RETREATS

Ekumal is the perfect place to join us or host your experience! Set deep in the heart of the jungle, far away from everyday distractions, is a magical place that has the power to bring people together, to connect people with themselves, and to create lasting changes in each person that comes here.

Ekumal Events
Events

Some of the events that we've hosted and future upcoming events:

  • Sound Meditation

  • Ecstatic Dance

  • Breath Works

  • Jungle Cinema

  • Tattoo Expo

  • Aura Cleansing

  • Aromatherapy Experiences

  • Weddings / Private Events

For upcoming dates be sure to stay tuned to our calendar! Click below! 

Ceremonies

Some of the ceremonies that we have hosted and future ceremonies coming:

  • Ayahuasca

  • Cacao

  • Temazcal

  • Ancestral Healing

  • Full Moon

  • Reiki

  • Rappé

  • Tepozcohuete (DMT)

For upcoming dates be sure to stay tuned to our calendar! Click below! 

Retreats

Here are some of the retreats that we have hosted:

  • Yoga (of all types)

  • Tantra

  • Wild Woman

  • Samari

  • Sirenis

  • Photography

  • Community

  • Eco & Sustainable Living Workshops

If you are interested in having a retreat at Ekumal, connect with us! Click below! 

Meet  the Instructors & Healers

Seven Day "Jungle Wellness" Personal Retreat

Summary

Use the jungle and the Caribbean sea to heal profoundly. The stressed mind creates stress symptoms in the body that eventually take on a life of their own. These unhealthy cycles are radically interrupted in this retreat.

The grounding nature of the jungle and the proximity of the Caribbean sea, as well as the extensive wellness and therapy program of the psychologist Isabel Rössle and her holistically trained team help to achieve this.

Skill Level

  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Description

Therapy approach:

We "merely" need to recognize and accept the conditioned layers of CONCEPTS – RESISTANCES – PROJECTIONS and FEARS in order to then discover the tremendous source of our CREATIVITY - JOY - INTUITIVE INTELLIGENCE, LOVE, and UNBREAKING CONSCIOUSNESS to be able to tap into them.

Awakening Code

...is a path of self-exploration and self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is a very worthwhile goal because it brings you to a state that all people long for, whether they realize it or not. That state is life itself. With all the polarities it offers. To no longer be captivated by these polarities, or to no longer suffer from them, is the art of an awakened being. It means that one is no longer at the mercy of the agony of a painful life full of oppositions. Indeed, we are quite capable of deciding where to direct our perception. We decide whether we want to surrender to the lies, tricks, and traps, of the so-called ego - or whether we want to perceive our true self. One leads to suffering, the other to peace, joy, and freedom. A Freedom that most people cannot even imagine.

Sensual Dance

This training method is a mixture of physical workouts and a (re)union with our body needs and its primal rhythm in the NOW. SD helps to dissolve physical and mental blockages through the subtle but also very expressive and free movements. The accompanying music is perceived meditatively and melted into the body in a conscious way. The sole concentration on the music and what it triggers in the body allows the rest of our senses to rest. We recover from the many sensory impressions to be processed simultaneously. Our mind calms down. Concentration and awareness in the now are encouraged.

What Makes This Retreat Special

The psychologist Pia Isabel Rössle who grew up in Chile and Germany founded the popular retreat center "Chez ZeN" in the south of France in 2014. Intensive awakening experiences in her twenties prompted her early on to conduct interdisciplinary research into scientific evidence for spiritual phenomena, in order to be able to bring these more comprehensively to the mind-oriented Westerner. With 25 years of meditation practice, holistic training, and extended stays in India, Isabel has developed her own healing meditations and theta healings.

These have long-lasting, trauma-healing effects because they involve cellular consciousness and brainwave levels. The goal of her exercises is to enable her clients to independently reproduce what they have experienced so that the healing processes can manifest. 

Program

The schedule will be designed according to your state of being after the first consultation before your stay. Sufficient sleep can be part of the regeneration program, therefore we prefer to coordinate the programs individually with the client.

Food

Freshly prepared vegetarian & vegan meals. For an extra charge, you can order fish and meat.

2 days of soft fasting with clear soup and juices/smoothies.

What's Included In This Package

  • 2x Yin Yoga (Relaxation and Wellbeing)

  • 1x Mayan sweatlodge Temazcal (Detox)

  • 3x Sensual Dance (Somatic Experiencing)

  • 3x Guided nonduality Meditations (Trauma Healing & Reconnection)

  • 1x Human Design Reading (Self-exploration)

  • 3x Coaching Therapy

  • 1x Maya Cenote visit

  • 1x Awakening Code & Core Transformation

  • 1x 60 min Reflexology

  • 1x 120 min Reiki session incl. Chakra Harmonisation with Sound Healing

  • 2 days of Soft Detox Fasting

  • Pre and post-retreat support from our team
  • 6 nights accommodation

  • Transportation during the retreat

  • 3 daily delicious and nutritious meals

  • Water, tea, and coffee served throughout the day

  • Free excursions to sites of interest

 

For availability & pricing please 

Seven Day Crystal Clear Mind Personal Retreat

Summary

In the course of our lives, many useless concepts accumulate in us, which become dysfunctional patterns and disturb our everyday life as well as our well-being. These patterns begin to limit us. Unhealthy societal overloads to which we are exposed every day eventually lead to alienation and even emotional numbness. Unless we clear our minds, clean them up, recognize unhealthy structures and get to the root cause of our unhappiness, we will not be able to escape the automatisms of our mind-body system that have manifested for decades. Beliefs of misunderstood spirituality can confuse people even more. This retreat ensures that self-healing powers can be built by starting from a healthy mind.

Styles

  • Yin Yoga

  • Skill Level

  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • Food

  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-free

Daily Schedule

Day 1: 

  • 60 minutes massage

  • Dinner

Day 2:

  • Yoga

  • Therapy sessions with Isabel R. (alternating between coaching, meditations, theta healing, and exercises)

Day 3:

  • Energy healing

  • Sensual dance

  • Therapy sessions

Day 4

  • Fasting day 1

  • Yoga

  • Maya cenote visit, therapy at the cenote

Day 5

  • Fasting day 2

  • 60 minutes massage

  • Therapy sessions

Day 6

  • Sensual dance

  • Therapy sessions

Day 7

  • Breakfast

  • Departure

Food

During your 2 days of soft fasting, you get clear soups and fresh veggie and fruit juices. Fasting is optional. All the meals served throughout the retreat are freshly prepared. The kitchen provides cross-over cuisine and Mexican food. For an extra charge, fish and meat can also be served.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Drinks - water, coffee, tea, detox juices

 

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Other dietary requirements on request

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate with the organizer when making a reservation.

What's Included In This Package

  • Nondualistic guided meditations

  • Reconnection coaching

  • The Hermetic Laws

  • Reframing through Theta Healing

  • "Letting Go" - techniques

  • A course in miracles teachings

  • Human design reading

  • "Awakening Code" and "Core Transformation"

  • 2x full-body massages (60 minutes each)

  • 1x multi-sensorial energy healing (reiki, sound healing, chakra harmonization, crystal healing)

  • 2x Yin yoga sessions (60 minutes each)

  • 3x sensual dance (physical trauma healing bodywork)

  • 6 days with instruction in English, (the organizer also speaks: German & Spanish)

  • Airport transfer available: Cancún International Airport (US$105 per person)

 

For availability & pricing please 

21-Day Mexican Awakening: Ancient Path
of Illumination Jungle Wellness Retreat

Summary

If you are at a turning point in your life, need support and courage to "jump“, long for a deep regeneration from the stress of everyday life, are interested in trauma healing, or want to gain a deep understanding of how your carefree state of being can be reactivated (independently and therefore, in the long term!) strive for a comprehensive change of perception that leads to self-liberation. Then this is your retreat! Practice different yoga styles and each session is optional.

Skill Level

  • Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Program

There are people who are serious. They not only feel the strong urge for change, but they're also ready to go the necessary way and to face the confrontations they encounter on this path to the higher levels. There are people who know that there is more to get out of this life and are tired of the old rut. There are people who want to change from a gray to a colorful dream. There are people who can instinctively perceive that the shamans of the ancient tribes have secrets and practices that will change their lives forever. There are people who do not want to postpone the most important things in life to the distant future but feel that their time has come now. There are people who enjoy pushing their limits to break old programs and do so with the necessary radicalism that is appropriate. There are people who are hungry for experience and at the same time are ready to decipher what power and magic lie in silence and doing nothing. There are people who really want to take on the universe and are ready to set out into freedom. It is exactly for these people that this seminar program was developed by visionary and activist Diego Zamora (the owner of Ekumal) and psychologist and spiritual teacher, Pia Isabel (founder of Chez Zen Holistic Retreats).

Sensual dance workout by Isabel

This training method is a mixture of physical workouts and a (re)union with your body needs and its primal rhythm in the now. SDW helps to dissolve physical and mental blockages through subtle but also very expressive and free movements. The accompanying music is perceived meditatively and melted into the body in a conscious way. The sole concentration on the music and what it triggers in the body allows the rest of our senses to rest. You'll recover from the many sensory impressions to be processed simultaneously. Your mind calms down. Concentration and awareness in the now are encouraged. You'll let the body decide individually how it wants to move to the sounds while maintaining workout positions that exercise or stretch the muscles.

In this way, the workout exercises do not bore you, as you are engaged in a sensory experience. This is about a journey inward, into the body. Contact with what the body needs. It tells you which movements it longs for in order to feel good. Most of the movements are very smooth and sensual. It is allowed to stretch and stretch. An act of love with one's own body takes place. Yoga, gymnastics, classical stretches, or Pilates exercises are equally suitable. On the outside, a combination of workout and dance takes place within the workout position. On the inside, you connect with your emotional-spiritual world, which is reflected in your body expression.

Awakening Code

... is a path of self-exploration and self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is a very worthwhile goal because it brings you to a state that all people long for, whether they realize it or not. That state is life itself. With all the polarities it offers. To no longer be captivated by these polarities, or to no longer suffer from them, is the art of an awakened being. It means that one is no longer at the mercy of the agony of a painful life full of oppositions. Indeed, you are quite capable of deciding where to direct your perception. You'll decide whether you want to surrender to the lies, tricks, and traps, of the so-called ego, or whether you want to perceive your true self. One leads to suffering, the other to peace, joy, and freedom. Freedom that most people cannot even imagine. It is possible to experience what you have always longed for in relative time. All it takes is a little openness and the willingness to let go of old, perhaps cherished, patterns and programs. Thereby, the Awakening Code helps you. It's a relatively simple method, which doesn't mean it's always easy to apply. But with a little practice, you can experience incredible changes in your life. The Awakening Code is not about healing. It is about recognizing that everything is already healed. What this means concretely from the perspective of an "Awakened One", you will learn during the retreat. A time of joy and self-awareness awaits you! They have already experienced many wonderful transformations and positive changes in people who have attended their retreats or seminars. They are still friends with some people today. It is a joy to watch people free themselves from their suffering and realize that they can experience joy and freedom in their lives!

Theta Healing

Theta healing is a prominent healing method that was created in 1995 by Vianna Stibal during her personal journey of healing from a leg tumor. According to the official Vianna Stibal ThetaHealing website, this method is a technique of meditation and spiritual philosophy that is not specific to one religion but recognizes all of them with the aim to become closer with the Creator. This training is meant for the body, mind, and spirit and gives one the ability to get rid of limiting beliefs and live a life full of positive thoughts through prayer and meditation. This technique is taught to be used in correlation with conventional medicine and it helps one learn how to use their intuition by relying on the unconditional love of the creator to do its “work”. The philosophy of Theta healing is to live, train, and coach other people to create a better life through love and consequently, reach harmony in your mind, body, and spirit.

Sound Therapy

Sound has been utilized in various cultures for thousands of years as a tool for healing. Whether through the use of mantras as with the Hindis, the Icaros (medicine melodies) of various Indigenous peoples from Central and South America, or Pythagoras' use of interval and frequency, these various techniques all have the same intention: to move you from a place of imbalance to a place of balance. Sound baths help to facilitate shifts in your brainwave state by using entrainment. Entrainment synchronizes your fluctuating brainwaves by providing a stable frequency to which the brainwave can attune. By using rhythm and frequency, you can entrain your brainwaves and it then becomes possible to down-shift your normal beta state (normal waking consciousness) to alpha (relaxed consciousness), and even reach theta (meditative state) and delta (sleep; where internal healing can occur).

Yin Yoga

While “Yang” yoga focuses on your muscles, Yin yoga targets your deep connective tissues, like your fascia, ligaments, joints, and bones. It’s slower and more meditative, giving you space to turn inward and tune into both your mind and the physical sensations of your body. Because you’re holding poses for a longer period of time than you would in other traditional types of yoga, Yin yoga helps you stretch and lengthen those rarely-used tissues while also teaching you how to breathe through discomfort and sit with your thoughts. The practice of Yin yoga is based on ancient Chinese philosophies and Taoist principles which believe there are pathways of Qi (energy) that run through your body. By stretching and deepening into poses, you’re opening up any blockages and releasing that energy to flow freely.

Sample Daily Schedule

Day 1

  • Arrival at Ekumal Jungle Resort

  • Introduction circle

  • Delicious dinner

Day 2

  • Sensual dance

  • Spiritual coaching

  • Nondualistic Theta meditation

Day 3

  • Yoga

  • Spiritual coaching

  • Theta meditation

Day 4

  • Yoga

  • Cenote trip

  • Karma yoga

Day 5

  • Holotropic Breathwork

  • Sound journey

Day 6

  • Day off

Day 7

  • Coaching: Awakening code

  • Temazcal ceremony (half of the group)

  • Jungle cinema: Mushroom documentary

Day 8

  • Temazcal ceremony (another half of the group)

  • Sharings

Day 9

  • Sharings

  • Massages

  • Pool or beach time

Day 10 (In silence and soft fasting)

  • Sensual dance

  • Meditation

  • Karma yoga

Day 11 (In silence and soft fasting)

  • Karma yoga

  • Ancient exercises

  • Castaneda inspired meditations

Day 12 (In silence and soft fasting)

  • Yin yoga

  • Personal coaching sessions

  • Karma yoga

Day 13

  • Sharings

  • Maya excursion

Day 14

  • Day off

Day 15

  • Environmental workshop with Ekumal owner

  • Ayahuasca ceremony (at night)

Day 16

  • Sharings

  • Personal coachings

  • Massages

Day 17

  • Sensual dance

  • Swimming with turtles in Akumal

Day 18

  • Karma yoga

  • Tensegrity movements

  • Cooking class

Day 19

  • Tensegrity

  • Thai yoga massage workshop

Day 20

  • Karma yoga

  • Pole dance class and Acro yoga class

  • Closing circle

Day 21 - Yes! You did it!

  • Departure

Food

During your 2 days of soft fasting, you get clear soups and fresh veggie and fruit juices. Fasting is optional. All the meals served throughout the retreat are freshly prepared. The kitchen provides cross-over cuisine and Mexican food. For an extra charge, fish and meat can also be served.

The following meals are included:

  • Brunch

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

  • Snacks

  • Drinks - water, coffee, tea, detox juices

 

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian

  • Vegan

  • Other dietary requirements on request

If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate with the organizer when making a reservation.

What's Included In This Package

  • Various programs

  • Physical and mental transformation

  • Workshops

  • Daily activities

  • Excursions

  • Massage

  • Full seminar program

  • 20 nights accommodation

  • Daily brunch, dinner, and snacks

  • 24 hours tea, coffee and freshwater

  • 24 hours free usage of swimming pools

  • 24 hours free parking and wifi common areas and some rooms

  • Airport transfer available: Cancún International Airport (US$105 per person)

 

For availability & pricing please