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Goddess Retreat

April 25th - May 8th, 2020

The Experience

Travel to the place of myth and memories, where the landscape is a mirror of the Soul. Glastonbury, the ancient isle of Avalon, invites sacred and ancient sites, explore the earth-based, mystic energies, honor the Goddess and make inspired art sharing our stories in this all inclusive retreat!

The Place

Feel yourself wrapped in the ambiance of Glastonbury, England and surrounds where home away from home is a beautiful restored farmhouse compound with two homes, an orchard, a spa, indoor pool, dedicated creative space, a private chef, stunning views of rolling hills and Glastonbury Tor.

The Season

We will celebrate the rising fires at Beltane, a season that welcomes the spring sun. We will be exploring our stories, finding mythic connections in this place where the Goddess lives. This is the Isle of Avalon where the fires of Beltane rise year after year, to spark the passions within our own life.

Join Us in the Circle

One Payment

Deposit + Payments

Shared Room

$4400 US

$440 US
(10 payments)

Single Room

$5400 US

$550 US
(10 payments)

Clear

Trip Details

Lodging

  • Beautiful Private Farmhouse Compound with Indoor Pool and Spa [Glastonbury]
  • 12 nights and 13 days stay in beautiful shared or single rooms
  • 6 nights of gourmet chef-prepared dinners on site, with some shared meals out and a few co-created!
  • Well appointed kitchens with breakfast foods and snacks for daily use
  • Large gathering areas inside and out
  • Dedicated creative space and private walking trails [Glastonbury]

Day Trips

  • Visits to Glastonbury town and nearby sacred sites in Somerset, Wiltshire, and Cotswolds: Abbey, Chalice Well, Tor, Avalon Orchard, Sacred Trees and Omphalos Stone
  • Includes sacred sites such as
    • Stonehenge (before hours into the center stones),
    • Avebury (Circle and Long Kennet Barrow),
    • The mythic gardens of Stourhead, Bath, Lacock and Cotswolds, including the natural beauty of the Mendips.
  • Beltane Celebrations and Festivities in Glastonbury and on the Tor

More

  • All art and process supplies included!
  • Ample creative time, several open days, with lots of flex time to make art, circle and rest, in the onsite studio space and surrounds
  • Use of day spa, pool, hot tubs, sauna, with optional massage and treatments available.
  • Optional treatments and readings at the Goddess House

Air travel to and from the retreat is not included, and we will have a shared bus,arranged for you from London (Heathrow Area) to Glastonbury on the morning of April 25th and return bus to London Heathrow on May 8th, saving the complicated train and bus connection! We can also assist with stay over locations in London and I have a travel agent who is further assisting our trip participants with extra travel plans, if that is of interest to you.

See our Refund Policy at the bottom of this page.

As we visit sacred sites and explore the deep history of this land, you will connect to ancestral knowing, mythic resonance, and then create based on inspiration, exploring art as process in our own studio space.

This journey is a Return to Avalon, a pilgrimage of the heart to the lands of the goddess. We seek the deeper mysteries, where myth meets magic and one can feel the myriad energies and lore held here.

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This is a spiritual, mythic and experiential retreat - we will be creating a sacred circle, making expressive art with mixed media, collage, SoulCollage® and JourneyCircles™,  Narrative Art Journals  and more, developing a reflection of the living myth within your journey experience.

  • Have fun with like minded creative women in a wonderful, warm and special place
  • Build sacred space, guided through meditations and inner journeys
  • Participate in art as ritual, pageantry and visit sacred sites brining new insights back to the creative process
  • The trip is planned with ample space for quiet contemplative time
  • Connect with the land and the spirit of the place 
  • We will be creating with ancestral wisdom, symbol and myths

These themes are active and living...may they excite your senses:

  • Sacred Hills (Myths of the Hollow Hills/Avalon)
  • Sacred Waters (White and Red Springs Glastonbury)
  • Sacred Woods (Sacred Trees, Wildwood, Orchard & Gardens)
  • Sacred Stones (Three Stone Circles include Avebury and Stonehenge)
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What Women Are Saying

"Traveling with Cat was easily one of the highlights of my life! Her offering is like no other...it weaves together creative and self-care time at a sumptuous home base with day trips that fed my imagination and steeped me in the sweet nectar of the Goddess of the Land and Nature, a feast for all of my senses. The other women who surrounded me served as comfort, support, and inspiration. It was a magical blend of history, "her-story", and my story...a way to claim where I am on my journey of life and tools and support for the next stages as well as memories and connections that will last a lifetime. The Goddess Retreat was a daily serving of wonder and wander, feasting and hot tubbing, and dancing with butterfly wings watching the moon rise and dawn arriving. In a word, it was priceless!"


"My Goddess Retreat with Cat Caracelo wildly surpassed my expectations. Travelling to historic and natural locations of breathtaking beauty and mythic power, engaging potent creative process and ritual energized and activated by Cat's remarkable ability to hold transformative space, I experienced the most profound and expansive spiritual awakening of my life. Coming home to my Sacred Self during this journey has had exponentially positive reverberations in all areas of my life in the 8 months since. I am deeply grateful to Cat for her brilliant guidance and highly recommend her Goddess Retreats to those who are seeking soulful, fun adventure and/or radical healing and life change."


"I have been on three of these glorious retreats and each and every one was utterly unique, rich with content and process, in a word life-changing. I felt held and tended by Cat on each of these journeys. Once I arrived I had nothing to worry about. No arrangements, planning, itineraries or art supplies. This support left me free to enjoy my own deep and soulful creative experience as well as commune with the sacred elements of the landscape, explore ancient and hidden mystery and take in the local art and culture. On each trip I was soothed, held and ultimately transformed."


"I enjoyed journeying with the woman who circled in to this retreat, kindred spirits all! I have come home with so many creative ideas, deep embodied inspiration, wonderful activating memories and new friends. Cat is a guidess who brings an amazing blend of expertise to these retreats. She has a warm and welcoming approach offering so much richness with lots of creative, self-care and choice on this retreat. It was a powerful experience!"


"Cat's Retreats always bring me to a deeper understanding of where I connect, belong and expand. Always held in wonderful places and spaces, she offers guidance and process useful to illuminate the mythic levels of my personal stories and then grounds that work in ways that influence and inform my everyday life. I come home to myself with strong insights and powerful memories that impact and linger."


"Working with Cat has brought greater awareness and consciousness to how I am living my life—I feel seen, acknowledged and deeply inspired by her."


"Cat stands like Hecate at the crossroads pointing out the different road signs and allowing us the freedom to wander and choose what resonates and matters the most."

 

Join Us in the Circle

One Payment

Deposit + Payments

Shared Room

$4400 US

$440 US
(10 payments)

Single Room

$5400 US

$550 US
(10 payments)

Clear

Refund policy

With such a rich offering and details being arranged eighteen months in advance I will make all efforts to honor emergency needs that arise. This is a non-transferable retreat and a refund will be offered for any medical issue and/or emergency, with clear communication, less a $500 administrative fee, before May 1st, 2019. After May 1st, 2019 refund cannot be offered.

Your first payment authorizes that you understand this refund policy, commit to payment in full and take full responsibility for your personal choices and safety while you travel.

Travel insurance is highly recommended and can include medical coverage overseas, it is available for a very reasonable cost. I have a wonderful travel agent who can help you with any flights and additional travel needs.

Trip is offered by Cat Caracelo and Blue Door Arts LLC, leading expressive arts, mythos journey and goddess travel retreats since 2010.