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The journey


Komala Lyra

Mystic, gypsy, dakini, life-adventurer, dancer, writer, artist, healer with a broad pallet of skills, Komala has over 30 years experience offering workshops, retreats and educational programs internationally.

Araminta Barbour

Founder of The Sanctuary in Guatemala where she has been based for over 10 years, Araminta is an international speaker, coach and transformational workshop facilitator.



These fierce women are ready to share this retreat with others around the world, as highly qualified inspirational guides and awesome human beings. 

They have a background on group facilitation and professional skills on their own expertise, combined with various immersions in Women Who See in the Dark retreats, where they have absorbed the essence of this program.

Each retreat is offered by two facilitators sharing different energetic expressions, enriching each other, while inviting participants to expand their own perceptions.




Enchanter, wizard behind the lenses, her eyes penetrate form as well as  the invisible life force that moves the universe. 

Her sensitivity pierces reality revealing the undercurrents of feelings and expressions.

She captures inner and outer beauty, translated in colors that spark imagination. 

So much richness, that it has been challenging to chose and select.

This site is pulsating with her gifts, received in deep honoring for her dedication & skills.

The flow of her vibrant images transmits the essence of our retreats.


She has been our art queen during the Goa retreat, capturing a series of poignant symbolic metaphors, documenting this special time in mama India. Simple, intense, expressive, vibrant, just as the land that was hosting us…

Capturing the emotions of each moment with delicacy, simplicity, and artistic  flair.

She produced our first video, inserted in our home page.

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The expressive images of our retreat in Ireland have been seen by the eyes of Aoise, whose sense of observation is delicate, colorful, dreamy, and invocative. 

She is a freelancer film director and photographer, living in Cork, Ireland.


Especially thankful to all collaborators who manifested Women Who See in the Dark Retreats in different locations 


Guatemala - Araminta Barbour

Brazil - Danielle Faustini    FB. Santuario Osho Lua

France - Alison Pass

India - Bynoi Desouza & Roisin Kiernan

Israel - Shachar & Hadaz Caspi   FB.Shachar Caspi

Czech Republic - Vladi Moseley   FB. Vladi Moseley

Spain - Araminta Barbour & Komala Lyra

Ireland - Roisin Kiernan

Croatia - Dolores Antic

Germany - Shakti Supryia


Amazing meals have nurtured the time we spent together... Our chefs are awesome! 


Dana Luckmann - Beloved friend, amazing chef, wonderful collaborator pampering us with the most amazing treats, created with love and smiles that transmit her ease with life, deep heart in all she does, the support of her nourishment is beyond description.

Aliwalu Caparros - Wooowowow! she is awesome in all details, delicacy, taste, care, beauty, being tasted with mouth and eyes. Each plate is an art piece, and the science of nutrition as body-love is her key.


Sebastien Reco - What a task to bring the magic of beauty, bounty, cohesion, technical skills, poetry, the precision of straight lines and the unfolding of spirals  merging in one website!

Awe-inspiring presentation for which appreciation is beyond words.

Thanks for opening this pandora box with patience and dedication to completion.

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