Women Who See In The Dark - Ireland
Release - Reset - Resource
This retreat centres around full body aliveness, emotional fluidity, creative power, and energetic integration of body-heart-soul.
We have observed that collectively women have internalized masculine qualities in a distorted way – through force, ambition, fight, comparison etc… This historical evolution has led to a superficial women’s “independence".
Often, being strong and independent disguises desire and pain, fear and competition, under the mask of auto-sufficiency. In truth, emotional values are not recognized, and vulnerability is hidden behind the need to prove strength.
* Is there true satisfaction in your life?
* Are you feeling nourished and joyful?
* Do you enjoy the work you do?
* Time to go deeper and reset!
**** WHAT DOES THE DAY LOOK LIKE? ****
Our time together is designed in layers, weaving...
Movement & Stillness ~ Awakening subtle body channels
Daily Tandava ~Kashmeerian Tantra Meditation
Electricity & Magnetism ~ Recognizing dark masculine-feminine archetypes, wisdom & resources. Including bringing light to the roots of jealousy and comparison ~ clearing judgments and resentments ~ identifying spiritual bypass ~emotions as life resources ~ recovering trust, bliss and freedom
Emptiness & Fullness ~ Nourishing the body with delicious Ayurveda based gourmet menu
Inquiry & Revelations ~ Discovering alone-together, what is ready to unfold.
Themes for exploration include Integrity; Empowerment and Ecstasy; Surrender and Control; Power and Resistance.
Vertical & Horizontal ~ Enjoying tastes, scents, touch, sounds, colours, opening the senses...
Expression & Introspection ~ Sharing with transparent honesty while listening in spaciousness. Including Danza Ritual, Tantric touch, Innocent Wisdom
Into the Night:
Vision & Expansion ~ Activating the third-eye with Tratak & Darkness Meditation
**** LOCATION ****
Co. Meath, Ireland
The ancient monument seat of the High King of Ireland was at Tara, Co. Meath, which dates right back to the times of the Tuatha Dé Danann (the Otherworld beings, or fairies).
Meath is colloquially known by the nickname "The Royal County", owing to its history as the seat of the High King of Ireland. Meath means 'middle', denoting its location in the middle of the island.
At its greatest extent, it included all of County Meath, and parts of Cavan, Dublin, Kildare, Longford, Louth and Offaly.
The 5,0000 year old archaeological complex of Brú na Bóinne (a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that's older than the Egyptian Pyramids) is also located in Co. Meath, and includes the burial sites of Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth.
All sites mentioned are within half an hour's drive of our venue.
**** VENUE ****
As The Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies in Ireland, Dunderry Park holds some magic. The land speaks. Indeed, it feels as if the land chose us (including you?!) for this very retreat.
Its 200 year old restored Georgian residence is set on 25 acres of wooded parkland with a lake, located in the historic Boyne Valley, Co. Meath, close to the ancient sacred sites of Tara, Newgrange, Sliabh na Cailleach and Uísneacht.
On the land is a modern 'Cairn' (imagine a Hobbit home), built on megalithic architectural designs, which we'll use for our 'darkness meditations' each evening. Plus a purpose-built and well-used (read infused with strong energy) Shamanic Stage!
All profits from the centre go toward the Oaktree Charitable Trust, which funds courses for individuals and groups that have suffered from the effects of trauma such as addictions, rape, violence and, in cooperation with the Tara Centre, victims of the Omagh bombing.
Future projects include working with teenage depression, suicide prevention and children with special needs. They are also launching a programme to plant sacred groves of trees at the centre.
**** EXCHANGE ****
Tuition, Food & Accommodation Pricing
(based on shared room basis):
1475 Euro - First Time Students (24 places)
1370 Euro - Earlybird rate (only 8 tickets, out of the 24, available)
1190 Euro - Apprentice Assistants
(4 required, on top of the 24 participants)
Deposit - 530 Euro (for all)
All payments must be complete a month before the training begins.
Payment Plans available - please discuss with Roisin
**** REFUND POLICY ****
All deposits are non-refundable.
Any payments made on top of the deposit with be refunded on the following basis:
* Full refund - 4months before the event
* 50% refunded - 2months before the event
* No refund - 1month before the event
There may be the possibility to transfer the payment to another event with the same facilitator.
**** TO BOOK ****
Please email Roisin (Global Organiser) at
She will forward you the Intake Form payment methods.
**** YOUR GUIDES ****
Komala Lyra (www.komalalyra.com):
Mystic, gypsy, dakini, life-adventurer, dancer, writer, artist, healer with a broad pallet of skills, Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. Lead faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts), she is also a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years. Creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, sharing experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of body-heart-soul.
Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and assign mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.
Araminta Barbour (www.aramintabarbour.com):
Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala where she has been based for over 10 years, Araminta is a Speaker, Coach and International Tranformational Workshop Facilitator. She has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS) and is a Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, with over 5 years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 20 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions.
Lead Faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts), the Institute of Conscious Sensuality based in Hawaii, and the Online University of Love and Sexuality Araminta has focused on sacred sexuality retreats for the past 7 years and the esoteric wisdom that comes from healing the split between spirituality and embodiment. Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centered creators. Araminta offers emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching.
**** ORGANISER ****
Roisin Kiernan (www.roisinallanakiernan.com)
Apprentice and Global 'Dancing Queen' Organiser, Roisin is a Mystic, born and bred in London with Celtic roots and a free-spirited nature. Her working career started as a music journalist before merging into creative writing and vibration raising events. She now offers visionary fiction infused with spiritual messages plus events including Kundalini Yoga, Sacred Sexuality, Celtic Shamanism, Temple Arts Rituals, and Gong-driven sound healing.
In sharing her joys, Roisin encourages others to listen to the stirrings of their own souls and start to live their truth. She believes it is imperative in this paradoxical age, of disconnection despite global connection, that people start tuning in to their feelings – rather than numbing and escaping. Regardless of societal, familial or peer-driven expectations, she encourages people to reconnect within, really listen (to themselves and others), find a way to release negative patterns and do more of what makes them truly happy.