Yoga, Meditation, Ecological and Cultural Tourism Retreat in Colombia
«Experiences that Transform»
From December 28, 2021, to January 02
If you are looking for a comprehensive option that allows you to relax and clear your mind by practicing yoga and meditation, revitalize yourself in contact with nature, nourish yourself with healthy food, and offer you a digital detox; this retreat is a perfect option as an end of the year plan.
People increasingly want enriching experiences and the trend in these times is related to the search for well-being associated with improving the physical, psychological, spiritual and emotional condition.
In this retreat organized by Retiros de la Montaña we combine activities that provide well-being, with excursions to the cultural wonders related to the Legend of El Dorado, hiking activities and contact with nature.
6 DAYS YOGA, MEDITATION, ECOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL TOURISM RETREAT IN COLOMBIA
THIS YOGA AND MEDITATION RETREAT is created for people who want to give themselves a comprehensive revitalization gift. Includes daily YOGA and MEDITATION classes accompanied with music, sings and mantras; healthy and balanced diet and stay in a beautiful place surrounded by mountains.
ORIGINS OF THE EL DORADO LEGEND
The origins of El Dorado lie deep in South America in what is now Colombia. When a new chieftain rose to power, his rule began with a ceremony at Lake Guatavita. The new ruler was covered with gold dust and adorned with jewels. That gold and precious jewels were thrown into the lake as an offering to the gods.
The Spaniards and other Europeans had found so much gold among the natives along the continent’s northern coast that they believed there had to be a place of great wealth somewhere in the interior. The Spaniards didn’t find El Dorado, but they did find Lake Guatavita and tried to drain it in 1545. They lowered its level enough to find hundreds of pieces of gold along the lake’s edge. But the presumed fabulous treasure in the deeper water was beyond their reach.
In reality, gold was not important to the natives as was salt, which was mined in Sesquilé, Nemocón and Zipaquirá, was of vital importance in the economy of the Muiscas because it was used for commercial exchange with other tribes, from which they obtained, among other products, gold and emeralds that they used as Offering to their gods especially during ceremonies.
EXCURSIONS THAT YOU WILL DO
SACRED LAGOON OF GUATAVITÁ
This pristine site, today is converted into a beautiful natural reserve where you will do an ecological hike through the mountain, to later find the mystical lagoon, cradle of the LEGEND OF EL DORADO, still revered by the survivors of the Muisca people in the region and by some meditation groups who consider it a portal.
The Muiscas worshiped water because it represented life and that is why they made their offerings to their gods in the lagoons.
2. TOWN OF GUATAVITÁ
Guatavita was a region of Muisca goldsmiths. Today it is one of the towns preferred by both Colombian and foreign tourists. Located just 1 hour from Bogotá by car, with its colonial structure, full of squares, passages and surrounded by the beautiful Tominé dam, it is perfect for walking; learn about the work of local artisans, visit their indigenous museum where they tell you their history and enjoy typical food. It is also possible to find a place to camp or practice water sports in the Tominé dam.
3. NEMOCÓN SALT MINES
The mine is located in the municipality of Nemocón, a Muisca word that means “Lament of the Warrior”. The natural beauty offered by this tour through tunnels 80 meters underground, the salt waterfalls, the water mirrors, the heart-shaped crystal of salt are surprising.
The history that you will know there is absolutely interesting. This site was very important for the Muisca economy and was the basis for the Muisca’s barter with other Colombian indigenous groups.
4. ECOLOGICAL HIKE TO THE CERRO DE LAS 3 VIEJAS IN SESQUILE
A hike is a very good way to strengthen your physical condition and recharge your batteries through nature.
Visit to the Cerro de las Tres Viejas: On this walk you will be able to visit the mountains that make up the imposing profile of Zipa and from there see the beautiful landscape of the Tominé dam. It is an upper intermediate level hiking activity, with an approximate duration of 3.5 hours.
OTHER RETREATS WE ORGANIZE
3 days YOGA, MEDITATION and SILENCE Retreat
This Retreat is a very valuable tool for those who want to get out of everyday life, explore a process of change based on internal work and give themselves the opportunity to open a door to a world of new possibilities.
5 days of MEDITATION, WELLNESS AND EMOTIONAL TRANSFORMATION RETREAT
This is a semi personalized retreat that includes group classes and personalized sessions of Meditation-Based Emotional Transformation Therapy.
This Retreat is created for those who wish to start a process of change, based on Meditation. We use meditation techniques combined with self-inquiry so that participants open themselves to the possibility that, through the continuous and disciplined practice of introspective meditation, consciousness gradually expands, discernment is purified, habits can be modified of mental behavior and develop skills to mobilize internal resources that help us deal with emotions that are overwhelming in our daily lives.
Instruction is given in Spanish and English.
Cell + 57 1 310 5596307
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