Shamanism, Healing and Yoga with Cathy Birdsong Orgiva and Las Alpujarra

Other Events. Vision Quest

RETREATS & EVENTS IN SOUTHERN SPAIN - Trance Dances and shamanic journeying, Weekend Workshops, Courses and events

In situ Trance Dances and Shamanic Journeys will be offered on an ad hoc basis when allowed by current restrictions in Spain. However I offer a free online Journey every Sunday at 9pm (8pm UK time) to which anyone is welcome. For the zoom link and further information on the Sunday Journeys, which now usually includes a short chakra energising session or meditation, please email me.

Info on future Trance Dances:
Watch this space for Trance Dances and other events in the Alpujarra region of Spain and near Órgiva.....
During Trance Dance and Journey evenings, guided by Cathy you will energise your chakras, moving to the music. Aligning and balancing your energy field prepares you for trance dance to drums and tribal music, helping you to let go and reach an altered state. Then you will be guided to journey into the Shamanic Realm to ask for whatever your heart yearns for, to help achieve whatever you need most at this moment in life. We will call upon the creativity of the earth and the power of the four directions to support us in new beginnings or in approaching our daily lives with courage, power and fresh energy - be open to receive the wisdom of the realm to help you be your best possible self! All welcome, no experience necessary.
• What to bring
Please bring your own mats, blankets, cushions, water bottles or whatever you may need for comfort and warmth.


Other Events. House of Light by night

Journey into the Light, a six day dynamic, multi-dimensional, experiential retreat

This retreat has been postponed until further notice as travel restrictions in and out of the UK and Spain have sadly made it untenable. However we hope to offer the retreat in late summer or early Autumn so please do register your interest so that I can keep you informed.

The Venue:
The House of Light Retreat Centre is a tranquil sanctuary set among the stunning natural backdrop of Las Alpujarra in Southern Spain. This location has a special, vibrant energy that has long attracted spiritual travellers and those on soul-led wellbeing journeys.
The Centre offers the peace of being out in nature where you can enjoy the beautiful extensive gardens and a salt swimming pool. Throughout the land there are thoughtfully created nature based spaces perfect for quiet contemplation and equally, enjoying company.
Website for further information: www.houseoflight.love

The Retreat:
Through a creative blend of yogic movement, breath work, energy healing and shamanic processes, with daily Trance Dance and guided journeying to the drum beat, participants will be encouraged to adventure and to explore their multi-dimensional being. Shining light on all levels of our experience as a human being, enables us to release darkness from our shadows. Finding our inner light allows us to reflect the love, light and beauty we see all around us. Let go, expand and shine from your core essence.

The Journey into Light is led by Cathy Birdsong and Patula Girardet. Patula is an experienced healer and Shamanic practitioner. She has studied, taught and shared her experience of Reiki, Shamanic practices and healing, Conscious Connected Breathing and process work in safe group experientitals. Patula was born and raised in France but now makes her home in Brighton England. Cathy and Patula have run many workshops and events together and are delighted to join in offering you this amazing experience in a beautiful and safe haven.

This retreat will guide you to explore your energy and chakras through the auric field, in yoga, dance and healing techniques. Daily Trance Dances will lead you into a guided Shamanic Journey to integrate this deep work. The sacred medicine of breathwork brings us into presence, and through dynamic group process we are able to align ourselves with our souls purpose - to become who we came here to be. Working within the medicine wheel, with the four directions and the elements, we are able to begin releasing trauma from our past, allowing us to be our authentic selves, come into our core and fully experience our essence.

Guided by the group to include ancestral healing and soul retrieval, we will share shamanic and self-healing techniques useful in daily life. We will hold a fire ceremony, walk the labyrinth and use talking circles to share our experiences and help support each participant on their personal journey. There will be plenty of relaxation time to enjoy the beautiful House of Light and its surroundings and we offer an optional excursion or activity during the retreat.

A Typical day
7.30am Early morning yoga or meditation
8.30am BREAKFAST
10.00 - 12.30 Morning session, chakra dance, delving into root and sacral chakras, what they mean to us and how to work with their energy. Earth and Water elements and how to use them in healing work
1pm LUNCH
3.00 - 6.30pm Introduction to Breathwork and process followed by talking circle and group healing. Trance dance leading into Shamanic journey, talking circle and supporting process.
7pm SUPPER
8.30pm Evening ceremony and/or free time

COST from £495 - supplement for single rooms and en suite facilities
£150 deposit secures your place, balance to be paid by end of February

What is included: 6 days accommodation, use of all facilities, retreat programme and ceremonies. Three delicious vegetarian meals daily, to prepared by the in-house chef.
What is not included: All transport including transfers, additional in- house treatments, excursions and activities




Other Events. 3 day non-residential retreat

Non-residential retreat near Órgiva
Alternative 3 day retreat for local residents - I am offering a 3 day non-residential version of the retreat without Patula and therefore without the breathwork component. Please contact me if you are interested in participating and can get to Órgiva. See the attached flyer for more details.


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