heART yoga retreat : tulum 2013

imagine for a moment there is a precious and important creation - something the world really needs - and it is nestled deep in your heart. how would you go about waking it up? how would you bring it out into the light?

the most amazing week just happened down here. artists. yoga. inspiration. adventure. ocean. expansion. heart.

to kick things off, we watched a giant sea turtle lay her eggs last saturday night. it was midnight on a full moon solstice. as this majestic creature made her way back to the ocean, her prehistoric head turned once so that her eyes and mine connected. there in the moonlight, for one moment, i understood everything. "this is my creation" said her exhausted and sparkling eyes, "my offering to the world."

my heart broke open and i smiled through tears.

after that, each day had it's own creative magic...

gorgeous mama, 3 feet from head to tail. this photo was taken after she laid her eggs, as she makes her way back to the sea.

gorgeous mama, 3 feet from head to tail. this photo was taken after she laid her eggs, as she makes her way back to the sea.

self-portrait, before sunrise

self-portrait, before sunrise

boating across the lagoon at sian kaan preserve, near tulum.

boating across the lagoon at sian kaan preserve, near tulum.

jimena in the morning. actress. artist. angel.

jimena in the morning. actress. artist. angel.

lucie in the evening. artist. intuitive. light.

lucie in the evening. artist. intuitive. light.

guylene solon, a photographer, jewelry artist and budding film maker living in tulum, shows us her work.

guylene solon, a photographer, jewelry artist and budding film maker living in tulum, shows us her work.

in awe of guylene's photography

in awe of guylene's photography

we watch a trailer of guylene's upcoming documentary short film.

we watch a trailer of guylene's upcoming documentary short film.

her jewelry is incredible. www.lamourdeguylenejewelry.com

her jewelry is incredible. www.lamourdeguylenejewelry.com

posing with the artist, guylene solon

posing with the artist, guylene solon

beautiful nayeli aparicio - owner of the mexic arte art gallery in akumal, and in tulum. we enjoyed a personal tour of her gallery.

beautiful nayeli aparicio - owner of the mexic arte art gallery in akumal, and in tulum. we enjoyed a personal tour of her gallery.

yogi's choice: mezcales, or mezcales? ja ja ja! mmm.

yogi's choice: mezcales, or mezcales? ja ja ja! mmm.

paintings by nayeli's father, the mexican artist raul aparicio.

paintings by nayeli's father, the mexican artist raul aparicio.

thank you, nayeli, for loaning us the golf cart to tour akumal!

thank you, nayeli, for loaning us the golf cart to tour akumal!

jimena drives, and obeys the speed limit (posted on the turtle sign).

jimena drives, and obeys the speed limit (posted on the turtle sign).

...while lucie makes sure the mezcales doesn't spill on speed bumps.

...while lucie makes sure the mezcales doesn't spill on speed bumps.

tulum dream III

tulum dream III