In the Realms of Coatlicue: A BodySoul Intensive in Mexico

Mary Hamilton, Paula Reeves, Martha de la Garza, and Patricia Llosa
February 8-15, 2013

You are invited to explore the archetypal dimensions of your unique narrative within the framework of myth and fairy tale and the landscape of Mexico; the realms of Coatlicue. This work is based on the belief that psyche and soma, body and soul are one, and must be worked on together to become more conscious.  We will explore our own bodysoul by linking the worlds of dreams and body imagery, through natural movement, music, art, lecture, and discussion. This process enlarges our understanding of what it means to consciously embody the Sacred Feminine.

We will spend the week together, away from the usual demands of our everyday life and cradled under the majestic heights of the sacred Tepozteco Mountain.  In this peaceful setting, surrounded by rich vegetation, working individually and together, each participant will listen to her soul in her body and honor its needs, hopes, and creativity to discover and voice her authentic self.  We welcome all our past participants and hope that you will spread the word to your friends and colleagues as new participants are most warmly welcomed as well. We hope you will join us.


This program is open to women with at least 50 hours Jungian analysis or therapy and 50 hours active bodywork (such as yoga, tai chi, Authentic Movement, Feldenkrais, or 5 Rhythms bodywork that uses imagery and/or conscious attention) or consent of instructor


La Isla, Tepoztlan, Morelos, Mexico

Location Description:

La Isla is located approximately 90 minutes from the Mexico City airport.


Single room:
$2,100 for international participants (those who are not residents of Mexico)
Double room:
$2,000 for international participants (those who are not residents of Mexico)
$1,700 for residents of Mexico


Due to the currency fluctuations currently experienced in Mexico (our host country), a fee adjustment has been put in place to make the intensive accessible to the women of Mexico, as well as equivalent to the international fee.


(Please choose correct fee when making payment that applies to your country of residence.)


Fee includes all course costs, 7 nights lodging, and all meals. Fees are listed and must be paid in US dollars.


Refund Policy:

If you cancel before December 14, 2012, we will refund your fee less $100. After December 14, 2012, we cannot refund your fee unless we can replace you in the program. We will do our best to do this. If we can replace you (after December 14, 2012), we will refund your fee less $250 plus any charges incurred at the facility. We must have notice of cancellation in writing.

Programs will not be canceled if one of the instructors can’t attend. If any instructor is unable to attend, a similarly qualified colleague will substitute. We cannot refund your fee if one of the instructors cannot participate. Once enrolled, if you must transfer to a different program, a $100 transfer fee will be charged.


48 hours of continuing education units, approved by California State Boards, are offered to MFTs, LCSWs, and RNs. Most US states accept these CEUs. Please check with your state licensing board.