December 29th 2018 to January 3rd, 2019 (6 days, 5 nights)

We’ve just returned from Oaxaca having hosted an an intimate retreat for only 70 people with a beautifully curated celebration on New Year’s Eve. We combined the best of Fest & Rest to create a New Year’s experience with fire rituals, cacao ceremony, music and dancing.

 
Beautiful people! It was an honor, gift and an incredible blessing to meet you all this past week and share the completion and celebration of one year as we ushered in a new year under the stars in the most sacred valley dancing the night away with the warmth of sacred cacao pulsing through our veins, delicious music in our ears and the sound of the ancient conch shell vibrating thorough each and every cell of our beings!! What an experience! You are all incredible humans, powerful spirits, creative beyond imagination and lovers of life. As I meditate on all I experienced and all we created and everyone I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with as a result of this journey I’m completely blown away, humbled and grateful that I said yes to this great adventure filled with unknowns. I’m stepping forward into my life knowing that I’ve just met life long friends, soul family and have had the opportunity to deepen with beauties I’ve already had the pleasure of knowing. We created magic together and I thank my lucky stars this New Years celebration came across my eyesight and that I listened to the yes to join you on this adventure. May we all be filled and surrounded by the sacred love, connection, freedom and beauty we created together.. knowing our powers and creative gifts. I love and honor each and every one of you and look forward to continuing to build, dance, play and pray together on this journey of life! Thank you for saying yes, for showing up, and for sticking around! And to everyone who made this experience possible from inception to completion I now to you!
— Laura Aiisha - Guest
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The Journey

each day had a theme - we curated an arc of transformational workshops and experiences, plus a brilliant celebration of love on new year's eve.

 
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Dec 29th ARRIVALS from 2pm
opening fire ceremony
connecting with the tribe
dinner with musical performance

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healing the past
chakra cleansing & clearing
dreaming workshops
cacao ceremony
fire
release ritual
sound
performance

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journey into the heart
adventures in intimacy
gratitude
fire ritual
sound
workshop
ecstatic dance
New Year’s celebration

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Future self work
intention setting
intuitive workshop
manifestation art class
intention fire ceremony

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living in flow
the energy of abundance
elixirs & cbd class
concert in hidden temple
closing fire ceremony

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Jan 3rd breakfast
grounding
practice
loving kindness meditation
farewells

Just getting back to the default world and turning on my phone. Looking back over all of these beautiful photos and memories from the week is grounding in just how truly magical this time was. I am SO beyond grateful to each and every one of you for co-creating such a strong container of acceptance, love, and personal growth. I could not have imagined a better way to start this year, especially after the last year that I had. I would also like to explicitly call out how appreciative I am of all of the words of affirmation I received from you. They couldn’t have come at a better time for me as I plan my next steps in this world. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Many blessings to you all.
— JP - Guest
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We have curated a beautiful evening celebrating the myths and magic of the land. commencing with a fire ritual and cacao ceremony, we transition into a night of sonic alchemy in an agave plantation with live music and dj’s who bring in an alternative new year.

we brought together art, plants & celebration to raise consciousness on this auspicious evening

 
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Your Hosts

the LINE UP FOR restival’s alternative new year is right here with wisdom teachers, artists, YOGIS & intuitives. plus musicians, dj's and dancers together with a voice coach

 
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CULINARY DELIGHTS

OAXACAN CUISINE

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THE SPA

WE HAVE SOME BODYWORKERS ON HAND TO HELP YOU DE-STRESS

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YOUR HOME

A LUXURY RANCHO

WEAVING OAXACA

NATURAL ARTISANS

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YOUR FUTURE SELF

LISTEN TO TALKS & WORK ON YOUR FUTURE INTENTIONS

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INTENTIONAL ART INSTALLATIONS

MEET OAXACA’S AMAZING ARTISTS & GET INSPIRED IN OUR STUDIO

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PURIFY

HEAL THE BODY & CLEANSE THE MIND WITH A ZAPOTEC SWEAT LODGE

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HIDDEN TEMPLES

LEARN ABOUT ZAPOTEC LIFE 2,500 YEARS AGO WITH OUR HISTORIAN

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YOGA & MEDITATION

TWICE DAILY EXPERIENCES IN BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS


 

You see, unlike the tech-driven world that has you enslaved to your smartphone, your calendar, and your computer - at restival, there are no rules here, only options

Because it’s YOUR Restival, it’s YOUR life and it can be anything you want it to be 

#REVELRYREINVENTED

 
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