“We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for.” Hopi Elders
Dear Soul Family,
It is our greatest honor to help facilitate this profound and transformational cleansing retreat. While many ask us to explain what will happen, we cannot truly answer because Plant Medicine takes us to a realm beyond concepts and words. And while we will provide you some tools to prepare for the cleanse, there is nothing that can truly prepare you for this journey to the Soul. So, we ask that you trust us completely and surrender to the process and know that you are guided and protected by the light you carry within.
We have watched our friends and family transform before our eyes, we have watched their skin clear and their eyes brighten as years of age pour off their bodies. While the process is at times difficult and at times spectacular, when you finish you will know that every moment, no matter how challenging, was in complete perfection.
Our teachers will be the Master Plants of Sacred Cacao and Washuma. There is absolutely nothing to fear... all those that we work with have life-changing and healing experiences.
Fear can always find an excuse for why you can't... but you can. And we will be there to help, every step of the way. Trust, release, surrender... you are guided, you are protected, you are divine light, We are all One... We are We!
With Immense Love and Gratitude,
CJ Ananda, Coby, Jaya & Saraswati
A simple and powerful program offered in a safe environment which is naturally conducive to the work of letting go of our past and manifesting our dreams. Each day’s spiritual journey will be filled with lessons that contain stories, insights, systems and tools that can be applied to your personal and professional life. Through methods such as meditation, yoga, reiki, healing arts and journaling we will practice the art of living in the present moment.
The 4 directions and ancient wisdom of the Medicine Wheel will provide an anchor for the retreat. Within the foundation of this wisdom we find nature’s intelligence as our guide. The sacredness of the lake and mountains, the earth and the sky that envelop us become our greatest teachers on this transformational journey. By simply connecting to the elements, we are shown how to be in the flow of life and release that which no longer serves us...personally and collectively. Trusting nature’s wisdom, we are able to accept where we are on our path and let go, knowing that we are held in the arms of Mother Earth...supported and connected.
From here, we are able to journey deeply into the exploration of who we are and who we came here to be. Now is the time to reveal yourself to yourself. As the Hopi Elders stated: “We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for.” This is the perfect opportunity to excavate your passions and gifts in order to dream your world into being! As each of us individually steps into this path of self-realization and manifestation, we naturally create space and trust for others to do the same. In the process, we are raising our overall vibration and therefore, the vibration of universal consciousness and the world.
Our hope as that each individual who participates in this seven day program, comes to remember who they truly are and takes with them that which they already knew…that they are magnificent beings of light and love. You will leave feeling spiritually cleansed, emotionally empowered and expansive….ready to live life in your most enlightened state of being! Are you ready to live the life that wants to live you?
About the Facilitators;
Co-Founder of Pura Vidya and Present Moment Retreat, and ERYT 500 certified, CJ Ananda is a renowned teacher of yoga, dance and meditation. She has combined her joy of these self-healing therapies with her experience as a wellness leader and healing practitioner to create international retreats and trainings. Ananda facilitates 200 hour and 300 hour Yoga Teacher Trainings, Shamanic Cleanses and Transformational Retreats giving each person the heartfelt attention and direct facilitation that cultivates ecstatic, healing and magical experiences. As a teacher, she sees each of her classes as an opportunity to hold sacred ceremonial space.
Integrating her teachings and passions, Ananda has developed a system of intentional-based healing that draws on the philosophy that we are all a part of a collective life force that is driving us towards greater consciousness. By exploring our gifts and expanding our relationship with higher Self, we come into alignment with our inner purpose of Awakening. Through our collaborative efforts and unified intentions, we magnify the richness of this life's experience. (Read more of Ananda's writings on her blog cjananda.com)
Ananda and her husband, Coby created Pura Vidya as a way to invite individuals to explore the fusion of the two mystical traditions of Yoga and Shamanism and to step into their Wisdom of Self (Vidya). Yoga (union with the Divine) and Shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) are both practices designed to grant us access to the infinite wisdom we carry within ourselves. She believes in the Hopi saying: “We are the ones that we’ve been waiting for.” Based on this belief, she trusts that we are each here to expand into the greatness of who we are and who we came here to be. She believes that as we more deeply connect to our inner essence, our Spirit Guides and our callings, we connect to the wholeness of All That Is. And it is from this place of truth, that we can serve all beings from our highest capacity. She is inspired to inspire... and to continue this journey moment to moment, breath to breath.
Ananda currently travels between Peru, Guatemala and Troncones, Mexico, the home of Present Moment Retreat, where she holds sacred space for individuals and groups as they journey toward Self Realization and Spiritual Oneness. AHO!
While traveling abroad during University, Coby met a Peruvian healer who liberated him from the material realm. “Now that you have entered the Spiritual world”, she told him, “you’ll never have to concern yourself with money or materials, they will manifest effortlessly. Your new path is a spiritual one wrought with its own challenges.” Coby took this belief to heart, starting a spiritual journey that took him several times around the world. He spent many years reconnecting with the Earth throughout Latin America. He sailed the Caribbean, learning just how deeply one can relax. He led groups of teenagers through five different continents. He spent much time in India where he lived 'Baba Life', renouncing material comforts and exploring the boundaries of meditation. But between each chapter of his story, he would always return to his Shamanic teacher in Peru for study and guidance. Coby’s deep rooted interest in Shamanism found its perfect complement when he married Yoga Guru, CJ Ananda. The fusion of his love for Shamanism and hers for Yoga blended perfectly, becoming Pura Vidya.
Jayananda James Roland
Jayānanda is a proclaimed apprentice of the Sacred, uniquely carrying the powerful medicine inherent in all of the worlds wisdom traditions through the ‘joining of Dot and Feather’ from eastern philosophies to indigenous practices and disciplines. Grounded in the teachings of Advaita Vedanta Jayā weaves openly through his life passions of Music & Sound Healing, Yoga & Tantra, Shamanism & Medicine work into a teaching prayerful and poetic.A multi instrumentalist, he infuses the wisdom of Bhakti and Nāda Yoga, devotional Song and deep listening. His healing Sound carries a strong message for us all as it carries the listener deep into the space of ceremony that which shines the wonders of the Medicine path and the many healing tools that have been initiated through Jayānanda.A published author of three poetry works Jayā’s words have been celebrated as joyful reminders of the path we walk. Sharing with all hearts a special joy of living, of living through breath and song. Jaya's teachings touch an eternity that is always with us, inspiring us into the realms of the Great Mystery, The Great Mystery that is Here and Now.
Saraswati Hayley Tennyson
Saraswatī embodies the essence of the creative Mother, balancing loving softness with a graceful strength. Her powerful presence inspires and empowers others to step into their full potential, through vibrant authenticity and the awakening to the expansive joy of the heart. Her work brings together the teachings of yoga, non-dualism and earth wisdom, infused with a deep reverence for life.
Guiding people from all over the world to devote time to personal transformation at The Yoga Forest, the conscious living retreat she founded in 2009, Saraswatī wholeheartedly offers herself through the path of devotion; offering kirtan, ceremonies, workshops, retreats and trainings with yoga, breath work, sound healing, singing circles, dance, satsang & sharing circles. Her dedication to creating and holding a safe space allows the veils to fall away, inspiring spontaneous expression and the authentic embodiment of the Truth - all is Love.
Weaving together her passion for yoga, nature and the elements; her view of sustainable green living and mindfulness practice fuse into a work of deep green yoga.
She loves to be in the forest with her baby Elijah-Rumi, contemplating Oneness within nature while dreaming and designing landscapes of harmonious interaction, offering visions of an alternative global community for the future generations.
Pricing & Registration
7 nights accommodation, 3 gourmet vegetarian meals daily, 2 yoga classes daily, 1 Release & Manifest class daily, 2 Medicine Ceremonies (All offerings are optional)
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