The Soul's Journey
October 31st -November 4th
With origins in Aztec, Toltec and Mayan traditions, Dia de los muertos is the sacred celebration and spiritual reunification with our dead loved ones in the earth world. This tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance to maintain relationship with the dead.
Dia de los Muertos is a vibrant celebration full of joy, color and flavor to honor renewed life. Kaya Wellness Retreat, A Soul's Journey, aims to awaken the life inside of you through exploring the self healing journey and the magical experience of culture, community and connection.
Akumal is an expat community situated 50 minutes south of Cancun International Airport. It is a vibrant beach town known for it's tranquil bays, restaurants, art scene and sea turtle population.
Have some fun and connect with like minded women while you relax by our private resort style pools. If you want to explore, catch a ride on one of the paddleboards, kayaks or swim in the beautiful waters of Yal-ku lagoon right from our backyard. Yal-ku lagoon is a perfecct place to catch a glimpse of resident sea turtles and tropical fish.
4 nights at Casa Bella oceanfront private villa with 2 pools
Round Trip Transfers (on select flights: Depart 10/31 AA 1001 10:30am | Return 11/4 AA 1001 2:05pm)
Daily maid service
Daily Kaya Flow Yoga/Functional Strength Training
Use of Golf Cart
2 Private chef dinners
Welcome Dinner at Taverna Akumal
Excursion with First Class Butlers in Luxury Transport*
Authentic Mayan Cacao Ceremony*
One on One sessions with Retreat leaders*
Massage Services *
Onsite Covid testing for return trip*
*some activities are subject to change due to availability
*Airfare is booked separately to CUN airport
*Lunches and one dinner will be purchases individually
KAYA WELLNESS SAMPLE ITINERARY
Check out this schedule full of movement, experiences, meals, and plenty of free time for beach, pool and relaxation.
3:00 Welcome Arrival at Casa Bella
5:00 Arrival Ceremony
7:00 Dinner at Taverna Akumal
7:30 Kaya Flow Yoga/Functional Strength Training
10:00 Wellness Workshop
5:00 La Buena Vida*
7:00 Dinner with private Chef
8:30 Tour with First Class Butlers
2:00 Wellness Workshop
3:00 Yoga Nidra
5:00 Night out free time
7:30 Kaya Flow/Functional Strength Training
10:00 Wellness Workshop
1:00 Yal-Kul Lagoon*
5:00 Mayan Ritual
7:00 Dinner with private Chef
7:30 Kaya Flow Yoga/Closing Ceremony
11:00 Depart for Airport
* items have associated cost
Casa Bella Akumal Half Moon Bay
Quad Casita Suite with kitchen and living room
Garden view casita on the ground floor with access to large pool. 2 rooms with 2 double beds. Both rooms share a bathroom, kitchen and living area.
Meet your Hosts
A mind and body powerhouse, this dynamic due has been serving their communities for over 20 years combined. Kelly and Stephanie met as college roommates and bonded over their love of the Indigo Girls and their quick problem solving skills after deciding who got to sleep on the bottom bunk.
A self healing journey is nothing new for these two. From deaths of parents, disordered eating, abandonment, identity crisis, breakups, divorces, sexuality, family drama and social activism these two have journeyed through the tough stuff and leaned into life's circumstances.
While it is rarely easy, what they have learned is to respect their individual needs and strengthen their sense of self through community and serving others. Their experience both in life and professionally have set the stage for providing unique retreat experiences that aim to empower and support self healing journey's
Kaya Wellness Founder
While running her own private practice in Dallas, The Branch Counseling PLLC, for the past thirteen years and cultivating relationships around the globe, Kelly now brings her passion for healing, social connection and travel to Kaya Wellness.
Since becoming a therapist, Kelly has traveled all over the USA and to over 20 countries spanning 3 continents. Her journey has taken her to peer conferences, women’s wellness retreats, fitness retreats, and in some cases, retreats where Kelly is part of the coaching team. Through these journeys Kelly has received the experience she needed to create the foundation for Kaya Wellness. Experiences she now hopes to share with women like you.
Kelly’s passion for travel and healing began at an early age when at only 12 she traveled overseas by herself as part of the student ambassador program to England, Ireland, Scotland and Whales. It was on this trip Kelly experience the freedom of escaping her conditioned life and learned how to see herself through her own eyes.
Functional Strength Trainer
Stephanie overcame childhood obesity, worked her way on to play collegiate softball, and then discovered multiple ways to gain and lose the weight along the way. She's a former high school teacher and softball coach turned Owner & Boss Lady of (em)POWERHOUSE Gym in Oklahoma City, OK. She's also a bad ass blogger. Check her out at iamcoachfowler.com.
She gets giddy with anything related to competition, coaching others, lifting heavy weights, swinging kettlebells, traveling, reading, writing, and hanging with her dogs. Her days as a gym owner are full of sweat, high fives, laughter, vulnerability, and conversations that build the foundation for an empowering fitness community.
Have more questions? It never hurts to ask, let's connect. Send me a message.
A Kaya Wellness Retreat is undoubtedly going to awaken the spirited, empowered woman you are. Leave the busy life behind for a few days and join us to experience rejuvenation.
Step 1: Fill out the Booking Request HERE and Kelly will give you a call.
Step 2: In the call with Kelly pay the $500 deposit and sign consent form
Step 4: Pay full amount by 08/31/2022