Have you ever wondered if there is anything wrong with you because you feel so much?
Do you know that your sexual energy is the most sacred thing on this planet and it has been used for 1000 of years for healing, creativity and manifestation?
“If you feel ready to meet the deeper layers of your true self, standing raw and real together with other women, the Sacred Women’s retreat with Sharada Devi is recommended from the bottom of my heart. Im still fully filled up 2 weeks after we met, surrounded by the fresh and spirit full forest in Shambala Gatherings/Sweden.
This retreat was really one big Ceremony and a celebration of being a woman in this time of life. A smooth combination of rituals like puja, to open the space for embodiment practices, knowledge and lessons shared about the Vedic tradition and about women’s pleasure, fertility awareness, singing and sharing circles. So healing. So powerful!
How wonderful to meet in sacredness with women from around the world in the most trustful, safe and loving space that Sharada always creates.”
“I want to take the time to thank you for the beautiful goddess retreat you held this summer in Sweden. It was magical and EXACTLY what I needed. It was life changing!!
Before the retreat I was so lost and exhausted. You made me feel welcome, accepted and loved. I got to connect with my spirituality through your guidance. I have great respect for your knowledge but even more for how well you gave us theory and practice at our level, to make us curious and feel safe.
You are a true Devi and you bring out the devis in everyone you meet. I am forever grateful that I got to meet you and participate in the devi retreat. When I got home, my partner saw how I had changed in a positive way. And we both recognized how important it is for me to have an altar, a sacred space for me to meditate.
So he built a beautiful shelf where I could have my privacy and I meditate there every day. I am sending you lots of love and gratitude from the bottom of my heart!”
Sacred Sexuality & Desire as a means for healing, growth & expansion
This aspect of life is often covered with mystery, shame, and pain, both for women and men.
Intimacy can touch our deepest core wounds, our most vulnerable secrets, our heart-wrenching attachments and addictions.
Intimacy also brings out our most noble, heroic selves, our most caring, inspired, and beautiful actions.
We open up to the erotic essential flavor of life, śṛṅgāra rasa, and caring sensuality. Through sacred sexuality, we wake up to really being in the body, and having a felt-sense experience of life which means we are capable of meeting all flavors of life from deeply painful, to profoundly pleasurable, and expansively ecstatic.
Most of us have not had a healthy upbringing when it comes to our sexuality.
Most of us have learned that there is something shameful or dirty about our sexuality.
Most of us did not receive the proper empowering education when it comes to sexuality.
Many of us have experienced trauma when it comes to our sexuality.
“A place to breathe & simply just be
your unapologetic, wild, magical, free
graceful, wise, empowered, whole, orgasmic, sensual self”.
A woman’s body is naturally inclined to being in the felt sense, which means being alive to all the sensations, the wide spectrum of feelings, emotions and infinite pleasure.
Our bodies are our temples.
Our bodies are our sanctuary.
Our bodies are a vessel for deep healing, transformation and creativity.
We are incorporating ancient Vedic & Taoist teachings, modern science & life experiences from 1000s of women to provide the depths, safety and foundation to inspire you to reclaim your orgasmic adorable & lovable being.
we come together as sacred mirrors……….. to celebrate this precious gift that we all have been given;
Our Vulva! Our Yoni! Our Vessel! Our Home! Our Life!
Life is a constant orgasm, a unified event,
happening now …………now ………..now….
We are deeply committed to providing a safe container.
This unique retreat is trauma informed as well as honoring & attending to the needs of our inner children that most probably will surface during the intimate practices & sharing circles.
What can you get out from this retreat?
- One step further towards restoring & reclaiming sexual sovereignty and dignity as a person that has a Yoni
- Understanding the pathways to female arousal & pleasure
- Body Literacy
- New language to empower your sexual sacred nature
- Self Care `Breast ~ Belly ~ Womb ~ Yoni` Practices & Rituals to take home
- Embodiment practices including using & understanding the benefits of the ancient practice of Jade Egg
- Sacred Beauty Rituals, Nature Walks & Connection to Mother Earth
- Rejoicing your innate Shakti * Power as a person with a Yoni
- Empowerment, Aliveness, Vitality, Confidence, Power, Trust, Love, Security & a Sense of Belonging
- Basic understanding of boundaries, trauma & felt sense
- Tools on how to be with & manage the emotional sacred weather
- A value for ritualizing your life
- Voice activation; Mantras & Prayers
- Deeper understanding of Spirituality
- Vedic healthy empowering mythology of the goddess archetypes
Who is this retreat for?
- Anyone with a Yoni (Vulva)
- For those that seek deep authentic connection with themselves & others
- For those that seek tools to communicate their needs in relationships
- Yoga teachers, Coaches, Psychologist, teachers & anyone interested in learning more about themselves, sacred sexuality & spirituality
Through the embodiment practices, sharing circles, rituals & the ancient teachings we will debunk old and unhealthy myths around being a Woman, our female sexuality and rewrite a new empowering Identity.
Yoni + Universe becomes = Yoniverse
Yoni comes from the ancient spiritual language, Sanskrit. It is a deeply honoring & reverential word that means Vulva, Womb, Vessel, Mother Earth & Home.
In the Veda It is said that by nature the Yoni is a constant orgasm. It is where life is created, nurtured, birthed, sustained as well as where a dying process in the form of transformation takes place.
There is no real death, nothing goes into non-existence. Death means change. Just like an orgasm; the ending brings about a new beginning. The orgasm creates life and death is imminent. A sacred meeting of life & death.
Life & Death are but 2 sides of the same coin, as are all opposites, as are all moments.
That which appears different from one another is meant to unite. We all long to resolve the division. We all long to be one. Resting in abiding love.
You and I are meant to discover our innate connection. In Vedic terms our oneness.
This discovery leads to freedom. Ultimate freedom; it is the orgasm of all orgasms.
A constant orgasm.
A pleasure, a happiness, a fullness, that has no arrival and no departure.
This is how Our Yoniverse is.
“The source of love is not outside of myself, it is myself”.
The Wisdom of Trauma
Having said all of this it is very important to acknowledge the reality that many of us grew up with.
‘The Wisdom of Trauma’ which means the understanding of our cultural, religious, social upbringing including the generational patterns of our families is taken into account when meeting the reality we are presented with today.
Women being disconnected from their bodies, disliking or even hating their bodies, rejecting their blood, the inability to feel pleasure or have orgasms, destructive diets, breast implents, rejecting aging, the often painful symptoms of menopause, vaginal dryness, low libido and other female dysfunctions like UTI, Candida, Cervical Dysplesia and so forth.
The list is endless.
It is common.
It is not normal.
In order to access our infinite power and pleasure we have to descend before we can ascend.
We gotta be able to dance through the night of darkness so we can move towards the light of fullness and reclaim our orgasmic nature.
No matter what has happened to you.
You are whole.
You are not broken.
You are complete.
In our Sacred Woman Retreat we implement the Wisdom of Trauma which means we take time to be with what surfaces from moment to moment so that we can integrate our experiences in a healthy empowering safe way.
We meet what has not been met.
We feel what has not been felt.
We release what has been stuck.
We transform what has been numbing us.
We awaken what has been dormant.
We love what has been rejected.
We reclaim what has been shunned.
We reignite what has been shamed.
We often use the word Devi.
The first meaning is goddess. That which is sacred, whole and complete. Devi comes from the Sanskrit root div. which means she who exists in all beings. She, who is ever shining, bright & luminous. She who lights up this entire world. We are all Devis according to ancient Vedic knowledge. In our community we see each other as Devis. We are all Devis and we let each other shine.
We also have given an additional meaning to Devi.
D – Devotional
E – embodied
V – vibrant
I – integrated
Devi Embodiment Ritual – Sacred Sexuality
These are sacred rituals tailored to the female body to explore & restore our intimacy, sensuality, sexuality, sensitivity & vitality. We incorporate touch, guided and free movements, breath, sound & visualizations. We will also apply the Yoni Egg, an ancient taoist practice. These practices are profoundly intimate and healing on the core level: be ready to embrace transformation through welcoming a wide spectrum of emotions, thoughts and judgments and turn them into empowerment, freedom & compassion.
Devi Circle – Herstory
A Devi Circle is a sacred circle of women where we come together to support each other on this journey of life. There are times when we do not have many resources or we find ourselves helpless. We hold each other without holding. There is nothing we have to do, we just have to be ourselves and be in each other’s presence and not take each other for granted. We can give each other the gift of all gifts. The present of all presents. Our presence.
Through sharing our stories, as life is a sacred story book, we will learn from each other, mirror each other, be seen in one another, be held, be acknowledged and be validated. A story that once defined who I was can turn into a story of a heroine. A story of profound growth. A story of inspiration. It is Herstory.
We will dive deeper into the ancient teachings, understanding trauma, psychology, mythology.
Honoring Self Care Rituals & Nature Walks
Devi Sadhana & Puja
Through guided meditations, spiritual practices like chanting mantras and doing Japa as well as offering a Puja we learn how to establish a relationship with that which is infallible. That which cannot fail and will not fail, we call that; Devi. The cause of this whole universe, the Mother of all.
Devi is she who is self shining, she who exists in all beings, she who is all knowing and all powerful. A Puja is performed in order to express one’s gratitude to Devi for all one has
been given in one’s life. We learn how to convert blame into growth, judgments into understanding and confusion into clarity.
Early Bird Price until the 30th of June, then the price will increase with 400 kr.
If you are in a difficult financial situation then you can reach out and we have a couple spaces at discounted rates for those that are deeply committed to do the work and wish to participate. Please send us an email sharing your wish to join and tell us more about you.
“Before I came to the devi retreat in Sweden, I had never heard of Vedic tradition. I went into it with an open mind and 7 days later I came out with 1000 times more love for myself, my fellow devi’s and nature. I already clicked with the idea that you yourself are all that you need a few years ago, but after the retreat it finally settled in my head. I know now that that is true, that I am beautiful and perfect no matter what, and I deserve the best. Such a powerful message I think everybody should learn. I am so thankful for this experience. Thank you.”
“A great value to me is to let the voice be heard, to listen and be listened to. Offer our braveness. Take time, let our heart feel other women’s heart.
Feel the pain, feel the love, just feel.
Sisterhood for me; is that we relate and share. Opposite from comparison, and competitions, instead showing each other all the love we are capable of.
Be Woman made me recognize the big gift and what healing it gives to listen and to be listened to.”
16.00 Check in
17.00 Welcome & Introduction
19.00 Delicious vegan evening meal
20.00 Devi Embodiment Ritual
Days in Sisterhood may look like:
07.30 Devi Embodiment Ritual
09.00 Breakfast buffet
11.00 Devi Class
13.30 Succulent vegan lunch buffet
16.00 Devi Treat
20.00 Devi Circle – Herstory ~ Rites of Passage
07.30 Devi Embodiment Ritual
09.00 Breakfast buffet
11.00 Devi Sadhana & Puja
13.30 Succulent vegan lunch buffet
15.00 Check out
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Please note that bringing your own tent is also an option.
For more information on our rooms and facilities, please visit our The Place page.
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How to get here
Located just two hours away from Stockholm in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden, the area is easily accessible by air, train and car, making a great option for a short break wildlife destination.
- Coming by air: The nearest airport to Shambala is Stockholm Vasteras. The second nearest airport is Arlanda airport, the main airport in Sweden. You can easily take a train all the way to Skinnskatteberg from both of them.
- Coming by train / bus: We are fortunate to have a train / bus station at Skinnskatteberg only 5 minutes ride from the center. We offer free pick up services from this station in summer.
- Coming by car: Simply open this Google map on your navigator and follow directions to Borntorpet 1 in Skinnskatteberg, Sweden.