Egypt Sacred Journey - February 2020
Sacred Journey through Egypt 7 - 16 February 2020
Do you feel called to the land of Egypt? Do you long to discover your past lives and connect with the temples of ancient times? On this sacred pilgrimage, we will travel down the Nile and enter the temples and sacred sites, connecting with the energy of the Neteru, the Gods and Godessess of ancient Egypt.
Our journey begins in Luxor, the ancient capital of Thebes, and the magnificent Karnak temple, gateway to the mysteries, where you will be initiated with Sekhmet, Goddess of fierce healing power and alchemical transformation. In the place of Amun Ra, you will walk through the seven gates and begin the process of inner transformation and healing.
Our group will enjoy sharing circles and healing chakra meditations, as we travel to the temples of Hathor at Denderah, Queen Hatshepsut, the Valley of the Queens, the precinct of Sekhmet Mut, and embark on our boat trip down the Nile. This most magical and mysterious of all rivers is pure healing, and as our journey unfolds, awakening happens naturally with the vibrations of the land.
Along the Nile we will visit the temples of Horus and Sobek, connecting with the Divine Masculine and the deep kundalini energy. We will also explore the amazing quarries at Gebel Silsila, and lesser know places along the way. Meditating on deck, under the sun and stars, becoming one with the elements, having the time to journal and reflect, will allow you to deepen into the powerful Goddess energies and activations received.
Arriving at Aswan, our journey culminates with the Isis temple at Philae Island, and a day trip to Abu Simbel out in the desert. We will integrate all the energies into the Heart chakra and complete our sacred journey.
Throughout the trip, you will have access to individual healing support if desired, and time to connect with soul family in an intimate friendly group. Working with Egyptian oils, Sekhem healing, chakra activations and sharing circles, you will have the opportunity to be reborn as you reconnect with your ancient lives, returning and reawakening to embody your true soul essence.
Places are limited to 12 travellers.
Day 1: Arrive in Luxor: our rep will meet you at the airport, assist you with your luggage, and check you into the 5* Luxor hotel. Our group of spirit travellers will meet for our first circle on the banks of the Nile, and enjoy a welcome dinner together.
Luxor Temple at night: our trip starts with an evening visit to Luxor Temple, lit up in splendour, as we are guided through this temple arranged in the shape of a human being. We will meditate in the ascension room, the holy of holies.
Day 2: Karnak Temple: we will visit the magnificent Karnak Temple, gateway to the mysteries, and spend the day meditating there while being guided around by our English speaking Egyptologist. This temple is dedicated to Amun Ra, the great hidden God, and is the largest temple complex in the world.
Private Access with Sekhmet: our group will enjoy private ceremony entering the seven gates of Sekhmet and P'tah, and spending time inside the Chapel of Sekhmet, the lioness Goddess of healing power. Sekhmet relates to the Sekhem energy, the "power of powers", and the Violet flame. Here you will be able to meet Sekhmet and ask her to transform your obstructions.
Full Moon in Leo Ceremony on the banks of the Nile
Day 3: Denderah - the Hathor Temple: we will drive to Denderah to meet the Goddess Hathor, and visit this beautiful temple which is one of the best preserved in all Egypt. This temple was a centre of healing and medicinal treatments, and had a healing pool in the grounds which people would travel to from miles around. Hathor relates to motherhood, fertility, love, magic, and all aspects of childbirth and female health. The wife of Horus, she is the beloved cow-headed Goddess. Our group will enter the crypt which is a sacred place of meditation, and connect with the energies of Hathor.
Day 4: Temple of Queen Hatshepsut: the mortuary temple for Pharoah Hatshepsut is built directly into the rock face, and considered to be one of the most stunning temples in Egypt. Hatshepsut declared herself to be the daughter of Amun Ra, and she built her temple lined up precisely with Karnak. Here we will tune into the energies of the Divine Feminine and this powerful Queen.
Valley of the Queens: visit to the Valley of the Queens, where we will see tombs such as the Tomb of Nefertari, one of the most beautifully preserved tombs yet discovered.
Precinct of Mut: we will be guided to the precinct of Mut, the gentle aspect of Sekhmet who is shown as the peaceful seated lioness Goddess.
Check into Nile Cruise: our private Dahabiya sailing boat awaits us, where we will enjoy a welcome lunch and set sail for Edfu. A Dahabiya is truly a sublime way to experience the Nile river, in comfort and privacy, close to the water, under the sky.
Day 5: Temple of Horus at Edfu: we arrive at Edfu and visit the beautiful Temple of the Falcon God. Horus represents the Living Pharoah, the Divine Masculine, and the Victorious one. On this Goddess retreat, we will connect with the sacred exalted masculine energy and the breath of life, to balance the Divine Feminine. We sail on and spend our second night on the boat.
Day 6: we spend the day sailing down the Nile, river of infinite mysteries, meditating on deck, journaling, integrating, and continuing our healing processes. We spend our third night on the boat, docking at Gebel Silsila.
Day 7: Gebel-el-Silsila: this was an important sandstone quarry site for the temples of the eighteenth dynasty to Greco-Roman times. Many intriguing shrines and stelae can be found here. Temple of Kom Ombo: this imposing temple is dedicated to both Sobek and Horus. When Horus went to war with Set, Ma'at decreed that this sacred space be shared. There is a holy of holies for both, and the temple is split down the middle. Here we meditate on the Victory of the Light over the darkness. The sublime energy of Horus is contrasted with the deep kundalini energy of Sobek the crocodile deity. We spend our fourth night on the boat, with a traditional Egyptian celebration party.
Day 8: Check into Aswan hotel: we arrive at Aswan and check into our Nubian guesthouse on the banks of the Nile. Optional camel rides and visit to the Nubian village of Gharb Soheil.
Philae Island Temple of Isis: we will take a small boat to Philae Island, the "Pearl of Egypt", and the great Isis Temple. This temple has the heart vibration and the energy of Mother Isis herself, Queen, High Priestess, Spiritual Master, Alchemist and Great Magician. Here we meditate on anchoring the Isis energy into the heart chakra. Isis was able to use magic to discover the secret names of Ra, and after putting the pieces of her husband back together, she restored Osiris to life and conceived their son, Horus. This is how she resurrected the sacred Divine Masuline. While Horus was a boy, she hid in the marshlands and went through many transformations to protect him. Magical transformation is one of her gifts.
Visit Aswan markets: free time in the famous spice markets and bazaars of Aswan soaking up the energy and picking up some keepsakes.
Day 9: Trip to Abu Simbel: early morning drive through the desert to Abu Simbel, the Temples of Rameses and Nefertari. These temples are stunningly beautiful, in a peaceful location by Lake Nasser. This brings our journey to a close.
Closing circle: we will integrate and embody what we have learned on this trip of a lifetime.
Day 10: Departures from Aswan: flights home.
9 x nights in Egypt
Transfers to and from the Airport
5* Accommodation in Luxor & Aswan
5* Luxury Boat Trip along the Nile
All travel and transport within the trip
Hotels Half Board: breakfast & dinner
Boat Full Board: breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
English speaking Egyptologist Guide
Entrance fees to all sacred sites
Private Access Visits
Meditations & Activations
Full Moon in Leo Ceremony
What's not Included:
Some lunches, snacks and drinks
Book your outbound flight to Luxor
and our guide will meet you at the airport. If you wish to arrive early and book extra nights that can all be arranged.
Book your return flight from Aswan
Full price: £1,800 9 x nights all inclusive
A deposit of £800 will secure your place
Rooms are based on luxury twin sharing
Single Person Supplement: £500
For your own room for duration of trip
Cairo Extension: £500
All prices are in GBP
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Katy Sophia - Retreat Facilitator
Katy is a groupleader and transformational facilitator who loves holding spiritual retreats at powerful vortexes around the world. With 20 years experience in the field of health and healing, meditation, divination, coaching, transformational group work and alchemical practices, she loves to gently guide people to that place of inner knowing. She finds the synergy and synchronicity of groups magical and inspiring.
Katy has led retreats in Egypt, Glastonbury, and Portugal; she runs womens' circles and Red Tents in London; and she teaches energy healing and self-empowerment. A trained astrologer, energy healer and coach, she combines multi-faceted sacred knowledge to empower and transform.
Katy speaks on empowering your inner Goddess by meditating on Isis, Hathor and Sekhmet and embodying their qualities
A deeply empowering place that... blasted my heart wide open
"It is hard to put into words what I experienced on my journey to Egypt with Katy and our incredible group of women. First off I had no desire to go to Egypt but it kept calling me and showing up in my world so I began my search for a retreat. I knew that If I went it had to be a spiritual retreat that went beyond the surface level of the traditional tours.
When I came across Katy’s website and read the incredible intinerary I immediately knew I had found my retreat. Egypt was so much more than I could have ever imagined. It is a deeply empowering place that has awakened caged up power within me, and blasted my heart wide open. It gave me the courage to release the things and people in my life that were safe and comfortable allowing me the space to grow beyond my fears, and false limitations. It was the perfect way to end a year of self work. I am new blank canvas ready to paint my masterpiece.
So if you are ready for transformation and Egypt has been calling you I highly suggest Katy and her retreat.
I am forever grateful to Egypt and most of all the beautiful soul sisters I gained on this journey."
Amanda Beisel, Skincare Specialist
Divine Feminine in Egypt 2018
Experiencing the Goddess on that level changes you forever
"There is no other place on Earth like Egypt! Visiting its extraordinary sites which still hold the ancient high vibrational energy is absolutely transformational.
It has been my dream since I was in my teens and joining Katy Sophia’s retreat made my dream come true.
The immersion in the ancient sacredness of the temples has been very profound for me and all of us collectively. I didn't feel like a tourist visiting another country but like a priestess returning home to the temple. It was an empowering process that clarified my connection with Egypt. Experiencing the Goddess on that level changes you forever. I came home to myself, the anxiety has dissipated, the fears burned away and my Soul surrendered and melted into the waters of the Nile, from where everything germinates and is born anew.
What was truly special about this trip was the relaxed pace Katy Sophia created with plenty of space of time for all of us to be in the temples and sites we visited. This was very important for me as I couldn't have been rushed while living such a profound connection felt on a cellular and vibrational level.
All my needs were met. Katy made sure we were all happy and the organization of the trip was exceptional and more than I imagined it would be. Having as a guide the guardian of the Karnak temple added to the learning experience and the sacrality of the visit as his knowledge comes from the ancient Mysteries School and he explained to us the iconographic representation on a deeper level.
We saw things of a breathtaking beauty, we meditated in the most beautiful sites and we sailed in the most magical river in the world.
I will be forever grateful to Katy for making this trip possible for me and if I had done it by myself I wouldn't have had the blessing of all this trip offered including very special new friendships.
Thank you Katy Sophia, LOVE YOU! ❤🙏
Nailah Veronica Massa, Holistic Therapist
Divine Feminine in Egypt 2018
Excellent ***** Five Stars
"The itinerary and organisation were excellent. The accommodation was very comfortable & all well appointed. We loved overlooking Great Pyramid! Our Egyptologist Guides were exceptional - as well as being extremely knowledgeable & delightful people they were also very helpful & took care of any issue in the background.
The Private Access visits were very special & made the trip for me. Not sure I can (say what I enjoyed most) as I loved the whole ‘journey’… JUST LOVED the whole experience! There was just the right amount of ‘guiding’ and time to enjoy on our own… not over organised which I liked. Thanks Katy :-) A trip of a lifetime!"
Lyra Crawford, Sound Healer
Soul Alchemy in Egypt October 2017
Optional Extension to Cairo
Day 10: Flight from Aswan to Cairo: transfer to our 5* Giza Hotel in view of the pyramids. Free afternoon relaxing, enjoying the pyramid view pool and surroundings.
Day 11: Pyramids & Sphinx: we will visit the pyramids early with our guide, before it gets busy. We will spend time in the King's Chamber, the Queens Chamber and the Pit if you wish to explore it. We can also visit the second Great Pyramid of Giza, which has the Divine Feminine energy, and the surrounding area. Our group will move onto the legendary Sphinz of Giza, the oldest monument on the planet, and a powerful stargate.
Cairo Museum: we will have the opportunity to explore the original Cairo museum, designed by a French architect, which still has many good artefacts inside, before they are moved across to the Grand Egyptian Museum later this year.
Khan el khalili: an optional trip to the famous Cairo bazaars for those who wish to explore the colourful sights, sounds and smells and gather some trinkets
Day 12: Abu Ghorab: our guide will take us to Abu Ghorab, a lesser travelled site where we will see the Solar Disk of Ra, and the Pyramid of Nyuserre. This site is full of mysterious stone basins and is the ruined Temple of Ra.
Day 13: Departures from Cairo: flights home