Uplift Afternoon: Women’s circle & mini retreat with Katie & Pennie
SATURDAY 8th FEB 2010 1-5pm
**When lifting others, we all rise….**
Women of Worthing and beyond, join together for this shifting and lifting: Women’s Circle & Mini Retreat
£45 per person
Katie & Pennie are back for the PURE MAGIC & alchemy that ensues when they work together. Their signature UPLIFT afternoon is a precious and potent pause for reflection, respite and maximum self-care.
“I am Woman. I am giver and creator, of life and so much more. I am mother. I am sister. I am daughter. I am grandmother. I am auntie. I am niece. I am wife. I am partner. I am friend. I am supporter. I am worker. I am carer. I give. I give. I give.
I am all things to all people. And to me? Who am I? I long to be seen. I long to be heard. Just for a moment in time – that is my wish. So that when I go out into the world again I feel more whole, more real, more ready to do what needs to be done.”
We as women are all things to all people. We are all “mothers” – whether actual or not. Our bodies go through huge trials, our minds are often overcome by feelings of guilt, lack of self worth, low self esteem, anxiety, depression, stress and worry. Or maybe more than that, or maybe less than that. But the struggle is real. And that is not to say that life is not joyful, completely enriching and full of wonder for us. In fact if it is and we still feel less than “complete” that brings up new questions and new worries for not being grateful enough perhaps.
Someone once said to me “you have to think of your energy as like your money in the bank. When it’s gone, it’s gone. In order to make it last you need to save and invest” (thank you Vera!) As a new mum to Rex, for me, that was literally 5 minutes a day of walking to the end of our road to gaze at the river Thames and look up at the sky. Just completely alone. That was enough for a time. And then I started to do a little bit more and a little bit more. And that felt so good! But in recent years I was at the rock bottom of my list. I wasn’t even on the list! I had a newborn baby and 2 newborn businesses, in a brand new town, a 1 year old, 2 breast pumps and 10 hot yoga classes a week to teach. And it sent me spiralling all the way down to the depths of darkness quite literally I didn’t know myself anymore. I wondered if I would ever be the same again. If I would ever wake up and feel happy or like I could smile. The path back up to the light was long and took EFFORT. It took self care. Yes that phrase that is spoken so much. I had to! There was only one me and I was carrying a lot. Im not afraid to say now that I AM WORTHY of it all. I deserve it all. This life is everything to me and I wanted to fully embrace it with happiness, energy and love. I share this merely in the hope that it resonates a little with you.
One of the greatest things I have ever had the joy of creating are the Women’s Circles at SWS with Pennie. They have been, and continue to be , without a doubt, the most nourishing, releasing, supportive, comforting experiences for me. Really important moments in time to pause, reflect, release. To be in the company of some quite simply incredible inspirational women of all ages, all walks of life, all different, sitting together, communing together, yet at the same time – the same. Because as women we all know. We all KNOW – our own realities that are so often the same for our friend next to us, for our sister. These circles have been growing, sometimes huge, sometimes small, but always in perfect alignment with divine timing on their side. We have friends who hold them too! In homes, on beaches – Worthing -wide and Worldwide – every singe one is needed because every single circle will attract the right woman at the right time to bare her soul (perhaps, or perhaps not), and literally BE just as she is – no pretence, no front, nothing forced, there to share, with the others baring witness; to listen and see her sisters. Anything goes, literally, in these most sacred of spaces. This is for all of us. I invite you to join me and hold hands together. When lifting others we all rise.
This mini retreat will create a highly nurturing and enlivening space for you to experience new levels of clarity, renewal and reunion with yourself.
By holding such a strong, supportive and sacred space, Katie & Pennie invite you to unlock and awaken energy, intention and passion for the coming months within yourself and beyond into your wider lives.
Using a multi-angled approach, Katie & Pennie bring a vast depths and breadth of complementary experience, knowledge and practices (+the tangible joy & electricity that happens when they join forces!) to curate the perfect afternoon for you to reconnect fully to your body, mind AND soul.
You’ll be sharing the afternoon with like-minded ladies of all kinds in the beautiful plant and light filled space of Salt Water Studios, and leave feeling shifted, lifted and fully ready for the abundance that the last bursts of summer and transition into autumn has to offer you.
Katie & Pennie can’t wait to immerse you in this transformative, indulgent afternoon of lightening , brightening and enlivening ❤
-WILLINGNESS to share some of the story of where you are in our circle (whether that be great, good or frankly below parr) and ’have a go’ with the powerful techniques at work during this experience. Please know that We embrace shyness, silliness, and all else inbetween: the circle Is a time honoured tradition in which your expressions of you are safe in whichever form they present
-NOTEBOOK to record your thoughts, highlights and takeaways.
-WATER to keep you comfy/hydrated
-EXERCISE GEAR for some movement
-COMFY CLOTHING for the other bits
-YOUR FAVOURITE CUSHION to pop your head on for the sound bath
-FLUFFY SOCKS/SLIPPERS to keep the tootsies warm
-BLANKET to cosy up in the sound healing
-YOUR FAVOURITE MUG/TEACUP for tea, a healthy snack and a chat to round off our experience
Please come already fuelled/lunched so we you’re contentedly full & can get straight into retreat mode 🙂
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