She Who Rises with Ymani Simmons

She Who Rises with Ymani Simmons

26 - 28 May, 2017

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From the Ashes of Life’s Challenges Rise the Spirits of Women Renewed
Journey into the Darkness of the New Moon to 
- Rebirth your Commitments 
- Recharge your Spirit 
- Renew your Passion 
(Teachings of the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership will be woven into the content of the workshop)

Day 1 – Friday May 26th “Dreaming with the Drum”
- Arrival at Seliana Re-Green at 14:00. Fruits will be available but lunch will not be served at this time. You are advised to pack a small snack/lunch to have with you. 
- Upon arrival you will be given time to settle into your rooms. Then we will meet for introductions and our Re-Green hosts will take us for a Permaculture Tour and the chance to meet and greet the beautiful land and surrounding area. 
- At 17:00 we shall gather for Guided Meditation and Circle Sharing and we shall conclude our evening with Dreaming with the Drum.
- We will have dinner and gentle discussions at 21:00.

 Day 2 – Saturday May 27th ”From Water to Fire”

- The day starts with a leisurely breakfast at 8am. Ymani then will guide us to Water Ceremony. 
- We ease into the day back at Re-Green at 2pm, where we will have a delicious healthy lunch and some rest. 
- The afternoon and evening will be filled with gentle discussions and Meditation into Fire Ceremony, concluded by a scrumptious dinner. 

Day 3 – Sunday May 28th “Sacred Feminine Warrior”

- We start the day at 8am with a nutritious breakfast and we prepare for a day filled with activities and surprises. 
- At 2pm we gather for delicious lunch and some rest. We gather our things and leave our rooms. 
- At 4pm we continue our activities on-site and we end-off with a farewell and thanksgiving ceremony. 
- We grab a light snack for the road and we depart around 7pm, continuing our spiritual journey back into our daily lives. 

 *Note: Itinerary is subject to change, depending on weather and the flow of the workshop.

Important Information

Bookings are possible for the entire 3-day event and not for individual days. A non-refundable, 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve your place, by March 30th, 2017. Places are limited. For reservations and more information, contact: 


Accommodation is shared, in 5 guest rooms in the main guesthouse, a 250 yr old mansion renovated with natural living principles. In total the guest house can sleep a maximum of 21 people in shared rooms.
Each room is unique with its own flexible bedding arrangements (cocomat mattresses) and private bathrooms – some more suitable for families/couples or groups, all of them being very spacious for shared accommodation. 
There are also camping possibilities, at a reduced rate, for about 10 tents, plus facilities for showers and toilets for the campers. In such case, you will need to bring your own tent and set it up yourself.


Please note that there is no wi-fi and there will be VERY limited Internet access during this retreat, as the purpose is to disconnect from the trappings of the modern world and connect with yourself and nature.


€350 (Euros) (€325 for those who may choose to camp)


Shared Accommodation
Meals - Homemade luscious breakfast and vegetarian meals (lunch and dinner) per day – cooked by the in-house chef using organic, seasonal and local produce. Feel free to express special nutritional requests.
Supplies for the exercises
Use of Re-Green’s facilities including:  
‘Maloca’ (yoga/workshop Shala)  
Natural Swimming Pond  
Natural Waterfall within 10 minute walk
Permaculture Tour 1.5hrs – this is asked for all groups to attend. It is important that an understanding of the surroundings, permaculture ethics and principles and how to re-use and re-generate is shared with all visitors!

Friday’s Lunch and Sunday’s Dinner
Transportation to and from Seliana
Tips - these are at your own discretion


Clothing: Dresses, Skirts/Sarongs. We will be there late Spring but weather is not predictable, so wet weather gear is advised. 

Comfortable walking shoes.
Sunblock, hat, sunglasses.
Mosquito/Insect repellent for the evenings may be necessary. 
Your personal First Aid kit and medications.
We would prefer you to bring natural, biodegradable products, to lessen the impact of chemicals in the environment. 
Notebook and pen/pencil. 
Your own tent and sleeping bag if you’ll be camping.
Light lunch for Friday and snack for Sunday evening.
Yoga mats or shawls or anything you would like to use to sit on when outside in nature.


About Ymani Simmons
Ymani Simmons is a peacemaker, spiritual mentor and teacher, writer, ceremonialist, conservationist, and advocate for the White Lions of Timbavati, South Africa via the Global White Lion Protection Trust at
She assists women globally in healing their hearts, embracing loving empowerment, and remembering who they are. Through her voice of experience and wisdom, conscious awareness, and positive spirit, she provides a safe and sacred container for individuals to experience inner growth through healing the Heart.
She traveled to the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2007 as a civilian diplomat with the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the oldest multi-faith peace organization in the United States. In 2011 she went to Srinagar, Kashmir to co-facilitate non-violence training workshops with youth and continues to be involved there as an International Consultant for the Kashmir Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.
Ymani is a graduate of the White Lion Leadership Academy 2016, and is currently in training to become a Practitioner of the 13 Laws of LionHearted Leadership, to assist humanity in creating a positive future by sharing principles and practices of empowerment to ensure they become effective agents of positive change at this moment of planetary crisis.
“Because we are members of the same human family, we are connected, and I feel we have responsibility and accountability to and for one another. We have been indoctrinated with fear-based belief systems through the ages and taught separation and division, judgment and hatred. My journey has taught another way of viewing life…another way of thinking…another way of ‘being’ on this earth. It is a way of living together, in harmony, and with respect for all life. It is the indigenous way of living with Mother Earth. Humanity stands at a critical crossroads and the outcome will be determined by the choices we make as individuals and as a human collective. We each hold an important piece of this grand puzzle of life. In order to evolve into a higher state of consciousness and claim our seat in the sacred circle, we must face the emotional wounds we carry and heal them.”

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The pain of one is the pain of all and the honor of one is the honor of all, because We Are All Related.
Mitakuye Oyasin.