• with Komala Lyra & Araminta Barbour

    Women Who See In The Dark

  • The Quest

  • The Experience

  • Your Guides

    Komala Lyra

    Mystic, gypsy, dakini, life-adventurer, dancer, writer, artist, healer with a broad pallet of skills, Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally. Faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts), she is also a professional member of NAMA (National Ayurveda Medical Association, USA), certified Panchakarma educator by the Ayurveda Institute (Albuquerque, NM, USA), has been part of Osho Multiversity and Mystery School faculty (in India and USA) for over 15 years. Creator of Ayurveda Mandala and Ayurveda-Yoga-Tantra programs, has authored several books, sharing experience of the body as a channel for consciousness, integrating sensuality and sexuality as a natural expression of body-heart-soul.


    Her gifts embrace refined skills, sharp intuition, clarity, gentleness, and assign mystical experiential resources. She invites intimacy with ourselves, while igniting awareness in all aspects of relating. Presently, she is co-creating a retreat place in Alto Paraiso de Goias, at the center of Brazil – her birthplace.

    Araminta Barbour

    Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala where she has been based for over 10 years, Araminta is a Speaker, Coach and International Tranformational Workshop Facilitator. She has a Master’s Degree in Indian Religions from the University of London (SOAS) and is a Certified Red Tent Women’s Guide, with over 5 years experience in the sexual reproductive health non-profit sector and over 20 years exploring numerous holistic health modalities and esoteric traditions.


    Faculty with ISTA (the International School of Temple Arts), the Institute of Conscious Sensuality based in Hawaii, and the Online University of Love and Sexuality Araminta has focused on sacred sexuality retreats for the past 5 years and the esoteric wisdom that comes from healing the split between spirituality and embodiment. Araminta’s core passion is the process of radical self-acceptance – the inner marriage of love with power. She is here to support humanity’s evolution as liberated, heart-centered creators. Araminta offers emotional release guidance, transformational workshops in tantra and conscious intimacy coaching.

  • 4 Events - 4 destinations - 4 explorations

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  • Sweet Darkness


    Sweet Darkness

    When your eyes are tired
    the world is tired also.


    When your vision has gone
    no part of the world can find you.


    Time to go into the dark
    where the night has eyes
    to recognize its own.


    There you can be sure
    you are not beyond love.


    The dark will be your womb


    The night will give you a horizon
    further than you can see.


    You must learn one thing:
    the world was made to be free in.


    Give up all the other worlds
    except the one to which you belong.


    Sometimes it takes darkness and the sweet
    confinement of your aloneness
    to learn anything or anyone

    that does not bring you alive is too small for you.


    ~ David Whyte ~

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