"This is a time of great awakening. The vows of silence have been lifted. We are remembering the sacredness of what it means to be a woman. We are birthing a new age. " - Rebecca Campbell, Rise Sister Rise.
When we reconnect to the Sacred Feminine - which author and Red Tent facilitator Amy Bammel Wilding describes as "the divine power, sovereignty, and wisdom innate in all women" - profound healing is available to us. But we need support to do this. We need the tools, language and space for this transformation to occur. The following offerings aim to help provide these.
Monthly Women's Circle
OUR MONTHLY CIRCLE AT THE CHAPEL IS CURRENTLY ON HOLD, BUT OPTIONS FOR VIRTUAL GATHERINGS ARE BEING EXPLORED. PLEASE FOLLOW THE IHUK FACEBOOK PAGE TO STAY UP TO DATE.
There is no doubt that modern western women are longing for genuine connection. We can see this in the number of Circles and Red Tents that are popping up - not just in big cities but everywhere! Deep down we have been yearning for a sacred space to lay down the pretence of having it all together. Somewhere safe to be open and vulnerable. Where we can share our common experiences and wisdom. We long to be part of a community of wise and loving sisters, who see, hear, and support us exactly as we are.
The Women's Circle was a direct response to this longing. Set up in 2018, it is a monthly gathering meeting at The Chapel, Billingshurst. For upcoming dates and themes, please visit the events page.
Women's Circle Workshops
ALL PLANNED WORKSHOPS ARE ON HOLD UNTIL ADVICE ON SOCIAL GATHERING IS CHANGED.
As an extension of the Monthy Women's Circle, a series of special in-depth workshops will be offered throughout 2020.
PLANNED TOPICS INCLUDE:
Menarche and Menstruation, for Mothers of Young Women
Balancing the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine
Working with Archetypal Goddess Energies
Workshops take place at The Chapel, Billingshurst. For more information and to book upcoming workshops, please visit the events page.
Coming of Age Ceremonies
Over the last 35,000 years, a young woman's first period was celebrated as a rite of passage, marking the transition to womanhood. But around 5,000 years ago, the patrilineal view turned menstruation into something unclean. Since that time, women have become increasingly disconnected from nature and their own cycles. However, it doesn't have to be this way!
We can bring the celebration and sacredness back to this transitional time to help our daughters develop a deep connection to their sacred natures, in a way that fosters self-esteem and self-empowerment. This begins with the run-up to, and experience of, their menarche (first period).
"What happens at a girl's first menstruation is very important and can affect her for years to come, influencing how she feels about her periods, her sexuality, her womanhood." - Dena Taylor, Red Flower, Rethinking Menstruation
DETAILS COMING SOON!
Rite of the Womb
"The womb is not a place to store fear and pain.
The womb is to create and give birth to life."
The Rite of the Womb is the 13th Rite of the Munay-Ki, which was received by Marcela Lobos while working with female shamans of the Shipibo Nation in the Amazon jungle. The rite is now shared from woman to woman* all across the globe, helping them tap into the wisdom and creative centre of the womb while releasing fear and pain. Once you have received the rite, you are encouraged to share it with others who are open to receiving it too.
There is no charge for passing on this rite. If you have a treatment, workshop or other event booked and would like to request this, please get in touch.
*The rite is available to anyone who feels the call to heal their womb space / creative centre, regardless of gender.