GOlden Lotus practitioner retreat

Peacock Pavilions, MarRakech, Morocco ✨ November 25 - 30, 2019

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Welcome Beautiful practitioners in training…

This online portal holds all of the logistical or organisational content you will need to know for our November 25th - 30th Practitioner Morocco retreat. It is at this retreat where we will immerse ourselves in the vibrational teachings and finalise our spiritual embodiment of the work of Golden Lotus. For a full 5 days the finalisation of your Practitioner Training will be soaking through us like honey - and weaving the sovereignty and sisterhood of this beautiful 6 month culmination of work into our cells, our skin, through our eyes, and breath. This final moment of deep teaching will allow your body to be rewoven; it will ground all of our teaching into the practical elements of your birth as a practitioner and teacher, and it will allow you to expand, relax, release, and receive this transmission fully into your Being. I cannot wait to usher each and every single one of you through this final graduation portal in this sacred olive grove, held by Moroccan sands. ✨


Myself and Elly - our head Priestess and manager - will be arriving in Morocco on the 23rd of November 2019. This means we will arrive in Marrakech 2 days prior to the commencement of the retreat. Should you encounter any difficulties or issues during your travels, please contact us via WhatsAp. If you arrive early and would like to meet with us or check in, please let us know - however bear in mind we will be quite busy preparing the space for everyone, so we can’t guarantee we will be able to meet prior to the 25th of November.

Everyone’s number is accessible through the WhatsAp group. There is a Google Doc provided by the retreat centre which has all of the dietary requirements, etc. to fill out, including your arrival details and departures.
You can fill it in here.

 

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arriving

Booking Flights: If you are flying from Bali, Australia, etc. or the United States, usually the best option is to fly to Paris, then Morocco - this is usually the most affordable, with the best connections, and the best airlines. Please try to anticipate booking your ticket within the next months to avoid stress. If you have any issues whatsoever regarding your travel please contact me, as I have over 20 years of experience with long-haul international travel. Once you have booked your flights, please add the information in the Arrivals section of this sheet.

Luggage: Please have an additional 10kg of check-in baggage allowance for your return flight, as we have gift-bags and practitioner items for everyone which include liquid products you will need to either decant, mail or check-in as they will be over 100ml (carry-on liquids allowance). These gifts include crystals, candles, and other items which take up quite a bit of weight. I will specify the exact weight closer to the date - however if you are flying without check in luggage, you may wish to let me know in advance so I can help you to pre-arrange shipping of your items from Morocco, or book 10kg of check in luggage for your return.

Pick Up in Morocco: Every woman will be given a pick-up service to Peacock Pavilions on the 25th of November. In order to ensure we have your details, whether you are being picked up from inside town, or from the airport, please fill out your arrive details here. Elly and I will not be picking you up - a driver will be. We will be on the grounds of the retreat centre to greet you when you arrive.

Before the Retreat: Barbara has invited all of the women travelling to join her on a 3 day (2 nights) camel trekking trip into the Western Sahara. The trip begins on the 22nd of November with an 8:00am pick up in Marrakech. You will drive through a pass in the Atlas mountains, to Dades Gorge, and the Valley of Roses. The first night you will stay in Kasbah Hotel, and the next day have lunch in a Berber village, followed by a camel ride out to the Erg Chebbi Dunes. That evening you will stay at a luxury camp in the desert - with a private bath, a bonfire, and more time with the Berber people. The final day you will watch the sunrise on the dunes, camel ride out of the desert, and drive back to Marrakech arriving at 7pm to your hotel. The Golden Lotus retreat begins on the 25th November, the following day. The cost is 150 euros; all inclusive. To read more about the offer, click here - remember that there are only 6 spots!


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About your stay

Rooms: I have tried to make this retreat as affordable and luxury as possible, which means during this retreat everyone will be sharing a room. Each room has 2 twin beds, and it’s own private bathroom, so you will not be sharing a bed, or a collective bathroom. It will just be you, and one other sister, for this journey. Usually, for retreats, we offer the choice between sharing, or single rooms - preferring women to stay alone as it helps integration - however as this retreat, ceremony, and gathering is focused on affordability and also a preparation for your business, you will be expected to know how to self-manage - and respect each other’s personal process and space. The grounds of Peacock Pavilions are very extensive; with olive groves, gardens, multiple pavilions, buildings, and a pool - so you will have more than enough space on a day to day level to integrate, to take space, and to ensure you feel held in both bonding and private process.

Dietary Requirements: Peacock Pavilions provides absolutely exquisite food - and I don’t put an insistence on vegan or vegetarian cuisine when we visit. It is up to you to fill out your dietary requirements in advance via this form.


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After the retreat

Departures: We will check out at 11am on the 30th of November - and there will be a drop off available for everyone to their following destination, whether that is the airport, a local riad/hotel, or the hammam activity available for all, for which you will need to cover your own costs, outlined below. As a note on coming down from this retreat; you may wish to book yourself an evening, or two, in Marrakech to help you integrate the event and give yourself some space before flying home. Alternately, if you would like to book a flight for that afternoon or evening, we can cater to your airport transfer/drop off from Peacock Pavilions.

Post Retreat Hammam and Accomodation: On the final day, before flying out, I invite you to join myself, Elly, and whomever else, for a hammam & afternoon tea at the Royal Mansour Le Jardin - and/or a sunset dinner at Nomad. The Royal Mansour is quintessence of Moroccan Luxury. We will arrive, the hotel will take our luggage, and we will indulge in the most exquisite spa and gardens in Marrakech (to my mind). This is a very beautiful experience which I suggest joining, to finalise your integration, or at very least for a walk around the gardens and grounds. The hammam treatment is 75 minutes and costs $160 usd/1600 MAD; you are responsible for your own payment - this is not included in the retreat. After this I suggest everyone checking in and dropping their bags at their riads, and having some time to prepare themselves and rest before meeting at Nomad - a beautiful restaurant in the middle of the Souk - where we will go for dinner around 6:30pm. You can see the location and menu here. If you are staying a few extra days in Marrakech, the riad I will stay at until the 3rd of December is called Riad Olema et Spa - should you like to book the same location.

 

 

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Peacock Pavilions is a handmade, artisanal boutique hotel in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakech, and is Marrakech's leading location for retreats.  The hotel, like the rest of M.Montague brand,  supports Project Soar, a non-profit organization established the couple to empower local Moroccan girls through art and sports, as well as health and English language education.

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All our meals will be luscious, local, meals which we will share as a sisterhood of light. The option for juice fasting, vegan, or other special catering needs is always available upon request.

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In free time you are welcome to walk the beautiful grounds, barefoot, or immerse yourself in relaxation & integration activities such as swimming or sun basking.


GOLDEN LOTUS PRACTITIONER RETREAT ITINERARY
DAY BY DAY

Nov. 25 (Mon)

10:00 - 16:00: Airport Transfers

13:00: Lunch (for early arrivals)

17:30: Welcome Afternoon Tea

18:30: Welcome Dinner

20:00: Welcome Ceremony


Nov. 26 (Tues)

7:00 - 8:30: Golden Lotus Movement (Kidney)

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast & Juice in the Sun

10:30 - 12:30: Integrative Meridian & Bodywork Sessions

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch at PP

15:00 - 17:00: Embodiment, Business Knowledge & Nurture (afternoon tea @ 17:00)

17:00 - 18:30: Afternoon Tea, Photoshoots, Marketing & Media

19:00 - 20:30: Dinner

21:00 - 10:30: Golden Lotus Yin Meditation/Ceremony


Nov. 27 (Wed)

7:00 - 8:30: Golden Lotus Movement (Liver)

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast & Juice in the Sun

10:30 - 12:30: Integrative Meridian & Bodywork Sessions

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch at PP

15:00 - 17:00: Embodiment, Business Knowledge, & Nurture (afternoon tea @ 17:00)

17:00 - 18:30: Photoshoots, Marketing & Media

19:00 - 20:30: Dinner

21:00: Golden Lotus Yin Meditation/Ceremony


Nov. 28 (Thurs)

7:00 - 8:30: Golden Lotus Movement (Spleen)

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast & Juice in the Sun

10:30 - 12:30: Integrative Meridian & Bodywork Sessions

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch at PP

15:00 - 17:00: Embodiment & Nurture (afternoon tea @ 17:00)

17:00 - 18:30: Photoshoots, Marketing & Media

19:00 - 20:30: Dinner

21:00: Golden Lotus Yin Meditation/Ceremony


Nov 29 (Fri)

7:00 - 8:30: Golden Lotus Movement (Lung)

9:00 - 10:00: Breakfast & Juice in the Sun

10:30 - 12:30: Integrative Meridian & Bodywork Sessions

13:00 - 14:30: Lunch at PP

15:00 - 16:00: Embodiment & Nurture - then Time for Reflection

17:00 - 18:30: Reflections, Gratitudes, Appreciation & Receiving

18:30: Farewell Dinner

20:00: Closing Circle & Graduation Ceremony


Nov. 30 (Sat)

7:00 - 8:30: Golden Lotus Movement (Heart)

9:00 - 10:00/10:30: Breakfast

11:00: Checkout & Transfer (to airport/town/Royal Mansour)

12:00: Hammam at Royal Mansour

16:00: Afternoon Tea at Le Jardin Royal Mansour

18:30: Dinner at NOMAD


The Basic Structure

7:00 - 8:30 : Golden Lotus Movement Practice (followed by brief feedback circle)

9:00 - 10:00 : Breakfast and Juice in the Sun

10:30 - 12:30 : Integrative Meridian & Body Workshops

12:30 - 2:30 : Lunchtime & Time to Digest
(Private Sessions 1:1 & 1:1 Photoshoots are also booked within this time)

3:00 - 5:00 : Embodiment, Business Knowledge & Nurture

5:00 - 6:30 : Afternoon Tea, Sunset Photoshoots, Stillness & Silent Time
(Photoshoots are booked within this time)

7:00 - 8:00 : Dinner

9:00 - 10:30 : Temple Time: Golden Lotus Yin Practice & Celestial Ceremony

10:30 : Silent Time & Sleep

When you arrive you will receive a gift-bag which will cater to your needs on this retreat, and your personal practitioner set including your printed manuals, business cards, and so on.
We ask that you have an additional baggage allowance of up to 10kg for the items you will receive on the retreat.

We will honour our arrival with an afternoon tea, a starlit dinner and a beautiful welcoming ceremony followed by restorative yin movements for a well grounded night’s sleep. Each morning is met with a 1 - 1.5 hour movement practice in the Temple, and every day nourishing and grounding activities will be shared and given for us to learn more about the business structures we are taking part in, how to maintain connection to our sisterhood, and how to finalise all of your training.

Photoshoots
During the retreat we will have a photographer present, and the time in the evening around sunset for both individual and group shoots; please pack plenty of white clothing. Throughout the whole of the retreat there will be various shoots, ranging from your own professional shoots for use in Golden Lotus marketing, to group and activity photos.
During the final ceremonies and graduations there may also be discreet photography for you to remember that gracious moment.

Testing Your Knowledge
Throughout this retreat there will be moments of testing your knowledge of meridians, the quality of your bodywork, connection, energy, and the delivery of your work as a Golden Lotus Practitioner. We will be doing beautiful ceremonies where you will both give and receive bodywork, Golden Lotus movement sessions, and meridian massage/touch/tracing. You will be assigned to teach 1 full practice; this may be a yin class in the evening, or it may be a full, activating morning class. You will not be told ahead of time which organ system you will receive, or whether it is a yin, or yang version. The test is not about perfection, but rather about your capacity for voice projection, your comfort in teaching a class, making adjustments, and intuiting the energy of the class. Everyone will then receive individual feedback from myself, and gentle, collective feedback from their peers. This is a competitive, non-judgement exercise for your own feedback and professional growth.

We will be using a completely non-toxic, cruelty free, golden paint for the meridian testing, and oils during the bodywork testing. If you have any allergies for make-up, oils, body lotions, fabric softeners, laundry detergents, or anything at all, please let us know in advance.


Payment

Golden Lotus Practitioner Retreat Morocco 2019
1,855.00
Quantity:
✨Morocco 2019 ✨

This is for those of you who are not on a payment plan which includes your Morocco Retreat. If you are not on a Morocco Retreat payment plan, you need to pay this amount to confirm your attendance before August 2019.

If you are on a payment plan which includes the $1855 for Morocco and you do not attend, there is no guarantee that this amount will be funded to you in part or full as these costs cover the deposit and securing of your place.


Questions


Do you need more information, or have questions about the payment plans, retreat content, travel insurance, medical issues, or anything else? Send us an email at eva@evalouisewilliams.com or fill out the form below.

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