Fri, 03 Aug|
Secret nature spot (near Old Stratford)
Wild Well Woman Yoga and Nidra ~ August
An evening of retreat, rest, ritual and wildness in honour and celebration of Lammas, a time to recognise and reap the rewards of the seeds we have sown.
Time & Location
03 Aug 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Secret nature spot (near Old Stratford), Old Stratford, Milton Keynes, UK
About The Event
Wild Women’s Circle and Yoga Nidra ~ Lammas (August Eve)
All ages and life stages welcome
An evening of primal movement, retreat and rest. Getting back to the simplicity of trees, stars, sky and fire in honour of the wildness of nature and the wildness in us.
This circle falls close to the celtic festival, Lammas, a time to recognise and reap the rewards of the seeds we have sown.
MOON FOREST FLOW ~ Wild Yoga
Reconnecting to the seasons and cycles of nature and of our bodies
Reclaiming the moon lodge
Restoring our cyclical nature
What to expect:
Wild Yoga ~ Wild yoga is an intuitive, feminine and environmentally aware approach to yoga that awakens the primal knowledge of fluid power and deep rest. It is about surrendering to the flow and being released from expectations of consistency, predictability and infinite resource. It is here that we experience freedom beyond form and are empowered to practice in a way that is fluid and adaptable to the waxing and waning of our needs and natures. Read more here: https://www.moonforestflow.com/yoga
Yoga nidra ~ Deep rest to restore our bodies and minds and make space for the sacred sound of our inner rhythms.
Read more about this practice here: http://moonforestflow.com/yoganidra
Working with the moon ~ Coming to know the moon phases in relationship to our own phases. This evening will fall on the disseminating moon phase, a time to breathe, relax and regroup. A time for surrender and acceptance, for the sharing of wisdom and to perform clearing and cleansing rituals.
Women's circle ~ gathering in the moon lodge away from the demands of daily life to tune into our inner rhythms and be heard, held and supported.
Meditation ~ gratitude meditation, taking time out to recognise all that we have to harvest, all that we have cultivated, all that we can now reap
Journaling and introspection ~ taking time out to reflect and collate insights, ideas and thoughts
Sharing of a vegan Lammas feast ~ bring a bowl to feast in celebration of Lammas and the harvest!
These gatherings help to raise funds for our chosen charity: TreeSisters.
Planting trees and supporting the women planting them across the globe.
What to bring:
- Yoga mat, rug (something to separate you from the ground)
- Cushion for sitting
- Blanket and warm coverings for yoga nidra
- Drinking water
- Thermos of tea
- Journal and pen
- Warm comfortable layers
- A snack or simple dish offering for our vegan Lammas feast
via registration Payment via BACS (details will be emailed to you on booking) or Paypal
Location information and detailed joining instructions will be sent out closer to the date to all those booked on.
£12 in advance
Young children and babies free
Read more about wild well woman yoga, yoga nidra, women's circles, working with the moon and more on my website.
Encountering our cyclical nature through honouring and celebrating the phases of the moon, seasons and cycles of nature and the flow of all life
Yoga . Nidra . Nature . Women’s Circles . Menstruality . Ritual
These gatherings are open to women of all ages and life stages
In times past 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. They 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 our retreat is open to women of all ages, circumstances and life stages.
Whether pregnant, lactating, with nurturing small babies or children, with or without a womb, working with a monthly bleed or not, peri-menopausal, menopausal or in the wisdom years, all women are welcomed.
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 inclusive nature of moon lodges and gatherings provides an invaluable space of healing, learning, nurturing, retreat and replenishment. The pace of our modern lives means that creating this space that is more crucial and essential to our wellbeing than ever before.
If you are bringing children or babies we just ask that you are happy to be fully responsible for them at all times, to understand what that means in terms of your participation and to ensure they are kept safe.
Creating a space where women feel fully heard, felt and held is our aim for these circles. Many women have experienced suffering in some way, be that mentally, physically, sexually or all of these. We feel it is crucially important to have this safe space to explore the regaining of trust in our bodies, minds and emotions. It is for this reason that our retreats and gatherings are women only. We do not wish to exclude, accuse or demonise men in any way shape or form, we are just coming together in the sacred space of our sisterhood to relearn how to trust and love, so that we might be better able to trust and love in our own intimate relationships, families and friendships.