Session Title: Embodying the Sacred Feminine 2: Parvati & Lakshmi – Inner Union, Will, Desire & Sacred Beauty.
When: Sunday 3rd November
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 second of four sessions, we will explore and embody two powerful archetypes:
PARVATI: Goddess of embodying the Sacred Union, Being the Inner Beloved, Will and Desire.
Parvati is dedicated to the Inner Beloved. The Parvati archetype supports us in recognising, balancing and celebrating the inner sacred union of seemingly polarised energies and qualities, such as the inner masculine and feminine.
We attune to the archetypal energy of Parvati to bring harmony within, to embody our fullness and see through the illusion of separateness. This re-orientation is empowering. Parvati energy also cultivates the clarity to not only hear our heart’s desires but also the discernment to know which are most supportive to our path, in the moment. In connecting to her we are engaging with a will beyond the ego and our capacity to be focused and determined in following this will and our path.
LAKSHMI: Honouring abundance and sacred beauty in all forms.
Lakshmi awakens us to the power of our own innate fullness and the abundance of here and now. Lakshmi energy invites us to explore our relationship with receiving, the nature of receptivity, and enjoying the sweetness of all of life, as it is.
By attuning to the archetype of Lakshmi we align our attention with sacred beauty in all its expressions; consequently, our vision and receptivity expand. We can call upon our inner Lakshmi energy to support our capacity to create with care, to attend to the details of life and to celebrate and experience beauty as it moves through us.
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 Classes and Events.
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.