It's a week spent in the feminine frequency; a method promoting nervous-system healing, connection with the wisdom of your body and the rediscovery of your feminine magick – for one, blissful week.
This Summer's retreat focuses on feminine leadership. It's both a space for women leaders to retreat in peace, beauty and sisterhood and to inquire deeply into what it means to be a feminine leader at this time on earth.
Hi love, I'm Miriam, mother of Moon Body. The practices of Nectar are a tried-and-tested method I teach women looking for ways to bring the magick, power and pleasure they desire into their world in a tangible way. I've been refining these practices since hosting my very first retreats in 2016. This is my life's work and it's a joy to host women from all the over the world, in-person, at this life-changing week in Italy. This is my 6th retreat at La Rosa retreat centre in Puglia. It's going to be powerful!
I've been leading women's work for the last decade and in this time there have been huge shifts in the ways of feminine leadership. We are exhausted and repelled by the old ways of power: dominating, controlling and top-down. As women leaders we desire new ways to hold powerful spaces for our sister-clients and birth our embodied, beautiful work into the world – not from a tight grip, but from the wellspring of ease we've cultivated. As well as the nourishing practices of Nectar Retreat, this summer we'll be inquiring into feminine leadership and sitting in circle as a council of wise women dedicated to birthing new ways of being, holding and leading.
Our 7 days of practice are designed for you to release the pressures and conditioning of daily life to return to your embodied wholeness. La Rosa dei 4 Venti is a tranquil, rustic paradise far from the man-made stresses of daily life. Cocooned among ancient trees, medicinal herbs and fragrant shrubs, you’ll discover the practices of the priestess: the woman dedicated to awakening.
These practices are designed to reawaken sensuality, to activate your breath and guide you to remember your power in this world. Far more than a retreat, Nectar is an invitation to remember the wild goddess within and rediscover ways to weave her wisdom and power into every day.
Nectar Retreat prioritises the intuitive, sacred and sensual. It understands the role pleasure, beauty and nature play in a woman's fulfilment. It recognises grief, sacred rage and complex emotional states as part of feminine awakening. It says womb, breasts and pussy are places of deep wisdom, ready to be reclaimed. It rejects the linear, fast-paced and desensitised ways of the modern world.
It inquires into new ways of leading, holding and being as feminine leaders.
Choose from a beautiful private or shared room with ensuite bathroom, each one elegantly decorated for maximum comfort and enjoyment.
LRDV is famous for its incredible food. Enjoy brunch, dinner and snacks on the gorgeous outdoor patio dining table. This food nourishes & heals!
Nurture and expand with twice daily classes, including women's yoga, yoga nidra, womb work and sacred sexuality practices.
As a group of feminine leaders we will sit in council together to discuss, learn, create and practice true sisterhood + feminine leadership.
Every morning at Nectar begins with Lunar Yoga. This is Miriam's way of sharing the classical Tantra Yoga she was trained in, modified for the bodies and cyclical needs of woman. Each day is different. Every class is designed to build on from the other. You'll be guided through four Lunar Yoga sequences, one for each of the four phases of your menstrual cycle. Each day there are two embodiment practices: a dynamic one for the morning and a restorative one for the evening. Restorative evening classes include Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Qigong, among others. Half-way through your week we have Ecstatic Dance, where you'll be guided through a divine playlist and embodied exploration. Our Yoga & Movement throughout Nectar is designed to bring you into deep relationship with your body and to inspire you with practices to nourish you beyond the retreat.
Woven into our embodiment work are Miriam's signature sacred sexuality and womb-based somatic practices.
We grow in relationship to others. At Nectar Retreat we are both coming together for a nourishing week and coming together to live and breathe new earth Feminine Leadership. We'll be discussing Riane Eisler's work on partnership versus dominator systems in close detail as well as learning about Miriam's own research and leadership methods forged through a decade of working closely with women leaders. We'll enjoy three workshops on Feminine Leadership, where guests will be asked to weave their own stories, experiences and dreams of new ways of leading into the field. You'll be invited to live Feminine Leadership in every step, every breath and every word throughout the week as we birth new ways of being, holding and leading – the feminine way.
Every morning at Nectar begins with Lunar Yoga. This is Miriam's way of sharing the classical Tantra Yoga she was trained in, modified for the bodies and cyclical needs of woman. Each day is different. Every class is designed to build on from the other. You'll be guided through four Lunar Yoga sequences, one for each of the four phases of your menstrual cycle. Each day there are two embodiment practices: a dynamic one for the morning and a restorative one for the evening. Restorative evening classes include Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Qigong, among others. Half-way through your week we have Ecstatic Dance, where you'll be guided through a divine playlist and embodied exploration. Our Yoga & Movement throughout Nectar is designed to bring you into deep relationship with your body and to inspire you with practices to nourish you beyond the retreat. Woven into our embodiment work are Miriam's signature sacred sexuality and womb somatic practices.
Food at La Rosa is sublime and is an important part of the retreat. You'll be served a healthy, mouthwatering variety of vegetarian-vegan + pescetarian food during your stay, including brunch and dinner at the long outdoor patio table, with snacks, fruits and herbal infusions available throughout the day. La Rosa is famous for its food and you'll likely be remembering it for the rest of your life! The menu follows the alkaline food principle, using healthy, local and seasonal produce wherever possible. Alkaline food is lighter, vibrant and digests easily. But every meal at La Rosa is exciting, new and mouthwatering. On our first night at La Rosa we'll be offered some of the regions finest biodynamic and organic wines, paired with our meals. Our mealtimes are some of the most-loved moments at Nectar Retreats. They're a chance for us to sit in the cool morning sun or warm evening air, connect, share stories and bask in la dolce vita.
Feminine Spirituality is focused on earth-based, goddess-centric traditions. It is an antidote to the brainwashing of patriarchal religion, which so often creeps into modern-day spirituality. Feminine Spirituality is based on reality; and on the flesh-and-blood truth of the body in all its bleeding, orgasming, birthing glory. You'll find the Feminine Spiritual Path woven throughout your week at Nectar in your morning and evening classes, your sacred sexuality and womb wisdom practices and in our Feminine Leadership councils. You'll discover that, in the temple of La Rosa, the goddess whispers through every flower, butterfly and breath of wind. There is no bible here, just the body, just each other, just the earth under our feet holding the wisdom of the ages.
These are the building blocks of our week together.
Embodiment of your innate feminine wisdom.
A new way of Feminine Leadership.
Rewiring your nervous system towards rest, pleasure, ease + abundance.
Building your life around your cyclical power, easeful bleeds + womb wisdom.
Self-care rituals for beauty, radiance + rest.
Owning your unique erotic blueprint + sacred sexuality with womb + yoni healing practices.
Daily practices to nourish, renew and
strengthen your power + life force.
Rituals to honour the Goddess + Feminine Path.
You are a woman who desires to spend a week in deep nourishment of your feminine energy, close to the earth, surrounded by sisters walking the feminine spiritual path.
You are a woman who can both hold herself and be held. Your presence in a group is supportive, curious and loving.
You've done work to heal the sister and mother wounds within yourself so that you know what is yours and what is not.
You are curious about bringing the medicine of new earth Feminine Leadership into your life and work.
You are collaborative. You have a practice. You know how to process your feelings without projecting them. You are ready to enter into a week-long temple of feminine magick.
Miriam’s retreat is a dream! Nectar brought a lot of goodness into my life; slowness, nurturing, friendship. With Miriam’s gentle encouragement, I learned ways of caring for myself that continue to serve me and enrich my life. I came to Nectar feeling very disconnected from my body. In fact, I got upset during our yoga practices because I felt I was so bad at it! And yet in her soft, sweet way, Miriam encouraged me to open myself up to the healing potential of embodied practices. A year later, and I am now beginning my own training to become a yoga teacher. So Nectar has really changed a lot for me, and I feel really proud of being a part of it. If you are new to retreats or women’s spaces and feeling a little nervous, don’t worry. You are in excellent hands! Miriam leads Nectar with the greatest gentleness, humour and care. She shares her extensive wisdom from an earthy, embodied place- there is no artifice or pretension. Miriam teaches what she lives- and she lives very well! I encourage you all to experience the magic that Miriam has created. Nectar is slow and sensual and beautiful. It’s Pugliese nights, red wine and dinner parties. It’s yoga in the morning, and sunbathing in the afternoon, and a cat that sleeps curled up in the conservatory. Come lie in the sun, move slow, and remember what it means to live a quieter kind of life.
Miriam’s work opened my eyes to a whole new world of feminine wisdom, energy and sisterhood. I didn’t realise it was missing in my life until her workshops and retreats opened me up to this old wisdom. I wish I had this wisdom and knowledge when I was just a girl – it would’ve significantly shaped the woman I have become. This work is powerful. I sought Miriam’s mentoring support after multiple miscarriages and spent time to heal physically and emotionally. After joining her Nectar retreat in Italy and continuing my feminine practices, I was over the moon to fall pregnant naturally a few months afterwards. After years of trying, I don’t believe it was a coincidence. Time spent for myself and actively nourishing my body and soul is always time well spent. Part of this nourishing practice comes directly from Miriam. Her work is empowering and loving. Her inclusive nature and approach helps to meet a participant where they are in life – there is no dumb question or feeling of being behind. She’s a steward of her own sisterhood and makes it her mission to help women blossom. This journey is lifelong, and I’ll continue to be an ongoing participant in various of her offerings. Thank you, Miriam.
My time at nectar is one I'd love to relive again and again. The cocoon of rest and connection Miriam weaved, allowed me to ebb and flow between states of solitude and community, without ever feeling I needed to show up in a certain way ~ just as I am. My body, mind and heart was overflowing with nourishment after Nectar from the movement practices, meditative states, education about how to support my cyclical nature as a woman, meeting incredible women (whom I remain in beautiful friendships with to this day), the nurturing food and landscapes of La Rosa, and Miriam's presence, love and support throughout this process of unfurling and coming home to myself. I am eternally grateful for the magic Miriam has created at Nectar, and continue to witness the butterfly effect of this experience to this day. I encourage all women to consider entering the sacred portal that Nectar is.
I felt truly opened by this experience and like I left the retreat a changed woman! Miriam was such a loving host, the group felt really cared for and nourished by her calm and playful energy and all the gorgeous practices she shared with us! Felt honoured to have shared a space with her and the other women. So much care and attention was paid throughout the whole week, excellent food and massages, beautiful surroundings, nature, animals. Can’t recommend enough!
A space in a gorgeous two-woman room. You'll be in a single bed. Your ensuite bathroom is shared with your roommate. Pay with one single payment or a *payment plan
Please read the retreat T&Cs here before paying.
A space in a gorgeous private room. You'll be in a King-sized bed with a private ensuite bathroom. Pay with one single payment or get in touch for a *payment plan.
*3-month payment plans are currently available. Get in touch for details.
PRICE INCREASES TO £2,500 ON JUNE 19
As a welcome gift you'll receive a Priestess Goodie Bag containing a beautiful jade Gua Sha tool and organic rose face oil! Gua Sha practice is a deeply nourishing beauty routine which supports skin health whilst relaxing you. Miriam will teach you how to use these tools in your Sacred Sexuality workshop. And hopefully they'll become a much-loved element of your self-care. Your goodie bag also contains a cedar smudging stick for you to use in rituals throughout Nectar Retreat.
Not necessarily! Whilst Nectar Retreat will have women who consider themselves leaders you are welcome to join the retreat wherever you are in your journey. You may be just starting out or getting ready to start on your path of Feminine Leadership. If you are aligned with the values of the retreat, it's for you!
No. All that is required is a deep and sincere calling. The retreat is suitable for women who are new to this work and to those who already have some experience in the field. The training is rich and deep and there will be plenty of material for all.
Bari and Brindisi are the closest airports to La Rosa.
Arrive from 4.30pm on August 19 for dinner at 7:30pm and leave from 9:00am on August 26th.
You can share a private taxi to La Rosa with Nectar's other guests. Please let Miriam know in advance if you'd like her to arrange a car for you. Fares are payable at the end of the retreat.
Massages and treatments are available onsite at La Rosa with a highly-experienced therapist.
GETTING TO LA ROSA
7.30-8am: Silent Meditation
8-10am: Morning Embodiment Practice (Women's Yoga / Qigong / Intuitive Movement / Ecstatic dance.)
3-5:30pm: Afternoon Workshop (eg Yoni-steaming / the Jade Egg / Sacred Sexuality / Moon Cycles.)
6-7:15pm: Evening Embodiment Practice (Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Gentle Vinyasa.)