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Spring Breathwork Workshop & Lunch at Vallarta Botanical Garden

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Candice Bernes, Unified Mindfulness teacher and breathwork practitioner from Ottawa, Canada presents her internationally-acclaimed breathwork workshop for the first time in Mexico.

Puerto Vallarta continues to grow as a mecca for souls looking to expand their understanding of how to connect oneself to one’s deep inner Self. According to Bernes, “A mindfulness practice will help you develop the skills to become increasingly aware of the expression of your heart, to abide in it and live through it.”

“Nature is the universe’s reset button for our minds, bodies and spirits,” shares Julie Guerrero, Casa Rafaela founder. “Casa Rafaela could think of no better place than the Vallarta Botanical Garden to present the first of a series of collaborative efforts with Candice Bernes and her Inhabit the Heart practice.”

Bernes continues, “There is a saying in Zen Buddhism that before you open the door, you open yourself to the door. Even if you are not an experienced practitioner there may be a part of you that understands what this means. There is a way of being with your experience that merges both you and the object so there is only experience happening, and you taste the undifferentiated peace at the heart of mindfulness. This is the practice I have named “inhabiting the heart.”

Join like-minded people in one of the most beautiful settings in Mexico for this deeply healing experience. The Vallarta Botanical Garden is a leading environmental organization in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, with the mission to study, preserve, and display Mexican native flora and fauna for the enjoyment of residents and worldwide visitors. The VBG has been a top conservation leader in Mexico for over 17 years. Voted one of the “10 Best” public gardens in North America by USA Today in 2023, the VBG provides the perfect environment to discover the relationship between nature, mindfulness, relaxation and joy. Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy this all-inclusive experience that will change the way you relate to yourself and the world around you.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Be deeply present in your experience as it arises,
  • Develop presence through your breath,
  • Discover how equanimity grows awareness of our inherent oneness and of your True Self, and
  • Experiment with compassion, expansion and openness as vehicles for greater awareness.

Program Content:

  • Welcome & Introductions
  • Solitary reflection and intention-setting
  • One hour group teaching and meditation in The Lady of the Garden Chapel
  • Group lunch served in the award-winning Hacienda de Oro restaurant
  • Time to meditate in the Gardens at your leisure, and to ask Candice any questions related to mindfulness and to your practice experiences
  • Code of ethics

Dates & Location: Two dates available: Friday, March 22, 2024 OR Sunday, March 24, 2024 in The Lady of the Garden Chapel at the Vallarta Botanical Garden 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Transportation: You can arrive at the Vallarta Botanical Garden by catching the public bus to “El Tuito” at the corner of Basilio Badillo and Aguacate streets, in the Romantic Zone (Col. Emiliano Zapata) of Puerto Vallarta. This bus leaves every half hour or so. This bus will also return you to Vallarta. Bus fare is approximately $50 pesos (under $3 USD) each way. You can view taxi rates to and from the Vallarta Botanical Garden from different points in Puerto Vallarta on the VBG website.

Entrance Fee & Lunch: Entrance fee to the Vallarta Botanical Garden and lunch at the Hacienda de Oro Restaurant is included in registration.

Registration: $3500 mxn per person, IVA included. Space is limited. For payment details and to secure your spot at the Vallarta Botanical Garden, please contact heal@casarafaela.com.mx or via WhatsApp +52 322-182-0479.

Casa Rafaela, a new concept in Puerto Vallarta, promotes the development of wisdom and compassion, the advancement of healing meditation, and the sharing of love and joy with oneself and all living beings. For more information, email Casa Rafaela, Healing Meditation Practices or Candice Bernes at Inhabit the Heart.

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