Initiation into the Sacred Feminine
What is Initiation all about?
Hear from women who have taken the Initiation journey, as they share their experiences.
Are you longing for the company of other women, with whom you can just ‘let go’?
You are not alone. A circle of sisters is gathering to witness each other as each woman unfolds the true expression of herself, held by sacred ceremony, by nature and by the practices of our ancestors who honoured and celebrated woman’s cyclical nature.
Initiation is a year-long life changing course offered as an antidote to the challenges of both our inner and outer experience of life right now. It offers a pathway for women to reclaim their power, freedom, joy and innate wisdom
So many women instinctively feel that if they could open to the full flow of their shakti energy, if they could bring their full selves to life, life could be even richer.
So many women are taught that their true feeling nature is ‘messy’ or ‘chaotic’, unwelcome in a world that values order and productivity above all else.
So many women feel alone, longing for a circle of women around them. Women with whom they can feel a deep bond of friendship and trust.
Initiation is a journey into how to reclaim and embody the beauty, power, wildness and fiercely loving heart that is the true feminine – to break through the generations of conditioning. Here is what you can expect..
- Teachings from the ancient spiritual indigenous traditions of these lands
- Maps to unlock the sacred womb mysteries of knowledge held within each woman’s body
- Practical tools and exercises that you can take and use in your everyday life
- Crafting and medicine drum making
- Love your body at the deepest level
- Communicate your truth with ease in any moment
- Heal the wounds of your history as a woman and a girl
- Connect with your innate womb wisdom and intuition
- Discover the secrets of your cyclical nature
- Understand and experience the full spectrum of your sexuality
- Heal sexual abuse and psychological scarring
- Discover what your unique gifts are and how to bring them into life
- Nourish yourself with rest and kindness as a radical act of self love
ABOUT THE COURSE
This training, spread over a year, gives you a complete map to living as the deepest whole woman you are.
The dates on which we gather follow the seasonal flow of the year, month and life arc of woman. The whole journey tracks the 4 main quadrants of the wheel which in turn embrace the 4 main aspects of woman. Within each of these we delve deep to fully heal, reclaim and celebrate these rich expressions of womanhood.
Each point on the year’s cycle marks a key energy change in nature around us and within us as women. They were marked and honoured by our ancestors, as part of their lives together, and in this way we support the coming into our innate connection with these cycles living within us. The residential modules of the course take place at Earthheart, Jewels’ centre nestled deep within the ancient Forest of Dean, where wild nature is all around as teacher and mirror to each woman’s own reflective journey.
Jewels has spent the past 20 years reawakening these ancient sacred teachings. She is passionate about bringing them forward to facilitate women in stepping into their power, bringing forth their gifts to the world.
In the patriarchal paradigm we compete with each other, keeping ourselves separate and isolated. Because of this cultural overlay, it takes a commitment to enter a circle of sisters and return again and again so we can support each other in the collective unfolding.
At this time on Earth the sacred feminine needs to return fully and bring forth the gifts she has for the transformation of all women and our world.
Practicals and application
This training is by application so we can be sure we are able to take the best care of you on your journey. On application, you will have a brief Skype with one of the teaching team members. If you’re interested in joining this training, please put down a deposit (see further down the page) and contact us for an application form and more details.
(Lift sharing potentials are organized a few weeks before the date of the first module)
What the training includes:
12 modules spread over the Celtic wheel of the year, given as follows:
- 5 in-person fully residential gatherings (25 days)
- 3 online gatherings
- 1 sister circle peer gathering (camping)
- 3 personal study modules to support your individual journey
How it works
- All residential gatherings take place at EarthHeart and begin 1pm on the first day and end by 4.30pm on the last day.
- You are required to attend all residential modules.
- 2 modules will be camping and being outdoors in the summer
- Online gatherings are 2.5 hours on a Tuesday.
- Personal study practices are given to do between modules as preparation for the next gathering.
5-9 Feb – residential at EarthHeart
24 March – evening online gathering
6-10 May – residential at EarthHeart
24-28 June – camping at EarthHeart
21-23 Aug – camping at EarthHeart (sister circle)
15 Sept -evening online gathering
28 Oct- 1 Nov – residential at EarthHeart
8 Dec – evening online gathering
3-7 Feb (2021) – residential at EarthHeart
You are worth the investment you make in this training, and you deserve it!
Accommodation is offered with different options depending on what you enjoy and your budget. It includes meals, all teachings, materials & handouts. We offer a limited number of concessions for each training. If you like to apply for one please email us for an application form. These are on a first-come first-serve basis and tend to go early. All fees include VAT at the standard rate.
OPTION 1: Outdoor camping – Early bird if paid by 1st March £2,450 (after that £2,950)
Camping in your own tent or camper-van on our campsite. Self-catering breakfast. All lunches, suppers etc included.
OPTION 2: Indoor camping – Early bird if paid by 1st March £2,650 (after that £3,200)
In the Forest Lodge. Self-catering breakfast. All lunches and suppers etc included.
OPTION 3: Room in house – Early bird if paid by 1st March £2,950 (after that £3,700)
Sharing a room in house 2-3 people per room. All meals etc included
Special diets can be catered for. They need to be arranged in advance, supplements charge applies)
Once you’ve made your deposit, the balance can be spread over a payment plan. Fees must be paid in full by the start date of the training. We strongly advise that you book early so you can maximize the time available to spread the payments. Please contact us to enquire.
“It will change your life, irrevocably, for the better if you do this work, and for all the women that you know.” Initiation participant, 2017
“Every woman on the planet need the level of connection that this work enables. A place to bring all of ourselves and feel safe and held while doing the work, that is so rare. It is a total privilage to have found a place like this.” Rebecca, Initiation 2018
“. . Second only to giving birth to my son, the women’s year long course was simply the most amazing experience of my life. Feels like I am now regaining my true identity as a woman. I started the year feeling scared that I wouldn’t’t fit in with the group. I’ve come away understanding what true love and support really feels like – simply amazing. Jewels, I can’t thank you enough for believing in me when I was unable to believe in myself” Janet
“. . This group changed my life, period. I didn’t know what I was missing, because feminine presence and holding was not within my experience. Now I exist within a sisterhood of deep trust, love acceptance and woman-ness that is the centre of my world and that continues since the group completed. The process was jaw-droppingly beautiful and rich beyond measure. This is gold dust, and it’s available. Amazing . . ” Clare Dakin – founder of Tree sisters
“A deep, deep bow to Jewels. Her skills at holding space for a diverse group of women who are engaged with deep soul-work, are superlative. I admire her for the manner in which she works with people in circle at the deepest level, without bullying, without rescuing, without pushing. It’s an honour to watch. A rare and precious gift” Melanie Santorini, Initiation participant