Chapter 1 - Soul Seed Gathering
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Chapter 1

Guatemala
CH1 – Female Soul Weaving

Chapter 1 took place in the magical and mystical Lake Atitlán, Guatemala.
31st Jan. – 5th Feb. 2017

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Guatemala has a rich history and cultural tradition of Mayan mythology woven into the landscape and the stories of their textiles.

Women weave for their communities, and thread their dreams, visions and hopes together.

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We explored the practice and symbology of weaving, with local Guatemalan Master Weavers.

While weaving in our own threads of creativity, vision, voice, skills, ideas, artistry – to weave into our community tapestry.

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Gathering with daily yoga & meditation, dance temple, cacao ceremony, artisan skills – basket & back-strap weaving, natural fabric dyeing, belly beading, stone wrapping, temazcal (traditional mayan sweat lodge), immersive cultural learning – Maya Herbalism & Cosmovision, Women’s Wisdom Talk Series, & Live Music Performances.

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Every where on-site has jaw-dropping views of Lake Atitlán and the volcanos that surround. We practice movement to the sound of a waterfall, bathe in the soothing rock pool, shower in the outdoor secret garden, and can find mystical hidden corners to explore. Learn about the beauty of permaculture and watch your soul-food being created with love, by local Mayan women and our friends – the Culver City Salad sisters.

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Guests Include:

María, Mayan Medicine Woman & Micaela, Women’s Community Leader

 

 

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Maya Traditions & Cojolya Master Weavers

 

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Max Dashu of Suppressed Histories

 

 

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LA-based filipino music artist Low Leaf live performance & sound journey.

 

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 Gogo Thule & Gogo Ekhaya traditional African Sangoma Ceremony & ritual

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Hugette of Disfunkshion Magazine – sharing soulful business talks

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Solar Plant-dyeing

Location: San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan

 

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“San Marcos la Laguna is a small Mayan village on Lake Atitlán in the western highlands of Guatemala. It has become a Mecca for international travelers attracted by its beauty, tranquility and diverse options for spiritual exploration and therapy. Terraced into the side of a cliff, The Yoga Forest is a twenty-five minute hike up into the valley from Lake Atitlán, To escape to our lush tropical food forest please travel to us with a backpack, organic soaps, a head torch and a spirit of adventure.” – The Yoga Forest

More Info on The Yoga Forest here – http://www.theyogaforest.org/about-us/

With each gathering, we aim to provide an enriching,
overflowing schedule of offerings
for you to soak into.

 

Included:

Live Music

Sound Journey

Plant-based Soul food (3 meals a day)

 Yoga, Meditation and Dance

Cacao Ceremony + Sacred Experiences

Soul Talk Series – with cultural educators

Skill workshops – weaving, art & herbalism

Marketplace

our community space to barter, exchange and sell goods and services. Your opportunity to buy local goods, and meet the women who make them.

Healing Space

a community space to give or receive healing work, agreement on exchange made between participants for monetary payment or other exchange.

Sample Schedule
Each Day:

Ceremony + Circle

Meditation + Yoga

BREAKFAST

2 workshop options

LUNCH

2 workshop options or market place/ community space

DINNER

evening – singing circle, voice, sound healing, circle/ community connection

 

*Please note, that our schedule is subject to change.