EMBODYING THE CAILLEACH – reclaiming our right to rest and celebrating the ‘hag’
More details: https://hdfst.uk/e97368
WHAT IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO THE SEASON OF LETTING GO, OF LOSS, AND EVEN OF GROWING OLDER AS A WOMAN?
Come join us for a one day womxns embodiment retreat exploring indigenous traditions of Samhain, honouring the Gaelic goddess Calleach, the ‘divine hag’.
EMBODY are offering somatic release, yoga-asana, breathwork, storytelling and ceremony to embody the wisdom of entering winter, whilst exploring and hopefully beginning to dismantle the capitalist and patriarchal cultural power structures which try to render this half of the sacred cycle non-existent – from our aversion to winter, to the taboo of menstruation, menopause and vilification of post-menopausal women for centuries.
We will play with how the stories of winter show up in our bodies as we draw in the power of the liminal, the hidden, and reclaim the power of intentional rest and our right to revel in the coming darkness.
We do not want money to be a barrier so if this is beyond your finances right now, please contact us directly and we will do our best to work something out with you.
WHEN Sat 21st October, 12:30-6:30pm
WHERE Space 238: 238 Stapleton Road, Easton, BS5
Vegan snacks, chocolate, tea and dinner provided too :)
We welcome everyone who identifies as women, including those whose gender identifies go beyond normative ideas of ‘woman’. We include genderqueer and non-binary folk for whom womanhood is part of their identity. We welcome trans women, and trans-femme folk.
Our disclaimer is that we will be reflecting on our experiences through the lens of historical narratives that have oppressed and undermined the female body, especially relating to characteristics of female-bodied cycles and ageing. We acknowledge that this may bring up dysphoria for some and we intend to care for and learn from these experiences of the women in our community.