
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, therapeutic clay art, healing foods, ritual and meditation, 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.
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
Enjoy Art Therapy in an ancient ways Pottery Class
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!
Wisdom & Magic You'll Experience
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!
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!
Participate in Maya meditations and breathwork which will help you come more into alignment with the ancient energies of the World Tree and the 4 Spirit Winds which maintain the balance of all things.
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.
Natural Healing Pool
Soak in a natural limestone pool at your bungalow hotel. This (one of 2 pools at your hotel) is rumored to have healing properties and to be aligned with the energies of nearby Chichen Itza. Its waters are filled with relaxing minerals.
Get your hands in the clay, and discover the ancient ways of this enduring art. Your class will be in the home workshop of a family who has been practicing the old ways for more than 5 generations!
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!
Make connections with local people who are happy to share their culture with you. These are wonderful, kind people who are willing to teach you about their ways, their world, and their beliefs.
Where the Path Leads
Journey in Body & Mind
All Inclusive Itinerary
Finding Fresh Direction
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
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
After a lovely breakfast, you'll leave bright and early and head into the heart of the Yucatan.
Arrive in Uayma where you will enjoy a therapeutic pottery class at the home and workshop of Emilio, Sergio and their family. They are master potters who still practice their art in the old way, including bringing energy and magic into their work.
Enjoy a delicious traditional Maya heart-opening lunch at Sergio's home-workshop.
Check in to a quaint 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
After breakfast at the hotel, 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!
Lunch will be in a quaint Maya restaurant nearby where you can even help make the hand made tortillas.
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
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!
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!
4 Days & 4 Nights
June 9 - 13, 2023
Wisdom & Healing
Finding Fresh Direction
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.
Pottery Class with a Master Maya Potter
Life Path Workshop with author Laura LaBrie
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
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What You'll Need
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, stunning cave cenotes, 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.
. . . 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)
Therapeutic pottery class with a master Maya potter
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 email@example.com.
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.