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Womens Winter Retreat

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This retreat is for women to  experience a day of nourishing connection to self and others. This will be a place to honour yourself by taking time from your busy life, letting your world disappear for a day and be held in such a way for you to come back to your unique self. We will provide this space for you to unwind, feel supported and nourished to connect to your innate wisdom. We will use breathwork, meditation, cold water therapy and Traditional Chinese medicine to explore, release, centre and distill a vision and find your bridge into the new year. In essence we are preparing a seed to plant on the winter solstice for your future self. We all have the ability to go within and listen to our voice, but in our busy world its easy to get lost, so by creating space and coming together we find our way back to centre.
On this day we will be harnessing the powerful portal of the Winter solstice and the energetic phase of the dark moon. The winter solstice supports us to go inward and reflect on our present life, observe and let go by using this energy of the cosmos to manifest our new reality.

Date: 17th June 2023

Time: The day will commence at 10am with arrivals from 9.30am.

What to bring: Bathers, towel, comfy and warm clothes, yoga mat, cushion, journal and pen.

Location: Baranduda Victoria, address on registration.

Food: Gluten free vegetarian meal and snacks will be provided. Please let us know of any dietary requirements.

Space limited to 11 women.

Johanna Edwards

Jo is a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner and holistic coach with
 two decades in healing and a lifelong love of personal development.
Using universal truths and principles to create healthier lives, she is
currently expanding her practice beyond healing to creating all areas of
life to it's fullest authenticity and possibility. "By honouring our
lives in this realm of infinite beauty and possibility, we find our own
unique path of grace and bounty, which is where my passion lies in
helping others, adding more love and joy to the collective

Anna Houston

Anna is a holistic counsellor and psychotherapist who is passionate for
people to find their unique flow in life where they are in balance in
heart, thought, and spirit. This balance is an inner knowingness of
what we are doing effortlessly, this is what she calls VidaFlo, our life
flow. Each person is so unique and she approaches each person with
curiosity and compassion to understand who they are and what they need.
Anna uses breathwork and cold-water therapy to empower, gain deep
insights, increase inner strength and create calm and balance.

The modalities that we are using are an incredible way to support the mind, body and soul, however we must also be mindful of any contraindication, please read below. A waiver form will be sent out for you to sign on registration

Contraindications for Breathwork
Due to the nature of this type of breathwork, it can result in intense physical and emotional releases and physiological changes in the body. It is a powerful practice therefore it is important if you should have any of the following, please consult with your physician and check with Anna to make sure this workshop is safe for you.

Heavy asthma (if mild please bring an inhaler), pregnancy, severe PTSD or trauma, severe heart disease, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, previous stroke,epilepsy and history of seizures, severe diabetes, prior diagnosis of bipolar, schizophrenia or mental health condition,
glaucoma, detached retina, recent surgery or intoxication

Contraindications for Cold Water Therapy: We advise against participation during pregnancy, early menstruation or if you are epileptic. If you have high blood pressure or any heart issues and are medicated please consult your GP to see if this therapy is safe for you.

Looking forward to seeing you

Jo and Anna xx

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