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Ancestral Aegean Pilgrimage
Awaken The Wisdom Of Your Ancestors 

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June 12-16 & June 18-22 2024

 Greek Island of Crete:  June 12-16 - Starting at $998

Turkey:  June 18-22 - Starting at approx $444

*Join us for 1 or both locations

Do you feel a spiritual & energetic invitation to the Aegean Sea Region
Are you looking to activate your ancestral lineage?
Have you always felt drawn to this area and aren't sure why?
 
Be a part of a sacred pilgrimage into the heart of the Aegean Region guided by Tara, Founder & Guide of Earth Tantra, and Nilgün, Yoga Instructor & Breath Coach.  Heal and Awaken your spirit lines to connect  with the ancient ones, while growing powerful divine feminine gifts as we rediscover and embrace shared lineage.  We will utilize family constellation perspective, breath work, ritual and ceremony, earthing, shadow healing, Gaia's elemental wisdom, dance, nurturing yoga, mediation & wisdom of Goddess Hekate to navigate our life's path.  Both retreats are for all genders and couples, knowing we are focusing on the divine feminine.

For Who?  Anyone who is open to connecting with the ancestral divine feminine within between the ages of 18 - 88 years, and feels a connection to Turkey, Greece and the Mediterranean regions.  Students are also ready to step outside of her comfort zone and do the work of ancestral healing by diving deep into energy work and facing both the light & shadows within.  This is not an adventure vacation.  We ask any additional site seeing is taken before or after the retreat time.  This retreat focuses on divine feminine (Shakti) energies. 

What?   Gather in a sacre circle to awaken and heal our connections with the ancients.  Journey with the sacred whispers of the past, present and future as we embody the energetic alignment and/or dna roots of the Aegean.  Let's embrace our shared lineages and awaken the powers of dormant threads that connect us all in a rich tapestry of ancestry.

You'll Leave With.... 

  • Crossing of threshold to a new awakened stage inspired by ancestors & spirit guides

  • A relationship with the underground Goddess Hekate as a life guide

  • Soul retrieval of truth, spirit, ancestral/ past lives and culture loss

  • A deepening of your Aegean lineage through energies

  • Respect and honor for ancestors, aunties, guides and knowledge embedded in you

  • An activated feminine energy to help understand your life's purpose

  • A more intimate connection with mother earth's healing powers (elemental healing)

  • A healthy body relationship, including your root, womb, heart and intuition.

  • Rejuvenation of life and zest for expanding your feminine gifts

Consider:  Our commitment to holding a safe sacred space is important in this journey.  We ask that you approach this journey with an open heart knowing it can be life changing, blissful and challenging as our primary intention is ancestral healing and awakening.  Shadows may arise.

Highlights in both locations

  • Family Constellation, Healing Ancestral Lineages, Elemental Wisdom, Yoga, History of The Region, Meditation,  Breathwork, Sacred Dance/ Movement, Puja (Ceremony), Anointing, Ancestral Altar, Mysteries of Hekate and Ritual.

    Greece Location Highlights:  Darkness to Light

  • Earth, Water and Fire energies,  Hekate Cave Ceremony, Soul Healing & Retrieval, Aegean Sea/ Water Healing Beach Trip and chakras of the root, sacral, solar plexus & heart

    Turkey Location Highlights:  Embracing the Light

  • Air and Universal connections, Intuition,  Summer Solstice Day, Full Moon ceremony, Finding the Gifts of Imprinting within, Sacred Earth Water Bath and chakras of heart, throat, third eye & crown

 

Includes all of the above and....

  • Room, board, snacks, tea/ coffee and 3 meals during the Greek retreat & 2 meals during the Turkish retreat

  • One 60 min group live & recorded travel zoom Q/A check in before the retreat

  • One 30 min private check in with Tara or Nilgun during each retreat 
  • Access to WhatsApp travel group as soon as you sign up for travel arrangements and finding a buddy to travel with.  

  • WhatsApp group departure for support and suggestions of sites to see

  • Accommodations and delicious locally sourced healthy meals 

  • Optional site visit (on your own transportation) to visit the sanctuary temple of Hekate near the Turkish location (details shared before retreat)

  • Most ceremonial supplies

What's not included? 

  • Travel to and from retreat locations (including between Greece & Turkey)

  • Any travel related expenses, meals, ferry, visa, meals, etc

  • Personal items/ snacks

  • Ceremonial clothing

  • Extra spending money

  • Meals in between retreats

  • Personal hygiene items

What to bring?  - A more detailed list will be sent out closer to the retreat.

  • White ceremonial clothing (or close to it - some color or tan is okay)

  • Other ceremonial clothing (TBD)

  • 1 meaningful ancestral related item  (you'll get this back)

  • Comfortable clothing for mediation, yoga & dance

GREECE/ CRETE LOCATION:  June 12-16th

 

Greece Location -  Armonia Retreat CenterLand into the comfort, beauty and serenity in the heart of the picturesque traditional village of Douliana.  Savor the elegant retreat center energy of Armonia while surrounded by an ancient olive grove, beautiful nature and private spaces.  We will eat locally sourced traditional healthy Greek meals indoors or out.  Sessions take place in the indoor Shala or outdoor wood circle platform.  We will have access to the ancient woodland path that leads to breathtaking views.  See photos below or click here.  


INVESTMENT $$$

Non-refundable hold my place/sign up fee = $300 - $500 for Crete, Greece
 
If you can't make it last minute sign up fee can be applied toward future events.

 

Crete Retreat Investment:  Armonia  

$998 (Shared 3-4 person room)

$1285 (Shared with 1 other person - great for a friend)  1 left

$1785 (Single private bedroom + private bath)

Payment Plan

Non-refundable save my space to sign up $300 (shared)  OR $500 (single)

*Remaining balance due 1st day of event.

TURKISH LOCATION:  June 18-22

Countryside of Fethiye

  Dharmapur Ashram in Fethiy

IMPORTANT:  Pay in full at time of sign up. Pricing can slightly fluctuate according to the TL Turkish Lira/ USD exchange rate per day or week.    Add 20% taxes for each spot.  Sign up soon!  Limited private or 2 person private rooms.  We will coordinate rooms with friends and genders.

  • Private Room for 1 (single bed & private bath) Apprx  $680 +(20%)

  • Shared Room for 2 (single beds & shared bath)  Apprx $500 +(20%)

  • Shared Room for 6 (single bunk beds + shared bath)​  Apprx $370 (+20%)

  • Add on a night before at daily rate of time of arrival - Apprx $80-$120 (+20%)  depending on accomodation - paid upon arrival.  Let us know after you sign up if you'd like to add on a night before.

 

*Why are the prices much lower than Greece?  This is due to the value of the Turkish Lira to USD.

Your Guides

Tara and Nilgun

Nilgün and Tara crossed paths, which was universally aligned, in 1993 while attending college at Northwest Missouri State University in the US. Their friendship flourished and their energetic connections has stayed strong over the past 3 decades.  They are coming together to support other women who seek inner healing and wisdom through their connections to the Mediterranean.  

Tara L. Skubella

About Your Guide Tara L. Skubella

Founder of Earth Tantra
Tara L. Skubella is certified as a Level 4 Tantra Guide, 200 hr Tantra/ Kundalini Yoga instructor, Integral Relationship coach and Death Doula.  She's worked with women to find their own healing path and practices since 2015. Tara embodies devotion to Hekate through both self taught and a 14 month study with the Apple Branch Hekate group.

 

Her personal journey with Tantra work empowered her to leave an unhealthy marriage by connecting her to self - allowing her to rediscover her truth and divine feminine within.  Since birthing Earth Tantra in 2016, Tara’s work has reached 1,000s of students. She's been featured in New York Times, Parade, Insider and more.  She's volunteered and presented with organizations like Loving More, Women's Wilderness, Women of Wisdom and others. 

 

Tara's connection to Greece & Turkey stem from both sides of her parent's  family.  Tara's paternal great grandparents immigrated from Crete in 1905 to the US.  Her maternal great grandfather is from Armenia/ eastern Turkish regions.  Tara also grew up in the Greek Orthodox Church, which instilled a deep connection to Greek culture, ritual and ceremony at a young age.

About Your Guide Nilgün Barut

Founder of Kendim İçin

Nilgün is a certified yoga instructor and breath coach.  She is a true nature lover and strong advocate of the rights of existence for all loving beings.  Years ago,  her search for spiritual development and self actualization opened the door for a series of multiple trainings in awakening, meditation, family constellation, recall healing and more.  In 2020 she became a shadow work facilitator. Nilgün  guides women to recall and gain back their birth right power and actualize their intended potential in life. 

 

Today  Nilgün stands with a strong professional career in the area of HR in an international global giant.  As she still continues her professional corporate career part-time, she hold the intention to touch the hearts of people she interacts with at the workplace daily.    At this stage of her life, leading and working in a corporate world with a spiritual perspective is the driver of her motivation on the professional side.

Nilgün's maternal ancestors migrated from the Balkans, Greece and Bulgaria around the 1900's as Ottoman borders narrowed.  Her material great grandmother is from Thessaloniki, and Nilgün dedicates this retreat to all of her ancestors but mainly to Hayriye (her great grandmother) who arrived in Istanbul at he age of 12 with a small handbag, two title deed documents.

 

 Nilgün lives in the suburbs of Izmir, Turkey.  She lives in her house with a garden and three dogs.  Growing food is an important part of Nilgün's healthy nourishment in life.

Nilgun Barut
Greek Retreat
COMMON QUESTIONS
How many people will attend?
Approximately 7 to 12 in Greece and 10-18 in Turkey
Can only identifying women attend?
All genders are welcome AND keep in mind we will be focusing on the energies of Shakti (feminine). We all hold both Shakti and Shiva (masculine) energies within.   If you are open and ready to explore the divine feminine energies in yourself and of the Aegean region to awaken ancestral wisdom,  consider being a part of this sacred passage.  If you'd like to learn more details to learn if this retreat is right for you, CLICK HERE to schedule a time to talk with Tara now.
Can I stay the night before retreats? 
 Armonia in Greece is hosting a retreat right before we arrive, so that is not possible.  We highly recommend staying at an airbnb or hotel on the island of Crete the night before to land and relax before your arrival.  Taxi's, shuttle and buses are readily available.  The Turkish center of Dharmapur accepts stays the night before.  If you'd like to stay the night before in  Turkey, just let us know and we will save the spot for you.  Payment will be just under or over $100 depending on your shared or private accomodation.
Why is there price difference between Greece and Turkey?
This cost difference is due to two reasons.  The Turkish lira is valued lower than euro, so we are passing this reflection onto the students.  Also, the retreat center in Turkey is a little more simple than Armonia on Crete.  We also believe each retreat holds a unique energy to the ancestors and location.  We honor and respect this.
I'm traveling alone and would like to travel with another student.
We will add you to the Whatsapp travel group soon after signing up.  That way you can find a buddy or extend an invitation to link up flights/ ferry, meet up in Greece or Turkey to help each other navigate, feel safe, share hotel room, go out to eat, see the sights, etc.  
What if I want to see the country and tourist sites?
Please make arrangements either before or after the retreat to do this.   This is not an adventure retreat.  Our purpose is to intentionally connect, call in ancient wisdom, heal and expand our life's path in a safe container without people coming and going throughout the retreat.  There are AMAZING sites to see in this region of the world.  We recommend you arrive 3 to 7 days before or after to soak in multiple beautiful locations and energy.  Thank you for respecting the safe container and co-created energy of our purpose.  Yes, we plan to visit a small local beach on Crete and pray with a sacred earth opening cave near Armonia.  Turkish outings include a short hike to sacred water swim whole.  There is an opportunity and suggested visit to Hekate's Sacred temple and ruins in Turkey.  This is suggested only for your own time and arrangements.   We will share this information for optional public transportation to the site and for people to group.
Can I just attend one location?  Do I need to attend both retreats?
You can choose to attend one retreat.  The retreats are different and build upon the energies, however they can 100% be attended as just an individual journey.  Keep in mind we do not make arrangements for transportation between Greece and Turkey.  The transfer is up to you.  However we will give suggestions closer to the event.  Flights and ferry options may not be direct.  You may have to travel back to Athens or another island for transfer.
Can I still attend and not be of Greek or Turkish heritage?
Yes, absolutely.  If you feel any connection at all to this region (energetic, DNA, spiritually, past life, etc), you are welcome to be a part of this sacred journey.   Please drop into your heart space and trust what message you are feeling.  Allow your body and soul to guide you here.
What if I'm a little uncomfortable? 
 Each practice and session is always presented with options to adapt to each person's comfort level.  Comfort is a priority and we grow upon each practice step by step to ensure an introduction for deeper work.
 
What can I bring? 
 Comfortable warm and hot weather clothing, white ceremonial clothing, Ceremonial clothing, sarong, swim suit AND one meaningful item (quote or poem) to share on our alter - you will receive the item back.   A more detailed list will be e-mailed out a few of weeks before the retreat.
 
What about transportation and airport transfers?  IMPORTANT

We do not provide transportation to and from and between retreats.  You can conveniently choose flights, ferry or train travel to what best meets your needs.  

Traveling to Crete:  We suggest either flying to Crete from Athens or if you have time, make the pilgrimage a ferry ride through the Aegean Sea by either stopping by Paros, Ios or Santorini on your way to Crete.  CLICK HERE to see Armonia's suggestions on taxi, bus, etc from the airport OR sea port.  Turkish transportation suggestions coming soon.

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?  OR INTERESTED?

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