Spiritual Retreats and Intensives
- * Into the Sacred – Mt. Shasta, California
- * Mary Magdalene Retreat and Pilgrimage – France
- * Women Rising Retreat – Hawaii
- * The great Turning Retreat – Europe, USA
Living Connection – Retreats and Satsang are offered Worldwide
Open and deepen into who you really are, connect with each other and all of life in a safe, supportive and profound way. When we make space in our busy lives to take refuge in truth, to cultivate mindfulness and compassion, when we turn toward what we are longing for – but may have forgotten- a door opens, beckoning us to return home. On retreat we steep in our essence, uncover layers of suffering, use skillful ways to meet what arises, and may discover a greater love, freeing us to live awake, fully human and engaged in our world. Spiritual Retreats include some or all aspects: silence, meditation, holistic inquiery, awake relating, ancient spiritual practices, teachings, integration of our humanness, alone time and relating, nature and movement, service.Retreats are offered in various locations and by invitation. For upcoming Retreats see EVENTS and view the links above for specific retreats. Invite Nicola: CONTACT
This special yearly retreat invites us to enter deeply into what is sacred within and all around us. The stunning wilderness of Mt. Shasta offers a powerful gateway to connect with all of life.
Meditation, ancient practices in holy places, stillness and communion with all beings, ceremony, light hiking and swimming in clear lakes, usher us to fall in love with life.
Open and connected we are fully alive and in touch with each other. We experience sacredness, creativity and love flow. Difficulties can be more easily transformed. Present, we have access to natural intelligence and wisdom guides our actions and walk. In a state of separation from the spirit of life, ourselves and each other, we suffer. Often we live in between.This Retreat offers a bridge to deepen into who we really are and be in authentic connection with all of life. We embrace our human vulnerability to be able to embody our pearl. And we practice relating with fierce compassion and skill toward each other and our world. Meditation, Inquiry, Teaching, Embodiment & Relating Practices support us on this beautiful retreat.
YOUNG PEOPLE RETREAT
Being connected, inspired, and in alignment with our purpose, whether the sun shines or storms rage, gives us happiness. And how do we live that in relationships, at work, and in the streets of this wonderful and tumultuous world in a time, when all hands on deck are needed to create positive change? This retreat is about building a bridge. Spiritual practices, life tools, nature and a group support us to live truly connected to Spirit, ourselves, each other and the world. Join us to experience the fullness of who you are and grow to make a difference with your gift!
Whether we engage with a beloved, friend, child, colleague or stranger on the street we all yearn for true connection.Relating can be a spiritual practice. How do we relate from presence, wisdom, and kindness to one another? Whatdoes it take to meet across the chasm of different worlds and open the door to authentically connect? And how do we engage with our shared human vulnerability? As we learn to relate in beneficial ways, our relationships naturally grow healthy, providing a gateway into who we are and fulfilling the soul’s longing together.Teaching, Meditation, Relational Skills, Integral Practices, and a safe space for the Heart will be offered to delve deeper into the Power of Connection.
BEING PRESENT — BEING CONNECTED
is the foundation for real love. This retreat offers you to open and deepen into being fully here now and being connected to all that is. The main door is silence and connecting to the Source. Once entered, a new way of being in ourselves, in the world and in relationship emerges. The retreat includes meditation, short talks and movement.
A deep yearning beckons us to fully come home. As we enter the chamber of the heart, the gift beyond prize is revealed. This profound, yet simple path of love transforms us to the core. We experience sheer wonder and joy. Barriers and old hurts arise to be met. As we tend to them skillfully, they turn to compost for new growth. It is the gateway to live present, connected and with real love in our world. This beautiful Retreat is an invitation for: Meditation & Inquiry, Teachings for the Path with Heart, Emotional Healing and Relating Practice.
LIVING FROM THE POWER OF LOVE
Responding from Real Love to all of life means nothing less but to radically open our hearts, to uncover the love within us and to be present so we can embrace what is here. When we are connected in our body and let love move us, our world is affected in a powerful way. In a supportive environment you are invited to discover the jewel that is you, to meet your blocks toward receiving and giving of love, and to allow transformation to emerge organically. This profound retreat provides you with skills and direct experiences, which can enable you to live more fully and freely from love in this world.
What is your experience right now? How do you relate to it? Meeting what is simply as it is, with openness and curiosity, leads into the greatness of our heart, relaxation of the body and releases the mind from strategies and defendedness. The practice of relating to anything as it is from lovingpresence, grows our courage and frees us from conditioning. With that we walk more fully alive, present and in natural friendliness toward ourselves and all we meet.
offers integrated east/west spiritual practices for beginning and advanced students. Meditation instruction includes dharma teachings, nuts and bolts of meditation, support to cultivate wisdom, compassion, mindfulness, how to meet challenges, open the heart and walk centered in daily life. Meditation retreats invite you to experience your true nature, the sacred in life and deepen into the silence of being.
provide an extraordinary opportunity to awaken and to live real love together. In a safe setting we engage in a soulful and practical way with: vulnerability and power, healthy boundaries and integrity, sexuality and connection, embracing the darkest and most luminous in each other, how to turn battlefields into gardens and to nourish your relationships. We enhance intimacy and understanding through non-violent communication, conflict resolution and the language of affection. Loving relationships are possible when we are present, accept each other and dare, without defenses, to truly meet in love. It is a path of the heart.
TO LOVE AND BE LOVED
This retreat is an invitation for couples and singles to: connect to Love present within you, deepen your availability to fully receive, grow in your capacity to authentically give, experience greater wellbeing in your relationships and life, benefit all by living your gift. Meditation, direct experience, practical skills, sharing and teaching support us at this retreat to be at home and intimate within love’s nature.
supports you to raise your child from wisdom, mindfulness and loving-kindness. This includes understanding developmental changes, learning age appropriate language, using positive discipline effectively, applying creative skills for difficult times and connecting deeply with your child in the midst of daily chaos. You are encouraged to cultivate a wholesome home life, which helps your child’s unique nature to thrive.
is an important call of our times. Awakening into the divine feminine means to discover our unique way as women, to find and speak our voice, to celebrate our body and sensuality, to release cultural conditioning, to uncover what is true in us and to claim our power. We are guided to trust, to honor and love ourselves. Meditation, dance, song, art, writing, sharing, sacred ceremony will assist us to unfold deeper into ourselves, into connection with each other and to embody the beauty of our womanhood.
LONGING OF THE FEMININE
The forgotten song of the soul is calling. Our yearning takes us home into the deep dark. Here a brilliant light is shining. Your gift awaits to be received and offered into this world. On this special Retreat be nourished and immersed in ancient wisdom, far too deep for words.We are invited into a lovely home to connect with our true life’s calling through meditation, integral practice, sharing and teachings from the feminine wisdom river.
In this exquisite course for women you are invited to step into grace…Live from the natural elegance and dignity of a queen. Fully embrace your vulnerability and be at ease with your own body.Move from oppression and struggle into the juicy power of the feminine.Rejoice in the sensuality and fullness of your womanhood.Learn practical skills for loving and healthy relationships.Deepen in the art of giving and receiving love.Stay connected and true to yourself in the midst of relationships. Be present to stillness and honor the voice of your innate wisdom nature.Connect intimately with the Source and ride courageously the waves of change.….and offer your gifts in benefit for all beings!
COMMUNION WITH NATURE
allows us to live in harmony with all of creation. We can connect and communicate with plants, animals, the land and the devas, when we are open and listen. This workshop will teach you how and give you practical tools to create garden sanctuaries. You are supported to make a difference by living ecologically responsible and in communion with this earth.
JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF CREATION
This magnificent journey leads us on horseback into the heart of creation: Canyon De Chelly. It has been the sacred land of the Native Americans for 5000 years, where wild mustangs still run free. The breathtaking beauty, purity and power of the canyon opens us into the sacred mystery, beckoning us to step into a powerful connection with nature, our soul, and each other.The canyon holds great historical and spiritual significance; cliff dwellings tell stories of the Ancient Ones (Anastazi, Pueblo, Hopi), who lived there and whose presence is still keenly felt. Spider Rock is known as a powerful vortex, where Spider Woman has been weaving creation since the beginning of time. Together with her we will weave a new story for our own lives, the future of humanity and the earth. On this sacred retreat, we tread in the footsteps of the ancient ones, sleeping 5 nights in tents under the stars, and riding on horses to discover the many wonders in Canyon De Chelly. Woven into our journey will be meditation, deep communication and healing for our relations, your personal soul quest, connecting in the circle of women and men, and a special ceremony. As we emerge restored and filled from the heart of creation, we can create a world, where we feel truly connected and live in harmony with all of life.This majestic canyon and retreat offers us the experience and gift of a lifetime.