Women's Embodiment Community Gathering
Decolonizing from the Root, Committing to Justice
September 13th-16th, 2018
A powerful and integrative experience for Woman's soul.
At HoneyRoot, we have been deeply affected and spurred to action by what we perceive as a dire need in our culture for principled action and visible commitment to the well-being of all people, regardless of one's place within the confines of social constructs (i.e. race, gender, sexual orientation, spiritual affiliation, ability, class, and age).
We hold this stance fiercely, while continuing to soften our bellies, ground into the earth, and extend our arms to one another.
This fall’s gathering will be a container in which to touch and witness the ways in which we sit, stand, walk, dance, and relate as women in community. We will be inviting each person to explore their relationship with the intrinsic connections between somatics, social justice, decolonization, personal responsibility and community healing.
We remain committed to the body of work we have developed over the past six years, supporting women to heal, to free ourselves from inner and outer binds, and to grow into the empowered beings that the world needs.
At the fall gathering, we will explore how to be in our bodies, deepen into our roots, acknowledge our lost parts, find and establish connection, and to our current world and its needs. For each of us, striking that balance between self-healing/attention and world-tending will look different. We will provide simple tools and practices that will increase each of our ability to navigate intensity and stay present.
What do you want to see in the world? How is your body committed to this?
Hope you’ll join us.
HoneyRoot's Summer Embodiment Gathering is an annual celebration of Women's Embodiment and Intergenerational Collaboration. It's a place to explore, expand, and truly inhabit ourselves as women.
Annually, we host a dynamic convergence of women. Through our array of potent, enlivening, deep-diving course offerings, we extend a four-day invitation to come home to your body and to the precious bond found in true connection. We bring younger women an opportunity to embark upon rites of passage held in the hearts and devotion of the larger community, and we invite women dancing the dance of elderhood to bring us their playfulness, their shyness, their longing, the good medicine of their life experience, and the treasures of their hard-won wisdom. A RE-MEMBERING for all women, whether you've been to the summer gathering before or not. 150 acres of natural beauty, a gorgeous creek, deliciously prepared food, evening rituals, live music, and S P A C E to just be.
Located on Nisenan land, just above the Yuba River, among the pines, oaks, and maples of Shady Creek Retreat Center in Nevada City, CA, HoneyRoot provides opportunities for us to open our bodies to the wisdom that lives inside.
We, organizers and facilitators, do our best to create a strong container, a courageous playground, and a loving womb for the sake of embodied realization. We look forward to welcoming you into the Hive this summer!
Our fall retreat will focus on weaving these threads from a somatic perspective
Decolonizing Feminism, decolonizing our bodies
Roots -- feeling into our ancestry
Emotional expression (with focus on cultural differences)
HoneyRoot knows that in order to have the impact that we desire on the empowerment of women and bodies, in general, we must stay dedicated to creating an intersectional community.
Here at HoneyRoot we explore the realities of our own privileges as well as intersecting oppressions in order to understand the impact on ourselves and others. We are dedicated to building greater awareness in ourselves and support our participants in doing the same. We seek to use our privilege to amplify the voices of those who are not normally heard and support and encourage our larger community in doing the same. We honor the Diversity of all beings and stand in solidarity towards ending systems of oppression.
Cost & Breakdown coming soon...
Supporting Artists (to be announced)
Tonight I see the connection between stars
Even the faintest are attached
Thin lines drawing channels of support
to and from the most delicate and the brightest lights
Sisters...Oracles... Allies tying their strings together
Times long ago connecting to times unimagined and here now
Feed these lines sisters....
Tracking stardust between
Tracing the veins of all our soul's and body's lineage
with our feet and fingers...
our eyes...our heart
There is strength in this web
~Elise Anderson, HoneyRoot sister