Yoni Walk Retreat with Kerys & Katjalisa in Portugal
10th – 12th May 2024
“When I ran away from the girl I was pretending to be, I ran into the woman I was meant to be, and she said “There you are. I was nervous you wouldn’t show”
Yoni Walk is a retreat with women, for women. It is a gathering for us to go deeper on our journey of womanhood, to unpeel the layers that we have built in order to function in society and meet the ever demanding needs and desires of others. In this course we aim to drop all concepts of who we think we should be and come to a place of full acceptance of who we really are. Together we will unravel, expose, express and release ourselves from what is holding us back from living our full potential as women. We address our sexuality, spirituality and sensuality to break taboos and come out of our comfort zone to embrace full mind, body, spirit connection. We will use various exercises and tools that have helped us and others to facilitate introspection and growth. In holding each other on this shamanic journey we create a safe and sacred space for each one of us to go as deep as we need and while doing this we feel seen, heard and understood. Even if our stories are not the same, the core essence usually is…fear, guilt, shame and blame. When we come together in full transparency we create a sisterhood. A collective prayer, offering support and understanding instead of judgement and separation. In this way we can empower each other to find the deeper calling of our inner truth and walk this path with strength and conviction. This course is the beginning of a rebirth into becoming an awakened woman, walking the sacred path of empowerment and authenticity with grace and beauty. This can only create a ripple effect on those around us and little by little we can make a difference in this world to reclaim our power.
We like to go with the flow and adapt to dynamics of the group and we will take the freedom to adjust the programme – meaning we might leave certain activities out and include others instead.
We cannot list all the activities that we will do but for sure, more or less, we will cover the following:
- The sacred map of womanhood and understanding where we are right now
- Understanding ancestral patterns and our lineage of women
- Understanding our boundaries – learning to live them and to speak them
- Self care – breast, womb and yoni massage, herbal yoni steam. Reassessing self-care in our daily lives
- Artwork – expressing with paints, pencils, colours, collaging
- Creating sacred personal totems and altars – bundles, wands, shrines
- Movement – coming into body awareness with dance, yoga and bioenergetics
- Slow Sex Experience – exploration of pleasure, both giving and receiving also exposing fantasies and needs
- Guided meditations and visualisations
- Women’s health clinic – exploration of alternative therapies for a variety of woman-related health issues
- Music – prayers through song
Kerys is dedicated to walking the path of the sacred woman. For her this means not being afraid to clean out the cobwebs and step into vulnerability, raw authenticity and truth. She is the mother of 3 wild and wonderful children, a birth keeper, a massage therapist, a writer, a storyteller and has been managing Sunshine House retreat for the past 16 years. She is the co-founder of the Yoni Walk, a course aimed at empowering women through sexuality and spirituality and she has been guiding women circles and holding sacred space for rituals and rites of passage for many years now.
Having gone through a very profound personal journey with the death of her child and the challenges faced in a polyamourous relationship, she is called to share and help empower women to find their source of creative strength and potential, in order to be role models of wisdom and beauty for the next generations. Transformation is always possible – it is a choice – and with time, patience and compassion we can heal our wounds and inspire others to do the same. She is also the author of MettaMOMphosis, a self-reflective pregnancy journal and online birth preparation course. She loves to work and weave with the connection between women’s sensuality, sexuality and spirituality and the sacredness that lies therein and is renowned for her ability to hold space in a loving and creative way. She resides between Greece and Portugal and enjoys singing, dancing and creating artwork out of this thing called life. @sunshinehousegr @kerysangha
Katjalisa is the pioneering spirit and the thought leader of the slow sex experience. Besides her academic background in social & cultural anthropology, she brings an abundance of practices, rituals and tools that she’s acquired on her journey from different traditions, lineages, communities, institutions and organizations from all over the world.
The teachings from others have empowered her to connect to her own inner wisdom and to tap into her creative energy which is her highest source of inspiration.
She’s known for her outstanding space holding skills both with big groups as well as in intimate group settings. She provides hands-on tools for every participant to be able to create their own safe space. She skilfully weaves, interconnects and transforms the arising energies in a playful and accessible way that gets you out of your comfort zone and inspires you to explore a new version of yourself.
She is trained in somatic work, bioenergetics, yoni massage, yoga, meditation, mindfulness and non-violent communication. She is trauma informed and has many years of experience in creating spaces in which everyone feels seen, loved and respected.
Her way of working is edgy and yet very accessible. She playfully gets people out of their comfort zone and invites them to open up to new experiences.
Her authenticity is contagious and her power empowers others.
Kerys & Katjalisa have both been guiding women circles, facilitating workshops and retreats for many years.
While Kerys brings in her sensual, playful side combined with her inner wisdom, Katjalisa loves to be provocative, break taboos and get you out of your comfort zone. They are connected through their deep friendship, their longing for healing between men & women and their motivation to empower other women.
They are the founders of the pioneering 6 weeks online course the Yoni Walk which is the inspiration for this retreat.
Shared lunch at the Vinha Velha Cafe & integration time
Shared lunch at the Vinha Velha Cafe & integration time