∞ Temazcales ∞
“Rituals transcend the illusion of separation and lead us to open space-time and connect with everything that has been, what is and will be.” – Alma Tierra
Three days of human process, ceremony and connection.
Alma Tierra invites you on a journey to the heart of human existence, in the heart of the earth, diving into our Origins. A journey to connect with the invisible as our ancestors have practiced for millennia. In the heart of nature, between mountains with rocky cliffs, the river of crystal clear water and the starry night sky, we invite you to come back to the essence of what we are. At the rhythm of the drum, sacred songs, the cry of the hawk and the whistling of the wind in the peaks of the big trees, come and drink to the Origins of Life.
Ceremony of Sacred Songs – Temazcal – The Work That ReConnect
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What we offer is to return to nature, to find ourselves together to connect and touch what is alive in us and what is beyond us in this universe. An evening with songs of the world and sacred music in the Tipi, outside by the campfire or the Big Yurt to open to the invisible. Enter the womb of mother earth with the Temazcal; to the sound of the drum and the rattles, the songs and the crackling of the hot stones. They will release their energy for our journey from the heart and the soul to the return home. A spiral process of Work That Reconnect from Joanna Macy. Integrating the movements of gratitude, honoring our suffering for the world, seeing with new eyes and moving forward. It is in this spirit and this space that we move on our path of healing towards peace, joy, connection and love.
(House of heat in Nahuatl)
The sweat lodges are part of an important rite of purification and healing of many ancestral cultures spread around the world.
Among them, the Celts called it the “Teach Allais” (Sweat House), the Lakota “Inipi”, pre-Hispanic civilizations like the Aztec, “Temazcal” in Nahualt (house of heat).
The intention of the ceremony is to heal the body, mind and spirit. It is a re-union with the five elements: Terra, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit. To meet together, in the dark to make a process of death and re-birth.
You are welcome here.
IN THE PROGRAM:
Three days of connection in nature.
Evening of songs from the world and music.
Circle of sharing and integration.
Hiking trail, swimming, river, lake, forest, mountains.
Arrival on Friday from 3pm
Time in nature to relax and connect
Evening of songs and music in the Yurt, the Tipi or outside by the campfire
Preparation of the Temazcal Saturday afternoon
Temazcal Saturday evening
Integration, music and sharing Sunday morning.
Closing circle around 1pm Sunday
Departure until 4pm
WHAT TO BRING:
>A small object important for you, in relation with why you are doing this retreat.
>Clothing for the Temazcal: Swimsuit or skirt, towel.
>A bowl, a cup and your utensils!
>Your food for the weekend to share
>Drum, djembe, flute, musical instruments, if you wish.
>Tent, warm blanket, mattress, sleeping bag and pillow.
>Warm clothes and clothes for rain.
~ IN THE SPIRIT OF THE WEEKEND ~
In the spirit of the Retreat, we ask you to come without alcohol or drugs. Also, we ask you to leave any electronic device (except with a medical exception) in your car to allow us all to connect together amongst each other, as well as with nature, spirit and the present moment.
To Participate in Alma Tierra’s Temazcales
Write us a message with your name, the weekend you want to participate in and the name of the people you are planning to attend with. Make sure you have read the information about the ceremony you are attending! Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Welcoming you with love.
– THE EXPERIENCE –
Since immemorial time, human beings have been seeking to connect with life. Since immemorial time, women, men and children have come together to create and live ceremonies with this intention. This intention to connect, to go beyond what our eyes perceive, to go down into the depths of our Heart and our Belly and to heal what makes us suffer. To discover our essence, our soul; Who we are.
Through the years, we have traveled and experienced many ceremonies and teachings. We met guides, shamans, healers, facilitators, mentors, teachers. We took the time to watch, to experiment, to learn, to question and to search for what made sense to us. Then, one day, we were asked to guide a Temazcal. Put all our teachings together, all that we had learned for twenty years and put it in the service of our brothers and sisters, which was a great joy. Today, we continue this path with love. Our contribution to the service of life, the service of the common good, for the process of healing and the walk back home.
Our ceremonies are therefore probably different and unique because they are the result of our experience and what makes sense to us. Our intention is to be there, for all of us, with integrity, presence, joy and compassion. The experience of the Alma Tierra ceremonies is being in the middle of nature and diving into the Work that Reconnects Us. Our ceremonies are inspired by deep ecology, systems theory, personal journeys and ancestral spiritual traditions including Buddhism and some indigenous traditions of the Americas. The goal is to connect with what is in us, others, nature and the universe. It is to honor our suffering, to hear it and to welcome it. Then, to see with new eyes; to build motivation, creativity, courage, trust and solidarity in a world that is in transition to a human culture of peace and connection.
During our ceremonies, we will dive into this process, which calls us to revisit the idea of isolation and separation between us, others and the creation, in order to discover who we are and acknowledge all the possibilities. To take full advantage of the place to which we belong to in the process of creating a nourishing world for all of us.
We have the heart to put everything in place to create safe spaces where the truth can be said and listened to. We encourage each person to take responsibility and committing with themselves and the creation to do this work. For us, ceremonies are not a way to escape reality but a concrete way to understand what escapes us and then take action. To transform the dysfunctional in each of us and also around us, to live in gratitude, beauty and love, with presence and integrity inside and out.
Our ceremonies aim to recreate the link between ourselves, the human community and the more than human. It’s a journey to the heart of life, from our light and our shadows; from the unknown towards that which calls us.