WOMB AWAKENING RETREAT
Fri 8th March-Mon 11th March 2019
ookushana & Eleven Healing
The womb, possibly the least talked about organ, yet one of the most powerful. One which bridges heaven and earth, spirit and matter. One which connects us to our wisdom, passion and pleasure. It is our power centre. The seat of our intuition. The garden of our creativity. It is divine. It is sacred. Not only does this sacred space within us have the ability to birth new life, but this magical portal can create and birth our dreams and manifestations into reality.
As women, we can carry pain, ancestral trauma, conditioning, fear, shame and guilt within our womb space for many years or even lifetimes. These blockages sit within us, suppressing our natural energy flow, our true feminine nature, our innocence, our freedom to be ourselves and shine our light out into the world.
Many ancient traditions understood and honoured the creative power that lies within the womb, yet it seems we have become disconnected from that knowledge. Today, we rarely pay much attention to our womb other than when we experience pain, physical issues or until we come to need it. This is through no fault of our own but simply a lack of education from the knowledge which has slowly dissipated through generations. However, we are being called to remember the ancient wisdom that lies within our very own body, our temple. The womb holds the key to activate and reawaken us to our deep feminine power.
Join Josie (Eleven Healing) and Felicity (ookushana) for this empowering and transformational healing journey to reawaken and purify our womb space, using an abundance of gentle yet powerful healing modalities. We will spend 3 immersive days within the beautiful estate of Broughton Hall which is abundant in nature. The boutique cottage accommodation is surrounded by moorland, meadow pastures, rivers and lakes; and the peaceful retreat space ‘Avalon’ is nestled within trees with panoramic views of the Yorkshire dales, so we will feel truly embraced by mother earth throughout the journey.
You will be lovingly held and supported with gentleness as we delve deep into our sacred womb space. NOW is the time to remember your truth and reclaim your power. Together we will RISE. This will be a reminder of true sisterhood. Feeling safe and supported to be yourself and express your truth. A remembrance of the magic that lies within YOU. Reconnecting to your womb, heart, body and soul on all levels. Releasing blockages, pains and attachments weighing you down, and in turn creating space to invite new opportunities into your life, in the form of sacred relationships, dreams and all your heart desires.
We invite you to join us on this heart opening journey to reconnect to your womb, to the womb of the Divine Mother, from whom all life is created. You will be guided to form a deeper connection to yourself, your intuition, your light. Bringing forth greater acceptance and love for yourself and others. The shifts will continue to flow out into all areas your life.
“Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before and all those who come after her” Christiane Northrup
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT?
A transformative weekend of healing, connection and self-exploration to feed the senses and create positive shifts in mind, body and spirit. You will be guided through sacred rituals including ceremonial cacao, ecstatic dance, intention setting, fire circles, satsang, meditation, singing, energy healing, movement, light language, sound healing and creative expression. You will be nurtured on every level with wholesome, vegan food focused on bringing warmth and nourishment to your womb. There will be space to allow your healing process to integrate including free time, nature walks and a relaxing morning in Avalon Wellness Centre with use of the luxury clear pool, hydro-massage pool, sauna and steam room.
4:00pm Friday 8th March - 10:00am Monday 11th March
Avalon Wellbeing Centre, Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire BD23 3AN
Avalon is a unique building created for the purpose of exploring personal evolution. A state of the art facility to serve the inner voyage of mind, body and spirit. Situated within the idyllic 3000 acre estate of Broughton Hall on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales acting as a Sanctuary for wellbeing and earth connection. A perfect synergy for stillness, healing and peace within the whirlwind of modern life.
Eden Cottage ( 6 bedrooms, sleeping 13)
Micklethorn Cottage* (6 bedrooms, sleeping 10)
*Please note, Micklethorn is a 10 minute walk from Eden Cottage and Avalon Retreat Centre. Retreat guides will be staying in Eden Cottage which is where all meals will be served and some ceremonies will be held. Please let us know if you have a preference. Please note, this will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Single Room £695
Single Room (Private Bathroom) £725
Shared Double Room £650 per person based on 2 sharing
Twin Room £650 per person based on 2 sharing
Private Double Room £950
(There are 3 private single rooms and 2 private double rooms available)
Please note, the above cost is ALL-INCLUSIVE
3 nights stay in luxury cottage accommodation / Divine vegan meals, nourishing drinks and delicious snacks / Full schedule of workshops, ceremonies and rituals including cacao, movement, yoga, sound healing, energy healing, meditation and much more, held in the luxury retreat space Avalon / Wellness morning with private use of luxury sauna, steam room and swimming pool
£250 deposit is required upon booking to secure your place please
We are more than happy to offer a payment plan split over 2-3 months if this helps to make this more affordable for you so please get in touch to discuss options
Please note, cancellation must be made by Friday 8th February 2019
Please contact Josie or Felicity if you would like to book your space or discuss any queries at all
Josie Ross firstname.lastname@example.org
Felicity Weston email@example.com
WHO IS THE RETREAT SUITABLE FOR?
Naturally, this offering is for women but you may also feel particularly drawn to this retreat if you are experiencing or have experienced disconnection to your body, sexuality and/or life, fertility issues, irregular menstrual cycle or intense menstrual pain, sexual abuse, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth trauma, any physical imbalances in the womb such as polycystic ovary syndrome, pelvic inflammatory disease, fibroids, endometriosis or HPV and also any digestive problems such as IBS.
Womb healing is suitable for ALL women whether you have a physical womb or not. We hold the energetic blueprint of the womb within us so the energy can always be connected with in the same way. Womb healing can be extremely helpful if you are coming to terms with the loss of your womb, no matter how long ago it may have been. Even when we no longer have a monthly cycle our body always connects with the cycles of nature.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Journal & pen
Swimsuit and towel
White outfit for ceremony on Saturday (Please note, this is not compulsory)
The nearest station is Skipton, Broughton Rd, Skipton BD23 1RT
Taxi from Skipton to Broughton Hall is only a 10 minute duration
3-3.5 hours on train from London Kings Cross (1 change)
4-5 hours from London
40 minutes from Leeds International Airport
1 hour from Manchester International Airport
1 hour 15 minutes from Liverpool International Airport
Please let us know if you need any assistance with booking your travel or searching for the best options as we are more than happy to help
Josie is an intuitive energy healer working with sound through alchemy crystal singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, voice and drums. She channels light language through her voice which brings a uniquely powerful healing element to her offerings. Known for her compassionate nature and natural affinity with energy, she holds an authentic and safe space for positive shifts to unfold on many levels through the use of deep energy work with her hands and sound. She guides others with love to release from emotional, physical, spiritual and mental blockages which creates deep shifts and transformation unfolding far beyond the session.
Josie had an intense awakening to her healing abilities in 2011 which led her on a path of self-discovery and profound transformation as she followed her true calling. She launched her practice ‘Eleven Healing’ 5 years ago in 2014 and has devoted her life to be in healing service to divine and therefore humanity ever since. She provides one to one and group offerings from her East London practice. She holds weekly sound healing sessions at Re:Mind Meditation Studio and shares regular sessions at The Mandrake Hotel in Fitzrovia. She has recently been featured in British Vogue ‘14 Ways To Bring Wellness Into Your Life In 2019’.
Her intention is to continue spreading awareness of the power of energy healing because she passionately believes that it is just as integral to our health and wellbeing as exercise and a good diet and she has seen first hand how transformational it has been for herself and her clients. Through her work she has helped people naturally shift many blockages including emotional imbalances, depression, anxiety, PTSD, infertility, physical pain, eczema, illness, tinnitus, sciatica and IBS. She believes energy healing is a powerful catalyst for growth and awakening and it is here to be shared to help raise the consciousness of humanity.
Felicity is the founder of ookushana - Reiki School & Holistic Wellness Centre, currently based in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
ookushana is a word created using affinity numerology and ancient language, with the purposeful meaning “infinite inner grace”. Felicity’s mission is to help people find this inner grace, which we all seek and deserve. Her current platform is home to many spiritual teachers and healers from around the world, who come to share their gifts with the community, as well as being her own space to share Reiki Training, 1-2-1 Healings, group healings and classes.
Felicity has trained as a Reiki Master Teacher, Shamanic Yoga Teacher, Naturopathic Nutritionist, Holistic Coach, and Ayurvedic Yoga Masseuse, often combining many of these healing modalities to heal and guide intuitively. Felicity recognises the importance of living a whole-istic life, and facilitating our personal and spiritual journeys, therefore seeking to spread knowledge and awareness of holistic health, and how we can be our own healer.
Felicity's personalised and subjective approach to healing allows clients to journey deep into themselves, into stored energies, emotions and thought-patterns, allowing them to surface, in order to find understanding, and subsequently heal. Releasing these blockages allows us connect to ourselves deeply and on every level, mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Her compassionate and nurturing nature allows Felicity to hold space with love and without judgement for those who are brave enough to seek truth and look within.
For the past few years, after seeing the healing impact of yoga and dance, Felicity has felt called to combine energy healing with movement, which led her to complete her Yoga Teacher Training. She consciously chose an immersive course which embodied the shamanic and spiritual aspects of yoga, and has created a practice which she calls “Divine Feminine Flow” - a class for women, using intuitive and intentional movement with the purpose of connecting to our divine feminine essence and thus healing. Within each class, a safe and sacred space is created using various shamanic tools to promote healing, including shamanic drumming, smudging and mantras.
For the past 7 years, Felicity has helped clients, friends and family, overcome deep-rooted trauma, behaviours and ailments - her approach most different from any western medicine, allowing for a more subjective, personal relationship, and healing with love.
WOMB AWAKENING CEREMONY TESTIMONIALS
“Thank you so much for such a lovely time on Thursday. I wasn't really sure what to expect so I was surprised at how moved the experience made me. The following day, and even now, I'm catching myself walking around with my hand on my womb, probably a bit of an odd thing to do in the office! There was a few things that I was too shy to say to the circle and I was really touched by how honest the other women were and how strong they were for sharing their experiences. I've since found myself kind of working through these feelings of guilt/disgust, which actually feels good. The sound ceremony was absolutely divine and a real journey. At one moment I'd feel completely relaxed and floaty and be seeing stars flying past me in space. The next, I'd feel really energetic and be picturing myself running up massive stairs and jumping around. .. I usually suck at meditation and can't stop thinking about needing to pee or that I'd forgotten to get something at Tesco, so this was definitely very enjoyable.” Orla, Leeds, Nov 2018
“I have felt so so open since last Friday. I felt quite a big shift during the full moon ritual I was doing myself, however, I think that the womb ceremony allowed me to surrender deeper. This is the first time I have felt anywhere close to feeling my divine feminine energy and it has made me feel powerful and connected all week, truly. My relationship with my other half broke through some massive boundaries that I have been avoiding for a long time which is so so fantastic. I found my love and empathy for others really glowing and speaking my truth in places I would usually swallow my tongue was another reward I reaped. I left feeling so so inspired and it's still absolutely bouncing out of my skin! Also I miraculously haven't drunk a single cup of coffee since the ceremony! From 3 a day to none - incredible! No cravings! THANK YOU SO MUCH.” Carrie, October 2018, London
“Last night my mind was blown away by attending the womb awakening held by two amazing healers Eleven Healing and ookushana it was moving to my core. It shifted energy that I have known about for years and just kept buried deep. It was magical and I will never forget it. Truly recommend for absolutely anyone.” Harika, October 2018, London
“Such a magical night for the Womb Awakening. Thank you Eleven Healing and ookushana for creating such a beautiful and important event! I can not believe how much change has happened since the last event. I am finally getting to know my soul, and I feel free. All the wonderful women that were there and shared their stories, you inspired me so much.” Emily, October 2018, London
"Last night was amazing. I've tried to put into words how totally humbled by the strength and power of the women in that room last night. Josie and Felicity held the space so beautifully and it was really an evening of opening, surrendering, receiving and letting go. I felt truly nurtured and held. I was blown away by what can happen when a group of individuals come together to share and be vulnerable. Truly grateful for the experience that was last night." Melody, September 2018, London
“The evening was pretty life changing for me and part of something much bigger. Connecting with a group of beautiful like minded souls was incredible. Every female should do something like this.” Emily, September 2018, London
“My first experience with the womb awakening evening with Felicity and Josie was truly above and beyond what I expected. I went there hoping to reconnect with that feminine energy, and bring back some kindness to a space that I had previously disrespected, endlessly using the contraceptive pill for months on end without break to avoid that dreaded period, I spent years wishing away and trying to avoid my cycle each month. Previous to the event I’d come off the pill (I’d been on for 15 years) in August 2017 and although I’m not trying to fall pregnant now I wanted a more natural approach to contraception as well as wanting to get rid of any accumulated effects from being on hormones for that long. From Aug-June I probably had 2 episodes of very light bleeding on one day each but nothing resembling a proper period but I wasn’t concerned too much as I knew it might take a year or more for them to return to “normal”. During the event I felt so much gratitude and softness, and I could tell the women there all held space for each other so gently and supportively. The days following I had the worst cramps (I say worst, when I was having periods I luckily never suffered from cramps so they probably weren’t that bad!) that I took my hot water bottle with me in the ridiculous heat of summer we had, and the second day after the awakening I had three days of proper bleeding and have been regular ever since. I feel like a blockage or stuck energy was moved that evening and replaced by love and gratitude and has put me on a path to cultivating a more kind and loving connection to my womb space and I can’t thank Felicity, Josie and all the other women enough for that. I’d recommend anyone to go and I’m already hooked and will be going to the next one!” Sian, Leeds, July 2018
"I was one of the attendees at the event last night. I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing experience. I have never done any sound healing or energy work before and I was overwhelmed by how incredible, transformative and powerful it was. Today I am feeling very light and tingly (in a good way). I also had a lot of tightness in my hips and inner hamstrings which has disappeared, which is something I couldn't achieve even with lots of yoga and stretching. I have been able to feel 'energy' in my body for a while now, but never really thought much of it until last night when I felt it on a whole new level." Jessica, July 2018, Leeds