Cholula H&W Retreat

As a member of the Peace Corps Mexico’s (PCMX) Peer Support Network (PSN), we offer periodic Health and Wellness events around Mexico to help volunteers gather for some restorative activities and learning.  I decided to put together a “Recuperative Movement and Meditation” retreat weekend in Cholula with help from 2 of my Mexican teachers to create 3 workshops.  Attached was the preliminary agenda (in both English & Spanish):

Cholula Health & Wellness Retreat

(June 8-10, 2018)

Target Audience – Peace Corps Mexico (PCMX) Volunteers and Cholula area residents

Location – San Pedro & San Andrès Cholula, near Puebla, México

Training Title“Recuperative Movement and Meditation”

Objectives:

  1. Provide an opportunity for area PCMX Volunteers to convene for a Peer Support Network (PSN)-sponsored retreat weekend together in Cholula,
  2. Focus on supporting good health & wellbeing during our entire PCMX service,
  3. Offer several lightly structured workshops on movement and meditation,
  4. Collaborate with local professionals & their clients in bilingual education experiences, and
  5. Have some fun while recuperating and learning together.

Facilitators:

Preliminary Weekend Agenda:

Friday (June 8, 2018):

  • Travel from individual PCMX sites to Cholula
  • Overnight housing options described in the cover email
  • Supper together for those who can arrive before 8:00 pm

Saturday (June 9, 2018):

  • Breakfast together in Los Portales in Cholula
  • “Yoga, an option for peace” workshop, 10:00 am – 11:30 pm at Spa Behelé, Calle 3, #111, in San Pedro Cholula, Cost – $100 MXP (Zuzeth)
  • Optional afternoon swim at the INAOE swimming pool (http://www.inaoep.mx/en/)
  • Lunch together or on your own
  • Contact improvisation workshop & jam at Segundo Piso, Calle 10 Ote 608, Santiago Xicotenco, 72810 San Andrés Cholula, Cost – $70 MXP
  • “Beyond Boundaries” Workshop, 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Doug & Cinthia) and
  • Contact Improvisation Jam (7:00-9:00 pm)

Sunday (June 10, 2018):

  • Breakfast together (Karma Bagels)
  • “Cultivating Listening: Somatic movement practice,” 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at Segundo Piso (above), Cost – $300 MXP (Cinthia)
  • Pack up, thank your Cholula hosts and return to PCMX sites.

Cholula Retiro de Salud y Bienestar

(8-10 de junio de 2018)

Público Objetivo – Voluntarios del Cuerpo de Paz de México (PCMX) y residentes del área de Cholula

Ubicación – San Pedro y San Andrés Cholula, cerca de Puebla, México

Titulo de Taller – “Movimiento Recuperativo y Meditación”

Objetivos:

  1. Proporcionar una oportunidad para que los voluntarios de PCMX del área se reúnan para un fin de semana de retiro patrocinado por la Red de Apoyo de Pares (PSN) en Cholula,
  2. Enfoque en apoyar la buena salud y el bienestar durante todo nuestro servicio de PCMX,
  3. Ofrecer varios talleres ligeramente estructurados sobre movimiento y meditación,
  4. Colaborar con profesionales locales y sus clientes en experiencias de educación bilingüe, y
  5. Diviértanse mientras se recuperan y aprenden juntos.

Facilitadores:

Agenda Preliminar del Fin de Semana:

Viernes (8 de junio de 2018):

  • Viaje desde sitios individuales de PCMX a Cholula
  • Opciones de alojamiento nocturno descritas en el correo electrónico de portada
  • Cena juntos para aquellos que puedan llegar antes de las 8:00 pm.

Sábado (9 de junio de 2018):

  • Desayuno juntos en Los Portales en Cholula
  • Taller “Yoga, una opción para la paz”, 10:00 am – 11:30 pm en Spa Behelé, Calle 3, #111 en San Pedro Cholula, Costo – $100 MXP (Zuzeth)
  • Nado opcional en la piscina del INAOE (http://www.inaoep.mx/en/)
  • Almuerzo juntos (TBD) o por su cuenta
  • Taller de improvisación de contacto y jam en Segund Piso, Calle 10 Ote 608, Santiago Xicotenco, 72810 San Andrés Cholula, Costo – $70 MXP
  • “Más allá de los límites,” 6:00 – 7:00 pm (Doug & Cinthia) y
  • Jam de contacto improvisación, (7:00-9:00 pm)

Domingo (10 de junio de 2018):

  • Desayuno juntos (¿Bizcochos Karma?)
  • “Cultivando la Escuchar: practica de movimiento somático,” 11:00 am – 1:00 pm en Segundo Piso (arriba), Costo – $300 MXP (Cinthia)
  • Empaca, agradece a tus anfitriones de Cholula y regresa a los sitios de PCMX.

Thanks to Christina Brown, Jennifer Speier and Scott Becker for participating.  Here are a few pictures:

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PCMX Volunteers recuperating together in Cholula.
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“Yoga, an option for peace” facilitated by Zuzeth Hernández Dávila in her Cholula studio.
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A yoga selfie.
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A relaxing afternoon of swimming at INAOE.

Here’s some advanced Facebook advertising for our sessions with Cinthia: (https://www.facebook.com/events/594184157619609/?active_tab=discussion).

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“Beyond Boundaries” – contact improvisation with limits, and our first test of a blindfold jam.
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“Cultivating Listening: somatic movement practice” facilitated by Cinthia Pérez Navarro.

 

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