Integrating The Shadow

5 Day Intensive Retreat

Leaning into Darkness and Exploring the Shadow

Transformation happens when we bring consciousness to the suppressed parts of our personality. Suppression includes the denial of the spectacular, magnificent and bountiful parts of self as well as hiding the messy, dramatic and unappealing parts of self.

You are familiar with the concepts of shadow and darkness but know that there is more to explore. Maybe there’s a lack of certainty in how to integrate this awareness into daily life, or perhaps there’s confusion or fear around the sexual element of darkness that occasionally creeps in when you’re making love or practicing self-pleasure.

There’s a sense of power that you are unable to fully access, it feels like part of you is constantly holding back and unable to express the fullness of your love, power, fierceness and sexual expression. Or maybe you feel the seductive quality of the deep unspoken energies within you and would like to give them space and expression in your life.

Then this retreat is for you. It’s for anyone who is hungry and ready for more from this profound work, who is willing to take themselves deeper into the darkness and immerge a more authentic, more fully expressed and more integrated version of themselves!

The Program

This retreat focuses on supporting you to feel the parts of your psyche that have been suppressed, controlled or distorted throughout your life. When parts of yourself have been denied they will leak out unconsciously in the way you relate to others.

Maybe others around you play out the suppressed parts of your personality, this can be something you’re aware of, or something that goes unnoticed by you. It can have the effect of you feeling jealous, envious, inexplicably angry, as though you are not good enough or that something is missing in your life. Maybe you compensate for particular uncomfortable aspects of yourself by being overly focussed on the opposite, or by often noticing those aspects in others. This may leave you feeling awkward socially or constantly judging others for their behaviour.

The shadow can include your beauty and light as well as your darkness and fears. Having the shadow aspects witnessed in group space brings tremendous healing and transformation.

In seeing, feeling and embodying these parts of the personality, space can open inside for new ways of being and living. Suppressed parts of self are equivalent to holding trapped and stale energy in the body, there is enormous relief and increased capacity when this is released.

Topics we explore may include:

✓ What is your dark shadow?

✓ What is your dark shadow?

✓ What is your light shadow?

✓ Bringing dominant and submissive energies to light

✓ What can you learn from your sexual fantasies?

✓ Embracing the gifts from your painful experiences

✓ Learning to say a deeper yes to life

✓ Explore the power of the parts you keep hidden

✓ Communicating with greater clarity

✓ Bringing ALL of you forward in daily life

✓ Integrating the LIGHT and DARK aspects of your magnificent being

The Facilitation

The greatest healing and transformation occurs when we have a suitable combination of support and challenge. The support comes about through loving gentleness in the facilitation, through open-hearted exchanges with fellow participants, and through the incredibly nourishing land and environment.

The challenge arises through being facilitated to look even more deeply inside of yourself and through practices that are designed to take you to new places, beyond what you currently know. It is a delicious blend of masculine and feminine journeying for your deepest integration and healing.

My facilitation style includes a variety of tantric practices – embodying different types of energy, activating sexual energy to bring suppressed aspects to the surface, tantric breathing, healing touch and massage, movement, eye gazing, self enquiry and reflection, dynamic exchanges with the group, revealing sharing circle, partner practices, tantric bodywork and other inspiration as relevant to the topics being addressed. This retreat includes nudity.

Your First Retreat with Martina?

This retreat is for people who have already been exploring deeply via tantra, personal development, and spirituality. We create a deeper foundation in the group by having a minimum requirement of past experience; this allows more grace through the processes and sharing. It’s for people who are willing to be naked physically and emotionally, to be witnessed in your depths by others, and to hold space for others in their depths.

If you have had experience with other teachers or modalities and feel this retreat is for you please contact us to discuss your eligibility to attend this retreat.

Logistical Information

About the Retreat:

King Parrot Cottages is near the Great Ocean Road and Lorne in the Otway Ranges, nestled on the north-facing hillside of the spectacular Pennyroyal Valley.

The architecturally designed accommodation offers comfort, character and privacy in a peaceful bush land setting, including stunning valley views

The surrounding bushland is ideal for walking and reflection to integrate your journey.

Accommodation is in beautiful, spacious rooms with king size beds to support your newly developing connection with each other. Email joanne@tantricblossoming.com.au to find out about the exclusive room options

When

COMING SOON

Catering

Our caterer, Rachel Marshall, tunes into the energy of the retreat and provides soul nourishing meals from delicious and healthy ingredients. The menu is all organic gourmet vegetarian and will surprise your taste buds at every meal.

Cost

COMING SOON

Enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact Joanne

Where

Amarant Retreat
1475 Don Road Don Valley
Victoria 3139

Bookings

To book your place, please click the link below

Logistical Information

About the Retreat:

King Parrot Cottages is near the Great Ocean Road and Lorne in the Otway Ranges, nestled on the north-facing hillside of the spectacular Pennyroyal Valley.

The architecturally designed accommodation offers comfort, character and privacy in a peaceful bush land setting, including stunning valley views

The surrounding bushland is ideal for walking and reflection to integrate your journey.

Accommodation is in beautiful, spacious rooms with king size beds to support your newly developing connection with each other. Email joanne@tantricblossoming.com.au to find out about the exclusive room options

When

COMING SOON

Catering

Our caterer, Rachel Marshall, tunes into the energy of the retreat and provides soul nourishing meals from delicious and healthy ingredients. The menu is all organic gourmet vegetarian and will surprise your taste buds at every meal.

Cost

COMING SOON

Enquiries

For further enquiries, please contact Joanne

Where

Amarant Retreat
1475 Don Road Don Valley
Victoria 3139

Bookings

To book your place, please click the link below

Testimonials from Participants:

Intensive is very apt. Every feeling I experienced seemed intensified. Nothing was beige. There was challenge, support, love and connection. A beautiful environment that facilitates further connection. The depth I dropped into was amazing. At times I felt raw, tender, frustrated, light, dark and so much more. The connection and love that I feel for the other participants has been ongoing and continues to evolve and deepen. We all continue to ride life’s waves but the voyage is so much easier now with this crew in my boat. The retreat is now an essential part of my life’s learning

- Fergus Nelson, Canberra

The retreat took me a big step further on my inner journey towards freedom. Its beautiful setting, the safe atmosphere, and the wonderful people involved, helped me to tap into a space within me which is free of expectations and goals – I found an awareness of the moment, of what’s happening in the here and now of my life. Never have I been as conscious about what I do and why I do it as I have been since the retreat.

- Urs, Germany

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