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Water is Life

A Retreat to Connect with the Spirit of Water

Journey into the Source of Life at the edge of paradise

with Jen Isabel Friend

Lake Atitlán


January 6 - 10, 2020

Mind Body Spirit


Meet the mysteries of water with a totally transformed perspective through 9 hours of MASTERCLASS study.

Receive the distillation of 10 years of research in fun, engaging water workshops covering modern science, ancient mythology, health & biology, song & ceremony, geopolitics and climate, etc.


Daily yoga, dance, and swimming targeted at youthening your fascia - the hydraulic network of intelligently structured water that channels water, information and electricity through your body.

Eat a deeply hydrating diet, and drink the highest quality water


Water is the physical body of consciousness itself. Meet this sentience in the profound practices of meditation, ritual, and ceremony based on indigenous water practices from around the world.

All on the shores of one of the most sacred bodies of water on Earth.


Connect with kindred spirits in a container of community and sharing. Groups who learn together, love together!

Not only will we become empowered as activists for our home and global communities, we will also make a difference for the Atitlán locals with an opportunity to serve the sacred lake.

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. 


Begin 2020 from a state of peace and empowerment with a PROFOUND paradigm shift! 

Offerings & Delights




We are honored to welcome Nana Amalia, a local Mayan Shaman, who will inaugurate our retreat with a traditional Indigenous Mayan water ceremony. We will meet together on the shore of this sacred lake to take part in an ancient ritual to connect with water and offer our prayers, guided by the inherited wisdom of the Mayan Cosmovision.



Hydration isn't about how much water you drink. It's also about how well your water can flow into the parts of your body that need it. The key to this process is your fascia - basically your body's intelligent web of structured water and collagen, which acts as a hydraulic system distributing hydration and information throughout your aquatic body. Daily yoga sessions will focus on fascial & meridian awareness and health.



Make waves in the world through sacred water activism.

We'll be partnering with Water 4 Life Global to deliver and install water filters in villages where few people have access to potable water, and where children suffer and die from lack of access to clean water. You'll be making a direct difference in the lives of the families you'll meet and serve together.

If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.

~Loren Eiseley



Reset your autonomic nervous system in a cosmic soup of infinite relaxation. Janzu is often seen as a rebirthing therapy, with the water representing the amniotic fluid of the womb. 

This healing experience in the water is a meditative journey where the therapist moves you, flowing with the water, as a dance, to enter another dimension, a calming state of being. 

It helps release physical tensions and let go of hold emotions to create space for lightness. 

A powerful spiritual ceremony to become aware and (re)connect with your essence. 



Each participant (who stays in the villa) will receive a gift bag of water revitalizing tools. We will learn the significance and use of each one of them as a crucial part of your daily water strategy. These include cobalt blue bottles generously donated by Blue Bottle Love brand, water vortexers, water magnets, shungite, EMF shields, Quinton Marine Plasma, and more! 



Journey deep into the consciousness of your biowaters, aka your subconscious mind, through an immersive journey of sound and medicine. We'll enjoy a medicine which is considered the mother spirit of the waters (optional) while RootFlute's sonic journey vibrates each water molecule in our body to the highest frequencies.


Music by Daniel Hansen, aka RootFlute 




Water is Life Retreat

“A drop of water, if it could write out its own history,

would explain the universe to us.”

– Lucy Larcom



Day 1 - Jan 6



Opening Circle

Check in




Mayan Ceremony


Session 1 - 

The Living Liquid Crystal




Day 2 - Jan 7




Fascia Yoga



Session 3 -

Myth & Mystery

Session 2 - Internal Oceans




Session 4 -

Future Science


Day 3 - Jan 8

8 am

9 am


Fascia Yoga


4 pm

Session 5 - 

Voices of the Waters

Session 4 - 

Water Witchcraft



8 pm

RootFlute Medicine Music Soundbath


Day 4 - Jan 9

7 am

8 am

Volunteer Excursion



12 pm

4 pm

Session 7 - Activism

Session 6 -

Who Owns Water

7 pm


8 pm

Evening Ritual


Day 5 - Jan 10

8 am

9 am


Fascia Yoga


11 am


Closing Circle





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.

“Not only the thirsty seek the Water, the Water as well seeks the thirsty.

Wash the dust from your heart and soul

with Water's wisdom

– Rumi

Our Home Away From Home

Santa Cruz,


Lake Atitlan

As the sun is setting behind the twin volcanoes across the lake and the tropical birds are seranading the hills – you find yourself walking back  through the winding garden path of our villa to meet your 5-day fam for a delicious organic meal.

Entering the space, you’re greeted by the refreshing scent of diffused aromatherapy, the soft light of candles, and the sounds of laughter.

Sinking into on one of the comfy chairs, you can’t help smiling about the delightful day you just had, full oh AHA moments that were truly paradigm-shifting.

You're understanding how your aquatic body and the watery universe are connected on a deep, timeless and trans-dimensional level, scientifically and spiritually.

Refreshed and empowered. Amazed and transformed. Relaxed and nourished, this is the best way to begin a new decade.


in January is a humming haven of earthy, grounded, authentic connections, as Cosmic Convergence festival brings like-minded kindred from around the world to gather in paradise. Together with a handful of other water lovers, you'll spend 4 nights and 5 days renewing your inner vision, mission, and connection in the company of supportive, loving friends - while learning the finer details of water ritual, ceremony, movement practices, and more.

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.

Lake Atitlán

Perhaps you've been feeling...



The most important spiritual and healing center for Mayans for more than 2,000 years,

Lake Atitlán has been inhabited since at least 300 BC. Ceremonies were performed at a now-submerged temple deep under the sacred water.

The Maya consider Atitlán a portal into another world

and know it to be a living, sacred being.

They believe the sky and earth are joined by an umbilical cord called ri muxux ulueu caj that is connected to earth in the middle of the lake,

making Lake Atitlán the belly button of Mother Earth.

A Nahuatl word, Atitlán translates to

“the place where the rainbow gets its colors.”

We are honored to get to experience the healing water of this sacred land.

The Cuisine

Hydrating Menu

Our cuisine will be curated based on the research of Dr. Dana Cohen &

Dr. Howard Murad, pioneers in the field of intracellular hydration and hydrating diets.

Knowledge is Power

Let's dive deep...

We’ll explore how to biohack your BODY ECOLOGY for mega-hydration, super vitality and ultimate longevity, learning specific ways to hydrate that KEEP YOUR GENES YOUNG!

We’ll cover the cutting edge new science of water as the key to our future as a species, including: how WATER CAN SAVE THE WORLD - ending climate change, generating free energy, ending world hunger, preventing natural disasters, remote communication, levitation & MORE! All backed by groundbreaking research.


We’ll traverse anthropological history and cosmological discoveries revealing Water’s Myth & Mystery - Countless ancestral origin stories & indigenous wisdom traditions tell similar tales of our primal connection to water & its role in the Universe, and those legacies reveal the most profound truth about water that you’d never guess.


We’ll become Voices of the Waters, Learning ancient & modern MEDICINE MUSIC for healing waterways. Become a sacred SONG CARRIER, lift your voice to resonate, vibrate & pray with the source of life.


We’ll explore the practices of antiquity, and dig up the rituals of our ancestral connection to Water Witchcraft. Embodying our archetypes of Hedge Witches, mermaids & sea priestesses, we’ll Connect with indigenous European shamanic practices for water RITUAL,



We’ll get extremely honest about the water crisis on this planet, how it began and what we can each do about it. We’ll ask the most important question of the modern era: Who Owns Water? Is water a human right or a commodity? How is corporate water privatization causing worldwide drought & desertification? And WHAT CAN WE DO about it?


And finally, we will ACTIVATE! Our mother is calling us to step into Water Activism & Guardianship - Get EMPOWERED as a student, steward, and servant of the Source of Life! Become energized, mobilized and inspired as an effective aqua- activist.


Lots to Learn
Price & Inclusions

These 5 days are a $1500 value

But I want to make this accessible to EVERYONE...



Full Price






Discount available until Dec. 1

3 spots available

3 installments of $300

Total due Dec. 22

Snag a bed at nearby Iguana Perdida for 55Q and just join us for programming

For late-birds after Dec. 1

Bring a friend,

get $33 off

Come for just one day ~ $111

What's included

What's not

  • Five days and four nights in a beautiful villa in Santa Cruz, Atitlán. Shared room with two twin beds.

  • One sound healing medicine journey.

  • One service trip excursion

  • 2 delicious local, organic, hydrating meals per day, plus snacks.

  • Daily morning Yoga and Meditation

  • Optional evening Janzu session

  • Two workshops per day, plus an evening ceremony, ritual, or sound healing.

  • 24 hour access to our private pool, plus the magical shore of Lake Atitlán a short 7 minute walk away.

  • Access to our private Water is Life Facebook community.

  • Surprise water alchemy gifts you will LOVE! (for full-price participants only)

  • 9 hours of life-changing MASTERCLASS water workshops.

  • Lunch is not included. We will have snacks available, or you're welcome to visit charming neighboring restaurant, Iguana Perdida.

  • Travel to/from Santa Cruz is not included. Use the Facebook group to coordinate rideshares. You'll receive an email with info regarding shuttles to/from airport, catching a boat to the Santa Cruz dock, etc.

Cancellation policy

Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in the retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving the location, caterer, etc. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance


90 days or more prior to the start of the retreat, you receive:  50% of your deposit returned

0-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive:  no refunds or credits

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to:




We have never had to cancel a retreat, however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot however compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred.

Travel insurance

Your Hostess



I've been coming to Lake Atitlán every winter for 5 years. It is profoundly sacred water, and I'm honored to share this experience with you here.

Isabel is an activist and public speaker who has been studying water’s
mysteries 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.

Travel Insurance can protect you in case:

      •  you cancel your participation in the retreat

      •  retreat is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip

      •  lost baggage

      •  medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured


We recommend TRAVELGUARD, which offers a variety of travel insurances, including the option for a comprehensive “cancel for any reason” policy. If you cancel your retreat – for any reason – your airfare, hotel, retreat costs, etc. up until 48 hours prior to travel, will be covered. You must contact Travelguard and purchase the policy within 15 days of buying your airline tickets or incurring any costs for any part of your travel. You can also just insure your air tickets.

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