A six week journey exploring the Maiden, Warrior, Lover, Queen and Priestess Archetypes.
14th Sep - 12th Oct
An online course through the major female archetypes;
Maiden, Warrior, Lover, Queen, Priestess.
This programme weaves together embodiment, meditation, sharing circles and ritual to explore; the womb mysteries, breaking negative thought patterns, expressing anger, connecting to our sexuality, our sovereignty and our sacred being.
Form lasting sisterhood friendships, as we delve into the mythic realms to uncover our innate wisdom and step more fully into authenticity and freedom.
Together we will tune back in to the cycles and rhythms of our body and the planet. By connecting to this primal knowing we unlock the deeper wisdom within us, and learn to trust our intuition.
Dates: Tuesdays from 11th Oct - 20th Dec 7-10pm UK Time
" Such a powerful experience connecting with other women all there to lift up, encourage, respect and listen to other women. Gaia is a mature, wise, confident, and effective facilitator, who empowered us all to flourish. "
Each week we will work with a different archetype, exploring the light and the shadow, and specific themes related to them.
You'll be in a pod of 4 or 5 other women for the duration, who you'll get to share deeply with each week to form intimate connections.
There will be a mixture of embodied practices, such as movement and meditation, as well as sharing circles and rituals.
There will be some homework each week, usually in the form of some kind of ritual, for you to go even deeper into this work. This is optional but highly encouraged.
Week 1 - Maiden
She who Bleeds
The maiden is all about youth, energy, new beginnings, innocence, joy, surrender, blossoming. I've chosen Persephone as the Goddess to represent the maiden, as her tale takes us into the underworld, and is really about initiation from child into woman.
In this session we will explore the sacred womb mandala which looks at menstruation as a cyclical process (like the seasons), and honours our cycle as something both primal and sacred.
This knowledge would have been shared with all young women entering menarchy, yet sadly for many thousands of years this has not been the case, and it's up to us to revive this wisdom and initiation for our children, and their children.
Week 2 - Warrior
She who Battles
The warrior is about boundaries, healthy expression of anger, will power, clear communication, justice. I've chosen Athena as the Goddess to represent the Warrior, as she is always very measured in battle. The shadow side of the warrior can be aggressive, hysterical, not really listening, clumsy, and she really shows us how to get what we want without too much forcing.
In this session we will explore how to tune in to our YES and our NO. How to get what we do want, and how to communicate what we don't want. We'll look at what happens when our boundaries are crossed, and what blocks us from feeling empowered to express ourselves.
We'll also connect in to our anger, and how this can be expressed healthily to keep the fire within us strong, as well as not letting that fire leak out in destructive ways.
Week 3 - Lover
She who Blossoms
The lover is about pleasure, sensuality, beauty, creativity, alchemy, ecstasy, playfulness, and surrender.
Aphrodite is our poster goddess for this archetype as she demonstrates how to activate our sensuality to inspire ourselves and others, whilst remaining sovereign and in control of our sacred life force.
In this session we'll explore our relationship to sex and sensuality, diving into some tools and techniques for spiritual intimacy, for you to practice at home and with loved ones. We'll discuss together parts of our sexuality that we find it hard to confront, and the shadows of the lover (manipulation).
I'll also be giving you some juicy homework in this session: self pleasure sex magic!
Week 4 - Queen
She who Believes
The Queen archetype is about sovereignty, responsibility, commitment, self worth, self belief and service. Hera will be the goddess to serve us in this session. She highlights to us the shadows of the queen, and helps us to avoid the trappings of pride, entitlement, and abuse of power.
This session will focus on how to hold ourselves accountable, and feel into what we are here for. To what or who are we in service? How can we use our power, agency and privilege to be of service to others? We'll be looking into what stops us being in our queen, examining stories of unworthiness, to let go of our baggage, and call forth what we truly want.
This archetype helps us to take full responsibility for our experiences, and challenges to step up. Through self responsibility, comes sovereignty, comes true freedom.
Week 5 - Priestess
She who Bows
The Priestess archetype is about connection to spirit, honouring life, stillness, prayer, love, rooted, wisdom. We call forth Hestia to represent the priestess in this session, as her story shows the importance of tending the sacred fires within us, staying rooted and grounded, and being a real anchor in our communities.
In this session we'll look at Celtic ritual traditions. I'll give an overview of the wheel of the year, which covers the 8 major celebrations of the year according to Celtic mythology, and some ideas for land honouring rituals for you to take away and create in your own time.
This will feel like a full circle, as the wheel of the year closely relates to the sacred womb mandala from week 1. As the culmination of our course we'll do some reflective work, and share some of our own personal spiritual practices that keep us connected to source.
How this work might affect you:
Increase in feeling sensations in the body - leads to a deeper understanding of how we feel, what we want and don’t want. Able to feel more joy and pleasure
Able to express emotions - leads to a healthier mind and body
Able to regulate nervous system - reduces anxiety and boosts immunity
Learn to connect authentically with others - reduces anxiety and alienation
Able to speak up, and set boundaries - increases confidence and self worth
How Will this Benefit Me?
I think this course will be of great value if:
You want to understand yourself on a deeper level, and are ready to look at your shadows, unhelpful patterns, and start to learn how to over come them
You are feeling disconnected from your body, experience challenging emotions that you don’t know how to deal with, or simply want to develop a deeper relationship with your body and voice.
You are lacking ritual, meaning and purpose in your life, this process will take you through a number of rituals, which you can then replicate and take home to your friends and family.
You want to make friends with women who want to connect in authenticity and honesty.
If you’re not sure if this is for you, send me an email and we can arrange a chat over the phone or skype: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that while the effects of this work might be therapeutic, this is not therapy.
If you are moving through anything extremely challenging we strongly recommend that you combine this work with a psychotherapist who can offer you one-to-one support.
(This ticket helps to fund places for those with lower incomes)
Low Income: £150
I offer three payment options to support people on a lower wage. If you consider yourself to be a high earner then paying to abundant option helps to subsidise places for people on lower incomes. We really appreciate your support.
If you feel strongly called to come but cannot afford the low income option please get in touch to discuss something that can work for you.
What you will Receive
6 x 3 hour live sessions
(Please note these will not be recorded so it's important that you are able to attend all sessions)
Private Whatsapp Group to connect
5 x Pdf documents with course material and resources
Access to password restricted parts of my website with resources and rituals to support your practice