Week-Long Healers Conference and Cultural Fair Pay Tribute to the Moon at EcoTulum Resorts

May 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
TULUM, Mexico (May 29, 2006) -– Spiritual healers yearning to deepen their understanding of the universe and participate in the rituals of ancient indigenous cultures need look no further than the sky above Tulum during EcoTulum’s week-long celebration of the moon, featuring tribal dancing, jam sessions, ritual ceremonies and a variety of holistic demonstrations and classes.

From Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 2006 soul seekers and those interested in the power of healing are invited to extol the magic and beauty of the moon through a program of daily activities, which begins with an opening cosmic ceremony led by shaman Maria Galindo, and closes with a spectacular beachside fete replete with bongo music, fire dancing, and performance art. Attendees will also have the chance to learn from special guests, the Huichol Indians, indigenous healers and eco-philosophers who have long relied on the wonders of nature to sustain their fascinating culture.

“This is a total-immersion opportunity for healers to experience and learn holistic therapies while honoring the moon, a central force in ancient spiritual teachings,” says program organizer and spa manager Lucrecia Bloomquist, “Our daily programs are designed to connect the participant with the universe and feed the soul the same purity and knowledge found in indigenous cultural traditions.”

A typical day begins with morning yoga and meditation sessions, followed by a dazzling and healthy breakfast buffet of ripe tropical fruits, crunchy homemade granola, organic eggs with chaya, corn tortillas, fresh fruit juices and robust coffee or tea. After a short digestive break, guests will opt for a therapeutic massage or take part in a roundtable discussion with a local shaman, covering topics as diverse as auras, crystal therapies, herbology, Mayan astrology and energy cleansing. There is no cost for attending seminars but individual healing sessions will carry additional prices depending on the therapy.

At dusk, Aztec dancing and a ceremonial farewell to the sun set the stage for a two-hour ritualistic journey into the Temazcal, an ancient Mayan steam bath that purifies the body and mind with the use of hot steam generated by herb-infused water poured over fire-heated lava rocks. Newly cleansed when they reemerge, guests are led down to the beach at dusk where the celebration continues with a final toast and colorful extravaganza in honor of the full moon.

Lodging specials at Cabanas Copal and Zahra feature “7 nights for the price of 5” (from $50 US/night) and at Azulik are “7 nights for the price of 6” (from $190 US/night). For more information about prices and reservations please call 1-877-532-6737 or visit www.ecotulum.com/lodging/healers.html

About Ecotulum Resorts
Cabañas Copal (www.cabanascopal.com) features 47 rustic cabañas hidden among the jungle on the pristine white powder shores of Tulum in Mexico’s Mayan Riviera. The eco-hotel has candle lit cabañas, encourages total wellness, and celebrates spirituality with a clothing-optional dress code. Azulik (www.azulik.com), a 15-villa retreat next door carries the concept of rustic luxury to the max with lounge beds and hand carved wooden soaking tubs. Zahra (www.zahra.com.mx) offers 22 rooms and cabañas nestled between two private beaches. Electricity is provided from sunset until 11pm. At night under a canopy of celestial stars, hundreds of candles light sandy laneways at all properties.

For more details, please contact:
Mexican Pacific Marketing
Tel: (949) 340-2602 US
011 +52 (314) 335-3207 MX

Ecotulum Resorts
Tulum, Mayan Riviera, Mexico
877-532-6737 (toll free US & Canada)
604-834-5153 (international)