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THE TIME IS NOW… to apply FEMMEQ to solve the greatest challenges of our time and build a regenerative future.
FEMMEQ is feminine intelligence; the deep inner wisdom that brings life to life.
“a deep knowing that we are all part of a living universe, an innate sense of responsibility for the survival of human and planetary life. A conscious intention to heal. The concentration of love, energy and life-force, dedicated to someone or something that is of the greatest importance beyond self-interest.” – Karen Downes
Over the past centuries, our human species has evolved under the iron hand of patriarchy and our systems designed, developed and dominated by men. What are considered masculine qualities have come to be the most highly prized and rational thinking most valued. As a consequence, feminine qualities have been discarded versus seen as potent leadership qualities and women have been relegated to the position of homemakers and caregivers. Whilst strides forward have been in the last 100 years, it is insufficient for the transformation we need.
During this extraordinary week, you will be working with those who are leading with feminine intelligence. They are experts in the fields of systemic change and transformation, media and the arts, spirituality, politics and foreign policy, neuroscience and embodied learning, eco-feminism, economics and business, peace and reconciliation, trauma recovery and somatic intelligence. Together we will unleash our collective intelligence, build capacity and unlock ingenuity, increase our solidarity and love toward the healing of our societies, we will discuss learn and imagine how to build the new economies and social systems in service to a regenerative future.
Through the fusion of the personal and virtual spaces we will journey in conversation, working groups, through deep reflection and practice to heal what has been broken, dissolve the fear of rejection and shame that holds us back, rebuild our strength, restore hope and reawaken our feminine intelligence that enables transformation and a shift in the current paradigm.
DURING YOUR 7 DAY RETREAT, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO…
- Spend time and cross-pollinate with other current and emerging leaders, community builders and practitioners from around the world who are experts in their field
- Co-create a compassionate community that allows for the grieving and healing needed at this time, as well as dissolve the fear of rejection and shame
- Gather new tools and build resources to apply feminine intelligence towards building new systems for a regenerative future
- Build the capacity to hold conversations that mend the divide between the masculine and feminine within our own being, in groups and organisations you work with
- Learn awareness-based system-thinking by applying feminine principles; how to identify systemic dysfunction and understand how to restore integrity and wholeness to the system
- Be an active participant in co-creating a collaborative community which amplifies our collective ability for positive impact in the world
- Connect with the elements of nature on the level of form and energy to nourish and restore your resilience
- Develop greater capacity in speaking ‘truth to power’ through action-oriented communication
- Learn compassionate and generative dialogue for conflict transformation
- Reclaim your heart-centered knowing and the natural somatic intelligence of your body for decision-making
- Draw on ritual and ceremony to re-introduce sacred space into your life: the space that enables transformation and regeneration to unfold
- Celebrate your intrinsic connection with others and all of creation
- Leave with renewed strength, hope and knowing that we are, with feminine intelligence, ‘Pioneering the Possible’
THE FEMMEQ RETREAT is for all people who know that the time is now to reclaim what has been lost, to regenerate what has lain dormant: the feminine intelligence that exists in all of us to liberate our full human potential.
SAMPLE RETREAT DAY
06:45 – 07:45: Yoga / Meditation
07:45 – 08:45: Shower & Breakfast Buffet
09:00 – 10:30: Panel Sessions – in person and online with our global community
10:30 – 11:00: Morning Break
11:00 – 12:30: Panel Sessions – in person and online with our global community
12:30 – 13:30: Buffet Lunch
Afternoon – Free Time
13.30 – 15.30
During our free time we will have space for healing and recovery after a disruptive and challenging year, be restored by the abounding energy of the jungle, replenished by ocean swims, rejuvenated through bodywork and longevity treatments
15.30 – 17:00: Workshops facilitated in English and Spanish
18:00 – 19:30: Buffet dinner
20:00 – 20:45: Group session to complete the day- optional