Summer Retreat - 3rd to 6th July 2020 - CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
I am about to embark on the magnificent journey of motherhood. My next Retreat offering, therefore, is planned for October 2021. Details coming soon.
Relax - Recharge - Reconnect - Remember
A space in time, in nature, to move your focus inward and connect joyfully with your naturally arising feminine wisdom. Invoking wisdom and receiving nourishment from Mother Earth, we will use our bodies, our voices, our breath and our feminine energies to remember who and what we really are. Allow your heart, mind and body to re-align as you awaken to your deep inner knowing.
A safe circle of sacred sisterhood, to be witnessed in both your shadow and your light, without judgement, without anyone trying to fix you, or trying to fix yourself. A nurturing space to simply be seen, be heard and be felt, listened to from the heart, in the safe arms of Mama Gaia.
When we welcome all that we are, deep connection happens.
Nourish your soul – Come home to yourself
Over this long weekend, set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District, we will embrace every opportunity to connect with our Great Mother. As we consciously link our awareness to nature's cycles, understanding of our own cycles begin to deepen.
Relax into your Feminine energies through:
💞Shakti Flow - beautifully blended Vinyasa & Womb Yoga 💞
💞Guided heart-womb meditation, mudras & breath work💞
💞Shakti circles - a safe space to be seen, heard & felt 💞
💞 Mizan Therapy - guided womb self-massage 💞
💞 Kirtan style music, mantra, chanting, singing 💞
💞Cyclical wisdom, charting, female creativity & sexuality 💞
💞 Naturopathic Nutrition for female vitality 💞
💞Foraging walk with passionate Medical Herbalist 💞
💞Waterfall & wild swimming (weather permitting) 💞
💞Rite of the Womb (Munay-Ki 13th Rite)💞
💞Celebration of Mother Earth & the Divine Feminine 💞
Are you ready to awaken the Divine Feminine within you?
Your Facilitator - Liz Bortoli
Warm greetings sister – it's an honour to meet you here.
It is through my own, ongoing, healing journey that I have arrived at the privilege of my Feminine Awakening offering to you. As with most things we’re passionate about, it’s our own journeys that have led us here. Everything I share with you is from the heart. My hope is that, from the moment that you arrive, you feel enveloped in love and support, so that you leave with a deepened power to see and feel that love in yourself and others. It is my absolute privilege to witness you, hold space for you and honour all that you are sister.
I am passionate about music and love the meditative effects that chanting and singing mantras can bring. I live locally and have a genuine passion for the Derbyshire countryside. I really believe that the more we connect with nature, the more profound a connection we have with ourselves. So we’ll be taking every opportunity to be outdoors – toes in the grass, grounding, connecting. Jai Ma!
Yoga Training – Vinyasa Flow 200 hours Teacher Training, Womb Yoga 40 hours Teacher Training, Yoga for Female Creativity and Sexuality CPD, Pranayama Breathing CPD, Yoga Nidra Immersion CPD + 13 years of dedication to my own practice*
Qualified Mizan Therapy Practitioner (womb & abdominal massage)
Naturopathic Nutritionist DiP– College of Naturopathic Medicine**
Other – Red Tent & Women’s Circle Facilitator/ Music and Earth lover
*I don’t subscribe to any one school of Yoga. Whilst I have the absolute utmost respect for ALL Yoga teachings, traditions and lineages, my personal belief is that the best guru is the guru within. Yoga, to me, is about listening to what our bodies need and attuning to our deepest intuition. It' there in all of us.
**Naturopathy course completion June 2020 – in time to share my wisdom with you on our retreat
What other women are saying about Liz & her retreats:
"Full of energy, full of love”
"It has been a time of deep reflection, healing and connection with my sisters. I will remember this time forever"
"I could taste, feel, smell, see and touch the love and care Liz put into every element of the retreat"
"I did not expect this retreat to be as mind-blowing as it was. It has exceeded my expectations in every single way"
"If you want to connect with nature, Mother Earth and your feminine energy, then this is the retreat for you! A beautiful space to harmonise body and soul. Full of activities to focus your feminine wisdom. A real treat!"
"A beautiful, emotional retreat connecting with my sister yoginis, finding myself and my femininity. I feel full of life and connected to nature”
"One of the most empowering, tender, loving times of my life”
“I feel like I’m leaving with a sense of joy for life that has been missing
for a while”
"Liz is a true, rare and beautiful being. I feel instantly welcome in her presence and she emits only the most benevolent energies. Through her own spiritual practice and development, she invites you to carve your own path, discover latent energies within yourself. I will always be grateful to the universe for bringing Liz into my life”
"Magical. Liberating. Precious”
Your retreat is in the rural parish of Gratton, in the beautiful Peak District. We will be staying in 2 of the only 5 farmhouses in the village, which enjoys unspoiled countryside.
The Yoga is held in the beautiful Village Hall of Elton (just up the lane!)
Click on the 2 images below to see the beautiful accommodation.
I supply your cottages with healthy breakfast/ brunch selections & baked goods. All dietary preferences can be catered for. All food will be vegetarian and mostly vegan.
For dinner I will ask you each to bring a small, simple dish to share on one of the evenings. This enables me to keep my retreats affordable and accessible, and in doing so also supports the lovely community ethos that we create over the weekend.
Is this the retreat for me?
This retreat is suitable for all women at all life stages (except during pregnancy). No experience is necessary - it's about your inward journey.
If you are looking to improve your headstand, practise dynamic Yoga and teachings from the Yoga Sutras, this is probably not the retreat for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking to let go of expectation - of yourself and others - if you're willing to get raw and authentic and come into the real truth of what it is to be a woman, then you have come to the right place sister.
Please be mindful that connecting with source (our wombspace) can, at times, bring up some emotion, and ensure that you are in a place of strength to allow whatever arises to flow with ease and grace. It is all so very welcome, though obviously we are all ultimately responsible for our own well-being.
Price depends on your room and sharing preferences. Please get in touch early to secure the price plan that you desire:
Shared King with own living quarters x 2
Shared Twin en-suite x 4
Shared King en-suite x 4
Shared Double en-suite x 2
Shared Twin x 4
Private Room double bed (single occupancy) x 2
~£100 deposit at the time of booking to secure your place (non-refundable unless your space is filled).
~Balance to be paid in full by 22nd May (Summer retreat) and 28th August (Autumn Retreat)
If you are really feeling the call but financial restraints are standing in your way, please get in touch and I’ll see if we can set up some kind of payment plan. I endeavour to keep down the costs of my retreats and have a pricing structure so that they are accessible to all budgets. Wide open invitation to talk to me about this.