MALLORCA, SPAIN | 3-9 April 2017
Embodying the Goddess through Art and Dreams Retreat
with Robin Johnson and Monika Evans
In partnership with Lynne Franks’ BLOOM Women’s Wellbeing Retreats
"Each woman has potential access to Rio Abajo Rio (the Wild Woman) this river beneath the river. She arrives there through deep meditation, dance, writing, painting, prayer making, singing, drumming, active imagination, or any activity which requires an intense altered consciousness...She arrives there by deeply creative acts, through intentional solitude and by practice of any of the arts."
—Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves
Rendezvous with magic on the enchanted island of Mallorca as you embody the Goddess through art and dreams at Villa Monnaber.
There is most certainly a powerful feminine side to Mallorca. A rich vein of feminine stories runs along the Tramuntana mountain range from the Puig de Maria in Pollensa through Lluc with its Black Madonna, Robert Graves’s White Goddess in Deià to pre-historic sites and the cult of Santa Catalina Tomàs around Valldemossa.
Embodying The Goddess Through Art And Dreams, our second Goddess retreat at Villa Monnaber, is designed to offer a beautiful, sacred space to enable healing and transformation based on shamanic and alchemical traditions as well as energy work.
During the retreat we will visit the extraordinary Le Seu Cathedral in the old town of Palma, built on a cliff rising out of the sea, the only Gothic cathedral to be reflected in the water. Entering, you step into another world as light streams through one of the largest rose windows in the world known as the Gothic eye, while experiencing the strange yet beautiful altar canopy designed by Gaudi.
Deep peace and beauty permeate our mountain walks in nature, to be complemented by a visit to a local village market with its sensuous offerings and lively community.
You will have the opportunity to fashion a representation of your personal interpretation of the Goddess from your dreamwork and bring this home to keep as a reminder of your intimate and ever-present relationship with Her.
|In his epic volume “The White Goddess,” Robert Graves proposes the existence of a European deity, the "White Goddess of Birth, Love and Death," similar to the Mother Goddess inspired and represented by the phases of the moon, who lies behind the faces of the diverse goddesses of various European and pagan mythologies.|
During the retreat we will visit the small village of Deia and the home of Robert Graves, which is now a Museum, and explore some of the many expressions of the Goddess as she appeared in the Mediterranean.
The location has been especially chosen. The spectacular Finca Monnaber, nestled high in the mountains above Fornalutx, belongs to five sisters and is such a great affirmation of the feminine energies we’re working with. Like people, houses have their own story to tell. When you’re at Finca Monnaber you feel traces of the joyful family holidays spent there over the years. Today, it’s a popular choice for weddings because of its breathtaking views.
The moment you pass through the rock arch as we wind past the picturesque village of Fornalutx it is like moving through a portal, leaving behind the distractions of everyday life and entering the quiet serenity of this stunningly beautiful setting.
“Robin and Monika guided the group with gentle inclusive sensitivity. There was lots of room for laughter and joy as well as rich experiences.”
—Jacquie, Chichester, UK
| “I’m a very lucky, privileged lady to have spent time with Robin, Monika and the others. I felt the Mallorca retreat was absolutely what I needed to do. This comes with lots of love and fond memories of some good giggles with our little team.”
—Lyn, Midhurst, UK
Holistic treatments add important elements as they restore vitality to your energy field and facilitate wellness in body, mind and spirit.
|To enrich your personal journey
while on the retreat you may choose two out of these four specially nurturing offerings:
Reiki energy healing
amazinGRACE energy healing
Heavenly Healing Massage
Soulpath Tarot reading
“I experienced inner bliss and an overall feeling of contentment and well-being. The highlights of this experience were an increase in knowledge and self-awareness.”
—Brock, Iowa USA
“The retreat with Robin and Monika was a wonderful experience. Their warm inviting energy made the day to day flow really enjoyable. The food was fabulous as well as the accommodation. The energies were such that I took away something truly precious.”
—Elise, Oregon, USA
Robin Johnson, a lifelong student of shamanism and healing, is cofounder of Great Mystery. Great Mystery developed as a way to bring together some of the world’s foremost thought leaders including Carlos Castaneda, Deepak Chopra and Bryon Katie in conferences, tours to ancient sites and online programs exploring quantum physics and the ability to shape reality through spiritual practice and consciousness expansion.
Her early studies included the Science of Mind practitioner training, TM meditation, yoga and pranayama, Esalen style and traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi massage. She is a Certified Practitioner of amazinGRACE and SKYourself healing methods and is manager for the English trainings.
Before Great Mystery Robin co-produced concerts in California and Hawaii with Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt and many others. She is the music director of the online radio station Café Cody.
Websites: www.greatmystery.org & www.cafecody.com
Monika Evans has been working as a Reiki practitioner and teacher in Vancouver and Europe after leaving a career in senior management with the Canadian Public Service. She received her Master Reiki training in Glastonbury and Stonehenge from William Lee Rand, the founder and president of the International Center for Reiki Training.
Monika is a Certified Teacher with the Robert Moss School of Active Dreaming and leads Dreams: Soul Language workshops on Mallorca. She also provides one-on-one Soulpath sessions interpreting the ancient wisdom and symbolism of the Tarot.
Coordinator for Lynne Franks' Bloom Retreats in Deia, she teaches her signature “Create the Soul Map to your Destiny” workshops and leads Reiki Levels I & II and Energy Healing retreats.
MEET OUR SPECIAL GUEST
Mariana Alzamora was born in the US, raised in Lima, Peru, attended the University of Michigan, then travelled and settled in Lindos, Rhodes, Greece, where she became part of a community of artists. It was here that the image of an ‘inverted, emptying woman becoming mountain or tree’ came to her. This intensely charged symbol, which Mariana sees as representing herself, womanhood, and the female in nature, became fundamental to her vision and still features in her work today.
Although she had been visiting her sister on Mallorca since 1976 Mariana finally settled on the island in 2004.
Works by Mariana Alzamora can be found in institutions and public collections including the Print and Drawing Study Room of The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, and in private collections around the world. marianaalzamora.com
Villa Monnaber is located just past Mallorca's picturesque village Fornalutx, situated on three million square meters of private land with endless outdoor space, pure air, breathtaking mountains and a fresh water pool filled with water from their spring.
• 6 nights’ deluxe accommodation
• Delicious Breakfasts and Dinners plus 2-3 Lunches
• Transportation during the retreat
• Active Dreaming Workshop
• Creative Clay Workshop with Mariana Alzamora
• Walks in the mountains and the village of Fornalutx
• Visit the magnificent Le Seu Gothic cathedral and the charming old town of Palma
• Visit to a local village market
• Two Healing Sessions of your choosing
• Sacred Ceremony
• Dream Circle
COST and REGISTER
• € 1,299 euros per person in a shared/double room (approx. $1,390 and £1,109)
• € 1,499 euros for a single room (approximately $1,599 and £1,289)
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• As we are based in Europe the currency is set to euros, however our shopping cart will automatically convert this to your local currency such as USDollars or GBPounds
• Secure your place with a €500 deposit (€400 is refundable if cancellation is received 45-days prior to the start of retreat)
• Balance due 30 days before retreat begins
* payable by bank transfer, credit card or PayPal
• Enrollment limited to a small intimate group of 6
• Individual healing sessions may be paid separately in cash
|3-9 April 2017 | € 500 Deposit|