Marjorie Sa, Katia Leonardo and I have the honor to invite you to join:
WATER, RHYTHMS & BIRTH
A 3 days retreat at the Liquid Zome in Portugal, to explore aquatic bodywork, sound and massage for prenatal.
For midwives, doulas, nurses, osteopaths, aquatic bodyworkers & people working with pregnancy. The first " Water, Rhythms & Birth" retreat is focused on prenatal bodywork on land and in water. It is part of a cycle of 3 retreats: in 2018 we will launch Rituals & Birth and Postnatal Healing.
Fri 24 to Sun 26 of November 2017 at the LIQUID ZOME in PORTUGAL (near Lisbon)
This retreat is a space for inner exploration; will propose workshops all day as well as sharing circles. Participants will have an opportunity to discover new tools to deepen their practice when it comes to working with pregnant women.
Together, ON LAND and IN WATER we will:
• Practice bodywork for pregnancy: Prenatal Thai massage, Prenatal Yoga, Water Relaxation and Dance.
• Develop our quality of presence and quality of touch to consolidate our base for healing work.
• Cultivate the creative potential of sound – Connect with the vibration of our voices as well as silence inside and outside water.
• Search for intuition and inner wisdom to build confidence – Connect with the vibration of our own body senses.
Pregnant women are invited to join the retreat on Saturday 25th, in the afternoon, for sessions and group activity with a symbolic value of 30€.
Katia Leonardo, Singer and Water Rhythms
Katia is a Portuguese/Angolan singer, songwriter and rhythm improvisation teacher. Katia’s academic studies were centered on Tribal Rhythms, Opera, Jazz Singing and Improvisation. She also studied Indian Music with Roop Verma (NY) and trained at Bobby McFerrin´s vocal improvisation techniques (San Francisco, Hawaii and Montreal). As well as giving concerts worldwide, Katia applies her training method to groups and individuals using improvisations, sacred rituals and art therapy.
Aqua Serena, Water Relaxation for Pregnancy
Laurélène is a yoga-doula who lives and works in Paris. Inspired by her work as a doula and her trainings (Atma Janzu, Aguahara, Watsu pregnancy, « sport & pregnancy » at De Gasquet Institute), she has developed her own practice: Aquaserena, water relaxation for pregnancy. Laurélène runs workshops and women retreats in France, East Africa and Asia.
Marjorie Sa, Thai Massage Pregnancy
Marjorie is a Brazilian/Portuguese dancer, body therapist and teacher dedicated to Traditional Medicines and Midwifery, with a life-training that runs from Amazon to Asia, integrating elements of massage, meditation and dance. Women Health’s specialist with Thai Massage, Watsu, Reflexology, Herbology, Taoist and Ayurvedic massages and practices. Birth and postpartum Doula, and mother of two girls. Instructor and mentor of professionals in Massage for Pregnancy since 2006 and Thai Yoga Massage since 2001. Researcher of Sacred Dances, Birth Rituals and Feminine Body Practices, offering a therapeutic approach about physiology of the movement and committed with awakening the presence of the sacred in birth and maternity.
Prices for the retreat:
425€ euros all included - 3 full days theory & practice, access to the pool, accommodation, 3 meals a day plus fruits, tea & fresh juices
333€ without meals
300€ without meals & accommodation
Note: During the following week you will have the possibility to book for individual sessions with the main therapists:
Individual session for pregnant women: 60mins/70€
Couple workshop: 90mins/100€
About the food:
We prepare our meals at home with conscience and love, giving priority to the use of organic homegrown products from our permaculture bio garden. We are aware of your needs while working in the water and wish to nurture both your nutritional and energetic necessities while staying with us. Eating outside of the farm is possible but will most surely be less delicious and confortable. ;)
We have the pool in a magnificent octagonal sacred geometry zome, with confortable mattresses available for you to spend the night in a cozy unique, wooden and cork-insulated warm space. It is a once in a lifetime experience that we recommend and wish to share with you. There are two showers and two toilets available.
We also have a gorgeous little rustic house next to the zome, where up to four people can sleep, with access to toilet and shower.
For the people who'd rather have it simple and private, we have a caravan with double bed and toilet.
Sleeping outside the farm in an apartment or room is also possible, but means extra costs supported only by the participants. We can help you find a nice one, though, if you really feel like it.
We are at firstname.lastname@example.org waiting for you to send us your name, country and payment confirmation*
(please understand your booking will only be validated after payment of at least 50% of total retreat price)
Joana Pinto Correia
BIC/SWIFT BESZ PT PL