Awaken the Goddess Within in Ireland

April 27 - May 5, 2019

Hosted by Goddess Guide & Circle Priestess Flora Ware, Reiki Master and Holistic Healer Justine van Wassenaer, and Thea Trussler of Intuitive Directions Retreats


Dear Sister,

The Emerald Isle is calling you…

You hear the whisperings of Brigit, Danu, Cerridwen,

awakening the Goddess within you.

It’s time, sister.

Ignite your soul fire with Brigit’s sacred flame,

Stir your inner cauldron as Cerridwen guides your hand,

Deepen into your Priestess magic with Queen Danu at your side.

Join us!

You are invited

We are delighted that you are feeling the pull to Awaken the Goddess Within in Ireland!

Spend 9 days in the most magical place on earth visiting ancient stone circles, temples, and deepening into your magic and mythic selves in rituals and workshops with your hosts.

This retreat is limited to 20 participants only, for an intimate and personalized experience.

Imagine celebrating Beltane, the ancient Celtic fire festival, around a sacred fire pit in Ireland. You are led in ceremony to activate a remembrance deep within you, engaged in ritual, song, and prayer. You throw your fears into the flames to be transmuted. You share your dreams with your sisters to become reality. You go to sleep in your castle room that night a changed woman: lighter, braver, clear.

How long have you dreamed of visiting Ireland? Perhaps it is your ancestral, or spiritual, homeland. Maybe it's the Celtic myths and legends that have captivated you. No matter the reason, you know if your soul longs to visit here. 

During these 9 days, you will experience ceremony, sisterhood, adventure, and healing. 

You will leave with new friendships and skills and tools for your spiritual path and healing journey. In communing with the divine feminine energies of Brigit, Danu, and Cerridwen, you will become more connected to your truth, wisdom, and power.

The magic of this sacred retreat will stay with you for a lifetime.

The Journey:

Saturday April 27

Flights from North America usually arrive in Dublin before Noon, local time. You will be transported by shuttle to Springfield Castle.

After dinner, we will gather in the Long room for our Opening Circle. There you will meet your kin on this retreat.

Sunday April 28

  • Morning Movement
  • Breakfast
  • Morning workshop: Psychic aerobics with Thea
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon guided walking tour of the Castle grounds including a “ghost tour” and fairy tales in the forest with Justine
  • Free time
  • Dinner

Monday April 29 - Cliffs of Moher

  • Tour to the Cliffs of Moher,
  • the Burren, an ancient neolithic passage-tomb,
  •  St. Brigid's well

Tuesday April 30 - Beltane!

  • Morning Movement
  • Breakfast
  • Morning workshop: Spirit Voice’, sound healing through Chakra toning with Flora
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon workshop: Kundalini Reiki, balancing our inner yin and yang with Justine
  • Free time
  • Dinner - Special Feast with musicians
  • Evening bonfire to celebrate the Sabbath of Beltane 

Wednesday May 1 - Lough Gur

  • Lough Gur, a beautiful lake and one of Ireland's most important archaeological sites. 
  • Beltane ritual at Grange stone circle, a continuous circle with 113 uprights from the neolithic era,
  • and a visit to the town of Adare

Thursday May 2

  • Morning Movement
  • Breakfast
  • Morning workshop: Sacred Feminine Leadership & Deity Embodiment with Flora
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon workshop: Munay-Ki Womb Healing, ancient Peruvian healing with Justine
  • Free time
  • Dinner

Friday May 3

  • Day trip to Bunratty Castle,
  • and Dromoland Castle
  • High tea and park tour.

Saturday May 4 - Kildare Cathedral

In the morning we say farewell to Springfield Castle, and journey to Brigit’s Temple and sacred fire at Kildare Cathedral Church.

We will stay in Donore, in the Boyne Valley, for our final two nights.

Sunday May 5 - Newgrange

  • Touring Newgrange, Ireland's most famous prehistoric monument, a passage-tomb dating back 5000 years,
  • Hill of Tara,  Ireland's ancient coronation stone - the "Stone of Destiny"
  • the Boyne Valley
  • Evening Closing Circle, New Moon Ritual

Monday May 6 - Travel Home

Springfield Castle

Springfield Castle is the ancestral home of Lord and Lady Muskerry and our home for the first week of the retreat. The castle is situated in the heart of County Limerick on a magical 200 acre wooded estate, and is approached along a magnificent three quarter mile long avenue lined with ancient lime trees.

The castle is steeped in history dating back to the 1100's but the land holds evidence of the fairy folk with a fairy fort on the grounds. Discover more of the magic at

Your Hosts:


Thea's training includes 30 years in social services and mental health work. What Thea is known for internationally is her intuitive skills. Her awareness began early in life and has guided her career path as a certified life and spiritual coach, tarot reader as well as a master trainer of Mental Health First Aid and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training. Thea has been involved in films conducting “ghost hunts” that were taken to the film festival circuit. She hails from Ontario, Canada.
"See and experience Ireland where magic happens and dreams awaken. I have 7 years of happy tour clients… all with new magic in their souls."


Flora is a dream igniter, Leadership Coach, and Moon Circle Priestess. She helps women hear their soul's voice to align their life and work with their unique feminine power. She brings her 25+ years experience as a sacred space holder and ceremonial leader. Flora is a best-selling co-author, workshop facilitator and speaker. She lives in BC, Canada with her wife and son.

“When you awaken the Goddess within, you live with passion, power, and purpose.”

Justine van WassEnaer

Justine is a Reiki Master who was trained in Australia and has spent the last 5 years practicing Reiki all over the world. She has a passion for laughing, playing and learning. She works under the name of Artedite Healing: this name a fusion of the goddesses Artemis and Aphrodite, two independent feminine powerhouses. Justine has traveled to Peru multiple times to sit in sacred ceremony, and has now been initiated in the Peruvian Munay-Ki Womb Healing technique. She lives with her son in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
“Reiki is a beautiful and empowering way to bring the receivers back in contact with themselves on a soul level, ensuring they are able to regain wholeness.”

The Awaken the Goddess Within in Ireland retreat includes:

  • Double occupancy rooms at Springfield Castle
  • Most meals during the 9 days
  • Private deluxe bus transportation for entire trip
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    3 days of workshops on Sound Healing, Meditation, enhancing Psychic ability, Sacred Feminine Leadership, Reiki, and Munay-Ki womb healing
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    5 days of guided excursions to sacred sites around the Emerald Isle
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    An Opening Circle on Saturday April 27th
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    Beltane Fire Ceremony on Tuesday April 30th
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    A Closing Circle on the New Moon, Sunday May 5th

**Note: Limited single occupancy rooms available for additional $250. Please discuss with Thea Trussler.

The retreat fees do not include:

  • Airfare
  • Lunch on our excursion days
  • Optional healing and bodywork treatments and tarot readings on site


  • Membership in the Moon Magic Sisterhood (online circle sisterhood) until end of May 2019
  • Imbolc virtual sister circle for Brigit's holy-day just for retreat participants on February 1, 2019
  • First 5 women will receive an intuitive oracle reading from Flora and a distance Reiki session with Justine CLAIMED

Watch these short video interviews:


"Thea, you asking us 'Are you breathing a little and calling it a life?'... was very thought provoking for me and a catalyst for a lot of reflection and self growth." - CB

"The trip was fabulous and your health care partners are some of the finest human beings I have had the pleasure of meeting! Thank you, Thea." - JS

"Every time I have signed up for an experience with Flora, I get giddy. Every time I finish an experience with Flora, I want to burst forth into the world and create, express, share and grow. Flora knows exactly when you need a push, and when you need a shoulder to cry on. She creates safe, uplifting, welcoming space to be vulnerable, to weep in sorrow, shout with joy, or rage out - whatever it is your soul needs in order to heal and move forward." - Shona Fraser

"Justine is an amazing teacher. She does her work with lots of compassion and love. She really takes care of you and guides you in a very personal way." - Lisa Kersbergen

Your Contribution:

$3,500 CAD ($2,700 USD)

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. Contact Thea Trussler of Intuitive Directions Retreats for more information on future retreats.

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