Heroine's Journey – Daughter, Mother, Wild Sacred Feminine

Heroine's Journey – Daughter, Mother, Wild Sacred Feminine

June 13-20, 2019

If, like me, you've been feeling unsettled lately by events in the media and political arenas, or in your personal and family relationships, or disconnected and lonely, or you're an inspired but frustrated warrior for peace and planet, and you are searching for a way

• to be the true Heroine or Heroine you always were and didn't know/were stopped
• to balance, to settle, to be free of anxiety
• to empower those lost and confused aspects of your being
• to restore your innate intuition and creativity
• to connect with your wild and divine grace
• to relate not only to all of your parts, but also to rediscover that heart-based connection with others
• step into Leadership, Mentorship, or Guide for others
• to embody your magical, natural charismatic Self
• love and enjoy your body and have fun in magical mythical locations
• be an integral part of the healing of our Mother Earth


Our schedule may look like this and will be adapted to meet your needs as they arise: - you may want to doze in the flowers of the meadow, hike, visit one of the dramatic Templar castles, or swim in the freshwaters of the lakes and rivers. There is a hot springs spa where you can book a massage, a castle that sells the local honey, an organic goats cheese farm down the valley. You'll have plenty of time for solitude, silence, journalling, time in nature, partner work and rest, all essential for the processing of mythic and personal material.

7.00-8.10 Morning Walk/Meditation/Yoga
8.30-9.30 Breakfast
9.45 - 1.15 Workshop
1.30 Lunch 

Afternoon your own time, to relax, journal, do assignments - pair or solo work; get a spa treatment/bask in hot springs; go shopping, visit local markets, sights or villages, walk the woods and hills, or just chill out.  

6.00 - 7.30 Group gathering.
8.00 Dinner

Food is delicious and freshly-cooked vegetarian, mostly organic, much home-grown.  Herb teas, coffee, wine at dinner all included. 

We buy and share food for lunch. 

... this Retreat is made for you.

The Heroine's Journey
Daughter, Mother, Lover, and Priestess

Inspired by the myth of Persephone abducted, her grieving Mother Demeter, Goddess of Seed and Harvest, and linking to Mary Magdalene, High Priestess of ancient Sacred Feminine Mysteries I've brought together a wonderful range of modalities for you. We'll use #VoiceDialogue, #TheWork of #ByronKatie, #Ancestral #Constellations, #CreativeImagination #Dreamwork to integrate your wholeness, to grow your confidence and connection, and enhance your Heroine's Journey to full expression of Self in this wonderful environment. All you need is an open mind, & a notebook! if you want to collect any photos of yourself as child, as mother, as wanderer or priestess - any images connected with these themes that will enhance your experience. 

Daily meditations, gorgeous location, wonderful veggie food, time for reflection, solitude and silence... Yoga, local sites... oh so much
• All of this will come with ease once you step into this journey. 

It's a Yes? Book Now: bit.ly/2wfpWBh 

We modern women will track our life experiences to reawaken & revivify the Sacred Feminine in our psyches.  We’ll support each other in a secure, nurturing & enlivening atmosphere.  There will be daily pair or solo assignments to complete in your free time. We will use inquiry Voice Dialogue & Constellations to create our own personal Myth. In so doing, we may open to deeper wisdom, guidance, & beauty. 

The “Nag Hammadi Scroll” of Mary Magdalene speaks of listening not just to the ‘above’, but also to the calls from ‘within’, or ‘below’, which is a path of inner truth & awakening. 

We’ve also planned for some visits to local sites dedicated to the Magdalene, & some time spent in solitude and silence to enhance your experience of the wonderful landscape. 

A typical day:  

Early morning movement meditation/walk on the Pic. 
Breakfast in the garden.
A whole morning of intensive individual, group and pair exercises.  

After lunch, free afternoons to rest, do your homework, read, share a massage, swim in lakes, mountain streams, socialise, paint, walk the forest tracks, ride, bird-watch; hot springs, caves, castles...

Early evening session, dinner at 8.00, singing, dance, videos, discussion, meditation, star or storm-gazing... In addition, we will be available for ad hoc or pre-booked private sessions. 

NB* Traduction pour Francophones.

About Presenters

Tamara A

Tamara Alferoff is a Transpersonal Psychotherapist, a Certified Facilitator of The Work, and a grandmother, writer, traveller and gardener. The Work brings great joy and grace into her life and she simply loves to share it.

Additional Information

"Ok, great.....mmmm....gooood memories of Lavaldieu....all sunny....deep, deep Work in that lovely room.....your amazing skill facilitating Tom and Marina at the same time.....me and Tom working in a field so full of butterflies it was hard to focus on facilitating him......wine around the evening meal table in candlelight and convivial discussions....pillow fight in the bedroom between me, Brigit and Edith, giggling like school girls...swimming in the lake from hot to cold patches....black grapes in a burning hot field.... early morning walking the Ridge, stars still fading as i started...view of mountains in each direction from the top as far as i could see..and the unforgettable moment when a space opened up in my mind between thoughts, revealing nobody having them....thank you.... I can recommend Tamara as a wonderful facilitator and workshop presenter of The Work of Byron Katie - she is kind and sensitive yet acute, and brings immense skill and experience to her work. I have found her so helpful to work with and have loved attending her workshops." - Helena Weaver participant 2011

 “Tamara is a woman of full integrity and honesty. She is so open and available. Her journey has been strong and her joy, love for life and others show you how deep she's done her inner-work. She is the kind of person you are grateful to have in your life and I know you will be even more grateful to work with her as a Certified Facilitator. You are in for a wonderful ride. Enjoy! I highly, highly recommend Tamara.” - Tania Fierro, April 11, 2011

Lavaldieu is a mediaeval Templar hamlet in the foothills of the French Pyrenees, steeped in the mythology and history of the Grail, Knights Templar, the Cathars, and of course the mysterious Rennes-le-Chateau where the Tour Magdala was built. Legend tells that the Magdalene arrived here with her spouse Jesus, and the area has many springs, caves, and sacred places dedicated to her, and from where the legends of Jesus and Mary began. Forest walks, historic castles, unspoiled villages, rivers, butterflies, eagles, wild boar, and horses, along with immersion in Inquiry. A detox for your body, your mind, and your soul. Lavaldieu is the ‘Valley of God’.

We meet for dinner on Thursday 13th June, and say au revoir on Thursday morning June 20th.  You can extend your stay by arrangement. 

Reserve your tuition place with a non-refundable deposit of  £70.00  for Paypal or other ways to pay and more info. 
0044 (0) 208 347 9737   +44 (0) 7946476048

In addition, make sure to reserve your board & lodging with Pat at Lavaldieu: info@lavaldieu.com 0033 (0) 468 742321

Lavaldieu, 11190 Rennes-le-Chateau, Couiza, Aude

£357 Earlybird by 7 March. £397 thereafter.
Paypal or bank transfer tamara.alferoff@gmail.com

Please note €296 Euros 7 nights half-board, payable separately direct to Lavaldieu  - booking essential. Vegetarian, mostly organic, home cooking.  We share food for lunch (salad, bread, fruit, and cheese usually). Comfy shared bedrooms in farmhouse, or camping (reduced rate). lavaldieu.com

Day attendance is also possible. 


Contact Tamara directly.