Live Your Dharma: Illumination of the Five Bodies

Saturday, February 16 — Wednesday, February 26

San Marcos, Guatemala

This February Conscious Collective will be hosting our first 11 day immersion in the sacred Mayan vortex of beautiful Lake Atitlan, Guatemala. In this immersion, we aim to illuminate the five bodies (or koshas)—the sheaths in which the true Self of Consciousness dwells. Through understanding the different levels of our being and having essential tools to work with them, we become equipped to navigate our experience with much deeper wisdom, clarity, and grace. Simultaneously, we increase our ability to assist others in their journey of awakening when we have a greater understanding of our own Being.

The Five Body Sheaths have been expounded upon by great sages such as Sri Sankaracharya, Swami Sivananda, Swami Vivekenanda and many others, and are are a reflection of the five fold essence of Beingness we find in the five elements, earth, water, fire, air, and aether, as well as the five pranas, prana - apana - udana - vyana - and samana.

Understanding this knowledge and applying it to one’s life, helps us see clearly that we are not merely this body, mind, or personality—we are divine beings, multi-dimensional expressions of Universal Intelligence, and by having an awareness of the different bodies in which we dwell, we are able to live our lives with greater balance, harmony, and stability, as we are no longer neglecting any aspect of our existence, but instead are living fully integrated, aligned, and whole.

Throughout the retreat, we will be practicing how to realize and abide as the true Self of Consciousness, shifting our identification from the fearful and conditioned psychological self, or ego, to the Open Loving Awareness that lies at the source of all Being. All beings, whether conscious of it or not, yearn to return to the state of wholeness that is our birthright. Our wholeness is inherent in who we are, though our own misunderstanding may prevent us from realizing this Truth.

When we realize our true Self, and are able to abide as the Self, we see beyond the duality of self and other, we open our hearts to life, and we develop the wisdom of non-attachment, as we do not cling to impermanent circumstances for happiness, but realize the perrenial bliss of the Self within All. Through this realization we are freed from the problems created by the ego-mind, and we rediscover the innate wholeness within us.

Each day of the retreat will be focused upon cultivating a greater awareness of the Self of All Selves and navigating the layers and realms of the five body sheaths, their attributes, how to bring them into alignment and proper nurturance and care according to ancient tradition and the correspondence of modern wisdom.

Furthermore, we aim to train and empower each attendee in a discipline of energy medicine that they can use for the benefit of other beings in need of healing, and so, every attendee will be instructed and certified in Reiki Levels One and Two.

Join us for a profound immersion into the nature of reality, as we collectively work toward embodying the divinity inherent within us, expressing our authentic Self, and living in full alignment with the Truth of who we are. Together, we will move beyond the cultural conditioning that limits us, heal the toxic emotions and traumas that cause us suffering, and awaken to the Truth of who we really are, so we may live as liberated beings, devoted to the awakening and liberation of all living beings.

Through this retreat we aim to:

  • Awaken you to the True Self within

  • Create a supportive container for practice, so you can abide as your True Self

  • Clarify the different bodies (sheaths) in which the Self dwells

  • Give you tools to work with for the healing, clearing, and activation of the 5 bodies

  • Certify you in a discipline of Energy Medicine in which you can help heal others

  • Teach you a variety of different practices to aid you in your awakening process

  • Connect you with like-minded individuals

  • Inspire you to help serve the collective awakening

  • Create a magical experience for you in the beautiful vortex of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala

Daily Structure:
Sadhana (daily spiritual practice)
Breakfast
Mid-Day Class: (Theory & Application)
Dinner
Evening Meditation/Satsang

Every day will begin with Sadhana, the Sanskrit name for “spiritual practice and discipline,” and will contain Asanas (physical movements and postures), Pranayama (breathing techniques that work with our life-force energy and subtle energy body), Meditation (the practice of calming the mind, cultivating awareness, and abiding in our true nature), as well as Mantra recitation (Sanskrit and Tibetan words that hold a very powerful energetic meaning, and aid in purifying the mind of kleshas (mental obstructions), and activating our subtle energy body).

Our Mid-Day Class will be divided into Theory and Application. The first half of the class we will be covering the teachings and the information regarding the topic of that day. In the second half of class we will directly apply the information we have been studying in order to balance our intellectual knowledge with an experiential understanding.

After Dinner each night, we will have an Evening Meditation and Satsang. The meditation will be aligned with the day’s topic of discussion, and during Satsang, we will discuss in further detail the teachings of the day, as well as open up the space for Q&A and group discussion.

On the last few days of the retreat, we will be covering both Reiki level 1 and 2, certifying retreat attendees as Level 2 Reiki Practitioners.

We understand and respect that individuals will need time for rest and integration, so we have also included time for relaxation in between each session/meal.

Sign Up

If you feel the call to attend this immersion, click here to fill out our application form. Before filling out this application please be sure you have somewhat of an understanding of what this retreat will entail and make an inner commitment to yourself and your healing journey/consciousness expansion to attend this transformational experience.

Sample Schedule (Schedule is subject to change)
Day 1 – Feb 16
Arrival
Opening Circle
Shamanic Breathwork Session
Dinner
Sound Healing

Day 2 – Feb 17
Sadhana (Hatha/Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra)
Breakfast
Pancha Kosha: Discrimination of the Five Sheaths of Impermanence
Advaita Vedanta Theory
Neti Neti Meditation
Dinner
Om Meditation

Day 3 – Feb 18
Sadhana
Breakfast
Annamaya Kosha
Proper Care for the Physical Body
Sun Salutations & Body Awareness
Dinner
Body Scan Meditation

Day 4 – Feb 19
Sadhana
Breakfast
Pranamaya Kosha
Understanding the Subtle Energy Centers (Chakras) and Subtle Energy Channels (Nadis)
Vowel Tones & Mantras for Clearing and Activating Chakras
Human Connection and Reflection
Pranic Activation through Breathwork
Dinner
Pranayama Meditation & Practices

Day 5 – Feb 20
Sadhana
Breakfast
Manomaya Kosha
Cultivating Awareness of the Mind
Zazen
Shamatha Meditation
Dinner
Kriya to Cleanse the Mind
Shamatha Meditation

Day 6 – Feb 21
Sadhana
Breakfast
Vijnanamaya Kosha
Following the Inner Teacher
Listening to Intution
Dinner
Meditation

Day 7 – Feb 22
Sadhana
Breakfast
Anandamaya Kosha
I AM Presence Activation
Dinner
Zazen
Bliss Meditation

Day 8 – Feb 23
Sadhana
Breakfast
Reiki 1 Certification
Dinner
Meditation on the Self

Day 9 – Feb 24
Sadhana
Breakfast
Reiki 2 Certification
Dinner
Pancha Kosha Guided Meditation

Day 10 – Feb 25
Sadhana (Hatha/Kundalini Yoga, Pranayama, Meditation, Mantra)
Breakfast
Pancha Kosha: Discrimination of the Five Sheaths of Impermanence
Advaita Vedanta Reflections
Neti Neti Meditation
Dinner
Om Meditation

Day 11 – Feb 26
Sadhana
Breakfast
Closing Circle
Departure

Travel info:
The Retreat will be held at Arco Isis Sanctuary in San Marcos, Guatemala.
Retreat attendees are responsible for travel to/from retreat center (please contact us with any questions regarding transportation).
Weather is difficult to predict this far in advance, but will generally be warm and sunny (however there is always the possibility of rain).
All accommodations will be shared.
All meals will be organic, plant-based, & gluten-free.

What to bring:
Sufficient clothes, hygiene products, etc. for 10 days
Yoga mat (we have a limited amount)
Money for personal spending
An open mind and heart :)

Sign up

If you feel the call to attend this immersion, click here to fill out our application form. Before filling out this application please be sure you have somewhat of an understanding of what this retreat will entail and make an inner commitment to yourself and your healing journey/consciousness expansion to attend this transformational experience.

May the Self of All selves guide You effortlessly on the Path of Self-Realization!