An Intimate Experience
limited to 7 guests only!
MAYA HARMONY Journey
Get Your Happy Back
JANUARY 20 - 22, 2024
NOTE: All of our events 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 a spiritually curious person looking for ancient wisdom that you can apply to your life today?
Are you feeling disconnected, even from your self?
Are you struggling to find your happy?
Come spend time with us and raise your baseline.
You will learn how the FOUR POINTS OF CONNECTION will bring you back into a state of contentment.
Based on the Book, How to Happify Your Life, this Journey into Maya wisdom will show you how to reconnect. You will find yourself reconnecting with Spirit, Nature, Community, & Yourself. It is this connection which helps you feel grounded, relaxed, and helps you get your happy back!
Join Laura for 3 days and 2 nights in Paradise
Puerto Morelos & Yucatan, Mexico!
Find the answers you are looking for through connection with the wisdom of the Maya.
Come spend a few days in the jungles of paradise.
Here you will make connections that will both heal you and help you get your happy back!
It is a life-changing experience that brings you into deep connection
with SPIRIT, NATURE, COMMUNITY & YOURSELF.
It is sure to surprise you in beautiful ways!
During your time with us you will . . .
Learn about the FOUR POINTS OF CONNECTION
Discover which points of connection you are doing awesome in and which you need to work on.
Receive a personal, private cleansing and healing session with our generational Maya shaman/healer Don Francisco (translation included)
Delve into a stunning cave centoe, the portal to the Maya underworld, Xibalba
Explore the portal to the OverWorld in the Maya ruins of Ek Balam
Experience an energy exchange with the Sacred Ceiba WORLD TREE
Learn about the SUPERnatural and how it impacts you today
Meet the master potters who still create ALUXES (read more about these supernatural beings here)
Visit an active alux site where this supernatural guardian is working to protect land
Explore a haunted cenote and hear stories of the supernatural
Enjoy lovely Connections with the Locals
Savor traditional Maya foods
Stay in a 17th century Spanish Hacienda converted into a beautiful hotel in Valladolid
Experience the simple, connected, 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. The waters here are sacred for cleansing in this stunning portal to Xibalba, the Maya underworld!
Learn about aluxes when you meet the master potter who still works in the old ways. He works with all natural ingredients and energy and even still creates real aluxes!
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.
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.
Enjoy traditional Maya foods cooked in the old way from whole foods. Cohinitia pibil, for example, is pork in orange and aciote covered in banana leaves and cooked in the "pib" underground!
Spend time in a traditional Maya home where you will meet the family and see how they live. This is a time to ask questions and make connections!
Feel the ancient energies of Ek Balam, a stunning ruins site with breath scrolls, the Witz monster and other powerful carvings. Connect with the Maya OverWorld while in this energetically charged sacred site!
Explore a haunted cenote and hear the stories surrounding it. Here you will also see offerings and get to explore the remains of a ghost pueblo.
17th Century Hacienda
Spend the night in comfort in a beautiful Spanish hacienda-hotel in central Valladolid where history surrounds you in this home turned hotel from the 1600's
Where the Path Leads
Journey in Body & Mind
All Inclusive Itinerary
Get Your Happy Back
Saturday, January 20
After a lovely breakfast where you will learn all about the plan for the upcoming days and receive your copy of How to Happify Your Life.
you'll leave bright and early and head into the heart of the Yucatan.
Our first stop will be Cenote Fantasma, the haunted cenote with real alux activity. You'll get to soak in the sacred waters there, explore the haunted pueblo, see real offerings, and learn about Maya spirituality.
Then you will enjoy a very traditional Maya lunch on the cenote grounds.
Next we will take you to meet the family of the Master Potter Don Sergio. Here you will find pottery made in the old way, without additives or electricity and WITH energy including the use of plants to absorb any negative energies. You will also learn about alux guardians. Don Sergio's family still make these clay figures that are activated and become real guardians!
Dinner will be in the quaint Spanish colonial town of Valladoild and you will get to choose from a variety of local dishes
Then spend a comfy night in a beautiful 17th century Hacienda converted into a hotel. There is a pool so make sure to bring your swim suit!
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, January 20
Enjoy an early breakfast in the garden dining area at the Hacienda.
Then we will head out early and arrive at the quiet ruins of Ek Balam while the morning air is still cool.
You can climb the pyramid if you like and see the Witz monster, a portal to the Maya overworld called flower mountain
You will also be able to experience a healing energy exchange with the great ceiba tree, the most sacred spot in the ruins.
Lunch will be at a quaint and very traditional Maya restaurant in a tiny pueblo and, if you like, you can make your own tortillas by hand!
You will head to the home of Don Francisco, our good friend and shaman/herbatero. 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 savory dinner back in Valladolid and perhaps try some new Maya foods!
Sleep in comfort in your private room at the Historical Hacienda. Before bed you may want to soak in the pool.
Monday, January 21
Wake up early and enjoy breakfast in the Hacienda garden restaurant
Then head out, back toward Puerto Morelos
Stop along the way to visit a stunning cathedral-like cenote where you can soak in the sacred waters linked to the rain god Chaac. People still go to pray here. It is a sacred place, remote and quiet.
Then lunch will be in the little pueblo of Leona Vicario at a typical local restaurant with traditional yummy food.
Arrive back in Puerto Morelos in the late afternoon
NOTE: If you are coming in from out of town, we are happy to make hotel recommendation for you in Puerto Morelos for before and/or after your time with us.
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!
3 Days & 2 Nights
JANUARY 20 - 22, 2024
Get Your Happy Back
2 nights in a 17th century hacienda hotel
Maya Ruins exploration in the quiet and magnificent ruins of Ek Balam.
4 Points of Connection with author Laura LaBrie
2 Cenote Experiences with Max, professional cave guide
Personal Shamanic Cleansing and healing time with generational Maya healer Don Francisco
Haunted Pueblo and Cenote exploration
Master Potter workshop visit where real aluxes are made
Delicious and authentic Maya food
All transportation after you arrive in Puerto Morelos
All events and entry fees as you journey into the Mayalands
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 2 breathtaking cenotes
Water shoes can be helpful in the cenotes
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 explore your thoughts
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)
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 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.