Beyond the Masks and Identities
Explore the deep longing within you. The longing to live your most authentic life, to express yourself without censorship, and to feel the joy of being at peace on the inside – it is possible to live and love authentically.
This 5 day retreat explores the masks and identities that we have carried throughout our lives and creates experiences for releasing these habitual ways of being. It is for anyone who has been on Blossoming Woman or Being Man retreat and is looking for the next step to powerful intimacy and freedom in life and relationships.
Being authentic and fully expressed arises naturally when we allow ourselves to see and feel who we are beyond the past conditioning; underneath the layers of protection and armouring we have collected over the years. Letting go of these allows space for us to simply be who we were born to be.
This retreat focuses on supporting you to feel and embody all that you are. Together, we explore the impact of childhood and family dynamics on your unique expression. Inside each man and woman, there is a powerful unique being wanting to be lived fully and completely.
When you spend your life catering to others expectations and needs, your innate nature becomes overlooked.
During this retreat, you will be encouraged to explore your dynamics with mother, father and other significant caregivers so that you can integrate and grow beyond the familial expectations imposed on you, to claim the aspects you have embodied from your family that are part of your nature and to discover more of who you are underneath your conditioning.
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 openhearted 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 circles and other inspiration that may reveal itself on the day. This retreat includes nudity.
What we may explore:
✓ Family relationships
✓ Intimate relationships
✓ Flavours of sexual energy
✓ Creating clarity in communication
✓ Expressing healthy boundaries
✓ What masks, roles and identities are you defined by?
✓ How can you express your true self?
✓ What parts of yourself do you hide?
✓ Asking for your needs to be met
✓ Integrating power and vulnerability… and more!
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.
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