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Soothing Childhood Abandonment retreat   "Empower yourself"  Exploring your inner child and healing relationships  


    Welcome to   Soothing Childhood Abandonment Retreat   Exploring your inner child and healing relationships  

Samsara garden retreat is nestled into the jungle in beautiful Northern Goa, 10 minutes walk from stunning Ashvem beach.  
Our eco retreat cabins are delightful, with comfy beds and exquisite Indian furniture and ensuite bathrooms.  
As you step foot into this idyllic setting, you will instantly be greeted by a sense of tranquillity and inner peace. Waking up to the sounds of the jungle, monkey calls and morning bird song or watching the chipmunks running up trees.  
A 400 years old sacred Banyan Tree forms the heart of the place, it is located right next to our spacious Yoga Shala.  
The bungalows are built with natural materials and equipped with wooden furniture from Rajasthan. Each hut has its own magic - and additionally to that also a bathroom with shower and a terrace, where you can spend hours watching the trees and listening to the birds! Hot running water is available and heated by our solar plant. The surrounding tropical forest creates an out-of-this-world relaxing atmosphere, sunlight breaking through the leafs of old mango and cashew trees, which spend a welcoming shade during the midday heat. Luxury for us means having everything you need, being surrounded by beautiful nature - not missing the unnecessary things you know from home. 
There are many secluded day bed areas for private reflection, lying under amazing old trees which keep it cool during the day. Our venue is designed for community, connection, self discovery, meditation, dance, celebration and contemplation! 
We provide two delicious plant based meals daily made with love by our in house local chef, feasts made from fresh local ingredients, providing explosions of colour and taste all with an Indian feel.  
What will you experience.... 
This immersive retreat will be a beautiful hand held experience for those who have not been to mother India before. It will offer a total rejuvenation for your mind body and soul. 
We will be focusing on the abandonment wound and how that affects all of our relationships especially with ourselves. We will be exploring how we develop co-dependency as a result to cover up this wound and how these self defeating patterns ravage our ability to love and have healthy relationships. 
This experience will give you a real understanding of why we are this way what we can do to change to make our relationship story healthier, unpicking all aspects of this journey 
During the retreat, we will embark on a journey of healing and therapeutic workshops together within a warm, safe and secure setting. We are here to offer you the necessary tools and and embrace a newfound sense of freedom. 
We deep dive into the themes of inner child healing and learning to lovingly parent ourselves. This journey will a heart opening transformative journey using different techniques and experiential workshops to release the old and bring in a new way of being in all our relationships, especially with ourselves. 
We will take you on a journey of evolving self development and inspirational, innovative workshops which will give you an 
Insightlful sense of peace where you can declutter the mind and connect with the heart 
Who is the Soothing Childhood Abandonment retreat designed for? 
This retreat is specifically designed to help women and men who want to embark on this inner healing journey to embrace and love the abandoned child within 
Each of us faces unique circumstances that impact us individually. 
Do you relate to any of the following issues? 
Emotionally absent parents 
Physical and emotional difficulties in relationships 
Struggles with intimacy, rejection and abandonment 
Self defeating behaviours in relationships (e.g sabotaging. people pleasing) 
Difficulty setting boundaries in your life and finding your voice 
Engaging in dysfunctional relationships, such as being drawn to emotionally unavailable people 
Struggles to put yourself first in relationships 
Difficulty managing strong emotions 
If any of these resonate with you, this retreat is for you.. 
Meet Vanessa 
After years of active and chronic addiction I came into recovery in 2001 to be confronted with a whole heap of self esteem work I needed to do. 
I was terrified of judgement and was a chronic people pleaser. 
I had no boundaries in my life with others or with myself. 
There were abandonment issues from my childhood which I needed to work through. 
My life was limited as a result and I felt frustrated at my inability to find authentic meaning in my life.  
Following a life transition into running my own business in 2017 (the business of my dreams) I ventured onto a spiritual path which took me to Australia to a retreat last year. 
There I connected with some of my lineage. I had always been curious about my grandmother who was an alcoholic. Was that where I got it from? 
My journey since then has involved a deeper level of healing and discovery and I am so excited to share this with others to help them 'Heal their mother line' and release what has been passed down to us in dysfunction and mental struggles due to the restrictions that have been placed on women for so many years. 
Meet Amanda 
To change 
For years, fear, insecurity, and disconnection have consumed my life. These emotions trapped me in a continuous battle with self-doubt, convinced that I was never truly deserving. Consequently, I found myself constantly seeking external validation, desperately trying to prove my worth. This pursuit only led me to attract toxic relationships, perpetuating a cycle of unhappiness. All of these struggles have their origins deeply embedded in the wounds of generational trauma. 
All of that transformed when I fully embraced my personal healing journey with my ancestors. Today, I proudly stand as the leading lady in my own life. I have finally unlocked the ability to love myself unconditionally and become my own source of validation. With newfound courage, I fearlessly pursue my dreams and embrace risks. The shadow of failure and judgment no longer haunts me. I have learned to trust my intuition, seeking guidance within myself as my truest confidant. Finally, I am thriving in a life I wholeheartedly adore. 
I am here to support those of you who are treading the same path as mine, in breaking free from the burdens of generational trauma that have shaped your experiences. Together, we can pave the way for your personal growth and empowerment to help you shine brightly in your own life. 
Our 10-night retreat includes: 
10 nights’ accommodation  
2 delicious plant based meals daily made with love by our in house local chef, a feast made from fresh local ingredients 
Gentle morning yoga flow and relaxing yin yoga in the afternoon 
Deep dive therapeutic workshops 
Guided meditations  
Creative healing activities 
Ecstatic dance 
Singing/ chanting workshops 
Variety of holistic bodywork and massage treatments (affordable prices - one provided free) 
Self-reflection time 
Beach walks 
Sea swimming or dipping 
Workshops on boundaries and changing dysfunctional relationship patterns 
Family systems work 
Inner child work 
Forgiveness work 
"This retreat has given me the gentle encouragement, support and tools to make changes in my life that I know will enable me to overcome my own barriers to happiness and peace" 
Mandy September 2023 
"I can wholly recommend Vanessa’s Healing the Mother line course… The childhood emotional neglect I experienced emerged like a volcano and I was aware this was so harmful to both my spirit and my mums. Vanessa’s content flows beautifully… I would highly recommend this to anyone wishing to gain resolution with any painful feelings and blocks in their mother relationship" 
Jayne November 2023 

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