in Marrakesh, Morocco
Signature Moments – specific activities and teachings
designed to blossom feminine energies, initiate change
and leave a long-lasting memory.
- Full Moon Fire Ceremony in the Moroccan Desert living in luxury tents – Divine Feminine Energy
- Belly Dancing: Shimmy, Shivers and Vibrations – Lover Energy
- Henna Party: Gorgeous Body Applications – Girl Energy
- Authentic Hammam, Indulgence and Nurturing: Mother Energy
- Camel Ride Across The Moroccan Desert – Explorer Energy
- 4 Dynamic Sessions of Teaching, Meditations and Activations with Esther – Creator Queen Energy
- Scrumptious Moroccan food – dazzling your taste buds – homemade using fresh locally grown resources.
- Shopping in the old Medina souks for spices, slippers, robes, ceramics whatever your pleasure
- Oasis Style Marrakesh accommodations. A boutique villa with a pool.
Ah The Delights Of Marrakesh! Let me tell you more …
Explore Marrakesh the “Red City” the hustle and bustle. Exotic parfums fill the air, an explosion of spices greet you, the call of vendors in the Souk beckon you to their stalls, hand crafted souvenirs, silver jewelry, leather wares, ceramics, tea sets, oils and babouches the traditional slippers. There may even be a mesmerizing snake charmer or two…
A Camel Trek across the desert, with a picnic lunch under a tamarisk tree in the dunes. Watch bread being baked in the hot sand. Dance, sing, watch the stars under the night sky, around a fire with perhaps a night cap or two.
Yes you are here in Magical Morocco making a dream come true. Unleashing your Feminine Energies. Expanding into a fuller expression of You.
But Wait there is more….
Marrakesh is the perfect place to get to know
your feminine energies and aspects.
In the company of an intimate group of like minded, beautiful, soulful, creative ladies you could wish to meet… Discover your unique Feminine Archetypes. Learn which ones are aching for expression. Which ones are in need of rest and nurturing.
Play with them in the magical energy of this city and invite your woman energies to move into harmony with your desires under the beams of a full and smiling Luna pregnant with possibilities and blessings.
This unmissable retreat experience was specifically designed for YOU to get to know yourself more fully, expand your feminine energies, blossom the Divine Feminine within and combine the inner transformation with a life expanding travel experience you will remember for all time. It is my Big Pleasure to host and guide you through the adventure.
We begin the adventure in our laid-back villa located in the countryside outside of Marrakesh. It was loving designed and built by Heather and Abdul Benhrima. She is British, he Moroccan. Theirs is a love story that blossomed in Morocco and their love vibration fills the villa.
The Villa sits on over two acres of lush, beautifully landscaped gardens and shady terraces. It boasts a heated swimming pool, Hammam and mini spa. An oasis of calm and tranquility. It’s been called a “Hidden Gem.”
Settle in with mint tea, home-made cake and beautiful fresh cut flowers in your room.
Each room has its own character, but they all have one thing in common – a seductive mix of soft colours, rich Moroccan textiles, and the best craft-work of local artisans. Lusciousness and luxury combined.
This family run operation has establish a reputation as a high quality venue for retreats, weddings, parties and getaway holidays.
Local regular bus service to the centre of Marrakesh every thirty minutes if you want to do some exploring on your own.
Then after an adventure filled drive to the desert we settle at a luxury private camp with sleeping tents, relaxing areas and hammocks. Each tent has jump into comfortable beds, plush rugs, full-length mirror, solar powered lighting, space to hang your cloths, percale cotton sheets, down duvets and lovely pillows. The en-suite bathroom has a toilet, dressing table and silver pewter buckets for washing. Our Feminine Energies and Aspects will be so very happy.
These accommodations were handpicked to offer you a fabulous authentic Moroccan experience. Teeming with ambience, comfort, nurturing, indulgence and charm.
* Villa Dinari has several dogs on the property which only interact with people if approached. Just so you know.
Moroccan food is delicious – perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The foodies will be enthralled, the healthy conscious delighted and the adventure eater eager to tuck in. There’s no processed food at Villa Dinari – only delicious homemade food using the freshest locally grown resources. Traditional Moroccan with a twist is their theme.
The breads are baked fresh daily in each village’s communal oven, and dinners lovingly prepared, slow cooking, multi-course, relaxing affairs with candlelight just as our feminine energies and aspects deserve.
The villa also offers free coffee and tea all day long as well as snacks at different times during the day. And when you arrive there will be mint tea with pastries.
The desert camp might be in the middle of nowhere, but they pride themselves on preparing quality authentic Moroccan food.
Kefta, Tagine, Couscous, Brochettes, Chickpeas, Sultana rice salad, Harira soup, dates, quince; almond cream pudding. Full breakfast including eggs to order, pancakes and fresh juices. Light fresh lunch affairs with salads, brochettes and local fruits. Three course dinners more homemade Moroccan fare.
Both accommodations serve alcohol and will cater to your dietary requirements. Just let Ales and I know at the time of your booking.
*itinerary is subject to change
Day One: Welcome To Marrakesh, Morocco
arrives by 4 pm.
Meals: Dinner, Refreshments upon arrival
Day Two and Three:
After a delicious breakfast together we begin the process of discovering, understanding, expanding and loving our unique feminine energies and aspects. I will be facilitating four transformative teaching sessions, two each day with plenty of time for questions and intimate discussion.
We will address female archetypes, blocks to feminine expression, engage in release meditation, get to know our Divine Feminine and how she relates to our Divine Masculine. Love, Girl, Mother, Queen and Divine Feminine aspects will be our main focus for attention.
Each day to blossom our unique aspects we will engage in specific activities for fun and transformation.
On Day One we will enjoy a Girly Henna Party at the Villa. Allowing the girl energy within the opportunity to play with design on our bodies.
Day Two we let our Lover energy loose, as we wiggle our hips, shimmy and shake during a Belly Dancing class. Be like Shakira, the hips don’t lie.
And during your downtime, rest, relax, luxuriate, sun yourself, swim in the pool; explore the grounds.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks
After another amazing breakfast, we drive into Marrakesh with a private guide and immerse ourselves in the hustle and bustle of the Medina and souks of the Red City. We will explore the artisans section including the designing of slippers and bags, lantern making and leather goods. Make sure you have your camera and smart-phones handy there will be photo ops galore. Our guide will show us the best of artisans and stalls off the beaten path. Spices, herbs, souvenirs, silver, carpets and more…
Of course we will give you time to enjoy lunch on your own or with a travel mate. Our guide will make recommendations and then you are off in your Queen, take charge, make it happen energy to explore the city. Enjoy the shopping, browsing whatever is your pleasure.
In the evening it is time to take care of our Mother energy the feminine aspect within that is often looking after others and not herself.
No trip to Marrakesh would be complete without indulging in a traditional Hammam at our fabulous hotel.
The Moroccan Hammam is a place where folks go to socialize, relax and meet one another, but also to get scrubbed for renewal with with an exfoliating glove and savon noir soap (their black soap made from olive oil).
Slather on a little argon oil afterwards and you’ll leave feeling clean, fresh, shiny, intensely relaxed and totally refreshed! Ahhhhh……
Pack your bags for tomorrow we head out to the desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Snacks
We have an early start to the day and an adventuresome drive to the desert so eat a hearty breakfast and settle in to watch the scenery and chat the time away.
Traveling the road of Ouarzazate along the Atlas mountains and through Tichka mountain pass, the scenery will shift and change as we are.
Our driver/guide will show us the sites with rest stops and lunch on your own along the way.
When we arrive at our luxury desert camp, the staff will be ready and waiting for us to fulfill our wishes and dreams of an amazing desert experience.
Tonight is our private Full Moon Divine Feminine Ceremony around a bonfire. We can dance and sing, express our femininity with joy and exuberance. While I will be leading the ceremony your input is welcomed. Would you like to sing a song? Recite a poem? Play an instrument? Speak your truth? Let me know ahead of time. All contributions are welcomed.
Tonight sleep in the desert in your beautiful tent. Sleeping in the desert inside a tent under a full moon will be a first with for me. How about you? Dream come true.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Having harmonized our feminine energies and aspects, dancing under a full moon, today we take our Unleashed Feminine Selves and enjoy a full day in the desert.
After breakfast, camels are waiting to carry us on a trek along the red dunes of Erg Chigaga. We will enjoy the serenity, peace and silence of the desert. The wonder, magic and adventure. Our feminine energies running wild in awe and thrill.
The rest of the day is yours to play in the desert. Optional activities available but not included like sand surfing. The bar will be open so perhaps we cocktail. And enjoy another bonfire to cap off a two night stay in the desert.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We will Rock the Kasbah at Ait Benhaddou a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987. A giant fortification made up of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty ksars (fortified village). A unique world spot and the backdrop for many films and motion pictures.
During the drive you can let the road hum you to sleep or watch the scene flow by.
Upon arrival in Marrakesh we check into a New Riad, a type of traditional Moroccan guest house, poke around for a bit and then join together for our Farewell to Morocco and Honouring of our Feminine Energies Group Dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
While your journey in Morocco has come to an end, your Soul’s Journey continues and the new expression of your Feminine Energies will continue to blossom and grow. Whether you are heading back home or onto another destination, (lla yemsek ‘la khir) الله يمسك علي خير, meaning goodbye. Have a safe and enjoyable journey onward.
Group transfers back to the airport as required.
By The End Of This Retreat You Will:
- Reclaim and Blossom your Feminine Energies and Aspects.
- Feel Confident expressing your Feminine Energies.
- Feel more happy, alive and on purpose.
- Get your Sexy Back!
- Radiate your Feminine Energies from within all around you in an orb of vibration, an attraction factor for living the life you desire.
- Fall deeper in love with yourself and with life.
- Move into greater alignment with True Self as Divine Feminine for authentic Living and Being.
- Deepen your connection to the Divine.
- Had an amazing Moroccan Adventure creating change in your life through the travel experience, seeing new sites, meeting new people; experiencing a new culture.
- Have launched new rockets of desires, wishes and dreams for you to manifest in your life, already planning your next creations and adventure.
- 5 nights en-suite accommodations at a Villa and Riad, handpicked for luxury, comfort, charm, gastronomy and Moroccan atmosphere. Both lodgings are considered “Hidden Gems.”
- 2 nights at a luxury Desert Camp
- 7 breakfasts
- 3 lunches
- 7 dinners
- Arrival tea and pastries
- Tea and Coffee offered throughout the day at our first Villa
- Henna Party
- Private Belly Dancing Class
- Hamman and Massage
- Marrakesh City Tour with private guide
- Camel Trek in the desert
- Private transport to the desert experience and back
- Esther’s teachings and services 4 official teaching sessions plus Full Moon Ceremony and more
- Group transfer from airport to Marrakesh and from the city to the airport.
- Tips for most guides and drivers, service providers
What’s Not Included
- Return airfare to and from Marrakesh, Morocco
- Personal, Travel and Medical Insurance
- 3 lunches, one in Marrakesh and two on the drive to the desert and back
- Items of a personal nature including but not limited to phone calls, sun lotion, laundry services, souvenir shopping…
- Extra snacks, meals, water etc
- Alcohol (cocktails are available at our accommodations at your own expense)
- Additional spa treatments of your choosing at the Villa
- Taxi or bus fare if needed
- Separate airport transfer from Marrakesh if required
- Tips to room cleaners, belly boys
- Anything not specifically noted in the what’s included section
- Cost of accommodation and associated services for overnights en route, caused by weather, flight schedules and other events
- Cost of Visa if applicable. Canadian and US Americans do not need visas for their stay.
Arrive into the Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) on September 27th before 4 pm if possible so we can pick you up and get you settled in before dinner. We recommend you depart October 4th, 2020 after breakfast. (Please do not fly into Casablanca!) We’ll have group airport pick-ups on Sept 27th arranged after we receive everyone’s flight times. If you are not arriving in time to be on those transports we can help you arrange your own taxi to the hotel (at your cost). Same situation going home. You may want to consider arriving a day earlier.
Feel free to make your own flight arrangements or reach out to my Travel Planner Extraordinaire Ales Struna for assistance with flights and travel insurance. If you do book your own flight please notify Ales with your flight information.
We ask that you wait to book your flight until we give the go ahead knowing the required number of people for the journey has been met. Ales contact info 866-866-5566 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hello I’m Esther Bartkiw. I love helping people create and live their dreams and wildest wishes. Open to grander possibilities. Fall deeply in love with themselves and radiate that inner love to the world. I love guiding people to deep transformation and having fun while doing it.
For over 16 years I have been known and lauded as a holistic core belief change therapist, retreat leader, spiritual mentor, energy healer, up-lifter and intuitive reader. I specialize in discovering, exploring and CHANGING limiting belief systems, behaviors and patternings. Using experiences like retreats to facilitate change fast and deeply.
Dream Come True: For the past five years I have been living my dream of a traveling lifestyle, nomading around the world as my Soul leads.
A Personal Note from Esther
“My first taste of guiding a Sacred Spirit Journey was to the Bosnian Pyramids in 2015. The retreat offered participants not only an exciting adventure, but also an opportunity to be a part of world history and facilitated personal change at a deep level.
It also stirred up within me a desire to offer more soulful journeys. The Spirit Journey to Iceland was fun, powerful and transformative beyond belief as we played in amazing Vortex’s of Energy! Then back to Bosnia working with Pyramid Energy and exploring other mysteries. Last year in Spain a group of us gals walked The Pilgrim’s Way along the El Camino. And now we head to Magical Morocco to play with our Feminine Energies.
I believe that experiential travel is soul stirring, inspiring, heart opening and above all life changing. It allows for personal growth through connections with other cultures, people, visitation to sacred sites and energetic hot spots around the world.
Please join me on this next life changing retreat as we Expand our Feminine Energies in Morocco.
~ Love, Esther
Expand Your Feminine Energies Retreat in Morocco
Sept 27th to Oct 4th, 2020.
Double Occupancy $4797 USD
Single Occupancy $5797 USD
EARLY BIRD SAVINGS $500 USD expires May 1st, 2020.
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To Join Us:
- $750 US deposit is required to hold your spot.
- 50% of the balance is due June 1st, 2020.
- The balance is due in full July 27th, 2020.
- If you would like a room-mate please let us know at time of sign up. If we cannot match you with a room-mate we will switch you to a single occupancy.
- We will confirm the Retreat once the required number of participants is reached. At that time Esther will give you the go head go ahead to book flights, travel insurance, etc. and provide valuable pre trip information.
Feel like you need some extra private time with me Esther for deep inner change processing? Talk to me about adding an extra day or two with me – we can do a deep-dive VIP day just for you.
Our Cancellation Policy
Please read carefully:
Your $750 US deposit is non-refundable. Any cancellation made before July 27th will result in a loss of 50% of the trip price. Any cancellation made between: July 27th and the trip departure will result in a total loss of funds.
We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum, but your funds are fully refundable if this occurs. Because our prepayments are not refundable other than under the circumstances listed here within, our cancellation policy must be firm and we strongly recommend the purchase of adequate travel insurance.
Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options or contact Ales my travel coordinator and he will be able to assist you with arranging travel insurance.
End of September into October is one of the best times to visit Morocco, as temperatures are cooler and more comfortable for sightseeing. Likely in the 20s C during the day and teens at night. Also it will be cooler in the desert so pack some warm clothes along with your swimsuit.
Tour excursion dates, timing, accommodations, meal venues etc are subject to change at any time, though such changes are not anticipated.
This retreat includes activities and excursions to various places of interest as set out in the information page. The participant accepts that these activities involve varying degrees of risk and takes part in these activities at his/her own risk. The participant accepts that Esther Bartkiw and/or Journeys Of The Spirit, are not responsible for any personal injury or death sustained in these recreational activities.
Journeys of the Spirit Luxury Travel and Esther Bartkiw act only as agents in securing hotels, transportation and other travel services and will not be liable in the event of any failure by any person or company to render said services. All hotels, transportation and other travel services are provided subject to all terms and conditions under which they are offered to the public generally.
Journeys of the Spirit Luxury Travel and Esther Bartkiw shall not be liable for any personal injury, property loss or other damage arising out of, or incident to, the tour or otherwise. Airlines are not responsible for any act, omission or event during the time passengers are not aboard their aircraft. Passenger tickets, in use by the airlines, when issued, shall constitute the sole contract between airline and purchaser and/or passenger.
Furthermore, Journeys of the Spirit Luxury Travel and Esther Bartkiw are not responsible for inclement weather, political acts, or any “acts of God” or the shortening of a trip due to these occurrences. Nor are they responsible for airline or ground operator defaults or repayment of monies lost due to default. Nor are they responsible for lost luggage. Flight schedules and accommodations are subject to change at any time, though such changes are not anticipated. No refunds will be made for changes beyond the control of Journeys of the Spirit Luxury Travel and Esther Bartkiw.
The Right to Exclude Participants
Esther Bartkiw and/or Journeys Of The Spirit reserve the right to refuse a participant to commence or continue on the retreat, if in their opinion, the participant is incapable of looking after herself or if the participant becomes objectionable to other participants, or a hazard to herself or other participants. Esther Bartkiw and/or Journeys of The Spirit will not be under any liability to that person for any loss or expense arising from this action.
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