Waking Woman Celebration
25-31 July 2023
In the quiet forests of Czech
Embracing the gift of Life
This is an invitation to spend six days and nights in the beautiful wild nature of Czech Republic. Join a circle of women with the intention to embark on a journey where we will explore what it means to be a woman in this life, in this time and space, accompanying each other with the things that we love and that nurture us.
We will share songs, hikes, morning practice, storytelling, silence, poetry, massage, chanting, rites of passage, forest, water, and much more, all which opens to trust, inspires creativity, nourishes and enables to experience each other from a deep place.
We live in an time of great change and transformation, where we as a humanity, get the opportunity to uproot all that which does not serve our lives anymore, and just stands in the way of who we really are.
We get together as women to recognize that the feminine quality in humanity has been out of balance for too long. We get together to support each other in this which takes courage; to get closer to who we really are.
This is also an invitation to share and bond with your own women, you can bring along your daughters starting at 9 years old (in the years to come it will be open to all ages), and we will have a special day for rites of passage for those who would like to have their own rite. Especially for the young women, to accompany them in this great transition from childhood into the period of fertility, to offer them a space where they can relate to their bodies with love and respect, knowing themselves to be held and witnessed by a powerful family of women of all ages.
Shed the layers that hold me
Behold me – with all that is
Make my wounds into the beauty
Of opening and closing
And opening. Again
Truly let me witness this breaking – open –
Spiralling through, down and around
All the way into the center of my being
Make my flesh and bones become one
Exchanging space with all the spaces in between
Re-awakening what has been forgotten
Not only is this moment a remembrance
Of what has come before
It also gives way to anticipation
Of longing wanting to belong
Of tenderness wishing to be touched upon
And of knowing wanting to be acknowledged
Take me by the handsCaroline S’Jegers
And crack me wide open
So my heart can lead me the way
- 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: Tuesday July 25 after 4:00 PM for registration, dinner at 7:00 PM
DEPARTURE: Monday July 31, around noon, after brunch
VENUE: Dvûr Svatá Maří, Svatá Maří 49, Okres Prachatice – www.dvursvatamari.cz ↗︎
GPS: Latitude: 49.07233 | Longitude: 13.82218
Retreat will be held mainly in ENGLISH with translation in other languages possible as available.
Foreigners most often take the praha-vimperk bus and are either picked up by the organizer there or take a taxi. Upon agreement, we can also help with the transfer.
From Prague, Na Knížecí, take the bus 3707016 to «aut.nádr.» (Autobusové nádraží) in Strakonice.
Walk over to the train station in about 3 min.
From Strakonice, take the train Os 18114 to Vimperk.
Throughout her life there has always been two paths that interweave each other, music and the deep work with people in its many facets. She has been part of retreats for inner growth and community of all kinds since childhood, started leading children’s camps as a teenager, and has created and led Waking Woman retreats since many years.
Music has been deeply embedded all along the journey, serving as a fine thread to weave between cultures, the voice and singing together being a main focus.
She has travelled the world with Markus and their daughters offering concerts, workshops and retreats, and homeschooled Pema and Alina with a Waldorf curriculum, something that opened a completely new way to connect with children and their stages of development, as well as consciously creating a deep bond with them.
Grew up traveling the world, being exposed to many cultures, lifestyles, and languages. She also has been part of many retreats since early childhood, which has given her a deep sense and feeling for people.
She homeschooled all her life and then finished high school on her own, and is currently studying in Spain in a theatre school where the main exploration is with the self. She will hold space for our younger girls.
Holding music as the center of her life, Carrie has traveled to diverse lands, sharing her passion and love of song. She also sees the need and power of therapeutic work to bring us back into balance and has studied many different fields in support of that. She trusts and upholds the depth of connection that can happen when we gather together. Her website: www.carrietree.co.uk ↗︎
Brenda Mc Morrow
Canadian musician Brenda McMorrow shares a unique and warmly embracing style of music, in which she blends elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms, ancient Indian mantras and Spanish medicine songs with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility. Yoga Journal describes Brenda as having “a knack for expressing the deepest realizations in the sparsest lyrics”. Spiritual teacher Ram Dass has said: “Brenda has a gift”, and her music has been touching people’s hearts across the planet. Her website: www.brendamcmorrow.com ↗︎
Early bird price: 640 EUR / pers. valid until May 21, 2023
Regular price: 690 EUR / pers. after May 21, 2023
Girls: 499 EUR / up from 9 years old until 16
Cost includes vegetarian food and accommodation
…is due in full within 10 days after the registration.
If you have any question or need more information please contact Lu: