Women’s Tantra Retreat which will be held in the forest by the lake, is a weekend of rejuvenation for your body, mind, soul, heart & spirit. You will learn some very powerful, healing & trans-formative Taoist Tantric practices that Vireo will be sharing from her 6 weeks of Sacred Femininity Training with Tao Tantric Arts in Thailand as well as her wealth of wisdom and practices she has gathered over the last 2 decades. These practices will empower you to begin to clear away that which is NOT you (frustration, pain, suffering, struggle, not-enough-ness, negative self talk, self sabotage & more) & uncover who you are at your inner core. By the end of the weekend, you will be shining and radiating MORE of who you truly are!
Deep gratitude to my teachers, Minke de Vos (Senior Universal Tao Instructor; Medical Qigong master therapist, Qigong master, author) & Shashi Solluna (Universal Healing Tao Instructor; NeoTantra, Classical Tantra and Taoist Sexual Arts; author). They have both studied with Master Mantak Chia for many decades. Shashi recently produced the movie “Sex to Spirit” which I was blessed to preview in Thailand.
Check out the link below to see what Vireo was learning in Thailand & some of the gifts that she will be sharing with you at the Women’s Tantra Retreat:
Sacred Femininity Teacher Training with Tao Tantric Arts
August 11 to 13 or August 25 to 27, 2017
(pick the weekend that works best for your schedule; reminder ONLY 4 women for each weekend)
In this retreat you will learn & practice Tao Tantric Arts practices, techniques & skills, including Universal Healing Tao Qigong that will empower & support you to:
- deepen your self love, self forgiveness, self care & self compassion
- relax, restore, revitalize and rejuvenate your physical body
- clear any negative body images & love the body you have as it is now
- open pathways for gentle awakening of your feminine creative essence
- easily & simply clear away some old emotional beliefs, patterns & paradigms that block the flow of the feminine and the flow of love, especially around your sexuality
- reclaim & nourish your feminine juiciness & power
- embody your sacred feminine essence
- nourish your soft yin of the feminine
- awaken & embrace Shakti feminine life force energy
- strengthen your inner masculine & power
- stay more grounded even amidst chaos of life around you
- transmute pain to pleasure
- open to pleasure to transform pain
- transmute resistance to healing nurturing energy
Goddess Kuan Yin
We will call on the support of Kuan Yin as we connect with her thru qigong, meditation, mantra & dance outside on Mother Earth.
We will cultivate deeper self love, self forgiveness & self compassion.
You are welcome to bring offerings such as flowers or other gifts for a living mandala that we will co-create on the earth on Friday evening as we evoke Kuan Yin, Goddess of Mercy & Compassion, into our hearts & space for the weekend.
What Taoist practices will you learn?
- Six Healing Sounds
- Micro Cosmic Orbit
- Inner Smile Healing Technique
- Universal Healing Tao Qigong
What is Qigong?
In Qigong you learn to cultivate your life force energy to support self healing. Qigong is a system of self healing that is over 3000 years old from China. Many call it a health and wellness as well as a longevity practice. Qigong is a gentle form of exercise that combines breath, movement and awareness.
Qi/Chi = life force energy, vitality; Gong = cultivation, mastery, discipline
Therefore Qigong is a discipline, cultivation and eventual mastery of our life force energy along with cultivation of our breath. The breath is combined with simple movements that allow the energy to move in and around your body. It is suitable for people of all shapes, ages & sizes. The only prerequisite is that you can breath and move!
Some of the Benefits of Qigong:
- develop your life force energy to support self healing
- prevent chronic health problems & diseases (Ex: cancer, internal organ ailments, poor circulation, nerve pain, back & joint problems)
- improved mental clarity
- calming & meditative (repetition of simple exercises combined with breath)
- improved vitality (more energy)
- improved internal and overall health (physical, mental, emotional & spiritual)
- increases movements of fluids in the body (blood, synovial and lymph)
- heal from old injuries & strengthen the body *(see my personal testimonial below)
For me, Vireo, personally, when I left to Thailand to learn Qigong and take the 6 week Sacred Femininity Teacher Training with Tao Tantric Arts, I was experiencing tremendous pain in my right knee so much so that I was contemplating cancelling this trip. The pain in my knee was so intense that it hurt to walk or even sit. I was also have difficulty sleeping due to the pain. At the end of January 2017, I fell on the ice outside of my cabin here at Amisk Lake and re-injured my right knee. I had had knee surgery in 1983 after a vehicle accident. During morning meditation practices, while other participants sat on cushions on the floor, I sat on a stool to ease the pain of my knee. Every weekday morning we had breath work & meditation practices followed by 1 hour of Qigong. I never missed a class. By the 5th week of my training I was able to sit cross legged in lotus position on the floor, pain free! My knee was stronger! As I write this, my knee is pain free and continuing to strengthen with my daily Qigong.
According to Bruce Frantzis of Energy Arts, “Many physical problems are at least partially due to, or aggravated by, mental or emotional stress, so the importance of the inner tranquility developed through chi gung cannot be overestimated. The practice of qigong helps manage the stress, anger, depression, morbid thoughts, and general confusion that prey on your mind when your chi is not regulated and balanced. Strengthening and balancing the energy of your mind enhances your ability to detect subtle nuances and to perceive the world and its patterns at ever-increasing levels of complexity. People who do not practice some form of energy development many never acquire these abilities.” (http://www.energyarts.com/what-qigong)
Over the 6 week Taoist Tantric Teacher Training, I cleared a multitude of old beliefs, fears (fear of abandonment), self sabotage & more.
I learned to take better care of self.
Investment in Self:
$444 (4 payments of $111)
Early Bird Special: save $111 if you make deposit of $111 by July 29th @ midnight)
Bring a Friend & save $111 if you register together
+ Meals & Accommodations (see below)
To reserve your spot, e-transfer a deposit of $111 to email@example.com
Feel seen, held, nurtured, supported, witnessed, love by Sisterhood.
This Women’s Retreat will be intimate, safe, sacred with only 4 women. Together we will create a very loving, nurturing, caring, safe, sacred container for our gathering where each of us can show up fully in our authenticity & vulnerability. Disconnection will melt into authentic connection. You will feel witnessed, seen & supported without judgment. Your feminine will be deeply nourished as you immerse yourself with other women & in nature, the arms of the Divine Mother Earth.
There is only space for 4 (possibly 6) so reserve your spot early so you won’t be disappointed.
Finnish Sauna & Spa
If you have never experienced a traditional Finnish sauna, you are in for a special treat! With her Finnish heritage, Vireo has grown up with weekly Finnish sauna. Sauna will be a time to cleanse the body and mind as we sit naked in silence (bathing suit optional), as well as refresh the spirit.
You will be invited to participate in beating each other gently with birch leaves (another Finnish sauna tradition). This is very aromatic as well as very therapeutic for your skin & pores. Salt scrubs & essence oils will be available for your own personal private spa in the sauna.
For Vireo, sauna on the edge of the lake is her sacred temple where she is nourished deeply & is returned home to her innocent self and pure essence. If you are really brave and courageous, you can experience ecstasy with Vireo as you emerge from the hot sauna, steam pouring off your body and jump into the ice cold spring water of the lake.
Deeply nourished by time in nature.
- breathe in the fresh air in the forest by the lakeside
- reconnect with Mother Earth & deepen your remembering of who you are
- rekindle your wild nature
- enjoy daily forest bathing (all of our practices will be outside in nature near the lake)
You can take a break from the noise of the city and enjoy the rich nourishing sounds of nature. You might even see a few ducks who love to hang out on our pier. Summer is a time of aliveness for the birds and animals in the boreal forest. Living in my cabin on the edge of the lake, I have noticed that there are never 2 sunrises the same. Each sunrise is unique. Each day is brand new.
- listen to the birds
- be by yourself in solitude
- play,rest or meditate
- explore spring in the forest
- canoe, kayak, walk
Investment in Self:
$444 (4 payments of $111)
Early Bird Special: save $111 if you make deposit of $111 by July 29th @ midnight
Bring a Friend & save $111 if you register together
Meals & Accommodations
Saturday Breakfast, Supper & Snacks & Special Treats
Sunday Breakfast, Snacks & Supper
For these retreats, I will invite you to prepare specific meals (potluck style). The women who cook don’t clean & those who don’t cook clean for that meal. Please let me know if you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions. Details will be sent closer to event.
Tenting (bring your own tent, bedding & towels) $25/day ($50 for weekend)
Camping (bring your own camper or tent trailer) M & A $50/day ($100 for weekend)
Cabin ~ The cabin is very simple & rustic with 2 beds (1 queen & 1 double). *only 1 cabin available (first paid, first reserved) $100/night:
“The Love Shack” Cabin $50/day each for 2 women sharing cabin (each $100 for 3 day; 2 nights of retreat)
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I am going to invite you take radical responsibility for your self and own anything that shows up. There will be no space for drowning in being a victim during this retreat. Pause & breathe before you continue. I will stand in the fire with you. I will even hold your hand. I will provide you with powerful transformational tools, gems & processes to empower you to be the magnificent feminine juicy sexy powerful amazing unique authentic woman who you are. I will trust you to ask for extra support if and when you need it. I will support you in embodying the powerful woman, goddess, Shakti that I know you are! This retreat is not for everyone. Feel into yourself & see if you are ready to show up fully, let go of what no longer serves you & awaken! If your body & heart are saying “yes” then take the next step:
To Reserve your spot, e-transfer $111 to email@example.com Only space for 4 to 6 women.
If fear is coming up in your mind, that means you are excited and expanding your comfort zone & you are on the right track. Fear, which is the energy of excitement, is normal when we are growing and stretching. I now have chosen to see this energy of fear as excitement and as evidence that I am breaking out of old ways that no longer serve me. The trick is to celebrate it when it shows up. Remember it is only energy.
This Women’s Tantra Retreat will be an opportunity for deep self care & self rejuvenation. The biggest gift we can give those we love & the world, is to nourish ourselves.
This is for down to earth people who love nature & also want to be rejuvenated by nature. If you prefer a 5 star hotel or need all the amenities of the city, then this is not for you. If you are like us and prefer the billion stars in the open sky, fresh air, sound of birds in the forest, wildlife (bald eagles, deer, beaver, pelicans, loons & more), the expansive fresh water lake, composting outhouse, kayaking, a fire by the lake, sunrise over the lake, spontaneity, chopping wood, witnessing beauty, getting dirty, canoeing, Finnish Sauna, skinny dipping and more, then this is your retreat!
Join Vireo for a a weekend of deep replenishment, deep transformation, deep healing, deep empowerment, playfulness, heart felt connection and of course forest lake magic. You will create more feminine flow in your life, inner harmony, more balance (yin/yang) & experience deep “yin” time which nourishes you, especially your feminine nature. All of this while being immersed in mother nature & having fun! Forest & lake offer so many surprises & magic!
Expect the unexpected & miracles! Know that you will be so deeply held by Mother Nature & Sisterhood!
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you are in fear or excitement and just want to chat to see if this retreat is for you, send me a Facebook message or an email and we can set up a time to chat.
I am so ecstatically excited to see who wants to join me & awaken in a powerful & playful transformational 3 days! The world needs more awakened juicy alive joyous women! Are you going to be one of them?
In joyful service,