EMBODIED FEMININE RETREAT

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EMBODIED FEMININE

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THE EMBODIED FEMININE

RETREAT

An intimate inquiry into our femininity, a celebration of our innate sensuality.

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London, MAY 19TH 12-6PM

The Space, 9 Park Hill, London SW4 9NS

 

The retreat includes a most delicious lunch, a feast to your senses that will guide you ever deeper within your body. 

Reclaiming our wild feminine wisdom feels ever more pressing.

We are being called to return to our bodies – home to our authentic expression, deep sensuality, and fierce inner knowing, to become the embodiments of the values we wish to see in the world.

Feeling pleasure, sovereign and safe in our body as women is our birthright.

 

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The Embodied Feminine Retreat at The Space is an invitation for you to awaken and deepen your capacity for Embodied Aliveness – a direct, felt-sense experience of yourself- your path to a deeply intimate and fulfilling, heart-based living.

 

It holds space for you to be witnessed in your power and in your vulnerability. 

 

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Through embodiment and somatic practices, dance, contemplations and sharing you will redefine and re-awaken your relationship with your body, pleasure, and sensuality, unveiling the layers that hold you back and stand in the  way of you feeling deeply relaxed and connected to ourselves and your inner power –

Your Feminine Intelligence.

 

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In the safety and support of the sisterhood we will unpack and expand:

•  Our deep held beliefs around Femininity 

• Embodied authenticity and Creative expression

• Somatic safety and trust in your Feminine Body 

•  Erotic Intelligence

• Embodied capacity for Intimacy

• Full-Body Pleasure, your natural state

 

 

Come as you are! 

 

The retreat will help you nourish the experience of self-love and self-acceptance. You will be guided to attend to all parts of yourself with care and tenderness.

Please wear comfortable clothes, bring your innate curiosity, openness and playfulness, a pen, and a notebook.

The workshop is open to all. No experience required, and you will be guided to awaken your own inner teacher: your body’s inherent and infinite aliveness and intelligence.

We are meeting at a gorgeous brand new venue in Clapham Common, London to unfurl and unravel in our embodied expression. 

PRAISE

 

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“I was very surprised at how easy and safe it felt to get into the flow of it.

Rather magical-seeming – nurturing, freeing, grounding and fun. Ashka’s guidance by example was both inspiring and comforting.

I can’t wait for the next one!”

Eldi

 

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“I’ve been to many ‘ dance events, and I teach movement myself, but I’ve NEVER been guided by somebody who not only holds the room and the practice in such a calm and centred yet powerful way as Ashka does. I’ve also never experienced somebody with so much trust in the people in the space to have their own experience. Embodied Feminine Dance isn’t some fluffy, cosy dance practice that keeps you safe and warm. It pushes the edge of discomfort just enough to take you to the places within you that you don’t otherwise get to go to, the places where the TRUE feminine hides out, just waiting to hear a teacher confidently say the word ‘Pu$$y’ so she can come full force into her expression”

Rachel

 

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“The embodied feminine dance session with Ashka took me so deep within my body, at times I felt like I was in trance mode. Her guidance is gentle yet challenging. She gets involved with her participants and is such a beautiful example of what it means to be in your body. I felt so connected to my true essence, beyond what we are conditioned to believe about ourselves, and through that I was able to clear out some of the negative self-beliefs that don’t serve me any longer. I recommend this for anyone who is curious about exploring free movement at a foundational level and to those who want to take their practice to a deeper level. It’s great fun and healing at the same time!”

Amanda

 

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“I was entirely unaware that creating peace would be so chaotic. Someone once told me ‘the body needs meditation and the mind needs movement’ but I never understood what that meant before meeting Ashka. I was riddled with shame, guilt, self-loathing, and completely unaware of who I was. On the surface confident, capable, and underneath drowning and collecting more water in my lungs as each month passed. Ashka split me open and exposed the raw messiness within. She has guided me through the thick mud with love and strength when I could not provide it for myself. It has been overwhelming, no it has actually been terrifying…but so much less terrifying than the thought of continuing one more hour in blindness, plugged into the Matrix, dissociated from my body and everything and everyone.

Ashka is the personified balance of love and ferocity that’s within us all. There is no one I trust more with my messiness”.

Fiona, London

 

“Within the first 5 minutes of listening to Ashka speak, I learnt about a feminine energy that I didn’t know existed! Feeling safe and comforted by her words, I realised in that moment that it was always inside me!  And here was a beautiful opportunity to explore my true self whatever that may be. It was a feeling, more than anything, like I had come home. I did feel nervous and apprehensive. Being a survivor of sexual trauma with wounds still causing me a lot of pain, I was unsure about what would come up in the process but putting my full trust into the experience I felt willing to do.  I felt a powerful warmth from Ashka, and with a gentle ease she encourages what feels right for each of us. With her guidance through the workshop, I was able to move my body and connect with other women on what felt like for me the most intimate and vulnerable level.  In those moments I was free of shame, illuminated and unapologetically me and I have taken a little bit of that love home with me too! At times when the pace of music increased and I really let go, I was almost in another world, it felt like the place or thing I’ve been searching for my whole life and I can’t wait to use this lovely instinctively natural way of connecting, to reconnect with myself.

For the first time ever, I have hope of being released of a deeply rooted fear of intimacy and am excited for the future. Thank you Ashka!”

A

 

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“The stormy night of dancing with Ashka and a fabulous group of women has been the best night of my year so far. I recommend this embodiment event as essential connection and love to self and others. Yes of course it takes a while to rid yourself of the internal voice “I look silly” “what am I doing here?” “I’m not very good at this” “I’ll never move the way that person does” etc, etc. But then, with skin glistening and heart pounding, a deep full body presence becomes the only reality “this is amazing” “I feel incredibly”. I felt sexy – at one with my body – for the first time in a long time. Not because I was ‘being sexy’ but because of a deep knowing that I am sexy, fully in touch with the power of the feminine and feeling completely alive.

Feeling this way, being fully seen, and seeing other wonderful women in their power, was transformative. It has woken me up. “

G.C

 

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The Embodied Feminine workshop is unique experience, bursting with beautiful spontaneous energy. I even ended up sharing with my mother (60) – who was delighted and so grateful to be a part of.

Women coming together to be unapologetically us, whatever that may be in the moment.

I danced in front of other women, we released stagnant energy together. My body made sounds and moved in shapes I have thought were ‘unacceptable’ or ‘taboo’. I was given the space to connect to a wild, chaotic part of me that was so desperate to be unleashed.

Afterwards, I feel so validated and satisfied. Exhausted and Alive, all at the same time. Satiated and always wanting more, eagerly awaiting the next opportunity to move again, guided and supported by Ashka’s warmth and love. I want to share the knowledge and power she holds with the whole world, as we all deserve to feel the liberation that she is able to provide”.

Amy

TESTIMONIALS

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Incredibly passionate, energetic and empathetic.

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Sharon

My husband was sceptical at first. He thought we would spend out time laying down and chanting. He was wrong. You adapt the classes to our bodies and push us. It is a good thorough workout, it’s tough sometimes, and yet you are also caring, encouraging and considerate.

Sharon
private client of 6 years

Jason

You really focus on our individual needs and tailor classes to what will benefit us the most; challenge us in all the right ways with patience.

Jason

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What I love about your classes is that they are really fluid, they feel very strong and feminine. They are classes guided by the principle of being embodied and connected to the sensations of the body.

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Francesca

It feels safe to move beyond the edges of the lines. It empowers me to really own my practice.

Francesca

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My understanding of my body and breath has really developed and I have learnt to bring a fluidity and awareness to my movements as well as a deeper knowledge to tap into postures. You create a unique and enriching practice.

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Joy

Her knowledge of yoga and of the variety she brings to every class is outstanding. I would highly recommend practising with Ashka.

Joy

David

Gone are my back and hip problems, now I feel much better and less prone to aches and pains in the old places. I would thoroughly recommend Ashka.

David

Sharon

I truly appreciate your understanding of physiology and the body; it helps reassure us that you know what’s best for us especially when our bodies are feeling weak or injured.

Sharon

Carmen

Over 6 years you have helped me immeasurably with navigating old musculoskeletal injuries, core weakness and dysfunctional movement patterns.

Carmen
physiotherapist