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 practices.
~ Holisitc 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 are Saturday 6-8am + 1-3pm, 6-8pm and Sunday 6-9am + 3:30 pm onwards.
– Fleur Choy, Fleur is a certified Reiki master, Intuitive empath, and sound practitioner. Book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org Vibrant Soul
– Marnie O’Farrell 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 Earth Heart Energy Healing
– Lomi Lomi massage practitioners and other bodyworkers on site
Thursday June 18th::
4-6pm Check-ins with warm ayurvedic Indian chai
Rest, light dinner and integration with land time.
SLEEP + REST
7-9pm: Welcome ceremony, setting intentions + epic hand-made self-care gift bags
Friday June 19::
7-8am Silent meditation option in temple space
8-9am Silent breakfast
915-1pm: Morning Session- Nourishing the Feminine Soul + temple practices
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 and private treatments
Saturday June 20st::
8-9am: option silent meditation in temple space
9-1030am: light breakfast with healing adrenal elixir demo
1045- 1230: Morning Session
130-3: Free time and treatments
330-530: Afternoon Session : Sacred Rage temple
6-8pm: Food demo and dinner, free time and treatments
8- late: Goddess Ceremony, Embodied Elemental Dance (with guest facilitator) and close with sound bath with Fleur Choy + . chakra chanting
Sunday June 21::
9-10: Final meal: light breakfast
1030- 1230pm : Final closing session with releasing ceremony ( setting lit diwas- diwali clay candle pots- on ocean)
+ GODDESS PHOTO SHOOT!
1230-130pm: farewells and check out
12 seats remain for shared rooms. $950 shared room, Private $1100 before May 1st 2020, thereafter $1050/ $1200
~ 8 organic plant-based meals ( all gluten free, dairy free)
~ 2 nights lodging, and tuition:
~ Sensual and insightful cooking + holistic nutrition demos
~ Deep feminine embodiment practices, dyads, and meditations in yurt, daytime + evening
~ Multiple goddess ceremonies and honorings
~ Saturday Elemental dance temple night
~ 90 min + Crystal bowl sound healing journey
~ and hot tub and sauna sessions.
~ Self-care swag bags full of essential nourishing products, valued at over $150 each
~ Digital Nourished Woman Self-care and recipe booklet, emailed post retreat directly to your inbox
~ Professional Goddess photo meditations on last day, a sacred memory and anchoring for your long term embodiment
~ Professional healers on site to book integration healing sessions
( lomi lomi massage, private Reiki + sound healing, and shamanic energy healing sessions)
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 email@example.com 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 May 1st 2020. Pay deposit on EventBrite or etransfer to: firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!
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 wing 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 and burlesque dancer. 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:
Photo magick by CBR Photography
“Magical weekend of womanly power, trust, courage, and honour. I’m excited about preparing nourishing meals again!! The food was inspiring and delicious. Thank you Abneet for the beautiful flow of practices you took us through, INCREDIBLE!! Oh and Layla, I thought I was getting an abdominal massage and left feeling like my whole body and soul were massaged…. so healing, Thank you”
“Life changing, amazing retreat. So honored to have been a part of this divine magic ” — Michelle
” I highly recommend doing work with Abneet if you interested in deepening your connection with yourself. She is in touch with her own feminine fire to a level that I now aspire to join. I feel hungry to be an embodied woman just be being in her presence. I felt it the first time I met her… I didn’t realize how disconnected from my own fire I had become, until I saw how connected she was to hers–THAT is why we must shine brightly from our hearts, to remind the ones that are stuck to reach for their own flame and stoke it! Abneet is helping me fuel the fire again. And it is getting warm, on it’s way to hot. Thank you ”
” The Awakening Shakti series is a wonderful and beautiful series that helps women get in touch with their feminine energy, find their voice and strength, boost their confidence, and share space with other lovely women/sisters. This is the first time I’ve taken part in a spiritual course and I am really happy I had the opportunity to complete the series. After Awakening Shakti, I feel more confident in myself and I’ve discovered my voice again– I’m not afraid to stand up for myself anymore. I feel more at peace and connected to my higher self. Abby is amazing at what she does and really knows how to create a warm, loving space for women to come together and feel safe to express herself, and take part in practises that allow them to grow and become stronger, more confident beings. I definitely recommend this series, or any series with Abby, to all women! “
“ For me, it is been such a gift to have the opportunity to talk about women’s process related to our sexuality, sensuality and how just speaking out my thoughts and experiences in a very healthy and protected environment could be a way to heal whatever is happening in our lives. Thank you Abneet for holding this space for us. It is a human right to connect with people who help us align with the cycle of life!
If you are seeking to nestle into sacred feminine spirituality over the winter months, consider joining the Winter Online Series: Embody the Temple. Profound shifts and changes! We begin virtually January 12, 2020 and journey together for 12 weeks until March 28, 2020. Read more and register here
And if you are in Vancouver from April 9, 2020 – May 28, Join us for our annual Spring 8 week Woman’s Feminine Embodiment and Self-care Series: AWAKENING SHAKTI. Read more and register here.