Imbolc Awakening As Woman Ceremony
Retreat Day 2019
Saturday 2 February, 12-7pm
The Quaker Centre, Milton Keynes, UK
As we approach the mid-way point between Winter Solctice and Spring Equinox, join Naseem for the first 2019 full day immersion, to honour nature's natural turning of the new year; Imbolc. A symbolic time where after a long winter of introspection and cultivation, the earth gently begins to stir, to show signs of fertility and spring. A time to consider the possible birthing of that which has been harvesting inside of us during the dark months, into a manifested form.
We will spend the day in ceremony exploring practices and wisdom that support our journey towards embodied wholeness, honouring the longing of our hearts and setting powerful intentions, as the transition from the dark months towards the sun’s rebirth gets closer.
Mama Cacao as an Ally
We will begin our ceremony with the option of enjoying a cup of ceremonial Cacao together, allowing the mind, heart and womb space to open and commune with the plant medicine as she gently, yet profoundly invites us to relax into her embrace, wisdom and guidance. Your Yes to commune with Cacao is of course completely optional, and if you choose not to drink it does not exclude you from the ceremony in anyway.
Cacao as a ceremonial medicine, has the power to open up energetic pathways and tenderly reveal different layers of contraction and misunderstanding within our lives. Through her embrace we have the opportunity to look at what we discover from a new and fresh perspective; initiating a potential of great change and deep healing.
Cacao also gives us direct access to feelings that are normally difficult to embrace. The medicine, along with specific embodied practices offered on the day, will guide us into a deeply compassionate, vulnerable and open space where we may allow the light of our own love to penetrate deeply into the hidden crevices of our beings. Activating a profound and intimate process of inner and outer transformation. It is from this place of ever expanding fullness that we become true and mystical conduits for love and well being in our world.
What is your heart longing for in 2019? What gifts are waiting to be birthed through you? Is there something from your past holding you back right now? What seeds are showing themselves ready to be planted in the dark fertile wisdom of your being?
Within this ceremonial container, the following practices will be offered as support for deepening during the day:
• Practices to support and manifest our intentions and to shed the final layers of our winter harvest
• Sacred ritual
• Conscious, Somatic Movement
• Conscious Communication/Sharing
• Contemplative Self-Enquiry
• Gentle Touch
If this ceremony calls to your brave and beautiful heart, then you are invited to join fellow sisters, united in Love and Truth, to celebrate our journey together as Awakening Women in wild play, deep rest, spacious silence, sacred connection and curious inner investigation. You will be held safely and guided simply, to allow an unfolding into the profound and fertile power as Woman.
£60 – Early Bird if booked by 11 Jan
£65 – 12 Jan onwards
(Includes Ceremonial Grade Cacao)
Spaces are limited and booking is confirmed on receipt of payment made payable to:
Miss N Khakoo
Acc no: 03428675
Sort code: 07 02 46
Contact Naseem to confirm your booking or if you are attending from outside the UK.
Retreat spaces are limited and non-refundable.
The venue is a cosy warm space, 5 minutes drive from Milton Keynes Train Station.
For a deeper understanding of the work offered and potential of this gathering's exploration please read Awakening As Woman.