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“We travel not to escape life,
but for life not to escape us.”


October 26- November 2, 2017


Oaxaca is one of the main hubs of celebrations for Day of the Dead – the cemetery vigils and street parades make this an experience not to miss! But first, spend several days relaxing and exploring the gorgeous beaches of Zipolite. Meaning "beach of the souls" or "beach of the dead," it is a uniquely magical place.

This isn't your typical packaged trip...

Our goal is that you have an authentic & empowering experience exploring a new culture in a free & fluid way that allows for being open to the magic that can happen when you don't stick to a fixed plan or move around in a tour bus stopping at the typical tourist traps! Our group size will be no more than 8 and we stay in locations intended to provide an experience of authenticity & interaction with both locals and other travelers. While the trip locations are planned, accommodations are pre-booked and you have us as your guides & coordinators, you will also have the freedom to explore on your own as you wish. Our goal is that you will walk away from this experience with the knowledge & confidence to explore the rest of this amazing world with no fear & an openness to adventure!

This trip will also include optional light Spanish lessons each day, focused primarily on the phrases and conversations you are most likely to encounter while traveling.

For the first 3 days/4 nights, we will relax & explore the beautiful coast of Oaxaca in the Puerto Escondido/Zipolite area. This area is known to be incredibly laid-back, beautiful and less tourist-y than other parts of the Mexican coast. After beach time, we'll head inland to the capital and surrounding areas for the multitude of Day of the Dead activities and exploration of daily life, markets & local sites/activities!

ONLY ****SIX**** SPOTS AVAILABLE so reserve your spot today!

Pricing & Registration:

Shared Room (double/triple) - $875*

Non-refundable deposit of $500* to reserve

Full balance will be due by October 1, 2017

Package Includes:

7 nights accommodations

Transportation to/from Oaxaca City to Zipolite

Guided exploration of the locations above

Daily spanish lessons

Not Included:



Entrance fees (if applicable)

Your Arrival

On the 26th, we will be taking a bus from Oaxaca City to Zipolite which we will arrange once the group is confirmed, however if you prefer to fly directly to the beach, the closest airport is Hualtuco (HUX). We will also be taking a bus back to Oaxaca City on the 30th.

The Facilitators:  Heather Riney & Ava Kashani

Heather Riney is the owner of Atmalogy, a cafe and meeting/event space based in Nashville, TN. Beginning in January 2015, Heather began creating & co-creating trips & retreats across the world based on her passion to expose others to the increased connection to self and to others that is encouraged through the perspective & experience of authentic & empowering travel.

Hola Queridos, my name is Ava Kashani. I am very excited to go on this trip with you! Funny story...I deliberately failed my first Spanish class! However thanks to a teacher that had faith in me, I turned things around & ended up actually studying abroad and staying with a host family in a small rural town in Puebla, MX. It was an experience unlike any other. I know that learning a language is difficult because I struggled. But I also know how the reward is magical. Language is the portal that connects us to each other and to ourselves. And that’s worth it!

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Contact heather@atmalogy.com for more information and details!

To Pay by Check:

Make Check payable to Atmalogy

Mail Check to 2320 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203

To Pay by PayPal:

Check "sending money to friends and family" and send payment to heather@atmalogy.com

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Retreat Waiver

OAXACA rETREAT Acceptance of Risk and Waiver of Liability

In consideration of participating in the retreat activities, lodging, dining, and transportation offered and provided by Atmalogy, LLC, or their owners, principals, agents, employees, and representatives, including, but not limited to Heather Riney and Ava Kashani. (Collectively all these parties are referred to as "THE RETREAT PARTIES"), the undersigned hereby represents, certifies and agrees:

In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Retreat, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, losses, theft of property, injuries or damages, known or unknown, which I might incur as a result of participating in the retreat, including any and all activities done with the Retreat group, or as an individual.

In consideration of THE RETREAT PARTIES agreeing to provide me with possible transportation (by land, foot, air, or water), lodging accommodations, dining, hiking, supervision and training, and any other services provided, whether provided directly by THE RETREAT PARTIES or third parties with whom THE RETREAT PARTIES have contracted (which together are referred to as "Provided Services"), as part of the retreat I have applied for with THE RETREAT PARTIES, I freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury, death, property damage or loss resulting from such risks, dangers, and hazards.

The undersigned also agrees as follows:

  1. TO ASSUME AND ACCEPT ALL RISKS, DANGERS AND HAZARDS in connection with my use of any and all services provided by THE RETREAT PARTIES.
  2. TO WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I may have against THE RETREAT PARTIES, its owners, principals, agents, employees and representatives.
  3. TO RELEASE THE RETREAT PARTIES from any and all liability for any loss, damage, injury or expense that I, or my next to kin, may suffer or incur as a result of my use of the Services due to any cause whatsoever, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE ON THE PART OF THE RETREAT PARTIES;
  4. TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY THE RETREAT PARTIES from any and all liability for property damage, personal injury or death suffered by myself or by a third party as a result of my use of the provided Services;
  5. THAT THIS RELEASE AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT shall be effective and binding on my heirs, next to kin, executors, administrators, and assigns, in the event of my death;
  6. TO OBEY all warnings, safety instructions, cautions and other notices provided to me by THE RETREAT PARTIES;
  7. THE RETREAT PARTIES' representatives, have the right to refuse to provide me with Provided Services related to surfing or participating in activities in the ocean, if, in the opinion of THE RETREAT PARTIES, the undersigned's swimming abilities, health or the prevailing weather conditions could render it dangerous or unsafe to use such Services;
  8. TO HEREBY GRANT THE RETREAT PARTIES an unrestricted right to use and publish photographs and/or video and film taken of me while participating in programs offered by THE RETREAT PARTIES, for editorial, trade, social media, and any other professional purpose, in any manner and medium, and to copyright the same. Furthermore, I hereby release and discharge THE RETREAT PARTIES from any and all claims relating to said photographs and/or film and use of my image and/or likeness for the purposes identified herein

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