ABOUT MALIA SCOTT (Who is co-guiding along with Silvia Mordini, Haramara Retreat)
Since an early age Malia has always been interested in deep connection — through conversation, movement, music, art, animals, nature and sky.
The mind-body-spirit connection began in her university days while attending UT-Austin when she started to discover different methods of yoga as a way to help her balance and work with anxiety and depression. A wild, curious renegade spirit at heart, yoga brought her balance and discipline at the perfect timing and continues to do so to this day.
After years of studying with various yoga and personal development teachers, she considers life to be the greatest teacher of them all. You can read all the books in the world, take all the workshops and training programs, but life will continue to crack you open in ways that you never expect. The real magic lies in curiosity, self-inquiry and practice.
Malia is commited to listening and trusting the teacher within and enjoys integrating yoga and personal development studies as well as archetypes, psychology, chakra theory, the elements, astrology (Yogastrology), shamanism, dance and expressive arts.
Over the past 13 years, Malia has developed a passion for yoga, mentoring, teaching, coaching and conscious business, having had the opportunity and previous experience to work in various corporate positions, including account/project management and client relations.
A synchronistic relationship formed and she co-founded SAY OM YOGA in 2012 in Austin, Texas with her two partners. It was around this same time that Malia experienced two intense life-changing car accidents that began to shift her overall perspective and
soul’s calling to keep expanding and living a full life.
She has been in a commited partnership for over decade and married since 2007. In addition, she is a devoted bulldog mama to Bubbles and Belle. To learn more about Malia visit http://www.yogawithmalia.com/
Did you see Malia in the June 2014 issue of Mantra Yoga + Health Magazine?
Haramara is now hosting a Traditional Sweatlodge Ceremony every Thursday evening. “El Temazcal”
This ancient medicine involves deep purification, through the respectful use of the sacred elements Earth, Water, Air and Fire, in a journey where we travel into Mother Earth´s womb in a dark, wet and warm environment. After crossing the stages of the ceremony, we are reborn, to continue our path on this Earth with renewed life.
Stones are heated in Fire, Water is poured on the stones to create steam that will penetrate us at all levels to help us cleanse what we no longer need and to remind us of who we are. In the Sweatlodge we share prayers and songs to reconnect us to Great Spirit. We become a family in the sacred circle, where we are all equal.
All guests are welcome to participate after they have understood the protocol that this traditional medicine involves.
*Join us on retreat July 12-19, 2014 at Harmara and experience this healing for yourself!
“If you were to dream of a place you could go for one week and come back a completely healed, transformed and a changed person….the place you are imagining would be Haramara. It has become a place for me, and retreat participants to transform their health and reclaim their soul. When you come to Haramara Retreat your body receives what it needs – food, juice enzymes, warmth, stretching and exercise through yoga, hiking and swimming. Your emotions, hormones and nervous system are stabilized and addressed through nutrients and my daily interactive teachings. Your thoughts become more focused and positive, your memory becomes clearer, your spirit is revitalized and your purpose clarified.
Haramara contributes to this healing in so many ways. This property and Sajeela de la Borbolla, it’s owner and creator, and all the beautiful people who work at Haramara hold a very special place in my heart with their kindness and love of what they do and how they attend to every detail with love and a positive attitude. The land itself and everything that It’s owner has aspired to create is impeccable and beautiful. Every last cabana placed perfectly on the land is private yet has the most astonishing view of the surroundings.. nature, plants, the ocean, the jungle. You wake up and all your senses are stimulated with the sounds of the ocean and birds, the feel of the cool ocean breeze, the warmth of the sun on your face. Your first view is of lush dark green plants, orange, red, yellow and purple flowers or the dark blue ocean. Your palate is quenched with the taste of beautifully prepared and seasoned foods and juices of all different colors and nutrients. Imagine starting your day with yoga in an open-air palapa with a 360 view of the ocean and jungle in the distance.
Every time I step foot on the property, I am astonished at what new addition has seamlessly arisen as if overnight and is a perfect fit to the landscape…a gorgeous deck laid around a 300 year old papelillo tree so as not to disturb the tree… An infinity pool with subtle splashings of a waterfall feeding the foliage while inviting you to soak, float, breathe and take in the view of the land, jungle and sea with a temperature that could not be more perfect during the day or night. Never would I dream I could be so comfortable in an open-air cabana at night in a setting so in sync with nature and creatures in their natural habitat. Haramara is a place that teaches one the utmost importance of respecting this beautiful world which we have been fortunate to enjoy.” – Dr Lynn, Naturopathic Doctor, Seattle
Join us at Haramara July 12-19, 2014!