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Mary Magdalene Retreat

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Mary Magdalene Retreat

A profound Pilgrimage into the Fire of Love

An ancient lineage of beloved Mary Magdalene is alive today in the heart of France, Aix en Provence, where she is known to have taught the path of true love. Just by entering the grotto in the mountains where she lived, you feel her sweet fragrance and strong embrace. And further along, the mountain crest is the secret cave, named as the place of rebirth, hidden from the public eye, where her transmission and presence is as powerful as if you are standing right next to her. Here her original teachings are revealed to the one who is open and prepared to receive a profound initiation into the feminine in the dark chamber of the womb. The forest surrounding the area is intensely alive with seen and unseen beings, you feel the magic and peace just by walking through.

This living sanctuary is ideal for awakening into the feminine, to merge with the powerful, primal force of life, the shakti, and to surrender into true love all the way, so we can rise in a world which needs us now – embodied and in full.

The retreat is held close to the grotto in the soft rolling hills and a classic medieval french town, with a magnificent cathedral. It is for a select, small group of women, who are deeply, solidly immersed on the spiritual path, who are willing to meet whatever arises-the tears and the joy-and are ready to be taken by Her. We will meditate in the cave and other sanctified, spiritually charged places. Together we will dive into experiencing and practicing core teachings of the feminine and the path of sacred union. The retreat provides a safe vessel so you can connect in your unique and authentic way and surrender. Let Her take you home.

DATES: Open Registration: 18th-25th Sept. 2021

19th -26th Sept. 2020 full 21st- 28th Sept. 2019 full 21st-28th Sept. 2018 full

Time: The Pilgrimage begins on Saturday at 4 pm. Please arrive between 2 pm -4 pm. The Retreat ends at 12 pm. For those who fly in from outside Europe, we highly recommend you arrive a day earlier.

Location: We will be in the area of Saintes- Maximine- de Baume. The nearest international airport is Marseille, France and it takes approx.45 min to drive to Saint Maximines de Baume, which is close to Aix en Provence. You will be connected to other participants for a car rental share. Flights are inexpensive within Europe and the cost of flight from the USA to Europe is approx. $600 round trip in low season.

Lodging and Cost: We will stay in a beautiful French villa with a swimming pool in the idyllic French countryside. The cost for the entire retreat tuition, lodging, and organic self serve breakfast and lavish vegetarian french dinners for 7 nights is:

Early Bird: 1790 Euro – Sign Up before Feb.1st 2021 with a deposit of 500 Euro. The regular cost is 1970 Euro for the retreat. Payment plans are possible.

Retreat Guidance: led by Nicola Amadora

Please note this is not a public retreat, it will be held small with a select group of women. Please write to us if you are interested, and tell us more about your own path. This special retreat will fill up.

If you feel HER calling you please write to Nicola Amadora:

For a taste, experience the online course The Way of the Sacred Feminine

For a glimpse into the cave read: An Ode to Women- The Feminine Way of Awakening


What Women say who have attended:

” I attended this retreat without knowing Nicola, I was guided to come to the Mary Magdalene Pilgrimage with her. It surpassed all my expectations. The housing, the food, the teachings, the guidance, nature, and sacred places…My life is transformed, its incredible. I feel so grateful.” ~ Connie Viveros, CA, Coach

“I am still amazed about the creation and walking the path before us Nicola, so that we as a group of women with such unique and different expressions, were able to be there for the purpose to awaken our divine feminine, heal and open our hearts.The container created energetically and physically allowed me to relax and feel safe to open and be vulnerable, which I could not have done alone and dared to in daily life or elsewhere. The villas, food, housing and structure reflected perfectly the loving, nourishing, and caring attitude throughout the retreat. Nicola created and held a sacred space wherever we were in such a loving and intuitive way. She tuned in constantly and directed the energies for the benefit of all. I felt I could be here with what is here now, accept, integrate, feel, and be. Not having to change what is here now. The loving field made it easy to explore the most vulnerable and hidden parts of me to be recognized, lovingly accepted and integrated. There is immense gratitude for having this possibility, the experience of real love, trust and sisterhood and togetherness which changed my life forever. It feels like a rebirth into the real feminine and learning to be love in action and live it.” ~ Gisela Eilinger, Germany

“There are no words to express how this profound journey is. Something deep within was unlocked and healed in me, and I will carry that forth into the world forever. Nicola is an amazing guide and teacher and she held us with such great love.” Erin Moreno, Healer

“This retreat was a homecoming to myself. I feel a deep and real connection with the divine feminine that I never felt before. I feel a wholeness that I didn’t even know was missing. Nicola does an amazing job at guiding the group but does it in a way that feels also very personal. She holds space for everyone to get exactly what they need in a very organic way. The retreat has a beautiful structure and Nicola is constantly tuning in to adjust the process based people’s needs. It is very authentic and truly the embodiment of love.” Alejandra Ortiz, USA

Nicola took me through a pilgrimage of a lifetime- a wide embrace of our humanity and divinity. Embodied, bold, centered, loving, clear, tender, and inexhaustibly empowering. Thank you Nicola for rooting me in my life purpose. This retreat was far beyond of what I could imagine and surpassed all what I expected. It was fantastic. Thank you. ~Pamela Yap. Acupuncturist, New York

“Nicola facilitated this women’s retreat from a place deep in the heart. This infused her teaching with a vulnerability that made the journey so deep and real, and many, including myself, were able to transform in beautiful and meaningful ways. ways, which none of us had anticipated. She grew a safe space that allowed for this transformation to organically occur, and it helped us to be true to ourselves. It made us all more real, embodied and connected to our essence. Thank you Nicola. ~ Rene Murata, Executive Coach and Business Owner, Italy

“The Magdalene Rising Retreat with Nicola Amadora was a supreme opportunity to dive deeply into the soul of the sacred feminine, to return to her womb, to be reborn in the fire of holy love. It was epic! Nicola held an exquisite container for deep healing, awakening and embodiment. I loved the structure of being in nature, meditating in the grotto, the druid circles…the beautiful teachings and the profound relating practice. Truly it was an initiation into the deeper mysteries of life and the feminine. I carry this tremendous blessing into my life and work, which will benefit many. Thank you with all my heart.” ~ Ashanna Solaris, Workshop Leader, CA

“How can I thank you Nicola and write down what happened as you guided me through this process of rebirthing. Opening up so fully and letting it/her take me all the way was profound. It changed my life and I will be forever grateful for that in my heart and soul. Thank you for your love and strength, for your beauty, authenticity and vulnerability in the way you taught this incredible weeklong retreat in France. It was more than I could ever imagine.” ~ Annelot Borleff, Holland 

“No words can express my gratitude for this outstanding retreat that changed my life. I have attended many retreats, but this was truly exceptional. I am forever grateful in my heart for this profound journey home.” ~ Salvadora, Community Leader, Spain

 “This was the most powerful retreat I ever attended. Nicola’s facilitation was masterful, she held the container with such skill and love, fierceness, embodied wisdom and compassion. It was astounding for me over and over to witness, feel and participate in. For all who come after me, know that you will experience a depth at the Mary Magdalene retreat that is impossible to recreate elsewhere. I have walked through truly magical forests. The land here is saturated with the flavor of Mary. The birds sing her songs, the wind carries her love to me. In the cave I experienced a transmission that changed this life forever. Mary is alive. Her love and teachings permeated my heart as I kept opening ever deeper. Nicola is a mystic, ecstatic and at the same time grounded, who embodies the teachings. She created a safe environment, where I could relax into and open in ways I never have and experience real and profound love…Before I came to the retreat I not experienced Mary Magdalene’s presence, so a lot has happened in this week. Nicola presents her message as not exclusive but one that includes all the paths of love and the way of the feminine. Humongous appreciation.” Robyn Paxton, Saettle

“If you are ready to live your soul’s calling, and if you are looking to get unstuck or let loose of what is holding you back, this retreat is for you. It far surpassed my expectations. The community of women, the leadership of Nicola, the power of the caves, the depth of the sharing – all this came together in synchronicity to elicit life-altering insights and courage! I arrived in France ready to ‘Let what wants to happen, happen’ and what wanted to happen was a miracle of love. It’s been weeks since my return, and the transformation is lasting. I have access to the Divine Feminine in ways I only dreamed of in the past. Nicola is an exquisite companion guide for anyone yearning to step into their authentic feminine power. She embodies and shows the way of love in real life. If you feel Mary Magdalene calling you, by all means open yourself to this opportunity.” Joy Taylor, author of Inspired and Business Coach

“I cannot remember feeling in need of anything during the retreat – expect for more dark chocolate, and even that came along…All the women were caring and lovely. Nicola held a loving and safe space. I felt totally safe the whole time – from the first day. I opened deeply and I am so glad I came!” ~ Janaki Ananda, England

“This pilgrimage for me was the most daring experience of my life. During this week I have birthed a new path with my beloved friend Mary. Such a profound, deep sharing of love and commitment has come for me through being immersed in the sacred feminine and this outstanding retreat. This was incredible, lifechanging and it continues on in my life. I am so grateful”. Patti Paxton-Ebert, Canada.

“This retreat called me since I first saw the offering. I was bold and answered the calling. I am grateful beyond words that I took the leap with faith. This week together communing with Magdalena has confirmed my deepest longing, empowered my being and singing my soul home. I am in love with life. Nicola held a container that I needed to feel safe to let the feminine unleash in me. I felt so deeply embraced by Nicola, the women, and Her. It was an experience of a life time and it is forever alive in me and my walk in the world. I can help people so much more and feel so guided and connected. Thank you Nicola. Through your hand I found my place and home!” ~ Maura Furness, CA

“With Nicola’s wise and loving guidance, I have been able to walk through my fears and come home to this ancient lineage of Mary Magdalene and Yeshua. I have been longing for this for many years and I feel so very grateful for all that I have received from this sacred retreat.” Janey Selbey, UK

“It was a wonderful retreat. The housing was lovely. The food was amazing, the teaching and guidance was beautiful. I am very grateful that I came and feel HER more strongly in my life and work.”~ Prenilla Lillarose, Coach for Women

“I came on this retreat to open more deeply to the divine feminine and to find clarity about my path. I was also exhausted by the burdens and busyness of my life. I was seeking solace and renewal. What I found on this retreat and Nicola’s devotional, graceful, enlivened presence was a bountiful treasure-trove of love, incredible connection to the life force of the feminine. Guided by your embodiment of truth and love, I was able to safely explore and heal the darkest recesses of my soul and body and find a way to a miraculous sense of abundance, joy, grace and love that I feel changed from the inside out. I am returning back to the UK with a deep sense of renewal, transformation and gratitude for the gifts I have received from you Nicola and this extraordinary group of women, who brimmed with authentic, loving presence, orchestrated by Her through you. My deepest gratitude and love. I feel blessed.” M.M. Serena Joy, Psychotherapist, England

“Thank you so much Nicola for your love, generosity and dedication on the path of true love. You taught and guided so amazing and created a container where I could totally be myself and feel loved. This week has given me a new birth- enlivement and the capacity to feel, stand and live from truth. I am so deeply grateful for your very real transmission of Mary Magdalene. This retreat was such a great gift and life changer for me. I feel in my heart that I am a torch bearer of her! ~ Lina Swenson, Sweden

“Nicola is like Mary Magdalene incarnate- she lives and embodies great love. Through this retreat I could feel so much, open so deeply and root in the love I am as well. This retreat was truly wonderful, in every way. ~ Mary Rafftey, CEO, USA

“Nicola is so deeply graced by Her, Mary Magdalene. She embodies the feminine and the teaching of this path. Only by looking into her eyes brings already a transmission. This profoundly beautiful pilgrimage helped me to open my heart and let Her enter. It opened me to the innermost sanctum of my being. This retreart was truly life changing. Thank you Nicola.” ~Annelot Borleff, Holland

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