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Womb Bowl Birthing Ceremony

An Embodied Feminine Day Retreat

Saturday, June 17, 2023

11:00am -6:30pm

Private Residence in the Town of Newburgh, NY

“The Root of the Female Body is slike a bowl. Here, in the womb, a woman will find the energy she holds for herself and for mothering her creations.” ~Tami Lynn Kent

 

Your womb holds a unique story - a legacy, limitless creative potential, deep wisdom, and brilliant treasures.

 

The womb is a sacred and powerful container of life giving creative energy.  Each womb holds its own sacred and personal root voice. The womb is a treasure chest of gifts, wisdom, insight, mystery, creative potential and a portal to Spirit nestled within the root of your body. Your womb is connected to the benevolent ancestral wisdom of all the women that came before you.  For a woman to cultivate her own relationship with Feminine expression, she must know the voice of her womb. 

 

I joyfully invite you to join me to participate in a Womb Bowl Birthing day retreat on the New Moon. We are also gathering within the Summer Solstice portal, making this a potent creative time. This one day retreat is a unique and transformative experience that will support you in connecting with your creative self, as well as with the deeply feminine and nurturing energy of your womb and the Earth.

 

During this retreat, we will gather in a serene private residence embraced by apple orchards, herb and vegetable gardens while holding circle in the rose garden.

 

The centerpiece of the retreat will be the creation of your own clay womb bowl. The womb bowl represents the sacred feminine, the womb - the sacred space within a woman's body where life is created and nurtured, and the creative potential that resides within each woman. You will be gifted the opportunity to shape and mold the clay womb bowl using your own unique gifts, vision and intuition. 

 

Throughout the day, we will engage in other activities that stimulate your creativity, such as a womb blessing and meditation, visualization, heart opening cacao ceremony and embodied dance and movement. You will have an abundance of space and time to reflect on your own inner womb journey, and to connect with the energy of the natural world around you. 

 

Each aspect of the retreat has been intuitively designed by Christine Jude to help you to connect with your womb wisdom and creativity.  

 

As the day draws to a close, each woman will have the opportunity to be witnessed by sharing their work and their insights within the circle. This sharing can be a deeply affirming and empowering experience, allowing you to honor your own unique perspectives and wisdom.

 

This womb bowl birthing day retreat is a powerful experience for fostering personal growth and transformation, supporting women in connecting with their womb wisdom, creative potential, the Earth, ancestral wisdom, and their own sense of purpose and meaning in life.

 

A magical, sensual and playful experience awaits you as we gather together as sacred wise women and share a glorious day of intentional creativity together. Play and art as a ceremony! 

 

Womb Bowl Crafting

 

I began birthing womb bowls in 2020 as a way to support and empower women to learn about and deeply connect with their wombs, especially around the constellation of menstruation. Initially, these bowls were created as a vessel to hold menstrual blood for women, as they began to cultivate a healthy and holy relationship with their body and womb. The bowl, a physical representation of the womb and pelvic bowl.  Womb bowls have opened the opportunity to myself and women globally to discover and embody a personal womb creation process, to lovingly identify, connect with and transmute fear and grief, to build relationships with benevolent ancestral wisdom and to learn the voice of the womb. 

 

Since 2020, my womb bowl creations have been sent to women around the globe and it is my ecstatic joy to invite you to share this day with me and a community of wise women to play, connect, nourish, dance and birth your own ceremonial womb bowl into physical form.

 

Our day together will be blessed and nourished by:

 

Home prepared snacks and lunch from our gardens

Teas and floral waters

Womb meditation and blessing ceremony

Ceremonial grade cacao

Reflective individual garden walks

Embodied dance and movement

Individual Womb bowl crafting with red clay within an intentional creative container

 

The all inclusive exchange for this day is $188 

 

Retreat Schedule

 

11:00am: Introduction and opening ceremony

12:00pm: Womb activation and blessing ceremony

1:00pm: Nourishing garden lunch, light refreshments, tea and ceremonial cacao

2:00pm: Womb mapping and storytelling - Pelvic bowl visualization practice and womb journaling practice

Clay materials, including clay, shaping tools, the firing and glazing of your womb bowl

3:00pm: Womb Bowl Crafting Time, includes individual meditative walks amongst the rose gardens, herb and vegetable garden, apple orchards, conifer and floral trees.*

6:00pm Circle share and Closing

 

Our day retreat will be held at a private residence in the Town of Newburgh and the address will be shared upon registration. 

*The Clay Journey:  After the retreat, I will bring the womb bowls to a dedicated pottery studio in Rhinebeck NY for their first firing.  Women will have an option to choose glaze colors at the retreat for after the first firing to be applied in Beacon, NY in July or have the bowl glazed for you at the studio by Christine.  

 

We are within a 75 minute drive from NYC and the Beacon train station is 15 minutes via Uber.

Intuitive Touch Therapy © 

Arriving 2023

Course Length

Two days

 Saturday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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Through sensitive nerve endings in our fingers we are able, through practice, to feel energy in ourselves and in others.  All life, humans, animals, bugs, birds, finish plants and even amoebas pulsate with life force energy.  This is the force that creates us, sustains us and unites us.  We are of the same substance and, in essence, we are one.  

 

When you place your hands upon another, your energy and theirs join and converse.  We are innately aware of this.  We can sense nervousness or tension, if one is confident and calm, insensitive or compassionate and so much more. Us humans though, with emphasis in rationalism in Western civilization can soon lose this ability until we consciously seek to retrieve it.  We can learn so much about another through our sense of touch.  

Our intuition is our expanded awareness.  The information that we seek moves before, around and inside of is in a unified field.  “It has been said for millennia by seers and poets of the East and West, it is now said by physicists and medical researchers every particle in the universe, every molecule in our bodies, every one of us has instantaneous access to all the information in the universe.  All we need do is drop the conceptual boundaries we ourselves have constructed, our self-defined limitations.  It is a fact that most of us receive less than one-billionth of the stimuli available to us at any one moment - because of learned  perceptual commitments.” ~ Kaselle and Hannay

 

As with our sense of knowing with touch, intuition is that innate ability that many of us are taught early to mistrust and lose ready access to it.  This is not intellectual.  It’s action works outside of cause-and-effect’s limits.  It is inner sight or insight.  It comes from within or through us from consciousness in that unified field.  It is knowledge that comes from you as a knowingness.  Intuition sees, hears and knows well beyond the limits of our senses and what our mind can calculate.  Intuition is an endless river of knowing and the limits to it are self-created and simply an illusion. 

What can I expect in this course? 

 

This course is designed to translate to anyone wishing to explore and learn the intuitive ways in which we can listen deeply with our hands and full body awareness, for those who are in the field of manual therapies, nursing and palliative care. It is scientifically proven that safe and intentional therapeutic touch assists in the body’s ability to balance, self correct and heal, promoting physical and emotional well being.

Prepare yourself to be introduced to the innate capability you have to assist yourself, loved ones and clients to deeply feel better and thrive with touch.  In today's Western culture we have become fearful of touch and unfortunately the healing gift of touch has been tarnished with illusions of toxic sexuality.  Touch is attributed to a quality mostly women engage in and is more socially acceptable for women to engage in non sexual yet sensual touch though not something that men can do without judgement, fear or shame.  Everyone needs touch to not over survive but to thrive!


We will journey together for 2 days while I walk with you through the science of touch and explore touch as a relationship to the self and others. We will embark on an exploration of somatic hands on therapy, psychophysiology, interpersonal skills including communication, boundary functions, the phenomena of transference, counter transference and projection.

We will explore trauma informed approach to touch and the ways in which we approach touch when connecting with loved ones and clients who have experienced physical, mental, emotional and sexual trauma. Learn meditation techniques to protect, center and ground yourself so that you maintain your self awareness and presence while initiating touch to others. Journey with the elements of air, water, earth and fire as they relate to your own body composition and how to apply elemental mapping into your bodywork or self/professional healing practices.


Course Objectives:
Describe touch and explain the physiology of touch.
Describe the chemical hormones released through touch that promote physical, mental and emotional healing.
Explain how intuitive touch can benefit people with chronic and acute physical and emotional pain.

Recognize why touch is so important for people of all ages.  

Identify why touch is essential for normal development and describe how it can be offered to improve development during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

Learn ways touch can support those with immunodeficiency syndromes.

Explore how deeper awareness of your muscles and their emotional connection can help you  heal. 
Explain somatic therapy techniques.

Explore safe, therapeutic ways in which we can provide touch. 
Define sensory awareness.

Learn how to hear your intuitive knowledge and to know when it speaks.

Identify the most important functions of the integumentary system and describe how touch is useful for pain relief.

This course is recommended for the lover of touch, parents, partners, massage therapists, yoga teachers, energy therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nurses, palliative care providers, elder care providers -  anyone who wishes to deepen their connection to the innate healing powers of touch.

 

Tuition:

8 Spaces Available

*2 partial scholarships available for single mothers

Classes are intentionally kept small (8 students) so that each participant receives a nourishing amount of attention and support throughout the class.

For registering more than 1 or if you are applying for a scholarship, ubmit an inquiry here and I will connect with you via e-mail within 48 hours. 

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