♥ IN ENGLISH FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME ♥
WITH CLAIRE MCGRATH
ONLINE GROUP VAGINAL STEAM CEREMONY AND WORKSHOP
Under the influence of the lunar eclipse energy
Saturday 20th November 2021 6pm (Dublin time)
How well do you know Rosemary?
During this intimate night, Claire McGrath, Co-Founder of the Yo Soy Gaia Apothecary and Co-Creator of the Yo Soy Gaia range of Yoni Herbs for Vaginal Steaming, will guide you on a deep journey to know Rosemary like you never before imagined.
We will begin our evening with the who, what, where, why and when of vaginal steaming followed by a communal vaginal steam ceremony featuring Rosemary. The ceremony will be accompanied by a guided meditation that includes music composed specifically for Rosemary. While it’s medicinal essence sanctifies each cell of your body, allow this ancient teacher to take you on a profound journey in which it reveals the messages it has for you personally.
Once our steam ceremony has ended, it is time to rest and continue sweating, as indicated by the guardians of this ancient Maya medicine. Meanwhile, Claire will tell you the story of Rosemary, including its folklore, its magic and the spiritual and medicinal properties that have led this plant to be venerated worldwide throughout millennia. We will also examine some of the ways that we can incorporate Rosemary into our daily lives
The Bean Feasa (Wise Woman) Path is committing yourself to discovering WHO each plant is, not just what it is used for. We often treat plants as our tools, here for us to pick and use whenever we feel like it, as if they hadn’t been here for millions of years before us. When we recognise the plants as our teachers and us their students, they transmit their knowledge to us in the most incredible ways, transcending the limitations of human communication and of what we believe possible.
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Not sure how to do a vaginal steam at home?
Don’t panic. It is actually a very simple process as demonstrated in the video below. You can enable English subtitles by clicking on the CC icon on the bar at the bottom of the video.
You do not need any special equipment or chair to participate, as long as you can maintain the following position during approximately 20 minutes.
If you have back/knee issues that might make this difficult for you, you may wish to acquire or adapt a chair, as seen in the image below, or alternatively, you can also push 2 chairs together so that they are facing each other, leaving a gap between them for the steam to pass through.
Does the idea of a group vaginal steam make you nervous?
Don’t worry. It is understandable that you might have reservations about participating in a such an intimate ritual online. Rest assured that participant’s cameras and microphones will be disabled during the ceremony to maintain privacy.
Are there any circumstances under which I should not participate in the steam?
- If you are pregnant
- If you are menstruating
- If you have an IUD fitted
- If you have an active infection or open wounds (thrush, herpes, fissures, unhealed post-partum wounds etc)
- If you are suffering from Hemorrhoids on the day of the steam
If you cannot participate in the group steam for any reason, don’t worry. There will be alternative means of participation on the day (have your rosemary at hand) and you will receive a recording of the meditation to participate if and when you can in the future.
What do I need to participate?
- A handful of fresh organic Rosemary or a few tablespoons of dried organic Rosemary
- Boiling water
- A glass bowl big enough to hold a minimum of 1 litre of water
- A yoga mat, cushions and blankets to create your sacred space
- Blankets to wrap yourself in as you rest and sweat
- A long skirt if possible and warm clothing
- Earphones are recommended, (although not entirely necessary), to ensure maximum audio quality during the guided journey
Who will guide this ceremony?
An Irish herbalist and earth guardian living in Mexico, Claire McGrath is Co-Founder of La Botica de Gaia (Gaia’s Apothecary), Co-Creator of the Yo Soy Gaia® line of herbal formulations for gynaecological health and one of the Yo Soy Gaia® Academy’s workshop creators and facilitators.
As a transcreator, she acts as a bridge between cultures, between languages and between people and plants. Following in the footsteps of two great-grandmothers, she is a Bean Feasa (Irish woman of knowledge) and a practitioner of Irish magic and spirituality.
She gained a Masters in Translation from Queens University Belfast, where she specialised in the translation of Latin American Feminist theatre and wrote the first English translation of Mexican author Carmen Boullosa’s play, Aura y las once Mil Vírgenes, winning a scholarship that would bring her to Mexico for the first time.
Following a corporate career in the Irish Whiskey industry that took her to Argentina, Uruguay and Chile, in 2012, she found herself once again in her beloved, magical Mexico, where a period of dis-ease, together with divine synchronicity, led her to meet Dr. Mayella Almazán, founder of Yo Soy Gaia, to gratefully leave the corporate world behind, and to return to who she truly is, a wise woman, a sower of seeds and a guardian of Mother Earth.
Since then she has dedicated her time to teaching urban agriculture, designing and installing urban gardens, regenerating the earth, urban rewilding, telling the stories of her Gaelic ancestors and promoting the benefits of walking the Gaelic wheel of the year. She is Co-Founder of @faenalocal – a comunity garden in Valle de Bravo, Mexico, as well as @huertotonantzin, an urban garden in Mexico City, where she also trained as a Montessori school garden teacher.
She has learned from respected teachers such as Lauro Hinostroza Garcia (Tarire Mutsarawa), Peruvian Shaman and founder of IMTAAMPAC (The Institute of Applied Traditional Medicine and Crafts of Mexico-Peru), as well as renowned traditional Mexican midwife, Angelina Martinez. She is currently studying a diploma in Traditional Mexican Medicine and Ancestral Nutrition.
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