Mexico·April 28 - May 4 2023
A Tropical Adventure focusing on Fearless Transformation through Loving Kindness and Exploration.SOLD OUT
Metta-Morphosis is our signature Central America Retreat ~ Metta : Derived from Buddhist practices, meaning to act in positive energy, kindness, and love towards the self and others. An experience of three stages - Release, Silence, and Celebration. Each stage explores inter-spiritual teachings & local cultural practices to reduce suffering & reach a place of overall contentment, joy and relaxation within the mind and body. April 28- May 4th, 2023 : Cenotes Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico. (Akumal, Mexico). An area that is home to the rich and beautiful cenotes & Mayan culture. The cenotes - underground swimming holes and caves - are famously known to be spread across this region. Our beautiful venue is home to a private cenote in the midst of the dense, lush, Mayan Jungle.
In the heart of Akumal, a lush jungle & home to Balam-ha Cenote. Other venue amenities include a relaxing pool, personal chef, yoga shala, hot water, wifi, laundry, & more.
Experience practices derived from a variety of cultures, faiths, and philosophies around the world aimed to ease suffering in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
A sweat lodge ceremony deeply rooted in the Mayan culture and history. Local shamans will guide us through traditional rituals and practices purifying the body, mind, and spirit.
Embark in the exploration of a cenote underneath the jungle floor. At the mouth of the cave we'll immerse into a sound healing journey with beautiful musicians from within the region.
Take a day to explore the Mayan Ruins of Muyil - a small town outside of Tulum - where we'll walk the ruins path followed by a float down the beautiful river of the Sian Ka'an Biosphere. A hidden GEM! Dinner in Tulum this evening & provided the opportunity to shop.
All meals provided are prepared by a private chef using organic & locally grown fruits and veggies. Fish & Eggs will be available upon request.
James & Kristin Ratliff of Satsang Adventures + Local Guest Teachers
James is 700HR RYT specializing in Hatha Yoga.
He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Interfaith Divinity studying the many truths of the world.
James believes that all spiritual paths spring forth from the same well of divine being and brings the essence of many traditions to his yoga classes.
James has served and studied in various parts of the world having finished his yoga studies in Nepal and being a member of Performers Without borders in Africa.
His main teachings focus on how to cultivate a healthy body, a peaceful mind, and a joyful heart.
Kristin specializes in teaching what it is to live an integrative lifestyle of peace in the physical, mental, and emotional bodies.
She believes in living a life led by the heart and has dedicated her life to studying what it is to cultivate tools for Inner Peace.
She received training in a variety of Yoga styles studying in Nepal & the US -- including Adaptive Therapeutic, Hatha, Ashtanga Yoga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Bikram.
Kristin is a current student in an Ayurvedic Advisor program & has studied practices of OSHO meditations, Indigenous Wisdom teachings, and Abrahamic Faith practices through immersion & experience.
Arrival to Venue
(Airport Transportation will be provided).
Settle In / Self Exploration of Venue
Stretch it Out - A Feel Good Yoga Practice
Spiritual Warrior Yoga Practice
Interspiritual Workshop :: Eastern Philosophy for Contentment and Peace
Temezcal (Sweat Lodge) Purification Ceremony
Evening Satsang around the Fire
Rising Yogi Practice
Cenote Sound Journey (Excursion)
Evening Satsang around the Fire
Innerdance Journey w/ Local Guest Teacher
Cacao Ceremony w/ Laughter Yoga
Rising Yoga Practice
Depart to Muyil
Muyil Ruins & Lagoon Float
Dinner & Shopping in Tulum
Return to Villas
Wake Up & Reset :: An Ayurvedic Rising Routine
Malas & Music (Craftivity)
Ceasing the Suffering :: An Integration Workshop
Time to Pack
Rising Meditation and Movement
Depart for Airport
7 Days/6 Nights at Balam-ha Cenote Villas
Full Retreat Experience of Eastern Philosophy, Mayan Culture, & other Interspiritual Practices
Organic Farm-to-Table Meals
Cenote Cave Sound Ceremony
Mayan Temezcal Ceremony w/ Local Shaman
Private Cenote & Public Cenote Experiences
Muyil Mayan Ruins + Lagoon Lazy River
Dinner in Tulum - 1 night
Transportation to/from Airport & Excursions
Group Transportation to/from Excursions
Hot Water Showers & Daily Cleaning
Laundry ( 1 load per person)
Wifi at Villas
Airfare to Cancun
Travel Insurance (Recommended)
Solo Transportation - can be rented (scooter, bike, etc.)
We will stay in the Villas of the Balam-ha Cenote -
At the venue you can expect access to a private cenote, a private on-site pool, a temezcal sweat lodge, & a gorgeous yoga shala for meditation practices.
The rooms include a hair dryer, wifi, hot water, towels/bedding, & a security box.
Laundry service available upon request.
PACK YOUR BAGS AND GO!! A huge thank you to the retreat leaders Kristin & James for a beautiful trip! I know you poured so much into the planning of an international travel. I felt so secure and free to heal with all that you provided. Safe travels as you continue to spread your love and knowledge. Can’t wait to join on a trip in the future!
I just wanted to send a quick note about what a great experience I had with Satsang Adventures in Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua. I am so grateful for the opportunity to join you on this glorious adventure in healing and curating joy. I was able to dive deep into my spitirual self and do that inner work that is so hard to do in my busy life. You made everything so smooth, carefree, and easy. I didn’t have to worry about anything, instead I fully embraced the journey. Thank you for everything. I love you both and I can’t wait to go on another adventure with you.
Just finished an absolutely beautiful & transformative retreat put on by Satsang Adventures. There was so much beauty, connect back to nature, love, connection, learning, and FUN! I work so deeply in the medicine space, and it is certainly needed by so many, but this was a powerful reminder of the medicine we use and have at our disposal every single day, and I NEEDED THAT! Breath. Peace in stillness. Quieting the mind. Not attaching to the thoughts. Allowing them to pass without emotional attachment. Deeper internal knowing that all is in divine orchestration and order. Most of all for me, truly taking in as MANY moments I can every single day with deeper awareness and gratitude. Every moment is a gift. Every one. This experience, your body, your mind, its all going to pass one day. I am so much more grateful and aware and present in my day, and I have so many more tools to incorporate in my daily practice. I love you Kristin & James. THANK YOU.
Returning home after an amazing adventure with Satsang Adventures. There was so much beauty and good times that I am still processing. I feel blessed beyond measure. The healing that was put into motion is exactly what I need to move forward in my path. There is a lot to integrate and the amazing group of humans I met is certainly one of my favorite gifts. It’s nice to find my tribe of like minded people.
Some of the ways I’ve tried to explain or describe the adventure to the island for retreat were as follows: Transformational, Profound, Peace & Bliss, Death & Rebirth. Deep gratitude for Satsang Adventures who held space and facilitated such an incredible journey.
This is a retreat in which we teach modalities of cultivating inner peace and joy & we pull these modalities from many different cultures and philosophies around the world.
We believe in cultivating community and connection to the self and others by bringing the many truths of the world together as one.
Cancun International Airport
We will provide transportation from this Airport to the venue in Akumal.
If you arrive at another airport it will be your responsibility to find transportation either to Cancun or Akumal.
There are currently no mandates or requirements for entry into Mexico.
You do not need a Visa for travel to Mexico if you are staying less than 180 days.
We will provide transportation to and from the airport.
Prior to departure you will receive notice to provide airfare information and we will contact you with further information on pick-up information.
We are blessed to have hot water showers along with wifi and daily cleaning in the rooms.
Each room will have a fan & windows for the breeze, but will not have AC units.
The venue is kind enough to offer laundry services to each guest - we ask that you coordinate loads & limit to one load for the week.
Tips are not required but encouraged for the staff providing the service.
We will provide filtered water at the venue that is safe to drink.
We are not responsible for any water consumed outside of the Villa parameters.
We like to use WorldNomads.com for our insurance. Please note that travel insurance is not included or required, but it is highly recommended.
We will be in the tropics so you can expect warm and humid temperatures.
While we cannot predict the weather, we are going during a season that is likely to be sunny and dry, but rain is possible so please be prepared.
Please visit www.weather.com for forecasts closer to the date.
In the unlikely event you do get sick, our venue will be able to call a nearby hospital and/or doctor.
Please be sure to double check that you bring any medications that you normally take - the pharmacy in foreign countries can be tricky and you should not rely on receiving what you need there.
If you are on regular medication or have any allergies we require that you inform us.
All medical information will be kept confidential and is only used to keep you safe and in case of emergency.
US Dollars are likely to be accepted by most within the area, however it is not guaranteed.
We highly recommend exchanging at the airport or pulling from an ATM upon arrival to obtain the local currency - this usually makes things cheaper as well!