WOMEN'S SACRED RETREAT
Release, Rejuvenate, Reclaim
Welcome to a women's 4 day retreat at the Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm on Saltspring Island. We offer rituals designed for you to listen to the whisperings of your heart; to tune into the rhythm of your womb; and to nurture the soul within. Together we release, rejuvenate, and reclaim.
We undress patriarchy. We are tired of the cultural messages embedded in our blood that keep us from being fully self expressed, that have us believing we are too much or not enough, that encourage us to push down our emotions, that subtly ask us to be more and give more. We are shedding beliefs systems that praise love and joy but demonize anger and grief. We practice authenticity and encourage self love to accept both the light and the dark.
We return to rituals that we know women have been practicing for lifetimes, and we re-remember our cells, ourselves, our fire, the wisdom waters of our womb, the mystical power of our bodies and their primitive connection to the earth. We commune in Circle using the elements of nature to be nourished by the Great Mother Earth and to dance with the divine magic of the Sky-Moon-and-the-Stars to realign with our soul's true purpose. We are brave warriors, wild, and wise.
The brillant Kari Mathieson, Saltspring Island local chef, will be preparing vegetarian meals to nourish your body temple. The Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm offers an outdoor sauna and shower for your enjoyment, along with cozy accommodations, and an inviting communal space for relaxing.
In this retreat, we offer sacred space to expose, nurture, deepen, soften, and ground. We will meditate, release emotions, flow through yoga, connect with the divine feminine, listen to our sisters, heal, sing, dispel patterns no longer servings us, create intentions, purify, practice presence, and uncover our hearts true desires. Come step into the sacred.
We offer a primitive ritual for ancestral healing. Women are invited to connect their sacred sex with the earth using the waters of the living womb to end the harm of patriarchy. This is a powerful practice that encourages deep healing on a cellular and spiritual level.
Scarlet is passionate about ending power cycles that encourage women to suppress, avoid, accommodate, deny, act from guilt, and to forfeit the heart's desires. She has been searching for and healing the wounds within her for 15 years. She offers her 10 years of experience as a Counsellor trained in anti-oppressive, trauma-informed, feminist practice to support women in re-remembering their authentic self, connecting with their sacred gifts, and releasing all energies that no longer serve the spirit. She has professionally taught as a dancer, yogi, and fitness instructor since 2008. She offers guided movement to support the body in emotional regulation and healing the sacred temple.
Jayde has been dedicated to empowering girls and women for the past 15 years through counselling, activism, research, fundraising, teaching, and therapeutic yoga. She believes deeply in the healing of connection, the sacredness of ritual, and the certainty that we all are interconnected divine beings. Jayde has mastered the art of holding space and is honoured to keep sacred the hundreds of vulnerable moments and stories that have been shared with her as a Counsellor and group facilitator. Jayde brings her gentle spirit, empathic gifts, open heart, and genuine unconditionally loving witness, by seeing and hearing every woman in circle.
We recognize that women are hungry for more: to be truly empowered and to feel free, whole, and ALIVE! Now more than ever, we need to yell, cry, dance, sing, share, laugh, release, and connect, together! We are honoured to facilitate this journey in re-remembering. You are held, you are seen, you are loved and you are celebrated.
When: October 12-15, 2017
Where: Sacred Mountain Lavender Farm, Saltspring Island
Cost: $560 camping/$660 bunk beds/$760 shared accommodation
Registration for each accommodation option is limited. We hope to journey with 12 women for this sacred experience. Please share with the beloved women you sense would be called to this retreat. We offer the option to hold a space with a deposit of $120. Full payment is required by September 1, 2017. Refunds will not be possible after September 15, 2017 due to deposits required for food and accommodations.
We look forward to connecting in sacred space with you,
Scarlet & Jayde