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Sacred Sensual Sisterhood Retreat

ǀ Exploring Divinity through the sense portals ǀ

Sisters, come retreat yourself for a New Moon weekend away in pristine nature - a rustic experience of rewilding ourselves through our sensory gateways! We will be exploring what it means to be an authentic and sovereign womxn, true to our ancient lineages, within a modern context. Activities will include a New Moon ceremony at the medicine wheel, teachings around the mysteries of the senses, including the (6th sense) indwelling oracular power, a luxurious bush bath, edible sensorial treats, ecstatic dance with sacred plant medicine allies, star gazing, stillness nature walks and meditation, morning yoga, fire making and elemental alchemy, and story-telling & Chai tea around the fire. Last but not least, there will be a fire dance performance by Evolve Fire Nam.

In relation to the Garden of Eden, so often we as womxn have been told to negate/repress our senses, as they lead us into “temptation”, or, that we are the proverbial temptresses leading men astray via their senses – blaming it on the apple-presenting snake. But…what if we can all partake in the bounty of paradise, where, according to tantric tradition, the kundalini serpent lays coiled up at the base of our spines, ready to rise up the chakra system and bring forth enlightenment and bliss, by engaging our senses in a conscious way…? With this intention and some basic practices, one can then cultivate an ever-increasing capacity to experience sacred pleasure, and ensure the same for our partners, as we guide them into sacred sensuality though our embodiment thereof. This is in stark contrast to our large capacities to endure pain due to past trauma: through sensuality and sensual experiences, we can get to know our True Selves and Divinity.

Dates: 26 until 28 August

Arrival time, meet and greet: 3pm on Friday

Venue: Simply Bee, a privately owned game farm situated just outside Okahandja

Investment: NAD1800 (price includes accommodation, sensual treats, sacred plant medicine allies, and a manual with content covered)

What to bring: Bedding, towels, a torch, yoga mat, blanket for outside, sarong, a hat, takkies/hiking shoes, swimsuit, elixirs to drink and ready-made meals, finger foods and snacks for Friday evening until Sunday afternoon (there will be borehole water, fridges, stoves, cooking utensils, bathroom facilities and beds available).

Bookings: Contact Dr Monet at monet.khandroma@outlook.com, or +264815830893

No persons under the age of 14 please

Carpooling is encouraged and will be facilitated

Schedule outline:

Friday 26 August (public holiday)

12-3pm: Arrival time, meet and greet, nesting into rooms

4pm: Solo stillness river walks/meditation and Nature entrainment

6pm: Supper

7pm: Altar building

8pm: New Moon ceremony at the medicine wheel

9-10pm: Informal evening:

  • Fire dance performance by Evolve Fire Nam

  • Story-telling & Chai tea around the fire

  • Star gazing

 

Saturday 28 August (New Moon)

10am: Yoga and pranayama

11h30am: Brunch

12h30pm: Face painting and sacred adornment

1pm: Alchemical fire making ritual and Paradise practice

1h30pm: Teachings around the mysteries of the senses

2h30pm: Late lunch

3h30pm: Sanctification and ingestion of sacred plant medicine allies

4pm: Taking turns with luxurious bush bath while others engage with content discussions

6pm: Snack time with edible sensorial treats, ecstatic dance

8pm: Informal evening:

  • Fire dance performance by Evolve Fire Nam

  • Late supper

  • Party!

 

Sunday 29 August

10am: Stillness Nature walk

11am: Brunch, Face painting and sacred adornment

1pm: Guided meditation; talk on restoration of virginity and the archetype of Aphrodite

2pm: Yoga and pranayama

4pm: Closing of circle and packing up

If you are just in survival mode, feeling depleted, afraid, spun-out, insecure, overwhelmed and like life is just coming way to close and right on top of you, the last thing you feel like you have access to is pleasure, right? But I would like to invite you to explore, with the support of sisters, that connection to your secret inner garden which needs regular tending so that it can come to fruition and you can also share the fruits with others. With this retreat, we will learn how to raise our own fire and move our own energy so that we can be sovereign, regardless of circumstances. To allow for your need for beauty, nourishment and comfort, in the moment, to lead the way towards fulfillment: this is what is means to follow your pleasure. It is like taking a tonic which you make yourself, specific to your present needs/desires.

We are moving away from old, outdated conditioning from the over culture, to learn and grow not through suffering anymore, not by responding to pain, but by following our pleasure, our Divine Birth right! This is not escapism, but a deconditioning of ourselves from relying on something/someone external to meet our needs of feeling beautiful, valued and to feel pleasure, arousal and excitement. Whatever you are facing and whatever the world is going through, you can have the confidence that you are able to self-source and fill your cup on the daily. And what better place to explore this, than in the paradise of Mother Nature herself…

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About Dr Monet:

Monet spent more than a decade in the world of the academia, where she obtained a doctorate in researching how childhood trauma/maltreatment, anxiety proneness and psychological illness manifest in the brain and the endocrine- and immune-systems. Alongside her studies, she pursued a persistent passion for holistic, indigenous-rooted womb wellness as well as interventions stemming from the ancient wisdom traditions of the East: yoga and mindfulness, Vedic philosophy, and classical tantra. Her exploration also included a nine-month long course in the arts of priestess-hood, with Jumana Sophia, from Her Mystery School. In addition, she explored many dance forms, where she now specialises in ritual theatre and tribal fusion temple belly dance.

Spurred on by her own journey with childhood trauma, hormonal imbalances and burnout, Monet combined her knowledge of chronobiology (how every system in the body has its own rhythm) with preserved womb wisdom predating the Patriarchal paradigm, in coaching on holistic yoni/womb wellness and hormonal vitality. Monet completed a yoga teacher training course, and trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Monet also extensively explored the role of mythology, symbolism and goddess archetypes in the context of facilitating shadow work and she curated a tailored therapy approach by combining depth psychology with her training in trauma treatment, with modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) and trauma-based somatic healing.

Instagram: monetkhandroma

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Flowing with polar opposites

ǀ A yoga/dance workshop ǀ

Join Dr Monet for a Jivamukti-inspired yoga class with exploration of both yin and yang in postures and movement, including the use of theory, mindfulness, locks, breath control, and assists. This exploration will be continued through various forms of dance movements, and climax with an alchemical manifestation practice.

Given Monet’s personal journey with balancing and union of opposites and broad dance background in ballet, pole fitness, burlesque, belly dance, and temple dance, you are in for a treat! Open to both men and women, couples and singles.

Venue: The Yoga Shala, Windhoek, Namibia

Date: 7 August 2022

Time: 11am until 1h30pm

Investment: NAD 400

Bookings: monet.khandroma@outlook.com, or +264815830893

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Sacred Moon Cycle Ceremony

Rewilding ǀ Goddess ǀ Arts

 

Sisters, join us for an evening gathered in sacred circle with the upcoming New Moon, where we celebrate the life/death/life cycles, Sovereignty and each other! The invitation is to support one another in letting go of personal and collective trauma, to re-member and experience the art of what it means to be an authentic, untamed, and liberated womxn in a modern world and to steward our sacred bliss/pleasure in practical ways: walking of The Beauty Way, for the good of all and harm to none.

We will open with a guided meditation and incantation, followed by a sensual yoni yoga flow and healing restorative yoga. This ceremony includes ritual with intention setting and burning what no longer serves, ecstatic dance and sharing. At the end there will even be the opportunity for those who yearn to perform/showcase their expression of their souls in a safe space, to perform an item, be it dance, poetry, spoken word, singing, or playing of a musical instrument.

Venue: The Yoga Shala

Date: 28 July 2022

Time: 7pm

To bring: Healthy vegetarian snacks to share and your elixir of choice for afterwards, 2 cushions/pillows, yoga mat, blanket, paper and pen, musical instruments (optional). Tea will be provided.

Investment: NAD 350

Bookings: Contact Dr Monet at monet.khandroma@outlook.com, or +264815830893

Facilitators: Dr Monet @monetkhandroma; Conny-Lee Barnard @unframed_wellness

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About Dr Monet:

Monet spent more than a decade in the world of the academia, where she obtained a doctorate in researching how childhood trauma/maltreatment, anxiety proneness and psychological illness manifest in the brain and the endocrine- and immune-systems. Alongside her studies, she pursued a persistent passion for holistic, indigenous-rooted womb wellness as well as interventions stemming from the ancient wisdom traditions of the East: yoga and mindfulness, Vedic philosophy, and classical tantra. Her exploration also included a nine-month long course in the arts of priestess-hood, with Jumana Sophia, from Her Mystery School. In addition, she explored many dance forms, where she now specialises in ritual theatre and tribal fusion temple belly dance.

Spurred on by her own journey with childhood trauma, hormonal imbalances and burnout, Monet combined her knowledge of chronobiology (how every system in the body has its own rhythm) with preserved womb wisdom predating the Patriarchal paradigm, in coaching on holistic yoni/womb wellness and hormonal vitality. Monet completed a yoga teacher training course, and trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Monet also extensively explored the role of mythology, symbolism and goddess archetypes in the context of facilitating shadow work and she curated a tailored therapy approach by combining depth psychology with her training in trauma treatment, with modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) and trauma-based somatic healing.

Instagram: monetkhandroma

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About Conny:

Conny is a Wellness Consultant, passionate about stirring women towards more balance, empowerment and optimal health. Her holistic approach to Tailored Wellness stems from her own journey and the need for healing, hence teaching/guiding from a place of deep understanding and compassion:

In response to some debilitating major life events, including a serious car accident, as well as other past trauma, and because of unsuccessful treatment by conventional western fields, Conny embarked on a holistic, healing journey by means of exploring various alternative modalities. She subsequently received training in sexual healing, Cognitive Behavoural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), as well as Homeopathy. She further obtained qualifications as a Certified Yoga Teacher, Meditation Practitioner and Face Yoga Practitioner.

Conny personally embraces as well as teaches the Mind-Body connection in practical ways, focusing on achieving wholesome wellness in life. She is confident that her personal transformation journey (still ever continuous and expanding) will inspire and guide women to their own alchemy.

Instagram: unframed_wellness

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Mysteries of Embodied Alchemy

Workshop Content:

 

This process of alchemy engages participants in a transformative journey on multiple levels - the body, heart and mind. Our offering weaves together non-dual taoist and tantrik yoga, dance, Jungian depth psychology, decolonial critique and deep ecology.

 

Discourse/Dharshan

To liberate and empower our minds, we will explore key concepts and psychological processes in discussions and group processes. We will also learn how to subjugate sexual energy to higher expressions thereof in our daily lives, through our bodies, and root insights and revelations into direct felt experience. We will engage in solitary, partnered and group embodiment practices and kriyas steeped in Shamanic, Taoist and Tantrik traditions. Workshop content will be covering the following:

  • Essential principles of non-dual spirituality: Polarity, Desire, Union, Transformation, Inner Alchemy, Integration

  • Understanding how patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism have suppressed and twisted sexuality and embodiment

  • Deconstructing gender roles and binary restrictions in conscious relating

  • Decolonising sexuality in the Namibian context and historical backdrop

  • Jungian perspectives on the elementals and their roles in sacred alchemy, and encounters with mythological archetypes as primal blueprints of gender and sexuality

  • Mapping the landscape of the sacred body: prana, nadis, chakras, bindus, koshas

  • Armouring and de-armouring the physical and energy bodies

  • Intimacy, consent, and trauma: establishing safety for partnered yoga

  • Solitary yoga: Yoga, Sacred movement practices, guided meditations, and sound journeys using the breath, voice, visualization and intention

  • Partnered yoga: Introducing energetic and touch-based exchanges with fellow participants

  • Sound Journeys by Namib Yaantu and Medicine Drum Meditation by Flo

  • Facilitated and free dance around the fire

When: 10 – 12 June 2022

Who: couples and singles including any sexual orientation & gender identification

Investment: N$ 4900, payable in two installments (includes sound journeys by Namib Yaantu, activities in pristine nature, a manual & veggie meals):

Refundable only in the event of cancellation. Registration closes by 25 May. Scholarships available for select applicants. Register before 15 April for an early bird discount of N$ 500. Space is limited.

Where: a secluded game farm close to Windhoek

Contact Dr Monet at monet.khandroma@outlook.com, or at +27 76 774 9876

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About Dr Monet:

 

Monet spent more than a decade in the world of the academia, where she obtained a doctorate in researching how childhood trauma/maltreatment, anxiety proneness and psychological illness manifest in the brain and the endocrine- and immune-systems. Alongside her studies, she pursued a persistent passion for the ancient traditions of yoga, Vedic philosophy, Taoist tantra, womb wisdom and Buddhist mindfulness practices. In addition, she explored many dance forms, where she now specialises in ritual theatre and tribal fusion belly dance. She also extensively explored the role of mythology, symbolism and specific archetypes in the psyche, within the scope of Jungian depth psychology. Monet also combined her knowledge of chronobiology (how every system in the body has its own rhythm) with preserved womb wisdom predating the Patriarchal paradigm, as well as ancient tantric lineages, in coaching on hormone balancing, using diet, sacred self-care, life-style recommendations and practices that are in accordance with the lunar and menstrual cycles. Monet completed a yoga teacher training course, and trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). Under the guidance of leading anxiety and trauma experts around the world, Monet completed two certified courses, one being a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training course in eliminating anxiety, panic and worry, the other, a course concerned with today's most effective interventions for deep healing in the context of trauma treatment.

About Florian Kroll, aka Dancing Dragon:

 

Flo works as social researcher activist and pursues a spiritual path steeped in taoist, tantrik and shamanic methods and philosophies. He offers insights and practices derived from 30 years of qigong, yoga and dance experience, combining this with a scholarly approach that seeks to integrate the ancient wisdom teachings with contemporary insights from critical anthropology and the neurobiology of desire, pleasure, trauma, healing and consciousness. His interest and expertise are focused on the cultivation of subtle life force energy to promote wellbeing, awakening and spontaneity. Flo is a registered member of intimacy coaching international and follows its ethical guidelines to hold a safe space for clients seeking to access the creative and expansive power of their sexuality and life force to blossom.

Find us:

www.shadowilluminationyoga.com

@monetkhandroma

www.dancingdragon.co.za

@dancingdragonyogi

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Living life as mythos

This is for you if:

  • You have been or are adversely affected by the current pandemic and are struggling to cope with the unknown, great change, loss, financial strain, grief, added stressors, trauma, and/or helplessness;

  • You want to cognitively integrate childhood trauma, which we have all experienced, especially if not being able to authentically express ourselves, as well as to release this trauma on a cellular level;

  • You want to discover what gifts, as well as which limiting beliefs are hidden in your unconscious mind (shadow self);

  • You want to create your reality from the inside out, in full Sovereignty, by rewriting your original wounding and your limiting beliefs, by being the Self-author of your life's narrative, and by using the magical "looking glass": viewing life through the lens of it being one big and Divine stage show production. On this metaphorical stage, and by using specific mythology, you can tap into the power of your archetypes of choice (prototype images such as goddesses, fairy tale characters and folklore heroes/heroines, role models and super heroes) and embody these at will;

  • You want the tools to help you in moments where you are being triggered by another person, a situation or your life circumstances, so that you do not get derailed in the moment and repeat the same dysfunctional patterns of behaviour or thought processes over and over again;

  • You are afflicted by anxiety and/or depression, you find yourself repeatedly and detrimentally attracted to the same type of romantic partner, co-depending relationships, circumstances and situations, where the undesirable overarching themes always stay the same, even when the context or the people involved change; you feel powerless to manifesting the life partner or financial and other abundance you desire; you feel like you do not even know who you really are, as you have had to abide your life by the prescriptions of parents, family, society, religion, or culture.

About this workshop series: With respect to both light and dark aspects of Greek god and goddess archetypes, Dr Monet teaches a curated 5-step "Life as mythical stage show practice", whereby one’s unconscious limiting beliefs/stories/schemas are systematically rewritten to create one’s reality from a space of love, in line with one's values and life purpose. This method draws on the modalities of Acceptance Commitment therapy, Somatic therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Depth and Jungian analytical psychology. The aim is to both deal effectively with one's emotional triggers as well as use the trigger to tap important information locked away in the unconscious mind, essentially digging for the gold in an alchemical/transformative process. By consciously writing the script of your life and transforming your inner world, your outer world will naturally follow suit.

Sessions include:

- The theory behind complex trauma, Jungian psychology, shadow work and other relevant modalities, which will be applied in the six sessions.

- The identification of a recurring, emotional trigger or projection (introduced by people you have an intimate relationship with, situations, and/or events in your life), to which you respond with a disproportionate reaction (an overreaction), which we will be working with throughout the entire six sessions.  

- Tools to defuse a trigger scenario.

- Discovering the limiting core beliefs which underlie your trigger scenario, as well as the antidote replacement beliefs and values-directed bahaviours which are line with your "antidote" archetype of choice.  By the end of the 6th session, the limiting belief will have been transformed to that of the antidote belief, on psychological, neuro-physiological and behavioural levels.

- For women, there will be an exploration of seven Greek Goddess archetypes by means of a questionnaire which establishes to what extent each archetypes is operating, active and dominant/non-dominant in your life, in both healthy and unhealthy ways, and the harnessing of their beneficial aspects in your trigger scenario. Women will receive a goddess manual which includes the genealogy, mythology, characteristics, and shadow qualities of the seven Greek goddesses. Men will receive personal guidance in the selection of an "antidote" archetype, as well as an e-book on seven Greek god archetypes. 

- Working with the central- and autonomic nervous system, in moving from freeze/dissociation, fight/flight, or socialization (people pleasing), to a state of increased vagal tone, when you have been triggered.

- Somatic and embodiment work, integrating and releasing childhood trauma, and using active imagination.

- Identifying the sacred needs of all of your parts in your psyche, including that of your inner exiled child's.

- Weaving the Greek story of Psyche and Eros, as well as the Greek myth "Who get the golden apple", into your daily life, where you will be embarking on your own heroic journey. In mythological terms: a journey of ease and grace, moving back and forth between the underworld (personal and collective unconscious) and the upperworld (conscious mind and the mundane, every-day living), so as to integrate the unconscious with the conscious.

- A WhatsApp support group offering support and guidance throughout the six weeks and beyond.

- A guided meditation, which constitutes the 5-step practice taught. 

Investment:

400 ZAR per session = 2400 ZAR for all six sessions.
To be paid up front, or in two instalments of 1200 ZAR each.

(this price is 30% off of the usual price for Namibians and South Africans for this first workshop series by Dr Monet)

60USD/ 52 Euro per session = 360USD/ 315Euro for international participants online or in person.

Signing up for all six sessions is essential, as each session follows on from the previous. 

This investment includes a guided meditation and two manuals, one with theory and breakdown of the practice, the other encompassing everything about the sever Greek gods/goddesses dealt with.

Dates and times: 

 

Every Thursday evening, 7-8h30pm, from 11 November to 16 December 2021

In person and online: 


In person sessions available at The Yoga Shala, Windhoek, and online live Zoom sessions simultaneously available to those based in other countries. 

 

Recordings are also available if you cannot make the session live and you will have lifelong access to these recordings!

For bookings:

 

Contact Dr Monet at monet.khandroma@outlook.com, or at +27 76 774 9876

Currently visiting Namibia:

 

Monet Viljoen, PhD, Neurophysiologist, trauma and anxiety expert, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) - based Integrative life coach.

About Dr Monet: Monet spent more than a decade in the world of the academia, where she obtained a doctorate in researching how childhood trauma/maltreatment, anxiety proneness and psychological illness manifest in the brain and the endocrine- and immune-systems. Alongside her studies, she pursued a persistent passion for the ancient traditions of yoga, Vedic philosophy, Taoist tantra, womb wisdom and Buddhist mindfulness practices. In addition, she explored many dance forms, where she now specialises in ritual theatre and tribal fusion belly dance. Within the scope of Jungian depth psychology, she also extensively explored how the unconscious mind works and influences the way we perceive reality, our beliefs, the choices we make, and the way we behave: by investigating the roles of mythology, symbolism and specific archetypes in the psyche. Furthermore, Monet also combined her knowledge of chronobiology (how every system in the body has its own rhythm) with preserved womb wisdom predating the Patriarchal system as well as ancient tantric lineages, in coaching on hormone balancing, using diet, sacred self-care and life-style recommendations that are in accordance with the lunar and menstrual cycles. Monet also completed a yoga teacher training course, and trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-and-values-based cognitive behaviour therapy. Under the guidance of leading anxiety and trauma experts around the world, Monet completed two certified courses, one being a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) Training course in eliminating anxiety, panic and worry, the other, a course concerned with today's most effective interventions for deep healing in the context of trauma treatment. 

Blog series: If you would like to get more of a sense of what "living life as mythos" is about, in the context of Dr Monet's personal life story and her initiatory heroine's journey of the past year, follow the links below to her six-part blog series:

Part 1: Dancing with the cycle of death and resurrection – a scholarly and a personal take. Click HERE

 

Part 2: The vision, the descent, the dying…Click HERE

 

Part 3: The hero/heroine’s journey – no fire, no alchemy Click HERE

 

Part 4: The hero/heroine’s journey - no cauldron, no alchemy Click HERE

Part 5: Born and baptised again – the great flood! Click HERE

 

Part 6a: Resurrection - what remains after the stripping away…? (My story) Click HERE

Part 6b: Resurrection - what remains after the stripping away… (Initiatory themes) Click HERE

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Women are influenced by powerful inner forces/archetypes, which can be personified by goddesses, shaping their behaviour and influencing their emotions. Outer forces/stereotypes - the roles to which society expects woman to conform - reinforce some goddess patterns and repress others. Once a woman becomes aware of these unconscious, archetypally driven impulses, she can then become a steward of these forces in that she can consciously side-step the shadow and sabotaging aspects of these archetypes, as well as know when to employ which archetype under different circumstances and in various situations. In doing so, she acquires a sense of sovereignty and radical self-authority, sometimes by making choices others might not encourage.

 

Every woman cannot resist living out a pattern determined by an underlying goddess archetype until she is conscious that such a pattern exists and seeks to fulfil itself through her. To read more about a personal account of embodying the archetypes of goddesses Aphrodite, versus Artemis, within the context of the forest retreat venue, follow this link HERE. What sets a heroine apart from a victim, is, the heroine is aware of how she is shaping her reality based on the choices she makes and creates, whereas the victim shifts responsibility onto others or remain at cross roads forever.

 

Come embrace your inner Wild Woman with this intensive workshop-based retreat! It will require of you to embrace a rustic lifestyle of camping in a forest and immersing yourself in the indigenous land around - step away from the seemingly sheltered life of the city, then take the medicine back to your family and friends, where you have learned how to be the primary narrator/choreographer of your heroine’s life story. This is an invitation to become aware of and to give authentic expression to your innate goddess (and other) archetypes, on the backdrop of working with the elementals, where the forest-dwelling conditions will entice you to re-wild your inborn wolf or feline nature…

 

  • To secure your spot (refundable only in the event of retreat postponement, due to unforeseen circumstances), please make payment by latest Tuesday 8 june, by contacting Monet: monet.khandroma@outlook.com/076 774 9876. Once POP has been received, a Greek Goddess Archetype questionnaire will be emailed to you, to be filled in and emailed back.

 

  • Venue: Pachamama Forest Retreat, close to Knysna (directions will be provided upon payment).

 

  • Dates: 11 – 13 May.

 

  • Investment: R1800. Includes a comprehensive manual, with the genealogy, mythology, characteristics, and shadow qualities of seven Greek goddesses, the use of the communal kitchen area and bathrooms, as well as four main vegetarian meals (please specify for vegan options). The investment EXCLUDES accommodation: Camping in your own tent - R100/person/night. Cabins - R400/person/night; R200 for 2 women sharing. 

 

  • What to bring: Please bring enough food for two breakfasts, one lunch and snacks in between, your camping gear, warm clothes, a yoga mat and/or meditation “nest”, a backpack and hiking shoes. More details on what to bring and expect will be provided to those who will be attending.  

 

  • Schedule for the weekend, hosted by Monet and Maridi, and co-facilitated by selected community residents:

Friday:

- Arrival and settling in: 12pm till 5pm

- Gathering and dinner: 5pm

- Fire ceremony, guided meditation, sisterhood circle and dancing with Monet : 8pm till 10pm

 

Saturday:

- Yoga with Monet: 8am till 9am

- Breakfast (self-catering): 9am to 10am

- One-on-one selection of antidote goddess archetype with Monet: 10 am till 1pm

-Lunch: 1pm till 2pm

- Constellation therapy with Maridi: 2pm till 5pm

- Leisure time: 5pm till 7pm

- Dinner: 7pm till 8pm

- Dancing with your archetype with Maridi: 8pm till 11pm

 

Sunday:

- Breakfast (self-catering): 7 am till 9am

- Hiking along the river (weather-permitting): 9am till 11am

- Shadow Illumination process with Monet: 11am till 1pm

- Lunch and leisure time in the forest: 1pm till 4pm

- Walking back: 4pm till 5pm

 

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About Dr Monet: Monet spent more than a decade in the world of the academia, where she obtained a doctorate in researching how childhood trauma/maltreatment and psychological illness manifest in the brain and the endocrine- and immune-systems. Alongside her studies, she pursued a persistent passion for the ancient traditions of yoga, Vedic philosophy, Taoist tantra, womb wisdom and Buddhist mindfulness practices. In addition, she explored many dance forms, where she now specialises in ritual theatre and tribal fusion belly dance. Within the scope of Jungian depth psychology, she also extensively explored how the unconscious mind works and influences the way we perceive reality, our beliefs, the choices we make, and the way we behave: by investigating the roles of mythology, symbolism and specific archetypes in the psyche. Furthermore, Monet also combined her knowledge of chronobiology (how every system in the body has its own rhythm) with preserved womb wisdom predating the Patriarchal system as well as ancient tantric lineages, in coaching on hormone balancing, using diet, sacred self-care and life-style recommendations that are in accordance with the lunar and menstrual cycles. Monet also completed a yoga teacher training course, and trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-and-values-based cognitive behaviour therapy.

By combining the modalities of ACT, Internal Family Systems, somatic therapy and Depth Psychology, she curated a 5-practice shadow work process which will be explored in the context of the retreat presented: with respect to both light and dark aspects of the goddess archetypes, Monet will guide you through the  "Life as mythical stage show practice", whereby one’s unconscious limiting beliefs/stories/schemas are systematically rewritten to create one’s reality from a space of love, in line with one's values and life purpose. You will learn how to both deal effectively with your emotional triggers as well as use a trigger to tap important information locked away in the unconscious mind, essentially engaging in an alchemical process of integrating your shadow self.  By consciously writing the script of your life and transforming your inner world, your outer world will naturally follow suit.

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About Maridi: Maridi is a Women Empowerment Coach, Soul Guide, Systemic Constellations facilitator (SCASA) and Kundalini Meditation Teacher (KRI). Maridi believes that every individual holds the intuitive knowledge to heal themselves and she offers guidance on this journey towards self-empowerment. She works with private clients as well as intimate partner abuse survivors in the NGO sector. Maridi’s education includes post-graduate degrees in Psychology, Creative Writing and Management Coaching (USB).

 

Within the scope of this retreat, Maridi suggests that every individual has deep subconscious (and/or unconscious) soul yearnings. Maridi will guide you to access your primary Soul Archetype and uncover its purpose.  She will also guide you in the process of working through the shadow sides that keep this purpose from flourishing.

Cultivating Connection: Self, Other and the Elementals

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Beloved women of Cape Town!

 

Come drop into your body and connect with the energetic currents within and without at our alchemical workshop intensive: