Medicine Women: Returning to the Source of Our Nature
Medicine Women is a deep feminine rebirth journey through the elements of creation, as reservoirs of power that exist within our bodies and across the landscape of our Earth, which hold magical potential for healing, creativity, and the remembrance of our whole holy nature as life.Together we gather for seven days of spiraling the creative currents of our motherline and fatherline, the elements of fire, water, earth, and air, and sharing our deepest truths as our deepest medicine, while held in loving, raw, real sisterhood.
Our practices include priestess temple arts, transcendental dance meditation journeys, archetypal embodiment, womb healing, rebirthing breathwork, female shamanism, elemental ceremonies, and somatic movement meditations.
Medicine Women is our only live event in 2022 and space is limited for an intimate gathering.
“If you are reading about this event and feel the call, quit thinking, and just do it. I wish all women could partake in something like this. Camille is the Creatrix of something remarkable that words cannot even describe. I feel so much more empowered, connected to myself, and to all of humanity. I have a deeper knowing and understanding of who I am. I am filled with peace. I am love.”
“Medicine Women was one of the most INCREDIBLE retreats I’ve ever experienced, and I’ve been on many around the world! It’s evident that Camille has walked the path of doing the deep inner work and she brings this depth to all that she shares. True authenticity, vulnerability and the highest integrity!!!”
“This was one of the most healing and transformational experiences of my life. I showed up emotionally tender, exhausted, and heartbroken. Camille created such a safe space and provided just the tools I needed to reconnect with myself and dive deeper into my healing journey.”
“Medicine Women is more than a retreat. It is the beginning of the awakening of a lifetime of self-discovery and transformation. It’s something that must be experienced to be described, because it is difficult to express in words, how it has impacted my spirit. Camille does an incredible job guiding us through this journey where all you really have to do is surrender to the elements and reunite with your nature, Mother Earth and everything that entails.”
“Even though I’ve been practicing yoga for years, I’ve never felt this level of connection. Through the embodiment practices, I tapped into more expansiveness and sensation in my body than ever before. The dance meditation, the music, and the prompts helped me go so deep into my body and into my psyche to flush out stored memories and trauma. I let go of so much stagnant and stuck energy and feel like I’ve come out of the retreat rebirthed- fresh and new.”
“Camille is a master at revitalizing goddess mythology and breathing it fresh, with penetrating relevance, into current time. The container with which she holds her circles is truly and impeccably filled with Love and Integrity. Take any of her offerings, put your whole heart into it as she has hers, and you will emerge a Medicine Woman, Whole and Healed.”
“Camille is a powerful soul. Her ability to create such a safe container for each of us, the clarity of her words and transmission and the effort she put into every detail make her retreats amazing. Every woman there was a Goddess in her own right and I felt so held and loved every minute I was there. We were outside of time and space, doing serious healing work not only for ourselves but the world as well. Years and years of undealt with pain and trauma were healed in the most loving and safe space you could imagine.”
“From the moment I stepped into the first gathering in the shala at Haramara, I felt a sense of peace, acceptance, wildness, safety in vulnerability, and a feminine purity I had never experienced. It was one of the most sacred weeks of my life, in dance, space, time, sisterhood, and overflowing love amongst one another and myself. Life changing in the best sense.”
“It is a week to lose time and space and remember the true essence of your being. It will help you find love for the forgotten, dismissed, and ostracized parts of yourself. The whole experience is a living testament to the fact that our darkness holds our greatest gifts.”
“I came back home in such a higher frequency than I have maybe ever fully embodied. My whole way of being feels a shift to abundance, sensuality, and radiant presence. I recommend your offerings, in any form they may take, with my whole, rooted and connected Being. The gift of this facilitation is beyond what any description might possibly say. These experiences will change your life in a substantial, cellular, organic way that is unable to be contained with language.”
Wild Feminine Dance Meditations
Our dance meditations are a unique movement modality Camille has been guiding and refining over the past seven years, rooted in the technology of DANCEmandala, created by Areeradh K Trisiddha. DANCEmandala is a journey of tantric union through movement meditation and Camille has adapted this modality to reflect the wild feminine nature, the journey of womanhood, and the rebirthing nature of life. In the dance we spiral through layers of expansion and contraction, rebirthing ourselves through the creative and destructive pulse of life. These dance meditations offer profound release, clarity, realization, and intimacy with your body and soul, awakening visions, opening gateways to other dimensions, and releasing many layers of emotions while grounding deeply in your physical body and upon the Earth.
Intuitive Movement Therapy
Camille’s unconventional style as a teacher and practitioner of yoga with her background trainings in meditation, vinyasa, and yin yoga, as well as personal practices in various somatic trauma and womb healing modalities, shines through subtle and powerful movement techniques to guide us deeper into the sensory world. We explore movement arts rooted in yogic practice from a feminine approach, where we are not striving for any form of postural alignment or peak expression, rather we are creating a foundation of profound somatic safety to reside within these bodies, to love these bodies, to trust these bodies, to occupy more energetic, physical, and emotional space, and to listen to the pulse of life within.
Breath is the conduit that connects spirit and matter, bringing life back to the spaces where we have frozen and constricted ourselves from receiving deeper love. When the breath flows, awakening flows, remembering flows, and expansion flows. Our breathwork ceremonies are rooted in Camille’s training with Breath of Bliss Somatic Mystery School, which comes from the Clarity Breathwork and Rebirthing Breathwork lineage, a form of gentle circular open mouth breathing that is Holotropic in nature and activates the pineal gland to release DMT in the brain, allowing for profound visionary understanding and extrasensory perception. These are deep shamanic journeys guided through the breath.
There is a deep longing for the feminine body to be revered as the temple that she has always been. Together we create exquisite and profound safety where we can soften, set down our armor, be seen, felt, heard, held, and supported as we integrate and unravel our journey and remember through one another’s reflections that we are never alone. Our temples include body blessings, womb healing meditations, heart sharing and compassionate listening, tender loving respectful touch, shamanic dream vision quests, energy healing, and sound healing through drumming, chants, and intuitive sounding.
We will be imbibing sacred ceremonial raw cacao in ceremony for reconnecting with the roots of the deep feminine and melting open our hearts to love. Cacao, or pure raw chocolate, is an entheogen meaning it is a plant medicine that can open us into extrasensory perception. Cacao is extremely gentle, she will not “take you”, and the depth of our journey with Her is often dependent on how much we allow rather than force our experience. Camille’s relationship with cacao began while living seven years in lush cacao forest on the South Caribbean of Costa Rica and she will bring cacao in for some of our ceremonies and circles to support us in softening into our hearts and wombs. (Drinking it is always optional and you can still participate in ceremonies either way.)
Temescal (Sweat Lodge)
We are blessed to have the support of a Temescalera, Erika, with twenty years of experience, guiding us through the sweatlodge, a beautiful feminine shamanic rite of passage where we enter into a womb-like dome and move through the medicine wheel with our songs, our sweat, and our prayers. The sweatlodge is an ancient ritual from many cultures around the world that intends to purify the mind, body, and spirit, to guide us back to the gateway of Source, the womb, our Mother, where we bridge the dissonance between spirit and matter, and open to receive healing on the ancestral and soul planes.
With the elements as our guides, we will honor the fire, water, earth, air, as well as the divine feminine and masculine energies of creation. Each day we center around these themes and our ceremonies will us into intimacy with elemental creation through deeply embodied experiences.
7 Nights Eco-Luxury Accommodation
Set up on the jungle hillside, our eco luxury cabanas with ocean and jungle views are completely open air with palapa roofs, wooden floors, luxuriously comfortable beds, elegant touches, and spacious bathrooms with hot water showers. We have private and shared cabanas available depending on your preference.
Private Cabana ~ $4499
Treat yourself in the most luxurious room option, with your own private open air cabana and large elegant bathroom with hot water shower. Best option for those who want space and solitude for themselves to integrate after our practices.
Twin Cabana ~ 3499
Open air cabana with two single beds, mosquito nets, dressers, hammock, and large elegant bathroom with hot water shower. Plenty of space for two to spread out, and a great option for privacy in a mid range price point.
Luxury Dorm ~ $2999
Elegant open air eight bed dorm with two large bathrooms (one at each end) with hot water showers, and single beds with luxury linens and mosquito nets. This is the most luxurious dorm we have ever seen.
6 month payment plans available until June 1st
More details on registration page
Type of Retreat: Creative, Wellness, Yoga
Style of Yoga: Hatha
Additional Information, Questions & Registration:
Contact Name: Camille Willemain
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Online Registration: https://www.earthdaughters.org/medicine-women
About the Instructors:
Camille Willemain is the founder of Earth Daughters mystery school, an energy worker and embodiment facilitator, a writer and storyteller, and a lover of all expressions of the feminine nature.
In 2012 she moved to the jungle of Costa Rica, which began her initiation into the wild feminine through her relationship with nature and discovery of Mesoamerican shamanism. On that path she traveled in over 25 countries across the world writing a blog read by millions of people and studying dance, yoga, tantra, meditation, energy work, breathwork, and learning through her own innate guidance how to communicate with the voices of the land.
In 2018 she ended her blog and left Costa Rica, following her deeper soul calling into the women’s mysteries and the forgotten melodies of the womb, which brought her deep into the labyrinth of personal and collective feminine trauma and simultaneously into the ocean of immense feminine beauty, power, and love.
Since 2015 she has been facilitating women’s healing retreats around the world, and in 2019 birthed her online women’s mystery school Earth Daughters in homage to her European shamanic ancestors, her many past lifetimes in the priestess temples, and her intimate relationship with nature.
She is here to be a voice for Mother Earth, and an activator for all women in remembering that we are not separate from nature, we are nature. That journey begins with the reclaiming of everything we are as sacred and whole. We are the medicine, we are the way.