Reclaim Your Mojo*: A week of Spirituality, Creativity, and Joy
with Susan Piver
February 24 / 8:00 AM - March 2 / 1:00 PM
Reclaim Your Mojo*: A Week of Spirituality, Creativity, and Joy
*mo·jo noun ˈmō-(ˌ)jō
: a power that may seem magical and that allows someone to be very effective, successful, etc.
Please join acclaimed writer Susan Piver February 24 - March 2, 2014 for a 7-day getaway to relax into creative flow, practice meditation together, explore beautiful San Miguel de Allende, and enjoy life.
This retreat will be the perfect combination of spirituality, creativity, relaxation--and FUN!
During this program, you will:
- Explore and deepen your meditation practice.
- Rediscover your creative flow.
- Remember how to take joy in the everyday.
- Awaken and enliven your senses.
- Enjoy a balance of group time and personal time.
- Experience a deep sense of relaxation and revitalization.
- Explore one of the most celebrated travel destinations in the world.
- Share stories, laughter, meals, and camaraderie with some amazing fellow seekers.
No meditation experience needed. Open to all, even those who are certain they aren't creative.
An Overview of the Program
In the morning, we will take a pre-breakfast walk and listen to the various sounds of a new day: birds, church bells, footsteps. Breakfast together is followed by a morning session guided by Susan (including meditation, a short journaling exercise, and discussion) at the San Miguel Shambhala Center, which is in the heart of historic San Miguel.
In the afternoon, we will take a guided exploration or group excursion that includes something wonderful to see, smell, taste, feel, or hear: One afternoon will be spent photographing (or sketching or just gazing at) the unbelievable images, textures, and lines of San Miguel...Another will take us on an excursion to a hot springs…Another to the famed botanical gardens of this region…and more. Includes two free afternoons for you to rest, relax, and explore San Miguel on your own. (Our program coordinator, John Perkins, lives in San Miguel and can help you make plans if you like.
In the evening, we will gather for a celebratory dinner at a specially chosen restaurant. (The food is amazing.)
This program invites you to return to yourself: to relax, enjoy, open, explore the inner and outer realms, and remember that it is good to be alive. Throughout, there will be plenty of time for rest, reflection, and conversation.
About Susan Piver
Susan Piver is the New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including the award-winning How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life and The Wisdom of a Broken Heart. She is an authorized teacher and meditation instructor in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage and has practiced meditation for over 15 years. Susan leads retreats and teaches around the world. In 2011, Piver launched The Open Heart Project, which offers an online course of meditation instruction to thousands of at-home practitioners. For more information, please visit her website.
About San Miguel
The intrigue of old colonial architecture, beautiful churches, scenic outdoor attractions and a sizable foreign community make San Miguel one of Mexico’s top rated destinations. San Miguel de Allende was just named #1 of the top 25 cities in the world to visit by Conde Nast traveler magazine!
It offers delightful colorful buildings, myriad shops, strolling musicians, art and culture, fiestas, hot spring pools and is a mecca for the arts. This community of 80,000 offers quietude and tranquility, with no traffic lights. In 2008 SMA became a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a distinction that few places in the world can claim. Perennially on must-visit lists of travel magazines, San Miguel is an oasis of tranquility and safety.
Start exploring San Miguel de Allende here.
See the Conde Nast Traveler article here.
Fee before December 1, 2013 is 950 US dollars. After December 1, 2013 is 1,050 US dollars with a 10% discount for members of Shambhala Centres.
The fee includes the retreat, breakfast and dinner each day, closing, transportation and entry fees for the tours.
The fee does not include airfare, accommodations or lunches.
Need to cancel? Until January 1/13 the registration fee minus $50 will be refunded. After January 1/13 the registration fee minus $50 will be refunded if your place is filled from a waiting list. If the retreat is cancelled by us a full refund less any credit card or Paypal fees we paid will be offered.
Travel & Accommodations
The closest airports to San Miguel de Allende are Leon/Guanajuato/Bajio (BJX) and Queretaro (Qro). From either it is about an 1 1/2 hr. shuttle ride to San Miguel. Flights and ground transportation by bus or shuttle, 3-4 hours, are also available from Mexico City (MEX).
We strongly recommend you purchase travel/trip cancellation insurance.
There are many options for hotels, B&Bs, hostels, and even Airbnb.com listings in San Miguel in all price ranges.
We are happy to help you make travel and accommodation arrangements. Please let us know that you'd like assistance by a note in the comments section of the registration form link at the bottom of this page.
For questions about the retreat click here.
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