An Intimate Retreat
limited to 6 guests only!
MAYA HARMONY Retreat
Magical & Authentic
Magic Maya Connection
January 20 - 23, 2023
Join Laura for 4 days and 4 nights in Paradise
Puerto Morelos & Yucatan, Mexico!
retreat begins with a welcome dinner at 7pm on the first day
We invite you to make profound connections with the magical and peaceful Maya world as you dig deep into authentic life here on the Yucatan Peninsula. Learn pottery the old way, soak in stunning cenotes, Experience a shamanic cleansing, explore ruins, and most importantly spend time with the lovely local people. You will find yourself experiencing peace and seeing the world differently as you get away from your daily routine and retreat into connection with a way of living that has endured for thousands of years.
During your time with us you will:
Receive a personal private cleansing and healing session with our shaman in a tiny Maya village (translation included)
Soak in two stunning cave cenotes
Take a pottery class with a family who has been teaching the ancient ways of pottery for more than 5 generations
Enjoy lovely connections with the locals
Hear supernatural stories that are very real and local to the area
Enjoy traditional Maya and Mexican foods
Explore the Maya ruins of Ek Balam
Stay in a quaint private hacienda in a tiny Maya town
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 connection in this beautiful and mysterious land!
Connection You'll Experience
2 Magical Centoes
Profoundly connect in crystalline waters of two remote cave cenotes. Experience deep relaxation and spiritual awakening in 2 stunning portals 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!
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.
Relax in a private hacienda in a tiny Maya village and build a sense of peace and community with your fellow seekers in this remote retreat. This location gives you the opportunity to connect with peaceful, authentic Maya life.
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!
Ek Balam Ruins
Explore the Maya ruins of Ek Balam where you can climb pyramids and duck into ancient rooms. This quiet ruin site has some of the most magnificent carvings on the Yucatan and the energy is still strong in this ancient city!
Magic You'll Experience
Where the Path Leads
Journey in Body & Mind
All Inclusive Itinerary
Magic Maya Connection
Your time with us will be filled with connections that bring you into the heart of the world of the Maya people. You'll stay in a Maya village, get to know local families, hear stories of real magic and supernatural jungle guardians, receive a cleansing and healing session from a Maya healer who is the last in his village, learn the ancient art of pottery and see its supernatural connections too, not to mention experiencing the beautiful energy of the cenotes which are portals to Xibalba, the Maya otherworld and exploring ancient ruins that still speak. All things here are tied to spirit and to nature. It is a lovely, peace-filled, magical life!
Your ITINERARY is as follows
DAY 1: Arrive in Puerto Morelos, a fishing village just south of Cancun where you will spend your first night in a quaint hotel on the beach.
Have dinner in our home where you will 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.
Day 2: After a lovely breakfast, you'll leave bright and early and head into the heart of the Yucatan.
Have a traditional Maya lunch in the Colonial town of Valladolid
When you arrive in Uayma, you'll settle into your room in a private hacienda in a tiny Maya village.
A pottery class will fill your afternoon 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.
You will also hear supernatural stories told by Sergio and his family. Magic is part of everyday life in the Mayalands!
Enjoy a traditional dinner and relax in your hacienda. Laura will answer your questions about Maya culture and magic and tell you some more amazing stories of connection to spirit and nature.
Day 3: After a delicious breakfast in the hacienda, you'll head north to the Maya ruins of Ek Balam where you'll get to climb pyramids, explore ancient rooms, meet the sacred ceiba tree, and feel the energy of the ancients.
Enjoy a traditional lunch with hand made tortillas (super yum!)
Then you'll soak in 2 of the most beautiful, magical cenotes! These are cave pools with crystal clear water filled with natural minerals that will help you relax. The cenotes are sacred places that contain portals to Xibalba, the Maya Underworld! While you are there, Max, who is Laura's partner and your translator for the trip, will show you some beautiful ways to connect with your cenote experiences. He is also cave guide with deep knowledge of the cenote waters. This will truly be a magical time!
Another lovely dinner with savory traditional food, another evening in the hacienda, walk around the pueblo if you wish, and another good night's sleep.
Day 4: After a lovely breakfast in the hacienda, you will head to the tiny village where Don Francisco, our good friend and shaman 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 the quaint hotel on the beach which is walking distance from the square.
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, researcher, photographer, and adventurer, Laura LaBrie, 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
January 20 - 23, 2023
Magical & Authentic
Magic Maya Connection
2 nights in your Beach Hotel in Puerto Morelos
2 nights at a Private Hacienda
Delicious and authentic Maya food
All transportation after you arrive in Puerto Morelos
All events and entry fees as you journey into the Mayalands.
Pottery Class with a Master Potter
Ek Balam Ruins exploration
2 Cenote Connections with cave guide
Personal Shamanic Cleansing and healing time
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!
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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. It cools off nicely!
Bathing suit (or 2) for mindful connection experiences in 2 breathtaking cenotes and bathing at the beach.
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!
Water shoes, although not necessary, can make your cenote experiences more comfortable.
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!
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?
2 nights at a beach hotel
2 nights at a private villa
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)
2 Cenotes with guide
Ek Balam Ruins with guide
A personal cleansing, healing and activating time with our shaman, Don Francisco (you can give him and extra gift is you like)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.