April 23-28 2019
Welcome! We're Ana and Maggie Calderon, sisters, artists, and creators of The Magic Jungle. We’re so happy you're here, and we're excited to be your hosts for this special experience, designed for you by our friend and mentor, Betsy Cordes of February 13 Creative. Here’s a detailed schedule of all the goodness in store for you this week!
Arrival Day: Tuesday, April 23rd
Welcome Dinner + Intro to Staff and Holistika.
Welcome Fire Ceremony
In our signature Magic Jungle Welcome Ceremony, we set our intentions for the week ahead. Together, we’ll build an altar that will symbolize our individual and collective dreams for this retreat, incorporating the personal items we’ve each brought from home.
Wednesday, April 24th
10am - 2pm
Your brand vision and mission: an invitation to dream big and far.
Betsy will kick off the retreat program with a fun and powerful guided visualization—an exercise designed to help each of us tap into our long range vision for our business and its full potential.
Crafting your brand statements (values, positioning, vision, promise, mission) is a richly rewarding and clarifying process—one Betsy recommends for all her clients. Prior to the retreat, she'll share information and prompts to help you write or refine your own. Then, together at Tulum, she'll lead us in a workshop where we'll each have an opportunity to share our statements with the group, opening up for questions and suggestions from others that will help us articulate our ideas with even greater clarity and authenticity. It's a process that will help you talk about your art and your business as the one-of-a-kind, uniquely-you enterprise it is!
4pm - 7pm
Aligning presentation with intention
How effectively is your public presentation communicating your brand vision, mission, and values? You’ll have a chance to share your current website and/or Instagram account, and to receive feedback from the group with the goal of bringing even greater alignment between your intentions and the message you’re delivering via your public platforms.
Thursday, April 25th
The Holistika Art Walk is a mystical journey through the jungle, showcasing numerous art installations, murals and energy portals. We will take a tour through one of the world’s most unique galleries featuring powerful pieces by artists from all around the globe. This exhibit is constantly growing, evolving and surprises us every time we return to the jungle.
Free time in Tulum
Suggested outings: beach, pyramids, shopping in town. We’re here to help you plan and enjoy a great excursion!
OPTIONAL F13 PROGRAM
“Doing All The Things”
Betsy will share her favorite programs, tips and methods for project- and business-management. You’re invited and encouraged to share yours, too!
4pm - 7pm
Betsy will help you look at the role of money in your business from both material (i.e. practical) and non-material (i.e. existential/spiritual/philosophical) perspectives, with the goal of helping you get more specific about the income your business needs to generate, and why.
To Thine Own Self Be True
Betsy and Chuck will help you understand your bargaining power and how to use it, to become a more effective advocate for yourself in business negotiations
Free night to explore
Friday, April 26th
10am - 2pm
Protecting Your Assets
Your art and your brand are valuable property! Chuck will talk about trademark, trade dress, and copyright, outlining options and good practices for responsible stewardship of your intellectual property.
He’ll also talk about entity formation (e.g. the pros and cons of forming LLC), and how that dovetails with your IP ownership and responsibility.
As time allows, Chuck can also take your questions on topics like license agreements and how to handle infringements on your copyright and/or trademark.
4pm - 7pm
We’ll leave this evening slot open for interpretation. Depending on what feels good for the group, we might enjoy a Q&A session with Betsy and Chuck, take a deeper dive into one or more of the topics we’ve already covered, or have more open-ended conversations about our art and our businesses.
Saturday, April 27th
Enjoy Holistika spa and wellness activities.
Lounge by the pool.
Explore the jungle.
Hop into Tulum for a bit more exploring on your own.
Grab some optional one-on-one time with Betsy and/or Chuck
Cenote excursion in Tulum
This excursion to one of our area’s many beautiful cenotes is included in retreat price. We look forward to sharing these natural open water pools with you!
4pm - 7pm
Keeping the Magic Alive
Betsy will share ideas and tips for forming and running your own mastermind group, so you can keep the inspiration and momentum you’ve gained this week alive through the rest of the year, and beyond!
Final thoughts, Q&A
Fire Closing Ceremony
Departure Day: Sunday, April 28th
Breakfast and goodbyes
Check out by noon
Holistika is an ecological development in the sacred Mayan Jungle. We show our respect for this beautiful place by picking up after ourselves, and by spreading good energy. There might be bugs, it will get humid and hot, this is all part of the natural ecosystem. We encourage you to embrace your surroundings and keep the vibe friendly, positive and respectful. At Magic Jungle, we encourage supportive, constructive relationships between creative women, knowing we all have a lot to learn from one another.
Holistika is 100% vegetarian, if you are feeling the urge to eat meat, by all means feel free to consume whatever you are craving during your time outside the retreat center.
Our schedule is designed to have downtime in between activities for you to be inspired. Please feel free to use the swimming pools, tree house and other open spaces in Holistika if you feel like it. Holistika also has a wellness program you can join during your stay. Learn more on the Holistika website.
If you feel inspired to venture out into town or the beach during scheduled downtime, that’s wonderful! Just do your best to let us know, and we’re happy to answer any questions you have about the area, of course! Feel free to call a taxi, rent a car or bike. Time from Holistika to town is around 5 to 10 minutes and 15 to 20 minutes to the beach by car.
TIPS AND GRATUITY:
Tips for restaurant staff are not included. We suggest leaving gratuity with the Tierra staff at the end of the retreat.
Request a taxi by messaging (+52) 984 120 2664 through whatsapp
Emergencies: 066 or 911
Hospital (ER open 24 hours) CostaMed: (+52) 984 124 0830
U.S. Consular Agency Cancun:
Phone from Mexico (01) 800 681 9374 from the U.S. (1) 844 528 6611