Valdres, Norway 26 - 29 november
Beautiful Sister, you're invited to a nourishing Women’s retreat to dive deep into the wisdom of your womb, to receive the healing of the sweat lodge & to awaken the archetypal energies of the medicine woman that lives within you...
We all have a unique medicine within us that we long to awaken... Are you ready to say Yes to yours?
The Medicine Woman retreat is an invitation for you to come and explore your unique soul medicine so that you can bring it into all areas of your life, share it with your family, friends and with your community.
This time of the year Mother Earth is releasing, composting and going into her deep rest. As we're not separate from nature we also feel the change of seasons and the darker and colder climate. Many of us struggle with being at peace with this season and may be feeling low on energy, isolated and alone.
This retreat was born out of a desire and
intention of offering you a few days of nourishment, relaxation & sisterhood so that you'll be leaving feeling filled up with love & deeply connected to the inner spark of your soul.
You’ll be guided on a deep inner journey to connect with your personal spirit guides and with the lineage of wisdomkeepers and medicine women who have walked this earth before you. The practices we’ll engage in will support you in cultivating a deeper embodiment of your own innate gifts, awaken the wild feminine and the medicine woman within you, and act as a rite of passage for you to leave behind anything that’s no longer serving you as you welcome the new & step into the next phase in your life.
You'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. Your heart is the seat of your soul. We’re going to connect these two centers so that you can fully anchor into the innate power and wisdom of your feminine essence.
Together we shall enter the Sweat Lodge. The Sweat Lodge (or Temazcal) was developed as a ceremonial way to connect with higher wisdom and with Spirit. It’s a temple to honor the elements of earth, fire, water and air.
The Sweat Lodge is symbolizing the womb of the Great Mother and it is an ancient medicine. When we enter this place we return to the womb of the Great Mother to be purified, nurtured, and to be reborn as renewed beings.
We will also work with other earth based & shamanic practices such as the Despacho prayer offering ceremony that is a tradition from the Q'ero people of the Andes.
We will drink ceremonial cacao and drum, dance and sing by the sacred fire, share laughter, joy and tears & allow ourselves to be witnessed as we rise fully into the essence of our true beings.
Some of what you'll explore...
✽ Elemental Healing & Purification Rituals
✽ Sacred Feminine Archetypal Practices
✽ Cacao Heart Opening Ceremony
✽ Sister Sharing Circles
✽ Shamanic Drum Journeys to connect with your power animal, spirit guides & to receive higher wisdom
✽ Despacho Prayer Offering Ceremony
✽ Shakti Earth Embodiment
✽ Voice Opening Exercises
✽ Fire Ritual
✽ Womb Healing
✽ Holistic Dance & Movement
... And much more
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This Retreat Is For You If...
✽ You'd like to take a sacred paus from your hectic day to day lifestyle & recharge in nature
✽ You want to feel held and supported by a truly loving sisterhood
✽ You're ready to awaken more of your feminine wisdom & intuition
✽ You feel a desire to connect deeper with the energy of the earth & the elements
✽ You're longing to cultivate your soul’s gifts - your own unique medicine
✽ You'd like to participate in deep and nurturing feminine embodiment practices that activates your inner glow and radiance
✽ You're longing to fill your cup with nourishment, heartfelt connections & inner peace
You'll be served three homemade & delicious meals each day. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available. We'll eat together in our cozy dining space in front of the fireplace.
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 at Thursday 26th of November Check in at 15:00 - 17:00
We're ending on Sunday 29th of November after lunch around 13:00
Early Bird Price 4900,- Nok
(until 20th of November)
Full Price 5400,- Nok
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.
Prices include three nights stay in shared accomodation, delicious food during the whole retreat, and access to all workshops and ceremonies.
To follow the Covid-19 restrictions this retreat is limited to 10 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.
To walk into the space Johanna had created to us was like entering a sacred temple. During the workshop
I opened up, healed, came in contact with parts of my body that I have never been given any attention to before, and re:activated parts of the feminine that had been kept latent within. And more, a lot more..
Some of the best things was the experience of true sisterhood, to treat myself and other women as we are: Goddesses.
And to establish a strong connection between women based on trust and love.
We are strengthening our position in the world by strengthening each other, and this work really contributes to this.
Afterwards I have a renewed respect and love for my body and my feminine cycle. A woman I met for the first time even told me: “You’re glowing, like a real Goddess!”
Johanna is great at what she does, she is warm, strong, raw, wise and inspiring - The real deal!
I can warmly recommend this beautiful woman and her work.