In a beautiful setting in rural southern France, we will gather to honour the sacred feminine within us and drop into a deeper connection with our inner knowing.
Nourishing ourselves with radical rest, yoga and conscious movement, with ritual and deep reflection, with herbal medicines and whole plant foods, we will explore in this first summer of the new decade how to be more fully present, more authentically ourselves and to listen to our body’s gentle guidance.
At the full moon we will celebrate with a yoni steam ceremony. An invitation to drop deeper and connect with the core of your being - your womb, the wisdom and strength which lies there, your creative potential. Our intention will be to nourish our physical bodies and heal our female lineage, moving forwards in connection with our sense of purpose and creative potential.
In the modern context many women are functioning in a way that depletes our creativity and our sense of self is often absorbed into our jobs, families and in the millieu of busy lives. The culture holds messages about the female body and its purpose and power which may be detrimental to our own wellbeing. Coming into connection to our authentic nature and what may be present in each moment, we can embrace the wholeness of who we are.
We will employ different reflective tools from the fields of mindfullness, somatics, yoga and dance to enrich our journey.
The Embodied Woman Retreat.
August 1st - 5th 2020
An hour north of Toulouse, the Moulin Bas is nested in the Quercy Blanc region, near Cahors. Built in 1750 it has shared its history with the local villagers since the middle ages. Set in 3 hectares including a beautiful melodic stream, and magical woodland, this is a place to truly drop into nature. Wildlife like deer and wild boar are among the local inhabitants but otherwise there is seclusion and a chance to just be here now.
Retreatants can choose between ensuite room in the moulin, Bell tent in the field with some being alongside the beautiful stream. Outdoor pool, terraces and loungers. Secluded workshop space.
Vicky is a doula, homeopath and women's wellbeing specialist and has 20+ years yoga experience. She is particularly drawn to women-centred, post lineage yoga and the field of Somatics because of their utilisation of self-awareness as tools for healing trauma and creating wellness and authentic expression. She uses a combination of different modalities in her work as a women’s wellbeing specialist. She loves flowing in movement and staring at newborns.
Vicky Walker and Kasia Slazak
Kasia and Vicky have 27 years combined experience of working with female energy in the context of women’s health, birth and pregnancy and from this have gained some deep insights to share with you on the nature of the female body and the ways in which different experiences can impact on them.
Kasia has worked with women for 15 years, first as a massage therapist, than a doula and mindfulness teacher. She is an experienced women's circle facilitator and birth trauma release workshops leader. She has a deep interest in discovering the truth and to keep learning about herself and the world through various workshops and the awakening-based work called 'Movement of Being'.
Holding the space for others, witnessing them growing and changing, coming closer to themselves fills her heart with joy. She likes dark chocolate, sun and dancing.
Saturday 1st August 'Landing'
Welcome dinner and casting the circle, centring. Invocation of ancestors. Intention setting.
Sunday 2nd August 'Presence'
Morning Session : Pranayama, gentle yoga, embodied movement.
Preparing and sharing Lunch. Rest
Afternoon session: Dropping deeper. Sharing circle, being with what is.
Monday August 3rd 'Revelation'
Morning session: Pranayama, gentle yoga, embodied movement.
Preparing and sharing Lunch. Rest
Afternoon session: Sharing circle, exploration of authentic relating
Evening session: Full moon Yoni steam ceremony, Cacao and feast.
Healing the divine feminine and moving into power
Tuesday 4th August 'Healing'
Morning session: Embodied movement. Yoga Nidra.
Preparing and sharing lunch. Rest
Afternoon session - Mindful reflection. Sharing
Morning session: Movement, reflection, sharing...
£590 en suite room in Moulin Bas
Deposit of £200 will secure your space
Contact Vicky or Kasia for details firstname.lastname@example.org