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RETREAT 1 (9 days)
Beginning: Saturday August 26th / End: Monday, September 4th
RETREAT 2 (9 days)
Beginning: Thursday, September 7th / End : Saturday, September 16th
Continuing to offer retreats from one year to the next is never automatic.
Our different retreats in Europe generally take place in May and/or September.
If you interested, you can already take account of these period in your future planning.
The dates are published 9 months in advance.
Location (Southern Europe)
This type of diet originated in the Amazonian Forest and is therefore only possible in the wilderness or in an isolated, silent place.
Weather & temperatures: 25°-30°C
The retreat takes place in Europe in a large private nature reserve, of which we have exclusive use. It is a very sunny region, and during an ‘Indian Summer’ the temperature of 25°-30° C and the subtle quality of the light are particularly favorable to this energy work.
The Retreat uses a mono-diet which is vegetarian / vegan and includes quinoa, whole rice, potatoes, lentils, green vegetables and seeds. It naturally respects the needs and capacities of each person. Special care is taken to as often as possible make these meals organic.
Transport to the retreat centre
A private, free optional shuttle bus is chartered from the nearest airport and takes participants directly to the Retreat Center.
The many benefits of this include: safety, saving on car rental, fuels and motorway tolls, cutting delays and avoiding the stress of public transport. You also cut out the risk of getting lost! From our point of view, itallows us to respect the rules of sustainable development.
On the morning of your first day, the shuttle bus waits for participants as their planes arrive. At the end of the retreat, the shuttle bus will collect participants from the retreat center and drop them off at the airport in time for afternoon or evening flights.
This seminar is aimed at genuinely motivated adults seeking meaning and reality.
The organizers receive a significant number of firm registrations and the places are quickly filled. It is therefore advisable to register quickly.
The number of participants is limited. This is to ensure constant, secure and personalized support.
Desire to progress
If you are interested, we will send you a brochure and a registration dossier. We receive many registrations per week.
The participants in our retreats come from all walks of life and come from different countries. They often share the same interest in personal development, spirituality, nature, health and discovery.
Resolute and committed participants accomplish great work on themselves during the retreat. The group dynamic we create carries the participants.
For participants registered for the first time: we offer an exchange via Skype, phone or face to face in order to answer any questions you might have.
A process of autonomy and inner freedom
Retreat is in an open area, taking place in a privatized space, meaning that the doors themselves are permanently open, physically and symbolically. A retreat is first and foremost a process of autonomy and inner freedom.
Although the retreats are not held in France or in Spain, the three languages of communication (simultaneous translation of all exchanges) remain French, English and Spanish.
The team can also communicate in Dutch, German and Portuguese.
These retreats follow exactly the same content and sequence as those proposed in the Amazon, making them a little more accessible to Europeans in a nature reserve, in a sunny region, supervised by a team of 4 people and in several languages.
Distinguishing the approaches
What is a genuine retreat?The word retreat is now widely used…
However, a retreat is not just a workshop or a seminar. It is more: it is the fact of withdrawing freely from the outside world, in an isolated, natural, silent and supportive place.
A retreat allows, among other things, to return to the outside world as better match with its being.
‘Traditional medicine’ and Conventional Medicine‘Traditional medicine’ differs from Western conventional medicine but does not oppose it. Traditional Amazonian medicine comes from ancestral knowledge and is practised by ‘curanderos’.
Body & soul
The principle of healingThe principle of healing is traditional care using energy, which contributes to overall wellness. It focuses on the unseen causes of ill-being. The “healing” is different from the official notions of “treatment” reserved for the medical world. The tradition of South American healing is the product of cross-breeding and blending of traditions.
A part of shamanismThe word ‘shamanism’ is widely used in the world today… It actually covers many different traditions and practices.
Role of purging
Why ‘curanderos’ use perfume to cure?The shamans ‘perfumeros’ treat by blowing perfume on the body of the patients, by ‘blowing’ (‘soplar’ in Spanish) as it is done with the smoke of tobacco.
Reaching our consciousness
Just like animals at night, it allows us to locate ourselves in space and time during the night session. It also gives us the possibility to better integrate and digest the auditory and visual perceptions received.
A shield against discomfort
In the other world of visions of the Amazonian corianders, olfaction becomes a tool of learning, as much as the vision. The olfactory feelings of the curandero are accompanied by symbols and give valuable information.
Finally, for the curandero, as for the participants, the evanescence of the light scent will make it possible to find land, to return to port, to dock on the banks, with a finally pacified spirit. This is also the essence… of these flower essences.
SpiritualityThis word is used a lot…
What ‘spirituality’ can mean in the context of a retreat:
- Freely questioning the meaning of life.
- Let be surprised by a new representation of the world.
- To root his approach in a corporeal experience and a verbal accompaniment, (Spirituality is not opposed to psychotherapy or conventional medicine).
- To welcome silence, trees, nature, simplicity as auxiliaries of awareness.
- Freeing engrammed memories, conditioning to go towards an emancipation.
- Going more autonomy, fewer dependencies, less avoidance.
- Discover what animates us (work, quality of life, relationships, place of life), how our vitality is embodied the best.
- Discovering that what we believe to be separate goes in concert: the body and the mind, the feminine and the masculine, man and nature, the self and its environment, the visible and the invisible.