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Embodied Equinox Retreat - The Art of Sacred balance Cacao, Yoga/Embodiment & Crystal Sound Alchemy


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As the summer months draw to a close, we invite you to join us for a beautiful 4 day transformational embodiment retreat celebrating the Autumn Equinox, the change of season and The art of sacred balance. Come join us as we dive into the principles of sound alchemy, yoga & movement, plant medicine, ceremony, connection, silence and stillness amidst a beautiful Swedish forest, lakes and incredible nature at Shambala Gatherings, Borntorpet!

Working with ceremonial cacao, yoga, crystal sound alchemy,creativity, embodiment and ritual we open the heart, welcome union within & embody the balanced energy of the Autumn Equinox. With equal hours of daylight and darkness equinox is a beautiful point in the year to reflect on intentions set earlier in the year and set clear intentions for the coming cycle.

The more in tune we become with natural cycles the more aligned we feel in our own. Through balanced, grounded practices we allow for our greater visions to grow by becoming quiet, connecting to our deep body wisdom, nature connection and listening to what is trying to emerge from within us

We connect deeply with nature, to each other, to ourselves, we balance on all levels of the being, we relax fully, we reflect, we retune our whole system, we create magic, we move our body, we release all no longer serving, we purify in the beautiful sauna, swim wild in the lake, we retreat and we celebrate all we are. We hope you can join us!

More info and booking on www.shambalagatherings.com.

Yoga

The morning practice will have a slow and gentle flow. We will move through somatic explorations and rhythmic asanas and movements to wake up our bodies and minds in the best possible way. In the afternoons, yin yoga will be our focus and the stillness our guide throughout the practice. The poses will be hold for a longer time, in order to stimulate and gently awake it’s natural flow and feel the movement within! The yoga is suitable for all levels.

Sacred Cacao Ceremonies

The chemical constituents, the beans from Theobroma Cacao appear to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. Yes Chocolate is in fact good for us!! Cacao has been used for millennia as a food and ceremonially by the ancient Meso-americans in conjunction with other plants and rituals. When we consume cacao prepared for ceremony using intention, high quality raw cacao beans, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. This creates a rare opportunity to explore and sit with the stories of the heart and to identify areas that are causing you restriction, limitation and pain to enable unification and balance within and therefore without.

Crystal Sound Alchemy Immersions

Working with 432hz tuned Quartz crystal singing bowls we work at a cellular level. “The combination of Cacao, movement and Crystal Sound creates a wonderfully deep experience of self. We connect to our source tone, our home note and deep peace. If you struggle with shutting of the mind chatter the crystal tones can help achieve the benefits of deep meditation without consciously having to quiet the noise. The body begins to teach the mind and responds to the pure crystal tones beautifully.

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DAILY SCHEDULE

Friday: “Body Wisdom”

15-16 Check in and arrival

17-19 Welcome Circle, Introduction to natural cycles and seasons/Equinox, Intention setting.

19.00Dinner

20.30-21.30 432hz Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Cleanse session

21.30-22.00 Sauna and Lake

Saturday: “Movement Medicine”

7-9 Shakti Flow Yoga

9.00 Silent Breakfast

10.30-13.30 Cacao Ceremony & Heart Rituals

13.30 Lunch

14-17 Free time; nature restoration, lake, rest

17-19 Yin Yoga & Crystal Bowl Sound Alchemy

19-20 Dinner

20.30-21.30 Music and movement (Kirtan)

21.30-22.00 Sauna and lake

Sunday: “Embodied Integration”

7-9 Shakti Flow Yoga

9.00 Silent Breakfast

10.30-13.30Cacao Ceremony & Creative Workshop

13.30 Lunch

14-17 Free time; nature, lake, forest, rest.

17-19 Yin Yoga and 432hz Crystal Singing Bowl Sound Immersion

19.00 Dinner

20-21 Fire Ceremony

21.30- 22 Sauna and lake

Monday: “Sacred Balance”

7-8 Reflective Dream work and journaling

8-9 Shakti Flow Yoga

9.00 Silent Breakfast

10-13 Equinox Celebration & Cacao Closing Ceremony

ANAHÍ

Anahi is a mother, yogini and body worker with passion for natural health and finding balance by connecting to Mother Nature’s rhythm. Yoga, health and nature based traditions have been present since early in her life, and have brought essential tools on her own healing journey, through dark landscapes and sweet sunrises. Yoga, massage therapy and ceremonial expressions have become offerings she has shared lovingly with others on a daily basis for the last decade.

Her call and desire is, to offer a sacred space for healing and growth to those who seek it. And with great love, share a gentle yoga that emphasizes a therapeutic and holistic attitude that is both nourishing and grounding. Her focus is on teaching a yoga that is nourishing especially for the feminine flow of energy and yoga therapy for women.

Anahí is founder of Flow of Shree, and is certified in Yin Yoga, Womb Yoga/therapy, Hatha Yoga inspired by Embodied Flow, Pregnancy Yoga, Postnatal Yoga. She is a certified in Massage Therapy, Reiki Level 3 and Thai Yoga Massage. Based in Småland, Sweden.

ANDREA

Andrea is a dedicated sound practitioner & wellbeing facilitator, based in Wales, UK  she is the founder of The Sound Temple, Craftanoons and Co Founder of Cacao Club, a no shoes, no booze regenerative monthly dance experience in the UK.  She has travelled extensively learning and training with many teachers to bring ancient and modern techniques for transformation into her work. The 4 pillars of Sound, Movement, Stillness & Silence form the basis of her work.

A certified Reiki Master, experienced space holder, cacao medicine carrier, breath training facilitator, conscious dance event producer and retreat facilitator, Andrea regularly holds space and collaborates with embodiment facilitators for small and large groups, workshops, festivals and retreats in the UK and in Europe.

Working primarily with eight 432hz tuned Quartz Crystal Singing bowls and other sacred sound tools, Andrea calling is to create safe space for you to discover, empower and integrate the fullness and beauty of your whole being.