A journey to & through Menopause
Rest, relax, re-store, re-vision and re-shape your experience of Menopause
with some of the world’s most outstanding presenters, entertainers and practitioners.
Join us on Gili Air Island off Bali
Friday 23rd February to Friday 3rd March 2012.
Not many people like to talk about it, yet more than 50% of the population will experience it with about 70% of those will experience debilitating symptoms.
What if we could turn the nightmare you are currently experiencing into the best years of your life?
What if you discovered a sense of how magical, powerful and enchanting you really are?
What if you were able to work WITH your body to understand the gifts (yes, I really mean it) Menopause is wanting to bring you?
My name is Mina Hunt, and I believe it’s time to turn this whole Menopause thing around. I’d like to invite you on a journey Beyond Menopause, in the loveliest of surroundings, with the most amazing of facilitators, to “Awaken the Enchantress” that lies within you.
Menopause is all about ‘Change of Life’ and you have the opportunity to join some amazing women on this 7 day adventure which really will change YOUR life! Now the thing is we are headed to Paradise and numbers are very, very limited. We are only taking 20 women on this magical journey to one of Bali’s best kept secrets: Gili Air Island. I know we haven’t given you much time to get organised but I believe there’ll be women who’ll be reading and just KNOW they need to be part of this and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. So if this is you then please email me NOW to reserve your place.
WHY ARE WE RUNNING THIS EVENT?
It just so happens five of the most outstanding female presenters in the world (I’m serious) will be in Bali during the same week in February. It really feels like this is more than just a stroke of luck and so to take advantage of this synchronicity – even though we don’t have much time to prepare – we’ve created a week long experience I believe will change your life.
The theme of Menopause is completely selfish because I’m peri-menopausal and realised just how little good information there is for women who want to see this as a milestone (not a mill stone) in their lives. I want to access this information from the experts for myself!
Too many of us feel like we’re ready for the scrap heap when we approach Menopause. I’ve worked with women who dissolve in tears unable to cope with hard to deal with symptoms, who feel alone and un-needed as they experience their ‘empty nest’, and often feel a shadow of their former glory. Gone are the slinky long legs, the tight butt and the lustrous hair and well, frankly it feels like there’s not much point to go on. We’ve been indoctrinated that because the physical signs of fecundity (fertility) are at an end, so are we.
Physical side affects such as hot flushes (flashes), night sweats, out of control hormonal levels, irregular cycles, lack of libido and vaginal dryness often accompany mental and emotional side effects of depression, anger, stress and feelings of hopelessness, fatigue, hair where you don’t want it and no hair where you do….. In fact this site states there are 34 side effects to look forward to.
Believe it or not, for some generations the easiest way to deal with peri-Menopausal women was Hysterectomy!
The sad story of the Hysterical Uterus shares this: “The mental condition of hysteria afflicted legions of women of all ages throughout the patriarchal centuries, and was considered the most common disease after fever. In menopause, specifically, “the belief was that the failure to menstruate caused the uterus to travel around the body, eventually negatively influencing the brain”.(Louis Banner In Full Flower)
The descriptions of hysterical patients painted a terrible caricature of the feminine. Old treatments included bed rest, binding, beating, purging, bloodletting, and, in worse cases, hysterectomy and/or clitoridectomy.”
So I guess in our generation things could be worse….. Or could they? We may not face mandatory hysterectomy but we do face the symptoms which besiege us and threaten our happiness and very existance.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING TO US?
Could it be our bodies are banging very hard on the door of our minds to get us to think about what’s taking place and to take steps to “Awaken our Enchantress”?
So women can find a safe place where they can discover in a safe space, with like minded women, that they are not crazy and this is NOT the end of the road. It’s about taking time to discover the untapped potential of menopause, of embracing the Enchantress who’s waiting to be discovered, it’s about understanding that a menopausal woman is a Sovereign Woman, a power unto herself and a gift to the world.
WHO ARE THESE PRESENTERS?
WENDY RULE Singer, song writer, entertainer, weaver of magic…. Rolling Stone Magazine says, “Wendy Rule creates dark, sensual, sonic theatre.” Wendy just happens to be on her honeymoon in Bali, and so we have hijacked her for 2 full days and a glorious concert. Wendy takes us to the past, to where we have been, through the journey of the Maiden, and the Mother, she unfolds the light and dark aspects of this journey and brings us to the door of The Enchantress. Haunting, beautiful, insightful, Wendy teaches us the importance of creating meaning in our life, transmuting the every day into magic through music and ceremony. Click the image to experience the music which is Wendy . Or go to www.wendyrule.com for more on Wendy.
LIANNE SCHWARZ lives in Bali and lectures at Griffith University Gold Coast on the subject of Midwifery. She is a skilled and talented practitioner specialising in women’s health. Lianne has a knowing way beyond her years, she joins us to discuss the symptoms of Menopause and how we can learn to listen to our bodies and understand what these signs are trying to tell us. She teaches us to work with our bodies, to honour the symptoms instead of using the ‘bandages’ modern medicine offers. Lianne will take us through a powerful process of ‘Thought Field Therapy’ (TFT) and teach us how to use TFT on the journey to bring peace, purpose and playfulness back to our bodies.
LAURA-DOE HARRIS outrageously naughty, but extremely nice, Laura-Doe treads where men fear to go, Menstruation, menopause, G Spots & the pelvic floor; entertaining and educating as she goes, Laura-Doe helps us see the humour in those not so funny moments. She is an extremely talented stand up comedienne, teacher and entertainer. Having experienced the magic of Laura-Doe both in her “Vaudeville of the Vulva” and “Secret Maps to Buried Pleasure”, I guarantee, you’ll leave knowing more about your body than you ever thought possible, and yes, in case you’re wondering, that illusive G Spot – it IS real – and Laura-Doe will help you find it! Discover more on Laura-Doe at Yoni.com
PATRICIA CORNER founder of the Goddess Association in Australia Inc, has been my teacher, mentor and friend for 10 years. Patricia is one of the most dynamic teachers of women’s studies in Australia. Patricia left a career in the corporate world as a gifted trainer and facilitator to follow her passion of women’s mysteries. She has for many years woven a magical thread of understanding for hundreds, if not thousands of women. She teaches with laughter and tears and is an enthralling story-teller and down-to-earth wise woman. Patricia shares with us the “Seasons of Women” placing menopause into perspective of our life journey, enriching women’s lives and transitions. Patricia offers one-on-one 13 month readings based on amulets she has created which may shock and surprise with their honesty and accuracy. A one-on-one with Patricia is to sit in the presence of the Goddess herself. You won’t want to miss this opportunity.
KERRI RYAN is a down-to-earth, fun loving, inspirational woman who just happensto be a Priestess of the Goddess with a Masters Degree in Religious Studies and is known as “The Goddess of Sacred Sex” “There’s a reason women love to dance,” Kerri explains. “Dance enables us to shift energy and that’s one of the biggest things about Menopause – learning how to transmute the energy. Women have so much trouble hormonally due to the ‘undealt with’ shadow energies associated with the transition into our senior years. The shadow may be the things we don’t want to face in our lives that we hide away and hope no-one will discover.
When we face that shadow – to dance the shadow we visualise the energy that is being expressed as hot flushes, heat etc and journey through, gathering that energy into the sacrum and opening up the sushumna and channelling it back up through the body as kundalini because that is what it is. We awaken the whole pelvic area, opening the hips and yoni and then dance the energy up, using serpent type symbology and movement, into the heart, loving the changes, honouring the body. Through Kundini Dance we are able to transform those hot flushes into power surges.” As well as daily dance sessions, Kerri offers private consultation on healing issues around body image and sexuality.
MINA HUNT is the co-ordinator of “Awaken the Enchantress”. A peri-menopausal woman (how bad does THAT sound), Mina holds the space for almost 8,000 Wild Women on Facebook, and hosts the Red Tent on the Gold Coast of Australia where anywhere between 10 and 50 women gather to celebrate their cycle, their connection to the Great Mother and to each other. Mina has a natural ability to teach spiritual truths in practical ways. Life throws the unexpected at us all the time and this will be a week to embrace this in our lives.Expect the unexpected and learn to treasure this ‘Change of Life’ in ways you will never have considered before.
Mina creates the space for magical connections to unfold between women, which many have never experienced and some missed for years. Her motto is ‘Connection, Community, Creativity & Celebration.” As well as facilitating “Awaken the Enchantress,” Mina is offering a ‘Facebook for Business’ workshop, a 3 hour intensive taking you through the 6 steps to successfully using Facebook for your business. Attendance at this workshop may entitle you to claim this retreat as a tax deductible professional development retreat.
WHERE ARE WE HEADED: Paradise Found: Gili Air Island
Last year I went exploring with my 19 year old and we discovered Gili Air Island….. If you can imagine no cars, no motor bikes, no police and pretty much no need for shoes, it took us only half a day to realise we had truly discovered Paradise. Situated an hour or so by fast boat from Bali and 15 minutes from Lombok, there are about 1,000 residents and a smattering of resort style accomodation. We found ourselves in a bungalow 10 metres from the water and fell asleep to the lapping of the waves on the shore, we woke to meditate with the rising sun under Bali huts, enjoyed an Indonesian style of Bikram Yoga twice daily and experienced afternoons of ‘Bliss’ in Bulan Madu Day Spa. Evenings were spent sipping cocktails to golden sunsets and the magical tones of the local boys, who incidentally all sing like rock stars . Fresh fish and juice, sweet, tropical fruits arrived daily, as the villagers bought their catch to shore. We rested, relaxed, snorkelled and enjoyed lots of Electric WaterMelon and Indonesian delicacies. And as I sat, thinking I truly had died and gone to heaven, I envisioned bringing a group of women to Gili, to rest, restore, re-vision and….party. There isn’t a woman I know who wouldn’t benefit from a week on Gili Air Island.
WHEN: Our Journey starts on Friday 24th February after lunch and moves through until Friday 4th March after breakfast. My suggestion is you fly into Bali on Thursday 23rd. There are several boat times running through the day, so you can catch the boat Thursday afternoon or Friday morning – however, if possible, you’d really want to be settled by lunchtime.
Why not make the most of this island experience and extend your stay either side by a few days. Contact Mina to discuss additional charges.
What we DON’T want to do is keep you so frantically busy that you go home more exhausted than when you arrived. We’ve factored in plenty of R & R so you can rest and relax and restore. Every day you’ll have the opportunity for yoga, dance, spa, exploring, snorkelling or diving and plenty of time for connection and celebration.
- Imagine 7 days accomodation for the first 10 women at Biba Beach Cottages . (Accomodation for the next 10 will be advised.)
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner including Indonesian specialities and fish fresh off the boat daily
- Welcome Cocktail Party on Friday evening
- Morning meditation to a tropical sunrise
- Daily workshops with our amazing presenters
- Create your own “Awakening the Enchantress Journal”
- Afternoons free to explore, pamper or connect one-on-one with our facilitators
- Yoga twice daily with H2O Yoga Join 3 teachers – Bindu, Natascha and Brooke- each offering their influenced style of Hatha yoga, from flow to anusara to classical.
- Evening meditation and connection groups
- Shake your booty – daily Kundalini Dance Party
- Optional Social Media workshop with Mina….(oh wait, that makes this trip a tax deduction!)
- An afternoon Spa experience “Bliss” Jamui Spa Experience. Immerse yourself in Bliss, Aromatherapy Footbath ~ Lavender Body Wash ~ Choice of Traditional Body Scrub ~ Choice of Balinese Massage or Traditional Asian Facial
- Plenty of opportunity to party.
- and some surprises along the way.
Please note our time table is subject to change without notice and workshop settings may be somewhat unorthodox.
You will learn to ‘go with the flow’ on Gili Island
What NOT to expect…
Anywhere to wear stilletos… you’ll be lucky to need thongs. White boards, power point presentations, classroom style seminar rooms, cheap WINE Drink cocktails made on fresh juicy local fruit or Bintang (beer) or BYO.
WHAT IS MY CONTRIBUTION?
Contribution inclusive of ALL the above is
$1497.00 single room all inclusive
$1297.00 twin share all inclusive
$1097.00 – bring a friend
If you are serious about joining us,don’t delay as time and numbers are limited.
If we do not receive sufficient interest by 1 February, this opportunity will not proceed so DON’T WAIT!!
A $200 deposit is required to lodge your expression of interest.
Once we have 10 confirmed bookings your deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE
Full payment is required by Friday February 17th
Payment may be made via paypal, credit card or Direct Debit
please complete the booking form FIRST and we will contact you regarding payment
EARLY BIRD – LIMITED OPPORTUNITY FOR ONE-ON-ONE CONSULTATIONS:
Limited numbers of one-on-one consultations are available with our presenters. Experience a 13 month reading with Patricia, discuss your individual health challenges with Liane, experience a Goddess Tarot Reading or obtain business and vision building advice with Mina. Discuss your sexual or relationship issues with Kerri, Laura-Doe or Wendy.
- Wendy available Saturday & Sunday
- Lianne, available Monday & Tuesday
- Laura-Doe available Wednesday Thursday
- Patricia, Mina & Kerri available daily.
Appointment times are restricted to 2 - 5pm unless by prior agreement.
EARLY BIRD - help us help you. By pre-booking one-on-one sessions you will assist us greatly in the organisation of the Journey.
Consultations are $100 per 1 hour OR spend one hour private consultation with each presenter for $500 (save $100)
Bookings are refundable prior to arrival on Gili Air Island. Payments become non-refundable once we hit the island.
***AS NUMBERS ARE LIMITED, THIS OFFER IS AVAILABLE FOR BOOKINGS MADE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL ON GILI AIR only.***
Life is pretty chilled on Gili Air. You could get away with wearing sarongs, morning, noon and night, and no-one would look sideways - in fact, that's pretty much what everyone does. Shoes - optional. Weather is generally beautiful one day and perfect the next, you may wish to throw in a light wrap just in case the wind comes up.
Please bring something feminine & purple to wear.
Stay tuned and we'll advise of other requirements.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
We can guide and advise you every step of the way.
Fly to Bali from most ports of call in Australia. Virgin Blue have extremely reasonable flights at this time.
Fast boat from Bali to Gili includes shuttle from the airport or your hotel. We have discount prices usually $220 return - book with us for $160. We can arrange to meet you at the airport if necessary and ensure your safe arrival to Gili Air.
So what are you waiting for? Isn't it time to "Awaken The Enchantress".
Life will never be the same again.
FOR MORE DETAILS PLEASE CONTACT
MINA ON +61 449 560 523 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org