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Sacred Journey Retreats - A SPA CELEBRATION

Elaine Dodson


315 Monssen Dr.
Dallas, TX 75224
United States
T: 888-362-6827

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Our 15th Annual Dynamic Transformational Retreat will be held in a new location in 2010: La Buena Vibra Retreat and Spa located in Tepoztlan , Mexico. Tepotzlan is a healing artisan village nestled high in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Central Mexico (90 minutes from Mexico City , 45 minutes from Cuernavaca ) known for artists, musicians, healers, poets, teachers and ancient culture.

La Buena Vibra Retreat and Spa is a charming intimate refuge resting at the foot of these magical mountains in a breath taking natural setting. La Buena Vibra offers healthy anti- aging treatments, yoga, meditation and first class accommodations. The Spa features delicious fresh vegetarian cuisine, hand picked from their very own organic gardens and prepared by Chef Mariano Garces, internationally known as the “Yogi Chef.”

In this life changing spa retreat you will learn from knowledgeable and inspiring experts how to: STAY YOUNGER LONGER through our special classes, workshops, and fun relaxing experiences.

Stay Younger Longer: Beauty and Wellness: Elaine Dodson and Team
Tapping The Healer Within: Dr. Dariah Morgan
Rewrite the Monologue: Chelsea Madrigal
The Way Of The Healer: Eduardo Morales

Yoga . . . Vinyasa Flow and Flowing With Breath: Tanya Whitmond
Meditation: Teresa Farr

Yoga Trance Dance . . . Freestyle Movement: Lauren Embrey
Honoring Ceremony

A nourishing and firming facial OR Clay, Honey, or Chocolate Body Treatment
Aromatherapy for Hair, Skin and Body
Three delicious organic vegetarian meals prepared by well-known Yogi chef Mariano Garces
Lovely new accommodations: Master Suites, Double , Single and Dormitory style (with various pricing)
Yoga . . . Nature Walks . . . Swimming . . .
Optional Spa Treatments . . . Horseback Riding

Mayan Play . . . Quetzalcoyatl-- in full costume: Stuart Cox
Evening Musical Performance by Onilu Ache with Mo Scian, Helida Burstein and group
Authenthic native market tour


(go to www.labuenavibratepoz.com
Polarity Therapy, balancing work by local healers
Spiritual Response Therapy
Readings by Alma Weaver Jones

Profile and Credentials        

Elaine Dodson is an internationally acclaimed expert in natural/organic beauty, wellness and regeneration. An industry pioneer, Elaine has always believed that “outer beauty is simply a reflection of a state of inner wellness.” Her passions include empowering women through the sacred power of beauty, teaching beauty and wellness practices for regenerating body, mind and spirit, and, through this work, rebalancing the divine feminine energy on the planet.A licensed cosmetologist, aesthetician, and trichologist, Elaine has 35+ years of specialized training in hair design and hair health, skin analysis and treatments, make up artistry, wardrobe, color and image consultation, holistic nutrition, and natural living.

She has studied under the personal tutelage of industry icons such as Vidal Sassoon, Jehrri Rhedding, Paul Mitchell, and Aveda founder Horst Reichenbacker. Elaine is certified in aromatherapy, reiki, and macrobiotic and ayurvedic cooking, and has years of practical studies in nutrition, health sciences, psychology and esoteric spiritual practices and philosophies including Native American and Eastern religions, yoga and meditation.

Elaine’s award-winning day spas were known for the wide range of all-natural, and organically-formulated products and services offered, as well as the integrated, holistic approach she took with her clients. She created the first Makeover Salon in the Southwest and worked with Fortune 100 corporations to assist them in the creation of a contemporary business image for their employees. Elaine’s production company, Sunbelt Circle Productions received national acclaim for deluxe extravaganzas that promoted local artists in the areas of beauty, fashion, health, and theatre.

Elaine’s work has been extensively covered by international media including The Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, The London Times, D Magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, Southern Living, Vogue, Glamour and Allure. She has been featured on many television programs and was the beauty expert on The Today Show where she hosted segments on makeovers, makeup artistry, wellness consciousness, and a meat-free lifestyle. Elaine has also presented at numerous seminars and symposiums, featuring leading wellness experts including Dr. Wayne Dyer and Deepak Chopra.

A consummate networker, Elaine is one of the founding members of both the Dallas Holistic Chamber of Commerce and the eWomen Network, an international organization that has grown to over 35 chapters in the U.S. and Canada. An avowed vegetarian, Elaine also established Kalachanji's Vegetarian Restaurant in 1980. Today it is still recognized as “Dallas oldest and most revered vegetarian eatery.”

In 1992, Elaine and her husband moved to Mexico “to retire.” She quickly became friendly with the local artisans, holistic practitioners, healers, drummers, shamans, and medicine men and women in and around Tepoztlán. Within two years, she and her husband founded Mexico Sacred Journey Retreats as a way to share the beauty, magic and power of this special place. What started as visits by family and friends, turned into a body, mind, spirit self growth journey with women coming from all over the world to experience the transformational healing energies of this ancient Aztec-Nahuatl village.

Today Elaine is a makeover specialist, writer, teacher, gourmet vegetarian chef, seminar and retreat leader. Her commitment is to continue educating women on staying dis-ease free and in balancing the areas of body, mind, and spirit in their daily lives, while looking fabulous, of course!Elaine works as a global citizen for world peace, the environment, non violence, and her different spiritual affiliations. She and her husband Michael currently live in Dallas, Texas.

Philosophy and Comments        

Explore Your magical, life-changing, soul-nurturing, transformational Sacred Journey Retreat and experience freedom, fun and rejuvenation. Immerse yourself in an ancient culture and unblock your creativity in an extraordinary body-mind-spirit adventure. Heal and recharge your batteries. This is not a typical vacation tour package.

The week long journey is a 'Transformation Tool' and blueprint for the rest of your life. No One Comes Back the Same. . . Ask any Goddess that has been.

The Sacred Journey is beyond Mind/Body/Spirit. It is a soul journey that we give ourselves to bring about our own personal legends and myths. Tepoztlán is a women's power site and the area stands for transformation and regeneration.
Your journey is a week-long experience, from Sunday to Sunday. Our staff will pick you up at the Mexico City airport in private SUV’s and drive you to the sacred mountains. During your luxurious body-mind-spirit retreat, you will stay on the lush grounds of a first class, five-star hacienda, and enjoy gourmet vegetarian meals. You will connect with like-minded women from all over the globe and forge lifetime friendships. We take care of every detail, from the minute you arrive until you depart.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

2010 Mexico Sacred Journey Retreat Payment Options

The 2010 Retreat is filling fast. If you want to join us, you need to ACT TODAY and send in your deposit.

The cost for this transformational journey is $2,950.00 (PayPal or check - see below) Includes hotel, three organic meals daily, transportation to and from Mexico City Airport, as well as all planned events.

Space is limited to 24 participants.

A $550 deposit* is required or pay in full (see below).

Full payment is required 30 days prior to departure.

Private rooms are available upon request at an extra charge.

Airfare to and from Mexico City is not included


Sacred Journey Retreats

315 Monssen Drive

Dallas TX 75224.

Call Elaine Dodson at: 888.362.6827 / 214.948.7266

Email: elainedodson@sacredjourneyretreats.com

Elaine Dodson Wellness and Cooking WebSite -

A Note From Elaine - The Art and Science of Ayurvedic Cooking        

I am announcing a new, four-class series of Cooking Conscious for Body Mind and Soul. We will have more delicious healthy recipes with all the wonderful aromas from the spices that nurture and heal us. Cooking in this way is an art and science and so fulfilling.

Among the many benefits of eating the Ayurvedic way are ridding yourself of cravings and overeating. Over time you will loose weight or balance your ideal weight. Many diseases will disappear as your food will give you the nutrition you need to detox and regenerate your bodies. You can allow the spices to be your medicine as each spice has healing qualities. You will also get in touch with your own particular body type. Ayurvedic Cooking teaches us that Food Is Sacred and helps you to develop 'a higher taste.'

You may purchase one, two, three or all of the classes.

I. Part I - Ayurvedic Soups

II. Vegetable Dishes

III. Rice dishes, chutneys, sweets, drinks, and condiments

IV. A Complete Ayurvedic Dinner Menu

FOR MORE INFO, PLEASE SEE MY WEBSITE - http://www.elainedodson.net



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