Feminine Intelligence for a Regenerative Future

Join us on July 24th – 31st 2021 in person at Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica
or July 25th - 30th for the online programme

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Date

July 24-31, 2021

Location

Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica

Guests

40 in-person & 500 online

Speakers

30

Feminine Intelligence for a Regenerative Future

July 24th – 31st 2021 in person at Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica, or July 25th - 30th for the online programme

This page specifically provides information for the in-person retreat experience at Blue Spirit, Costa Rica. If you would like to find out more about and book tickets for the online event via our Eventbrite page, click here.

THE TIME IS NOWto apply FEMMEQ to solve the greatest challenges of our time and build a regenerative future.

FEMMEQ is feminine intelligence; the deep inner wisdom that brings life to life.

“a deep knowing that we are all part of a living universe, an innate sense of responsibility for the survival of human and planetary life. A conscious intention to heal. The concentration of love, energy and life-force, dedicated to someone or something that is of the greatest importance beyond self-interest.”  – Karen Downes

Over the past centuries, our human species has evolved under the iron hand of patriarchy and our systems designed, developed and dominated by men. What are considered masculine qualities have come to be the most highly prized and rational thinking most valued.  As a consequence, feminine qualities have been discarded versus seen as potent leadership qualities and women have been relegated to the position of homemakers and caregivers. Whilst strides forward have been in the last 100 years, it is insufficient for the transformation we need.

During this extraordinary week, you will be working with those who are leading with feminine intelligence.  They are experts in the fields of systemic change and transformation, media and the arts, spirituality, politics and foreign policy, neuroscience and embodied learning, eco-feminism, economics and business, peace and reconciliation, trauma recovery and somatic intelligence. Together we will unleash our collective intelligence, build capacity and unlock ingenuity, increase our solidarity and love toward the healing of our societies, we will discuss learn and imagine how to build the new economies and social systems in service to a regenerative future.

Through the fusion of the personal and virtual spaces we will journey in conversation, working groups, through deep reflection and practice to heal what has been broken, dissolve the fear of rejection and shame that holds us back, rebuild our strength, restore hope and reawaken our feminine intelligence that enables transformation and a shift in the current paradigm.

DURING YOUR 7 DAY RETREAT, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO…

  • Spend time and cross-pollinate with other current and emerging leaders, community builders and practitioners from around the world who are experts in their field
  • Co-create a compassionate community that allows for the grieving and healing needed at this time, as well as dissolve the fear of rejection and shame
  • Gather new tools and build resources to apply feminine intelligence towards building new systems for a regenerative future
  • Build the capacity to hold conversations that mend the divide between the masculine and feminine within our own being, in groups and organisations you work with
  • Learn awareness-based system-thinking by applying feminine principles; how to identify systemic dysfunction and understand how to restore integrity and wholeness to the system
  • Be an active participant in co-creating a collaborative community which amplifies our collective ability for positive impact in the world
  • Connect with the elements of nature on the level of form and energy to nourish and restore your resilience
  • Develop greater capacity in speaking ‘truth to power’ through action-oriented communication
  • Learn compassionate and generative dialogue for conflict transformation
  • Reclaim your heart-centered knowing and the natural somatic intelligence of your body for decision-making
  • Draw on ritual and ceremony to re-introduce sacred space into your life: the space that enables transformation and regeneration to unfold
  • Celebrate your intrinsic connection with others and all of creation
  • Leave with renewed strength, hope and knowing that we are, with feminine intelligence, ‘Pioneering the Possible’

THE FEMMEQ RETREAT is for all people who know that the time is now to reclaim what has been lost, to regenerate what has lain dormant: the feminine intelligence that exists in all of us to liberate our full human potential.

SAMPLE RETREAT DAY

Morning

06:45 – 07:45: Yoga / Meditation
07:45 – 08:45: Shower & Breakfast Buffet
09:00 – 10:30: Panel Sessions – in person and online with our global community
10:30 – 11:00: Morning Break
11:00 – 12:30: Panel Sessions – in person and online with our global community
12:30 – 13:30: Buffet Lunch ​

Afternoon – Free Time 

13.30 – 15.30

During our free time we will have space for healing and recovery after a disruptive and challenging year, be restored by the abounding energy of the jungle, replenished by ocean swims, rejuvenated through bodywork and longevity treatments

Evening 

15.30 – 17:00: Workshops facilitated in English and Spanish
18:00 – 19:30: Buffet dinner
20:00 – 20:45: Group session to complete the day- optional

Scroll down the page for a full list of confirmed speakers.

RATES & REGISTRATION

Retreat package rates depend on the choice of accommodation & include all taxes, the retreat tuition, your 7-night stay and 3 daily buffet style meals (gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus fish being served 3 times during your stay. Food allergies can be accommodated.)

    • ECO COTTAGE: Sgl Occupancy $1,745 /  Dbl $1,500 per person
    • HERMITAGE ROOM/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,045 / Dbl  $1,825 per person
    • NATURE SUITE/AC: Sgl Occupancy $2,445 / Dbl $1,945 per person
    • OCEAN VIEW: Sgl Occupancy $2,795 / Dbl $2,245 per person

More information & photos on accommodations here:  https://bluespiritcostarica.com/rooms/

To register, send an email to rebecca@femmeq.org with your preferred choice of accommodation. Once your accommodation is confirmed, you are asked to pay a deposit of US$500 immediately to hold your space. The remaining balance of your total retreat rate will be due by July 1st, 2021.

CANCELLATION  POLICY

As travel plans can change unexpectedly and you might need to cancel, we highly recommend you purchase a travel insurance. Should you need to cancel before June 24th, 2021, you’ll receive a full refund minus a $75 administrative fee. No refunds can be given after June 24th, 2021 – except you are contracting Covid or air travel between your country and Costa Rica has been closed.

TRAVEL LOGISTICS

Arrival day is Saturday, July 24th, 2021. Your first meal will be dinner (buffet is open 6:00 – 7:30 pm); should you arrive later in the evening the Blue Spirit staff will save you a dinner plate. Departure day is Saturday, July 31st, 2021. Breakfast on Saturday will be your last meal.

More information on how Blue Spirit protects its guests and staff against Covid: https://bluespiritcostarica.com/retreats/covid-19-protocols/

Please check also updates on Covid Travel Entry Requirements to Costa Rica before booking your ticket: https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

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  • This FemmeQ Summit was the best event I have ever been to. It has truly been life changing.

    Diana Jaffé

    Gender Maketing Expert &Author, Germany

  • FemmeQ feels like a much needed software update!

    Stefan Schurig

    Director Climate Energy & Cities World Future Council, Germany

  • There was so much intelligence in that room – it was just mind-blowing!

    Stephanie Kelly

    Coach & Author, A Quiet Revolution,

  • After these 2 days, I am blown away, inspired and energized! Ready to change the world.

    Sue Liderth

    Head of IT - Emerging Markets at ADIDAS

  • Every single person I met and spoke to was beyond inspiring and I am still talking about this event to everyone around me.

    Federica Ferro

    Entrepreneur, Author, Social Influencer

  • It was a great pleasure to be part of such a remarkable and impressive group of women experiencing FemmeQ London 2018. The conference is a unique opportunity to develop awareness, understanding and self-knowledge so that each participant can enhance their talents and abilities in order to flourish.

    Judy Piatkus

    Independent Consultant, Founder of ConsciousCafe, Entrepreneur, Female Keynote Speaker

  • FemmeQ felt like coming HOME. Actualy felt something for the first time deep within me,…and funny enough it’s best to discribe it like this…now i know what it means to be a woman.

    Masja Ottenheim

What you will learn from your retreat experience

Stand tall

Shifting from a reactive approach to crisis - to taking responsibility by bringing vision, inspiration and purpose to every endeavour.

Full potential

Shifting from “toughening up” - to using our full human potential of the feminine and the masculine qualities in service to human and planetary flourishing.

Empower

Shifting from despair and resignation - to empowered engagement and conscious leadership.

Restore

Healing from relentless challenges. Shifting from burnout and overwhelm - to mindfully addressing systemic dysfunctions.

Engage

Co-create a compassionate community that will support you to feel empowered in your agency and sovereignty.

Connect

Connect with diverse groups from around the world; across genders, cultures and countries, to create an exponential shift in consciousness and transformation in the systems and structures of our world.

Summit Schedule

Our Featured Speakers & Workshop Leaders

CO-CREATE THE FUTURE WITH CURRENT AND EMERGING LEADERS

Meet the people who are forging a new frontier across all sectors of society by applying Feminine Intelligence in their field of expertise.


TOPIC: THE ECONOMICS OF FLOURISHING

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder of The Flourish Initiative. Sectors: Learning & Development, Feminine in Leadership, Inner Work, Social Impact Activist (London)

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TOPIC 1: INNER WORK FOR ACHIEVING LARGE-SCALE SYSTEMS CHANGE
TOPIC 2: COLLABORATION & PARTNERSHIP USING RIGHT BRAIN INTELLIGENCE TO TRANSFORM VIOLENT CONFLICT

Peace-Builder &, Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Societal & Political Change Maker Sectors: Conflict Resolution, Feminine Leadership, Peace Building (Oxford, UK)

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TOPIC: THE SOPHIA CENTURY

Founder of Soul of Money Institute & The Pachamama Alliance.  For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.

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TOPIC: TAPPING INTO OUR NATURAL INTELLIGENCE

Annette is seasoned guide in the realm of consciousness. Annette is a meditation teacher, somatic counsellor and shamanic practitioner she teaches online workshops and in-person retreats, mentoring people from all over the world in their unique journeys of awakening, healing and transformation.

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PANEL MODERATOR & LEAD FACILITATOR

Business Consultant, Leadership Consultant, Business & Social Change Agent, Partner FemmeQ – Sector: Bringing healing to Planet & People, World Nomad, Interconnectedness (London, Melbourne)

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TOPIC: ENDING EXISTENTIAL POVERTY – PRACTICES TO LIVE THE WAY

Jan believes that participatory management and ethical leadership are essential to successful organisational life, public administration and private enterprise responsibility, as well as a future based on cooperation, connection and compassion.

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TOPIC: COALESCING AUTHORITY, POWER AND INFLUENCE FOR HUMAN HIVE REGENERATION

Dr. Marilyn Hamilton is the Founder of Integral City Meshworks Inc. and TDG Holdings Inc. Marilyn leads a practice community using Integral City frameworks and practical tools to support multi-stakeholder groups in transforming their whole city and eco-region into habitats that are as sustainable and resilient for humans as the beehive is for bees.

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TOPIC: THE JOY OF BEING

My vision is to consolidate these two experiences, Adapta Sertao and Sinal do Vale which are grounded in a new relationship with the earth, and transform them in references of integral development in which people and environment can work together in a balance and harmonious way .

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TOPIC: HONOURING MOTHER EARTH & FEMININE WISDOM FOR REGENERATIVE ACTION

Eduard is an environmentalist, scientist, activist. He is the founder and rector of the University for International Cooperation. Its mission is to educate professionals to lead the changes required in economic, environmental, socio-cultural and political development in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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TOPIC: THE FEMINISATION OF POLITICS

Indra Adnan is a life-long student of power and agency. As a political entrepreneur she has Co-initiated The Alternative UK which publishes The Daily Alternative, convenes new system actors and builds and engages with cosmolocal community agency networks (CANs) all over the world.

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TOPIC: SAYING YES TO LIFE

Jim is president of the Institute for Strategic Clarity, affiliated with Harvard, Univ Politec Madrid, and TEC EGADE, co-author of Ecosynomics (2014), Managing from Clarity (2001), many chapters and articles.

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TOPIC: REGENERATIVE BUSINESS MODELS

Carolina is a regenerative business strategist and Biomimic who supports companies and their leaders transition their business models towards Regeneration and Thrivability. 

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TOPIC 1: INTELLECTUAL SHAMANS – HOW TO BE AND BECOME ONE
TOPIC 2: THE ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES THAT GIVE LIFE

Sandra is the Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, Professor of Management at Boston College.  She has published 15 books and more than 170 papers and chapters in a wide variety of journals and books.

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TOPIC: RADICAL ATTENTION: OPENING OUR SENSES TO THE LIVING EARTH

Alessandra is an anthropologist and a documentary photographer/filmmaker. She is the co-founder of Wimblu, a creative documentary studio telling stories that reconnect ecology and culture in order to restore our sense of belonging and connection to the planet.

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TOPIC: ECOFEMINISM FOR SYSTEMIC TRANSFORMATION

Anne is a sociologist and manager of research and evaluation. She has worked for the Queensland and Victorian governments as well as for Australian and International NGOs as an evaluation consultant.

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TOPIC: INCLUSIVE SYSTEMIC THINKING

Ellen Lewis (MA, PhD) is a systems thinker who works globally, specializing in organizational change, group dynamics, gender equality and evaluation.

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TOPIC: LIVING AND REGENERATIVE SYSTEMS

As a theoretical and evolutionary biologist, Melina understands evolution in contexts of community and complexity, she has been asking nature, as a biomimetic, about regeneration and evolution at different scales, from individuals to ecosystems, to be applied on human systems.

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TOPIC: TIMESHIFTING

Stephan is a co-founder of one of the very first institutions that initiated training in consciousness and alternative systems thinking, the renowned Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, NY and continues to facilitate their Longevity and Wellbeing programmes in Blue Spirit.

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Who should attend this conference

EARLY BIRD TICKETS EXPIRE MAY 13th- SAVE $100 WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY!

Change
Makers

Corporate
Leaders

Positive
Activists

Social
Entrepreneurs

Wonder
Woman

Retreat Tickets

Retreat package rates depend on the choice of accommodation & include all taxes, the retreat tuition, your 7-night stay and 3 daily buffet style meals (gourmet ovo-lacto vegetarian and vegan cuisine, plus fish being served 3 times during your stay. Food allergies can be accommodated.)

Register now

Please note: because we want all attendees to have the opportunity to interact with our speakers, there are only 40 places available at this retreat.

$1,745 - $2,245 per person

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FAQ

How do I get in touch?

Email us on Rebecca@femmeq.org

How do I book tickets for the online event?

You can book tickets for the online event via our Eventbrite page.

The Venue

Blue Spirit, Nosara, Costa Rica

BLUE SPIRIT

Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
https://bluespiritcostarica.com/

Blue Spirit Costa Rica provides an extraordinary setting to all who are dedicated to spiritual transformation, personal development, and environmental sustainability. Perched on a hilltop that overlooks the Pacific Ocean and a three-mile long white sand beach that is protected as a turtle refuge – Blue Spirit offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned white sand beaches, supporting your retreats, workshops, and trainings to be a deeply nurturing and unforgettable experience.

Blue Spirit is located in one of the world’s blue zones which inspired the name Blue Spirit. While visiting Blue Spirit, you will feel the resonance of a vibrant, inspiring, and healing energy, because of the rich subtropical environment, and the cultural lifestyle.