THE YOGINI SUMMER ASHRAM

Corfu, Greece

June 20 – July 16, 2021

Dear Sister,

Welcome to our 15th International Yogini Summer Ashram in Greece!

You can join us for the whole month or choose which week is right for you. This year we will also have a German language week and the Women’s Temple Facilitator Training as part of our ashram.

We call this retreat an ashram because we come together for spiritual practice. Together we co-create a safe container which allows us to let go into the depths of spiritual awakening. This container of awakening actualizes when each woman honors the space we create together with all her heart, showing up fully for practice, for the benefit of all.

Since the first time we gathered on the magical island of Corfu 14 years ago, our practice and connection to the ancient lineage of feminine practitioners has deepened in ways I could never have imagined.

For many women this annual ashram time in Greece has become the oasis we return to again and again to deepen our connection with Goddess, to fill up our inner well, to re-member and to re-align.

If you feel the call, and feel a longing to step two feet in to a powerful circle of practice, come join us!

(Reserve your seat if you feel called. If we can meet this summer, we will fill up.)

With infinite love,

The 2021 Yogini Summer Ashram has been cancelled.

We invite you to have a look at this website to learn more about the summer ashram.
Registration for our 2022 retreat will open later this year.

We send blessings for your well-being.

Thank you!

About the Practice

devotional singing ~  dharma talks & open circle with Chameli ~ dance ~ inner yoga practices ~ dyads ~ inquiries ~ meditation ~ temple touch ~ movement ~ prayer

We practice an all-inclusive, in-the-body spirituality. Spiritual awakening, instead of being a peak experience that you once had or a concept you read about and compare yourself with, becomes a lived and embodied realization of freedom and love uniquely experienced and expressed through each woman.

This is a highly experiential path; a lot of the practices are interactive and include movement and also respectful touch.

The feminine touch, because it has such an inviting quality to it, invites deeper presence into our bodies. All the numb and cold places, the unmet corners of our body can be visited with gentle awareness as we cultivate a greater capacity to allow feelings as energy to flow through our bodies. In the feminine touch our bodies can slowly, slowly open and soften.

“A Yogini is a woman devoted to a life lived with totality of heart,
with fierce truth, with compassion and unconditional love.
Earth is home and so is infinity.
She is an instrument of awakening in the world
by her commitment to show up authentically and generously,
for her own radiant embodiment of love
as well as for the healing of all sentient beings.”

~ Chameli Ardagh

Who is it for?

The women gathering in our summer ashram all have a basic understanding and love for feminine/embodied spiritual practice. We call this an ashram retreat because the days are structured around a schedule of practice. Our ashram routine sets a strong container for us to travel together to inner depths that are only possible through Iccha Shakti, the power of commitment.

Our retreats are based on powerful shakti practices; there is an intensity to the embodiment practices that can be challenging if you are not used to it. These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling psychologically unstable, are going through a severe crisis or have a history of mental illness, we ask you to not join these events.

Although there are plenty of breaks for beach and rest, this is not a festival-like retreat where you can show up to only some of the sessions. Please join us only if you feel attracted to a firm schedule and agree to honor and respect the field we create together by showing up to all sessions, on time. 

We do include inner yoga practices and movement in our sessions, but this is not a Yoga retreat.

Magnificently the most powerful and best retreat/intensive ever — and I have been around the block a few times with spiritual experiences!  I thought the yogini retreat would be about silence, meditation, spiritual conversations — all what I am used to experiencing. But what I received— freedom! All of my senses were awakened in love and spiritual acceptance, and the power held within every one of our hearts was palpable. The space was so full of the Presence — and the liberation 7 generations back  and 7 generations forward — was clairvoyantly visible.

Darlene Antoniewicz, United States

At home…still with the smell of thyme, jasmine and lemon, from Paradise inside…Like fragments from a dream I see women from all lifetimes, moving softly in the morning mist. The wind in their white clothing and hair…the whispering voices, the breathing, the sound of sandals in the grass, while silently walking to the morning meditation and the Gayatri Mantra… All the songs, all the prayers, all the tears and laughs and wisdom we have shared…We have washed and strengthened our souls, opened the deepest rooms in our hearts, to BE the space we are – not only for ourselves, but for all women and the collective consciousness… Magic.

Ewa Wihelmsson

About Mantra Singing Practice

We begin each day with devotional singing practice. The sacred sounds of mantras vibrate through our whole being; a tenderness and a wildness is allowed to arise from the inside out when only we have the patience, and fine-tuned sensitivity to wait and allow. Many speak about the exquisite “Yogini style” of mantra singing, and how it is an essential part of the retreat experience. Carina-Maria Caur will lead the singing practice in weeks 1 + 2 and Helga Høgåsen will lead us in weeks 3 + 4.

About Lifedancing (Weeks 1 + 2 only)

In weeks 1 + 2, Carina-Maria will guide us in Lifedancing in the late afternoons. In the Lifedancing session, you will have plenty of open space to integrate the teachings from the morning circle and to allow energy to move and transform. Ground your feet in the muddy belly of Mother Earth. Move wild and free with the spiritual fire in your hips and heart. Let your body express who you are in this very moment. Shake your absolutely everything! Surrender body and mind in the healing flow of feminine energy. Let go in sacred ecstasy, rest in deep silence…

Lifedancing moves you through the elements of earth, fire, water and air, and gives you a deeper understanding of the feminine cyclic dance in different life processes: in your relationships, your lifework, in creativity and within.

Ashram Schedule

In the summer of 2021, we plan to be in Corfu for 4 weeks. You can join us for the whole month or choose the week(s) that fit for you.

If you have not been in retreat with us before, you may join the ashram in Week 1 or Week 3. All participants must have a background in spiritual practice, as well as a basic knowledge and experience of the Awakening Women Practices through at least one online Sadhana.
(Here you can find self study online courses.)

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The Yogini Immersion Retreat

Weeks 1 + 2 ~ June 20 – July 2
Embodied Awakening

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The Yogini Lounge

Week 3 ~ July 4 – 9
Theme: TBA

Week 4 ~ July 11 – 16
Theme: TBA

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German Yogini Immersion Retreat

June 20 – 25
facilitated by SimoneRita Egger, Awakening Women Teacher
( for more information and reservations )

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Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

June 27 – Jul 2
facilitated by SimoneRita Egger, Awakening Women Teacher

*Scroll down to read about each week*

Weeks 1 & 2

Week 1: June 20 – 25 | Week 2: June 27 – July 2

In The Yogini Immersion Retreat, our focus is on dropping into the body with the deepest feeling awareness. Through illuminating dharma talks, feminine embodiment practices, devotional chanting and dance, you will experience life more fully – not only thinking about things, but actually feeling and sensing through your body. In return, your body will reveal to you an intelligence that will become your most loyal instrument of navigation through the ups and downs of life.

* Although first timers are welcome to join, you must have a background in spiritual practice, as well as a basic knowledge and experience of the Awakening Women approach through at least one online sadhana. (Here you can find self study online courses.) We dance for two hours most days, and it is essential that everyone participates fully in this practice.

The first two weeks are the most intensive part of our Summer Ashram, with a program from early morning until the evening. There is a long break in the middle of the day for beach and relaxation time. Our ashram routine sets a strong container for us to travel together to inner depths that are only possible through our shared commitment. This retreat is only for women who are ready for an intensive practice schedule.

Week 1: June 20 – 25 | Week 2: June 27 – July 2

In The Yogini Immersion Retreat, our focus is on dropping into the body with the deepest feeling awareness. Through illuminating dharma talks, feminine embodiment practices, devotional chanting and dance, you will experience life more fully – not only thinking about things, but actually feeling and sensing through your body. In return, your body will reveal to you an intelligence that will become your most loyal instrument of navigation through the ups and downs of life.

* Although first timers are welcome to join, you must have a background in spiritual practice, as well as a basic knowledge and experience of the Awakening Women approach through at least one online sadhana. (Here you can find self study online courses.) We dance for two hours most days, and it is essential that everyone participates fully in this practice.

The first two weeks are the most intensive part of our Summer Ashram, with a program from early morning until the evening. There is a long break in the middle of the day for beach and relaxation time. Our ashram routine sets a strong container for us to travel together to inner depths that are only possible through our shared commitment. This retreat is only for women who are ready for an intensive practice schedule.

Can I come for one week of The Yogini Immersion only?

Yes you can, but the Yogini Immersion Retreat is created as a two-week process. If you can only attend one week, we recommend that you join us for Week 1.

In order to join in Week 2 without doing Week 1, you must have participated in the Yogini Summer Ashram in Corfu before and have a strong practice in your life.*

* If you join us for Week 2 only, you are jumping into the middle of a retreat. From previous years, women have given us the feedback that it can be challenging to come from the busy daily life to join a circle of women who have already been in Corfu for a week and are so soft, still and wide open.

Sample  Schedule ~ Weeks 1 + 2

 

7:00 – 8:00 am Morning Prayer and Meditation with Chameli
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:45 am – 1:00/2:00 pm Mantra singing / Dharma Talks and Practices in the Yogini circle with Chameli
1:00/2:00 – 5:30 pm Free Time
5:30 – 7:15 pm Lifedancing with Carina-Maria Caur
7:30 – 8:30 pm Free Time – Dinner on your own
8:45 – 9:15 pm Optional Evening Meditation

(The schedule is subject to change at any time.)

Saturday is an arrival day. The retreat will start on the morning of June 20 and end before dinner time on Friday, June 25. Saturday, June 26 is a free day. (If you join for Week 2 only, you will join the retreat on Sunday morning, June 27. If you join for Week 1 only, you will end the retreat before dinner time on Friday, June 25.)

There will be one day during each week where you will have more open time. In Week 1 there will be a group trip to one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.

Week 3

July 4 – July 9:
Theme: TBA

Week 3 offers plenty of open time while participating in the Yogini Summer Ashram. It is perfect for you if you would like to combine practice with free time to rejuvenate on the beach and enjoy the island of Corfu. Alexis Zorbas Center and the many other retreat centers in the area often hold evening events that you are welcome to attend.

Although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, there is an intensity to the embodiment practices that can be challenging if you are not used to it.

*Although first timers are welcome to join the ashram in Week 3, you must have a background in spiritual practice, as well as a basic knowledge and experience of the Awakening Women Practices through at least one online sadhana. (Here you will find self study online courses).

Sample Daily Schedule ~ Week 3

7:00 – 8:00 am Morning Meditation and Prayers
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:45 – 2:00 pm Dharma Talks / Mantra Singing / Yogini Practice with Chameli
after 2:00 pm Free time

(The schedule is subject to change at any time.)

Saturday is an arrival day. The Yogini Lounge Week 3 will start Sunday morning, July 4 and end before dinner time on Friday, July 9. (For the women who will also participate in Week 4, Saturday, July 10 is a free day.)

Week 4

July 11 – 16
Theme: TBA

Week 4 is for women who have previously practiced in Awakening Women temple groups or live retreats with Chameli, have already established a reliable capacity to stay present in the physical and emotional body and who feel a strong pull towards Shakti-based spirituality and freedom.

July 11 – 16
Theme: TBA

Week 4 is for women who have previously practiced in Awakening Women temple groups or live retreats with Chameli, have already established a reliable capacity to stay present in the physical and emotional body and who feel a strong pull towards Shakti-based spirituality and freedom.

Sample Daily Schedule ~ Week 4

7:00 – 8:00 am Morning Meditation and Prayers
8:30 – 9:30 am Breakfast
9:45 – 2:00 pm Dharma Talks / Mantra Singing /
Yogini Practice with Chameli
after 2:00 pm Free time

(The schedule is subject to change at any time.)

German Week 1

June 20 – 25

The German Yogini Immersion Retreat (Week 1) will be guided by SimoneRita Egger and take place in parallel with the English Yogini Immersion Retreat led by Chameli.

For more information about this retreat, visit us here.

Women’s Temple Group Facilitator Training

Alexis Zorbas Center

June 27 – July 2

In the temple training, you will learn how to create and facilitate a Women’s Temple Group. SimoneRita will guide you in an in-depth exploration of the theory behind the practices and guidelines that create a powerful circle for all the women to relax into. The learning process is a carefully balanced mix of theory and experiential transformation, with some time in the middle of the day for the beach and integration.

Combining the temple training with personal practice in the summer ashram before or after will enhance your experience as a leader, and allow for some dedicated time to replenish with your sisters. As this training is also part of the Summer Ashram you will already be at Alexis Zorbas making it convenient to stay in one location.

For more information about this training, visit us here.

Tuition

Prices TBA

Accommodations

As listed in EUR

BOOK AND PAY YOUR ROOM DIRECTLY WITH ALEXIS ZORBASDOUBLE OCCUPANCYSINGLE OCCUPANCY
THERE IS A 30,- € DISCOUNT IF YOU BOOK YOUR ROOM BEFORE FEBRUARY 28, 2021.420,- € for your first week520,- € for your first week
Each additional week*420,- €520,- €

Accommodations

Alexis Zorbas Center

**All participants in the Yogini Summer Ashram must stay at Alexis Zorbas.**

We share this information so you can get a feel for the retreat space. Please do not make any room or travel arrangements at this time.

The venue for our retreat is Alexis Zorbas Center, a gathering place for open-hearted souls at the northwest side of the island. It is located within walking distance from Arillas, a small beach town.

Both the lush nature and the friendly locals are super supportive of a dive into deeper layers of relaxed and slower-paced living.

We are housed in simple holiday apartments with two double rooms, kitchenette and one shared bathroom. Double rooms will only be booked for two women who know each other and agree to that arrangement. Zorbas will not assign you a roommate that you do not know. Single occupancy is also available (most often a single room is with shared bathroom and kitchen). The rooms are not more than a 15-minute walk from our Yogini Temple (an octagon building) and from the restaurant where we will have our breakfast.

Included in the retreat is a vegetarian, breakfast buffet each morning. The bar also serves cappuccino. The beach and restaurants for lunch and dinner are a 10-15 minute walk away. For pictures and more information about rooms and Corfu, go to alexiszorbas.com

All the accommodations are a 5-15 minute walk away from the Zorbas restaurant (Sunset Bar) and Octagon where we meet for our sessions. If you have special needs around accommodations or walking, be sure to inform Zorbas.

Contact Zorbas Travel (in Germany) to book your room ~ ph +49 89 649 622 828 or info@zorbas-travel.de.

 

Accommodation Options

Alexis Zorbas consists of different houses surrounding the Sunset Bar where breakfast is served.

Some houses are close to the Sunset bar but a little further away from the Octagon (where we have our sessions), and others are closer to the Sunset Bar and further from the Octagon.

You can book single or double rooms in an apartment (note: even if you book a single room you will most likely share your bathroom and a little kitchen with at least one other woman). The rooms are small, simple and clean. If you are troubled easily by noise, please bring some earplugs because the music from the hotels on the beach can be heard, especially on Saturdays.

Zorbas will only book double rooms for guests who request to be together. Otherwise, you will need to book a single room.

If you book early, you might have the possibility to choose where you stay. If you have any questions or difficulties with walking, please tell Zorbas when booking your room.

Contact Zorbas Travel in Germany to book your room ~ ph:+49 89/29160680 or email info@zorbas-travel.de.

There are several houses reserved for our Yoginis to create an Ashram feeling. After these rooms are filled up, Zorbas will assign you to one of their other houses. You can read a little more about the available spaces:

Alexandra

Alexandra (Pink House) is right in front of the Octagon; it is the closest house to where we meet for the retreat. It has a wonderful view with rather new bathrooms; you walk 5-8 minutes to the Sunset Bar.

Anna Maria

Anna Maria is located behind the Sunset bar on a little hill where you have a beautiful view. It is not directly next to the street, so it is calmer there. You walk approximately 15 minutes to the Octagon.

Mira

Mira is located behind the Sunset bar on a little hill where you have a beautiful view. It is not directly next to the street, so it is calmer there. You walk approximately 15 minutes to the Octagon.

Romantica

Most of the rooms in Romantica have a great view and new bathrooms. You walk between 8 to 10 minutes to the Sunset Bar.

Getting there

Our goal is to make the retreat not only carbon neutral but also a contribution to Mother Earth. So in addition to plenty of carbon offset donations for our teachers and staff, we will also pay to plant a tree for each participant joining us. We also make donations to give back to the local community in Arillas.

We invite you to also contribute as you book your travel plans. We choose to plant trees through TreeSisters for our ashram events. Some other organizations where you can contribute are Earth Guardians and atmosfair (also available in German). Thank you!

Here are some travel suggestions for getting yourself to Corfu:

Ferry: Consider traveling by train or car and then boarding a ferry from one of the many ports in Italy that sails directly to Corfu. Here is a place to start with ferry information.

Air Travel: If you want it easy, just contact Zorbas Travel, and they will book your flight for you (only flights from Germany). If you want to surf for the cheapest deal, you can try ryanair.com, condor.com, tuifly.com and eurowings.com.

** We recommend purchasing travel insurance for your trip. You can do that when you purchase your ticket from the airline or you might consider insurance through World Nomads.

For budget tickets from Germany contact:

Zorbas Travel, Munich
ph: (49) (0) 89 649 622 828
info@zorbas-travel.de
zorbas-travel.de

From Norway:
apollo.no
, Norwegian, Ryanair, SAS

From Sweden:
Brussels Airlines, SASRyanair (from Rygge outside Oslo)

From USA:
Many have found it easier and cheaper to fly to Munich/Vienna/Frankfurt or any other city in the area, and then catch a charter flight (Tuesdays/Saturdays) directly to Corfu (eurowings.com, condor.com)

Frequently asked Questions

Do I need previous experience with women's work to join you in Corfu?

All participants of the Yogini Summer Ashram in Corfu must have a background in spiritual practice and must have at least taken one online sadhana with Awakening Women (here you can find our online self-study sadhanas).

In order to benefit from these retreats, you need to come prepared to dive fully into the practices, and therefore it is best to have a basic understanding of feminine/embodied spiritual practice. You need to have participate in a program with Awakening Women, practiced in a Temple group, or at least taken an online sadhana.

Come willing to explore a new way of being with other women beyond our collective  tendencies of competition and gossiping. The practices we explore together may evoke strong feelings in you, both of pleasure and of discomfort, and our staff and the entire circle is there to hold you in the most healing and safe space.

Our practices can sometimes be physically vigorous, so be prepared to move your body!

Week 1 is for all women. Newcomers to Awakening Women retreats are welcome, although you must be familiar with our approach and must have completed at least an online sadhana.

Week 2 In order to join the second week, you will have to have participated in our Summer Ashram in Corfu before.  It is extra challenging to join a retreat in the middle, so we recommend all women to join the first week if you only can come for one week.

Week 3 is for all women. Newcomers to Awakening Women retreats are welcome, although you must be familiar with our approach and must have completed at least an online sadhana.

Week 4 is for women who have already practiced in live retreats with AWI and want to deepen in their practice.

Be aware that although there are plenty of breaks to rest and integrate, there is an intensity to the embodiment practices that can be challenging if you are not used to it.

Our retreats are based on powerful shakti practices which can open strong currents of Kundalini in the body. These are not therapeutic programs. If you are in any way feeling unstable psychologically, are going through a severe crisis or have a history of mental illness, we ask you to not join these events.

Do I have to stay at Alexis Zorbas Center?

Yes, we have an agreement with Alexis Zorbas that the participants in our retreats must stay in the Zorbas apartments. There are no exceptions.

Can I join in the middle of the week?

No, we begin each week together as a group and it is important that everybody is there from the beginning.

What is included in the accommodation price?

The accommodation price includes bed in double occupancy and a buffet vegetarian breakfast. It does not include lunch, dinner and wine/beer or cappuccino. Zorbas Travel will be happy to answer your further questions about accommodations.  Ph:+49 89/29160680 or info@zorbas-travel.de.

How do I reserve a space in the retreat I am interested in?

1) Complete this simple form
Click any of the “Early Reservation” buttons and you will be taken to a form where you can select your preferred weeks. No deposit is collected at this time while we are still waiting to confirm if we can gather live next summer.

How far is it to the beach?

The retreat center is a lovely 10 minute walk from the beach through aromatic olive fields and stunning flora. There are sections of the beach where you can swim in the nude.

What about lunch and dinner?

You can buy groceries in one of the many small supermarkets and eat in your apartment or on the beach. Or you can have wonderful Greek food at one of the cozy restaurants that are next to the beach. The prices are from 6 € and up.

Is it very hot in June/July?

Yes, this is the summertime and it gets hot in the day. The ocean is cool, and our group room is blessed with air conditioning and fans. (If you are sensitive to air conditioning, please bring a shawl/sweater to the room.) The evenings are usually a bit cooler.

How do we get from the airport to Alexis Zorbas?

Zorbas Travel will assist you in reserving a taxi or renting a car. You can write them at service@alexiszorbas.com with any inquiries. A shared taxi is 65 EUR one way. The trip from the airport to Alexis Zorbas takes a little less than an hour.

No airport bus transfers will be available through Zorbas Travel. However, you can make an online booking for a seat on a bus. www.holidaytaxis.com/en is one business Zorbas recommends. Guests can schedule their transfer for any day of the week.

Do you purchase carbon offsets?

Yes, we do! Our goal is to make the retreat not only carbon neutral but also a contribution to Mother Earth. So in addition to plenty of carbon offset donation for our teachers and staff, we will also pay to plant a tree for each participant joining us. We also make donations to give back to the local community in Arillas.

We invite you to also contribute as you book your travel plans. We choose to plant trees through TreeSisters for our ashram events. Some other organizations where you can contribute are Earth Guardians and atmosfair(also available in German). Thank you!

Can I bring my children?

We recommend that you not bring your children for week 1 and 2. The sessions can be very deep, and you will most probably need to spend the free time with yourself and your Yogini sisters for integration and relaxation. In week 3, you will have free time after 2 pm, so if you want to bring your family, this would be the best week to do that.

I am longing for a vacation and would like to join for some sessions only, is it possible?

The retreat is a deepening in feminine practices and not primarily a vacation; all participants must be present in all the sessions. If you would like a retreat with more vacation time, join us for Week 3 ~ The Yogini Lounge.

Meet the Team

Chameli Ardagh
Retreat Teacher

A devoted Yogini and the founder of the Awakening Women Institute. A celebrated transformational leader and one of the world’s pioneers of embodied feminine spirituality, Chameli has inspired thousands of women around the world, sharing her passion and deep connection with ancient feminine spiritual practices. As a practitioner and teacher of feminine embodiment, her methods weave mythology and storytelling with embodied practice, meditation and the inner Yoga of the ancient Shakti traditions now expressed in modern form. Chameli was born in Norway, and she now lives in Northern California with her husband, Arjuna.

Carina-Maria Caur
Dance & Mantra Singing

The director of Lifedancing Academy – a pulsating dance community offering weekly events and classes and a yearlong Dance Teacher Training in Sweden and Germany. Through her groundbreaking methods and inspiring presence, she has made it possible for thousands of people to open up, relax and dive into the depth of their being through free movement. She is a gifted singer, actress, and embodiment coach. Carina-Maria is the mother of two. LifeDancing.se

 

SimoneRita Egger
Temple Training Teacher

SimoneRita is a single mother of two teenagers and lives in Zurich. Her path has led her to various wisdom teachers, from toltec shamanism up to tantric Buddhism. Her feminine spiritual practice consists of meditation, dance, movement, chanting, being a business woman and a mother. For many years she has been holding women’s temple groups and workshops for women.

SimoneRita has been studying at Awakening Women since 2013. She passionately engages in an intimate relationship with every experience and every moment, always in search of unconditional truth in this often times challenging life in a woman’s body.

Miri Kalliwoda
Head Goddess of Staff + Onsite Organization

Miri is a passionate, inspiring, dedicated Yogini from Berlin, Germany and senior practitioner in the Yogini Summer Ashram. She loves squirrels, nature, meditation, Lifedancing, music and life itself. She has been working as a police detective for many years now, and is teaching criminal law at the police academy. She is a Lifecoach and Lifedancing teacher, and has newly published an incredible book called Der Gefühls-Profiler about feelings, thoughts, habits and the effect on our body and life. SoulMover.de

 

Helga Høgåsen
Mantra Singing & Assistant

Helga is deeply committed to the Yogini path in her love for life, truth and love. She carries her guitar and voice to Corfu and India, and to the women’s circles she facilitates in Norway, where she lives. She will lead the mantra singing in weeks 3 & 4. She’s a biodynamic craniosacral therapist and TRE provider, bringing her sensitivity and skills into the rhythmic dances of life and healing. She also works as a veterinarian and researcher. Her scientific and spiritual paths meet in her reverence for the unknown, and for life’s deep intelligence, which unfolds in her silent and knowing hands. InnerLeadership.info

Dariya Kužnik
Team Leader

Born in Slovenia, Dariya has lived in the International Township of Auroville, South India since 1991 and became a mother in 1992. She creates sacred spaces on land (Dance Offering and Women’s Temple) and in water (teaching and offering Watsu and Liquid Flow) to simply be and deepen, to unfold moment to moment. In 2012, she met Chameli and Awakening Women, and has dedicated herself to the yogini path, assisting in Corfu every year. She is touched again and again by witnessing the openings and transformation through which we move in intimate spaces. CelebratingLife.gifts

Karen McGinn
Event Coordinator & Registration

Karen stepped into the Yogini circle in Corfu 2011 and knew the feminine practices had something beautiful to offer her heart. Inspired to living a life more intimately connected to truth, she maintains a daily commitment to sadhana. She keeps her AWI sisters in flow with her welcoming presence and administrative support for a variety of projects that keep the women connected to their own practice. A yogini living in southern California, Karen also enjoys hands-on house projects, hiking and being car-free!

 

Questions?

Contact support@CorfuRetreat.com