An Intimate Retreat
limited to 7 guests only!
March 17-20, 2024
Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza
Descent of the Feathered Serpent
Join Laura for 4 days and 4 nights in Paradise
Puerto Morelos and Chichen Itza, Mexico!
retreat begins with a welcome dinner at 7pm on the first day
Walk the path of the ancient Maya. The retreat will show you how to find harmony, come into alignment with ancient wisdom and find you own path in life. It is a deep dive into the sacred Tzolk'in, the sacred human calendar of the Maya where we find the plan for our lives written by the Heart Sky and the Fathermother through channeled wisdom of the shamans. Come learn how YOU can find peace and balance by applying this harmonious wisdom to your own life and while you do, you get to walk in the sacred places including seeing the Feathered Serpent descend the pyramid at Chichen Itza on the Spring Equinox!
In addition, you'll get to soak in a cenote cave-pool where the Maya go to pray and have personal time with our shaman who is the only healer left in his village. This retreat is a rare gift!
Magic You'll Experience
Delve into the wisdom of the Maya with hands-on workshops designed to teach you the path of the Tzolkin, called The Path of The Feathered Serpent, a path to fulfillment and peace in your life today.
Fall Equinox in the ruins of Chichen Itza! Come watch the feathered serpent descend to earth on this auspicious day! Then explore the captivating ruins of the World UNESCO sacred site!
Cenote Choj Ha
Soak in crystalline waters of this remote cave cenote. This sacred pool is where the Maya go to pray and is considered, not only stunning, but also an active portal to Xibalba, the Maya underworld!
Follow the footsteps of archeologists, and stay in the hacienda on the grounds of Chichen Itza where the team stayed that uncovered the ruins. This includes access to the ruins an hour early through the archology entrance! PLUS its a stunning resort!
Visit with our shaman and have a personal and powerful cleansing ceremony. You will also meet his lovely family and get an inside peek into traditional Maya life.
Participate in Daily Rituals as we meet the Day Gods and begin to understand the energies of the 4 directions. Learn a bit of the Mayan language and how to perform the rituals at home too!
Journey in Body and Spirit
Dinner in Puerto Morelos
Arrive in Puerto Morelos and check into your jungle condo
We will pick you up for a welcome dinner in our home!
Do an intention setting meditation.
Have a relaxed time to meet and get to know us (Max and Laura) and the other attendees. You will also get to ask questions and find out more about your birth sign and what is coming up on our trip in Yucatan.
Journey in Yucatan
We will pick you up early and bring you back to our home for a preparation breakfast
Then we leave and drive into the Yucatan!
First stop is a breathtaking cenote in the jungle. It is a sacred place where the Maya still go to pray. While you are there you can soak in the crystal waters, center yourself, feel the magic of the other-worlds, and set your intentions for your walk down the path of the Feathered Serpent!
We will have a picnic lunch on the cenote grounds and you can purchase native honey and honey products!
Then we go check in at Hacienda Chichen, the hacienda that was the original plantation that included the ruins of Chichen Itza! Thompson, the archeologist who owned it and excavated the ruins, is buried on the grounds and a cave you can use for meditation is on the hacienda grounds as well!
After you have time to freshen up, we will meet on the big covered porch in comfy chairs for your first "Path of the Feathered Serpent" workshop. You will learn about your personal Tzolkin energies and how you can come into alignment with this ancient wisdom to increase your personal success in every area of your life!
We will have a traditional Maya dinner in a local restaurant
Then get a great nights sleep in magical grounds!
Magic in the Ruins
- Begin the day with a very traditional Maya breakfast
Then you will dive deeper into understanding your personal Path of the Feathered Serpent with a workshop by Laura
Break for a walk in the garden or some quiet time
Then you will participate in the Ritual of the 4 Directions, a powerful Maya ritual to bring you into alignment with the ancient energies of the Maya
Lunch will be in a quaint Maya town
Afternoon break can include a lovely soak in the cenote-water filled pool
Then at 2 pm, we will enter the ruins and see a few important sites
That is when the MAGIC begins!
We will spread out blankets in the grass and witness the Spring Equinox celestial event of the Descent of the Feathered Serpent! To read about our last experience during the Fall Equinox, you can GO HERE!
Dinner after that super -charged experience will be in the lovey Hacienda restaurant of the hotel premises
Then et a good nights sleep still soaking in the magic of the event, since you will still technically be in the traditional ruins grounds!
You will begin the day with a lovely Maya breakfast
Then we check out of the hacienda and head to the home of Don Francisco
Each of you will have a personal, private cleansing and healing session with our shaman, Don Francisco
Max will translate for you since Don Francisco only speaks Spanish and Mayan
To read about a cleansing session, you can GO HERE
You will spend time at Don Francisco's very traditional Maya home and get to know his family
After eveyone's sessions are done, there will be time for you to ask any questions you have. Don Francisco loves to teach and is very happy to share!
When we are finished, we will head to a fun restaurant for lunch and then head back to Puerto Morelos where we will help you will check back into your beachy hotel.
At 7pm we will meet for dinner in one of our favorite restaurants near the beach.
This is the official end of your retreat
After dinner, you are free to explore this quaint fishing village that comes alive when the sun goes down!
We will recommend a few places you might want to shop, including hand-made silver jewelry!
Make your way back to your hotel (everything is walking distance) and get a good nights sleep.
Check out is in the morning. We can make recommendations to extend your stay!
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
at Chichen Itza
March 17-20, 2024
LIMITED to only 7 GUESTS!
2 Nights at a Jungle Condo in Puerto Morelos
2 nights at Hacienda Chichen Itza
Delicious and authentic Mexican and Maya food
All transportation after you arrive in Puerto Morelos
All events and entry fees as you walk the ancient path
Hands-on workshops with author, Laura LaBrie
Your Tzolkin Birth Sign and Guardians
Cenote Experience in the beautiful jungle of Yucatan
Rituals and Meditations to bring you into alignment
I'm so happy you have decided to join us! Here you can make your deposit or pay your tuition in full. When you do, you will get an email from me with lots of fun info to help you get ready!
NOTE: Deposits are non-refundable since we have to reserve hotel rooms and such.
Spring Equinox Retreat Deposit
Spring Equinox Retreat in FULL
What You'll Need
Cool clothing. This is Mexico and it is going to be hot even in March. Think breathable, loose-fitting fabrics.
Bathing suit for soaking in a breathtaking cenote, a lovely pools, and the ocean.
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 for all the goodies you want to bring on your day-time 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, Maya pyramids and ruins, an incredible cave 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 condo in Puerto Morelos
2 nights at Hacienda Chichen, an award-winning eco-resort
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 workshops with Laura
A centoe workshop with Mexican cave diver, Max
A personal cleansing, healing and activating time with our shaman, Francisco
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 on so many adventures and staying in remote places, it is not possible at this time 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 roomate (remember all accommodations while we are in Puerto Morelos are double occupancy condos with private bedrooms) contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How many people do you expect to attend?
Our retreats are small and intimate, providing you with personal attention. We will only take a MAXIMUM of 7 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? OR 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.