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Wise Women’s Weekend Retreat with Amy Edelstein

These days are challenging for women. We’ve gained rights, freedoms, professional positions. And we’ve seen the limitations of those in culture. We’ve discovered some inner freedom and felt conflicted as we try to “do it all.” We love our children, our partners, our families, our friends yet often feel an ache or loneliness for something we can’t quite put our fingers on.

If this resonates with you, I invite you to join an extraordinary group of women April 1st-2nd in Duvall, WA, for an immersion weekend. We will go deep in meditation to create some space and fertilize inner ground for new growth. (Instructions will be given, prior meditation experience not required). We will do personal contemplation so each and every individual can learn to listen deeply for her own openings and intimations of the next personal step. We will engage in powerfully illuminating exploration and dialogue process to expand our worldviews and sense of the possible.

By the end of the weekend, you will find yourself profoundly inspired, with a sense of how to access intuition and wisdom, more calm and at peace. You’ll have the support of others who are on a similar journey of life discovery, and you’ll have a sense of how you can continue to move forward.

Come to this weekend retreat

  • With your decks cleared of urgent to-do’s so you can give yourself time to be.
  • Willing to let yourself discover an inner support.
  • Intent to listen and learn what gives strength and wisdom to yourself & others.

I look forward to guiding you to a wellspring of inner strength and insight.

Amy Edelstein has been teaching spiritual empowerment around the world for almost 20 years. She is the founder of the Inner Strength Foundation, which runs mindfulness programs for over 1200 inner city high school students and author of several books including Love, Marriage & Evolution. More at www.amyedelstein.com and InnerStrengthFoundation.net.

Retreat Cost: $350

Schedule
Saturday 4/1/17: Arrive 9-10 AM. Sessions from 10-1, 2:30-6, 7:30-9 PM, with meals in between
Sunday 4/2/17: Optional early morning meditation at 7am, Sessions from 9-1, 2:30-4

Location
Mosswood Hollow Retreat Center, Duvall, WA. Mosswood is a dedicated retreat center located about 45 minutes East of Seattle. The center is located on 40 acres of land and home to ponds, walking trails and a garden.

Accommodations
We encourage you to stay at the retreat center so you can relax and immerse yourself in spiritual inquiry. You may book a room for both Friday and Saturday or just Saturday. The center has a lodge with 22 modestly priced rooms including private ($128), two beds ($78), and group room ($58).

Meals
Meals are prepared using local and organic ingredients. The center can accommodate your dietary concerns. Let them know when you book your room and meals. We will share meals together at the center to further our discussions and get to know one another.

Cost of meals: Breakfast ($15), Lunch ($19), Dinner ($25).

To register for the retreat:
Send payment ($350) via PayPal to roxanegeller@gmail.com.

To book room and meals:
Mosswood Hollow Retreat Center, mosswoodhollow.org, (425) 844-9050.

For additional information:
Contact Roxane Geller, roxanegeller@gmail.com, (206) 409-0566.

Signs of a Tipped Uterus and How Maya Abdominal Massage Can Help

A tipped uterus creates abnormal pressure in the affected area creating a restriction of blood flow and lymph. This decrease of vital channels of flow results in an increase of acidity, pain, inflammation, and potential disease. Nerve connections become disrupted, disabling communication between the reproductive organs and the brain thus causing hormonal imbalances.

The displacement of the uterus (or tipped uterus) can create a myriad of symptoms, including:

  1. Painful periods and ovulation
  2. Irregular menstrual cycles
  3. Dark and clotty menstrual blood
  4. Hormone imbalances (depression, anxiety, early menopause, difficult menopause)
  5. Chronic low back pain especially during menstruation
  6. Chronic constipation before or during your period
  7. Chronic bladder and yeast infections
  8. Endometriosis, ovarian cysts/polyps
  9. Fertility challenges and miscarriage
  10. Unexplained pelvic pain
  11. Foul smelling menstrual blood

There are over ten ligaments within your pelvic bowl and over time these ligaments loosen, pulling the uterus out of its optimal position. Loosening of the ligaments may be caused by aging and gravity, pregnancy, high impact exercises, car accidents, injuries to the sacrum or tailbone, or surgeries.

How Maya Works
The Mayan Abdominal Massage is a non-invasive, external massage that guides internal abdominal and pelvic organs into proper position. This massage also works to strengthen and tonify the uterine ligaments.

Luckily for us, these ligaments are reflexogenic which allows the uterus to move without causing harm to the ligaments. Depending on severity, it may take one to several sessions with a trained professional to get and keep the uterus out of a tilted position. Three sessions are usually the minimum.

My Sessions
My sessions involve Myofascial Release to the pelvic bowl, an application of a Castor Oil Pack, Maya Abdominal Massage and instructions for Maya Abdominal Self-Care Massage which you do at home. The additional therapies of Myofascial Release and Castor Oil Pack supplement Maya Abdominal Massage techniques.

I facilitate the John Barnes technique of Myofascial Release to help bring the pelvic bowl back into proper alignment. The uterine ligaments are connected to the inside of the pelvis, so if the pelvis is out of alignment then your uterus might be too.

Application of a Castor Oil Pack helps to decrease inflammation in the applied area. While known as a folk remedy, research has proven that the external application of castor oil produces T-cells and lymphocytes. Therefore decreasing toxicity, increasing liver activity, and improving the immune and digestive systems.

If you think you may have a tipped uterus and would like to book a session please email the center at info@unioncenterforhealing.com

Thanks,
Katherine Mulholland, LMP