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Fluid Presence™ Retreat: A Water-Sangha Gathering

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - May 19 @ 11:00 am

POB#1 Goa 2011

POB#1 Goa 2011

“Satsang” is a Sanskrit word, which refers to a sacred gathering to facilitate the sharing of wisdom. Sangha is the community of those that come together explicitly for this purpose. This Water Sangha retreat is open to all who resonate with the water element as a spiritual path and feel drawn to consciously co-create a “field” of Loving Awareness to be nourished by.

For many years, I have had the honor of offering groups at PremShala, my home-teaching facility in California. Repeatedly, I’ve witnessed how our coming together in the flow of a shared intentional space inspires loving connection and renewed Spirit. It is a dream come true to offer a Water-Love-Tribe reunion on Ischia with Laila Sell, who will be sharing her gifts as well.

As a teacher, one of the things I commonly experience is that of practitioners returning to class because they are burned out from giving and want to find their way back to themselves through sharing with their water tribe. It is an incredible blessing to be an ambassador of the water, yet often we can receive SO much energetically that we can sometimes forget about our “creature body” and its needs. It can feel so good to give ourselves the space to renew our energy and receive what we give to others.

On the other hand, there are those that have an ongoing love affair with the water and the modalities that they’ve learned but have no pool to practice in. They are often hungry to give to others and find their flow in the water again.

Of course, there is everything in-between, from those simply wanting some quiet introspection time, nourishing self-care, learning new tools, refinement or peers with which to explore everything from personal and professional themes. This will be a time to dive in and reSource from the Well-Spring within while being nurtured in the water by kindred spirits.

This gathering is a call to water providers that feel drawn to come and reset in a retreat environment. I envision a space for sharing circles, sacred silence, movement practices, meditation, breath, self-inquiry, partner exercises and whatever else arises spontaneously in our communal field.

A sample of what our days may look like:

8:00 am Calligraphy Yoga with Laila Sell

9:00 am Breakfast

10:00 am Water Meditation & Exchanges

12:30 pm Lunch & Personal Time

2:30 pm Land: Meditation, Sharing Circle etc

4:00 pm Water Exploration & Exchanges

6:30 pm Dinner

8:00 pm Hanna Somatics with Laila Sell

The location:

Ischia is a beautiful volcanic island off the coast of Naples. It is one of the world’s first health & spa destinations and has drawn people to its thermal hot springs and volcanic muds for over 2000 years for its healing properties.

The venue:

Casa Michelangela is a charming and peaceful little heaven situated on a hill, about half a mile from the sea on the Island. It is a truly magical place between sea and mountains with large terraces from which you can admire endless views across the Bay of Naples.

The pool:

The warm thermal pool is situated on a large panoramic solarium. The place is an oasis of peace and inspiration surrounded by lush green gardens and flowers beds. The water is a natural hot source coming up from the ground, very high in minerals and healing properties.

The accommodation:

You’ll enjoy the warm hospitality and the enchanting atmosphere of the place. The rooms are double or triple. Simply furnished and spacious with attached bathroom and most rooms have a sea view.


May 13th: arrival in the afternoon. Evening dinner together.
May 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th: Full day program
May 19th Departure by midday

How to get there:
By car, train, plane you can reach Naples. From the port of Naples, Beverello, there are daily and several times hydrofoil or ferry’s to reach the island. We recommend to take the hydrofoil company SNAV leading directly to the port of Casamicciola where, if you let us know we can arrange a pick up for you.


€ 1,095  (Approximately $1,290.00) Including Food & Shared Lodging for 6 Nights.
Initial Deposit of € 340 ($400) to hold your space *   Second Installment of  € 340 ($400) Due by 4/1/2018 and  remaining € 410 ($490) due upon arrival.** PLEASE NOTE: If using PayPal, additional  fees may apply.

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* Please note that the Initial Deposit of € 340 ($400) is non-refundable.
** The remaining balance must be paid in cash on upon arrival.

* Please note that the Initial Deposit of € 345 ($400) is non-refundable.
** The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon arrival.

SPACE IS LIMITED to 12 participants so we recommend that, if you are serious about attending, you send a deposit to hold your space.

Deposits can be sent via PayPal to shantam@h2om.com. You will receive written confirmation and additional information.


Casa Michelangela
Via Olivio N°12
Casamicciola Terme Ischia
Naples 80074, Italy

Booking, Course & Travel Info:

For Course Info & Booking, contact: shantam@me.com
For Travel Info, contact Laila at: laila.yogatouch@gmail.comff19f584-8ca5-486e-b7dd-dccbb6bdc0b6


May 13 @ 6:00 pm
May 19 @ 11:00 am
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Laila Sell


Casa Michelangela
Via Olivio N°12
Casamicciola Terme Ischia, Naples 80074 Italy
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