WOMEN WHO SEE IN THE DARK RETREAT

December 4 – 10, 2020
Riehen, Basel
Switzerland

Darkness Meditations & Self-Inquiry ~ Tandava (Kashmeerian Tantra) ~ Shadow Work ~ Dark Masculine Integration ~ Ritual, Dance & Celebration

This retreat centres around full body aliveness, emotional fluidity, creative power, and energetic integration of body-heart-soul.

We have observed that collectively women have internalized masculine qualities in a distorted way – through force, ambition, fight, comparison etc… This historical evolution has led to a superficial women’s “independence”.

Often, being strong and independent disguises desire and pain, fear and competition, under the mask of auto-sufficiency. In truth, emotional values are not recognized, and vulnerability is hidden behind the need to prove strength.

Is there true satisfaction in your life?
Are you feeling nourished and joyful?
Do you enjoy the work you do?
Time to go deeper and reset!

LOCATION

The Sutra House is a sanctuary where one can re-connect to the inner life.

Set into a forested hillside near the Rhine valley and in the village of Riehen, Switzerland (just outside Basel). Sutra House is designed as an architecture and spiritual space for contemplation & connection, nourishing the body & mind.

Facilities include:

  • Sky-Lit Group Room under the roof with large open views to the east and west for sunrise and sunset.
  • Finnish Dry Sauna
  • Turkish Steam Sauna
  • Dark Room meditation space
  • Library for Contemplation
  • Large Gathering/Salon Room for group meals and discussions with Fireplace and beautiful open views to south and west
  • Terrace with small infinity pool and natural pond.
  • Surrounding Garden

How to get to Sutra House

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 6 nights shared accommodation
  • 3 Nourishing meals per day (begins dinner on Dec 4, ends with lunch Dec 10)
  • Full program material costs
  • Full tuition & facilitation of program
  • Use of the facilities including sauna and pool at Sutra House
  • Space is limited to maximum 18 participants

TUITION :
Super Early Bird Price (first 6 spots, up to October 31) : CHF 1550.
Early Bird Price (next 6 spots, up to November 15) : CHF 1650.
Regular Price : CHF 1750.- Payment Plans are available

WHAT DOES THE DAY LOOK LIKE?

Our time together is designed in layers, weaving…
Early Morning : Movement & Stillness ~ Awakening subtle body channels. Daily Tandava ~Kashmirian Tantra Meditation.

Morning : Electricity & Magnetism ~ Recognizing dark masculine-feminine archetypes, wisdom & resources. Including bringing light to the roots of jealousy and comparison ~ clearing judgments and resentments ~ identifying spiritual bypass ~emotions as life resources ~ recovering trust, bliss and freedom.

Mid-day : Emptiness & Fullness ~ Nourishing the body with delicious Ayurveda based gourmet menu.

Afternoon : Inquiry & Revelations ~ Discovering alone-together, what is ready to unfold. Themes for exploration include Integrity; Empowerment and Ecstasy; Surrender and Control; Power and Resistance.

Dinner : Vertical & Horizontal ~ Enjoying tastes, scents, touch, sounds, colours; opening the senses…
Evening : Expression & Introspection ~ Sharing with transparent honesty while listening in spaciousness. Including Danza Ritual, Tantric touch, Innocent Wisdom.
Into the Night : Vision & Expansion ~ Activating the third-eye with Tratak & Darkness Meditation

YOUR GUIDES

Komala Lyra

Mystic, gypsy, dakini, life-adventurer, dancer, writer, artist, healer. With a broad pallet of skills, Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. Lead faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts), she is also a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years. Creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, sharing experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of body-heart-soul.
Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and assign mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.

ALICE HONG

Alice’s enquiry of what it means to live life in truth, love and freedom are the questions that are most alive in her personal life and her offerings. A seeker and lover at heart, her passion is working with women to love themselves more deeply, reclaim their bodies, pleasure and wisdom… to live fully embodied and raw aliveness.

Authenticity and loving presence are her greatest gifts, and she shares from vast areas of exploration including classical tantra, neo-tantra, yoga, dance, movement, conscious communication and subtle anatomy. She has been creating and facilitating programs for the last decade, and currently is a facilitator with Women Who See in the Dark, creatrix of Untamed: Wild Feminine and Yoni Temple, and director of Inspired Yoga Institute. She has traveled to over 50 countries to study, teach and play.

ALICE HONG

Alice’s enquiry of what it means to live life in truth, love and freedom are the questions that are most alive in her personal life and her offerings. A seeker and lover at heart, her passion is working with women to love themselves more deeply, reclaim their bodies, pleasure and wisdom… to live fully embodied and raw aliveness.

Authenticity and loving presence are her greatest gifts, and she shares from vast areas of exploration including classical tantra, neo-tantra, yoga, dance, movement, conscious communication and subtle anatomy. She has been creating and facilitating programs for the last decade, and currently is a facilitator with Women Who See in the Dark, creatrix of Untamed: Wild Feminine and Yoni Temple, and director of Inspired Yoga Institute. She has traveled to over 50 countries to study, teach and play.

TESTIMONIALS FROM PAST RETREATS

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Emma, Australia

“I feel so blessed to have found you, your retreat and our group in Bali. I know I will be able to build on those skills we practised to continue to foster lightness and joy in my life.”

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Amanda, USA

“Thank you for giving me one of the most inspiring weeks of my life! Radiant Heart was so much more than a yoga retreat – it was a life changing opportunity to dive deep…”

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Rose, Canada

"Alice’s incredible ability to listen, support and guide has been the key element to finding my own voice and build the confidence to share teachings from my most authentic self. "

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Bisa, Canada

"One week with Alice can transform your yogic experience. Sharing space with her, through asana, chanting and meditation will awaken both your body and soul. It became a beautiful, spiritual experience that continues to resonate deep within and never leaves."

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​* Prices are per person in USD.

​​* Additional Costs: 5% GST, 2.9% credit card fee, airfare to Bali, travel insurance, optional gratuities for retreat staff

​* If you would like to pay in Canadian dollars and can make full payment upon registration, you can pay the USD equivalent in e-transfer or cash and save on credit card fees.