Lawrence Women’s Temple Introduction Day
Saturday, November 19, 2016
9:45am – 4:30pm
Have you been yearning to open to a softer way of being?
Do you long for more aliveness and connection?
Are you looking for a circle of women who will honor you and celebrate your unique brilliance and gifts?
If so, you are invited to join us for Lawrence Women’s Temple Introduction Day
We are opening our hearts, arms and Women’s Temple doors for you!
Hello, Precious Sister. Welcome to the temple of Divine Feminine Flow. Your spot is waiting for you here. Lie down on some soft pillows with a bowl of small fruit pieces, and make sure you are comfortable. Allow a few soft sighs and let one hand rest on your belly. Relax into whatever is here for you in this moment. Imagine a warm, red field of energy surrounding your body, as if you were wrapped in a silk sarong. Let your hand float up from your belly and gently make its way up your chest, face and hair. Make a few soft sounds. Relax deeply and have a juicy piece of fruit.
Now imagine a woman’s gathering that is a mix of an Indian Temple ceremony with ecstatically dancing women fully surrendered in devotion, a Bedouin oasis in the desert with fresh figs, cooing doves and huge marble tubs where women bathe and scrub each other clean, a contemporary meditation/inquiry group with practices guiding into the vastness of our true nature and an African grieving ritual where the painful parts of our lives are honored, danced, and celebrated. Now you are starting to get a taste of the kind of women’s work we rest into in Temple – an excerpt taken from Awakening Women’s Temple Guidelines and Practices Manual.
Now is the time – Are you ready?!
We are opening Lawrence Women’s Temple to women in the area that are looking for the rejuvenation, connection, and devotion that these beautiful feminine embodiment practices offer. Your seat is ready and waiting for you to join us.
On Saturday, November 19th, 2016 we will be hosting Lawrence Women’s Temple Introduction Day. During our time together, we will explore body-centered, soul deep feminine embodiment practices. This day will allow you to dip your toes into the amazing waters of feminine embodiment practice so that you can taste these sweet practices for your self. After attending the Introduction Day you are invited to meet regularly with Lawrence Women’s Temple.
Lawrence Women’s Temple Introduction Day
When: Saturday, November 19, 2016
Time: 9:45 am-4:30pm – You are encouraged to come early. Doors will open at 9:30am and you are encouraged to come early so that you can be quietly seated to begin meditating at 9:45. Temple will begin at 10am.
Price: Early bird pricing until 11/01/2016 is $79. After 11/1 the price is $99.
Registration fee includes all materials and a catered vegetarian and gluten free lunch. (And it will be delicious!)
Location: Be Moved Studio: 2 E 7th St, Lawrence, KS 66044
What to bring: We are so excited to practice in this circle with you. If you’d like, you are invited to bring an item you’d like to place on our alter. You are also welcome to bring your journal or anything you need to be comfortable through the day.
What to wear: Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothing that allows you to move and lay or sit on the floor. You may also want to bring a shawl or sweater and socks to keep your feet warm.
For Registration Questions, or to register and pay with check, please call Jennifer Welch at 785-760-7259.
A bit more about Lawrence Women’s Temple
Our practices, and much of the text on this page, are used with kind permission by Chameli Ardagh from materials offered by Awakening Women.
We consider ourselves to be Yoginis – “A Yogini is a woman dedicated to truth and awakening.
She roots herself in compassion, fiercely loyal to the love which is the source of us all.
She practices for her own embodiment of Spirit as well as for the liberation of all sentient beings.”
In order to live and embody feminine brilliance, for real, we are creating a conscious women’s culture which can awaken and nourish us in the deepest sense. The Women’s Temple group is a way for us to remind each other of who we are, in an on going way
Instead of enforcing the status quo by focusing on our problems and personal shortcomings, the Women’s Temple group practices connect us with truth beyond our fears and limited self images. From this deeper place, we can navigate from Presence and inner guidance instead of exhaust ourselves in trying to be leaders from a tense, competitive and ego-centered state of mind.
The Women’s temple is not a therapy or a support group. It is a space where we come to mirror, celebrate and empower each other. A space where we can drop our masks, and let the beauty of our authentic face be seen in all its glory and pain, passion and vulnerability. In our Women’s temple, we meet beyond the personal, and in this expanded meeting the collective feminine as well as the personal feminine is healed and celebrated.
All our practice is based upon being present in the body, so we spend a lot of time dancing and moving. We also support each other in softening our bodies by touching each other in respectful and nourishing ways. This part of the practice is most women’s favorite part.
We will spend our time together during the Lawrence Women’s Temple Introduction day exploring a variety of the practices mentioned above.
Lawrence Women’s Temple began meeting in the fall of 2013; hosted at my house, by me, Jennifer Welch. Being new to the Lawrence area, I felt a deep longing and need to connect with other like-minded women here. I had lived in Denver for many years prior to moving to Lawrence; while in Denver I had a rich circle of friends that was created by being in women’s groups there. So, I decided to search for a way to create a Conscious Women’s group here in Lawrence. In my online search for new structures for women’s groups, I found Chameli Ardagh’s work with Awakening Women and immediately knew that this was what my heart had been longing for.
Within a few months, the Lawrence Women’s Temple group had grown quite large and I felt unprepared (at the time) for the expansion and growth, so I ceased holding Temple meetings until I had formally taken Chameli’s Feminine Leadership training. In December 2014, I completed the Feminine Leadership training with Chameli in Nevada City, and upon returning home, began regularly holding Temple with 3 other women.
We typically met twice monthly and are now opening our hearts and doors to new members.
The spiritual background of each of the women of Lawrence Women’s Temple span a variety of traditions and teachings. We honor them all. And, in Women’s Temple, we offer devotion to and particularly practice in the arms of the Divine Goddess, in all of her archetypal forms, for deeper connection, wisdom, guidance, and expression.
You need not subscribe to any particular dogma or group to join us; we welcome all women, of any faiths or spiritual orientations.
If these practices speak to you, we would love to have you join us in circle.
I bow to you, to your heart, your life, and the longing inside that has moved you to be right here, right now.
If you have any additional questions, please contact Jennifer Welch at 785-760-7259.
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