THE GUARDIAN by Chie Yoshii

THE GUARDIAN by Chie Yoshii

 

DEAR MOTHER:

YOU’re invited

June 6-9

to THE

BONE WISDOM:

Mother

Retreat

on the island of

Martha’s Vineyard






Dear Mother: Welcome.

I invite you to this beautiful island in early June

for a 3 day Intensive Mother Archetype Retreat

I’m so honored to offer my first retreat in 3 years. Retreats go deeper than anything I can offer virtually. By coming together in person we re-create the Ancient Rite of Passage into Mother & intensify the work I’ve previously only been able to offer you over the phone because of my deep postpartum voyage.

Coming together holds us accountable to our Mother Archetype, we witness, mirror & support each other in ways that can’t be experienced online.

We come together in retreat to step out of the deep patterning of our “normal” lives to access, envision & step into a new life:

to honor & integrate our

Mother Archetype & accept the Power & Responsibility of Mother to ourselves & the world.




THE MOTHER WORK explores the radical truth that midlife is not, as our culture proposes, where a woman’s power ends, but where it really begins.

But that power comes through an ancient initiation, a rite of passage out of girlhood into the full moon of maturity and sovereignty over your life.

In my own life and work with other women as a teacher and guide, I’ve discovered that so many young women, myself included, accepted the patriarchal lens that a woman’s beauty was her only power and that power was surface and fleeting.

Instead of entering the state of the Healthy Mother, or the Mature Feminine, so many women remain stuck as Wounded Maidens, desperately trying to stay young and girlish on the outside and in effect, remaining girls on the inside themselves- even as they move into midlife and beyond.

Through ritual, Inanna’s legend and my own story, I have recreated the buried bridge from Maiden to Mother to guide women to their fullness, wholeness, and to what I call the Throne.



We must call it back.

We must call it forth.

 We must call each other forth.

We must talk about it between each other, with each other.

We must talk about the power of Mother.

We must talk about the power of the fullness of a womxn in the full moon,

the full bloom,

the summer of her life in which she becomes and gives her greatest offering, her truest self.

We have to talk about this to make it,

to make our very lives

real.





SCHEDULE:

6/6 NIGHT ONE:

+ Mother Fire Council

+ Meet Your Mother Archetype

+ Welcome Dinner




6/7 DAY TWO:

Morning Kundalini Yoga with Christina Nicole

to Access the Body’s Wisdom

Tea Break

Work with Sarah

Mother Council

Honoring the Maiden

Alchemizing Maiden Pain into Mother Wisdom

Inner Mothering Practices

Working with the Great Ma as Mother to our Inner Mother

Lunch Break

Mother Medicine Practices for the Wounded Maiden

Confronting our inner Ageism

Alchemizing Aging into Power




6/8 DAY THREE:

Morning Kundalini Yoga

with Christina Nicole to Access the Body’s Wisdom

Tea Break

Work with Sarah:

Mother Council

Tracking the Inner Dream

Identifying Our Dharma + Our Distractions from it + Committing to Our Destiny

Crossing Thresholds + Navigating the Underworld

Lunch Break

Redefining Beauty/ Taking it back from the Patriarchal Lens

The Process of Blooming

Mother Practices for Calling Mother In




DAY FOUR:

Morning Kundalini with Christina Nicole

tea break

Work with Sarah:

Staying on the Throne

Closing Mother Council & Ceremony

Goodbye Lunch

Registration also includes:

+ 60 minute Maiden to Mother Session + Rune Reading with me before the Retreat. (Value $250)

+ 60 minute follow up Private Support Session with Rune Reading. (Value $250)

 
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WHY THIS WORK:

For so many of us, life has felt like this:  we were flowing along in healthy Maiden, for at first this archetype, just like the Spring or the Waxing Moon, was healthy:

until it never progressed.

Until we never progressed.

Until it never changed.

Until we never changed.

Until we got stuck in Wounded Maiden.

When we are stuck in Wounded Maiden we have yet to develop into The Mature Feminine.

And so, just like when the water we are made of gets stuck, we got dis-eased.

And we stayed in these small patterns of girlhood when we were in women's bodies.

And we realized we needed a bridge into woman and because of the way our toxic masculinity culture is designed

this bridge into our prime, into our power,

had been buried.

This is the bridge back into the archetype of woman or Mother,

the bridge back to the Mature Feminine as Marion Woodman called it.

This work is for women who are tired of feeling like little girls in women’s bodies.

Whose weakness feels inauthentic & are ready to face their life with courage.

Who have heard the Mother within & know that being in Mother, not in Wounded Daughter, is the only way to serve ourselves & others.

Who have grown sick of themselves & know a strong courageous adventurous warrior lives deep within.

Who are confronting their mid-life passage & desire the framework to cross into the powerful Full Moon of their lives with loving witness & accountability.

This journey resurrects the buried bridge from Maiden to Mother, we cross it together into Womxnhood.

We Bloom together.

We come into our full moon together.

We know that after the full moon, comes the waning. After the Mother comes the Crone.

After the bloom, the return to the earth.

To miss the full moon of our life, to miss the Mother phase, to miss our summer in full bloom, is to miss our true life.

That is the great tragedy of the modern feminine.

You have been told your beauty is on the outside and therefore fleeting : but the wisdom, the eternal beauty, of the Goddess lives inside of you.

Let’s journey deep to the place

far beneath your face.

That’s where real feminine power, the real beauty, lies.

this is an archetypal Journey we take with great compassion & curiosity for ourselves.


COME TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD & SIT WITH THE OTHER MOTHERS

WORK WITH THE PRACTICES TO ACCESS YOUR INNER MOTHER

CALL HER FORTH & UP & OUT

WORK WITH THE PRACTICES

TO INNER MOTHER YOUR MAIDEN

TO CONNECT TO THE GREAT MOTHER AS MA

TO OFFER MOTHER MEDICINE TO YOUR WOUNDED MAIDEN

TO WALK AS HEALTHY MOTHER IN A WORLD CRYING OUT FOR ITS MOTHERS.

YOU LONG TO See Her.

WE NEED YOU TO Be Her.

Let’s do this together. I can’t wait to welcome you to this beautiful little island & even more intimately, to the land that’s been in my family for over 60 years. It’s got deep Ma Medicine, with trees that circle like Goddesses & sway to the beat of the breeze.

We Focus On Moving

From Fragile to Strong 

From Frenetic to Grounded 

From Reactive to Responsive 

From Taking to Giving 

From Insecure to Confident 

From Vain to Internally Beautiful 

From Reckless to Rooted 

From Searching to Found 

From Externally Sourced to Internally Sourced 

From Scared to Serene 

From Becoming to Being 

When: June 6 -9.


Where: Chilmark, Martha’s Vineyard.

Accommodations:

You’ll need to rent your own Airbnb’s here on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.

In early June they’re still abundant— but please book soon— this is a crazy popular vacation area and they’ll go fast.

We’ve created a Facebook group so you can find roommates to make it more affordable and fun.

We’ll be meeting up island on Sarah’s family’s land in Chilmark, so booking in Chilmark or West Tisbury will be easiest for you.

Limited to 13 Womxn.



Payment includes:

+ 60 minute Maiden to Mother Session + Rune Reading with me before the Retreat. (Value $250)

+ 60 minute follow up Private Support Session. (Value $250)

 
 
 


ABOUT SARAH:

Sarah Durham Wilson has spent nearly a decade guiding women onto the path of Feminine Wisdom. Before her awakening to the Goddess in 2011, she was a music and arts journalist. Her first job was as an intern at Rolling Stone magazine. She went onto VH1, GQ, Vanity Fair, Interview and Flaunt magazine. She is a gifted storyteller who has amassed a following of over 50k on social media. She trail-blazed and de-stigmatized the witch awakening in 2011, years before “witch” was popular, then bringing her audience onto the Priestess Path.


After  life-changing events in Peru from 2016-2017, Wilson walked away from the New Age Spiritual World in a deep return to the Ancient Feminine Path of body and earth wisdom. It would also be the last time she ever gave her power away to a "guru."


As a Mother-less new single mother whose life demanded her MA-turity, she deepened her studying of the missing Maiden to Mother bridge.  The burial of this bridge had caused a Cultural Wounding that kept women behaving like helpless girls in a time when the world so desperately needs whole women. She began to piece this bridge into wholeness and the Mature Feminine back together for herself, and as she slowly revealed her Mother Path publicly, Maidens on the Bridge to Mother followed with deep resonance.



ABOUT CHRISTINA :

Christina Nicole is a champion of feminine empowerment and a gifted teacher and healer whose mission is to facilitate epiphany, deep healing and inspired action. Christina believes in the power of Kundalini Yoga & Meditation to help people see beyond their stories into the vastness of possibility and to create enough energy to manifest a life beyond their wildest dreams.

Christina is a Kundalini Yoga teacher, a Reiki Master and Transformational Coach