The Heart of the Dark Goddess


22ND-29TH MAY 2017




An all-inclusive event for a transformational sacred experience

"There is a new way of living and and relating to others that is emerging: this comes from Love, and Sophie is at the leading edge of this new paradigm." 

- Oliver Gray, participant Aphrodite Intensive February 2017

"My relationship with myself changed the day I went to Sophie's weekend retreat. I was set free from 10 years of anxiety in 2 days. Something over a year's worth of therapy, CBT and 10 years of self-help books had failed to do." 

- Emma Kitchen, participant Pioneers of the New Dawn & Healing Tents Retreats

The Heart of the Dark Goddess Retreat is a 7-day journey into the most profound core of sacred feminine consciousness through supported circles, deep energy work & ritual.

By joining Sophie on this week, you will re-enter the ancient mysteries of the Dark Goddess surrounded by the wild, beautiful nature of Andalusia in Southern Spain. 

With her unique Healing Tents as an exquisite backdrop, Sophie will offer you deep sanctuary in the healing energies, sacred wisdom and ancient initiations of the goddess. 

This is an unparalleled opportunity to work over an extended period with Sophie: to safely open your intuitive energy, access your spiritual power and rediscover trust in your authentic Self. 

'The awareness of divine feminine energy provides the framework for evolved masculine energy to come through.' - Sophie

An Awakening Retreat for Men & Women

"If you are a man on the spiritual path wanting to evolve into the next level of your purpose and beyond, I thoroughly recommend attending one of Sophie's retreats. 

Follow your instinct and take the step into this unknown, beautiful will awaken your heart, your soul and your senses!"

The Heart of the Dark Goddess welcomes men, as well as women, into a unique week of soul connection, emotional clearing, heart opening and sacred intention. 

For men and women who wish to discover new insights into spiritual purpose and leadership, as well as deepening into the wisdom of the heart, body and intuitive senses - this retreat offers unparalleled opportunity for soul growth

The Venue

The retreat venue is in Almeria, one of Spain's sunniest and least visited regions. It is on the edge of one of Europe's most remote and beautiful natural parks, the Cabo de Gata, one of the last unspoiled stretches of Spanish coastline. 

Within walking distance to the local village, the venue is situated in a peaceful, isolated location. It is only half an hour from Almeria airport. 

The main house of this stunning new yoga venue has won awards for it's striking modernist design.

It sits in the semi-desert landscape amidst lush gardens, it's architecture echoing ancient Mediterranean civilisations.

It's natural swimming pool is fed by spring water, and filtered by reed beds. 


It has long been a stylish, bohemian family home, also an exotic venue for photo shoots. It has now been adapted to cater for retreats and yoga holidays. 

The Main House & the Cortijo

The accommodation on this retreat will be in both the Main House, and the outlying cortijo, or farm.

The cortijo has been converted in the local style into charming accommodation, located a couple of hundred yards from the main house. 

The Cortijo has it's own pool, and and a covered, newly-built yoga/retreat group space. 

The Retreat Week

Photo credit: Kirsty Targrass

Photo credit: Kirsty Targrass

Each day, you will take part in a morning and afternoon group session led by Sophie, held in the newly-built yoga shala. This will be transformed into a Healing Tent sanctuary: an exclusive element of Sophie's retreats. 

These sessions are 2-3 hours long, and are Sophie's unique meditation, healing and spiritual development workshops and rituals. 

Over the course of the week you will work as a whole group, in smaller groups, and with partners.

On this retreat there will be some women-only and men-only group sessions. 

Photo credit: Kirsty Targrass

Photo credit: Kirsty Targrass

There will also be early morning meditations, and evening events, such as drumming circles and dancing to take part in. 

Saturday will be our Relaxation Day - we will have a day out visiting the local area and exploring the Andalucian countryside. 



You can see more detailed information about the content, structure and daily routines of Sophie's retreats here

Photo credit: Kirsty Targrass

Photo credit: Kirsty Targrass

What People Say About Sophie's Retreats

"My life and my whole being have been changed. Thank you for creating this safe, solid, sacred space."

"I opened to something so special and magical, and since then things have continued to evolve daily." 

"It truly was an honour to spend these days with Sophie." 

"I am reborn. Completely brand new." 

"If you do one thing for your soul, for your spiritual evolution, go to a retreat with Sophie." 

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Spiritual Development Work with Sophie & Team

  • 10 two-hour unique sessions with Sophie (20 hours focused contact time)
  • Morning & evening meditations (with guided instruction)
  • A complimentary private Reiki or Tarot consultation
  • Evening group circles & ceremonies
  • High-quality support from experienced holistic practitioners

High Quality Accommodation & All Meals Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an award-winning, stylish Andalucian house and renovated cortijo (each with private lounges & pools)
  • Fresh, locally-produced food prepared daily (specific diets catered for) - ALL MEALS ARE INCLUDED, plus tea & coffee

Relaxation Time at the Private House & Surrounding Area

  • Use of two private, natural spring water swimming pools
  • Relaxation time around the venue (both the House & Cortijo have private lounges & pools)
  • Walks into the charming local village, and surrounding countryside


  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Transfers from the airport to the venue 
  • Massage treatments
  • Excursions (this includes any group excursion undertaken on the Relaxation Day)
  • Soft & alcoholic drinks 

Applying for a Place on this Retreat

The number of places on this retreat is strictly limited to 16 only. Sophie has designed this retreat to be intimate, so that she can have close time with each participant, and for the whole group to enter into deeper spaces together. 

The first stage is to register, by clicking the REGISTER NOW button and following the instructions. Your application will be noted and you will then receive details of how to proceed via email. 


Please kindly note: in order to be taken further in the booking process, you will be asked to agree to the Terms of Booking. This includes payment of a non-refundable deposit and adhering to the payment deadlines. 

All-Inclusive Retreat Fees


All accommodation has ensuite bathroom facilities. 

Fees are for 7-nights accommodation, all meals, 5 full workshop days

Twin or double room: £1495pp

Single room: £1625pp


"If you do one thing for your soul, go on a retreat with Sophie. 

It will powerfully change your life. 

It will befriend you to your own heart and soul." 

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