Root to Rise

a shamanic journey

Teotihuacan & Tolantongo Springs
Where the divine comes home to nest
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The Journey

April 4th - 13th, 2024

You are invited on this profound journey through the sacred sites of Teotihuacán and Tolantongo Springs. The mothering embrace of the divine will be our principal guiding force, cradling your process as you unwind hidden traumas, attachments, and idling fears from your being. It is a sweet magic infused into every channeled message and shamanic healing that Rebecca delivers— gentle yet compelling and resolute in its aim: to come home. It is “the Mother’s way” that drives her pulse and that will lead you to merge with the ancient heartbeat of Teotihuacán and resurrect within the womb of Tolantongo Springs.

Where can this journey bring you?

Purple Butterfly


You have befriended your emotions, your mind, your humanity— alchemizing trauma into medicine, judgment into discernment, and vulnerability into power.

Green Butterfly


You stand deep within yourself as the Guardian— fully present with your inner world, receiving and directing your choices with awareness and as love.

Blue Butterfly


You express, create, and love without limit, dancing with the outer world while staying true to your heart’s unique and ever changing song.

Yellow Butterfly


You have a trusted tribe to walk with—your hive—pollinating and playing in the sweetness of a collective heart.

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Journey Highlights

Shamanic Fire Cleansing


A Fire Cleansing releases lifetimes of trauma and other stubborn attachments such as sexual and spiritual encroachments. It is an intensive shamanic ceremony immersing the recipient in the smoke of medicinal incense while rubbing an egg, a salt crystal, and herbs on the body which then get burned in a ceremonial fire. The energy will continue to release through the night as your history ‘burns’ in the fire, initiating a potent dream state.


During a traumatic event, the soul can fragment from the body leaving one feeling disconnected, depressed, easily fatigued, and generally not quite themselves. This beautiful shamanic ceremony combines the magnetic element of water with the gentle medicine of roses to open the temple of your body and call your soul home again.

Soul Retrieval Ceremony
Total Solar Eclipse


We have a super-secret, special excursion planned for you during this powerful solar eclipse. It is sure to remain etched in your memory and shift the very foundation of your dream.

What a potent sky to raise our intentions to!


Rebecca’s long-standing relationship with Teotihuacan’s guardians and shamans allows her to secure us private access to several of the lesser known temples and underground sites. It is a magical key to a magical city that we cannot wait to share with you!

Private Temple Access
Toltec Guide & Song Carrier


Victor is a long-time friend of Rebecca’s and a Nahuatl medicine-song carrier. His gentle presence will guide us through the magic of Tolantongo, gracing us with traditional ceremonial flute songs, ancient stories, and local plant medicine. There is nothing like the sound of his flute echoing through a cave or calling the stars into our fireside gatherings!


Participants will each receive a special Talisman crafted by a local artist and charged by the energy of our final ceremony. It will carry the medicine that will continue to empower your journey home.

Sacred Talisman
Online Class and Community


Come together with your retreat family in two Zoom Classes— a pre-journey preparation and a post-journey integration. We will also create a private online community for you to share, connect, and post all those fabulous photos!
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it is another world…

Imagine walking through an entire city of pyramids and temples built for the purpose of spiritual enlightenment. A chorus of clay whistles fills the air, reverberating off the stone temple in front of you. Its walls tell stories in iron-oxide hues— jaguars, eagles, and butterflies. You close your eyes to take it all in and notice the scent of Copal in the wind and, somewhere in the distance, a ceremonial drum begins its song.

Affectionately called ‘Teo’, it is known as “The Place where human becomes God’ and it was built as a map of spiritual transformation. Its temples and pyramids surround the Avenue of the Dead down which the ancient apprentices would travel, being ‘digested’ by Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent. Perhaps you will feel their prayers in the plazas of the elements, or their songs at the Tree of Life, and come home to yourself, as they did, atop the Pyramid of the Sun.

A mystery school of the ages, Teotihuacán is a powerful container for your transformation through which Rebecca will skillfully and respectfully guide you.

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Tolantongo Springs

“The womb of Mexico”

She is Mother. She is rebirth. She is Life!
Described as “the womb of Mexico”, Tolantongo will absolutely embrace you. A healing oasis tucked into the Sierra Madre mountains and fed by volcanic thermal springs, her mineral-rich waters are perpetually warm hence her Nahuatl name “Tonaltonko”— “Home where it feels warm”.

“Home” is exactly the feeling you sink into as you ascend her miles of waterfalls cascading from the sacred womb caves of Tonantzin (Divine Mother Earth). Depending on which ‘Mother Cave’ you aim for, you could find yourself deep in her ‘birth canal’—a steamy tunnel at the heart of her womb—or in a cold/hot plunge at the base of a glorious waterfall aptly named “La Gloria”.

Pause to meditate in serene turquoise pools along the way—enveloped in jungle leaves singing with frogs—or take refuge in a hidden grotto with warm waterfalls that massage your body into ecstasy. Or venture to adventure… swimming in a dark bat cave, crossing suspension bridges, flying over treetops on a zip line, or delighting in her baby blue river below.

The starry nights will gather us by the fire alit with medicine songs and stories by our Toltec brother and guide, Victor… all under the enchantment of a new moon growing within the halo of an epic solar eclipse. This is a potent sky to raise our intentions to, and in perfect alignment with our shamanic Soul Retrieval Ceremony!

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Our Home

Villas Campanas Teotihuacán

A curated artistic retreat in one of the oldest houses in the village, Las Villas offers colonial charm and modern comfort within walking distance of Teotihuacán’s temples and pyramids.

Las Grutas Tolantongo

Perched in the mountains of Hidalgo overlooking the cascading turquoise waters of Tolantongo’s healing warm springs, our hotel is an oasis within an oasis.

Don Miguel Ruiz

Best Selling Author | The Four Agreements

"Rebecca is a clear channel of the Toltec wisdom and also a loving healer. Her message pours through her with the same devotion and love of the divine mother. I definitely encourage you to experience her teachings and her transformative healings."

Don Miguel Ruiz
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Our Guide

Rebecca Haywood

Rebecca Haywood

At the age of twenty, Rebecca received an undeniable calling to step away from her psychology degree and find a spiritual teacher. This led to a ten-year apprenticeship with a family of Toltec shamans and a profound awakening. Living and working with Madre Sarita and her son, bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz, Rebecca was recognized as Sarita’s spiritual granddaughter and the next mother of her lineage— “La pluma dorada” who would “bring the two together”, her ways with Miguel’s.

True to Abuelita’s predictions, Rebecca opened her private practice in 2001 offering a blend of shamanic healing and spiritual mentoring, and later became a published author featured in two #1 best-sellers, Dancing in the Unknown and Shamanism in the New Millennium.

Rebecca has been guiding groups through Teotihuacan for nearly twenty-five years now and embodies a deep connection to the Divine Mother residing within its sacred grounds… “This is where we come home to the womb of our Divine.”
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Our Guardians

These two recognized each other from previous life times during a journey to Teotihuacan with the Ruiz family where they committed to shining their light together in order to walk other souls into their authentic self and restore the divine feminine-masculine balance within the heart of humanity. It is Willow and River’s honor and pleasure to step into a role of guardianship and spiritual protection as Rebecca shares her gifts with the world.

Angel has been apprenticing and working in the Toltec community for the last 10 years with the Ruiz family and others. Combining this with her 25 years as a Gymnastic Performance Coach and her work as Crystal Reiki Master, she offers a gentle and fierce presence of love for your journey. Seth is a Fire Captain, Sound Healer, and Breath-work facilitator with a mastery in holding a divine masculine reflection and providing a safe space for the fire of transformation to work its magic.

Angel & Seth Rohrer

Willow White Wolf & River Fire Wolf

Angel & Seth Rohrer


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Your Investment


10% of proceeds will be gifted to a local school in San Sebastián!

Registration Deposit

  • Space is limited so act fast!
  • $777 non-refundable deposit reserves your space.
  • Remaining balance is due by 02/20/24
  • Payment plans available upon request

Private Room Upgrade

  • $480 Teotihuacán
  • $130 Tolantongo Springs


  • Donate to our Tribe-Trove to help fellow pilgrims join the journey!

What’s included? Keep reading!

  • Group transportation to & from Mexico City airport,
  • Seven-night double occupancy accommodations at Villas las Campanas,
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinners at Villas las Campanas,
  • Group transportation to/from Tolantongo Hotel,
  • Two-night double occupancy accommodations at La Gruta Tolantongo,
  • Park entrance fees, group teachings & classes,
  • Private temple access
  • Fire Cleansing, Soul Retrieval, & Talisman,
  • Local tour guide & Song Carrier, Victor Hernandez.
  • Roundtrip airfare to Mexico City,
  • Personal, medical or travel insurance,
  • Personal phone calls, laundry or spa services,
  • Meals in Teotihuacan outside the hotel,
  • Meals in Tolantongo,
  • Tips for hotel staff,
  • Tolantongo zipline.


  • Trip cancellation and medical insurance is highly recommended. Due to non-refundable deposits we make to vendors on participants’ behalf, we must adhere to our REFUND POLICY with no exceptions. We recommend TRAVEL GUARD INSURANCE who has several policy options available on-line.


  • Please arrange your flights to arrive into Mexico City by 3pm on 4/4 and to depart after 1pm on 4/13. If you are unable to honor these times, transportation will be arranged for you at an additional cost.

Don't Worry!

  • Once you register, we will send you all the information you need, including a packing list (ahem, passport). You can also reach out to our Queen of Hospitality, Angel Rohrer, who can answer all of your logistical questions & concerns.
Rebecca Haywood

Clarity Call

Unsure if this is the journey for you? That's okay!

Schedule a Free Clarity Call with Rebecca and you can feel it out together!


We rattle the cage — this body, this human, and seek to take flight. But our wings are here in this skin, this temple of Life. It is made of feathers and stardust mud, of memories and skies with eyes that crest from the outside in to the inside out. Here, the divine comes home to nest.

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