A women’s pilgrimage to Oaxaca, Mexico … Dia de Muertos
The dance between life & death - Day of the Dead
Join us to witness and participate in this ancestral celebration!
Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) in Oaxaca presents an encounter of the indigenous and the modern worlds. The festivities offer us a rich tapestry feltdeeply in our senses and expressed through ritual, color, music, song, humor,flowers, food, honoring of ancestors, etc.
It is said that during this time, the veils between life and death are thinned and open up the possibility for a deeper connection with self, those who have left and those that are here. Day of the Dead often sparks reflection on life, death, grief and our relationship to these two forces in the human psyche and the great mystery.
As women, we have such intimate access to life’s cycles, in our bodies, with our relations, with the earth and the cosmos as a whole. You will be invited to immerse yourself in the power of this tradition, be impacted and allow it to feed and transform body, psyche and soul. Holotropic Breathwork, movement, art and altar creation will be part of our time together. Some of these tools will be used to support you to integrate, digest, embody and anchor the experiences had.
Group is open only to 8 women
This group will be lead by Mireya A. Marcet, MA, MFT, who has been intimately connected with the tradition since her childhood while growing up in Mexico, and then in a more active way in her teenage years creating her own "ofrenda" to process grief and loss. Later as an anthropologist she explored the tradition in rural areas of her home country. And as an expressive arts therapist and ceremonial leader developed a process with altar creation weaving different modalities and practices to support a deep inner connection to our own self, the sacred and our truly authentic prayer.