Every living being perceives subject and object, but the Yogini resides in their union. - Vijnanabhairava Tantra

Ashtanga Yoga Wild Woman Retreat with Santina Giardina-Chard

It is a path of intimacy.
Here you are pulled, sometimes softly, sometimes fiercely,
so deep into the unfiltered heart of your experience,
that the rhythm swallows you and there is no longer any outer or inner, no longer subject and object.
Just one wild and stunning, vibrantly alive dance.
Life dancing as a woman’s body.
Life dancing as a yearning heart.
Not always pretty, not always smooth.
Sometimes just clumsy, and other times nothing less than horrendous.
Every living being perceives subject and object, but the Yogini resides in their union.
~ Vijnanabhairava Tantra

STOP…. Go within … Listen… Can you hear it?

The subtle call towards the wise wild woman within?

The Wild Woman is only intimidating to those who are not yet free. She’s a mirror of all you are, or all you have to become. She is a living invitation!

A Savage Creativity….Wildness is not uncontrolled behavior but a kind of savage creativity, the instinctual ability to know what tool to use and when to use it. All options are available to women.

First of all. We go deep. We don’t sit around and only talk about it. We’re all about direct experience. The basis of all spiritual exploration in the Shakti Sadhana is the insight that we long for. It is who we already are. Thus our process is not towards a goal of attainment in the future, it is a process of melting cramped and outdated ego structures, of unraveling the wisdom and beautiful inherent in every woman. We will be working with a Yogini circle of ritual and respect. We are reminded to dance, to shake, to howl. We will rip through the unconscious feminine psyche and plastic spiritual concepts to reclaim our practice, our spirituality, our wild feminine…

If you want to take a step into a deeper commitment to your practice. If you feel ready to let the Wild Woman take centre stage in your life. If you want to firmly claim your place in the Yogini lineage in a more profound way then ever before… then this retreat may be for you. Welcome to 10 days of feminine spiritual practice.

All rates are inclusive of

  • 10 days (9 nights) accommodation at Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat, Siem Reap, Kingdom of Cambodia
  • Daily Ashtanga Mysore Practice
  • Daily use of 3 luxurious pools /spas and instruction on therapeutic self-care regimes
  • Free airport transfers by Tuk-tuk
  • Tropical fruit platter in room on the day of arrival
  • Free wireless internet
  • Two (2) bottles of water daily in your room
  • All day in room tea and coffee service
  • Complimentary toiletries es
  • Healthy organic meals locally sourced – fresh, nutritious and exotic.
  • Daily Brunch and Dinner
  • Personalised attention and enquiry, facilitated group discussion and inner psyche explorations  and meditation
  • Retreat manual


 Navutu Dreams Resort and Wellness Retreat – Kingdom of Cambodia

Surrounded by lush rice fields and sugar palm plantations, Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat features a unique dedication to wellness. Well being is our priority and there is no better setting to re-balance and rejuvenate yourself than in this serene Cambodian landscape. Going above and beyond to ensure absolute guest satisfaction, Navutu Dreams have compiled a team of local and international hospitality experts and cultivated a high staff-to-guest ratio. The individuals working at Navutu Dreams Resort & Wellness Retreat are genuinely interested in your peace of mind and are eager to share their knowledge and love of the region with all that pass through the resort.

Accommodation and prices

Private accommodation: $3,599 USD
Shared accommodation: $3,099
Non-residential: $2,499

~ 40% deposit required before  01 May, 2017

Balance due: 01 Aug 2017

Please note this retreat offers a highly personalised and specialised experience under the tutelage of Santina Giardina-Chard. Students must have some experience with the Ashtanga Yoga Method. Entry is by application only. A total of 10 on-site positions are available.

For further information on the Ashtanga Yoga & Wild Woman Retreat (Cambodia)  please send me your details