mayo 30, 2019 junio 2, 2019
Ecostay, Holland

Language: English

A four day retreat in nature

Ecostay de Wildernis near Deventer, Wilp
Thursday 30 th May to Sunday 2 nd June 2019
Facilitated by Gemma Polo and Sophia Style

There is a deep desire in women today to unearth the wild
woman hidden inside of us beneath layers of conditioning and
limiting beliefs.
Within the healing power and sanctuary of a women’s circle, we
can unveil our own wildness from a rooted place of connection
to nature and our own heart.

In this retreat we propose a journey to the source of our
womanhood, intimately connected to the cycles of nature and
ancient wisdom of the female archetypes.
We invite you to rediscover the wild feminine within you by

– the freedom and playfulness of the Maiden
– the deep nourishment of the Mother
– the powerful transformation of the Shaman
– the silent wisdom of the Crone

The tools and practices that will guide and inspire us through
the retreat include sharing in circle, creative expression and
connected movement, guided visualizations, transformative
rituals, and direct contact with nature.
As we explore together what it means to each of us, in our
unique way, to be a wild woman, we gain the strength to live
passionately and fearlessly, find our true voice and live from
the heart.


Gemma Polo Pujol

Spiritual guide and facilitator of deep rest and meditation
retreats with “Open Dharma” since 2002. Theologian,
beekeeper, poet and mother, Gemma recognizes nature as her

most intimate home. She created “Dharmaloca”, an eco-retreat
center in the heart of Montsant, Tarragona, and the project
“Awakening with Horses”, with the wish to offer a space where
to reconnect with the essence and to emerge from the

Sophia Style

Anthropologist, doula, writer and mother. She has spent fifteen
years facilitating women’s circles in England and Spain, in
connection to the wisdom of the feminine cycles. Creator of the
project “Mujer Cíclica”, she currently supports and trains
women through workshops and her online courses “Las Cuatro
Lunas en Mí”, “El Camino de la Facilitadora” y “Emprender con
el Corazón”. Sophia writes and shares resources and inspiration
about women’s cycles, female archetypes and rites of

Ecostay de Wildernis is a beautiful place in the middle of dutch
nature. We will stay in pre-arranged authentic tents such as
tipis or yurts, or will sleep in our own tent.

The retreat starts on Thursday May 30 th before dinner and will
finish on Sunday June 2 nd after lunch.

Costs and Donations:

The basic cost for the retreat will be 260 euros. This includes
accommodation, meals, and other expenses that were
necessary to make this retreat happen.

Please notice that Gemma’s and Sophia’s guidance and
sharing’s are offered entirely on donation basis. This means
they offer their time, energy and wisdom freely. At the end of
the retreat, you will have the chance to feel in which way their
offerings have been nourishing to you, and express your
gratitude by giving a donation* to them. Your support makes
possible their full dedication, and the continuity of their
retreats. Thanks for your generosity!
*Donations can be given in cash at the end of the retreat.

For further questions and registration please send an email to:

Please note that in order to cover the costs of this retreat we
need a minimum of 15 women to confirm their place by the 20th

Testimonials from women who have taken retreats with
Sophia and Gemma:

«It was an extraordinary pleasure to meet you. Thank you for
your generosity in being fully yourselves. Your active listening
and the simplicity of the group dynamics you proposed made it
possible for deep communication to emerge. I saw the
presence of the goddess in both of you and this helped me to
recognize the goddess that dwells in me. Thank you, a
thousand and one times!»
Nerea Esparza Vicente

«I felt accompanied with a lot of love, respect and beauty. Your
facilitation was generous and sufficient, as well as respectful of
the spaces and processes of each of us on the retreat. I liked
very much that with simple dynamics we reached deep places
of connection, that in the end were powerful and mobilizing.»
Melissa Castro

«For days I have wanted to write to thank you for the retreat
you facilitated. First of all, thank you for the profound respect I
felt for each of our processes, for our personality, for our
emotions… I felt an unconditional respect. And that helped me
to respect myself too, to respect other people and everything
that happened those days. For me a door was opened, it was a
turning point in my life.”
Iris Vilaró

Image: Women’s Wisdom, by Julia Gray