Embodied Awakening: 5 Day Easter Retreat
Grounding in Your Being & Anchoring Your Felt Sense Of Connection
Price Inclusive of Food & Cabin Accommodation

28 March - 2nd April 2024

Monte Mariposa Retreat Centre, Algarve, Portugal

(The Venue is 30 mins from Faro Airport)

Enrol now - From Є1050

Teachers: Julian Marcus & Peter Bampton

5 Day Program

Day 1 - Friday 29th - Grounding in Being

Silence & Meditation - Discovering your inherent peace, clarity and fullness

Daily Practices of:
Vocal Tai Chi
Guided Meditations
Chi Gong

Day 2 - Saturday 30th - The Sacred Dance of Shiva and Shakti

Presentation & Contemplations
Consent, embodiment and confidentiality
Evening Circles of mental, emotional and physical exploration of feminine and masculine: what do I feel in my body, what does my Shiva want what does my Shakti want?

Day 3 - Exploring Being-Centred Relating

4 Stages of Relating & Transformation Through Intimacy
Me-centred, We-centred codependent & co-independent, Being-centred
The Bliss/Pleasure Triangle
Evening: wheel of consent

Day 4 - Erotic Embodiment

Making Love With Life & Sexual yoga
Healing love practices, ovarian, testicular breathing and sexual alchemy
Active Receiving Touch
3 Circles Ritual

Day 5 - Integration Day

Harvesting Experience + Integration & Installation

Location Details For the retreat

Our home for the 5 days includes:

  • Group Retreat Space: Temple of the Valley (80 m², glazed)
  • 9 wooden cabins with 2 single beds
  • 2 wooden cabins with kitchenette, double bed, bathroom
  • 1 wooden cabins with 1 double and 1 single bed
  • 1 tipi (2 single beds)
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • 2 shower buildings with toilets (6 showers, 5 wc)
  • Outdoor Qi Gong / Yoga Decks
  • Temple of the Trees (approx. 18 m²)
  • Outdoor Swimming pool
  • Space for camping

Our retreat program will include:

  • Foundations of silence and reflection - first day plus morning and evenings
  • Community Body Poem™ somatic circle time with body focusing, clean language and waking lucid dream work for group cohesion, container making and intention setting
  • Beautiful boundaries - an interoceptive journey into the heart of service and pleasure, rotating embodiment triads of 3 working as witness, receiver and doer.
  • Unlocking the hidden power of shame & revealing our greatest gifts with group circle sharing and embodiment triads again.
  • Identifying and working with Core erotic theme as the governor of all our relationships
  • Touching Wellness - a practical biodaynamic craniosacral touch for healing and deep resource in pairs. Surrendering into the mastery of touch - the principles of "feel and follow".
  • Daily Meditation & Chi Kung practice varying styles from internal sexual alchemy to standing and dynamic forms
  • Co-listening Practice + Discussion Groups and talks on the themes at play
(Optional one to one sessions with our supporting practitioner retreat team - subject to availability, pre-booking recomended)
Do you long to transform your emotional-sexual relationship into an alchemical crucible for spiritual growth - a space to soften the grip of ego and experience your true nature as a continuum of Love?

Are you weary of the postmodern merging of the potency of fully embodied and expressed masculine and feminine? We are not talking about male / female here but the deeper living expression of universal principles of polarity.

Do you long to awaken, recover, reconfigure and embody your full potential as Shiva (the masculine) or as Shakti (the feminine) such that you can access the full spectrum of human intelligence and capacity?

Do you intuit that there is a mystical undercurrent within the play of erotic attraction that transcends (and includes) both the biological urge of procreation and the pleasure-seeking of endless desire?

If you say yes then we invite you to come and relax, release and play in the realms of yogic intimacy. We'll provide a safe container of loving awareness to explore and embrace the heart-opening and heartbreaking practice of dissolving the conditioned patterning that binds and limits our expression of natural ecstasy.

Retreat Team

  • Peter Bampton

    Retreat Leader, Mentor, Meditation & Qi Gong Teacher

    Peter has lived 4 decades of deep meditation, penetrating inquiry and innovative, trailblazing spiritual community with meditation, self-enquiry and deep devotional practice. His passion and focus is the individual and collective remembrance and embodiment of the sacred fire of the human heart.

  • Julian Marcus

    Retreat Leader, Relational Bodywork Educator, Mentor, Qi Gong Teacher

    As a passionate and enthusiastic proponent of human evolution and integration he brings two decades of training and teaching experience of both traditional practices and modern day health sciences. In this retreat Julian will bring an series embodied explorations on the theme of divine polarity to serve you to harness and harvest their fruits in service of a more fulfilling life.

Book Your Place
7 days of deep relaxation, re-set, renewal and deeply soulful growth

We bring you a container of silence, community, meditation, embodied breath and relaxation practice, together with somatics, touch and Body Poem.

Optional massage, one to one yoga, sound journeys or embodiment coaching available upon request at the time of booking.

Vibrational Medicine Retreat
Live Instrumental Sound Journeys, Yoga + Chi Kung

22 - 24 March 2024

Quinta do Areal, Lousa, Portugal (roughly 1hr 40 min from Lisbon or Porto)

From £350

Facilitators: Alison Melvin & Julian Marcus

Master Musician: Ricardo Passos

Vibrational Medicine & Musical Mastery by Ricardo Passos

We are thrilled to host one of Portugal's formost multi-instrumentalist musical talents to perform live intuitive instrumental and Raag voice sound journeys to sooth, awaken and heal

Here are a sample of the beauty and talent you will enjoy as the foundation of this retreat:
Over 3 days, sound healing, yoga and chi kung

Vibrational Medicine Weekend Retreat

We invite you to a weekend of vibrational medicine with internationally acclaimed musician Ricardo Passos, body worker Julian Marcus and yoga teacher Alison Melvin.

During the weekend, you will be taken on a sound healing journey with live music accompanied by mindful yoga and qigong as well as cranio sacral massage. You will be staying in the luxurious accommodation of our restored quinta and be guided in a deep relaxation and inner healing, all held in the peaceful surroundings of our restored farm.

The programme for the weekend is designed to be spacious enough to allow you time for integration, reflection and rest while including yoga, movement and body practices to support reconnection with your own body wisdom and soulful creative expression.

Relax in our indoor pool, sauna or hot tub or take a meditative walk in the fields surrounding the quinta. The live music from Ricardo will be woven into the programme to calm the nervous system and to facilitate deep energetic healing.

We invite you to be inspired and transported by the music of master musician, Ricardo Passos. Come join us on a magical sound journey and to return home to your vital essence.

Inclusive Prices for the retreat

€450 per person for the weekend, including overnight stays in a private room, on Friday and Saturday nights.

€350 per person for the weekend, including overnight stays sharing a twin room, on Friday and Saturday nights.

For anyone arriving Thursday evening, overnight accommodation is available for an additional cost

Ricardo Passos - Duduk Solo

Retreat Team

  • Ricardo Passos

    Master Musician, Vibrational Medicine Artist & Music teacher

    Ricardo is an internationally acclaimed and skilled, multi instrumentalist performer and a sought after music teacher. Ricardo is especially respected for his mastery of Indian and oriental music.

  • Alison Melvin

    Yoga & Meditation teacher

    Alison has been practising yoga and meditation for more than 20 years and together with her partner is lovingly restoring and bringing back to life an old farm, historically known as Quinta do Areal.

  • Julian Marcus

    Bodyworker, Chi Kung & Embodiment Coach

    Julian has immersed himself in body-based practices and spent over two decades training, practising and teaching body work and somatic coaching

Book Your Place
Enjoy 3 days of deep relaxation, renewal and healing

We bring breath and relaxation, together with movement and healing vibrational medicine for you wellbeing.

Optional luxury massage, one to one yoga, sound journeys or embodiment coaching available upon request.