DAY OF THE DEAD, Oaxaca, Mexico: A Celebration of Life! Oct 29th – Nov 6th, 2011
Of all the grand colonial cities in Mexico, Oaxaca is certainly the shining jewel. On this amazing eight day journey, we’ll celebrate one of the most beloved Mexican holidays - The Day of the Dead – in Mexico’s most beautiful culinary and artisan center. Oaxaca is one of the TOP TEN “world’s best cities,” and NUMBER ONE in Mexico/Central and the South American region, based on “sights, culture/arts, restaurants/food, people, shopping, value” – according to Travel + Leisure magazine.
Artists of the Spirit
It’s commonly thought that the greatest fear humans experience is that of death. The way that Mexico embraces both life and death reminds us of the truth: the biggest fear humans possess is the fear of living life boldly and audaciously, free of judgment and pain. During our week together we’ll learn how to enjoy life as it is – to cultivate our joy and vitality and explore our manifestation as true “Artists of the Spirit.”
Indeed, becoming a supreme artist of the spirit involves creating from the heart, not from a mind filled with fear-based beliefs about what we can and cannot do. Here we learn how to connect with the feeling of joy deep in our souls and to use that feeling to guide us in our lives. By the end of this spiritual journey with Sheri Rosenthal you’ll have the tools to re-create your reality and to face your greatest fear – expressing your life with integrity, honesty, fearlessness and joy.
El Día de los Muertos
We are truly blessed to have lodging in Oaxaca for the very special holiday of The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls’ Day). The city buzzes with energy as family and friends together to pray for and remember those beloved friends and family members who have passed away. For the Mexicans this is a time of great celebration and joy. On Day of the Dead, families build private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, along with a festive visit to their graves!
Build your Altar
Fun and sacred ceremony are the order of the day on this journey! This week we’ll have the opportunity to join a local family, celebrate in the Xoxocotlan graveyard and create your own altar to those you love (or even an old version of yourself, a relationship that has ended, or to someone you would like to forgive). For many people the process of building their altar is a profound, deeply moving experience. And – we’ll also visit the sacred ruins of Monte Alban and much, much more! Many of the power places of the Zapotec and Mixtec peoples were built over by the Spanish who were attempting to eliminate old traditions, but you can still feel the energy of old in these beautiful churches and sacred sites!
The 2011 trip cost is: $2295.00 USD per person double occupancy (these rooms are limited). If you desire a single room, the cost is an additional $460.00 USD per person. Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849 – we can’t wait to hear from you!
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