Are you Ready to Live Heaven on Earth?Join 13 other mermaids from around the world for 5 nights / 6 days in São Miguel Island, Azores, off the coast of Portugal. Legends claim these islands to be the remains of ancient Atlantis.
September 3rd – 8th 2020
Water Priestess Arts, Sensual Embodiment, Body Temple Tending, Holy SisterhoodWe are Mermaids, Wise Woman & Womb Priestesses
These woman are called to consciously tend the waters of life
in their bodies and in the world at holy springs, wells, rivers, lakes, oceans.
Practicing ancient water priestess arts such as baptism, anointing, hydromancy, ritual washing, dowsing, sacred song, birth & sexual mysteries.
Focusing on the water’s teachings of
Divine Mother Love, Grace, Surrender, Compassion, Flow, Softness & Unity.
Calling us to remember the way of the waters of love.
Daughter of the Water
Be held in the arms of the divine mother as we rest into the water & each other’s loving embrace.
Come & let yourself be Nourished, Nurtured and your Chalice Filled.
Your Natural State is Overflowing.
I am writing this seeing and feeling us all together in temple. The soft candle light and sweet rose petals, our hands forming a connected circle around the water altar, praying, communing, coming deeper into ourselves than ever before, filling our chalices so they pour over in graceful service.
I call to you from this future time.
The pilgrimage you committed to that changed your life.
This is not just a vacation. This is a complete transformation & initiation.
It is the culmination of my favorite workshops, water rituals and
journeys to sacred water sites.
You are 99% water at the molecular level. Water contains the akashic memories of the planet. Communing with her is your birthright.
Change the Vibration of the Waters you are made of and Change your Life.
YOU ARE THE RAINDROP.
WHAT IS YOUR RIPPLE?
The water reminds us how to connect with our feminine nature, shows us that coming alive is the most precious offering we could ever give this world, and immerses us in beauty to share what heaven on earth can feel like.
Water as Mother. Mother as Love. Love as Water.
The water on São Miguel is beyond magical. We will be experiencing all kinds of unique water workshops on the island. I trained intensively in aquatic bodywork for 2 years and will teach you how to safely practice divine mother floats with your sisters in a private hot spring pool, make human water mandalas in a warm spring in the ocean, practice baptism in a hot spring waterfall, and have an ecstatic dance in the pool! We will also be doing both opening and closing water rituals, daily water communion, water blessings for the land and holy water anointing. We will be keeping a water altar for the duration of the retreat.
We will have a baptism ceremony in a hot spring waterfall and learn how to baptize each other safely.
Baptism is far more ancient than Christianity. Variations of baptisms and water purification ceremonies have been used in pre-recorded cultures including the Temples of Isis, Aphrodite, temples in Bali, and other sites around the world. There is recorded documentation of many temple sites having permanent bathing style water structure remains. There are speculations about what they were used for, but based upon my own intuition and past life remembrance, they were for sacred ceremony including a form of “baptism” as we know it today. Water is life and used to be honored and revered at the forefront of spirituality.
Hiking, movement & dance will also be woven throughout our time together. There will be optional early morning movement sessions. We will hike to some of the lesser known water spots for workshops and ceremony.
There will also be workshops not listed above including Water Scrying, Ritual Washing & more.
We will be having a different form of tea party each day. They are an amazing way to process and integrate after ceremonies, initiate deeper journeys, as well as a wonderful start to the day! Organic, sustainable, highest quality. We will work with Kava Kava, Mugwort, Butterfly Pea, Blue Lotus, Local Green Tea, and Pu’er.
(if you are strict vegetarian, vegan, gf, or have dietary restrictions, please specify in the application, so we can accommodate)
Goddess Boudoir Photos
She will document throughout the week and do a boudoir group photoshoot the last day. This will include one FREE 1:1 photograph of you our final day! If you want a longer session with additional edited photos, you can book a longer time slot with her at an additional charge. Just let me know asap.
São Miguel, Azores
São Miguel sparkles as a vibrant emerald island gem in the Atlantic Sea off the coast of Portugal. Legends say it is one of the 9 islands in The Azores which are the remains of the lost continent of Atlantis. Sometimes it can feel as if you are on the majestic beaches of Hawaii, and other times, hiking through the Irish foothills. It’s a very sacred place with glorious water including hot spring waterfalls (yes, you read that right), warm springs in the ocean, plentiful spring water, natural sparkling spring water, lakes, rivers, and the wild sea. There are over 27 species of whale and dolphin that frequent the waters around the water, and we will be there during prime whale season! Hopefully, we will be serenaded by their celestial song during our time in the ocean.
There are also mystical unexplained structures. A fisherman found a huge underwater pyramid off the coast of San Miguel that is currently being investigated by the Portuguese Navy. Some of the other islands also have ancient stone circle remains. I’ve heard lore that the ancient celts also lived in these islands at one point in the distant past.
Our Home & Temple
Our home & temple space for the week is called Minuvida, which means “follow your dreams”. It is a beautiful and charming lodge on an acre orchard abundant with fruit trees, flowers, and foliage nestled into the slopes of a volcano. It has 5 suites, outdoor pool, temple space, guest kitchen, fire pit, observatory tower, organic garden and fruit! It’s only 15 minutes from the airport and close to beaches, hiking and hot springs.
Our temple space is a beautiful sanctuary with bright wood floors, skylights and lots of privacy.
Discover more at www.minuvida.com
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
5 nights, 6 days accommodation at the beautiful Minuvida
3 meals a day for 6 days minus 1 lunch (opportunity to try a local restaurant or fast)
Transportation on two days of adventures to sacred water spots on the island
Group & Personal Photoshoot
Transportation to and from the airport
BONUS GIFTS over $300 value!
3 Mini Blue Bottles to Gather Sacred Water
Egyptian Glass Holy Water Anointing Bottle
💎 3 SPACES OPEN 💎
Single Suite. Complete Privacy & spaciousness. Inquire for options.
1 Space Available
Double Suite. Share with one other woman. Separate beds.
1 Space Available
Triple Suite. Share with two other woman. Separate beds.
1 Space Available
Money is a form of love. A form of currency (current sea). By choosing to pour financial flow into this experience, my intention is that it comes back to you amplified beyond your wildest dreams. That through this investment in yourself, you emerge from the retreat with your chalice overflowing. Empowering you to show up ever more fully as the creatress of your life in service to the waters within and around you.
I completely understand this is a life changing commitment. I want to make sure it feels 100% in alignment for you to attend. If you are feeling called, but have questions please email me at Aloha@DakotaChanel.com and we can schedule a phone call to speak about details.
Join us in the Azores!
I touched that feeling during the retreat. For the first time. That feeling of being loved, of being connected through love, of being worthy of love. From the very first moment we met, I felt so safe around you. I felt your authenticity in the way you approached me. That’s what made me permit myself to really sink in. I have never felt myself being part of a group equally as loved, appreciated and valued as everyone else and now I have.
The way you held space for the group and introduced us to this true meaning of sisterhood is something that I’ll cherish for always. It’s exactly what I needed. Although there’s still a path to walk, I can start to feel how I can serve the world even better if I allow myself to bathe in love.
How I not only deserve being loved, but always am being loved. Because she’s always there. I am her. I am water. I am love. I am… No distant witness anymore. But part of the whole. You taught me. I let you teach me. The time has come to surrender to love….” Leen Joanna