Moon Lodge: Honoring the Sacred Feminine
May 30 – June 3, 2022
May 30, 2022
 - 
June 3, 2022
with Lucia Horan and Dr. Julie Von
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Join us as we journey into the Moon Lodge, an exploration of tribal and ritual healing for women. How empowered do you feel as a woman navigating this world? What is your relationship to the feminine and her wisdom?

In a world built by dominator cultures, many do not feel the freedom to be fully empowered, and women worldwide have borne the brunt of the cultural norm. The 5Rhythms is a direct path to embodiment and empowerment. By showing up in a practice of presence one can begin to clear the past and live fully in the present. In this dynamic workshop, we will focus our energies on releasing the wild feminine into full fruitful existence.

This workshop will be about celebrating the body of Woman and the sacred feminine within. Through dance, meditation, massage, acupuncture, and ritual cleansing baths, we will share in the sisterhood of humanity. We will poultice the wounds and celebrate the great gift of our ancestors.

Dr Julie Von is a specialist in women’s health. She will be presenting her unique perspective from Chinese Medicine on the five elements, psycho-somatic process, restorative acupuncture, and self-care. She will share how to prioritize these pillars so that you can see when you are in or out of balance. All practices taught here you will be able to bring home and implement into your daily life.

Lucia will guide the group  in integrating the stillness of Buddhist mindfulness meditation with the moving meditations of the 5Rhythms®. 5Rhythms is a moving meditation practice, a map of how energy moves. It shows us the patterns, rhythms, and cycles of life — Flowing, Staccato, Chaos, Lyrical and Stillness®. The Buddha encouraged us to bring wise attention to every aspect of our lives.

In this workshop, we will engage in…

  • 5Rhythms Moving Meditation
  • Insight meditation
  • Restorative acupuncture
  • Women’s health practices
  • Woman’s council
  • Group sharing
  • Spa treatments

In sitting meditation, we have the opportunity to observe the mind and body at rest through silent introspection. In the practice of the 5Rhythms, we engage in mindfulness while in motion. The 5Rhythms is a map that teaches us how energy moves. The polarities of moving and sitting meditation together mirror the dance of life and open the door to peace, well-being, and balance.

No experience is required. All workshop hours contribute to 5Rhythms® teachers training prerequisites.

Lucia Horan

Lucia Horan

Lucia Horan was born and raised in the Esalen community and is a leader, wife, and mother. She has been teaching since 1998. Lucia received life-long direct training with Gabrielle Roth in the 5Rhythms® method. She is formally empowered to teach Buddha dharma in all capacities.

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Dr. Julie Von

Dr. Julie Von

Dr. Julie Von is a holistic doctor, author, and speaker specializing in fertility. Dr. Von began her career apprenticing with healers, shamans, and doctors around the world. Her acclaimed book, Spiritual Fertility, is the benchmark text on the link between trauma and conception.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Tue, Thu 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Wed 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

See general schedule information including arrival, departure and meal times.

Accommodations & Tuition

Click Register Now to view availability of accommodations and all-inclusive, program-specific tuition. Please note that not all accommodation levels are available for every workshop and additional faculty fees may apply.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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