wild island retreat
a love letter from nature
on a remote wild island in Greece
Sunday 18th - Saturday 24th June 2023
Join me for a week-long nature immersion across the Summer Solstice on a magical island in Greece.
slow down & listen
immerse in nature
come home to your truth
a creative re-wilding & remembering for the body, mind and soul
of myth and magic
a pilgrimage for the senses on a remote greek island
We start each day with slowness and some silence.
An early morning guided practice in gentle embodiment and meditation on the beach or at the villa, to support you to tune into your body and allow receptivity in connecting to the wild natural environment.
Mornings are spent as a group on a guided land journey with one of the many natural wonders of the island: forrest-bathing, waterfall purifying, natural spring pools bathing, mountain herb foraging. There will be free time in the afternoons for you to have self-exploration, integration & rest.
In the evening, we will meet together at the villa for a home-cooked dinner or venture out to taste fresh local cuisine at some of my favourite tavernas.
On the Summer Solstice ~ 21 June ~ we will make a pilgrimage or create a ceremony in a sacred place in nature with the option to spend the night sleeping out under the stars.
The sea-view villa at the hotel is our communal space to share stories, drink tea from local herbs, read, journal and relax. We will also have gatherings around the fire & sharing ceremonial cacao at the homes and on the land of local friends.
Throughout our week together, we will be co-creating the experience with the island & I will be offering invitations for self-enquiry to support you.
This is an intimate retreat with a group of up to 8.
We will be flowing with the island, weather & internal rhythm of the group, therefore the daily schedule may change. In the afternoons, optional group sessions, workshops & ceremonies will be offered from local herbalists and other practitioners on the island.
For the one with an adventurer spirit ~
The one who wants to connect deeper with the natural world ~
Who wants to tune out the external noise for a moment ~
Pause, take a breath, watch for dolphins ~
And listen consciously to the voice within.
An island of myth, initiation and mystery.
Homer wrote that Poseidon, the god of the sea sat on the top of the Fengari mountain (meaning "moon" in ancient greek) to watch the Trojan War. Locals believe that Harmonia, the goddess of harmony was born and married on the island. Once an island of great fame, travellers came from afar to be initiated at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods. And the land holds many more stories.
The ethos of the retreat is to support you to listen deeply and connect to your heart, truth, wisdom & body . To nurture & empower you to feel your innate essence and gifts. The invitation is to tune out from as much of the outside world as is possible. The island has much medicine to share and sometimes we are invited to slow down so that we can feel, hear and receive.
I have been on a deeply transformational & re-wilding journey with this island. My time living here has brought me into more empowerment, embodiment and connection with my truth. A deep sense of trust in nature and all that is. I will be guiding from my heart, intuition & experience supported by the many human, animal and plant teachers living on the island.
Sun 18 ~ New Moon: Welcome
Mon 19 ~ Earth: Grounding & Rooting with the Trees
Tues 20 ~ Water: Flowing & Feeling with the River & Waterfall
Wed 21 ~ Fire: Passion, Transformation & Alchemy with the Solstice
Thurs 22 ~ Air: A Day of Silence
Fri 23 ~ Spirit: Spirit of the Bee
Sat 24 ~ Closing
Our home for the retreat is a small family-owned hotel located on a beautiful 30-acre hill on the south side of the island, overlooking the sea & sunset. Surrounded by nature.
The Villa at the hotel will be our communal area. It has a large wrap-around terrace with views of the sea and mountain, it's own private garden, spacious kitchen and relaxing living area.
For more information, send a note to: [email protected]
If you don't have the financial means but feel a strong call to be here, please reach out as there are a small number of gifted discounted places.
Any profit from this retreat will be donated to support the regeneration of land on the island & to care for stray animals.