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Embodied Woman Greece
 

Embodied Soul - Soulful Body:
Residential retreat on a beautiful island of Aegina, Greece 

7-11 November
2024

Embodied Soul - Soulful Body is a retreat specifically designed  for psychotherapists, counsellors and psychologists who have done at least one of our Embodied Psychotherapy training weekends, workshops or experiential groups in the past and would like to go deeper with their own embodiment.

 

We will be exploring what healing beyond trauma really means - and how to start moving from being in a survival mode, into truly thriving in our lives, as well as what it is to be fully alive and awake to our innate wisdom and life force.

 

We will be connecting to body, mind, heart and soul through visualisation, movement, embodiment, active imagination, meditation, voice work, ritual, creative arts, and journaling.  

 

Some of the processes designed to evoke our authentic self will be:

  • Connecting to resourceful states through the body, in order to re-charge, renew and offer space for self-support

  • Moving in and with nature - connecting to our instinctual body

  • The practice of  heart-brain coherence meditations based on both neuroscience and ancient spiritual practices

  • Transpersonal approach to healing: using creative visualisation, guided journeys and creating personal ritual

  • Creative and embodied exploration of our nervous system

  • The practice of authentic movement and much much more!

We will be working both indoors and outdoors (in the gardens and next to the sea). There will be a balance between facilitated sessions and free time - where participants can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings, go for walks, swim in the sea, etc. (Please note - all the photos on this page are from our previous retreat at the same place - Oikia Karapanou retreat centre in Aegina). 

 
The retreat can be counted as CPD as it will be beneficial for both personal and professional development
- and the learning will be from the ‘inside out’. CPD certificate of 20 hours will be issued on completion.


 

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Date & Time: 

Thursday 7th November 2024 5pm to

Monday 11th November 2024 4pm

Fee:

The fee for the retreat is split in two payments. The first payment is for the workshop fee (and is payable to IEP at the time of booking). The second payment for the accommodation and food is payable to the venue on arrival. 

 

Workshop fee:

Early Bird: £365 (before 7th September 2024) - otherwise £395

 
Greek nationals: Early Bird: €365 (before 7th September 2024) - otherwise €395

 

Workshop fee is payable to the Institute of Embodied Psychotherapy at the time of booking

Accommodation and food: €270

 

This includes half-board (breakfast and lunch for the whole duration of the retreat, plus 2 community dinners - on Thursday evening on arrival and on Sunday night). On Friday and Saturday night - dinner is self-catered at the retreat centre’s kitchen or you can go to Aegina town to a traditional Greek taverna or one of many delicious sea-food restaurants.  

 
The accommodation is in shared rooms - spacious twin rooms. If you would like a single occupancy - you can arrange it directly with the venue for the additional cost. After you book and we confirm your place, please email the venue to reserve your room and to state your room preference, single or shared. There is limited number of rooms available and they are allocated on first come first serve bases. Please email: aigina.oikia@gmail.com (for room allocation). 

 
Accommodation fee is payable to the retreat centre - Oikia Karapanou on arrival (preferably in Euros in cash). 

        

Early booking essential: limited to 16 places only (to book please complete the online booking form below)

 

Venue:

Oikia Karapanou Retreat Centre,

Perivola,

Aegina 18010,

Greece (map)

Sample schedule: 
 
Thursday 7th November: 
 
3-5pm arrival 
5pm - group orientation and room allocation 
6pm - opening circle and introduction to the retreat theme 
7.30pm - community dinner
 

Friday 8th November 
 
8-9am - optional yoga and movement class (donation based) 
9-10am - breakfast 
10.30-2pm - workshop 
2-3.30pm lunch 
3.30pm - free time 
7.30pm - dinner (self-catering)
 

Saturday 9th November 
 
8-9am - optional yoga and movement class (donation based) 
9-10am - breakfast 
10-11am - free time 
11am - 2pm - workshop 
2-3.30pm lunch 
3.30- 6pm workshop 
6-7.30pm - free time  
7.30pm - dinner (self-catering)
 

Sunday 10th November 
 
8-9am - optional yoga and movement class (donation based)  
9-10am - breakfast 
10-11am - free time  
11am-2pm - workshop 
2-3.30pm lunch 
3.30- 6pm workshop 
6.30-7.30pm  - community dinner
7.30-9.30pm - community evening around fire - dance/music/song/poetry - group ritual  
 

Monday 11th November 
 
8-9am - optional yoga and movement class (donation based) 
9-10am - breakfast 
10-11am - free time   
11am-2pm - workshop 
2-3pm lunch  
3 -4pm closing circle outside  

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Previous Retreats:

Embodied Woman: Resource and Renew  
Experiential weekend workshop - in Aegina, Greece

18-19 November
2023

This is a two day workshop - with an option to extend your stay into 4-5 day private retreat at Oikia Karapanou.

 

This weekend is for women: therapists, psychologists, group facilitators and those working in the helping professions - who are interested in Embodied Psychotherapy and would like to explore this approach experientially.

The weekend will be beneficial for both personal and professional development - as learning will be from the ‘inside out’.

 

Embodied Psychotherapy draws on a range of techniques from the practices of body-oriented psychotherapy, dance movement psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, somatic trauma therapy, neuroscience, creative arts, transpersonal psychotherapy and somatic mindfulness.
 

During the weekend we are going to be working with connecting to resourceful states through the body, in order to re-charge, renew and offer space for self-compassion and self-care. We'll be exploring through embodiment, creative arts, dance, sounding and movement to give expression to emotions and what we might ‘hold’ in our bodies.  

 

We will also be drawing on transpersonal approach to healing, using visualisation and meditation  as a way to connect with the body. We will be working both indoors and outdoors. 
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The aim of this weekend is to create a safe and supportive women's circle -  where we will be exploring our relationship to ourselves and others. We will be exploring how your own body can be a resource in your own practice with clients, as well as how to strengthen and recharge yourself through grounding and other embodied practices. 

CPD certificate of 14 hours will be issued on completion of the weekend

Facilitators: Katarina Gadjanski and Tasha Colbert (about)

Venue:

Oikia Karapanou Retreat Centre,

Perivola,

Aegina 18010,

Greece (map)

Fee:

Fee:

Early Bird: £190 (6 weeks before the group) - otherwise £210

         Greek nationals: €190 (6 weeks before the group) - otherwise €210 

         (please make sure to fill in "Online Booking Form 2" for Greek & EU nationals)

         

         YOU CAN SECURE YOUR PLACE BY PAYING £50 OR 50 EUR DEPOST NOW - AND THE REST LATER

         Early booking essential: limited to 10 places only 


         Additional €30 euros for lunch on both days (payable to the venue in cash on the day) 

 

Date & Time

Sat 18th November 2023 11am – 6pm &

Sunday 19th November 2023 10am – 5pm

Residential: 

There is the option to stay at Oikia Karapanou (click) before and during the weekend, 

cost: 35 a night. If you would like to arrange residential stay please email: aigina.oikia@gmail.com

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