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Follow Your Intuition to Crete: Awaken Your Inner Goddess Retreat

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Uncover your Divine Feminine essence while exploring the magic of Crete as Evolutionary Astrologer Shannon Gill-Jones and spirit adviser Natalie Cutsforth, lead you in the immersion of an unforgettable exploration of the ancient roots of the Goddess and her gifts of intuition, star-wisdom, sacred embodiment, and mystical connection with the earth.

Natalie and Shannon will guide you through the labyrinth of time to the taproot of the Divine Feminine. On the towering slopes of Mount Ida — the great mountain of the Goddess that sprawls across half the island — you’ll enter the Cave of Zeus, where the Earth Goddess Rhea gave birth to her youngest child.  Amid the splendor of the Minoan palace at Knossos and the stunning treasures in the Archaeological Museum in the capital city of Heraklion, you’ll discover first-hand the creative brilliance that flowered in the Goddess-centered culture of Crete. You’ll learn how the consciousness embodied here has influenced our Western culture — and how the astrology of 2019 is awakening it.  


Shannon will inspire you, as you experience deep recognition of your OWN Divine Feminine essence, through the perfect balance of direct energetic connection to the sacred sites of Crete and  astrological teachings. Receive transmission of your personal archetypal Goddess imprint based on your astrological birth chart, sacred embodiment practices, and cosmological teachings to help you connect to the star-wisdom of which you have originated. Through ritual, ceremony, and temple dance practices, you will Re-member your unique Goddess archetypal imprint, and call upon Her in reverence to find alignment and deep sacred embodiment.

Throughout our time on Crete, you will deepen and integrate your outer experience with an inner journey. Natalie will teach you divination practices that allow you to connect directly with your higher self and the Divine Mystery, from ritual to beach walking meditations. Tapping the stream of inspiration that has flowed from ancient Crete through the centuries, we’ll have our own version of the prophecies given by the Oracle of Delphi, a thousand years after the Minoans. You will learn to run feminine creative energy to awaken your inner-goddess. Every step of the way, you’ll tune-in to your sixth-sensory intelligence through personal connection with the beauty of this ancient isle.

Immerse yourself in this once in a lifetime journey to the isle of Crete, with sand between your toes, deep reverent feminine magic, sensually indulgent food, music, dance, and the visual splendor of the island itself. Together in sisterhood – we will embrace the sacred gateway to the Goddess as nowhere else on Earth.


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  • Sarah Luey   September 03, 2018


    Would highly recommend Bella retreats. Everything was planned perfectly! Hotels were amazing! Excursions (especially Balos beach) were incredible. Would love to take this trip again!

  • Jasmine Richardson   June 16, 2018

      Thank you

    I can't speak highly enough of Adam and Una as a team. They are experts in their fields and lead by inspiring guests to relax, have fun and learn Astrology. I'm grateful getting to know so many like-mind like-spirit folk who truly enjoy sharing and being there for one another. I look forward to the next Astrology retreat in Hawaii January 2019. Thanks Bella Retreats!

  • Morgan Stewart   May 15, 2018

      Feed-back on the Tulum Retreat

    The retreat in Tulum was truly amazing. I expected to just do yoga but instead I had a very powerful soul opening experience. The issue with the bugs in the bed helped me realize that in life we sometimes have things that suck our life and love light, it is okay to be uncomfortable and to also change the environment you are in. I know how much comfort and safety are truly important to me. I also was able to asses a lot of internal issues I have from past childhood traumas. I came out with an understanding that we fears that we can address. We all need healing and we all need love. Realizing how broken I am but also knowing that my experiences have made me a more empathetic and compassionate person that I can see the pain and struggle in others without being judgemental and by accepting these things in myself allow me to accept the beautiful flaws in others as well. Through the tears and the laughter I was able to find myself again the beautiful person whom I buried to avoid getting hurt. The most important is self love that I feel I have neglected myself throughout much of my life. The healing sound session was amazing and I felt that the healers were able to open my soul and heart to be able to see what it truly is that is holding me back to be the best person I can possibly be. I am truly grateful and thankful to be able to share my experience even though some of it was quite painful. I feel I came home a better and more open person to be able to continue my path in healing and walk in light and love. I am eternally grateful. The classes with Shigecko were amazing, heart opening and healing. The activities and writing has gotten my to start writing again as well. I love all of the people I was able to experience this with. Love and light. Morgan

  • Tim Halladay   April 25, 2018

      Life Changing!

    The Seat of the Soul Yoga retreat in Chacala, MX was outstanding! Mar de Jade is a wonderful location and quite frankly, magical! The connection I felt to the world around me was breathtaking. I can honestly say I was able to live in the moment for most of my entire experience while there! What a perfect group of people to share the experience! The food was fresh, healthy, farm to table perfection! The daily yoga practice, journaling, group activities were done in such an open and trustful way.. everyone was honored and felt welcome! I can't wait for next time!

  • Tanya Hughes   January 28, 2018

      Live The Life of Your Dreams.

    This retreat was hosted by Una & Patrick. It was an excellent way to structure the year ahead with goal setting via journaling, meditation and group work. The setting at Bodhi Tree was perfect offering daily yoga and delicious healthy food and jucices/smoothies. I was also able to connect with an inspiring group of people who I look forward to seeing again!

  • Jasmine Richardson   November 15, 2017

      In Awe...

    I am still on a high from this Astrology retreat. I truly had no idea that being around so many like-mind like-spirit souls could effect me the way this retreat did. Una and Adam are true inspirations and it was evident in the people that attended. The love and light that transpired will stay with me forever. I am very much looking forward to the next one, and many more retreats with Bella. All I can say is thank you thank you thank you!

  • Eliza Robertson   November 09, 2017

      Exploring Astrology retreat

    I love astrology, yoga, mountains, hot springs, so I had high expectations for this retreat. Una and Adam surpassed every one. On an administrative level, everything ran smoothly and professionally... Una has that rare combination of incredible competence -and- warmth. I felt so welcome and taken care of. Adam is a powerful thinker and communicator. The astrology circles were always rich and layered-- encouraging thinking that reverberates long after the initial discussion. (Side note: I come from an academic background, and if grad conferences were like this, universities would be...healthier places.) One thing I didn't expect was to walk away from the weekend with such instantly precious friendships. Adam and Una cultivated a space where I felt safe and open--that's not easy. They're a special duo, and I'm counting down the days until the next one.

  • Nikoletta   November 09, 2017

      Astrology Retreat with Adam Sommer

    It was wonderful to sit under the Astrology tree amongst other beautiful souls and share our deep stories and feelings. Thank you Una for being such a loving and caring person and for being there for us. I would love the next retreat to be a bit longer. Can't wait :)

  • Lisa Lichney   November 09, 2017

      Exploring Astrology Retreat

    I attended my first ever astrology retreat and it surpassed any expectations I had. I went into this retreat feeling pretty nervous about meeting a bunch of people I had never met in person before and I can be quite shy at first... so this was on my mind. What happened instead, was a meeting of like-minded beautiful souls that were vibrating on a similar loving frequency that deep bonds and friendships formed in a very short amount of time. To me, it feels like a divine meeting took place and set in motion something much bigger than I can even fathom. Una and Adam created a lovely container that blended mindful practices, authentic and transparent interactions, fun and soulful connections, and yummy nourishment on a sacred piece of land, fully integrating the vibe and flavor of the retreat. I will definitely be attending future retreats thrown by Adam and Una.

  • Ruth Belda   October 18, 2017

      Turn Off, Tune In, and Transform: A Vision Quest in India

    I can't say enough about how absolutely fabulous this retreat was! Everything, everything was wonderful. Katherine Jane's knowledge is out of this world, and she is so entertaining to be with. Her partner Piyush Kumar is the quintessential Indian host and adds much to the discussions on world philosophy, religion, the Indian culture, and other fascinating topics. And Dunagiri itself? You really have to be there to experience it as there are no words to express how transcendent the environment is. Visiting shrines to Ma and hiking to lookout ridges for views of the distant Himalayas are only two things that will blow you away. The food, water, accommodations, drivers... all so excellent and accommodating. It was truly a wonderful experience that will stay with me forever. And oh! How could I forget to mention the Majaraj, the sweetest and most endearing baba who lives with anyone who resides there. His stories are incredible. I could go on and on.... Chanting, yoga, ritual... Love...

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