ELEMENT RETREAT BY MAMA MEDICINE

Minutes later, we are standing on a hilltop overlooking the tiny village of Quarna Sopra, slathering on a clay-like mud Hanekamp had collected from various sacred places around the world, including the Peruvian Amazon, where she had trained under a shaman for eight years. ‘The parts that don’t dry as fast are areas where you have trapped energy,’ she said, sloughing off the mud and directing us to do the same. ‘The point of getting uncomfortable is that it helps us become comfortable,’ said the 34-year old healer.
— The Shamans and Wellness Gurus People are Traveling for (Conde Nast Traveller)
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July 10-17, 2019, Lago D'orta Italy 


 

Together we journey: from our hectic city lives, to a blissful Italian mountain lake. From an external world of chaos, to the deep reservoirs of wisdom within. From a self that has been wounded, lost, or stuck – to the power, purpose, and grace of who we really are. Mama Medicine helps to heal the past, clear the path, and bring intentions to life.

ELEMENT is an immersive and transformative journey to the shaman within. Retreat into the sacred Mottarone mountain range: wake up every morning to the healing power of the sun, the calming water of Lake D’orta, and the nurture of the wooded mountainside. Here, you will be among the elements—breathing in sacred air, walking on sacred ground, sleeping under the sacred sky. In this extraordinary landscape, Mama Medicine will harness the elements to guide us through an immersive and expanded version of her Medicine Readings, shamanic ceremonies that integrate ancient healing traditions for modern life. 

We will call in the spirits, bathe in clay and honey, and eat vegetable-based meals fresh from the earth. Through dance and song, meditation and the breath, and the powerful medicine of the elements, we connect with our most elemental thing of them all… our deepest self.

 

Element Retreat Schedule
all activities optional, children who come will be on their own retreat guided by the mama medicine team and getting connected to nature through song and celebration, in a way that is fun and adaptable for all ages.  Child care is provided during retreat meet up times only, on silent days parents have option of asking child care givers to be with their children for most of the day.

Day 1:  7/10

3pm Settle in, arrive

5pm
Meet and greet
Call in seven directions Clear Energy with Silence

7pm dinner

Day 2:  7/11 EAST - INNER VOICE Day of Silence Day of wind

8am breakfast

10am Luciana Medicine Dance

1pm lunch

2pm
Silent Meditation Group seated and walking

4-7pm Free time

7pm dinner  

8pm
sacred wind ceremony/song Circle

Day 3: 7/12 SOUTH- INNER CHILD

8am Breakfast

10am Luciana Medicine Dance

1pm Lunch

2pm Talk: Embracing your inner fire / Trataka fire meditation

3: Medicine Reading Ceremony

6pm dinner

7pm fire dance & fire offerings

Day 4: 7/13 WEST - RECEPTIVITY

8am Breakfast

10am Luciana Medicine Dance

1pm Lunch

2pm Ritual Baths, water ceremony

7pm dinner

Rest

Day 5: 7/14 NORTH - NOURISHMENT

8am Breakfast
10am Luciana Medicine Dance
1pm Lunch
2pm EARTH Ceremony (sacred spot)
7pm dinner

Day 6: 7/15 ABOVE & BELOW - GUIDANCE

8am Breakfast
10am Medicine Dance
12pm lunch
2pm -5pm Oil Blessing, calling in guidance and love 6pm- Dinner
7:30pm- Sharing circle

DAY 7: 7/16 CENTER- LOVE
8am – Breakfast
9am- We are all connected Ceremony
10am release seven directions
11:30am Say goodbye and head home 

To reserve your room please email: info@mandali.org 

Once your room is booked please email: claire@mamamedicine.nyc to finalize your spot and pay the $1500 exchange.

*+$385 additional per child for childcare with Jenica Davenport (details below). 

*Please note everything is included except transportation to/from the retreat. We will coordinate transportation to/from Mandali so our group can share rides and reduce cost as much as possible. This information will be requested closer to retreat date. 

 
  Hello! I relocated to NYC about 14 years ago where my path crossed with Debbie. She has become a guiding light and great facilitator of healing and growth for myself and my family. I have watched and cared for her daughter since she was only a few weeks old. It has been a beautiful opportunity to create a relationship and bond with this little light being. I grew up in a large family, and since then- I have spent a large portion of my life working and caring for children. They are such lights in this world- and encouraging creative and nurturing environments for them is a very fulfilling force in my life. I have been trained in emergency medical response for infants, toddlers, and small children. While the adults will be working with the elements and learning self care, we have really fun activities planned for the children that coincide with the daily teachings to help build a strong understanding and foundation for their own self care in the years to come. The activities are rooted in teaching the children of the elements and how we can incorporate them into our daily lives and share gratitude in that. Some of the activities will include nature walks, working with the plants, singing, learning to work with the wind, the cleansing power of water, and much more.  I am open and would like to encourage any of the parents attending this retreat to reach out to me, ask questions, share information that will make this week a fun, exciting, safe, and exploratory retreat for everyone! Im very much looking forward to meeting all of you and your children as we take this journey together! For additional questions feel free to email me directly   here

Hello! I relocated to NYC about 14 years ago where my path crossed with Debbie. She has become a guiding light and great facilitator of healing and growth for myself and my family. I have watched and cared for her daughter since she was only a few weeks old. It has been a beautiful opportunity to create a relationship and bond with this little light being. I grew up in a large family, and since then- I have spent a large portion of my life working and caring for children. They are such lights in this world- and encouraging creative and nurturing environments for them is a very fulfilling force in my life. I have been trained in emergency medical response for infants, toddlers, and small children. While the adults will be working with the elements and learning self care, we have really fun activities planned for the children that coincide with the daily teachings to help build a strong understanding and foundation for their own self care in the years to come. The activities are rooted in teaching the children of the elements and how we can incorporate them into our daily lives and share gratitude in that. Some of the activities will include nature walks, working with the plants, singing, learning to work with the wind, the cleansing power of water, and much more.  I am open and would like to encourage any of the parents attending this retreat to reach out to me, ask questions, share information that will make this week a fun, exciting, safe, and exploratory retreat for everyone! Im very much looking forward to meeting all of you and your children as we take this journey together! For additional questions feel free to email me directly here

 Luciana Naclerio: Medicine Dance is the call to remember the sacredness of the body and the power of it's expression. This practice combines powerful movement, breath work, and our own inner rhythm to open the body and heart to deep healing and love. 

Luciana Naclerio: Medicine Dance is the call to remember the sacredness of the body and the power of it's expression. This practice combines powerful movement, breath work, and our own inner rhythm to open the body and heart to deep healing and love.