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Soft & Powerful – The Sacred Art of Being a Woman

A 5-day retreat of sexual healing and empowerment held by Estera Saraswati 

a contemporary mystic and a New Earth visionary  – a community based on compassion and the common care for the sacredness of life

Feminine wisdom – Sexual empowerment – Support & nourishment

In patriarchal times we as women are forced to become masculine to achieve something, pursue a career and worldly fulfilment. We can still draw nourishment from being a mother, lover, sister, yet it is degraded in recent times. It is seen to have less value. Also we have a part that wants to explore the world with its opportunities for a modern woman, challenge oneself, put one’s own skills into motion. Yet it still happens at a high cost.

When we become more active in the outside world, we lose softness, sensitivity and femininity. It leaves us with an open conflict and a struggle between being soft or powerful, feminine or masculine, with an open heart or using our own intelligence, choosing a family life or a successful career.  This is a typical split we have been facing in this era since we gained the right to vote, education, choice who we want to marry or move on our own through life. It feels obvious to many of us but it is still out of reach for most women on this planet. We are privileged and we can make wise use of it for ourselves and all women, paving a new path for a modern woman and creating a new imprint in social and family structures. 

There is a solution to this split in a woman’s psyche, body, heart and soul. We do not need to choose. There is a path and a way to combine it. We can create a synergy between what feels like opposites. Polarities can enrich each other and we can draw from them a force we had not even been aware of. When energy stops to be lost in the inner struggles and conflicts, we will become a change the world needs right now.

On this retreat we will transform obstacles, activate our potential and create a new self within a very spacious and safe container. 

We need to heal our wombs from the traumas and wounds of past generations that we have been carrying generation after generation. This will release the old burdens and allow us to live our present dreams and deepest heart desires. A lot of energetic work will help us in cleansing the past and activating new patterns in our body-mind system. This powerful transformation journey will set up your direction, giving you a new beginning you need now. Yoni puja, an ancient ritual in a modern form, will invite and reconnect us with the feminine wisdom in our bodies. Transforming the protective brick wall around our loving heart will help us to instal a soft yet strong membrane-like protection to show our authentic self with pride, self-value, love and respect to oneself as a woman.

Being a woman can become a Sacred Art in action!

Sexual energy is a sacred gateway to awakening all areas of our lives

Sexual energy is a life force in each of us, the fuel of all creation. It is a polarity between the masculine and feminine essence within us. When it is active, our eyes shine, we have a lot of enthusiasm and vitality to live and we are constantly coming up with new ideas.

Another aspect of sexual energy is an intimate dimension of communication. Through it, we communicate with beings in a non verbal way, accessing spheres of natural magic. Even if we are not aware of it, we transmit a lot of information to each other through even subtle energy or body contact. If we learn to do it consciously, we can step into the field of the sacred.

And here comes another aspect of sexual energy, the spiritual and transpersonal dimensions. Through it, we can go beyond our habitual mind and  chatter of thoughts. An area that philosophers did not dream of opens up. It is an empirical part that cannot be described in words, maybe by the language of poetry and sacred art.

Another feature of sexual energy is generating abundance. An open flow of sexual energy is directly correlated with our power to manifest reality and our ability to create material abundance.

Sexual energy influences our approach to the world. When we are in good contact with it and it flows freely through our whole body upwards, it opens all nervous and energy centers. It significantly influences our trust in the world, people and life, joy and happiness arise from ordinary things of everyday life. It strengthens our expression of who we are and our connection with others, increases a sense of safety – we have more power to clearly communicate what we want and do not want.

Finally, sexual energy is a powerful healing force. When we activate it skilfully in special conditions, it becomes the most powerful catalyst for change and transformation. Stuck places within the body are activated and healed that were blocking our flow of life force. They were holding memories of past wounds: individual, ancestral and collective. When sexual energy takes refuge in our hearts, life-changing transformation takes place.

A unique approach to sexual healing

Unique in Estera Saraswati’s work is a combination of wisdom teachings, a respectful approach to unblock obstacles in the body with a ritualized approach to sexual energy from matriarchal times. Back then, it was recognized by an entire community as a sacred power to heal and enter higher dimensions of spirituality, for which purpose temples at the center of communities served.

The combination of deep teachings, modern bodywork with temple ritualistic sexuality creates profound, relatively quick, and tangible results. We can experience healing not in a therapeutic way, but much deeper so that transformation can take place. Each Estera’s demonstration of practices is a healing energy transmission for a whole group. It is supported by instructional teachings that reveal the broad context of sexual healing sessions – from therapeutic, shamanic and tantric levels.

Everything is illuminated by a light of conscious presence and loving awareness. Thanks to this, we can develop faster and safer, without a post-workshop yo-yo effect.

Key points:
* mindfully opening a heart space before opening a flow of sexual energy – slower and softer, gradually increasing a space within our heart for sexual energy and what it brings
* an atmosphere of being together – creating tender and caring connections, getting out of separation and returning home (from “I and you” to “Mewe”)
* original Estera Saraswati’s rituals such as yoni puja (celebration and deep healing of our bodies and the collective) – ancient wisdom for new times

Principles of this Experience

  • Empowerment & liberation in a community spirit
  • Kindness & common care
  • Transparency & honesty
  • Respect & non-violence
  • Co-creation & receptivity
  • Sovereignty & responsibility 

Modalities of this Experience

This process will be designed to meet a unique group of women who will hear this call and show up. Modern embodied practices include all levels of body-heart-mind-spirit experiences aiming to connect with wisdom and already our awakened nature within.

Fundamental to all practices: learning to own sexual energy and direct it into our core – energetic heart; embodying the masculine and feminine essence within and activating its union; establishing a stable, peaceful mind; opening a powerful, vulnerable space of heart.

Everything we are invited to is voluntary. Everyone responsibly creates one’s own experience according to one’s own boundaries and truth.

Potential forms of exploring oneself and expanding one’s own self-knowledge:

  • Satsangs – meeting with space of wisdom
  • Meditation
  • Sexual healing and sacred bodywork sessions
  • Shamanic and tantric rituals
  • Celebration of body & sexuality 
  • Sharing circles 
  • Community building
  • Radical honesty practice
  • Yoni puja – a ritual of celebration and deep heeling

If you choose, there can be nudity or partial nudity based on individual boundaries stated in the moment and personal choices made by participants. You are in your personal sovereignty and choice at all times.

Additional Information

  • You decide on your own level of participation
  • At any time you can pause or slow down your own process to move at your own pace
  • You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. You are supported in following your own choices and truth.
  • Being authentic is the most important value.
  • There is nudity or partial nudity in the retreat, within individual boundaries.

Who is this Experience suitable for?

The main aim of the retreat is to deepen a process of discovering yourself as a multidimensional being, awakening an inner union of feminine and masculine essence and integrating different parts of yourself on many levels to be able to be better aligned with your life purpose and in service to the Earth and all its beings.

We invite women regardless of age (adults) or sexual orientation, who deeply care about our common future and want to create a New Earth for themselves and future generations.

This is the next level in workshop experiences. Therefore, this retreat is more suitable for people who already have some experience in this field or are new to it, but mature enough and responsible for themselves to be ready to deeply immerse in a very wide and spacious exploration of oneself.

We invite people who:

  • are ready to be led by a female teacher through a territory of embodied and sexual spirituality
  • are on a path of self-development and spiritual growth
  • have a healthy and stable personality structure (ego) and an ability to set and communicate their own boundaries without playing perpetrator, victim and saviour dynamics
  • have healed significant traumas paving the way for them to act in a sovereign and healthy way
  • are now free from mental disturbances that might have prevented them from healthy communication with the outside world and clearly assessing reality
  • do not have serious addictions compulsively influencing their behavior
  • can function for a week without alcohol, cigarettes, stimulants, meat

Registration and consent

Everyone is responsible for the nature of their own experience and journey. We support everyone to follow their own process gradually without group pressure or expectations.

Please make yourself familiar with the initial participation requirements, and after a fair self-assessment please decide whether it is the right retreat for you. If you have any doubts, we are here to help.

After Estera Saraswati carefully reads your completed registration form, we may sometimes have an additional short call, suggest a preparatory – individual session, or perhaps a more suitable retreat. As a duty of care for participants and the group, we also reserve the right to refuse admission.

After completing and sending the application form for the retreat, the next steps of the registration process, like the agreement of participation, terms and dates of payments, will be sent by email.

Organisation details

Place: Turkey. Our stunning venue is located in a totally wild nature with pools

Price: 580 – 900 euro, you decide upon your financial situation and generosity. Price includes accommodation and vegetarian meals in our amazing location. 300 euro of non-refundable deposit secures your place after your registration.
Language: English
Registration via the registration form. After registration and acceptance of participation by Estera, further registration steps will be sent (participation agreement, deposit payment, refund policy etc.). Registration is closed one week before the start of the retreat or when we run out of spaces.
Organisation details are available with the organiser: Murad kelesoglus@hotmail.com

We welcome everyone to this joined adventure. It’s thrilling and exciting to be part of building a new imprint for the New Earth.

We can do it! Together