Embodied Awakening
Easter Retreat
For Singles & Couples
With Pete Bampton & Julian Marcus

28 March - 2nd April 2024 | Monte Mariposa Retreat Center, Algarve Portugal

Are you curious about the potential to transform intimate relationship into an alchemical crucible for spiritual growth - a space to soften the grip of ego and experience your true nature as a continuum of ecstatic and evolutionary Love?

Are you compelled by exploring what it might mean to awaken and authentically embody your masculine and/or feminine essence?

Through inquiry, meditation and somatic practices we'll explore and embrace the heart-opening practice of healing and dissolving the conditioned patterning - physical, emotional and mental - that limits the expression of our natural ecstasy and freedom.

The first day and a half of the retreat will be devoted to silence and deep meditation, accompanied by some breathwork and qi gong, to relax, ground and open the body-mind to the inherent peace, clarity and radiance of the Spiritual Heart.

Then, from our individual and collectively Awakened Heart-Space, we'll enter into an exploration of Embodied Awakening that is not only a potentially journey of deepening intimacy with a partner but an immensely liberating journey into ourselves.

We'll explore the anatomy and evolution of relational intimacy, authentic polarity and a a spectrum of somatic practices to call forth the innate healing power and alchemical wisdom of the body.

Living in tune with our naturalness is the way of this retreat. In this dynamic wholeness we'll birth together a crucible of radical acceptance and honesty, in which you are invited, welcomed and supported into your sovereign feeling of wholeness.
28th March - 2nd April 2024

Camping/Camper van 725€ | 850€ Single bed in 2 person cabin or 3 person cabin with double and single bed | 1700€ double bed cabin

25€ Discount per person for 2+ reservations

If you have any questions about this retreat please contact: info@thefireoftheheart.com

Price Distribution:

Monte Mariposa: 70€ per day per person in cabins / 50E per person camping or camper van
Tuition: 100€ per day divided between Pete and Julian

Please pay your non-refundable deposit of 250€ HERE to reserve your place. Add a note referencing Easter Retreat and which accommodation option you want

Your Facilitators
  • Pete Bampton
    Pete is a transformational mentor who has lived 4 decades of deep meditation, penetrating inquiry and innovative, trailblazing spiritual community both as student and teacher. His passion and focus is the individual and collective remembrance and embodiment of the sacred fire of the human heart.

    He was co-founder of The Awakened Life Project, a bold experiment in the evolution of consciousness and culture from 2008-2023, is the founder of the Men's Collective, and is the author of The Fire of the Heart.

    His approach to the theme of this retreat will not be theoretical, but will be sourced in the insights, revelations and actualised discoveries of his own lived experience and journey of awakened relationship and embodiment.
  • Julian Marcus
    Julian is the Founder of The School of Relational Bodywork

    Julian has immersed himself in body-based practices for over two decades training, practicing and teaching bodywork and somatic coaching.

    He helps practitioners bridge talk and touch with a fluid unified approach in service of the clients inherent wellness and body-intelligence.

    More information about Julian here
5 Day Program

Day 1 - Friday 29th - Grounding in Being

Silence & Meditation - Discovering your inherent peace, clarity and fullness

Daily Practices of:
Vocal Tai Chi
Guided Meditations
Chi Gong

Day 2 - Saturday 30th - The Sacred Dance of Shiva and Shakti

Day 2 - The Sacred Dance of Shiva & Shakti

Presentation & Contemplations
Consent, embodiment and confidentiality
Evening Circles of mental, emotional and physical exploration of feminine and masculine: what do I feel in my body, what does my Shiva want what does my Shakti want?

Day 3 - Discovering Being-Centred Relating

4 Stages of Relating & Transformation Through Intimacy
Me-centred, We-centred codependent & co-independent, Being-centred
The Bliss/Pleasure Triangle
Evening: wheel of consent

Day 4 - Erotic Embodiment

Making Love the Divine Way & Sexual yoga
Healing love practices, ovarian, testicular breathing and sexual alchemy
Active Receiving Touch
3 Circles Ritual

Day 5 - Integration Day

Embracing & Living as the Wound of Love

The Embodied Awakening Retreat is for you if you are:
Hitting a threshold in your relationship and/or awakening process and have a feeling it could go deeper, but are unsure of how to make that happen

Wanting to cultivate intimate relationship as you learn how to actualise the inherent freedom of your masculine or feminine polarity

Feeling limited in your spiritual practice and excited to learn new ways to unite your innate sensual aliveness with a path of devotion

Ready to dive into your shadows and receive loving feedback on the ways you unconsciously resist deep love and intimacy in your life
Where is it?

The retreat will be held at Monte Mariposa Retreat Center, a secluded location pervaded by beautiful nature near Tavira in the Algarve, the southeast Portugal.

Our home for the 7 days includes:

  • Group Retreat Space: Temple of the Valley (80 m², glazed)
  • 9 wooden cabins with 2 single beds
  • 2 wooden cabins with kitchenette, double bed, bathroom
  • 1 wooden cabins with 1 double and 1 single bed
  • 1 tipi (2 single beds)
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • 2 shower buildings with toilets (6 showers, 5 wc)
  • Outdoor Qi Gong / Yoga Decks
  • Temple of the Trees (approx. 18 m²)
  • Outdoor Swimming pool
  • Space for camping
Monte Mariposa
On this Retreat
you will explore and experience:

1-2 days of Silence, Guided Meditation & evening Q&A sessions

Exploration of Embodied Awakening through dialogue, self-inquiry and somatic practice

Community erotic Body Poem™ somatic circle time with body focusing, clean language and waking lucid dream work for group cohesion, container making and intention setting

Beautiful boundaries - an introspective journey into the heart of service and pleasure, rotating embodiment triads of 3 working as witness, receiver and doer

Unlocking the hidden power of shame & revealing our greatest gifts with group circle sharing and embodiment triads

Touching Wellness - a practical biodynamic craniosacral touch for healing and deep resource in pairs

Surrendering into the mastery of touch - the principles of "feel and follow".

Principles of ego-transcending regenerative sexual yoga (this doesn't include live sexual practice)

Daily Meditation & Chi Kung practice varying styles from internal sexual alchemy to standing and dynamic forms

Ritual Trance Dance

Voice work/meditations

Delicious Vegetarian Meals

(Optional one to one sessions with our supporting practitioner retreat team - subject to availability, pre-booking recommended)

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