In honor of the Winter Solstice, and the transition from this year into the next, I’d love for you to join me for a virtual gathering by the “fire” to come together in sisterhood to mark the changing of the seasons that is in our lineage, and in our blood… for before we were taught to hustle for our worthiness, we remembered that our inherent rhythms were closely tied to those of nature (and they still are).

As we near the ending of 2020, a year that has been intense on so many levels, I’d love for you to join me in a different kind of year end reflection, and intention setting.

My vision is that our space together is one that allows room for a natural leaning into the energy that Winter mirrors to us- the necessity of rest, stillness, learning to befriend the darkness, and sacred visioning from a non pushing place.

The Winter Solstice is the darkest day of the year. It reminds us of our natural inherent ability to meet the mystery, to befriend the dark and unknown, to know that life itself is born from a vast fertile dark space.

It also signifies the return of the light, and the longer days to come which reminds us to lean into and trust the natural ebbs and flows of life. And, it mirrors to us our inner wise woman Crone, and our capacity to feel and sense our intuitive nature beyond the logical and linear.

In this space of darkness, bare to the bones, things are happening beneath the surface that allows the next season of natural creative expression to blossom.

Yet, without space to reflect and see what is genuinely ready to fall away, we run the risk of always being on, and striving for more without a deeper sense of connection, purpose, and fulfillment to the choices we’re making, and the actions we’re taking.

“I have such a larger appreciation for myself now. I can honestly say that I’m loving myself. I know that I am worthy, and that I am the priority. In working with Melanie, she allows time and space for nurturing, which is completely necessary and welcomed.”

Christin Brown

Why Now, and why it’s important to create this space for you?

It’s from giving space to pause and sit in internal reflection, that we can genuinely hear what is ready to be let go, and in its place we can more clearly see, feel, and hear what is wanting to be created next from a more connected and soul listening way rather than a “should”, or trying to fit into societies boxes of what we think we’re supposed to want.

This is not another New year’s resolutions workshop, as I feel often goal setting at the end of the year that comes from the energy of what is lacking/something wrong with you doesn’t really support your essential nature-in fact it can bring you further away from yourself, in that constant state of hustle, and striving, without really checking in on what you truly desire and what is wanting to emerge from a deeper longing within.

It’s time to re-align with you natural rhythms, and deepest longings.

Claim Your Space Now for our Virtual Gathering

What will the gathering include?

Since working with Melanie, everything has shifted. I walk lighter in this world, even in the heaviest of times. I am no longer run by my stress, but instead my passions lead me. Instead of feeling sort of small and quiet, I feel free and fluid, able to move and take it ALL in!”

Carina Powers

Saturday, December 19th from 9:00-11:30 AM PST

Cost: $22

Note, if you’ve been impacted by the Pandemic and are experiencing financial hardship, yet really want to participate, email me at melanie@melanieelkin.com, and I’d love to work something out.

Participation:

I designed this virtual retreat with the intention that this isn’t just another virtual offering to check off your list, and rather a space where it feels as much “in-person” as possible, and allows you to nourish, and connect to yourself through this transition into the Winter and the end of 2020.

With that being said, while I plan to record this offering (for only those who have enrolled) to reference back for ongoing inspiration, my intention is that this is a sacred journey to be participated in live from beginning to end-each exercise weaving into the next, and opportunities to share insights and be received as you desire. So. We need time and space like this regularly as a modern woman in this fast paced culture-and it is my pleasure to hold that space with you. So my invitation to you is to give yourself this gift of being there live, and showing up for your care and nourishment.

Claim Your Space Now for our Virtual Gathering

REFUND POLICY: Admission is non-refundable. You are responsible for the full fee regardless of whether you actually attend or complete the retreat. In the event that you get sick or have an emergency, you can transfer your ticket to someone else,

What to Expect from Working with Me, Melanie

Get ready for a day of embodied learning and exploring, as well as restoration and relaxation, AND sisterhood.

As women, we’re taught to believe that our needs can wait until later…that we’re only allowed to slow down after everything and everyone else is taken care of. 

Often we can squelch our desires and isolate ourselves to keep others comfortable, cutting ourselves off from our own life force, and the power of community in the process.

I feel it’s time to wake up to ourselves…and to break free from all the limiting ways we’ve been taught to be and all we’ve been taught to hide our true nature. 

I believe – and have built my work around this belief – that it’s time for a new collaborative, feminine, embodied approach to life. One that allows you to create a way of living and moving that nourishes you, feels pleasurable, and brings you back to a juicy connection to yourself.

“I think that was part of the magic of saying yes was you never know what is going to come up that needs to be held and seen in community… and to be seen, held in community and supported was an incredible experience that I’ll never forget and I am forever changed. Melanie holds an incredible container and space, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience and a more prolific opportunity for me to step into who I am.”

Ashley Kelly Brown

I hope you’ll consider joining me for this deeply nourishing, and reflective day as you transition from one year into another.

I know that sometimes it can feel like being around other people means you’ve got to be willing to put on a face or to perform, especially during the holidays…but that’s not what this is about. This year especially, we’ve got to put that idea down, drop the performance, and be willing to be seen exactly where we really are in what we’re truly feeling.

Claim Your Space Now for our Virtual Gathering

I look forward to being with you soon, and feel free to email me at melanie@melanieelkin.com if you have any questions about this gathering that you want further clarification on!