a Kundalini Yoga Retreat with Sukhbir Kaur (Claire Lautier)
Have you ever given yourself permission to take exquisite care of yourself, to anoint and adore your body, to flow with your natural rhythms and to deeply listen to your inner voice – for 7 days in a row? Could you imagine engaging in such rituals for a week, for a month, or even longer? … For your life?
Consciously cherishing yourself and your body as a vessel for Divine Power is essential to reclaiming it. Women are built to experience pleasure.
If you’re like most women, you probably can’t even read those words without feeling a little bit guilty at the mere idea. It seems so indulgent, so frivolous and vain to take that kind of time for ourselves. We may have been told it’s selfish to even consider such a thing, especially with a family to look after, a household, a job and responsibilities. And what about all the suffering in the world? What about climate change? How can we justify pure pleasure in the current state of affairs? Shouldn’t we be ashamed to be so focused on ourselves?
Women: we’ve got it all backwards.
What the world needs now is love, sweet love. And it starts with us. There’s nowhere else it can originate. It’s time to PRIORITIZE the sweetness of pleasure. Because engaging in pleasure – which I’m going to define as 'consciously cherishing yourself and your body as a vessel for the Divine' – is the doorway to what we have lost: access to our spiritual, creative and sexual power, which are one and the same.
In September, at Chateau Marcoux in southwestern France, we will indulge – yes, indulge – in seven days of pure Sweetness. A week of exquisite self-care designed to nourish and reawaken the Goddess within: delicious, organic meals, beautifully arranged and served, communion with Nature, pampering in the form of massage and self-anointing, kundalini yoga, meditation and fun creative play, and rituals that reconnect body to soul.
daily kundalini yoga and meditation practice
three delicious, nourishing meals a day, made with local, organic ingredients whenever possible
private massage and/or bodywork session(s)
outings to local markets and areas of natural beauty in the charming French countryside
6 nights inside the beautiful, metre-thick stone walls of Marcoux, a 12th century bastide ideally situated on ley lines that facilitate transformation
plenty of time for relaxation and indulgence, a sun bath or a skinny dip!
Private massage/body work costs
Outings (dinner out)
Transport (flights/hire cars etc)
Come celebrate the sweetness of reclaiming pleasure against the backdrop of glorious Marcoux, a picturesque hilltop bastide with panoramic views of the heavenly pastoral countryside, an atmosphere of harmony and delight ideally conducive for the experience of pure pleasure.
The time has come to shed countless years of conditioning, and to put sweetness back in the centre of our lives. We can be reborn. We can learn to inhabit our bodies once again as sacred vessels that connect us directly to Divine Power. The key is allowing ourselves pleasure, free from guilt, free from shame.