Healing In Color Series
Healing in Color is a yearly series offering specifically to the BIPOC community. Why healing in color series? As BIPOC folks we learned that our survival depends on navigating, adapting, performing and conforming to individualistic dominant culture. Though we innately know we thrive and depend on the collective. The roots of the Healing in Color Series stems from the premise of healing in community.
An Offering of Our, 2023 Healing in Color Series:
Healing in Color is a yearly series offering specifically to the BIPOC community. Why healing in color series? As BIPOC folks we learned that our survival depends on navigating, adapting, performing and conforming to individualistic dominant culture. Though we innately know we thrive and depend on the collective. The roots of the Healing in Color Series stems from the premise of healing in community. In honor of the divine feminine we offer our first healing in-color series retreat for women/identified of color.
Healing in Color Women's Retreat will be held in the Forest on the pristine grounds of the Molalla River, only 1 hour away from Downtown Portland at Trout Creek Wilderness Lodge TCWL.
The 200 acres of old growth forest has some of the most beautiful and pristine spaces in Oregon. The Davies/Rowan Ranch encompasses over a mile of riverfront on both sides of the Molalla River, as well as over a half mile on either side of Trout creek. One of the most beautiful spots on the property is the confluence of the two waters, where the cascade of the creek rushes into the river, creating an exceptional swimming hole and breeding ground for Salmon.
Heart Straightening: We will begin with a Heart Straightening Talk where we will be presenting ourselves and our intention for the retreat and visit, creating a safe container and recognizing and honoring the Divine Feminine in you and the collective.
Spiritual Cleansing “La Limpia”: The limpia's intention is to cleanse one’s body, mind and aura of unwanted energies. Every living creature on this Earth collects energy, positive and negative. During our retreat we will be performing Limpias to help release any unwanted energies while calling on and welcoming in the energies of love and positivity.Receiving a limpia is helpful when you are experiencing feelings of anger, fear, resentment, or sadness and can help support you when you are working through bad dreams and interpersonal struggles. The limpia is done with sacred smoke followed by a blessing of handmade essence flower and moon water and a bundle of sacred herbs to invoke more sweetness into your life.
Fire Ceremony: Fire burns away old stories and gives us a chance to forge a new path. It is an ancient medicine.
Womb Healing: This gift of healing and life belongs to every woman in the world who wants to receive it. Together we are a lineage of women who remember that we did not come here to suffer, but to be the creatresses of our deepest longings and destinies. Womb healing is a way to honor and connect with your feminine space As women, we hold trauma and heaviness in this sacred space. In this safe container, we will guide you into clearing out what is no longer necessary for you to hold onto. There is nothing more powerful than being held by your community, in a circle. This ceremony is an opportunity for you to shift your center of gravity to your womb so as to become more empowered, present, and grounded. Womb healing combines shamanic energy and journeying healing. Together, we will use the sacred waters of the molalla river to release, wash and replenish our pelvic bowl with all the energy systems of the female body.
Cacao Ceremony: In our tradition it’s believed that when you pray for others, your prayers are heard even louder because you are sharing your compassion with one another. Together in the ceremony we’ll share the “Drink of the Gods” so that Cacao may plant seeds of compassion in our hearts and help us heal together. Connect with Cacao and listen to the voice of your heart.
Ecstatic Dance: Ecstatic dance is an inner/outer journey, an authentic movement expression where presence and ecstasy can be experienced. It creates a direct body-mind-spirit connection, allowing our body and inner guide to be our own teachers. It’s about being fully present, transparent and real with oneself and others, discovering our own true dance, using this movement and energetic experience.
Constellations: Family Constellation is a powerful phenomenology practice meant to support the wellbeing of individuals and the collective. It is a practice that centers and looks deep into systemic challenges that hold us back. Whether it is a contemporary or ancestral bind, we work to uncover what needs to be acknowledged and released.
Ayurveda 101: An introduction to the ancient philosophy and foundations of Ayurvedic medicine. You will learn how the meals you are eating while on retreat are lovingly designed to nourish, rebalance and heal. The word Ayurveda comes from two Sanskrit words: Ayur meaning life, and Veda meaning knowledge or science. Yuri will share how this ancient wisdom can guide you into greater health and harmony with nature and the seasons of your life. You’ll learn—and experience—how food can be medicine for the body and soul.
Acá Entre Nos: A monthly gathering of Latiné x/a/o folks to connect, learn, rest and build community in Spanglish. We will engage in social and structured conversation to address and process our individual and collective experiences.