The Sacred Migration
A Yoga, Nature, and Mexican Culture based Adventure Retreat coinciding with the Monarch Butterfly Migration
February 2nd-8th, 2018
I am seeking the nature bound, the gypsy spirited, adventurous yogis. We begin our journey in Morelia, Mexico’s best kept secret, a UNESCO world heritage site with more than 200 historical buildings all constructed from Pink stone, and a place of open armed, warm hearted people. There is vibrancy, richness, and magic around every corner.
Morelia will be our home for the week, as we will venture 3 hours east to the tiny village of Pacheros, where we will begin our Monarch Butterfly migration experience. We will stay overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast at the foot of the butterfly conservation forest where we will partake in a moon phase ceremony, dive deep into the forest, and connect to our true nature. In the morning, we'll prepare for a guided horseback ride up the mountains of Cerro Pelon to bare witness to one of nature’s most incredible miracles, the Monarch butterfly migration. There will millions of butterflies. It is bound to be a life changing experience.
There will be time in Morelia to explore, shop, and enjoy the sights. There is so much to see and do that you might never want to leave.
Our final trip will be Patzcuero. An ancient highland town with both a Colonial and Indigenous character and charm. The clean and crisp mountain air, surrounded by forests and lakes, set against the backdrop of azure-blue skies will leave you breathless. Together, we’ll travel by boat to visit the tiny Island of Isla Janitzio, where we will browse local artisans and indulge in an Indigenous style lunch.
Of course, depending on the weather, and local events, there may be some extra surprises along the way. This will be an unforgettable, bucket list kind of experience. If you are enamored with nature, culture, delicious food, and striking art, this is the journey for you.
What's Included in the Price
Room and board at Casona Rosa & Butterfly BnB
Daily Vinyasa Yoga, guided meditation, and guided journaling with Shira
sacred moon ceremonies
Private transportation with English speaking guide to and from Morelia to Pacheros Monarch Butterfly Reservation
Private transportation with English speaking guide from Morelia to Lake Patzcuero
Daily Breakfast at Posada Rosa
3 Authentic Morelian & Indigenous Purepecha dinners by renowned Morelian Chef, Benedicta
Entrance to the Cerro Pelon Butterfly Sanctuary Tour
Horseback ride through the mountains with butterfly expert, Joel Moreno Rojas. (you may also opt to do this as a hike along with the horses - as I most likely will be doing- note that the hike will be strenuous).
- Overnight room & board at The Butterfly BnB with homemade breakfast
- Join me for this transformational, life changing, unforgettable experience.
- Early bird
- $1,400 until November 1st
- $1,500 after November 1st
- Above prices are for private room in a suite (there is one shared room for friends or couple- same price pp)
- To reserve your space a deposit of $400 is needed
*Please book your flight into Morelia airport anytime before 4PM on the 2nd.*