Join us for a retreat rooted in rituals of Curanderismo and Ayurveda where we will connect with our plant ancestors, movement medicine, breath work and storytelling to mend our broken hearts.
Join healers, activists and artists, Lilia Roman and Roshni Kavate on a deeply restorative journey towards belonging, acceptance and nourishment. Grief, sadness, and heartbreak can lodge itself into our body and spirit creating disconnect. Our collective practice will involve working with plant allies, herbs, music, ritual and movement to move towards wholeness.
We will start with an intention setting ritual to connect with the elements of the earth to find grounding. We will move mindfully to find ease and sensuality. We will then be guided through the ritual of self limpia with herbs, and flowers to cleanse and nourish our spirits. We will finally be guided into deep, sweet rest through restorative practices to connect to our source of freedom and wholeness.
If available please bring:
- yoga mat or blanket to lie on (or a chair can substitute)
- pillow or yoga bolster
- another blanket to cover your body
- Fresh herbs or flowers if available (for self-limpias): rosemary, basil, mint, lavender, rose, sage are all good options.
- Herbal tea (I recommend chamomile, passionflower, tulsi or any favorite herbal tea)
- bowl of water, a candle, stone and incense/smoke
Roshni Kavate is Founder and Creative Director of Cardamom and Kavate. A wellness startup dedicated to reclaiming nourishing practices rooted in ancestral wisdom for collective liberation. She believes grief is a portal to wholeness. Through food, spirituality, storytelling and ritual we can reconnect to our wild selves. She sees the path to being whole as a radical art practice. https://www.cardamomandkavate.com/
Lilia is from Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico, from what has been known as “the city of eternal Spring”, or from its indigenous name: Cuauhnahuac, ‘surrounded by or being close to trees’, in Nahuatl language. After many travels and studies, she found a home in the Bay Area and has brought her beloved yoga practice to different populations since 2011.Yoga and other ancient healing modalities such as Qi Gong and Curanderismo, the healing arts of Mexico, continue to be Lilia’s source of inspiration. Her practices are the forces that keep her grounded and help her cultivate faith and clarity in an increasing challenging life where trauma is prevalent. Leading retreats and workshop and helping people cultivate resilience and self-love is what motivates Lilia’s life. Lilia has experienced this healing first hand and now shares what has transformed her because she believes healing is everybody’s birth-right.Lilia currently teaches Yoga for People with Cancer, Chair Yoga, and Clases en Español. She also offers private classes, one-on-one, and leads beautiful, and profoundly healing, retreats and workshops. Due to the current situation we are going through, all offerings are ONLINE. You can connect with her here https://liliaroman.com/
Suggested Sliding scale: $15-$30, venmo and paypal account will be provided on day of workshop, no one turned away due to lack of funds, all are welcome.