HEALING THE DIVINE FEMININE & MASCULINE
AUGUST 19-24, 2016
Gather here for this 6-day workshop where we will consult with Astrological Insights as a Blueprint to reveal our individual pathways to comprehend, unify & heal our Feminine & Masculine Polarities. Integrating the sacred practices of Kundalini, Yin, Restorative & Dynamic Yoga, Pranayama (breathwork), Ecstatic dance, tantra & Shamanic Drumming with astrology, we will identify, understand, atone, cleanse & clear issues surrounding body image, old sexual wounds & injuries inflicted in childhood & beyond. Inviting transformation through these arts will enable us all to move forward into this new Era with hope, peace, clarity & the tools we need to interact with more Love, equality & depth of knowing.
Astrology is the oldest art/science of the soul & is of major importance to those on the path to liberation & healing. In this unique offering, we will examine the astrology of guilt, shame, judgment & confusion surrounding our sexual identity & relationships as they are revealed in our individual birth charts which reflect of our Dharma/karma/past lives/childhood /socio-cultural/religious conditioning & current blocks. Combined with powerful practices, many of which were until recently shrouded in secrecy, & the stunning beauty & safe holding space of Mother Nature at the Beautiful Mountain Retreat of Bacelo (trunk of the vine) in the Heart of Rugged Rural Portugal, this retreat will serve to unearth your most profound truths from the depths of your being & shine a light on your soul’s true path within the infinite plan of planetary Evolution & Human Evolution from Sapien to luminous.
As we spiral into a new dimension, a deep re-membering is occurring, igniting the deepest feminine presence within all of us, Women & Men alike. It is ancestry, it is Mother, it is Nature. The Feminine is not about binaries so much as seeing the Self in and through the Other. It is wholly embracing the other, through surrendering, letting go, & allowing our true divine nature to manifest. This 6-day journey will support us all to build the courage to stop striving & battling self & other so we can ripen & learn to love our bodies & relationships just as they are, not as the ‘thin ideal’ & Gender Identities that the floundering patriarchy manipulated us into believing. As the illusion drops away, we will see our true organic nature, our passions, our desires & learn how to live fully grounded on Mother Earth expressing ourselves through Love, acceptance & creativity. It is this process which will lead us back to the divine.
It is time to move from competition to co-operation & community. This will be a collective healing that you will not forget. Please join us to heal relationship within our own Ida & Pingala (Feminine & Masculine energy channels) within our intimate relationships & with Mother Earth.
Friday 19th August: (Friday evening 7-9) ($25 if attended separately from the full retreat)
Please feel free to arrive at any time during the day to settle in to the space, wander in the forest or relax by the pool. A meal will be served late afternoon for those who arrive early.
The Introductory talk will set the foundation for the weekend by describing the current Astrological patterns & the significant support available to heal shame & guilt from our physical & energetic bodies in this year of purification. We are all currently experiencing the intense shift of consciousness in many ways that astrology can help us to understand & navigate more smoothly.
Saturday 20th August: (8am–1pm, 4pm-8pm)
There will be a breakfast break, lunch at 1.15pm & Dinner at 8.15pm. All morning sessions will be hosted by Kaypacha & Afternoon sessions by Sue & Peter. Activities with Kayapacha will include breathwork, Kundalini Yoga & an exploration into the 12 archetypes of the Zodiac as we dive into our individual birth charts – examining the core Karmic patterning revealed by aspects of Venus, Mars, Lilith, Pluto & Chiron. In the afternoon session, Sue will hold an inquiry into deep relaxation, grounding & regulating the Nervous System to strengthen & prepare us for the deeper work through the lens of restorative, Dynamic, Yin & vibratory Yogas. Peter will introduce core Mindfulness practices to help us come into present moment awareness with an attitude of non judgment, radical acceptance & kindness to ourselves to further create a safe holding environment.
Sunday 21st August: (8am–1pm, 4pm-8pm)
Kaypacha will begin the day with Kundalini Yoga & then deepen our understanding of our charts & help us identify our core patterns. The afternoon will explore healing our Organs through Yin Yoga & Medical astrology soothing our systems & regulating our breathing patterns to begin exploring our inner landscapes. Guided restorative Yoga will tell the story of the His/Herstory that brought us to this epoch in time. More Mindfulness practices will lead us into the first Shamanic Drumming session explaining & giving you the opportunity to start an exploration of the 3 worlds opened through the beat of the drum.
Monday 22nd August: (8am – 1pm, 4pm-8pm, 9pm-9.30pm)
Kaypacha will again begin the day with Kundalini Kriyas tailored to what has been revealed in the group. We will share our charts, experience, and question with each other, opening ourselves for trust and healing to occur. The afternoon will see a movement deep within exploring the physical world of Shiva & Shakti & some of the 18 gateways to the divine that are safe to explore in a mixed group. Mindfulness practices will deepen & the Shamanic drum will draw you into a place of deeper understanding. After dinner, Sue will guide you on an inner constellation yoga Nidra under the Stars in the foothills of the Serra De Estrella (Mountain of the Stars).
Tuesday 23rd August: (8am – 1pm, 4pm-8pm, 9.30pm - ?) The morning will be spent continuing the process of sharing and growing through group chart interpretations. In the Afternoon, Sue will conclude the Journey deep into the Individual Womb/Hara & Peter will guide you on an infinite journey into the Cosmic womb with the Shamanic Drum. The evening will conclude with a celebratory ecstatic dance Party hosted by Sue, Peter & Kaypacha. (if you are up for a joint venture!)
Wednesday 24th August: – Breakfast followed/preceded by farewell practice/talk by Kaypacha. You are welcome to stay around for the rest of the day.
OPTIONAL WORKSHOP – For the Women in the group, Sue will be holding an extra workshop introducing Yoni Crystal Eggs & Tantric Womb Yoga techniques to help further balance the Nervous System & promote deep healing. (This 2 hour workshop will cost £50 & include a Jade Egg , charged at full Moon & A booklet explaining how to work with yoni Eggs & which Eggs it may be most appropriate for you to work with.)
This workshop is Sold Out - Total Cost of Event:
£670 single room
£570 caravan (per person)
£595 double (per person)
Includes full event - classes & talks, accommodation & food (3 vegetarian whole food meals per day)
Sorry, no camping/camper van is available !
Yoga Evolution Retreat Centre, www.yogaevolutionretreats.com. Our home is a 6 hectare traditional Portuguese estate which cascades from the top of the mountain next to the picturesque Village of Amieira to the valley below. We are a unique retreat space founded to support the integrity of practices & sense of genuine community within the world of Yoga & related healing arts. We are located 3.5 hours by bus from Lisbon & Porto international airports. Further travel information can be found on our website.
This workshop is Sold Out