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Consciousness

11/11 Portal Retreat

Istanbul &Greece

November 2-11, 2019

The journey begins in the ancient city of Istanbul...

The city of Mosques, of chanting, of Sufi dancing, of exotic markets filled with spices, and mosaic lanterns, boho decor, colorful rugs and the winding alleys of the souks. Watch the golden sun as it sets over the city, seeing the ending of another day, only to awaken to more adventure tomorrow. With the rising sun, the city awakens, the morning prayers begin and the city begins to bustle. We will explore the enchanted city of Istanbul visiting The Blue Mosque, the grand bazaar, and become mesmerized at the fragrant spice market as we spend time with our sisters, our eyes are opened to the foreign culture and ambiance.

We will then fly to Greece, ancient Mesopotamia, the land so old, you can hear the secrets whispering in the wind. The land of Greek Mythology, of the Goddesses Athena and Aphrodite, of the ancient scholars like Plato, and Socrates, awakening our own inner scholar. In our explorations, we will go to the Acropolis, in Athens as it towers over the city, high up on a bluff, still watching, guarding as it did in days of old. As we walk through, we can tap into the energy of that time, we will meditate together, breathing, sensing the wisdom from those times. 

 

We will travel to Delphi, the home of the Oracle High Priestess who in ancient times would guide, and purify her visitors on their quest for understanding. We will explore the glorious ruins, in awe of the mysteries that lay dormant on that land. But as you sit and still yourself you hope to tap in and grasp a pearl of wisdom that may seep into your vibrational space as you connect in to the energy of these mysteries.

 

Next we move on to Meteora, meaning suspended. This mystical place of sacred monasteries perched precariously on pinnacles of rocks suspended between heaven and earth. A symbol of our interconnectedness to our own spiritual essence. The celestial landscape glistening with the ethereal glow of the sun at sunrise and sunset. This place is like no other, and the quiet silence of the mountains echoes back at you as you wander the old buildings and surrounding villages.

 

We then embark to Santorini, the island of pristine white buildings nestled on the cliff side above the deep blue Aegean Sea. There we will process all the wonders and experiences of the days before. We will take in the sights and observe the villagers going up and down the paths, as the ferries leave the port, off to other Grecian islands. See the colorful fishing boats, out at sea, and watch as they come in at days end to unload their daily catch. The fresh smells of Mediterranean cooking wafting from the windows of villager’s homes. Beaches inviting you for a stroll to dip your feet into the cool waters and see your reflection shining back at you. See yourself in a fresh light, one framed by the golden Grecian sun. This magical journey with your fellow sisters is a journey to awaken to your Goddess essence, as you come together in community to grow and explore.

 

Greece, the birthplace of the Olympics, where people tapped into their strength and self worth is the backdrop for this portal retreat, the 11/11 doorway. Together, in sisterhood, we will walk through, embracing new pieces of you as you pierce the veil of time in modern day Greece tapping into energies of old.

What to Expect

This mystical journey will by threaded through with sisterhood activities, yoga, meditation, and time for personal exploration and contemplation. Bless yourself in ways never imagined by joining us on a journey of self-healing and sacred sisterhood.​

  • Scenic ride through the countryside of Greece

  • Moving Positive Affirmations to “Believe in me”

  • Wander the winding streets of Santorini observing the pristine landscape

  • Sisterhood ceremony to wash away the past

  • Portal Walk to claim your new expanded identity

  • Magical potions for manifestation

  • Kundalini yoga to awaken the sleeping Goddess, your Kundalini energy

  • Hatha Yoga to tap into your inner strength

  • Meditation to tap into your Inner Beauty

  • Chanting to awaken and see the love in your heart

  • Goddess Activations to open the door to expansion

  • Fresh Grecian Olive oil tasting

  • Candle light ceremony to the ignite your inner glow

  • Sisterhood Circles, Ceremony & Rituals

  • Intuitive Channeling circle to gain insight from your Spirit Guides

9 days to completion

The doorway is opened

Walk on through

Expand yourself

And shine anew

In the ancient lands

You open the door

In the ancient land

You will hear the lore

Of ancient times

And ancient ways

And tap in and remember

Those golden days

The history is part of you too

Go on this journey and explore

And leave anew

Exclusions

• International flights and airport taxes

• Travel and Medical Insurance

• Personal expenses

• Lunches and Dinners

Inclusions 

• All ground transportation & airfare from Istanbul to Athens

• All excursions and sacred gatherings

• Breakfast

• Accommodations 

                         Travel

• You will fly into Istanbul, Turkey on November 2 and depart from Athens, Greece on November 11.

• We will coordinate the shuttle from the airport to the hotel. Please arrive at the Istanbul airport no later than 1pm.

• Please book your return flight from Athens, Greece on November 11 in the LATE afternoon or evening.

• Flying time will take 10 + hours to get there depending on where you are flying from in the US, so please make sure to allow enough flying/travel time to arrive on the start date of the retreat.

• Athens is 8 hours ahead of Chicago & Istanbul is 9 hours ahead of Chicago.

• A valid passport with at least one blank page is required to enter and exit Turkey. You must have at least 6 months validity before your passport expires. Visas are required for US citizens to enter Turkey. You can obtain upon arrival at the airport ($30 USD cash) or you can arrange to get before travel. 

You do not need a Visa for Greece.

 

Pricing

• The cost for this amazing 10 day, 9-night retreat is $2444 for double occupancy; single occupancy $2888

• A $500 deposit is required in order to reserve your space for the retreat.

• Installment payment options are available in any increment until the final payment is paid by October 1st (no exceptions).

• There will be a late payment fee of $100, if the full amount is not paid by then.

Accommodations

Your retreat package includes beautiful and comfortable accommodations in a double occupancy room. If you will be traveling with a friend, you are welcome to room with them – otherwise, we will happily partner you with a roommate for the double occupancy price.

Single occupancy available at a surcharge.

 Payment 

PayPal: womanwithoutborders@yahoo.com

paypal.me/veronicacruiz

Please send using Friends and Family, otherwise there is a 5% service fee added.

• Credit Card- Please contact us

A 5% service fee will be added.

• Check- Please contact us for address details

 

Refund Policy

Please be sure you want to attend. We do not refund deposits or retreats.  Please review our complete refund policy HERE

Contact us

While further details, including retreat property address, check-in/check-out times, complete retreat schedule & packing list will be sent closer to retreat date and upon registration, please feel free to contact us with any questions at activationretreats@yahoo.com

 

If you feel called to join us on this deeply transformative journey, secure your space as soon as possible. Space is very limited!  We look forward to connecting with you in this transformational journey!

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