SELF-DISCOVERY IS ESSENTIALLY BEING AWARE OF ONESELF. BECOMING THE OBSERVER, FINDING SOLACE AND STRENGTH IN OUR SOLITUDE, BEING ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE PATHS GIVEN TO US AND LEARNING HOW TO NAVIGATE OUR LIVES TO FULFILL OURSELVES PERSONALLY RATHER THAN OUR NOTION OF HOW WE SHOULD BE LIVING. THIS RETREAT WILL FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-DISCOVERY, HOW WE CAN CULTIVATE OUR OWN AND THE BENEFITS OF BEING CONNECTED TO OUR HIGHER AND INNER SOURCE OF LOVE AND LIGHT.
WE APPROACH OUR RETREATS WITH THE INTENTION THAT EACH ONE BUILDS OFF ANOTHER, PULLING OURSELVES APART AND EXAMINING EACH PIECE BEFORE PUTTING IT ALL BACK TOGETHER WITH THE GOAL OF A GREATER UNDERSTANDING AND CONNECTION TO OUR EXISTENCE. WE ALL HAVE A PART TO PLAY, A ROLE IF YOU WILL. MANY OF US CALL IT OUR PURPOSE, WHILE SOME SIMPLY JUST VIEW IT AS HOW WE CHOOSE TO SPEND OUR TIME HERE. IT IS AN ONGOING PROCESS OF DISCOVERING WHO WE ARE, WHAT THAT MEANS, AND WHAT OUR ROLE IS IN THE GRAND SCHEME.
OUR WORKSHOPS AND SISTERHOOD SHARING CIRCLES WILL ADDRESS HOW WE VIEW OUR SELF WORTH. OUR TEAM WILL BREAK IT DOWN INTO MORE MANAGEABLE CONCEPTS LIKE WHAT EMOTIONAL BATTLES STILL HINDER US, HOW WE CARRY OUR TRAUMA AROUND WITHOUT BEING AWARE, AND HOW WE CAN RECONDITION OUR BRAIN TO BETTER SERVE US ON OUR EVER-GROWING JOURNEY TO DISCOVER THE STRANGER WITHIN. YOU CAN EXPECT DAILY YOGA AND MEDITATIONS TO ALIGN THE MENTAL, PHYSICAL, AND SPIRITUAL ASPECTS WHILE EXPLORING THE SEASIDE SANCTUARY OF ESSAOUIRA. AS WELL AS DISCOVERING AN ARRAY OF LOCAL ACTIVITIES TO COMPLETELY IMMERSE THE SENSES FOR AN EXPERIENCE UNPARALLELED TO ANYTHING LIKE IT.
Set in the serene coastal town of Essaouira, each retreat will be in collaboration with a leading health and wellness expert from across the globe focusing on a theme of “self”. Our fifth retreat is in collaboration with yogi and intuitive healer, Amanda Giacomini, to bring women a fresh and supportive perspective on their health and fitness and how learning to love and accept ourselves is the first step.
We all have a part to play, a role if you will. Many of us call it our purpose, while some simply just view it as how we choose to spend our time here. It is an ongoing process of discovering who we are, what that means, and what our role is in the grand scheme.
Join our Self-Discovery retreat for 7 nights and 8 days you can expect to discover the captivating sleepy surfer charm of Essaouira while rediscovering yourself. The Self-Discovery retreat takes you back to your childlike state, where art plays a crucial part in your discovery With a variety of interactive cultural and wellness experiences like crafting with local artisans, mindful cooking classes, an array of water sports, discovery workshops, deep meditations and breath-work, sound baths, yoga, sisterhood sharing circles and so much more. This retreat is limited to 14 spots and exclusively intended for the you to tap into your divine discovery and unlock the inner goddess and warrior that resides deep within you. This retreat is inviting the curiously conscious who seek to further their own self-discovery while discovering the world.
MEET THE TEAM
Amanda’s journey of self-discovery is a living and breathing testament to the potential we all have as human beings. Her life’s work serves as an inspiration for others to pursue their own creative abilities and find their passion and purpose. A trip to India several years ago to the Ajanta Caves left her overcome with inspiration by the ancient Buddhist artwork. She connected to its message of seeking truth within in order to begin to understand the world. Art has long reflected her own spiritual journey both mentally and physically through yoga and soon after her India experience she began to develop her idea for a global art project. Something that could transcend the restraints of social constructs, a project that could speak to the soul of everyone who came within its grasp. The 10,000 Buddhas art project has become sort of a global phenomenon, stretching from Hollywood to Palm Beach, down to Panama and across the pond over to Germany. The project includes large scale murals, fine art paintings, works on paper, and even making it on apparel pieces. Her experience in yoga is impressively diverse, teaching from prestigious art galleries and yoga conferences to the White House and the Forbidden City in China. She is a modern model for women who wish to discover the wonders of the world while seeking to further cultivate their own self-discovery.
Amanda will be leading our retreat with yin yoga, dharma talks, watercolor classes and sharing her personal journey. She will also be showing the tools and techniques in her creativity workshops that help invoke a deep sense of security and awareness to ignite the flame within our souls and lead down the road of enlightenment and personal fulfillment.
Another wild and wise soul who will be joining the Consciously Connected Tribe at our Self-Discovery Retreat is a woman of many talents, and many life experiences. Chantal Russell has been a student of yoga since she was 18 and has learned how to cultivate its energy and awareness into dealing with the obstacles life has thrown her way.
After desiring to learn more about Ayurvedic methods and practices, Chantal graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in Toronto. Since then, she has facilitated nutrition workshops, cleanses, one-on-one consultations, and has taught in top yoga studios throughout Toronto and Vancouver. A trip to Costa Rica introduced her to Anusara Yoga where she went on to study at the Universal Principles of Alignment with the school's most senior teachers, including Darren Rhodes, John Friend and internationally celebrated yoga innovator Sianna Sherman.
Chantal with her abundance of talent and knowledge will be teaching Vinyasa yoga at our retreats to free the physical body while her mantra and songs will help guests free their voice and speak their higher truth. In addition to yoga she will be offering personalised self discovery rituals and routines through the lens of Ayurveda according to the individual’s unique dosa, sisterhood sharing circles and 1-2-1 coaching sessions.
Her kind, generous spirit will support in creating a safe and sacred container for women on their journey of discovery. Together Chantal and Amanda will provide guests with beautiful and meaningful rituals that invoke an unconditional self love and awareness for guests upon arrival, during their transformation throughout the week, and upon completion of the retreat to send them back into the world feeling expanded and grounded.
Understanding that the majority of the guests will be flying in internationally, we recommend using Marrakech airport. This houses many International and European flights daily. Alternatively Casablanca Airport also serves International flights and transfers can be arranged upon request. Essaouira Airport, although the closest airport to Villa Anouk is a local airport with a limited number of flights coming into it weekly.
Essaouira Airport is the nearest airport to the Villa - 20/30 min Distance - Complementary transfers will be offered.
Marrakech Airport is an International Airport - approx 2.5 hrs Distance - Complementary transfers will be offered. A truly picturesque drive, and the perfect start to your Morocco experience. Arrangements can be made to stop in Marrakech prior to arriving in Essaouira.
Casablanca Airport is an International Airport - approx 4 hrs Distance - Transfers can be arranged
FULL PAYMENT: £2,700 GBP