A Winters Rest- Urban Retreat-Yoga & Cacao Dec 11th 3-6pm


She may say she is resting, but she is more than resting: She is creating a new universe within herself, examining and breaking old patterns, destroying what should not be revived, feeding in secret what needs to thrive. Winter women are those who bring into the next cycle what should be saved. From Patricia Monaghans Winter Woman/ Season of the Witch. 

An afternoon to assist us in wintering well, coming into hibernation.  The wheel turns and we travel on, deeper into increasing darkness. We journey towards deepest winter on Dec 21st.  It is necessary to align our beings with the energy of the season, when we listen deeply, we can feel this call. The pull towards slowness, rest, non-doing and introspection. This is the way of the feminine, it is in within this space that we become aware of our deepest wisdom and truth, we access our own power.  It can be challenging to attune to this within our modern culture, perhaps especially at this time of year. If you feel called, this afternoon is to help you on this threshold.

This is a specially curated afternoon,  to meet us in our wintering and bring us into alignment with the natural energy of the season.   It is a held space for you to connect more deeply with your own life force and internal rhythm, and to honor these. A place to meet yourself with deep kindness.

We will blend together some nourishing practices including:

Mindful Yoga, Yin & Restorative Yoga, Gentle Breathing practice.

Meditation- Meditation and deeply restful Yoga Nidra.

Cacao Ceremony-A centuries old ritual. The cacao plant is is used as a heart healing and opening medicine. It assists in energetic healing, promotes relaxation and  a feeling of contentment,  People report feeling softer, open and relaxed, and more loving. We will enjoy organic, rich, delicious ceremonial cacao with warming seasonal spices. It marries beautifully with our other practices of yoga and meditation.

Bring your favourite cup for the cacao, a blanket, eye pillow, cosy socks, hot water bottle and anything you need for comfort.


I really look forward to welcoming you to these winter sessions, it is such a potent and special time of year.


*If you are on SSRI ‘S, Maoi’s or have a serious heart condition, please contact me in advance and I will advise some modifications around the cacao.

Booking & prepayment essential as numbers are limited.

Cancellation Policy:

72 hours’ notice: Full refund

48 hours’ notice: 50% refund (if I fill your place full refund will be given)

Venue: Alan Kanes Clinic (formerly Seomra Shakti Yoga Studio) Unit 8, Zone C, Mullingar Business Park. N91E6PH


Wintering brings about some of the most profound and insightful moments of our human experience, and wisdom resides in those who have wintered.