Join us on a special 5 day workshop that begins on the streets of San Miguel de Allende and takes us out to the surrounding desert, to explore our own relationship to the land. Creating a canvas before your eyes, San Miguel offers art in the simplicity of colour, texture and form. An artist's mecca in the mountains of Central Mexico, the town is known for its colourful colonial architecture and vibrant cultural scene. Stroll café lined streets and visit markets, woodworkers, potters and artisans!
Originally an indigenous Chichimeca village called Izcuinapan, San Miguel is only the beginning of our journey. We head north, in the desert, to photograph the light and stillness of the land with an Aztec Shaman. We will experience the sacred Temazcal sweat lodge ceremony and sleep under the stars. Come with us to connect to Mexico in a way that you've never experienced!
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Cousins is offering two, one week workshops in stunning Guatemala! The first workshop will concentrate purely on photography, the second, we will be adding a meditative journaling and yoga component to the week! Arrive in colonial Antigua, with its cobblestone streets and bustling markets, then take the short trip to Lake Atitlán to capture the many colours of the Maya. Described by Lonely Planet as “the closest thing to Eden on Earth” Guatemala's Lake Atitlán boasts seven Mayan villages, three towering volcanoes and stunning mist-laden sunrises. There is something magical about this place and every village offers different customs and stunning traditional clothing. Take boat taxis to experience village life, volcano hikes, herbal healing gardens, weaving cooperatives, and dive into the ancient culture of the Guatemalan Tz'utujil and Kaqchikel Maya. Share in their ceremonies and feel the stress drain away. The lake and the Maya villages are a kaleidoscope of colours, a feast for the eyes and a photographer's dream.
February 20 - 27:
The Soul of the Maya - Portraiture
February 27 - March 6
Mindful Photography, Meditative Journaling and Yoga
Learn documentary portraiture like you've never before, while experiencing a life-changing spiritual and cultural adventure, high in the Andes and deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Shamanic ceremonies, village life, stunning scenery and a journey of self exploration awaits! Travel high to the Imbabura region and immerse yourself in the ways of the San Clemente Quichuas Karanquis Andean people. Live as they do, cook, work the fields and learn the agricultural ways. Then travel down towards Peru and live with the Achuar of the Amazon where you will experience the heart of our planet and find your place in the world. Learn the ways of jungle, travel by dug out canoe and be a part of ancient cultural traditions - a learning and growing experience for everyone!