Ben’s favourite way of working with people is on retreat, because it allows for direct and spontaneous transmission (and integration) of wisdom in the natural context of shared daily life.
As well as group retreats, he offers individual or couples retreats from his home in Croatia.
Ben’s group retreats take place around the world including in New Zealand, Bali, Mexico, and Croatia.
Retreats with Ben Ralston
“Freedom and Power: the Path to Love”
JULY 28 – August 4, 2018
Haramara Retreat Centre, Sayulita, Mexico
Most people alive today experience only a fraction of their true potential for freedom, power, and love. As a result human society (and our eco-system) are in turmoil. Are you ready to level-up? To take responsibility for the power that is your birth-right, and the extraordinary, unlimited love that is the very essence of your being?
The Pool (overlooking the Ocean)
All this talk of ‘Self Love’ – but how?
After a childhood full of abuse, and an early adulthood defined by anxiety, depression, and addiction, I learnt the hard way what self love is and what it isn’t!
My work for the last two decades has been all about rebuilding self-esteem, and the journey has been a fascinating one.
In the last 4-5 years I have developed unique methods that simplify the process of personal development and healing. This approach includes a combination of trauma healing work; activating ancestral resource states (of awareness), releasing blockages of energy through energy work and animal body expression.
I work with individuals and groups intuitively and spontaneously, allowing whatever needs to ‘come up’ to present itself. This makes for a dynamic, exciting retreat in which the most important aspect is a safe environment.
This is a ‘road map’ – a simple, step by step practise that involves healing trauma, releasing blocked emotions, and courageously allowing a new sense of identity to take shape. And having run retreats all over the world now for many years, I can attest that it is highly effective.
If you are ready to let go of the old ancestral patterns, identifications, and beliefs that limit you as they limit your parents and grandparents before you, then this retreat will blow your mind.
Join me in Mexico on a LUXURY personal development retreat that I GUARANTEE will boost you into a whole new experience of the beauty and mystery of life.
The Yoga Shala
Start each day with a guided meditation practice led by Ben Ralston designed to relax your body and focus your mind, leaving you clear, calm, centred and on-point.
After breakfast, we dive into session work for the morning, releasing any resistance to your expression of authentic Self and whatever is getting in the way of you fully loving yourself.
Enjoy a delicious vegetarian gourmet lunch served in the spacious open air dining room with spectacular views that overlook the jungle and the ocean. All meals are tastefully prepared with fresh local ingredients and beautifully served with artistic presentations.
After lunch, we’ll finish our session work before Kara-Leah takes you on a yoga immersion focused on intimacy with breath and energetic flow. Expect a combination of postures, breath-work, visualisation and fun.
During the day there will be plenty of downtime to chill by the pool, head down to Haramara’s private beach, get a massage or simply sit and enjoy views of the native and untouched tropical vegetation that surrounds the retreat centre.
Evenings will be a time for socialising and vibing with the tribe in organised and casual gatherings.
Plus, we will also start one day with a Sweat Lodge.
You will leave this retreat deeply grounded, heart-centered and empowered with a set of practical tools for expanding into presence and joy.
The Nitty Gritty
Check in is at 3pm on Saturday July 28, 2018 and the Opening Ceremony will commence at 5pm, once everyone is there.
Closing Ceremony will be before breakfast on Saturday August 4. Check out is at 10am.
Transfers from the airport (Puerto Vallarta is closest) are included, depending on when you fly in.
All meals are included and yoga mats and props are supplied.
A Sweat Lodge is also included in the price.
The Retreat is limited to 18 participants.
*Pricing in US$
Early Bird Prices
Before May 21st & limited to 8 Earlybirds
Dorm $1990 • Shared Cabana $2290 • Single Cabana $2890
Dorm $2190 • Shared Cabana $2490 • Single Cabana $3090
Deposit is non-refundable (see FAQ below for more details) and the remaining payment is due BEFORE June 21, 2018.
We will send you a Paypal money request before this date.
It’s important to me that this work is available to whoever needs it and is ready for it – whatever the state of their financial circumstances. I offer a range of prices, including scholarships and discounts for returning retreatees.
To apply for a scholarship, please email Ben direct.
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I don't want to use Paypal. Can I pay another way?
Yes, email Kara-Leah and you can arrange a bank transfer with her direct.
What's your refund & cancellation policy?
Your retreat deposit is non-refundable. If you need to cancel more than seven days before the retreat starts, we’ll give you the rest of your money back.
If you need to cancel within seven days of the retreat start date, we’ll refund you 50%. On the day of retreat, no refunds are available.
We also know that life can be crazy sometimes and things happen. You can transfer your place to another person, they can pay you, and we’ll put the registration into their name.
No other refunds or credits are available however please contact us if extenuating circumstances apply and we will consider your case at our discretion.
What level of yoga experience is required?
You can be a complete yoga beginner, with very limited flexibility. Or you might have been practiced for twenty years or more and be able to do all kinds of advanced postures.
It doesn’t matter. Kara-Leah teaches according to the needs of the room and the focus is not on achieving or attaining postures, but on cultivating presence and feeling states.