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We Are TAO Newsletter / August 2016 / TAO México

Dear TAO Community

This past month the Olympic Games have gotten the attention of the entire world, as we watch some of the most talented people on the planet come together in Rio, to show off their hard work, years of training, and watch as they come together to form a global athletic community. Much like this special occasion, our TAO Community brings together people from all over the world with unique perspectives, challenges, backgrounds, and gifts…making TAO a special place for all of us to be a part of.

September is definitely a month of new beginnings. Children go back to school, people come back from summer vacation. It is a good month to refocus our energies. This month we are continuing our work with the Ecological Center in Akumal with our monthly Beach Cleanup on September 9th at 5 p.m. The TAO Foundation is supporting a Women’s Clothing Workshop with the women of Yaxche on September 29th.

Our new Communications Manager Antonio Jimenez is excited to be a part of the TAO Community and make connections with all of you. Please stay tuned for new events and updates these upcoming weeks.


Issac Linares

Muevete Campaign

Independence Day

Independence Day is a national public holiday in Mexico. Banks, schools, government offices and many businesses are closed. Some streets and roads may be closed or restricted in major cities to make way for large celebrations.

It is a common misconception in the U.S. that Cinco de Mayo, May 5, is Mexican Independence Day. But Sept. 16 is the real date of Mexican independence. Independence Day celebrates the day Miguel Hidalgo is believed to have made the cry of independence (El Grito de la Independencia) to revolt against the Spaniards, in the town of Dolores, in the north-central part of the Mexican state of Guanajuato.

Mexicans celebrate their country’s Independence Day with fireworks, parties (fiestas), food, dance and music. Flags, flowers and decorations in the colors of the Mexican flag – red, white and green – are seen in public areas in cities and towns in Mexico. Whistles and horns are blown and confetti is thrown to celebrate this festive occasion. "Viva Mexico" or "Viva la independencia” are shouted amidst the crowds on this day.

Every year at 11 p.m. on Sept. 15 in Mexico City, Mexico’s president rings the bell of the National Palace. He then repeats a patriotic cry and shouts, “¡Viva México!” three times, according to the Latin Times, before waving the flag of Mexico. The next day, a large parade takes place in Mexico City.

Traditional dishes to bring to the party:

Pork Tamales: Recipe

Chicken Empanadas: Recipe

Certificate of Excellence

Did you know our TAO Wellness Center just received the Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor?

Did You Know?

The Quintana Roo Speleological Society (QRSS) reported more than 700 kilometres of flooded cave passages within the limits of the Riviera Maya including the two longest underwater cave systems in the world.

Famous Mexican Birthdays

September 2nd: Salma Hayek - Actress.

September 23rd: El Santo - Mexican Luchador

Playa del Carmen

Every Thursday when the sun goes down Playa del Carmen becomes a large outdoor art gallery. On 5th Avenue between 18th street and Constituyentes, local artists promote their work!

Muevete Campaign

Trip to Yaxché

Want to join us on the next trip to Yaxché? Email: to reserve your spot in our van or follow us if you’ve never been! It is a wonderful opportunity to make connections with a beautiful Mayan community.

Local Organic Markets

Puerto Morelos Farmers Market – Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the town center. The location changes so ask locally where the market is being held.

Kava Kasa Playa del Carmen – Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 22 Street between 5th and 10th Avenue.

CoCo beach Organic Market Playa del Carmen – Every Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Les Alizes Condos on CTM (calle 46) and Flamingos.

Papalote School Playa del Carmen – Every Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 25th Avenue between 30th and 32nd Street.

Eco-Market Paamul Beach – Every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Paamul is very small so drive to the beach and ask locally for the location that week.

Akumal Farmers Market – Every Wednesday AND Saturday starting at 10 a.m. The market is just inside the arches close the basketball courts.

Heartmath 2016


December 7-11

Come join us for a transformative experience in Awakening Our Heart’s Intelligence: Activate the Intuitive Heart our fifth annual Mexico event. We will learn and practice tools for rapid consciousness expansion to raise the personal, social and global vibratory rate. We will explore the heart’s intelligent guidance system and how it shortens our learning curve for intuitive connection.
Embark on a unique journey and learning experience. Awakening Our Heart’s Intelligence: Activate the Intuitive Heart event is from Dec. 7 to Dec.11, 2016 at the TAO Wellness Center, a fantastic and uplifting venue in the Riviera Maya on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The event will begin at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 7th and end at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday the 11th.

Read more here

This Month check out Casa Cenote

Casa Cenote, in TanKah III Bay is a magic spot. Here the Cenote goes underground some 100 yards before the beach, only to emerge as an 'underwater' water spring about 20 yards right in the ocean. This is one of the most interesting diving spots in the region. Casa Cenote (Cenote Manatee) is located in the middle of a mangrove forest.With open areas, this cenote is perfect for novice divers and offers lots of wildlife from the flooded land and the sea. The light while snorkeling is amazing and and overall very serene experience.

Fun facts about the Rio Olympics

  • It’s the first Olympic Games ever held in South America

  • 10,500 athletes from 205 different countries competed

  • For the Rio Olympics, 33 different venues in four different districts of Rio de Janeiro (Copacabana, Barra de Tijuca, Deodoro and Maracanã) were constructed

  • The slogan of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is Viva sua paixão (Live your passion.)

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