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SIMPLE LIVING RETREAT: CUETZALAN

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SIMPLE LIVING RETREAT

A NAHUA HEALING AND TRANSFORMATIONAL RETREAT

CUETZALAN, PUEBLA. MEXICO.

SIMPLE LIVING RETREAT GOALS:

RECEIVE, FIND YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE, EMBRACE YOUR MASTERY —> TO GROW, BUILD, LEARN, GIVE BACK

THIS IS A COMPASSIONATE LOVE ADVENTURES WITH ECOTOURISM, INDIGENOUS SPA TREATMENTS, HANDS ON SERVICE AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

RETREAT#1:  DOMINGO DE RAMOS & SPRING CELEBRATIONS 2014

Sunday, April 6th – Monday, April 14th, 2014  | Book Retreat

RETREAT#2:  FALL EQUINOX & HARVEST MOON 2014 

Saturday, September 20th – Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | Book Retreat

We are flying to Mexico City. We are accepting bookings in a first-come, first-serve basis.
Contact: Gabriela Rocha-Caballero gabriela@covolv.org

In Partnership with TOSEPAN KALI, promoting sustainable tourism and supporting the contemporary Nahua and Totonac culture & TOSEPAN TITATANISKE COOP – GROW, BUILD, LEARN PROGRAMS!

Cuetzalan HUMAN SUSTAINABILITYFree Montessori-Tosepan preschool, elementary and middle school.

This adventure will teach you the Tosepan Sustainable Model of simple living and cooperative lifestyle.

Join a learning adventure retreat in a beautiful indigenous Nahua ecovillage at the Tosepan Kali, a sustainable resort and co-op

CUETZALAN_CHURCH

Cuetzalan’s Cathedral.

Cuetzalan

Cuetzalan is a magical village, almost untouched by the modern world, that is steadily moving towards sustainability and autonomy. Cuetzalan is a center of many indigenous cultures, but primarily of the Nahuas (descendants of the Aztec empire whose language is called Nahuatl).

CUETZALAN_RYAN YOSHIMOTO 1Cuetzalan’s Downtown.

Cuetzalan’s beauty is characterized by sloping cobbled streets and numerous rustic buildings, handicraft markets as well as numerous stalls selling every-day necessities. As a tourist attraction, the town also has archaeological treasures, churches, convents, waterfall, caves, and a few bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

TORTILLA-COOPWomen Coop. Tosepan Titataniske.

Tosepan Titataniske Cooperative

Tosepan Titataniske is a cooperative that was formed 36 years ago in Cuetzalan, in response to long history of discrimination, the loss of farmland, and the attempts to destroy their native culture, language and beliefs. Today this cooperative has over 8,000 members and cultivates organic coffee, thanks to a technique of mixing crops for both cultivation and soil protection. Tosepan Titataniske is determined to set and maintain a fair price for the farmers of Cuetzalan and the surrounding areas through different strategies that maintain the economic sustainability of the cooperative’s members.

During this SIMPLE LIVING RETREAT, we will visit Cuetzalan – and learn from Tosepan Titataniske Coop and Tosepan Kali Hotel & Spa Coop’s social, political, economical and ecological strategies for employment that lead them to economic freedom.

CUETZALAN_CAFE_Ryan YoshimotoOrganic Coffee Tosepan.

Tosepan Kali Hotel & Spa Alternative Tourism

Tosepan Kali is located 15 minutes away from the town of Cuetzalan. Road Cuetzalan to San Miguel Tzincapan, Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla. Mexico.

TOSEPAN KALITosepan Kali Hotel & Spa, Alternative Tourism.

Tosepan Kali Hotel & Spa

  • 9 cabins for families or couples
  • Each cabin has a theme its decoration and layout refers to an element of the natural and cultural treasures of the region
  • Bamboo Hotel – single or double rooms with panoramic views 

CUETZALAN_CUEVANACuebanas.

Cuevanas, Off-the-grid, Cave-type camping style

We will be visiting Las Cuebanas that are located 20 minutes away by car from Tosepan Kali and 25 minutes hike inside the sierra.

  • 5 bamboo – cave cabins
  • At the Riverbank of Cuichat river
  • Cave-style camping near waterfalls and cascades

CUETZALAN_TOSEPAN-KALI ryan yoshimotoTosepan Kali Accommodations.

The leaders of the Tosepan Kali Alternative Hotel & Spa and the Cuebanas are a group of friendly hard-working young people that offer authentic service, high quality rural tourism and ecological education to their visitors.

CUETZALAN_FOOD ryan yoshimotoCuetzalan Market’s traditional food. So delicious!

Tosepan Kali’s dishes are based on the delicious traditional Nahua cuisine. Most ingredients are organic from their own nursery (and bank seed) that is fully organic and sustainable. Also, some fruits and vegetables are provided by the gardens of the coop members from the villages around Tosepan Kali. Both Cuetzalan and Tosepan Kali provide an immersion in the Nahua experience: imagine the divine Nahua landscape, the flavors, the tradition and culture, and the unique friendly and loving dedicated hospitality service.

CUETZALAN_WATERFALL gabriela rocha-caballeroLas Brisas Waterfall.

Profits from their collective ventures and retreats go into projects like:

  • A Cultural Cooperative for children and teenagers that is dedicated to maintaining and preserving their culture and traditions
  • A Free Montessori-Tosepan preschool, elementary and middle school
  • A Training Center dedicated to preparing their members for eco-tourism, agro-forestry and other sustainable careers
  • A nonprofit local bank that provides micro-loans to initiate new projects
  • A Cooperative lead by women
  • A Sustainable Building Cooperative
  • In Cuetzalan, every project or program works with the human sustainability mind set, with the goal of maintaining their environment, culture, stable economy and improving their quality of life. Living a simple, abundant and safe life

Cuetzalan-boysFree Montessori-Tosepan preschool, elementary and middle school.

SERVICE + GIVING BACK

Your reservation and participation in our certification courses, retreats and yatras ensure the human development of indigenous communities and the future of their projects and programs. With your support BE A CONSCIOUS TRAVELER, COVOLV & SUDDHA PREM donate a percentage of these eco trips to ensure the economic freedom of these rural destinations through Ecotourism and Sustainable Model, Cultural Programs,  as well as wild animal education programs. Thank you!

BOOK-RETREAT-CUETZALAN     WHATS-INCLUDED

ABOUT-CUETZALAN

Contact: Gabriela Rocha-Caballero gabriela@covolv.org

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