An invitation to become fully embodied, authentic and powerful self you truly are.
retreat
Woman, Sister - we welcome you with open hearts and we invite you to join us on this sacred journey of self-discovery and transformation
"Alive" is a women’s retreat, happening in the beautiful setting of Malaga, Spain, amidst a mountainous backdrop of lush trees. We will be working with sacred medicines as powerful tools to facilitate a deeper transformative process. This retreat is an invitation for women who are ready to fully embrace their vibrant and most alive self-expression/version of themselves.

Our journey begins with a heart opening ceremony aided by the medicine of love of Sassafras to enhance authentic relating with our inner selves and each other, embracing our vulnerability; targeting certain important areas such as womb sacral clearing, sexual healing, heart opening, and throat clearing.

During this ceremony we extend our invitation to join us in celebrating your inner gifts and joys through the expressive arts of dance and song.

Later in the retreat, the journey expands to embrace the healing powers of the sacred medicines of Bufo Alvarius, allowing for the further release of mental limitations and buried pains; to melt, meet and lovingly embrace the truest self, anchoring into new frequencies.

Other medicines to support us are Cacao and other adaptogens that will play an important role in the integration and closing of our intimate space.
Imagine entering a space where you feel completely liberated to move, express your desires, and ask for what you need. Where your voice is not only heard but cherished, where your deepest longings are respected, and your personal boundaries are honored. This is the sacred sanctuary we aim to create—a nurturing haven where women can fearlessly explore their innermost selves, delve into the depths of their emotions, and tap into their innate life force and authentic power.
"Truth cannot be surmised
To a bunch of words
Said to reveal your emotions,
Or your situation.
Real Truth Is being a conduit for what's alive in you,
Letting that move through you
In the most undisturbed form.
Truth is your Beingness.
And Love is why it makes sense."

During this retreat, we will delve into various transformative tools and feminine embodiment practices including breathwork, dance, movement, voice activation, massage, yoni practices and transformational release tools.

There will also be the opportunity for heart sharing and body restoration.
"What is it that makes us truly and fully alive?"
ALIVE: AUTHENTICITY, LOVE and VULNERABILITY this is an invitation to become the fully embodied, authentic and powerful self you truly are.
● You feel a profound calling in your heart.
● You long for a space that accepts and allows all parts of you, where your emotions can be expressed freely.
● You seek a supportive environment to explore hidden, unacknowledged pain.
● You crave a space that embraces both the messy and beautiful aspects of your human expression, celebrating your gifts and power.
● You are ready to take ownership of your process and choose the depth of transformation you wish to experience.
● You are open and willing to surrender beyond the limitations of the mind.
● You want a space that compassionately acknowledges and challenges your fears, doubts, and feelings of unworthiness.
● You value a space that honors and reveres every part of your body as sacred.
● You are ready to embrace the meeting of the divine feminine and your human form.
● You wish to awaken and heighten your sensuality
Alive journey is for you if:

Amidst the retreat, there will be space for rest and replenishment as we immerse ourselves in nature's embrace and the spa facilities of the retreat centre.

What is included in this retreat?
7 days and 6 nights intensive retreat program Only 10 spots available
A beautiful and serene location, surrounded by nature and breathtaking scenery
Nutritious and delicious meals prepared by expert chefs using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients
Sacred medicine journeys, in a safe and transformative space for deep healing and personal growth
Daily workshops, rituals- and ceremonies as well as group activities
Accommodation shared or private (subject to availability)

Screening personal call and 2 group calls (before the start and a follow-up)

Group shuttle pick-up and drop down to and from the airport
What is included in this retreat?
7 days and 6 nights intensive retreat program Only 10 spots available
A beautiful and serene location, surrounded by nature and breathtaking scenery
Nutritious and delicious meals prepared by expert chefs using fresh and locally-sourced ingredients
Sacred medicine journeys, in a safe and transformative space for deep healing and personal growth
Daily workshops, rituals- and ceremonies as well as group activities
Accommodation shared or private (subject to availability)

Screening personal call and 2 group calls (before the start and a follow-up)

Group shuttle pick-up and drop down to and from the airport
10 women participants under the care of two experienced facilitators in their field and in co-creation will embark on this journey and together we will weave and alchemize the magic of what it means to be fully ALIVE. We look forward to meeting you and embarking on this ride together, meeting the core of our Being, surrendering to the power and magic of it all.
10 women participants under the care of two experienced facilitators in their field and in co-creation will embark on this journey and together we will weave and alchemize the magic of what it means to be fully ALIVE. We look forward to meeting you and embarking on this ride together, meeting the core of our Being, surrendering to the power and magic of it all.
This is more than just a retreat - it's a deep inner commitment to yourself, and your authentic life journey in a woman's body.
Investment
This is a journey to ignite the spark of your soul - truly and fully live this life, making love to each and every moment.

Immerse yourself in a sacred feminine embodied space nestled among mountains and waters.

If you’re a ‘YES” to embark on this journey and committed to invest in your self expression and the embodiment to feel alive.

Sign up by the 31st of July to get your early bird price.
If you are feeling the calling and still hesitating or have financial doubts, come reach out. We are feeling generous, and are offering a special rate to a few women to support you in your journey.
We are limiting the space to only 10 participants to ensure an intimate and held setting.

Registration closes the 26th August.

The energy exchange covers all of your needs during your stay, including your accommodations, meals, and all group activities, facilitation and support.
Due to the sensitive nature of the work, before applying to the program, we require all participants to have already invested a certain amount of self-work. Previous experience with psychedelics would be helpful although is not necessary. We find it supportive for the space if everyone is emotionally and psychologically prepared for this experience.

For more info, refer to the FAQ section. For further queries:
Registration Process:
Those who are ready to embark on this journey can register online by filling out the application form for a screening. Our team aims to understand your current situation, the work you have undertaken in the past, and your intentions for joining our journey. All information will be strictly confidential.

Upon evaluating your application you will then be contacted via email and given a link to make a deposit of 500 Euro to secure your place.
Discounted rate
for women who really want to attend but are experiencing financial difficulty: a few spaces available
Early Bird
1550 €
Regular rate
1890
by the 31st of July
by the 26th August
Karen
Gestalt psychotherapist, body worker, medicine space holder and facilitator. Karen will be the facilitator for the Bufo medicine.

An explorer and adventurer, Karen is a modern medicine woman and soul doula who deeply senses that everyone carries within them intrinsic wisdom, and her calling is to support others to access this invaluable resource.

She is deeply passionate in supporting and guiding others in awakening to their true, authentic selves. She supports and guides individuals in reconnecting with their heart's desires and assists in exploring and releasing obstacles that may hinder the manifestation of their creations.

With her grounded, intuitive and deeply rooted nature, Karen adopts an approach that invites each person to rest in their beingness, stillness, and presence. She enjoys creating a safe and nurturing space for individuals to explore their innermost selves, tapping into the courage needed to follow the path of the heart while gaining the necessary clarity for their next steps towards awakening.

Karen is a diverse therapist experienced in various healing modalities like Gestalt therapy, meditation, Kriya Yoga, intuitive somatic bodywork, de-armoring, energetic healing such as Reiki, tantra/yoni massage. She has extensive experience supporting and facilitating plant medicine spaces with substances like 5meo-dmt and Rape'.

Meet your HOSTS
Reine
Through her guidance, women are able to connect with the simple joy of moving their bodies and sounding their voice. Reine will guide the Sacred Womban practices.
Reine is a lover and champion of women and her wish is to see women celebrate themselves in their unique expression, being themselves fully and finding deep contentment in that. She draws upon her vast and various skills from belly dance, singing, feminine practices, yoga, motherhood; and creates a unique blend of wild yet grounded, care-free yet full of care atmosphere where women can fully relax and feel safe to feel free.
As a mother, Reine understands the divine nature of nurturing and supporting others.

She brings this same level of care and compassion to her work, creating a sacred and welcoming space for women to explore their bodies, voices, and emotions.
They find the courage to express themselves freely and authentically and embrace their own beauty. She believes that every woman is a sacred vessel for the divine feminine, with unique gifts and talents to offer the world.

Reine is able to tune into the space and guide from what is needed and alive in the moment; therefore the spaces hold potency for transformation. Through dance, movement, and voice, Reine helps women connect with their true essence and embody their highest potential.

As a belly dancer, Reine shows the deeper meaning of this ancient dance form-that it was a practice for women, created through the feminine form; to bestow knowledge and wisdom through the pure and powerful means of movement and holding poses or dynamic movements. As a singer, Reine helps women to find their authentic voice, approaching the voice as pure sound and vibration to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and also to bring healing vibrations to the body.

Overall, Reine is a living embodiment of the divine feminine, radiating love, grace, and strength. Her presence is a blessing to all who are fortunate enough to cross her path, and her guidance empowers women to awaken to their true nature and live their lives with authenticity, purpose, and joy. She is herself and invites all women through her authenticity to join her.
Joel Bennett
Special guest leading the Sassafras ceremony and with us for selected moments during the retreat.
Joel is a heart, soul and body focused practitioner. He is an extensively experienced trauma specialist, psychotherapist, biodynamic cranio-sacral bodyworker, psychospiritual guide and shamanic practitioner. He has over 20 years’ experience of supporting individuals with complex trauma that impacts their mental, physical, relational and spiritual health.

Specifically, much of his working life has been dedicated to supporting women to overcome cycles of ancestral, familial and relational abuse; while empowering them to feel safe within their bodies and to stand in their full authority.

Joel works alongside leading experts in the field of complex trauma; while also working with sacred leaders, indigenous peoples and wisdom keepers from different shamanic traditions and cultures. He works internationally, and is passionate about supporting individuals and communities to re-find connection back to a sense of belonging.

As a medicine man, Joel is known for his tenderness, compassion and spiritual channels of healing. He fosters acceptance of difference and nurtures the unique spark of the individual to safely emerge. He helps individuals to overcome their blocks to self-expression and to find their own soulful expression in the world. Ultimately, he believes that each individual has ‘medicine’ that is of benefit for us all, and that we all have an equal place of value in our communities and within the world.
LOCATION
Distinctive location in Montes de Malaga - a mountain natural reserve within the Province of Malaga - providing an unparalleled setting surrounded by a forest valley while overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Breathtaking views, sauna & SPA - blending comfort and convenience to provide you with the attention and luxury you deserve.
Malaga
TESTIMONIALS
Magdalena
The retreats with Reine are the most powerful for me as a woman and now mother of a 6 year old daughter. The space she cultivates and techniques give so much to my body and soul that I feel like all my cells regenerate and transform to a different level of this existence. I always recognise how much I need it, so my Inner Child is happy again and I can share this happiness with my family and loved ones. I recommend it to all of you, as we all need it Dear Sisters.
Gabby
Karen took care of me as I passed through some of the hardest moments of my life, through the grief of having lost my mother suddenly. I will be forever grateful for her healing energy, and the great comfort I found in her sessions during which I always felt I could unload my sadness, exhaustion and desperation and feel completely free from judgement. I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Iris
The retreat that Reine organised helped me to release an old pattern that I had felt was impossible to let go of prior. The wonderful workshops and activities that she lead felt really easy and fun to do, even though I had been thinking before the retreat that they will be challenging. The safe, real and natural space that she creates with her own energy and her acknowledgments, allowed me to open myself and be myself without shyness. That was magic.
Joya
Karen held a private session for my Bufo Alvarius ceremony at her place. The place was properly set up. I felt safe in the environment. We conducted three calls before and after the ceremony. I felt I have been properly guided and supported by Karen. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I felt encouraged and loved by Karen during the process. I would recommend Karen as a facilitator to anyone who would like to dive deeper with the Bufo medicine. She also offers massage after the ceremony to integrate the energy flowing through the body. I found it quite relaxed after the massage especially I felt more grounded. Her ceremony is like a state of the art. I highly recommend Karen’s service. She is a person who you can trust especially if you are new to the Bufo medicine.
Sankara
Reine la Reina, thank you for bringing your wisdom, creativity and wildness, your trust, your rawness, your self love is an inspiration for us to take action and become our own queens.
Olga
She gracefully holds space for everything what’s authentic. You can go wild, you can go shy, you are allowed and encouraged to express your truth. She will highlight your shadows, you will go deep into your inner waters and get back renewed, full of life and better knowledge of yourself. Your retreat is a true gift, act of pure self love and pleasure.
A.
Under Karen's guidance, I embarked on an inward expedition that surpassed all expectations. The experience with Bufo was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The medicine's potent effects were accompanied by Karen's gentle encouragement, reminding me to surrender and trust the process even when faced with the depths of my own consciousness. Her intuitive guidance steered me through the peaks and valleys, allowing me to navigate the profound realms of my psyche with grace and clarity.
Aroa
Thank you for being a fountain of empowerment goddess.
Laura
Since my therapy combination of Bufo & Tantric massage with Karen, my life has purified, got lighter and opened me up to possibilities I couldn’t see before. It lifted a lot of illusions from my life. I have been reconnected to my inner power and self confidence. Things don’t bother me in the same way they used to. I now love life even more and am experiencing everything on a deeper, more true level.It felt like a very special & important part of my journey…
Vingra
Do not let wild women get extinct, keep it up!
Aylo
Gratitude for your wisdom and playfulness. Gratitude for your wholesomeness. Gratitude for your realness and rawness. Thank you dearest sister, dearest friend, and dearest teacher. Thank you for the sacrifices and thank you for your offerings. Womberful being.
Marilyn
Karen is an amazing therapist. I have been seeing her for some years now. She makes me feel seen, acknowledged and validated. She has also challenged me when appropriate, to facilitate my growth process. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone who needs a therapist.
Anonymous
Karen helped me discover how my feelings were affecting my life and making me anxious. She supported me through a very difficult period in my life and helped me focus on the present. I feel much stronger now and now I am able to handle difficult situations better.
Anonymous
I had my first experience with bufo alvarius with Karen in 2021. It was my first time smoking DMT and although the experience was quite intense, I felt very contained and well taken care of by Karen. Her intuition and insight was amazing, and she went over and above helping me to feel safe and grounded throughout the whole experience. She is a gifted bodyworker and shamanic practitioner, and I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone who feels called to this medicine.
Magdalena
The retreats with Reine are the most powerful for me as a woman and now mother of a 6 year old daughter. The space she cultivates and techniques give so much to my body and soul that I feel like all my cells regenerate and transform to a different level of this existence. I always recognise how much I need it, so my Inner Child is happy again and I can share this happiness with my family and loved ones. I recommend it to all of you, as we all need it Dear Sisters.
Gabby
Karen took care of me as I passed through some of the hardest moments of my life, through the grief of having lost my mother suddenly. I will be forever grateful for her healing energy, and the great comfort I found in her sessions during which I always felt I could unload my sadness, exhaustion and desperation and feel completely free from judgement. I hope our paths cross again in the future.
Iris
The retreat that Reine organised helped me to release an old pattern that I had felt was impossible to let go of prior. The wonderful workshops and activities that she lead felt really easy and fun to do, even though I had been thinking before the retreat that they will be challenging. The safe, real and natural space that she creates with her own energy and her acknowledgments, allowed me to open myself and be myself without shyness. That was magic.
Joya
Karen held a private session for my Bufo Alvarius ceremony at her place. The place was properly set up. I felt safe in the environment. We conducted three calls before and after the ceremony. I felt I have been properly guided and supported by Karen. She is very professional and knowledgeable. I felt encouraged and loved by Karen during the process. I would recommend Karen as a facilitator to anyone who would like to dive deeper with the Bufo medicine. She also offers massage after the ceremony to integrate the energy flowing through the body. I found it quite relaxed after the massage especially I felt more grounded. Her ceremony is like a state of the art. I highly recommend Karen’s service. She is a person who you can trust especially if you are new to the Bufo medicine.
Sankara
Reine la Reina, thank you for bringing your wisdom, creativity and wildness, your trust, your rawness, your self love is an inspiration for us to take action and become our own queens.
Olga
She gracefully holds space for everything what’s authentic. You can go wild, you can go shy, you are allowed and encouraged to express your truth. She will highlight your shadows, you will go deep into your inner waters and get back renewed, full of life and better knowledge of yourself. Your retreat is a true gift, act of pure self love and pleasure.
A.
Under Karen's guidance, I embarked on an inward expedition that surpassed all expectations. The experience with Bufo was nothing short of awe-inspiring. The medicine's potent effects were accompanied by Karen's gentle encouragement, reminding me to surrender and trust the process even when faced with the depths of my own consciousness. Her intuitive guidance steered me through the peaks and valleys, allowing me to navigate the profound realms of my psyche with grace and clarity.
Aroa
Thank you for being a fountain of empowerment goddess.
Laura
Since my therapy combination of Bufo & Tantric massage with Karen, my life has purified, got lighter and opened me up to possibilities I couldn’t see before. It lifted a lot of illusions from my life. I have been reconnected to my inner power and self confidence. Things don’t bother me in the same way they used to. I now love life even more and am experiencing everything on a deeper, more true level.It felt like a very special & important part of my journey…
Vingra
Do not let wild women get extinct, keep it up!
Aylo
Gratitude for your wisdom and playfulness. Gratitude for your wholesomeness. Gratitude for your realness and rawness. Thank you dearest sister, dearest friend, and dearest teacher. Thank you for the sacrifices and thank you for your offerings. Womberful being.
Marilyn
Karen is an amazing therapist. I have been seeing her for some years now. She makes me feel seen, acknowledged and validated. She has also challenged me when appropriate, to facilitate my growth process. I would highly recommend Karen to anyone who needs a therapist.
Anonymous
Karen helped me discover how my feelings were affecting my life and making me anxious. She supported me through a very difficult period in my life and helped me focus on the present. I feel much stronger now and now I am able to handle difficult situations better.
Anonymous
I had my first experience with bufo alvarius with Karen in 2021. It was my first time smoking DMT and although the experience was quite intense, I felt very contained and well taken care of by Karen. Her intuition and insight was amazing, and she went over and above helping me to feel safe and grounded throughout the whole experience. She is a gifted bodyworker and shamanic practitioner, and I have no hesitation recommending her to anyone who feels called to this medicine.
F.A.Q
While previous psychedelic experience is not a necessity to apply, it is however supportive to already have a certain amount of experience. Having experience is not a guarantee for admission in the retreat either. There will be a screening process for each applicant to see if this is a right fit for both parties.
While previous psychedelic experience is not a necessity to apply, it is however supportive to already have a certain amount of experience. Having experience is not a guarantee for admission in the retreat either. There will be a screening process for each applicant to see if this is a right fit for both parties.
Contacts
alivetheretreat@gmail.com
Monte Naturivo Camino Altos de Jaboneros 230 Malaga 29193
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