Sat, Jul 08|
Mandala: Tending to our Inner Lifecycles
Join six powerful facilitators for our annual all-day retreat surrounded by nature to explore a living Mandala co-creation as we tend to our inner life cycles. Together we will explore and learn through community connection, somatic practices, group simulations, self-restoration, and more.
Time & Location
Jul 08, 2023, 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM
Monroe, 22226 223rd Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272, USA
About the event
“Mandala is a symbol of the universe in its ideal form, and its creation signifies the transformation of a universe of suffering into one of joy. “
In Sanskrit, Mandala translates as ‘Sacred Circle’. Together we will create the power of a circle invoking unity, voice, sharing, belonging, equity, community, and strength. Join six powerful facilitators for our annual all-day retreat surrounded by nature to explore a living Mandala co-creation as we tend to our inner life cycles. On the land of Sacred Dwelling, in the shaded womb of the marquees stretch tent, we will expand through cacao, conscious connected breathwork, light yoga, live dj ecstatic movement, community exploration, grief composting, multi practitioner sound healing and two meal experiences!
Our bodies, much like Earth, are made up of 84 nutrients, 23 minerals, 8 gallons of water among 38 trillion cells. So, with deep intention we will be co-creating a physical Earth mandala in the center of our circle. The Earth mandala will be a portal, a guide, and a meaningful map as we explore dimensions of our inner life cycles. There will be representation of gates of entry honoring the four directions and include and the 4 elements that sustain our life force. We will actively honor and interface with its reflective nature to journey within ourselves and the group. In a collective sense, we will become the mandala emerging into being!
Within our multi-faceted life cycles, something is always dying and being born; from the cellular level of our organism to the cultural display of our humanity, to our relationship with self and others. We are all sharing the universal qualities of life and death in mind, body, and spirit. It's important to recognize how our inner life correlates directly to our outer life reality.
So, “How can we embrace life and death at micro and macro levels to increase our vital life force and expand our consciousness?”
In our time together, we will contemplate aspects of this phenomena and how it transmits in our lives through personal narratives, habits, states of mind, communication, and much more. This will be an impactful opportunity to become more aware of what serves you and your community and what does not, while gaining tools to use in your everyday life as your internal mandala practice.
Become the Mandala! Your ideal form of life, in your transformation into the innate joy available to you.
During this retreat you will have the opportunity to:
~ Co-create an Earth Mandala
~ Open your heart with Organic Cacao Ceremony
~ Sit in guided meditation emphasizing visualization and direct perception
~ Sing, laugh, dance, expand, express, contemplate, connect
~ Participate in group exercises to learn and to alchemize the ‘old’
~ Journey through Conscious Connected Breathwork
~ Connect the mind and the body with an hour of Mandala Yoga (no experience required)
~ Shake it up and out with an Ecstatic Dance DJ’ed exploration
~ Gain skills/tools to integrate into your life’s journey
~ Receive, restore, relax in a sound bath
Two meals included in the ticket: lunch and dinner with Monica Fischer/Strength of Spirit. The spreads will be filled with love, organic ingredients, delicious intent, and attention to sensitivities on all levels. There will be refreshments and light snacks available throughout the day.
Group Connective Exercises
Catering: -2 meals/lunch/dinner
Live DJ/Ecstatic Dance/movement