The pursuit of balance between male and femaleA journey to the Etruscan culture and to your inner self - guided by Selma Sevenhuijsen

The pursuit of balance between male and female

The pursuit of balance between male and female is currently an important question in our society. You can look at it in terms of quotas or in terms of equality in tasks, positions and responsibilities. However beyond that there is a much deeper question:

How are we dealing with male and female in our culture, spiritually, symbolically and psychologically? How are we dealing with male and female in ourselves? 

This is the theme of this journey around Lago di Bolsena.  

In ancient times, this lake was the centre of the Etruscan culture, a time where male and female was still in balance. We will connect to the (hi)story of that, with the remains you can still find in the surroundings here: ancient altars, temples, hollow ways, fountains and of course the lake itself.

We will search for inner balance, a connection between male and female in ourselves, a balance between mind and heart.    

In the morning we go onto excursions to discover the ancient remains, in the afternoon we work with what we have felt and found with meditation, yoga, massage, swimming and creative work.  

Programme (6 or 9 days)

Saturday, May 11: Arrival, introduction, connection and explanation about the area  

Sunday May 12: Visit of Sovana: Archeological parc and dome: We learn about the most important Etruscan Gods  

Monday, May 13: Excursion to Poggio dell’Ovo, a neolithical landscape altar in the area of Sorana. We connect with the Godess of the Earth  

Tuesday, May 14:  Visit of the Renaissance sculpture garden in Bomarzo, explanation about the path of initiation which is demonstrated via the sculptures there

Wednesday May 15: Visit of the hill of Bisenzio: Connection of male/female in yourself

Thursday May 16: Departure (for 6 days participants) or boat tour on the lake around the two islands, important holy centre  

Friday, May 17: Tarquinia: Visit of the Etruscan necropolis and the Etruscan Museum: Get to know the Etruscan art  

Saturday, May 18: Visit of further holy places around the the lake

Sunday May 19: Departure    



6 day journey: Euro 995,- per person (min 5 persons)

o Group transfer from/to the airport

o 5 x accommodation La Montagnola Retreat in beautiful double rooms

o 5 x breakfast (vegetarian)

o 4 x picnic lunch (vegetarian)

o 5 x dinner (vegetarian)

o Coffee, tea water at La Montagnola Retreat

o Yoga Thaimassage treatment 30 min

o Local transport to the locations of the programme

4 half day excurions lead by Selma Sevenhuijsen to experience the balance in the etruscan culture

o Daily changing programme (1-2 hours) to deepen the experience of the day (eg with yoga, meditation, readings) and the journey towards our inner balance of male and female

o Price reduction if 7 participants - 950,- Euro , if 8 participants - 890,- Euro

Not included:

o Flight to Rome

o Entree fees 

o Meals in restaurants

o Alcoholic beverages

Also available

o Thai Massage 

o 1/1 Coaching

o Extra individual transport  

Over de trainer

Selma Sevenhuijsen

Selma Sevenhuijsen

Selma Sevenhuijsen author of ‘The smile of the Sirena" Pursuit for the godess through the Etruscan labyrinth)  She lived and worked many years close to the lake of Bolsena and has lead many groups on a journey to the holy places around the lake. Her work and teaching include The Labyrinth as spiritual journey.     

An overview on events, readings and her newest book can be found

Personal contact: Email:  Tel: +31-20-6706415 or +31.6 51 60 41 86