“Close your eyes and imagine a distant island, pure and beautiful, unaffected by the rest of the world. A place where the gentle rhythm of the waves and the warm weather causes time to slow down. Here on this island you can paddle through crystal clear waters, snorkel through coral reefs, kayak through caves, dive for lobster, hike rugged wilderness, sing along campfire jams, discover buried treasure, perform in a talent show, get lost in arts and crafts, attend a thought-provoking workshop, dance barefoot in the sand, fall asleep under the stars and wake up to the sound of the ocean. Here the simplest moments are magical. The people are friendly & worry little about status updates or job titles. Because here you get to show up in a way you never get to show up. It’s an opportunity to be completely self-expressed, to connect with each other and the earth without the distractions of everyday life. Here you will experience the grounding effects of connecting with earth in communion with one another, mesmerized by the simplicity of nature, surrounded by the ocean, the stars, and family.” – This is your Xanadu.
Our mission is to bring happiness and good health into the lives of others. We hope to accomplish this by promoting five elements: Wellness, Education, Deep Connectivity, Nature Therapy and Green Living. We believe these elements are the ingredients needed to live a healthier, happier life. We encourage a life of mindfulness, play and participation, with the pursuit of a plastic-free planet. Experiencing Xanadu is not just a weekend escape–its a community and way of living your life.
Knowing that wherever you are, is exactly where you are supposed to be. To slowing down, breathing deep, staying present. Expressing gratitude for our mind, body, and life. To connecting with yourself, with each other & with the earth. To exploring the world, discovering people, sharing yourself, growing inward, learning every day and being your extraordinary. To acknowledge that the imperfections are what makes us beautiful. To see the beauty in everything and everyone. To appreciate the magnificent sunrises & sunsets, the stars above us and the ocean around us. To encourage random acts of kindness, genuine laughter, vulnerability, & deep connection. To the journey, new adventures, new friends & celebrating one community in communion together under the sun!
How we ended up here
Escapism is not a new concept. More than ever, people are seeking ways to find liberation from dead end job on healthy relationships digital technology and the hustle of city life. Co-founder Ryan found himself looking to detach from the LA nightlife circuit he built over the last 15 years. He sought an experience that was lasting and more meaningful. Depressed from the shallow and brittle lifestyle he was living, he was determined to find deeper & healthier connections with people. By happenstance, he met Heidi, a traveling yoga teacher dedicated to sharing health and wellness with everyone she met. The combination created a community based on wellness, education, deep connectivity, and green living. Their motto is to “go deep not wide.” This community inspired a new way of living which paved the foundation for creating Camp Xanadu, “the quintessence of happiness” a place you go to find your tribe, seek inspiration, connect with your inner child and discover adventure. Today their camp is in its 4th year and the couple is now engaged to be married in Tulum in May of 2018.
Pillars Of Xanadu
Time is Valuable: Our existence on earth is limited. Enjoy LIFE! and take time to do the things you love with the people you love. Do things that matter. If you do something – commit to 100% & do it with all your heart.
Deep connections: The more quality relationship you have with people and the earth allows you to a happier, healthier & live longer.
Live with Nature: We believe nature is the best medicine for combating stress, depression, and anxiety. Cherish it, honor it and protect it.
Always Keep Learning Learning equals progress, progress equals happiness. Teach others your knowledge and learn from other peoples mistakes as life is too short to learn from your own.
Take Action: Take control of your life. Take full responsibility for the things that happen to you. Limit bad habits and try to lead a healthier life. Find a hobby that makes you happy. Most of all, don’t procrastinate. Let your life be shaped by decisions you made, not by the ones you didn’t.
Love Deeply: Appreciate the people around you. Don’t forget to tell them and show them how much you love them. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
Make an Impact: Our wish is that that we leave this world better than it was before us. Do something bigger than yourself. Giving is the best way to a life of happiness.