RETREAT YOURSELF at the SPILT MILK YOGA SPRING RETREAT – Connecting to Own Wisdom, Joy and Purpose Through Motherhood.
2 FOR 1 – Bring a friend and pay only $397 each
Otaki, NZ, Nov 10–12, 2017. Friday 4pm – Sunday 12pm
A contemplative and dynamic weekend of guided self-inquiry led by Cathryn Monro, interspersed with restorative yoga, self-massage and more delicious offerings led by Kirstie Cleary.
This is time for you. Focused on you. Be guided skillfully through self-inquiry processes that connect you to your deepest self and to others. Strengthen your wisdom, joy and purpose through embracing the challenges of contemporary motherhood as path.
What is SPILT MILK YOGA?
Spilt Milk Yoga is a guided self-inquiry process created for mothers to engage with the challenges of motherhood as path. Spilt Milk Yoga focuses on the development of self-knowledge (Dhyana) the “yoga on the inside” growing our inner balance, flexibility, strength and mindfulness. I bring my training and experience to that process and guide mothers in this important work we do, approaching motherhood as an opportunity to come to know ourselves, raising ourselves while we raise our children, embracing motherhood as an opportunity to learn about our edges and befriend ourselves, rather than resisting or avoiding the challenges.
What happens in a SPILT MILK YOGA workshop or retreat session?
In the room you’d see me warming participants up to their purpose, guiding contemplation and journaling to focus intention. The work is tailored so that each mother can orient to a moment she wants to know more about, or to cultivate a new response to. There is guided sharing and connections are made, and then I interview someone who wants to learn more about herself and her situation. If it was you, we’d chat, we’d figure out our purpose, we’d get well connected up and then I’d direct you in an enactment laying out this unique situation. We’d lay out what’s going on outside and inside, and the question or intention you are holding. When you see and feel your inner world in this way it is more possible to build a conversation with your own wisdom and come to see and learn about yourself and your deeper motivations, world-view, and patterns. When you introduce your updated, conscious intention, or a new idea, to your existing structure you have an opportunity to practice your aspiration in this live moment. This enables you to, literally, practice this new approach, to feel it in your being, to embody the experience as your own practice. The other group members are involved in this work and the conversation and sharing that come from it are rich, true and profound. The work is transformational, and relates to the specific development of the participant, and the group.
The story of one mother’s guided self-inquiry here.
Cathryn says; Spilt Milk Yoga is the work of softening into our human love and learning, the work of coming to know ourselves, developing awareness, choice and flexibility, and using all the challenges of contemporary motherhood as fuel for that process. The Spilt Milk Yoga Retreat is an opportunity to immerse yourself, take time to reflect and connect to self, and be guided in finding practices that will grow your wisdom, joy and purpose in your every-day mothering life, not later some day, when the kids have left home and the house finally stays tidy for longer than 5 minutes. It’s about having that connection to yourself and your children now, and for life.
Kirstie says; I’ll be offering nourishing ways to rejuvenate our bodies, minds, and spirit. Ways to keep mothers juicy and joyful. Ways to help us stay connected to the essence of who we were before we became mothers, so that we can celebrate the fullness of who we are now as we nurture our families. Rejuvenation is an art that dials up your deliciousness. It feels good. And if we feel good, we are more likely to be creative, playful, passionate mothers to our beautiful children.
Register for the Spilt Milk Yoga Spring Retreat here
and go in the draw to win prizes of;
- a 1hr massage with Kirstie
- an audiobook copy of Spilt Milk Yoga – A Guided Self-Inquiry to Finding Your Own Wisdom, Joy, and Purpose Through Motherhood. Great for in the car, or in your ears when you’re doing house work, or any time you are hands busy/ mind free.
Some questions below from mothers about the SPILT MILK YOGA SPRING RETREAT
Why are the group numbers limited?
Profound learning and this transformative work is not really something that can be taught to a room of 30 people. The limit of a Spilt Milk Yoga group is 12, sometimes less is more. Spilt Milk Yoga is a process of working live and responsively to what each mother brings, the shared themes, noticing what’s alive in you and the group, and building your relationships purposefully to self and other. You then carry this out into your lives and families. And as it’s often a deep paradigm shift it’s not something that goes away like a hand out or a “taught” lesson.
How does the experience of the retreat differ from 1-1 sessions or the book? (i.e. How tailored is the guided inquiry at the retreat?)
If you are working with the book or audio book you are working on your own, connecting to yourself. In a 1:1 Companion Coaching Session I’m working with you on Skype connecting to self with me alongside you. In a Spilt Milk Yoga Workshop or Retreat this work is a mixture of connecting to self and others. Contemplation, concerns, questions, insights are shared and connection to others is central in this work. In addition, we stand the work up, so for example if there is a question you are holding I use my training to guide you not just in thinking about your experience but laying out aspects of it physically in the room. Participants are involved in unfolding each other’s practice and it is very powerful as often those deeper questions we have are resonant with everyone, so the work and story and insights are shared and deepened by the presence of others.
Is it like doing a yoga class with yoga poses?
Many teachers hold the work of yoga poses (Asana), but Spilt Milk Yoga focuses on self-knowledge (Dhyana) the “yoga on the inside” developing our inner balance, flexibility, strength and mindfulness. I bring my training to that process and guide mothers in this important work we do, approaching motherhood as an opportunity to come to know ourselves, raising ourselves while we raise our children, embracing motherhood as a path knowing our edges rather than resisting or avoiding the challenges.
Here’s one mum’s account of the effect of a piece of work we did. She was struggling to accept and connect with her youngest child. What came out was her need for her own self-acceptance.
Why are the groups small?
This kind of self-inquiry is not really something that can be “taught” to a room of 30 people. I keep the groups small because it’s a process of working live, personally, and responsively to what each mother brings. Participants really share of themselves, and we take the necessary time for people to get comfortable with each other and themselves and create the space to really listen and find something new in themselves. Like an update. And as it’s often a deep paradigm shift it’s not something that goes away, like a hand out or a taught technique or lesson. You can then carry this deep connection to yourself out into your lives and families.
Please contact me with anymore questions, I’m really happy to chat to you.