Frequently Asked Questions
You aren’t just welcome–you’re perfect for the retreat. While we will be doing a lot of vibrational work (which we promise you’ll love), Carmen will be guiding you the whole way, so you’ll never feel lost or out of place. This retreat is for you.
Absolutely not. We all always need to be learning, and for those who are more advanced, and perhaps who have been working with Carmen for a while, will be going a lot deeper than usual.
No WAY. In fact, even more fun if you’re not! While there’s a strong focus on body awareness, beginners will be perfectly at home in the classes–and you might learn a new trick or two. ;) We’ll teach you the basics so you have a solid foundation to build on after the retreat, but the most important thing to remember is that we aren’t dancing to dance–we’re dancing to live. (And you’ll see what I mean when you get here.)
Think: Green. Ruins. Jungles. Sunrises. Sunsets. Crystal Clear Water. Charming narrow roads. And some of the world’s most breathtaking white sand beaches, of course! Peace. Warm, lovely, smiling friendly Mayan people. (Perhaps unlike anyone you’ve ever met.) Tropical gardens. Delicious Spices. And taste-bud titillating foods like no other. At our retreat, we’ll be near both jungle and the beach, so you’ll have an opportunity to experience a little bit of both! But the ENERGY… is unlike anywhere you’ve been.
We prefer that participants share a room as part of the retreat experience, but there are a very limited number of rooms available if you would like your own room. Single rooms are an additional $1000. There are also a limited number of rooms with King beds that are slightly nicer for couples, friends, or family who don’t mind sharing a bed. To upgrade your room with a roomate, it’s an additonal $700.
Absolutely, and in fact, it’s a built-in part of our retreat experience to explore the area’s history, energy, and culture. This retreat rests on a few guiding principles, but one of them is that by getting out of your everyday environment and context (AKA home), your brain and body instantly become hyper-aware from all of the new and exciting stimulation and input that traveling abroad provides. And what happens then? Well, your brain literally starts forging new connections that weren’t there before, and in turn, you start thinking about old things in new ways–ways you never could have at home. It’s a fascinating phenomenon, and exploration will 100% be a part of this retreat, in order to facilitate fresh thinking as much as possible.
16 on the dot–that’s our max, unfortunately, so make sure you book as soon as you can commit!
100%. You don’t have to be someone who’s worked with Carmen in the past–all are welcome! Men and women, all ages (above 18), experienced and inexperienced when it comes to intention setting and creating a life you love. This retreat is designed to be as flexible as possible, catering to the best intentions of each and every participant.
You bet. Both women and men are welcome.
Don’t worry. While Carmen is one of the world’s greatest lifestyle experts, specializing in the art of vibration, she’s also one of the world’s most grounded, practical, fun, down-to-earth people on the planet. In other words? You’re going to get the benefits of the hocus pocus, without a single magic wand. ;)
The cost per person is based on single occupancy, because there are fixed costs per person, so regrettably, there are no special rates for spouses or buddies.
Not at all! We will have vegetarian, vegan, raw (and even organic chicken, + fish) options for everyone. In fact, all meals are ordered off an incredible menu – so you pick!
While we recommend unplugging as much as possible and leaving iPhone and laptops for emergencies or photos, yes, free WIFI is included and you can use a cell phone (international rates apply for cell phones).
Yes! You’ll coordinate your additional nights in Tulum with individual resorts, but don’t worry–it’s a breeze. We’ll send you details once you book.
While there’s no explicit 1 on 1 time built into the retreat, this is done intentionally, as we want you to flourish from the shared connections you’ll be making with the other participants, here in the wonderful, magical land of Tulum. However, you’ll be spending copious amounts of time with Carmen during the retreat within the larger group, smaller groups and spontaneous chats.
GETTING TO Tulum: Fly into the Cancun International Airport. We are providing transportation to Tulum- please check your welcome kit for details.
PASSPORT:Your passport must have at least 6 months validity from the date of entry into Tulum. If it expires before 6 months, you will not be allowed to exit the port of departure.
ARRIVAL/EXIT AIRPORT FEE:
DATES: You will need to arrive in Tulum on May 4th, so depending on where you are in the World, you may need to depart your location on May 1st.
ATMs and currency exchange is available
Visa and MasterCard are accepted in most places, but not American Express.
There is a 19% Mexican tax on purchases
Cash is always good to have though
Carmen uses ATM’s for ease ($5 ATM charge by your home bank usually)
We’ll be heartbroken that you can’t make it, but by canceling by March 1st, 2017, 50% of your full payment (ie 50% of $4800 or $5100 USD) will be refunded if you have paid in full or chosen to use “Bill Me Later” via PayPal. If you have paid a 50% deposit, and then cancel, unfortunately this deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel after March 1st, 2017, we are unable refund any percentage of your payment, as it will be difficult for us to find a replacement for you since the location is in Tulum, and takes a lot of pre-planning for people to come. Of course, you may also personally sell/transfer your booking to anyone you choose.
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