Do you crave deep connection to your stillness and sensuality
in the company of other wildhearted sisters?
After a magical retreat last summer Steph Lisa Kelly and I will be hosting another Stillness & Sensuality Retreat this June; a delicious deep dive for women who want turn inward and re-align in a beautiful setting with a group of like-minded sisters. We’ll be meditating, dancing, journaling, walking, breathing, visioning, and witnessing each other.
This is a unique opportunity to cultivate presence in the soft space of Spanish midsummer. To celebrate the innate power and beauty of the female form as witnessed by the full moon and the luminous sun. By turning to our bodies, to breath, to movement and to nature we return home. Home to being. Completely as we are. Whole. Still. Powerful.
2020 dates to be announced soon!
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Sinking into stillness we find ourselves opening, our field of awareness expanding, a pervasive peace spreading through us. A blissful emptiness – of judgment, anger, grief, anxiety – creates the space for us to listen deeply; to our intuition, to our bodies, to the greater patterns moving in the world.
Cultivating inner stillness takes us into ever more subtle realms of experience, into mental and emotional freedom, into spiritual insight. It is the place we confront our demons and transcend the limits of the human mind. It is the gateway to freedom from those things we believe restrict and contain us, and the portal to a place of immense and infinite peace.
Our senses are a portal – the portal into our bodies and their interconnectedness with the world around them. Our bodies are our vehicle for self-expression, and the embodiment of our thoughts, desires and potential. Sensuality (literally meaning “related to the senses”) is the purest expression of being incarnated, embodying the innocent erotic and the curious and playful desire to explore the world through the senses.
Our innate sensuality invites us into intimacy with life and holds the deep creative potential of bringing vision into being. It is the path to physical freedom, to reclaiming our instincts, to healthy and constructive boundaries, to transcending limiting beliefs about what we can do and be.
"Stop whatever you’re doing with your life and go find a women’s retreat! I came back home and organised a dinner with the women in my life to share my feelings about the retreat. I felt loved, connected and supported by this amazing group of women. We shared magical moments under the full moon, in a sacred and safe space. We created power sharing our vulnerabilities. We supported each other and released fears, tensions and shame. We gave our bodies and minds what they were asking for. We connected with the stunning surroundings. My heart is full of gratitude and my mind is clear and rested.Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful space, Luise and Steph. It was beautiful beyond words."
– Liv Andrade, 2018 Retreat participant
– Full moon, June 17th –
June’s Full Moon name is the Full Strawberry Moon. It got its name because the Algonquin tribes knew it as a signal to gather ripening fruit. It was often known as the Full Rose Moon in Europe and the Honey Moon.
IS THIS FOR YOU?
This week together is an invitation. An opening into a place outside of regular time – a space in which we will deepen into a communal celebration of presence in both its yin and yang forms.
You can expect expansion and transformation, deep connection with other women, space to reflect and relax, guidance and new ideas, and a wellspring of peace and joy to take back with you.
It’ll be a small group to ensure an intimate and serene context – only 12 spots are available so contact us if this calls to you.
Throughout the day we'll have a couple of group sessions, the activities will include DANCEmandala free-form movement meditation session, connective exercises (facilitated partner exercises) to discover more about oneself, nature hikes with elements of forest bathing (the retreat center is surrounded by mountains and gorgeous views), various exercises with the aim of opening the senses, movement exercises with focus on connecting to one's body (especially hips, womb and pelvis), exercises to free the voice, guided meditation, sharing circle with poetry. There’ll also be plenty of time for reflection, relaxation by the pool and naps in the shade.
8am: Gentle morning practice
11am: Group activity
5pm: Group activity
All activities, shared room (2 or 3 people), vegetarian meals & snacks Special dietary needs can be catered for - talk to us about it.
(NOT INCLUDED: travels to and from retreat center)
Bonuses: 3 month follow up group call
To be announced
*Payment plans and low-income reductions possible, inquire for options (payment via bank transfer or Paypal)
"One of the first things I wanted to do when I got home from this wonderful retreat was to tell all the women in my life that they MUST experience this for themselves. The space, energy and feeling of warmth and safety that Steph and Luise created for us in Spain was nothing short of magical. To be able to share your deepest fears, thoughts, wounds with gorgeous, strong women and to receive nothing but love and support in return was so special. To be able to support and love these women like you know they deserve, although they cannot always see it (just like all of us) was even more special. I will forever cherish those few days in Spain and hold these women in a special place in my heart.
Last but not least the location was peaceful, energetically charged, with breath-taking views over the sea and the mountains. The food was delicious and we were cared for perfectly, including the curious, cuddly, kitty."
– Amandine Ayala, 2018 Retreat participant
LOCATION & DURATION
The retreat will run from 5pm on Saturday the 15th of June, until 12pm on Friday the 21st
Our venue is located between Valencia and Alicante, nestled in the mountains near the small town of Orba.
Located in peaceful countryside with views of mountains, valley and the sea, the space is ideal for stillness and deep connection. We have on our doorstep two spectacular walks: one down into “Hells Gorge” and the other up onto the “Green Horse Mountain.” Click here to see a video of the venue and views.
How to get there: Alicante and Valencia are the closest airports (Alicante has slightly easier access to the venue).
From Alicante Airport: Take a bus to Benidorm Bus Station, where the retreat centre will pick you up at 4pm (pick up 20€) or take a taxi.
From Valencia airport: Go into town and take the bus to Ondara and from there you take a taxi to the retreat centre (expect to pay about 26€)
Once you’ve booked your spot we’ll send you specific and easy to follow instructions on the journey. Parking is available should you want to come by car.
"The enormous connection and amazing energies of Luise and Steph create a circle of love that has changed my life in a couple of days. It is a safe space where I felt loved, cared, supported and respected. I most of all felt myself being my true self, wildly free and full of feminine power. I can't wait for the next one, and I recommend it to all women who are willing to connect deeper with themselves and what they truly are: bright light and love."
– María de Quesada, 2018 Retreat participant
Stephanie Lisa Kelly is a writer and facilitator who works at the intersection of the psychological and the mystical, as well as a visual and concept designer for projects that move cultural evolution forwards. Her writing has been described as sensuous mysticism and she is the pen behind the dailylovebomb.com project. She is the creator of the Wild&Free Retreat, the Wild&Free Workbook and the Into The Wild adventure, co-host of the Stillness & Sensuality Retreat, co-host of the 2016 Lifestyle Design Convention and facilitator at the 2016 Leaders Connect Congress. She has a degree in Psychology, is a Certified Coach, Facilitator, Flower Essence Therapist and Way of Council Practitioner.