in a few words
My name is maria and I am the facilitator of the Authentic Movement SF activities.
I have dedicated my life to uncovering and loving all parts of myself, to healing my relationship to my femininity and my body, and to honoring my identity as a woman.
In the Female Rainbow Retreat I am sharing with you the knowledge, tools, experiences that helped my journey of transformation.
In this retreat, together we create the healing space to facilitate your own transformation.
The secret is strengthening the connection to your body, to your essence and to your Self as a woman, so that you manifest a life full of well-being, gratitude and love.
Our spiritual guides are the inner archetypes of the Greek Goddesses that can reveal intimate truths about ourselves.
As you expand your awareness through Authentic Movement, Yoga, expressive art activities, and connecting with nature, you deepen your trust in your heart and in life. As a result, you become more open to receive all the richness that life has to offer you.
Participating in the retreat will help you:
embrace all aspects of your female identity
heal your relationship with your femininity and your body
and deepen the love for yourself as the multifaceted woman that you are.
I look forward to have this transformational experience with you!
Rejuvenate in the Mediterranean
Paros is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea best known
for its beaches and Ms. Maria's traditional pastry.
Combining modern with traditional elements
in the most unique way, Paros is a mix of traditional
Cycladic architecture, vivid nightlife, magical beaches,
enchanting rural villages, and historical monuments.
The Okreblue Seaside Yoga Retreat Center in Paros,
was created with love and care, for like-minded people
to gather, practice and share yoga and other
spiritual and self-exploratory practices.
Coming to Okreblue you really get the essence
of arriving to someone’s home.
I personally visited Okreblue last summer to make sure you
feel the warmth of true authentic Greek hospitality.
Embodied Spiritual Experience
Embracing a Multifaceted You
Every morning we start our day with a sunrise meditation and a yin yoga practice to reground
in our essence.
Let the sounds of the Mediterranean sea expand your awareness and connect with your inner center.
After the workshops there is plenty of free time to enjoy the beach,
get to know the island of Paros or relax by receiving a massage.
Every day we have two 3h workshops , each one dedicated to one of the Greek Goddesses.
We read and reflect upon their myth to get familiar and be inspired by their symbols and images.
Playing with a variety of art materials that include drawing, creating with collage and clay, you deepen your connection to their multifaceted qualities.
We use embodied explorations and Authentic Movement, creating a safe, non-judgemental space where you are free to move and listen to your body’s wisdom.
This way you open yourself to receive the insights and understandings that each archetype reveals for your healing and growth.
What makes Okreblue more special, is the organic home grown vegetables that are used for the delicious meals at Caretta restaurant-lounge (Okreblue’s restaurant)
The breakfast and lunch are included in your stay. For the dinner you can choose to stay at Okreblue or go visit a village for more traditional plates.
As Greek myself, I can't brag enough for how tasty greek flavors are and you definitely need to try yourself at least once in your life.
Our last day is dedicated to revisiting and integrating all moments of our journey together.
There is time to enter the creative flow and become the artists and directors of your lived experience.
You will be delighted by the wisdom, beauty and creativity that is hidden in your soul, ready to guide your life in more plenty and wholehearted ways.
Our sacred circle is the loving holding space that welcomes each one of the women to emerge and share their unique experience.
All together we celebrate our colorful, multifaceted female rainbow.
During the retreat we have a one day excursion to visit the islands of Delos and Mykonos.
Delos was one of the most sacred places of ancient Greece. The archeological site on the island is the remains of a sanctuary to the gods Apollo and Artemis. The on-site museum has one of the finest collections of ancient Greek sculpture.
As the birthplace of Artemis and Apollo, Delos is the ideal place to have an embodied feeling of the Greek Archetypes' power.
Famous for its minimal Cycladic architecture, Mykonos is full of traditional whitewashed houses and blue domed churches. There you will have the opportunity to have lunch and treat yourself to some local Aegean specialties!
Your Daily Schedule
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Saturday July 25
Our program begins on Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm.
You are welcome to arrive at the Retreat Center anytime during the day
and settle in your room.
Lunch will be served and during our orientation meeting we will provide you with information about the center and the island.
The Greek Goddess Archetypes as Mirrors of the Self
The archetypes are
that influence what we do
and how we feel.
When we are able
to understand them,
we gain powerful insights
that provide the key
to self-knowledge and wholeness.
Goddess of Love and Beauty,
she is governing a woman’s enjoyment of love and beauty, sexuality, and sensuality, and impels women to fulfill both creative and procreative functions
Goddess of the Hearth and Temple, embodies the patient and steady woman who finds comfort in solitude and exudes a sense of intactness and wholeness
Goddess of Wisdom and Craft, represents the logical, self-assured woman, the strategist who can stay calm in the midst of conflict and use her rationality.
Goddess of the Hunt and the Moon, personifies the independent, achievement-oriented
feminine spirit that enables you
to seek your own goals
Hera, goddess of marriage, and commitment maker, provides woman's ability to bond, to be loyal and faithful, to endure and go through difficulties with a partner.
Goddess of Grain and the maternal archetype, represents a woman’s drive to provide physical, emotional and spiritual sustenance for her children, creative projects, and others
Maiden and Queen of the Underworld, allows a woman to seem eternally youthful and expresses her capacity to grow and mature as a spiritual guide