Facilitated by Michelle Fajkus and Lieke Moras at the luxurious Villa Sumaya at the shores of Lake Atitlán

21-28 May 2022 – book before the 30th of April and receive a 10% discount plus a free massage
3-10 Sept 2022

A bit over a month left, until we start birthing our long dreamt vision.

Deeply nourishing body, mind and spirit with daily yoga practices and meditation.

Introducing our participants into the magical world of the Mayan Cosmovision.

 Diving deeply into the wisdom of the Mayan calendar – which measures the subtle energies of each day, and help us tune in to a natural alignment within ourselves and the creation forces around us.

Sharing tools to enrich your everyday life with the ancient wisdom through simple ritual practices and guided meditations.

All of this, while being held in luxury at the waters of Lake Atitlan, a place of living mythology that brings many people Home to themselves

The Mayan people understand that as human beings, we are not separate from the Source of creation. The same energies that create life move through us. When we tap into this stream of lifeforce every day, we start to notice and experience the qualities that each day – each energy in the traditional Mayan Cholq´ij calendar – brings us. More and more, we will start to move into a natural flow, attracting synchronicities into our lives. In harmony with the subtle energies of nature.

We can bring the wisdom of the Mayan Calendar and the Nahuales into our day through simple rituals and ceremony practices. The Mayan people do so – amongst others – by connecting with the Sacred fire ceremonies, led by the Mayan daykeepers or spiritual guides. They do so to come into harmony with the elements that have created time and our experience on earth. When we start to engage with the energies of the Mayan calendar, we open up to this creative source that is within ourselves. We may experience a deeper connection with life and an acceleration of inner growth. We recognize that we are not separate from everything that exists around us. We are all One. Made up of the same elements. Everything is moving in similar patterns. The Mayan calendar gives a rhytmn to these patterns, measuring the energies of nature´s creation process. We can connect with this cyclical rhytmn to assist our own growth, to be in alignment with the natural cycles of nature, to activate our own creativity and inner processes we move through. It brings so much peace and magic into our lives. You may find that more and more synchronicities are entering your daily life. Let´s play!

Are you ready to experience the shifts in your everyday life, work and creative process once we open ourselves to the guidance of the Nahuales of the Mayan calendar?

Connecting with your own energies according to one´s Mayan Cross is a big key in this. This helps us understand our core energies, our gifts and qualities at birth and explains how to maintain balance to overcome our main challenges in life. It brings insight into our life´s path and soul journey. Understanding our energies and how we relate with the energies of each day is a BIG key in connecting deeper with our core, our creativity, our Aliveness. Knowing how to come back into harmony with our inner nature and life around us.

We welcome you to experience this all yourself. Remembering what it means to truly come Home to ourselves. We are honored to welcome authentic Mayan Ajq´ijab (spiritual guides) who share their medicine with us in the form of a Mayan fire ceremony.

You will also receive your Mayan calendar reading twice – from Tata Thomas, who is Mayan spiritual guide, and from Lieke – who is a student of the Mayan cosmovision through everyday observation of energies of each day since 2017. She has been learning with Mayan wisdom keepers and bridging this wisdom with deep respect as part of her mission in life. Helping bring back the value, respect and wisdom of our elders, making it accessible to the Western world. Same as Michelle, who has been living here at Lake Atitlan since 2015. Learning everyday about the energies of the Mayan calendar.

As the Mayans understand, the mind, spirit and body need to always come together in order to be in balance. Michelle will be sharing nourishing yoga practices to integrate the sharings and daily meditations with the Nahuales into our bodies. Moving the bodies and creating space for our emotions to flow through us.

Do you feel a hearts call to join us? We would love to have you!
If you have any questions, please don´t hesitate to reach out via the form below.

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The energies that make up a years cycle in the Mayan calendar are directly linked to specific parts in our body. We have 13 cardinal points and 20 fingers and toes altogether, which correspond with the 13 energetic tones and 20 Nahuales – also known as the daysigns. Creating a 260day year cycle.

Mural in San Juan la Laguna – the connection between the energies of the Mayan calendar with the human body

The Mayan Cholq’ij calendar gives us a direct translation of the energies that we embody and how we can relate best with life around us. Coming from the understanding that we are part of the natural world around us. Giving us a guidance to embody our divine essence as human beings.

In a Mayan reading, we look at your Mayan tree of life or so-called Mayan cross, based upon your day of birth.

“A Mayan reading is not a divination nor astrology. Its a decodification of your energies, of what you bring in your DNA.” – Tata Thomas, Mayan Ajq’ij (spiritual guide)

Our Mayan tree of life or Mayan cross shows us the blueprint of who we are. Bringing insights on how we can live in harmony with ourselves, with life around us, and how we can best direct and focus our lifeforce energy. This, to be living in balance, in harmony, and in connection with our true essence. Knowing whats important for ourselves to be living deeply satisfied with life, utilizing our energies in the best way possible. By simply being YOU.

More than ever I feel that this is the time the Mayan wisdom can serve humanity best. That’s why you see me actively bridging this more and more. Several native peoples and tribes have written this in their prophesies that these are the times of the great change and transformation. Feeling the responsibility to make the ancient wisdom available to the wider public, opening up with their ancestral rituals and practices as we move forwards in these turbulent times.

I am so grateful to be bridging and translating the Mayan readings for Mayan Ajq’ij Tata Thomas and make them available to you. You can book your reading via the link with him or with me, we both have our own insights and focus with the Mayan readings.


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Before I tell you a little story about some of my (dream) journeys in Guatemala, I will give you a brief introduction to the energies of this specific day in the traditional Mayan Cholq’ij calendar. The calendar that measures the space-in-between. The 260-day cyclical calendar that is invented by women and follows the female cycles of life. One gestation period equals one full year. Honoring the natural cycles of life so we can live in harmony with them. Traditionally used by the Mayan midwifes to predict births and still widely used to give dates to ceremonial practices and important events. In fact, the Cholq’ij calendar forms the very base of the Mayan cosmovision.

Artwork by Susan Seddon

In the sacred count of the Mayan cholq’ij calendar we welcome today the energies of 12 I’x. I’x is the Nahual of the jaguar, the high magic and the divine female spirit that is found in all of nature. Including within ourselves as a part of it. This day helps us to come into communion with the beautiful manifestations of nature all around us. A day to honor and give thanks to the Temples in nature. To create them, as you go. Give thanks to the elements. Invite them into your day. Letting the spirit of I’x show you the magic of life in the simple things. The energies of this day awaken our senses to a high level. It has the capacity to connects us with the energetic ley lines of mother earth on which the ancient temples are built across all different cultures and timelines. Take this opportunity to soak it in, let these frequencies fill you and send your love and gratitude back. Our engagement with the energies of the day is what awakens the magic and the gifts of these Nahuales, which serve as guides during the day. Welcome, I’x, welcome, spirit of the Jaguar.

I feel a very special connection with this Nahual. As I sat down this morning to invite the spirit of I’x into my day, I was brought back about 4,5 years ago, to the beloved Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. I vividly remembered a dream I had during this time. Knowing – as I was dreaming – that it was an important one. A dream to register, a dream with a hidden message in it. There was a tiny black jaguar peeking across the door into my bedroom as I was sleeping in my dream. It was rather shy and as I woke up, sought flight again out of the room. Some days later, I went to Santiago Atitlán with my friend Outi to visit Dolores Ratzan Pablo, a Mayan woman who once was married with Martin Prechtel – writer of the book “Secrets of the talking jaguar” and initiated by Mayan shamans as an Ajq’ij – a Mayan spiritual guide. She herself works as a tourguide and carries the gift of a medicine woman. She masters the art of dream interpretation.

In Guatemala, the Mayan shamans and spiritual guides get called to their work in a very specific way. They will have specific dreams from the age of 7 years old and will find special objects in nature that become part of their medicine. They believe that one does not just become a healer, midwife or shaman, but one is born with this gift. When that gift is not put into practice, the energy that person carries cannot express itself or find a way out. Thus.. expressing itself through an illness. The only way to cure this illness, is to seek for guidance of a local healer who will tell them that they have to start working with their gifts. Dolores herself suffered from epilepsy for years. Until she started having dreams of electricity cables that were on fire. All of the burning was the energy of the medicine that she has but none of it was using. As a result, having epilepsy. She went to see an elder shaman who told her the following:

“This lady has a gift. But it is hard because it is not getting the attention.

However, there are many religions (Evangelism, Catholocism, Christianity) in Guatemala that “can steal her medicine”, as Dolores said. Their healing arts are being confused with witchcraft and some are risking their lives because of it. And still – last year in 2020 a Mayan herbalist was burned alive by his villagers as he was accused of performing witchcraft. Who are we to judge her for not wanting to put her gift into action in the first place.. At some point, the people in her village’s church were asking her to perform Mayan ceremonies. At the moment, she works with people who have problems with epilepsy.

So let’s go back to the dream. We were having lunch with Outi, Luis the local Mayan bonehealer and Dolores in Santiago Atitlan, after we had a special visit at Maximón’s place (who is a very important Mayan deity for the local people – but that is another story). As we were having a conversation about dream interpretation, I told Dolores the dream I had about the little jaguar visiting me in my sleep. I remember the way she responded. She did not just interprete the dream for me, but she “read” what it meant for ME. She told me that it was time for me to develop my feminine energies. By that time, I had no idea what that meant nor how I could do that or what that would look like. And still, I believe that is different for everyone. There is no prototype for “the feminine energies”. So I took the message and let it go again. Though I never forgot the words she said.

Looking back now to how my life continued to enfold since then, this was exactly what happened. I never “tried” or forced to develop my feminine energies, as I never heard of this concept anyways. It just happened. Now I can connect with “my feminine energies” through my intuitive knowing and deeper sensing. A spiralling pathway inwards. I went through my own initiation journey into womb work after I conceived a little seed in my womb that stayed there for only about two weeks. I prayed it away and it left me with my blood. Only until recently, I realized that this was the very moment where I started to do my own womb work with the obsidian yoni egg, who became my teacher and initiator into the feminine mysteries and deeper realms of wisdom that opened itself through my womb. I experienced this period like a shamanic journey with the obsidian yoni egg as the medicine that guided me through it. I learned that the feminine is not just blissful and ecstatic. It moves in spirals and travels through dark muddy depths, from where it retrieves its pearls and True wisdom. To be integrated through the bodies wisdom. It was challenging, for sure. But it was deeply magical, more than anything else. The medicine of the Nahual I’x showed itself to me. It got activated through the obsidian yoni egg, who took me on a journey through the female realms of existence. With the black jaguar as the great guardiana of those underworlds. She kept showing herself through the dream worlds. Sometimes she was small. Other times she was caged in. But how I liked to see her mostly, and how she shows up more recently, is big and bold and wild and free. Courageously walking through the pitch dark nights, appreciating the stars above her. Wild and free to be. How she is in her true nature.

Maltiox I’x ~ Thankyou I’x
for the High magic that you can take us into

When the portal of birth is opening and all of nature conspires around it, it looks like this..

This photo was taken in Bayacas, Andalusia (Spain) on the 6th of December 2020, when me and my midwife friend and sister @worldwidemidwife who took me under her wings were called in for a birth. The clouds were doing epic things up there, telling us its really happening.. with fire woods and branches we arrived to the casita. Making sure the not so isolated Andalusian home is a cozy warm nest to give birth in. A big thermos of passion flower tea in my bag that was supposed to help me have a nap in between labour visits, actually ended up bringing a great atmosphere to the birth. Halfly dreamy and relaxing.

Today, on 3 Kawok in the Mayan calendar I was looking at this photo again. Kawok is the energy of birth and of the midwifes. It also represents the storm and the rains. Now in this picture I see it coming together. It is the portal that opens to bring forth new life and the forces of nature tha t help move this through. The rains, the storms, that clear the way through. Kawok has the beautiful gift that helps one become One with nature, to feel the thunders running through your bones and bring healing.

I am so grateful for this quality. The soft yet strong guidance of nature itself to give birth to life, in whichever form it is. And yes.. nature becomes extra alive around birth.. or is it the portal that’s opening that simply makes us more present and aware of it?

How was your Kawok Day? Was it stormy? Soo many times it actually is, either literally in the weather or in the experiences of the day. Kawok is never silent.

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About our perception of time and “running out of time”
– inspired by last night’s dream
5 Q’anil // 22 January 2020

Every morning, when waking up, I try to remain in the in-between-dream states for all long as required to remember my dreams. Sometimes, they are more like emotional clutter resolvers. Other times, there are some hidden messages in them. Like this time. At this moment, one thing that is inspiring my mind a lot, is the online DreamTemple, to be opened in a few days on 8 B’atz. I see that linger on in my dreams. They give me hidden messages and details of how it wants to be put together. Very useful, that’s why I prefer not to be woken up by an alarm, and take my time to wake naturally. One thing that I discovered for myself, is when a part of a dream or some words are remembered very clearly, that there is a message in it.

In this dream, there was a person who told me “I don’t have time for that”, and then ran away being busy. Showing me the point. Especially when we are talking about the “natural rhytmn of time”. The calendar that is ruling these days, the Gregorian calendar, is a calendar that is made “to fit in”. The leap years (“schrikkeljaren” in Dutch) are an example of that this calendar is mechanically adjusted. It is not fully following the cycles of nature. That’s why when following this way of looking at time for the greatest parts of our lives, one is more likely or easily out of the natural cycles of time. Out of their own flow. It can take more of an effort to stay in touch with our “inner nature”, to feel into our true rhytmn. That shows itself in “feeling rushed”, “running out of time”, “so much to do, so little time”, lalala. It is because we are not sýnchronized with natural time. That is why being in nature always feels so good and helps us come back again.

For women, there is the menstrual cycle that is a way of tuning into the natural cycles of the body. But for many, this cycle is not natural either anymore and influenced by hormones or disrupted by contraceptives that take us out of our connection with our natural cycles. Within the original nature tribes, the menstrual period is a time to go inwards, nourish yourself, a time for heightened intuition and dreams. Most of us are simply not in the situation to say to their boss “hey, I am on my period, my body needs to rest and go inwards”. So off course, we can feel depleted at times. Out of synch, when not fully in tune with our natural cycle.

Same goes with living by a calendar that is not following the cycles of nature. We are not synchronizing ourselves with nature’s cycles of time. When we start to recognize time as a cyclical thing, we start to recognize and honor ourselves as cyclical beings. Everything goes in cycles! The planets, our DNA, our menstruation, the seasons of nature, the growth of a plant.. even our BLOOD spirals through our veins. Stepping into cyclical time lets us spiral into the Trúe nature of our Cell-ves! So they may open, more, and more, to their essence. And so may we.

An image that came up, was a big wave. Looking at “time” in terms of waves. Riding the wave makes it feel effortless, timeless, expansive. When we are on top of a wave, we feel like it never stops. There is endless potential in that single moment. At the same time, it keeps you focused. You are fully in the moment. Have you ever surfed and recognize the feeling of riding a wave? There is nothing else that exists but thát moment. You are fully in it.

I invite you to look at time in the same way. See it like wavelengths, and each wavelength brings its own peak of momentum, focus and energy. Being on top of that wave brings you into the moment. You step into the natural flow. Things start to enfold naturally, you tune into the deeper rhytmn of nature as recognized on a deeper level within yourself. You align the cycles of nature, the cycles of “time”, with the cycles within yourself. This opens, this aligns, this brings forth the so-called “synchronicities” or being at the right moment at the right time. You are simply more and more aligning with your true nature.

This is my experience when I started living my days around the Mayan Chol Q’ij calendar. You start to ride the waves of the day, you start to recognize your own waves. More and more, you are just in flow. Things that are meant for you, start to line out for you. A Mayan elder once told me when I started learning about the Mayan cosmovision: “Those who control your time, control your mind”. I had no idea what he was talking about, but now, I guess, slowly but surely.. I am starting to get it. Take back your inner rhytmn, let your days rule by the natural cycles. I invite you to take a step into natural time and see what happens for you!

This is going to be one of the main focusses of the DreamTemple – practically applied in daily life, with regular online sharings, videos, meetings and guided dreamjourney meditations that accelerate the creative dreaming process. All guided by.. the moment itself. A platform for “dreamweavers”, letting the magic enfold… and ripple out in daily life. We open the online DreamTemple in a private facebook group this Saturday on 8 B’atz // 26th of January with an online meeting – at a time that will be announced soon. Are you interested to join, have a peak, and see if this is something for you? You are welcome to join. Afterwards you can decide. Even if you cannot make it to the exact time, I can share the recording. Just leave me a mail to liekemoras@gmail.com or leave a message to “Kawok” on facebook.

YAS! Looking forward ❤

Living in cyclical time. The more we are in tune with nature around us, the planets and the energies of the day, we can observe that all of nature goes in cycles. Just like us – as we are a part of nature. We all come to moments in our life where we seem to be going in cycles, but yet – in a bit of a different way. Spiralling up and down in growth and evolution as we learn and integrate life’s lessons along the way. The ancient Maya have done a huge job in mapping out the cyclical timelines in different calendars, one of them the Tzolkin calendar. After living with the Maya calendar for over 3 years now, I have come to see and experience the ever-deepening depth of this never-ending cyclical calendar with its teachings. It is mesmerizing. The Tzolkin calendar has helped me to come to live in harmony with the natural cycles of time. Why is this so important? For us to come back to the natural rhytm of life, recognizing the cyclical nature around and within us. When doing so, we naturally open up to the essence of our own nature and come to see the contribution of our drops into the bigger ocean.

Not without a reason the Mayan spiritual guides were also called “daykeepers” or “keepers of time”, as they knew how to move with the energies of the day. Or how they would call these energies; Nahuales. Nahuales are the spirits that are present on a certain day, coming with their specific qualities and characteristics. There are 20 different Nahuales or daysigns which change as the sun rises and the new energies of the day become alive. These 20 Nahuales form a combination with one of the 13 different tones. If the Nahuales represent the days, the tones represent the weeks. Together they form 20 times 13 = 260 different combinations and days in the Mayan Tzolkin calendar. This is equilavent to 9 months – see the link? The period it takes to create (human) life. In this way, the Tzolkin calendar helps us to walk through the different phases of the creation process, each day having its own contribution to it. Whether it’s a baby or a creative project – the principle is the same. One year in the Tzolkin calendar is equivalent to nine months and related to the creative process of life.

The Maya honor(ed) the Nahuales and gained big wisdom out of it. A wisdom that is enriched by the possibility to map out this spiral of life into a bigger timelapse. Being able to make certain predictions of what is about to happen on earth in the bigger picture. The crisis on the planet, extinction of species, earthquakes, etcetera. It has all been predicted, mapped out into this spiralling timemap; the Mayan calendar.

Now, as the Maya used to work with that, we can still use this gift that they left amongst us humanity. The Mayan priests used to abdicate their citizen’s profession and roles in the community dependent on their Mayan birthsign, their Nahual. Why? Because this says a lot about the qualities someone is born with and what one will be learning in their lifetime and what will be supportive to them in their life. I see it like a map that helps to understand the evolution of the soul’s journey in one’s life. How will we grow? What will help us grow? What gifts and characteristics are we naturally born with to move through life? Still, we can apply this information into our everyday lifes. It is a simple yet profound reminder of what we came here to do and what comes naturally to us. To see our own part within the bigger creation story of life.

The Mayan calendar helps us to swim with the currents of the river of life, rather than going against the stream. Knowing one’s Mayan sign can be a huge support for creating more ease and flow in one’s life. Beyond that, being aware every day what energies are present in the Mayan calendar can help us plan our life around this. It helps to map out where to focus our energy on a certain day, to know momentum and make the most out of it. That wisdom is still available to us. Simply by being aware of the day in the Mayan calendar. Observation is the biggest teacher. What is happening in and around you? Because thát, is the universal stream of the cosmos that is making its way through you and your day. Cycling up, day by day. You have exactly 260 days to study all the different combinations in a year’s cycle.

How did I start learning about this? In Mayan ceremonies. Around the fire with the Mayan elders. Listening to their stories, observing the fire. But mainly by following the Mayan calendar for at least two years now, day by day. Paying attention to the happenings of the day and the people I meet along the way. Being curious to learn. It all starts to make more and more sense, continuously, like the upgoing spiral of time. Do you want to get to know your Mayan astrology? In the Saq’Be sessions I will interweave this ancient wisdom – as interpreted by my own observations – to unweave a bit of your souls essence into your awareness. Moving onwards, on the Saq’Be, the path as written in the stars.