First Mother's of Adopted Children
The holistic retreats and wellness days are for first mothers of adopted children. Women who were separated from their child, or children through an adoption experience, either through a voluntarily placement of your child ,or through a forced adoption.
Open to women from Ireland and abroad, if you are in a reunion, or not. Both first mothers/first families hold a position in the adoption trad that is the least understood, the least researched, and the most stigmatized.
These retreats and wellness days are a sacred, safe and nurturing wholistic yoga space for first mothers to come together in community, while sharing a common bond. Both setting and practice is therapeutic and tranquil.
The schedule generally consists of: A very gentle physical yoga practice, short meditations, and yoga nidra ( deep relaxation ), which all help to bring body/mind awareness, while also helping to heal the embodied trauma and grief that can come with adoption loss.
Experiential group work. Walks out in nature while exploring our beautiful tranquil Irish landscape. Delicious healthy vegetarian foods. Own bedroom - en suite, but often that depends on the venue rented and availability of space there.
The space is both very compassionate and gently assertive, with the heart being the centre of all beings. If you come alone, you will feel great companionship.
A place to have a voice, share and listen, and gain more insight. While moving from a place of regret, shame and guilt, to a place of acceptance, peace and empowerment.
The weekend retreats started in 2014 which have grown organically over time & consist of two per year, spring and autumn. The summer wellness day started in 2017, which is an annual event.
No experience in yoga is needed to attend, as the practice is very gentle with mindful movements.
Kindly go to the contact page to reach us for full info for our next one, and Christina who is a first mother, will be with you shortly.