WE ARE! Retreat

Women's Embodied

Awakening Retreat in the Elements

24 - 30 September


Fethiye, Turkey

Can you feel the call of the Wild Woman within you?

with Malaika MaVeena & Lalita Marmeka


Women have been gathering together in Circles and Ceremony since the beginning of time - to support one another, share their stories and their wisdom.  Join Malaika and Lalita for a juicy week of sisterhood - in connection with each other and with nature!

This is your opportunity to get in touch with your innermost feelings, heartfelt desires and intentions – to wake up to and express your true, authentic nature, whilst being supported by the elements and held in a loving, unique and safe container. 


Tap in to your hidden gifts and soul purpose, and leave feeling re-energised, inspired, nurtured and empowered!  Remember what it is to dance in wild abandon to the beat of your own drum - Become alive to you who really are! 



What to expect:

  • 6 nights of deep connection to your Self, your body, each other and Mother Nature.

  • Daily embodiment practices and workshops including Yoga for dancers, dance, movement meditations, somatic body awareness, conscious connected breathwork, Yoga Nidra, journaling, vocal expression and time exploring in nature.

  • Womb Activation - connection to our feminine essence

  • Activation of our creative Life-Force energy with Shakti Shaking and Dance

  • Feminine Archetypes and the Elements Dance

  • Sharing Circles and Ritualistic Ceremonies

  • Reclamation of our bodies as a Temple of the Divine

  • ‘Opening to Pleasure’ - Sacred Tantric practices for Feminine Embodiment – (debunking the myths about Tantra)

  • Feminine Mystery Practices for Awakening the Divine Goddess within - in the sacred lands of Aphrodite

  • Yoga Nidra for women and daily Yoga for the female body

  • Yoni Yoga and Jade Egg practices for sexual health and vitality

  • Working with the Medicine Wheel in Nature

  • Setting New Moon Intentions – distilling the feminine essence utilising the energy of the waning moon to go inwards and embrace all aspects of ourselves – including our shadows – so that we can gain access and clarity for the next lunar cycle

  • Traditional Turkish music and dance night to embrace the local culture

  • A day-trip hiking to the incredible Butterfly Valley




  • 6 nights accommodation (shared or single occupancy)

  • x3 daily meals of delicious, healthy and locally sourced produce

  • All of the juicy workshops, practices and experiences listed above

  • Plenty of free time to rest, integrate, nourish, recharge and just be in nature.


Not included:

  • Flights to/from Dalaman Airport

  • Airport transfers from Dalaman Airport to the venue (we can help arrange these)

  • International bank transfer fees

  • Any extra activities / costs / spa treatments



~ Malaika MaVeena Darville ~


Malaika brings a wealth of Earth wisdom for personal and planetary awakening having walked the Shamanic path for a lifetime. She is dedicated to creating sacred space in ritual and ceremony to help restore balance to our imbalanced civilised culture.

A qualified ISHTA yoga teacher, Water Dance Practitioner, African Dance Performer and Teacher, Creatrix of 5Elements Dance Activation™ a shamanic dynamic meditation dance journey embodying the five cardinal elements, earth, water, fire, air and spirit. She is also the founder of Journey to the Heart, Elemental Embodiment™ and Soul to Soul™ 5-day transformational retreats for men and women.

She has been facilitating groups for more than 25 years in India, Australia, Africa, China, USA, Costa Rica, Europe and Egypt.  She offers spirituality that is rooted in the body to access higher realms of consciousness and support the Re-Connection to Earth, Community and our own radiant hearts desire and gifts.  A true modern day Shamanic Priestess.


~ Lalita Marmeka ~

Lalita is on a dedicated mission to spread the joy, love, freedom and wildness that she has reclaimed in her life through shaking, dance and other conscious movement and embodiment practices with all.

She is a Shakti Shaking practitioner, qualified 5Elements Dance Activations Facilitator, Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic and Thai bodywork practitioner, and a student in Conscious Connected Breathwork and Wild Woman Project Circle Leaders.

She recognises that inspiring by example is the best way to support and encourage others to realise their own personal transformations and tap in to their magnificent potential. Her mantra is to ‘be the light’ and she considers Gratitude to be the highest spiritual practice.

She has deep respect for the inner wisdom that lies within each of us, and holds a safe, loving, playful and empowering space, which enables others to explore, express, release and flourish in their own, wonderfully unique way.

Her dream is that we may all reclaim our freedom, reconnect with our bodies, embrace our wildness and open to love so that we can live in harmony within ourselves, with each other and with Mother Nature.


The Venue:


We will be staying in a perfectly rustic and rural eco-retreat centre, right on the Mediterranean Coast.   Hidden away in pristine nature, ‘Yuva’ is well off the beaten track, set on 40 acres of environmentally protected natural forest, in a wild mountain area, deep in rural Turkey. 


Accommodation is simple, yet beautiful, traditional Anatolian-style cottages and log cabins, each with individual bathrooms.  All rooms come with twin or double beds, equipped with mosquito nets, fresh linen and towels.


Breakfast, lunch and dinners are lovingly made with the freshest ingredients sourced locally from the fertile soils of the area.



The Location:


Yuva is located near Faralya Village, in the picturesque region of Fethiye, on the Turkish Riviera.


Here we will be at one with nature underneath the flawless blue and starry night skies, amongst the sandalwoods, carobs, pine, sage and mulberry trees, and with spectacular views of the clear, inviting turquoise Mediterranean Sea and picturesque mountains.


There are rocky coves and secluded, shingle swimming areas just over five minutes walk down from the centre.  The breathtakingly beautiful and preserved bay of Butterfly Valley is just a 2km hike away.


Please note – we have purposefully chosen this special venue because of its remote and rural location.  The nearest shops, bars, restaurants, ATMs, etc are over 8 miles away in Olu Deniz.  The nearest wifi is at Yuva’s sister property, The Faralya Hotel, a 45-minute walk up the mountain path, or 10 minutes drive from Yuva.


Why Turkey?

Turkey is a magnificently diverse, beautiful and welcoming country – rich with history and culture, where the ancient and modern overlap.  If you have extra time before or after the retreat to explore her lands, below are just a few suggestions from many sacred sites of pilgrimage for the Divine Feminine that are worth a visit. 

  • The Roman temple ruins of ‘Aphrodisias’ – built in dedication to the ancient Mother Goddess of Fertility (also the Greek Goddess of Love).

  • The Temple of Artemis, Ephesus – founded by female warriors known as the Amazons and considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

  • The House of the Virgin Mary – believed to be the final home of the Virgin Mary.

  • Mount Ida in NW Turkey – referred to as the ‘Great Mother/Earth Mother’ mountain.



Your Investment:

Earlybird discount (if paid IN FULL by June 1st 2019):

Single Anatolian Room :  USD $1,450


Shared (twin/double) Cottage :  USD $1,350 


Shared (twin bed) Log Cabin :  USD $1,100

Standard price (after June 1st 2019):

Single Anatolian Room : USD $1,500


Shared (twin/double) Cottage : USD $1,400


Shared (twin bed) Log Cabin : USD $1,200



Booking Procedure:


Earlybird (bookings made before/on May 31st 2019):

Reserve your space now with a deposit of USD $500 (non-refundable and non-transferable)

The remaining balance is due by May 31st 2019 (Earlybird deadline)

Standard (bookings made from June 1st 2019):


Bookings after June 1st 2019 must be paid in full at the time of booking.


We wish to make this experience accessible for you so please contact us to discuss possible payment plan options!


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