Avondale Womens Circle – Spring Equinox – 29th Feb
The Avondale Womens Circle, held by Helen Holt will convene in the Dome at Avondale Retreat Centre, to celebrate the Equinox.
Spring (or vernal) equinox is the time of year when the days and nights are of equal length before the days begin to get longer than the nights. Spiritually this time of year can also be seen to be related to resurrection.
We are excited to welcome you for a full day out of your regular life to take time to mark the magic of spring. Bask in nature, spend time with like minded supportive women in the dome and connect to your waters with awakening rites including, fire ceremony and minding you movement.
Transform your transition into spring with this sacred gathering as a way of welcoming the new beginning of a life of loving yourself fully and receiving the kindness of other loving company in a heart centred way.
In our Spring Equinox Circle we will come together to hold space for the change of season by setting our intentions to embrace the new women we are moving into becoming. It is a time to look within and see what seeds we may have planted 10, 5 or 2 years ago. Perhaps we are only planting our seeds to come to fruition during this time together and this will be the culmination of our intentions.
Heal: Through nature-based rituals and respect for the seasonal cycles, we will experience less resistance in our lives, more joy, presence and appreciation for what unfolds for us.
Strengthen Spirituality: Through meditation, ceremony and working closely with divine feminine practices, we will release deeper layers of self-doubt and fear, and feel a sense of wholeness, maintaining a fierce belief in our ability to do the self directed work we are being called to do in this world.
Connect: By allowing ourselves to be held in our circle of heart-centered women, we will work to release any feelings of isolation or separation, and experience the kind of soul healing that can be experienced most thoroughly through supportive sisterhood.
We will engage in gentle movements that encourage our body and mind to let go and lean into the Spring theme of rebirth and new beginnings. Through yoga, meditation, movement, fire ceremony, vegan food, we will connect to our center clearing away old energy to prepare for spring.
With delicious vegan food we will nourish our bodies and minds. Sit with sisters willing to work on themselves with curiosity and love. We will be particularly honouring balance, a strong theme in our dualistic universe, symbolises by light & dark, day & night, active & passive, conscious & unconscious. This will be particularly topical as our circle will be held in a completely round and welcoming space, yet the focus will find the balance between outer & inner, within and without, nature and ourselves as we find her loving embrace herein. It is a time for softly listening in to what is awakening within us and guiding ourselves back to our most powerful, enduring centres that are asking to be truly nourished in this way.
These unique and special circles re-energise us to mark the passings of the wheels of the year and to become aware of the moon’s shades and workings in our lives and cycles that empower us and assist us in connecting to other women who each have great wisdom to share as we assist each other on this journey.
Visit: sacred ancient well, attend for a water ritual to intuit our sacred source of inner waters.
Sarah Waters and Yesim Flynn will assist on the day while Sara San Pedro will keep our bellies and minds happy and sharp with a nourishing lunch.
Times & Cost:
Arrive any time from 9.30am.
Circle Opens 10.00 am.
Circle Closes 4.00pm.
Opportunity to stay and sit until 5pm.
Cost for the day : 75.00
Low income or unwaged : 55.00
Please don’t hesitate to contact Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org for any further information you may need.