In reverence of the dark, the still, the silent, we honor the Yin during this winter season, by gathering together as students of Water.
Continuing our study as Warrior Priestesses— as those who hold the moon and grip the sword together as one act— we recognize the element of Water as an essential key to understanding the true nature of strength in a world that encourages and venerates control, dominance, and leverage. These are qualities of the old paradigm for power; it’s time now to embrace the sword as Water Souls, the most authentically powerful expression of the Warrior Priestess.
The Water Soul takes the path of least resistance. She passes through by yielding when necessary. She is soft and supple in the face of the densest of obstacles. She allows, and in turn is given ultimate permission. As Warrior Priestesses we cultivate courage and compassion, discipline and grace, and we hold Water as teacher and guide in the path that has many courses— infinite ways— like the flow of water to the sea.
As we do at our potent weekend intensives, we’ll open and close the day with Bowl Tea—in stillness, silent, listening with all our senses to the water pouring, filling the sacred vessel, emptying into the Self.
Bolstered by tea ceremony, we take the rest of the day to move. Like deep sea dancers, like star swimmers, we move. To move the spirit through, we move— and are in turn moved by the spirit. We’ll practice Qigong as medicine— forms specifically chosen for each woman present—a tool to be used on your path as a Warrior Priestess. We will also learn to wield and respect the Sword. Through Eagle Claw forms we’ll cut through what no longer serves us.
This Immersion is held with impeccable intention, for women who wish to receive the medicine of the body in harmonious tandem with the medicine of the Leaf, all under the guidance and loving influence of the five elements. It is our intention to create an intimate, focused environment to facilitate deep movement— both internal and external.
food & nourishment provided by Jackie rose
infrared sauna & tubs on location