the Experience


Empowering immersion of Pranic-Body Activation Asana & teachings into the Mysteries of the Inner Fire!

Learn the Mayan & Toltec ways of Shamanic-Yoga w/Juan! Learn to incorporate the ancient practical methods of Transmutation through insightful talks/lectures on Esoteric Sexology & much more w/Yochanan. 

When: March 12-19, 2017

Destination: Playa Bonita, Colombia

7 Nights Accommodation in Beachside Bungalows
2x Daily Yoga Practice
3x Daily Locally inspired meals
Local Transfer from Santa Marta Regional Airport
Day excursion to Tayrona National Park
Adventure to sacred waterfalls
Soak and tube down tropical mountain river 

Cost: airfare not included

$1926 Shared Room
$2370 Private Room

Required Deposit: $500

YOUR Yoga Guides: J. Yochanan Russell and Jaun Pablo Barahona


Juan Pablo Barahona has been submerged in spirituality, shamanism and healing since the age of 9 when his brother started with epilepsy and he traveled with his family to different healers around the world. This ignited his passion for deepening this sacred arts and led him to certify in different schools of Yoga, Holistic Nutrition, Tantric Philosophy, Energy Medicine, Master Reiki, Sound Healing, Shamanism, Chinese Medicine, Holistic Therapies and Healing Arts. He has been teaching in different countries and festivals  for more than 15 years and is the co-director of Lamat, School of Yoga, Healing and Conscious Living, where he has been sharing classes, workshops, immersions and trainings for 12 years. He is the director of Yoga Lamat Teacher Trainings 300 and 500 hours and Conscious Living Trainings 200 hours.

Every healing session and class he channels is unique and spontaneous, inspired by the moment and by the energy of the group. He combines the technical details of biomechanics with the subtle, intuitive dimension of alchemical transformation. In this method, the external practice is not a performance but a doorway for creating a  sacred space where anyone can culture their own bliss and inner harmony. His classes are always inspiring,  creative, empowering and full of holistic tools to reach the Natural Joyous State of Being!!

J. Yochanan Russell founder, & Editor in Chief of 'Pranava Magazine: The Art & Culture of Kirtan in the West'. I'm also a longtime student & practitioner of Universal Gnostic Dharma, Ayurveda, Cha Dao, Raja-Yoga, Bhakti-Yoga, Vajrayana, Mahamudra & Dzogchen. As a lover & player of Sacred Music, I also enjoy participating in the cultivation of Mantric Music/Kirtan for the healing, spiritual development upliftment & empowerment of humanity.
The Yoga of the Deities:
Learn about the 5 Deity Families that are popular in the Bhakti traditions & whose Holy Names are chanted in Kirtan. Within the Art & Science of Deity-Yoga, practitioners are provided with sacred knowledge on how to transform ones mind into the living expression of these inner divinities, known as archetypes.
Learn about the inner meaning of Mantra & how this age old technology has been employed to heal & empower the awakening of the consciousness. In this class we explore the many mantras of various traditions & learn how to apply them practically.
Ayurveda & Yoga Philosophy:
Ayurveda & Yoga are the ancient sister life sciences of India & beyond. Discover how to apply the deep wisdom of ayurvedic insight & the internal teachings of yoga as represented in the Sankhya & Raja-Yoga streams.



We will practice shamanic yoga everyday in the power vortex of the land. Shamanic yoga alchemizes sacred sound, empowering asana, rhythms, pranayama, core awakening, holistic vinyasa, tantric and toltech techniques and creative exploration to awaken our inner sanctuaries and activate our ancestral and cosmic potential. We move with the pulsation of the Universe to open up every energy center in our body and enjoy the bliss of being alive. We refine our body temples as vessels for the Divine to manifest.

Esoteric Sexology:
Esoteric Sexology elucidates the third fulfillment of human sexuality, which is the fulfillment of spiritual development through Transorgasmic Sex; the first two fulfillments being the reproduction of the species, & pleasure fulfillment. Esoteric Sexology is not new, & has been cultivated throughout the ages by the many esoteric traditions of the world, from the Tantric (both Hindu & Buddhist), Daoist, Gnostic, Alchemical, & Kabbalistic. This knowledge & practice is recommended for many of its benefits employed in the holistic healing sciences of Yoga, Ayurveda, Tibetan & Chinese Medicine, & in the Martial Arts.

The Accommodations: Playa Bonita

Playa Bonita Eco Cabanas is a beautiful collection of sustainable and chic eco cabins gently nestled between miles of endless Caribbean coastline and lush, green mountains. Each one designed with local materials, private bathrooms, and a welcoming and comfortable tropical decor. Located directly on the beach with the towering Sierra Nevada Mountains to its back, Playa Bonita is the perfect place to harness the relaxing vibrations of the sea and the power of the mountains.


The Caribbean coast of Colombia and Tayrona National Park is one the most stunning coastlines in Latin America. This remote paradise is a remarkably virgin system of crystal clear rivers, turquoise beaches, abundant rainforest, and a roof of a billion stars to light up the Colombian sky at night. Tayrona is quickly becoming a hot spot destination among adventurers from all over the world. Experience its magic now. 


There are few places on earth in which one can experience the dramatic forces of nature like the Sierra Nevada. An enormous mountain chain that erupts to nearly 20k ft. just miles from the coastline, the Sierra Nevada are ranked by Science magazine and National Geographic as one of the most “irreplaceable places on Earth”, due to the region’s abundance of biodiversity and ecoystems.   The Sierra Nevada is also considered to be one the most powerful energic and spiritual regions in the Americas. Home to  four  indigenous groups (Koguis, Arhuacos, Wiwa, Kankuamo,) , the dramatic views of the entire Caribbean coast, the lush forests teaming with wildlife, and the sacred waterfalls and purifying pools will take you  to a place - physically, mentally and spiritually that you have never been.

Booking Your Flight 

Life Force Project can help you with booking information for the best travel and flight itineraries, hotels, restaurants, and activities during your stay in Colombia. For many travelers, Cartagena, Colombia is a convenient port of entry into Colombia with direct flights, vans, buses and taxis to Santa Marta. Whether you choose to begin your trip here or another port of entry such as Barranquilla, Bogota or Santa Marta, Life Force Project can help you with planning and details. For all the details and individual questions please email us at We will be sure to respond within 48 hours and supply all the information and guidance you need to make your journey exactly what you’re dreaming up.


A private shuttle service to the Playa Bonita Eco Cabanas will be included in your retreat package. The shuttle will leave at 3:00 PM from the Santa Marta Airport on January 22nd.   All the meet up details will be provided upon receipt of the initial trip deposit.  


Should you chose to begin your trip here, in one of the world's most stunning Spanish colonial port cities, you will find no shortness of romance, night life, history, and culture.     

For many of our guests travelling to Santa Marta, Colombia from the United States, direct flights to Cartagena from major US hubs such as Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, JFK New York City, and Houston, will be the easiest route to Santa Marta. From Cartagena, short and convenient flights on Avianca,VivaColombia, and LAN will be the ideal travel modality. Private vans, bus, and taxi are also great ways to see the gorgeous coastline and enjoy the ride from start to finish. For all the details and individual questions please email us at

In preparation for your trip, please read our Travel Planning Guide for important tips and information.