I have been lucky enough to facilitate womens workshops all over the world. And have witnessed profound transformations.
I am witnessing women collectively waking up to their feminine power as well as the power of sisterhood.
So why are womens workshops so powerful? and why are more and more women finding themselves drawn to them?
Mainstream education, and even much modern yoga training, has failed to offer us the all-important guidance that we need to tap into the mystery and power within our feminine bodies.
Without the support, guidance and the space to nurture this inner connection so many women report that they experience a profound disconnect from their feminine power.
How do you know if you have lost connection to your feminine power??
*If your attention is continually directed to the critical voice in your head
*If your time and energy is consumed in behaviours ,habits and relationships that are not nourishing, for example; over or under eating, comparing yourself to others constantly and worrying about what might happen.
*If you give your power away through looking to others for approval or to fulfill your needs
* if you apologise for who you are and shame your body
*if you feel numb , stuck and constantly tired.
What i am witnessing is that women are realising that there must be something more than this kind of reality, where we judge ourselves, we judge our bodies and we judge each other.
We are collectively waking up to our deep desire to be unashamedly sensual and feminine
We want to FEEL feminine AND we want to feel empowered,
We want to feel free AND we want to feel safe to be truly ourselves
We want to feel met, and expressed and sexually vibrant.
In other words , we want to be in our feminine power
And we are realise that to do this we need to be supported by our sisters…
So how do we reconnect to our feminine power?
Through working with hundreds of women,and through engaging passionately with my own life long study of feminine power. I would suggest that our feminine power is activated when we activate the feminine life force energy in our bodies- our ‘Shakti’.
Shakti is an ancient sanskrit word for the feminine principle, it is feminine energy, it is also translated as power.
As women we are embodiments of Shakti, our Shakti is our power. Due to a culture that has trained us to be stuck in our heads, most of us have lost connection to this primal feminine power within us.
Obviously it is time to re embrace, redefine and remember.
Hence the surge of Sacred Feminine workshops, retreats and womens circles..
We are remembering !!!
And we are finding that we have to do it together.
I have held Shakti Activation workshops and rituals all over the world and i have been blown away by the transformations i have witnessed.
So what do women get to experience in womens workshops?
*Parts of us that have become deadened/blocked/ignored/wounded can be healed , with love. in this process the energy that has often become dormant inside of us wakes up.
*We learn practices that awaken us to life force, to aliveness, to sensation, to feeling…to the power and passion and presence of woman.
*In the collective field of sisters our Shakti begins to flow, it nourishes us from the inside. it makes us shine, it connects us to our purpose, our passion, our natural sexual expression.
*We remember how it is to FLOW and TRUST and feel safe to feel sensual and sexual.
This is often experienced as a ‘a-HA!’ in the entire being, it is a coming home, it is a wake up call, it is a blessing, it is a deep and sweet OH YES!
Women have ALWAYS gathered to sing, dance and pray together….
For good reason, together we are powerful. Sisterhood and our sensual feminine wisdom that we have been hungering for.
Here are 3 reasons why womens workshops connect you to your feminine power..
1. Together we reconnect to our power centres
The power centres within the female energetic anatomy are doorways to activation of the whole body and mind and spirit. The heart, the belly center, the third eye and the womb space can all be portals to awakening.
In my workshops we use the super simple tantric tools of breath, sound and movement to activate the power centers back to their natural free flowing state.
Then these power centers literally breathe us back into an experience of feeling juicy, connected, grounded and vibrant.
This is a simple process that gets turbo boosted as part of a collective exercise, a group of women practicing this together creates an incredible activation to everyone in the circle.
2.We free ourselves from our baggage from the past
I am going to have to have to highlight this next bit…
WE NEED SAFE SPACES FOR EMOTIONAL RELEASE!!!
Did you get that?
All wise cultures provide spaces for collective out pouring of emotions, simply because this makes for a healthy culture.
It is hard to ‘go it alone’ and it is potentially dangerous to simply ignore the pain that we hold deep inside from past experiences. Our deep pain does not go away by itself; instead it eats away at our vital energy and prevents us from living fully ( it de-activates us….).
Sacred Space offers us the opportunity to express and release unprocessed emotional material in a safely held supportive space where this energy can be transformed.
Through releasing the stuck emotions we hold within we quite literally let go of the past, this in itself liberates so much energy., it awakens our Shakti .
Through emptying out we get a fresh start!
3.We create a personal relationship to the divine
I have found that for many women a personal relationship with the divine is most easily accessed through a intentional connection to the mother of everything( aka MA or the goddess or mother nature) rather than an impersonal god who judges us.
Why is it important to have a personal connection to the divine?
It comes down to the power of attention, when we direct our attention to that which is so much greater than our logical minds we become open to receive guidance and inspiration from that which is so much bigger and greater than our small selves.
Through activating our relationship to the Divine we become receptive and available to experience this life as sacred, to experience ourselves as sacred and our bodies as sacred temples.
Rather than worshiping an image of god that feels foreign to us, we can find a way of relating to the divine that is personal, real and meaningful and rich to us. Our relationship can be devotional , sexy, whatever opens us, whatever sings to us, whatever brings us back into deeper connection,
Womens workshops give you the time and space to explore this for yourself . To create inner foundations that sustain you in your everyday life and nourish all your relationships.
A personal connection to the sacred offers us physical remembrance of deep support and belonging. It allows us to let go and flow and receive. An experience that every woman truly yearns for, whether she realizes it or not.
You are not here to ‘cope’ you are here to live fully; you are here to shine your light and experience profound love and a life infused with deep meaning.
This involves connecting to your Shakti, your feminine power.
If you have not experienced a transformative womens workshop I really encourage you to come to one of my workshops or to one of the other teachers holding Sacred Feminine workshops with authenticity and integrity.
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