Jun
20
Jun
24

Embodying Shakti: Full Moon - Summer Solstice Celebration

Retreat @ Zen Rocks
Shiva Rea, Sivani Mata Francis

Summer Solstice - Full Moon Embodying Natural Health

Pilgrimage to Messene - Goddesses of Healing and Vital Health

with Shiva Rea & Sivani Mata Francis

You are invited to a Special Solstice Celebration:

Calling all lovers of nature, our living earth, Gaia. Join us at Zen Rocks Mani, Greece for a healing retreat dedicated to during the  rare alignment of the Summer solstice and Full Moon.

Shiva will offer Prana Mandala Flow - Solar and Lunar Vinyasa Flow Yoga and Soulful Wellness practices.

Sivani will offer Kirtan, Mantra, Shakti Wisdom traditions from her Goddess art projects.

Come as you are! Together we will celebrate Gaia, our sacred living earth and global family as we amplify our intentions to revive and thrive!

Together, we will celebrate the healing Shakti of earth goddesses, such as Rea, mother of gods & goddesses, Gaia, sacred living earth, and other powerful divine energies of this ancient power spot, as we amplify our intentions to revive and thrive!

Description of the Retreat:

Come to one of the oldest temples for Gaia, and the Goddesses of Healing and Vitality in the ancient city, Messene. Our retreat intention is to support you in your sacred embodiment, connection to the life-force within use all inseparable from Gaia. Our pilgrimage will forever  transform our worldview of gymnasiums and the  healing sanctuary will inspire us as we  listen to the wisdom way of embodying Shakti as embodying natural intelligence.

Our journey includes a pilgrimage to the temples to the Goddess Messene, Artemis, Aphrodite, Athena, Hygea as well as the healing Sanctuaries or Asclepions for inspiration on the parallels in the approach to health as sacred embodiment with yoga and ancient Greece. We will engage in our personal vital health cultivation and the arts through Solar - Lunar Prana Vinyasa and the arts of chant, dance and movement meditation  with kirtan as integrated model of sacred training in harmony with nature.


Be inspired to learn more of the Goddess’s teachings,  divine attributes, symbols, and healing powers. Your guides are longtime pilgrims and global teachers dedicated to the honoring of our living earth, Gaia and the realization of the wisdom of the Goddess traditions around the world and specifically within Shakti Tantra.

Each day we will call in the sunrise-sunset for invoking vital energy and rest and dream with the moonrise and moonset in the spirit of our  pilgrimage retreat to Ascelipons of healing sanctuary  in nearby Ancient Messene.  

As part of our Solstice rituals, we will journey to the oldest city of Ancient Greece named after the Goddess Messene, the revered Goddess of healing and vitality. Along with other prominent Goddesses such as Artemis and Aphrodite, Messene played a crucial role in the Asclepions, or healing centers, of ancient Greece.

Cultivate  rhythm of vital health and collective self-care in a retreat of  balance, vitality and embodying the sacred flow of Shakti.

Retreat Highlights:

  • Pilgrimage to Goddess Temples
  • Pilgrimage in Mani
  • Global Mala Solstice Offering with Sivani and Special Blessing by Krishna Das

Join us from June 20 to 24 for this rare opportunity to learn & heal

Retreat Highlight:
Pilgrimage to the ancient site of Messene
Seat of Ancient Healing Goddesses

Meet your Teachers

Shiva Rea

Shiva Rea serves the innate intelligence within nature and our rhythmic bodies. As a global prana vinyasa teacher, Shiva empowers people from all walks of life to experience the flow of breath and our extraordinary energetic body. She has done fieldwork and offered yoga in over 50 countries from urban centers to ancient sites, large-scale festivals to indigenous Chumash grandmother’s council.

As the founder of Samudra Global School for Living Yoga, her home practice media, teacher trainings, adventure retreats, online programs and musical collaborations provide resources for people around the world to bring a transforming flow into their everyday life. Her activism extends from the worldwide Global Mala Project, to Yoga Energy Activism and gatherings for women.

Sivani Mata Francis

Sivani Mata is an artist moved by a sensory and elemental exploration of life through practice that evokes the liminal experience of trance-like states of consciousness, and the centring of the awareness in heart. She believes in this process of deep inner work as a way to cultivate a harmonic relationship with the Earth. She is grateful for this journey she finds herself on and the practices that support her path www.sivanimata.co.uk

About Zen Rocks

Zen Rocks is a place of beauty, community, and dedication to a deep practice for personal healing and global transformation. Sprawled within endless olive groves, with stunning views of mountains, sky, and sea, Zen Rocks was created as a center for deep practice, healing, community and harmonious inter-being.

Set against the dramatic expanse of the Mediterranean sea, this heavenly corner of the earth is beckoning us on a unique journey of personal growth.

Through mindfulness meditation and somatic practices we are invited to re-connect with our essential nature, rest, restore, and meet the most positive creative version of ourselves again.

Practice Areas:

There are several terraces on which yoga classes currently take place depending on the sun and the time of the day.One of our most unique attractions our newly build magnificent yoga deck. Large enough to accommodate 50-60 people with great views of the sea and horizon, our finely crafted Yoga Deck is actually one of the best places in the world to practice. You are up there in heaven practically, with mesmerising views and a very pleasant breeze even in the hottest summer days, our Yoga Shala makes your trip to Mani worthy and memorable.

Meals:

Home cooked, vegetarian and/or vegan meals may be prepared according to your needs and preferences. We use local seasonal produce grown from our land or neighboring gardens. Fresh goat milk, daily eggs, and hand picked fresh fruit can be added to your menu. Your meals are prepared by wonderful inspired cooks.

Day 1: Beginning the Solstice - Full Moon Retreat Thursday, June 20 Ritual Beginnings

15:00-17:00 Arrivals
17:00 Welcome, Opening Movement Meditation & Reflection before the Solstice
18:00 Dinner and enjoying the sunset
19:30 Opening Sound Healing, Movement Meditation, Sunset & Moonrise Ritual Flow

Day 2: Embodying the Solstice + Full Moon Rising and Setting Friday, June 21

5:30 Optional Sunrise Journey (Hike 30 minutes or drive up in 7 minutes to top of Tower Hill for Sunrise View)
6:30 Morning Herbal Tea, Filter Coffee, Light Fruit
7:15 Prana Vinyasa for Health and Well-Being
10.00 Delicious Vegetarian Brunch
11.00 Free time: Rest, Swim, enjoy a massage session
16.00 Sacred Vitality - Ancient Practices + Remembering of Gaia,Hestia, Hygeia, Artemis and the Goddesses of Health and Natural Balance
18:00 Dinner and enjoying the sunset
19:15Sound-Healing Arrival to Practice Space
19:30Kirtan, Sahaja Prana Flow + Solstice Yoga Trance Dance

Day 3: Saturday, June 22

5:30 Optional Moonset Meditation (by the pool)
6:00 Morning Herbal Tea, Filter Coffee, Light Fruit
6:30 Departure Sacred Temple Pilgrimage to Ancient Messene
8.00 Journey to Ancient Messene + Asklepion - Healing
12.00 Delicious Vegetarian Lunch
13.00 Free time: Rest, Swim, enjoy a massage session
16.30 Lunar Prana Flow, Yoga Nidra and guided visualizations
18:00 Dinner and enjoying the sunset
19:15Sound-Healing Arrival to Practice Space
19:30Kirtan, Sahaja Prana Flow + Solstice Yoga Trance Dance

Day 4: Embodying the Dance of Life, Sunday, June 23

5:30 Optional Sunrise Journey
6:30 Morning Herbal Tea, Filter Coffee, Light Fruit
7:15 Prana Vinyasa for Health and Well-Being
10.00 Delicious Vegetarian Brunch
11.00 Free time: Rest, Swim, enjoy a massage session
16.00 Sacred Vitality - Ancient Practices + Remembering of Gaia,Hestia, Hygeia, Artemis and the Goddesses of Health and Natural Balance
18:00 Dinner and enjoying the sunset
19:15Sound-Healing Arrival to Practice Space
19:30Kirtan, Sahaja Prana Flow + Solstice Yoga Trance Dance

Departures, Celebration and Closure, Monday, June 24

5:30 Optional Sunrise Journey
6:30 Morning Herbal Tea, Filter Coffee, Light Fruit
7:15 Prana Vinyasa for Health and Well-Being
9.30 Delicious Vegetarian Brunch
11.00 Departures
  • Comfortable Accommodations
  • All Lectures and Practice Sessions
  • Τwo wholesome, nourishing & delicious vegetarian meals a day (brunch and dinner). (*Extra drinks, meals, snacks available at extra cost)
  • Yoga props/sitting cushions
  • Guided meditations and mindfulness practices
  • Excursions to sacred temples and sites
  • Educational talks on ancient Greek medicine and healing
  • Ritual kits and sacred tools
  • Transfer to and from Zen Rocks Retreat Center
  • Transfers around Zen Rocks and the area
  • Additional therapeutic treatments or private yoga sessions where applicable
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Pricing

Our aim is to make the course financially accessible whilst covering the costs involved in producing and running the course and, if possible, supporting our Thriving community here at Zen Rocks.

Together, we Thrive!


Day Pass | 50€

Join the program for a whole day. Meals included.

Scholarships - Program Only | 100€

(2-5 scholarships available) For those in need of financial assistance, students & youth, feel free to attend the program and support us by donating without breaking the bank! (You will need to provide your own accommodations & meals)

Community Rate | 200€

You are welcome to join and camp at Zen Rocks by bringing your own tent. This rate helps us sustain the course, the creators, instructors and community that is offering it. (Including daily meals)

Standard Rate | 360€

This rate helps us sustain the course, compensate the teachers & instructors, while you enjoy your stay in our Glamping Tents or Dorms. (Meals included)

Sponsor Rate | 600€

This option helps sustain the course and enables us to offer more scholarships while enabling us organizing future events. (Room accommodations & meals included)

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