Celebrate the Summer Solstice with Mary Magdalene

June, 15-22, 2022

Summer Solstice with the energy of Mary Magdalene

I invite you to celebrate the Summer Solstice with Mary Magdalene.
Connected to the energies of Mary Magdalene,feel the energetic vibes of renew and reconnect with your fundamental frequency, your sacred feminine

Join us in this Summer Solstice Journey.
Connected to Mary Magdalene’s energies, Mother Gaia and the Ancient Goddesses, harmonize your heart with the primordial beat of the Earth, and let shine your divine.
Indeed, this is our biggest challenge: to let our inner light shine!
 
Neolithic sites steeped in spirituality and sublime landscapes arousing emotion, monumental religious buildings and shrines: each of them invites you to discover the sacred, in its universal dimension.

Who am I? What are my real gifts and talents? How can I best contribute to the great work of humanity?

Indeed, these are great existential questions that we all ask ourselves at one point or another of our journey on Earth.
Because we have been collectively conditioned to enter a competition and performance mold to be loved and recognized. But there comes a time when we can no longer pretend to be someone else, and our true nature seeks to emerge at all costs, even at the cost of disease or disillusionment.

Listen to this little voice that speaks to you and asks you to take time for yourself

Ideal conditions are offered: walks in nature, meditation, creative workshops. Coupled with yoga, this will allow you to reconnect with your essence of life and to be more easily listening to your true nature.
I am covinced that each of us here below has in herself a beautiful power to go forward and taste life, one step after another, in consciousness, slowly, in the precious of her sacred feminine.

Sisters, time is NOW !!
Join us to celebrate this Summer Solstice with Mary Magdalene.
A great inner adventure, rejuvenating and liberating,

in the heart of a beautiful and unspoiled nature.

Program of the Summer Solstice with Mary Magdalene

TRAVEL DATES : You should fly to Marseille Airport in order to arrive Wednesday, June 15 (Pick up at 1.00pm at the Starbucks Coffee) and return home on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 (Drop off by 10.00 am)
PRICING : From € 2.000 to € 2.250

Wednesday, June, 15
Today, we will meet and great at the airport – Group Transfer to your hotel at St Maximin for checking.
Later, we will have an afternoon visit at the Mary Magdalene Basilica – Here, you will learn her story from Palestine to Gaul, the Provencal tradition and the incredible discovery of her relics.
In the evening, to begin our Summer Solstice journey, informal circle with a welcome Cocktail and dinner.

Thursday, June, 16
Daily excursion to Camargue. It is a wild, rustic area of salty marches, pink flamingos, bulls and white horses. According to the Tradition, Mary Magdalene and her companions came ashore in this town where the Rhône River meets the Mediterranean Sea.
After a circle and a yoga session on the beach, we will visit the fortified church and see the relics of Mary Jacobé and Mary Salomé and those of Sara, the black Madonna worshiped by the Gypsies. That’s Good King Rene d’Anjou who discovered the bodies during his excavations in 1448.
After that, we’ll have our lunch in my favorite brasserie, facing the sea, owned by my Gypsies friends David and Bruno. In the afternoon, we’ll have free time to explore the village and do a bit of shopping.
Dinner this evening is at your hotel.

Friday, June, 17

Today, we will drive to Abbaye de Valsaintes.
Perched at a height of 600 m in the middle of a vast natural bowl, surrounded by lavender fields, the abbey watches over a land which has been sacred since Prehistoric times. The Dragon rock, guardian of the promontory of Boulinette, broods its eggs as watches over the valley of Valsaintes. Because of the quality of the rock and its siliceous soil, this unique site in Provence is a place for going back to one’s roots and regaining vitality.
Circle and yoga session – Dinner at your hotel.

Saturday, June, 18
In the morning, we’ll depart for Aix en Provence. The first church of Aix en Provence was built on the site of the preaching of Maximin and Magdalene. That is why, everywhere in the cathedral, Mary Magdalene’s presence is found. After the visit of the baptistery from the fifth century, we’ll end the visit at the 17th century chapel where a Black Madonna, Notre-Dame-de-l’Espérance, stands. She is carrying the Infant Jesus on her knees. Moreover, a dog, which some liken to the devil, is lying at her feet.
Then, free time to stroll around the colorful Provencal market and have lunch.
In the afternoon, you will discover the Roman Temple dedicated to Diana. Of the 3 remaining ancient temples in France, it is the only one still standing in the countryside. This Temple dedicate is dated from the 1st century BC.
Circle and yoga session in the countryside. Dinner at your hotel.

Sunday, June, 19
We will begin the morning with an initiation to aromatherapy with a perfume workshop. Always identified by her vase of perfumes, Mary Magdalene crosses Christian iconography with great constancy. Thus, she gives the use of the nards a double aesthetic and theological dimension. You will compose your own perfume as a tribute to Mary Magdalene.

We’ll spend the afternoon at the Holy Mountain, Mary Magdalene’s last home and focus on how Mary Magdalene calls us to the inner life. We will silently hike up the mountain ascending the steep pathway trod for centuries by both famous and anonymous pilgrims who came to receive Magdalene’s graces. (a journey that takes about an hour of strenuous walking). We will pass through the ancient forest dedicated to the Greek goddess Artemis for 700 years, before arriving at the grotto. Inside, where Magdalene dwelt for 30 years, time seems to stop.
Circle and yoga session in the sacred forest. Dinner at your hotel.

Monday, June, 20
After breakfast, we will leave for the Tholos de la Lauve
This prehistoric tomb, the only one of its kind in the Var, dates back circa 2500 – 2000 BC . Undoubtedly, it is as old as the Pyramids of Egypt.
In the afternoon, we will join the orthodox Monastery St Mary Magdalene with its beautiful 700m2 frescoes. This will be the opportunity to talk about Mary Magdalene in the oriental tradition.
Circle and yoga session – Dinner at your hotel

Tuesday, June, 21
Trees, stone and water, a day in the heart of a haven of peace at Saint Pons forest
Follow a river with sweet melody, breathe the pure air of a large forest and see the clear water of a waterfall. A peaceful place where all our senses are awake …
In this forest, in Middle Ages, was founded the Cistercian Women’s Abbey of Saint-Pons. Later, the nones deserted the place in the 15th century, but the ruins remain. Moreover, the river Fauge flows in this place. It joins impetuously the Huveaune, the river that followed Mary Magdalene to join the cave.
Circle and yoga session

Summer Solstice celebration

A sacred day since the dawn of time …
This is the highlight of our journey.
More than an astronomical phenomenon, we celebrated this sacred day around the world since the dawn of time. While Celtic tradition honored the oak king and the Goddess Litha, the Egyptians highlighted the sun king Ra, or Christians made it the feast of Saint John, during which a sacred fire was lit on this shortest night in the world. year, to drive away evil spirits.
Thus, to this day, many symbols of strength, vitality, light, abundance, rebirth or even sociability are lent. It is said that this day, if we know how to be receptive and connected to nature, allows us to find our strength, our energy, our inner power. We celebrate the victory over the night, and the start of a generous season that is pouring out its fruits to support men and teach them to share.

Wednesday, June, 22
Group transfer to Marseille Airport – EARLY morning departure. A coach will transport us to arrive at Marseille airport by 10 am. Please try to schedule your return flight in the afternoon so as to allow time to make your departing flight.

Veronique and Jill will be your guides for this Summer Solstice retreat

Let me introduce myself in few words….

I am Véronique Flayol, lecturer specializing in pilgrimages and spiritual tours and certified aromatherapist. I was born in Provence and since my youngest age, I have a special devotion to Mary Magdalene. Also, a descendant of an old Provençal family and deeply attached to my origins, I have been involved for many years in the Association Santo Madaleno that upholds the traditions of Provence and the cult of St. Mary Magdalene. Every year, I organize the Feast of Mary Magdalene in Saint Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume. In 2008, I created my own tour company to share my love for her. After that, in 2017, I passed my  certification of aromatherapist. Indeed, I wanted to be able to work with the plants and the energy properties of essential oils. But also, better understand the lineage of myrrh-bearing women of which Mary Magdalene was part.

Jill Sand makes me the pleasure of co-leading this tour.
Jill is Holistic Teacher and Yoga Instructor. She offers Women’s Workshops since 2006. In 2007, she retired from being an elementary school teacher to be a yoga instructor. Jill has been certified through Yoga Alliance. She received her 100 hours certification of the Yogafit for Warriors in 2015. Jill is a Tantra Yoga Therapy Practitioner trained through Yogafit. Furthermore, she became an ordained minister through Universal Life Church in November of 2011.

Summer Solstice with Mary Magdalene retreat – Small group – limited number of places !!