Welcome to the Yoniverse, where we come together as sacred mirrors, to celebrate this precious gift that we all have been given. Our Yoni! Our Vessel! Our Home! Our Life!
Sharada, Founder of the Be Woman Project, a sacred movement, invites you to her annual Sacred Woman Retreat. But this is the first year of “Yoniverse”
Life is a constant orgasm, a unified event, happening now …………now ………..now….
We are excited to share with you this fresh take on female pleasure & arousal.
Incorporating ancient Vedic, Taoist, Tantric & Yogic teachings to provide the depths and foundation to explore your orgasmic adorable & lovable nature. We are deeply committed to providing a safe container. This unique retreat is trauma informed as well as honouring & attending to the needs of our inner children that most probably will surface during the intimate practices & sharing circles.
COVID-19: During Covid, Shambala is able to hold retreats for a limited number of guests. We have a flexible cancellation policy. We are carefully following all government regulations and are in a continuous conversation with Skinnskattebergs’ Kommun to ensure that we are doing the best we can to make this a safe experience for you. For more information on how we are dealing with Covid, please visit our Covid page.
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
- Simple 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
- Sauna, 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
- Getting clear on what you really long for in life
- Communication skills in relationships
- Basic understanding of boundaries, trauma & felt sense
- Tools on how to be with & manage the emotional weather
- A value for ritualizing your life & how to perform an ancient Vedic Ritual
- Voice activation; Mantras & Prayers
- Deeper understanding of Spirituality; the fundamental problem & its solution
- Vedic healthy empowering mythology of the goddess archetypes
Still in doubt? Contact us and we will send you a free 1 hour video practice from Sharada !
“A place to breathe & simply just be
your unapologetic, wild, magical, free
graceful, wise, empowered, whole, orgasmic, sensual self”.
Who is this retreat for?
- Anyone with a Yoni (Vulva)
- For those that seek connection with themselves & other sisters
- For those that seek tools to communicate their boundaries & 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 being with a Yoni & female sexuality and rewrite a new empowering Identity.
More details about the teachings:
Yoni + Universe becomes = Yoniverse
Yoni comes from the ancient spiritual language, Sanskrit. It is a deeply honouring & 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.
Be Woman Project: A Sacred Movement
A project that empowers those who identify with being a woman & have a Yoni to know that they are the source of love, security & happiness.
Neutralize competition through contribution, validation & sharing your story.
Neutralize jealousy through admiration and the sacred arts.
Neutralize fear, insecurity, the sense of unworthiness, shame and alienation through self knowledge and sacred gatherings.
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 – empowered
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. Time for journaling.
Honouring 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.
“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.”
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
13.00 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
13.00 Succulent vegan lunch buffet
15.00 latest check out
“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!”
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“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 recognise the big gift and what healing it gives to listen and to be listened to.”
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.