Waking Woman Celebration
2-6 September 2022
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.
- 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: Friday, September 2 with dinner at 7 pm – arrival and registration after 4 pm
DEPARTURE: Tuesday, September 6, around noon, after brunch
VENUE: Les Damias, 05300 Eourres, France – www.lesdamias.com ↗︎
GPS: Latitude: 44.215509 | Longitude: 5.720369
Retreat will be held in ENGLISH
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.
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 ↗︎
Caroline S’Jegers – founder of ‘ícaro * roots to create’ and co-founder of Heart of The Dance, is a passionate movement and sound whisperer. She roots herself in ritual, uses music as poetry and listens to the spaces between the words: “On the dance floor – just like in life – the mystery unfolds…” Caroline was initiated into motherhood twice – giving free births, accompanied by her husband, to two sons in their yurt. With a mission to bring us back to our dancing roots, Caroline is actively engaged in thriving communities with respect for the feminine, our bodies and Mother Earth. Her website: www.carolinesjegers.com ↗︎
Regular price: 200 EUR
- Children & Teenagers 4-18 years – 50 % off
- Seniors (60+) – 30% off
- Participants of the Mountain Samadhi Retreat – 30% off
Above prices do not include accommodation & meal package.
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) +265 EUR / pers.
- Dormitory +303 EUR / pers.
- Double room, hogan or studio for 2-4 people +330 EUR / pers.
- Single room +370 EUR / pers.
Children accommodation & meal package
- 4-11 years camping +174 EUR / pers.
- 4-11 years dormitory or room +220 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!