Deborah Hanekamp
Deborah Hanekamp

Element Retreat by Mama Medicine

10 - 16 July 2019

What it is

Together we journey: from our hectic city lives, to a blissful Italian mountain lake.
From an external world of chaos, to the deep reservoirs of wisdom within.
From a self that has been wounded, lost, or stuck – to the power, purpose, and grace of who we really are. Mama Medicine helps to heal the past, clear the path, and bring intentions to life.

ELEMENT is an immersive and transformative journey to the shaman within. Retreat into the sacred Mottarone mountain range: wake up every morning to the healing power of the sun, the calming water of Lake D’orta, and the nurture of the wooded mountainside. Here, you will be among the elements—breathing in sacred air, walking on sacred ground, sleeping under the sacred sky. In this extraordinary landscape, Mama Medicine will harness the elements to guide us through an immersive and expanded version of her Medicine Readings, shamanic ceremonies that integrate ancient healing traditions for modern life.

We will call in the spirits, bathe in clay and honey, and eat vegetable-based meals fresh from the earth. Through dance and song, meditation and the breath, and the powerful medicine of the elements, we connect with our most elemental thing of them all… our deepest self.

This is a Child friendly retreat so families with children are welcome.
Childcare will be provided during the retreat ($ 275 additional per child for childcare).
If you plan to come wit your children please book your accommodation via email:

This package contains only the fee for the chosen room and a full board basis.
The retreat fee of $ 1.500 is not included in this package and has to be booked and paid directly to :

Suggested Program

Element Retreat Schedule
All activities optional, children who come will be on their own retreat guided by the Mama Medicine Team and getting connected to nature through song and celebration, in a way that is fun and adaptable for all ages.

Child care is provided during retreat meet up times only, on silent days parents have option of asking child care givers to be with their children for most of the day.

Day 1: 10 July

2pm Settle in, Arrive
4pm Meet and greet - Medicine Reading Ceremony - Clear Energy with Silence
7pm Dinner

Day 2: 11 July
Day of Silence - Day of wind
8am Breakfast
10am Luciana's Temple Technique
1pm Lunch
2pm Silent Meditation in Sacred Nature
4-7pm Free time/ Option to meet for healing stream of consciousness writing in collective silence ( 4-5pm)
7pm Dinner
8pm Sacred Wind Ceremony / Song Circle

Restorative yoga, energy balncing breath, crystal healing and sound bath with Deborah and Lindsay

Day 3: 12 July
5.30am Option to wake up early with Deborah for sunrise + skin deep self care ceremony
8am Breakfast
0.45am Breaking Silence with Deborah
10am Luciana's Temple Technique
1pm Lunch
2pm Medicine Reading Sun Ceremony
6pm Dinner
7pm Fire Ceremony

Day 4: 13 July
8am Breakfast
10am Luciana's Temple Technique
1pm Lunch
2pm Ritual Baths, water ceremony
7pm Dinner

Day 5: 14 July
8am Breakfast
10am Luciana's Temple Technique
1pm Lunch
2pm EARTH Ceremony/ Making Medicine
7pm dinner

Day 6: 15 July
8am Breakfast
9am Day trip to Antrona Natural Park / Full Moon Element Ceremony
2pm -4pm Visit a beautiful village on the way back to Mandali refreshments or local shopping
6pm Dinner
7.30pm Medicine Reading Ceremony + blessing with medicine we've made ( optional take hime self care practice with medicine) 

DAY 7: 16 July
8am Breakfast
9am Sharing Circle
11:30am Say goodbye and head home