Mysteries of the Womb and Goddess Immersion Retreat
Awaken to Your Sacred Feminine Birthright
Held in the lands AND waters of ENCHANTED CRETE, Greece, AUGUST 5-11 2019
(August 13th- Optional One-Day Pilgrimage to Delphi Temple outside of Athens)
Join us for a transformative 7-day immersion into the Mystical Path of Womb Awakening and the Temple of the Feminine Arts, held in the enchanted lands and waters of Greece, where the Spirit of the Goddess stirs.
This is a call to women of all lineages, countries and backgrounds to come together in sacred circle and soulful communion in order to heal, awaken, activate and empower each other into their highest expression and embodiment. For the Divine Feminine Rising is now…
THE return to the FEMININE DIMENSIONS
Enter into the Realms of Sacred Remembrance, Deep Healing, Feminine Divinity and Ecstatic Bliss… This immersion will be a luminous dive into the Way of the Feminine Mysteries, uncovering Her exquisite secrets, ancient knowledge and most powerful truths of being. Our activations, initiations and explorations include:
– A Journey through the Archetypes of the Goddess
– Sophia Breathwork: A Dreamtime Journey into the Crystalline Grail of Woman
– Dragon Shakti Breathwork: Unlocking the Power of the Feminine Life Force
– Initiations into the Feminine Temple Arts, the Grail Mysteries, the Lineage of Sophia and the Feminine Christos
– A deepening into Womb Ceremony, Womb Journeying and Womb Awakening
– Aramaic Temple Chants, Dance, Keycodes and Activations
– The Holy Dark Matter of Creation
– The Voice of the Womb Oracle and Inner Womb Priestess
– Mystical Guided Journeys into the Throne of Self, Divine Woman and the Liquid Gold Temples of our Being
– Sacred Sexuality and Erotic Innocence
– The Cosmic and Celestial Womb, Personal Womb and The Womb of Gaia (the trinity)
– Goddess Sensorium
– Ecstatic Movement
– Kundalini Tantra, Yin, Restorative and Flow Yoga
– Light Body Activations
– Sound Baths (with instruments of the celestial frequencies)
– Living Water Healings and Water Baptisms
– The Way of the Sacred Mystica
– A Pilgrimage to Delphi Temple, Home of the Priestess and Oracle
THE RESURRECTION OF THE SACRED SHAKTI
What is Womb Awakening?
Opening the Magical Doorway Within
The Womb is the eternal mystery of the primordial, dazzling darkness that births light into being. It is a gateway to a powerful realm of wisdom and inner knowing. It is the Holy Grail: the chalice that holds the secrets of life in numerous capacities. We do not have to search outside ourselves to receive the answers we seek in our lives; we need only make a pilgrimage deep inside our own bodies, our most luminous temples. Our bodies are temples because Source lives inside of us, and we house these codes within. Every cell is a portal to the divine, and the womb is the mother of the complex, a magnificent system we call the human body. For we are a living manifestation of the Goddess.
Our Mysteries of the Womb Immersion will be an intentional journey through the doorway of your own personal womb space into the Womb of Creation, the feminine source of all life. We will take this Sacred Pilgrimage into the Temple of Woman so that we may return to our original blueprint of divinity— the gateway to our exquisite wholeness. The consciousness that lives in our wombs births our reality, and has the power to rebirth it as well. The womb is a cosmic cradle, brimming with infinite possibilities, bathed in a primordial creative energy of love and pure life force. This is our ultimate feminine birthright and the throne of all possibility.
The Womb is a vast, liminal and energetic space that can be accessed within the subtleties of our being. This frequency, when activated, serves as a gateway to the remembrance of our innate innocence and ecstatic feminine essence. The womb portal eternally guides us and births our creative energy into the world. Coming back into this state of connection allows us to fully embody our sacred vessel and birth a higher frequency of light, whether in the physical form of a child or through our creative projects/offerings which we give into the world. As we begin to reconnect with our womb space, we may find deep pain, grief or sorrow rising to the surface— for the majority of our unresolved trauma lies here. Thus, it is imperative to transmute these pains into love and awareness in order to bring forth a new generation and higher planetary vibration, free from the bonds of generational trauma. As we heal ourselves and the womb, we heal for our families, loved ones, ancestral lineages and for humanity at large. This is the deepest work we can ever do. And it is so immensely needed at this time in our collective evolution. For the healing of the feminine will be what saves us.
The Womb is the PRECIOUS gateway to DIVINE understanding AND higher EMBODIMENT. It is the portal to the luscious, ecstatic realm of woman.
The Sophia Breathwork Method ™
Sophia Breathwork is an Initiatory Journey into the Womb Space utilizing the format of Conscious, Connected Breath combined with Shamanic Womb Journeying, created by Kaya Danielle Leigh, Co-Founder of Sacred Breath Academy. Through this shamanic dreamtime remembrance, we will heal deep-seated womb and ancestral trauma, reclaiming our divine feminine essence, power and sovereignty. With Breath as our chariot, we will dive deep into the Sacred Heart of Woman, uncovering her ineffable mysteries, ancient codes, and exquisite primordial truths. This is the return to the Sophia Christos.
In doing this deep healing work as a Somatic Pilgrimage of Self, we enter into the Golden Womb Temple of Infinite Possibility. We also become Way-Showers of the Empowered Feminine and Catalysts for Profound Planetary Healing. Through this beautiful process of coming home, we heal for ourselves, our loved ones, our lineages, and the globe. We merge with the Beloved and reclaim our true Birthright of Ecstasy. For we were always meant to feel good, abundant, alive, passionate, and even nirvanic. If we are not experiencing these textures, it becomes our sacred quest to reclaim ourselves on the deepest levels, clearing and healing that which is blocking our most natural state of expression.
Breathwork is one of the few tools in existence that can access the source code of the trauma or core wound, shifting imprints at the cellular, genetic, neural and emotional levels. This is because, in the heightened state of awareness induced by connected breath, one is able to penetrate the subconscious mind in a powerful yet gentle way, by unlocking the innate healer and wise one within, the one who holds all keys and answers already. By excavating the root of the wounds and surfacing them to be felt, known, met and understood, we may create lasting shifts in our being that ripple out into every facet of our lives. For just on the other side of generational pain lies the ecstatic remembrance of all that is… and the only way out is through. This is the work we will be doing together. And it’s so immensely beautiful.
The Location: An Eco Sanctuary and Retreat
Crete is a magical Greek island, enveloped in breathtaking beauty, mystery, and ancient elementals. The island comprises a tapestry of stunning Mediterranean landscapes encompassing vibrant cities and dreamy villages, filled with turquoise beaches and rich green forests. There’s something undeniably artistic in the way the Cretan landscape unfolds, from the sun-drenched beaches in the north to the rugged canyons and cliff-lined scenery of the south. Crete possesses a truly indescribable quality of enchantment, wonder and soul-invoking magnetism.
Often referred to as the “crown jewel of Greece,” Crete’s unique characteristics of high cliffs, fertile valleys, volcanic rocks, and mesmerizing views of the crystal waters have imbued it with the pull of one of the most sought-after destination spots in the world. There are few places left on the planet where you can bask in exquisitely blue waters while perched on the rim of a mystical island in the middle of the sea.
Our Eco Sanctuary is located in the Chestnut Forest, immersed in the elements of nature. With a creek flowing through the center, an open-air practice space, accommodations close to the earth, and an abundant garden with a biodegradable infrastructure, we will have the opportunity to dive deep into the womb space with the nourishing support of the Great Mother.
Additionally, we are 35 minutes from the ocean by car, and will be taking a group beach day on Day 4 to swim in the mesmerizing Mediterranean waters.
The Food: Plant-Based Nourishing Greek Cuisine
3 nourishing, plant-based and holistic meals will be served each day with fresh ingredients grown in the rich, volcanic soil. All food will be sourced locally or harvested right from the property’s garden, always prepared with love. We will provide vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. All meals will be refined sugar-free. When a dish traditionally contains milk or cheese i.e. mousakas, we will also provide a vegan-friendly option of the same dish. Most everything will be gluten-free except some of the traditional dishes which use filo.
For breakfast, we will serve a variety of lush, seasonal fruits, jams with with fruits from the land, raw honey, goat’s yoghurt, eggs, oats, sourdough bread, local Greek cheese, smoothie bowls, chia porridge, etc. Lunch and dinner will include traditional Greek dishes like mousakas, stuffed vegetables, vegan tzatziki, Greek salad, traditional Cretan dishes like boureki and ntakos, vegetarian and vegan burgers, chickpea curry, buckwheat salad, veloute/tomato/beetroot/pumpkin soups and gluten-free and refined sugar-free desserts.
A daily plant-based and nutritionally-optimal diet ensures each guest continued nourishment in order to receive the maximum benefit of the immersion. If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please advise so on your application.
THE BEAUTY OF ANCIENT CRETE
Meet the Facilitators: Kaya Leigh and Cherezade Aanya
Kaya is an International Breathwork Facilitator, Womb Awakening Facilitator, Co-Founder of Sacred Breath Academy and Co-Creator of The Sacred Breath Method™. She is also the creator of The Sophia Breathwork Method™ for women, designed to awaken and empower the Sacred Shakti and embodied remembrance of the Divine Feminine. Kaya is an anchor of light, higher truth and ancient knowledge, maintaining the role of the archetypal priestess and portal to the deep womb mysteries of the feminine. She is a visionary that seeks not to rebel against the old structures and systems, but rather to transmute and transform them into new ways of being, seeing and living. She perceives a metamorphosized and awakened world on the horizon and it is her foremost mission to assist in building this collective dream every step of the way, even if its totality extends far beyond her lifetime. Kaya’s work is a synthesis of vibrational medicine, high alchemy, ancient wisdom and quantum healing. Her life is devoted to living with grace, purpose, and intention. Through years of steadfast inquiry, study and embodiment of key principles of spirituality, Jungian psychology, advanced ecology, holistic nutrition, quantum mechanics and particle physics, meditation, breathwork, yoga, mysticism, the gnostic texts, the sophia christos transmissions, feminine temple arts, tantra, kundalini, and energy medicine, as well as the essence of the enlightenment teachings that transcend language, she came to know her life's purpose was to offer a synthesis of her uncoverings, taking this great work across the globe. Kaya is able to offer a way of anchoring transformation that is truly beyond. Through this higher purpose of being, she remains unwaveringly devoted to supporting the path of self-realization and self-actualization in countless individuals of all walks of life. Her core breathwork modalities utilize the power of breath to release all that holds one back from their greater potential, while simultaneously recalibrating their highest alignment. Kaya has been weaving the art of breathwork for over a decade now, and, to this day, remains continuously in awe of the profound metamorphoses that it catalyzes in the individual.
Cherezade is an Alternative Mental Health Counselor and Womb Awakening Facilitator. Her intuitive and integrative approach draws upon both the masculine and feminine realms of healing to bring about the most holistic and sacred unification of one’s being. Creatrix of Awakening the Womb Seattle and The Sacred Mystica Counseling and Healing Arts, her integrative approach draws upon Jungian Psychology, Energy Psychology, Somatic Psychology, and Shamanic Psychotherapy all while utilizing a Trauma-Informed approach. Her offerings include Energy and Sound Alchemy, Breathwork, Shamanic Journeying, Womb Healing, Embodiment Guidance, and the Art of Sacred Ritual Holding. Cherezade offers in-person counseling, intuitively-tailored healing sessions, alchemical coaching, and sacred rituals for life transitions and grief honoring in the greater Seattle Area.
We recommend arriving to Greece at least 2-3 days prior to the retreat (if possible) to acclimate to the timezone and anchor into the land and culture. This will ensure that you can deepen into the experience and receive the maximum benefits. It is best to fly into Athens and either take the ferry to Crete or fly into Chania Airport on island.
Bring comfortable light clothes (natural fabrics are most desirable for the island climate), a red dress and red scarf, a sacred item for the opening ceremony, any sound instruments or tools you work with i.e. medicine drum, rattle, flute, etc, good walking/hiking shoes and sandals/flip flops, yoga/breathwork/womb journeying clothes (particularly flowing or loose pants not tight around the waist), personal yoga mat, eye mask for breathwork, sunglasses, a hat, insect repellent, natural toiletries, your personal supplements, one coverup for night, notebook, journal, sunblock, and swimwear in addition to your personal items. Crete and Athens also have great shopping where you can pick up any extras you may need.
It is not recommended to bring more than 1 large luggage and either a backpack, purse or small day bag per person. Be sure to pack the basis and leave room for souvenirs.
We additionally encourage everyone to spend some quality time with themselves during the weeks leading up to the retreat in order to get in touch with their deeper needs, desires and intentions. This will be immensely valuable in how we both show up individually and co-creatively during the immersion. It is also helpful to begin cleansing the diet in the weeks prior as well, to ensure your most vibrant state during our time together. A great first step is the elimination of all processed foods, junk foods, sodas, sweets, etc. In their place, you may take in as much rich, nutrient-dense whole foods as desired (dark leafy greens, fresh salads, seeds, nuts, avocados, cold-pressed coconut and olive oils, low glycemic fruits, cruciferous vegetables, wild fish (if you eat meat), superfoods, and so on).
A $700 deposit is required to book your training and hold your place. The deposit is non-refundable and non-transferrable unless in the event of an unforeseen emergency. In the case of such an emergency, the deposit may be transferred to another retreat or training at a later date or transferred to another trainee. The deposit may be transferred up to 30 days before the training's start date minus a $150 administration fee. You will be responsible for finding the person to transfer the deposit to, and we are able to assist you in this process if needed. The remaining program cost may be payed in installments as long as paid in full prior to the start date. Note: We are flexible in working with those truly called to the Sacred Womb Arts and will do our best to make it a reality. If you need to begin with a smaller deposit and make incremental payments, this is fine too.
Total Cost of the Mysteries of the Womb Retreat With Excursions, Eco-Luxury Teepee Lodging and Daily Meals: $1,777
For Retreat with Excursions and Eco Tent Lodging: $1,555
Note: Early Bird Rates available through April 1 if paid in full: ($200 off if paid in full)
Early Bird Discount Code: GREECE19
Installment plans are available upon request. Please contact us to discuss this possibility and to arrange a custom deposit.
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What is included in the cost of the training (for package):
6 nights/7 days at a secluded eco-retreat
Daily holistic breakfasts, lunches, dinners
A powerful 7-Day Womb Immersion including all modules, content, and workshops with Sacred Breath Academy Founder, Kaya Leigh and Team of Goddesses
Excursion to 2 stunning Mediterranean beaches
Excursion to Delphi Temple
What is not included in the cost of the training:
*In the spirit of acknowledging the complexity of our times, Sacred Breath Academy would like to offer one partial scholarship per training to a POC interested in learning the ancient womb arts. To apply, please contact Kaya at firstname.lastname@example.org.