Womb Alchemy: 6 week course

  • Wed 27th Jan 2021, 7:30pm – Wed 3rd Mar 2021, 9:45pm UK time (UTC +00:00)
  • Online
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Activity Womb Alchemy
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Enquiries to bryony.darbon@gmail.com
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“Sessions like this are creating a ‘better’ world. ‘Better’ means beautiful, mystical, loving, compassionate, in this case, I’m not sure, verbal language is limited. Thank you everyone for the safe and meaningful journey. Infinite love.”  - Annamaria  

Returning to body wisdom, we unearth our true and raw essence through the cultivation of practices in Womb consciousness, such as ritual, shamanic journeying, Womb yoga, myth work and alchemical meditation.


The Call

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 course is about returning to ourselves in our fullness, integrated in all aspects: health, wellbeing, creativity, spirituality and community. Here we honour the intelligence of the Earth and our own bodies. Within a supportive hive of sxsters, we unearth our wild feminine power through an in-depth programme into the multi-faceted nature of our Wombs. 

  "Thank you for a beautiful course and a loving wonderful teacher." - Raghida  

Using these three components, we will create an informative map to guide us deeper into our Wombs: 


Practices in self-care, working with healthy boundaries as we discover cyclical awareness and natural healing modalities. 
This is about creating a balanced lifestyle that works in harmony with your Womb, allowing you to feel more energised, supported and nourished.


Here we tap into the feminine principle, which is all that is witnessed: ritual, dance, creativity, and emotion. 
Developing tools in courageous expression, as we manifest our dreams and desires.


Discovering your personal path, we explore your unique expression of spirituality, and embodiment of the divine.  
Informing a Womb-led spiritual practice, that meets your needs as a sovereign being.

This is the path to empowerment, a deep remembrance of something ancient within us that many of us are being called to awaken.

(artwork by Jade Wade Art)

"Absolutely amazing. Bryony is such an incredible teacher - so humble, gentle, and goes at the perfect pace. Really grateful to be a part of this group of wonderful women." - Maddy  


Six Week Structure

Wednesday’s 27th Jan - 3rd March, 19:30 - 21:45 GMT on Zoom

Meeting weekly in our online temple space, we will undertake a journey through the elements and sacred feminine symbols:

Week One: 27/01
The Temple: The Womb as a sacred sanctuary

Week Two: 03/02
The Cave (Earth) : The Womb as keeper of ancient wisdom

Week Three: 10/02
The Chalice (Fire) : The Womb as an alchemical tool

Week Four: 17/02
The Well (Water): The Womb as a source of abundant creativity

Week Five: 24/02
The Labyrinth (Air): The Womb as a place of transformation

Week Six: 03/03
The Moon (Space): The Womb as the interface of cosmic rhythms

(2 Weeks later)

Integration Meeting: 17/03
The Rose: The Womb as gateway to the Divine


Why symbols?

Symbols offer a creative learning experience, reconnecting us with ancient, pre-verbal language - the language of our dreams and unconscious, the realm of the feminine. They provide appropriate contemplation for Womb-keepers seeking to contact their inner essence, as they tap into deep archetypal imagery within the mind. I love working with symbols, because I feel they hold within them wisdom of our ancestors, and our own personal power - reminding us that the knowledge which we seek, comes from within.

"Engaging, informative and magic. An alchemical combination which moved me deeply. Thank you!" - Sara   


  • 6 × 2.5hrs Live Workshops
    We meet weekly on Wednesday evenings, for a 2.5hr live session delving into Sacred Symbols of the Feminine, journeying through Ritual, Guided Meditation, Sharing Circles and Womb Yoga.
  • Resources & Homework
    Each week you will receive a recording covering the symbol for  your personal exploration, a guided meditation, a PDF with resources, and optional homework, typically in the form of a creative task or ritual.
  • Sisterhood Pods
    You will be placed in a pod of 4 or 5 other women, so that you can share in depth and form close connections. 
  • Integration Meeting
    The final session will occur a full Moon cycle later, to see how the work has been integrating into your life as you  continue your journey into the Womb.
  • Facebook Group Community
    Option to join a Facebook group community, where you can share your experiences and creations throughout the course.
  • One to one Mentoring
    Opportunity to receive one to one mentoring with Bryony, to deepen your personal practice and creativity.

"This was just wonderful and the facilitator is a magician. Thank you I have so much gratitude that I got to attend." - Dimuthu Fonseka 


What are the benefits and possible effects of this course?

  • Increased awareness and deepening of the relationship with your Womb.
  • Awakening of the creative and sexual energy, and discovering how you can channel this in your life.
  • The development of your own personal Womb practice to nourish your body and soul.
  • Building of sisterhood and lasting friendships, through authentic and clear communication.
  • Learning to connect to your body wisdom, increasing your intuition and confidence. 
  • Empowerment and radically stepping into your sovereignty.
  • Reclaiming sexuality as sacred, the centre of our power. 
  • Discovering a rich range of self-care practices, and natural healing modalities.

To note...

Although the effects of this work may be therapeutic, it is important to know it isn't therapy. If you are moving through something extremely challenging, we strongly recommend that you combine this work with a somatic/ psychotherapist who can offer you one on one support.

"I absolutely loved Womb Alchemy - it was beautiful and so deep and powerful. Bryony holds a wonderful sacred space with her welcoming and wise energy. Amazing!" - Candice Kali Snow

The Modules

Week One: The Temple

The Womb as sacred sanctuary.
Element: All

Our culture has become far removed from the intelligence of the body and Earth, as can be seen in a system that encourages heavy hormonal therapy over simple lifestyle changes as solution to Womb health conditions. We need to honour the bodies that birth and nurture us if we want to have balance in our lives. 
In this module we establish our bodies as our inner temple, through creating healthy boundaries, informed by cyclical awareness and mapping of our Womb space.
We begin our descent into the realm of the Womb, and open the space with a ritual to honour our sacred vessel. 
Reclaiming our Womb as a sacred space, we release myths around shame and perfectionism. Witnessing each other in our fullness, we begin to build our sxsterhood and delve into practices such as altar creation, cyclical awareness, Womb mapping, and dream journalling. 

Week Two: The Cave

The Womb as keeper of ancient wisdom.
Element: Earth

To the human psyche of the prehistoric times, the Cave represented an external manifestation of the Womb, the primordial place of power.
Discovering the anatomy of our ‘inner cave’,  we will learn wellness practices in massage, herbal medicine and movement. In this way we can become more self-reliant in our approach to health, knowing ourselves more deeply as we move through our cycles and the ever-changing landscape.
Seeking to reestablish a deeper connection to the Earth, we begin by dropping into our bodies, allowing it to show us what it knows.
Self-care is about taking autonomy, and making space to honour our needs. These simple lifestyle changes can enhance health, vitality and mental clarity. 

Week Three: The Chalice

The Womb as an alchemical tool.
Element: Fire

In old spiritual beliefs, the Chalice is the symbol of the Goddess, so here we reconnect with our sovereign divinity and ability to manifest from our Wombs. 
Dancing with Fire, we encounter the flame of our sexuality, reclaiming it as sacred. 
For millennia, our most potent power has been oppressed in order to control and diminish our passion for life. Through the burning away of impurities from past relationships, traumas and unwanted beliefs, we can become the vessel for powerful change and transformation. Through practices such as temple dance and alchemical meditation, we increase sexual pleasure and creativity.
Within the Chalice is the matrix of feminine darkness, the meeting place of Earth and Sky, the terrestrial and celestial realms.
This week is about pleasure, sensuality and releasing the masks that keep us from our fullest expression. Using ritual, we cut the cords of anything holding us back from experiencing bliss and ecstasy in our lives.

Week Four: The Well

The Womb as the source of abundant creativity.
Element: Water

The Sacred Wells were once recognized as Womb gateways, portals that led to other worlds and offered life giving waters as the source of magical renewal. 
As the entrance to the feminine underworld, these Wells were guarded by Priestesses, Female Oracles, and the Well Maidens, as recorded in stories and legend.  
This week we are reclaiming our Wombs as our creative centre, the place where our dreams and visions are made manifest. Through encountering myths of powerful female archetypes, we remember a time before the patriarchal system sought to bring down womxn of power. Here, we re-weave the story of our own life, in remembering our sovereignty to create, whilst building confidence and courageousness in our artistic expression. Using vocal practices and creative tasks such as writing your own myth, we seek to discover your personal truth whilst reinstating the feminine in balance with the masculine.

Week Five: The Labyrinth

The Womb as a place of transformation.
Element: Air

In Paleolithic Womb cultures, the feminine journey was envisioned as a spiral path. This was a downward, inward movement that led initiates along the non-linear circle of dreamtime consciousness.  
This circuitous, spiraling path was reminiscent of the journey through the birth canal, the centre point being Womb Consciousness, the heart of the cosmos. 
This week's work is about connecting to your personal spiritual path, and carrying this forward into your daily life. There is a lot of dogma around spiritual practice, however the way of the feminine is intuitive, playful and organic - asking us to drop our expectations and be with what is, allowing it to be guided by the body and feeling. 
Growing a practice unique to you, is deeply empowering, asking you to be honest with yourself, as you validate your own experience rather than seeking acceptance from outside.
Embodying the wisdom within us, we develop a deeper trust and sense of acceptance towards ourselves, honouring the inner knowing that we have when we let our intuition and womb lead the way. 
Here we will undergo a journey to retrieve symbols of power, and an ancestral ritual to acknowledge those who have gone before us. Offering our intentions to the group, we will continue to share our journeys as a community in the lead up to the integration meeting. 

Week Six: The Moon

The Womb as the interface of cosmic rhythms.
Element: Space 

As our closest planetary sister, the Moon’s cycles deeply affect life here on Earth.
The Womb is the interface of these cosmic rhythms, offering us a gateway to expanding our awareness. Awakening the body as a microcosm of the Universe, is the key to understanding how we are co-creators in the dream of life.
Through visualisation and meditation techniques, we seek to discover guidance from the Moon within, as we unearth our inner sensual and stellar selves
Within each womxn exists the living knowledge of creation, encoded within her Womb and DNA. This will be an inner quest to discover the true alchemical potency of our sacred vessel, the meeting place of the celestial and terrestrial realms.
With the Moon as our ally, we connect to the powerful female archetypes associated with the phases of the Luna cycle, seeing how engagement with these archetypes can both enliven and enrich our lives.

Integration Meeting: The Rose

The Womb as gateway to the Divine. 

This final gathering will be a ceremony of Womb empowerment and blessing, as we reflect on the steps taken from bud to blossom, and witness each womxn in her reclamation of the feminine essence.

In this integration meeting, we are connecting to our personal divinity in a collective prayer space, reflecting on what we have shed and gathered in the continual process of rebirth, through the Luna cycle. Having begun weaving the practices into our lives, we witness each womxn as she shares her experience, seeing how we can be inspired and uplifted  by another's unique expression. Moving forwards, there will be opportunity to continue to gather under the light of the Moon, as we grow as a community, supporting each womxn as she comes into her blossoming. Practices will be taught for you to work with, and you will be encouraged to continue to share on the Facebook group, and within the smaller pods. 

Something really powerful happens when womxn come together, we find ourselves interconnected through our shared journeys, empowered by the solidarity of both being held and holding.


Through collective intention, we have the strength of the group to manifest and make magic, transmuting centuries of separation and competition, that have held us back from our authentic selves and being supportive to each other.


Why participate?

The world needs empowered and liberated women. 

The restoration of the wisdom of the feminine, draws closer each time a woman takes her own power. 

By coming together as a collective, we are part of this rebalancing act, as we restore what was once 'lost' or 'hidden' behind the veil - recognising that it begins with women both honouring themselves and their stories. In undergoing this course in a weekly format, we build lasting friendships and connections that will be supportive as we move deeply with the Womb and our own empowerment. This is an in-depth programme that is designed to meet you where you are at, inviting you to go deep as you wish, or take a more gentle course if desired. Through a holistic approach, you are given a strong foundation to make informed lifestyle changes, on all levels - through wellness, expression, spirituality and community. 


If you are curious and want to find out more, or are unsure and want to have a little taste of the work before you commit, then you can join one of Bryony's one off Workshops happening on the 17th November, 30th November, 14th December, 30th December and 11th January.


"Participating in The Serpent & the Bee was such a beautiful and profound experience for me - with Bryony's beautiful and wise presence and guidance, I went so deeply into my own self, meeting myself in a way I never have before, connecting within in a powerful and illuminating way. I am so grateful to have been a part of this beautiful and mellifluous gathering, and to have also come away with some wonderful tools for my ongoing journey. I hope to be able to work with Bryonia again soon on this path." ~ Candice Kali Snow

"Bryony has such a lovely grounded energy and made us feel welcome. It was an unexpected journey filled with joy, tears, discomfort, vulnerability, joy and gentleness. I felt so calm but also tender after the session and out of my head which is a wonderful experience. I have already signed up for the next one and look forward to her course during summer. It is good to connect to your womb and reconnect to the female inside you we hide too often. Thank you for a beautiful experience." Emel Gunay


"I felt super connected after only 4 minutes while doing the warm-up with this incredible bunch of women. I released so much emotional weight, that I knocked out in the last half an hour, apologies Bryony, your healing session was wonderful. I had a good 10-hour sleep after, which was much needed." - Annamaria



Abundant: £240
Standard £200
Low income: £180

There are three payment options to support people on a lower wage. If you consider yourself to be a high earner, then paying abundant option helps to subsidise places for people on lower incomes. We really appreciate your support. If you feel strongly called to come but cannot afford the low income option please get in touch to discuss something that can work for you.

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To join this event you’ll need to create a free zoom account which you can set up here: https://zoom.us/ Instructions on how to join the call will be sent the week before the first session

Please note that we do not arrange refunds or exchanges. We welcome swapping or reselling your tickets with people you know or via Ticket Swap

For enquiries please email Bryony at: bryony.darbon@gmail.com

Website: bryoniamelissae.com 

Facebook Page: The Womb Alchemist

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