Awake Goddess Untamed

January 5 – 9, 2022

Big Island, Hawaii | Gingerhill Farm

Hey Wild Woman

 

If what I am about to say resonates with you, remember that you were meant to hear it at precisely this point in your life. Have you been feeling a mysterious energy awakening within your body? Its vibration keeps you awake at night fantasizing of distant lands with exotic tastes and new sensations. Wherever you go a voice beckons. This is the call of the Wild. A summons to break with the stagnant old routines and fall in love with life again.

Awake Goddess Untamed was created to stoke the fires of adventure and creation, the fierce furnace of the feminine within us all. Embracing the wisdom of the Four Archetypes, Yoga, The Vedas, Sacred Plant Medicine, and Indigenous culture, we will steep ourselves in movement, ritual, fellowship, deep reflection, and authentic expression.

This is not a retreat, this is a journey. A remembrance of our sacred dance, like walking an ancient path that we know by heart. Re-wilding is the Heroine’s journey of transmutation. An expedition to the jungle of our souls to bring forth the medicine of Wild. Together we will frolic in our powers as Lovers, Warriors, Wise Women, and Enchantresses, in turn becoming the medicine that the world needs. Time is of the essence.

From Brazil to Hawaii

No one comes to Hawaii by chance. The land calls forth whoever it needs to be here to transform and be transformed. Trust the process.

About Iris…

Five Days | Four Elemental Archetypes

 

The Number Four has special meaning in the Wheel of Life. It represents the 4 Seasons: winter, spring, summer, fall; the 4 Directions: north, east, south, west; the 4 Elements: air, fire, water, earth; and the 4 Archetypes: Wise Woman, Lover, Warrior, and Enchantress. These elements, cycles, and archetypes reside in all things. They are the rhythms which animate life and reside in the stories and myths that humanity has told throughout the ages. We will invite the primal power of these archetypes into our lives for transformation.

Water: The Lover & Sensuality

Enjoy sensuous activities that inspire ecstatic play. Dance barefoot underneath the starry sky, drum to the unique rhythm of your own soul, bathe yourself in Nature’s embrace, swimming at secluded beaches and letting the ocean cleanse you. We will learn about the true meaning of Tantra and the sacred union of the masculine and feminine within.

Fire: The Warrior & Strength

We will awaken the warrior within you through yoga and pranayama. Stoke your inner fire through courageous movement. We will sharpen our minds with meditation and mindfulness practices. We will remember the ancestral integrity in our bones by traversing through Hawaii’s diverse, volcanic landscapes.

Earth: The Wise Woman & Spirituality

Healing begins inside with the understanding that everything has Spirit. We will learn how to cultivate plants for high-vibrational healing and nourishment. Come together in a ceremonial circle with your tribe of Wild Women and release karmic bonds that no longer serve us. Together we will manifest our intentions.

Air: The Enchantress & Sovereignty

Experience the majesty of the sacred valleys of the far North where the Great Kamehameha III, unifier of Hawaii was born. Here we are moved to take a higher perspective, look back at the path of our lives, and see how every twist and turn has led us to our own point in the cosmos. With grace and sovereignty we move forward, unified in power to the next great adventure of our lives.

Hawai’i Island is home to Pele, the volcano goddess. She is the bringer of transformation and metamorphosis, destruction and creation, death and Rebirth.

Big Island lies in the liminal space between dreams and reality. It rumbles with the alchemical energy of the Goddess.
Our host, Gingerhill Farm Retreat, is located in Kealakekua which in Hawaiian translates to “The Path of God”. It is here that we become initiated in our journey to the mythical realms which lie both within and without us.

Hawai’i Island is home to Pele, the volcano goddess. She is the bringer of transformation and metamorphosis, destruction and creation, death and Rebirth.

Big Island lies in the liminal space between dreams and reality. It rumbles with the alchemical energy of the Goddess. Our host, Gingerhill Farm Retreat, is located in Kealakekua which in Hawaiian translates to “The Path of God”. It is here that we become initiated in our journey to the mythical realms which lie both within and without us.

What to Expect

5 Days & 4 Nights of magical exploration, transformative re-wilding, and multi-sensory immersive experience curated by Iris Lami.

• Ecstatic dance and play on the grass underneath the stars.

• Goddess Circles to serve as a sacred space for reflection and connection.

• Iris’ signature, powerful style of yoga, breath work, and workouts.

• Guided exploration of Hawaii’s wild and unique landscapes and seascapes.

• Workshops to activate creativity, sensuality, and healing

• Nourishment from our gardens and unique menu of meals inspired by Iris’s study in Ayurveda

Be held in a space where you can be vulnerable and bare your soul. Be challenged, nourished, and delighted at the same time.

Be guided and supported for who you are. Be free and encouraged to co-create this shared experience as a tribe.

Make incredible connections with a group of unique and wondrous women.

Experience the true enchantment of Hawaii like no other.

 

Investment to Join: $4,497

Awaken to the medicine in your body. Awaken to being the medicine in the body of the world.

Awaken to the medicine in your body. Awaken to being the medicine in the body of the world.

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Accommodations and Pricing

 

Join us at Gingerhill Farm Retreat! It’s located on five acres of organic orchards and gardens nestled just above the famous Kealakekua Bay. We chose this property because of its deep volcanic soil, ideal elevation, and breathtaking ocean views. Now that the gardens and orchards are mature, we love being able to harvest a huge variety of nutrient-dense food from our land. Visitors are always blown away by our Garden of Eden-style food forests. Take a stroll around the farm and say hi to the animals. Hike down to the Bay and swim with the Dolphins. Gingerhill Farm offers an exotic escape from the hustle and bustle of 21st-century living.

Investment to Join: $4,497

Note: These rates include your room, all meals and workshops. It does not include airfare or other travel expenses.

About Iris

 

I am an island girl in every sense of the word. I was born and raised in the sun and sea on the island of Santa Catarina, Florianopolis, Brazil. Surrounded by enchanting trails, beaches, and waterfalls, I developed a deep connection to Mother Nature as a child. I learned to listen and to be quiet as She taught me Her secrets. Whenever things were not good at home, Mother Nature was my sanctuary.

In my youth, I became a model and jet-setted all over the world working with a famous pop-star. I lived a charmed existence. Even so, with all the exquisite luxury that was offered to me, my heart and soul were still very much rooted in the Earth. Our Great Mother does not let me fly too far from her. I knew that the abundance I was seeking was not to be found in material wealth, so I learned to seek inwardly. It was then that I began my studies in Yoga and Ayurveda. It has now been my passion and practice for over 20 years.

Yoga is not just another form of workout as it has been popularized in the West. In ancient Sanskrit it means ‘to Unite’. By re-aligning the mind/body, and masculine/feminine energies within, Yoga seeks to open the pathways to unite our individual consciousness with the Universal.

I moved to Hawaii 10 years ago with my husband. On our personal 5-acre Garden of Eden, we work to elevate our tribe of kindred spirits; human and non-human alike to cultivate Heaven on Earth. It has not been an easy journey by any means. There have been times when I wanted to go back to Brazil and leave it all behind, but something magnetic, something larger than us has kept me here. Mother Nature moves me ever upward in this spiral path to spiritual evolution and unity. We are always manifesting the future through our actions and intentions in the present. This is the magical and mysterious game of existence.

No one comes to Hawaii by chance. The land calls forth who needs to be here for transformation. Trust in yourself and the process. I hope to meet you soon.
– Iris

FAQ

What does the cost of Awake Goddess cover?

The price of attending Awake Goddess at our yoga retreat center includes daily yoga and pranayama instruction, room and board, two farm-to-table meals per day, beach excursions, and all other activities and instruction provided by our staff. The cost does not include airfare.

What Airport should I fly into?

Please book your flight into Kona International Airport on the Big Island of Hawaii. We ask that you arrive no later than 2pm and schedule your departure no earlier than 2pm.

What should I bring with me to Awake Goddess?

You should pack comfortable clothing and a pair of sandals for daily asana practice at our yoga retreat center. We also ask that you bring a hat, long sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, sturdy shoes, and DEET-free bug spray for any harvesting or garden activities. Please bring comfortable sleepwear and any fragrance-free cosmetics and toiletries, snacks, medications, and other personal items you may need. A light raincoat​ and sweater are also a good idea. If you plan to hike or visit the beach, bring swimwear, sunscreen, hiking shoes, and athletic clothing.

I’m traveling alone. Can I share an accommodation with another retreat participant?

Yes, absolutely! We will work to pair you with other solo travelers to the best of our ability. Pricing is for shared accommodation. Please let us know if your preference is for a private room and we will do our best to accommodate you based on room availability.

Should I rent a vehicle?

As our schedule will be full of adventure, there will be no need to get your own vehicle. We will arrange airport pick-up and drop-off and make sure your needs are taken care of.

What is the weather like in Kealakekua?

The weather is wonderful in Kealakekua! Temperature fluctuates between 70 and 80 degrees, dipping into the upper 60’s at night. Mornings are typically sunny, but light afternoon showers are common, so please bring a rain jacket and water resistant shoes for your comfort.

What kind of activities do we do in the garden?

Garden activities will consist mainly of touring the property, identifying fruits and vegetables, and harvesting for meals. You will have the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of tropical fruits, vegetables, and herbs, including how to grow and prepare them for optimum nutritional value. Don’t worry–we won’t put you to work with a pick axe! We do, however, ask that you be in good physical condition and pack sturdy shoes, as our property is hilly.

What kind of food do you serve on the property?

We take care to source healthy ingredients of the highest quality to prepare delicious and nutritionally dense meals. Our meals are predominantly plant-based and include fresh greens, herbs, root vegetables, and tree fruit from our farm. A typical meal will likely consist of a fresh green salad, fermented vegetables, cooked grains, and cooked vegetables. We are not a vegan farm, and many of our meals include organic butter and cheese, farm-fresh eggs, and the occasional well sourced meat, but we are happy to alter our menu to accommodate vegetarians and vegans. All of our fare is organic, gluten free, and Ayurvedic.

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

Yes! We will do our best to accommodate your dietary restrictions. Please note that, while we can accommodate vegetarian and vegan diets, we do consume animal products on this farm. Please discuss your dietary restrictions with us ahead of time so we can prepare to accommodate you.

Will I have access to WiFi?

Yes, complimentary WiFi is available in all of the rooms and common areas on the property.

How close is the nearest beach?

The closest beach, Manini, is a 15 minute drive away. Beaches in Kona are 20-30 minutes north of our yoga retreat center. Other famous destinations on Big Island are usually 1-2 hours away.

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