Welcome Sacred Sister.
Summer is a time of the Goddess, of enjoying the fruits born of the seeds we have planted in Spring, of gathering in celebration with our sisters, and of honouring the earth, her medicine, and the medicine of each other.
It is the season of the mother archetype who comes to the surface more fully, blooming with creativity and sensuality. It is a time of dancing around fires and enjoying life in full bloom.
Ripe with the energy of giving, summer is the space of devotion and harmony in our relations and awakening deeper sensuality and play.
As women, the mother moves in us during the full moon, Summertime, when we are taking care of others, birthing babies and new projects and visions to life. She is the space we give from without expectation, fully surrendering ourselves to service for the highest good. Like the earth, she is abundant and generous, her heart wide and deep.
She is a vital part of our life cycle and of the seasons, representing fullness, completion, and growth.
Her sister, the Wild Woman, comes to us throughout our life, monthly during the waning moon and before we bleed, also in our life cycle during our later mothering years and leading up to menopause. She represents Autumn, decay and letting go, receiving, and helps us to learn the value of opening ourselves to the wisdom within. She grounds and connects us to the earth, the seasons, and helps us come back home to our raw, authentic, wild expression. Without the wild woman we may forget to take time for ourselves, to give back to our sacred vessels, tending to our own gardens before those of others.
Wild Woman Rising is a summer embodiment retreat for women, to come together and honour both giving and receiving, rest and play, tap into their womb space and let the creative juices flow.
During our time together we will say THANK YOU to our bodies in the most nourishing of ways through embodiment workshops, circles, and self-healing practices, and invite in greater balance and harmony that we can bring home to deepen our relations with the ones we love and care for.
Think of it like a summer camp for Goddesses that will leave you feeling deeply cared for and rejuvenated.
Imagine being in a space for an entire weekend, dedicated to connecting with your body more deeply, to sharing your dreams and visions with others in a safe and supportive way, to being heard and seen in your magick and authenticity.
Many of us have forgotten the ways in which women used to gather, as healers, oracles to their communities, medicine women. It is a time of remembering who we are and what our deepest desires are telling us.
It is an invitation to let go of outdated programs and belief systems about what a woman, mother, and wild woman should be and stand fully in our power, free of shame and fear of what others may think.
The Space- our home for the weekend
Our weekend immersion will be hosted at a beautiful home in the Courtenay area with gardens and plenty of outdoor space. You can choose to stay in one of the guest rooms, in a shared space with others in the main house, or in a tent in the gardens outside under the stars. Options and availability are outlined below.
Our meals will be nourishing for the body and spirit, and compliment the season of Summer with lots of fresh produce. We will celebrate our ancestral ways of community based dining and preparing food together.
Meet Your Guides…
Akaiy’ha is a Sacred Feminine Embodiment Guide and founder of Medicine Women Rising who has been helping others access the healing power within their bodies for over 15 years. She has a passion for creating deeply transformative experiences for women to come back home to their power and truth through the wisdom held in the sacred vessel of their voices, hearts, wombs, and yonis. Over the past 15 years she has hosted many circles, trainings, and retreats in supportive spaces in Canada, United States, and Costa Rica.
Single Private Room in house- Double or Queen Bed $888, $777 Early Bird (until June 19th) – only 3 available
Shared “sleepover” space in house- bring your own mattress-$666, $555 Early Bird (until June 19th) – only 4 available
Sleep under the stars in your tent- $666, $555 Early Bird (until June 19th)
Sleep at home – $555, $444 Early Bird (until June 19th)
Payments can be sent to Akaiyha@medicinewomenrise.com (etransfer) or you can pay via paypal by using the button below (3% paypal fee will be added)
includes all meals, snacks, offerings, and a gift to take home.
Have questions? Send us an email by clicking the button below…
" I have been trying to find the words to express my gratitude for what this retreat awakened for me, the words that best describe it is “life changing”. I have spent these past few weeks in awe of what keeps coming up, and what I have been attracting into my life, and what is being let go. The clarity of my calling, which isn’t completely clear, but coming into view. All I know is I’m not afraid to leap, to allow The Great Mother to guide me, and the universe catch me. I am so thankful for the sisterhood I have found in all of you, honestly not once did I feel out of place or awkward. I felt at home. I felt held. I felt loved. I have been able to integrate all of this. And it continues to give me strength. " Sherri
" I defs wanna have the whole naked experience again though, that level of safety and freedom is fucking epic🙌🏼 For me the feeling sexier part didn’t come from being naked…it came from finding my womb space again and opening up that energy. N then having the realization after that dancing is when I have felt the most sexy in my life and even when I wasn’t dancing I still carried that energy w me in my days. It had zero to do w my looks/body ever! Lol. It was the inside feelings…the music in my soul…the movement in my body💖 Yessuh🙌🏼 " Candace M
" So much freedom in that naked dancing. It's truly liberating! I couldn't believe I actually did it! And that it was the most empowering, Magick thing I've maybe ever done! I often ask my clients to reflect on a time when they felt most free, authentic, aligned with their souls purpose, dharma... this was definitely a moment for me ❤️❤️❤️❤️ yay for feeling safe in my own skin! Not something I've experienced a lot of in my life! " Kim
" Thank you for the tools you gave me, What it means to be feminine (especially in my masculine dominant world ), Wild and flowing, she almost always gets shut down, (now she has permission to show up, I like her) , the give /take wheel, visualizing , how to create an altar, and how to dance and celebrate my feminine energy. Thank you most of all for creating a safe space for me (and the other women) to be me. " Patty
" Now that I’ve finally (properly!) integrated the Sacred Space Retreat, I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the magical weekend. I felt so loved, so at-home, and so comfortable. Akaiy'ha has such a beautiful way of including and welcoming all of you, and created a space for us to share safely, love deeply, and feel all of the feelings. So much gratitude for the time spent with all of the beautiful women there!" Samantha
" Akaiy'ha has a special ability to hold space for women in a way that makes them feel safe, nurtured and supported. Participating in her embodiment course was something I knew in my heart that I needed to do. The vulnerability I felt going to her embodiment class was quickly defused as we slowly and beautifully moved into a space of sharing, compassion and love for what it means to be a women. I would recommend any class that Akaiy'ha offers. " Shannon
" Connecting deeper to my womb has been so healing. The pain on my side is nearly there anymore. I feel more open than ever to my divine feminine and expressing my truest sexual nature. All the while feeling so incredibly held and safe in sisterhood. What I take forward is "new beginnings." We have opened up a portal to birth. I feel this deep sense of inner knowing that there is so much more to come. I can't wait to witness what we all bring fourth and co-create together. Listen. The wise & wild women are calling. Awo, awo, Awoooooooo!!! " Larissa
" It has really come to light how much I was holding in my body and powering through - never giving my body/mind a rest (even when I though I was). I come to see that without realizing it I have been holding on to a backlog of stress in my body from kids hospital stays many years ago, to lack of sleep, to work related stress, etc. etc. I even can point to times my body has been calling out for me to take care of myself, culminating in appendicitis last year. " LA
" The Naked Circle was so empowering for me. I have felt restrained and restricted and restless for so so many years, and that night of the circle, for the first time in forever I felt free, I felt like a Goddess, I felt seen and accepted and appreciated and loved and held. I wasn’t afraid I cannot wait to do it again. It awoke the parts of me I only ever fantasized about, I can’t wait to expand on this experience. " Sherri