WOMEN’S RITUAL OF RENEWAL
A Together-Alone Virtual Half Day Retreat
With Lisa Genki Gibson & Brooke Teisui McNamara
Saturday, August 29th
8-1 PT | 9-2 MT | 10-3 CT | 11-4 ET | 5-10pm CET
*Meditation, Conversation, Embodiment, Creative Soul Expression, & Rest*
with your solitude”
“i found god in myself
and i loved her
i loved her fiercely”
― Ntozake Shange
“These times are urgent; we must slow down.”
-- Bayo Akomolafe
The world is bursting with action and activity. There are endless demands on our time and on our attention. Always one more thing before the thing that is for us. Yet, without stopping to renew our own souls, we remain disconnected from our life force, pleasure, and creativity. Our giving and doing becomes routinized and dull. Our uniqueness is smothered by the roles that we have taken on, and we are disconnected from our impact on the world.
Join a collective of women as we gather together alone to nourish and resource ourselves from our deepest inner knowing and being. Through this virtual half-day retreat, we will turn our attention inward to deeply listen to ourselves, to each other and the world around us. Engaging ritual, stillness, movement, intentional conversation, and creative expression, we will create space for rest and renewal. We will pause with other women and invite each other into the potent possibilities that arise when we trust ourselves, each other, and our own soulful timing.
This together-alone retreat is a gift to you, to appreciate the wisdom that unfolds when we create space for ourselves, for those who came before and for those who will come after. It is a moment to pause and feel what is real in our bodies, what is real in the moment we are in. It is a space to honour ourselves and all of our relations, both seen and unseen. A half day for your exquisite uniqueness to be watered and restored.
We would be honoured and delighted for you to join us.
Our half day together will move between structured time together online and intentional solo explorations offline. The retreat will include:
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Movement practices to fully inhabit your body-mind
- Rich, intentional conversation
- Rituals to connect personal experience to a greater sense of meaning
- Journaling to tap into your creative expression
- Time to enjoy cooking and eating a nourishing meal for yourself
“Brooke has a magical charm that sets the tone for a supportive environment. ”
~ Shelly Sharon, Meditation teacher & Life Alignment coach
We have 3 payment options to meet your current financial context.
Option 1 - $125
Option 2 - $95
Option 3 - $65
No one will be turned away for lack of funds. please reach out to BrookeJMcNamara@gmail.com for scholarship opportunities. Additionally, if you can pay Option 1 or higher, your funds will support those in need who wish to attend.
Let the weight you run from every day
now draw you down.
Later there will be time to tend
to everything left undone.
into your own bones
lying horizontal on this ground.
into your dark corners.
Come into this
under all the layers.
Come where all your losses
Be drawn deeper down
into the salt tide of tears.
Let grief wash you,
then drown you
beyond the name
you first were given,
when you reached to touch
your own mother’s face for the very first time,
and she smiled her light down into you.
Now reach those same fingers
for the face of infinity —
so that, opening your eyes,
you will know
the one dreaming you
is pleased with you,
that everything seen
is your self,
and that now is the time
to rise wholehearted into the work
aching to be animated
by precisely you.
— Brooke McNamara