Movement as Medicine
Women’s Weekend Retreat
“In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions. When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Where we have stopped dancing, singing, being enchanted by stories, or finding comfort in silence is where we have experienced the loss of soul. Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves.” – Gabrielle Roth
You are invited to a delightful gathering of sisters to explore the sparkle of your inner flame, the depths of your inner waters, the weaving patterns of your breath and the joy of rooting your feet into Mother Earth.
Throughly years of facilitating women’s gatherings and movement classes, I observed that there is something unique that happens when women get together. Our nervous systems crave these kind of experiences: there is a remembrance of joy, a deep exhale and a resonance of womb spaces attuning to a frequency of ease, grace and power.
When we make a choice to come together to play and to pray, we allow ourselves to quiet the busy mind, to drop the weight of linear demands of ordinary life, to find emptiness and then refill our cups with the sacred alchemy of sisterhood love.
For this weekend, I’ve curated for you some of my favorite practices and experiences for loving ourselves up, nurturing our connection with the elements within and around us, bringing a deeper level of presence and care to our relationship with spirit.
Saturday November 13th
12 PM Arrival and snacks
1:30 PM Opening Circle
2PM- 5PM Dance Improvisation + Song Atelier
5:30 PM Light meal
7PM- 9PM Cacao + Reiki + Yoni Steam Ceremony
9:30 PM – Bonfire and desert stargazing
*Accommodation options: sleep over in a shared space, bring your camping tent or rent a private bedroom for an extra fee.
Sunday November 14th
7 AM Smoothies and Herbal Elixirs
7:30 AM Hike to Taquitz Canyon Waterfall
8:30 – 10:30 AM Water Prayers and Goddess Dance + Portraits in Nature
12 PM Closing Circle
1 PM Lunch
2 PM Poolside social time
4 PM Departure
What to bring
- Journal + pen
- Water bottle
- Long skirt for yoni steam
- Objects to place on the altar
- Comfortable clothes for movement atelier
- Swimsuit + towel
- Hiking shoes
- White clothes for water prayers + goddess photo shoot
- Sleeping gear (pillows, blanket, mattress) if sleeping in the shared space
- Tent + sleeping gear if camping in the backyard
Exchange: $397 (includes all activities + meals)
Private room: extra $60
Partial Scholarship and energy exchange discounts available. Please inquire.
Meet the Facilitator
AYCHELE HILL – is a Feminine Empowerment Leader, Mother, Artist, Womb Wisdom keeper and Inner Medicine Woman who incorporates shamanic healing with curated practices of holistic healing, sacred movement and rituals for the highest expression of self-love & care. In her practice, she bridges ancient wisdom to sciences and arts, striving to serve as a catalyst for empowering narratives that promote the healing of our relationship with self and others.