Serenity Now Yoga
Egyptian Mysteries Sekhmet: In the Belly of the Goddess Class
August 10th-16th 2019
Join Sekhmet and Nicole Balogh for an Alchemical journey of introspection, transformation and healing...drink deeply of the nectar of the Goddess and awaken to renewed life!
All people develop behavioural patterns during early childhood that, regardless of how conscious we are, direct our responses to the challenges of life. Because of these patterns we react in unconscious ways, ranging from helplessness to rage. We lose our centre and often hide or act out in ways that create chaos or that are harmful or limiting to ourselves or those we love. If we can transform these deeply rooted negative patterns, the energy used to maintain them can be released and used for more productive, constructive applications. Then our responses to life would be different—richer and more conscious.
In this work the old habit patterns are the ingredients to be transformed. This transformation process is a kind of alchemy, a way of turning the lead of our deeply ingrained, unconscious reflexive responses into the gold of enlightened choice. You can invite these patterns to rise into consciousness, and offer them and yourself to Sekhmet for transformation.
Sekhmet's name means Power, the Mighty One. She is the feminine face of the sun, the Lady of Flame. The Egyptian goddess of both destruction and healing; she is the quintessential compassionate healer and she is also the great destroyer. She represents the feminine fire to which you offer your undesirable patterns, and it is in her belly that the transformation occurs. She is the container, solid yet flexible, that holds you safe while you are transformed.
Sekhmet’s teaching results in powerful internal transformation and shamanistic healing attunements and techniques through which you become a fully realized adult child of the goddess, self-confident, wholly in your power, and strong and clear in everything you do. This transformative process transmutes the lead of your deeply ingrained reflexive responses into the gold of enlightened choice. Like alchemy, it is a process of cooking, similar to baking a loaf of bread. It requires you to search within yourself to find the character flaws and weaknesses that hold you back from becoming a fully realized human.
Sekhmet's name is resounding from the lips of men and women who are actively reclaiming their power
For details about the intention of this class, see Nicki's article “In the Belly of the Goddess” at www.shamanicjourneys.com. At the time the article was written, the scope of the transformation was much narrower. It has grown to include healing at all levels, body, mind, soul and spirit.
This retreat is being held in the lovely quiet countryside setting of Serenity Now Yoga in southern Ontario (near London)
The $1500 cost for this 7 full day retreat includes all meals, snacks, water and tea. (Allergies, sensitivities and preferences will be requested to accommodate needs)
It is recommended to stay on site as the days are full and we are held in sacred space while we transform and heal and accommodations are included in the fee. Please see our gallery for pictures of accommodation possibilities.
Early Bird Discount if registered by May 31st: Pay only $1200
You may secure your space with a non-refundable $300 deposit
Please note: there will be a limited number of partial scholarships available in exchange for helping with cooking, dishes, etc.
To register fill out the form below and email to firstname.lastname@example.org