Upcoming: Kiental Retreat for Women Leaders, 5-7 August 2013

The Kiental is an Alpine Valley in the mountains of the canton of Bern, Switzerland. Its wild waters invite us to reconnect with our feminine essence, to dive into a feisty, spirited way of being. We recharge our batteries by walking along the waters, (re)connecting with beautiful, mystical landscapes. As a small group of women (8 maximum), we spend 3 days and 2 nights outdoors, walking and camping simply with tarp and a sleeping bag, cooking together on an open fire, at home with Nature.

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Read our inspirational quotes selection:

When you sit, allow Mother Earth to sit for you. When you
breathe, allow Mother Earth to breathe for you. When you walk,
allow Mother Earth to walk for you. Don’t make any effort. Allow
her to do it. She knows how to do it.
When you are sitting, allow the air to enter your lungs. Allow
the air to go out of your lungs. We don’t need to try to breathe in.
We don’t need to try to breathe out. We just allow nature, allow
the Earth to breathe in and out for us. We just sit there and enjoy
the breathing in and the breathing out. There is no “you” who is
breathing in and breathing out. The breathing in and the breathing
out happen by themselves. Try it.
We allow our body to relax totally, without striving or even
making an effort. Behave like the fetus in the womb of the mother.
Allow your mother to do everything for you, to breathe, to eat, to
drink. This is possible if you know how to take refuge in Mother

Take Refuge in Mother Earth
~ Thich Nhat Hanh



the ones for me are the wild ones

the ones for me are the wild ones
who like to burn at both ends
they light the way
the creative is the shadow
country where you know
you must go.
you must step outside your civilizations.
you must give up being a lady
if you are to pass through the gates
where the road winds down
to the underground.
if you are lost
a goddess will guide you.
if you eat or drink
the underground owns you.
They will ask
What are you willing to die for?
What do you love hard?
(It shows us who you are.)
confession is the coin of passage
this is your chance
to create a new mythology
tell the stories
before they tell you
love or die
there’s no other way through.