Celebrate Life and Grow in Sisterhood
One week for women to be together.
Focus is personal development, meditation, yoga, connection to nature and with one Plant Medicine ceremony. In order for you to connect to your inner beauty, to nature and the earth. Designed to help you clear blockages and release any trauma or disharmony in your life. Together it is easier to grow and, by being in nature, it is easier to come closer to who you truly are and want to be.
* Divine * Earth * Love *
Made by Iris van Holow and taken for the most part on the venue of the retreat.
Who are you?
New to Plant Medicine
You’re so welcome! When you are interested in Plant Medicine and are searching for a safe environment and group to do it, this is your retreat. And if you don’t want to do it in the end, you don’t have to, you decide. Know that all is good and just being there (and reading) this is already a step.
You’re so welcome! You already did some Plant Medicine before and you search for a fun group and unique spot in nature to do it. Portugal is a spiritual place where your connection to the mother of all plants can be deeper. The team is also (very) experienced, so you’re not alone.
The Plant Medicine Ceremony
The ceremony supports you to create a safe environment to follow your own path and energy. The guides will support you when nessesary and will be there all the time, but we respect your own journey as well.
We enjoy and honour the spirit of mother of all plants. Together we open the space to dive deeper into the experience. To feel the aliveness that arises from within and to fully experience your love, passion, nature of the beautiful place as well as energies around us.
A Unique Spot
We will stay in a unique spot in Portugal, near Aljezur, and there will be a warm welcome of the owners: Claudia and Jim.
This place is perfect for many reasons. Portugal, and specifically the Algarve (where Aljezur is located), is a magical place. You can feel nature, unwind. The sea is never far away, neither the forests nor the mountains.
Everything is designed for you to spend in silence and solitude. Therefore you will sleep in nature: in a Tipi tent. A comfortable bed in the tent is profided.
Horses are truly spiritual animals. They help you in raising your consciousness.
Horses support. Without talking. That’s the beauty. It can be very beneficial for people who have difficulty getting to the core of their feelings or do not prefer to talk.
You will experience the support.
Claudia will help you to connect to the horses and guide you in your process.
- Everyday —apart from the ceremony day— there will be yoga and meditation
- One plant medicine ceremony in nature
- A comfy bed
- There are showers and toilets on the venue
- Daily vegan meals will be provided (in order to keep the body clean before the ceremony most meals will be soup)
- A lot of free time, to spend time to on yourself and/or in nature
- Personal development workshops
- Time in nature
- Transport to and from the venue
- Snacks, towels for on the beach (when you might want to go to the beach on the afternoon off)
- Flight to Portugal
For the Newbees
Why do people drink Plant Medicine?
All over the world thousands of people drink it because of the therapeutic benefit that comes from these experiences—as well as the blissful and revelatory moments that often follow. It is a transformative and often one of the most important spiritual experiences of a person’s life. It was for me and for most people I know to have taken it.
Read about my first Plant Medicine Ceremony.
What is Plant Medicine?
It is a hallucinogenic brew. It has been used in traditional South American shamanistic rituals for hundreds of years. It’s made by combining the stem of the Banisteriopsis caapi plant and the leaves of the Psychotria virids plant. This combination contains DMT and monoamine oxidase inhibitors.
How does it work?
You drink the Plant Medicine in a ceremony with a group. The substance looks like “tea”, but I would say it comes closer to mud. Not joking, most people don’t like the drink in itself, but it’s for the ‘greater good.’ After drinking it takes more or less an hour for the effects to kick in. The whole experience lasts for approximately eight hours with a one to three hour peak.
When you are a bit scared to drink Plant Medicine
You are not the only one. I was incredibly nervous the first time I drank it. But because I was doing it at a professional organization, I felt confident I was in good hands. This allowed me to let go and trust the process. In the end I had a very nice and pleasant Plant Medicine journey.
In the retreat we pay much attention to safety within the group. You can and may be yourself. You do not have to act differently. Everything is allowed and nothing is obliged. If you decide not to drink, that’s O.K. Listen to your own intuition.
It is different when deep inside you feel that you 100% do not want this, but then the question is why you are reading this at all. Plant Medicine calls you when you are ready. You will feel when it is time.
Why would you drink Plant Medicine?
Power can be found when you reflect inwards when you come into your body. Throughout society,—in school or with friends, whether formal or friendly —we are in our heads. Growth happens when you come into your body and you start to listen to what your intuition is telling you. You will start to hear this when you listen with attention and peace.
What will I experience when I drink it?
What you see, experience or feel is different every time. I and nobody in the world can tell you what to expect. You have to surrender, release control and trust the medicine. It is meant to heal you.
What type of clothes do I need to bring?
Portugal has a casual vibe, no need to overdress 🙂 and the best way to prepare for the weather is to bring layers.
For the ceremony: bring white, but comfy, clothes. And a bottle of water.
What about puking or purging?
Not everyone has to purge during a Plant Medicine-voyage. Of all the voyages I did myself I only purged once and that was because my body had to cleanse itself of a bad memory. It felt good to do it. Thanks to the detox the days before the ceremony there is generally little to purge.
How are the COVID rules in Portugal
This changes all the time. We will send you an email weeks before the retreat begins about the regulations at that moment in Portugal and if the retreat will be held. We might cancel it because of COVID, but then you’ll receive a refund.
Why only women?
When I did Plant Medicine I saw that there is much more power and fire in women. I already knew that, but now it really dawned on me. We—including myself—don’t show enough of our true power.
There are many organisations that offer Ceremonies, but if you are a man and are interested, please sign up for the Secret List. When I have enough candidates I might organise a special retreat for men or mixed.
How do I get there?
The retreat is near Aljezur in the Algarve.
Flying to Aljezur: the best way is to fly to Faro and then rent a car to drive to location of the retreat.
The exact location and details how to get there will be given when you sign up for the retreat.
How do I best prepare?
A few weeks before, we will send you a detailed email with what to bring and how to best prepare for the upcoming retreat.
Yet, to help you already: it is best to do a soup and juice detox at least 3 days in advance. And to “media” detox as well. Take a lot of rest, not a lot of social media, television and a lot of meditation. This will help you to go deeper into the voyage of the Plant Medicine. You can think of an intention for your voyage, but this is not necessary.
Cancellation & Refund policy for the Retreat payments
Depending on the date of cancellation, you will be able to transfer your deposit to another retreat of Female Flame.
- 100% deposit transfer in case of cancellation 60+ to 15 days before the Retreat starts
- 50% deposit transfer in case of cancellation 14 to 8 days before the Retreat starts
- 0% deposit transfer in case of cancellation 7 to 0 days before the Retreat starts
19 - 26 Sep. 2021
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