the Goddess rituals
Ritualistic sessions that offer a variety of spirited bodywork, each with a specific format and focus. Sessions that are designed to create a safe space in which you are invited to surrender, to relax deeply and to (re)connect with your own divine being. Each ritual is designed to embody the Goddess within, each Goddess with her own form of healing, her own element, sound and touch. The Goddesses are the deities/ spirits, so called Orixás, of Umbanda, an Afro-Brasilian religion that works with the elements of Nature.
Jurema & Oxum
Jurema : shamanic, empowering, activating * Oxum : delicate healing, softness, inner beauty.
This ritual invites nature spirit and protector of healing plants and herbs, the indigenous cabocla Jurema together with the Orixá of sweet waters, the beautiful goddess Oxum. It includes smudging of the energetic body and soft whipping with a freshly prepared herb-stick, releasing and cleansing dense energies and energetic ties. A grounding touch will bring you into the present moment reconnecting you to your body. You will receive a packing of different kinds of healing herbs like rosemary, mint, sage, lavender, basil, citrus, depending on the season and location. Experience the texture and healing qualities of these plants and open yourself to release and heal. During this part of the ritual you will be guided with medicine songs and instruments for a strong and spirited connection. If desired we can invoke Totem animals in a guided meditation I created to empower, inspire and encourage. After this herbal experience the body will feel sensitive, clean and open, ready to receive the soothing forces of Mother Oxum. A full body massage with warm honey oil will nourish the system and have you enjoy your body open heartedly. In this soft, gentle and warm energy you will be covered in flower petals of yellow roses, tulips and camomile. Gentle sounds and loving songs accompany your journey, soothing, calming and harmonising. Face massage with pure, essential oils will activate the third eye chakra and foot massage will help ground and integrate. Experience the deep and blissful vibration of Oxum, goddess of beauty and fertility, and flow into a blissful inner peace…
Affirmation: I feel the Goddess within, I praise the Goddess within and celebrate her every day honouring my path, taking care of my body, mind, heart and spirit for the powers and qualities I have been blessed with. I see, I breathe, I move, I touch, I heal, I am.. the Goddess within. Cabocla Jurema, protect, guide and accompany me on my path. Let your herbs heal me, their leaves strengthen me, and their roots ground me, let your flowers enchant me and their smell brighten my every day. Oké CaboclaMamãe Oxum, goddess of sweetness, wealth, waterfalls, fertility, whose colours are yellow and golden, invite me to dance, guide me to the river of life that nourishes and inspires me. Let me feel the beauty and joy of life. Ora Îe Îe mamãe Oxum.
deep healing, releasing, cleansing, nurturing, strengthening.
The mother of Orixás with her comforting and deep healing qualities, goddess of the salty waters, the oceans, seven seas and our tears. Enter a loving space in which you are invited to sink deeply into the arms of mother Iemanjá and surrender to what submerges. Iemanjá connects us to our inner child, she touches our emotions and offers the opportunity to a deep healing and profound cleansing. This ritual starts with a relaxing foot bath ritual inviting you into the present moment, connecting to your breathe, releasing what is needed, opening up and sharing what wishes to be expressed. Your feet will be treated with care, a sea salt scrub will enable old skin to be shedded and nourishing creme will nurture them. A relaxing and fluent massage on the Aqama (warm water) cushion will allow you to drift on a flow of soothing currents. The Iemanjá ritual includes a packing of white roses, jasmine or white tulips. Feel the generous, subtle and loving touch of the flower petals and listen to soft sounds of the instruments and songs of mermaids. This ritual provides a warm, safe space and offers an opportunity to release fully, acknowledge and embrace the divine mother goddess within.
Affirmation: With gratitude I bow to the divine Mother. She holds me in her womb and soothes the pains of my heart and the challenges life confronts me with. I enable myself to look deep within and embrace my shadows, sit with the hurt child and comfort her. I invite the Goddess within to dance with me, welcoming a generous flow of prosperity and abundance. I swim in warm currents on waves that support me, surrounded by mermaids that reflect my beauty, independence and confidence. Mamãe Iemanjá, wash my tears away and open my heart to receive fully the blessings and the beauty of life. Odoce Iaba mamãe Iemanja
* passionate, sensual healing, soft dearmouring, pleasure, celebration, empowering
Dive deep into the lush, powerful and passionate dance of the Pombagira and celebrate the sacred and empowered feminine.Pombagira can be seen as a symbol of witchcraft and fertility, the sacred prostitute, goddess of love, sex, success and abundance. She is also seen as the travelling gypsy, dancing sensually, wearing red roses and drinking champagne, celebrating life to the fullest. Pombagira liberates sexual energies to empower.The most intimate of the Goddess rituals starts with a sharing on needs, desires and consent on the level of intimate touch. Soft dearmouring is practised to help open up and explore the sensual zones of the body. Indulge in a healing flower shower, a bath of red roses and magical ingredients holding prayers and affirmations for you to flourish and bloom. An invitation to move sensually, dancing an enchanting belly dance, moving your hips and pelvis, fully embodying your female powers. Your body will be anointed with pure essential oils honouring your beauty and femininity. The sensual full body massage provides a warm and lush body experience. Gentle touch inviting you to go deeper into the body guiding towards the honouring of the Yoni. Acknowledging the Yoni through caring, loving touch healing shame, insecurity or pain while staying present, opening the body bit by bit, releasing, relaxing and step by step softening this sensitive area. Express what comes up, feel welcome and celebrated. Final part of this session is a packing of red roses. Songs for Pombagira will enchant and enlighten the heart. The Pombagira ritual is a gift to yourself to fully embody the divine and passionate being that you are, a true goddess, full of life, passion, power and love.
Affirmation: Pombagira liberate me, help me express and embody my sensuality to the fullest. Share your sensual dance with me and let me enjoy my wild, empowered spirit. I take full ownership of my sacred sensuality. I dance and celebrate, I am an empowered, passionate being that will be desired, loved, respected, honoured and celebrated. Pombagira, bless my soul and always invite me out to play and dance, make me feel proud and cherished. Laroyé Pombagira
grounding, healing, cleansing and spirited.
Tanit is a North African warrior goddess, a goddess of dance and creation, representing fertility, sexuality and the Moon. She is known as the ruling goddess of the magical island of Eivissa, Spain. This ritual holds a powerful cleansing through the use of natural healing mud from specific beaches on the island and a body scrub with Ibiza salts. The invitation of this ritual is to go deep into the body and do a powerful introspection. What needs attention, care and love? Healing clay to calm and embrace, warm water to cleanse what needs cleansing and a full body massage to release and relax into a deep space of surrender and peace. Finally a rich packing of herbs and flowers, leaving you refreshed, inspired and enriched.Rosemary, jasmine, sabina, sea salt and healing clay of Eivissa.
Orixás, Spirits, Gods & Goddesses:
Jurema: Nature Spirit, often portrayed as an indigenous girl who guards medicine flowers and plants, with the ability to communicate with animals. A powerful healer, playful and powerful.Sage, lavender, rosemary, fern, basil, mint.
Oxum: Goddess of the sweet waters, rich, fertile and sensual in her flow, gentle like a creek, ferocious as a waterfall. Yellow/ white rose, yellow tulip, camomile, mimosa, honey.
Iemanjá: Mother of Orixás, queen of the salty waters, seas, oceans and tears. She comforts, heals and nourishes.White rose, white tulip, jasmine, sea salt.
Pombagira: Free spirit, street tough mother, gypsy and sacred prostitute representing the empowered feminine. Sensual, abundant, expressive.Red rose, red tulip, champagne, agua florida, cinnamon.
Tanit: North African warrior Goddess of dance and creation, representing fertility, sexuality and the Moon. Ruling goddess of Eivissa, Spain.Rosemary, jasmine, sabina, sea salt and healing clay of Eivissa.
Oxumaré: Rainbow warrior and serpent deity, II Spirit healer balancing spirit and sexuality. Enabling transformational processes inspiring inner balance, harmony and fluidity. 7 colours of various flowers like rose and tulips, honey.
Oxossi: The hunter, King of the forest, not only hunts for resources but for knowledge, wanting to learn and know more. He carries only one arrow, he never misses his target.Fern, bamboo, sage, rosemary, basil.
Ogum: King warrior Orixá, inspiring you to stand strong, empowered and cut ties with the past, old patterns, beliefs or addictions. A profound healing ritual inviting you to take up your shield and sword and cut through the bullshit keeping you small.Red carnations, sansevieria.