Fecha/Hora06/09/2018 - 09/09/2018
De Maanhoeve, Exloërveen, The Netherlands
On this retreat, we offer you a journey to rediscover your bond with the sacred through the connection with your body.
When we rediscover a spirituality that honours and celebrates the power of the feminine, the experience is one of homecoming and something in us relaxes deeply.
We remember the ancient connection between the earth and our body and we awaken to the desire to love and take care of both.
We begin to embrace our body as it is and open ourselves to the pleasure and beauty of life.
From this place of abundance, old patterns and burdens that have kept us small, begin to dissolve and a new space of creativity and trust emerges.
During this retreat we invite you to:
– Connect with various practices that enable us to recognize the divine in ourselves and each other.
– Transform and cleanse the negative messages and beliefs that have limited us as women.
– Discover the joy of taking care of ourselves and sharing in circle, among women.
– Recognise our body and its processes (changes, illness, being well…) as a source of wisdom in our spiritual path.
– Honour the life cycles: menstruation, sexuality, pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, as profound initiations.
– Open ourselves to the experience of deep rest as a place of encounter with the Source.
– Hear the call to become caretakers and guardians of the Earth.
beauty’s gift to us-
her power is so great she enlivens
the earth, the sky, our
Anthropologist, doula, writer and mother. She has spent fifteen years facilitating women’s circles in England and Spain, in connection to the wisdom of the feminine cycles. Creator of the project “Mujer Cíclica”, she currently supports and trains women through workshops and her online courses “Las Cuatro Lunas en Mí”, “El Camino de la Facilitadora” y “Emprender con el Corazón”. Sophia writes and shares resources and inspiration about women’s cycles, female archetypes and rites of passage. www.mujerciclica.com
Gemma Polo Pujol
Spiritual guide and facilitator of deep rest and meditation retreats with “Open Dharma” for fifteen years. Theologian, beekeeper, poet and mother, Gemma recognizes nature as her most intimate home. She created “Dharmaloca”, an eco-retreat center in the heart of Montsant, Tarragona, and the project “Awakening with Horses”, with the wish to offer a space where to reconnect with the essence and to emerge from the heart. http://gemmapolopujol.com/
Testimonials from women who have taken retreats with Sophia and Gemma
«It was an extraordinary pleasure to meet you. Thank you for your generosity in being fully yourselves. Your active listening and the simplicity of the group dynamics you proposed made it possible for deep communication to emerge. I saw the presence of the goddess in both of you and this helped me to recognize the goddess that dwells in me. Thank you, a thousand and one times! «
Nerea Esparza Vicente
«I felt accompanied with a lot of love, respect and beauty. Your facilitation was generous and sufficient, as well as respectful of the spaces and processes of each of us on the retreat. I liked very much that with simple dynamics we reached deep places of connection, that in the end were powerful and mobilizing. «
«For days I have wanted to write to thank you for the retreat you facilitated. First of all, thank you for the profound respect I felt for each of our processes, for our personality, for our emotions… I felt an unconditional respect. And that helped me to respect myself too, to respect other people and everything that happened those days. For me a door was opened, it was a turning point in my life.”
In Drenthe in the Netherlands we found ‘De Maanhoeve’, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Accomodation will be in sleeping rooms, and three vegetarian meals per day will be served.
The retreat starts at Thursday evening the 6th of September before dinner and ends on Sunday the 9th of September after lunch.
Costs and Dana
The costs for the retreat will be 220 euro for the weekend. This includes accomodation, meals, and other expenses that were necessary to make this retreat happen.
Please notice that Gemma’s and Sophia’s guidance and sharing’s are offered entirely on donation basis.
This means they offer their time, energy and wisdom freely. At the end of the retreat, you will have the chance to feel in which way their offerings have been nourishing to you, and express your generosity by giving donations to her.
Your support makes possible their full dedication, and the continuity of their retreats.
Thanks for your generosity!
* Donations can be given in cash at the end of the retreat.
For further questions and registration please mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org