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The Monthly Newsletter
This is the first of my monthly newsletters, read below for updates and fun stuff. Regular articles will return next Sunday.
As I am writing this first monthly newsletter here on Substack, I’d like to be begin by expressing my gratitude to you for subscribing, commenting and responding to my articles!
When I wrote my first post here in the beginning of July, my intention was to explore - and enjoy - writing in a less marketing and algorithm driven way. It’s been incredibly joyful to play with ideas and content and as a result my summer has been creatively rich. I’m so happy to be writing regularly again. So, thank you for reading!
Not only am I entering this next teaching seasons with new material for the upcoming workshops, but also with a tangible result of this summer’s creative exploration.
It all started when we created a new event series, “The Wild Woman’s Way Flavor Immersion”, which supports the embodied expression of a wide variety of “Flavors” as a means of widening human as well as erotic capacity.
Like spices in cooking, embodied flavors spice up our life - as increased capacity of expression, as remedy for feeling stuck or stunted and as the variety that creates and renews erotic attraction and play.
The concept, practices and material of Flavor exploration combine embodiment with my background in Jungian archetypes and deity yoga practice, as well as my relationship work around erotic attraction and keeping the spark alive.
Since human bodies learn best through resonance, I decided to make a series of visual “props” for the practices in preparation for teaching. This lead me down the deep rabbit hole of text to image rendering, which I really enjoyed because it is basically “painting with words”.
5 weeks and 1400+ images later (did I say deep rabbit hole?), I narrowed it down to 55 Flavor images that would best support the explorations.
When those were done, I decided I wanted them printed for every attendee. Then I figured I could make them available after the workshops. Next I decided I might as well write an instruction booklet. From there I spent a blissful weekend naming the cards and writing a meaning for each, so they could not only be used for practice but also as an Oracle.
All those steps led to - Ta Da!!!! - The 55 Flavors of the Feminine Oracle and Practice Deck. The first prints arrived in time for the Portugal retreat and I could not be happier.
I’ve just ordered a limited edition batch which is available for pre-order now. On this small run I will happily sign your copy before we mail them out, just let us know whom to dedicate it to in the notes. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I do!
Now that this deck is done, I am already planning the next one which will be dedicated to Wise Women. Both in my teaching as well as in my personal explorations I have found only a limited range of available role models for transitioning into midlife and beyond. There is still so much dogma, taboo and fear when it comes to entering into that part of life.
Someone who I have found hugely inspirational for many years is Angela Farmer. She is not only an accomplishished Yogini, but has pioneered her own body of work and at age 84 still teaches with incredible depth and wisdom.
A while ago I had the incredible pleasure to be on the Guruviking Podcast with Angela Farmer as she spoke about her personal journey into embodiment and staying in the body while being injured.
I love watching Angela speak and move! She carries incredible strength and vitality. Have a look at this interview and let me know what you think.
And finally, we are starting the final season of “12 Facets of Union”, an Archetypal exploration of mythological figures and their relationship. This last season introduces us to Persephone and Hades and their relationship. These sessions are held live online (+ recorded for later viewing) in 2 streams to accommodate UK, EU, US and Australia/Asia time zones and start October 21.
Join me for a rather subversive deep dive into this quintessential myth of individuation.
Wishing you a joyful and adventure filled September!
With warm regards,
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