SPIRAL INTO THE WILD & AWAKEN THE SLEEPING SNAKE OF EROTIC INNOCENCE

  • You are being called to uncover your deepest vibrancy.
  • You feel the pull to liberate your raw aliveness.
  • The wild is calling you to reclaim your purity, your pleasure.
  • You wish to co-create with life, with your body as you know that there is more!!

Through stillness and space there is your wild spirit. To be the wild woman you are is to live the fullest expression of your unique innate nature. You are so unique, so inspiring, so beautiful that the wish is for you to reveal all that you are without any proof.  The wild woman simply put is you, when you fully embody the feminine spirit, when you feel free to express all of you, when you co-create with life, when you listen to your body, when you create your life from your body and not your mind. We are here to introduce you to many practices, workshops and rituals that will guide you to leading a fuller, more vibrant life.

This magical 6 day retreat has been curated for you to embrace all that you are.  To wholly and fully re-claim your erotic innocence. You are here to enjoy your body, your pleasure and your life. You are here to live life from your feminine centre – your passion, your creativity, your life-force energy.

Erotic innocence is your Inherent sexuality,  your pure desires and the pleasure you seek. Erotic innocence is free of shame & guilt. It is your birthright to hold this energy. When we cultivated our sexual eoritc energy we create expansion, bliss and sustained joy. Erotism brings a pure magnetism from which your life can be lived from.
This retreat is relaxed, not forced and spacious. We believe through space, stillness and peace your pure wild feminine joy shines through.This retreat is for you to celebrate the wild woman you are. ​ The 6 days of this retreat is a gentle wild immersion through the weaving of  embodied movement, breathwork, nature, ancient rituals and  practices & workshops. We will drawn teachings from Daoism, Tantra, Shamanism & Feminine Art Practices.

You will enter your wild journey in the hills and energies of Portugal. This sacred land will allow the wild to be revealed gently, purely and with so much softness that you will flourish into the fullness of your unapologetic wild nature. Wildness of feeling alive, feeling vibrant, feeling pleasure, feeling relaxed, feeling blissful, feeling pure joy from you heart & womb space. This retreat will raise you from the earth, grounding you in deep ritualistic tantric practices, bringing the energy right through to the essence of you. Not forgetting you will have FUN. We dance, talk, connect and have the most nourishing collaborative time together as women.

We will create an environment of play and co-creation so that you will safe to reveal, shed and be your fullest wild expression, in the way that is right to express for you. There is no force, no sexualisation. This retreat is about revealing in your own time as we believe in working with all the senses and coming to a place of deep trust and understanding of your own body so that you will step into the wild woman you are when your ready.

 

  • She may appear boldly
  • She may stir gently
  • She may appear with curiosity
  • She may appear with passion and fire.

 


This retreat is a transformational retreat for you to remember the potency of your wild.  Remembering what made you excited for life, for pleasure for newness, for wonder!!   You will learn to trust, navigate and know how to awaken and ignite ways of being in your every day life. This retreat is for wild women to have complete uninterupted wild nature time. With a submersion of nature with nowhere to hide your wild will unveil itself to you with so much joy and wonder you will feel transformed as a woman.

“The wild woman calls you to transform into all that you are called to be. She calls to be WOKEN now!”

THE EROTIC EXPERIENCE INCLUDES
  • TANTRIC practices & philosophy
  • DANCE – LIVE DJ
  • YOGA – YIN, WOMB, NIDRA
  • WOMB MEDITATION & CONNECTION
  • SHAMANIC JOURNEY
  • KUNDALINI
  • SISTERHOOD CONNECTION
  • SHAMANIC BREATHWORK
  • YONI STEAM WORKSHOP
  • WATER BLESSING
  • SACRED BLUE LOTUS TEA CEREMONY
  • TANTRIC TOUCH
  • TEMPLE RITUALS & CONSECRATIONS
  • CRAFTING & CREATING WITH NATURE
  • NOURISHING HOME-GROWN VEG FOOD
  • WILD SWIMMING- PRIVATE WATERFALL
 
RITUALS
CONNECT
with the medicine of earth & water in beautiful sacred Portugese surroundings of Leiria.

 

AWAKEN
the wild woman within in the surrounding forests and water through blessings and rituals.

 

SUBMERSE
in ancient workshops of womb rituals and tantric practices as women together, remembering who we are and where we came from.

 

SURRENDER
into deep ceremony, meditations and journeys to reawaken the wild woman within, igniting your senses and inner fire.
PRACTICES & CEREMONIES
BODY PRACTICE – ​DANCE, MOVEMENT, YOGA
Free your body in movement and dance to live DJ led music, especially curated for you to connect to your wild woman. Dancing is medicine. When you dance you connect to a part of you that nothing else can reach. Dance frees the mind, body and spirit.

ENERGY PRACTICES – KUNDALINI & BREATHWORK
Life -force energy known as shakti can lay dormant if we dont wake her and allow her to move and feed our whole body.  Breathwork techniques and kundalini allows for stagnant energy to be shifted, cultivating new ways of igniting and firing our shakti energy. Both can create a sense of liberation, pleasure and remembered bliss.​ The wild resides in the playful nature of the feminine.

 

FEMININE ART PRACTICES  – WOMB, TANTRA, DOAIST
Connecting with ancient practices and wisdom brings our wild bodies back to an innate knowing that we have ‘done this before’. It enables us to tap into a part of the wild woman spirit that logic cannot explain. Through ritual & practices known as the feminine arts we begin to understand  and honour our bodies with the highest of respect and intention, beginning to receive messages. Ledaing us to a deeper understanding.  We will introduce ritual & practices from ancient womb temples, doaist practices and tantra – we will explore through touch, yoni steam, shamanic journey, breast massage, womb rites and much more.

NATURE – WATER BLESSINGS, CRAFTING
Submerse yourself in nature, in the wilds of the Portugese landscape. You will co-create, craft and create together with nature, creating in harmony within your body. Through crafing, intention setting, water blessing and wild swimming you will become nature.

DAILY RITUAL – TEMPLE PRACTICES
Every morning you will step foot into the Wild Woman temple. A place where everything is welcome. A space where you can step into a remembering of who you are or want to become. We hold morning rituals, singing and conscreations through devotional mantra, incanting our wild woman vow. A deep remembering will arise. Come and be in the temple of yourself and the space you will be working in. You will connect with your voice, to access it is an amazing resource!

CONNECTION – SISTERHOOD
Sisterhood is magical. Through the bonding of sisterhood you will feel it settle into your being, so that you can expand into expression.  We will create a frequency of energy together that will be unique to the sisters that feel called to come onto this retreat. This bond will stay beyond the retreat and you will be become lifelong friends.

The Facilitators

JOANNA BARNES

Thinking about it, my whole life had led me to this point.

From my experiences with the club culture in the 90’s, to my love affair with yoga from being age 21, to travelling the world, having a stressful career, losing my mother, becoming a mother, learning lots of healing modalities and now being hit around my butt my peri-menopause. It all holds value.

All the mess, the highs and lows, the laughter and the grief – all this has led me to search for the wild woman within.

By traditional trade I have laid my roots in the fashion business as a buyer and a stylist, exploring the world and a lover of photography, style and quality. I would like to honour all my incredible teachers that have carved my path along the way.

All these trainings and modalities have melded into my own unique style of intuitive healing, which is forever evolving, growing and expanding the more I delve into this work. This work is all through a wish to help women return back to their body, for women to find space, power and seek the support they need through different periods of their life.

I am also huge lover of yoga and dance and all forms of
expression.

So here I am, standing in my mid forties power, wanting to help myself to be more, feel more and love life more.

I am here to be in full service, together, collectively, to raise the vibration of all wild women.

Schools of teaching

  • CCB breathwork practitioner

  • Shamamic womb massage, tuning forks & journeying

  • Shamanic 9 Rites & 13th Rite Womb Blessing

  • 9 moon womb awakening apprentice

  • Thai Yoga Massage, Swedish & Aromatherapy

  • Sound therapy training

LISA CORMODE

My story leading me to this point began over 25 years ago.

​A lover of expression – of body and mind – dancing for pleasure and exploring the body’s capability to bring freedom and joy combined with an ever curious interest of the human condition; around the 90’s I embarked upon a deep-rooted relationship with yoga and meditation.

One that’s taken me on both inner and outer journeys of discovery.

Learning from teachers around the globe, my passion and captivation kept on growing pulling me in deeper.

​Many years later, an illness left me fighting for my life in a coma. During the following months of rehabilitation, I gently returned to my practices which gifted me a strength to anchor to as I felt lost and scared; life as I once knew it was never the same.

​My decision to train as a yoga teacher in 2014 was born out of the moments of hopelessness and angst that were transformed into optimism and peace by the ancient teachings that are so prevalent to this day.

​I was initially drawn to the creativity and flow of Vinyasa Yoga and travelled to India over 2 years to complete 500 hours of advanced teacher trainings. The following year I enrolled on a course in London to teach Yin Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.

Yet still I felt a calling to delve deeper.

​I discovered Tantra while visiting South India and began to study this beautiful tradition that seemed somehow to reawaken what I already knew.

​My first immersion was at a traditional ashram in Rishikesh in the foothills of the Himalayas, studying Kaula Tantra.

A year after, I found myself on the oldest volcano in Ecuador studying Shamanism and Tantric Yoga, submerging in cosmology, plant medicines, ceremonies and sweat lodges.

Once again, life as I once knew it was never the same.

Amidst all, music has played a huge part; from under-age, under-ground raving in Manchester, dancing for days in Ibiza to ecstatic dances in Bali, I genuinely don’t think anything else has the power to shift mood and energy as quickly and intensely as letting music move through you.

In 2020, I trained with Wakamaia Bali as an ecstatic dance DJ and facilitator.

​What I share within The Wild Women, is a merger of my experiences and trainings in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, spirituality, psychology, astrology, mythology, sensuality, music and dance.

​I believe that every experience we have is sacred, the joy and the suffering, the pleasure and the pain. There’s beauty and expansion to all that life presents.

Location

Gravito is a healing retreat centre located in a valley within the wild forests of Portugal. This sacred site has a river & small waterfall for private wild swimming & water rituals.

Accommodation 

5 nights accommodation included  in a shared tipi. Each decked tipi has lovely views and is set on an individual terrace.

Food
All meals included.

Using homegrown and locally sourced organic ingredients to create inventive and nutritious vegetarian cuisine.

Relaxation

Personal time to relax, recharge and rest.

Optional nature walks and visits to the local river beach.

Guided relaxation with yoga nidra, sound healing and relaxation techniques.

Program

Sunday          arrival & opening ceremony

Monday         opening rituals to the wild

Tuesday         tantra, womb, surrender

Wednesday   water blessing & nature

Thursday       yoga, breath, expansion

Friday             closing ceremony & depart

 

More info

Start Date

14th of July 2024

End Date

19th of July 2024

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One-off payment: £999

Secure your place with a £199 deposit and then pay the rest in installments 

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