Rise of the Divine Feminine Retreat Egypt, March 2020
- Offering a great blend of yoga and meditation, together with visits to amazing ancient Egyptian temples and sacred sites and even some time left over for fun activities like a belly dancing class and stimulating spiritual discussions over dinner, we doubt there is anything else quite like it.
- We even sneak in an optional hot balloon ride over the river Nile and Valley of the Kings for the more adventurous spirits amongst us.
- This is no ordinary site seeing trip to Egypt. We DO visit temples, of course, because they are fabulous but we focus on relaxation and spiritual health, alongside offering quality, authentic Egyptian cuisine, with a vegetarian and vegan twist; the best of both worlds.
- We don’t believe spiritual adventures should be expensive either , so we think you will be pleasantly surprised at the great value for money that this retreat offers.
ScheduleDay One – Monday 16th March 2020
Arrival into Luxor airport from your overseas destination and group transfer to our hotel, situated on the quieter West Bank of the Nile. For those needing to arrive at different times to the main group, individual transfers are also available. We are able to advise on the best value flights etc upon request.
Welcome group dinner in the evening as we break ice and share our excitement at the start of this amazing journey together.
Day Two – Tuesday 17th March 2020
Understanding the karmic feminine and divine feminine perspectives and roles
We begin our day with a gentle yin yoga practice under the subtle warmth of the early morning sun. Unlike many forms of yoga, yin is gentle and restorative and suitable for most people. No previous experience is necessary. For further details of what yin yoga is all about, see below. Following on from our yoga practice, we will enjoy a light, authentically Egyptian breakfast in the gardens of our hotel.
Our morning will then continue under the loving and expert guidance of our highly experienced metaphysical teacher and spiritual life coach, Debrah Goldston. Each day of the retreat will include a three hour workshop with Debrah, during which we will explore different aspects of the divine feminine journey.
During this introductory workshop, we will explore together the concepts of the karmic and divine feminine aspects. Understanding the origins of our programming and our ultimate destiny will assist us in releasing ourselves from the shackles of history. Through a series of energy techniques once utilised in the ancient mystery schools only by the elite, we will unlock our energy centres and align with our true sovereign identities in order to bring forward profound transformation. That which has for too long enslaved us, will now liberate us. Allow the esoteric wisdom of the original feminine essence to now set you free!
The techniques used during all of these workshops will be disclosed to participants at that time but will include working with:
Creative visualisation and meditation;
Magical and alchemical processes;
Participants will be requested, prior to attendance on each day, to complete a comprehensive enquiry into their current life circumstances and to bring this knowledge and awareness into our sacred space. Awareness is the key to transformation.
This programme operates at a deep, soul level and requires a commitment to full participation throughout. This includes times when we are resistant and “ don’t feel like doing the work”. Please do not enroll unless you seriously wish to commit to radically changing and upgrading your life. Whilst we wholeheartedly encourage those who wish to take the basis of this programme out to their own locality and soul groups and do not charge any kind of additional fees to those wishing to do this, we do not support an approach of learning to do to others what we are not willing to first experience and actualize for ourselves. You gotta be in it to win it, girls!
In the afternoon, we will the a light lunch either at our hotel or en route to Karnak Temple, the largest open air museum in the world. Visit the Temple of Khunsu or gaze in awe at the statue of Sekhmet, goddess of spiritual might and power, secreted away in a hard to find corner of this vast temple complex. Allow yourself to be guided back in time in the expert hands of our host, Debrah Goldston who has facilitated spiritual alchemy retreats in Egypt for over thirty years.
Returning by motorboat across the magnificent river Nile, its time to rest a while in the comfort of your hotel room before taking dinner with some new found friends in the ambience of a local restaurant, knowing that sleep will come easily tonight.
Day Three – Wednesday 18th March 2020
Self Love and Appreciation Workshop – Setting the Foundations of Feminine Soul Acceptance
We start the day once more with the gentle but powerful yin yoga practice which we established yesterday. Allow this gentle but highly transformative ancient form to open you up further and give your physical body a chance to relax and restore itself.Another delicious breakfast enjoyed, it’s then time for our second fascinating workshop with Debrah as we build upon the foundations put in place yesterday.
The new age and personal development community has long since adopted the adage of self love as one of its mantras. We are constantly reminded that accepting ourselves just as we are, will pave the road to everything we could ever wish for. This is easily said and somewhat more challenging to bring about. You won’t find any monotonous repetition of “I love and accept myself” affirmations here for the authentic road to loving the self runs deeper and requires a more thorough exploration. With loving kindness, patience and thorough spiritual archaeology, we will work together to uncover the truth behind our individual and collective rejection of the self. This long hidden truth can finally set you free.
Please note that this series of workshops will uncover what is hidden, provide knowledge and techniques for release and transformation and begin the process of the Rise of the Divine Feminine for its participants. However, additional on going work may and almost certainly will be required in your own time and once you return home. This is no magic wand and it wouldn’t work if it was. Your journey requires your ongoing commitment and dedication to you. It’s a life long journey which, once we open ourselves up and commit to it, continues to support and amaze us, filling our lives with joy and bliss in the process.
After a light lunch, we will spend our afternoon once again crossing over to the East Bank of Luxor, soaking up the hustle and bustle of the vibrant markets and traders along the way. Making our way to the apothecary of Dr Adel, hidden away down one of the six streets easily overlooked by most, we will be provided with a fascinating insight into the aromatherapy practices of the ancient Egyptians. Side stepping the all too frequently experienced shallowness of modern aromatherapy teaching, we will receive profound insights into the spiritual practice of the ancient healers at Karnak and the Egyptian Mystery Schools generally.
For those who wish to receive healing treatments directly from Dr Adel, these will be available by donation, following on from the talk. A chauffeur driven car will provided door to door complimentary transport back to your hotel as part of this service, ensuring appropriate integration time.
For the rest of us, tonight is a great opportunity to visit the famous bazaar and take dinner, sample the incredible local deserts and enjoy some light hearted haggling for crystals and souvenirs. Stay here late into the night or retire early, the choice is entirely yours and the local ferry is a fun way to get home quickly tonight, whilst experiencing the commute home for local west bankers.
Day Four – Thursday 19th March 2020
Soul Prosperity and the Divine Feminine Dynamic
By now the yin yoga daily practice is beginning to feel more familiar and the innate wisdom of our bodies communicates more freely its needs and desires. Following this great start to our day, breakfast brings more local delights such as falafels, foul and delicious fresh fruits this morning, before we join Debrah for another empowering and uplifting workshop, taking place either in a private area of the hotel grounds or in the yoga pavilion. Experience the exquisite Egyptian sunshine as we warm up into our bright new day and continue our exploration of our hidden motives and unconscious beliefs and blocks.
In order to rise up into our individual and collective divine feminine essence, we must first fully appreciate and bring into play our soul’s original template, which is one of prosperity and abundance. Lack consciousness is a programme, artificially imposed upon humanity and anything but our original blueprint. Historically, women have suffered more than men at the hands of this limiting construct. The focus of this third weekend of our programme will dig deep into the truth of who and what we really are: all that is, ever has been and ever shall be. After remembering and actualizing this truth, can we really ever want for a better job, loving relationship or our perfect home? No!
This essential part of the Rise of the Divine Feminine process aids in finally fully understanding the energy of money and our personal patterns and beliefs surrounding it, as well as removing karmic and soul blocks and getting out of your own divinely prosperous way.
Refreshed and invigorated by this morning’s session, this afternoon sees us off into the countryside to meet a group of local Egyptian women who will share some fascinating insights into their lives. There is an opportunity to shop for local handicrafts and ask questions as we delve a little deeper into the culture of this amazing country. We will also have an opportunity for another delicious local lunch as chill out and enjoy the afternoon sunshine.
Returning to our hotel this afternoon, why not avail yourself of a massage or crystal therapy treatment or receive a divine feminine oracle guidance reading? This is your time to explore and indulge, so take full advantage!
As the sun sets and the warmth of the day gradually subsides, freshen up and head out to another local eatery or even chill by the pool and eaten under the stars at the hotel; so many choices!
Day Five – Friday 20th March 2020
Manifesting with Sexual Energy / Feminine Sacred Sexuality
After more restorative yoga under the early Egyptian sunshine it’s hard to believe that we are all ready to start our fourth Rebirth a New You session as the breakfast table is being cleared of more gorgeous food. How can tea and toast ever surface after this daily banquet!
Continuing to dig deeper and further into our own healing processes, Debrah is there once again to guide and advise us, with her wealth of experience and wisdom. Allow yourself to experience everything that brought you to this special place, at this specific moment in your life.
Leading on from the foundation workshop on feminine prosperity, this workshop delves deeper into our feminine creative energy and uses a series of simple but ancient energy techniques in order to unblock and reveal our creative source energy which residues always within us.
Added to these, we bring elements of sacred geometry and crystal energy, known through time to enhance and activate often dormant and even wounded feminine aspects. This workshop offers profound healing to those willing to be vulnerable and receptive to their own unique core femininity.
Explore your creative blocks to self pleasure and self love and learn how to harness the power of orgasm in order to manifest your desired outcomes.
N B This workshop does not contain any explicit sexual activity but rather is based upon discussion and powerful energy techniques using breath and visualization, which participants can then explore and practice within the privacy of their own private space.
Taking lunch as a group today in a restaurant deeper into the Valley of the Kings, we prepare ourselves for visit to Medinet Habu Temple, one of the lesser visited but incredible treasures of the West Bank. Tending to be much less visited than many temples in this region of Egypt, Medinet Habu offers a chance to sit quietly and absorb the energies a while without interruption.
From our visit here, it is possible and very much fun to return to the hotel by tuktuk or even by horse. Take in the scenes of local, rural life along the way or even visit other amazing local sights such as the Ramasseseum and Howard Carters House. Then rest up before exploring the local area and all of the wonderful culinary treats on offer.
Day Six – Saturday 21st March 2020
Divine Feminine Life Purpose & Service in Love Mission Work
Today brings an early start as we head over to the Valley of the King for our hot air balloon ride across the Valley and may be even over the Nile river. As incredible as this ancient valley undoubtedly is from the ground, nothing can compare to the view afforded from a hot air balloon. Take a deep breath and let your heart centre sing out as we rise higher and higher into our true potential. A truly unforgettable experience awaits!
Our feet firmly back on the ground and a later than usual breakfast awaiting our return, we have a chance to rest up, relax and enjoy a little sunshine this morning. Alternatively, there’s a chance for another one to one healing session with Katie or one of the other therapists.
Post lunch, for those with space after breakfast, it’s time to join Debrah once more for another powerful workshop. Allow the healing energies of Egypt to infuse with everything you have learned about yourself so far this week and begin to contemplate the next chapter of your life.
A sense of disconnection or futility, of lacking passion and any sense of purpose in life are all too often the complaints of the karmic feminine. Many self help books flippantly recommend becoming clear on ones’ life purpose, as if it’s the easiest thing in the world. So often, women read this and then spend years desperately attempting to figure out why they are here and what it is they are really supposed to be accomplishing in this life. The pressure can be immense and does nothing to progress us on our path of forward evolution but rather leads us into a space of frustration and confusion. The Rise of the Divine Feminine is totally blocked from this place.
In truth, its almost entirely irrelevant whether you become a doctor, a stay at home Mum, dedicated to the wellbeing and happiness of your children, an astronaut or a librarian; what is crucial is that we all embody our true and highest essence and potential. The language might seem lofty but the principle is clear: be you, in your best and finest version and everything else takes care of itself-guaranteed. Anything else is just detail.
The path to authentic and full self acceptance is not always easy but it is called for now, more than ever before. It requires commitment, a willingness to face our shadow side, perhaps, a dedication to honour who we are. It calls for us to be vulnerable and exposed in the process. The rewards are limitless if we can but allow ourselves the gift of true spiritual alchemical.
“She remembered who she was and the game changed”
As the sun sets on another incredible day of transformation, why not “pop over the Nile” again and visit Luxor Temple under the magic of the night sky. Much smaller than Karnak but equally impressive in its own way, it includes a chance to view the incredible avenue of sphinx, now well under excavation and leading directly to Karnak.
Dinner this evening could see a welcome return to the restaurants of the bazaar or any fate myriad of traditional eateries on the East Bank. May be give a shisha pipe a try too and giggle the night away.
Day Seven – Sunday 22nd March 2020
Deeper into Self Love – Sacred Self Marriage
Take a chance to enjoy the penultimate yin yoga session and sumptuous breakfast today. Be filled up, belly and soul with delicious local bread, tahini and in season fruits. Indulge in hot hibiscus tea or perhaps a delicious fresh fruit juice. Soak up the warm sunshine in the process. Life does not get much better than this!
The final Rise of the Divine Feminine group session then awaits, hard as it is to believe that our week is now drawing to a close. The session today will be extended and will take us into the early afternoon, following on from which we will take a felucca ride across the by now familiar Nile to take afternoon tea at the world famous Old Winter Palace Hotel.
This final day of the Rise of the Divine Feminine programme culminates in a series of processes and techniques, all centred around self dedication and nurturing and completing with a self marriage pledge and ceremony on the last day.
The concept of self marriage is growing in popularity now among certain new age communities and with good reason. All too often, we will commit to marrying our love particular but are anything but ready to afford ourselves the same joy and dedication. By focusing upon a co dependent relationship with another, in preference to prioritizing our own soul healing and maturation, we avoid the essential exploration of our own core wounds and healing. The twin flame community, apparently growing massively in numbers over the past decade, provides substantial evidence of this. Frequently, an individual will choose to relentlessly dedicate themselves to the connection they share with their divine counterpart, whilst conveniently missing the truth that it is only through total union with the self first, that we can achieve union with another. There are no short cuts.
The ceremony of self marriage which completes this Rise of the Divine Feminine programme is perhaps the greatest gift that each and every woman can give to herself. Undertaking this process in the presence of the sisterhood is one beautiful way to do this.
Please note that participants will be asked to write their own self marriage vows and will commit them during this final ceremony.
As we visit the Old Winter Palace, once the Winter Retreat and home of King Faruk, we will witness that it is an exquisite insight into a lost world. Stay on for cocktails in the beautiful gardens before heading back to our home from home in readiness for our group farewell dinner.
Tonight we will be joined by local musicians as we get a chance to let down our hair and put our best dance moves into practice, revelling in the experiences of this magical week of inner and outer transformation.
Day Eight – Monday 23rd March 2020
After a little less sleep than usual, perhaps, we take one final breakfast together this morning before saying our goodbyes within our group. Memories to be cherished and new friends forever made, it’s time to either take a transfer back to Luxor airport or begin the 3 or 7 day optional extension which is also available with this tour.
About This Event
We are both honoured and excited to announce our next sacred Rise of the Divine Feminine Retreat in the magnificent land of Egypt for 2020.
Surrounded by ancient desert and awe inspiring temples, this women’s retreat is the ultimate space to rejuvenate, body, mind and soul. Let us take perfect care of your every need on a week long journey of personal awakening, which includes all vegetarian / vegan prepared breakfasts, beautiful authentic Egyptian accommodation at the retreat center, goddess yin yoga each morning overlooking nature, sacred women’s workshops, temple visits and so much more.
Join us for this once in a lifetime healing women’s retreat experience !
“What a truly wonderful and spiritual tour of Egypt I experienced with Debrah and friends. Site seeing the magical temples and learning so much more of the Egyptian & Aswan history. The vibrant markets and mystical treasures to be seen will never be forgotten. The beauty of the nile next to the luscious greenery of the banana plantations and not forgetting those breath taking sunsets from the roof top terrace. I loved it and I have such vivid memories of those two weeks there and I do hope to go again some day. Thank you Debrah for the Egyptian love!” – A.Jardine
- 7-nights accommodation – away from the “could be anywhere in the world” typical western hotels, located on the rural West Bank of Luxor, our accommodation is close by the ancient antiquities of the Valley of the Kings, in an exclusive use retreat centre.
- The tariff is based upon sharing an en suite twin room. Limited single occupancy upgrades are available at a supplement of £175 per week and early booking is recommended for these.
- Daily Vegetarian / Vegan Breakfast Buffet – with locally grown ingredients and fresh organic teas and coffees. Lunch Daily and Dinner every evening – all lovingly prepared by our own private chef, using locally grown produce and authentic Egyptian recipes. All dishes will be vegetarian and vegan.
- Group transfers to and from Luxor airport to the retreat centre. Individual transfers are also available by prior arrangement and nominal additional cost for those travelling independently. Please ask for details.
- Unlimited WIFI Internet
- 6 days of Transformational Workshops (according to the published workshop programme) with Debrah Goldston
What's Not IncludedAirport transportation to & from your local home international airport
Around trip airfare to Luxor, Egypt
Additional activities –such as Hot Air Balloon trip over the Nile, Horse Riding and Bicycle Hire and Afternoon tea at the Old Winter Palace
Venue HighlightsLiving Light Retreat Centre - Located in the idyllic backdrop of the Valley of the Kings, this centre provides the perfect location for yoga and meditation, coupled with spiritual teachings of ancient Egypt. We have exclusive use for our groups during each retreat, enduring maximum privacy and clear energy. Our personal chef is always on hand to provide the perfect food to accompany our experiences. The beautiful gardens extend our practice space under the exquisite Egyptian skies.
AccommodationsEnsuite twin room on half board basis
Our private accommodation, nestled in the oasis of the quiet West bank region of Luxor, offers a peaceful and very comfortable home from home.
You can choose from single occupancy (single occupancy upgrades are available at a supplement of £175 per week) or agree to share but either way you will have use to your own ensuite bathroom, of course.
Internet access is available although we strongly recommend that, most of the time, you switch off and just enjoy the rest.
Our private kitchen and dining area ensure the outside world doesn’t interrupt our peace!
Air conditioning and fans are available to ensure you stay comfortable.