***only 1 last spot left***
I’m writing to you from a space where I actually experienced space – space from my stories, space from all the stuff I tell and label myself, life and people around me. It’s a new interesting thing for me to choose my reality. To stop being a victim of my circumstances but actually realize that I have such a huge power over how I show up in my life and experience the challenges. How can I relax more into life? Build trust? And keep moving at the same time?
Emptying out… Sounds scary to give all away…but what sweet relief. What sweet gift of seeing and feeling you are light. You are a soul – whaaaat. Yup. Radiating light. You are so beyond all that you tell yourself every day.
“COURAGE IS A LOVE-AFFAIR WITH THE UNKNOWN. (OSHO)”
I’d like to take you to that space – space of emptying out in nature with other amazing women – that have different stories attached but are the same essence, same light, same radiating heart calling them and your home.
I’m inviting you to join me from August 31st until September 2nd for a weekend in nature with sisters, joy, relief, sharing, caring, amazing food, good wine and sweet cakes in Ticino – the beautiful Italian part of Switzerland.
A weekend to empty out from the active summer season and moving in and beyond your body through yoga and many other helpful tools that you can take and bring into your everyday life to feel ALIVE. Because that’s what matters and sometimes we’re too caught up to see and distance ourselves from what’s happening outside and what’s actually calling from the inside.
EnJOY with me and 11 other sisters an intimate gathering for 2 nights and 2 days in beautiful Ticino, the Italian part of Switzerland. Let’s celebrate the sweetness of life and liberate the wild courageous woman inside of us. You already are… the time has come to deeply recognize it from your heart.
We’ll sleep and spend magical time in a beautiful Venezia made-house in Ticino with a big lush garden to relax and nurture yourSelf. We’ll move our bodies, touch our hearts, expand our breath for life and FEEL, enjoy amazing food, swim (naked) in wild waters, have wine and green smoothies, have adventurous walks in the woods, create ceremonies in nature and just connect to our true Self and practicing LIVING YOGA with the helpful tools that Yoga has to offer – from working with Wisdom Goddesses & Cacao to find your voice and power center to complete relaxation and floating in Yoga Nidra and Yin Yoga.
Friday, August 31st:
from 3pm – Individual arrival & check-in, grounding, spending some time in nature and giving yourSelf time to arrive
5pm – Welcome Gathering & non-alcoholic sparkling drink
5.45pm – Opening Yin Ceremony & Intention setting
7.30pm – veg Indian-Ayurvedic Dinner
from 9.30 – practicing silence* & solitude until the sharing circle in the morning practice
Saturday, September 1st:
from 6.45am – Chai, Tea, Coffee & Fruit (optional) in silence
7.25-9.45am – Morning Sadhana & Sharing Circle
10-11.30pm – Vegetarian Ayurvedic Brunch
11.30-1pm – Time for yourSelf*
1-3.45pm – Goddess Rituals & Courageous Practices in & with nature
4-5.30pm – Time for yourSelf in Silence*
5.30pm – Indian Ayurvedic Dinner
7.15pm – Heart-opening Yin Yoga
8pm – Sacred Cacao Ceremony & Ecstatic Dance (following grounding and sweets & treats afterward)
approx. 11pm – Silence & Solitude until our Sharing Circle in our morning practice
Sunday, September 2nd:
from 7.15am – Chai, Tea, Coffee & Fruit (optional) in silence
8-10.15am – Morning Sadhana & Sharing Circle
10.30-11.45pm – Vegetarian Ayurvedic Brunch
12-1pm – Time for yourSelf*
1.15-2.30pm – Closing Ceremony
2.30-3.15pm – Cake & Farewell ❤ and after that you can connect with each other or in solitude and spend some more time in nature
5pm – Check-out
*We encourage you to spend this weekend offline & mindful connection. There will be books & journaling exercises provided so you can deepen your inner journey and sadhana praxis. You’ll experience and gather tools that you can use to incorporate in your daily life & create your personal sacred rituals that will help you stay connected with your heart.
What is included in the weekend package
-welcome gathering & drink
-2 Indian-ayurvedic (all veg) dinners prepared by our Ayurvedic Chef Yvonne
-2 Indian-ayurvedic brunches (all veg) prepared by our Ayurvedic Chef Yvonne
-opening yin ceremony
-closing Goddess Lakshmi ceremony
-2 morning yoga workshops focussed on relaxing into life and stepping into your power, reconnecting back to your heart and cultivate a sense of trust into life
-1 cacao ceremony with guest teacher Linda
-1 ecstatic dance
-mindful & out-of-comfort-zone outdoor activities & connecting with nature (swimming in clear-water-mountain-lakes, goddess worship & rituals in nature, walking meditation, hikes)
-one beautiful picture of you after stepping even more into your power this weekend
-2 nights at the powerful Casa Venezia in Ticino in the middle of beautiful nature
-sweets & treats – afternoon coffee, tea & all day long infused water
-2 yoga teachers who you can always connect with & ask for support
-journaling sessions, time to connect with your Soulsisters but also with yourSelf
-pre & aftercare (to prepare yourSelf for the retreat & also the Gone Brave Woman Courageous Rituals Course to integrate what you’ve learned in your everyday life and start changing your life from inside out.
-gosh, just an amazing unforgettable empowering time with a tribe of amazing brave, raw, ready-to-dive-deep women! 🙂
„The flowers, the incense, Grain, spices, and honey Offered in ritual Are made out of the same divine stuff as you. Who then is worshipped?“ (The Radiance Sutras)
This retreat is for you if your heart calls you, it’s for you even if your knees might shake because you want to finally feel ALIVE, RADIANT and in TUNE with your inner guidance system. You want to LIVE FULLY WITH ALL THE INTENSITY OF LIFE – joy and terror, bliss and pain – instead of keep numbing yourself because of fear.
There ONE LAST SPOT available.
Your Investment for this goodness & time of Self-worship, Self-love & Self-care is CHF 666.- and includes everything above. The deposit is CHF 200.- and has to be paid via e-banking immediately after getting my confirmation and is not refundable. Rest can be paid in 2 payments, the last one 10 days before the retreat starts.
APPLICATION PROCESS ENDS AUGUST 6th! 🙂
Book now your free 15 minutes call with Aleks or send her an e-mail (gonebravewoman@) to clarify any questions, share and just feel if this is the right thing for you.
But if it feels like a YES, I can just tell you GO FOR IT!
Reserve your spot now via gonebravewoman@and let us know WHY you wanna be part of this journey.
I’m called Aleks, was born in Switzerland, have Serbian roots and am 350 hours certified Yin and Hatha Yoga teacher. I left my hometown Zurich in October 2015 to follow my heart and explore my inner world while traveling through the outer one.
For me, yoga is more than just putting the body in postures for 90 minutes. It’s all about Living Yoga and that’s a 24/7 job: „How can I see the Divine in everything?“
I’m passionate to create a space for people where they can feel themselves again and re-learn to relax into life. I ask my students questions they can reflect on instead of imposing dogmas or rules on them. In classes, I’m sharing tools so that everyone can create their own rituals and manage their own systems. My teaching styles are very intuitive and depend on who is in front of me.
As a yogini, I love to experiment first on myself and then teach from a place of experience.
About Linda Bezdekova
Linda has been a traveler since very young age so it’s a second nature to be on the road. The most thrilling, scary, joyful journey she embarked though was the journey to herself. Some of the most important tools that support her are plant-medicine and yoga. When living in NYC, plants and farmers markets were sometimes the only way to connect with nature and feeling grounded. So she spent a lot of time creating healthy meals based in the teachings of Ayurveda as well as intuitive eating.
At that time she also got introduced to ceremonial Cacao from South America and it has been close to heart ever since. Whether it’s during her personal practice or sharing it with others. Practicing yoga over six years, she then decided to deepen her knowledge and left to study in India where she received her teaching certificate. While being aware this journey is never going to be over, she loves sharing her experiences and holding spaces for others to support them during the discoveries of their own selves. Connect with Linda on Instagram.
Linda encourages herself and her students to take a step back, to investigate and to get curious. About themselves, the beliefs they hold about themselves, the reaction to situations, and even the simplest day to day habits. Challenging the status quo, “the way things are done”, and by facing our own insecurities and any other blocks that might come up. She encourages softness and allowing the process to happen and integrate in its own time, rather than falling in head first and forcing it. This creates an opportunity to notice what really works for each of us, to invite changes and to establish alignment within.
About the Cacao Ceremony
Cacao~ [kaw kaw] – from Mayan Chocol’ha or “to drink chocolate together”
Theobromine – “the food of gods”
Cacao has been used for hundreds of years for its sacred spiritual and health properties. It was used by the Mayans and Aztecs during rituals and important ceremonies. They treasured it so much it was also used as currency. Cacao is the medicine of the heart both literally and figuratively. Classified as “superfood” it is a source of a number of vitamins, minerals and 40 times more antioxidants than blueberries. Theobromine is vasodilator (a blood vessel widener) so it is literally opening the heart. Spiritually, Cacao is non-directive meaning it creates safe space for the healing of your heart by enhancing your own intention. The sacred ceremony allows you to experience revelations, healing, and release of that which is not needed anymore. During the process, Cacao guides you on your inner journey with an open heart.