e m b r a c i n g t h e w i l d f e m i n i n e
nurturance – sensuality – embodied wisdom – guidance – power – deep internal focus – pure connection – cocooning – soulfuel – grace – womb healing – remembering – compassion – releasing – self care
© Katya Chekina
A U T U M N Removing layers. Releasing anything that no longer serves. Opening the cocoon to be able to your inner wisdom. Rewilding. Harvesting. Reconnecting with that what was lost. Honoring. Healing. Gratitude. Connecting with the wild woman archetype.
© Caro Dewilde
Embodying the wild feminine
© Julie Vanderhaeghe
20/11 – 24/11
In the midst of nature
In the beautiful Grandôla on a 10ha private and secluded property in Portugal you will be immersed for 5 days in the healing power of nature, surrounded and carried by a tribe of women.
Meet your spaceholder
Moika – ike uwa
Meet Moika. Intuitive women coach, meditation mentor, sound healer and nature enthusiast ♡
Moika invites you to a slower and more conscious way of living, where there is room to follow your natural rhythm as a woman, where there is room to breathe, to to be.
She teaches you to reconnect with nature, in a way you may have forgotten.
With the help of different meditation flows emerged with movement you are invited to come home to yourself as a woman.
In addition, Moika also immerses you in the beautiful world of cyclical life and takes your sensual experience to the next level.
Moika has been holding space for > 200 women over the past year. This has been a wonderful journey for her of inspiring and being inspired by so many women at the same time.
It therefore comes as no surprise that it feels like a gift to be able to share all this wisdom with you.
Meet your all round facilitator & photographer
Meet Zlata – a visual storyteller & content creator, traveller, bookworm & food enthusiast from Berlin & Ukraine.
She has a heart pure of gold, always ready to give a helping hand where needed while capturing magic in its most pure, raw & authentic form.
Zlata will be our all round facilitator during the retreat while she will create a safe space for you to express yourself in the most vulnerable and pure way – receiving empowering images of these memorable moments after your stay at the retreat.
Meet your holistic plant based chef
Hannah – kinder kitchen.co
Meet Hannah – our holistic nutritionist and chef from Sydney who will be the heart of the retreat – filling your belly with all the good stuff while including her herbal & adaptogenic wisdom to ensure that you will glow from the inside and the outside after this retreat.
Growing up on the country side in the North of England, Hannah had a strong connection with the wild nature from a very young age – this translates itself in her cooking where she is not simply creating another meal – but really taking all the benefits from several herbs of nature into account.
She has a passion for creating food that feels as beautiful as it looks. Hannah works with ingredients that are locally grown, seasonal and organic as far as possible, to create dishes that are nourishing to the body, mind and soul, and work in synergy with the world around us.
In addition to her degree in Nutritional Medicine, Hannah has studied macrobiotics at the Kushi Institute in America and has worked at some of the best plant-based cafes in Sydney.
She weaves together her love of wholesome ingredients, knowledge of how the body works and passion for sustainability, to create meals that feel like edible hugs. Expect adaptogenic tonics, rainbow salads, healing broths and beautiful raw treats and bakes, infused with spices, superfoods, and lots of love.
What to expect?
On Sunday we start connecting by having conversations, by sharing intentions, blockages, fears and insecurities, and then sink deeper and deeper into the connection in the following days. During the retreat you will be nourished by wonderful authentic connection, sun rays, a splash in the infinity pool, the unique, soothing and wooded environment, the waves of the sea, meditation moments, free movement, breathing space, walks, stories, women's wisdom, intuitive cooking and creativity. In addition, during this retreat we also celebrate the new moon, a special connecting moment that we will celebrate together on the basis of a magical ritual.
the retreat in a couple of words Sisterhood - Transformation - Release - Cleansing - Women empowerment - The wild feminine - Into the wild - Reconnecting - Deep remembering - Connection - Sacred space - Safe haven - Cocoon- Wildest dreams - Raw self - Shadow work - Authentic - Inner wild woman - Creative crafting - Ceremonial connection - Inner wisdom - Ritual and elemental wisdom - Restoring balance - Nourishing ourselves -Mystical -Deep sharing - Recognition and healing - Sustainability - Honoring Mother Earth - Womb healing - Activation - Expanding your consciousness
PROGRAM THEMES SNEAK PEEK
|Monday||Embracing the silence through creativity and nature wisdom|
|Wednesday||Envisioning dreams – new intentions and gratitude|
|Thursday||Closing – deep integration|
A warm welcome and opening circle + heart opening cacao ceremony combined with a releasing ritual.
Embracing the silence through creativity and nature wisdom
Art therapy as a form of emotional release, connecting with nature through cyclical wisdom (feminine – lunar – seasons), elemental wisdom and herbal wisdom induced with ancient rituals and breathwork.
Deep remembering and deep healing. Cleansing rituals and honest conversations. Tantric experiences, sensual and sexual empowerment. Sisterhood – womanhood – togetherness.
Envisioning dreams – new intentions and gratitude
New moon ceremony with an introduction to manifestation and visualization. Creating a clear vision of your wildest dreams – supported by a clear crystal sound healing to tap into those higher frequencies.
Closing – deep integration
Empowering body love and sisterhood shoot by a professional photographer from Berlin, followed by a closing ceremony with a ritual for deep integration.
General tools that will be used during the retreat:
WOMEN CIRCLES & STORYTELLING
What can you expect during the circles? Think of pure and authentic connection with each other. Courageous conversations, opening your heart. Coming home to yourself and to other unique women. Storytelling, recognition and archetypes. Connecting with your intuition and (re)discovering your creativity.
Every day you will be able to enjoy a moment of morning flow with me. On the basis of your breathing, breath work, movement, visualizations, mantra, sound meditation and self-reflection exercises you come closer and closer to yourself and you learn to trust your intuition. You will learn how to feel better about yourself, so that you can indicate your boundaries more clearly.
A moment of grounding, coming home, letting go and allowing peace and quiet time.
During this retreat there will also be an emphasis on the suppressed wild woman during the morning flows, connecting with the wild feminine and becoming one with your soul.
Every day there will be a free movement moment where we will consciously sink into our body and start moving at our own rhythm.
This is completed on the basis of various influences such as qi gong, kundalini yoga and (ecstatic) dance.
Furthermore, this wooded location naturally invites us to go hiking, which you will be able to do at all times.
CONNECTING WITH NATURE
On the basis of Shinrin Yoku (forest bath) will learn how you can make your experience in nature even more intense. You will find out how nature can offer healing, recognition and gentleness.
You learn to connect with the special energy that nature has to offer and you also learn to create from a connection with nature.
In addition, you will be surrounded daily by an abundance of magical nature and there will be a trip to the ocean.
During the retreat you will have enough time to just be and enjoy the here and now.
Think of enjoying the wonderful energy of the women around you, inspiring conversations, but also the magical views of nature, a splash in the water, immersing yourself in that one book you have wanted for so long reading, daydreaming, stretching your legs for a walk, being.
In short? Allow rest.
NOURISHING YOUR BODY
Hannah, a holistic plant based chef will spoil you in an unseen way. Every day you will be pampered by surprising seasonal food, fermented and/or hot drinks. Starting from love and nature, you will feel that your body becomes lighter and receives more energy. All food is completely plant-based, local and/or organic.
For example, we will be serving and using local kombucha and other fermented foods from Portela Da Ginja, made in Portugal and insanely good for your gut health.
We attach a great importance to working with locals and local farmers as much as possible to nourish you during the retreat, which will result in optimized benefits for your overall health.
One of the things we can already share with you is that the majority of our ingredients will be harvested with an abundance of love at a local farmer nearby – resulting in food coming straight from the soil into your belly.
OPENING YOUR SENSES
Not only through flavors that you may never have taste before, but also through different sounds, the sound of nature, sensual experiences and many more, your senses will be stimulated on a compete different level.
This will make you much more aware of everything that is happening around you and you will perceive things much more consciously, which ensures a mental peace.
Throughout the retreat you will be challenged in a creative way to let your feminine energy come out and release any stuck emotions inside of your body.
This retreat is a very nice basis to allow more self-love into your life. By consciously registering for this retreat, you set a special transformation process in motion. A process in which you grow closer to yourself and approach yourself with more love and understanding.
You awaken a creative energy and will learn more and more to live according to your intuition, your nature. You learn to be kind to yourself and develop a higher self and body awareness.
During the retreat you have the option to optionally book a Shiatsu treatment with me to release blockages or tension.
Sunday 20/11 – Thursday 24/11
We come together for 5 days in a magical location in the beautiful Grandôla in Portugal.
We would like to welcome you on Sunday between 1 pm and 2 pm, on Thursday we will close the retreat at 1 pm. In any case, we certainly recommend that you enjoy Portugal a little longer by, for example, booking an airbnb nearby.
INTUITION, CREATION, PRIMARY POWER, VISION, TRANSFORMATION, MOTHER NATURE, RELEASING, SHADOWWORK, RECONNECTING, YIN AND YANG
What other women say…
‘See it as an investment in yourself, in self-love, in self-acceptance and in self-care. It was a really wonderful weekend where I learned a lot of lessons about myself. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to take a special spiritual journey with other women.” – Kaylee (23)
‘This retreat brings you back to a place within yourself that you may have forgotten, but always felt burning somewhere. Sharing knowledge and stories brings that place back into the limelight. You feel strengthened in your insecurities, carried in your being. You dare to say YES to something fiery within yourself because it suddenly ‘may’ be there so clearly. Shame gives way to recognition and strength. The security that was created is the key.” – Patricia (34)
‘It’s hard to express. It was very intense but also magical. A moment to be confronted with your own resistance and emotions. Which you can admit and continue thanks to the behavior and safety. It was of course also enjoyable. And wonderful to be busy with everything that feeds your soul. And Katya’s food and drink is above restaurant level! In short, I hope to experience it again!’ – Lin (37)
‘The retreat is a gift that every woman can give herself. For three days you will be immersed in a wonderful vibe and you will come to your deeper self. I loved the connection and the magic between women.” – Barbara (29)
‘I know the price is an issue for many. Ultimately it can be brought back to your own relationship with money, and that we can find our issue there. But the price also says something about the self-esteem, self-confidence and self-respect of the organization. From this I could deduce that it was not just going to be a retreat, but it was going to be exclusive. The food is sublime, I’ve never been to a starred restaurant but I’m sure they can’t beat her! Anyway, I felt what I needed. My decision: it was one of the best decisions for me. For me it was once again a confirmation that I have to trust in the things that cross my path and dare to take the step. What can go wrong? Nothing, it was beautiful.’ – Lisa (30)
‘The woods. The women. The ice. The fire. Melting. The crackling. The tasting. Sharing. Wearing it. The dancing. Feeling it. Being. Three days of magic and exploration that I remember with great gratitude and warmth. 🤍’ – Joke (34)
‘If I may look back at the women’s weekend, this ideal timing came into my individual process. The weekend ensured that another onion skin was peeled off. When I can look back in my life, I have always surrounded myself with men. Women often caused jealousy in me. I compared myself to them in outwardly and inwardly. The experience of being able to be together with women and by women filled me like a nice broth soup and changed my mindset. Without much explanation but rather in experiences and mirrors I could show myself in the end for who I was, no shame about my body, I can take up space and show the woman that lurks in me. Thanks to the team’s safe bedding, it was also possible to drop those masks. Aaaaaah, just be yourself. Being together with women provided healing. Healing that everyone can be seen regardless of the backpack you carry, that I can cherish my own female body and like to see it, regardless of what society wants to show as an ideal image. I learned how to nourish myself to the depths of my core. Nutrition through incredibly tasty food, nature, moments of self-care and rest, knowledge.’ – Tina (27)
‘What a magical weekend! Katya, Lies, Moika and Lies provide such an open, authentic, vulnerable and warm environment so that everyone can be themselves and develop in their own way. I have found myself, encountered my inner child and embraced it tightly. I didn’t know that women can create such a deep connection. I felt supported and nurtured by my tribe. It’s hard to find the words to describe the transformation of myself. Just pure Magic!’ – Delfien (26)
‘The wild women retreat is everything you think it will be and more. As soon as I entered the house I felt so at home. Lies, Moika and Katya have selected and created a cozy warm safe space which helped me enormously to surrender to everything that was there. The activities were titillating on all levels. Even in the difficult moments I didn’t want to be anywhere else but here. I have seen in what a beautiful, warming, accepting way women can be open to each other and carry each other without judgment, just being there for each other. I enjoyed every moment, every bite of nourishing food, every warm embrace, the full moon ritual, that was beyond… every creative stimulus, every woman who was there with her story, which felt so recognizable every time. Thank you ♡ ♡ ♡’ Farah (32)
‘Dear sweet wild women, what a wonderful 5-day retreat we have shared. The connection I feel with you has grown so intense in a few days that I feel a security in this that I have not experienced before. Sharing our vulnerabilities and feelings started a healing process. The activities also matched this. Dancing, singing, expressing creativity, but also the silence have set a lot in motion. You stimulated us to reflect on our obstacles and our desires. This brought a lot of clarification. I also take letting go of expectations and listening to our inner voice from this retreat. Energy flows again and I go home with a full cup. So much gratitude. Aho ♥’ Ines (30)
‘This experience is difficult to describe in a few words or sentences. A retreat that will resonate for a long time to come and that has made me experience a feeling of connection and warmth. The Wild Woman Retreat was exactly what I needed for me. It was a place where nothing was expected of you. It was a place where emotions, feelings and everything around them were allowed to be. It has given me a lot of peace and learned to listen to my intuition again. It made me rediscover my purpose again. It has made me feel clearly what I do and don’t want in my life. In short, thanks to the WWR I have rediscovered a part of myself.” Kjenta (23)
What is the exact location? Grandôla in Portugal. Exact details will be shared after your registration.
What about allergens? All food is completely plant-based with a main focus on pure seasonal food. If you have certain allergens, you can certainly pass this on and this will be taken into account.
Are there also free moments? Yes! Free moments are also provided where you can explore nature yourself / take a moment to come to yourself and reflect / book a 1 on 1 session or body work / …
How many places are available? 10. We keep it intimate so that we can form a deep connection with each other.♡
From how many participants will the retreat take place? From 7 participants. We have already made major investments ourselves to be able to offer these retreats for you and therefore ask you not to wait with registering if you feel that you are interested in this. That already gives us less headaches; )
What with COVID-19? If the situation does not allow us to have the retreat in Portugal, we will reschedule the retreat. In any case, we assume that this will not form a barrier.
How do I get in Grandôla? You can choose to make a roodtrip out of it or you travel by flight. For the latter we will provide a carpool list as we always do. That way you can agree to share a taxi to get to the location from Lisbon airport or you can sign up for the airport shuttle service.
Age? Of no importance. We can learn so much from each other. A mix of ages ensures that we can connect even more deeply with each other and learn to place certain things in a different light.
Can I get an invoice? Yes! You can easily place this in the notes during checkout and we will prepare an invoice for you.
How are the bedrooms organized? You have the choice to choose a private bedroom, a double bedroom or a triple bedroom.
Is there a possibility to spread my investment over several months? Yes! You can spread it out in two, three or four months. If you would like to spread your investment over several months, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. If this is still not possible budget wise for you, please feel free to reach out and then we can have a conversation about this.
I received a discount code, how does this work? If you received a fixed discount code (not a percentage) and you are choosing a spread payment, the discount code will be applied on your first payment – not on the following payments.
NOURISH, DEEPEN, CONNECT, REWILD, TRUST, FEEL
The quadruple rooms are the suits with Mountain View and have their own bathroom.
Your investment for this unique experience is 2277,- in early bird.
You can choose to make your investment in full, in two parts or in three parts.
*1 one of the quadruple rooms is already booked out*
The double room has a spa bath and a private toilet, view on the sunrise.
Your investment for this unique experience is 2477,- in early bird.
You can choose to make your investment in full, in two parts or in three parts.
PRIVATE BEDROOM & BATHROOM
The private bedroom has a double bed with a private bathroom with a shower and a toilet, view on the sunrise.
Your investment for this unique experience is 3737,- in early bird.
You can choose to make your investment in full, in two parts or in three parts.