This year 2017 we are exploring the theme of SHADOW AND LIGHT and will be embracing our JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS via ceremony, workshops, story telling, yoga and sacred dance.
We will delve into this journey with an Opening Ceremony on the Friday night and will explore the theme during the weekend, with some deep diving as well as some lighthearted activities. The weekend will end with a closing ceremony on Sunday night. If you can, we would recommend that you stay until the Monday morning to come join us into a loving kindness meditation to close the circle and leave with a heart bursting with unconditional love (sounds yummy, right?).
We look forward to sharing this wonderful journey with you in March!
In the meantime, here is an overview of the workshops offered.
RELATING WITH MEN with Robin Clayfield
I don’t mean that men are good or bad. Lets explore our relating and our relationships with men. What works, what doesn’t. What supports us to shine in our wholeness and what lurks in the shadows and gets in the way. What is it about how we relate with men that supports them to be the very best men they can be and supports us to be the very best women we can be.
AN ARCHETYPAL DANCE OF LIGHT AND SHADOW with Heather Price
This workshop looks at the symbolic roles, or archetypes, that we step into when we come from our Wounded Heart consciousness. Some of these archetypes can be ancestral, others may even be still playing out from past lives. In this workshop we look at some of the typical archetypes that have been identified as universal, and perhaps familial or ancestral, and search out the positive archetypes that will expand our consciousness and bring us into the light, and into wholeness.
BALANCING DARK AND LIGHT with Annie Meredith and Tanya Quodd
In this informative and experiential Spirit of Woman/Women’s Temple workshop we explore authenticity and realness as a way to becoming wholly who we really are. We do this by asking ourselves why we need to keep ourselves small to stay safe and by befriending the fear and vulnerability held in our bodies that holds us back. In unmasking our deepest fears in a safe and trusting environment, we make available for our enrichment the vast pool of energy that otherwise holds, restricts and limits our choices in life.
FIND NO ENEMY with Chirone Shakti
A look at the Shadow from an Astrological perspective, exploring the Shadow in the Horoscope. This will be accessible for everyone, even if you don’t have much knowledge of Astrology! We will be exploring the topic in general terms, using the symbolism of Astrology to bring more insight into the different forms the Shadow can take, and how to transform it.
WOMEN’S LORE with The Aunties
Aunties and Indigenous women who are part of, and connected with, our Being Woman community will be joining us once again to offer their traditional wisdom, lore and culture (where appropriate) in Ceremony and also during their “Women’s Lore” Workshop..
WEAVING CIRCLE with Rene Bahloo
Be nurtured in the embrace of an intimate weaving circle. We will weave our fibres together by sharing our hearts and connecting together, stitch by stitch, word by word, taking time to relax, be nurtured and to find centre again.
DANCING WITH THE SOUL-FIRE INTO THE SHADOWS with Virginia Woods
Come on a guided dance meditation through conscious dance practice to fan the life flame of our soul. Experiencing our divine nature with dance, art, contemplation and reflection to compassionately dance with the masks and veils of our habits and patterns, to bring them to the light.
TUNING INTO THE CYCLES OF LIFE with Emma Brindal
This workshop will be an exploration of how nature’s cycles reflect the shadow and light within us, and how we can know ourselves more deeply by tuning in to these cycles and in so doing embrace our wholeness.
PATHWAYS INTO WHOLENESS with Emma Christina Lucia
For the last three and a half years I have been on a pilgrimage to sacred sites of the feminine. Travelling through the sub-arctic circle in Canada, Costa Rica, France, Crete, Cyprus, Greece, Scotland, Spain, America and the UK. I have followed parts of the Magdalene pathways, often into the embrace of Black Madonnas.
Isabela invites you to a journey that will gently immerse you into the teachings of Mother Ocean and her children. Isabela’s passion, knowledge and service to the marine life brings mystery and wonder to the sessions as the group experiences the healing qualities of dolphins, whales, turtles, seashells, and all of the exquisite sea creatures. Through connection with self, others and the Ocean we will tap into aspects that reveal our true Selves as a whole, from the surface to the deep…
REST, RECONNECT, REMEMBER with Kate M Foster
What does it mean to listen deeply to your own heart? How does it feel to move in deep connection with your own wisdom while holding yourself precious and sacred? How about honouring that which you have always known yet may have been afraid to acknowledge?
BECOMING LIGHTHEARTED – SHINING A LIGHT ON THE SHADOWS OF THE HEART with Lisa Malcolm
This workshop is powerful journey into the heart. Many of life’s hurts, disappointments and sadnesses get stored in the heart. The phrase ‘taking it to heart’ describes the process aptly. Over time the intensity of the hurt will fade but many of the painful memories are stored away in the heart. So, in this workshop we will be clearing out some heart hurts.
VOCAL TONING with Catherine Dean
Begin to discover more about the depths of your Self. There will be joy, laughter, talking and tears as you soar to angelic heights, releasing, accepting, and integrating as you fly towards self-healing.
DREAM CATCHER WORKSHOP with Betsy Mills
The Dream Catcher is a gracious symbol that holds the intentions of positive thoughts and qualities instilled within its making by its creator. It is a sacred object that catches negative shadow and transforms it into light.
NIA DANCE with Taryn Pallister
Nia invokes awareness of one’s movement patterns and stories which are held in the body. It supports surrender and embrace of who we are through tuning into the voice of the body and the wisdom it holds.