Mexico·April 28 - May 4 2023

MettaMorphosis - Cenotes of Mexico

A Tropical Adventure focusing on Fearless Transformation through Loving Kindness and Exploration.

MettaMorphosis - Cenotes of Mexico

Mexico· April 28 - May 4 2023· 6 nights




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.


Gorgeous Stay with a Private Cenote

Gorgeous Stay with a Private Cenote

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.

Interspiritual Practices

Interspiritual Practices

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.

Temezcal Purification Ceremony

Temezcal Purification Ceremony

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.

Underground Cenote Sound Journey

Underground Cenote Sound Journey

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.

Explore Muyil's Mayan Ruins & Lagoon

Explore Muyil's Mayan Ruins & Lagoon

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.

Delicious Organic Nurturing Meals

Delicious Organic Nurturing Meals

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.







April 28th - A Day of Release

Arrival to Venue 
(Airport Transportation will be provided).

Settle In / Self Exploration of Venue

Opening Circle

Stretch it Out - A Feel Good Yoga Practice




April 29th - A Day of Release

Dynamic Meditation


Spiritual Warrior Yoga Practice

Free Time


Interspiritual Workshop :: Eastern Philosophy for Contentment and Peace

Temezcal (Sweat Lodge) Purification Ceremony


Evening Satsang around the Fire



April 30th - A Day of Release

Rising Yogi Practice

Dynamic Meditation 


Free Time

Rebirthing Breathwork


Cenote Sound Journey (Excursion)


Evening Satsang around the Fire



May 1st - A Day of Silence

Dynamic Meditation



Innerdance Journey w/ Local Guest Teacher


Free Time 

Centering Prayer

Cacao Ceremony w/ Laughter Yoga


Evening Satsang



May 2nd - A Day of Celebration

Rising Yoga Practice


Depart to Muyil

Muyil Ruins & Lagoon Float

Dinner & Shopping in Tulum

Return to Villas



Evening Satsang



May 3rd - A Day of Celebration

Wake Up & Reset :: An Ayurvedic Rising Routine


Yoga Practice

Malas & Music (Craftivity)


Free Time

Ceasing the Suffering :: An Integration Workshop

Time to Pack


Closing Circle



May 4th - Departure Day

Rising Meditation and Movement


Depart for Airport

What's Included

What's Included

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)

Personal Souvenirs/Snacks

Solo Transportation - can be rented (scooter, bike, etc.)

Balam-ha Villas

Secluded paradise in the Mayan Jungle with comfortable cabins, a private cenote, & beautiful open yoga shala.

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. 

Balam-ha Villas



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!

Alyxa Tovar


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.

Alicia Spanswick


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.

David Staab


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.

Kristina Thompson


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.

Stephani Rigney

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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 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 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!