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Mary Magdalene Retreat


8-day Pilgrimage into true Love and the embodied Feminine

The ancient lineage of beloved Mary Magdalene is alive today in the heart of France, Aix en Provence, where she is known to have taught the path of true love. Just by entering the grotto in the mountains where she lived, you feel her sweet fragrance and strong embrace.

Further along, at the mountain crest is the secret egg cave, the place of initiation and rebirth. Hidden from the public eye is where her transmission and presence are as powerful as if you are standing right next to her.

Here her original teachings are revealed to the one who has eyes to see and ears to hear. If you are open and prepared you’ll receive a profound initiation into the feminine in the dark chamber of the womb.

The forest surrounding the area is intensely alive with seen and unseen beings, you feel the magic and peace just by walking through. This living sanctuary is for awakening and rooting into the deep feminine, to merge with the powerful, primal force of life, the shakti.

And to surrender into true love all the way, so we can rise in a world that needs us now – embodied and in full.

The Mary Magdalene Retreat is held close to the grotto where she lived, in the soft rolling hills near a classic medieval French town, with a magnificent cathedral that beholds her skull.

It’s for a select, small group of women, who are deeply, solidly immersed in the spiritual path. Those who are willing to meet whatever arises – the tears and the joy – and are ready to be immersed in Her.

We steep and meditate in the sacred womb cave and other sanctified, charged places. Alone and together we delve into the rich teachings of the feminine and practice her way- body, mind, heart, and soul. We walk the path of sacred union each day in silence with a theme from the Magdalene gospel in the forest, enjoy refined spiritual practices, and drink the wine of love from the ancient grail. We deepen through resonant relating, dance, and feast in celebration at the villas together.

And there is so much more, as this retreat is abundant and held in a wholesome, organic way to weave the red thread strongly. In the final ceremony, you’ll receive a powerful initiation into the Rose lineage (by choice). During this special week, you are invited to experience how human and divine are united, how the feminine is enlivened and liberated, and that love becomes real and embodied through you. All parts of you are welcome and can come home within a circle of women, who are devoted to truth and her.

The retreat provides a safe vessel so you can connect in your unique and authentic way and surrender. Let Her take you home.

Our next Mary Magdalene Retreat is upcoming!

DATE: 23rd – 30th September 2023. This Retreat is completely booked up and Waitlist is full.

Reserve your seat at this incredible feast for our next 7th annual retreat: 21st Sep – 28th Sep 2024

If you feel HER calling you,

Time: The Pilgrimage begins on Saturday at 4 pm. Please arrive between 3 pm – 4 pm. The Retreat ends at 11 am on the following Saturday. For those who fly in from outside Europe, we highly recommend you arrive a day earlier and stay a day later.

Location: We will be in the southern area of France, in Aix en Provence. The nearest international airport is Marseille. It takes approx.55 min to drive to Saint-Maximines-de-Baume, which is near our retreat location. You will be connected to other participants for car rental shares.

Lodging and Cost: We will stay in beautiful French villas with a swimming pool in the idyllic French countryside. The cost for the entire 8-day retreat with tuition, lodging, organic breakfasts, and lavish vegetarian French dinners is:

Early Bird for Retreat in Sept 2024: 2870 Euro – Sign Up by Jan.15th, 2024 with a deposit of 500 Euro.

The regular cost is 3230 Euro for the 8-day retreat, after Jan. 15th. Payment plans are possible.

Mary Magdalene Retreat Guidance: Dr. Nicola Amadora, is a seasoned spiritual teacher, psychologist, and women’s leader. Nicola has been ushering women into the path of the deep feminine for 30 years and leads retreats globally. She has been supporting thousands of women to awaken, heal and embody the feminine and live the holy in the streets of this world. Mary Magdalene called her and after many arduous years of training, she was asked to teach the way of love. Read more about Nicola Amadora

For Whom is this incredible Retreat? For 16 women who feel called. Those, who are mature (not necessarily in age:)and advanced on this sacred path of awakening and embodiment are warmly welcomed. To see if it’s a good fit, fill out the application form. You’ll receive an answer within 5 days or earlier.

Please note: This is a deep retreat. It will be held for a select group of women. Apply and reserve your place at the feast, it will fill up fast.

If you feel HER calling you, sign up for waitlist

If you have any questions,

See the sanctuary and hear what the women say

Who is Mary Magdalene? Receive a taste.

Embodied, aligned, and liberated we kiss HER feet and rise!

To discover more visit the Mary Magdalene site.

For a taste, experience the online course Mary Magdalene and the Way of the Sacred Feminine

For a glimpse into the cave read: The Feminine Way with Mary Magdalene

Or listen to this live teaching given on retreat in the woods: Life Power

If you feel HER calling you, sign up for the waitlist

Find out how profound and special this retreat is – Read the testimonials below


What Women say who have attended the Mary Magdalene Retreat:

“I attended this retreat without knowing Nicola, I was guided to come to the Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage with her. It surpassed all my expectations. The housing, the food, the teachings, the guidance, nature, and sacred places…My life is transformed, it’s incredible. I feel so grateful.”
Connie Viveros, CA, Coach

“There are no words to express how this profound journey is. Something deep within was unlocked and healed in me, and I will carry that forth into the world forever. Nicola is an amazing guide and teacher and she held us with such great love.”
Erin Moreno, Healer

“To be with Nicola Amadora is life-changing in itself as she is a true spiritual teacher. There are not many walking upon this earth. To be with her in Mary Magdalene land, especially in her caves, is difficult to write about as it is an experience far beyond words. This is the real thing, real love, the stuff many of us are looking for. And Nicola is an amazing conduit for this force, walking her talk every step of the way. If you feel called to do this then don’t hesitate. Just know that nothing will be the same afterward…”
Nina Yderberg, MD, Sweden

“I am still amazed about the creation and walking the path before us Nicola, so that we as a group of women with such unique and different expressions, were able to be there for the purpose to awaken our divine feminine, heal and open our hearts. The container created energetically and physically allowed me to relax and feel safe to open and be vulnerable, which I could not have done alone and dared to in daily life or elsewhere. The villas, food, housing and structure reflected perfectly the loving, nourishing, and caring attitude throughout the retreat. Nicola created and held a sacred space wherever we were in such a loving and intuitive way. She tuned in constantly and directed the energies for the benefit of all. I felt I could be here with what is here now, accept, integrate, feel, and be. Not having to change what is here now. The loving field made it easy to explore the most vulnerable and hidden parts of me to be recognized, lovingly accepted and integrated. There is immense gratitude for having this possibility, the experience of real love, trust and sisterhood and togetherness which changed my life forever. It feels like a rebirth into the real feminine and learning to be love in action and live it.”
Gisela Eilinger, Germany

“This retreat was a homecoming to myself. I feel a deep and real connection with the divine feminine that I never felt before. I feel a wholeness that I didn’t even know was missing. Nicola does an amazing job at guiding the group but does it in a way that feels also very personal. She holds space for everyone to get exactly what they need in a very organic way. The retreat has a beautiful structure and Nicola is constantly tuning in to adjust the process-based people’s needs. It is very authentic and truly the embodiment of love.”
Alejandra Ortiz, USA

“Nicola took me through a pilgrimage of a lifetime- a wide embrace of our humanity and divinity. Embodied, bold, centered, loving, clear, tender, and inexhaustibly empowering. Thank you, Nicola, for rooting me in my life purpose. This retreat was far beyond of what I could imagine and surpassed all what I expected. It was fantastic. Thank you.”
Pamela Yap. Acupuncturist, New York

“No words can express my gratitude for this outstanding retreat that changed my life. I have attended many retreats, but this was truly exceptional. I am forever grateful in my heart for this profound journey home.”
Salvadora, Community Leader, Spain

“This retreat is so profound. Thank you dear Nicola, for guiding and holding me through my fear and into my true purpose. This Retreat was a real shift into a new life. Thank you so much for guiding me home!”
Alwine Böhme, Germany

“I cannot remember feeling in need of anything during the retreat – expect for more dark chocolate, and even that came along…All the women were caring and lovely. Nicola held a loving and safe space. I felt totally safe the whole time – from the first day. I opened deeply and I am so glad I came!”
Janaki Ananda, England

“My heart is so full with the love I have for you, the divine feminine teachings, and our continuing journey together spreading true love to all beings and our beloved mother earth. I am honored and in awe to learn from you. Thank you for walking the walk, your integrity, and being a true teacher on this path. You are a hidden gem in a mass amount of surface teachers. I am filled with grace that I have found my home with Magdalena and with you.” ~ Shannon Elliott, USA

“Nicola facilitated this women’s retreat from a place deep in the heart. This infused her teaching with a vulnerability that made the journey so deep and real, and many, including myself, were able to transform in beautiful and meaningful ways. ways, which none of us had anticipated. She grew a safe space that allowed for this transformation to organically occur, and it helped us to be true to ourselves. It made us all more real, embodied and connected to our essence. Thank you Nicola.” Rene Murata, Executive Coach, Italy

“This was the most powerful retreat I ever attended. Nicola’s facilitation was masterful, she held the container with such skill and love, fierceness, embodied wisdom and compassion. It was astounding for me over and over to witness, feel and participate in. For all who come after me, know that you will experience a depth at the Mary Magdalene retreat that is impossible to recreate elsewhere. I have walked through truly magical forests. The land here is saturated with the flavor of Mary. The birds sing her songs, the wind carries her love to me. In the cave I experienced a transmission that changed this life forever. Mary is alive. Her love and teachings permeated my heart as I kept opening ever deeper. Nicola is a mystic, ecstatic and at the same time grounded, who embodies the teachings. She created a safe environment, where I could relax into and open in ways I never have and experience real and profound love…Before I came to the retreat I had not experienced Mary Magdalene’s presence, so a lot has happened in this week. Nicola presents her message as not exclusive but one that includes all the paths of love and the way of the feminine. Humongous appreciation.”
Robyn Paxton, Seattle

If you feel HER calling you, join us for the Mary Magdalene Retreat.

“The Magdalene Retreat with Nicola Amadora was a supreme opportunity to dive deeply into the soul of the sacred feminine, to return to her womb, to be reborn in the fire of holy love. It was epic! Nicola held an exquisite container for deep healing, awakening and embodiment. I loved the structure of being in nature, meditating in the grotto, the druid circles…the beautiful teachings and the profound relating practice. Truly it was an initiation into the deeper mysteries of life and the feminine. I carry this tremendous blessing into my life and work, which will benefit many. Thank you with all my heart.”
Ashanna Solaris, Workshop Leader, CA

“It was a wonderful retreat. The housing was lovely. The food was amazing, the teaching and guidance was beautiful. I am very grateful that I came and feel HER more strongly in my life and work.”
Prenilla Lillarose, Coach for Women

“If you are ready to live your soul’s calling, and if you are looking to get unstuck or let loose of what is holding you back, this retreat is for you. It far surpassed my expectations. The community of women, the leadership of Nicola, the power of the caves, the depth of the sharing – all this came together in synchronicity to elicit life-altering insights and courage! I arrived in France ready to ‘Let what wants to happen, happen’ and what wanted to happen was a miracle of love. It’s been weeks since my return, and the transformation is lasting. I have access to the Divine Feminine in ways I only dreamed of in the past. Nicola is an exquisite companion guide for anyone yearning to step into their authentic feminine power. She embodies and shows the way of love in real life. If you feel Mary Magdalene calling you, by all means open yourself to this opportunity.”
Joy Taylor, author of Inspired and Business Coach

“This retreat called me since I first saw the offering. I was bold and answered the calling. I am grateful beyond words that I took the leap with faith. This week together communing with Magdalena has confirmed my deepest longing, empowered my being and singing my soul home. I am in love with life. Nicola held a container that I needed to feel safe to let the feminine unleash in me. I felt so deeply embraced by Nicola, the women, and Her. It was an experience of a lifetime, and it is forever alive in me and my walk in the world. I can help people so much more and feel so guided and connected. Thank you Nicola. Through your hand I found my place and home!”
Maura Furness, Social worker, CA

“Nicola is like Mary Magdalene incarnate- she lives and embodies great love. Through this retreat I could feel so much, open so deeply and root in the love I am as well. This retreat was truly wonderful, in every way.”
Mary Rafftey, CEO, USA

“How can I thank you Nicola and write down what happened as you guided me through this process of rebirthing. Opening up so fully and letting it/her take me all the way was profound. It changed my life and I will be forever grateful for that in my heart and soul. Thank you for your love and strength, for your beauty, authenticity and vulnerability in the way you taught this incredible weeklong retreat in France. It was more than I could ever imagine.”
Annelot Borleff, Holland

“Thank you so much Nicola for your love, generosity and dedication on the path of true love. You taught and guided so amazing and created a container where I could totally be myself and feel loved. This week has given me a new birth- enlivenment and the capacity to feel, stand and live from truth. I am so deeply grateful for your very real transmission of Mary Magdalene. This retreat was such a great gift and life changer for me. I feel in my heart that I am a torch bearer of her!”
Lina Swenson, Sweden

“This pilgrimage for me was the most daring experience of my life. During this week I have birthed a new path with my beloved friend Mary. Such a profound, deep sharing of love and commitment has come for me through being immersed in the sacred feminine and this outstanding retreat. This was incredible, lifechanging and it continues on in my life. I am so grateful”.
Patti Paxton-Ebert, Canada

“I came on this retreat to open more deeply to the divine feminine and to find clarity about my path. I was also exhausted by the burdens and busyness of my life. I was seeking solace and renewal. What I found on this retreat and Nicola’s devotional, graceful, enlivened presence was a bountiful treasure-trove of love, an incredible connection to the life force of the feminine. Guided by your embodiment of truth and love, I was able to safely explore and heal the darkest recesses of my soul and body and find a way to a miraculous sense of abundance, joy, grace, and love that I feel changed from the inside out. I am returning back to the UK with a deep sense of renewal, transformation, and gratitude for the gifts I have received from you Nicola and this extraordinary group of women, who brimmed with authentic, loving presence, orchestrated by Her through you. My deepest gratitude and love. I feel blessed.”
Serena Joy, Psychotherapist, England

I was so honored to have joined the beautiful and wise Mary Magdalene retreat in Sainte-Baume. The surroundings were breathtaking, the villas lovely and the food wonderful. Nicola is a force of nature to be reckoned with… and my experience was enormously transformative. I am truly blessed to have taken part in this retreat. Pauline, London, UK

“Nicola is so deeply graced by Her, Mary Magdalene. She embodies the feminine and the teaching of this path. Only by looking into her eyes brings already a transmission. This profoundly beautiful pilgrimage helped me to open my heart and let Her enter. It opened me to the innermost sanctum of my being. This retreat was truly life-changing. Thank you Nicola.”
Annelot, Holland

“Nicola’s teaching is the finest, purest distillation of true love. In the Mary Magdalene retreat I felt held and nourished in my most wounded parts, touched by the ancient wisdoms of humanity which Nicola so lovingly and graciously brings to this world. I am forever grateful.”
Marlene Wolf, Germany

“The Mary Magdalene retreat with Nicola is profound and all-encompassing. It’s an initiation into Mary’s path of love. Nicola brings this path and to be an embodied woman gently and powerfully by embracing all of life personally and collectively. This is what this time needs in order to heal.” ~ Kathy Adams, U.K.

This retreat was so much more than I expected! My heart was kissed open by Her song. I developed a deeper understanding of my path. Nicola has a wonderful way of leading us safely back to our Hearts and into our bodies. This was a true Initiation that has impacted my life greatly. ~Alicia Dunin, USA

“This is such a beautiful retreat. Everything was perfect; the accommodation, the delicious food and the land we walked on which felt ancient and magical. Nicola created a very safe and loving space for us all to be vulnerable and to feel held. I went to the retreat not having sung for over 6 years. Nicola helped me to unlock my voice and now I’m singing again! I feel truly enlivened after this retreat. Thank you so much Nicola for your compassion and love, and to all the other wonderful ladies who shared and supported me on my journey.”
Emily Sharp, UK

“With Nicola’s wise and loving guidance, I have been able to walk through my fears and come home to this ancient lineage of Mary Magdalene and Yeshua. I have been longing for this for many years and I feel so very grateful for all that I have received from this sacred retreat.”
Janey Selbey, UK

“Nicola’s retreat changed my life. Completely. In ways that are hard to put into words. I found the deepest parts of myself. I discovered aspects of myself that were hidden and painful to witness, but it helped to free my soul. I didn’t even realize I was living so far from the truth. But I now feel a groundedness, a peace, a clarity in my body and soul that I haven’t felt – maybe ever in this lifetime. I see my future. I see my life. And there is so much love, presence. So much light. I found a sisterhood, a group of women living their truth, with hearts made of gold. They’re now family and women I can depend on, to help hold me and speak my truth. I found my womenhood, my divine feminine, my path, my inner child. And I found myself. She was gone, hiding. But She is here and she isn’t leaving. Nicola, from the depths of my heart, thank you. Thank you for helping to save my life.”
Rachel Sims,

I loved Nicola’s wisdom, insight, generosity, love and unique way of teaching. Being outside, in the Druid Circle and outside the cave for sharing was organic and beautiful. I loved her stories, poetry, quotes and all of our time in nature and the magical places. Nicola held a highly conscious, beautiful, love filled and safe container. I felt that I could bring anything into the circle or to her directly. The women who stayed were extraordinary. I loved being an elder in the group but felt the same (age) as everyone else. I felt grateful that my wisdom and insight was welcomed. There was so much support, kindness and fun. I loved the dancing, singing and our laughter! The secret sister process was special. How blessed I was I that mine carried my backpack up the mountain each day!

Maya Wieder, Founder of Dream University


“This retreat gave me so much; it was amazing and turned my life in every way. It granted me clarity and commitment. I have been wandering through various spiritual terrains for many years, but now I am grounded in a way that truly feels like home. Nicola’s teaching and facilitation were extraordinary. Her wisdom, embodied truths, awareness and expertise are conveyed in all aspects of the retreat. I was constantly learning and in immersion and was deeply nourished by the community and sisterhood that emerged during the retreat. I loved every aspect of the experience. It was profound.”

Caitlin Harrison, UK


“In this retreat I received a deeper connection to myself and a sense of embodying true love. Nicola’s wisdom in teaching the deep feminine way is profound. I felt really held in a loving space. I can really recommend this retreat as it is a journey home to our soul essence.”

Nicole Lamla, Germany


“I received a deeper understanding and connection to Her and to the path of Love. I also understand the role of the priestess in a real way, of authenticity. The clarity of mission and life purpose also became clearer with gifts bestowed. Nicola has a teaching style which works well for me too. I feel there has been an expansion in my consciousness and true understanding.”

Lesa Michel, USA


“This retreat was a once in a lifetime rite of passage that my soul had been longing for. Like an anchor into Her love, my devotion is confirmed in this commitment I made at the cave. I feel extremely privileged to have been initiated in the egg cave. Nicola Amadora has once again led us with her powerful container into the Deep Feminine’s Mysteries. I trust Nicola with my eyes closed thanks to her integrity and wisdom. I loved receiving the activation in the cave, as well as the many profound satsangs at the house.”

Aya Dunin, USA


“My soul settled into myself into the embodiment of Love. Rooted, initiated, belonging. Nicola’s teaching was authentic, intuitive, empathic and awesome. She walked the way and teaches from experience. I loved it!”

Gisela Eilinger, Germany


“Nicola is steeped in Mary Magdalene both from the historical lineage and her deep embodiment of the practices and teachings in her living breathing presence. She is the real deal! Nicola is literally as gentle as a dove and as fierce as a lioness. Her dedication, vibrant pathway to continue the red thread of Mary Magdalene’s sisterhood is exquisite and inspiring. I’ve received a deep remembering in my cells of my unique expression of her, through my beauty, heart and roaring breath. I have a renewed commitment to be of service to the divine feminine through the red thread of Mary Magdalene. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I love you.”

Debbie Beauchamp, UK

What Women say who have attended the Magdalene Priestess Training:

““In the midst of a time of upheaval and chaos in the world, I found the profound grace of the Magdalena Priestess Training. Words cannot ever fully describe how your generous, heart-centered guidance and knowledge facilitated my initiation into a lineage rooted in the womb of Creation. Nicola embodies Mary’s teachings with humble authority and allowed me to stand authentically on a path I know was encoded in my soul. I have fully entered into the Mystery of Her path and will forever be indebted to you for guiding me home. My deep gratitude.” Maggie March, UK

“I’m still in awe at the work that we did here, from the opening ceremony at the villa until now, it’s been exquisite and life-changing. I’ve had a longing to be consumed by her, to be fully taken by her and accept her fully within my body. All of that was fulfilled and SO MUCH MORE. We resurrected Her lineage, we enlivened Her in a way that is beyond this world, beyond time and space. It went beyond what the mind can comprehend. And in doing that, we re-established Her church within the forest as Her priestesses. She is resurrected in us and the celebration has not just been sweet in our human experience but the spirit world has also rejoiced at the sanctity of this resurrection. It truly is an honor to have received the call and to have walked the path this past week with our beloved sisters and wonderful teacher, Nicola. Here, we all have witnessed the initiation to the way of love and this is completely the next level. It is an absolute honor.“ Alejandra Ortiz, USA

“The practices and processes offered in this retreat answered for me the ancient call of True Love, rooted in the earth, in the body. It is one that has unveiled my deepest longing, my greatest courage, and the rawest part of me that I could not have touched on my own. Nicola has walked us up the mountain and down to the underworld, and helped us dance among the roses and thorns, restoring us to this mighty calling as life-givers and way showers. She opened us up to the magic that we were really here to weave, not on our own, but together…the magic of Embodied Love.” Pamela Yap, U.S.

Join us for the next Mary Magdalene Retreat 23rd – 30th September 2023.


The Priestess Initiation is 2nd -6th October 2023 – Only open for women who have been on the Magdalene Retreat.

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