Awaken as Love Retreats

Stage 1, Initiation: 11-17th June 2019, Awakeland

Stage 2, Deepening: 20th-24th June 2019, Awakeland

More than a Personal Growth retreat

Awaken as Love 7-day retreats are some of the most powerful ways to move out of just surviving life and begin to really thrive in it.  Not only will you embrace your authentic nature and passion but also how to bring this to life in an ever more complex and overwhelming world.

They reveal the “Master Map of Existence” – the full landscape of how reality fits together, that you might not have realised until now.

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

In fact it is not the next level of consciousness but the one after that which integrates the previous ones which will facilitate real change.

What is the purpose of this?

Awaken as Love retreats offer maps, tools and experiences from Tantra, Shamanism, Embodiment and Integral practices. They will help you take your life to the next level. It has been said that a quantum leap occurs in humans when they realise and embody the most recent unfolding edge of our consciousness, named “Integral Consciousness”. It takes just 10% of the world population to steady themselves at this level to form a critical mass that will help bring the rest along with them. The solutions to most of the world’s problems reveal themselves.

These initiations are designed to jump-start your expansion into this level with the mission of helping that 10% emerge.

So, do you feel some truth in this – is there some part of your body that says yes even if your mind doesn’t understand?  If so then you are aligning to a mission of being an ambassador of planetary change – perhaps as an already existing teacher, guide or practitioner wanting to expand their influence or just one who hears the call.

Is this for me?

Regardless of your background, social status, profession or cultural beliefs – this is for you, a human being, alive in this existence. You can participate as an individual or also as part of a couple.

Who is holding it?

These retreats in Portugal are lead by James Stevenson with Riya Sokol and Lin Holmquist – international facilitators from Awaken as Love with a team of assistants who are there to help support you through the process.

Where is it?

The retreat is held at Awakeland – a beautiful retreat center in the Algarve mountian area of Portugal with multiple lakes for swimming, air-conditioned domes for workshops and a healthy vegetarian food. The same venue as the Tantra Festival preceeding it.

What will I get from these retreats?

These certificated courses will give you practical tools, maps and experiences to be able to embody a deeper understanding. These will include:

Tantra Techniques

How can the energy of the raw animal self be raised into higher consciousness? How can this consciousness descend into the body and manifest world? With classes and workshops you will learn this deep intimacy with yourself, with a partner or even with a group.

Embodiment practices

It’s one thing to understand with the mind. But it’s a completely different thing to have an understanding that comes from deeply experiencing and manifesting the reality of wisdom through the body.

System Reboot

Through training at our retreat you will be resetting the experiences and patterns in the nervous system of your body. They have framed your experience of this world since birth. Imagine how your life can be filled with ease, clarity and pleasure!


Shamanic Initiations

We will be perfoming ceremonies that take you outside of the normal sequence of time. It will anchor in soul pieces that have been waiting for this moment.

Integral Maps

As we learn about these maps with workhop and classes, the whole picture is revealed. Then you suddenly start to understand where pieces, that you were partially aware of, fit inside a larger picture of reality.

Wisdom Transmission

Through transmission we will be awakening our higher centres of knowing, expanding into a new operating system.

How can this advance me working in these areas?

There are a few ways in which this training will support you in your journey as a guide, teacher or practitioner. It is an accredited course from Awaken As Love, so you will receive a certificate on completion. This certification states that you have completed this training. You will be listed on the Awaken as Love training website, and also be eligible to attend the following stages – either Deepening & Radicalization to eventually become an Awaken as Love Facilitator.

You will be gaining direct tools that you can then use in your own workshops and practices. You will also have a deeper understanding on how to work with groups. You will be meeting a larger international network of practitioners and teachers to create and stay in on-going connection.

Most importantly you will be connecting with some of the most prolific organizers of Spiritual Events on the planet. You can view more of the events organized by Awaken as Love on the main website We routinely invite teachers and practitioners to be a part of these festivals, so will now be giving priority to those who have completed these processes.

Practical Information

There are 2 courses being offered in Portugal: Stage 1- The Initiation (right after the festival) is open to everyone. Stage 2 – The Deepening is open to those who have already attended the Stage 1 retreat anywhere in the world (you can book stage 1 and 2 together in Portugal and there is a discount for this).


The Initiation retreat runs from the 11th – 17th June 2019

The Deepening retreat runs from the 20th – 26th June 2019

Venue: Awakeland, CCI 674 – Moinho da Rocha. 8500 – 140 Mexilhoeira Grande

Retreat Costs:  The costs for each retreats: Earlybird price of just 650 Euros, Normal price is 850 Euros*. Price does not include accommodation – click here to visit the information page for the full range of options.

* 10% discount on the Initiation Stage for those booking both the Tantra Festival and Initiation together.

* 10% discount on the Deepening Stage for those booking both the Initiation and Deepening together.

The Training is held at the Awake retreat centre. Rooted in a millennial mountain range, Awake believes in people, in a conscious life and auto-responsibility.  Without promoting dogmas, beliefs or doctrines, it is a space for all, where each individual arrives with their own mission, and where we all help to get there.

Initiation Retreat

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Deepening Retreat

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