In the heart of the Regional Natural Park of the Provençal Baronnies, Les Damias / France
Embracing the gift of Life
This is an invitation to spend six days in the beautiful mountains of the south of France, to join a circle of women of all ages and all places, to share song, dance, poetry, stories, yoga, meditation, massage, hikes, rites of passage, sweat lodge, and much more, with the purpose to explore with each other, this incredible adventure of being a woman, and what that means in relationship to our selves, our families, our society of this time and to Mother Earth.
We listen to the voices of other women and we honor each one as a mirror, where we reflect ourselves and grow from our experiences together.
Our body is a temple, it creates life, and it is through which our soul can thrive. We support each other in this recognition, and how we can best support and love it.
This is an invitation for women of all ages, with a special emphasis on creating a space for young women, with the purpose of accompanying them in their transition from childhood into the period of fertility. To recuperate, remember, and together create rituals for this passage from adolescence to womanhood, to plant health, trust, self love and respect during a developmental stage of much receptivity, recognizing the immense value of menstruating and being conscious of the great potential of a body that has come to experiment the great rejoice of being a woman.
“We are the mirror, as well as the face in it,
We are tasting the taste, this minute of eternity,
We are the pain, and what cures the pain, both,
We are the cold sweet water, and the jar that pours”
- 7:00 – 8:30 – Morning practice (yoga, Chi Kung, Dance, hike, chanting…)
- 9:00 – 10:00 – Breakfast
- 10:30 – 1:00 – Session
- 1:30 – 2:30 – Lunch
- 4:30 – 6:30 – Session
- 7:00 – Dinner
- 8:00 – 9:30 – Music, dance, sharing, rituals, meditation…
The program will be prepared ahead, knowing that this retreat is a living circle that will weave its own story during the days together as well.
ARRIVAL: Sunday, September 1 with dinner at 7 pm – arrival and registration after 4 pm
DEPARTURE: Saturday, September 7 after lunch 1 pm
VENUE: Les Damias, 05300 Eourres, France – www.lesdamias.com
GPS: Latitude: 44.215509 | Longitude: 5.720369
Travel Details (click here)
from Lyon airport (cheap Easy Jet flights ) – get to train to Sisteron
from Marseille airport (Provence), take a shuttle bus to «gare St. Charles» in Marseille.
From there, you can take a train to Sisteron.
- by taxi directly to Les Damias – prices approx. 60-70€ (4 people can share) – contact TAXI SIMARD +33-492651210
- by car – see Google Maps for details
Description: via Lachau or Barret sur Méouge (Col D’Araud), direction Eourres. Don’t go up to Eourres Village, follow direction “Les Peyres/Les Damias”. Go through “Les Peyres” and continue the asphalt road until the end.
Registered participants will be connected in advance so they can organize carpooling or taxi sharing if they arrive at the same time.
Together with Markus Sieber, they have created the musical project Mirabai Ceiba, and since 2002 they travel throughout the world, sharing music and life.
She is a mother of two sweet women, Alina and Pema, whom she has homeschooled since 2011, with the Waldorf system.
Environmentalist. She specializes in processes of group communication, the resolution of conflicts and training in techniques of social participation through art.
For ten years she traveled with the Rainbow Caravan for Peace through seven countries in South America, accomplishing a social educational artistic work.
Lina do Carmo
Lina do Carmo has many years of career as a dancer and choreographer. She combines different movement and expression techniques in several solo and group choreographic pieces, which she has performed in theaters and festivals in Europe and Brazil. Lina offers a discovery of the particular beauty and effects of Gurdjieff’s movements, as a holistic method of self-knowledge that can be explored by all, independent of particular talent in dance. Lina transmits the movements from her experience with the inherent force of transformation, leading to inner peace and genuine happiness.
Special rates for single mothers, students and women in a difficult situation are possible upon request:
Accommodation & Meal Package
Excellent vegetarian organic food (3 meals a day) will be served in Les Damias.
All different kind of accommodation options available (tent, hogans, dormitory, studios). Please note, that only limited number of each accommodation type is available, so if you have a certain preference, do not hesitate to register soon.
Adult accommodation & meal package
- Camping (bring your own tent) +287 EUR / pers.
- Dormitory +340 EUR / pers.
- Double room, hogan or studio for 2-4 people +362 EUR / pers.
Children accommodation & meal package
- 4-12 years camping +196 EUR / pers.
- dormitory or room +243 EUR / pers.
…is due in full within 10 days after the registration.
After your registration we will send you a detailed calculation with the total costs!