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Cyprus Retreat November 

H.A.R.A. Retreat

Embodying the sacred feminine.

Latchi Polis, Cyprus, 4 - 10 November 2023.

The name HARA retreat is an acronym for the intention of our time together. Heal. Align. Restore. Activate. 

Upon looking into this intuitive name, we discovered that it had resonant meaning in various cultures and languages.

 

The hara is regarded as one of the most important aspects of Japanese life and of its people’s spiritual practices. Translated from the Japanese hara simply means belly. At a deeper level the word, hara, means one’s true nature; who one truly is as a human being. So it is not just a physical centre in the body but also the centre of one’s true nature. 

The sound hara in Greek, or rather χαρά (c)hará means Joy. Another intention we have is to tap into the well of Joy on our retreat. 

Hara is one of the many names of Shiva, one of the principal deities in Hinduism and the supreme deity in Shaivism. As Hara, Shiva is “the one who destroys evil.” On its own, Hara is a Sanskrit word that means “removing,” “taking away” and “destroyer.”

*HARA*

If your heart calls to Join us, I would LOVE to share the magic of women's circle on retreat with you.

If you have any questions to see if this retreat is for you, let's hop on a 15 minute Zoom call, and find out if it resonates for you. 

Send me an e-mail indicating your interest and I will reply with all the details. 

Are you curious about navigating the uncertainties of our world differently, and ready to reconnect to the intuitive wisdom of the sacred feminine within, discover the embodiment practices which will keep your resilient in liminal times, restore your heart, body, mind and spirit through the transformative power of love, then this is the Sign you've been waiting for....

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If you are an awakening woman, who has felt the inner call, you are seeking for wholeness and

ready to reclaim the sacred feminine within,

discover the secret pathways to conscious living, loving and leading from your sacred

feminine core, then join

Eleftheria Kakambouras, Sacred femme sojourn facilitator, feminine Wisdom Counsellor & Mentor, and co-facilitator Violeta Bulc, curator of Ecocivlisation, an entrepreneur, shamanic practitioner, black belt in Hap-Ki-Do and Tae-Kwan-Do, and a dynamic social systems innovator, for a heart-centred, soul-inspired retreat....

on the Island which birthed the goddess of Love...

Imagine...
Your future self on the 10th November 2023...

Sitting in sacred stillness on the beach, feeling the salty sea breeze gently brushing your hair, the warmth of the sun glowing on your skin, breathing with the rhythmic sound of the waves traveling across the vast Mediterranean Sea reaching the coast of Cyprus, splashing against the iconic rock pillars creating foam – the same foam from which Aphrodite rose from the sea…. you access the part of you which has been calling to rise in Love… fully embodying your sovereign self...

Feeling relaxed to your core, your heart opens with every sense awakened, connected to your sacred feminine centre, intuitive wisdom & inner peace, deeper than you have ever felt before.

Gently opening your eyes, you can almost see an outline of mythical Aphrodite standing in her birthplace, initiating the circle of women who are have gathered in answering their heart’s call … dedicating themselves to the power of love’s transformation…

In gracious gratitude you trace the path you journeyed days before this moment, thinking about the women before you, invoking prayers of love at Aphrodite’s sacred sites - her sanctuary, her sacred waterfall, and her birthplace on the shoreline. You have never felt this aligned, at peace and anchored in Love before!

The journey of Embodying of Secret Feminine creates the space for touching the magic and tranquility within....

We will start our days with awakening the body with a movement meditation or a Yoga class. Followed by a nutritious breakfast at the in-house Restaurant at our host venue Aphrodite Beach Hotel, which is located in Latchi village by a yacht marina in Chrysochous Bay, directly across from the blissful private beach, and next to the awe-inspiring Akamas nature reserve.

Mid-morning we will gather in circle for our Embodiment session, facilitated by Feminine Wisdom Counselor Eleftheria – exploring our inner world through archetypes, learn from ancient myth’s wisdom, listening to our dreams and their intuitive guidance, discovering parts unknown, and awaken the power of Love in your personal myth.

In the afternoons you will experience Cypriot hospitality at its best, in your free time to explore the island delights, or just gift yourself space to be by the sea.

At sunset we will gather to explore our outer world through the dynamics of collective intelligence, how to prepare for life’s opportunities, build resilience for uncertainty and learn intuitive ways of leading with Violeta Bulc.

 

We gather before dinner in meditation and flow with the gifts of slow living into the night for deep rest.

Our Restorative Sanctuary for the Retreat
Aphrodite Beach Hotel

Aphrodite Beach Hotel it is a small family owned hotel, located 500 m from the most beautiful and serene place in Cyprus, the Akamas Peninsula National Park, in the North West of Cyprus and about 40 kms from Paphos. The hotel is situated along a long remote beach.

 

It is the ideal location for people looking for a warm and peaceful place where it is all about the guests and a treat for their souls and hearts.

The surrounding nature is a big part of the food for souls as it is very pure. It is a place where the clear turquoise sea, meets the strong energy of the hills and the rocks of the Akamas National Park.

Our host, Gregoria, her family and staff will welcome you with the most heart-warming Mediterranean hospitality, the best of pure sea and nature! 

Your sacred feminine retreat facilitators

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Eleftheria Kakambouras

My name is Eleftheria, of Hellenic descent, it means liberty or freedom. In essence this is what I stand for - the liberation of the sacred feminine within us all. I have been deeply honoured to have had the privilege to work with women’s personal and spiritual develop for 20 years now.

 

Every story has touched me deeply and has contributed to my own sense of place, purpose and power. My work as transformation facilitator is a marriage between my training in clinical psychology and women’s spirituality. I am passionate about myth and story as healing tools.

I would Love to share the magic of women's circle with you, on my third retreat on this magical island called Cyprus. The land, people and her-story with sacred sites have activated deep transformation with me, and the women who have felt the call to joined me. 


I truly believe when a woman heals a part of herself, she heals a part of the world - which we are inextricably connected to.

You are pure magic, you are sacredly woman, you are powerful beyond measure, you ARE sacred purpose, you are Enough - and YOUR presence here - Matters truly. 

Thank you, from my heart to yours, for your contribution to weaving the feminine tapestry.

It is an absolute honour to announce Violeta as my co-facilitator on this retreat. I met Violeta in 2013 on my first seminar in Slovenia, and we connected immediately. Through-out the years I've been deeply inspired by her passion and authenticity in everything she engages in.

I can't wait for you to meet her! 

Violeta Bulc

Violeta Bulc is an engineer by profession. She also holds her master degree in Information Systems, presidents MBA degree and honourable doctorate of philosophy. 

She is a founder and curator of Ecocivilisation movement which she started in March 2020 and is now spread in over forty countries around the globe.

Due to her dedication to global well being, female empowerment and genuine care for a fellow human, as well as the planet, she was named as one of the G100 Global Chairs responsible for Ecocivilisation and Water. 

The Ecocivilisation movement was named among top 100 global projects important for a prosperous future of the world by the #WWEF.  

She is an open-minded former European Commissioner, and former Deputy Prime Minister of Slovenia, devoted to solving problems in a collaborative and innovative way. 

The essence of her work are  social innovation and system modelling contributing to a balanced, inclusive, engaging  empowerment of individuals, communities and business to serve humanity and the planet to thrive.


She is a well recognised innovator (many times awarded for innovation on a national level), entrepreneur, writer, former professional basketball player and Slovenian champion in javelin. 

She successfully completed Martial Art Academy and Shamanic Academy.  
She is passionate about systems, collaborative networks,

living labs and participatory modelling that brings the best out of people and makes them thrive along with the planet Earth as a whole. 

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Our Program

Daily Program Flow
18h00
Integration Circle
19h00
Dinner
07h30
Movement or Yoga
08h30
09h30
13h00
Breakfast
Session with Eleftheria
Lunch
14h00
Free-time or outing
16h00
Session with Violeta

All the details you need to secure your seat here: 

Saturday 4 November
Day 1: Intention

Arrival day is on the 4 November 2023.

We will gently flow into our day, get settled into our rooms, explore the beautiful space we'll call home for the next week.

At 16h30 we will gather in opening circle into sunset, clarify our intentions for our personal journey, and plant them as seeds in our hearts.

We will nurture our bodies with a delicious meal from the Aphrodite Beach onsite Restaurant, retire to the comfort of our rooms for a recharging night's rest.

Sunday 5 November
Day 2: Reconnect

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies with yoga or movement class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

 

Gathering in circle for our morning session with Eleftheria, we will explore ancient feminine myth and story. We will work with our personal myths, to acknowledge parts of self which are seeking connection - to sacred self and longing to reignite zest for Life. We will listen to the parts of ourselves which have been longing to be seen, heard, embraced and acknowledged.

This self-inquiry into the roots of our being will ignite the gifts which will unfold over the next few days.

 

We'll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and take some time for self-reflection, journaling, a walk on the beach, stillness and rest in the afternoon.

 

Just before sunset we will meet in the seminar room for the afternoon session with Violeta. She will share the wisdoms of life that help us to deal with uncertainty without compromising our inner strength but rather see it even stronger as a tool to move forward. We will open the door to seeing structures around us as beings and dive into the dynamic of evolution and behaviour of systems. We will set in motion a reconnection with the eco-system of life surrounding us. 

We will end our day with a hearty meal, and retire for some deep rest.

Monday 6 November
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Day 3: Reclaim

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in meditation movement class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

Gathering in circle for our morning HARA embodiment session with Eleftheria, we will reclaim the sacredness of our bodies - all our bodies, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual, reclaiming any power we gave away, conditioning about how we "should" be or show up in the world, igniting and activating the juicy, fiery, magnetic, sensuous, beautiful parts of ourselves.

We'll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and take some time for self-reflection, journaling, a walk on the beach, stillness and rest in the afternoon.

At sunset we will meet in the garden for a HARA Immersion Session with Violeta, to explore the dynamics of collective intelligence. We will learn how to unfold ways of baring the fruits of individual creativity and self-manifestation, whilst meeting the strength of the collective in a mutually respectful way. Tap into the ancient future wisdoms to find a higher harmony and balance of life in the collaboration of both: collective and individual.

 

We will end our day with a hearty meal, get into comfy clothes with a movie night, view a local documentary on Aphrodite: The great Goddess of Cyprus.

We will complete the day with conscious dance to get us ready for a deep sleep. 

Tuesday 7 November
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Day 4: Restore

We will greet the morning waves with a substantial scrumptious breakfast on the terrace. 

 

We will gather our hats, sunblock, swimwear, journals and camera's and head out for a day of exploring the ancient sanctuary of Aphrodite, here we engage with our intuition and deepen our experience of active listening.

 

After our visit to the ancient temple, we will make our way through a narrow passage unto the beach at Petra de Romniou, bathe in the refreshing Mediterranean waters and foam which birthed the Goddess of Love. 

We will share in sacred feminine practice, and allow ourselves the space and time to feel, connect, unfurl and to trust the unfolding of the process of what is birthing within in, on this powerful energetic beach.

 

We will travel back to our beautiful resort and integrate the morning with free time. 

 

At the dusk light, we will explore the collective wisdom of intuition and known facts about its manifestations. We will share the experiences and ways to nurture it as an inspiring life force. We will look at the conditions in which systems can fully utilise intuitive insights and discuss what this means for the future of humanity.

 

We'll bless our bodies with a hearty dinner share in the day’s reflections and restore in deep rest. 

Wednesday 8 November
Thursday 9 November
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Day 5: Embody

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies with movement meditation on the beach, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

 

Gathering in circle for our morning HARA session with Eleftheria, we will work with the sacred feminine practice of embodiment, feminine meditation and circle sharing. We will explore the path of moving from duality into wholeness. 

 

We'll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and take some free time for self-reflection, journaling, a walk on the beach, stillness and rest in the afternoon.

 

Just before sunset we will explore readiness for seizing life’s opportunities with Violeta.  We will discuss the difference between life’s vision and mission, the difference between goals and intentions, between wishes and real needs. We will explore possibilities of how to prepare ourselves for opportunities without getting trapped by predefined mind sets. We will compare how such approaches contribute to a better life between an individual and a system and gain more confidence for the unknown.

 

We’ll the take a walk along the beach and find a space for an Aphrodite Immersion Meditation receiving our authentic vision.

We will end our day with a hearty meal, and deep rest.

Day 6: Initiation

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a movement class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

 

We will gather our hats, sunblock, swimwear, journals and camera's and head out for a day of exploring the Blue Lagoon by boat, and visiting the iconic Aphrodite's Baths - a magnificent waterfall next to an ancient fig tree, the place where she used to meet with Andonis - a favorite lover. We'll enjoy traditional Cypriot lunch, and celebrate the new beginnings unfolding.

 

We will return late afternoon, giving you some more free-time, to do exactly what you want to do!

 

Ending the day with a delicious hearty dinner, sharing circle, spiritual dance and deep rest.

Friday 10 November
Day 7: Empower

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in an embodiment practice followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

We will gather in gracious gratitude for our closing circle ceremony, emerging empowered, enriched and feeling in Love with all of life.

Investment

You have two options to choose from.

Single or Shared Accommodation.

Save €440 with the *Early Bird Investment! Available until the 15th September 2023

1

Anassa Package

All inclusive

SINGLE Accommodation

  • 7 day, 6 night Single Room

  • Full Board

  • 2 Day Trip Excursions

  • Group Coaching & facilitation

  • Life-time embodiment tools

  • Gift Bag

  • Follow-up group session

*Early Bird Fee

€ 1760*

Full Fee After 15 September

€ 2200

All inclusive

  • 6 Night Accommodation

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

  • Day trip to Aphrodite Temple

  • Day trip to Blue Lagoon

  • Entrance fees

  • Airport transfers

  • Facilitation

  • Gift Bag

Not included

  • Drinks

  • Travel Health Insurance

  • Airplane tickets & Visa

  • Gratuities

2

Aphrodite Package

All inclusive

SHARED Accommodation

  • 7 day, 6 night Shared Room

  • Full board

  • 2 Day Trip Excursions

  • Group Coaching & facilitation

  • Life-time embodiment tools

  • Gift Bag

  • Follow-up group session

*Early Bird Fee

€ 1560*

Full Fee After 15 September

€ 1999

My body, heart & Soul says YES!!! 
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  • HARA Retreat

    1,760€
    Anassa Package Single Room
    Valid for 4 months
    • 6 night accomodation at Aphrodite Beach Hotel in Single Room
    • Full Board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Day trip to Aphrodite Temple
    • Day trip to Blue Lagoon
    • Entrance Fees
    • *Airport transfers at specified times
    • All facilitation of program
    • Gift Bag
  • Best Value

    HARA Retreat 2

    1,560€
    Aphrodite Package Shared Room
    Valid for 4 months
    • 6 night accomodation at Aphrodite Beach Hotel in Single Room
    • Full Board Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Day trip to Aphrodite Temple
    • Day trip to Blue Lagoon
    • Entrance Fees
    • *Airport transfers at specified times
    • All facilitation of program
    • Gift Bag
  • I'm not sure I know what my boundaries are. Do I need to figure this out before signing up for the program?
    No, part of the Boundary Baseline core work is to take the time to get clear on your desires, limits, preferences and dealbreakers.
  • I'm already overwhelmed. How much time will I need to schedule per week?
    If you are already overwhelmed, it probably means that you've been struggling with boundaries for a while. The way out of overwhelm, is being gently guided by an experienced coach in a supportive environment. All you have to do, is to trust the intuitive guidance which has brought you here. This program has been designed to support you to reconnect with that core place within you, which is grounded, centred, clear and confident. This gifts you immense freedom.... and the opposite of overwhelm. The program leads you through a process, step by step, with enough time and space to integrate all you need to create a life you love. You can do this program at your own pace. You can choose to set aside 15-20 minutes each day or do the weekly lesson in one go on the weekends. For the best results, I recommend that you watch the video's and do the exercises each week. Set aside 60 - 90 minutes per week to do the 'heart-work', and 75 minutes to attend or watch/listen to the replay of the Q & A Coaching call's. You can support & honour your transformation process with setting up a self-care appointment in your calendar. Please remember, you will have lifetime access to the program, so you can return to the lessons at any time.
  • How does the program work?
    This transformational program start on Full Moon 3 July 2023. You will have access to the program material from the second you sign up. Each week on Tuesday, we will gather for a Live Q & A ZoomCall Week 1: July 4th Week 2: July 11th Week 3: July 18th Week 4: July 25th Week 5: August 1st Week 6: August 8th You can access all the meditations, videos, lessons, PDF's and bonus material by logging into the program portal, which is accessible from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You will be able to download the lessons, PDF's and meditations onto your devices. You will also be able to ask questions and share insight in our private group social platform.
  • When does the program start?
    The program starts when you are ready to set your Baseline to Thriving. If you choose to work through the material at an easy pace with 2 lessons per week, you can complete it in 6 weeks. If you want to dedicate a weekend to work through the material, the program is accessible in this way too.
  • I'm interested, but I'm still not sure?
    I hear you. It's a totally normal response to deciding to sign up for a program which has the potential to catalyse change in your life. And change is scary for us! At times we may even choose to stay stuck because it's familiar. It's really scary to start thinking about setting boundaries, let alone start the process of learning how to do it. Eleftheria has 20 years experience in helping women breakthrough the barriers which hinder boundary setting and maintaining. She has specifically designed this program in a way which guides you in a supportive community of fellow journeyers. You do not need to walk this path alone. You are reading this for a reason. Something inside you, lead you here. To this moment. If you have a gut feeling which is saying "Yes!"... answer the call. You are saying YES to breaking through limiting beliefs, access to the tools to create sustained change in your life and to start identifying your true value - to embody your true self. This is the journey to compassionate communication and thriving relationships. A path to experiencing more fulfilment, energy, freedom and success in all aspects of your life. The Boundary Baseline Program provides you with the encouragement, structure, support, and women's circle to start this journey to authentic living, loving and leading.
  • Is this program appropriate for me if I have past trauma?
    This program is not suitable as a substitute for trauma therapy, but can be a supportive compliment to it. If you have unresolved, painful past trauma which you have not worked through, which is negatively impacting your relationships and life, then this program is not appropriate for you. It would be best for you to work with a trauma specialist before attending this program. If you are currently in therapy, please share this program with your therapist for input on whether it will be a supportive compliment to your healing journey. If you have past trauma, which you have worked through with a therapist, then this program will be complementary and appropriate for you.
  • Do I have a limited time to access the program material?
    No, you have lifetime access to the program. Also, all the lessons and audio materials are downloadable to your device, so that you can have access to it at any time.
  • What makes Boundary Baseline program different to other boundary courses online?
    The Boundary Baseline program is based on tried and tested tools which has worked for my clients, and myself, for two decades. It is a masterclass, with all the tools you will ever need, to create thriving relationships. This program has been designed as a deeper dive into the root causes of what stops up from effectively communicating our needs, deepest desires, from our feminine core. This masterclass is a compilation of tried and tested techniques and tools which teaches you the "HOW to" stop people from trampling over you; to get out of overwhelm no matter what your circumstances are; and to take back control of your life, so you can live and thrive without resentment. ​ Focusing souley on the core underlying issues which prevent or block us from setting healthy boundaries, and the know how to maintain and honour our boundaries, so that we can live our best lives. Looking forward to sharing the freedom, connection and compassion mastering the art of boundaries gifts us with you!
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