Being Woman – India. Women’s Retreat 2019

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Being Woman - India. Women's Retreat 2019


Join a group of like-minded women, to one of the safest and holiest parts of India – the sacred Arunachala Mountain, in the peaceful village of Tiruvannamalai. Guided by the Eliyah Tantra School Team, with over 10 years’ experience in India, this 8-day women’s retreat will open you to living a powerful, vibrant and magical life, so you leave this retreat feeling completely and unapologetically yourself!

Learning ancient Tantric principles and practices, with a healthy-dose of self-inquiry and adventure, you will delve into the deep terrain of your own soul. Immersed in a luxurious, Indian Oasis, you will be guided to embrace a life where pleasure, authentic power, sensual aliveness & wholeness become your new reality.

Guided by world-renowned Tantra teacher Chantelle Raven you will experience deep intimacy with yourself, allowing you to embody the different feminine energies known as Archetypes – Lover, Warrior, Mother, Priestess and Queen. Working with the transformative power of Hindu Goddesses and receiving initiations through sacred land journeys to the holy Arunachala Mountain and Ramana’s stunning temple, this will be an experience of a lifetime that touches your heart and ignites your soul forever.

Running simultaneously is the men’s retreat – BEING MAN – happening at the same location, with the women and men from both retreats joining forces in special ceremonies and celebrations throughout the week.

Join us in one of India's most venerated holy sites: the quaint & magical village of Tiruvannamalai.  Situated at the base of the powerful Arunachala mountain, come journey together with a tribe of inspirational, like-minded women. 





MORNING: Bhakti Yoga - celebrate the goddesses and tune into your own sacred capacity through song and devotion. Tantric discourse on the feminine archetypes - bringing awareness & awakening to aspects of ourselves that hold our potential for healing, love and power
AFTERNOON: Harnessing archetypal forces through embodiment practices & dance for deep integration
EVENING: Temple dance - journey powerfully with music and uninhibited dance to explore, embody and express the mystical energies of the Sacred Feminine available to us all


We open this sacred journey with deep self-enquiry into womanhood, as we move through a rite of passage from being a child in a woman’s body, to a Woman in her power. We will set the foundations and intentions for the week, for you to show up in the world as the incredible, unique, enigmatic Woman you are.


The Lover Archetype has many aspects, one of which is Sexuality. Sexual energy is a powerful healing, connective and creative energy that when experienced through the wisdom of Tantra opens us to monumental bliss, power and joy! During this day we will receive the sex education that most of us never got, by exploring Sacred Sexuality and our connection to ourselves, our heart, our body and Spirit.


If you want to create change in your life, you need to look beneath the surface and take full responsibility for your life. Today we explore the Warrior Archetype – facing everything we haven’t wanted to feel or see; everything that we’ve bottled up or suppressed. It is through courageously facing our inner demons that we can make an empowered choice to step forward into who we really are and the life we really want.


When we haven’t grown up those parts of us that weren’t parented properly - seen, loved or had their needs met - we unconsciously expect parenting from our outer relationships. We pass on our fears, beliefs & patterns to our own children and those around us. Today we embody the Mother Archetype and come to deeply know and accept ourselves. We release everything that's been passed down from our Mother, her Mother etc. Today we make the empowered choice to grow up and re-parent ourselves, which impacts every facet of our life, love, relationships and purpose.


Today we turn our attention beyond the mind and 3D reality as we explore the Priestess Archetype who experiences everything as energy, trusts her intuition and body's wisdom, and connects with Divine Guidance to create magic on earth. Embarking on a Sacred land journey to the holy Arunachala Mountain and Ramana's Ashram, we will step into a portal of something far greater than ourselves. It is here we can experience a deep trust in the flow of life, the surrender that is possible in every moment, and an inner alignment with our soul’s path.


What does it take to be a Queen – a fully embodied, empowered, passionate woman? The Queen Archetype builds her own Queendom, is dedicated to Service and shares power with others. She embodies the energies of all the Archetypes, unlocking her full human potential. Today we will learn how to penetrate others with power, discernment and deeply attuned love. We will face the fears of what it takes to really shine, to stand in our Truth, to unashamedly be our multi-dimensional selves, and to be Leaders in our own right.


A Retreat can bring a whirlwind of transformation, change and deep insight into who you are. Today we will look at how you can you integrate all you’ve learnt and experienced to bring the magic of this retreat into your everyday life. We will be working with maintaining a daily-practice, healthy boundaries, self-reflection, and high vibrational people and activities, to live as the powerful, sensual and joyful woman that you are.


We end our journey together with a powerful ceremony where we celebrate as whole beings, as sisters, and as Queens! We will align our energies with the men from the BEING MAN RETREAT and celebrate life together.



  • 8 Days/7 Nights in luxury accommodation - Sparsa Resort (details below)
  • All meals included at the resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant
  • Free airport transfers for retreat start & end date
  • Daily housekeeping, round the clock room service, attentive staff
  • Twin-share with private bathrooms, air conditioning, fans, safe
  • Full use of facilities: pool, spa & rejuvenation centre, gymnasium, rooftop terrace with dramatic views of Arunachala mountain
  • Authentic cultural experience with free activities included: astrology, bullock cart ride, immersing with local traditions, live classical music, pottery making
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water
  • Free wireless internet


Sparsa Resort: Set amongst luscious nature, at the base of Arunachala Mountain, you will relax and unwind in this luxurious resort.  This oasis is a home away from home with beautifully designed temple settings creating an atmosphere of beauty, culture, and peace.

NOURISH YOUR BODY: The body is our temple for the Divine and is to be celebrated and nourished with delicious, high-vibrational, vegetarian food.  Sparsa Resort’s in-house restaurant will nourish our bodies with delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, with a fusion of Indian and multi-cuisine dishes.

For more information on the venue, please visit -Tiruvannamalai Resort

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All prices in Australia Dollar (AUD).  Prices are based on spacious, twin-share accommodation. Two women will share a room.

- Full price: $3,335

- Early-bird: $2,999 (until 6th October 2019)

- Deposit: $800*

For Couples that want to attend both Being Woman & Being Man, please contact for pricing.

*Deposit (also included in full-price ticket) to secure spot: non-refundable, remaining due 19th October 2019


Purchase tickets via Trybooking:

* Please note: The Being Woman Retreat has limited spots so secure your spot early to avoid disappointment!


Sat 16th November – Sat 23rd November 2019

Check-in and check-out is 12pm noon

Tiruvannamalai, India (~3.5hrs drive south of Chennai airport)


For any questions, please contact:

Tara Meegan (Eliyah Event Manager)




Chantelle Raven has been facilitating workshops and retreats in the field of spirituality and Tantra for almost 20 years. Inspired by Tantra, Psychology, Philosophy and Shamanism, she is an accomplished Teacher and Practitioner whose teaching style is pragmatic, comprehensive, down-to-earth, and always has an element of fun as well as intensity.

Chantelle Raven has been facilitating workshops and retreats in the field of spirituality and Tantra for almost 20 years. Inspired by Tantra, Psychology, Philosophy and Shamanism, she is an accomplished Teacher and Practitioner whose teaching style is pragmatic, comprehensive, down-to-earth, and always has an element of fun as well as intensity.

Chantelle’s energy, knowledge and passion will inspire you to change the way you look at life, love, sex, spirituality and the emotional body in ways that will remind you who you really are.

For more information on Chantelle and her school visit:


Event Host: Tara Meegan

With over 10 years pilgrimage to India, guiding groups of seekers, Tara Meegan creates safety, play and magic as she bridges the worlds of east and west. As Eliyah’s Events Manager, she ensures every detail of participant’s experience is considered, creating safety and ease for all.

Temple Priestess: Georgia Rose

Dance was traditionally performed in Indian temples as reverence and worship to the deities. Guest Facilitator Georgia Rose will be offering Temple Dance every evening, inviting you deeper into the sacred mystery of the feminine. Georgia will weave her magic and expertise in embodied-dance, guiding you on a journey as you feel the unique expression of each archetype in your being.


Deposits are non-refundable

The Retreat Outline, as described above, may differ depending on what the group needs as Eliyah Tantra School values intuition above all modalities.

Further Terms & Conditions will be outlined during ticket purchase

  • Date

    16 Nov - 23 Nov 2019

    November 16, 2019

    Sat until November 23, 2019

  • Time

    17:00 pm - 12:00 pm

  • Location

    Sparsa Resort

    at Tiruvannamali