Body, Ocean, and Eros: An Eco-Sensuality Immersion
Playa Viva, Mexico
Deep–Body Movement and Eco-Intimacy Retreat for All Genders
Sunday March 29 – Thursday April 2, 2020
Guided by Stefana Serafina, M.A.
Eros of the ocean, eros of the heart,
eros of the land, eros in the thread between us...
Eros as the oldest love story, a timeless conversation between the body and its earth,
eros as a restoration of the fabric
that weaves us into to the family of things.
ABOUT THE LAND: Why Playa Viva
WHY WE CHOOSE TO WORK AT PLAYA VIVA
PLAYA VIVA combines simple elegance, eco-design, natural beauty, and a commitment to improving the environment and the local community. A sustainable and regenerative center, it is located just 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo and the Ixtapa International Airport, yet it enjoys a mile of gorgeous pristine (and private) beach. The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a baby-turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife.
Playa Viva meets our values by going beyond simply 'low-impact' in every aspect of its operations, and applying regenerative technologies, including:
––Permaculture and sustainable agriculture
––Watershed, estuary and oceanside restoration
––Expanding the mangrove system, and restoring the coastal forest by replanting thousands of native trees
––Water conservation and replenishment system
––100% off-grid solar system
––A veggie bio-diesel van to pick up guests
––Building an increasingly self-sufficient human settlement
––Strong commitment to engaging and supporting local communities: health clinic, schools, and farmers.
We encourage you to get familiar with Playa Viva's social and environmental commitment and impact!
ABOUT THE WORK:
Living in the Deep Body
Intuitive Body and Dance© is a unique movement–based modality rooted in the genius of the “deep-body”. Through richly curated landscapes of music, silence, guided inner-world journeys, sensual investigations, witness practices, embodied storytelling, and deep psyche explorations, participants are invited to explore themselves through the different layers of the deep body–– cognitive, physical, sensual, emotional, expressive, perceptive, and mystic/collective–as these layers interlace and open each other, creating possibilities for a deep re-inhabitation of body, self, and world, and a profound embodied experience of being in communication with the web of life.
Central to the Intuitive Body and Dance vision is the understanding that the body is in a vital and unbroken relationship with the Earth, and they must be explored together, as their health and restoration are always mutual.
Body, Ocean, Eros: The Mutual Restoration
Join us for five days at the unforgettable Play Viva regenerative eco–center, for the restorative practice and experience of eco-sensuality– a deepened and healing embodied intimacy with ocean, land, self, and one another.
Eco-sensuality is about finding the sensuous, the enlivening, and the tender-hearted in our relationship to our living world, its creatures, and each other. In this never ending conversation between our bodies, the lands that raise us and make us, and the oceans that hold our deepest planetary wisdom, there is a legacy to tap, a wholeness to regenerate, a mutual and most needed restoration that holds the key not only to our survival, but to our thriving. This immersion is an invitation to a many-layered exploration and restoration of your body and psyche in relationship to the living earth and its wild creatures, your inner wilderness, and your fellow humans.
See details about how our time together will be spent below.
Playa Viva is an earth-honoring community whose leadership has invested remarkable efforts over the last decade in the continuous and loving restoration of the land, ocean and native species back to their wilder, natural ecosystem, in integral collaboration and in support of local communities. The center offers unforgettable scenery, oceanfront movement and workshop space, the best eco-accommodations one can hope for, a turtle sanctuary, whale and dolphin watching, and world-class organic farm-to-table cuisine, all of this combined with their impeccable record of land and watershed restoration, deep commitment to and support for the local communities, natural building, permaculture, and 100% regenerative design. (Scroll down to see more about Playa Viva)
TAKING PART: Accommodation, Fees, Arrival & Vicinity
Rates are all inclusive and include your shuttle transportation from Zihuatanejo Airport (ZIH), 4 nights at Playa Viva, all state-of-the-art gourmet meals and non-alcoholic beverages, organic toiletries and bath products, and immersion fee.
REGISTRATION + CONTACT
About Stefana Serafina
Stefana Serafina, M.A., is an embodiment educator, writer, and embodied empowerment facilitator based in the San Francisco Bay. She is recognized for her unique and multi-faceted approach to body–based self–discovery and transformation, weaving together embodied journeying and expressive arts approaches, earth and nature-centric practices, sensuality and mystery traditions, embodied archetypal psyche, dance, and ritual.
Stefana is the founder of Intuitive Body and Dance ©, which has grown into an international platform providing resources, experiences, and education for returning to our bodies’ inherent intelligence, creative and intuitive genius, and sensuous wisdom. For over a decade, Stefana has been teaching and facilitating transformative, movement-based embodiment in California, Europe, Central America, and online, and developing the Deep–Body model that is at the foundation of the work.
Stefana’s facilitation and teaching have been called "life-changing and life-giving", "exquisite and evocative", "deeply penetrating and rekindling", a "masterful invitation to the timeless remembrance of who we are".
Her credentials include a Master's Degree in Communications with an award winning thesis on body image in modern culture, counseling training from the Interchange Counseling Institute, and a wide range of training, research, and experience in various additional modalities, including Authentic Movement, world dance, breathwork, indigenous traditions, drama therapy, history of the erotic, and women's studies.
Accommodation and Fees
The all-inclusive participation fees include your shuttle transportation from Zihuatanejo Ixtapa Airport (ZIH), 4 nights and 5 days at Playa Viva, all of your organic, locally sourced, masterfully prepared meals and non-alcoholic beverages, organic toiletries and bath products, access to all facilities, and full workshop fee.
*The fee does not include your flight to Mexico/ZIH.