Heaton: Winter Day Retreat, 1-6pm, Saturday 9 December 2023

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Winter Day Retreat | Nurturing the Soul, Embracing Transformation | Heaton, Newcastle upon Tyne

Join fellow sisters for a day of profound self-discovery, healing, and rejuvenation during a very special Winter Retreat Day. As the season calls us to turn inward, we’ll explore the deep connection between mind, body, and spirit through a carefully crafted schedule designed to nourish your soul and foster personal growth. Our day together is a blend of ancient practices, modern healing techniques, and the power of community, allowing space for spontaneity and organic connection.

When & Where?

1-6pm, Saturday 9 December 2023

Shanti Bee – Holistic Wellbeing Centre & Yoga Studio

Algernon Rd


The retreat day is taking place at Shanti Bee, a beautiful space in Heaton. It’s a short walk from Chillingham Road or Byker metro stations and is accessible by bus. There is also free on street parking outside the studio. 

How The Day Will Flow

Offerings to Spirit: A Day of Sacred Exchange


As we embark on this transformative journey, you are invited to bring a small offering—a symbolic gift from your heart to spirit. This can be a token of gratitude, a handwritten note, a crystal, or any other item that holds personal significance for you. These offerings will be placed on our collective altar, forming a beautiful tapestry of intentions and expressions of gratitude.


Cacao Ceremony: The Heart-Opening Elixir for Inner Exploration


Immerse yourself in the heart-opening magic of a cacao ceremony. Cacao, chosen as the perfect plant ally for this journey, is not only a rich and delicious elixir but a powerful heart opener. Packed with antioxidants, it enhances emotional awareness, offering a gentle and supportive guide as we delve into the layers of our inner selves. Theobromine, a natural compound in cacao, promotes feelings of joy and bliss, creating a sacred space for the day’s unfolding magic.


Mother Wound Women’s Circle: Navigating the Depths of Healing


Engage in a supportive Women’s Circle as we explore the intricate layers of the mother wound. This deeply ingrained emotional pattern, rooted in the mother-daughter relationship, shapes our beliefs and behaviours. Through journaling prompts, shared stories, and compassionate support from fellow sisters, we will navigate the depths of this wound, understanding its impact and fostering a space for healing.


Inner Child Healing: A Letter of Love and Understanding


Take a transformative journey by writing a heartfelt letter to your inner child. The mother wound often intersects with the neglect or unmet needs of our younger selves. This practice is a powerful act of self-compassion, allowing you to express love, understanding, and encouragement to the most vulnerable parts of yourself, fostering a sense of safety and healing.


Inner Child Healing: Playful Expression and Dance


Connect with your inner child through free movement and ecstatic dance. Our inner child holds the key to joy and authenticity, and by engaging in playful expression, you’ll create space within your body for deep energy medicine to flow. This joyful practice is a celebration of self-expression, self-love, and the rediscovery of the childlike wonder that resides within.


Healing Ceremony: Light Language, Reiki, Guided Meditation, and Sound Healing


Immerse yourself in a transformative ceremony that combines ancient healing modalities. Light language, a form of energetic communication, transcends the limitations of spoken language, channeling healing frequencies into your being. Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation, involves the laying on of hands to balance and enhance the flow of life force energy. Guided meditation and sound healing further amplify the healing experience, promoting a deep sense of relaxation, inner harmony, and emotional release. This collective ceremony aims to restore balance, clear energetic blockages, and invite profound healing on physical, emotional, and spiritual levels.


Benefits of Light Language, Reiki, and Ceremony:


🌀Energetic Alignment: Light language and Reiki work to realign and balance the body’s energy centers, promoting overall well-being.

🌀Stress Reduction: These practices induce a deep state of relaxation, reducing stress and tension stored in the body.

🌀Emotional Release: The combination of guided meditation and sound healing facilitates emotional release, allowing participants to let go of stored emotions and past traumas.

🌀Spiritual Connection: Light language and ceremony create a sacred space for spiritual connection, fostering a sense of oneness with the universe.

🌀Enhanced Intuition: Regular practice can heighten intuitive abilities, allowing for a deeper understanding of oneself and the world.


Mantra for Healing: Bridging Past and Present


Harness the power of mantra as we collectively create vibrations that bridge our past and present, invoking healing energies that resonate within our beings. This practice will serve as a harmonious thread weaving through the tapestry of our day, supporting the integration of the healing energies released during earlier practices.


Special Gift: A Token of Transformation


Receive a special gift curated for you as a tangible reminder of the transformative journey you’ve undertaken during this retreat day—a symbol of your commitment to healing the mother wound and embracing your inner child.


Refreshments, Snacks, and Sisterly Chats


Enjoy a moment of nourishment with refreshments and snacks, fostering connections with other sisters who share the path of self-discovery and healing. Share insights and support as you collectively navigate the transformative journey.


Closing: Renewed, Compassionate, and Ready to Move Forward


Leave the retreat feeling renewed, liberated from limiting patterns, and equipped with a profound sense of self-love, compassion, and forgiveness. Embrace the winter season with a heart full of warmth and a spirit ready for the journey ahead, having laid the groundwork for healing the mother wound and reconnecting with the joyful essence of your inner child.


Note: The schedule is subject to change, allowing for the organic flow of the day’s energy.

Who Is This For?

Women only (16+). Whether this is your first or thousandth time connecting to these practices, you are welcome in this space. Please come with an open heart and mind!


There are contraindications for ceremonial cacao, energy healing and sound healing, so if you are taking any medication, are pregnant, or have any medical conditions, please contact me before purchasing a space on hello@lushlunar.com – thank you.

Energy Exchange

£55 + booking. Please contact direct on hello@lushlunar.com if you are currently experiencing financial hardship and cannot afford this rate.



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