// UPDATE AUG 6/2019: We have added some incredibly gifted healers to support you on this journey and currently have 7 beds open in 4 shared rooms.//
Aligned. Knowing. Full Bloom Radiance. Clear. Shining. Grounded.
These qualities all exist within us, yet for so many women, we feel depleted + defeated, attention being pulled in many different directions, with a low-grade fever of constant overwhelm. We may feel racked with guilt, shame, and comparison, constantly feeling we don’t ‘measure up’.
This is a wake up call– the time for the Nourished Woman is now.
This is an invitation to gently awaken and rise out of this trance, through connecting with other women in a conscious and loving way, through touch, our own wild uninhibited expression, grieving and celebration, we can find a way back to our True Nature, our instinct and move in the world in this new empowered way.
If you are tired of too many screens, traffic, overthinking, and just a general sense of distraction and disconnection, AND if you are ready to really receive the self- care you deserve and feel open to connecting in vulnerability with other sisters, then come. I invite you to the first annual Nourished Woman retreat, held on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples on these sacred lands of Sunshine Coast, BC at Halfmoon Haven Community. We are blessed to practise and play here.
This is a rare opportunity to connect back to your inner guidance system, connect deeper to your body, to Nature, to other sisters, and sacred food nourishment in a pristine backdrop of old growth forest and pacific ocean waters. The time of the Nourished Woman is now. We will be utilizing:
~ Feminine Embodiment: with conscious touch and massage from sisters, honest focused discussion, intuitive and guided movement, chanting and mantra, shakti ( feminine energy) is used as a practise and portal to ride one’s awareness into deeper presence and power.
~ Sacred Food Nourishment: re-connect to your body with artisanal, organic, local and lovingly prepared plant-based food healing. Explore the nourishment of life as something to be received, not hide away from. Explore emotions and mindful eating practises.
~ Holistic healers on site for private 1-1 sessions. Very rare opportunity to work with gifted healers at a special rate at a pristine location. Pre-booking is required, times open during the retreat are:
Saturday 6-8am + 1-3pm, 6-8pm and Sunday 6-9am + 3:30 pm onwards.
Fleur Choy: Vibrant Soul
Fleur Choy, Fleur is a certified Reiki master, Intuitive empath, and sound practitioner. She will also be leading the group through a profound and sacred sound ceremony on Saturday evening. Book your private sound healing or reiki session by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook: Vibrant Soul
Marnie O’Farrell – Earth Energy Healing
Marnie is a Vancouver-based Advanced Integrative Energy Healing™ Practitioner and shamanic healer who has trained in the Toltec teachings. Learn more + book at: earthhearthealing.ca
Layla Mohn is Certified Chinese Abdominal Massage Practitioner and yoga teacher. Book by email to: email@example.com (early morning is needed for these sessions, before eating food)
Jenn is the co-owner of facility, resident Lomi Lomi massage practitioner and breathwork facilitator. Learn more and book (please check in with Jenn for availability) at: https://www.jennfield.ca/new-page
Friday Nov 15th::
4-6pm: Check in and receive warm Indian chai ( my mama’s recipe), rest and settle in.
6-7pm: Light organic dinner
7-9: Opening Ceremony in temple space, welcome packages, intention setting.
Saturday Nov 16th::
7-8am Silent meditation option in temple space
8-9am Silent breakfast
915-1pm: Morning Session- Nourishing the Feminine Soul
1-230pm: Lunch and free time
3- 530: Afternoon Session- Nourishing our Bodies with Food Alchemy ( improving digestion, emotions + food, calming nervous system)
6-8pm: Dinner with mindful eating practises, optional hot tub
8- late: Goddess Ceremony, Embodied Elemental Dance (with guest facilitator) and close with sound bath with Fleur Choy + chakra chanting
Sunday Nov 17th::
8-9am: option silent meditation in temple space
9-1030am: light breakfast with healing adrenal elixir demo
1045- 1230: Morning Session
1230-130pm: Final lunch
130- 3pm: Final closing session with releasing ceremony ( setting lit diwas- diwali clay candle pots- on ocean)
3-4pm: farewells and check out
7 seats remain for shared rooms. $650 shared room before Oct 1st, thereafter $750. Investment includes 6 organic plant-based meals ( all gluten free, dairy free), 2 nights lodging, and tuition. Please bring journal + pen, water bottle and comfortable, sensual clothes you feel good in. Layers for colder weather and flowy clothes to sweat in for elemental dance.
Email me Abneet at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat. Upon inquiry, you will receive an application form with important questions to ensure you have the best experience possible. Non refundable $250 deposit required to hold spot, with remainder due by Oct 15 2019. Pay deposit on EventBrite or etransfer to: email@example.com, remaining full amount payable via etransfer depending on your room choice:)
Payment plans available, just email me 🙂
Please visit the Halfmoon Haven retreat center website below for instructions on getting here, as a 40 min ferry is required from the mainland (West Vancouver port), plan accordingly and give plenty of time to arrive early, ( online ferry reservations can be made here: bcferries.com)
Come embody, live the Goddess archetype and receive the sacred self-care you deserve- not as a trend but for real, as a living deity within you. Come awaken, rest and re-align with us. Bless!
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Abneet Sandhar is a certified Holistic Nutritionist + Natural foods Alchemist/ Chef, and Feminine Embodiment Coach. She has completed multiple leadership trainings with Awakening Woman’s Institute, most recently becoming a woman’s temple facilitator in Boulder, CO this past May 2019, and is currently completing classical Indian tantra yoga teacher training with Arkaya Yoga.
Abneet is OBSESSED with guiding women back to her inner healing capability and reclaiming inner power. A former academic and school teacher (Abby has 2 previous degrees in Humanities/Psychology & Education) her soul yearned to meld the metaphysical + theoretical learnings with living practise + embodiment of ancient truths. A former burlesque model, nude art model and life-long dancer, she encourages women in her practise to enter their bodies more fully in order to show up deeper in every aspect of their lives and LIVE her practise for real; In self care, in intimate relating, communication, money, sex.
She has been operating her food business “The Flying Abneet”- a holistic meal prep, small event catering and consult centre, since 2011 with humble beginnings in Seoul, South Korea when she taught there as a school teacher. After years of studying spiritual self- healing techniques, meditations, yoga and dance, holistic nutrition, she brings you a second venture in 2017 “The Nourished Woman”– a safe space for women of all walks of life to come together in community to celebrate and express their most honest raw selves. The time for feminine leadership on the Earth is rising, and women can support each other in these times, as we also steadily and gently do our own inner-self work and care.
Abby currently offers customized in-person and online nutritional consult + feminine embodiment coaching programs, energy healing with gourmet + holistic meal prep offerings available in-person in the Greater Vancouver Area.
You can book a free 30 min call to learn more at:
You can read her full bio at:
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