with Komala Lyra & Araminta Barbour
Women Who See In The Dark
Mystic, gypsy, dakini, life-adventurer, dancer, writer, artist, healer with a broad pallet of skills, Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. Faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts),
she is also a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years. Creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, sharing experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of body-heart-soul.
Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and assign mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.
Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala where she has been based for over 10 years, Araminta is a Speaker, Coach and International Tranformational Workshop Facilitator. She has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS) and is a Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, with over 5 years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 20 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions.
Faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts), the Institute of Conscious Sensuality based in Hawaii, and the Online University of Love and Sexuality Araminta has focused on sacred sexuality retreats for the past 5 years and the esoteric wisdom that comes from healing the split between spirituality and embodiment. Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centred creators. Araminta offers emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching.
4 Events - 4 destinations - 4 explorations
Where are you called to join us in circle in 2017?
GUATEMALA: 4-10 MARCH
VILLA SUMAYA, LAKE ATITLAN
THEMES: Water & Fire,
Receptivity & Action, Expansion & Direction
BRAZIL: 12-17 MAY
OSHO LUA, ALTO PARADISO
Wild & Sacred, Prostitute & Saint, Lover & Mother
CZECH REPUBLIC: 4-10 SEPT
THEMES: Dream & Reality, Hope & Grief, Fairy Tales & Escapism, Priestess & Enchantress
ISRAEL: 24 - 29 SEPTEMBER
Empowerment & Ecstacy, Surrender & Control, Power & Resistance
When your eyes are tired
the world is tired also.
When your vision has gone
no part of the world can find you.
Time to go into the dark
where the night has eyes
to recognize its own.
There you can be sure
you are not beyond love.
The dark will be your womb
The night will give you a horizon
further than you can see.
You must learn one thing:
the world was made to be free in.
Give up all the other worlds
except the one to which you belong.
Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
confinement of your aloneness
to learn anything or anyone
that does not bring you alive is too small for you.
~ David Whyte ~
Czech republic Retreat
Sammasati Retreat Centre
September 4 - 10, 2017
The HEART OF EUROPE
Our 3rd offering lies in the centre of Europe - where an enchanting landscape filled with castles, glassy lakes, and the enigmatic symbols of the alchemists provide our theme:
Dream & Reality, Fairy Tales & Escapism
A brief journey from the wondrous city of Prague, Sammasati Retreat lets you experience a connection with nature and the wilderness within reach of one of the world’s great cultural centres.
Surrounded by lush green forests and pristine nature reserves, Sammasati rests in an area blessed with streams, lakes and sandstone formations. The tranquil, private area surrounding the retreat allows for introspection, self-inquiry and a safe environment to embark on a transformational journey.
Women wHo See in the Dark - czech republic
Sammasati Retreat Centre
The all natural, wood space was
recently renovated into simple, single and double rooms and dormitories.
Chill out space under the roof is available to gather and enjoy the company on our quest during downtime.
GARDEN AND nature reserve
With a 100% private garden and surrounding forests, inviting you to tune in to nature, pick berries or mushrooms, lie in the soft moss and listen to the birds sing or watch them bathe in the nearby streams.
Our venue is 2 hours travel from the international airport at Prague. If you have time, we recommend overnighting in beautiful Prague city centre, 30 minutes from the airport. Advice and support with your travel to and from the venue will be provided upon registration.
About the artist
We are in love with the incredible work of artist Annelie Solis featured here and share her powerful images with her permission. Please treat yourself to time on her website: www.anneliesolis.com