Circles on Crete

Come and experience the magic of a real life circle on the wild and enchanting Mediterranean island of Crete!

Its grounded, slow moving energy and vast, enthralling landscapes – from azure & turquoise waters, past lush olive & orange groves to snow covered peaks and explosions of wild flowers in spring – are nurturing our soul back to its wild source.

We gather for moon circles in Apokoronas between Chania and Rethymnon. In summers I also host tailored moon circle retreats, and week-long women’s retreats and trainings on the remote South coast of Sfakia.

Circles on Crete

Come and experience the magic of a real life circle on the wild and enchanting Mediterranean island of Crete!

Its grounded, slow moving energy and vast, enthralling landscapes – from azure & turquoise waters, past lush olive & orange groves to snow covered peaks and explosions of wild flowers in spring – are nurturing our soul back to its wild source.

We gather for moon circles in Apokoronas between Chania and Rethymnon. In summers I also host tailored moon circle retreats, and week-long women’s retreats on the remote South coast of Sfakia.

Moon Circles & Mini Retreats

Join us for a new or full moon circle gathering at sacred sites in the fertile land of Apokornas – a 30-minute drive from both Chania and Rethymno -, where we’ll honour the feminine in all its forms through song, dance, ritual, soul sharing and other beauty medicine practices.

The area’s lush nature and its dramatic landscape nestled between sea and mountains, support us in connecting deeply with each other and ourselves.

Each month we explore a theme aligned to the moon’s energy – from Wild Woman and Beauty Medicine to Lunar Eclipse, Harvesting Abundance and lots more.

A couple of days before and after the circle, you’re welcome to have an opening and closing 1:1 session with me as part of a personalised mini-retreat.

We’ll set a theme and a daily practice for your retreat, perhaps related to the lunar cycle or your own womb cycle, your soul purpose or anything else that you’re bringing from your own journey in a woman’s body.

In between the sessions, there’s the sun, the sea, the olive trees, the sacred earth and sisterhood connection to explore. I will share suggestions of my favourite beaches, walks and ancient sites, local conscious events and of course where to eat the amazing fresh local food.

There is a steady community of women joining us from across the region and the island, and during the summer season we welcome new women to join us, whether you’re visiting the island or are blessed to call it your home.

Dates: Re-starting in April ’23 at sacred sites in Apokoronas, Crete

Contribution: EUR15 per circle for women earning locally

and EUR25 for women earning a regular Western European or equivalent income

Or EUR350 for personalised retreat including circle

Cyclical Femininity

A Women’s Yoga Retreat

with Julie
25th August -1st September 2023 | YogaOnCrete, Sfakia, Crete
Come join me for a week of deep relaxation, self discovery and joy at YogaOnCrete!

This retreat is an introduction to living in tune with the cycles of the sun, the moon and our womb through women’s circles and intuitive movement sessions.

Every day at the retreat includes a morning meditation & women’s intuitive movement practice, and a late afternoon women’s circle, both designed to explore the energy of each phase of your menstrual cycle.

You will have the chance to swim daily in the cool, turquoise Mediterranean waters at quiet beaches, explore the idyllic unspoilt surroundings of Chora Sfakion, and be nourished by wholesome local food cooked with love.

The retreat will awaken your deep knowing and intuition, so that you will find your path and walk it, supported by like-hearted women from across the world.

You’ll experience a deep sense of relaxation and alignment with your body, your womb, your calling, your past, your future, your lineage, your pleasure.

See more info about the Cyclical Femininity Retreats at the bottom of this page.

Contribution: EUR690-1130 depending on type of accommodation.

Cyclical Femininity

Level 2

 with Stella and Julie
28th April – 5th May 2023 | YogaOnCrete, Sfakia, Crete

Come experience all that you are, Woman, on the magical and wild South coast of Crete.

Being intimate with your menstrual cycle, you feel the power of each of the inner seasons and you have a longing to embody them even more fully.

In this retreat, you’ll learn to express the whole spectrum of womanhood, beyond the limitations of patriarchy.

You’ll give our Inner Girl of spring full permission to play, discover, and feel vulnerable.

You’ll truly access the Abundant Woman of summer’s self love and fertile creativity.

You’ll embody the Wild Woman of autumn’s alchemical sexuality and fierceness.

You’ll honour the Wise Woman of winter’s deep liminal knowing.

So you can embody all the diversity of your feminine being. Whole. Empowered. Cycling.

Our sisterhood is waiting for you to arrive on these blessed ancient matrilineal lands!

Contribution: EUR690-1130 depending on type of accommodation.

You’ll give your Inner Girl of spring full permission to play, discover, and feel vulnerable.

You’ll truly access the Abundant Woman of summer’s self love and fertile creativity.

You’ll embody the Wild Woman of autumn’s alchemical sexuality and fierceness.

You’ll honour the Wise Woman of winter’s deep liminal knowing.

So you can embody all the diversity of your feminine being. Whole. Empowered. Cycling.

Our sisterhood is waiting for you to arrive on these blessed ancient matrilineal lands!

Contribution: EUR690-1130 depending on type of accommodation.

More about the Cyclical Femininity Retreats

In the Cyclical Femininity Retreats, we will experience the rites of passage we lack in our patriarchal society, so that we can live each archetype in its full potential.

  • The rite of passage of menarche, celebrating our arrival into womanhood with our first bleed .
  • The rite of passage of mothering our inner girl.
  • The rite of passage of knowing our wild pleasure intimately.
  • The rite of passage of menopause, stepping into our wise woman powers with our last bleed.

So that we learn to be sovereign in our womanhood and:

  • Heal the wounds of our inner girl
  • Tap into abundance and creativity
  • Be sexual and sensual on our own terms
  • Embrace the beauty and freedom of old age

We learn to love ourselves and be open to love.

We learn to hold ourselves and be held by others.

Together in circle we will share our stories and learn with each other how to:

  • Offer safety as women to our inner girls
  • Access our feminine intuition
  • Be in our wildness and set boundaries
  • Rest, replenish and vision

We learn we are all Maiden + Mother + Magic + Medicine Woman.

In the Cyclical femininity Reetreats, we will experience the rites of passage we lack in our patriarchal society, so that we can live each archetype in its full potential.

  • The rite of passage of menarche, celebrating our arrival into womanhood with our first bleed .
  • The rite of passage of mothering our inner girl.
  • The rite of passage of knowing our wild pleasure intimately.
  • The rite of passage of menopause, stepping into our wise woman powers with our last bleed.

So that we learn to be sovereign in our womanhood and:

  • Heal the wounds of our inner girl
  • Tap into abundance and creativity
  • Be sexual and sensual on our own terms
  • Embrace the beauty and freedom of old age

We learn to love ourselves and be open to love.

We learn to hold ourselves and be held by others.

Together in circle we will share our stories and learn with each other how to:

  • Offer safety as women to our inner girls
  • Access our feminine intuition
  • Be in our wildness and set boundaries
  • Rest, replenish and vision

We learn we are all Maiden + Mother + Magic + Medicine Woman.

Testimonials

“The Cyclical Femininity Retreat helped me reconnect to my menstrual cycles, to my body & my emotions. Julie guided us through the different phases of our cycle and helped us to connect to the different archetypes of our menstrual cycle, using many profound tools, such as movement, talking, drawing, meditation.

I really liked Julie’s softness and professionalism, leading me to reconnect to certain parts of myself that I usually don’t get in contact with. The balance between Julie and Eugenia’s work was perfect to both feel the alignment within ourselves and glowing outside.

Exchanging with other wonderful women of different ages felt very empowering and I loved the amazing vegan mediterranean food! Thanks to all the team for creating this sacred space. 🙏💓”

“The YogaOnCrete retreat with Julie is probably one of the best things I have ever done for myself. It was a week of relaxation, introspection and reconnection with my deeper self, set in a beautiful village at the edge of a wonderful island. The food prepared was delicious, the friendships made were special and the memories will be cherished for a long time. 

The accommodation was so charming, the retreat house is beautiful and the meals were delicious prepared with fresh local produce. I never thought I would like vegan food so much!  I loved the village of Chora Sfakion because it was quiet enough yet had nice restaurants and boat access to wonderful beaches nearby. Perfect for a retreat.

The week turned out to be exactly what I needed. In fact I learned a lot about myself and enjoyed the deep connection with the other women of the group, Julie and frankly with myself. I am a fan and will keep an amazing memory of the whole experience.”