Wise Women Retreat

Rite de Passage: from Adult to Wise Woman

by Veerle Phara & Karen Van Heuckelom, Heart Coaches

from 17 till 22 september 2019 in Aljezur, Portugal

Dear Woman on your Journey to Wisdom

Do you life truly, authentic and genuine Your Life?

(english version follows)

De periode waarin we een overgang maken van volwassen naar wijze vrouw, gaat vaak gepaard met heftige fysieke, emotionele en mentale processen. Opvliegers nodigen ons uit om het Paard van de Hitte te berijden, om jezelf over te geven aan een helingsproces dat nog vaak te maken heeft met onopgeloste kinderstukken (het gewonde meisje in jezelf).

Je wordt uitgenodigd en uitgedaagd om naar die delen in jezelf te gaan kijken, te gaan voelen waar er nog heling en inzicht nodig is.

Deze overgang nodigt ons uit om het oude achter ons te laten en het nieuwe te omarmen. Het is een ‘stage of awakening’, een fase waarin we mogen reflecteren over wat er voorbij is, om dat deel waardig en in dankbaarheid van ons af te schudden, af te wassen, los te maken, om door een nieuwe levenspoort te wandelen en ‘heel’ te worden als vrouw.

We nodigen je uit om deze initiatie/rite of passage aan te gaan in een veilig én krachtig stukje ongerepte natuur bij de Temple of the Earth in Portugal.


Wat mag je verwachten?

* een veilige bedding waarin je jezelf mag zijn, kan exploreren en de nodige stappen kan nemen in jouw authentiek proces naar wijze vrouw

* de nodige coaching en ondersteuning op jouw transformatie-reis om jezelf voor te bereiden op de volgende stap in je leven

* een verbinding met een ongerepte, krachtige natuur die een spiegel en een steun voor jou is

* dagelijks praktische oefeningen en krachtige tools die meer balans brengen tussen lichaam en geest, aangepast op deze fase in je leven: yoga, meditatie, ademhaling, beweging

* rituelen, ceremonies en inwijdingen


For Who? 42y-? 

all women from 42years onwards that feel to the call to travel inwards, to heal inner child issues and stories,  to be able to stand more powerfull, wiser in life and especially live closer to their heart. From 42years onwards we slowly enter this phase of life.

You are as well welcome as wise woman, to journey to deeper layers of yourself, to heal on deeper levels, to embrace even more your inner wisdom.


Day by Day

Day 1

Opening ceremony and arrival through the Gate of the adult/mature woman.

Who are you as an adult/mature woman? In which sense are you mature? (process of growth from child-puber- young adult and adult woman)

Initiation of your journey of transformation

Grounding exercises

Discovering the 7 toxical emotions and the impact of them on your life


Day 2: Energy of the Snake

Give Yourself a Place in this world: processes that go back to your childhood and re-membering the (wounded) vulnerable girl in yourself.

Visualisation exercise & Voice Dialogue

Sweatlodge with the spirit of the water as an archetypical mother. Being Healed and Re-Born in the womb of Mother Earth.


Day 3: Energy of the Jaguar

The Great Departure

Look to your Shadows and Fears in yourself. Which (false) convictions of safety did you build up and which impact do they have on your daily life?

Change of your perception at the powerful Atlantic Ocean on the west coast.


Day 4: Energy of the Kolibri

Dis-cover  the Wise Woman in yourself

Power of the Fire: movement, courage and thrust

What lives in the Treasure Room of your soul, which potentions hide there

Rewrite of Redraw your life story


Day 5: Energy of the Eagle

Integration od who you Are

Accept who you were in the past and open for the new, Un-tap your not used potentions

Which steps are you going to take concretely?

Walk throught he Gate of the Wise Woman, authentic and truly Your-Self


Practical information

Data: 17 ~ 22 september 2019

Location: Temple of the Earth ~ Aljezur, Algarve, Portugal (google maps: Quinta da Nora Aljezur)

Time: we start 17 september at 16h and close the circle 22 of january at 14h, we ask you to be present on thuesday latest 15h
You can arrive a day early or leave a day later  (extra per night €15,-, with breakfast €20,-)

Contribution: € 755,- inclusive overnight in beautiful and confortable Yurts, use of sauna, and all vegetarian meals with delicious ingredients of the local farmers and markets

Early Bird: € 705,- payment before 31 june 2019

exclusive airplane tocket and local transport from and to Aljezur
Room per two for these 5 nights: extra p/p €75,-/ Single Room: extra €125,- /Sheet & towel packet: €15,-


Transport: easy to rent a car at the airport of Faro. From Faro is it takes 1h20 drive by car by the A22 (motorway with taxes but easy and confortable) and after you take the N120 (national road, tax free) or 1h45 by the N125 (national road, tax free) direction Lagos and then N120 to Aljezur.
From Lissabon is takes 2h50 driving (motorway, with taxes).

Taxi is best to share, one way Faro airport to Aljezur could cost from 100 to 120 euro. You could also book a shuttle bus (best via internet at forehand).

Tuition from the Heart: Veerle Phara & Karen Van Heuckelom, coaching of women from the Heart & Soul

Veerle Phara: Sister, do you walk your Path to being an authentic Woman, Living Human Being? To live with an Open Heart, Free to live your Passion, to Follow your Heart and Soul Mission?  I don t teach you to run and to hide behind your stories. I do supoort you to heal yourself of the past and of all your stories, to learn to speak your inner thruth an follow Your Path, whatever you need for that.  My own life story and certainly this life & transition passage, is one of falling and standing up, each time again make choices to come home in myself and in my mission on Earth:  reach out keys to women to liberate themselves of masks and stories that we hide behind. Bring them Home in their own authentic body and heart. I embrace this period as an enrichment on all levels !

Karen: the expression ‘I am in the transition’ means from the vision of the Medicine Wheel, that you walk direction of the ‘West’. It is a phase where we as women, may take the time and space to stand still and reflect our desires and all that hinders to realize our desires.
My true desire is … to be able to guide you in your healing process, in the ‘breaking’ of (limited) forms, in re-discovering your little girl, in feeling free and wishing you to Be who you really Are!

Info: info@templeoftheearth.org or karen@karenvanheuckelom.com
Inscription: info@templeoftheearth.org (Veerle Phara)

Karen Van Heuckelom: www.karenvanheuckelom.be
Veerle Phara: www.templeoftheearth.org or www.kachina-creative2energy.com