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Temazcal Ancestral Healing Ceremony

wellness class

Temazcal Ancestral Healing Ceremony

71 reviews
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Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish
wellness class

Temazcal Ancestral Healing Ceremony

wellness class

Temazcal Ancestral Healing Ceremony

71 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Center for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 7 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Spanish

What you'll do

I start welcoming people with a refreshing drink, I explain the Temazcal process, that is a traditional Mexican steam bath, which originated with pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples, Is used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify the body and balance mind, body and spirit, as my Mayan ancestors have done. And I answer all your questions about my culture. With sahumerio, copal and incense I make a energetic cleaning (preparation before entering the Temazcal). Afterwards, we enter at the Temazcal and we sit around the navel. Then the previously heated volcanic stones, which emit steam, emerge. The place becomes little warm, While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. And we will learn the importance of the words, the silence and the strength of the songs, making relaxing but also fun dynamics. When we finish we go out and shower in the garden with a rustic watering can, the water purifies our body. After I offer abundant and varied fresh fruits and natural fruit waters gift from our Mother Earth. Besides promoting physical well-being and healing, the Temazcal is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born. Come and enjoy a unique experience!

Your host

Learn more about Rene

Rene

I am Rene Avila, I was a naval pilot, I come from a family of Mayan origin and now I dedicate myself to give physical and spiritual healing through the traditional medicine of our ancestors through the Temazcal (bath house), for 2 years. I live in a bungalow, in a local and very quiet neighborhood of Playa del Carmen. For me it is a pleasure to serve and show my Mayan culture through this experience. I love teaching others the use of medicinal plants, because my father taught me when I was a child. Therefore, I made it part of my life and my home. My family and I serve with love, my wife gives massages and I give Temazcal therapy and so we work together at home.

What's included

Food
Fresh fruits and natural fruit waters.
Drinks
Fruit waters and chlorophyll water

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Where you'll be

I do the Temazcal Ceremony in a beautiful garden of my house (bungalow), a beautiful place that I built when I learned a little carpentry. For me it is a special place! I am located within the city (local area), 10 minutes from the tourist area and only two streets from the Sea.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit (preferably cotton)

More tips

For this experience it is necessary to hydrate before and after. Eat very light food 3 hours before the event. Do not wear metal accessories, watches, rings, bracelets, chains, etc. Do not use perfumes, deodorants, creams or blockers before entering.

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Temazcal Ancestral Healing Ceremony
71 reviews
$36/person
71 reviews
$36/person