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Heart of the huntress & Pussy says no with Gina Chick & Catriona Mitchell

July 24, 2020 - August 2, 2020

. Heart of the Huntress with Gina Chick: July 25 – 31
. Pussy Says No with Catriona Mitchell & Gina Chick: July 31 – August 2

Heart of the Huntress

In our culture, feminine power often hides in the shameful shadows; we can see it as passive aggressive claw sharpening, or outbursts of rage when the pressure finally pops. We can be trapped by the Good Girl, often putting our own needs last, dreaming of personal power without any idea of how to achieve it.

Would you like to be free of these patterns, to stand strong in your centre, calm in the face of any onslaught, and able to choose in the moment the right action, whether it is a ‘yes‘ or a ‘no‘, a ‘stay‘ or a ‘go‘.

To be in deep relationship with your own instincts and rightness rather than keeping everyone else happy and putting yourself last, again and again?

We will spend the workshop dancing with elements of feminine power – light and shadow – in a safe environment where nothing is ‘wrong’. Together with your sisters you can explore the gifts of these aspects of the feminine. It is only by moving into these shadows that we can learn what these fragments have to teach us. And let’s face it; it is fun to let these parts of ourselves finally have a safe space to play, move and dance.

We finally say YES to all the parts of ourselves. No judgement. Just exploration. What a relief!

This weekend will be an unfolding journey to take you step by step through this process, utilizing dance meditation plus many other tools and techniques (including the fun of shooting arrows!) to awaken and inspire you, and to gently cradle the vulnerable parts of your heart while feeding the fires of your awakening Artemis. Together we’ll reflect and love each other as we dance towards wholeness.

This is a wonderful opportunity for women to start to explore  their connection with the earth, their bellies, and their instincts through dance and movement meditation, plus a whole host of other powerful, effective tools and skills to help bring us home to ourselves.

 

This workshop will be taught in English, with translation when required into Spanish, and will include:

  • 6 hours of 5Rhythms® movement meditation each day. But don’t worry, you take it at your own pace. Ask the 87 year old great great grandmother who danced at Huntress for 5 days…If you can walk, you can dance 🙂
  • Meditation/ shamanic journeying to unlock the wisdom in our bodies and deepen into  an understanding of why we are here.
  • Following sound vibration to inhabit the deep places in our bodies.
  • Art therapy to creatively process.
  • Discovering what we feel, want and need, and how to get those needs met.
  • Archery to connect with our inner Katniss Everdeen. Yes, you can shoot an arrow!
  • Moving from the Good Girl into our Wild Woman.
  • Experiential exercises to connect us with our instincts and internal authority.
  • Feminine archetypes of power, to explore how we use unconscious strategies to get our needs met in the world. Bringing awareness into those strategies so we can start to consciously create a life and relationships that nourish us and those around us.
  • ​Spiritual journeying
  • Earth skills to connect us with the shamanic wisdom in all women:
  • Walking without ripples
  • Stalking, Tracking (inner and outer environment)
  • Vision Walk
  • A whole bunch more that evolves in the moment.

 

Pussy Says No

Welcome to this three day 5Rhythms® Waves workshop in stunning Portugal!

We know this is blindingly obvious, but it needs to be said anyway. A-hem. This is a workshop for women, exploring the territory of boundaries. If you have a pussy, you are welcome to join us.Are your boundaries balanced or dysfunctional? Beautifully defined or fuzzy?Are you clear on when you want to open a door, and when to close one? Do you act in alignment with your truth? What are you unavailable for? Where do you draw a line? And in contrast, when do you give a resounding “Yes!”?

In Pussy Says No we will explore what is means to fully honor and love ourselves, as women in a post #metoo world, through the boundary-setting process. We’ll get to know what our ‘yes’ and ‘no’ feel like in our bodies – as opposed to in our heads – when given full permission.Specifically, we spend three days dancing to bring awareness into our habits, which can be quite sticky, glued into us from years of not feeling safe to have a voice, or being taught by Life that boundaries aren’t respected.This is where we begin to change that story, and take back our power. ​Owning our ‘no’ isn’t always straightforward, especially if old conditioning has taught us to be ‘good’ or play it safe. It can be all too easy to give others what they want, rather than asking for what we want; or to feel guilty about saying ‘no’ for fear of hurting or disappointing another… and then to feel drained because of this later, or worse, hurt and resentful. Sometimes we walk around with a forcefield of ‘no’ around us, so nobody can get close, or use ‘no’ to build walls rather than bridges; and then find that it’s harder to soften, to relax, receive, to be a ‘yes’. Some of us crumble when we feel pushed, or push so we don’t crumble. 
Pussy Says No is a powerful exploration; often moving through ancestral stories we carry in our lineage, as well as the lived experience in our own bodies. Thankfully, we do this together. We witness each other, hear each other’s stories through the body and together we move into the tenderness of embodiment.

​Using the 5Rhythms® Waves map, but with a special focus on the protective, defining energy of Staccato, we’ll connect with the raw power of being a woman. We’ll practice moving from our feminine power centre – the hips/pelvis/”pussy” – listening to what that incredibly wise, instinctive part of us really wants to say. And we’ll firmly, joyously, unapologetically, lovingly claim our truth, so we have the freedom to say yes to life, to love, to choose what we let in, so we can dance our passion and purpose.

It’s so much fun to dance this with a room full of women! Come play! If you’ve never danced 5Rhythms® before, this is a gorgeous place to begin. You don’t need to have experience, or be fit. Just be willing and curious and we’ll guide you through the rest.

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Start:
July 24, 2020
End:
August 2, 2020
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Wild Heart
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https://www.wildheart.life/