Project Description

Water is Life Retreat

Yoga | Ceremony | Nature
with Isabel Friend

Tulum, Mexico | February 3 – 8, 2023
Register by Nov 11 for $300 off!

Water is Life Retreat

Yoga | Ceremony | Nature
with Isabel Friend

Tulum, Mexico | February 3 – 8, 2023
Register by Nov 11, for $300 off!

Journey into the Source of Life at the Edge of Paradise

Do you crave a deeper communion with life, a scientific and spiritual understanding of yourself, the earth, and the cosmos?

Water has the answers! You only need to understand how to work with her, and she becomes your greatest lifelong ally. After this experience, you will never drink a glass of water or take a shower in the same way again. Journey to ancient land of the ancient Maya, dive deep into the pristine waters of the Caribbean Ocean and immerse yourself in the sacred waters of the underground cenotes. This retreat is for you if you are ready to enjoy epic nature experiences, as well as water ceremonies and come away feeling empowered with new information about the healing power of water!

Water Is Life and allying with water is Life Changing!

Water Is Life and allying with water is Life Changing! According to the ancients, water is the mediator between the physical and the divine, between the human and the heavenly. Knowing how to work with the element of water can facilitate communion, manifestation, and deeper states of prayer and meditation. It’s time to embody the true empowerment of being a body of water living on a body of water.

A Retreat to Connect with the Spirit of Water

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by world events, out of touch with your spiritual center, thrown into whirlwinds of fear or doubt when faced with political, environmental, or social tides, disconnected from the Earth amid the frenzy of modern life…

No worries, there is a liquid calm amid the storm. We’ll re-establish a solid inner foundation of peace so that we emanate positive change in the world, from a place of guardianship and stewarding what is most sacred.

If you are intelligent, curious and passionate about the links between health, ecology and spirituality, ready to dive into the places where mysticism and science meet, to uncover the blueprint for greater vitality, and eager to put all of that wisdom into service to make a difference and be of benefit in the world, then this retreat is for you. You may feel like you are missing a key aspect of communion with Source, or perhaps you’re simply not well hydrated, and experiencing the mental and physical suffering that results from a dry body and dry mind. Whether you suffer the effects of disconnection from water physically or spiritually, this retreat is for you.

When we are disconnected from water, we are cut off from our own vitality.

When we reconnect with water, we discover not only greater physical health, but more mental and emotional wellbeing as well. In modern times we are disconnected from ancestral wisdom. But ancients of EVERY culture revered water. Reconnecting with water grounds us into the legacies of our lineages in an empowering activation. And science is revealing that WATER holds the answers on a quantum level to the mysteries behind the secret, the law of attraction, manifestation, and more. So it’s URGENT for anyone who wants to supercharge their prayers AND their body.

At this retreat we delve DEEP into the ancient myths and modern science of water. It completely, radically and irrevocably shifts peoples relationships with the primary element of life. Hours of masterclass study plus deep experiential therapies and water-based bodywork, plus exploring beautiful sacred sites and bodies of water for ritual and ceremonial practice are PROFOUND.

By the end of this retreat, you will feel juicy, hydrated, connected, empowered and activated so that you can LIVE more fully through every water molecule of your aquatic body and make the difference in this world that you came here to make – from a place of deep connection and turned-on aliveness!

What’s Included

5 nights accommodations in gorgeous Tulum Villas

Airport transportation to / from Cancun Airport (CUN)

3 healthy, fresh cooked meals a day from local, organic ingredients

Daily Yoga & Meditation

Group aquatic dance session (underwater contact improv)

Water Workshops with the Water Ambassador, Isabel!

Group Excursions to Cenotes  (Sacred Mayan Water Holes)

Group Excursion to pristine Beach Sanctuary and Preserve

Traditional Mayan Temezcal (Sweat Lodge)

Sound Healing in Private Cave

Water Ceremonies

Surprise water alchemy gifts you will LOVE!

What’s Not Included

Extra Spa Services



Private Janzu Water Therapy Sessions

Massages or Spa Services

Underwater Photography Sessions


Want to Find out More?

Let’s Find Time To Talk

Retreat Leader – Isabel Friend

Isabel is an activist and public speaker who has been studying water’s mysteries from scientific, spiritual, biological and eco-political perspectives for ten years and teaching them for five. A passionate servant, steward and student of nature, she balances wisdom and reverence in her writing and teaching of workshops, yoga, and dance.  She has had the honor of working with some of the most brilliant Water scientists alive, and has become a Water ambassador, helping people shift their relationship with the Source of Life, which is utterly life-changing.

You can find out more about her on her website:

Leader – Marce Resendez

Janzu Therapist, Maria Ornelas School of Aquatic Arts Graduate, Marce, facilitates the exploration of the two opposite poles of water, the Yin & Yang: Warm water through Janzu that leads the body and mind to absolute relaxation, and Icy water through Ice Baths, that activate the body and focus the mind. Fascinated by how such different practices are interconnected in a dance through movement, Marce is able to use her RYT Yoga and Meditation Teacher Facilitation, to create interactive Water and Breathing experiences to reach encounters with inner peace. Marce is a practiced in Pranayama & Breathwork, Reiki, Sound Healing, Tribal Belly & Fire Dancing and Photography. She is currently collaborating in a creative project called “The Voice of Water,” a series of Audiovisuals inspired by the Wisdom of Water, by @Elementals Tribe and the collaboration of our artistic community, water lover.  She is an integral part of Jen Isabel Friend’s translation team, to bring her Water teachings to all Spanish speaking people. We are delighted to have her be part of this beautiful container in this retreat of connection with the Sacred Waters. 



Experience Leader – Marina San Martín

Marina is an underwater artists, model and ceremonialist, whose work with water helps people embody their connection to surrender, trust and flow, as well as the expansion of consciousness. As an artist Marina has developed her unique esthetics with common topics such as:  Feminine energy, embodiment, holistic sexuality, conscious path and the connection between the divine and the mundane. She graduated from a BA in Graphic Design at Universidad Iberoamericana and did a MA in Cinematography at MET Film School, of the University of West London, and is currently working freelance in many projects and art expositions in the visual arts world. She will grace the retreat with her expertise as an underwater photographer, incorporating elements of ritual and ceremony. She will also offer private underwater photo sessions for the interests in going deeper into this experience.

IG: marinacosmos


Experience Leaders – Rafa and Alexandra

We are delighted to have Rafa and Alexandra of Atlachinolli Experiences joining the retreat to offer the Magic Fire Bubble Ceremony, as well as a Mind Over Water Meditation. Experience your connection to fire and water inside a private cenote! 
Magic Fire Bubbles: Fire destroys, but it also cleanses. An energy of renewal, passion, and power. What are you looking to release? What are you looking to ignite? Step through your fear and into your own power as you channel the great wisdom of the flame by holding it in your very hands. Mind Over Water Meditation: An active meditation where we dive into water and our state of being. Activate altered states of consciousness through natural biohacking techniques to optimize performance. Awaken these biotechnologies to create neuroplasticity, resilience, focus, and boost the immune system. Flow through a series of freediving and pranayama exercises, preparing us for immersing into a safe exploration of our own limits beneath the water’s surface.

IG: @firewaterconnection



Tulum has been recognized internationally for its gorgeous Caribbean beaches and fascinating archaeological sites. This coastal town is one of the nine municipalities that compose the state of Quintana Roo, and it is located in the tourist zone and heart of the Riviera Maya.

In 2019, Tulum was voted as the best beach destination in the world!

Tulum is part of a marvelous Mayan history with magnificent sights, art, music and ancient Mayan magic. People that visit this town are amazed by all the hidden history behind this beautiful coastal city.

For many years, Tulum has been the most famous town in the Riviera Maya for tourists attracted by aquatic and other activities such as kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkeling, diving, and other attractions. Caves, cenotes, and other alternative treatments such as temazcal, are other popular attractions in Tulum.

We recommend booking a few days to explore this enchanting region of the Yucatán before and after the water retreat.


Want to make sure this is the right retreat for you?

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Travel Details


  • Fly to/ from Cancun (CUN).
  • Group Airport transportation is included.
  • Arrive before 3pm on first day.
  • Depart after 11 am on last day.
  • Airport is 1.5 hours from retreat location.
Arrival Day – Day 1

Day 1

  • Airport Pick Up
  • Check in
  • Welcome Ceremony Dinner
Sample Daily Schedule


  • Yoga / Meditation
  • Breakfast
  • Morning Excursion to Beach, or Cenote Experiences
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon Excursion, Temezcal, Water Experiences
  • Water Workshop
  • Dinner
  • Evening Chill or Sound Healing
Departure Day – Day 6

Sunday April 23

  • Yoga
  • Breakfast
  • Closing Circle
  • Check out


Retreat Accommodations

  • 4 Bedroom Villa – This gorgeous airy Villa has Total of 4 Bedrooms & 4 Bathrooms, Indoor-Outdoor Living Area, & Fully Stocked Kitchen so you can relax with all the amenities you love from home. En-suite bathrooms, balconies, ling rooms, hammocks, fans and A/C.
    • Private Room = $2550
    • Shared Room = $2125
    • Triple Room = $1975
  • Shared or Single Rooms  – These Bedrooms with 1 King or 2 Singles are great for privacy or to share with a buddy. En-suite bathrooms, balconies, fans and A/C.

    • Private Room = $2525
    • Shared Room = $2095

Book now with a $500 non-refundable deposit. Payment plans available!

Covid Policy

We believe our COVID Policy will contribute to everyone’s health and safety. This policy will be updated the months prior to the retreat depending on current COVID cases and suggested precautions.

We intend to do what we can to make the retreat as safe as possible due to COVID-19, but there are obviously no guarantees.

By purchasing your room at the retreat, you are participating at your own risk…including any COVID exposure/transmission.

No refunds or cancellations are allowed due to COVID. You are encouraged to purchase Pandemic Travel Insurance which will likely cover the cost of the retreat if you can’t attend due to COVID-19. CLICK HERE to research some different COVID travel insurance plans.

Are you ready to dive into this transformative experience?