Remember why you came here. Remember your life is sacred.
There is nothing to be fixed in you
Undress the layers of fear, drama and illusion
To meet the current of Life
Channeling and moving through you
Remembering when we were pure freedom
We are offering a deep Journey, from matter to spirit, for women to recognize divine love and truth. And, to find release, opening and a way forward through (pre-)menstrual pain, menopausal, fertility or sexuality issues.
WE ARE HERE TO HOLD SPACE FOR THE WHOLE OF YOU
Each morning we will gather for BODY MIND HEART MEDICINE with Federica. During this time we will use various tools for specific purposes in our journey from matter to spirit, including: yoga, meditation, movement, sharing, concentration, voice work, emotional release, sharing/talking, feelings, insight, and coaching.
In order to realise that duality is an illusion, we will investigate the path from matter to spirit. Within the matter, we learn to love our physical bodies. We embody our physical incarnation through free and guided movement. We move, then move more. Repeat and breathe.
Our purpose is to peel off the layers of resistance and tension we hold within our bodies. In turn, this releases the sacred scream - the voice of truth that has been repressed for too long -buried deep within our chests.
We vibrate, shake, fall, fly, strip, roll... lose control. We lose control to meet chaos in its full sweet madness. Through working the body, we meet our raw emotions - our precious human condition.
Then we transition into the emotional body with some questions in mind: Who is leading the emotional rollercoaster? How do we live with and/or master the emotions? Who wins? Who am I? What lies underneath the waves of our inner ocean?
From our new state of awareness, we can now learn to recognise and own our emotions, such as: anger, grief, sadness, joy, frustation, etc.
We learn to find and surrender to the place within ourself that is not shaking.
We learn to be grounded in presence, we learn the art of being empty, the art of being silent.
And in this nothingness, through this journey of awakening, we connect with our spiritual body.
As our hearts break, we make space for divine love to emerge. And, as clarity emerges, we are ready to be vessels of divine Truth.
To bring a catalyst to the process, we work with some of the following archetyps:
⦁ The innocent girl who knows how to fall, and how to get up again, how to get dirty and have fun, the girl that laughs out loud, that tells the raw truth.
⦁ The holy priestess, the sorceress and divine feminine incarnation of light, the one that knows the secrets of magical alchemy and sexual awakening, the one that sees in the dark and walks alone in the fire.
⦁ The soft mother that holds everything in grace and abundance, the creative woman that manifests with ease and joy, the one that overflows with love and wellbeing, the one that attracts all like sweet honey and milk.
⦁ The wise old woman that has wisdom from the other side, that walks this world and yet also the other, the one that firmly stands in her lineage and guides younger women on their path.
EACH AFTERNOON we will gather for a WOMEN'S CIRCLE to explore a deep connection to ourselves, other women and our cyclical nature.
Julie, life coach, menstrual and creative movement therapist, as well as Awakening Women Circle facilitator, will hold space for us to dive deep into exploring the feminine cycle through movement, art and rituals.
The sessions will start with a womb relaxation, then enter into a healing journey and we will complete with massage and sharing. In each circle, we'll experience initiation into another phase of womanhood, another way of entering pleasure and creating oxytocin (the pleasure hormone!), another phase of our cycle, of the moon, of the sun:
* Inner Girl: Finding Peace and safety for our little girls (maiden/follicular/pre-ovulation/spring/waxing moon phase)*
* Alchemical Woman: Fully embracing our sexuality and sensuality (priestess/luteal/pre-menstruation/autumn/waning moon phase) *
* Creative Woman: Healing our mother-daughter wounds (empress/ovulation/summer/full moon phase) *
* Lineage Woman: Taking our place in our ancestral lineage (wise woman/menstruation/winter/new moon phase) *
Whether you have a menstrual cycle or have passed menopause, these phases apply to the subtle energies that affect a woman and her creative potential throughout life. If you're experiencing (pre-)menstrual pain, menopausal, fertility or sexuality issues, you're likely to find release, opening and a way forward.
Women's circles are a beautiful safe and supportive space to share, practice listening with compassion, allow yourself to follow your heart and be held by a group of like-minded women.
When we drop our guard and allow our vulnerabilities to show, we experience how we all share the same basic needs and longings, masked by tensions, insecurities, and fears. This simple act of sharing creates an amazing connection and sense of freedom from our suffering.
There is also the opportunity to receive private sessions with Federica and Julie.
Federica has been working with women on self-development and successful transition through different life phases for more than 8 years. With a synergystic background in yoga, meditation, professional dance, craniosacral therapy, Gestalt counseling, and shamanic healing, Federica offers effective healing techniques.
Julie combines her extensive coaching, yoga, dance and business consulting experience to help clients find their calling and unique voice. She specialises in ikigai (life purpose) and feminine empowerment coaching. Her own life purpose is to be the heart beat that attunes you to your inner frequency.
La Luna nel Pozzo is a theater housed in a traditional stone “masseria,” or farm house, from the mid-nineteenth century; a cultural center nestled among the majestic olive trees in the Puglian countryside near Ostuni. The name expresses a hope for an oasis which can nourish new art forms, creating opportunities for fruitful creative encounters, where one can find the environment, and the time, to realize one’s desires.
This center was born in 1999, of the meeting between two actors and an enchanted place. Robert McNeer and Pia Wachter, after 15 years of touring Europe with “Kismet” theater of Bari, recognized, in this corner of the mythical Itrian Valley, a place in which to realize their dream of cultivating theater and the performing arts in a natural environment.
* Indoor rehearsal studio: 100 square m, heated, with parquet flooring
* Outdoor stage: shaded wooden dance stage, 150 square m
* Stone amphitheater: antique Greek design, with a 12 m diameter stage, excellent acoustics and seating
* Cretan labyrinth: traditional stonework (20 m diameter), for meditation, discussion, writing, inspiration…
* Land includes: 6 hectares of olive groves, forest, lilly pond, trulli and sculptures
The Puglian kitchen is famous for its wholesome ingredients, both from the sea and from the earth, simple and flavorful.
You will have the opportunity to sample many of the dishes of the Puglian tradition - dishes of Mediterranean delight.
You will find the colors of the season’s fruits and vegetables, the knowledge of the pastors in the justly-renowned cheeses, olive oils from ancient trees, and artisan sourdough bread made from local, fresh stone-ground flours.
Puglian culture is a blend of passion and simplicity, with focus on family and friendship. People take time to greet one another and pursue friendly conversation.
When it comes to food, you will have the opportunity to taste the variety of seasonal fresh vegetables, meats, cheeses and fish, prepared in simple but delicious methods.
The weather is wonderful, with abundant sunshine -it is hot in the summer and cool in the winter, but there is rarely a week without lots of sunshine - and the beautiful light that is created when the sky is overcast but the horizon is sunny.
Ostuni is one of the most beautiful and famous towns in Apulia. Its unique historic town, called "Città Bianca" (the Italian for "white town"), its monuments, its baroque-style churches, are examples of great architecture and culture
The so-called "Old Town" is Ostuni's citadel built on top of a hill and still fortified by the ancient walls. Ostuni is regarded as an architectural jewel, and is commonly referred to as "the White Town" ("La Città Bianca", in Italian) for its white walls and its typically white-painted architecture.
Places To Visit
The beaches: Dividing the Ionian and Adriatic seas, Puglia offers abundant beaches. The port of Ostuni and the nearest beaches are a 15-minute drive, while several others (including one with a hot spring and another within a nature reserve) are within 25 minutes.
Ostuni: One of the most beautiful and famous towns in Apulia - this is the nearest city and easy to visit.
Cisternino: dive into the authentic atmosphere of the four districts known as “Bère Vécchie,” “Scheledd,” “u Pantène,” and “L’ìsule”
Ceglie Messapica: This is the town to visit for a wide selection of osterias and trattorias, where you can experience a traditional family-style meal.
Alberobello This town's characteristic historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, boasting a striking expanse of trulli.
Lecce: (1 1/2 hour drive) Called “the Florence of the South,” Lecce is the provincial capital of the popular tourist area of Salento.
Tourist website: Viaggiare in Puglia
Please fill out the booking form and send us a 200€ deposit to reserve your place.
Past retreats have been fully booked up, so don't wait too long if you want to join us!
Your 200€ deposit is fully refunded if booking is cancelled on or before March 20. No refunds are guaranteed after March 20. However, we may choose to refund 50% if we fill your place, or apply your full deposit toward a future retreat.
Contact us if you have any questions.
You may arrive at the following airports:
- Brindisi (code and distance: BDS - 45km)
- Bari (code and distance: BRI - 95km)
Click here to view all nearby airports
If you enjoy the train, you could also arrive in Rome and take the train to Ostuni: www.trenitalia.com/
We include transfers from/to the Ostuni train station.
From Brindisi Airport
By Shuttle - this cost can be shared with other retreat participants who have similar arrival times. A taxi or shuttle will be approximately 70€.
Public Transportation: Take the bus or taxi to Brindisi Train Station, then take the train to Ostuni train station, where we will pick you up.
*The Brindisi Airport Bus travels between the airport and train station (with numerous stops along the way). View the schedule here
View train times to Ostuni
From Bari Airport
By Shuttle - this cost can be shared with other retreat participants who have similar arrival times. A taxi or shuttle will be approximately 90€.
Public Transportation: Take the bus, train or taxi to Bari Train Station, then take the train to Ostuni train station, where we will pick you up.
From the Bari Airport to Bari central train station:
*The fastest way (~15 minutes) is by train. The ticket costs 5€. Trains run every 20/30 minutes. You can check the Bari Airport Train Schedule here
*The least expensive way is by bus (to Piazza Moro). Travel time is approximately one hour. The bus runs every 40 minutes. The ticket costs 1€ in advance, or 1.50€ if it is bought on the bus. You can check the timetable here
*Information & schedules are subject to change and may not always be updated!
The retreat program begins at approximately 6pm on the first day - please try to attend!
The retreat officially ends after brunch at about 11:30am on the last day.
You must attend the entire program!
Contact us if you have any questions or want to confirm extra night dates & prices!
* Notebook and a pen
*Appropriate clothing: the weather is quite variable and it can be warm in the sun during the day, but nights will be cold.
* Comfortable clothing for classes (some activities will make you sweat)
* Warm clothing & shoes for walking (rain is possible)
* Health/travel insurance information
* Contact numbers and other travel information
Driving distances: La Luna is 20 minutes from the sea, 5 minutes from Ostuni, the white city, 15 minutes from Cisternino and the trulli of the beautiful Itrian Valley.
8:00 - Morning session
10:30 - brunch
12-17:00 - time for optional treatments, a trip to the beach or village excursions, and other activities, or to be alone for personal research..reflecting..reading..etc
17:00 - Afternoon session
19:00 - dinner
AFTER DINNER : Open space for sharing, art, movement,words, study...anything that will unlfold from the work and from the group
* the schedule can change in order to meet the needs of the group and/or to enhance our journey together