This weekend retreat seeks to foster a discussion, creation and exchange of best practices among Black women and women of colour healers, facilitators, guides and teachers.
In an interactive session with Kim, Exploring Shame & Finding Freedom, participants will be exploring one of the most common human emotions: shame. In a second session with Amani, Unblock & Heal, participants will learn about the sacral chakra and how it relates to creativity and desire.
In the presence of sisterhood, you will have the opportunity to move and to be still, to read, write and sing, to talk and to listen. This weekend is perfect for you if you want to develop, deepen and re-connect with practices that will support you in your daily life, your internal as well as external self-care. This is not indulgence; this is self-preservation.
We have invited Lama Rod to discuss with us the importance of ancestry. How can we call on the ancestors and tune into ancestral histories in order to heal - individually as well as collectively - while undoing and dismantling oppressive systems?
In Breathe & Release, participants will first be guided in releasing built up emotions that they may still be holding in their hips. Afterwards in an interactive session, Exploring Shame & Finding Freedom, they can discuss more thoroughly the emotion of shame and its effects in different parts of our lives.
This urban retreat includes two sessions. A movement session, Feel Anger & Get Loud, where participants can experience their inner rage and let it all hang out. And a healing session, Sister Circle, where meditation, aroma therapy and other methods will allow participants to release and renew their energy.
A Midsummer Weekend's Dream is an opportunity to celebrate the longest day (and shortest night) of the year that will have just taken place. We will honour the cycles of nature and help usher in the warmest season of the year. This retreat is for Black women.
Join the OYA team for a weekend away at The Dower House, a house set in two and half acres of its own gardens, orchards and woodlands. The retreat will include yoga, mindfulness, activities, vegan meals as well as leisure for exploring, resting and relaxing.
Over the course of this one-day retreat we will explore who you are becoming, opening the window for self-love. Self-love is the first love. Self-love has no conditions.
Over the course of this one-day retreat we will explore your deepest desires beyond the surface.
Over the course of this one-day retreat we will explore your relationship to Self and to Other.
What does your body need in order to feel safe? In this one-day retreat we will ground and embody boundaries by exploring what safety means from an embodied perspective.
If you have been trying to break free from the hold of sugar, caffeine, alcohol, and other substances that make you feel good on the short term but much less than great in the long run, then this programme is just for you. The focus is not on losing weight, but you might find that it has that effect. Instead, the programme will introduce you to new recipes and meal plans that help you eat in a way that feels good - physically, mentally and emotionally.
In the presence of sisterhood, you will have the opportunity to move and to be still, to read, write and sing, to talk and to listen. This weekend is perfect for you if you desire a short weekend getaway, at which you can enjoy a slower pace and dedicated time just getting back to you.
Spring is a beautiful time of year, with longer and brighter days, birds and bees spreading the love, and flowers in bloom. Before the new season begins, it is useful to clear out the cobwebs, pack away the things we no longer need, and open ourselves to all that awaits us.