Serenity Now Yoga

Nicole Balogh

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Egyptian Mysteries       Sekhmet: In the Belly of the Goddess Class

August 8th-14th 2020

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  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.

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Nicole will be sharing the alchemical process from Nicki Scully's book, Sekhmet: Transformation in the Belly of the Goddess

This is Sekhmet’s time! Whenever the world is out of balance, as is currently obvious, Sekhmet, the Egyptian lioness goddess that is the archetype of both warrior and healer, is called upon to show up and help bring harmony, justice, truth and cosmic law back into the world. The ambitious purpose the book is to take people through a literal and fully conscious transformation in the belly of this powerful goddess. It is an opportunity for each person who commits to the process to receive healing at all levels, and once they have been reduced to their essence, to consciously participate in their regeneration and reconstruction. All who respond to Her call will come out the other side with a new level of strength, health, courage and the fierce compassion required to get us through this turbulent and chaotic time, and will have gained many new tools with which to meet the challenges that are facing us as individuals, in our communities, and for our planet.

In a sense, this retreat is an alchemical cookbook filled with recipes designed to bring about total transformation at the deepest levels of your being. You will be guided to make appropriate preparations, then meet and give your offering to the goddess. While it is being digested, absorbed, and assimilated by her, you will be initiated into the alchemy that will bring about your transformation. Throughout our working through the book, you will be given initiations, rites of passage, and transmissions to renew, co-create, and restructure the most important aspects of your being.

The alchemical process that you will engage in will bring you to the realization that you have the capacity to transform your most deeply ingrained negative habit patterns, including your inherent rage at people’s inhumanity to one another and disrespect of the planet. You will experience directly the entire alchemical process while your offering is safely gestating in the belly of Sekhmet. The alchemical gold, the universal medicine that is the result of your commitment and attention to the work at hand, results in the opportunity to heal at many levels— physical, emotional, spiritual, and at the level of your soul.