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Awakening woman

An Elemental Journey back Home

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We are offering you an unforgettable journey to your wildest dreams; to the woman that lives within you when nobody is watching; to the dancer; to the singer; to the erotic being; to the intuitive woman that sees herself and others in a fountain of abundance.

Yes… all of that, which you know deep within is at the reach of your hand once you look behind the curtain that is blinding you. We invite you to join us on this passionate journey in Crete, Greece through a series of six weekends starting in the autumn of 2021 followed by a 10 day retreat in the autumn of 2022.

We will support you to open those rusty doors and dust those precious objects within you; to jump into your fullness of being and laugh like you have never laughed before.


On this journey we will travel with the four archetypes that are based on the elements within and without you: Earth, Fire, Water, Air.


Earth / Mother Archetype: Discriminating the pure archetype from the distorted, inherited archetype. The ‘Core Wound’ that obstructs and sabotages our potential. Understanding and caring for the Core Wound. The Practice of ‘Self Caring’. Nurturing, and holding all that has not been seen and loved within us. The emergence of the caring adult in our psyche.


Fire / Warrior Archetype: Discriminating her from distorted power. Moving towards our personal and collective meeting of the empowered feminine. Learning to make friends with our fire (anger, rage), as a pathway into our divine potency. Learning to place boundaries with heart. Taking our space, expanding and speaking our heart’s truth beyond blame of self/other, beyond persecutor, victim and absence. No apology.


Water/ Lover Archetype: Discriminating the love needs of the child from the longing for communion of the lover. Learning and reclaiming our capacity for receptivity as our doorway to feeling our energy body, taking us into deep intimacy, erotic presence and communion... all Feminine gifts. Cleansing our toxic cellular sexual memory. Reclaiming our leadership of the heart. Being the queen of the boudoir, within and without.


Air / Shamana Archetype: Reclaiming the moon within, returning to the power of our blood and learning to read our cyclical nature as a way into divine feminine spirituality. Our capacity to live in the unknown, our simple and ordinary women’s way of connection with Source and feeling the cosmos within. Conducting energy. Resting in being as choice. Developing a choice of practices that keeps us re-choosing a native consciousness attuned with the natural world. Receiving and giving guidance through our intimacy with birth/death cycles.


Final Retreat: A time to bring all this together and to learn how to live and share it in your day to day life. 








Dates and venue: 

Intimacy with Being: Fri 5 Nov - Sun 7 Nov 2021

Mother archetype: Fri 17 Dec - Sun 19 Dec 2021

Warrior archetype: Fri 4 Feb - Sun 6 Feb 2022

Lover archetype: Fri 1 Apr - Sun 3 Apr 2022

Shamana archetype: Fri 13 May - Sun 15 May 2022

Whole Woman archetype: Fri 1 Jul - Sun 3 Jul 2022

Retreat: 25 Aug - 04 Sep 2022

The meetings will be held at Armonia, a traditional retreat venue near the sea in the Apokoronas area of Crete:

Programme cost and payment plan:

The prices below include accommodation and all the meals.

Cost per weekend meeting: €300

Cost of the final 10 day retreat: This needs to be confirmed, it will be around €800

Total Cost of the full programme: 6x€300 + €800 = €2600 

Deposit: €150

Register by paying the full amount of the deposit. The amount you pay towards the deposit will then be deducted from the total cost of the programme. Payments are made according to the following plan:

Deposit of €150 paid upon registration

1st installment of €300 paid at the start of the 1st meeting

2nd installment of €300 paid at the start of the 2nd meeting

3rd installment of €300 paid at the start of the 3rd meeting

4th installment of €300 paid at the start of the 4th meeting

5th installment of €300 paid at the start of the 5th meeting

6th installment of €300 paid at the start of the 6th meeting

Final installment of the remaining cost paid at the start of the final retreat

It is possible to arrange a different payment plan with prior agreement.



About the facilitators:


Elisabeth Serra (Main Facilitator) was born and grew up in Barcelona, Spain. As a young woman she spent ten years in India, immersing herself initially in the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism, and then following her own path of self-discovery, encountering a variety of forms and paths that continue to support her in her own homecoming. She held a private psychotherapeutic practice in England for two decades, during which time she also graduated with an M.A. in Psychosynthesis psychotherapy. Alongside her former partner, Mark Josephs, she co-founded a movement called Social Alchemy and, for another two decades, offered diverse programmes in Europe and the USA to help awaken our remembrance of our essential nature and innate knowing, while learning how to manage all that diverts us from that remembering – so that we can thrive in intimacy with others, and with our surroundings. She is a practitioner and teacher of an ancient women’s tantric dance-meditation called ´Shiva Shakti´, designed to awaken and embody the different faces of the feminine, and return us to our ecstatic, essential nature. Her love for dance, music and theatre has not only inspired her throughout her personal development but has become the breathing ground of all the different aspects of her ‘work’, her offerings… For more information about Elisabeth's offerings and other resources visit her website


Daphne Kourkounaki (program organiser, assistant facilitator, program translator) was born and grew up in Crete, Greece. At 18 years old she moved to England where she obtained a Masters' degree in Electrical Engineering followed by a postgraduate Masters' in Environmental and Energy Studies. Initially she worked as an engineer and later as a sustainability consultant and career coach. She was then called to embodiment and along the way she studied with Elisabeth Serra which facilitated her journey of soul awakening and the reclaiming and sharing of her authentic feminine essence. She facilitates people's transformation using various modalities and she practices and teaches the ancient Tantric dance-meditation called Shiva Shakti. Her passion is to support men and women to live a deeply satisfying life.


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