Temazcal Ancestral Healing Ceremony

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Experience hosted by Rene

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English
Once-in-a-lifetime
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What you'll do

In our place of peace "Temazcal y Masajes Pixan" we are a team of people preserving our culture, everyone is welcome to our space
With the support of Nayel and Yaollin (the man who guides the temazcal), we start welcoming people, I explain the Temazcal process, that is a traditional Mexican steam bath, which originated with pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples, Is used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify the body and balance mind, body and spirit.

With sahumerio, copal and incense I make a energetic cleaning (preparation before entering the Temazcal). Afterwards, we enter at the Temazcal and we sit around the navel. Then the previously heated volcanic stones, which emit steam, emerge. The place becomes little warm, While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. And we will learn the importance of the words, the silence and the strength of the songs, making relaxing but also fun dynamics.
When we finish we go out and shower in the garden with a rustic watering can, the water purifies our body.
After I offer abundant and varied fresh fruits and natural fruit waters gift from our Mother Earth.

Besides promoting physical well-being and healing, the Temazcal is also a ritual and spiritual practice in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born.
Come and enjoy a unique experience!
Other things to note
For this experience it is necessary to hydrate before and after. Eat very light food 3 hours before the event. Do not wear metal accessories, watches, rings, bracelets, chains, etc. Do not use perfumes, deodorants, creams or blockers before entering.
In our place of peace "Temazcal y Masajes Pixan" we are a team of people preserving our culture, everyone is welcome to our space
With the support of Nayel and Yaollin (the man who guides the temazcal), we start welcoming people, I explain the Temazcal process, that is a traditional Mexican steam bath, which originated with pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples, Is used as part of a curative ceremony thought to purify the body and balance mind,…

What's included

  • Food
    Fresh fruits and natural fruit waters.
  • Drinks
    Fruit waters and chlorophyll water

Meet your Host, Rene

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 294 Reviews
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I am Rene Avila, I was a naval pilot, I come from a family of Mayan origin and now I dedicate myself to give physical and spiritual healing through the traditional medicine of our ancestors through the Temazcal (bath house), for 2 years. I live in a bungalow, in a local and very quiet neighborhood of Playa del Carmen. For me it is a pleasure to serve and show my Mayan culture through this experience. I love teaching others the use of medicinal plants, because my father taught me when I was a child. Therefore, I made it part of my life and my home. My family and I serve with love, my wife gives massages and I give Temazcal therapy and so we work together at home.
I am Rene Avila, I was a naval pilot, I come from a family of Mayan origin and now I dedicate myself to give physical and spiritual healing through the traditional medicine of our ancestors through the Temazcal (bath house), for 2 years. I live in a bungalow, in a local and very quiet neighborhood of Playa del Carmen. For me it is a pleasure to serve and show my Mayan culture through this experience. I love teaching others the use of medicinal plants, because my father taught me when I was a chi…
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Where you'll be

I do the Temazcal Ceremony in a beautiful garden of my house (bungalow), a beautiful place that I built when I learned a little carpentry. For me it is a special place! I am located within the city (local area), 10 minutes from the tourist area and only two streets from the Sea. Calle 92 norte between 10 and 15 av.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 294 reviews.

Haley
November 2021
10 out of 10! Amazing experience. Recommend to everyone and anyone who can go and be open minded. You won’t regret it. Started with a massage before which was a perfect relaxing start to a spiritual healing. Hosts were understanding and made you feel comfortable every step Of the way. Beautiful people I will never forget. Forever in my heart and soul! Ended with the best guacamole and fresh fruit. Can leave tip at the end to show appreciation. Thank you!
Will
November 2021
This was the most incredible experience. My partner and I were lucky enough to be a part of the ceremony on our trip to Playa. Everything blew far beyond our wildest imagination. It is exactly what they say, medicine. Medicine for the mind, body, and soul. Prepare as they direct. So worth it.
Joyce
November 2021
It was a pretty intense experience. It got very warm at the very last part. It was bearable but be prepared. I would still do it again. The ceremony experience and words spoken(translated) will stay with me forever. All in all, I will definitely do this again when I return to Playa. Now that I know what to expect physically, I will be able to enjoy the experience more. The man that performed the ceremony and our translator were amazing. I felt refreshed after.
Pascal
November 2021
This experience was amazing! Every human should go through at least one time! Its spiritual and it helps yourself find yourself! The guide was amazing and pure! Strongly recommend this great team! The location is amazing! Thanks for sharing this with me!
Denis
November 2021
This was a wonderful experience that included a traditional temazcal ceremony. Our guide was very knowledgeable and attentive throughout the whole experience, as well as accommodating. This also includes snacks and healthy drinks afterwards as well as a great learning experience about the traditional use and meaning of the temazcal.
Lauren
November 2021
Authentic and intentional from start to finish. This experience was very powerful and exceeded all my expectations. I highly recommend this experience to anyone and everyone. It was incredible.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

Up to 7 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

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