Embodying the Sacred Feminine 3: Kali & Matangi – Destruction, Transformation, Creation & The Unknown.
When: Sunday 1st December
Time: 9.30 – 12.30
Where: The Yoga Studios, 1, 83 Ringwood Rd, Poole BH14 0RH
For Special Offers & Discounts – see Payment Details below.
Embodying the Sacred Feminine
This course is for those who wish to explore and embody the qualities of the sacred feminine through working with the archetypes of the Wisdom Goddesses of the Tantric pantheon.
This is a practical workshop in which we will actively engage in working with these psychological archetypes and their energies through yoga and yogic practices. We will focus on two goddesses in each session, bringing awareness to how their attributes may be present in our psyche and soma (body) in both active, over-active and latent forms.
We are working with the sacred feminine that is already innately within us all, whatever gender we may identify with, and how this can support us in daily life. Through sustained focus and practice, we empower ourselves as we reclaim forgotten aspects of our whole, strengthen certain capacities and qualities, integrate shadow material or simply bring harmony into all areas of our expression as a human.
We will consciously cultivate aspects of the sacred feminine within through specific practices which will include a variation of:
* Asanas – postures
* Mantra – sacred sound
* Mudra – hand gestures that form energetic seals
* Creative reflection
* Journal writing
* Freeform movement/dance
* Deep relaxation
* Simple rituals and take-home practices to use in daily life
In the third of four sessions, we will explore and embody two potent archetypes:
KALI: Goddess of Divine Creative Power, Liberator and Destroyer.
Kali is the fierce feminine, the energy of breakthroughs and transformation. Kali has many faces; she can be both the sweet mother and the destroyer of egoic patterns. We can call upon Kali energy at times of change as she is the embodiment of fierce grace, clearing space for new growth.
MATANGI: Goddess of Creative Expression, She who knows the Forest
Matangi exists beyond societal conventions. She embodies raw creativity, wild and free. Matangi is closely linked to Saraswati, Goddess of Language, Sound & Insight, yet Matangi is an outcaste embodying her power in functioning outside of social norms. Her speech is untempered and her creative expression is unbound. Matangi is at home in the unknown, in the forest, moving according to her own rhythms, alive with the creative process.
When we attune to Matangi energy we give space and expression to our inner visionary. cultivating our capacity to be bravely expressive, particularly in our creativity and speech, in our own unique way, beyond rules and conditioning. We embody Matangi as we hone our ability to sense our truth and express it directly.
Please arrive 15 minutes before the session starts to settle and set your space. There is limited free car parking available on site.
What to bring and wear:
Please bring a journal, pen or pencil and water bottle. The studio has mats, blankets and bolsters available to borrow, or you are welcome to bring your own if preferable. Please wear comfortable, loose clothing you can move freely in. Layers are best for warmth and coolness as we practice. If you are staying for the afternoon session, please bring a packed lunch.
Personal Pathway and Optional Home Practice:
For those attending the sessions and wishing to create a supportive home practice, Alice will provide options for this. If you plan to attend the further sessions in the series, there will be a chance to discuss your practice experiences, insights and development in each future session. In the shared circle, there is great learning to be gained from each other.
Please contact Alice via firstname.lastname@example.org or 07398 665212 to book your place.
Single Session Exchange: £35.
£5 discount on any subsequent sessions booked in this series, or Alice’s autumn/winter sessions at The Yoga Studio Poole. E.g. First session pay £35, subsequent sessions pay £30.*
Block Booking Offer:
Book all four in the Embodying the Sacred Feminine Series for £120 (vs £140) payable in two blocks of £60, for those wishing to invest the whole course (over 12 contact time plus optional home practice) and their personal journey and progression through the archetypes.
*This includes the two-part Roots and Resiliency Series, Winter Warmer Retreat Afternoon and The Body Poetic. View the series and other autumn/winter sessions via the Classes and Events page.
Payment Plans available for multiple bookings.
Payment via: www.paypal.me/aliceflynncreativity
Or BACS details available upon request.
Alice Flynn is a hatha yoga teacher, writer and theatre practitioner with over ten years’ experience in both yoga and the arts. Her work in all its forms, is rooted in, and dedicated to, embodying and expressing our innate fullness.
Alice facilitates creative practice in multiple forms. Through yoga, movement and bodywork, she invites explorations in embodiment, presence and pleasure. This work arises from the inherent creativity of being human and having a body, mind, and spirit and learning to integrate all aspects of ourselves.
Alice also facilitates personal and professional artistic expression. She hosts creativity and yoga retreat days using the tools of drawing, painting, words and ritual. Alice writes and directs for performance and facilitates actors and creatives in this field. She has recently been appointed as co-director for Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre and is a founding member of Portal: New Writing Collective based in Dorset.
Alice holds weekly circles and yoga sessions for women as a space in which women can come home to themselves, to their own bodies, sensuality, power and presence, simultaneously learning from our shared connection and wisdom. Alice’s work both comes from, and is her own offering back to, the call of Life, the delight in being human while also existing as the Mystery of aliveness itself.
Alice trained with Integral Yoga, further qualifying in yin yoga. She studied English Literature at Cardiff, University of Wales and performance (directing, acting & facilitation) with Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre, Australia. In recent years Alice has found attending Satsang, shamanic retreats, women’s sexuality and embodiment courses to be supportive of her own personal growth and work, as well as her interest in psychology, nature, gardening and the simple gifts of daily life.