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Tour Information

Awakening the Divine Heart ~ A Sacred Journey to Southern France
A 12 day journey in the footsteps of the Magdalene

May 31 to June 11, 2017

With Jane Elworthy and Jacqui Bushell

Cost: $3995

Within the rugged mountains, deep gorges and lush valleys of the Pyrenees lie energy lines that form an ageless landscape imbued with the mysteries of the Isis tradition, the Essenes, Druids and Cathars, as well as our beloved Mary Magdalene.

The healing springs, caves and grottoes where she lived and taught will be your own sacred landscape on this deep and joyful journey to awaken and live from your true Divine Heart.

What’s included

  • 11 nights accommodation at Hostellerie de l’Eveche, Alet le Bains.
  • All breakfasts at the Hostellerie
  • Delicious picnic lunches on most days
  • 9 dinners  at the Hostellerie
  • One dinner at Le Corneilla restaurant
  • Morning and afternoon teas (dairy and gluten free catered for)
  • All ground transportation during the retreat
  • Pick up at Toulouse airport or Limoux on May 31st (if required)
  • Return to Toulouse airport or Limoux on June 11th
  • All entrance fees to historic sites - Montsegur, Puilaurens castles (excluding Carcassonne museum)
  • Meditations, teachings and experiences

What’s not included

  • Air travel
  • Travel insurance
  • Dinner at les Troubadour restaurant
  • Lunch on 3 days
  • Entrance fee to Carcassonne museum

What to Bring

  • Valid passport and all your documentation
  • One piece of luggage, not super large – plus a day pack
  • Bring layers, a jacket, jumper and warm socks.  However you might also be in a sarong!   Also bring your swimmers if you’d like to dunk in the cold river water.  Average temperature will be 13 – 25C
  • A light raincoat or rain poncho
  • Water bottle and a small thermos, if you like a hot drink.  We’ll be out and about for many of our morning and afternoon teas.
  • Comfortable well worn in walking shoes, or sturdy sandals or sneakers.

  • Journal

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While it’s not necessary that you’re very fit, there will be walking on most days.  The terrain varies from level walking through forests, navigating a few rocks, to steep (though not particularly difficult) walks up to Montsegur and Puilaurens.

If you have any medical conditions, please let us know.  Your personal travel insurance is essential for this journey.


  • The cost of the retreat, $3995, is based on twin share.
  • If you’d like a single supplement, the cost is an extra $380.
  • The single rooms in particular are simply furnished and not particularly large, but each has it’s own bathroom.

  • Meals: The Hostellerie at Alet is fantastic for catering to food sensitivities. Madame makes the most wonderful gluten free bread! Please inform us of your preferences eg. Vegetarian, fish, gluten or dairy free and allergies. There are plenty of fresh foods and snacks available but not full kitchen facilities for cooking. We will be able to stop at a local organic store or supermarket if you require other goods.


Because of the powerful nature of this retreat, we only take a maximum of 11 women on this journey, and so it’s essential that you pay your deposit of $1000 as soon as you register to secure your place. We have had a lengthy waiting list for each retreat in previous years.

You can then pay the balance in full, or in a couple of instalments, with the final amount being required by April 17th 2017.

To secure your place

Please fill out the attached questionnaire and email it back to us, or post to:

Jane Elworthy, 23 Stratford Avenue, Denistone, 2114

After we confirm there’s a space available for you, we will then send you Registration and Waiver forms to complete and return to us. A deposit of $1000 is required to secure your place (or the full amount if you prefer) via direct deposit or Paypal or International Bank Transfer.

Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is used by us to secure accommodation, and is non refundable by our hotel.

If you cancel prior to 8 weeks before the retreat, your deposit is non refundable unless we find someone else to take your place, and other money paid will be refunded.

If you cancel 8 weeks or less before the retreat, no money can be refunded unless we can find someone to take your place.

More Information

We understand that there’s a lot to organize when setting out on a sacred journey such as this.  We’re here to help!  Feel free to contact us with any questions.

Jacqui Bushell                        0414 837 558             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Jane Elworthy                        0409 367 582             This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Information Evening

Come meet your fellow Magdalene journeyers, either in person or by Skype for those not in the Sydney region.

This is an opportunity to ask questions, perhaps organize meeting up earlier with other folks, and share a yummy supper together.

Save the Date!

Saturday April 22nd 2017

6.30 to 8.30pm, Denistone

More information will be given later for those wanting to link up by Skype on the evening.

Contact Jane or Jacqui

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Jane and Jacqui welcome you on this very special journey!

Ready to reserve your place?

See the registration page for further details about the retreat and to ask for a registration form. Please wait unti we have confimred your palce before paying your deposit. To pay your deposit or the full amount for this journey, please click the button below. You do not need a PayPal account to pay. Contact Jane or Jacqui to pay by direct deposit, or to discuss a payment plan.


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