A Space for Women being called to attune to the Divine Feminine
We gather in a women’s circle to Remember. Remember a time when we lived in community. Remember what is it to nurture, awaken and restore our feminine spirit within. Remember to nourish ourselves through ceremony & ritual. Remember the wisdom and the mystery of the Moon in all her phases. Remember the power of myth of the Celtic Goddesses.
What is a Women’s Circle
The gatherings are an opportunity to reclaim your power and innate wisdom – to listen, to share, to nourish yourself through ceremony & ritual, to re-awaken the Celtic wisdom within you.
We explore the cycles that influence our life as women – the menstrual, lunar, earth and life cycles. We explore the women’s mysteries – our rites of passage of menarche, childbirth, menopause and death – their impact and how we can honor these thresholds whether it is presently, retrospectively or preemptively. We do this through myth, rites, ceremony and holding a sacred space to talk and listen through real presence.
A women’s circle provides a deep well that feeds and sustains our life force energy as women – a well of vitality and inspiration from which we can draw creativity, vision, soul practice well after the evening has come to a close.
Would you like to connect to yourself and to your inner wise woman ?
Do you feel the call for authentic connection, deep conversations, real presence and a supportive community who walk alongside you on your journey in a safe and supportive women’s circle?
Do you feel a longing to experience the rites of passage that weren’t offered to you?
Do you wish to re-experience your crossing of energetic and physical thresholds in your life?
Are you curious about the significance of the moon, ceremony and ritual as we follow the natural rhythms of being a women?
Would you like to explore, celebrate and cultivate the different aspects of being a woman?
Are you in need of some ‘you time’ or need time out from the busyness of life?
Do you feel it’s time to start nurturing yourself?
Are you longing for connection and a sense of community?
Our Sacred Circles Include:
Rites of Passage
Journey / Meditations
Ceremony / Ritual
Blessings & Rites of Goddess
Cleanses & Chants
Community & Connection
“Somewhere, there are people to whom we can speak with passion without having the words catch in our throats.Somewhere a circle of hands will open to receive us, eyes will light up as we enter, voices will celebrate with us whenever we come into our own power.” – Starhawk
Upcoming Women’s Circles
March, Thurs 21st 7.30-9.30pm 'Goddess Grainne Maiden Rites'
Date: 21st March
Time: 7.30-9.30 – please arrive from 7.15pm as we will start promptly at 7.30pm
Location: Yogaloft Meath, Unit 6 Mullaghboy Industrial Estate, Navan C15 TV02
Investment: €25 (non refundable if cancelled less than 48 hours)
On the Full Moon of the 21st and a day after the Spring Equinox, we gather together at this auspicious time to honor the energy of the Maiden which we all carry within, no matter what age we are.
This is an opportunity for us to revisit or visit for the first time this energy within us. It a chance to re-write the story of our first menarche, to acknowledge the healthy attributes of our Maiden and let her unserving ones release. It’s an invitation to step more fully into ourselves as women.
As we move into the energy of Spring which embodies the themes of excitement, joy, potential, growth and childish wonder is it a wonderful time to align to the Maiden energy.
With each life season there is a rite of passage or initiation that marks the end of one season and the beginning of the next. It is a time of transformation, the woman transforms from one way of being to another, never to return again to her previous life season. What happens during and around this transition sets the theme for a woman’s experience of her self in her new role in her next life season.
So when we were entering our Maiden phase – how we were treated, what we were taught consciously and unconsciously influences us about our new role and expected behaviour and how we as a young woman understands what it “means” to be a Woman. For some, the transition to Maiden may have been celebrated and honoured but for others it was ignored, a source of shame and embarrassment.
Receiving the Maiden’s rite provides a space for you to come away from the evening with a new and empowering story that helps you integrate a new of way of being as this rite celebrates the wonderful magical time of a maiden’s moon and the maiden coming into age of womanhood as you have the opportunity to experience how you wished to be welcomed into your womanhood at puberty. It is a time of going within to heal any wounds or misconceptions as we stepped into our womanhood. We will also acknowledge the themes and energy of the Maiden which are gifted to us through Goddess Grainne – carefree, a can do attitude, youthfulness, fun, full of life and sheer exuberance.
Let us join together in circle and welcome our ‘renewed’ transition to womanhood as we gift to our maiden selves an empowering rite of passage.
Each women’s circle evening is €25 – booking in advance is essential as space is limited.We will start at 7.30pm sharp so please arrive from 7.15pm.
April, Thurs TBC 7.30 - 9.30pm 'The Morrigan’s Burlá Ghuí'
Every day we experience the mini deaths of opportunities, lost chances, life phases passing us by and we may not consciously honour them. With this theme we recognise we are a natural part of the ever cyclical pattern of birth, death and rebirth. This pattern is reflected in our ability to be open to new experiences and happenings and to releasing the outdated and outmoded patterns we have previously been holding on to.
A Burlá Ghuí (pronounced bur-la gwee) is the Gaelic for a prayer bundle and prayers are made in the form of Nature items to represent whatever the intention is for and we will arrange them on paper in a pattern that comes from the heart and to see how it evolves as everyone adds in their pieces spontaneously. You will have the opportunity to honor your cycle of Birth, Death & Rebirth. For example the birth of baby/project/book/relationship, the death of your teenage years/childbearing years/a relationship/ a pattern and the rebirth of your adult life/Crone time/a deeper relationship with yourself using items of Nature chosen by you.
Let us join together in circle and open ourselves to living a life that is spiral in nature so we can move with ore grace and ease through transitions & life.
What if we celebrated ourselves in all of our phases the way we do the moon?
Through my own journey I have experienced a power and unfolding in women’s circle and I wish to share that with other women.
These evenings were born out of a desire to create a space for community and connection as well as honoring our feminine spirit which I feel so many women long for.
It is an opportunity to enter a space where we can leave the masks, roles and stories at the door and come into a safe, supported and experiential environment, where non-judgement and compassion for the self is practiced. It’s a place where we get to be and somehow in that being weave a new sense of aliveness within ourselves.
It’s a space to feel held, heard by others but more importantly by ourselves.
If there is a part of you that is drawn to these women’s circles but is daunted by the idea of a women’s circle / divine feminine / lunar cycles or you have preconceived ideas of what it entails, please listen to that little voice within that is yearning for re-connection with your fellow women. Contact me and I will explain the evening to you so you can feel at peace with arriving and settling into the space being created.
My suggestion is – come and dip your toe into the magic of circle and then decide if it resonates with your heart and soul.
What Happens in a Women’s Circle
Each month we come together to celebrate a different aspect of being a woman.
We open & hold a safe & confidential space including a cleanse to release any stresses & strains of the day, week or month so all sit for the time together. Following the introduction of the evenings theme, a ‘Talking Space’ is opened to voice our truth & express ourselves freely.
There is also an experiential aspect to the evening with the practise or Rite or demonstration of our theme.
To close the evening we have a sacred Fire Ceremony to release anything that no longer serves us & welcome in whatever does.
The flow of the evening will depend on the theme of that month.
It is important to know that we hold all aspects of the feminine within us i.e we don’t have to be a child to connect to our inner child, we don’t have to be a ‘crone’ to receive the crone rites etc. We hold all these ‘energetically’ and they can help us to bring healing to our lineage where these aspects of life were not acknowledged or celebrated. They can also help us prepare for these energies when we do meet them physically.
The Power of a Women’s Circle
We are each at different places in our life journey, when we choose to share our stories and travel together, the companionship we offer each other is invaluable. We can learn so much from each other because we each bring our own unique experiences and energy to the group.
Let us be inspired by each others experiences. By giving way and space to our hopes, fears, laughter, dreams and tears we can strip away the anxiety, judgement, stress that we are carrying so we have space to breath, to grow and to cultivate a deep kindness towards ourselves and thereby our family, the men in our lives and world around us.