Sitting in sacred stillness on the beach, feeling the salty sea breeze gently brushing your hair, the warmth of the sun glowing on your skin, breathing with the rhythmic sound of the waves traveling across the vast Mediterranean Sea reaching the coast of Cyprus, splashing against the iconic rock pillars creating foam – the same foam from which Aphrodite rose from the sea…. you access the part of you which has been calling to rise in Love. Feeling relaxed to your core, your heart opens with every sense awakening, connecting to the embodiment of love, beauty & sensuality, deeper than you have ever felt before. 

Gently opening your eyes, you can almost see outline of mythical Aphrodite standing in her birthplace, initiating the circle of women who are have gathered in answering their heart’s call … dedicating themselves to the power of love’s transformation.

In gracious gratitude you trace the path you journeyed days before this moment, thinking about the women before you, invoking prayers of love at Aphrodite’s sanctuary, her sacred waterfall, her birthplace on the shoreline. You have never felt this aligned, at peace and anchored in Love before.

Ah, the call of the magical waters which birthed the Goddess of Love!

What is possible at the end of this sojourn?

What is possible at the end of this sojourn? 

  • You have the confidence to access and express your unique integration of your Aphrodite archetype. 
  • You have the tools to create conscious relationships in your life. 
  • You have the tools to create conscious relationships in your life. 
  • You know the value of vulnerability and how this ignites awe-inspiring intimacy. 
  • You have experienced transformation through the power of love, healing the disconnected parts of yourself.  Alchemizing pain into power; wounds into wisdom; self-sabotage into sovereign freedom; drama into thriving relationships.

Say goodbye to settling for crumbs of love, thinking you’re not worthy enough and feeling dull & fatigued!

Now is the time…

Imagine if you really, really loved your body-temple…

If you knew within your bones that you are worthy of conscious relations & creation..

If you reclaimed your sensuality and felt the juicy aliveness in every connection, reclaiming the grace of your beauty….  

If you restored sexual wounding or conditioning, giving yourself permission to experience pleasure and sacred sexuality…

How would it feel to embody this sacred feminine wisdom? How different would you inner world be, and its reflection in your outer world?

Say Hello to Love in all her magnificent myriad forms,

welcome authentic connection, experience relationships which are meaningful and see the beauty in every moment. 

The world needs your authentic expression now, more than ever before.

Rooted in your liberated Aphrodite Archetype, you are able to be of sacred service to your loved ones, clients and community.

Why Cyprus?

For thousands of years, women gathered in circle, to invoke, embody and prepared to be initiated by the Goddess of Love and fertility, Aphrodite. The sanctuary of Aphrodite was one of the leading places of pilgrimage. Some say, her following in the ways of Love lasted for well over 3000 years. 

Love is the most magnetic force field, and it seems as if this island drew vast cultures into her magnificent beauty.  Her presence as the Divine Feminine embodiment of love seems to have changed form through out the various cultures who colonized and conquered her, from the Greek Myceneans, Assyrians, Egyptians, Persians, Pheonicians, Macedonians & Alexander the Great, Greek Ptolemaic Empire of Egypt, to Roman Empire, British Empire (the island was sold to the Knights Templar) to its independence today. Love prevails all.… 

In present time, Cyprus is a leading example of how different cultural and religious communities can share space in respect, harmony and peace. It has been a long journey to this point, but magnificent to witness the power of love in action. It inspires us to find the sacred union within ourselves, to bring into wholeness the conflicting parts of ourselves, so we may lead, love, and live this example in our outer worlds.

You will have the opportunity to embark on your own pilgrimage into the heart of love.


Experience Aphrodite self-nurture with Cypriot hospitality! 

We will start our days with awakening the body with a Vinyasa Flow Yoga class taught by Louise Francesca Lastrina from Yoga for You. Followed by a nutritious breakfast at the in-house Restaurant at our host venue Aphrodite Beach Hotel, which is located in Latchi village close by a yacht marina in Chrysochous Bay, directly across from the blissful beach, and next to the awe-inspiring Akamas nature reserve. 

In the afternoons you will experience Cypriot hospitality at its best, whether you enjoy a freshly pressed juice grow from their garden, the taste sensation of Cypriot cuisine, journaling amidst the olive groves, or a meaningful conversation with one of your new soul-sisters whilst soaking up a sunset beach walk.

Remembering the joy of slowing down, you take a few moments to explore the surrounding beauty, a place where the clear turquoise sea, meets the strong energy of the hills and the rocks of the Akamas National Park. Retiring to your comfortable and relaxing room for an evening’s recharging rest for the next chapter of our adventure in the morning.

Our home venue for the duration of our Adventure is the Aphrodite Beach Hotel. A small family run hotel, located 500m from the infamous Baths of Aphrodite, and next to the magnificent Akamas Peninsula Nature reserve. This hotel offers its guests Cypriot hospitality at its best!

The Aphrodite Beach Hotel is the ideal location for people looking for a warm and peaceful place where it is all about the guests and a treat for their souls and hearts.
The uniqueness of the Akamas is due not only to the indisputable charm of the natural landscape, perfect for retreating into your inner heart-scape, meditative walks on the long remote beach, yoga with a view over the turquoise water but also to its cultural and mythological wealth.

A special accompaniment to the delicious cuisine is the home-grown fresh spices and herbs from the garden: oregano, basil, cumin, cinnamon, cloves, and others. Aphrodite Beach Hotel also produces its own fresh fruits (figs, pomegranates oranges, mandarins, and lemons), vegetables (avocados, olives, and seasonable vegetables) and homemade marmalades that you can take home with you!

Our host restaurant serves vegetarian and seafood culinary delights of the Mediterranean.
The food is fresh and home-made, and is truly a taste sensation! All meals prepared with Love, which makes all the difference.

Vegan and vegetarian options are available by request.

Our Journey

Day 1: Intention

Arrival day is on the 1 November 2019.

We will gently flow into our day, get settled into our rooms, explore the beautiful space we’ll call home for the next week.

At sunset we will gather in an opening circle at sunset, clarify our intentions for our personal journey, and plant them as seeds in our hearts.

We will nurture our bodies with a delicious dinner from the Restaurant, retire to the comfort of our rooms for a recharging night’s rest.

Day 2 : Reconnect

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

Gathering in circle for our morning Aphrodite session, we will work with illuminating the blocks which stop us from experiencing body-bliss, intimacy, heart-connection and zest for life.

Reconnecting with our bodies is a way in which we reconnect with the heart of the feminine.

This self-inquiry into the roots of our being will ignite the gifts which will unfold over the next few days.

We’ll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and take some time for self-reflection, journaling, a walk on the beach, stillness and rest in the afternoon.

At sunset, we will meet in the garden for an Aphrodite Immersion Meditation and meet the parts of ourselves which have been longing to be seen, heard, embraced and acknowledged.

We will end our day with a hearty meal, and retire for some deep rest.

Day 3: Reclaim

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

Gathering in circle for our morning Aphrodite session, we will work with reclaiming the sacredness of our bodies – all our bodies, mental, emotional, physical and spiritual, reclaiming any power we gave away, conditioning about how we “should” be or show up in the world, igniting and activating the juicy, fiery, sensuous, beautiful parts of ourselves.

We’ll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and take some time for self-reflection, journaling, a walk on the beach, stillness and rest in the afternoon.

At sunset, we will meet in the garden for an Aphrodite Immersion Meditation.

We will end our day with a hearty meal, get into comfy clothes and view a local documentary on Aphrodite: The great Goddess of Cyprus.

Day 4: Restore

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

We will gather our hats, sunblock, swimwear, journals and camera’s and head out for a day of exploring the ancient sanctuary of Aphrodite, here we engage with our intuition and deepen our experience of active listening.

After our visit to the ancient temple, we will make our way through a narrow passage unto the beach at Petra de Romniou, bath in the refreshing Mediterranean waters and foam which birthed the Goddess of Love.

We will share in sacred feminine practice, and allow ourselves the space and time to feel, connect, unfurl and to trust the unfolding of the process of what is birthing within in, on this powerful energetic beach.

We’ll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and travel back to our beautiful Aphrodite Beach Hotel for a hearty dinner, reflection and deep rest.

Day 5: Embody

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

Gathering in the circle for our morning Aphrodite session, we will work with the sacred feminine practice of embodiment through conscious dance, meditation and circle sharing.

We’ll bless our bodies with a nutritious lunch, and take some free time for self-reflection, journaling, a walk on the beach, stillness and rest in the afternoon.

At sunset, we will take a walk along the beach and find a space for an Aphrodite Immersion Meditation receiving our authentic vision.

We will end our day with a hearty meal, and deep rest.

Day 6: Intiate

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

We will gather our hats, sunblock, swimwear, journals and camera’s and head out for a day of exploring the Blue Lagoon by boat, and visiting the iconic Aphrodite’s Baths – a magnificent waterfall next to an ancient fig tree, the place where she used to meet with Andonis – a favorite lover. We’ll enjoy traditional Cypriot lunch, and celebrate the new beginnings unfolding.

We will return late afternoon, giving you some more free time, to do exactly what you want to do!

Ending the day with a delicious hearty dinner, sharing circle and deep rest.

Day 7 : Empower

We will greet the morning with awakening our bodies in a Vinyasa Flow yoga class, followed by a scrumptious breakfast.

We will gather in gracious gratitude for our closing circle ceremony, emerging empowered, enriched and feeling in Love with all of life!

We will say our farewell’s – but NOT goodbyes- and start our preparation for our return to our parts of the globe. Taking with us some Aphrodite magic to share with everyone we connect with… 

Craving some magic and spark for Life? 

Need some soul-care? I thought so.

You never know who you might meet or what magic will unfold on a Sacred feminine sojourn – especially in Cyprus!

Just imagine the sister connection you will create with fellow Aphrodite adventurers, and the results of you doing your inner work could enrich your life on all levels. 

Magical connection, your most secret heart dreams, and unexpected support all flow effortlessly in Cyprus – as do laughter, tears, hugs AND the profound Breakthroughs which await you! This Retreat promises to be life-changing!

During this Aphrodite Sojourn, with the support of the island of Love, you will: 

  • Reconnect with your body temple, discover its magnificent intelligence and step into a vibrant, healthy love-ship with the vehicle which moves you through your world;
  • Rediscover the part of you, who Loves her body and KNOWS her value;
  • Identify and break through the patterns which stop you from experiencing healthy fulfilling relationships;
  • Reclaim the sacred senses of the body, and recognize the power of your intuition; 
  • Step into initiation and embrace each stage of womanhood & its cycles; 
  • Reignite your passion, joy and zest for Life!

And if your heart has been calling you into the initiation of true love, and you have been running away from the call, stuck in the routine of existing, and your body, mind and heart is exhausted, then this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for to step outside your comfort zone and into the magic zone of Aphrodite!

This Sojourn Adventure is Totally for you if…

  • You know you are a woman of love, who have been called into a deeper connection with the power of love’s essence
  • You care deeply about the earth and want to make a difference
  • You are ready to do the inner work to transform your love & emotionalbody wounds
  • You are interested in archetypes and goddess mythology as a tool for personal & spiritual development
  • You’re okay with being vulnerable within a sacred sisterhood
  • You have a secret crush on Aphrodite
  • You feel both excited and nervous about embarking on this sojourn.

This Sojourn is NOT for you if…

  • You are not willing to step outside your comfort zone
  • You don’t want to do the inner work required to shift the stuff which blocks you
  • You’re attached to blaming others & external circumstances for your happiness and well-being
  • You are not willing to look at your shadow self 
  • You take more than you give
  • You don’t care about the earth or her well-being
  • Adventure, personal growth and major break through’s is not your thing

What’s Included?

  • 7 days of Aphrodite Archetype inner work facilitation, meditation, feminine embodiment practice and lots of meaningful circle conversations all week!
  • Gorgeous accommodation at the Aphrodite Beach Hotel for 7 nights (you can choose single or shared options)
  • All delicious Cypriot cuisine meals at the hotel Restaurant (Full Board.
  • Rejuvenating day trip to Aphrodite’s Sanctuary & Petra tou Romiou
  • Breath-taking boat trip to Blue Lagoon & Aphrodite’s Waterfall
  • Daily Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes
  • Daily Empowering group coaching circles
  • Entrance fees to Aphrodite’s Sanctuary
  • Every ticket supports Passionate Fempreneur – a women’s empowerment program in Africa!

What’s not included?

  • Your round trip airfare from home
  • Airport transfer to the Aphrodite Beach Hotel (We are happy to organise this transfer for you with the Hotel at their designated times only)
  • Gratuities, souvenir shopping, room cleaning tips, spa treatments, personal phone calls, and extra beverages. 
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance.

Dear Heart, 

I believe that the answer is Love, and I know that women hold the sacred keys to restore our world. “The work” of this restoration starts within, since as we heal ourselves, we start healing the world around us…. one child, one animal, one family, one organisation, one system, one forest at a time. 

In the aftermath of dismantling from patriarchal conditioning, women are reclaiming their bodies, their voices, their power and their leadership roles en mass. In the wake of this watershed moment in our ‘her-story’, we are called to actively step unto our sacred purpose paths as women. 

Remember who you are…

Remember you are sacred…

Remember You are sacred purpose…

Remember your deep interconnection with the earth…

The time for us to Rise is Now. 

When women circle, magic happens! 

I look forward to sharing this transformational Aphrodite Adventure with you. The experience initiated me into the depth of Love when I visited her for the first time. Can’t wait to share her secrets with you! 

Love. Truth. Freedom. 

Eleftheria


Your contribution uplifts a fempreneur in Africa!

I recently connected with the inspiring Anja Naralocnik, digital marketing expert and founder of Passionate Fempreneur. She told me about her passion project which supports women in Africa, who can not access resources to build their businesses.

I wanted to contribute back to Mamma Africa, and this project links SLOVEnia, Africa and the practice of Love through leadership Aphrodite style 😉  

📣🌍💃🏽👉🏼 Every Retreat Ticket will include a Passionate Fempreneur T-shirt. This contributes to a coaching program for a passionate fempreneur in Africa who can not afford it.

You can read all about this amazing project here 


Terms and Conditions

IMPORTANT: Please read the following booking terms and conditions before paying your deposit. Your deposit payment is your agreement to all the conditions stated below:

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS :

  1. A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your reservation.
  2. The full payment of the cost of the retreat must be paid at least 1 months (30 Days)before the trip commences – unless arranged otherwise.
  3. In the event of your cancellation 60 days or more before departure your deposit payment of 50% is forfeited.
  4. In the event of your cancellation less than 30 days before departure 100% of total cost is forfeited.
  5. All cancellation must be in writing. If the reason for cancellation is covered by your insurance policy, you may be able to claim these charges from your insurance.
  6. Eleftheria & El Sojourns reserves the right to adjust prices without notice, to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, fuel cost or tariff rates.
  7. Your own paid up Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients and must provide proof of cover for your own medical expenses including evacuation and repatriation in an emergency.
  8. Eleftheria & El Sojourns reserves the right to alter the itinerary, the route, the transportation or accommodation with or without prior notice, should it be deemed necessary.
  9. Eleftheria & El Sojourns purchases transportation, accommodation facilities and catering services from various independent suppliers that are not subject to its control. Eleftheria & El Sojourns cannot, therefore, be held liable for any death, personal injury or any loss which may occur due to any act or omission of such supplier or by reason of any other event over which it has no control.
  10. While every precaution is taken for the safety of the clients, Eleftheria & ElSojourns does not hold itself responsible for force majeure, any accident, injury, death, illness, theft, loss of or damage to any property or delays from any cause whatsoever sustained or suffered by a client, occurring any time during the trip. The client hereby indemnifies and holds blameless Eleftheria & El Sojourns, it’s members, agents, and helpers from any claim of whatsoever nature.
  11. These terms and conditions shall be interpreted according to the laws of the Republic of South Africa.

2 Comments

  1. Please send me the costs

    1. Hi Michelle,

      Thank you for your interest. Please send me your e-mail address, so that I can send through the brochure with program and investment details.
      You can choose a shared room or a single room.
      The early bird discount is available until the 8th August, there is also the option of a payment plan.

      Looking forward to sharing this journey to the heart with you.
      Eleftheria

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