Join Womb Awakening (Felicity and Josie) for this beautiful immersive healing retreat held in a luxury estate in North Yorkshire over 4 nights. You will be lovingly supported to delve deep into your sacred womb space through gentle yet powerful healing modalities, rituals and practices.
The womb is possibly the least talked about organ, yet one of the most powerful. One which bridges two worlds - heaven and earth, spirit and physical. One which connects us to our wisdom, passion and pleasure. 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 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 and our freedom to be ourselves.. These energetic blocks can also manifest into physical pains, symptoms and ailments within the womb space.
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 or until we come to need it. This is through no fault of our own but simply a lack of education of 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. For the womb holds the key to activate and reawaken us to our deep feminine power.
Join us for this empowering and transformational healing journey to reawaken your womb space and connect to your divine feminine. We will spend 4 immersive days within the beautiful estate of Broughton Hall which is abundant in nature so we will feel truly embraced by Mother Earth throughout. 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. There are energetic vortexes running through the lands and retreat space in particular and it holds a strong Mother Mary and Christ energy. The sacred energy of the lands has called us there. It truly supports this important work.
We invite you to join us on this heart opening journey to reconnect to your womb and the womb of the Divine Mother from whom all life is created. This will be a reminder of true sisterhood. Feeling safe and supported to be YOU and express your truth. Connecting to your womb, heart, body and soul on deeper levels. Releasing blockages, pains and unhealthy attachments. Creating space within to invite dreams, sacred relationships and all that your heart desires into your life. NOW is the time to remember your truth and reclaim your power sisters. The feminine is awakening on Earth. Together we will RISE.
“Every woman who heals herself helps heal all the women who came before and all those who come after her” - Christiane Northrup
Arrival 5.00pm Thursday 19th March 2020
Check out 10.00am Monday 23rd March 2020
Our retreat aligns with Spring Equinox which holds a transformational energy. After the darkness of winter where we have been going inwards, we will welcome the Sun, the light with longer and brighter days. We will cultivate the potent energy to assist the healing journey. Cleansing stagnant energy in the womb and releasing anything which is holding you back from connecting to your own light, your true power. Spring is a time of new beginnings, creativity and rebirth. It is a sacred time for you to identify the intentions you truly desire and plant the seeds so that they can manifest into your life.
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.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
4 night stay
Daily vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner (Thursday dinner only & Monday breakfast only)
Herbal teas, pure and infused waters, juices & elixirs
Use of luxury wellness centre (Including hydro pool, sauna, steam)
Womb Work (Boundaries, Relationships, Self-Care, Sacred Sexuality, Divine Feminine, Inner Child, Ancestral Healing, Menstrual Cycle Support, Creativity)
Womb Purifying & Cleansing
Womb Blessing Ceremony
Divine Feminine Flow & Embodied Movement
Spring Equinox Ceremony
This is not a yoga retreat. It is an immersive healing retreat. A safe space for you to unwind, relax and connect within through powerful practices and rituals, whilst immersed in the beauty and serenity of the Yorkshire Dales. A time for you to be held and nurtured on every level of your being so that you leave feeling completely rejuvenated in mind, body and soul. We know how important it is to have time to process and simply be on retreats, so there will be plenty of free time each day to walk in nature, get creative or relax in the divine wellness centre. Our full schedule will be a magical and love filled journey into the womb space to assist shifts in the physical, emotional, spiritual and mental.
You will be nourished with vegan, wholesome, high vibe food
Please let us know about any food intolerances and allergies upon booking
All guests will be staying between 2 cottages on the estate, Eden and Micklethorn. Eden is the main cottage which is within 5 mins walking distance to Avalon. Micklethorn is a smaller cottage which is a 2-3 minute drive from Avalon and Eden across the field. Ideally those with a car will stay at Micklethorn so that they could drive and assist other guests if required. Both cottages are absolutely beautiful but please let us know if you have a preference. Booking will be based on a first come, first serve basis.
PRICE (PER PERSON)
Shared Twin // £850pp
Shared Double // £850pp
Private Small Single // £1050
Private Standard Single // £1100
Private Double // £1250
£250 deposit is required to secure your space please
Deposits are non-refundable
Payment plans are accepted
Full balance must be paid by 1st February 2020
Please contact us to book your space and discuss payment plan options
The nearest train station is Skipton, Broughton Rd, Skipton BD23 1RT
Train from London Kings Cross only 3 hours (1 change in Leeds)
Taxis Fare from Skipton to Avalon £10
Taxi from Skipton to Broughton Hall is only a 10 minute duration
4-5 hours from London (traffic dependent)
Nearest Airport – Leeds Bradford
Airport Transfer Time – 40 minutes
Approx Taxi Fare - £30
Other nearby airports
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 as we are more than happy to help and advise
Please note, travel is not included so this will be the only additional cost
WHO IS THIS RETREAT SUITABLE FOR?
This offering is for women only. It is suitable for ALL women at any stage of life. You may feel particularly drawn to this if you are experiencing or have experienced disconnection to your femininity/body/sexuality/life, fertility issues, irregular menstrual cycle or menstrual pain, sexual abuse, miscarriage, abortion, childbirth trauma, physical imbalances in the womb such as polycystic ovary syndrome, fibroids or endometriosis.
It is important to know even if you do not have a physical womb, we all hold the energetic imprint 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 is always connected to the cycles of nature.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
Journal and pen
Swimsuit and towel for wellness centre
White outfit for ceremony (Please note, this is not compulsory)
Womb outfit Spring Equinox Ceremony (Orange/Reds)
Walking boots/trainers for nature walks
Refillable water bottle
Comfortable and warm clothing
Crystals or sentimental items you wish to have with you during ceremonies or to add to the altar
Any personal musical instruments you may wish to share
Creative/art tools you may want to use in free time
Please contact Josie firstname.lastname@example.org or Felicity email@example.com if you would like to book your space or discuss any queries at all
Womb Awakening has been birthed through us, a gift from the divine. Our individual and joint experiences on this planet have created this sublime conception. Our paths entwining at the perfect moment to manifest this important mission from spirit into reality. To ground this gift into the world together, so that we can help others come back to themselves, just as we have. We have transformed our own trauma, pain, conditioning and suffering into enlightenment.
Every ceremony that we hold together further anchors our souls into this work, deepening our understanding of just how important it is for ourselves, others, our ancestors, our future children and our beloved Mother Earth. The guidance only getting stronger and fiercer with every step of our united journey. The unforced flow cements our belief in ourselves and our offering. The miracle stories of sisters post ceremony enables us entirely with a confidence neither of us have ever felt before.
Our work is an ever evolving blend of gentle yet powerful and ancient yet accessible healing modalities with the aim of releasing suppressed emotions, pain and blocks that prevent free flow, joy and pleasure in all its forms, transforming the relationship with self, others and the Universe. Opening the heart and womb to deeper compassion, connection and love. Our ceremonies comprise sacred rituals, sharing, breath, movement, sound, energy healing, light language and have always been supported by the beautiful plant medicine cacao. Our work is fuelled by authenticity, enveloped with love and ignited by true sisterhood. The kind of sisterhood that you never want to part from, an unconditional love which you know can save the world.
We use the sacred medicine found in stillness and movement, sound and silence, darkness and light. Working with the dualities of love, life and healing. Our intention and mission is to guide women to walk the path of truly knowing themselves. To understand the beauty and power that lies within. To trust that they have everything they need already inside. To come back to the place in which we all came from, the womb and the womb of the divine mother. For the womb holds the key to activate and reawaken us to our deep feminine power.
We give ourselves to the great remembering. To the reawakening of divine feminine on earth. For our sisters, brothers, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. We are in devotion to the divine and therefore humanity. This is our calling. This is our offering.
JOSIE ROSS, ELEVEN HEALING
Josie is an energy healer working with sound through her team of alchemy crystal bowls, instruments and light language channeled through her voice. Known for her compassionate nature and natural affinity with energy, she holds an authentic and nurturing space for shifts to unfold on many levels. She guides others with love to release from emotional, physical, spiritual and mental blockages through sound and deep energy work with her hands. Through her own personal journey and experience holding space for others, she has been guided to work closely with the divine feminine. Through womb work she gently guides women back to themselves so they can remember that everything they need is already inside.
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 calling. She launched her practice Eleven Healing in 2014 and has devoted her life to be in healing service to divine and therefore humanity ever since. She shares one to one healing sessions, sound baths, retreats, reiki training and womb work. Her offerings have recently been featured in British Vogue, i-D and Tatler. Her intention is to continue spreading awareness of the power of energy healing and sound because she passionately believes it is a powerful catalyst for growth and awakening and it is here to be shared to help raise the consciousness of humanity.
FELICITY WESTON, OOKUSHANA
Felicity is a light-worker, whole-heartedly in service to spirit, and the greater good of humanity. She is an energy healer, that is, a conduit to channel pure light and love from Divine. She trained in Usui Reiki to Master Teacher level, immersively yet slowly over 4 years, which had such a profound effect on her life - and so birthed ookushana Reiki School, where she now works to help others connect to their own unique medicine. Felicity is also a Shamanic Yoga Teacher and Ritual Facilitator, working with movement, sacred sound, breathwork and plant medicines. She has most recently completed Ancestral Healing Training, to deepen her shamanic practice, with the intention of healing the collective wounds that live within us all.
She works closely with women, through Womb Work and Divine Feminine Flow, and seeks to help all beings connect more closely with their truth, their purpose, and their sweet innocence – the true recipe for happiness.
Felicity is founder of ookushana – Energy Healing School and Holistic Health – with a current base in West Yorkshire, England. 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.
Over the past 8 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. Her compassionate and caring nature allows Felicity to hold space with love and without judgement for those who are brave enough to seek truth and look within.
WOMB AWAKENING TESTIMONIALS
“WOW! Yesterday I got the absolute honour and pleasure of attending an incredible workshop called womb awakening. The space that Josie and Felicity created was so special, it felt safe and nurturing. They are two very warm and welcoming souls. The sharing circle was powerful and deep, it’s so healing to witness sisters sharing so deeply and being given that space to also share from the heart. Allowing wounds to surface and release. I found the feminine flow very powerful too, I went so deep with the cacao and movement and then wow the sound healing sent me to the cosmos. I definitely floated out of the venue hehe. I’ve woken up today feeling like a new woman. I feel light, so happy, creative, inspired. I just feel this work is so so important and I want every woman to experience it. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for the experience yesterday. It was exactly what my soul needed and more. Thank you for doing this work!” Sian Mason, April 2019
“Wow I can’t thank you beautiful sisters enough, feeling so blessed to have been a part of something so special on Sunday. There is so much healing in women coming together sharing and supporting each other through openness and vulnerability for which you held the space perfectly! Aside from the cacao being so delicious, Felicity your flow and intuitive movement really helped me to let go and connect to the divine feminine within & Josie your voice is so angelic combined with the crystal bowls and you’re in heaven! True healing took place and I left feeling like a new women” Rachael Kelly, April 2019
“It’s hard to find the words to express how life changing this weekend was...I’m not sure there are amazing enough words!! My whole sense of self as a woman has changed (I actually feel my femininity for the first time ever). The way we all came together so effortlessly and flowed, it was beyond magic and I’m still integrating it all. When I got home my friend had left me a little rose bush on my step as a thank you for helping her out...I cried at the gift and loved the synchronicity! I keep smiling about the whole experience and the beautiful souls who connected, I’ve never felt sisterhood before and I’m so very grateful to you for creating such magic, you’re both incredible!! Love you sisters” March 2019
“I’ve known Josie for many years, and having only just met Felicity it’s incredible to see such a strong bond between these beautiful women and the healing work that they do together. I felt so safe, loved and supported in their presence and they nurtured sharing circles that immediately became a space for us all to share our stories. Many were personal, emotional, and all very inspiring. There were moments of complete emotional openness when it came to letting go, and times of pure love and elation during the healings. The setting of retreat itself was beautiful, literally a breath of fresh air in the open countryside and the spa was an essential touch. I felt incredibly nourished especially with Kemp Kitchen’s amazing food, what a treat. The weekend was very pivotal for me, having been pulled in many directions lately this was one that I welcomed with open arms. I felt like I faced a few fears that weekend, and the work we did has given me strength to make some important positive changes in my life and wow I feel amazing. I met so many incredible women and I believe that many of us will all remain friends after sharing something so special. I’m so proud of Josie and Felicity, thank you so much for sharing your gifts with us we are so lucky to have you. The world is a better place with you! This is just the beginning I'm sure, and rest assured I'll be with you all the way. All my love.” Anna, March 2010
“Josie & Felicity, Just a quick message to say that something pretty awesome has happened. Since the Womb Awakening my cycle has become exactly in sync with the moon. The first day of my release is now always on the Full Moon. I’ve never really had issues with my periods but i think it’s pretty rad that they’re now so aligned with Mama Moon. I can really pay attention to my emotions & gauge exactly where I am in the month. It helps me realise my emotions, feelings, mood & behaviour is valid & exactly as it should be - rather than just being “hormonal” Love & Light.” Clare, Feb 2019
“Felicity & Josie, Two beautiful beings, your work and the gift you bring, holding space is so needed and so important. During your circles I have never found a love like it from all my experiences. A love so gentle and powerful in the arms of my sisters has birthed a dragon in me I never knew could rise inside my tired body. My heart is full of gratitude for those supporting me in the sacred mission of reclaiming the feminine and coming home to the divine temple of my womb and all the wisdom it holds. The great gift you both have given has allowed me the permission to feel, to face and embrace my shadow and move towards the gentle fire, to feel its intensity and surrender and trust all is well…Om Tat Sat… You have granted me a gift that I will forever be both humbled and grateful for. A healing that I will honour and continuer to uphold and traverse deeply. Sisters thank you, thank you, thank you, from the depths of my womb and my heart” Sian, Dec 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.” October 2018
“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
“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
“Still feeling full of inspiration and gratitude from last Friday. Thanks so much to Eleven Healing and ookushana for creating such a warm, welcoming and safe space that allowed so many people to open up the way they did. There is absolutely nothing but positivity to take away from others who open their heart to you.” Natalie, September 2019
"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
"Such a beautiful event, I still feel connected to the energy we created there. Safe and held are definitely the words to describe such a gentle yet intense event. Still working through the energy shifts even now. Thank you" Sian, July 2018
"Still feeling the love. So powerful." Laura, July 2018
“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, September 2018
‘I had very recently been told that it was very unlikely that I would be able to conceive... and I get married next week, so I was a bit all over the place. I was carrying a lot of guilt around this and holding on to a lot of negative emotion. Although I am still finding the situation difficult, I have been able to let go of those feelings of guilt. The ceremony was completely new to me and it was such a special experience, it was amazing to connect to the other women in the group and take time for myself and my own healing. The combination of reiki and sound was really powerful.” Zoe, August 2018
“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, August 2018