Dates: June 14 – 27, 2014
Location: Corfu, Greece
To get the basic understanding of our practice, and the overview of the different weeks click here.
About the Retreat
First of all: we go deep. We don’t sit around and only “talk about it”, we’re all about direct experience.
The basis for all spiritual exploration in the Shakti tradition is the insight that that which we are longing for is who we already are. Thus our practice is not towards a goal of attainment in the future, it is a process of melting, of unraveling the wisdom and beauty already inherent in each woman. And there is no more powerful place to do that than in the Yogini circle.
The field of Shakti we create together brings about transformation beyond imagination. It holds us as we dive deeper into the pure beauty of who we are. We dance. we sing (a lot), we pray, we melt with nature. We eat wonderful food, we tap into authentic connection.
Immersed in the magical breezes of the sacred and sensual island of Corfu, you will gather an abundance of tools and insight into what feminine spirituality is while reconnecting with the softness and radiant glow of your whole body and being.
~ A profound revitalization of body, mind and heart.
~ Deepened intimacy with all that is sacred, within and around you.
~ A clear connection to your own feminine essence and inner guidance.
~ Radiant beauty from within.
~ An empowered understanding of how to live in the world—in all of your roles—as the unique woman you are.
~ An undeniable sense of being connected with all things.
~ A deeper sense of purpose in work, relationship and life.
~ Inner peace, self acceptance and compassion for yourself and others.
~ A firmly claimed seat in a both global and timeless circle of conscious women.
A week of melting and opening. Experience a profound awakening in the body and of your rich feeling world. Feel the bliss and power of embodiment.
* If you join us for the second week only, you are jumping into the middle of a retreat. From previous years, women have given us the feedback that it can be challenging to come from the busy daily life to join a circle of women who have been in Corfu already a week and are so soft and still and wide open. This is why, if you only can come for one week, our recommendation is to come week 1.
New for this year: The summer of 2014 we will be in Corfu for 4 weeks total. We have added a 3rd week with less scheduled time and more vacation time, and the 4th week will be the Women’s Temple Group Leadership Training. We offer discounts if you stay for 3 or 4 weeks. Read about the full program here.
|SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE|
|7:30-8:30am||Morning Prayer with Chameli|
|8:30-10:00am||Delicious, Healthy Breakfast & Free Time|
|10:00am-12:00/1:00pm||Feminine practices in the Yogini circle with Chameli Ardagh|
|5:30-7:30pm||Life Dancing with Carina-Maria Caur|
|7:30-8:30pm||Delicious, Healthy Dinner|
|8:30pm-||Free Time (there may be a short session some evenings)|
(The schedule is subject to change at any time.)
Friday and Saturday are arrival days. The retreat will start on the evening of June 14th and end before dinner on June 27th. Saturday, June 21st, is a free day (if you join for week 2 only, you will join the retreat on Sunday morning, June 22nd).
There will be one day during each week where you will have more open time. On this day you can join a trip to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. During the open times you can have individual sessions with the members of the team for an additional cost. These sessions are usually fully booked, so please reserve your time as soon as the retreat starts.
Feminine embodiment. Timeless wisdom.
A yogini is fluent in angelic, diva and in Kali roars. Earth is home and so is infinity. She is passionate about truth, freedom, rest and real love… for all. She is an instrument of awakening in the world by her fearless commitment to showing up authentically and generously.
In the Yogini circle, we deep dive into practices that open us to the inherent source of vast wisdom within. We connect with the bliss of devotion and with the lion in our hearts, utterly wild and free. We align with the dignity and grace of the feminine warrior, and we touch infinite compassion, silence and beauty beyond measure
Life Dancing with Carina-Maria M. Caur
Ground your feet in the muddy belly of Mother Earth. Move wild and free with the spiritual fire in your hips and heart. Let your body express who you are in this very moment. Shake your absolutely everything! Surrender body and mind in the healing flow of feminine energy. Let go in sacred ecstasy, rest in deep silence… The Life Dance moves you through the elements of earth, fire, water, air and ether, and gives you a deeper understanding of the feminine cyclic dance in different life processes: in your relationships, your lifework, in creativity and within.
The venue for our retreat is Alexis Zorbas Retreat center, a gathering place for open hearted souls at the northwest side of the island. It is located within walking distance from Arillas, a small beach town.
Accommodations & Food
We are housed in simple holiday apartments with two double rooms, kitchenette and one shared bathroom. Single occupancy is also available (most often a single room is with shared bathroom and kitchen). The rooms are not more than a 10 minute walking distance from our Yogini Temple (an octagon building) and from the restaurant where we will have our breakfast and dinner.
Included in the retreat are two delicious meals each day (in buffet style). All food is vegetarian and most of the vegetables comes from Alexis Zorbas’ own organic vegetable garden. The bar serves wine and cappuccino. The beach and wonderful restaurants for lunch are a 10-15 minute walk away. For pictures and more information about rooms and Corfu : www.alexiszorbas.com
All course participants must stay at Alexis Zorbas.
|Early Bird Price before February 28th||525,- €||795,- €|
|After February 28th||575,- €||895,- €|
|Book and pay your room directly with Alexis Zorbas
||Double Occupancy||Single Occupancy|
|There is a 30,- € discount if you book your room before February 28th.||427,- €||546,- €|
|The following week (if you stay for more then one week)||399 ,- €||518 ,- €|
If you book one or two weeks of Yogini Retreat + Yogini Lounge (week 3)
you will get a discount of 100 ,-€
If you book Yogini Lounge (week 3) + Women´s Temple Group Leadership Training (week 4),
you will get a discount of 100 ,-€
If you book one week of Yogini Retreat + Yogini Lounge (week 3) + Training (week 4),
you will get a discount of 200 ,-€
If you book all 4 weeks, you will get week 3 for free (discount 350 ,-€ )
To get the overview of the different weeks, go back to main ashram page
All prices are in EUR. Please check the exchange rates for other valuta here: http://www.xe.com/ucc/.
We are not responsible for any changes in the exchange rates throughout the year.
Deposit: You will secure your place (and the early bird discount) by sending us a 200 € deposit.
Includes: Includes 2 Meals/Day and 7 Nights Accommodations (book this directly with Alexis Zorbas); Morning Meditations, Sessions with Chameli, Afternoon dance with Carina- Maria.
Does not include: Airfare to Corfu, Transport to/from Alexis Zorbas, additional activities and outings, massage, private sessions lunch and additional meals/snacks.
In case of cancellation before February 15, we will keep 50% of your deposit as an administration fee.
In case of cancellation between February 15th and May 1st, we will keep 100% of your deposit as an administration fee. We are not responsible for any changes in the exchange rates throughout the year.
After May 1st there will be no refunds.
In case of sickness, you may transfer the course fee (minus deposit) to a future course.
You have to use your credit for a similar course within a year, and you can only transfer the money once.
There will be no refunds or further transfer of credits if there is a difference in the course price.
If the course you are transferring to costs more, you pay the difference and deposit.
We are financially responsible for the retreat, so we kindly ask for your understanding that we cannot make any exceptions to this agreement.
You are responsible to get yourself to Corfu. If you want it easy, just contact Zorba Travel and they will book your flight for you (only flights from Germany). If you want to surf for the cheapest deal, you can try Ryanair.com, flythomascook.com, germanwings.com and berlinair.com.
For budget tickets from Germany contact:
apollo.no , Norwegianair, Ryanair, SAS
Brussel air, SAS, Ryanair (from Rygge outside Oslo)
Many have found it easier and cheaper to fly to Munich/Vienna/Frankfurt or any other city in the area, and then catch a charter flight (Tuesdays/Saturdays) directly to Corfu (see German airlines above).
How to Register:
You register by paying your deposit of 200 €.
As soon as we have received your deposit, we will send you a confirmation and information about the next steps.
How to Pay:
By bank transfer:
You can transfer payment into our Swedish bank account.
Contact Catarina and she will give you the bank information:
E-mail or Phone: +46 761 257 108 (Sweden)
By U.S. check:
Write check to: Awakening Women, P.O. Box 1786, Nevada City, California 95959.
Please make sure to send your full name with the check + contact info,
and write which Corfu week the payment is for on the check itself.
By Paypal/Credit Card:
You can secure your space right away by clicking the “Add to Cart” Paypal button below.
There will be an additional fee of 20 EUR for paying through Paypal.
Deposit + PP fee: 220 EUR
1 Week paid in full + PP fee: 545 EUR
2 Weeks paid in full+ PP fee : 815 EUR
(You pay your lodging/food directly with Alexis Zorbas.)
If you want to register for more than these weeks, choose more payment options here.
Need more Information?
Contact Catarina Olvenmark:
E-mail (click on link)
Phone: +46 727 199067 (Sweden)
To book or to ask questions about your room contact:
Zorbas Travel, Munich
To get the basic understanding of our practice and the overview of the different weeks, click here.
We look forward to seeing you in paradise!