Embodying the Sacred Feminine 4: Radha & Durga – Longing, The Inner Beloved, Courage & Clarity.
When: Sunday 2nd February
Time: 9.30 – 12.30
Where: 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 final of four sessions, we will explore and embody two powerful archetypes:
RADHA: Goddess of Romantic Longing and Divine Love
The archetypal goddess of Radha represents compassion, devotional love and sacred union. She is the goddess of the heart.
When we embody this Radha energy within us, we connect to our heart as an opening to all of existence, a sacred union. Radha is the natural expression of our desire to love and to be loved. We can call upon this archetype to cultivate our capacity to tenderly meet and hold our own longing within our heart. Through Radha we can explore our deepest longing and experience it being met by the Beloved within us all.
DURGA: Goddess of Courage, Strength and Love
Durga is the invincible warrior goddess. We invoke Durga to call upon the energy of pure divine will and strength within us, beyond the limitations of the mind.
Durga is the energy of healthy boundaries, protection, wisdom, courage and clear action. As such she represents our ability to be self-accountable, speaking out and acting when necessary in alignment with our integrity and great heart.
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 Seriesfor £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.