Awakening the Wild Woman
- Sat 30th Mar 2019, 11am – 5pm
- The Psychedelic Society, Mackintosh Lane, London, UK
This is a call to all women who feel the wildness rattling in their bones. If you hear our call we welcome you to this empowering day event to connect to your wild woman through sharing circles, play, meditation, voice work, dance and embodied ritual.
If you are yearning for something deeper, something untameable, and complete freedom to express your innate being, then this day event is for you.
Come with us on a ritualistic journey to connect with the first woman, the primal wild woman who lives in us all; the one who is feral and wide-eyed, who listens to the wisdom in her blood, who fiercely protects the sacred and follows her intuition’s guiding compass.
We call upon the abundant creativity living at the core of the savage wild woman self. Art, in all its forms, is the food and language of the soul. Embracing our creative life force is fundamental to our health and flourishing.
What to Expect
In this day-long workshop, you’ll be unlocking and harnessing the healing power of creativity to explore your Wild Self.
As you learn to unblock your creative channel, you will come into deep contact with your true essence. When this true essence as able to be expressed through intuitive voice and movement, you will begin to shake free the shackles of conditioning and feel your whole being open and release.
Together we'll create a powerful sisterhood where we each feel supported to unlock and let go; A place to feel fully seen and accepted in all that we are.
When we are finally able to express ourselves without fear or shame, we step into our power, and this is what sets our wild woman free.
This day long workshop will include:
-Sharing circles - to build deep intimacy and a safe container
-Vocal warm ups and unblocking - Freeing the voice to be able to clearly express
-Movement meditation - Learning to connect with the sensations and desires of the body, moving for our own pleasure, listening deeply to the wisdom of the body, and unblocking stuck energy
-Play - Weaving together theatre games and tantric techniques to help us connect to our child-like playfulness, breaking down barriers and connecting deeply with each other
-Embodied Ritual - We’ll guide you through a visualisation meditation, to connect with your ancestors, helping to release their pain and shame, connecting to the first wild woman, and bringing back her wisdom. This will be a journey with your body and voice, moving and sounding intuitively to unblock ancestral wounds, to a score of live gongs, drumming and singing, and some secret special extras!
We are living in a world in which the Wild Woman has been silenced & suppressed for thousands of years. The undomesticated female instinct has been suffocated and squeezed into dis-empowering ideas of femininity. Women have been burned alive for holding the powerful knowledge of medicinal plants, have been denied the right to connect with our natural cycles, and shamed for our sexuality and intuitive cyclical nature.
Women have been slowly rising up in the last 50 years. There have been many transformations within our society, but there is still much for us to break through and undo. We must continue to disrupt the systems in place, and fight with our teeth bared to free the Wild Woman in all of us, so she may guide us to a place of embodied truth.
As part of this work, we must become a time travelling tribe of women, reaching back to hear the voices of our grandmothers; to grieve their losses, to rage their injustices and to celebrate their triumphs.
Expect lots of dance, singing, laughter, tears, painting, drumming, releasing and playing.
** A healthy vegan lunch will be included**
** Latecomers will not be admitted in order to respect the safety of the group**
About the Facilitators
Gaia Harvey Jackson is a workshop facilitator and artist creating spaces for deep transformation and specialising in women's empowerment. She runs the Psychedelic Women’s Circles, Dance of the Goddess, as well as various other workshops and ceremonies around the world, helping people to mark significant moments, move through challenges, and celebrate life. Her work combines elements of theatre games, voice work, meditation, dance and ritual, creating safe and playful environments where people can authentically connect and release.
“Gaia always holds a safe and loving space to explore the depths of our souls. It's one of the only places I have in my life to truly be myself - no expectations, limitations or judgement.”
Alana Bloom is an artist, performer and facilitator, she explores performance centred around the themes of myth, movement & nature. She runs and produces creative retreats including The Warren & Castelletto lab, where she is passionate about creating experiences people to explore their creative nature & expression through community, connection and many practices inspired by theatre & dance.
‘Alana’s facilitation is brave and instinctive, rounded and direct, and speaks to both a deep knowledge of her craft (and embodiment more generally) and a level of self-belief.’
‘Her mixture of skill, authentic expression, intuition and pure feminine power as a facilitator, ritualist and artist have empowered, inspired and catalysed my own authentic creative expression.’