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Retreating in Tulum

I woke this morning feeling grateful and happy to be offering a retreat with a fellow teacher, Karlie Lemos,  in just a matter of months in Tulum.  Curious, I looked up the definition of retreat given in the dictionary.

  • a place of privacy or safety refuge
  • a period of group withdrawal for prayer, meditation, study, or instruction under a director
  • to withdraw to a quiet or secluded place

Yes, I feel that these are all elements of what we hope to create and offer.  We hope to hold a space of community, as well as refuge.  There will be periods of quiet reflection, guided meditation, inquiry and nourishing movement/yoga.  This will be an opportunity to fall away from life’s momentum so that you can nourish your being, and return home to yourself; your humanity, wholeness and essential wisdom.

The setting of Shambhala Petit along the turquoise, blue shores of Tulum will be an exquisite mirror for who we truly are.  Often time spent in the magnificence of nature around us, reminds us of the beautiful and complete nature within.

We have had a few spaces, initially reserved, open up.  The dates for this retreat are March 17th to March 24th, and more information can be found at the link below.  If this resonates with you, please reach out via email at

In joy & peace, Sheila

When I Am Among the Trees

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.


2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Sounds like an amazing trip!!

    January 7, 2018

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