Imbolc Meet Your Belly Day Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
Imbolc Meet Your Belly Day Retreat
Saturday 1st February 2020
Sunrise Yoga, Potterspury
We gather together at this seasonal juncture of Imbolc, the mid-way point between winter solstice and spring equinox, to begin to awaken after the dormancy of winter (learn more about Imbolc here).
This day retreat is co-created with Cherry Jeavons-White and will offer a shared space for us to simply meet our bellies where they are, to share what we have learned so far, and to perhaps rediscover a little more of the magic of your belly.
‘The idea in our culture of body solely as sculpture is wrong. Body is not marble. That is not its purpose. Its purpose is to protect, contain, support, and fire the spirit and soul within it., to be a repository for memory, to fill us with feeling – that is the supreme psychic nourishment. It is to lift us and propel us, to fill us with feeling to prove we exist, that we are here, to give us grounding, heft, weight.’ ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Wild Woman Yoga ~ Replenishing, adaptable, empowering movement, meditation and relaxation practices to facilitate embodiment and connection to the body
Meet your belly workshop ~ A shared space for us to simply meet our bellies where they are, to share what we have learned so far, and to perhaps rediscover a little more of the magic of your belly
Women's circle ~ Down to earth, real talk circles where you can show up exactly as you are always. A 'brave space' to connect to yourself and others, reclaiming community. A women's circle is simple ~ it's a space where we can come and just be. A place to rest, breathe, feel and move. A place to be seen AND heard in a world where women have been taught to be seen and NOT heard
MEET YOUR BELLY WORKSHOP
I am trained in Abdominal Sacral Massage and have a passion for all things belly! My dream is a world where all women can let their bellies hang out and be soft if they choose... but it hasn’t always been that way. With a history of disordered eating & body dysmorphia, my journey to loving my belly has been a long path that eventually lead me to abdominal massage and to working with many brave people who wish to embark upon their own journey to re-meet their tummies, reclaim their self-acceptance, and restore the proper functionality of their bellies. Our bellies are our centre, our core, our greatest protectors, and one of the most multifunctional parts of the human body, but learning to love one’s belly is an ongoing journey for many, and a path that is still unfolding with new layers each year even for me. My aim with this workshop is to provide a shared space for us to simply meet our bellies where they are at, to share what we have learned so far, and to perhaps help you rediscover a little more of the magic of your belly.
Abdominal Sacral Massage is massage of the abdomen and sacral (lower back) region which helps to release tension of the muscles and ligaments, encouraging the realignment of the internal organs and allowing them to function optimally. It also aids the release of toxins, gas and stagnant energy, which has been proven to improve digestion and help relieve the symptoms of many causes of pain and discomfort, including bloating, endometriosis, irregular periods, PCOS, fibroids, digestive ailments and more. Working with the intention to simply meet our bellies where they are at, we will work towards a guided self-massage, whilst getting to know more about the incredible work that our bellies do and exploring their role in storing unprocessed emotions, memories and insecurities. We will learn how to find and hold the womb (whether the organ itself is present or not), whilst creating increased energy & blood flow to our whole abdomen and sacral areas through awareness, intention and movement.
These gatherings help to raise funds for our chosen charity: TreeSisters.
Planting trees and supporting the women planting them across the globe.
Explorations of the Feminine are inherently inclusive and as such these circles are open to all who identify as women including trans, non-binary or any other expression or identification of femininity. These circles value diversity of expression, experience and perspectives.
Open to all ages, life stages and cycle phases, including babies and young children (with adults).
Sliding scale pricing
How to Attend:
~ Register here
~ Choose manual payment for bank transfer, bank details will be emailed to you automatically on booking
~ Paypal if you prefer (Paypal take a fee from me, so transfer is my preferred method of payment)
High Income £51
Medium Income £41
Low Income and unwaged £31
Free via Suspended Yoga (this event uses 3 suspended yoga spaces @ £8 each) select suspended yoga ticket option at registration to choose this option
Children and babies free
£1 from each ticket will be donated to TreeSisters and you can choose to make additional donations during the day via cash or card. TreeSisters are my chosen charitable donation, you can read more about their work via their website. Giving back to the trees as we work to become a restorer species.
Click to view current available free spaces or to make a donation
To attend a yoga class for free simply choose the suspended yoga ticket option at check out
Wakefield Country Courtyard, Potterspury, Northamptonshire, NN12 7QX
Access the courtyard from the A5 at Potterspury almost opposite the Super Sausage Cafe
Ample free parking on site
~ All mats and props provided, bring anything that helps you to be comfortable
~ Drinking water
~ Thermos of tea (optional/cafe open until 4pm serving tea and food)
~ Journal and pen
~ Coconut oil alternative if allergic
~ Small towel (tea towel is fine)
~ Warm comfortable layers that let your belly breathe!
Detailed information will be sent out a few days before our time together.
Inclusivity policy: https://www.moonforestflow.com/inclusivityanddiversity
Carly and Cherry x
Moon Forest Flow
Cyclical living and wildness
Yoga . Nidra . Nature . Women’s Circles . Menstrual Cycle Awareness
- High wage£51£510£0
- Medium wage£41£410£0
- Low and unwaged£31£310£0
- Free suspended yoga place£0£0Sold Out
- Babies & children (under 16)£0£00£0