SACRED MOTHER

UNRAVEL  HEAL  CONNECT

We will gather on Saturday March 7th @ 10am at Acosta Pines in Loranger, LA and head home on Sunday March 8th @ 11:30am.
While we are gathered, we will have a healing cacao ceremony, cook together, enjoy nature, take walks, reflect and process. There will be time for creative play, guided meditation & journaling, skills trainings + group talks, and fire-side wine (or tea) & laughter.
 
I will be available for both group and individual support throughout the entire retreat as well as during the weeks leading up to it.
The exchange is $300 for the weekend. Spots are limited.
CACAO CEREMONY
The real star of this retreat is Sacred Cacao, the gentle non-psychoactive plant medicine that is essentially pure chocolate grown with the intention of sharing the heart-healing energy of the plant. The intention and process of growing, harvesting and processing ceremonial cacao is what makes it different from the stuff you can buy at your local health food store. I use Heartblood Cacao for my ceremonies, and you can read more about their cacao and their heart-centered, family-run business here.
 
When used in a proper ceremony setting, Cacao is a beautiful assistant in opening and healing the heart, awakening creativity, relaxing and soothing the body & mind, accessing inner wisdom and clarity, fostering connection with others, enhancing focus, and activating generally good feelings of love, warmth and contentment.
I can't tell you exactly what healing cacao has in store for you and your heart, but these are some of the themes that came forward as I was tuning into what's possible on retreat...
BEFRIENDING YOUR SELF
THE GIFTS OF PRESENCE AND PLEASURE - AND THEIR ROLE IN MOTHERHOOD
RECEIVING AND BEING SEEN
LIVING, LOVING & MOTHERING FROM A PLACE OF WHOLENESS AND WORTHINESS
THE POWER AND SAFETY OF BEING WITH OTHER WOMEN
SIMPLICITY: THE ART OF LETTING IT BE EASY
DESIRE AS A SEED & THE ART OF VISION-HOLDING
You may find yourself experiencing healing in a few of these areas or all of them! At the end of the day, the space is created for you and will be supportive of you in whatever way you need. If you feel called to this journey or feel like you want to explore Cacao, then i invite you to trust your desire and quiet nudges... and allow the healing to unfold without you needing to micromanage or control the outcome.
Permission to let go and trust yourself, mama!
SKILLS TRAININGS
Over the weekend, we will have a series of mini skills training sessions to learn and practice new skills for navigating life and motherhood with more ease, joy & authenticity.
SPACE-HOLDING & BEING WITNESSED
We'll talk about what it means to hold space, why it's important, and how to do it + the same with being witnessed (aka being really seen, having space held for you) and practice both holding space and being witnessed with a practical group exercise.
CONSCIOUS COMMUNICATION
Learn some go-to tools for communicating with love and honesty. This is so important for cultivating intimacy and closeness in relationships as well as for those tough times when you need to speak a difficult truth, set boundaries or navigate conflict.
COPING WITH ANXIETY & TRIGGERS
 
You'll learn some simple techniques for managing the stress and overwhelm of everyday life as well as some trusted go-to techniques for tending your energy in times of intensity or acute anxiety.
UNRAVELING & RECOVERING YOUR SELF
If nothing else, I want you to walk away from this retreat having realized that you don't need fixing and that there's nothing innately wrong with you... recognizing that you are a complex, delicate, amazing human being who just needs space to listen to your inner wisdom, unravel your knots and remember your unique gifts, path & expression. You'll learn some simple meditation & journaling practices to bring you back home to you.

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