Our vision for Amoraleza is a sacred space, where each person can experience an expansion of their heart and consciousness, in a natural and healthy environment. This includes the creation of a community and an oasis, an alternative model of living to the current fast-paced, individualistic and materialistic reality that is the modern world. Our vision is to live as naturally and sustainably as possible, maintaining a good standard of living through basic comforts, with minimal impact on the Earth. Living in community is central to our vision, as it creates many opportunities for collective inspiration and mutual support. With a regular flow of visitors, volunteers and new community members, we wish to remain open to the outside world.
These new ways of thinking, feeling and being, connected to the New Era, can only be expressed through a deep sense of belonging to a community. "We are one” and we have been sharing this concept since the creation of Amoraleza, where we experience many opportunities for collective inspiration and mutual support.
Our objective is to create a working model for an alternative lifestyle which can meet our basic needs, while being able to follow our dreams without compromising our integrity and respecting the needs of others and the planet. We hope this model can inspire others who are looking for a sustainable alternative that allows them to step out of the “system” in order to live more in harmony with nature and follow their heart’s true desire. We aim to provide a space which can give and receive all that is good, joyful and prosperous: a home, a place for creative expression, information and skill sharing and a genuine, heart-felt connection to others. Central to our mission is our work with sacred plants, conscious nutrition and connection to nature.
We are hard-workers and we value both material and spiritual efficiency. By this we mean that there are tangible results, whether in terms of the opening of the heart and development of the consciousness or on a more practical, material level, such as order, precision and financial management. We aim to bring awareness to our daily routine and social interactions and to take both pride and pleasure in our tasks, whether we are planting a tree, preparing food or washing the dishes.
We try to live as close as possible to Nature. We deliberately choose to live a simple life, with few modern conveniences in our home-made yurts. Our lifestyle is based on permaculture principles and we feel a deep respect for Nature, which we consider a source of powerful teachings. Listening to her silence, being present to receive her beauty and blessings enables us to focus our attention on ourselves and on what is important : the search for a perfect symbiosis between the world outside and the world within. Nature is sacred, both in her creative force and in her power to heal.
We aim to develop our full human potential and our lifestyle is based on respect for our bodies, our own inner temple, giving special attention to diet and natural forms of healing, while trying to avoid all forms of self-destructive behaviour. Thus, through our lifestyle, we hope to be able to offer both inspiration and practical advice, as well as profound personal experience, capable of creating lasting transformation in the people who stay with us and participate in our workshops.
Living close to Nature has taught us the importance of eating food in the most natural state possible and given us an understanding of the effect of food on our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. After much research and many years of experimentation we have chosen to adopt a mostly organic, high-raw, vegetarian diet. We chose to eat nutrient-dense foods, with an emphasis on greens and superfoods and avoid gluten, sugar, caffeine, processed, baked and fried foods.
Spirituality is central to life at Amoraleza. Our spiritual mission is to participate in the expansion of the heart and consciousness and all spiritual paths and practices are welcome. In our spiritual practice we use plant teachers to help reconnect with our true selves, each other and the Earth. Through the use of these sacred plants, such as Ayahuasca, we aim to create a sacred space where people can experience a deep connection with their soul and the Oneness of all life. Our spiritual approach is eclectic and in our ceremonies we include elements from many different traditions.