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Our natural environments contains ways of living which have a fascinating impact on our senses and well-being.  We put together a small program with a group size, servicing folks interested in knowing more about land and ocean based culture. Experience an authentic coastal life-style . 

After almost 20 years of ITY programming which has taken the time to follow youth and families home to experience their culture, i.e. Southern, Central, Northern California, Hawaii. ITY Director, Marc Chavez, figured it was time to invite youth and adults to follow him home to his maternal mother land. 

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With all the crazy things happening on the planet, we must strategize towards unity, self-sustainability, self-determination. Food Sovereignty plays a basic, yet vital, role in our life and our future.
Our ability to make a change in this world, is dependent on how we can bring positive change within.  The great thing, is that we really have most, if not all, the tools at hand to make change. Beginning with Indigenous Foods and Traditional ways of being, interacting with nature is the most elementary, basic, form which to begin. We reflect on our rich and deep history of foraging and nurturing our bodies, and now better place than indigenous Mexico.

6 Days on the beautiful Pacific Coast of Northern Michoacan

A Tortillar is a daily practice using traditional ways of planting, grinding and cooking

Activities if this region include snorkeling, surfing, turtle conservation and indigenous food education along pristine beaches of Mexico. Comfort without loud resorts nor overun by tourists. Relaxing and learning is open to all.

 Along the Nahua Indian Territory of Michoacan.

Along the Nahua Indian Territory of Michoacan.

  • Beach-side Lodging

  • All Gourmet Style Meals, Ancestral Native Foods Recipies, and Healthy fascinating Super Drinks

  • Morning Kemetic (Egyptian-Mexican) Yoga Class on the beach

  • Each, gets one, 1 hour Ayurvedic Massage

  • Nahua Indigenous Cultural Tour to include: University Intercultural Indigena de Michoacan (UIIM), Local Bilingual (Nahuatl/Spanish) Elementary Schools

  • Tortilla/Nixtamal Training, Language Exchange

  • Surfing Excursions to Nahuatl "Surf Camp" and review of local tourism

  • Review of Indigenous Community-based Law Enforcement/ Protection Force (a unique model/movement in Mexico)

  • Transfers from Colima (CLQ) Airport/Bus Terminal to Michoacan Coast

  • Swimming, Snorkel and Surfing (optional) Temperatures are Tropical/Warm

  • Various Surf Breaks, beaches for every level are on option.

  • Time to Relax, Hammock Time and Refuel

All included above is the registration fee of: $580 per person. This does not include your international airfare to Colima (CLQ) Airport. Flights to Mexico are very reasonable from many cities and super affordable and is less than a 3 hour flight from SD/Tijuana Airport.
Contact Us if interested in registering for this program. 

Early Arrival Option: Coconut Water Fast and Cleanse (Day or Two Early or stay later, info TBA).

 INDIGENOUS FOOD HAS GONE A LITTLE ASTRAY IN U.S. MEXICAN RESTAURANTS HOWEVER, TRUE INDIGENOUS FOOD IS A MEDICINAL, SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

INDIGENOUS FOOD HAS GONE A LITTLE ASTRAY IN U.S. MEXICAN RESTAURANTS HOWEVER, TRUE INDIGENOUS FOOD IS A MEDICINAL, SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

 South Swells are great in May and you can find some nice long lefts. ITy Director, Marc Chavez feeling at home.

South Swells are great in May and you can find some nice long lefts. ITy Director, Marc Chavez feeling at home.

 Many surf Breaks to choose from. for the advanced, above, or for intermediate and beginners, below, are abound.

Many surf Breaks to choose from. for the advanced, above, or for intermediate and beginners, below, are abound.