Women’s Circles

Women’s Circles with studio owner Katie

Next Circle with Katie is Friday 12th July 6-9pm £35pp. To enquire please message me on 07852999716

Friday 21st May 2021 | £35pp

Join me at Salt Water Studios in circle for a Homecoming, as we re-birth and re-imagine compassion, care and courage. As women we embody creation, we embody what it is to nurture and so in this very special circle, our first within our sanctuary in Worthing since December 2020, I will be guiding us to CREATE a safe container within which we can nurture ourselves, nurture the other women in circle, and nurture a bright future for us all.

In circle each woman who comes will be so welcome. In part a homecoming to “you”, in part an arrival into the arms of the other women, in circle we are all seen, we are all heard and each of us will bear witness to the others. Women have gathered in this way for millennia and sitting in circle is pure magic for our souls and acts like the most healing balm for our hearts, minds and bodies. Through this potent 3-hour PAUSE we will have the space to feel into exactly what is needed for each of us to rise and shine. We cannot shine without rising, nor can we rise without automatically shining bright 🙂 this is my hope for each of us in circle because the world right now needs more of us to light up, to illuminate the darkness inside us and to transform so that we can inspire and support those around us to do the same. Each of us in speaking from the heart will (possibly without realising it!) inspire and support the other women in circle.

This beautiful restorative and awakening evening will consist of a welcome and energy clearing, meditation, a sharing circle (during which you can feel free to say and share as much or as little as you like – there is NO pressure at all), movement,  journalling and ritual. Please make sure you wear lots of warm layers and bring blankets and cushions to keep yourself comfy cosy. To book please contact Katie either by text message on 07852999716 or email Katie.roberston@hotpodyoga.com

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SUPER FULL MOON CIRCLE AT APRON GARDEN 27TH APRIL

This circle will be held at the Apron Community Garden, which has been lovingly created within Buckingham Park, Shoreham-by-sea and bought to life by the incredible Lis Long.

Our first circle “in-woman” since last year will be a very very potent opportunity for us all to come together beneath the shining Super “Pink” Full Moon (the first of two Super Moons this year). Full Moons shine a light on all of the “dark” parts of us, you may say, the parts that you perhaps wish to let go of, or surrender too., And so as we come together in circle beneath this Full Moon I will be guiding us to a place of surrender.

In circle, each woman who comes, will be welcome. in part a homecoming to “you”, in part an arrival into the arms of the other women, in circle we are all seen, we are all heard and each of us will bear witness to the others. Women have gathered in this way for millennia and sitting in circle is my absolutely most favourite thing because when we gather in this way real life magic occurs 🙂 This evening will allow us to look back on how far we have come over this year, since March 2020, and through this pause we can be encouraged to reflect on all we have learnt, how much we have transformed and what we wish to take forward as we re-emerge once again, as well as what we wish to leave behind. Each of us, in speaking from the heart will (possibly without realising it!) inspire and support the other women in circle.

This beautiful evening in nature will consist of a welcome and energy clearing, a sharing circle (during which you can feel free to say and share as much or as little as you like – there is NO pressure at all), some movement, some journalling and intention setting. Please make sure you wear lots of warm layers and bring blankets and cushions to keep yourself cosy, a hot water bottle and a flask of tea will also be ideal. To book please contact Katie either by text message on 07852999716 or email Katie.roberston@hotpodyoga.com

Here, Lis Long, Founder of Apron tells us a little more about her project:

“The Apron Community Garden was born out of lockdown, at a time when many of us felt the need to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. We wanted to create a safe space for our communities to grow, share and learn together. A space to connect and create. To me the garden holds so many possibilities, it is a nurturing place, peacefully active as it grows. It is a space to breathe and just be.”

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Friday 11th Dec – 6-9pm I have 2 seats in circle left £33pp.

It is my intention to make these sacred, much needed gatherings a regular feature now on our schedule. I have been holding circles at the studios for the last 2.5 years now, and we even managed to hold some online during lockdown. I am always completely blown away by the power though of in-person circles. These are places for healing, surrender, letting love in and finding much peace and clarity. It is almost as if a shedding of invisible layers takes place and we take tentative little steps back to “us” and being whole again.

For me personally these circles have held me up and helped me find my way through my darkness multiple times. I suffered with post natal depression after our second baby was born and at the circles I held I found so much comfort. Each of you who join me in circle will be honoured – exactly as you are. You will be seen, you will be heard, and the circle will hold you.

Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions – a text is always good for me as I juggle the studios and the children 🙂 I am on 07852999716

with much love to you all , Katie xxx

Some testimonials:

“I loved being part of the warrior women circle! It was Massively empowering and cathartic. Thank you for all that you put into the session and the cake! I felt like I shook off some blocked emotions and the lovely meditations and circle support gave me the opportunity to do this.

My story feels very raw still and I think the next few months will test me but I shall definitely return to your lovely circle!

Thanks again, have a lovely day” xx (Helen)

My first woman’s circle I didn’t know what to expect or how open I’d be but it was perfect. A beautifully held space full Of love compassion power left me with a grounding glow… we spoke our truth, we were heard. What a powerful circle with a lasting effect. (Holly)

The circle was wonderful and I am so pleased I was able to be part of such a beautiful, powerful and liberating time spent together. Thank you for creating these magical spaces that allows us to surrender, open up and feel held. I look forward to the next, and wish you a happy weekend. Lots of love and light Grace xxx

Well THANKYOU!
Friday night was quite something…… where do I start…..
So I booked the evening initially thinking it was a monster yoga session with oodles of meditation, which I though would be cool as I haven’t really done much in the meditation department. My lovely Danny (hubby) then read something online and read out what the evening was actually going to consist of, shock, fear and almost horror then spread over me of the unknown…. but nothing ventured, nothing gained, so I turned up with a very open mind and ready for a new experience. Which I could have never preempted.
The atmosphere was beautiful, comfortable, and certainly felt very safe.
The experience was humbling, calming and insightful to myself through others.
As you said in the circle, many experiences and feelings are like a mirror and reflect back.
It was very real.
I am still today reflecting on the evening, it has created many questions on various levels, all strangely positive and freeing I (don’t think that’s a real word, but works for what I need to say). It was lovely to be able to admit that life is good and to actually except it, something that we don’t always acknowledge, opposed to when things are more difficult. There are always mountains to climb and obstacles to face, with external negative forces wafting through, but to manage them and feel good is quite something. Everything is just a phase and this will change, (maybe tomorrow) but to recognise it and not feel guilty for doing was very liberating.
I think the circle reaffirmed that life is a journey and we are all at different stages and ages, the struggles are all the same for each and everyone of us, but at different times and varying levels. Also that as individuals we all feel like oddballs and learning to except ourselves, maybe that is the norm?
You certainly made it easy to be there, sharing in your wonderful way, allowing others to follow.
There is certainly a strength in sharing.
The timings were good, the evening flowed, the excellent home baked cake a lovely human touch.
It was a really special few hours that will resonate for weeks, maybe months and more to come. I still have my offering to give back to the great outdoors, and choosing my quiet time to indulge and saviour it.