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The Shakti Sessions: Embodying The Goddess

Dive into the transformative power of the divine feminine. In the Tantric tradition the ancient seers embodied this sacred vibration as an expression of Shakti…the divine feminine power. Following in this ancient tradition (& with a modern twist), each month we will meet to learn, embody, connect with one another, and connect within.

By bringing our practice and awareness to the goddesses we cultivate these gifts that we each have been given and bring them to light.

Embodying the Goddess through myth, yoga, visualizations, journaling, mantra, dance and more.  Discover and access new aspects of your psyche and soul.

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Introduction to Shakti

A sweet dive into the basics of the feminine principle... Shakti.

Shiva, the masculine, is awareness, the ground of being, the structure, the container within which all of creation is held and maintained, while Shakti is what is held - ALL the manifest world, the power, joy, delight of being! She is all human forms, all energies felt and expressed. She is immense power and the creative aspect. All the goddess outlined throughout the Goddess Sessions are manifestations of her...

The goddess is breathing you through your entire life. Come meet her in her many aspects!

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Dhumavati: 12/18/22 

Basking in the teachings of the Wise Crone Goddess: Disappointment & Letting Go. 

Yoga to Open the Hips

Dhumavati is such a potent teacher as we enter into the holidays, a time when it is all too common that emotions get stirred up and inevitably something disappoints us.  

Regardless of the time of year, there is truth in disappointment. People disappoint us, luck runs out, status declines, strength fails us.  

How do we integrate these experiences to learn and move forward, not making the same choices to encounter the same disappointments again down the road? We call on Dhumavati. She may appear fierce but she is tender hearted. Her wisdom supports detachment, emptiness and freedom.


This practice will be an All-Levels practice including restorative yoga, visualizations, journal prompts and small group shares. We will enjoy story, vitality enhancing asana practice, mantra, journaling prompts, group share, connection, song and joy.

Reserve your spot here as this will fill.

Lakshmi: 11/6/22 

Goddess of Abundance and good fortune.

On daylight savings, we turn our attention toward the ever-present inner light, that we each contain. Let's remember the blessings that have been bestowed upon us...together!

Lakshmi embodies the essence of peace, beauty, abundance, sweetness, & vitality.

Come connect to your inner luster while receiving the blessings of the auspicious gifts of Shri Lakshmi. We will enjoy story, vitality enhancing asana practice, mantra, journaling prompts, group share, connection, song and joy.

Reserve your spot here as this will fill.

Durga: 9/25/22

Cosmic Mother Queen, Warrioress who governs Strength and Protection, She is a potent and powerful goddess in the pantheon of the Divine Feminine.

She is fierce, courageous, and forgiving. The true embodiment of compassionate strength. Born fully grown and beautiful, Durga presents a fierce menacing form to her enemies. With her sword, she cuts down her enemies, both in the outer world and those within. Hence, she stands for discernment - the power to make tough choices. She encourages you to speak your truth, to live in integrity, and to stand up for healthy autonomy.

Upcoming Shakti Sessions:

12/18 Dhumavati: The Goddess of Disappointment & Letting Go

1/15 Saraswati: Goddess Who Flows With Language

2/12 Radha: Goddess Of Romantic Longing

What a gift to gather in this intentional way to deepen our own individual connection with the goddess in community.

Each workshop will consist of story,  yoga asana, visualizations, mantra, journaling prompts & small group shares.  

We will meet at our new sweet location which is about 30 minutes north of Asheville; in

Barnardsville, from 10am -1pm.  

 

What To Bring:

-Yoga Mat***

-Water bottle****

-A snack if you need one

-A scarf or mediation shawl if you’d like

-A journal & pen

Feel free to bring a picnic lunch if you would like to stay after class and enjoy the grounds.  There are short hiking trails on property, a creek/river, & a pond.

The session is on a sliding scale from $35-$75, so you can contribute what feels right to you.  You can bring cash or vemno me @Raphaela-Fritz. If you would like to pay by credit card you can let me know the desired amount and I can send you an individual invoice.

Looking forward to diving into the goddess with you.

Embodying the Goddess Logistics

What a gift to gather in this intentional way to deepen our own individual connection with the goddess in community.

Each workshop will consist of story,  yoga asana, visualizations, mantra, journaling prompts & small group shares.  

We will meet at our new sweet location which is about 30 minutes north of Asheville;

 

Barnardsville from 10am -1pm.  

 

What To Bring:

-Yoga Mat***

-Water bottle****

-A snack if you need one

-A scarf or mediation shawl if you’d like

-A journal & pen

Feel free to bring a picnic lunch if you would like to stay after class and enjoy the grounds.  There are short hiking trails on property, a creek/river, & a pond.

The session is on a sliding scale from $35-$75, so you can contribute what feels right to you.  You can bring cash or vemno me @Raphaela-Fritz. If you would like to pay by credit card you can let me know the desired amount and I can send you an individual invoice.

Looking forward to diving into the goddess with you.