We will practice these healing modalities:
Qoya is a movement system that helps women to get out of their heads and into their bodies so that you can begin to trust yourself deeply and follow your intuition like a compass. Qoya is also a lifestyle that invites you to live from your deepest wisdom and truth.
The three tenets of Qoya are that we as women remember our essence as wise, wild, and free.
Wise is knowing your truth.
Wild is standing for your truth and staying committed to yourself.
Free is having the space to speak your truth, to speak from your soul.
Bliss & Gratitude Ceremony
This beautiful and powerful ceremony will open the way for transformation. Bliss & Gratitude is a combination of a Cacao Ceremony and a Despacho Gratitude Ceremony.
A Cacao Ceremony invites you to move deeply into your heart and connect with yourself in a way that awakens self-love. Together in ceremony we will drink cacao sourced from traditionally produced cacao, grown by farmers in Guatemala, produced ethically, sustainably and in fair trade. Cacao awakens the creative and vital energies of the body when used in a ceremonial way. Participants often describe feeling as if their heart is literally opening like a flower.
The idea of a Despacho Gratitude Ceremony is simple; you say thank you. You say thank you for as much as you can think of. And then you keep saying thank you until you feel like you could say thank you for hours. It is medicine for the soul.
Guided Womb Meditation
This guided womb healing meditation will assist you in supporting your connection to the divine feminine creation power. We have the powerful assistance from the full moon and fall equinox to raise our highest intentions and vibrations.
Honor our sacred connection to both the Earth Mother and Cosmic Mother
Discover emotions, blockages and limitations held in the womb through breathwork exercises
Cleanse the womb of imprints and tension allowing powerful energetic channels to open
Activate our womb power by igniting and Illuminating are seeds of intention
Womb Art Crafting
As women we are Creators and Magical Crafters. Let's make art of our womb story. Through group dialogue, innocent inquiry, journaling, story-telling, drawing, painting or collage we will each allow time, attention, and expression to the stories of our wombs.
Our wombs hold wisdom and wish to tell powerful and potent stories. We as women are carriers of this deep wisdom. Whether it be through pregnancy, birth, death, trauma, past relationships, illness, or physical injury our wombs are yearning for a safe space to release and tell its story. This is how we can begin to honor ourselves in our wombs, by telling our story and allowing the story to be heard and to be received. This is healing.
I believe in the healing power of community. I know that art, movement and meditation are powerful forms of medicine. I am passionate about creating sacred space where these modalities can be practiced.
COST + REGISTER
*Pricing is per person
Early Bird Pricing: $111
After September 16th: $144
Your Tuition Includes:
Qoya Movement Class
Ritual & Ceremony
Organic Herbal Tea & Light Snacks
Your Tuition Does Not Include:
Transportation to Cold Spring
If you need to cancel for any reason and we can find a person to take your spot, we will refund the amount paid minus a $25 administration fee. If we cannot find a person to take your spot, there are no refunds; however, you can transfer your paid spot to someone else, so you can send a friend or family member to the retreat in your place.
"I am without words to describe the soul gift given me by Dana W. through the recent Cacao & Gratitude Ceremony. A tender, soulful experience facilitated with insight, empathy, wisdom, and grace." ~Alma
"I have had the honor to participating in two healing circles and a one-on-one intuitive massage session with Christine. The first circle I attended that was led by her, was the first circle I’ve ever participated in. I was nervous, but I knew from the moment I walked in that I had found my “home.” Christine herself is a warm ray of light and immediately makes you feel comfortable and supported. Her knowledge is immense and her spirit is enchanting. She has truly changed my life. I will be back many, many times." 💜 Steph C.
“I met Christine Winus in Beacon at the Beacon of Light Wellness Center’s first open house in February 2018. Introducing herself as a healer channeling the energies of her spiritual guides in her massage practice, she offered me a short complimentary massage. It was a revelatory experience. Although I was fully clothed and lay on the table only twenty-minutes, her hands found instantly, it seemed, the part of my back that was holding tension and present and historical feelings, which her touch, both by its location and its pressure, released. I have been her client ever since. My sessions since then have all been distinct yet very similar in depth. Through her intuition, she senses which parts of my body are calling for attention and what those parts need. In this sense, Christine doesn’t “give” her client a massage. Rather, she enlists her client in the work that she will do with him or her for the client’s benefit. She’s like no other massage therapist I’ve ever gone to. To someone on a journey of healing, I can’t recommend her highly enough.” Sean M.
Watch as Christine and I dish about what you can expect when you join us for this nourishing event.
Embody Your Radiance Invites You To:
Take stock of your life. Express gratitude for your bounty.
Discover the areas longing for more of your attention.
Make compost of what is rotten or overripe.
Reconnect with your body, with special emphasis on your heart and womb.
Recalibrate Your Life
Could your life benefit from some rebalancing?
Have you taken time to celebrate how far you've come, all the ways that you've grown?
Would you like to bury seeds of intention for your future?
Are you carrying extra baggage, old stories, that need to be released?
Are you longing to re-charge and re-set so that you can hear what your heart has to say?
"Dana, you truly helped me heal in ways I didn't know could be healed.... or, at least, at this point in time. Life is magical and YOU exude that magic. Thank you for being a vessel of light and love. From Qoya to Cacao Ceremony to gently guiding my heart towards it already knows, I am better for meeting you. I genuinely cherish that class/experience. Thank you." ~Krissie
As an energy healer and massage therapist, I offer you a space held in open-heartedness with notably passionate for helping you address deep emotional problems that take on the form of physical symptoms, and/or prevent you from living your fullest lives with vitality and joy. I specialize in helping you to become empowered to manage anxiety and stress and overcome energy-related obstructions that keep you from living your best and fullest lives. I welcome the opportunity to work with clients who are struggling with emotional and/or physical issues, including chronic pain, autoimmune diseases, womb health (fibroids, infertility, peri/postmenopausal, endometriosis).
My deep and intuitive nature create transformational massage and bodywork sessions. My gentle and compassionate demeanor build a warm, safe and grounded foundation for my bodywork and healing sessions.
I am the founder and Initiator of Rising Earth Healing Arts, a devoted mother of my daughter and many business partnerships serving the holistic medicine field, I am deeply passionate about medicinal gardening and offer clients an array of opportunities to experience healing working with the plant kingdom. Serving my community not only with massage and bodywork I lead women’s healing circles throughout the Hudson River Valley helping to nurture and empower relationships women have with themselves and one another. I am also co-organizer of The Women’s Empowerment Circle of the Hudson Valley - a community of women connected through the common thread of self-growth, self-awareness, wellness, empowerment, collaboration and ritual.
As an experienced and gifted energy medicine practitioner, intuitive guide, womb priestess and licensed massage therapist certified in advanced pre natal massage, Reiki, and Integrated Energy Therapy my work focuses on helping you to identify and release limiting beliefs and traumas which may be shadowed by physical and emotional symptoms.
Retreat Itinerary (exact times may vary)
10:00-10:30- Welcome Circle
10:30-11:30- Qoya Class
11:30-1- Cacao & Gratitude Ceremony
2-3:30- Womb Meditation
3:30-4:30- Creative Expression: Womb Art
4:30-5- Closing Ceremony
On this Retreat You Will:
I am a Creative Arts Therapist who has a passion for guiding women to lead joyful and wholehearted lives. It is such an honor to hold space for women to slow down, experience authentic connection, and tap into the light inside of themselves. It is so refreshing to give myself and others permission to feel a range of emotions and begin to trust that instead of avoiding the shadows, it is possible to mine them for wisdom. I also really appreciate that each class offers the opportunity to experience pure pleasure and delight.
I want to acknowledge that it takes courage to show up for that first time as it can be somewhat uncomfortable to try something new. In a group. The good news is that there is absolutely no way you can do it wrong and the focus is on finding the place where it feels good and true. One of the greatest rewards found in a Qoya practice is that it offers a way for you to reunite with your body. You may just find that this reunion is the missing piece in your transformation.
Art, Community & Movement as Medicine