Magical Experiences in Tulum

This little energy vortex has so much to offer beyond the white beaches and chic hotels if one were to explore. There is a big community of healers, energy and body workers in Tulum that can support you in healing and transforming. Turn to nature to let go of city stress, cleanse
and restore. For the adventurous souls, try out Mayan ceremonies to expand your mind, soul and body.


SWIM IN FRESHWATER PPOOLS - PHOTO BY  CLARA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

SWIM IN FRESHWATER PPOOLS - PHOTO BY CLARA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY


Swim in freshwater pools located around the city

Cenotes are natural freshwater pools underwater caves and caverns that make a great place to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive. There are the more famous and grand cenotes, like Dos Ojos and Car Wash. For a more local and intimate experience, visit Cristal and Escandido. Another beautiful option is Sac Actun. Be aware, the weekends are busy so try to go on a weekday. My personal favourite one is the cenote hidden at La Nativus, which is a glamping hotel on the end of the beach road.


Discover energetic love-making

Energetic love making is a magical experience. Bibi teaches a weekly class at Nomade on Tuesday where she will give you an introduction to energetic love making. Energetic Lovemaking, also described as Sacred Sexuality, Conscious Sex or Tantra, allows human beings to use sexuality not only for pleasure and reproduction but also for reaching higher states of consciousness. Come with an open mindset and learn how two human beings can reach a transcendent experience by combining love’s energy with erotic energies. Keep an eye on Nomade’s weekly events, they always offer workshops in the Gratitude Tent.

SOUND HEALING AT HOLISTIKA. PHOTO BY  ANA GEORGINA

SOUND HEALING AT HOLISTIKA. PHOTO BY ANA GEORGINA


Release stress with a sound healing session

Sound healing is a beautiful way to release stress. Let the vibrations of sound open up chakras and release blocked energies. A session for fatigue, stress, anxiety , anger, fear and many other conditions caused by a lack of balance and harmony in the body and mind. Nothing is required from you, simply relax into the experience by laying down flat on the floor while an ocean of sound will heal your mind and body. I go weekly to Alessandra’s sessions on Friday and Saturday night at Sanara. She creates the most powerful experience with a wide range of instruments. Cynthia Kendall is another fantastic woman who does Crystal Bowl healing and she operates at La Zebra among other places.


Explore the magical power of Cacao

Cacao has been used historically by the Mayans for medicinal and ritualistic purposes. It actually means “food for the Gods” and it was believed to have been sent from the heavens as a gift to mankind. Discover the health power and sacred properties of cacao in a traditional ceremony at Nomade or check Facebook for the latest events.

TEMEZCAL AT HOLISTIKA. PHOTO BY  ANA GEORGINA

TEMEZCAL AT HOLISTIKA. PHOTO BY ANA GEORGINA


Try the traditional Mexican ritual Temezcal 

Temezcal translates into “House of heat” and is traditionally lead by a shaman to purify your mind and body. You will sit in a sweat lodge for about two hours, heated by volcanic stones, and go through a ceremony. It is a strong and quite demanding ritual, not for the light hearted. For the most traditional and authentic experience, contact Casa Violeta for details on their next event.


Stay up late for live concerts and gatherings

Concerts and gatherings is an important part of Tulum. Make sure to visit Azulik’s restaurant for a drink and look over the jungle from their nest like space. Head up Gitano for a cocktail and late night dancing. There are plenty of big parties during high season, check what DJ’s are in town before you arrive to secure your tickets. There are plenty of weekly events, live concerts and gathering happening and most of them are advertised on Facebook or by word of mouth.

YOGA AT HOLISTIKA. PHOTO BY PEPPE

YOGA AT HOLISTIKA. PHOTO BY PEPPE


Dive deeper into yoga to improve your practice

Explore yoga on your vacation. I take bookings for private yoga classes or small-group privates in the jungle at Holistika or on the beach at Sanara. These sessions are tailored to your exact needs and will improve your practice wherever you are - beginner to advanced. Hands-on adjustments and personal guidance will be provided.


Shop beautIful local brands

My favourite local clothings brands are La Troupe and Caravana. The store at Azulik is well worth a visit, even for just the experience. They stock these stunning goddess like dresses handmade in Mexico by woman from a brand called Kasia. There is a natural skincare store in town called Madre Tierra where I buy a lot of my skincare.


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TulumYohanna Mannelqvist