The Autumn Equinox Gathering comes to life because of the women who are willing to share their gifts. This is a small selection of what will be on offer at this years gathering with many more classes to be added in coming months. Every woman LISTED Has attended a past gathering, they know and feel deeply the transformation when a nurturing space is held for us to unravel and weave ourselves back anew.
Please join us in the Welsh hills, where you can hear the waves crashing ashore and your heart beating in tune with the earth & trees.
Weaving runs through the mother line of my family. My Grandmother learnt to weave at 9 years old and continued to weave all her life, both professionally and for herself. She taught my mother and then together they taught me. Weaving is a mindful and therapeutic practice as well as playful, you can experiment with different colours, textures and pattern. Stories are shared when we come together and weave. These stories are woven into the textile which creates unique and meaningful work.
This is a class for beginners or for women who just love to weave. All materials will be provided for the class but you will be asked for a small donation if you want to take the board or needle home to continue your craft.
Tea Ceremonies are about slowing down and connecting - with ourselves, each other and the world around us. Through sharing tea in noble silence we are coming yet again to our centre, our hearts, our being. Each Tea Ceremony is unique, however there is always a sense of inner stillness and peace emerging from it.
Every time we sit in ceremony and experience tea, we immerse in the dance of all our senses and elements. Tea is such a powerful Medicine Plant. She gives everyone exactly what they need, takes them to the place they need to be in. She can bring us up, ground us, inspire, heal and nourish us while at the same time holding space for us to communicate and share
The fire opens us up to deeply connect to each other, our hearts and path in life and most of all the energy of fire provides us with warmth, joy, transformation and light. The fire help us to slow down, switch off our ever moving mind and deeply connect within to what we really need to hear and know.
The Despacho is a gift to spirit, or the organising principles of the Universe, and is a ritual of energetic exchange for healing, re-establishing right relationship and protection. It is a beautiful gratitude ceremony.
Being out in the wild, is my haven, peace, guardian. I’ve been working with plant medicine for the past 5-years, (alongside juggling work in the film industry), training here in the UK & US. I have experience of foraging, permaculture, ecotherapy and yoga, taking people into nature to immerse into the beauty of the landscape. I wish to share with others the profound experience being outdoors can have, and I am honoured to be running some workshops with Sisters of the Wild Gathering
Caesar is a recovering anthropologist, and professional coach. By day she helps strange, and unreasonable visionaries also known as social entrepreneurs launch or scale their ventures. At night she shifts her focus to tackling shame and meek self-expression. To fellow sisters of the wild she offers:
Sisters are invited to enter a creative, reflective space with the assistance of prompts to help download the pearls of wisdom that lie beneath. In this time, you may choose towrite odes to your unlived lives, make friends with your own resistance, comfort your younger self, or meet the wise Grandma within.
Change Makers Cauldron
Holistic business modelling workshop geared towards leaving the entrepreneurial minded sister with more clarity on what your business needs. In our time together you will craft kind and loving action steps that take care of you and your venture.
Louise is a sound healer working with Sound and gentle Plant Medicines to help reconnect people back to a place of balance in alignment with nature.
Therapeutic sound stimulates the alpha and theta brain wave frequencies associated with meditative, clear and peaceful states of mind, the instruments used also impact our nervous system, slowing the heart, brain and respiratory rates down to induce a state of deep relaxation and peace. When the brain waves and body are synchronised, balance can be restored and stress can be released.
Louise works with The Earth Gong, Tibetan Singing bowls, Koshi chimes, and various percussive and tuned instruments. She holds space for groups to experience the teachings of gentle plant medicines in a safe, healing sound space to bring balance, peace and reconnection with the self and our environment.
My offering is a voice workshop that will touch your heart's longing for authentic expression. Through vulnerability we reach unity. Through courage we reveal our true selves. With delicate encouragement and with bold appreciation, I will guide and support you to reconnect to your innate wild art form. I will invite you to connect closely with yourself and those around you, listen deeply to what arises and trust the natural flow that lives beautifully within.
Combining vocal improvisation and song, together, we will create an exquisite and unique sound scape
A chance to unwind whilst having fun as this workshop combines two heart traditions - Reggae and Yoga! Both of these paths are rooted in love, harmony, meditation and connection, so come get some positive vibrations as we explore through stretching, free movement and dancing to a reggae roots and dub soundtrack. We will finish the session with a restful rejuvenating relaxation.
And as a new mother herself Shell will be hosting the Mothers Nest, a sanctuary for all women, especially those who are coming with babes in arms for craft, supportive mama chatter, grounding and connecting to Mama Earth.
Sisters of the Wild Gatherings are my opportunity to empty my cup of grief and fill it back up with love. I am so grateful for the space to be able to do this, to feel held, and to hear my story in other peoples stories. So my offering is to take care of Mama Jayne who creates this wonderful space for us which I value so much.
I will also bring my singing voice, drum and tambourine to create music. I will add the little finishes touches to make sure the space is warm and welcoming when you arrive, and throughout your stay. My heart will be open to bring joy and a lot of laughter. I probably won't be able to stay out of the kitchen either
Nikki is a floral stylist who works in tune with the natural cycle of the seasons. Using seasonal materials foraged from our surroundings, Nikki will be showing us how to create beautiful wild autumnal crowns, to be worn as we welcome in the transitional and bountiful season of autumn
Words have the power to soothe and inspire, to help us heal, to transform or rewrite our stories. A poem can be a friend that holds up a mirror, reflecting the most beautiful, baffling and brave parts of our experience. I will be offering a poetry circle, where we can share our own words, the other poetry that has spoken to our souls, and ways we hold that poetic power in our daily lives.
My work is a journey into reclaiming and returning to ourselves . Women are hearing the call to rise up and find what has been lost so long ago, to heal and connect to our power, wisdom and wild nature. Assisting Women to unfold through art and teachings to connect to our wombs and cycles, to find this inner knowing which is within us.
The way we give birth, creatively and physically is a culmination of our life so far. Our mindset is created by our experiences, and our rites of passages mirror how we are treated within our cultures and families. Through the transitions of passages, and teachings of the Earth Cycles we can feel how everything is intrinsically connected, that our bodies are nature. We can move beyond our conditionings, flow and understand ourselves more through living in sync with the rhythms of the Earth, Moon and our bodies, to return to the essence of the woman- intuitive, wild, creative, alive and free
Let us gather in sacred sisterhood to feed our femininity, share our wisdom and renew our sexual power. Together we will co-created a safe, nourishing, loving space, where each one of us will experience being witnessed through deep listening and raw, authentic sharing. We will connect beyond words in ceremony to receive The Rite of the Womb.
The Rite of the Womb is a Shamanic ritual which honours the Divine Feminine within all.
It is a deeply nurturing, energetic transmission and comes from the Divine Feminine spirit of the jungle. The Rite of the Womb releases fear and pain that is held in the womb space and calls in the birthing of our new lives and all creative projects.
In receiving the Rite we are shown the sacredness in ourselves and in all of life.
By healing our wombs we heal our mothers, our sisters and our daughters and ultimately bring healing to our beautiful Mother Earth and her sacred waters. Together we will empower through listening and sharing the wisdom from our own wombs and celebrate our Divine Feminine essence by loving, honouring, respecting ourselves and each other.
The world of colour is a vast one. Until recently the magic dyers employed to coax colour from nature was carefully guarded. This class explores the crossroads of the art and science that inform the practice of making visible the invisible songlines of colour from within plants.
This class will be an introduction into the fascinating and ever expanding exploration of natural dyes.
Meghan believes that everything we need is within us. Her purpose is to help us to remember who we are before the world told us who we should be.
She is committed to supporting women to feel deeply and move from pressure to pleasure in real, daily ways - most importantly listening to our bodies through movement and through staying connected to our cyclical nature.
Her emerging Qoya practice is a natural extension of her leadership quest as campaigner, connector and warrior for social justice, in particular gender equality and ending violence against women and girls.
My intention for this class is to give you the tools to create delicious foods simply. You will learn how to turn your kitchen into an apothecary and transform each meal into medicine. We will use the campfire to cook and discuss the joy of outdoor cooking with ingredients foraged or grown in your own garden. We will be taste testing and you will leave with practical tools to keep your kitchen apothecary organised and functional. This session will be lots of fun, I believe that the nourishment comes from the love infused into the food.
Yin is dark, passive, patient, slow, intuitive and nurturing. Based on the Taosist concepts of yin and yang, yin practice is considered the feminine, moon-side of yoga. In the workshop we will embrace femininity, stillness and the autumn equinox. We will open up the heart, connect with the breath and take the time to hold a compassionate space for ourselves, and practice tolerance of sensations or emotions that arise.
Yin Yoga postures are held for 3 to 20 minutes which helps to release muscle tension in a subtle and gentle way and enables the holder get into the deeper tissues. Stimulating meridians and restoring balance and harmony within the body. It encourages the mind to turn inwards, to be present, still and at one.
"When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzu