In this juicy interview with Dakota Channel we hear about how the sacred waters of the Azores called Dakota to host her retreat here.
“One of the best ways I love to connect to a place when I first arrive is to find a spring and drink water from the place, because that water… has the energy, the spirit of the place.”
Dakota’s shares with us her powerful daily practice and “anchor-point” of communing with her water altar. You can get a free guided video on how to incorporate and connect with the magic of water at https://dakotachanel.com/free-water-priestess/
We talk about the legend of Atlantis and what traveling here and partaking in ceremony can mean for the healing of the world. “The group of women that’s come together for this is so special and to be with all of them and to do these ceremonies and practices, and offerings, I just know that magic and miracles are going to happen and I can’t wait."
We can’t either!
“When I first started working with water and women... I started to realize this softness and this strength. This deep feminine power that’s not a power over but a power through unity and through connection… and the teachings of the water of love, unconditional love, where she washes us all clean, equally. She is so abundant in her love and grace.”
AFTER OUR FIVE-YEAR GLORIOUS JOURNEY came to a screeching halt in 2020, we figured it was time to turn inside.
We've helped scores Discover and Feel the Azores, a driving vision for the MINUVIDA AZORES operation of lodging, outdoors experiences and retreats since 2015. But all along we wondered if that was all we were doing or could do. We started noticing that what people really need, now more than ever, is to turn inside, awaken their consciousness. Elevate.
So, after many in-confinement stream of consciousness sessions, we ultimately settled on a new vision (the why) and tweaked ourmission (the what and how). We evolved our look and are set on changing travel. (We kind of had plenty of time to do all this...)
A BRIEF HISTORY OF EVOLUTION (ABRIDGED)
Welcome to our new symbol and logo. It not only signifies the volcanic peaks of São Miguel island at sunrise, along with their lakes, but it also shows that much more lies below the surface, inviting the journey inside. The shapes can either signify A for Azores, M for MINUVIDA or even MVA for MINUVIDA AZORES. Our website is also now more focused with a clear message, plus more interactive features. (Just navigate this site to learn what we're talking about.)
Travel can be much more than getting away from it all. It can also be about opening our minds to new worlds and new ways, taking the time to listen to our true selves, to turn inside.
We are therefore pleased to announce that our vision is now ELEVATE CONSCIOUSNESS.
To Elevate Consciousness through Travel, through Mindfulness, through the Journey Inside. We feel strongly that travel can be much more than getting away from it all. It can also be about opening our minds to new worlds and new ways, taking the time to listen to our true selves, to turn inside.
With that, we are still helping you Discover and Feel the Azores, but that is now part of the how, or our mission. The why is to Elevate Consciousness. You'll see that we are developing new, immersive themed experiences to connect you to all your senses through food, mindfulness and the wondrous nature of the Azores, probably the main reason bringing you here in the first place.
Itching to travel again? As retreat organizers and experts in the wellness travel biz, Kristin and Ian of SolSeed Retreats give us some great insight about what travel looks like and the kinds of meaningful, transformative trips people are going to be interested in taking.
If you have or are planning to have any kind of event you’re not going to want to miss their “must have sales and marketing tips” based on their knowledge of working with retreat leaders around the world.
Ian shares with us some tangible tools on things you can do TODAY to make sure that when we can travel again, you’ve got a head start on the process.
Find out more about SolSeed by following them on Instagram and Facebook and we look forward to hosting our retreats again with them soon!
“Coming off of a year of introspection is going to lead to some profound travel experiences across the board.”