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Ancient Path Retreat

An empowering seven-day retreat unlike any other, following the ancestral ways of Mayan and Mesoamerican lineages for a journey of profound self-discovery, healing, and reconnection to the sacredness and mystery of life.

February 18th - February 24th, 2024  Yucatan, Mexico

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As the world goes through a dramatic transformation and you along with it, guidance and support are needed more than ever to truly make lasting changes - within and without.

How can you be part of this historic unfolding while deepening your life purpose?

There is an undeniable calling to return to the ancestral ways of the millenary traditions to heal, connect, thrive and remember we aren’t here to walk this path alone.

You’ve chosen a powerful time of reemergence of sacred spirituality so you can fully engage with your heart and purpose. Each moment now, is an opportunity to become more whole unto yourself.

Ignoring the call of our soul for spiritual connection denies nourishment to our very being, but turning to ancient traditions can unlock personal freedom and harmony by way of ritual, ceremony, and community centered and Earth-honoring values.

Despite inner work, feelings of emptiness and confusion can linger, suggesting a disconnection from the beauty and essence of Life. Turning outward to remedy your restless spirit, or ignoring your spiritual needs won’t cut it anymore. Those who’ve reached a sustained trust in life and themselves will tell you, all the answers and healing you seek, lie within.

You likely know by now, that cookie-cutter retreats that throw together trending ‘ceremonies’ won’t provide transformative experiences. This is why our intuitive nature is gravitating towards the remembrance of true ancestral medicines and paths.

Ritual, ceremony, and initiation were our species' initial ways of staying intimately connected and aligned with the cosmos, the Earth, the community, and the self.

Experiencing this on Earth is our collective destiny and birthright.

It is our divine destiny to live in harmony and bring balance to this Earth.

Alignment with our unique gifts and power allows this.

The truth is, life is challenging, yet it hands us exactly what we need for our highest evolution, and ancestral spirituality is here to guide us into clearing the way for the liberated path of the heart.

A path that provides clarity about who you are, who you're becoming, and who you aspire to be.

A path where you've forgiven your past, feel grateful for your present, and are open to the blissful possibilities of a brighter future.

Walking a true path of inner work, evolution, and healing takes work and commitment. Let’s keep it real. It is not an overnight thing that you will get done within a matter of days, weeks, or even an intense plant medicine ceremony. Sometimes, it may seem that way as there are offerings left and right telling you that if you just take this one course or go to one plant medicine ceremony, all will be well in your world. Yet that’s not how an authentic spiritual path of growth and evolution works.

The Ancient Path is a way of living your life.

True beauty and miracles take time. Just like the Earth moves slow, so too does our personal evolution. Tools like integration practices, counsel with elders or guides who have been on the path for decades, self-reflection, patience, love, and compassion are your greatest allies.

You need time and space away from what you know in order to expand your perspective to new ways of living.

What would happen if you took a leap and embraced ancient teachings and medicine by receiving them directly from the wisdom keepers?

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What You Need To Understand About Deepening Your Spiritual Path With Ancestral Practices

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When you turn directly to the wisdom keepers of the millenary ancient traditions, new possibilities unfold:

  • A profound connection to the true science behind ancestral spirituality is revealed.

  • You honor and respect the Indigenous ways of the ancestors, and become a part of the decolonization that our modern-day spirituality needs.

  • The rituals and ceremonies you partake in have a greater impact on you as they are supported by thousands of years of tradition.

The wisdom of the original traditions highlights the importance of community, which can open you to:

Insight into your unique purpose and the gifts you are here to bring into this world

Deep sense of soul family and understanding with others who are on a similar path.

Remembrance that self-sufficiency does not mean carrying everything on your own.

A container of safety as you go through your own personal processes and transformations.

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How Ancient Path Came To Be...
A Note From Our Founder

Walking the path of Central and South American ancestral medicine and tradition for over six years has granted me invaluable insights into a way of life often overlooked in Western culture.
 

The wisdom of what I call the 'Ancient Path' extends beyond mere practices; it encapsulates values that the modern mind often neglects: the importance of community, the strength of faith, reverence for life, and empowerment derived from these connections. This has cultivated within me a profound sense of awe, trust, and a deeper connection not only to my own essence but also to the earth and spirit.
 

In today's fast-paced world, there's a palpable yearning to reconnect with the essence of existence. The invitation is clear – humanity needs to rekindle its relationship with the sacredness of life.
 

It is this calling that has inspired the Ancient Path Retreat - an offering created for fellow seekers ready to immerse themselves in transformative rituals, ceremonies, and ancient medicines, all while respecting and honoring the original peoples.
 

In its essence, this retreat is a culmination of the teachings shared by my mentors and guides along the Mesoamerican path, and a way to connect you directly to authentic medicine men and women.
 

Wisdom is not a possession to hoard; it's a legacy meant to be shared. It is with a humble heart that I invite you on this sacred journey that has been crafted with intentionality alongside the guidance and counsel of the elders who will be present.
 

Here, you, too, can experience the profound connection to life that each of us inherently seeks and is here to attain.
 

I hope to see you there!

- Ayana

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The Ancient Path Retreat Is A Space For You To:

Liberate your path from thoughts and beliefs that limit your expansion and growth.

Connect to the power of healing in community

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Learn to cultivate yourself as a whole human being and discover what that means for you.

Heal and learn under the guidance and support of authentic Indigenous wisdom keepers and spiritual guides.

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“I have experienced the Ancient Path Retreat on two occasions. In the first retreat, I grew exponentially, gaining deep insight about myself, the elements, and the earth. In the second retreat, I continued my journey, releasing blocks, receiving clarity about my path, and experiencing a beautiful heart expansion. The Ancient Path Collective is a very gifted group with diverse skills and knowledge. I trust their care and wisdom.”

Caroline M.

THE WISDOM

The Wisdom Imparted

Honoring the powerful and millenary traditions of these ancient lands, we will be guided by the elements: Fire, Water, Air, and Earth as they help us unravel anything that is untrue within us to reveal the truth that lies beneath. You will also have the opportunity to connect to your body through breathwork and yoga each day. 

A fully detailed itinerary of our time together will be provided upon registration along with a welcome packet with all travel information, preparation suggestions, packing list, and resources for pre-integration.

LOCATION
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Where We Gather

Shambalanté

Yucatan, MX

Shambalanté is a space immersed in the beautiful Yucatecan jungle that is dedicated to the well-being of the environment. It is designed to coexist in harmony with the exuberant nature that surrounds the space. This holistic retreat center will offer everything we need from a deep connection to nature, to three healthy meals each day, and lots of space to explore and disconnect from the outside world. It is located in the state of Yucatan, Mexico, just 1 hour away from Yucatan’s beautiful capital city, Merida. Merida is considered one of Mexico’s safest cities. You can check out their website here.

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Your Guides

OUR GUIDES
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What's Included

  • All-Inclusive accommodations for 6 nights and 7 days at Shambalanté Retreat Center  

  • 3 delicious & healthy vegetarian meals each day with snacks

  • Full access to the beautiful retreat center & its amenities

  • Transportation to the retreat center on day 1

  • Transportation for all outings during the retreat: visit to ancient Mayan site & traditional Yucatec Mayan Restaurant

  • All rituals & ceremonies throughout the gathering

  • Private sessions with our guides

  • Sacred Mushroom Ceremony 

  • Yoga practices

  • Group Integration Sessions before, during, and after the retreat

  • Private pre and post-integration sessions

  • Preparation booklet (pdf) with: a welcome letter, preparation guide, journal prompts and rituals

  • Surprise gift upon arrival

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Not Included:

Flights to & from Mexico, transportation to & from the airport, personal expenses/souvenir purchases, any additional private sessions with our guides

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We will be offering ​free 15-minute calls for anyone interested in joining who has questions they'd like to ask before applying.

Ancient Path is a nurturing space that warmly embraces those who are earnestly seeking a journey of healing through the profound exploration of ancestral teachings. We deeply cherish the well-being of both our community and the sacred space we create together. Your decision to apply reflects your dedication to personal growth, and we are grateful for the effort you are investing in this transformative path.

Spaces are limited and we will be reviewing these applications alongside our guides to ensure a harmonious experience for all who embark on this collective journey. Rest assured that your application will be treated with confidentiality, shared solely between you and Ancient Path Collective. We thank you for your time and look forward to receiving your application and welcoming you to our community where profound revelations await. 

May our time together be a transformative and enriching experience.

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Sacred Exchange

Ancient Path Collective upholds the sacred art of reciprocity, one of nature’s profound lessons and a pillar of existence. Mesoamerican wisdom recognizes that within the intricate tapestry of the cosmos, all life thrives in interconnected relationships and harmonious exchanges.

The Ancient Path retreat has been made possible thanks to collective efforts. The investment of resources needed to make this experience come to fruition is significant. However, we are committed to making this experience accessible and inclusive to all who seek it.

Our mission also includes supporting our guides to continue expanding their reach to heal, educate, and empower more and more people throughout the world. Through this sacred reciprocity, we will be able to give back directly to our guides in their important work to preserve Indigenous wisdom, and in turn, benefit their healing centers and communities.

 

In recognition of the diverse circumstances that shape each individual's path, we have provided different payment options.

 

We kindly ask you to choose the one that best aligns with your current possibilities and needs, knowing that your contribution can help support our mission of reciprocity and create an opportunity for someone facing a challenging economic situation to join us on this journey.

Option 1

“I have sufficient financial resources to have a good quality of life. I can pay a fair price for the experience this retreat offers.” 

Shared Room With Shared Community Bathrooms:
$2,300 USD

Shared Room With Private Bathrooms:
$2,750 USD
 

Option 2

“I have more resources than I need to have a good quality of life. I can support others in the community to have access to this experience.”

Shared Room With Shared Community Bathrooms:
$2,600 USD

Shared Room With Private Bathrooms:
$3,050 USD
 

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Option 3

“My financial resources are limited. I need financial support from someone else in the community to be able to participate in this experience.”

Payment plans are available upon request. Please email ayana@ancientpathcollective.com for more information or if you have any questions regarding payment.

* Refund & Cancellation Policies

  • We ask that all participants make a $500 deposit to secure their space for the journey. This is non-refundable due to the nature of preparations for creating this experience.

  • We ask that full payment be settled by no less than 30 days before the start of our retreat.

  • Cancellation within 15-30 days of retreat commencement, 50% refund applies (less deposit amount).

  • Cancellation within 14 days of retreat commencement, no refund available

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Getting To Yucatan, Mx

We understand that traveling to another country can sometimes feel like a daunting task, especially if you're coming on your own. We're here to tell you that we will be here to support you every step of the way.

 

Yucatan is one of the safest states in Mexico, and getting here is very easy! :)

 

COVID Requirements to get into Mexico

A negative COVID-19 test is NOT required for entry and neither is a vaccine.

 

Getting to Merida, Yucatan

Our meeting point for this retreat will be in Merida, Yucatan. This is where you'll need to fly into. We suggest you fly in at least the night before so that you can meet us on time where we will be meeting in order to head to the retreat center together. The retreat center is located about 1 hour from the Merida International Airport and just 15 minutes from the magical town of Izamal. 

 

If you choose to arrive a day or two early and would like hotel suggestions, we will be more than happy to help you! 

Whatever questions you may have, feel free to reach out to us at ayana@ancientpathcollective.com

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