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Reconnect Retreat

Embodying the Sacred Feminine.

Are you are a busy woman, seeking to connect with your inner truth, cultivate meaningful connections, and create transformational change in your life and in your circle, ready for the adventure of a life-time, then join Eleftheria and co-host Ana for a heart-centred, soul-soaring Re-treat…

On the island which birthed the first feminine civilisation in Europe…

Eleftheria Kakambouras, storyteller, and feminine wisdom coach, with a deep reverence for the wisdom of ancient traditions and a passion for empowering women, she facilitates transformative experiences that awaken the sacred feminine within, and co-host

Ana Kali Maat, who embodies the essence of empowerment and connection as a

retreat coordinator, podcast host, and facilitator of transformative women's gatherings. 

Crete, Greece, 5 - 11 October 2024.

Ready to immerse yourself in the timeless wisdom of archetypes, goddess mythology, and the transformative power of soulful travel? Join us for a sacred journey to the enchanting land of Greece, where ancient legends come to life, and the whispers of the sacred feminine beckon you to remember who you truly are.

Together, we share our stories, weave our wisdom, honour our bodies, make space for silence, stillness and Being. We practice deep listening to intuitive direction, cultivating medicine for healing - in sacred sisterhood circle - we come Home to sovereign self. 

Sitting in reflective 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 Mediterranean Sea reaching the ancient shorelines of Crete, the sacred land rich in feminine history and spirituality…. A magical place where the ‘Minoans” lived, loved, danced and celebrated the Great Goddess… in this moment you access the part of you which been called to reconnect with the core of who you are and your divine femininity…

Feeling relaxed to the bone, your heart opens as every sense awakens, connects to the embodiment of Love, feminine power, wild sacred womanhood and the beauty of Life itself…deeper than you’ve ever felt before…

 

Gently opening your eyes, you can almost see the outline of the mystical women who once lived in a society of peace, where the goddess was revered as the Source of life, where women were honoured, natures cycles embodied, and people lived in harmony with nature… here accompanied by the circle of daughters, soul-sisters, mothers, and wise women… you too were initiated into your heart’s calling…and experienced Love’s transformation…

 

In gracious gratitude you trace the pilgrimage path you journey just seven days before this moment, thinking about the intention you set to go deeper… the insights you received in meditation, the initiation you received at sacred caves… the unexpected healing you experienced… the grace of reconnecting to All that roots you into the wellspring of your sacred feminine power, to creativity, to the beloveds and to Life… You have never felt this aligned, at peace and anchored in Love before! 

The Retreat Experience

Our retreat offers a distinctive mix of ancient wisdom, contemporary healing techniques, and the stunning beauty of Crete. Led by skilled guides and facilitators, this immersive experience aims to help you connect with your inner goddess, rediscover your feminine strength, and embrace your authentic self.

By delving into the Mysteries of feminine empowerment and transformation, you will unlock these innate states of being, which feel like coming home to your deepest self. Embracing our profound feminine nature and reconnecting to our power through spiritual depth will allow us to live, love and lead from our heart-center. 

As we embody our feminine nature and learn to trust our innate wisdom, we can live our life with clarity, compassion and purpose.  

We will start our days with awakening the body with a movement meditation. Followed by a nutritious breakfast, as the flavors of the Mediterranean and Cretan culinary culture tantalize your palate, at the in-house Euphoria Restaurant at our host venue Nema Deisgn & Spa Hotel, which is located in North coast of Crete, where the prefecture of Heraklion awaits with a mesmerizing fusion of ancient history, breathtaking beaches, and authentic Greek culture.

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 Cretan hospitality at its best, in your free time to explore the island delights, or just gift yourself space to rest, connect, or be by the sea.

At sunset we will gather to explore our connections as women, share in circle discussions, sacred rituals and flow into the evening with ease and grace.  

We gather in celebration for dinner, discover the culinary Mediterranean and Cretan gastronomic delights, and move to the rhythm of slow living into the night for deep rest.

This retreat is for women who are ready to embrace their divine femininity, reclaim their power, and awaken to their highest potential. Whether you're seeking healing, inspiration, or simply a deeper connection to yourself and the world around you, you'll find a supportive community of like-minded sisters waiting to welcome you with open arms.

This Retreat is for you if...

  • You are curious to explore deeper;

  • You interested in mythology, archetypes, and goddess wisdom; 

  • You're wanting to Reconnect to parts of yourself that are whispering to you;

  • You're open and willing to be vulnerable;

  • You care about the earth and living in harmony with nature;

  • You're ready for the next level of growth in your life. 

Our Restorative Sanctuary for the Retreat
NEMA - Design & Spa Hotel

THE THREAD CONNECTING YOU - TO UNPARALLELED EMOTIONS


In the heart of Crete, where the sun meets the sea, lies a haven of indulgence, destined for those who seek refined luxury. Nema Design Hotel & Spa, an exclusive Adults-Only boutique hotel, beckoning you to surrender to the enchanting present. Beachfront elegance, chic and modern design, a world of the ultimate privacy and seclusion. Indulge in the ultimate luxury, dive into a world of pure serenity, and be swept away by the magic of the moment.

 

WHERE EVERY BITE - WHISPERS PLEASURE

 

Nema guides your taste buds in a culinary journey through the flavors of Crete and the Mediterranean. At Nema Design Hotel & Spa, gastronomy is an art form, crafted with the finest ingredients and executed with passion by our talented chefs. A truly exquisite dining experience while every bite is a symphony of tastes, and every dish is a masterpiece.

 

INNER PEACE - OUTWARD RADIANCE

 

Nema’s wellness experience becomes a journey that elevates your senses, transports you to a realm of pure relaxation, and allows you to embrace a state of ultimate well-being. Come back to your rejuvenated and refreshed self through an array of pampering and award-winning rituals designed to nourish your body and soul.

 

A DREAMY SHORELINE - SANCTUARY AWAITS

Located in the heart of Crete, Nema Design Hotel & Spa boasts easy access to all points of interest, inviting guests to explore the island’s diverse offerings. Experience a location that’s simply breathtaking and indulge in days of beachfront bliss.

What to expect?

Dive Deep into Archetypes: Explore the archetypal energies that shape your life and uncover the hidden patterns that influence your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Through guided meditations, experiential exercises, and group discussions, you'll gain insight into the archetypal forces at play within you and learn how to harness their power for personal growth and empowerment.

 

Journey with Goddess Mythology: Embark on a mythic quest through the stories of the goddesses, ancient deities who embody the many facets of the feminine experience. From the fierce warrior goddess Athena to the sensual and nurturing energy of Aphrodite, you'll discover the gifts and lessons each goddess has to offer and how their myths can guide you on your own path of self-discovery and transformation.

 

Story as Healing Tool: Explore the power of storytelling as a potent tool for healing and self-expression. Through guided writing exercises, creative expression, and sacred circle sharing, you'll tap into the wisdom of your own life story and discover how the narratives we weave shape our reality. Learn to rewrite your story from a place of empowerment and reclaim your voice as a storyteller of your own life.

 

Sacred Feminine Embodiment: Reconnect with the ancient wisdom of your body and rediscover the sacredness of being in female form. Through movement practices, rituals, and ceremonies, you'll honor the divine feminine within yourself and cultivate a deeper sense of self-love, acceptance, and reverence for the miraculous vessel that is your body. Together we will explore these realms, including the cycle, their connection to the earth, and their changes through-out a woman's life. You'll gain deeper understanding oh how to nurture yourself in every season. 

Rites of Passage: Throughout our journey, we will discuss rites of passage, and themes of modern women. We will deepen the understanding of initiation and practice through nurturing the mother and daughter within us and strengthening our connection to the earth; energetic healing, Feminine Values and ancestral connections.

Regardless of your phase in life, we all hold mother energy, as we are all connected to mother earth. We will deepen our understanding of this mother energy and learn how to nurture it through spiritual practice.

Your Reconnect 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 more than two decades 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, the medicine and connection of women's conscious travel with you! This will be my 18th annual Women's Retreat, and my first one hosted on the island of mystery and honey. Crete has been calling me for a while now, and each place I am intuitively drawn to I've discovered that the land, the 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.

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Ana Kali Maat

With a deep reverence for holistic wellness, mental wellbeing and spiritual growth, Ana has dedicated her life to creating spaces where individuals can reconnect with themselves, each other, and the natural world.

 

With her warmth, wisdom, and unwavering commitment to authenticity, Ana Kali Maat is a guiding light for those seeking to reconnect with their inner truth, cultivate meaningful connections, and create positive change in their lives and communities. Through her work, she continues to inspire and uplift others, reminding them of the power that resides within and the infinite possibilities that await when we dare to follow our hearts.

 

In her role as the host of The Reconnect podcast, Ana is sharing conversations with thought leaders, healers, and visionaries from around the world. Through candid dialogue and heartfelt storytelling, she explores topics ranging from mental health, spirituality and personal growth, inviting listeners to expand their awareness and embrace new possibilities.

Our Program

You can see the suggested program below. Each day will follow its own rhythm. The program may be adjusted depending on weather conditions, the opening hours of sacred sites, or the group's evolving requirements. Flexibility encourages us to embrace the feminine flow by releasing expectations and being open to life's unfolding experiences.

18h00
Meditation
19h00
Dinner
07h30
Movement Meditation
08h30
09h30
13h00
Breakfast
Session with Eleftheria
Free-time or Excursion
16h30
Circle Session

Book a 15 minute Discovery Call to see if this Retreat is for you! 

Sunday 6 October
Day 2: Reconnect

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies with conscious 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 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 circle session and discuss our dreams, insights, and connect through embodiment practice. 

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

Saturday 5 October
Sea View
Day 1: Intention

Arrival day is on the 5 October 2024.

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 Nema Hotel onsite Restaurant, retire to the comfort of our rooms for a recharging night's rest.

Monday 7th October
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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 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 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 circle connection facilitated by Ana, she will guide us through the process of Self Reflection with intuitive Questions. 

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

Tuesday 8 October
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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 sacred sites of the great goddess, here we engage with our intuition and deepen our experience of active listening.

 

We'll explore the palace of Knossos, the original ruins of “the labyrinth” through to be only myth, discovered in 1878. These ruins are the source of the labyrinth of Ariadne, King Minos and the Minotaur. We will follow the ancient pilgrimage path to the Minoan Peak Sanctuary at Mt. Juktas and experience our own rebirth at a sacred birthing cave.

 

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

 

At the dusk light, we will explore the inner temple of the heart. 

 

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

Wednesday 9 October
Thursday 10 October
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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 session with Eleftheria, we will work with the sacred feminine practice of embodiment, feminine meditation and circle sharing. We will explore our connection to self, to others, and to nature. 

We'll 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 ancestral lineage and how it affect the modern women. 

We’ll the take a walk along the beach and find a space for an 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 crystal waters of Crete by boat, and visiting secret spots - ancient olive groves tree, and a few more suprises await your senses with delight.  We'll enjoy traditional Cretan 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 11 October
Day 7: Rise

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.

*Spaces are limited to 10 women on a first come first served basis*

Payment plans are available. Please inquire with an e-mail here

1

Hera Package

All inclusive

SINGLE Accommodation

  • 7 day, 6 night Single Room

  • Half Board

  • 2 Day Trip Excursions

  • Group Coaching & facilitation

  • Life-time embodiment tools

  • Gift Bag

  • Follow-up group session

Re-treat Investment

€ 3333

All inclusive

  • 6 Night Accommodation in Comfort Garden Suite at Luxury Nema Design and Spa Hotel

  • 6 Breakfasts &  6 Dinners at Euphoria Restaurant onsite at Nema

  • Day trip to Knossos Temple

  • Day trip on Boat Cruise

  • Entrance fees & Tourist Tax

  • Return Airport transfers at set times

  • All Facilitation & Online Follow-up meeting

  • Gift Bag

  • 15 minute free massage & 15% discount on spa treatments 

Not included

  • Drinks

  • Travel Health Insurance

  • Airplane tickets & Visa

  • Gratuities

2

Artemis Package

All inclusive

SHARED Accommodation

  • 7 day, 6 night Shared Room

  • Half board

  • 2 Day Trip Excursions

  • Group Coaching & facilitation

  • Life-time embodiment tools

  • Gift Bag

  • Follow-up group session

Re-treat Investment

€ 2800

Mother and Daughter package. Bring a daughter (+16), or your Mother and receive a 50% discount on the second ticket. 

My body, heart & Soul says YES!!! 
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  • 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 11 June 2024. 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: June 11th Week 2: June 18th Week 3: June 25th Week 4: July 2nd Week 5: July 9th Week 6: July 18th 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 annual live guided program starts on the 11 June 2024 at 19h30 CET. If you are opting for self-study, you can start 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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