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Activating the Gateway on 11-11-11 with Michele Labelle

A Transformational Yoga Retreat in Magical Moorea November 4 - 12, 2011

Join Michele Labelle on a magical and transformational yoga retreat on Moorea in the French Polynesian islands to celebrate the powerful master number 11, on November 11, 2011.

Together we will celebrate a momentous occasion in time: November 11, 2011 (11-11-11). According to numerology, the number 11 relates to the Spiritual Messenger or “The Illuminator” as well as the Archangel Uriel. The number is associated with intuition, inspiration, creativity, revelation, light, and truth. On this unforgettable retreat, Michele will lead you through a variety of processes that will include yoga, journaling, soul searching, and communing with nature to expand and allow the passions of your life to awaken. We hope you will join us in magical Tahiti! READ MORE

Tour Leader Michele Labelle

Michele Labelle has enjoyed teaching Hatha, Restorative, and Kundalini yoga since 2003. She has facilitated local and global yoga retreats and loves to share her passion for India  and Tahiti with her fellow travellers.

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Love is creation ~ Creation is love. Together with Sacred Earth Journeys and Michele, I have met new friends from all over the world. My best trip ever.Ellen Kraakenes, Norway

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Moorea was life changing. We did yoga on the beach everyday and sometimes practiced in the lagoon! How can it get better than that?!Jordan Sidebottom, Southlake, TX

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Retreat Description

Join Michele Labelle, on a magical and transformational yoga retreat on the island of Moorea in the French Polynesian islands to celebrate a momentous occasion in time - November 11, 2011 (11-11-11). The number 11 is a powerful master number according to numerology and relates to the Spiritual Messenger or “The Illuminator”, as well as the Archangel Uriel. The number is associated with intuition, inspiration, creativity, revelation, light and truth.  

Moorea in Tahiti
Aerial view of Moorea

While the number 11 incorporates the characteristics of the number 1, which embodies leadership, individuality, independence, solitude and a pioneering spirit, it also works with the energy of the number 2, which embodies harmony, balance, duality, companionship, relationship, partnerships, male/feminine energies, and peace. All these characteristics are experienced at a higher frequency with the number 11 and are used for work on a more elevated plane. Using spiritual, philosophical, and universal principles, we will tap into the properties of 11 throughout our retreat to help activate a gateway to manifest our dreams and discover our own truths.

Many people have experienced synchronistic and powerful experiences relating to the number 11. Whether it be the time 11:11, or dates incorporating the number 11, enlightening personal experiences have been shared across the globe. The time 11:11 is understood to signify a personal “wake-up call” as well as a “wake-up call” for humanity, while the date 11-11-11 promises to accelerate our consciousness in preparation for the year 2012. The numbers 1111 have also been thought to unlock our subconscious mind, which has been encoded with genetic memories that have spanned the ages, and help us to understand that we are spirits partaking in a physical experience, as opposed to physical beings having a spiritual experience. 

Snorkeling in Tahiti
Snorkelling with manta rays

Coincidentally, the number 11 represents the spiralling twin strands of our DNA moving towards higher frequencies of consciousness and acts as an activator of this through the pineal gland in meditation. 11:11 is also a symbol or trigger announcing that change is imminent and that a gateway or portal to higher realms is opening. With this awareness, we can begin to live out our destinies and life paths and experience a more authentic existence.

Based in the gorgeous tropics of the South Pacific, you will work on learning how to live with the frequencies of 1111 through yoga and meditation in order to activate the gateway of 11:11 and prepare for the shift in the year 2012. With the backdrop of clear azure skies, shimmering crystal waters, and warm gentle breezes, you will join others for a wonderful opportunity to open, share and discover your passions and understand what is your true calling. You will learn to identify the gifts you already have within you and learn how to fully express them and share them with others in our life. Michele will lead you through a variety of processes that will include yoga, journaling, soul searching, and communing with nature to expand and allow the passions of your life to awaken.  

Motu Picnic in Tahiti
Motu Picnic

Let the succulent natural fragrances, vibrant colours and magical alchemy of Tahiti stir all your senses as you explore the elements of water, earth, fire, air and spirit.  Explore this tranquil Eden and discover luminescent lagoons, lush valleys, rugged peaks, sandy beaches and translucent waters. Allow the Tahitian skies to touch your heart from the early morning dawn to the brilliant starry nights. Experience the magic of the sea with fun-filled days on and in the water, ground your energy and connect to the land with exhilarating hikes to spectacular lookouts and enchanting waterfalls, and become enthralled by this beautiful place associated with the sacred land of Lemuria. Allow the strong life force energy of this special place to radiate through your entire being and help you to transform. Learn to let go of the negative energy blocks that keep you stagnating and embrace the light to move forward. Embrace the power of 1111, set yourself free, and enter the year 2012 with a greater consciousness. This is the time, now. Allow, receive, play and be open to the gifts that await you in magical Tahiti. 

Photos Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme

About Les Tipaniers

Set amidst tropical gardens of coconut palms and fragrant flowers, Les Tipaniers will be our home away from home during out retreat. This small boutique hotel is located on the island of Moorea in French Polynesia, one of the most beautiful islands in the Pacific and the closest to Tahiti.

Les Tipaniers Hotel Moorea
Hotel Les Tipaniers

Resting on a glimmering stretch of white sand beach and overlooking tiny “motu” islands, the hotel offers a quiet refuge in paradise with lush gardens, a glorious beachfront, shallow sandy lagoon, and crystal waters. This charming little resort is built lagoon-side by Hauru’s point and rests on one of the most beautiful beaches of Moorea. The hotel is made up of 22 Polynesian-styled farés (bungalows), each with its own terrace, and offers many amenities including 2 restaurants, the Beach Restaurant & Bar which offers French and Italian specialties, and the Garden Restaurant, which is open for dinner each evening. 

Les Tipaniers Hotel in Tahiti
A bungalow at the Hotel Les Tipaniers

The hotel is also close to the “Little Tourist Village” with its boutiques and shops, market, and restaurants. Three romantic motus are located just offshore next to the protected coral reef and can easily be reached by individual outrigger canoe or by swimming, providing a perfect opportunity for picnics on a deserted island, snorkelling, sunbathing or fishing. http://www.lestipaniers.com

Retreat Itinerary

Most days will commence with morning yoga and meditation designed to bring presence, peace and flexibility to the mind, body, and spirit, followed by a delicious healthy breakfast. Strengthened and nourished by our morning practice and meal, the remainder of our days will be filled with group excursions and independent leisure activities. During our stay we will also participate in sacred ceremonies, meditations, and visualizations to support our work in preparing us for 2012.

Day 1 - Fri, Nov 4: Arrive in Tahiti, Transfer to Moorea

Arrive in Tahiti and then board a ferry for a short cruise over to the beautiful island of Moorea.  Moorea, meaning “yellow lizard” in Tahitian, is described as the most beautiful place on Earth. 

Oponohu Bay in Moorea
Opunohu Bay, Moorea

The island, a windward island part of a larger archipelago of islands known as the Society Islands, is a tropical Eden with multi-hued lagoons, jagged mountain peaks, towering volcanic spires, lush valleys, azure skies, and a sublimely warm climate. Welcome to paradise!

Upon arrival, we transfer to Les Tipaniers, our home for the remainder of our retreat. Unpack and unwind in your beach or garden bungalow, slip into something comfortable, and check out the beautiful beach first hand. You may want to grab a bite to eat before we begin with casual introductions under a starry South Pacific sky.

Day 2 - Sat, Nov 5 (B, D)

We begin the day with our first yoga and meditation practice on the beach, followed by a sumptuous breakfast at your leisure. Today will be a relaxing day for you to become better acquainted with this beautiful location. Take an outrigger canoe to explore the crystal waters, lounge on the beach to soak in the glorious sunshine, join in on a fun game of beach volleyball, or take a stroll into the village to check out the shops. 

Tane dancers in Tahiti
Male Tane dancers

This is your time to just be! Later in the afternoon we gather for our first session to ground into the energy of Moorea, connect for this inner voyage of 11-11-11, and co-create our intentions for our retreat.This evening we will revel in a Tahitian Tiki Welcome Dinner at a nearby restaurant for an entertaining Polynesian Dance Extravaganza!  Experience an evening of traditional dance, music, and movement to awaken your spirit, and feast on a magnificent dinner of fresh and local fish, fruit, and more in true Tahitian tradition.

Day 3 - Sun, Nov 6 (B, D)

This morning we participate in our yoga and meditation practice on the beach, with time for a quick swim, followed by breakfast. After breakfast, we enjoy an exciting Circle Island Tour of Moorea to see the highlights of the island while enjoying the tropical flora along this scenic drive.

sacred marae temple in Tahiti
Sacred marae temple

We visit a pineapple plantation to learn more about this luscious fruit and the harvesting process, as well as the massive ancient Polynesian “marae”, an open-air stone temple in the Opunohu Valley. We then take a short hike in the surrounding area to discover the spectacular flora and fauna. 

Later, we return to the resort to relish more time for absolute leisure bliss. Dive into the crystal waters for some snorkeling just off the beach, book a spa treatment at a nearby spa, or simply relax and unwind. In the evening, we gather for a sharing circle followed by a sumptuous dinner. We end our evening with a relaxing meditation and then drift of to sublime sleep.

Day 4 - Mon, Nov 7 (B, D)

This morning we enjoy our daily yoga and meditation practice on the beach, followed by breakfast. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at your leisure, so take full advantage of a little "me time".

beach in moorea
Moorea ocean

The resort offers many optional tours and activities that can be booked on site. Take a tour of the island, experience an unforgettable dolphin adventure, play golf at a nearby course, shop in the village, or simply relax in the gardens or on the beach and finally delve into that novel you’ve been meaning to read. The day is yours to do as little or as much as you like.  In the evening, we gather as a group once more for dinner.

Day 5 - Tue, Nov 8 (B, D)

Today we enjoy an early morning breakfast and prepare for a full day out on the water to explore the magical sea life. We begin with an exciting lagoon cruise gliding through the tranquil turquoise waters of the north shore to explore this aquatic paradise and then dive in to swim with stingrays and small sharks, an incredible and unique underwater adventure. 

Snorkeling in Moorea
Swimming with sting rays

Moorea’s unique position offers a wonderful opportunity to see numerous species of sharks including black and white tip as well as grey and lemon sharks, and has become world famous for its interactive shark and sting ray feeding sessions. Other exotic sea creatures to be discovered include sea turtles, moray eels, dolphins, and an array of fish including barracuda, jackfish, snapper, grouper, tuna, triggerfish and more. After this most exhilarating excursion, we return to our resort for a little R & R. In the evening we will enjoy a gentle Yin Yoga practice and a meditation under the stars.

Day 6 - Wed, Nov 9 (B, L, D)

Enjoy a morning yoga and meditation practice on the beach, followed by a hearty breakfast to prepare you for another exciting day. We then set off on another fun-filled water adventure, taking a lagoon cruise into Cook’s and Opunohu Bays to the smaller motu islets surrounding Moorea.  

boat cruise in Tahiti
Cruising off Moorea

While aboard, our Captain will provide us with fascinating details about the island’s legends, geography, and the exotic flora and fauna. We then stop at one of the coral islets that dot the barrier reef to enjoy a few hours of leisure time. Donning our snorkeling gear, we jump into the warm crystal waters of the South Pacific for one of the most amazing snorkeling experiences. Wonder at the vibrant display of exotic sea life and discover the magical coral gardens. Encounter an array of colourful tropical fish, sea turtles, dolphins, porpoises, and even humpback whales. We may also get a chance to feed the stingrays.  

Having worked up an appetite, we enjoy a delicious a Tahitian-style luncheon buffet picnic featuring grilled fish and chicken, salads, and fresh cut fruit, accompanied by refreshing beverages. We will also learn how to prepare the famous Tahitian poission cru, marinated in a mix of lime and coconut milk and enjoy a display of the island’s traditional method of coconut husking.

Later in the afternoon, after settling back in at the resort, we gather for a group circle to explore and deepen our connection to the chakras. Together we will work on clearing our energy and preparing for our special day on the sacred mountain on November 11th with a special meditation, which will help activate our chakras and allow us to connect to the essence and elements of Moorea. 

Day 7 - Thu, Nov 10 (B, D)

Today you can sleep in or arise early for your own individual yoga and meditation practice, then spend the day with independent pursuits. Moorea offers many wonderful ways to enjoy the island and all its beauty. 

ATV excursion in Tahiti
Enjoy an ATV excursion

Book a trip to the dolphin centre or “lagoonarium”, take a scuba diving excursion (if PADI certified), enjoy a thrilling off-road ATV jungle adventure, indulge in some pampering at a nearby spa, visit a neighbouring beach, or simply lounge around the resort. This day should be spent helping you to release any negative energy and to build up your positive energy in preparation for tomorrow, so take part in any type of activity which will help you feel relaxed, rejuvenated and restored.

This evening, we gather once again for dinner followed by an informative talk led by an elder of the community. We will learn about Tahitian traditions and folklores through stories, tales and animated discussion. To further prepare us for the next day, we will participate in an evening yin yoga and meditation practice along with a special ceremony which will allow us to release the old and open ourselves to allow the fulfillment of our most sacred dreams and wishes. 

Day 8 - Fri, Nov 11 (B, D)

11-11-11 Today is a powerful day to activate and manifest our dreams. After a nourishing breakfast we drive to the renowned Belvedere Lookout, which offers the most spectacular panoramic views of Mount Rotui and Opunohu and Cook's Bays. This is a remarkable spot to take a breath and awe at the impressive and majestic beauty of the island.  

Belvedere Lookout in Moorea
View from Belvedere Lookout Point, Moorea

We then begin an invigorating 45 minute hike, climbing the sacred mountain and exploring the area for an amazing multi-sensory experience. Inhale the succulent scents and fragrant aromas of the lush, tropical vegetation that envelop you and admire the stunning views. After our hike, we continue our immersion in the natural wonders of Moorea with a visit to Afareaitu and the enchanting Atira’a Waterfall. Here, we will join together for a special meditation to connect with the Masters and activate the gateway to 2012. After a little snack and a rest, will hike for a few more hours into the enchanted forest for a unique yoga and meditation experience. 

After a sensational day of magic and wonder, we return to our resort for a Farewell Dinner to celebrate our new connections to this fascinating island, followed by a sharing circle to recount our most cherished memories of our time here in magical Moorea.  This will be our opportunity to express our gratitude and give thanks to the island, its people, and our new friends for sharing their energy with us.  

Day 9 - Sat, Nov 12 (B)

Today we enjoy one last morning yoga and meditation practice, followed by breakfast. We then have some time for last minute shopping, packing and a little more lounging on the beach before we bid our adieus to Moorea and our new friends. We then transfer to the ferry dock to board our ferry  to Tahiti and then continue on with your return flight home.

(B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
Note: This itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control.

Photos Courtesy of Tahiti Tourisme


Activating the Gateway on 11-11-11 with Michele Labelle

November 4 - 12, 2011

Retreat Includes:

  • 8 nights shared accommodation in Bungalows at Les Tipaniers Hotel
  • Continental Breakfast Daily, 1 Lunch, and 7 Dinners
  • Return Ferry from Tahiti to Moorea
  • Transportation for all excursions included in the itinerary

 

Added Features:

  • Travel with Yoga Teacher, Michele Labelle
  • Daily Yoga and Meditation Practice
  • Sharing Circles
  • Sacred Ceremonies
  • Special Tahitian Tiki Welcome Dinner with Traditional Polynesian Show
  • Circle Island Tour
  • Hiking Trips
  • Lagoon Cruise to Swim with Sharks and Stingrays 
  • Lagoon Cruise to Motu Islets with Snorkelling and Tahitian Picnic Lunch
  • Special 11-11-11 Meditation at Atira’a Waterfall and Yoga in the Enchanted Forest
  • Optional Excursions and Spa Treatments

Retreat Does Not Include:

  • Airfare to Tahiti
  • Cancellation & Medical Insurance (ask us for a quote)
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Cost to obtain valid passport
  • Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks and telephone calls. Any item that is not specifically detailed on our website or in the final retreat itinerary.

Tour Price:

    • Double Room: USD $2,599 per person
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