Fecha/Hora11/10/2018 - 14/10/2018
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED
(if you would like to be on the waiting list, please fill in the registration form)
Let everything love you
from 11th to 14th October, 2018. Dharmaloca, Tarragona
We invite you to immerse yourself for four days in a magical and wild corner of the Sierra del Montsant, where you can renew yourself deeply and remember the essence of what gives meaning to your life.
Here you can find the space and time to be on retreat surrounded by wild nature, where the elements will help you to listen again to your wisest and most authentic voice, the voice of your heart.
One of our intentions and desires for this retreat is to offer a space, in a circle, where we can cultivate our capacity for deep listening: of ourselves and each other and of the messages that life is continually offering us.
The mountains, the rocks, the water fountain, the eagles, the horses that live in freedom… become a guide and mirror and allow us to remember our purest, freest and most generous nature.
In our current world, where there is an overvaluation of action and productivity, a retreat in nature is a balm that reminds us of the importance of going inwards and from there recognizing, cultivating and taking care of our gifts so that they flourish in the world.
From this place of intimate connection with the elements and their cycles, we can continue walking, sharing and giving in our day to day life from an abundant place, without effort.
During this retreat we invite you to:
* Discover the transformative beauty of sharing in a circle.
* Receive inspiration from the four directions and the medicine wheel.
* Rest on earth and let go of what no longer supports you.
* Connect with horses that live in freedom and remember your wild nature.
* Drink from the source of silence.
* Take care of your body through conscious walking and connected movement.
* Enjoy creativity with natural elements.
* Create your own rituals as a healing tool.
* Participate in the beauty and simplicity of living in a place created with the principles of permaculture.
This retreat, which incorporates sharing in circle, connecting with the symbolic, guided visualizations and meditation, creativity and movement, and direct contact with nature, is created for you if:
- You want to reconnect with your deepest purpose and align yourself with them from your center.
- You want to give yourself four days to “fill your cup” and be more aware of everything that truly nourishes you.
- In your life you accompany and take care of other people and are looking for a place to feel accompanied.
- You have the desire to be in a circle where deep listening and loving presence are the basis of what is offered.
This proposal is open to women and men.
The places are limited to a maximum of 13 people which will allow us a personalized and group accompaniment.
The course will be offered in English and Spanish or Catalan according to the needs of the group.
Anthropologist, doula, writer and mother. She has spent fifteen years facilitating women’s circles in England and Spain, in connection to the wisdom of the feminine cycles. Creator of the project “Mujer Cíclica”, she currently supports and trains women through workshops and online courses “El Camino de la Facilitadora” and “Las Cuatro Lunas en Mí”. Sophia writes and shares resources and inspiration about women’s cycles, female archetypes and rites of passage. www.mujerciclica.com
Gemma Polo Pujol
Spiritual guide and facilitator of deep rest and meditation retreats with “Open Dharma” for fifteen years. Theologian, beekeeper, poet and mother, Gemma recognizes nature as her most intimate home. She created “Dharmaloca”, an eco-retreat center in the heart of Montsant, Tarragona, and the project “Awakening with Horses”, with the wish to offer a space where to reconnect with the essence and to emerge from the heart. www.gemmapolopujol.com/
Where will the retreat take place?
In the heart of the Sierra del Montsant Natural Park, in the middle of hundreds of protected hectares, is Dharmaloca, an eco retreat center and a place for reconnection with nature. It is a beautiful, simple and wild space co-created in 2008 by Gemma Polo and Jaya Ashmore, based on the principles of permaculture and ecological self-sufficiency. http://gemmapolopujol.com/dharmaloca/
In this 5 minute video, you can see a selection of photos and sentences which capture the essence of Dharmaloca and everything that the place will offer us during the Wild Heart retreat.
For this residential retreat, for a maximum of 13 people, we offer several sleeping options:
- Three large cotton tents with comfortable mattresses, to share between three or four people.
- Three cozy caravans if you want to enjoy your own space. FULLY BOOKED
During the retreat, we offer vegetarian and mostly organic food. As part of the community dynamics of the place, you will participate in the preparation of some of the food and the general care of the space.
The retreat is from Thursday to Sunday.
Arrival between 17.00 and 18.00 / 19.00 – 21.00 Welcome Circle / 21.00 Dinner.
Second and third day:
08.00 Connected movement / 09.00: Breakfast / 10.30 – 14.00: Council and dynamics in nature / 14.30: Lunch and rest / 17.00 – 20.30: Council and dynamics in nature / 21.00: Dinner
09.00 Breakfast / 10.30 – 14.00: Council and dynamics in nature. Closing with everyone / 14.30: Eating / packing up and goodbyes.
How to get there
Dharmaloca is a 45-minute drive from the village of Falset, in the Priorat region. When you sign up we will give you the complete directions to arrive. We can organize pickups at the Marçà / Falset station for the train which arrives from Barcelona at 15:32 on June 8th and when the retreat ends on Sunday, June 11th , for the train leaving at 18:05 and arriving in Barcelona in a couple of hours later.
Here you can see a breakdown of the costs of the different parts of the retreat, from Thursday to Sunday, and at the end you can see the total price, depending on your accommodation option.
Facilitation and support by Sophia and Gemma: 180 euros
Organization and materials: 40 euros
Food: 80 euros
80 euros in caravan, with linen included (available for 3 people)
45 euros in shared cotton tents, just bring your sleeping bag (available for 10 people)
380 euros if you sleep in an individual caravan
345 euros if you sleep in a shared tent
Do you want to sign up?
The places for this retreat are limited and will be filled in order of registration. To confirm your reservation, a deposit of 95 euros is required, in the following account number: “Open Dharma associació per l’harmonia natural”, Triodos Bank, ES31 1491 0001 2210 09539220 or through Paypal: https: // www. Paypal.me/OpenDharmaSpain/95
The registration fee to confirm your place has two intentions. One is so that we can know clearly if there is a minimum of participants to run the retreat, or if the places are full and we create a waiting list. The other has to do with your own personal commitment when deciding to set aside the time to do this retreat, with everything that it will bring you.
This fee guarantees that we will keep a space for you. Therefore, if you decide not to come less than one month before the retreat starts, it will not be possible to give you a refund.
COMPLETE REGISTRATION FORM HERE
If you have any questions, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to share this beautiful place and the retreat with you.
Sophia and Gemma