Sacred is when something common and everyday is made worthy of reverence and the greatest respect. It's when one woman longs in her heart to be a mother and another makes a conscious choice not to be. It's when one exhausted mother births life into this world, soothes her baby at 3am and struggles to remain patient when her toddler rages, while another grieves her tragic loss. It's when each of us has the courage to say, 'I don't want to do this alone.' It's when your community replies, 'I see you, I love you and I will always have your back.’
The circles, ceremonies and retreats that I hold are spaces in which magic unfolds. When we women gather together to tap into our collective wisdom and honour our experiences, thoughts and feelings, when we are guided to trust and follow our wild, intuitive knowing, when we truly feel seen, heard and revered, we become incredibly powerful. As we unlock our potential, energy ripples out from within us to our families and communities and as though a spell has been cast, we witness the change we wish to see in the world before our eyes.
Women hold babes, I hold women and the Great Mama holds us all
"I HAVE NEVER PARTICIPATED IN A WOMEN'S CIRCLE BEFORE AND WAS A LITTLE APPREHENSIVE AND NERVOUS TRYING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME. GEM HAS A UNIQUE ABILITY TO CREATE A SAFE AND OPEN SPACE FOR WOMEN TO COME TOGETHER AND FEEL HEARD, LOVED AND FREE IN WHO THEY ARE. I SHARED THIS EXPERIENCE WITH TOTAL STRANGERS WHO, THROUGH GEM'S GUIDANCE, FELT LIKE SISTERS FROM THE MOMENT I STEPPED INTO THE CIRCLE." - NELL
"This takes mum and baby group to a whole new level..."
Whether you join a new moon circle, a postnatal circle, a mama circle or another one, all are containers for integrating our experiences of womanhood, for reimagining what it means to be women and mothers, for healing, for joy and for transformation. We may meet online or in-person, and bring our little ones or enjoy time alone. Our intention is that we leave feeling revitalised, part of a wise and powerful sisterhood, and more in tune with ourselves, with our children and with Life.
Some of the elements we weave into our circles include...
MEDITATION & VISUALISATION
SEASON & MOON RITUALS
CONNECTION WITH NATURE
TOUCH & HOLDING
"Ceremonies offer fixed points in our hectic lives, making life feel richer and often transforming it."
Life is in constant motion; everything comes and goes, and without ceremony and ritual it slips through our fingers. From mother blessings and thanksgivings for the safe arrival of our babies, to grieving and honouring our lost ones, our ceremonies are spaces in which to pause, reflect and set clear intention. They take us beyond the everyday, helping us to focus on what really matters by reaching places where words cannot go. The symbolic rituals within a ceremony help us to access and process our thoughts, feelings and intuitions, honouring that which has passed, that which is yet to come and our rite of passage between the two.
Creating environments that our children can thrive in
These include our free online Magnificent Mama workshops designed to support women on their way to and from birth, and workshops co-hosted with amazing experts. We also offer experiences that enable mamas, papas and little ones to have fun and bond in beautifully meaningful ways.
A taste of our workshops...
"Babes in Sacred Arms was born from our need for it!"
The seed for Babes in Sacred Arms was quite literally planted during Gem's mother blessing ceremony in September 2019. As women of all ages gathered to really be with another and honour Gem, we all felt a deep sense of joy, relief and belonging - this was soul medicine at work, and we needed more of it...
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