Melksham SN12 6PG
A nourishing and rejuvenating feast of taoist & yogic practises for women.
This early Autumn weekend retreat takes place during the season of the Earth element and the harvest; its a time to gather ourselves back home to our own body temples; its a season to nourish ourselves with the fruits of our own love, nourishing our bodies and minds and practising the essential feminine art of surrendering and melting open to receive.
This weekend is about celebrating the beauty of our female form. Its about centring ourselves so fully that we truly Know that are ARE an embodiment of the many aspects of the Goddess.
Our intention is that you’ll leave feeling as mellow as those luscious Autumn fruits and inspired to really nourish yourself throughout the darker, more Yin months ahead.
In the taoist tradition, this season relates to the Element of Earth, so this includes Mama Earth (in yogic tradition known as Jagadambe Ma) beneath our feet and the Earth within us. Aligning with the Earth element helps us to embody her divine feminine qualities of:
✶ openness of mind, body, and spirit
✶ faith in the abundance of life
✶ surrendering to being held, supported and nourished
✶ trusting the Wisdom that lies at the very hearts of our Wombs
During this weekend retreat, we’ll be enjoying:
✶ Qi gong on the land to align us with the treasures of this scrumptious season, and to centre ourselves to fully inhabit our bodies.
✶ Self loving, self-centring taoist and yogic meditations
✶ Emotional balancing sound healing to prepare for deep heart / womb explorations
✶ Qi Self Massage (including breast massage) using gentle techniques to relax, release and nurture.
✶ Rhythms of Life: an exploration of honouring our inner rhythms through yoga and dance
✶ Nourishing, gentle, feminine yoga practice
✶ Exquisite Kirtan: sacred heart songs
✶ A sacred Jade Egg ritual to meet your Inner Goddess; to nourish your sensual nature and to ease you back to your innate centre of power – For more information on the use and benefits of the Jade Egg, please see www.taotreasures.com. Please note it is not essential that you use a Jade Egg during this ceremony; you’ll benefit enormously from this beautiful feminine practise with or without an egg. However, there will be high quality nephrite Jade Eggs for sale at the retreat for £40.00 including unwaxed, unflavoured dental floss for use with your egg.
No experience necessary – all practises clearly explained and lovingly guided 🙂 x
This weekend is for you if…
✶ You are a woman (whatever your age!!)
✶ You could use a relaxing nurturing weekend away!
✶ You don’t currently make nourishing your body a priority
✶ You are curious about women’s taoist practise and / or Jade Egg practise
✶ You want to bathe in the company of like-minded sisters
✶ You want to immerse in the exquisite sounds of kirtan sounds
✶ You want to explore the sacred sensual Goddess you are
✶ You want to experience deeper relaxation
✶ You want to learn to surrender more to your body and your inner wisdom
✶ You want to learn life enhancing / rejuvenating practises that can nourish you for the rest of your life.
The lovely Ankita (The Clumsy Vegan: Plant-based coach) will be cooking our delicious vegan food for the retreat. There will be 2 main meals a day, a nourishing brunch and wholesome early dinner, and there will be fruit/snacks available for breakfast for those who need to eat before brunch.EXCHANGE
£320 earlybird by 1st August, £350 full price (includes the full programme of yogic/taoist offerings, all meals, and shared accommodation)Bookings and more info: http://
NB: If you have any questions about the Jade Egg or the womens taoist practises on the retreat (including Jade Egg) and how they may benefit you, then feel free to contact me, Marian Rose on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07583 332555. For other enquiries and bookings do contact Sivani on the above address
Above photograph of woman with hands in prayer taken by Koto Bolofo, styling by Nikki Brewster.
Below three photographs of Women’s Yoga Circle taken by Murray Ballard