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.

April 22nd – 27th 2021

Water Priestess Arts, Sensual Embodiment, Body Temple Tending, Holy Sisterhood

We are Mermaids, Wise Woman & Womb Priestesses
Throughout the ages, there have been mermaids, water medicine woman, ladies of the lake, and all aspects of Water 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.

There is a Water Priestess within us all.

Calling us to remember the way of the waters of love.

ARISE

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.

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I call to you from this future time.

The pilgrimage you committed to that changed your life.

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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?

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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.

Water Arts

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.

Sisterhood Sensorium

A Sensorium is a body temple tending that softens us into presence and love through the senses. There are plates of rose petals, velvet, herbs, massage oil, essential oils, water sprays, chocolate, fruit, sea shells, feathers, tea, ext. The room become magnetic with heavenly love. We drop into the space of woman as goddess. Sister as me. Body as sacred. It is a gentle and nourishing way to heal sisterhood wounds, sexual trauma, body shame, anxiety, and more. There will also be sensual self breast and womb tending workshops.

Baptism

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.

Amrita Orgasms

Amrita orgasms are one of the most magical waters that flow from woman. I have been experiencing them for almost 15 years and educating woman about them for two years. It is one of my favorite things to teach. In this retreat, on the last day we will dive into the sacredness of our ecstatic oceans of pleasure. Learning the practical anatomy, tips, tricks, details and sharing our personal experiences. We will not practice them together, however, you will have free time to cultivate after the workshop. Then we will come back together to share our experiences, do an Amrita water blessing and have a yoni oracle workshop before completing with boudoir photoshoot.

Additional Experiences

We will incorporate a lot of sound healing, singing & vibrational medicine throughout the journey including creating our own water chants!

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.

Spring Water

Spring Water

We will be drinking spring water as the water we drink is the most foundational aspect of health. For ages, cultures have been built around the waters. It’s time to remember that water comes from the Earth and honor this ancient connection. Fresh, natural spring water is abundant all over the island. We will have spring water at the house that you can drink. You can also bring your reusable glass orb that’s included in the retreat to fill up at natural springs along our hikes! There is also naturally carbonated spring water on the island.

Food Nourishment

This is a feasting celebration retreat when it comes to food. A nourishment of our taste buds and bodies in a rich and ancient way. It’s beyond farm to table. Almost all of the food served is from the gardens on property or local neighbors. The philosophy is to eat what nature around you provides. They also make house make liquor from the orchard and wine, which is optionally served in small tasting portions at dinner. The dairy they source is pure, raw, and the cows are their neighbors & treated with love. The last evening together, we are served a 5 course feast 100% local and inspired by the day! The past three week long retreats I’ve held were specifically geared toward detox, so it feels fun to have this retreat be more Aphrodite celebration style!

(if you are strict vegetarian, vegan, gf, or have dietary restrictions, please specify in the application, so we can accommodate) 

Goddess Boudoir Photos

We are so blessed to have Natalia Dunne from Unleash The Goddess boudoir photography as our photographer for the week! We have been fans of each other’s offerings for years and finally met last year at her home in France. She gave me a life changing photoshoot, and we talked about how much fun it would be for her to offer her magic at one of my retreats! Well, it finally aligned! We are ecstatic.

 

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.

 

ABOUT NATALIA:

Natalia is a boudoir photographer and body love coach. She helps women reconnect with their femininity and sensuality by creating stunning, intimate portraits. She guides women to deeper self love and acceptance and helps shed layers of sexual shame. Her work is for all the modern day women craving to see themselves in a new light and unleash their inner Goddess!
Check out her gorgeous creations here:

 

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

Investment

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!

Flower of Life Glass Orb Water Bottle & Organic Insulated Cotton Bag 

3 Mini Blue Bottles to Gather Sacred Water

Egyptian Glass Holy Water Anointing Bottle

$3000

Single Suite. Complete Privacy & spaciousness. Inquire for options. 

1 Spaces Available

$2555

Double Suite. Share with one other woman. Separate beds.

2 Spaces Available

$2222

Triple Suite. Share with two other woman. Separate beds.

1 Spaces 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!

By application only.

QUESTIONS?

Email Aloha@DakotaChanel.com

“I want to write you a thank you-letter. To express my deep, deep gratitude. For the retreat. For everything I found there, for who you are and what you taught me. For your beautiful and loving presence. And for your deeply inspiring connection to the waters. I feel so honored to have had the chance to witness that connection so closely. It was time for me to not only embrace the shadow-side of the waters that have taken so much space in my being, but to also allow her love to run through my veins. To accept that I am worthy of that love, that I am part of that love. That I am love….

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

Psycologist

Come Join Us!

Be held in the arms of the divine mother as we rest into the water & each other’s loving embrace.