Awaken the Wild and Wise Woman Archetype
Goddess, are you hearing the call?
This retreat is for all women who have a sense of dissatisfaction, unease with the way things are, or who have a sense that they are being called to be more of who they truly are, to step up, to rise but haven’t got a clue what that actually means or looks like. Maybe outwardly you are successful, happy but there is a sense that somewhere down the line, you have lost touch with who you are, lost the connection to your souls truth and maybe a sense that a large part of you hasn’t been allowed expression.
Often as women we can put ourselves into our own prison and create a life in the way we think it ought to be, or to look from the outside, we work hard, we strive, we have achievements, but at some point we stop, look around and wonder, what was this really all about, at what price have we achieved these things.
We have got used to looking outside of ourselves for answers, perhaps with books, courses, coaches and mentors and whilst all of these are great, we have lost touch with our own inner compass, our own intuition and our wild and wise nature.
if this is you, come and join me for a week as we explore the Wild Woman, our instinctual nature and the Wise woman, our intuition, deep knowing and wisdom that goes way beyond what we have learned.
When we reconnect to the Wild and Wise woman archetype we make all of our choices and decisions from this place of power and authenticity. We can let go of procrastination, anxiety, what-ifs, excuses and analysis paralysis as we regain our full power.
Each of us is beautifully unique and so we will embody the Wild and Wise woman in a different way. Most will feel more energised, more enthusiasm for life and more grounded in the physical body. This is because denying your truth takes a lot of energy and often results in exhaustion, or anxiety as we have to run harder to avoid ourselves. When we give our power away, and look outside of ourselves for the answers, we use our mind only and often disconnect from our body.
Through ritual, twice daily yoga and other embodied practices, as well as ceremony, and guided visualisation you will come home to you!
Yoga and more...
We will enjoy twice daily yoga practices most day, with more dynamic vinyasa flow practices in the morning and slower restorative or body prayer type practices in the evening. As well as being a prana flow yoga teacher, I am a reiki master, an archetypes coach and a priestess and I will bring all these into the retreat to create a safe, sacred space for deep transformation.
Restored and finely renovated, La Rosa Dei 4 Venti is an ancient 17th century Monastery and “Masseria” (farmhouse), located a short distance from Martina Franca, a town halfway between Adriatic and Ionic Sea. Immersed in the peaceful and tranquil Valle D’Itria countryside, the 14 acres property includes: a manor house with several large communal areas, a small church with original frescoes dating back to the 18th century, a large and bright Yoga Shala converted from a stable, a wide glass gazebo room overlooking the open garden, a private forest with a meditational path in the woods, a swimming pool and various quiet areas to relax and meditate.
Each room is unique, full of character and comes with an en suite with shower, toilet and basin. Rooms are furnished to reflect the building and the area, creating a relaxed, calming and laidback atmosphere.
Some of the rooms are in the masseria and close by there are another five rooms in the trulli houses. These small, white conical buildings are one of the most magical aspects of the Puglian landscape.
There are 10 rooms available, one for the teacher and 9 for the guests. A maximum of 6 of these will be available as a double room for sole use, and and a further 3 rooms for twin share. Freedom and simplicity are at the heart of this yoga retreat. The landscape is scenic and rural and is dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, divided by pretty dry-stone walls. Between the lovely gardens, swimming pool, wild forest and fields, and tiny church, there is plenty of space to explore, walk and be free.
Our menu for the week will be vegetarian but vegan diets will of course be catered for. As some of you know from me - I love food and I think it is a really important part of a yoga retreat. When we eat healthily and cleanly if affects everything.
In the words of the staff of La Rosa: The diet for the community of people of La Rosa de i4 Venti is extremely important as much as the yoga practice. Our cuisine follows the ph alkaline diet philosophy whose goal is to bring back to balance our organism through a healthy vegetarian diet mainly raw, organic, with low gluten, no dairies and wheatfree. We serve our fresh, organic and seasonal products from our garden; we produce our own goat cheese and milk and we make our bread, pastries and pastas with spelt flour or no gluten flour like buckwheat. Our dishes are from the italian tradition but
revisited by us following this diet by introducing some raw dishes at lunch and superfoods in our recepies. You won’t miss the italian cuisine, simply you will taste it in a healthier way!!!!!
Facilities at La Rosa
There is a stunning fully equipped yoga studio, a gorgeous swimming pool, a lounge area, an outside (but sheltered) long table for shared dining and unusually a gorgeous small chapel
All yoga - twice a day, with one afternoon off.
Any extra meditation or yoga nidra session.
3 tasty vegetarian meals per day.
unlimited water, herbal teas
afternoon homemade cake
use of facilities such as swimming pool etc.
Whats Not Included
Flights - (please contact me for recommended flights)
transfers from airport to La Rosa (where possible we will share transport)
and private sessions or therapies.
Coffee is provided with breakfast - if you wish further coffee that is at a (minimal) cost.
Twin Share: EB price £1095 FB price £1555
Double room, sole use: EB Price £1695 FB Price: £2111
A deposit of £500 will secure your space.
The Early Bird price is valid until 30th June only.
(Please note there are only 6 double rooms and 3 rooms for twin share)
Allison is a Senior Vinyasa flow teacher, Archetypes Coach, Therapist, Reiki Master and Priestess. She has been working with the goddess energy for many years weaving the Eastern and Western psychologies, and creates workshops and events with her own style of mixing the deep soul medicine with equal measures of sacred ritual and light-heartedness. She is passionate about empowering women to connect to their truth and living their truth and works with the goddess energy in a way that is both mystical and magical and practical for every day modern living.
If you have any questions at all or would like to chat to me before you book, please contact me.