SEPTEMBER 2017

at Wilderness, Garden Route

WHat is a Sacred Pregnancy retreat?

A two and a half day retreat - with option to stay on site or attend daily - to explore our relationship with our body, our baby as well as to understand and engage with a primal Mother Earth presence as we grow our babies and prepare for birth and motherhood. Using creative tools, visuals, dance and reflective space and journaling.

It is a calling of intimate sisterhood. A coming together of Mothers-To-Be to celebrate and respect a very special and sacred time. 

 

sacred space

Exploring and creating your own personal Sacred Space.

Sisterhood activity: We create sacred items for focus and personal meditation. 

 

 

connections and expectations

Discover and enhance connections with yourself, our sisters and our babies inside. Going deeper about our pregnancy experience and expectations.

Sisterhood activity: Tools to connect with your baby; love speak and Mother Wisdom Card deck

 

nutrition and our body

Our relationship to food, mindful eating, our changing body and challenges.

Sisterhood activity: Body painting, menu cards, witness dancing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

fears

Holding space - sharing fears around pregnancy, birth and motherhood. 

Sisterhood activity: fear burning ceremony and silk painting

 

 

 

 

forgiveness

Finding strength to forgive past hurts - allowing emotional space to open BeFoRe baby is born. 

Sisterhood activity: rip and release, binding our own power sticks

 

 

 

 

 

 

honouring

Nesting, emotional nurturing, mother and baby blessings

Sisterhood activity: Honouring ourselves with flowers and wreathes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rite of passage

Preparing for nurturing and healing postpartum babymoon. 

Sisterhood activities: Bengkung belly binding, belly firming paste, sealing ceremony

 

 

Going to the Bowl

Sharing reflections, intentions, goals and going forward 

Sisterhood activity: Salt bowl

Thank you to Sacred Living Movement for the stunning photos of similar Sacred Pregnancy retreats around the world.
Retreat feedback from Nicole: 

The retreat was pure magic to me. Being able to connect and share with likeminded women was just so amazing to me. Although we all walked completely different paths, we all share something in common and we could relate in so many ways. One of my favourite things about the retreat was being able to work with crafts. We often get caught up in our busy schedules so making time to express yourself creatively was very refreshing. My other favourite thing was being able to connect with Mother Nature and sharing in these beautiful environments (forest and beach). It just allowed more space for transparency and felt like a safe space for me to open my heart. The food was so delicious!! Simple, healthy meals - I love that!
I loved all the activities. They were all gentle and safe. 
The weekend, as a whole, sparked some nee feelings inside and highlighted some areas I needed to work on and heal. 

I still feel the after effects of the retreat. I still visit memories of the retreat, just to give me that extra boost of happiness and excitement. I have realised so much since being on the retreat and I don't even think words could describe what it's done but I feel the fruits of it all within. 

You are Amazing Gauri. This is definitely a huge part of your life purpose - helping women realise how empowered they are. Your humble and gentle nature is so incredibly admirable. You are a warrior queen

Thank you once again for hosting such a magical retreat. I don't think I will ever get over it

Early bird prices until August 1st. R1800 for retreat. 

Share lifts possible from Plett side and Cape Town side. 

If you are pregnant and feel called to attend a Sacred Pregnancy Retreat - please contact gauri@womens-health.co.za