AN EMBODIED INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE OF OUR ALIVENESS
“EROS, LIFE-FORCE AND SELF EXPRESSION”
Awakening the energy of Desire and igniting embodied pathways to creative living.
LONDON, December 16th, 4.30-7PM
Acland Burghley School Sports Centre, Churchill Road, London, NW5 1AN
The Embodied Feminine is my ongoing invitation for all women to explore, deepen and awaken their embodied aliveness and experience of pleasure in the feminine body.
Through embodied and somatic movement, free dance and breath awareness we practice being in a conscious relationship to our experience and expand our capacity to hold more of it in our body.
We come together to let our hearts and bodies crack open. Surrendering to the guiding wisdom of our bodies, we become an Invitation for Life to enter us fully
ENLIVENED AND UNLEASHED
Your feminine body is where your fierce wisdom, authentic expression and deep sensual aliveness arises.
We all yearn for a deep-felt embodied aliveness.
To unleash the true depth of who we are.
The Embodied Feminine unveils the layers that hold you back.
Through somatic and embodiment practices you drop a level deeper, below the surface and into the nuanced, the subtle, the spacious, slower and denser; those untamed and unrestrained, deeply alive parts of yourselves.
Savouring each feeling and each sensations, guided by your inner rhythm, your inner pulse, you meet yourself where you are, moment by moment, fearlessly embracing the full intimacy with your experience.
The Embodied Feminine holds space for you to be witnessed in your power and in your vulnerability.
Reclaiming your right to feel deeply you return to your inner wholeness.
Within a safe container of a group we unpack and expand:
• Our deep held beliefs around Femininity
• Embodied authenticity and Creative expression
• Pathways to somatic Intelligence
• Somatic safety and trust in your Feminine Body
• Intelligence of your Erotic Expression
• Embodied capacity for Intimacy
• Full-Body Pleasure, your natural state
This is a deeply playful, sweaty and transformational space that opens pathways for awakening and healing.
We are meeting at a spacious dance studio in North London, one with a delicious, wooden floor to support us as we unfurl and unravel in our embodied expression.
Come as you are!
Wear comfortable clothing to move in and warm layers for after our dance. Bring water, a pan and notebook.
“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
“I have been to many ‘ecstatic dance’ classes and events, and I teach movement myself, but I have 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”
The Embodied Feminine workshop is a unique experience, bursting with beautiful spontaneous energy.
Women coming together to witness each other in our unapologetic expression, whatever that may be in the moment.
The somatic and embodiment practice gave me permission to connect to sounds and move in way 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.
At the end, 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”.
“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 us 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!”
“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 the individual.
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!”
“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!”
Incredibly passionate, energetic and empathetic.
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.
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.
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.
It feels safe to move beyond the edges of the lines. It empowers me to really own my practice.
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.
Her knowledge of yoga and of the variety she brings to every class is outstanding. I would highly recommend practising with Ashka.
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.
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.
Over 6 years you have helped me immeasurably with navigating old musculoskeletal injuries, core weakness and dysfunctional movement patterns.