The Womb Cave: New Moon in Sagittarius

  • Fri 3rd Dec 2021, 7pm – 9:30pm UK time (UTC +00:00)
  • Online
women's circle meditation dance embodiment ritual healing women intimacy identity and connection
Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
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. Thank you everyone for the safe and meaningful journey. Infinite love.”  - Annamaria
 

Welcome to The Womb Cave, a monthly sanctuary for Womxn to gather under the Dark Moon.

 

Here we take time to retreat from the everyday, to journey to the fertile depths of the feminine darkness to nourish ourselves before the turning of the next cycle. 

This is a place of creativity, embodiment and ritual where we explore practices that have been received via direct revelation from the Womb space, rooted in shamanism & inner alchemy traditions such as yoga and tantra. 

"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

The Call

This is for Womxn 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 Womxn'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. These sessions are 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 group of Womxn, we unearth our wild feminine power through an evening discovering the multi-dimensional nature of our Wombs.

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

 

"Bryony’s Womb Cave gatherings never cease to amaze, inspire and create magic on a deep level. She holds the space with reverence and guides ever so gently." - Pippa

 

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Why the Womb?

As the interface of elemental and cosmic rhythms, the Womb offers a gateway through which one can travel through and to the other-world. 

It is a place of alchemy. Within her void like chamber, holds the capacity to trans-mutate energy, the current of life force from one form to another.

As the source of our feminine essence, it houses our power, passion and purpose. 

However, through living in a fast-paced culture that reveres “progress” and superficial beauty over the depth of wisdom our body and Earth holds, many are disconnected from the source of our creative essence. We have come to fear the dark, ignoring the cyclical rhythms that call us home to restore, reflect and incubate our inner knowing. This separation causes us to doubt and question our intuition, undervalue our creative expression and ignore the signals from our body when it asks us to slow down and listen.

These sessions are a calling to return to the Cave; the restorative dark of our Wombs, to retreat, find nourishment and explore practices that bring balance to the body and soul, awakening the creative and sensual essence.

As we begin to embody the wisdom within us, we can grow a deeper trust and sense of acceptance towards ourselves, honouring the inner knowing that we have when we let our intuition and our Womb lead the way.

"Beautiful and nurturing perfect combination of personal work and circling, meditation and embodiment. Very deep work, very grateful."

Ritual and Myth

 

"A ritual is the enactment of a myth. And, by participating in the ritual, you are participating in the myth. And since myth is the projection of the depth of wisdom of the psyche, by participating in ritual, participating in myth, you are being, as it were, put in accord with that wisdom, which is the wisdom that is inherent within you anyhow. Your consciousness is being reminded of the wisdom of your own life." ~ Joseph Campbell

Following the methodologies of ritual, we undergo the process of separation from the mundane, transformation through weaving magic into being, and integration by expressing creatively our experiences. 

Using tools of shamanic practices, sound, breath, meditation, movement and Womb yoga - we will uncover parts of our inner being, that are often concealed behind the veil, reclaiming our sexual sovereignty 

Whilst we embrace these wildly uncertain times, these gatherings will be a soothing balm to nourish the spirit, as we come together as a group of Womxn to honour the ways in which we are connected. 

The feminine principle in spirituality is all that is witnessed ritual, dance, creativity, and emotion. Our experiences become amplified through the collective journey, as we each meet with our own Womb Cave, and witnessing the other as she enters the darkness with us.

 

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

 

What you can expect

  • Shamanic Embodiment
  • Drum Journeys
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Womb Activations
  • Alchemical Meditation
  • Light Language
  • Creative Ritual
  • Sharing Circles

 

Testimonials 
 

"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

"This was such a special course which helped me to connect with myself in a way I have never done so before. Bryony is the most humble and modest host who facilitates your journey in a way which enables you to discover your own path and insights whilst growing with the knowledge and beautiful practices she provides. I would highly recommend this course if it is calling to you, there is so much to be learned from our womb wisdom and it is a journey that is only just beginning for me and I am so grateful for Bryony for providing such a profound and long awaited path." - Jess

"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

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About your facilitator

Bryony is a facilitator of Womb empowerment, alchemical embodiment, movement and meditation practices.

As an initiate of a hidden, yet very much alive, ancient women's shamanic tradition, whose origins stem from the British Isles, Eastern Europe, and the temples of old in Greece, and Crete.

Having been a student and teacher of yoga for many years, specialising in Womb Yoga and Yoga Nidra, Bryony stumbled across this living pathway by a series of synchronicities and serendipitous events. This rich tradition leads the walkers of its ways into a more empowered, and enriched life, equipping them with the tools to stand both firmly planted in the earth, whilst exploring their inner sensual and stellar selves. Skilled in bridging worlds and turning the mundane to magic, she invites those willing to dive deep, to come to the betwixt and between and discover the sweetness that it holds. 

The fusion of Bryony's training in yoga and shamanic practice allows her to navigate the architecture of holding sacred space - through ceremony, classes, workshops, retreats and one on 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. 

Hers is an ongoing inquiry - committed to the path of learning and discovery, she continues to develop her work through shamanic and yoga training and a dedicated daily practice.

https://bryoniamelissae.com

Preparation

~This event requires free zoom account which you can set up here: https://zoom.us 

Instructions on how to join will be included in your confirmation email. 

~Due to the womb-centric nature of this work, it is open to womb-keepers, whether or not you still have your physical womb, those who identify as women and non-binary are welcome. It is for those individuals who seek a stronger connection to their inner Creatrix.

~A blindfold and some blankets & cushions may assist in some of the practices, along with a journal and some simple drawing materials.

~You are invited to set up a small altar in the room you will be working in, to set a sacred space for yourself. This can include for example a candle, flowers and any items that reflect to you the nature of the earth.

~It would be helpful to be working in a quiet space in which you won't be disturbed, having some space to move, and the lighting dimmed.

 

Event Information

 

TICKET PRICES: £13 - £22

EVENT TIMES: 7pm - 9.30pm London, UK

ZOOM ROOM OPENS: 7pm 

NO ENTRY AFTER: 7:15pm  

ENQUIRIESbryony.darbon@gmail.com

 

 

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