Angel Retreat with Chrissie Astell
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Angels Abroad - Spiritual Holiday Retreat


The retreat includes bed, breakfast and lunch, transfers and all retreat materials, based on two people sharing a room. There is an additional supplement for a single room. Flights and evening meals are not included.

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Join Chrissie for a unique healing programme in a beautiful, relaxing area of Crete. A week of inspired workshops, meditation and Essene communions with angelic gifts of guidance, peace, healing & joy. Following her workshop theme, Stepping into the Light, the retreat is a wonderful 'multi-dimensional' holiday experience. The healing energy of Crete is exceptional. There is a magical quality felt by everyone who comes, especially in unspoilt Kissamos, West Crete, that calls you back year after year. That ‘special quality’ is the over-lighting energy of the angels. This beautiful island is the etheric Ashram, a concentrated and heightened spiritual energy of Archangel Raphael, and the Ascended Master Hilarion where deep healing and self-discovery takes place.

PLACES are £695 per person (normally £745) - Morning sessions are full of shared wisdom, self-discovery, exploration and inspiring exercises, guided meditations, pair work, deep healing, fun and laughter. A wonderful introduction to working with angels and developing your spiritul 'impulse'. Afternoons are free to relax, spend time of the beach or explore the beauty of Crete. The certificated programme is suitable for anyone, wherever you may be in your spiritual growth and development. For those who are working through the home study course; Educating Heart & Soul, this is an ideal event to receive advice, healing and to meet with other students from around the world, although it is not a mandatory part of the course.

Accommodation is centrally located in the small, well run family Hotel Peli. Peli and her team prepare fresh food daily and can cater for a range of dietary requirements. We will be situated right by the sandy Maria Beach area in Kastelli, (Kissamos).

We’ll explore how we can each develop practical tools and spiritual practices that will ground us, connect with angelic energies, enable us to self-reflect with truth and transparency and attune with the angels to discover our own spiritual impulse, accelerating us forward on our personal journey. Together, in a safe and sacred space, we will look at ways of connecting more deeply for those who feel the call to serve with the angels, at whatever level. For those on the Diploma Programme, we'll share deeper spiritual exercises, as well as developing and practicing our facilitation skills for working with others.


Typically we start the day at 8am (sometimes earlier, or later) with a group meditation, followed by a continental buffet breakfast on the veranda.

Workshops are held outside in the shade of a purpose built sheltered area in the hotel grounds from 9.30 - 13.00 with a coffee break. We work together with guided meditations, fun pen and paper exercises, often in pairs and in small groups with a key theme each day relating to the angel presence guiding us, towards personal / spiritual understanding and deep healing.

Our lunch is ‘home-made’ Cretan style often from home grown produce, and again served on the dining veranda in the shade of the Bougainvilleas. Afternoons are at leisure, perhaps round the pool or just across the road on a lovely sandy beach. There are walks available, and bikes or cars to hire, super public buses near by, and plenty to see for the more adventurous amongst us.

Saturday is a free day for you to process what you have learned so far, and either relax or take a day on a boat to another part of the island, a bus to the lovely Venetian harbour of Chania and perhaps visit the market for olive oils, herbs, soaps and other locally produced gifts. Wandering and finding lunch in the streets of old town is delightful.

Sunday’s spiritual work is combined with a super morning excursion to visit some of the most ancient sacred sights on this side of the island. We visit caves which had been turned into churches, and old Greek Orthodox churches from the 12th and 14th century where original icons can be seen on the walls. We silently feel the energy, the presence, and the wonder of the sacred for ourselves, as we meditate together in one of the caves of St John the Hermit, and see where worshippers had to hide their faith. The walk is spectacular, through a delightful village where we can often pick one or two of our own avocados, walnuts and tomatoes from the sides of the road, (depending on season) but for those with mobility issues we also take cars.

The evenings are free to choose where you would like to eat. We can recommend various tavernas and restaurants but Kissamos/Kastelli is a small town where most of the eating houses have a sea view for you to combine the friendly group ambiance with the sounds of the ocean and the sunset. Wonderful!

"….I really appreciated your course and feel that I got a very great deal from it personally. It is really unique and so worth doing…"

Getting together

Dave Lister, West Crete Holidays

This workshop is ideal if:

You wish to find out more about angels and how to connect with them, or develop your angelic connections further

You wish to experience guided meditation with Chrissie in a safe, small group environment

You seek to learn more about your own spirituality and how it relates to the world around you

You are seeking guidance and inspiration
Want to enjoy a relaxing holiday retreat which is spiritual, with like-minded people

"…. Thanks for all your help and guidance Chrissie, my whole life is changing. I have found that using the communions with angels so empowering, … I now know I can do everything if I truly believe"

Local church in Crete

Francis Smith, Croydon