Unraveling our Sacred Essence ~ Earth Wisdom, Yoga & Detox
An intensive, deep, and transformationa retreat for you to take the time to journey within, to cleanse, realign, awaken a deeper connection with your sacred origins, and immerse in the sacredness of creation.
Type of Event
- Yoga Therapy
Friday 2nd – Thursday 9th September 2016
Per person, including accommodation for 6 nights, all meals, classes and guidance:
£720 for shared twin room
£720 for shared double room
£820 for luxury single room (a double bedded room for single occupancy)
You are invited to join a profound and unique summer retreat in Dartmoor. This is an intensive, deep, and transformational retreat for you to take the time to journey within, to cleanse, realign, awaken a deeper connection with your sacred origins, and immerse in the sacredness of creation. The focus of this retreat will be "becoming a healthy seed" to reconnect and align yourself in health and harmony so that you may resonate as a healthy cell of the living body on earth.
The retreat is held within a sacred space in a beautiful manor house on Dartmoor National Park; surrounded by forest, ancient rock, vast, mystical landscapes and ancient sacred sites. Each day there will be an exploration and inquiry into who you are, your origins, the wisdom that has been left to us by our ancestors, and how can you clear that which blocks the full expression of the light of your soul. Through unravelling your sacred essence you will be reawakening the memory of how to listen and hear the voice of the Sacred within, and how to commune with the streams of wisdom that flow throughout the Natural world.
Creating space for deep process work, cleansing and transformation, each day there will be a practice of yoga, meditation, energy work, time spent in Nature, detoxification, internal inquiry, mentoring and group work. This retreat is also unique in that it will be a juice fast, with fresh vegetable juices and cleansing drinks throughout the day.
RECONNECTING WITH OUR LIVING EARTH:
In this modern world, many of us have become disconnected from the living spirit of Nature and our attention distracted and diverted away from the pure light of our being. There is restlessness in the soul that arises when it is un-nurtured and when we are not living in connection with our hearts true purpose and authenticity.
This is reflected in the destruction that we see occurring upon our Earth, and the contamination of that which is pure and sacred. We are a part of this Earth and we are all connected. The world is a mirror, and we are constantly bearing witness to reflections of that which lies within us. To change what we experience in our lives and in our world, we must first go within. To truly know peace and resonate in our souls' essence, we must first identify and face the shadows - that which blocks our light - and learn again to listen.
Our retreats intend to offer you a space to begin or deepen this journey of awakening the soul and living in the sacred; learning tools with which to move beyond the patterns and tendencies which keep you caught within destructive or disharmonious thoughts and behaviours, so that you may live in harmony with life, in resonance with your soul.
What are the choices that you make in each day and each moment? How can you learn to be responsible for what you create and attract to you within your life, and the impact you have upon those around you? What do you give energy to, and how do you give back to life? What is it that you wish to 'leave behind you' for the next generations? These are questions we will be exploring together, and looking at how we can seed new possibilities within our own lives, and use our energy to nourish the sacred seeds of life upon the Earth.
The retreat includes a session of yoga, meditation and shamanic practices in the morning and evening, a detoxification and cleansing program of fresh juices and smoothies; spiritual practices; a medicine walk, time in Nature; periods in silence, inner journeying and contemplation; talks on diet and healing; group sharing circles; personal mentoring and guidance. It is the intent that each day, you will deepen in your practice and internal awareness, learning to listen, feel and connect with the light within, and the living light of the Earth.
Yoga is a path of the heart, and during these few days you will be guided to work through layers of body and mind to release and clear patterns of toxicity and tension; revealing the deeper essence of the soul. The practices are designed to guide you into a space of awareness and attention and will include opening to breath (life-force), asana (postures), kriyas (sequences), pranayama (breath work), meditation (stillness) and sacred reciprocity (harmony).
We practice yoga as a means of journeying into the body and mind. The retreat is open to experienced practitioners, as well as those with little experience or prior interest in yoga. Yoga is not about what you can or can't 'do'.. but about meeting yourself as you are.
In the world today we are faced with the challenge of awakening and returning to ways of living that are in harmony with nature, and with what truly creates and sustains health.
Our world and our inner worlds have become contaminated in many ways, and just as we see the build up of pollution in the world, our bodies may also accumulate a build up of toxins and dis-ease within its system. Over time, this toxicity can lead to oversensitivity to certain foods, weight gain, sluggishness, inflammation, pain, infections, ailments, disease, loss of vitality and sense of wellbeing, and a clouding of clarity and energetic luminosity. Our bodies can become toxic in many ways: through our food and drink, the air we breathe, what we put on our skin; heavy metals, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, our environment, unresolved trauma, emotional disturbance and perhaps above all, negative thinking patterns.
Everything is vibration, and that which vibrates at denser frequencies than your optimum state of health will create imbalance and disharmony within your system over time. As you detox your body and bring in pure, foods, fluids and prana (life force energy), your vibration is lifted and you will begin to resonate at clearer, more refined frequencies, allowing more light to flow through you and be held within your cells.
The experiences of your life are stored within your body, until you are able to release and clear them. To truly detox, it is necessary to look at and address all areas of your life and ways of being that are toxic, and take action to cleanse and clear the things that you are giving energy to that are not aligned with your true nature.
During a detoxification process, as the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface and are given space to be cleared. The process of detoxification will allow you to naturally heal and address experiences from past events where you have unresolved emotions, thoughts, wounding and soul loss.
A well managed cleansing program can help you to release and eliminate unwanted toxins in a safe way, giving you clarity and inspiration to walk forwards in your life in a new way.
Detoxification helps the body to heal itself as nature intended; cleansing and repairing your beautiful body, helping to restore health, a sense of wellness and the true natural radiance of your inner being.
This retreat is a liquid fast/feast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices and healing teas.
All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan and alkalizing.
You will be guided and supported during this cleanse, and the transformational process that you will go through.
Optional extras for cleansing are available such as enema kits, castor oil packs, massage and energy work.
WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE:
• A living experience that will inspire and sow seeds of transformation within you
• A week long juice and smoothie fast/cleanse with full support, guidance and options for extra detoxification therapies
• Daily yoga & meditation practice
• Inner journeying and shamanic soul work
• Practices to awaken a deeper connection with Nature and the voice of the spirit
• A deeper connection with ancient wisdom and how to apply this in your life
• Organic juices, smoothies and healing herbal teas
• Personal guidance and mentoring
• 6 nights accommodation
The venue is a large country house on Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Approached down ¼ mile of private drive, it's set in 18 acres of large, beautiful gardens with lawns, rockeries, ancient woodland and a prehistoric stone circle. It is very peaceful, private with sweeping views across the River Teign valley and the moors beyond.
Situated in the south west of England, right in the very heart of Devon, Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces, covering 368 sq miles.
The house is set on the edge of the National Park and has been renovated and lovingly refurbished, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. It is set within its own grounds and surrounded by woodland, rivers and waterfalls.
Accommodation is in twin or double rooms.
The retreat begins at 6pm on Friday 2nd and completes at 12pm on Thursday 8th September.
The house is situated on the edge of Datrmoor National park, and is 20 mins from Exeter. The nearest village is Chagford.
There are regular trains from London / North England to Exeter, and you can then take a taxi or local bus from Exeter towards Chagford
For timetables, use the Traveline South West website. Search using location (Chagford) to get the latest information.
Traveline :0870 6082608
Dartline: 173 to Exeter:01392 872900
Country Bus: 178 to Okehampton:01626 833664
Carmel Coaches: 671 to Newton Abbot:01409 221237
Per person, including accommodation for 6 nights, all meals, classes and guidance:
£720 for shared twin room
£720 for shared double room
£820 for luxury single room (a double bedded room for single occupancy)
For more information and to register your interest for a space, please contact Daniela –
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This is a small group retreat (max 10 participants), and as spaces are limited it is advised to get in touch soon.
Daniela Broder is a respected yoga teacher, healer / facilitator and musician. She is the co-founder of the Sacred Living Earth Trust and is known for her sound healing and music work with Anima. She draws upon years of immersion into ancient wisdom teachings, shamanism and the yoga tradition; offering a sensitive, profound and unique space dedicated to the reconnection and awakening of the heart with the living Earth. She lives in the Scottish Highlands and offers regular one-to-one sessions, workshops, concerts and retreats in the UK and internationally.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS:
"Dear Daniela, I am imagining you in your tiny home in the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and I send you much love and gratitudes. I have some lovely memories of this retreat and feel it was just what I needed at this time moving into a new era of my life. I'm so glad to have made some new friends too. It feels important to me to keep up the work and weave it into my life as well as keeping up these new connections.
I arrived to the space late and grieving with a heavy heart and a lot of tension in my neck and back. At first I felt out of place with your energy and that of the circle and I wondered whether I would stay for the duration. As I was struggling to do the yoga poses due to physical discomfort you kindly offered that I could do what felt right for my body. As the tears flowed, I began to feel subtle, gentle muscle releases, fleeting moments of beauty, something magical, warm, welcoming and holding from the circle. It was a supportive place for me to be with my grief and I remember you saying during our Skype conversation that we come as we are and we work with that.
I was so grateful to be lead by you that first morning in the front garden in blessing Mother Nature, giving our gratitude for the birds, earth and sky, breathing in the sunlight and out our vital gifts to the world. I knew we were doing some deep work on the retreat, that stuff was moving and shifting on various levels for me, although I wasn't always totally conscious of what. I found the bandas, pranayama and breath of fire to be very powerful and helped me focus my mind.
During the medicine walk I felt much reverence for nature, there was such beauty in the stillness of the water on the lake and the fairy-like woodlands covered in moss and lichen. When we all felt we'd lost the direction, you strode on boldly and on our return to the lake it was as though the moon lead the way back too. Asking the question "what is my soul purpose?" I had a sense of believing and trusting in myself and being open to opportunities and people/places who/where I am drawn rather than working it out in my head – this being my medicine.
Thank you Daniela for this beautiful retreat. Thank you for all these aspects lovingly interwoven. It inspires me how you integrate that which you have passion for, teaching and being in service to others and the Earth. Thank you for your gentle encouragement, your total trust, your deep wisdom, your composure, your clarity, and your peaceful and loving nature. With much love, light and gratitude, Anja"
"Dear Daniela, I want to really thank you for all of your kindness and teachings at the retreat, I am extremely grateful. The week was really special, as you know, and powerful for me - I so enjoyed learning from you and I feel like it has helped me to put together the missing piece of the jigsaw.
And I just loved the group - truly incredible souls under one roof. Thank you so much for everything - the place, the company and the learning were all wonderful.
Heartfelt thanks to you, and lots of love, Katrina"
"I found Aluna Healing at a very difficult time and I feel with all my heart that without it I would not be in the place that I am today. It has helped me re-connect to myself and to the Earth through many beautiful yoga classes as well as healing retreats and weekends which have never failed to inspire me and transform me into the best version of myself that I can be. I owe an awful lot of gratitude for the soul work I have received from Aluna Healing and it will always remain a big part of me."
"I arrived at 'Replenishing the soul' retreat at a very difficult time of my life - I had just completed a year of breast cancer treatment; then my partner left me. I felt rather emotionally broken and was in desperate need of a reflective sanctuary. As Daniella opened the door to a beautiful cottage in Dartmoor I was greeted by her immediate warmth. I went into what I would later refer to as the 'womb room' to find a group of women lying on yoga mats, wrapped in blankets, by candle light with soothing Amina music playing - then Daniela led us in meditation. My tears began to fall in that room as I felt myself begin to be held by the nurturing calm I had been craving.
The sharing circles with the other women, each who were exploring the juncture of their lives that had brought them there, were deeply transformative for me. I feel so privileged to have been able to share my story there which helped me reflect on unhelpful ingrained patterns of behaviour. Daniella's unflinching gaze saw into each of us and reflected back what we needed to see inside ourselves through our discussions. The writing tasks exploring what was causing disharmony in our lives were also very powerful.
The detox food was delicious consisting of a smoothie for breakfast, soup & salad for lunch, then a juice for dinner which left me feeling cleansed and filled with nutrition. Sharing meals together felt very uniting. Doing yoga every morning felt like I was infusing life back into my body that had gone through so many medical procedures that year. As a beginner in yoga I was led and helped by Daniela who was sensitive and gentle in her teaching. The exercise took me into my body, away from my repetitive thoughts which was very much needed.
The walks through Dartmoor, especially the silent 'medicine walk' where we saw the stone circles enabled a deep connection with nature. Daniella taught me to see nature in a new way which felt deeply healing and grounding. I feel connection still to the women and that time at the retreat when I look up at the sun.
I smile to myself remembering as we all stood together, each morning, looking up at the sky or walking down to the little stream to welcome the new day in together. The retreat was life changing – I am still moved by it and all that I learnt there. I am so grateful that at such a challenging time of my life I found such a healing sanctuary with such caring women."
"Again, thank you so much for letting me join the retreat and I cannot emphasize enough at how a profound effect your work has had on me. Thank you for being there, for answering my questions and for letting me learn from you. I feel so many positive effects, and have so much more clarity (which I so craved), that I can hardly believe that it is happening and on an occasion worry that I'll wake up one day and will feel like I used to. A friend of mine is saying that I have inspired her to try out going living raw too and told her family about it and her family is also on board. This is how your beautiful work is flowing through the world! Please do not ever stop" – Naia
"I have recently returned from a week's retreat in the Scottish Highlands with Daniela and eight other wonderful women. The experience was a challenge for me on many levels, but the beauty and peace of the place and the strong, wise and heartfelt guidance from Daniela combined to provide a fertile space for such deep work to be done. Daniela is deeply insightful, sensitive and strong and her connection to Love, God, the Mother (however we choose to name It) means that she held the space that was needed; such a precious gift for which I'm truly grateful." ~ Karen
"Daniela works deeply on many levels beyond the physical, and although this can sometimes be quite painful for me - where I hold a lot of tension, Daniela's insights into my emotional blocks - stored in the body - have challenged and encouraged me to look deeper and more clearly at myself in a way that is completely loving and non-judgmental, allowing me to move on gracefully into my peace, truth, whatever is going on around me in this life journey." ~ Katy
"I cannot thank you enough for yet another rewarding, thought-proving weekend. Your wisdom and knowledge challenges and guides in a way that gives me an opportunity to get back in touch with my inner self.
With every day life and world troubles it is necessary to be trusting and understanding rather than judgmental and cynical. Your unique, quiet approach creates a safe environment that nurtures inner growth and self-belief, gently taking me by the hand and leading me back on my pathway again. Thank you."
"So grateful for our magical retreat that has redirected me on my path . I feel renewed, Happy and hopeful. Thank you."
"I must say the retreat has changed my life. I have been practicing yoga every day since the Easter retreat. It is like a new-born mind. The weekend was really amazing! Your yoga techniques are very good and how you teach and correct positions for us were very helpful and useful. But what I was most inspired from you was the spiritual aspect. I kept thinking who I am and what I would want to achieve in my life during the weekend. I have very busy life style so I didn't really think about it so instead I was just working and working like a machine for money.
After a terrible breakup with my ex, I decided come to the retreat but probably that was the best thing that has happened to me. I remember lots of things you said but one of my favourite was- strong body makes strong mind. It's very true but I didn't realize until you said it. I understand now I don't need expensive shoes, bags, clothes and jewellery. I should be confident without those because those are just materials which can't belong to me forever. All I want to have now is strong body and mind therefore I am practicing every day. I absolutely loved your cooking, especially salads all were amazing. Thank you so much"
"Thank you Daniela, for another profound and life transforming week. Each time I work with you, there is a deepening and revealing of more and more intricate layers of myself that you always seem to find a way to lovingly (but unwaveringly) confront and challenge me with. I am finding more and more that I can witness myself in an honest and humble way, and am feeling a strength and connection with the great mother growing day by day. Thank you for being such an inspiration." ~ Mark