Sun, 30 Jan|
Embodied Archetype Workshop - BRIGID
Awaken the divine feminine power of Goddess Brigid at Imbolc. Learn insights into healing, freedom and new paths of creative expression.
Time & Location
30 Jan 2022, 14:00 – 18:00
Ballydehob, Bawnaknockane, Ballydehob, Co. Cork, Ireland
About the Event
Embodied Archetype Workshop - Goddess Brigid with Lewis Barfoot (she/her)
Sunday 30th January 2-6pm
Brigid Energy - We will draw upon the wisdom and strength of the Goddess Brigid whose very name means fiery arrow. She is a symbol of feminine power, strength, vigour and virtue. A goddess of healing, poetry and the sun and Matron Saint of Ireland, Brigid, Brigit or Bride can burst open a whole new way of being into your life. She may provide insights into healing, freedom and new paths of creative expression. Her fire is the spark alive in every one of us. Bridget is an earth goddess richly connected and integrated with all the elements. There was a time when the feminine goddesses were honoured and revered. Now is time to re awaken them within ourselves.
CONTENT - Join Lewis on a 4hr sacred journey to discover the raw energy of Brigid and how she manifests through your body and voice. Once tapped into we can explore how to use her energies to sharpen our focus, clarity and help decision making from a greater place of authentic truth and power.
ON THE DAY - The workshop will include guided vocal and physical warm ups, group work, movement, free dance, sharing circles, singing simple folk songs, guided visualisations, writing responses and time to share and reflect in confidence with a circle of supportive souls. These are empowering, beautiful sessions full of courage and play; suffused with ritual, healing and ceremony in celebration of the divine feminine experience.
WHO IS IT FOR? -If you are reading this, then it is probably for you. The workshop is aimed at women, AFAB, female-identified, non-binary people and is trans-inclusive. But it is open to all genders who wish to explore the feminie energy of Brigid. The work may may be therapeutic but it is not therapy. It does not involved any plant medicines.
'Archetypal patterns can help us shed light on the dark and little known corners of our souls and amplify our brilliance" Caroline Myss
PREP - You don't need to prepare anything. The workshop is limited 18 participants. Wear something you feel beautiful in and can move in, bring a water bottle, a pad or notebook and pen/pencils.
- "The honesty and trust Lewis provides when working is beautiful”
- “Such a transformative workshop and thank you for holding the space so well”
- "You created such a special, warm & safe atmosphere”
- “I felt a deeper connection to aspects of myself that I don’t often connect with”
- “I felt IMMENSE CALM. A lovely way to spend the day - wonderful to be with these women”
- “ I found today extremely rewarding for my sense of self and my personal journey”
- Max 18 places
- If cancelled more than 7 days before workshop - 50% refundable
- If cancelled within 7 days of workshop - £0 refundable (Unless you find someone to take your place)
I’ve been working with archetypes in performance and healing for over 10 years. Initially I read medicine at Southampton University and worked for 4 years as a medical doctor in the UK hospitals until the call to be creative and approach life from a different paradigm to conventional medicine became so strong that I left my medical career to train as an actor at ALRA in London. I graduated in 2002 and went on to work as an actress, theatre maker and singer performing in classical and contemporary theatre on the fringe, West End and Internationally. In between creative works I would locum as a Doctor in Oncology and Palliative care at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. But after 11 years of combining the two career the time came to hang up my stethoscope and focus on creativity.
I have created four performances inspired directly by the Archetypes: The History of the Pomegranate (Jackson’s Lane) a solo show drawing on the Persephone myth and her descent into the Underworld. The Seventh Muse (Barbican Theatre, Plymouth) Exploring the seven goddesses in Jean Shinoda Bolen’s “Goddesses in Everywomen”. Harvest Fire (Lemontree, Aberdeen) Inspired by “King, Warrior, Magician, Lover : Rediscovering the Archetypes of the Mature Masculine” By Robert Moore and WILD (Barbican, Plymouth) Drawing inspiration from Clarissa Pinkola Estes “Women Who Run With The Wolves”.
Since 2013 my creative work expanded to include songwriting and recording. In 2016 I launched an EP Catch Me and have gone on to release two single Wise Owl in 2017 and Hecate and in 2018. I recorded my debut album Glenaphuca in 2019 and this will be released in 2020.
Subsidised Place€28.00+€0.70 service fee