ELEMENTAL WISDOM RETREAT
NOV 4 -11, WADI RUM, PETRA, DEAD SEA
With UK based shamanic guide Sjoukje Gummels
Join us on an immersive and magical journey through 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 whilst visiting 3 world Heritage sites Wadi Rum, Petra and the Dead Sea
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...
Visit 3 unforgettable World Heritage sites in 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 journey is for you!
World Heritage Sites: Petra and Wadi Rum
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 sites Wadi Rum and Petra, float in the Dead Sea and allow the minerals of the water to nourish your body. Sleep under the stars, chant in the desert, reflect with 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 8 light filled days and 7 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 if time permits:
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 7:30 pm. Short transfer to your Bedouin Desert Camp in the protected area of Wadi Rum. Welcome and buffet dinner. Thereafter opening circle setting up our altar and a heart opening meditation 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. Bare foot omen walk and gathering at the altar. Buffet dinner with traditional Bedouin food. Seated at the fire and under a blanket of stars we enjoy a sound journey.
Day 3: (NOV 6) - Wadi Rum FB.
Morning yoga session before breakfast. 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 for our bare foot omen walk and gathering at the altar. 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 4: (NOV 7) - Wadi Rum FB.
Morning yoga with magnificent view into the valley of the Moon. After breakfast a soul remembering ceremony to the Cave of Treasures. 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. Closing circle at our altar in Wadi Rum: What are the gifts we are taking from these days?
Day 5: (NOV 8) - Little Petra FB.
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, there is a transfer (1,5hrs) to little Petra. Visit Little Petra thereafter a meditation & chant at our altar - connecting to the spirits of the land. Buffet dinner at Ammarin camp. Weaving workshop.
Day 6: (NOV 9) - Little Petra HB.
Intention setting at our altar – calling in the beauty and magic in our lives. Buffet Breakfast we take the little known backroad into Petra to the awe inspiring Monastery. From there each wanders the old Nabataean city in their own time and pace. We meet again at the Cave Bar to gather for return transfer to our camp for dinner and the Ceremony of Gifts: seeing each other in divine perfection.
Day 7: (NOV 10) - Madaba HB.
Rebirth ceremony at sunrise at the Divine Feminine Cave. Breakfast and 9am transfer to Dead Sea for Zen Float and lunch. 4pm transfer to Madaba for stay at Mosaic City Hotel. Dinner at own leisure.
Day 8: (NOV 11) - Return
Individual transfer to Amman airport to be arranged.
We offer optional healing sessions like: Shamanic healing, Chakra Balancing (Reiki) and Thai Massage at an additional cost. Places are limited.
Neither horse nor yoga experience required.
“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
INVESTMENT FOR THIS RETREAT
1.598 JOD or 2.237 USD p.p. till July 31st,
there-after 1.712 JOD or 2.410 USD p.p.
Buddy rate: 2.202 USD
Including: shared transfers & full board shared accommodation and all mentioned activities
Excluding: individual transfers, dinner day 7, flight, 2 day Petra. Jordan Pass, optional activities and personal expenses.
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, social entrepreneur 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.)