Sisters WE ARE~ Women of all backgrounds, races and colours with the common denominator of Being Feminine by Nature. It is time to reclaim your power as woman!
Where better to do that than in the lands of Artemis and Aphrodite and the resting place of Mother Mary. Come join us for some Soul time to Awaken, cultivate and embody Her in the Ancient lands of Turkey!
Women have been gathering together in Circles and Ceremonies since the beginning of time - to support one another, share their stories and their wisdom. Join Malaika and Lalita for a juicy week of sisterhood - in connection with each other and with nature!
This is your opportunity to get in touch with your innermost feelings, heartfelt desires and intentions – to wake up to and express your true, authentic nature, whilst being supported by the elements and held in a loving, unique and safe container.
Tap in to your hidden gifts and soul purpose, and leave feeling re-energized, inspired, nurtured and empowered! Remember what it is to dance in wild abandon to the beat of your own drum - Become alive to who you really are!
The Venue & Location
We will be staying in a perfectly rustic and rural eco-retreat centre, right on the Mediterranean Coast. Hidden away in pristine nature, ‘Yuva’ is well off the beaten track, set on 40 acres of environmentally protected natural forest, in a wild mountain area, deep in rural Turkey.
Accommodation is simple, yet beautiful, traditional Anatolian-style cottages and log cabins, each with individual bathrooms. All rooms come with twin or double beds, equipped with mosquito nets, fresh linen and towels.
Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinners are lovingly made with the freshest ingredients sourced locally from the fertile soils of the area.
Yuva is located near Faralya Village, in the picturesque region of Fethiye, on the Turkish Riviera.
Here we will be at one with nature underneath the flawless blue and starry night skies, amongst the sandalwoods, carobs, pine, sage and mulberry trees, and with spectacular views of the clear, inviting turquoise Mediterranean Sea and picturesque mountains.
There are rocky coves and secluded swimming areas just five minutes walk from the centre. The breathtakingly beautiful and preserved bay of Butterfly Valley is a scenic 2km hike away.
Please note – we have purposefully chosen this special venue because of its remote and rural location. The nearest shops, bars, restaurants, ATMs, etc are over 16km away in Olu Deniz. The nearest wifi is at Yuva’s sister property, The Faralya Hotel, a 45-minute walk up the mountain path, or 10 minutes drive from Yuva giving you a potent opportunity to unplug and plug into the current of life supporting energy supporting this transformational journey.
Turkey is a magnificently diverse, beautiful and welcoming country – rich with history and culture, where the ancient and modern overlap. If you have extra time before or after the retreat to explore her lands, below are just a few suggestions from many sacred sites of pilgrimage for the Divine Feminine that are worth a visit.
The Roman temple ruins of ‘Aphrodisias’ – built in dedication to the ancient Mother Goddess of Fertility (also the Greek Goddess of Love).
The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus – founded by female warriors known as the Amazons and considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The House of the Virgin Mary – believed to be the final home of the Virgin Mary.
Mount Ida in NW Turkey – referred to as the ‘Great Mother/Earth Mother’ mountain.
Can you feel it? Shakti is waking up and women are rising globally!
"WE ARE" is your opportunity to fully embody all aspects of your Authentic Sacred Feminine Mind, Body & Spirit.
Experience Yoga for women Breath~Expansion, 5Elements Dance, Secret Ceremonies & Rituals for Purifying Your Womb, Express Yourself Creatively,Vocal Activation & Music, Meditation and Silence to take you into Deep Connection with yourself nature & the Sisterhood to unleash Your True Divine Sensual, Strong, Soft, Nurturing Feminine Essence! She is calling you home!
Price per person, includes accommodation, food & daily retreat programming.
Early bird Discount IF paid in FULL by June 1st 2019
Single Anatolian Room:
Shared (twin/double) Cottage:
Shared (twin bed) Log Cabin:
Price after early bird expires:
Single Anatolian Room:
Shared (twin/double) Cottage:
Shared (twin bed) Log Cabin:
A USD $500 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place.
September 24th - 30th, 2019
Book Now for an Adventure of a Lifetime in Turkey! Space is limited!
What to Expect
Welcoming Ceremony/ check in 11am on the 24th
7 days / 6 nights of deep connection to your Self, your body, each other and Mother Nature.
Daily embodiment practices and workshops including Yoga for dancers, dance, movement meditations, somatic body awareness, conscious connected breath-work, Yoga Nidra, journaling, vocal expression and time exploring in Nature.
Womb Activation - connection to our feminine essence
Activation of our creative Life-Force energy with Shakti Shaking and Dance
Feminine Archetypes and Elemental Dance
Sharing Circles and Ritualistic Ceremonies
Reclamation of our bodies as a Temple of the Divine
‘Opening to Pleasure’ - Sacred Tantric practices for Feminine Embodiment – (debunking the myths about Tantra)
Feminine Mystery Practices for Awakening the Divine Goddess within - in the sacred lands of Aphrodite
Yoga Nidra for women and daily Yoga for the female body
Working with the Medicine Wheel in Nature
Setting New Moon Intentions – distilling the feminine essence utilizing the energy of the waning moon to go inwards and embrace all aspects of ourselves – including our shadows – so that we can gain access and clarity for the next lunar cycle.
A day-trip hiking to the incredible Butterfly Valley
Traditional Turkish music and dance night to embrace the local culture
Closing Ceremony finishes by 1pm on the 30th.
6 nights accommodation (shared or single occupancy)
3 daily vegetarian meals of delicious, healthy and locally sourced produce
All of the juicy workshops, practices and experiences listed above
Plenty of free time to rest, integrate, nourish, recharge and just be in nature.
Day trip to butterfly valley
Does Not Include
Flights to/from Dalaman Airport
Airport transfers from Dalaman Airport to the venue (we can help arrange these)
International bank transfer fees
Any extra activities / costs / spa treatments
In a time of great change you are invited to embody the wisdom and power of the feminine and lead courageously from the fire of your love - at home, at work and in the world. Connected with ourselves, humanity and nature we are able to act in life and make a profound difference in our world.
Malaika MaVeena Darville
Tantric Earth Goddess of British, Jamaican ancestry, Malaika is a mother, now Grandmother, Dj. lover of Life and all things Sacred She brings a wealth of Earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the Shamanic path for a lifetime. She is dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony to help restore balance and assist in the Awakening process so the Human Spirit may soar and remember what a gift this life is!
A qualified ISHTA yoga teacher, Water Dance practitioner, Tantra Practitioner, African Dance performer and teacher, Creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™~ a shamanic dynamic dance journey embodying the 5 Cardinal Elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Spirit. She is also the founder of Journey to the Heart, and Elemental Embodiment™, 5-day transformational retreats for men and women. Ahead of her time, Malaika is a pioneer in the area of Womans work having led her first womans retreat 25 years ago in Australia, delivered 14 babies, and revived the Ancient Practice of Blessings Way Ceremonies which has spread Globally. Now more than ever, women are ready and hungry for what she has too offer.
Malaika is a World Class Global facilitator having held groups for more than 25 years in Australia, Africa, China, India, USA, Costa Rica, Thailand, Europe, Egypt and Bali. She offers spirituality that is authentic feminine embodied wisdom from a life time of experience to support participants to access higher realms of Awareness and profound transformation so they are more loving to themselves and in return caring of the Earth. Malaika bridges Ancient wisdom with contemporary music and ceremonies for self realisation through direct experience and she does it with a lot of Joie de Vivre and Celebration.
Lalita is on a dedicated mission to spread the joy, love, freedom and wildness that she has reclaimed in her life through shaking, dance and other conscious movement and embodiment practices.
She is a Shakti Shaking practitioner, qualified 5Elements Dance Activations™ Facilitator, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic and Thai bodywork practitioner, and a committed student in Conscious Connected Breathwork and Wild Woman Project Circle Leaders.
She recognises that inspiring by example is the best way to support and encourage others to realise their own personal transformations and tap in to their magnificent potential. Her mantra is to ‘be the light’ and she considers Gratitude to be the highest spiritual practice.
She has deep respect for the inner wisdom that lies within each of us, and holds a safe, loving, playful and empowering space, which enables others to explore, express, release and flourish in their own, wonderfully unique way.
Her dream is that we may all reclaim our freedom, reconnect with our bodies, embrace our wildness and open to love so that we can live in harmony within ourselves, with each other and with Mother Nature.