Each year near Valentine’s Day Mary joins creative energies with local visionaries Pooja Prema, performance artist and Amy Webb, astanga teacher, shaman, and owner of Sruti Yoga Center to create a sensual immersion for women.
How do we learn to honor our own inner feminine nature in a world that cares so little for the deep nurturing values authentic to our very being? We have no training and precious few mentors to guide us, to help us remember who we are as women – open to the pleasures that living in a women’s body provides. We need opportunities to shift habits, to re-member ourselves as we awaken our senses and deeper joy, and to receive the nourishment of the natural world through scent, sight, touch, taste and hearing. And we need the profound nourishment of gathering as women, enjoying the luscious garden of flowerings that the feminine displays.
Imagine urns of flowers, sandlewood and sweetgrass in the air, foot washing and skin smoothed with coconut oil. Picture a circle of women, radiantly dressed to complement their beauty and elegance, laughing and singing, then dancing or reclining, then exploring a room full of Nature’s gifts for their pleasure. An evening of Adoring the Beloved of ourselves.
Adoring the Beloved has also been a featured evening event for the past several years at the Wild Woman Fest in New Lebanon, NY.
2017 dates TBA. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries into private, small group sessions.