Women

Sit With: A Wise and Wild Women's Meditation

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There is a soft and yet FIERCE compassion to the feminine.
— Meredith

Welcome to another episode of Sit With: A Meditation and Contemplation Podcast. Today's episode has been designed for women, though anyone is invited and encouraged to practice. It's a sneak peak to what will be offered and explored in this year's Wise and Wild Women's Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico. This meditation invites you to connect to and nourish the source of the feminine, the creative, and the intuitive. It's an offering of breathing sweetly, moving freely, and expressing powerfully. We spend some time connecting heart to womb and then rocking the pelvic bowl forward and back and around in circles, churning and stirring the feminine pot. This is a practice of awakening and owning the power of creativity and intuition, and expressing fiercely through dance, painting, writing, speech, or simply being present.

 

May this practice nourish, heal, and inspire ourselves, families, communities, and societies. 

 

OM NAMASTE


Wise and Wild Women's Meditation Practice

  • place hand over heart and breathe
  • gently touch in and slide hand down to womb and breathe
  • tilt pelvic bowl forward, reach your sitting bones back and allow belly to fall forward
  • rock pelvic bowl back, reach your sitting bones forward and allow belly to fall back
  • breathe sweetly and continue to rock forward back for a few minutes, inviting a softness and suppleness through low back
  • start to churn in circles, stirring the feminine for another few minutes
  • pause and notice what you feel

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It's Time: Reclaiming the Wise and Wild Woman

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It's not that she isn't there- in fact, she is right here and always has been. However, she may be buried deep, silenced, or asleep due to the patriarchal society telling us to be small, polite, and quiet. Don't move too much, don't speak too loudly, and don't make a scene.

Well... NO!

She has had enough- we have had enough- and it's time to AWAKEN the WISE and WILD Woman. You know who she is. Maybe you remember her freedom and imagination from childhood or maybe you catch glimpses of her in moments of creativity or on the dance floor. You probably hear her whispering in your bones and in your soul- to move freely, express fiercely, and create beautifully.

Now is the time. It's time to listen, trust, and unleash the Wise and Wild Woman within and it's time to gather and do it together!

The wise and "wild" woman is not some crazed, irrational, or over-emotional being. Rather, she is our natural, raw, and true state. Our wildness is our intuition, our emotions, our sexuality, and our creativity. Our wildness is our knowing and our connection to living our most honest and fulfilled lives. Our wildness is our birthright.

On October 27th, 2018 we will gather for a week in the nourishing land of Sayulita, Mexico to explore, heal, and inspire the feminine. Energetically, the feminine is the "Maha" or Great Creator. It is She that has the power to bring new life in the world- whether this be in the form children, art, or relationships. She has the graceful ability to influence families, communities, and societies in her own subtle and yet fiery way-  through words or dance or painting AND by her strong and loving presence.

The Wise and Wild Women's retreat will be an intentional gathering of women of all ages and abilities. Together, we will dialogue around and support each other through some of the most powerful cycles that are entry points to the creative- the menstrual cycle, sexuality, pregnancy and birth, and menopause. Together, we will build a strong community to be seen for the wise women we are and together we will lift each other up.

There will be individual and collective space to contemplate emotionally, express intuitively, and move, breathe, and create freely. This exploration, remembering, and owning of the feminine will not only heal and empower ourselves but also contribute to the well-being of all life on Earth.

Introducing Chelsea Owens, MFT and Co-Host of Wise and Wild Women's Retreat

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I'm over the moon excited to announce that dear friend and magical art therapist, Chelsea Owens will be co-leading this year's Wise and Wild Women's Retreat in Sayulita, Mexico. Chelsea is a licensed marriage and family therapist and certified art therapist committed to restoring balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Based in San Francisco, CA, Chelsea uses creativity, reflection, and expression with her clients to help illuminate communication from the inside out. Through joyful, light energy and her passion to empower retreat participants to access their true potential, Chelsea is the perfect co-host to inspire creative flow at the Wise and Wild Women's retreat. I have no doubt that, with her guidance, there will be powerful moments of healing, self-discovery, and expression.

Art can illuminate your inner world.
— Chelsea Owens

The feminine energy is all about creativity, intuition, and fierce compassion. It's about discerning and trusting a strong wisdom within to own the way we move and interact in our communities and through the world. I am thrilled to offer my skills to explore the feminine through movement and meditation, and know Chelsea's creative art teachings and guidance will add more color, texture, and beauty to our intimate gathering.

Along with twice daily yoga and mediation sessions, there will be afternoon Wise and Wild Workshops. We will use this time to gather, explore, and dialogue around topics such as menstruation, sexuality, labour and birth, and menopause and how these female cycles are powerful sources of wisdom and creativity. Chelsea will then open the space for creative discovery and expression, guiding us along the way. She will also be available for optional, one-on-one art therapy sessions throughout the week.

So please, welcome Chelsea, learn more at www.chelseaowenstherapy.com, and join us this fall for our Wise and Wild Women's retreat!


Typical Retreat Day:

- Morning yoga and meditation

- Light breakfast

- Wise and Wild/Creative Art Workshops: exploring and dialoguing around topics such as menstruation, sexuality, labour and birth, menopause and how these female cycles are powerful sources of wisdom and creativity.

- Lunch

- Optional art studio time, adventuring, or resting

- Evening yoga and meditation

- Dinner

 

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Connect and Move From Your Intuition

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Wise and Wild Women

A Retreat, A Remembrance, A Call to RISE 

Intuition is that beyond reason.

It's a jump from nothing to something. It's knowledge gathered from a feeling rather than conscious reasoning. Energetically, it is the FEMININE- the creator, the healer, Mother Earth, and the Moon. It is that which moves and flows in rhythm with something larger than our individual selves. 

June 24th, 2017 is a new moon, the start of a new cycle. The moon is dark, reminding us to take time to be still, empty, and receptive. It is a time full of potential and the initiation of new beginnings, making it an ideal time to set BIG and MAGICAL intentions.

Gathering during the new moon is an ancient and powerful ritual to inspire healing, creativity, comfort, and understanding. It is a sacred and nourishing time for women, a gift we so rarely accept.

So I invite you to join me!

Together we will connect to the intuition, remember our natural and WILD state of being, and pause in the moment before it begins again.

Love,
Meredith

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Connect

 

Open to all who identify as a woman


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Gather

Yoga Garden SF

June 24th

7:00 pm


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Inspire

Move from your intuition and set BIG intentions