Stages 1 & 2 in Portugal

An opportunity to go deeper!

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.


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.


What Happens There?

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 Deva Ashik – 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.


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 – you will recieve a certificate on completion and you can state that you have completed this training on your personal biographies.

You will also be eligible to attend the next levels – Deepening & Radicalization to eventually become an Awaken as Love Facilitator.

In addition you will be gaining direct tools that you can then use in your own workshops and practices as well as a deeper understanding about how to work with groups – and meeting a larger international network of practitioners and teachers to create and stay in on-going connection. We routinely give opportunities to Awaken as Love graduates to be part of the festivals we create.



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 8th – 14th June 2021

The Deepening retreat runs from the 16th – 22nd June 2021

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

Initiation Retreat

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Deepening Retreat

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