Embodied Feminine Wholeness Retreat

Embodied Feminine Wholeness Retreat

Are there times you feel confined, self-loathing, or soul-sick? Do Social Media, societal expectations, and life, in general, get you feel uninspired, confused, or numb? Would you like to worry less about your looks and whether you are good enough to enjoy more of life? Do you often feel the need to reconnect with your body, your intuition and unravel your authentic self?

Welcome your Inner Love, Beauty, Joy & Wisdom
Discover your authentic self with the 7 Greek Goddess Archetypes

If you caught yourself nodding when reading the above, you’re into a soul-searching phase in your life, longing to increase your self-awareness and acceptance.

As a woman, you can feel incredibly disempowered by a lot of societal pressure. Often, we have been conditioned to feel unworthy at some point. Modern life has estranged us from ourselves, making us constantly doubt and judge ourselves or have one aspect of our personality dominating. In order to love ourselves, we need to feel compassion for all aspects of ourselves. Compassion comes after acceptance, and acceptance only comes after self-awareness.

Have you ever thought that your character, behavior, and needs may be  be influenced by powerful inner forces,

called archetypes? Have you ever wondered why some women are more independent than others?

Or why do the same independent women, at some point in their lives, become very nurturing and giving?

What is the Embodied Feminine Wholeness Retreat?

This – one of its kind – retreat  is an intimate 7-day gathering for 16 women, who are interested to invest their precious time reconnecting with their authentic selves, through daily embodied workshops with the Greek Goddesses . Each workshop is dedicated to the archetype of a Greek goddess and you learn how women are connected to their multifaceted essence.

The 7 Greek Goddesses represent all aspects of the female psyche, both the light and the shadow, and you can easily draw on experiences in your own life that mirror their qualities and stories. The Greek Goddesses relate to different aspects of ourselves and different archetypes might come to light at different stages of a woman’s life.

The Archetypes of the Greek goddesses are helpful as spiritual guides to defining ourselves, our paths, and our place within our communities. Ultimately, they can reveal intimate truths about ourselves, key to self-knowledge and wholeness. In the retreat, you further expand your awareness with the embodied practices of Authentic Movement and Yoga, through expressive art activities and connecting with nature. Together we create a healing space to facilitate your own transformation. The secret is to strengthen the connection to your body, to your essence, and to yourself as a woman, so that you manifest a life full of well-being, gratitude, and love.

SCHEDULE

Every morning we start our day with a yin yoga practice to reground in our essence.
Let the sounds of the Mediterranean sea expand your awareness and connect with your inner center.

​After the workshops there is plenty of free time to enjoy the beach, get to know the island of Paros or relax  by receiving a massage.

Every  day we have two  workshops , each one dedicated to one of the Greek Goddesses. We read and reflect upon their myth to get familiar and be inspired by their symbols and  images.

​Playing with a variety of art materials that include drawing, creating with collage and clay, you deepen your connection to their multifaceted qualities.

​We use embodied explorations and Authentic Movement, creating a safe, non-judgemental space where you are free to move and listen to your body’s wisdom.

This way you open yourself to receive the insights and understandings that each archetype reveals  for your healing and growth.

PRICING

The Retreat is limited to 16 participants.
To reserve your spot a deposit of $477 is required.
Get an extra $477 discount when you get the Early bird ticket by Feb 1st 2023.
Get Extra Bonuses, a massage and one 1-to-1 session with Maria, when you pay in full.
Payment plans are available upon request.

Single Room
Only 5 available

What’s included:

All workshops (30h total)
Quality art materials
Daily Yin Yoga class
6 nights stay
Wifi connection
7 day Organic Vegetarian Breakfast
6 day Organic Vegetarian Lunch
First night’s dinner
Last night’s dinner celebration
Easy access to a sandy beach
Much love & greek hospitality

FROM: $2,999
EARLY BIRD by Feb 1st: $2,555
EXTRA BONUS when paying in full:

one 1-to-1 session with Maria a rejuvenating massage

Double Room

Only 5 available
What’s included:

All workshops (30h total)
Quality art materials
Daily Yin Yoga class
6 nights stay
Wifi connection
7 day Organic Vegetarian Breakfast
6 day Organic Vegetarian Lunch
First night’s dinner
Last night’s dinner celebration
Easy access to a sandy beach
Much love & greek hospitality

FROM: $2,699
EARLY BIRD by Feb 1st: $2,222
EXTRA BONUS when paying in full:

one 1-to-1 session with Maria a rejuvenating massage

Triple Room

Only 2 available
What’s included:

All workshops (30h total)
Quality art materials
Daily Yin Yoga class
6 nights stay
Wifi connection
7 day Organic Vegetarian Breakfast
6 day Organic Vegetarian Lunch

FROM: $2,499
EARLY BIRD by Feb 1st: $2,022
EXTRA BONUS when paying in full:

one 1-to-1 session with maria
a rejuvenating massage

 

First night’s dinner
Last night’s dinner celebration
Easy access to a sandy beach
Much love & greek hospitality

Not included:

Airtickets
Travel Insurance
Visa Fee (if needed)
Airport/Port transfer (can be arranged)

FOOD

What makes Okreblue more special, is the organic home grown vegetables that are used for the delicious meals at Caretta restaurant-lounge (Okreblue’s restaurant)

The breakfast and lunch are included in your stay. For the dinner you can choose to stay at Okreblue or go visit a village for more traditional plates.

As Greek myself, I can’t brag enough for how tasty greek flavors are and you definitely need to try yourself at least once in your life.

MORE INFORMATION

Paros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known for its beaches and Ms. Maria’s traditional pastry.  Combining modern with traditional elements in the most unique way, Paros is a mix of traditional Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical beaches, enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments. 

The Okreblue Seaside Yoga Retreat Center in Paros, was created with love and care, for like-minded people to gather, practice and share yoga and other spiritual and self-exploratory practices. Coming to Okreblue you really get the essence of arriving to someone’s home. I personally visited Okreblue last summer to make sure you feel the warmth of true authentic Greek hospitality.

PHOTOS

Maria Letzou

My whole life has been a ceaseless journey, not only because I have lived in 3 continents, 5 countries, 7 cities, and 20 houses, but also because I am a constant soul seeker. I love journeying within, and dive into the depths of my soul, to bring light into my shadow and discover uncomfortable quirks and hidden gems that make for a plentiful life.

However my journey hasn’t always been easy…

While becoming a licensed psychologist in Greece (2004) I struggled with bulimia, depression, body hatred, insecurities, and extremely low self esteem. Feeling confused, disconnected, alienated and lonely, I felt I had no choice but to “run away” from my homeland.
There was no satisfying space to take care of my wounds, and I was unwilling to fit in any box that familiar and societal norms suggested. Every moment we are flooded with messages, what we should do, how we should be and behave, how we are expected to feel or not feel, how we are supposed to look. I needed to find my own voice and truth.
I want to understand and accept who I am, including both my flaws and strengths.
I want to discover and validate my worth as an identified woman.
I want to have a respectful relationship with myself, my body and others.
I want to find peace and a loving home within myself and my body.

Looking for healing I traveled to Buenos Aires (2005), where I discovered the discipline of Authentic Movement (2008) at The Center for Practice and Training in Authentic Movement.
Fearful and rigid at the beginning, I progressively softened and gained trust into the unknown of this practice in which no one tells me what to do and finally I can just be.

For 4 consecutive years I am a mover, weekly and in intensives, for my own healing journey, and everything starts to transmute. I slowly connect with my body, I listen to my needs, I respect my wounds, I trust my intuition, I gain confidence. My creativity awakes, first in private and soon in my social life I facilitate workshops on self-development through storytelling and art-making, for children and adults.
The whole process is a rebirth but soon I have to leave the womb again, only now not running from my pain, but moving toward myself.

On 2012, I moved to Peru to work as a psychotherapist at the rehabilitation center Takiwasi where I continued my inner journey, and spiritual growth, with the support of medicinal plants. Here is where I discovered how important it is to integrate a spiritual dimension into any psychotherapeutic approach in order to find healing.
Finally, I landed in San Francisco (2014) to complete my MA in Expressive Arts Therapy (2017) at CIIS and to integrate my multiple facets in one identity, the one I define as a play-art-terra-pist@

In my new home I am an interdisciplinary performance artist involved at the Red Poppy Art House,

I work as an Associate MFT for the Child Therapy Institute, and I am founder of the Authentic Movement SF, where I facilitate individual sessions, groups, workshops, and retreats in the practice of Authentic Movement.

Through my everyday life, my work, and my art:
I inspire women to deepen self-love through self-validation and acceptance.
I create space for kids, women, and men to discover and express their own unique creative voice and fulfill their desires.
I coach adults to become responsible for their inner child and be respectful to our children so that we all become co-creators of a more loving world.

Now, I am committed to creating a community of movers, so that we can dive together to discover the symbols of our psyches, that guide the endless journey of our souls.
The wisdom of our souls is rooted in our bodies, waiting to emerge, because now the world needs the power of our true gifts more than ever.
And deep inside of us we always know what we really want to live a meaningful life.

BOOKING THIS RETREAT

We are here to help you decide which retreat option is best suited to you. Please contact us to book, or to have your questions answered.

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