Sat, 17 Mar | Howe Park Wood Education Centre

New Moon Dawn Chorus Forest Gathering

New Moon Women's Circle We will gather together in the forest to soak up the incredible sounds of spring dawn chorus before heading into our sacred space for our new moon circle
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New Moon Dawn Chorus Forest Gathering

Time & Location

17 Mar 2018, 06:00 – 10:00
Howe Park Wood Education Centre, Howe Park Wood Education and Visitor Centre, H7, Chaffron Way, Tattenhoe, Milton Keynes MK4 3GG, UK

About The Event

New Moon Forest Gathering

All ages welcome (children under 16 to be accompanied by a responsible adult)

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I know it's early but sunrise in the forest is so worth it and our practice space once we come in from the forest has a heated floor <3

In honour and celebration of this new moon in Pisces, we will gather together at the cusp of sunrise to soak up the incredible sounds of spring dawn chorus. We will drift into stillness to the sound of the forest waking up before heading indoors for nourishing, intuitive, gentle, cycle adapted yoga, deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra), a new moon circle and a sharing breakfast!

Astrology

This month the new moon is in Pisces, the ruler of healing and the subconscious. Pisces is a sign of transition, change and loosening our grip on life. This month we are invited to truly go with the flow, to open ourselves up to the unknown and to surrender old habits, patterns and situations that are holding us back.

New Moon Circles

A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle and during this time the Moon is empty and receptive and full of potential. This is an optimum time to be still and receive, maybe to plant the seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. The New Moon provides a regular reminder to create sacred space in our lives, space for us to drop out of the mundane and reconnect to the magical.

There is something incredibly powerful about women gathering under the dark 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.

Nature and Rewilding

Nature and humans are by definition not separate entities; we are part of nature as much as the trees in the forest and the creatures that inhabit them. We are a species of animal like any other, made of the same compounds as the earth, the wind, the moon and the stars and if we are to reclaim a full life, the life we were intended to live, we must know this interconnectedness to be true. We must feel it so deeply that we are driven to call it from the treetops, mountains sides, riverbanks and oceans. The more of us that hear this call, the more of us there are to protect, proliferate and restore the natural world to her rightful and abundant glory, in turn restoring our natural, cyclical and fulfilling lives.

Read more about rewilding here: www.moonforestflow.com/rewilding

Moon Forest Flow forest gatherings invite you to delve into the forest to remember the importance of our relationship with nature, dissolving our perceived gap between us and the rest of the natural world and reclaiming our wildness, our birth rite.

‘To feel the breath of wildness come into your body is to reclaim your natural wholeness’ – Mary Reynolds Thompson

GIVING BACK

These gatherings help to raise funds for our chosen charity: TreeSisters.

Planting trees and supporting the women planting them across the globe.

www.treesisters.org

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LOGISTICS

Schedule

6am-7am - Earthing, nature meditations & rewilding practices to attune our senses and delve into the sounds of dawn chorus

7am-9am - New Moon Women's Circle, intuitive movement and deep relaxation (Yoga Nidra)

9-10am - sharing of breakfast offerings and socialising or rest

Schedule subject to change

Booking

Register and click the ticket link in event page to book and pay via Paypal or BACS.

Detailed joining instructions will be sent out closer to the date to all those booked on.

Exchange: £20 in advance

Prices for children and concessions available (please do ask!)

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MORE INFORMATION

New Moon Circles

A New Moon marks the beginning of a new cycle and during this time the Moon is empty and receptive and full of potential. This is an optimum time to be still and receive, maybe to plant the seeds of intentions for what you wish to manifest in your life. The New Moon provides a regular reminder to create sacred space in our lives, space for us to drop out of the mundane and reconnect to the magical.

There is something incredibly powerful about women gathering under the dark 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.

Dress

Warm and dry for the forest, layers you can move easily in for our circle. You are welcome to wear clothes that make you feel comfortable, beautiful, sensual, wild, tribal, 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.

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Inclusivity policy:

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.

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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 in the forest at dawn!

Carly x

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