earth magic - kundalini yoga and shamanic retreat for women

As women we will come together to step back into our divine feminine power, share our wisdom, creativity and loving support for each other.

with Maren Lander

In times of unrest on Earth we can often feel overwhelmed and powerless. We would like to see change, but find it difficult to imagine how we can make a difference. Instead we close down and numb ourselves with substances, food and entertainment, pretending everything is fine. This reaction will ultimately leave us feeling detached and unfulfilled. For all of us it is time for an awakening into a happier and more enlightened way of living.

This retreat will help us to reconnect with some of those virtues of: Love, Compassion, Service and Gratitude. As women we will come together to step back into our divine feminine power, share our wisdom, creativity and loving support for each other. By increasing our light we will help those in need, raise awareness for environmental issues and the importance of honoring and giving thanks to Mother Earth - Pachamama.

The participation on this retreat doesn't require any previous experience of Kundalini Yoga or any spiritual work. We would like to ask you however to come with an open heart and the willingness to make a positive change in your own life as well as the life of others.

We are inviting you to a gathering of like minded women, who are ready to shine, spread their wings and their powerful love and light, hosted by the wonderful quadrangle trust, which is run as a centre for sustainable living and the creative arts. The quadrangle itself is a large Victorian model farmstead built in 1870 set in beautiful surroundings just 40 minutes train ride from central London. Only shared accommodation in a dormitory is available. 

The retreat will be hosted by Maren Lander, kundalini and meditation teacher. She also works with sound through the healing vibrations of the Chiron Gong and holds Shamanic Ceremonies, such as Cacao and Fire Ceremonies. To read more about Maren, please click here

Friday 28 April 2017 - Monday 1 May 2017

dormitory - £350

twin room - £440

dooble room, single occupancy - £500

  • What to expect in this retreat

    Daily Kundalini Yoga classes Gong Baths Shamanic Cacao Ceremony Shamanic Fire Ceremony Guided Meditation Dancing Karma Yoga Healing Circle Cooking Demonstrations Veggie and Vegan meals Talks on Sustainable Living and Nutrition And heaps of inspiration for change........

  • The schedule of the retreat

    8.30am - kundalini yoga class 10.30am - breakfast/brunch 12pm - 4.30pm - walks, cacao ceremony 5pm - kundalini yoga class + gong bath 7pm - dinner 8.30pm - storytelling

  • Meals

    we will have 2 daily meals - around 11am breakfast/brunch (after morning practice) and around 7pm dinner. All delicious meals will be vegetarian. Please the provisional menu in the questions bellow.

  • Cancellation policy

    6 weeks cancellation for full refund; 1 month cancellation for 50% refund. We will not be able to offer the any refund within 1 month cancellation, but we will gladly accept the friend in your place.

  • Travel arrangements

    The train from London King's Cross to Shoreham go pretty often and it takes 40 minutes train drive. Please note that it is Shoreham in Kent and not Shoreham-by-Sea. It is a 10/15 minute-walk from Shoreham station and a 20/25 minute walk from Otford.

  • The location

    The Quadrangle Trust The Granary, The Quadrangle Shoreham Road Shoreham Kent, TN14 7RP*

  • Accomodation

    Only shared accommodation in a dormitory is available.

Yoga mat

Warm clothes for kundalini yoga - some layers and warm socks

Blanket for gong bath

2 daily kundalini sessions, evening one with gong bath

2 daily meals - breakfast/brunch and dinner

cacao ceremony, shamanic ritual and storytelling

Friday
Dinner: Lebanese three-bean stew served with vermicelli rice and minted yoghurt salad (GF, VE)
Dessert: Mint chocolate mousse (GF, VE)

Saturday
Brunch: Breakfast potato hash, refried beans, local free-range eggs, mashed avocado, and fresh tomato salsa (GF, V)
Dinner: Cabbage kofta in a creamy tomato sauce, chickpea masala, chili and garlic coconut chutney, and flatbreads (VE, GF without bread)
Dessert: Strawberry and vanilla 'cheese'cake (GF, VE)

Sunday
Brunch: Hearty black bean soup served with fresh bread, salad, chips and dips (VE, GF without bread)
Dinner: Asian rice noodle salad with ginger and soy baked tofu (GF, VE)
Dessert: Yorkshire rhubarb and apple crumble (GF, VE)

Monday
Brunch: Bread pakora with South Indian tofu scramble, lightly spiced wilted spinach, and fresh coconut chutney (VE, GF without bread)

A fresh fruit platter, vegan energy snacks and teas will be available from 7.30am Saturday/Sunday/Monday prior to the morning yoga.

Meals will also be served with a fresh seasonal salad where appropriate.

The schedule of the retreat:

Friday arrival around 3pm
4 pm - 6 pm Opening Ceremony, Yoga and Gong  
7 pm Dinner
9 pm Evening meditation/ Shamanic Drumming journey in the Yurt


Saturday:
7.30 am Teas and fruit
8.30  - 10.30 Yoga
11.30 am Brunch
3 pm - 6 pm Honour the sacred Feminine with Goddesses Ritual and personal prayer
7 pm Dinner
9 pm Healing Circle in the Yurt


Sunday:
7.30 am Teas and fruit
8.30 - 10.30 am Yoga
11.30 am Brunch
3 - 6 pm Cacao Ceremony
7 pm Dinner
8.30 pm Fire Ceremony and Dancing


Monday:

7.30 am Teas and Fruit
8.30 - 10.30 am Yoga
11.30 am Brunch
1 pm Closing Ceremony
3 pm Departure  



The retreat falls at the time of Beltane, and its counterpart Samhain, divide the year into its two primary seasons, winter (Dark Part) and summer (Light Part). As Samhain is about honoring Death, Beltane, its counter part, is about honoring Life. It is the time when the sun is fully released from his bondage of winter and able to rule over summer and life once again. Beltane, like Samhain, is a time of "no time" when the veils between the two worlds are at their thinnest. No time is when the two worlds intermingle and unite and the magic abounds! It is the time when the Faeries return from their winter respite, carefree and full of fiery mischief and fiery delight.

This a time of Beltane, and its counterpart Samhain, divide the year into its two primary seasons, winter (Dark Part) and summer (Light Part). As Samhain is about honoring Death, Beltane, its counter part, is about honoring Life. It is the time when the sun is fully released from his bondage of winter and able to rule over summer and life once again. Beltane, like Samhain, is a time of "no time" when the veils between the two worlds are at their thinnest. No time is when the two worlds intermingle and unite and the magic abounds! It is the time when the Faeries return from their winter respite, carefree and full of faery mischief and faery delight.


Beltane marks that the winter's journey has passed and summer has begun, it is a festival of rapturous gaiety as it joyfully heralds the arrival of summer in her full garb. Beltane, however, is still a precarious time, the crops are still very young and tender, susceptible to frost and blight. As was the way of ancient thought, the Wheel would not turn without human intervention. People did everything in their power to encourage the growth of the Sun and His light, for the Earth will not produce without the warm love of the strong Sun. Fires, celebration and rituals were an important part of the Beltane festivities, as to insure that the warmth of the Sun's light would promote the fecundity of the earth.


The Bel fire is a sacred fire with healing and purifying powers. The fires further celebrate the return of life, fruitfulness to the earth and the burning away of winter. The ashes of the Beltane fires were smudged on faces and scattered in the fields.


Today in some towns and villages a mummer called Jack in the Green (drawing from the Green man), wears a costume made of green leaves as he dances around the May pole. Mumming is a dramatic performance of exaggerated characters and at Beltane the characters include Jack in the Green and the Fool. The Fool, and the Fool's journey, symbolism can be understood in relation to Beltane as it is the beginning of beginnings, the emergence from the void of nothingness (winter), as one can also see the role of the green man as the re-greening of the world.
Fire

Altar and Prayers

Dance

Cacao

Divine Feminine

Green Man exercise