The Womb Mysteries Retreat
Fri 5th May 2023, 5pm – Mon 8th May 2023, 9am BST (UTC +01:00)
- The Enchanted Glade, Station Approach, Haywards Heath, UK
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Shamanism : Ecstatic Dance : Sacred Sexuality : Wild Nature : Womb Wisdom : Woodland Spa
Welcome to the Womb Mysteries Retreat, held in the magical Enchanted Glade in Sussex.
You are warmly invited to a rich weekend of shamanic & embodied practice, nourishing intimacy with the body and community as we re-wild eros and delve into the magic of the Womb and pleasure alchemy.
Over 3 nights you will be guided through ecstatic movement, ritual and nature connection awakening your capacity to listen and receive the pulse of aliveness. Remembering relationships of reciprocity with natural lore.
Artwork by Cosmic Collage.
A nourishing weekend to re-wild your Womb and Sensual Nature
Are you longing to deepen intimacy and tend your relationship with Earth and your Body?
Do you wish to awaken your senses by delving into the mysteries of the Womb and Cervix?
Have you felt the call of the Womb, and wish to reclaim her wild and sacred voice?
Does your body light up at the thought of spending a weekend nourishing your body in a woodland spa, dreaming under the stars and howling at the Full moon with like-minded Women?
Womb Mysteries Retreat is a sacred offering to unleash the voice of your Womb, awakening to pleasure, creativity and your wildly authentic expression - free from the constraints of old patterns and stories that keep you from living the life you truly desire.
Over 3 days we will journey through the sacred gateways of the Womb, in a quest to return to your true, raw essence - the source of your creative power, sensual nature and wild pleasure.
This is a place where we will celebrate each other in our vulnerability and our courage, welcoming all layers of our expression as we awaken our Wombs and wild feminine power through rituals in ecstatic movement, pleasure alchemy and creativity under the light of the Full Moon.
The Earth needs your Pleasure.
This is for Women who feel the drum beat of their Womb, calling them back to the ancient ways.
It is for those hold a deep remembering of when a Women's body was seen as an embodiment of the Earth, revered as sacred and whole.
In this modern age, the symptoms of a society disconnected from our bodies and the Earth are becoming more prevalent. The rise in Womb health conditions, such as PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids and chronic fatigue are a by-product of a world that is far removed from the cyclical rhythms that are here to guide us through this ever-changing landscape. This weekend retreat is about returning to ourselves in our fullness, integrated in all aspects: health, wellbeing, creativity, spirituality, vocal activation and community.
Here we honour the intelligence of the Earth and our own bodies.
Within a supportive group of Women, we unearth our wild feminine power through an in-depth immersion discovering the multi-dimensional nature of our Wombs and Wild Nature of our Authentic Voice, in the magic of an enchanted woodland in Sussex.
This weekend retreat is an offering to come home to ourselves - body, blood and flesh, so that we find a way back to source through ritual and community, and from that space we can allow ourselves to e-merge once more.
"Deep, clear, internally connective, magical. Bryony is like a powerful conductor of feminine energy and wisdom and a knowledgeable teacher of deep and almost forgotten feminine arts."
Practices we will explore over the Weekend:
- Mysteries of the Womb & Cervix
- Plant Spirit Communication with Rose, Hibiscus, Damiana & Cacao
- Self Pleasure Healing Modality
- Eros Embodiment
- Shamanic Womb Work
- Somatic Movement
- ReWilding Eros Ecstatic Dance
- Wild Crafting
- Womb Yoga
“Bryony is absolutely incredible. This is one of the best courses I have ever taken in it's layers of depth, curiosity and inspiration. Bryony is present, thorough and inspiring. I couldn't recommend this course more.”
What to Expect
Shamanic Womb Work
In this work we believe that the Womb has a spirit, a primal voice that speaks an ancient wisdom when we are ready to listen. This is the art of direct revelation, a fundamental principle in shamanic practice whereby we receive knowledge, guidance and medicine from the body. Each day we will meet with a different Element within the Womb: Earth, Fire, Water and Air - discovering it's archetypal energies and methods for healing, power and creation.
Shamanic & Nature-based rituals for you to become deeply intimate with the Earth, whilst awakening your capacity to listen and receive the pulse of aliveness. Remembering relationships of reciprocity with natural lore. This immerion is quest to the untamed voice that lives within you and the sacred heart of nature. Here we enter into a co-creative partnership with the Wild.
Yoni Yoga Nidra
A deeply restorative practice that invites you to the liminal space between dreaming and awake, using techniques from Yoga and Shamanic Trance, for healing and deeper connection to self. This practice has been specially designed to revitalise the Womb space, as we greet the body with love and tenderness, offering a space of nourishment, deep rest and communion with the Earth.
Self Pleasure is a practice of devotion to one's aliveness where thoughts can drop to emotions, to feelings, to sensations. Connecting with the tools of sound, breath, movement and touch. Sensing that which is there to be witnessed, recalibrating your nervous system with the pulse of Earth, listening and remembering the current of Eros at the core of your being. From here, you come home to a space where you get to be so radically human that you can drink your own medicine, rooted in your unique earthen expression of erotic innocence.
Through Womb Yoga and Temple Dance we explore practices that nourish both within and without. These elixirs will move stagnant energy, alchemising tension and blocks whilst cultivating a relationship with Earth Eros (Life Force). These somatic, sensory explorations offer tools for us to become more embodied - connecting to the current of life that is moving through and with us. Using these practices we can begin to manifest and ignite deepest longings and desires.
Shamanic & Creative practices co-created to revitalise your connection to your body, giving voice to the sacred vessel of your Womb whilst awakening your capacity to listen and receive the pulse of aliveness. Here we are weaving a collective tapestry of remembrance, building community whilst unlocking our expression.
One of the most empowering things Women can do, is to share their story.
We gather for daily sharing circles to create a sacred and held space, forming authentic and deep connections amongst the group. Here we honour and witness each other in both our vulnerability and our triumphs, offering a space for raw, primal and unfiltered expression.
“Thank you Bryony and Taila for a beautifully tender evening of connection to self, sense and each other.”
This is for you if…
You are seeking to experience and allow more pleasure into your life
You have been searching for a deeper form of Womb Work that speaks to your wild feminine nature
You are desiring for community and a space amongst Women which is inclusive and liberating
You want to unleash your authentic voice, share your truth and learn to express your deepest desires
You are looking for meaningful ways to unlock your sexuality and ignite your power
You're yearning to feel more alive and at home in your body
You are curious about shamanism and learning methods for self pleasure
You're ready explore and express your sensuality
You're familiar with Shamanic and embodiment practices but are looking for something more raw and primal
"Thank you for such crafting and holding such a powerful space. I can't express how meaningful and potent this journey was for me in the context of healing sexual trauma." - Em
Weekend Highlights & Ceremonies
Rose Tea Ceremony
Stepping onto the red thread, we open the container in a shamanic descent through the body, meeting our one of our beloved plant allies for the the journey - The Rose. Through a plant spirit tea ceremony with the Queen of Flowers we are greeted by this benevolent teacher in Self-Love, tenderly opening our Heart's and Womb's to awaken our connection with Gaia, and each Woman in the group.
Self Pleasure Ritual
Gathered in circle we descend into the body to be with the sensations fully and completely; using tools of sound, breath, movement and touch. Meeting the matter of body and earth, self pleasure allows for relating with sensations, eros and group field without attachment to story, judgment or censorship.
Re-wilding Eros Ecstatic Dance w/Cacao
What is your sexuality and desire stirring in your Womb? What has this Spring unleashed that you now wish to fully embody? In this ecstatic dance journey we caress your senses, with a set designed to tantalize and awaken the wild one within and without. This will ber served up with delicious ceremonial cacao sourced responsibly from Guatemala - the heart and home of Mayan Cacao.
FULL MOON Ceremony
Under the light of the Full Moon in Scorpio, we meet at the Fire to breathe life into what we desire to manifest and dream up through this immersion, and offer back to the flames what's we wish to let go for the weekend ahead. Bring your songs, your voices, your drums as we call in the Elements. We howl, we scream, we laugh, we cry, we dance, we dream - and together WE RISE.
Wild Woodland Spa
A place of restoration and deep relaxation, the Hot Tub and Sauna offers a place to take some heat into the blood, flesh and bones as we journey through the retreat together. Wood-fired with a stunning woodland to immerse yourself in the sounds of birds and bees, this is a wonderful place to ground and gather with the other Women.
Enchanted Glade is set in a stunning 10 acred woodland, ideal for rituals and restoration in the late Spring nights we will be gathering. Around the site are plenty of opportunities for nature exploration, and to quietly contemplate with the Spring flowers coming into bloom. This is the perfect place to disconnect from busy life, slow down and simply be. We will leave plenty of time in the afternoons for being in Nature.
“In Taila's workshop, I felt the freedom to be curious and completely myself, because everyone was accepted as they are! And that's so beautiful... And after participating I knew I was heard and felt open to share my experience with others. I love how natural the whole experience was. Very human in the best way!”
The Journey: At a Glance
Arrival 5pm - 7pm on Friday 5th.
Leave by 11am on Monday 8th.
Day 1: Arrival
Afternoon: Landing/Nature Connection
Evening: Flower Full Moon Fire 🔥 Ceremony
Day 2: Eros
Morning: Sensual Soft Awakening & Hibiscus Tea Ceremony
Afternoon: Erotic Innocence Ritual
Evening: Moonlight Wild & Nourishing Spa Session
Day 3: Womb
Morning: Womb Yoga & Yoni Nidra & Damiana Tea Ceremony
Afternoon: Re-Wilding Eros Ecstatic Dance
Evening: Moonlight Wild & Nourishing Spa Session
Day 4: Departure
Morning: Giving Thanks & Closing Ceremony
“Bryony is an exceptional space holder and this event was beautiful and nourishing.”
All units are off grid and ecologically sustainable; Wood fired, solar powered, biodegradable products and locally sourced/recycled materials.
Lower Sheriff Farmhouse, Station Approach, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6SPgland, United Kingdom
Arrival and Departure
Arrival 5pm - 7pm on Friday 5th
Leave by 11am on Monday 8th
We have created a Telegram group in advance so that you can arrange a lift share or taxi share with other women on the retreat. Please follow the link here to join: Telegram LiftShare Group
The Closest train stations are Haywards Heath and East Grinstead where you can easily get a 10 minute taxi drive.
Three Bridges is also close by.
The 270 bus comes from Brighton and Forest Row and stops very close to the site.
We are happy to organise pick up from the train station, more details shared closer to the time via our LiftShare Group.
The Address: Lower Sheriff Farmhouse, Station Approach, Ardingly, Haywards Heath RH17 6SP, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM.
Please follow the map to find the Enchanted Glade.
When you arrive at Lower Sheriff farmhouse, please ensure that you come along the hedge where you will see the sign and entrance for The Glade. There is hardstanding at the gate and parking in the field.
As Enchanted Glade are working within the Eco tourism sector, they aim to be as low impact as possible and therefore we strongly encourage car sharing and public transport as much as possible.
“Taila provided a nurturing, open, non-judgemental and safe space for me to explore deep into my sexuality and sexual experiences. She helped me to see clearly that what I experience is not weird or scary but wonderful, magical, erotic and deeply connected to the elements. I felt more relaxed, grounded and accepted in my sexuality after her workshop. I have never met anyone who is able to relate to me and understand my sexuality without projections of shame, dismissal or jealousy, then I was fortunate enough to meet and work with Taila. Taila is a rare gift, compassionate, incredible listener and powerfully connected to the Earth and to spirit. Jump at the opportunity to work with her.”
- Jenny Asha Lily Wilde
Your Booking Includes:
- 3 Nights in Cosy Accommodation at the Enchanted Glade in Sussex
- 3 Full Days of Workshops & Ceremonies
- 3 Delicious Organic Meals a day by herbalist & talented chef
- Ethically Sourced Cacao
- Specially selected Teas & Treats
- 2 Wild Woodland Spa Sessions with Sauna and Hot Tub (additional at extra cost)
- Access to 10 acres of woodland and nature within and around the site
Does not include transport to and from the site.
All Rooms have access to communal ecological bathrooms.
Single: Private Caravan - You will have a room to yourself - £875 - SOLD OUT - More Available Upon Request
Twin Room in Wooden Wagon - You will be sharing with one other - £775 - SOLD OUT
Dorm Room Bell Tent - Double Bed - You will be sharing with 2 others - £645
Dorm Room Bell Tent - Single Bed - You will be sharing with 2 or 3 others - £555
Due to the large overheads of running retreats, we do kindly request that you don't use your 10% membership discount and other discounts on the retreats.
Unless specifically created for the offering.
Thank you for your understanding.
*Low Income Scholarship Places - You will be in one of the Dorm Rooms - £400
Payment plans are available. Get in touch if you need support with your booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a handful of low cost scholarship places available via application. These scholarship places are for Black/ Women of Colour, LGBTQ+ folks and women from marginalised communities or challenging socio-economic backgrounds.
We are in an ongoing iterative process of learning and unlearning how to make our space equitable, diverse and inclusive of the multitudes of experiences of women. Creating scholarship and bursary places for those who might struggle to access or participate in an event like this is part of our approach.
However we recognise that this can only be one part of our approach to inclusivity and requires us to be in a continued learning process around the themes of trauma, class, race, gender and so much more. Another part of our approach is that we have a number of structures of care in place for the retreat itself and various feedback systems both in person and anonymous that we welcome.
To apply for a scholarship please contact: email@example.com The deadline for scholarship applications is the 28th April.
"Deep, clear, internally connective, magical. Bryony is like a powerful conductor of feminine energy and wisdom and a knowledgeable teacher of deep and almost forgotten feminine arts."
Bryony is a shamanic practitioner and facilitator, skilled in bridging worlds and turning the mundane to magic. Passionate about the revival of ancient Womb wisdom, she approaches her work with a sense of playfulness and curiosity - committed to the path of learning and discovery through creativity and inner inquiry.
Through her offerings she weaves practices for empowerment, alchemical embodiment, movement and meditation, drawing upon a process she has crafted called ‘Womb Alchemy' - a unique fusion of shamanic Womb practices and intuitive techniques, designed to bring clients and students a restored sense of balance and embodied presence.
Bryony's intentions for her service is to support others in discovering tools for self-healing, softening into be-ing, allowing them to lead more empowered and enriched lives with feet firmly planted in the Earth whilst exploring their inner sensual and stellar selves.
She has extensive training in yoga and shamanic practice, which allows her to navigate the architecture of holding sacred space - through ceremony, classes, workshops, retreats and one to one sessions. She offers alternative and nourishing methods for students and clients alike to discover their own medicine through movement, magic, myth and mystery school teachings.
Taila Rose believes that coming home to body and eros, tending the pathways of aliveness and remembering our wholeness are the antidotes to the crisis of belonging we currently find ourselves in.
She is a somatic sexologist, earth & pleasure advocate and relationship midwife; holding point for rewilding our relationships with self, other and nature.
Taila holds loving spaces to unravel, reveal & reimagine ourselves as wild nature; cyclical eco-systems with erotic innocence, pleasure and the capacity for gratitude, reciprocity and reverence for all life.
(Images of Taila taken by @KenBuslay)
"Reflecting on the Self Pleasure Circle deep dive series my body falls into complete relaxation. Taila held space in a way I felt fully supported to begin going inwards. She lead the way to a deeper connection and understanding of my shadows, my feminine and my eros. The way she facilitated centred connection and safety in a way that meant I truly felt safe in my body, held and nourished throughout the process. What this woman is transmitting is truly hers, embodied in her being and this is felt in all that she shares. I can highly recommend diving deep with this woman."
“Yet again Bryony has succeeded in putting together three hours of mind, body and soul nourishing material which brings together a group of sisters who have never met and yet, share such a special connection, throughout the experience. By channelling the magical energy of the serpent, I managed to shed aspects of grief and trauma through a somatic movement practice and embodied visions of what I wanted to manifest. Bryony is a humble and skilled facilitator who weaves together ancient knowledge with bespoke practices to create a truly unique and unforgettable workshop that will have lasting effects in your day to day life. I can't recommend her work enough x x x Jess x x x”
"Taila Rose holds space with a confident and open heart which meant I felt relaxed and confident while she was facilitating the workshop.The main thing I took away from Taila’s workshop was the knowledge that sexual energy is just that, another form of energy, and whilst it is a powerful one it is an energy we can allow to filter through our entire body and out into the world around us in a subtle and beautiful way.I think Taila is a brave powerful soul to offer the workshops she does and that everyone would benefit from the insights she offers into this energy.. Thank you Rose."
“Such a gorgeous experience, witnessing and being witnessed is so powerful, since the session I've been celebrating a deeper connection with my womb and the life force, which we awakened together. I highly recommend Bryonia as her wisdom, which she shares serves profound healing and supports awakening joy and creativity. The aftercare is also thoughtful and beautiful, the mediation and other resources shared supports me to go even deeper with this practise.”
What To Bring
- Towel for river bathing
- Ceremonial clothes (including a red outfit)
- Clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
- Altar items (flowers, special stones, bones, crystals)
- A few extra snacks
- Warm and waterproof clothes
- Walking boots or wellies
- Eye mask and ear plugs
- Sheepskins/ cushions and a blanket
- Instruments (drums, rattles, etc)
- A journal
Who is this immersion for? Is this the right space for you?
This is a place for authentic connection, deep listening and community. You will be invited to explore content such as sexuality and emotions, so it is important for our own integrity and welfare of those attending that we share these points for you to be sure that this space is suitable for you.
Our intention is to offer work that is inclusive, however through our own practices of listening, learning and unlearning - we have decided that this space is specifically for female-embodied beings aka those with Yoni's and Womb's (whether or not still physically present) - which includes non-binary and gender fluid folk.
Our reasons for this is that some of the content is very specific to the female anatomy - we will be speaking of the Womb, the Yoni and other aspects of the female body. We also recognise that we do not have the experience required to hold space safely beyond this within this setting, and want all of those that attend feel held and acknowledged. So the most responsible decision we can make is to recognise our limitations, as this offers a much a safer and authentic space for everyone. We are passionate about continuing to learn and grow in this.
We also want you to note that while this work may have therapeutic benefits, this is not therapy or a replacement for therapy. If you are experiencing significant mental health challenges we strongly encourage you to seek 1-1 support from a qualified psychotherapist.
Some of the content shared by participants in sharing circles may be triggering or traumatic in nature. This immersion is designed to create a space for us to be open and honest with each other about our experiences, as we explore some new and unchartered territory. Sharing and listening is an important aspect of this, and can support the process of transformation, and simply being.
While we do our best to create an environment that feels safe and inclusive, it is your responsibility to look after your own needs and boundaries. If this is something you struggle with, or you are concerned about any element of this retreat please contact us in advance. We are very willing to chat on the phone and check in about whether this retreat is right for you at this time.
For enquiries please email Bryony at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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