Fri, 02 Feb|
Imbolc Sacred Seasons and Cycles Circle
At this month's full moon circle we will honour the sacred celebration of Imbolc. At this sacred seasonal cusp we will explore the inner and outer seasons and reconnect to our primal inner rhythms.
Time & Location
02 Feb 2018, 18:00 – 21:00
The Yurt, Aspley Guise, Milton Keynes MK17, UK
About The Event
Full Moon Women's Circle to celebrate and surrender to the wisdom of cyclicity.
At this month's full moon circle we will honour the sacred seasonal celebration of Imbolc through intuitive movement, meditation, song, ritual and the exploration of mapping our cycles to the seasons.
At this seasonal cusp we will explore the inner and outer seasons and reconnect to our primal inner rhythms. This circle focuses on the importance of honouring all four seasons of nature and of our cycles for optimum health and wellbeing.
Note: This circle is open to all women whether bleeding or not. If you are not currently working with a monthly bleed then your connection to the moon grows ever stronger as you look to the skies to guide you. If perimenopausal, menopausal or in the wisdom years, you have a life of cyclical wisdom to share with us and we welcome your wild wisdom. This work can also help to retrospectively shed light on your life's cycles.
'The cycle is your pulse, your organic timekeeper and the guardian of your inner song. If you let it be your metronome and trust it deeply enough to live by it, you'll discover the ever deepening sweet spot where it truly feels as if all of life is now marching in tune.' - Wild Power
These gatherings help to raise funds for our chosen charity: TreeSisters.
Planting trees and supporting the women planting them across the globe.
Register and pay online
Ask for concessions/child prices
Within 14 days of the event – full refund will be given
After 14 days - no refunds unfortunately
I may be able to offer a refund if I can fill your place and in exceptional circumstances
In the unlikely event of the event needing to be cancelled I will endeavour to provide as much notice as possible and provide a full refund or transfer to a future gathering
6-6:30pm - gather in the garden room for tea, decoration and socialising or rest
6:30-8:30pm - full moon circle and seasons workshop
8:30-9pm - sharing of offerings and socialising or rest
What to bring:
• Journal and pen (or pen and paper)
• Cycle tracker/map (if you have one/charts will be provided to take away)
• Yoga mat and blanket plus anything you like to make you comfy and warm
• Warm and comfortable layers for movement and moon bathing
• Drinking water (no running water in the yurt)
• Mug for tea (herbal tea provided)
• A nourishing and healthy food offering or a delight for the senses to share with the group
*veggie/vegan food, flowers, incense, poems, song, crystals, candles, something you’ve made, anything at all!
Location information and detailed joining instructions will be sent out closer to the date to all those booked on.
Full Moon Circles
There is something incredibly powerful about women gathering under the moon in their softness, vulnerability and power. To have a space in this world of restraint to show emotion, to speak our truth and our doubts and be held in the full support of our sisters however we show up is completely invaluable and calls us home to ourselves.
Lunar Women’s Circles (Moon Lodges) are an ancient tradition stemming from a time when we shared so much more of life with each other than we do today. We would forage, cook and rear our children together and we made time to celebrate what it meant to be a woman by honouring rites of passage, childbirth, fertility, menopause and the cycles of natures, especially those of the moon.
Women as cyclical beings feel an intrinsic connection to the moon and when the moon is dark and new it is empty, receptive and full of potential, creating the ideal environment for women to gather together in a sacred space to replenish, nourish, support and heal.
Women intuitively know how to heal and nourish each other making this time spent together essential for our wellbeing, allowing for rest, recalibration, reconnection and rewilding.
One of the four Celtic Fire Festivals, Imbolc commemorates the shift from Crone to Maiden, celebrates the first signs of Spring and honours the passing of winter and the imminent return of the sun.
You are welcome to wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, beautiful, sensual, wild, tribal, relaxed, sleepy whatever you feel is right for you. Pyjamas, simple comfortable clothing, jungle jane attire or evening dress are all totally welcome and invited.
If you want to get creative, decorative, elaborate you are very welcome but the most important thing is that you are comfortable and feel good.
Moon circles are family friendly and open to women of all ages and circumstances.
In times passed we would have shared so much more of life with each other than we do now and this would have included the raising of children. Our children would have been welcomed into the lodge and raised communally, garnering the invaluable knowledge and wisdom of the ebb and flow of all things. This inclusive and open environment is crucially important to the rewilding of life and as such these moon lodge gatherings are open to women of all ages and circumstances.
Whether bleeding or not, with or without a womb, pregnant, with small ones in tow, breastfeeding, peri-menopausal, menopausal or in the wisdom years. We all have our own unique wisdom to bring and stories to tell. This passing down of wisdom through the generations is an ancient practice without which we suffer. The reinstatement of the moon lodge provides a valuable space of healing, learning, nurturing, retreat and replenishment, a space that is more crucially essential to our wellbeing than ever before.
Children are welcome to play, read, draw, colour in or participate in the circle as you feel right. I just ask that you are happy to be fully responsible for them and keep them safe. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Moon circles are women only.
Many, many women have suffered abuse in some way whether mental, physical or sexual and for these women it is crucially important to have a safe space to explore regaining trust in their bodies, minds, emotions and others. It is for this reason that these gatherings are women only but this does not mean that we are man haters or anything of the kind! We are just coming together in the safety and security of our sisterhood to relearn how to trust and love so that we might better trust and love in our intimate relationships, families and friendships.
Please do get in contact if you have any questions at all, to book or to be added to the mailing list for future gatherings and retreats.
See you under the light of the full moon!