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“TRANSCEND into the Elements”
RETREAT & FESTIVAL IN LATVIA  
22.06.22 - 30.6.22

We invite you to join us on an unforgettable trip to the old Baltic land, magical Latvia. 

Together we will explore the ancient tales and the powers of Nature.

It's the place where Mother River nurtures, and Father Thunder liberates.

It's the land of Trees, whispering  songs of harmony and beauty.  

 
 

 

The retreat will have two parts:  

BUTIBA FESTIVAL

LIVELY, JOYFUL, HEALING, SELF-INQUIRY FESTIVAL HAPPENING DURING FOUR DAYS OF SUMMER SOLSTICE

(1)  We will spend 4 days in Spiritual Festival "Būtība"  - The festival includes the celebration of Summer Solstice and different ancient rituals during the shortest night of the year.

 This is a call from the depths of our hearts to reunite with the Soul of Mother Earth.

 

More info: www.butiba.lv

 

TRANCEND INTO THE ELEMENTS

(2)  Our intimate retreat will be dedicated to the Elements. 

THROUGH FIRE/WATER/WIND/EARTH we will connect to the Divine and Liberate our MIND/BODY/SOUL

 

In the viladge of Skuķīši, one hour from Riga, next to the beautiful little river and sacred Oak tree -

we will arrive into the sauna and guest house “Upes Rūķi” - for 5 days of summer transformation.

 

Through deep cleansing sauna's, getting to know the local plants and medicines,

we will connect to our body and rejuvenate it. 

Together with art and music workshops, meditation sessions in the inspiring nature,

we will connect to our deepest core to release the old and invite new and peaceful energies into our life's. 

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Day of Water

 Time to open our hearts,

to let go of old patterns

and rejuvenate in cleansing Sauna ceremony.

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Day of EARTH

Connecting to the Latvian forest 

Exploring the land and it's richness

 We will dig deeper 

through music and movement 

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Day of WIND

We will open up to new perspectives of reality and connect to the Higher Mind. 

Together we'll go out to nature to have a shared Vision Quest.

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Day of FIRE

Summer Nature is calling us to our Spirit’s high vision.

We will be traveling to the sacred sights  of Vidzeme to gain perspective.

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Day of Integration

On the last day, we will rest, integrate, and open to our deepest heart’s desire.

Our journey will lead us to life revelations, about what truly is important: 

It will guide us to find our soul’s life purpose.

 

 

Including:

- Flights // from Israel

- BUTIBA SPIRIT FESTIVAL ticket + Vegan meals // (for Glamping private tents contact us)

- Retreat "Transcend into the Elements":

Vegetarian meals, accommodation, practices, Sauna ceremony - private and shared, trips to the sacred sights. 

 

EARLY BIRD PRICE - from Israel: 

1111

(until 01.June) 

 

Full PRICE:

1222 €

EARLY BIRD PRICE - from Latvia: 

777

(until 01.June) 

 

Full PRICE:

888 €

 Just retreat "Transcend into the Elements" (26.-30.06)

 

EARLY BIRD PRICE - from Latvia: 

550

(until 01.June) 

 

Full PRICE:

660 €

The PRACTICES

The Sacread Sights 

The Places we will live

We will live in two places. First four days we will stay in the Festival . The  next six days we will stay in remote guest house 20 km from Riga.

 

(1) Festival "Būtība"  takes place in one of the most beautiful areas of Latvian nature – near Kegums,
located in a country side setting surrounded by the magical Latvian woods on the banks of the largest Latvia river, Daugava. Guest of the Festival are living in the tents.

(2)  Guest house "Upes rūķi" ("Gnomes of the River") is located in  a little viladge Skuķīši, in Vidzemes region . We will live in woden house, prepared for sauna rituals and spiritual practices. We will be next to a little river, deep pain tree forest and  the path of sacred Oak tree. The guardian and our friend of the Oak tree sight Miervaldis  is  our host and local pagan shaman. 

 

Our home

We will live in two places:

 

(1) Festival "Būtība"  takes place in one of the most beautiful areas of Latvian nature – near Kegums,
located in a country side setting surrounded by the magical Latvian woods on the banks of the largest Latvia river, Daugava. Guest of the Festival are sleeping in private tents / Glamping tents are available with additional cost.

(2)  Guest house "Upes rūķi" ("Gnomes of the River") is located in  a little viladge Skuķīši, in Vidzemes region . We will live in woden house, prepared for sauna rituals and spiritual practices. We will be next to a little river, deep pine tree forest and the path of sacred Oak tree.

Our team

We call ourselves mystics, because we are searching for the direct connection with the divine. We look within and find that the true nature of the Universes is Love.

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Elina Vas

Elina Vas is a writer, poet, traveler and peace anthropologist, but in here deepest nature a mystic, dreaming the ways of New Earth.   

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Charlie Vas

Charlie Vas is a world traveler, a mystery practitioner, a singer and songwriter. For Charlie Vas’s music is more than just a concert.

Leela Gal

Leela Gal is a creative creator, producer, and magician in the service of humanity.  She is passionate about bridging the old and the new in this transformative times

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Balraj Singh Sandhu

Balraj Singh Sandhu is percussionist from India, now living in Latvia.
His passion for the traditional Indian drums tablas began at the age of 16.

 

Miervaldis Kalans // Our Host

A sauna master teacher, pagan shaman, working with natural remedies and energy fields. 

Miervaldis is Latvian Sauna Association council member, and giving training seminars for professionals and beginners.  

He is creator of the sauna training program “Fire School”.  

 

When Miervaldis is working with the clients he works with the human biofield - testing, finding blocks and transforming.

He is also a local pagan shaman, feeling the whispers of the local plants, knowing the wisdom of Amanita.

 

Through the years, next to his house, he created a path to the Sacred Oak trees. He cleaned and energized the place and now, gathering spiritual seekers from far.  

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“Sauna or in Latvian language - pirts, is part of Latvian culture traditions. The dark, hot, little room is the place where you clean the body, but also its the place where you speak with the Spirit of Fire and Spirit of Water.”

 

Testimonials

The meditative experiences with Elina and Charlie Vas are always been something special to me. The humblness, deep love, the availability at any time for reflextions after meditations combined with a profound perception of the shamanic, magical and spiritual world are the main characteristics that come to my mind describing both Elina and Charlie Vas. Elina and Charlie, also wife and husband in the real life, perfectly complement each other during meditation sessions – it’s a great teamwork that allows you to feel sometimes as if you were meditating in a tropical wood full of nature sounds somewhere in the middle of South America. Personally my favourite practice is Merkaba Light Body Activation meditation leaded by both Elina and Charlie and of course Charlie’s amazing musical trips where his deep and soothing voice softly leads you into a deeper world where Love, Peace, Freedom and Beauty are the only rulers. 

Madara Coffe

Translator and Language Teacher

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