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Embody Your Nature Retreat (Crete)

  • Prases, Crete Greece (map)

Do you feel connected with your primal nature?
Do you feel like there is more of you calling you from within?
Do you feel a longing to step out of your day-to-day box?

When you’re out of sync with life - and all of its wonderful wisdom and nourishment - you feel trapped and disconnected from the world. You feel stuck, lethargic, small and limited. 

But when you connect with your inner nature, you connect with the force of life itself. You access a source of immense wisdom to guide you through life and find a deep knowing of yourself and your path. You recognise your own natural freedom and power instead of bowing to external authorities and structures.

“Embody your Nature” is a call to return to nature, both inner and outer. It's a space to get out of your day-to-day 'box', connect with your inner spirit - and rediscover who and what you are.

This 6-day all-inclusive retreat will be led by practitioners/therapists Natalia Partheniou and Edward Pike in the magnificently pure nature of the Cretan mountains. It focuses on awakening the body & the senses, reconnecting to Source, our human potential and embracing (our) Nature


  • Create a safe, loving, expansive, open and tender space and circle
  • Embark together on a journey of unlearning, of de-conditioning, letting go, remembering and embodying our lost parts and potential.
  • Dive into our own bodies, minds, hearts and spirits to experience our raw, unknown, pure, creative Self 
  • Meet our most vulnerable, defended places that guard the access to our deepest potential.

Through movement meditations, ecstatic dance to live music, visualisations, nature ceremonies and sharing we will connect and build a circle that will hold our transformation. This circle will challenge patterns of our individualistic way of life, yet bring forward our uniqueness and awaken us to our undeniable interconnectedness on all dimensions of our Being. 


  • Tools for embodiment, connection to joy & aliveness and healing
  • Attention and insight from two experienced practitioners
  • A unique experience to live and play in harmony with nature & the elements


Natalia Partheniou is a movement practitioner, body worker, Yoga teacher and Barbara Brennan Healer (Advanced). For the past years, Natalia has been constantly leading group workshops, retreats and seminars in Crete, Athens and London. She is a cofounder of the Oneirema spiritual/ eco community and her approach to healing combines energy work, bodywork techniques and shamanism. 

She has a passion for movement, the waves of movement in (our) nature from the subtlest to the densest and the raising of consciousness. She longs to unify the split of the masculine and the feminine within and in the world and to ground the mystical experience of living together on Earth. 


Edward Pike is a transformational body-mind-spirit mentor, intuitive healer and student of Core Energetics (3rd Year). His approach combines movement and bioenergetics with shamanism. He leads workshops and retreats in Crete and London.

He is deeply enthusiastic about the evolution of human potential, the development of consciousness and our reconnection with both the nature of Mother Earth and our inner divine nature.


Oneirema, a greek word that means “Conscious Dreaming”, is an intensely alive spiritual/ eco community that hosts healing retreats and workshops by therapists and spiritual teachers from all over the world. 

It was created by a group of healers with deep love and utmost respect for the mind-blowing and wild beauty of this part of Crete. 

All the natural elements - the spectacular mountains of the island, the river flowing through this Land, the vast star ridden sky at night- make Oneirema a powerful spiritual space in which deep transformation and healing can take place. 


You will be staying in Oneirema’s beautiful and spacious shared teepees. Each teepee hosts 4 people and we will provide towels and beddings. If you are coming as a group of people, please let us know- otherwise we are happy to group you together with some teepee mates! 


Oneirema has outdoor cooking and eating facilities where we usually gather and eat together before and after the group sessions. 

The meals are organic, locally grown and lovingly prepared by our wonderful local chefs. If you have any special nutritional confinement or request, please let us know and we will try our best to solve it! 

After the meals - between and after the group sessions- you will have plenty of alone time for walks along the river, siestas in our hammocks or writing & reading beneath the chestnut trees. 


Oneirema has ecological toilets and showers. We will provide organic soap and shampoo because we do not want anything else in the river. 

This wild and beautiful Retreat Center has no electrical light. Therefore, after dark we use torches and/or candles to find our way back to our teepees. We do not have wifi or internet connection at Oneirema: the invitation is to focus on what arises within us without external distractions. However, you will be able to charge your mobile if you need to and the reception – if not the best- is ok should you need to use your phone. 

Close to Oneirema, just a 45 minutes long bus ride is the magnificent beach village of Sougia. If you wish to extend your stay in Crete for a couple of days (or more!) we will be happy to assist you in how to reach Sougia, to find a room to stay there (most of them are very inexpensive) as well as to advise you which of the delicious local tavernas to try out! 


Natalia has a divine ability to see beyond the protective mask we place around our deepest held desires. Like a mother’s embrace, she creates a soft safe space for our unconscious thoughts and feelings to emerge into our consciousness, free to be expressed without judgement or fear. 

Oneirema is a unique protective bubble of tranquility and peace in a world of noise and ever flowing movement. You cannot not feel the comfort and serenity of Mother Nature surrounding you, supporting you and guiding you. It gives us back our true sense of connection, to the trees, earth, water and the stars, away from the constant daily demands of email and social media
— Rob, London
Embody your Nature is: moving into life. Life-force, guidance, essence and body are experienced as one. It is unique and ecstatic. Natalia is a powerful life dancer, supporting, trusting and holding one’s inner soul dance in such a way that my experience became a truly deep soul embodiment, still impacting me today. I’m forever grateful to Natalia for this gift.
— Sybille, Brussels
I attended Edward’s workshop and had no idea what to expect. I loved the space, the music and the group. Edward’s presence and guidance through movement felt nurturing, safe and freeing. I left feeling connected to my essence which feels sweet, wild and powerful.
The retreat was wonderfully safe, creative and open. I was so grateful for such an inspiring space to explore and connect, dive deep, move and express what was in my heart and life at the moment. Thank you for providing the support and guidance, and so much love.


Arrival: Tuesday the 10th of July (for an evening dinner and gathering)
Departure: Monday the 16th July after breakfast (either to Chania or to Sougia for integration time)


Normal: €850
If you book before the 31st of May: €750
If you book before the 31st of March: €650

We are open to exchange, concessions and instalments - please get in touch with us.


  • 5 days of group sessions (approx. 4 hours in the morning & 4 in the afternoon) 
  • 6 nights of accommodation in Oneirema’ s beautiful & spacious teepees (Tue-Mon)
  • Three organic, vegetarian meals per day prepared by a local chef 
  • Transfers to Oneirema Eco Community from Chania centre (arranged in advance)
  • Beddings, towels, organic shampoos & soaps 
  • Pre-start 1:1 call with Edward and Natalia
  • Follow-up group call
  • Skype assistance if integration support is needed after the retreat
  • A life-changing experience 


  • Travel expenses to Crete 
  • Optional integration time at Sougia following the retreat


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