ELEMENTAL WISDOM RETREAT
NOV 4 -9 WADI RUM DEEP DESERT IMMERSION
With UK based shamanic guide Sjoukje Gummels
Join us on an immersive and magical retreat in the desert of Jordan and through your own inner landscape.Tuning into and deepening your relationship to the Wisdom of the Elements for personal guidance and healing. Working with the elements in nature is a great way to help us listen to the authentic knowledge from within and to engage in a practice of self-revelation.
We will be creating sacred space to release limiting beliefs and emotional blocks, remember our true purpose and dreams and recharge ourselves with light, inspiration, joy and courage to continue manifestation of our wishes. Through sacred ceremony we will connect actively to our self and our beautiful planet.
We will take you for an unforgettable exploration into the desert of Jordan in search of raw beauty, stillness and intuitive wisdom while being immersed in the magical beauty of World Heritage Site Wadi Rum or
Valley of the Moon.
A unique journey that will shift your experience of life and encourage you to manifest your dreams. Lovingly guided and supported by Sjoukje and Sandra. Between them, they have decades of experience in holding groups of transformation, healing and letting go of that which is no longer serving our higher good.
Do you wish to...
Immerse yourself in the magical Wadi Rum desert of Jordan?
Dissolve old patterns and limiting beliefs that keep you stuck?
Come to rest in the vastness and stillness of the desert?
Find the magic of the elements and tune in to their messages?
Heal and recharge your Body, Soul, Spirit and Mind?
Rebalance your chakra’s and increase your level of energy?
Reflect in nature with yourself, the elements, the stars
and the animals?
Explore the power of your breath?
Then this ceremonial desert retreat is for you!
World Heritage Site: Wadi Rum - Valley of the Moon
Attune to the elements, yoga on the rocks, reflecting with horses
Expand and deepen your wisdom in the beautiful desert of Jordan. Connect to the wisdom of the fire, stars, wind, birds and horses to guide you deep within. Listen to the whispers of your soul and be inspired to transform your reality.
Enjoy yoga with magnificent views of world heritage site Wadi Rum. Connect with the land, sleep under the stars, chant in the desert, reflect wit horses, honour the elements and share in sacred circle.
Wander barefoot in the desert, reclaim the power of water, send your wishes to the stars and reconnect to the courageous
& creative power of your heart.
This magical place invites you to surrender to its beauty, space and stillness for 6 light filled days and 5 star filled nights.
Daily Yoga and energy balancing
Guided meditation & journeys.
Horse soul sessions and Omen walks
Transfiguration and Rebirth ceremony
Sacred ceremonies working with the Elements
Fire ceremony and Shamanic Breath Journey
Handcrafting with Bedouin women
Optional and at additional cost :
Shamanic clearing and balancing session
Thai Massage or Reiki session
DAY 2 DAY Program
Daily, from day 1 dinner till day 8 breakfast we provide vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner, except for lunch on day 6 and dinner on day 7. Water and tea are included.
Day 1: (NOV 4) - Wadi Rum HB.
Arrival at Wadi Rum visitors centre at 1 pm. Short transfer to your Bedouin Desert Camp in the protected area of Wadi Rum. 2 pm Lunch. 3 pm Welcome Ceremony. After a buffet dinner at about 7pm we set up our altar, set our intentions and share a heart opening meditation & sound journey with views of the milky way. Sleeping in a small Bedouin camp.
Day 2: (NOV 5) - Wadi Rum FB.
Vinyasa Flow yoga session in the valley of the moon. After breakfast we have a short transfer to the stable for Horse Soul Sessions. We engage with the horses in the paddock on the elements Earth & Water: what is sustaining you and what family & ancestral wisdom is part of you? What patterns are active in your life? Picnic Lunch at the stable.We end the session with a sharing circle, before we transfer back to the camp. Free time at the camp to integrate our experience or opt for an individual healing session with either Sjoukje or Sandra. Buffet dinner with traditional Bedouin food with vegetarian options. Seated at the fire under a blanket of stars we enjoy a journey to the cave of treasures.
Day 3: (NOV 6) - Wadi Rum FB.
Morning yoga session before breakfast. At 10 am we gather in circle for intention setting for our barefoot Omen walk and sharing our blessings at our altar. We enjoy lunch and look forward to our Belly Dance Workshop with Aya to release our limiting energies and expand in our beauty. 7 pm Bedouin Buffet Dinner.
Day 4: (NOV 7) - Wadi Rum FB.
Morning yoga with magnificent view into the valley of the Moon. Then a short transfer to the stable for the second Horse Soul session: Fire & Air. What are your heart wishes and what is needed to step forward? Lunch at stable & finalising the session with the horses.Transfer to our private camp. After a delicious traditional Bedouin dinner we release our limiting beliefs and sent our wishes into the universe at our our fire ceremony. Sleeping under the stars in the Valley of the Moon.
Day 5: (NOV 8) - Wadi Rum FB.
Morning yoga session before breakfast. At 10 am we gather in circle for intention setting for our barefoot Omen walk and sharing our blessings at our altar. After lunch we have time to relax and integrate. You can opt for self-nurturing time, a Thai massage or a healing session. At sunset we share a beautiful clearing technique. Another Bedouin meal being prepared while we sit around the fire and sip sweet tea. We close the day with the Ceremony of Gifts: seeing each other in divine perfection and spent another night under the stars.
After our Bedouin breakfast we enjoy a camel ride before continuing to the stable for our closing Horse Soul Session: what wants to emerge from our soul and be born into our awareness and thus existence? After a picnic lunch at the stable,
Day 6: (NOV 9) - Wadi Rum HB.
Morning yoga session before breakfast. At 10 am we gather for our closing ceremony. Then we return to base camp to enjoy a refreshing shower and simple lunch. At 3 pm we slowly leave this magical space on camel back.
We offer optional healing sessions like: Shamanic healing, Chakra Balancing (Reiki) and Thai Massage at an additional cost.
Neither horse nor yoga experience required.
We can assist you with arrival or departure info to and from Wadi Rum.
“Sandra's yoga and meditation retreat is one of a kind: a unique concept where one can truly find union with oneself in the calmness of the desert. The quiet nights, the powerful meditations, the deliciously nutritious food and the gracious hospitality from our Beduin hosts was unmatched. My experience during this retreat was absolutely magical and I cannot recommend it enough: a journey of a lifetime, and something that I will never forget.”
— Nadine, April 2022
“I really enjoyed my retreat in Wadi Rum with Sandra. We did yoga, energy healing, Thai massage and therapy with horses. The whole retreat was comfortable, my needs were met and I experienced a deep connection to myself, the beautiful place I was in, and to Sandra. She made the retreat super special and meaningful, she is a wonderful authentic lady who truly cares.
I highly recommend retreats with her”
— Natasha, October 2021
Dutch adventurers, Sjoukje Gummels and Sandra Jelly, share a longing to guide you to a deeper connection with the spiritual world and the wisdom of nature, it's animals, stones and elements. To create space that allows for gentle yet powerful healing, expression of your truest being and thus to encourage to transform your reality. Each in their own divine way.
Sjoukje is a mother of two, fashion model and shamanic healer. Sandra is a yoga teacher, shamanic practitioner and equine assisted systemic coach. They invite you on an unforgettable journey into the vastness and stillness of Southern Jordan to awaken your intrinsic healing power and source of inner wisdom. If you feel called to expand your awareness, heal wounds and transform your reality then
join us in October 2023.
(Neither horse nor yoga experience required.)