There is an unmistakable connection that occurs when women gather together.
In Circle, I have been able to help not only myself but the women around me feel heard, valued, acknowledged, and seen – maybe for the first time in a long time.
Circle is not my livelihood, it is my passion and I approach holding space with great reverence, respect and responsibility.
I have a desire to learn the ways of circle and reimagine our ancient practice of gathering as equals, as individuals to form a collective of women stronger, wiser and more powerful together but with the uniqueness of the life experience each woman brings. Making circle accessible to every woman who feels the nudge to join and as mainstream as the yoga class or gym session they attend.
For me holding circle, gathering women is not a whim, it is not a woo woo, happy clappy, on trend thing to do – holding space for others is a craft with nuances that only the human condition can illicit and I am grateful to the women who have graciously shared their teachings, learnings and their wisdoms and supported me so far in my journey of all things circle –
there are those who I have formally trained with and am blessed to call my guides.
those who are my mentors and supports who catch me when I falter and lift me up when I question and wonder.
and the women who come to circle and give me the honour of holding space with and for them – it is ever my humble privilege to share the circle with you.
This is my ode to all the women who walk beside me on my circle journey (you know who you are).
Thank you, thank you, thank you.