A women’s weekend retreat in Central Portugal
FRIDAY 18th SEPTEMBER – SUNDAY 20th SEPTEMBER 2020
Held at the Rainbow Spiritual Lodge, set in the breathtaking Serra da Estrela Natural Park, Portugal, surrounded by stunning mountains and witness amazing sunsets, and awesome night skies (with no light pollution).
Rewilding is not simply about connecting with nature. It’s about tapping into the full spectrum of your own human nature and accessing the deep, sacred feminine power that you hold within. Rewilding is to return, a reclaiming of who you really are.
We live in a world that does not recognise the ebb and flow of women’s energies throughout her monthly cycle. We’re expected to be the same, day in, day out, when simply said, we are not. It’s time to reclaim this sacred knowledge as a powerful gateway to our feminine power. The woman of today has been separated from her wild self. She is no longer connected to her instinctive essence and doesn’t recognise her own strength, freedom, and value.
One of the best ways to re-wild the feminine is to connect to our inner seasons. The menstrual cycle is a vital and vitalising system in the female body, and many of us are limited and distorted in our respect and understanding of this process. Few women know their cycle’s physiology, and many do not see it as an integral part of their health and well-being, let alone as a potential guide to emotional and spiritual empowerment. Now is the time to embrace the female life process of menarche, the menstrual cycle, menopause and the mature years, uniting womb, head, and heart.
The weekend will also involve regular movement using Qoya, which is a movement system based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember how to trust the truth in our body as our sacred guide to embody our soul and live a life aligned with our truth by following our intuition. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Wise, wild and free also draws reference to the movement from that we practice.
STEP INTO YOUR FULLEST SOUL-ALIGNED, HEART CENTRED SELF
If you listen closely to the gentle, unending rhythms, you will hear them as an invitation to come back to where you belong…
|Feel more confidence||Build powerful self-care foundations|
|Discovering inner passion and soul gifts||Express yourself authentically|
|Heal core wounds, trauma, and grief||Embrace your body, your moods, your feelings|
|Learn how to align with your cycle||Feel empowered|
|Address your health and well-being||Feel more connected to Mother Earth|
Open to all women who are willing to journey
into deeper realms of self.
- Arrive at Rainbow Lodge, allowing yourself enough time to freshen up from your journey and acclimatise
- 18:00 – 19:30 Join us for your 1st meal at the retreat
- 19:30-21:30 Red Thread opening ceremony and ritual
- 8:00-9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00-12:30 Qoya, and workshop TBC
- 12:30-17:00 Lunch and 1:1 offerings
- 17:00-18:30 Workshop TBC
- 18:30-20:00 Evening meal
- 20:00-21:00 Candlelit Labyrinth Walk
- 8:00-9:00 Breakfast
- 9:00-12:30 Qoya, and workshop TBC
- 12:30-14:30 Lunch
- 14;30-16:30 Despacho Ceremony
- 16:30-19:00 Shamanic Drumming Circle Trip to Folgosinho Castle, on a Rose Quartz Mountian
1:1 sessions are available with Tania, Meghan and Andrea, on the Saturday at the retreat weekend as an added bonus.
- Tania is offering 1:1 sessions of Sacred Womb Massage plus gain access to additional information on womb wisdom
- Meghan is offering 1:1 sessions of Oracle card readings and a personalised movement ritual
- Andrea is offering 1:1 sessions of Shamanic Angelic Crystal Healing and Astrological Readings.
Please get in touch to find out times, cost of these 1:1 are £40 each, approx an hour-long session. Payment can be pre-purchased, see booking link or paid directly at the retreat, in euros. Don’t forget to reserve your slot though, you can do this by messaging directly to arrange a time slot, see questions below.
OUR RETREAT VENUE
Rainbow Spiritual Lodge
Andrea is the guardian of the land at Rainbow Spiritual Retreat. It’s full of rock people and quartz and natural springs. The area itself offers the most amazing sunsets and spectacular star gazing due to no light pollution.
You can experience off-grid living with electricity and hot water from the solar system and spring water directly from the mountains.
Life at Rainbow Lodge is down to earth. Here they relish the simplicity, seclusion and pure air.
The accommodation supports your connection to nature. You can stay in one of the yurts or tipis nestled within the farmland.
Hopefully, by September 2020 there will additional self-contained accommodation on the land. We will keep you updated, with an option to upgrade
There is an option of shared or solo accommodation from Friday evening through to Monday morning. If you wish to check what is available before booking, please contact Andrea. There is a reduction in price for those wishing to share. Full board vegetarian catering is also included in the price, breakfast, lunch, dinner. Please advise us of any additional dietary requirements.
The lodge is also home to ducks, chickens, goats, Shaun & Sally the sheep and Geri the pot-bellied pig.
There is also a small allotment and where possible home harvested produce is used in the preparation of all meals provided.
You could also extend your stay and explore what this region of Portugal has to offer. Pop on over to Andreas’s website to find out what’s in the local area.
Please contact Andrea if you wish to know more details about the accommodation, http://www.ishtar-rathsi.com/
GETTING THERE – Transport
Porto is the best airport to travel to for the Retreat. We are around 2.5 hours from Porto airport. EasyJet or Tap Portugal offers the best flights to Porto from Gatwick. Tap usually have more civilised flight times!
A fixed time transfer is being offered from Porto airport for all morning flights arriving on Friday and departing on Monday. Please get in touch should you wish to know the times.
Alternative options to get to Rainbow Spiritual Lodge
Rede expressos are the best site to use for booking your coach ticket, Porto to Celerico da Beira which costs around 12 Euros. There are also cheap, comfortable coaches from Lisbon to Celerico da Beira. Collection can be arranged from the Coach station in Celerico da Beira, with Andrea. Car hire is readily available from Porto Airport. Contact Andrea for directions to find Rainbow Lodge from Gouveia or Celorico da Beira.
WHEN WOMEN GATHER IN SISTERHOOD, MAGIC HAPPENS
Our maternal ancestral line gathered in circles to share stories, heal wounds, pass down skills & wisdom, and support & empower one another. We are now in a period of history where we live more separately than ever before, so it’s more important than ever that we gather, support, & hold space for each other. Women thrive when we hold space for one another, share stories, & truly accept, hear, & see one another unconditionally. We come into rhythm with nature’s cycles and deep feminine wisdom, giving us the strength to shed unwanted layers so that we can live more deeply, authentically and soulfully.
Taking Your Place in Circle
£150 deposit* holds your place, with the remaining balance due by 18 July 2020. If you wish to pay in installments please get in touch
(for all pricing options, follow this link)
As part of your package, once you have enrolled, you will have access to a private, closed Facebook Group forum for women that have attended the retreat, giving you a direct link to continue the strong sisterhood foundation bonds you will make. As well as follow up supports and practices to support you on your journey once home.
Due to the powerful nature of this work we cover throughout the weekend, this retreat is only open to 12 women. Keeping the numbers intimate allows for our group to journey deeper and more powerfully together and make stronger connections.
Please make contact here
ALTERNATIVE BOOKING OPTION
Whilst we would love to have you stay with us all weekend, we are aware that this may not be possible. Also, we are keen to attract the local women of the area to come along and experience this amazing retreat. so we are giving you the option to book individual workshops.
FRIDAY EVENING 18:00-21:30 INC EVENING MEAL £40
SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOP 9:00-12:30, INC LUNCH £55
SATURDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP 17:00-22:00 INC EVENING MEAL £55
SUNDAY MORNING WORKSHOP 9:00-12:30 INC LUNCH £55
SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP 14:30-10:00 INC EVENING MEAL £75
Or book in for the whole weekend £275, this does not include accommodation, food or transfers.
These workshops can be booked and paid for by clicking the book now link below, or please contact directly to arrange to book yourself in, and pay on the day in euros.
(for all pricing options, follow this link)
Early this summer, I spent a day with Tania and Meghan at the Rewilding the Feminine Retreat, held at Rainbow Lodge in Portugal.
The day was filled with love, intimacy and trust, which allowed me to open my heart to the beautiful woman around me. Surrounded with the backdrop of the beautiful Portuguese landscape of Rainbow Lodge, Tania and Meghan created an environment that left one feeling nurtured and relaxed. The day was one of sunshine dancing, letting go of internal pains, and making friendships and creating a sisterhood that left me feeling …. beautiful and appreciated.
The closing of the bone’s ceremony is a ritual and ceremony I believe all woman should share, together, after birth and well after. To have the time to go into my own sacred space, whilst knowing I was safe and surrounded by the complete and unconditional love of the woman present was an internally healing experience.
During the retreat, I had a 1 to 1 session with both Tania and Meghan. The womb massage with Tania left me in such comfort that I slipped off into my dream time whilst Tania weaved her healing magic around me. I then made my way down the hill to meet Meghan for my Personalised Movement Ritual.
For me, the Qoya was a life changer. Everything about it resonated with my heart as I danced my fears away under the bluest of Portuguese skies. I loved the fact that it only focused on the healing and future, and not delving into the past hurts, pains and pleasures of life. I was allowed to share what I needed to, but I felt that the focus was all on future health and happiness. I personally found it the most transformative healing technique that I have come across in this lifetime.
My personal experience leaves me feeling that under the gentle healing of Tania, I was secretly, or rather silently opened to allow the full healing potential of Meghan and her Qoya.
I would highly recommend all woman to share this experience with themselves and each other. I am sure each of us will experience something different but equally magical.
What a lovely, healing retreat we had with Tania and Megan. These are two very special ladies. I felt welcome and heard every step of the way. The red tent ceremony opened the weekend was so special bringing in our lineage and intentions that we carried with us all over the beautiful Rainbow lodge as we continued with the various workshops.
I really enjoyed the Qoya dancing through self-expression I managed to move a lot of emotional blockages and really connect with all ladies present. The closing of the bones ceremony with Tania was so healing and relaxing that I could have stayed there forever.
This weekend was packed full of beautiful ceremonies and workshops. We even got to walk a candlelight labyrinth.
Megan and Tania are the most generous and heartwarming ladies I’ve met in a long time, they left us with a special gift for every ceremony or workshop of which I cherish and have placed in my altar. I would recommend a retreat with these two to everyone its well worth it…..I’m still smiling.
I loved the time I spent with both Tania and Meghan.
Deposit: Please note that your deposit is non-refundable. Balance payments are due by 18 July 2020. If the balance payment is not received by this deadline, you will forfeit your registration and deposit. *Does not include flights. Includes accommodation, from Friday evening through to the Monday morning, full board