Schedule, Women's Offerings, & Retreat Descriptions

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“When you wake up and you see that the Earth is not just the environment, that Earth is us, you touch the nature of interbeing. And at that moment you can have real communication with the Earth. 
That is the highest form of prayer.” 
 
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

2022 ~ 2023

SCHEDULE:

Fall Equinox: Sunday, September 18th, 2pm-4pm ~ $40 - IN-PERSON

Winter Solstice: Sunday, December 18th, 2pm-4pm ~ $40 - IN-PERSON

Spring Equinox: TBA

Summer Solstice: TBA

 

WOMEN'S OFFERINGS:

Our lifestyles often pull us void of course from our inner nature: to relate to the world from what researcher Paul Devereux refers to as a “full, rich, mythic sense of place”. This deep wisdom is not forgotten, however; having been shaped by the rhythms of the Earth, we are forever oriented towards them. Interbeing is our true belonging, and it endures through our own embodiment.

 

Meeting quarterly so that we can come into alignment with and learn from the offerings of the changing seasons, each retreat explores themed movement and meditational practices, craftwork, story, ritual, and ancestral teachings to invite, open, and nourish regenerative balance and reverence for life.

All handouts, materials, and refreshments included.

 

In support of social and environmental justice both locally and globally, a portion of all proceeds are donated to:

​YWCA Crossroads Shelter, Kawartha Food Share, UN Refugee Agency, David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature, Lakefield Animal Welfare Society, Kawartha Wildlife Centre, YES Shelter for Youth and Families, Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre

 

To register, email villageyogastudio@hotmail.com

RETREAT DESCRIPTIONS:

     Fall Equinox: 

     Winter Solstice: 

 

     Spring Equinox: 

TBA

 

 

     Summer Solstice: 

TBA

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“Water is our life-blood and like all creations on this blue planet, we were born to its currents and passages.” 

~ Chickasaw author and activist Linda Hogan

 

We are of the nature of water, and so are inherently sourced with its qualities of flow, depth, clarity, release, resilience, connection, creativity, receptivity, and regeneration. Weave the wuwei – the “effortless-effort” – of water back into the currents and passages of the everyday this Fall Equinox…

“[T]hough lands may change and times may roll/with a thousand mothers underneath your skin/you’ll keep your reindeer soul.” ~ Dartmoor artist and ceremonialist Carolyn Hillyer

 

Upon us in this season of the womb is Mōdraniht – “Mother's Night” – the Anglo-Saxon holiday held on the eve of Winter Solstice in celebration of the Deep Feminine in its oldest form: the Deer Goddess. Come mother yourself through restorative, reflective practices designed to release and renew as we celebrate the coming of the light - both without and within.