Valdres, Norway 27 - 30 May
Beautiful Sister, you're invited to a nurturing Women’s retreat to dive deep into the wisdom of your womb, to receive the healing of the sweat lodge & awaken the archetypal energies of the medicine woman that dwells within you...
At this time of the year mother earth is blossoming and dancing together in blissful sacred union with father sky- giving birth to new life and new beginnings. Now is the perfect time for us to come together in sacred sisterhood and connect deeper with our unique medicine and heart's desires. What is longing to be created and birthed in your life, dear sister?
The Medicine Woman retreat is an invitation for you to dive deep within yourself, and fill your cup with a weekend full of soul nourishment, heartfelt connections and joy.
We'll dive deep into the sacred feminine mystery teachings of the womb. The womb holds the mysteries of creation and is the portal that not only births new life but also holds the secret power of spiritual rebirth.
We'll enter the womb of the Great Mother, represented in the physical structure as the Sweat Lodge- the temazcal. The Sweat Lodge is a temple to honor the elements of earth, fire, water and air. Here we come to release, heal and purify all that no longer serves our highest good, shed old skin and be reborn as renewed beings- ready to share our gifts and essence with the world.
We all have a unique medicine within us that we long to awaken... Are you ready to say Yes to yours?
We’re also going to work with awakening the powerful medicine in our voices during this retreat. We all carry a unique tone, a core frequency that can be expressed through our voice centre. Through deep inner journeys and vocal alchemy exercises, you’ll explore how to sing from your womb,from your ancestors and from the earth. Allowing the songs of your soul to be witnessed by your sisters.
A lot of the time will be spent connecting with the elements through sacred rituals & ceremonies. The surroundings around Leira where the retreat will be held is truly a magical place with lots of beautiful nature and crystal clear air. As long as the weather allow us, we’ll do most of our practices outdoors, next to pristine rapids, mountains and forests.
During the retreat you'll explore...
✽ Sweat lodge ceremony
✽ Divine inner union practices to restore balance between your inner feminine and inner masculine
✽ Sister sharing circles
✽ Shamanic drum journeys to connect with your power animal & receive wisdom from Spirit
✽ Sacred feminine wisdom teachings
✽ Nature walks and solo time
✽ Sacred water ritual
✽ Voice awakening exercises to open up your throat chakra
✽ Medicine tool crafting workshop
✽ Womb healing, dance and embodiment practices that awakens your feminine essence - your Shakti
... And much more
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This Retreat Is For You If...
✽ You're longing for a a sacred paus & recharge your energy in nature
✽ You want to feel held and supported by a loving sisterhood
✽ You're ready to awaken more of your innate wisdom & intuition
✽ You wish to connect deeper with mother earth & the elements
✽ You desire to cultivate your soul’s gifts - your own unique medicine
✽ You'd like to participate in deep and revitalizing feminine practices that awakens your inner glow and radiance
You'll be served three homemade delicious, mainly organic meals each day. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. You'll also have access to tea, coffee and snacks during your stay.
We'll eat together in our cozy dining space in front of the fireplace or outside in the beautiful garden.
Retreat Venue & Accommodation
The retreat will be held up in the mountains outside of Leira in Valdres, Norway. We'll be staying in a big and traditional Norwegian wood house, surrounded by pristine nature, rivers, fresh air and crystal clear energy.
The accommodation is simple, yet cozy and fresh. You’ll be sleeping in dorms in shared rooms with your sisters.
Time & Date
The retreat is starting Thursday 27th of May
Check in at 15:00 - 17:00
We're ending Sunday 30th of May after lunch around 13:00
Full Price 5400,- Nok
Prices include three nights stay in shared accomodation, delicious food during the whole retreat and access to all workshops and ceremonies.
A 2500,- Nok non refundable deposit will be asked to be paid upon registration.
The remaining amount can be paid all in one or split into two installment if needed.
To follow the Covid-19 restrictions this retreat is limited to 8 participants.
medicine woman retreat is held by
Johanna Lily & Aina Olsen
Johanna Lily is a certified transformational coach, a feminine embodiment & sacred sexuality teacher and she walks the path of the Earth Priestess.
She is deeply passionate to support women to cultivate a deeper embodiment of their feminine essence, heal their relationships to their bodies and to remember the innocence of their erotic nature.
She has over the past decade studied & explored topics and modalities such as tantra, shadow work, shamanism, energy healing, holistic dance & movement and she weaves together all of her wisdom and offers it in the form of transformative courses & retreats as well as one-on-one mentorships where she's guiding the women she's working with to cultivate deeper self-love, embody the beauty of their souls and blossom in their feminine essence. She's currently undergoing a 2 year long Medicine Priestess apprenticeship.
Aina Olsen has been initiated into the tradition of the sweat lodge (temazcal) and vision quest by Andres King Cobos from Mexico and she has been his apprentice since 2012. For many years she was the owner of Björk, a loving retreat and course centre in Norway where she organized several shamanic and spiritual retreats. She’s been leading circles for over 10 years and is currently offering vision quests, drum journey’s and sweat lodge ceremonies. By diving deep into the sweat lodge tradition Aina found her true power and restored her connection to mother earth and the elements. She’s passionate about sharing the tradition of temazcal with others, as she believes it holds the potential to show us our true potential if we allow it.
Aina is currently undertaking a 2 year long Medicine Priestess apprenticeship.
What sisters's are saying...
The weekend retreat in Valdres with Aina and Johanna was an incredibly empowering and
The practices were balanced beautifully – from breathwork and embodiment practices with
Johanna to the temazcal with Aina. Johanna’s meditations and practices allowed me to get
in touch with my body and my emotions and as always I felt safe and sustained in the space
that she held for us. The temazcal was a powerful contrast – a test of endurance and a
gateway to the hidden power I hold in me as a woman. To breathe my way through the heat,
the darkness and my own mental barriers. What an experience! Transformative to the core
of my being. A rebirth, a return home to mother nature.
The beauty of the weekend also lay in the wonderful, strong women I was able to meet and
connect with, the delicious foods we ate, the powerful songs we chanted together and our
wonderful sharing circles. I am still floating in the afterglow of the weekend.
Thank you, Johanna and Aina, from the bottom of my heart, for this wonderful, magical
Mmm… Medicine woman sweat lodge retreat. What an experience that was! I learned so much from this weekend. One of my greatest teachings was to see myself in all of my sisters and accept them as I accept myself. Now I feel even more connected to nature and myself, and the sweat lodge is such a powerful medicine that I look forward to coming back to.
Johanna and Aina- you’re both such great teachers. You two show softness and power in a harmonious and inspiring way. We are so powerful together and you two showed us that in such a loving way. You really made me feel like we were teaching you as much as you were teaching us. I feel so grateful that you two got together with your passion and created this healing and supportive space for us.
Both Aina and Johanna share their own way of safety around their work. I feel both seen and held and that there is space for all kinds of emotions to arise. Alone and together they held the energy in the group in a warm and loving way.
The soft atmosphere throughout the retreat gave many genuine, vulnerable and open sharings between women of all different ages. The beauty in that for me is to experience that much of what’s being shared is recognizable in each other, and that we can truly help and support each other just by being together.
I’m filled with strong gratitude to also feel a deeper connection with nature and myself, and this inner feeling that knows that we all have this medicine woman wisdom within us.