'I feel there is something unexplored about women, that only women can explore.'

Georgia O'Keeffe

Our feminine energy is a starting point to enjoying life more. It's our gateway to a more grounded vitality and shift in emotional state. We tap into this through greater connection with our bodies: exploring inwards towards feeling, awareness, self-healing and peace. We combine this with an outward experience of learning and laughter with other women on the same path, in a beautiful place, far away from our day to day.

Awaken The Feminine

With Sophie Benge and Cristina Chandika Ma

During this unique retreat you'll nurture your feminine energy, your innate source of power and happiness. You'll dive into the magic that resides within in your body, emerging as your true-goddess self, full of self-love and acceptance. You'll leave feeling empowered in a way that brings you more joy and flow into your daily life.

What We Do

This beautiful and varied programme is led by Cristina, a healer, teacher and sensitive powerhouse whom I deeply respect, and me. We're widely loved for guiding women to live in tune with our innate feminine selves. We start each day with yoga, we do morning workshops, mixing learning with embodiment practices. We do afternoon rituals with mantra and movement to awaken our Divine Feminine Energy (Shakti) in our heart, solar plexus and sacral chakras.
We walk in the mountains; we relax with evening sound healing baths; we share a hamam, the Byzantine ritual of bathing and gossiping. You have time for spa treatments (one already included) and quiet contemplation. We have a private dinner with Marina, the passionate owner of Euphoria Retreat, our gorgeous hotel in the heart of the Peloponnese, where sunny temperatures have typically been in the early 20s at this autumnal time of year.

See Inside Euphoria Retreat

This Retreat is for you if you:

  • Live in your head and fall prey to negative thinking

  • Lack self-acceptance and strive to feel worthwhile

  • Disconnect from your body and want more intimacy in your life

  • Crave a gentle way to connect with yourself

  • Want to shift to more positive states of emotional wellbeing

  • Want to feel confident and be the Queen of your Life!

Our Retreat includes:

  • Five nights' accommodation - see below for various room options

  • Three meals a day, excluding alcohol

  • Daily Morning Yoga

  • Three Shakti Awakening rituals

  • Three Feminine Embodiment workshops

  • Two Evening Sound Healing Baths

  • One Spa Treatment; plus a Group Hamam

  • A guided walk through the mountains

  • Time to be, private time with Sophie and Cristina

  • A private dinner and talk with Marina, the inspirational owner of Euphoria

Retreat Leaders

Sophie Benge

I've run retreats for midlife women since 2018, focusing on deepening an understanding of our bodies and relationship with life from complimentary perspectives. I guide women to wake up their sensual aliveness and collaborate with specialists to help us navigate the ups and downs of our female wisdom and reconnect with our inner selves.

Cristina Chandika Ma

Cristina is the resident teacher and healer at the award-winning Bamford Wellness Spa in the UK. She's been studying and practicing yoga for 22 years with a focus on body, mind and spirit for inner and outer transformation - drawing on her passion for sound healing and ritual in the Vedic tradition.


Award-winning destination in the Peloponnese

Hotels born of personal passion always have a special energy. It took Marina, a Greek banker who became a healer after her cancer diagnosis, 10 years to land on the right location overlooking the UNESCO world heritage village of Mystras. Nothing in this Small Luxury Hotels of the World (and Condé Nast Award Winner) property is corporate or cookie cutter: from the Byzantine-inspired architecture to the design on the dinner plates, to the womb-like indoor pool, as you've never seen before. The exceptional spa has an almost ecclesiastical mood with its spring-fed well and Renaissance-inspired water tower. It's because I've been twice to Euphoria - and fallen in love - that I've decided to hold our retreat here so other women can share in the magic of this unique place.


From £2,220

Five nights:

Sharing a Forest View Room : £2,220 per person

Single Occupancy in a Forest View Room : £2,820

Sharing a Valley View Room : £2,620 per person

Single Occupancy in a Valley View Room : £3,320

Prices exclude return flights to Athens but include transfers to Euphoria Retreat (2 hours) in the Peloponnese.

Cristina and I have received a lot of interest in this magical retreat and places are limited so please get in touch for details and booking.

A glimpse at some of my previous retreats

“Amazing! Exceeded all my expectations.”


“I came away with a different light. My spirit is smiling and I feel recharged.”


“This gave me far more than I thought. You hit the nail on the head.”