a weekend retreat for women
with Antoaneta Gotea
22nd – 24th May 2015
Redfield Retreat Centre, Winslow MK18 3LZ
accompanied by devotional music from the beautiful Sivani Mata (Natural Mystic Bhajans)
“Women are divinity, women are life, women are truly jewels.” Yoni Tantra
‘Embody your Divine Feminine’ is a Tantric retreat that aims to awaken a woman’s awareness to her sacredness. It is dedicated to awaken the power of the Divine Feminine to dissolve past or current suffering, traumas or difficulties and embody the true Jewel that you are. The very basis of Tantra is the glorification of Woman. In Tantra every part of a woman’s body is to be regarded as incarnate Divinity. This weekend workshop aims to restore the unity between feminine creative energy, love and sacredness.
“Women are heaven; women are dharma; and women are the highest penance. Women are Buddha; women are the Sangha; and women are the perfection of Wisdom” – Yoni Tantra
Topics that will be covered:
- Kegel exercises
- Pelvic movements
- Hip opening poses
- The deer exercise
- Microcosmic orbit
Cultivating love – Living with an open heart
- Heart breathing
- Heart to heart breathing
- Lotus heart visualization
- Wave dance
- Mantra chanting
- Animus and anima
- Nyasa – a Tantric method for divinizing the body
- Yoni puja – a sacred Tantric ritual for worshiping Shakti, the feminine principle
The retreat will be held in the heart of historic Buckinghamshire Countryside. The Redfield Centre is located in a rural, tranquil setting, in amongst woods, fields, trees and animals. It is run by a beautiful community of families and carers of the earth. The accommodation is simple but very comfortable, providing shared rooms and communal areas. The centre will also cater for all meals, providing healthy, home made vegetarian yumminess.
It may be possible to organise transportation from Milton Keynes Central train station to the venue for a group of people arriving at the same time.
**Spaces are limited so book ASAP**
Price is based on shared rooms and includes:
- 2 nights accommodation;
- delicious home-cooked, healthy meals;
- teas, coffee, water;
- all tuition
After a succession of fully booked workshops last year, I am very honoured and incredibly excited to be welcoming back my beloved teacher and all round Goddess of the Heart; Antoaneta! Antoaneta is a founder of the Hridaya Yoga School and a Tantric Practitioner for more than 20 years. She has been sharing her experience by training groups of women for 10 years and offering online Tantric counselling for men for more than 6 years. Since 2009 she has been giving Tantra workshops all over the world.
Her search for an authentic spiritual path led her at the age of 21 to a yoga course while she was a student at Politechnical University in Bucharest. She studied Raja yoga, Mahavidya yoga, Tantra yoga and Kashmir Shaivism. In 1997 she started to lead groups of women in practicing Mahavidya yoga, a branch of Tantra yoga.
Antoaneta’s path and aspiration led her to explore meditation in more depth. After spending 3 weeks in solitude in a remote cave in the Romanian Countryside with her partner Sahajananda, she developed a deep longing for truth through silence and meditation. This lead her back into another silent remote retreat, followed by a third retreat in the cave together with her partner, and an 18 day Kaya Kalpa (Dark Retreat) dedicated to combine the Left Hand Tantra practices with meditation. A series of Tantric rituals were performed during these periods, bringing new insights of this profound path.
In 2011, Sahajananda and Antoaneta, working together, gave birth to the first 500hr Hridaya Meditation and Yoga Teacher Training Course that takes place annually in Mexico. She is incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to coordinate the HTTC and bring a depth of wisdom and experience to so many aspiring students – lovers of meditation of yoga.
Antoaneta combines her deep wisdom of ancient philosophy, with her natural dedication and devotion to uplift humanity; to create a beautiful sacred space where women can flourish and blossom effortlessly. Maintaining the sacredness of these teachings, Antoaneta has a gift in making them relevant to the modern practitioner. Expect to profoundly open and awaken, move with shakti, bathe in stillness and most of all to laugh and play!