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Connect deeper to self, sisterhood and intimacy in this in-person circle! Overcome self-limiting obstacles to embody your powerful self

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After taking a months break, we're back with the Women's Empowerment Circle!

This time we're leaning into and claiming specific areas of womanhood with themes each month.

This month's theme is embracing the emotional body. ✨

Women have been historically criticized for being overly emotional, overly dramatic, and "hysterical." Being taken away from their families involuntarily to mental institutions for these identifications as a means to "cure" them of this issue. Or perhaps being burned at the steak for being a witch.

Thankfully, our society has matured in the sense where we don't have to worry about being heavily reprimanded for expressing our feelings, but the stigma and fear still is present within our bodies.

Emotions in general are not widely accepted in our society, but there is still something about the female/estrogen identification that places in a certain box for being "hysterical." Over time we have begun to not trust our feelings, suppress them, second guess ourselves, or use our emotions to manipulate others.

We never really gives ourselves the opportunity to fully integrate them.

In this circle, we will embrace the cliche of being a group of women talking about our feelings. We'll share as a group our relationship, our experiences, and our beliefs. After you will be guided through a self-pleasure practice to fully embrace this beautiful and powerful part of yourself. 🔥

Are you ready?

What do people need to bring to be prepared?

Please bring any blankets or pillows to create a comfortable space for yourself. Mats provided unless you desire to use your own. Wear comfortable clothing.

What is the practice?

Self Pleasure is nervous system regulation practice and is done by connecting to the body through sound, breath, movement and touch. Different from masterbation, Self Pleasure invites us to slow down and let go of any goal of how we want to feel. It allows us to be more in the moment and be honest with ourselves, creating more self awareness and self-intimacy. Think of it as a moving meditation practice.

If we are open and curious, it can be a very expansive and enlightening experience. Sharing the practice in a space with others who are open as well, it can create a shared healing experience through co-regulation.

During our circle, each person will have their own space (marked by a yoga mat) where they can create a personal, comfortable place to get settled in. We will start by introductions, intentions, and how the rest of the night will go. At that time we invite you to share any concerns or fears you may be experiencing and any needs to create a safe space for everyone. From there, Liz will take you through the practice (perhaps you will draw a tarot or oracle card if you feel called to pull one from the alter). Afterwards there will be sharing, debrief and aftercare.

Why is it important?

Much of our culture is very fast paced and we spend so much of our life in our head. Anxiety, depression, and stress are becoming more common and a lot more people have been experiencing this since the start of COVID. When we live out of these places we can fall away from our life force and can feel that we are stuck or living inauthentically. By listening and connecting with the sensations of the body we can tap more into the subconscious and through any blockages, fears or shadows. We can also come more into the aliveness and experience life in a much more freeing way.

Who is it for?

Though this is a physical practice, this also can take us beyond the physical. This is also a vulnerable space. This is for someone who is open to get a little out of their comfort zone to experience more expansion between them and the community around them. Liz loves to invite people to integrate parts of themselves that may be uncomfortable or that they’ve never thought to embody. Please, feel free to come with your own intention for healing but also understand that the collective energy of the group may also ask for something else (and trust that it will also apply to you too).

Who is it not for?

Someone who has experienced severe trauma (sexual or other) that has not sought out any other form of talk therapy or other professional counseling.

Someone looking to just “get off.” Please come in with the intention to be curious and open to more than just a sexual experience. We also desire to create a safe container for all parties involved so please also be respectful of boundaries.

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Aug 28 2022

Womens Empowerment Circle

Organized by St. Pete Retreat

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Aug 28 2022 03:00 PM
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Aug 28 2022 05:00 PM
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