Alaya Tulum, Mexico

Monday 23rd to Sunday 29th October 2017

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Tulum is the most beautiful, unspoiled tropical spot I know – perfectly civilized to Miami standards yet with pure soul, pure beauty, pure lushness and pure light. The spirit soars there. The Mayan influence is strong, in design aesthetic and sensibility, and the way the atmosphere is conducted – and the sound of Mayan being spoken around you lulls you like a lullaby.

Being there is healing in itself. But combine that with a full week of Barefoot Doctor’s incomparable skill in expediting exegesis of your true self, and activating your soul’s true expression, then combine that with the company of a host of gorgeous souls to accompany you, all cocooned by the balm of the sun’s healing rays, the indescribable magnificence of the views in all directions, the perfect hospitality and expertize of all the staff at Alaya, as well as the astonishing vision and energy of its founder, my brother-friend David Graciano, and you have a retreat you simply can’t beat.

“Barefoot Doctor is truly magical. His retreats allow you time and space to relax, breathe, laugh, love and discover your true self.” Cath

The retreat

Each day we’ll be doing deep qigongo overlooking the gardens and sea, we’ll be exploring the human condition in unprecedented ways, and discovering hidden reserves of superhuman power that will transform your relationship with existence, yourself, the Tao, and humanity radically for the better, and stand you in good stead for the rest of your life.

You’ll be tastily, healthily fed and the opportunity for nighttime partying is all around and abundant.

“The Barefoot Doctor is the perfect person for Taoist retreats. His kindness, wisdom and warmth are the antidote to all that ails modern civilisation - stress, tension, worries and anger. I can personally vouch for the cleansing and healing skills of the man. He has made a man of war into a man of complete peace with himself and the world.” Spike

The nitty gritty

The Alaya Tulum hotel is run on eco principles and located on the beach at Tulum. It's one and a half hours drive from Cancun airport.

Flights to Cancun are plentiful from Europe and North America. A British Airways direct flight from Gatwick arrives mid afternoon on Monday 23rd October. The retreat starts with dinner on Monday evening and runs through to Sunday morning.

Transfer to and from the hotel to Cancun airport can be arranged for an additional charge. Similarly additional nights accommodation before or after the retreat can be arranged - please ask when you book.

Accommodation for the Barefoot SuperRetreat is for six nights, in a beach cabana facing either the lovely gardens or with a partial ocean view. No room is further than 60 m from the sea, some closer.

Bedrooms have beautiful handmade wood floors, oversized windows and doors to enjoy the sunlight as well as a lovely en-suite bathroom.

If you're travelling on your own, as a couple or with friends check the accommodation list below for appropriate rooms. Tulum prices are understandably high on account of it being paradise but we've made it as affordable as can be - including instalment plans for all room categories.

The retreat is on a full board basis and we'll dine in the hotel's restaurant which serves delicious fresh, authentic Latin American cuisine in a lovely beachside garden setting with a beautiful ocean view.

All dishes are lovingly prepared with natural local ingredients and fresh juices are a speciality.

"Barefoot retreats are powered by a unique energy - he takes you back to your original self, reconnecting the parts you've left behind, forgotten or disconnected from. You leave a better version, having bathed in pure, unconditional love."

In addition to the retreat activities with Barefoot Doctor, the Alaya Tulum offers daily yoga and a sunrise meditation. There's also a paddleboarding and kite surfing school on the beach, scuba divers can enjoy reef or cave diving in Tulum's crystalline waters, or you can explore the local area and serene lagoon, including by kayak.

Tulum is an ancient mystical place just 10 minutes from the hotel on a bluff facing east towards the Caribbean Sea. Here you'll discover ancient Mayan temple ruins where kings were initiated and received the blessing of the sun.   The whole area of the Yucatan Peninsula is known as an energy vortex, with massive cave systems below which are accessed via 'cenotes' - local fresh water sinkholes - once used for ceremonial rites and well worth a visit now.

The accommodation 

With only 20 lovely rooms at the hotel none further than 65 m from the sea, places are limited and on a first come, first served basis. Payment plans are available for all room types.

All payments are via Paypal - you can use your Paypal account or select 'pay by debit or credit card'.

Your first payment secures your booking and includes a non-refundable deposit of $500.  If you are booking as a couple or with a friend using an instalment plan, both of you must make your first payment to secure the room of your choice.

If for any reason we are unable to allocate you the room of your choice we will offer you an alternative as soon as possible.

EACH BOOKING INCLUDES A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $500

FULL PAYMENT MUST BE MADE BY 31st July 2017

PLEASE ENSURE YOU HAVE TRAVEL INSURANCE

If you have any questions or queries or require additional nights' accommodation before or after the retreat, please email Sue Du Crew for assistance - sue.okell@gmail.com

SINGLE OCCUPANCY ROOMS

Standard room - 1 king size bed SINGLE occupancy
$3600

These rooms are set in a lovely natural environment with varied views over the garden and stone village, all while still only 60 meters from the sea’s edge. They feature premium bedding, a king size mattress and hand crafted sofa at the foot of your bed. The luxurious bathroom features a private toilet room and the showers have a high-pressure rain shower head, marble mosaic walls, and wood planked floors. The vanity counters are marble mosaic with a handcrafted wooden sink. The bed faces three walls, with bi-folding wood and glass doors – open up all six doors to your covered deck and you will find that your indoor and outdoor become one. 400 sq ft. with deck.

SINGLE PAY $3600




 

INSTALMENT PLAN - four payments of $900




 

Ocean view suite ONLY ONE REMAINING - 1 king size bed SINGLE OCCUPANCY $4200

This suite has a beautiful ocean view and is located just 40 meters from the warm sea. The bedroom has finely handcrafted wooden furniture, a sofa, handmade wood flooring and a comfortable centrally-located king size bed that directly faces the ocean, so every morning you experience the beautiful sunrise and refreshing breeze of Tulum. Your private bathroom has a handcrafted wood sink and a pressure rain shower head. The shower walls are made with marble mosaic tiles, and the floor is made with wood planks for a spa-like experience. As you look out to the sea from your bedroom, you will be looking through three walls of classic handmade wood and glass bi-folding doors that lead to your very own private ocean terrace with deck.

Single pay - $4200




Instalment plan - four payments of $1050




 

SHARED ROOMS

Come as a couple or with a friend - a deposit for both of you secures the room of your choice.

Standard room - 1 king size bed SHARED occupancy (suitable for a couple) $3000 per person

These rooms are set in a lovely natural environment with varied views over the garden and stone village, all while still only 60 meters from the sea’s edge. They feature premium bedding, a king size mattress and hand crafted sofa at the foot of your bed. The luxurious bathroom features a private toilet room and the showers have a high-pressure rain shower head, marble mosaic walls, and wood planked floors. The vanity counters are marble mosaic with a handcrafted wooden sink. The bed faces three walls, with bi-folding wood and glass doors – open up all six doors to your covered deck and you will find that your indoor and outdoor become one. 400 sq ft. with deck.

Single pay, per person $3000




Instalment plan, per person - four payments of $750





Standard partial ocean view double room - 2 king size beds, SHARED occupancy (not separate bedrooms) 
$3500 per person

These elegantly designed rooms are just 45 meters from the sea each with a spacious and unique indoor/outdoor deck with large sofa. The bedrooms have large beds and you'll each have your own closet. There are beautiful handmade wood floors and oversized windows to enjoy the sunshine. The bathrooms have a separate toilet room, a marble mosaic shower with pressured rain shower head, and wood planked floors. The sinks counters are mosaic marble with handcrafted wood sinks and an oversized mirror. Enjoy your view through the bi-folding wood and glass doors.

Single pay, per person $3500




Instalment plan, per person - four payments of $875 per person




Ocean view double room - 1 king size bed, SHARED occupancy (suitable for a couple) $3600 per person

This suite has a beautiful ocean view and is located just 40 meters from the warm sea. The bedroom has finely handcrafted wooden furniture, a sofa, handmade wood flooring and a comfortable centrally-located king size bed that directly faces the ocean, so every morning you experience the beautiful sunrise and refreshing breeze of Tulum. Your private bathroom has a handcrafted wood sink and a pressure rain shower head. The shower walls are made with marble mosaic tiles, and the floor is made with wood planks for a spa-like experience. As you look out to the sea from your bedroom, you will be looking through three walls of classic handmade wood and glass bi-folding doors that lead to your very own private ocean terrace with deck.

Singlepay - $3600 per person




Instalment plan -  per person, four payments of $900




Deluxe partial ocean view double room - 2 full size beds SHARED occupancy (not separate bedrooms) $3600 per person

These elegantly designed suites have magnetizing partial ocean views and are just 45 meters from the sea. Each has an indoor/outdoor deck with large sofa . The bedrooms have two oversized full beds, separate closets, handmade wood floors and oversized windows to enjoy the radient sunlight. The bathrooms are overly spacious, and are equipped with a separate toilet room and a separate shower room with changing area. The shower has marble mosaic walls, pressured rain show heads and wood planked floors. The sink counters are mosaic marble with handcrafted wood sinks and an oversized mirror. Enjoy your view while looking out of your room through two walls of classic bi-folding wood and glass doors.

Single pay per person, $3600




Instalment plan, per person - four payments of $900



"Get ready to be told by the barefoot doctor that you are lovable, magnificent, powerful, glamorous, holy, beautiful, miraculous and some other wonderful stuff. at first you might cringe, but by the end of the week you start to believe it. not because you're that special all of a sudden. but because you have been that all along, as everyone is. what a lesson."

"After a week of Barefoot facilitating a safe haven for the group to be heard and meeting wonderful people I have come away with a sense of peace, stillness and a new reflection on living and loving". D

"Barefoot brings ancient mysteries of the Tao to life with humour and a no nonsense down to earth approach. The qigong work was amazing and life changing." Steven

"The good doctor attracts an interesting crowd. I've never been in a group with more colourful, brilliant, hilarious, glamorous, lovable, witty, generous and yes, mercifully weird people in my life. I still miss them."

“An amazing time with a diverse and wonderful bunch of people from all walks of life and from all over the world, led with a lot of skill and nurture by one very special and gifted guy, magical, uplifting, genuine, full of laughter, and so life affirming. Brings you home to yourself, life will never be the same, and that's good thing."

 

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