Dream Journeys into the Second Attention

Carlos Castaneda Tensegrity® Event

Following the Trail of the Plumed Serpent as Kukulkan to the Land of the Maya – Yucatan

There is no better way to expand beyond what you currently know, and who you currently are, than to step into a different environment and culture, and see the world through different eyes. On this life-changing tour, you will be led by one of the students of Carlos Castaneda, to take part in ancient practices at ancient sites, awaken your timeless core, and see the world with new eyes. From an intensive six days, in a supportive and well-orchestrated environment – you will emerge a dreamer – a dreamer of your own life journey. Join the adventure!

Each year the scope of this retreat broadens; and through the increasing practice of dreaming techniques, we go deeper into the mysteries of the ancients and thus deeper into the mysteries of ourselves. The dreaming intention of Retreat 2017 is “The Dreamer and the Dreamed.” When our physical and energetic planes become aware of each other, it is hard to tell who dreams who: who initiates the call and who answers back.

April 1 – 2, 2017

Tensegrity® & Theater of Infinity® Workshop in Merida, Yucatan

April 3 – 6, 2017

Tour of Sites: Dream Journeys into the Second Attention

When Carlos Castaneda and Carol Tiggs visited the Yucatan, they deepened their bond with their ‘seeing’ self in many ways. From the porous limestone land filled with subterranean freshwater channels, they received an unparalleled lightness of being. From interactions with the peoples living there, they remembered their interconnectivity with all of life, a quality easily seen in the expression of the Mayan’s sharing hearts.

And from visiting some of the ceremonial sites that we will visit on our retreat, they received a deeper link and knowledge of their own lineage of seers – they could feel firsthand how the tradition of the feathered serpent merged KuKulkan, the bringer of rain and life for the Mayans – with the Toltec Queztalcoatl, symbol of eternal life and transformation.

On our tour, we will revive our own seeing and dreaming abilities and receive our own treasures. Tempered by our time spent practicing Tensegrity® movements and dreaming practices, we will have the opportunity to experience our own connection with silent knowledge and the new visions it brings.

Our 2017 Yucatan Retreat offers new sites and different dreaming practices to enhance your

submersion into the Mayan world. Check out some of the amazing places we will visit.

The Temple of the Magician at Uxmal

Uxmal – means “Built Three Times” in Mayan, alluding to the fact that the city was built, abandoned and rebuilt several times. Its Mayan golden age was from 700 A.D to 900 A.D. The site houses the Temple to the Magician – the tallest temple made of 5 structures built on top of each other in cycles of 52 years – the first, Temple I, showed a sculpture of a human being coming out of the jaws of a snake and Temple V, beginning 150 steps from the bottom, is said to be built by a seer in one day in order to save her son.

Other structures include: a Temple to the Birds, showing representations of parrots, macaws and hummingbirds, feathers worn in the headdress of KuKulkan; a Nunnery’s Quadrangle with four, chambered structures of high lacework facades of Chac, the rain god, and water serpents, overlooking a common patio; a Ball Court where a ritual sport was held; a Governor’s Palace with its fourteen accessible rooms, two-headed jaguar throne, and a frieze containing Chac, garlands and a main character wearing a beautiful feathered headdress; and a Grand Pyramid, containing an even older construction dating back to 250 A.D. to 500 A.D. inside.

A giant Ceiba Tree – the Mayan Tree of Life symbolizing each of us living with our roots in the underworld and our branches to the stars – stands at its opening, and a small House of Turtles celebrates the creature upon whose back the earth rose from the primordial waters at the dawn of Mayan time.

SCHEDULE & ITINERARY

See the profound and joyous journey that awaits you! To aid you in your planning, here is a detailed description of how each day unfolds:

March 30

Your Journey Begins Here …

Arrival at Cancun City Airport
Arrival transfer to Hotel Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Check in at the hotel Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Total 01 night
No lunch or dinner included

Cleargreen hospitality desk from 6 pm to 9 pm at the lobby of the hotel Cancun Arenas for workshop and tour registration and to answer any questions you might have.

March 31 (Friday)

7:30 – 9:30 hrs Buffet Breakfast at Hotel Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun
Morning free – Enjoy beautiful beaches of Cancun.
Check out at the hotel Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun
12:00 hrs Pick up your box lunch at the lobby and board the bus.
12:15 – 16:30 hrs Bus departure and arrives at Merida, Yucatan
16:30 -17:00 hrs Sightseeing of the City of Merida by bus
17:00 hrs Check in at the hotel Holiday Inn Merida
18:00 – 20:00 hrs Workshop registration / Provide information on bus distribution for the retreat
Free time
No dinner included

April 1 (Saturday)

7:30 – 9:30 hrs Buffet breakfast at Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
10:00 – 22:00 hrs Workshop at the venue of the hotel
No lunch or dinner included

April 2 (Sunday)

7:30 – 9:30 hrs Buffet breakfast at Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
10:00 – 17:00 hrs Workshop at the venue of the hotel
17:00 – 19:00 hrs Free time
19:00 – 22:00 hrs Tensegrity® Practice and Tour information. (Same venue as workshop.)
No lunch or dinner included.

April 3 (Monday)

6:30 – 7:30 hrs Buffet breakfast at Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
Don’t forget water, sun protector, hat and personal necessities
7:45 – 9:15 hrs Buses depart from Merida Hotel Holiday Inn and arrive at Uxmal
9:15 – 11:00 hrs Tour Uxmal in large and small group practices; free time to explore site on your own; return to bus by 11:00
11:00 – 11:15 hrs Buses depart and arrive at restaurant of hotel Lodge Uxmal
11:15 – 12:30 hrs Lunch, be on buses at 12:30
12:30 – 14:00 hrs Buses departure and arrival at Lol-tun Cave
14:00 – 16:00 hrs Tour Lol-tun Cave in small group practices
16:00 – 18:00 hrs Buses departure and arrival to Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
18:00 – 19:00 hrs Buffet dinner at the Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
19:00 – 22:00 hrs Tensegrity® Practice – Tour de-briefing and preparatory practices for next day.
Pack for departure from this hotel in the morning!

April 4 (Tuesday)

6:30 – 8:00 hrs Buffet Breakfast at Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
Check out from the hotel Holiday Inn Merida
8:00 – 8:30 hrs Bring luggage to buses before boarding!
8:30 – 9:15 hrs Buses depart and arrives at Dzibilchaltun and Cenote Xlacah
9:15 – 11:00 hrs Tour Dzibilchaltun Museum and site in large and small group practices; free time to enjoy the Cenote; return to bus by 11:00
11:00 – 11:45 hrs Buses depart and arrive at Progreso Restaurant Flamingos
11:45 – 13:15 hrs Lunch; return to bus by 13:15
13:15 – 14:00 hrs Bus departs and arrives at Xcambo.
14:00 – 15:00 hrs Tour Xcambo in large and small group practices; free time to explore site on your own; return to bus by 15:00
15:00 – 17:15 hrs Bus departs and and arrives at Hotel Mayaland in Chichen Itza
17:15 – 18:00 hrs Check in at Chichen Itza Mayaland Hotel
18:00 – 19:00 hrs Buffet dinner at Hotel Mayaland
19:00 – 22:00 hrs Tensegrity® Practice — Tour de-briefing and preparatory practices for next day at Hotel Mayaland – Palapa

April 5 (Wednesday)

6:30 – 8:00 hrs Buffet breakfast at Hotel Mayaland
8:00 – 12:00 hrs Tour Chichen Itzá in large and small group practices; free time to explore site on your own.
12:00 – 13:00 hrs Buffet lunch at Hotel Mayaland
13:15 – 14:00 hrs Planetarium show at Hotel Mayaland
14:00 – 15:30 hrs Mayan Ritual – large group and individual cleansing and blessing
15:30 –  18:00 hrs Free time at Hotel Mayaland; enjoy the many lagoon-like pools; or opt to go to Balankanche Grotto ($12.00)
18:00 – 19:00 hrs Buffet dinner at the Hotel Mayaland
19:00 – 22:00 hrs Tensegrity® Practice — Tour de-briefing and preparatory practices for next day at Hotel Mayaland — Palapa
Pack for departure from this hotel in morning!

April 6 (Thursday)

6:30 – 8:00 hrs Buffet breakfast at Hotel Mayaland
Check out from the Hotel Mayaland
8:00 – 8:30 hrs Bring luggage to buses before boarding!
8:30 – 9:45 hrs Bus departs and arrives at Ek-Balam
9:45 – 11:15 hrs Tour Ek-Balam with large and small group practices; free time to tour the sit on your own; return to bus by 11:15
11:15 – 12:00 hrs Bus departs and arrives Selva Maya Restaurant
12:00 – 13:30 hrs Lunch; free time to enjoy Cenote
13:30 – 16:00 hrs Buses departs and arrives at Cancun Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun
16:00 – 16:30 hrs Check in at Hotel Holiday Inn Cancun, Arenas
16:30 – 18:00 hrs Free time to enjoy the sunset on the Caribbean.
18:00 – 19:00 hrs Buffet dinner at Hotel Holiday Inn Arenas,  Cancun
19:00 – 22:00 hrs Tensegrity® Practice — Tour de-briefing and concluding remarks; questions and answers.
Pack for departure from this hotel by tomorrow 12:00!

April 7 (Friday)

7:00 – 10:00 hrs Buffet breakfast at Hotel Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun
10:00 – 12:00 hrs Free time on the beach; check out of Hotel Holiday Inn Arenas, Cancun by 12:00.

Shuttles depart from Hotel Holiday Inn Areas to Cancun Airport according to your flight.

Renata Murez

Renata Murez

Apprentice of Carlos Castaneda, Florinda Donner-Grau, Taisha Abelar & Carol Tiggs - Students of Don Juan

A Tensegrity® Facilitator and Instructor, and Creative Co-Director at Cleargreen, the company formed by Carlos Castaneda to disseminate the practical aspects of his work, Renata is a member of the original team of Tensegrity® leaders, who, under the direction of the students of don Juan, helped to formulate the modernization of the Magical Passes® and other Tensegrity® practices. She has been leading Tensegrity® workshops and tours worldwide for over twenty-three years.

Ambar de la Parra

Ambar de la Parra

Associate Tensegrity® Instructor and Leader of Mexico Direct Tours

Ambar has participated actively in workshops given in the US, Europe, Brazil and Mexico. She also founded Mexico Direct Travel in 1995, a travel agency specializing in ancient archeological sites, and every year since 2010, she and her sister Magda Ortiz have organized the annual Tensegrity® Tour in Mexico, Journeys into the Second Attention. She holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from UCLA.

Why a Timer?

For this journey to some of the most inspiring and energetic settings in the Yucatan, at the most temperate season of the year, we and our partners, Mexico Direct, have negotiated with hotels and providers for the best possible price. In order to take advantage of this early bird special price, you must register by January 25, 2017.

Early Bird Pricing has expired on January 25

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Yucatan Tour 2017

An all inclusive tour to stir your adventuresome spirit!  Follow the trail of the plumed serpent as it expresses in the Mayan culture, architecture, legends and ceremonies. Because your hotels, meals, and transport have been carefully arranged by us, you are free to immerse yourself in this unique environment, which can awaken your own enhanced perception and journey, as it did for Carlos and Carol.

 

Early Bird

Special Price Ends 1/25/2017
$3085/Person
  • Tensegrity® workshop April 1 and 2 – movement, dreaming and silence practices from ancient Mexico
  • Tensegrity® practices during the tour – visit these sites from the view of the seers who dreamt and built them
  • Four-star Accommodations and meals
  • Transportation to and from all sites
  • Price based on double-occupancy.  
  • Amount can be paid in three payments.
Not Available

Super Early Bird

Special Price Ends 11/30/2016
$2724/Person
  • Tensegrity® workshop April 1 and 2 – movement, dreaming and silence practices from ancient Mexico
  • Tensegrity® practices during the tour – visit these sites from the view of the seers who dreamt and built them
  • Four-star Accommodations and meals
  • Transportation to and from all sites
  • Price based on double-occupancy.  
  • Amount can be paid in three payments.
Not Available

Special Pricing Expiring SOON!

Take advantage of the special rates by reserving your space now.
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Registration does not include
  • Flight transportation
  • Airfare, airport, or arrival taxes
  • Bank wire transfer fees
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Other services or meals not mentioned above
About starting dates

Please take note that the workshop will take place in the city of Merida and from there the tour will start, ending in Cancun. Since we have noticed that there are more flights available and with better prices directly to Cancun from Europe and the United States, some of the packages include the first night in Cancun and the transfer from Cancun to Merida the next day, which are 320 kms distance, 4 hours approximately by bus. Those packages start on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Transfers and fees
  • Arrival transfer March 30 from Cancun airport to the Hotel Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas
  • Transfer by bus March 31 from Hotel Holiday Inn Cancun Arenas to Hotel Holiday Inn Merida
  • Excursions per program by bus transportation with air conditioning.
  • Luggage handling at the airport for 1 piece of luggage per person
  • Entrance fees to all tour sites
Coordinator / Guide
  • English speaking local guide from April 3 to 6, one guide per bus.
Tips and Taxes

Pricing includes:

  • Tips bell boys and chambermaids at all hotels (Complete Package only)
  • Tips to drivers and guides
  • Mexican Taxes.

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