A Sacred Journey to find your Inner Goddess
May 28 – June 10, 2020
- Discover the Feminine Mysteries of Crete
- Reconnect with your deep feminine nature
- Relax in a beautiful and dramatic setting
CRETE: Since 1995, I have been taking women on pilgrimages to Crete, a sacred land rich in feminine history and spirituality, a magical place where the Minoans lived, danced and celebrated the Goddess.
Together we will discover the ancient Priestess Path that empowers women to be grounded, balanced and spiritually open. Through……….
Music Movement Storytelling Labyrinth walking & Ritual
we will connect to the Goddess and our deep feminine wisdom, amidst a supportive feminine community. We will also visit ancient healing sites, sacred caves, enjoy the beautiful Mediterranean Sea and walk in the ancient Cretan landscape. This trip is for exceptional women, experienced in psychological, spiritual or ritual work, who want to go deeper and live life to the full.
Empowerment and Transformation for Women
Welcome to an adventure of a lifetime on a Cretan holiday for women only. Since 1995 I have been leading sacred journeys to the stunning island of Crete, located in the eastern Mediterranean.
It is a great privilege to return once again to a place so rich in feminine history and spirituality, a magical place where we can embody our feminine nature in a profound and healing way.
In ancient times, Crete was a place of holy initiation rites for women, designed to help women align with their femininity, sexuality and powers of intuition and vision.
Archeological and mythological evidence reveal the bountiful gifts flowing from the Goddess tradition of this land, including the 3 powerful Cretan Snake Goddesses, the labyrinth, the labrys or double-headed ax, the myths of King Minos and Theseus, the bull dancers of the Cretan court and the ecstatic dancers of Ariadne, high priestess.
During our 14 days together on Crete, we will explore the Cretan priestess tradition, unveiling the Mysteries of feminine empowerment and transformation.
These states of being are intrinsic to the feminine way and honoring them will feel like coming home to our deepest self. As we embody our deep feminine nature and learn to trust our power and our spiritual depth, we can live our life with clarity, compassion and purpose.
During the retreat we will integrate our growing knowledge of the Feminine Mysteries by working with the sacred body postures and movements inspired by the Cretan Snake Goddesses.
Sample itinerary on CRETE:
- May 28 Arrive Chania, play, rest, shop, eat!
- May 29 Chania, play, rest, shop, eat! Women’s Hamam Spa
- May 30 Drive to MetaCom Retreat Center in Paleohora, evening ritual
- May 31 Morning session, Beach, evening ritual
- June 1 Morning session, Beach, evening ritual
- June 2 Morning session, Beach, evening ritual
- June 3 Morning session, Beach, evening ritual
- June 4 Ferry to Sougia, hike to Lissos Sacred Temple, rituals and activations
- June 5 Sougia, Lissos Temple and Beach by speed boat, rituals and activations
- June 6 Ferry to Loutro, beach, evening session
- June 7 Morning meditation, Kayak to sea caves, rituals and activations, beach, relax
- June 8 Morning meditation, boat to sea caves, rituals and activations, beach and relax
- June 9 Transport to Heraklion, Knossos Palace, Archeological Museum, Farewell celebration!
- June 10 Goodbyes, travel day, return home or elsewhere
Price: $4,197.00 Includes: all workshops, B&B shared accommodation in Chania, Metacom Retreat Center, Sougia, Loutro and Heraklion, All taxis and Transfers, car rental for the week, Kayak rentals. Does not include: Airfare, lunches and dinners
Space is limited to 12 women. To reserve a place, send a non-refundable deposit of $400, $2,000 is due by February 1 and the remaining $1,797 is due by April 15, 2020. (with Pay Pal there is an additional cost)
Accommodation: Metacom Retreat Center
Metacom Retreat Center is situated in one of the wildest, most undeveloped areas of Southwest Crete. The Center is perched on a mountainside overlooking an ancient olive grove and a valley winding down to the dazzling blue of the Mediterranean. The presence of the goddess energy, honored here from time immemorial, is powerfully pervasive.
Accommodation is offered in traditional Greek, whitewashed rooms (shared twin) with newly tiled floors. The rooms are simple but spacious, each with its own shower and toilet. All rooms have south facing balconies overlooking the valley and Mediterranean. There is a large kitchen and patio shaded under grapevines, where we eat communally. Next to the patio, a barn has been converted into a group room for meditation, yoga and workshops.
The center is surrounded by gardens, olive groves and orchards with orange, lemon, fig, mulberry and lime trees, oleanders, cypresses, jasmine and other fragrant plants. The valley also has a mountain stream, freshwater pools, a local Taverna and small white Greek churches. Near the retreat center is a holy cave, a place of ancient religious worship and pilgrimage. The large cave reaches deep down into the body of the mountain where we will venture for ritual work and meditation.
Only 2 miles down the dramatic mountain road you will emerge on an open peninsula where the town of Paleohora lies. This is the main town with shops, tavernas, beaches, grocery stores, bakery, Post Office, medical center and banks. Paleohora has 2 delightful beaches with snorkeling and water sports and a pier, where large ferries and small sailing boats offer trips along the South Coast.
We the journey by boat to Sougia to visit the Ancient Priestess Temple site of Lissos, approachable only by boat or by foot via the old pilgrimage path. Lissos has a preserved Asklepion, an ancient temple of healing with its sacred well, snake pit, altar and mosaic floor. We then journey by ferry along the south coast to Loutro and stay in a beautiful hotel overlooking the beautiful bay of Loutro. We’ll kayak to some amazing sea caves to do some powerful priestess rituals. We can swim through the sea caves and explore this spectacular scenery. Then off to Heraklion where we will visit the ancient Tempe of Knossos and visit the fabulous archeological museum.
A Typical Day:
8:30 – 9:30 Breakfast
9:30 – 11:00 Morning Workshop
11:00 – 5:00 Free day at the beach (or organized activity)
5:30 – 7:00 Dinner
7:30 – 10:00 Evening workshop and rituals
10:00… Stargazing on the balcony!!
During free time we can swim, snorkel, go dolphin spotting, hike, ride bikes, do water sports, shop, read, sip frappes (iced coffees) or simply relax. Some days I have arranged optional group activities and other days are completely free.
We will do some powerful rituals in a nearby cave and at the site of an ancient Asklepion (healing temple). We will also travel to Loutro, a magical port town with no access to cars.
Here we will kayak to nearby sea caves to do ancient rituals. We will also stay 2 nights in the beautiful Venetian harbor of Chania, which has fabulous jewelry, leather, waterfront restaurants and Cretan crafts of all kinds.
We will also visit Knossos, the ancient Minoan Temple and the Heraklion Archeological Museum with amazing Feminine artifacts.
Please join us on this unforgettable, once in a lifetime trip for women. It is designed for women who have done some inner work and who enjoy rituals and having a lot of fun!!!