Melbourne Yoga & Plant Medicine Retreat
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About the Event
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The intention of the marriage between these two practices is to create a solid platform within the individual so that one is then better equipped to dive deeply into the inner world. Within this space, we can explore consciousness and make room for any healing and detoxification that needs to occur to unfold.
Through our own deep work with these plants and yoga, we have established an intimate relationship with these practices and our purpose is to share them with our brothers and sisters. We strive to help our participants establish their own healthy relationship with these modalities so that it can further one’s evolution and clarity within themselves.
During these 3 sacred days, we will be sitting with our plant teachers and utilising tools from the practice of yoga to help us unravel and untangle. Our plant teachers will consist of ceremonial cacao (Bali), Hapé (pronounced Rapé, Brazil), Santa Maria (North America), and Sacred Fungus (Mexico). We will be in beautiful country Victoria to reconnect back to Mother Earth and reconnect with our Self.
You will have our support before, during and after this process, as we will be available to assist you with integrating your experience. Often times, this part (integration) is just as, if not more important than the process itself.
We are very excited to share these healing modalities to the ones seeking it. We always make sure that we hold this space with integrity and respect. Being so close to Mother Nature and working with these amazing teachers reminds us of the magic we live within everyday.
We hope to see you there and we look forward to serving each one of you.
Who the facilitators are:
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Accommodation details will be provided closer to the date of the retreat. Melbourne is known to have 4 seasons in 1 day so please pack accordingly. Bring enough clothes to keep you warm at night. You are welcome to arrive at any time after 5:00 pm. Our 1st ceremony will start at 7:30 pm on Friday night.
We will be eating lightly during this weekend to keep the body clean. This allows the medicines to move through easily. A light meal will be served on Friday and Saturday night after our ceremonies to help us ground back into our bodies. An optional light breakfast will be served on Saturday morning after our yoga practice and group breakfast on Sunday before we close the retreat. Please let us know if you have any allergies or dietary requirements.
Fasting the day of is recommended. However, if you must eat, please do not eat anything after 2 pm on the ceremony day. We recommend no pork or red meat at least 5 days before. Doing a sugar detox is also advisable. It is EXTREMELY important to arrive sober and to avoid any intoxicants in the days leading up to and following the ceremony. If you need advice on how to do this, please PM us.
Hape': During this session, we will work with Sacred Hape to clear out any old stagnant energy that exists in the body before working with the other medicines. Traditionally, Amazonians take Hape' (pronounced Rape') to alleviate stress, fear or emotions before a hunt or battle.
Cacao: Is known to have a powerful effect on opening the heart and is rich in antioxidants. This is served before Santa Maria so that the heart is already open when we take this medicine in.
Santa Maria: This medicine has been used to emotionally detox the participant while keeping their heart open enough to keep them grounded.
Sacred Fungus: Also known as Soma, Sacred Fungus is well known for purging the mind of negative thoughts and reversing the blood flow from the reptilian brain to the higher faculties. This allows for deep introspection and clarity.
Please contact us if you require any further information about these medicines.
Total: $1200 AUD
Deposit: $600 AUD
To reserve your spot, a non-refundable deposit (amount stated above) is required.
Please send the required deposit amount to Paypal: email@example.com and manually select “Friends and Family”. You will be responsible for any additional fees occurred if selecting one of the other options.
- Deposits are non-refundable unless due to extreme circumstances.
- FULL PAYMENT (WITHIN 14 DAYS OF CEREMONY).
- You will receive a confirmation email once the payment has been received.
- Prices are based per person and do not include flights or travel.
Please note that we don’t want you to miss this if you are having challenges with finances. There will be payment plans available for those in need. Contact us for details.
Each participant will undergo a Pre-Screening so we can ensure the integrity of the ceremony space and that each participant is within the harmony of the group's intentions.
How the PRE-SCREENING process works:
STEP 1: Please book your Pre-Integration Session using the link below. During this time, we will become familiar with one another and have any questions answered on both sides.
STEP 2: We will let you know if our practices align with your intentions after your Pre-Integration Session is complete.
STEP 3: If aligned, you will then be able to send in your deposit to secure your spot.
TBA before the ceremony
- Please bring something for the Offering Ceremony. It can be anything organic that can break down into the earth.
- Feel free to bring at least one item that has sentimental value to keep with you.
- Headlamp or small flashlight preferably with a red light. Please do not point these at anyone in the ceremony as it can be very disruptive to the journey. If you need light, please place your hand over the light so it only illuminates your path.
- Journal to write down anything that comes up before, during and after the process. This will help you integrate the ceremony.
- Extra blankets and pillows to sit on during the ceremony. We suggest bringing something that you don't mind getting dirty as we may be on the earth.
- Yoga mat
- Blankets and pillows.
- Toiletries and personal hygiene products.
- Refillable water bottle -please do not bring any disposable bottles.
- Clothes - please refer to the weather so you can best prepare.
- Instruments -please feel free to bring your instruments as we will be calling on people later in the ceremony to share your music with us.
Colognes, perfumes and scented lotions should not be worn in the ceremony space as senses are heightened and strong smells can overwhelm our brothers and sisters.