This women’s day retreat with our US teaching team shares with you powerful and effective tools for the restoration of rhythmic cycles of being human. We live this day in connection with our own rhythmic cycles, and re-connecting to our creative process and vital energies.
Reconnecting to rhythmic cycles of the earth through a respectful dance with the energies of the day in the midst of the woods, we invite you to step back into rhythm with your creative self!
Why this day retreat?
What are rhythmic cycles, how do we get disconnected from them and
what happens when we are out of rhythm?
- Healthy human bodies function through the interplay of many rhythmic cycles:
- Each and every one of these rhythmic cycles provides key biofeedback to understand and support the healthy rhythmic functioning of humans:
- cycles of digestion and elimination
- sleep and dream cycles
- menstrual cycles and the process of menopause
- cycles of reproduction (cycles of conception, pregnancies, postnatal recovery, and the passage through menopause and beyond.
- the life cycle and the process of ageing
- these physical rhythms are not the only cycles guiding our lives;
- we also are living by the rhythmic cycles of emotional, psychic and intuitive cycles of creative process, dreaming and relating, with each other, with our planet and with all life upon her.
- We inhabit a culture that has disconnected many humans from many of our rhythmic cycles, and has almost eradicated of the evidence of most cycles of female human bodies:
How to Restore Rhythmic Cycles
- The very good news is that we possess all the tools to reconnect with rhythmic cycles. And in this reconnection is healing.
- In order to heal the earth we need to heal ourselves… What does this look like?
- The deeply restful practice of Total Yoga Nidra, is a key tool to empower humans to get back into rhythm, and to reconnect to vitality and wellness,
- Yoni Nidra in particular reconnects female humans with the rhythms and powers of our pelvis, and reconnects us through this embodied presence to our vitality and creativity.
- Total Yoga Nidra is a form of yoga that requires no physical movement whatsoever: Anyone who can breathe, and anyone who has ever, even once in their lives, fallen asleep, can practice Yoga Nidra… it is a conscious meditation upon the process of falling asleep.
- Yoga Nidra restores rhythmic cycles of health: digestive rhythms, sleep patterns and creative process.
- On this retreat we practice Total Yoga Nidra and fluid, rhythmic, delicious gentle movements to support naturally arising creativity and vitality –
- What does a fully-reconnected human life look like? - Understanding the rhythmic cycles of optimal physical, mental and emotional health that lead to an experience of individual and community wellness through interconnection as we live in rhythm with healthy cycles.
- This is an awakening process, but in order to awaken consciousness and connection to these rhythmic cycles, we need to rest –
- And from this sleep of awakening, arises a sense of reconnection.
- Restoring rhythmic cycles restores our connection to the rhythms of life – so that we can recognise that the same rhythmic cycles that nourish our own health, are the very same cycles that nourish the whole of life. This is an embodied sense of reconnection weaves our awareness back into relation with all life on this planet of which we are a conscious part.
- This is personal reconnection for planetary healing
Join us in the woods to reconnect!
Writer and Yoga Therapist Uma Dinsmore-Tuli PhD is speaking at this event, presenting her unique vision of Yoga Therapy for Women’s Wellness
Our schedule is intended to nourish reconnection to natural rhythms – and so it privileges Rhythm over Time, and will be conducted in resonance with the rhythms of the sunrise and sunset and the optimal patterns of our energies through the day.
9.45am Welcome :
10am Reconnective Yoni Nidra – a Total Yoga Nidra practice for women.
10.30am – 1pm: Together in the circle space, and in the woods (weather permitting), for creative reconnection through movement, mudra, circle sharing and writing games – bring your notebooks and/or sketchbooks with colours / pens.
1pm Lunch – bring food to share together
2pm – 2:45pm: After lunch, time in the woods, weather permitting for gentle strolls and forest bathing, or in quiet connection inside the sanctuary of our beautiful gatherings space.
Time also for your nine lines of poetry, or time for drawing and painting:
2:45pm – 3:45pm: Together in the circle space:
Reconnective Yoni Nidra with sound and gentle Movement Practice – a time for sharing. Explorations of how to bring reconnection to rhythm into our lives, opportunities for writing, drawing and reflecting
3:45pm a sweet closure to our time together.
What to bring…
- Your pelvis
- Your breath and your voice
- Your yoga mat
- Warm blanket or shawl
- Favourite pillow if you have space
- Eye pillow if you like
- Notebook and/or sketchbook
- Pens and/or pencils, paints and colours
- Dream fragments, pieces of songs, poetry and stories,
- or sketches and projects you’d like time to be with
- Comfortable shoes for walking
- Warm and waterproof clothing for being outside