Voice of the Womb: Half Day Workshop

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Hosted by The Psychedelic Society
Activity Womb Alchemy
Local group London
Enquiries to bryony.darbon@gmail.com
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Shamanism : Creativity : Sacred Sexuality : Voice Activation : Womb Wisdom

 

Welcome to The Voice of the Womb, a half day retreat held in a cosy location in North London.

You are warmly invited to join Bryony, Camilla & Taila for a rich afternoon of shamanic embodiment and vocal activation, designed for nourishing intimacy with the body and community as we re-wild our voices and delve into the magic of the Womb and sound & pleasure alchemy.

This in-depth workshop, is an opportunity to dip your toes into the inky waters of the feminine, whilst exploring soul & body enlivening practices such as Shamanic Womb Work, Sound Alchemy and Self Pleasure Healing Modality.

Over the day you will be guided through embodiment movement, ritual and body connection awakening your capacity to listen and receive the pulse of aliveness. 

To seal in the sacredness of our gathering, you will receive an ancient shamanic Womb Blessing, closing with an ethereal Sound Healing Journey calling you home to yourself.

 

Practices we will explore:

  • Vocal Activation
  • Shamanic Womb Work
  • Somatic Movement
  • Sound Healing
  • Collective Painting
  • Womb Yoga
  • Self Pleasure

 

Optional extras:

Post the official gathering, there will be a delicious home-cooked meal on offer, tea and treats with time to hang out, relax and allow all the juicy medicine to sink in.

There will also be deliciously sumptuous ethically sourced Cacao on offer.

 

"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."

- Katrin

 

The Call

 

Your Womb has a voice. 
Listen deep, and you will hear her calling you Home.

 

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 afternoon 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 Womxn, we unearth our wild feminine power through an in-depth workshop discovering the multi-dimensional nature of our Wombs and Wild Nature of our Authentic Voice.

It 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.


 

“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.” 
- Jessica

 

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.


Creative Rituals

Shamanic & Creative rituals co-created to deepen intimacy with 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.
 

Self Pleasure 

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.

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.
 

Movement Alchemy

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.

We howl, we scream, we laugh, we cry, we dance, we dream - and together WE RISE.

 

Sharing Circles

One of the most empowering things Women can do, is to share their story. 
In this workshop sharing circles are here to create a sacred and held space, forming authentic and deep connections amongst the group. These offer a place to share and reflect on the journey, our collective prayers and intentions, and what is being revealed to you through this process.

 

“Thank you Bryony and Taila for a beautifully tender evening of connection to self, sense and each other.”
- Sophie

 

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 Bryony 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


The Flow: At a Glance

 

Arrival from 1.30pm for 2pm start: Tea, Snacks and Cacao on Arrival

Closing at 6pm, with optional Food and Hang Out till 7pm
 

Arrival: Flower Mandala & Sharing
Shamanic Descent into the Womb
Somatic Womb Practices
Vocal Activation
Creative Exploration
Self Pleasure Ritual
Sound Healing Journey
Closing: Womb Blessing


“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!”

- Elizabeth

 

Venue

 

The event will be hosted at a Secret Location for deeper intimacy and connection amongst the group, at a private venue in Stoke Newington in North London. Location will be sent out upon purchase of your ticket.

 

Travel

We create a Telegram group in advance so that we can send you further location details.

Public Transport

Train or Bus to Dalston Junction, Dalston Junction or Stoke Newington.

Driving

Location sent upon purchase. Please be aware parking may not be available close by, congestion charges may apply.

 

 

“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


 

Investment



Your Booking Includes:

  • A Full Afternoon Workshop with 3 Skilled Facilitators
  • Specially selected Teas & Treats 

Does not include transport to and from the venue, Cacao and the optional organic meal post the event.

 

Payment Options

 

Supporter - Those on a higher wage who feel able to support this work and those on a lower income's attendance.

Standard - Those on an average wage who wish to invest in their well-being.

Low Income  - Those on a lower wage who would not be able to attend otherwise.

Get in touch if you need support with your booking: bryony.darbon@gmail.com

*Scholarship Places

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: bryony.darbon@gmail.com The deadline for scholarship applications is the 8th December.
 

Your Facilitators:

 

 

Bryoni Bee

 

"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.

 

For more magic check see her page here: bryoni.bee

 


 

Camilla Mason

Camilla Mason is an accredited Group Sound and Movement Facilitator (Professional Diploma Distinction) with The British Academy of Sound Therapy (BAST) and a multi-disciplinary Artist. 

She loves to create raw and ethereal soundscapes infusing the Drum, Chao Gong, Vocals, Crystal and Himalayan Bowls into dynamic Sound Baths for participants to be taken on a sonic journey, tuning into deep relaxation.  

Camilla believes in Sound as an extension of oneself, transforming love, rage, grief, and prayer through vibration and vocal activation, attaining a deeper understanding of ‘self’ in both body and mind. Her relationship to Voice Work has been lifelong, stemming from early childhood to Classical Training as a teen and now bridging into holistic vocal practice. 

 

For more sound musings: wild.echo_

 

Taila Rose

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)

 

Take a peak at what else she's up to here: taila.rose


Testimonials
 

"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."
- Sofie

“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” 
- Jess
 

"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."
- Piers

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 awakaned 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.” 
- Annamaria

 

What to Bring
 

  • Ceremonial clothes (a red, black or white outfit)
  • Clothes that are comfortable and easy to move in
  • Altar items (such as flowers, special stones, bones, pictures etc)
  • A few extra snacks
  • Warm blankets if you want to be extra cosy
  • Eye mask
  • Sheepskins/ cushions and a blanket
  • Instruments (drums, rattles, etc)
  • A journal

Who is this workshop 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.

 

Practical Info

 

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

Website: bryoniamelissae.com 

Instagram: bryoni.bee

 

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