Dance with the Veil

Out of all our struggles, the hardest can often be
the struggle for perfect self-expression,
to feel understood, safe, and supported
while also feeling like yourself.

Whether you’re experiencing love, loss, longing
(or more likely - all 3 at once)
giving your emotions an outlet is challenging,
and you often feel stuck, paralyzed, numb, or overwhelmed.

It’s easier to feel like a worker ant
crawling out from under a hill of dirt
than a graceful phoenix rising from the ashes.

Yet - you will rise.

How do I know?
You have before.


The path of a woman is circular. Cyclical.

We know as surely as we know spring will come,
that our joys and challenges are both temporary.

Our desire then isn’t to stay still,
stuck in either fear or love,
scared to move forward.

Our desire is to dance.

To move back and forth between the challenges and joys
Honoring the past and celebrating the present
While looking towards the future with trust
That no matter what comes, you will know how to dance with it.


You crave experiences of both light and darkness.
You honor and share them both
as opportunities to embody your soul.

You trust that endings are also beginnings,
and wish to find more flow in your life’s transitions.

You aren’t afraid to fully engage with whatever lies inside
and welcome the chance to learn about yourself.

You’re done apologizing for who you are
and are ready to expand
And find perfect self-expression in this life.

All of it. The shadows and the light.


You’re ready to dance with the veil
to experience your wholeness.

All that lies on the other side is freedom.


What if your willingness to feel it all is a portal to your awakening?

In spiritual discussions about life and death, there’s a lot of talk about a veil. It’s often said that the veil between life and death is very thin. 

But what if this imaginary veil was actually nothing more than the skin and body you live in? What if the only thing between living on earth and living in spirit form is the body? What if your physical body is a portal to understanding and experiencing non-physical parts of ourselves and our world and if by fully exploring and honoring your physical body, you can lift the veil on your spiritual self? 


It's not a "what if."

You CAN access your infinite nature
and bring the wisdom of your wholeness to this life
right now, here on earth.

On this retreat, we will dance with the veil
through daily movement, nourishing food,
time in nature, deep rest, ritual,
and honest connections with likeminded wise women.


ABOUT KACI

I believe that our willingness to feel it all can be a portal to our awakening.

After losing my husband to a BASE jumping accident, I turned to Qoya to help navigate my grief. I spent the first year after his passing devoting every day to his memory and my healing. I traveled, danced, ate, drank, and blogged. I talked about him, talked to him, watched videos of him, thought about him, dedicated ceremonies to him, and held celebrations for him. In many ways, I was more present than ever, and in other ways, the year felt like a complete blur. What this time taught me was how important it is to fully engage with and honor grief. Through fully honoring ALL the feelings that have come up in this process, both the joy and the sorrow, I’ve awakened to a more alive version of myself.

My offerings and services are all inspired by the desire to live as wholly (and Holy) as possible — and to encourage you to do the same. Through Qoya, spiritual support, energetic healing, and ritual, I believe we can connect with all parts of ourselves, the seen and the unseen, on both sides of the veil.


ITINERARY

Saturday, May 6th - Arrivals! 
3:00-6:00 Check-in
6:00-7:30 Dinner
8:00-9:30 Opening Ceremony

Sunday, May 7th
5:30-700 Optional Sunrise Beach Dancing
7:00-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-11:00 Qoya Class
11:15-12:00 Orientation
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-6:00 Relaxing afternoon
6:00-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:30 Evening Ritual
Sweet Dreams

Monday, May 8th
5:30-700 Optional Sunrise Beach Dancing
7:00-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Qoya Class
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-6:00 Relaxing afternoon
6:00-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:30 Evening Ritual
Sweet Dreams

Tuesday, May 9th
5:30-700 Optional Sunrise Beach Dancing
7:00-8:30 Breakfast
9:00-10:30 Qoya Class
11:00-5:00 Excursion
5:00-6:00 Rest
6:00-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:30 Evening Ritual
Sweet Dreams

Wednesday, May 10th
5:30-700 Group Sunrise Ritual
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Qoya Class
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-6:00 Relaxing afternoon
6:00-8:00 Dinner
Evening Off May be a good night to venture out for dinner
Sweet Dreams

Thursday, May 11th
5:30-700 Optional Sunrise Beach Dancing
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Qoya Class
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-6:00 Relaxing afternoon
6:00-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:30 Optional Temazcal or relaxing evening
Sweet Dreams

Friday, May 12th
5:30-700 Optional Sunrise Beach Dancing
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Qoya Class
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-6:00 Relaxing afternoon
6:00-8:00 Dinner
8:00-9:30 Ritual
Sweet Dreams

Saturday, May 13th
5:30-7:00 Sunrise Beach Dancing
7:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 Departures and Blessings on your journey!

TEACHER TRAINING OPTION: This retreat will complete your Initiation Teacher Training requirement if you are currently pursuing Qoya Teacher Training. Simply add it to your retreat tuition in the shopping cart to register.


HOUSING OPTIONS

Tulum is a Mayan city on the Yucatan Peninsula that faces the rising sun over the Caribbean Sea. As one of the longest running resorts in Tulum, Maya Tulum is a magical seaside community that honors the ancient Mayan culture with it’s long menu of therapeutic treatments rooted in ancient inspiration. With more beachfront that any resort in the area, you’re assured to spend your days enjoying the brilliant turquoise waters with white sand beaches and to spend your nights lulled to sleep by the sound of lapping waves.

Garden View Deluxe

Each Garden View Deluxe cabana is set like a jewel in lush, green gardens that are alive with birds and the scent of flowers. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find immaculate beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with an open shower area and walls hung with original art. There’s a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks. Big windows open up to sweeping garden views. The Garden View cabanas are set right behind the Ocean View cabanas, steps from the yoga halls, spa and beach.

Ocean View Deluxe

All Ocean View Deluxe cabanas have a partial view of the Caribbean Sea and lovely views of the gardens, set as they are just behind the Beach Front cabanas. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find immaculate beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art. There’s a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks.

Ocean View Super Deluxe

All Ocean View Super Deluxe cabanas have a partial view of the Caribbean Sea and lovely views of the gardens, set as they are just behind the Beach Front cabañas. Under the thatched roof, you’ll find immaculate beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art.  There’s a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or clocks.

Beach Front Super Deluxe

Our Beach Front Super Deluxe cabanas are the closest accommodations to the ocean. Each has a crystal clear view of the sea. Under the thatched roof you’ll find immaculate beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art.  There’s a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or alarm clocks.

Beach Front Premium

Our Beach Front Premium cabanas are located in an area that offers the most privacy. Each has a crystal clear view of the sea. Under the thatched roof you’ll find immaculate beds with crisp white linens, draped with shimmering gossamer netting, ceiling fans, a fully-appointed tiled bathroom with open shower area and walls hung with original art.  There’s a safe for your valuables, a generous supply of linens and drinking water but no televisions, phones or alarm clocks.


COST + REGISTER

This retreat is for women only. All ages and movement levels are welcome.

Your all-inclusive retreat tuition includes:

  • 7 nights accommodations
  • 3 meals a day of vegetarian/pescatarian food
  • Qoya classes and rituals
  • 1 spa treatment
  • 1 group excursion to Mayan ruins
  • 1 Temazcal Ceremony (optional)

It does not include:

  • travel to Tulum
  • shuttle to the retreat center
  • any additional spa treatments or excursions

Complete the form to enquire about availability.

When we receive your contact, we will reply within 1-2 business days and let you know if any rooms are available.

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Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel for any reason and we can find a person to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $250 administration fee. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to someone else, so you can send a friend or family member to the retreat in your place.


Frequently Asked Questions

+ What time of day does the course start, and what time does it finish?

Check-in 3:00pm on Saturday, May 6th Check-out 12:00pm on Sunday, May 13th

+ What's the closest airport?

Book your flight into Cancun International Airport (CUN). You can reserve a private taxi at cancun-airport.com, or reserve a shuttle through Maya Tulum to and from the airport. Maya Tulum organizes shuttles Fri-Sun. The cost is $40 one way or $80 round trip. Click here to reserve your shuttle.

+ What about vaccinations and currency?

No vaccinations are required to enter Mexico. Most of the businesses in Tulum accept US Dollars along with Mexican Pesos. Maya Tulum also accepts Euros.

+ I have more questions. Who do I contact?

Any questions we haven't covered here? Email us at info@qoya.love.