The Genie in the Bottle

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Ana Rhodes & Javier Rodriguez

The experience of being human resembles the story of the genie in the bottle from the Arabian Nights, as our own wild spirit may seem bottled up deep inside our body and personality structure.

While we may prefer to ignore its disturbing presence, we can still hear the genie shout, 'Let me out of here!'

We are faced with the dilemma: uncorking the bottle and freeing this wild spirit, knowing the outcome is unknown and unpredictable, or pushing the cork in even tighter, suppressing the growing distress of the genie, distress that will show up in our inner and outer life.

Life invites us to tap into a presence that can reconcile the polarities and if we can hold the tension of opposites, we may discover a gateway to expansion and evolution.

This week-long workshop will explore the creative dance between different states and levels of our human existence.

Some of the themes for exploration this week will be:

  • Awareness of the solid ground of our existence
  • Sensing the call within and without in our present circumstances
  • Resourcing and dual awareness
  • Uncorking the bottle and sitting in the fire of our fears
  • Transformation and letting go
  • Sharing blessings and insights into the world

We will use a variety of tools such as: self-enquiry, silence, somatic mindfulness and shamanic practices, role play and different forms of self-expression together with group sharing and presentations.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £1050 / £800 / £650

Tiered Pricing

We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation, full board and refeshments.


Ana Rhodes Castro has extensive training in a variety of transpersonal psychology disciplines, specialising in conflict facilitation and teamwork. She was Executive Director of the Findhorn Foundation from 2007–13.


Javier Rodriguez has an MA in Clinical Psychology and specific in-depth trainings in various approaches to Personal Development and Transpersonal Psychology. He has been working for more than 20 years as a workshop leader, therapist and coach.