Summer Sacred Lands Retreat 

Journeying & Cleansing Retreat

Saturday 3rd – Friday 9th August 2024

In Dartmoor, Devon

 

A time to gather together, to listen and journey with the land
To cleanse, renew and receive of our inner wisdom

 

“We walk through the broken pieces of the endings;
we walk through the seeds of what now begins.” ~ Carolyn Hillyer

The retreat is being held in a beautiful venue, on the western side of Dartmoor – where luscious waterfalls, woodlands and standing stones are all around. 

The retreat is an immersion into Nature, sacred sites, ancient ways and sound. We journey through inner and outer landscapes; emptying, so that that we may listen and attune with the wisdom within, and the wisdom within the earth.

We will journey with the Celtic medicine wheel, exploring our origins, our relationships with the sacredness of nature and the elements that sustain us. We shall be nurtured by the beauty all around us, walk upon wild lands, attune with ancient sacred sites, and work with breath, body, sound, ceremony and healing herbs 

As a time for inner work and renewal, we offer this retreat as time to fast and/or cleanse. 

 

“When you travel, a new silence goes with you, and if you listen, you will hear what your heart would love to say. A journey can become a sacred thing.”  ~John O’Donohue

 

 

DARTMOOR

Laying within the South West of England, Dartmoor is an area of wild, ancient landscapes, rugged hills, stone tors, forest, rivers, waterfalls, and sacred sites. There are hundreds of standing stones, stone circles, cairns and places of mystery and old lore. This is a place that sings and echoes with ancestral memory. From the vast skies, bare rock and stone tors upon windswept hills, to the nurturing rivers surrounded by native forest with free roaming wild ponies, this is a truly magical land and a very special place for journeying and attuning with the ancient ways of our lands.

 

 

 

RECONNECTING WITH OUR LIVING EARTH: 

“We are part of the Earth, and She is part of us” 

“We are in a time now where the ending falls into itself, when we’ve come to an end of a cycle” (Jyoti Ma). We are all children of Mother Earth, and connected to all of life. As humanity, we have co-created our world, and if we recognise the world as a mirror, we come to see that there is much work for us each to do to restore the beauty and harmony, by healing from within.

My intention in offering these retreats is to create a space where we may attune, bring healing to, and deepen our connection with self, nature and all our relations. So that we may dream and weave the new world that our hearts know is possible.

 

LISTENING & PRSENCE

“Silence is essential for deep transformation. It allows the practice of conscious breathing to become deep and effective. Like still water that reflects things as they are, the calming silence helps us to see things more clearly, and therefore, to be in deeper contact with ourselves and those around us.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Being in nature helps us to become quiet and more connected with ourselves. Nature is restful, and we will be more able to listen to and hear our inner voice when we are present. The retreat is a time to unplug from the outside world and distractions (turn off or leave phones & devices at home), as together we create a calming space, full with our hearts. Our elders say “to think is to listen”, and we invite this deep listening through our presence, so that we may attune with Nature and the stillness within

 

 

CLEANSING & SELF~HEALING

“Healing works through a kind of detox: things have got to come up in order to be released. That is true of our personal issues, and also our collective issues. We can’t just push the darkness down, pour pink paint over it and then pretend it’s not there. We have to look at it, accept that it exists and then release it for healing.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Our wisdom keepers tell us that all toxicity begins in thought, word and action, and that it is through the incongruity of our actions with the laws of nature that we have created the toxicity in all its manifestations in the world.

The retreat is an opportunity to gift ourselves with a cleanse, to reset and re-tune. You will be fully supported in this journey through the week, with whichever pathway you choose, fasting with juices, smoothies, and/or warming soups, healing herbs, as well as water therapy, energy clearing, breathwork, (optional) river bathing, forest walks, meditation, sound, prayer and vibrational medicine. 

The experiences of our life are all stored within our luminous energy body and our cells. As the physical body begins to purify and heal itself, layers of toxicity that have been stored within the muscles, tissues, bones and cells are brought to the surface to be cleared. As the body purifies, and waves of new energy flow, it is natural to experience new clarity of mind and inspiration to walk forwards in our lives.

“Together…we reconcile with the light, with the universe, with life to start the journey towards the new dawn, carrying in our hearts the seed of love and hope. At the end of this period of social isolation, we will wake up to that new dawn together with the sunlight, in the encounter with Mother Earth to allow the emergence of life through the balance between the positive and the negative, the masculine and the feminine, in spirit and in matter.” ~ Aruacho mamos of the Heart of the World

 

Daily flow:

6.30am / 7am – Personal Morning Cleansing Practices (optional)
8am – Sunrise Practice to Greet the Gay
8.30am – 9.30am – Breathwork & Natural Movement 
9.45am – Breakfast Smoothie
10.00am – 1.30pm – Morning Session followed by Free Time / One to One Sessions
1.30pm – 2pm – Lunch Juice / Meal
2.30pm – 6pm – Afternoon Walk / Journeying Outdoors
6pm – 7.00pm – Free time / Personal Cleansing Practices 
7.15 – 7.30pm – Dinner Juice
7.30pm – 9.00pm – Evening Session 

 

NUTRITION:

We offer this retreat  as a time of cleansing and renewal. To support this, we offer a liquid fast of fresh smoothies, vegetable juices and healing teas. There is also the option of a light meal / soup at lunch for those who are wishing for a gentler cleanse. 

All ingredients are organic, local grown where possible, vegan and gluten free.

Purified alkaline water

You will be guided and supported during this cleanse, and with any processes or detox symptoms you may experience.



Retreat Healers & Treatments:

Magdalena Joy
Infinity Alignment Healing
Infinity alignment is a multi-dimensional healing technique which aims to find the root cause of imbalances and restore natural harmony and alignment with the universe. It uses a combination of intuitive energy healing and magnetic healing cards which are tailored to address the individual’s specific needs and conditions holistically. Infinity Alignment honours the individual as a part of the whole environment, considering; health, nutrition, ancestors, energetic structures, relationships, electromagnetic and geopathic stress effect as well as personal choices in development.

Lana Lanaia
Cosmodic Therapy & Sound Healing

TBC

Massage

There are a limited number of massage/healing sessions available and so please let us know in advance if you would like to book a session. You may book sessions with more than one practitioner, space allowing.
All sessions are 60 mins and £50.

 

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE FROM THIS RETREAT:

• A nourishing and heart-felt sanctuary space to gather with like-minded kin for a week
• 6 nights accommodation in beautiful Dartmoor cottages
• Guided journeys within Dartmoor’s sacred sites, stone circles, ancient landscapes, waterfalls and forests
• Wild river bathing (optional)
• Song & sound healing journeys
• Daily breathwork & natural movement
• Tools & practices for deepening connection with ancient wisdom, Nature & self
• An all organic juice and smoothie fast or gentle cleanse with full support, guidance
• Personal guidance and support

 

VENUE:

The retreat is being held in a stunning set of cottages near Tavistock in Dartmoor National Park in Devon.

The cottages are set in 75 acres of farmland with beautiful walks along the River Burn which borders one side of a large meadow and a secret pool for bathing on summer days. Vast landscapes, changing skies and an abundance of wildlife. Beautiful scenery abounds and every season brings its own delights and colours. 

Situated in the south west of England, right in the very heart of Devon, Dartmoor is a landscape of stunning views, awe inspiring granite tors, deep wooded valleys with fast flowing rivers, and rugged, wide open spaces, covering 368 sq miles.

The cottages are within spacious and peaceful grounds and have been lovingly furbished, whilst retaining a homely, relaxed atmosphere. Accommodation is in beautiful spacious twin or double rooms, and all rooms are en-suite.

 

GETTING THERE:

The retreat begins at 6pm on Saturday 3rd and completes at 12pm on Friday 9th August 2023
The house is situated near Tavistock in Dartmoor National park, and is 50 mins from Exeter. 
There are regular trains from London / North England to Exeter, and you can then take a taxi (or rideshare) from Exeter.

RECIPROCITY:

Per person, including accommodation for 6 nights, all meals, classes and support:
£1000 for shared twin room
£1000 for shared double room
£1370 for private room (a double bedded room for single occupancy)

A concession place may be available, please email to explore this together

 

Optional extras: 

• Cleansing basket with healing herbs, clays, oil pulling, enema kit (included)
• Herbal detox kit, tinctures & herbs for cleansing the liver and gallbladder – £15
• Cosmodic / Sound Healing one to one – £50 for 60 mins
• Energy Healing & rebalancing – £50 for 60 mins
• Massage – £50 for 60 mins

 

BOOKING:

For more information and to register your interest for a space, please contact Lana –
info@alunahealing.co.uk
Signal / Telegram / WhatsApp: 07475 749 967 

This is a small group retreat (max 9 participants), and as spaces are limited it is advised to get in touch soon.

 

ABOUT LANA:

Lana (Daniela) Lanaia lives in the Scottish Highlands and is a sound healer, biodynamic gardener and the lead singer of Anima. For over 20 years she has been immersed on a journey into ancient wisdom and healing paths. She shares sound, song and ways of living in harmony with the earth, through her concerts, workshops, and retreats.

 

 

TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS RETREATS:

 

“Healing, Connected (to nature), Extraordinary” 
“Restful, Rewarding, Intense” 
“Touching, Profound, Inspiring” 
“Gentle, Deep, Transformative” 
“Expansion, Connection, Love & Beautiful New Friendships” 

 

“A life changing experience. The journey brought healing and cleansing on many levels, awakening to ancient memory and honouring of the gifts I have to bring to the world” 
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“I am deeply grateful for your unfailing non-judgemental support, your wisdom and your kindness, all of which fill me with confidence and a sense of the possibilities before me.” – Ingrid
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“A space filled with love that allows you to connect back with where you are from, creating time and room for reconnecting with your body, heart and nature, realizing what stops you from doing this more often so you can go back to the “real world” feeling a bit stronger and equipped to live a more fulfilling life more in tune with Mother Earth” – Wendy
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“It is almost impossible to separate a ‘favorite part’ as the beauty of the retreat was its weave into an integrated whole; the magnificent land that held us; the deep gentle physical work with our bodies; the cleansing nourishment; the reflections within our circle of women; the prayer and remembering of the sacredness of life. In the miasma of forgetting, they are deeply precious reminders of who we are on this earth, what is our calling, our work, our joy.” 
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“I feel that this way of teaching and understanding myself and my place in the world is deeply wise. I would like to learn more. Life is short and these opportunities to grow and heal are precious.” – Amelia
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“I finally understand the correlation between a healthy, clean body and a clear spiritual life. My connection with the Great Mother is much stronger since the retreat. I practise the Great Thanks meditation throughout the day. The brightness surrounding me has diminished, but I can access the light more readily.
I have set myself higher standards in so many ways. More and more often I stop myself from thinking badly about someone or gossiping. I recognise when I want to eat out of boredom, stress or because I’m thirsty. I recognise when I’m being lazy instead of tired. I am both softer and stronger today. My heart has expanded beyond the universe, while my thoughts are clearer and more grounded. Although no outward circumstances have changed, I am the happiest I have ever been. I am undaunted by thoughts of the big change that will happen soon; I know I will be supported. I know I am on a good path. Thank you so much, Daniela” – Ingrid

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“This retreat was a jewel in the thread in a journey of returning to sanity and sacredness. Held in an awesome landscape of mountains, lakes, rocks and forests, we are held and guided as we cleanse ourselves with deeply nourishing food; stretch into and release the blockages held in body through deep and gentle yoga; receive reflections on our patterns and pains as we sit in circle; learn to give thanks and revere and honour the life we hold and the life that surrounds us. In great gratitude!” – Nicole Freris
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“The indigenous messages and the connection with Mother Earth came to me with a very strong awakening call. The Mother Spirit who is sustaining us here for millions of life and who is in danger. Of course this message isn’t new for me, but the practices to connect and listen to Mother Earth opened to me, like I heard a new message, got access to a higher wisdom that need to be spread in to the world. I come from the Yoga, Buddhism tradition where the teachings are merely focussed on training of the mind and connecting with the Higher Divine, whereas with the message from the indigenous elder brothers, I felt a new dimension of connecting with the real earth and nature around us, outside the mind and the Higher Divine, but beneath us and around us. A more spiritual ecological insight, and a call to action with it.” 
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“Thank you Daniela for this beautiful retreat. Thank you for all these aspects lovingly interwoven. It inspires me how you integrate that which you have passion for, teaching and being in service to others and the Earth. Thank you for your gentle encouragement, your total trust, your deep wisdom, your composure, your clarity, and your peaceful and loving nature. With much love, light and gratitude” ~ Anja

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“I felt that Daniela and the group we made were incredibly in tune with what we were there for and with higher spirits. The land, the location, the teachings of Daniela and wisdom of all the other students created a retreat with such a profound healing power, both physically, as emotionally, spiritually and karmic. I gained access to insights I wasn’t able to get on my own and learned so much more about my own karmic circles and experiences in this and past lives, how they are all inter-connected and how I am part and responsible in it. I felt a rebirth/opening happening into another dimension or spiritual realm, something I am deeply grateful for.” – Veerle Geuens – www.namoyoga.co.uk
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“I was looking for a retreat that would shift and move things for me, energetically and spiritually as well as one that would take me away from the tug of daily commitments and life. I wanted to retreat from my normal life and have some space to learn.
During the week I had a profound experience of dropping into my heart. This is Daniela’s gift – she held the space most eloquently. I felt that Daniela held the Space throughout the week in Yoga, throughout meals, during walks and circle with a gentle and profound dedication that allowed me and others to open up to a new possibility of living. One that is connected to nature and to our own hearts. She also offered us teachings in Shamanism that felt accessible and “do-able”. Mid-retreat I was shown an aspect of myself that is darker and needs much practice to fully disengage from. This was a shocking and ultimately illuminating experience. Returning home I have continued with my gratitude practice and feel a deeper connection to Nature, enjoying my walks in the woods with my Dog in a deeper, happier Way. I have become softer with myself and my family. I have continued to have morning smoothie and mostly Vegetarian (not strict) and no grains. It feels great – i’m lighter and need less sleep. I have embraced some of the Yoga Practices and incorporated them into my Practice and Teaching. I am grateful for the work that Daniela put into serving us on the retreat. I feel this is a connection I want to maintain and strengthen. With love and gratitude for your presence in my life. Thank You” – A
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“For me the retreat started the week before as I connected to my intention and what I wanted to clear and be shown during the retreat. On retreat I received so much clarity and wisdom, from Daniela, the land and the other retreatees. It was challenging at times as the cleanse really allowed me to see what needed to be looked at and how much I was choosing not to “See” in my daily life. I received so much support and guidance that has carried me into a place of deep surrender when I came home and has allowed me to start working on myself in a way that I would not have been able to unless I had attended this retreat. It has been truly life changing for me and has directed me into a more aligned lighter way of looking at myself and the use of my energy in daily life.” ~ Mez Ainscow www.mezholistics.com
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“I simply love the yoga – it is intense in a way that I have not found anywhere else. The time in nature was very special as well.” – Wendy

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“Dear Daniela, I want to really thank you for all of your kindness and teachings at the retreat, I am extremely grateful. The week was really special, as you know, and powerful for me – I so enjoyed learning from you and I feel like it has helped me to put together the missing piece of the jigsaw.” ~Katrina

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“I found Aluna Healing at a very difficult time and I feel with all my heart that without it I would not be in the place that I am today. It has helped me re-connect to myself and to the Earth through many beautiful yoga classes as well as healing retreats and weekends which have never failed to inspire me and transform me into the best version of myself that I can be. I owe an awful lot of gratitude for the soul work I have received from Aluna Healing and it will always remain a big part of me.” ~Bethany

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“I loved the silent walks, because it was practice as well as deep relaxation at the same time.” – Michela
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“I found it very hard at times, and wanted to give up near the beginning as it really challenged me in ways I did not expect but the effects after the 6 days were so wonderful that it was worth it.” – Sarah
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“I arrived at ‘Replenishing the soul’ retreat at a very difficult time of my life – I had just completed a year of breast cancer treatment; then my partner left me. I felt rather emotionally broken and was in desperate need of a reflective sanctuary. As Daniella opened the door to a beautiful cottage in Dartmoor I was greeted by her immediate warmth. I went into what I would later refer to as the ‘womb room’ to find a group of women lying on yoga mats, wrapped in blankets, by candle light with soothing Amina music playing – then Daniela led us in meditation. My tears began to fall in that room as I felt myself begin to be held by the nurturing calm I had been craving. The sharing circles with the other women, each who were exploring the juncture of their lives that had brought them there, were deeply transformative for me. I feel so privileged to have been able to share my story there which helped me reflect on unhelpful ingrained patterns of behaviour. Daniella’s unflinching gaze saw into each of us and reflected back what we needed to see inside ourselves through our discussions. The writing tasks exploring what was causing disharmony in our lives were also very powerful. The walks through Dartmoor, especially the silent ‘medicine walk’ where we saw the stone circles enabled a deep connection with nature. Daniella taught me to see nature in a new way which felt deeply healing and grounding. I feel connection still to the women and that time at the retreat when I look up at the sun. I smile to myself remembering as we all stood together, each morning, looking up at the sky or walking down to the little stream to welcome the new day in together. The retreat was life changing – I am still moved by it and all that I learnt there. I am so grateful that at such a challenging time of my life I found such a healing sanctuary with such caring women.” ~ Catherine

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“Again, thank you so much for letting me join the retreat and I cannot emphasize enough at how a profound effect your work has had on me. Thank you for being there, for answering my questions and for letting me learn from you. I feel so many positive effects, and have so much more clarity (which I so craved), that I can hardly believe that it is happening and on an occasion worry that I’ll wake up one day and will feel like I used to. A friend of mine is saying that I have inspired her to try out going living raw too and told her family about it and her family is also on board. This is how your beautiful work is flowing through the world! Please do not ever stop” ~ Neyla
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“I have recently returned from a week’s retreat in the Scottish Highlands with Daniela and eight other wonderful women. The experience was a challenge for me on many levels, but the beauty and peace of the place and the strong, wise and heartfelt guidance from Daniela combined to provide a fertile space for such deep work to be done. Daniela is deeply insightful, sensitive and strong and her connection to Love, God, the Mother (however we choose to name It) means that she held the space that was needed; such a precious gift for which I’m truly grateful.” ~ Karen

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“Daniela works deeply on many levels beyond the physical, and although this can sometimes be quite painful for me – where I hold a lot of tension, Daniela’s insights into my emotional blocks – stored in the body – have challenged and encouraged me to look deeper and more clearly at myself in a way that is completely loving and non-judgmental, allowing me to move on gracefully into my peace, truth, whatever is going on around me in this life journey.” ~ Katy

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“I cannot thank you enough for yet another rewarding, thought-proving weekend. Your wisdom and knowledge challenges and guides in a way that gives me an opportunity to get back in touch with my inner self.
With every day life and world troubles it is necessary to be trusting and understanding rather than judgmental and cynical. Your unique, quiet approach creates a safe environment that nurtures inner growth and self-belief, gently taking me by the hand and leading me back on my pathway again. Thank you.” ~ Lizzie

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“So grateful for our magical retreat that has redirected me on my path . I feel renewed, Happy and hopeful. Thank you.”