The Deepening: Circling, Cacao & Ecstatic Dance Ceremony

Firstly we will engage in the authentic relating practice of ‘circling’, connecting with & witnessing what is ‘alive’ for ourselves & others…peeling back the layers…setting the scene for a sublime evening of heartfelt connection, authenticity and ecstasy!

Then we will meet the Cacao Goddess! Cacao is a master plant teacher gifted to us by Mother Earth…Her gentle spirit beckons us to open our hearts…for it is via our hearts that we can access love, forgiveness, deep connection & presence.

We will, together, consciously brew our ceremonial-grade cacao, connecting with the Spirt of the Medicine… infusing it with our most tender, heart-felt prayers & intentions for healing…not just for ourselves… for all our relations and Pachamama herself!

We will then be gently guided to move ourselves out of our minds, & into our heart-space as we allow our bodies…our Souls…our very Selves to be danced… journeying to the heart of What is…opening to all that we are!

Please see this event as a deep, authentic, night-long celebration of all that we are. Circling is a ‘relational meditation’ practice that brings us into expanded presence, authenticity and intimacy with each other. The practice cultivates connection, spontaneity and a greater aliveness as we attune to the movement of life in ourselves and each other. Meeting with Cacao and moving into ecstasy via her medicine ways will heighten and deepen the unfolding. We feel blessed to be bringing this offering to our community.

Love Gypsy and Khali
xx

PS there are only 25 tickets available…and early bird tickets are limited. Tickets can be found here

Need more info? Check out the eventbrite listing and if you don’t get your answers there, please email us: gypsy@sacredhunger.com.au

Cost: $60 Early bird then $70 (plus booking fee)

Refund policy: No refunds

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Random Weaving workshop

Hello beautyful tribe,

On Saturday 21st April, the women shall gather!

We will learn the beautyful art of random basket weaving.

It is slightly addictive, grounding and yummy! Please come join us and weave your own amazing creation.

Ettalong Beach…. Tickets are here

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The Deepening

Gosh! It’s been too long since I have logged on and updated you all! But that’s because……I am pregnant and have had a bit of a nightmare first trimester with rather persistent all day “morning” sickness!

Anyway, here I am now, with bubba kicking in utero, with a moment to spare.

My most exciting offering is The Deepening, mixed gender monthly circles being offered at Woy Woy on the Central Coast.

The aim is to provide a sacred space where women and men can come together and share in “circle” which, as those of you who have sat in circle before will know, can be an amazingly deep and heart opening space and process!

Below is the flyer and dates.

And tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/the-deepening-tickets-22366766601

We hope you can join us!

Gypsy x

The Deepening

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The pitfalls of inferior casting kits

Hello beauty-full people,

Due to the fact that I have a studio FULL of D.I.Y. belly casts in dire need of hundreds of dollars worth of repairs, I feel compelled to write a little about this subject area.

I assume that most people chose the D.I.Y belly casting option because belly casting kits can be purchased relatively cheaply on line when compared to the cost of having a belly cast done by a professional. For example, my own kits are $65 (plus postage) compared with $250 for me to do it.

However, and it’s a big “however”……the vast majority of cheaper kits contain inferior quality plaster…and/or not enough plaster…….and perhaps their instructions are not adequate, because I am seeing so many casts that are falling apart. Some are even bending in half, which suggests that perhaps the plaster was not wet and smoothed out adequately, nor the best quality.

Whilst I have not yet met a cast I could not fix, it saddens me a little to see the quality of such casts. It’s not the mamma’s fault, of course! But it’s just a tricky situation really…trying to save money v’s getting a good quality cast that will last a lifetime!

Some of the casts definitely were made using professional medical quality plaster, but the application has been inadequate.

In MOST cases, repairing and rendering costs a minimum of $200. When you add on what the belly casting kit was probably purchased for, you have hit my $250 casting fee. I am therefore suggesting that people aBEFORE: weak sidesbandoned the mission to save some money, and invest in a professionally created cast.

I am a mum, and I understand what it’s like to be on a budget (really!!) so I am happy to agree on payment plans, and you get your beauty-ful belly cast once you have paid it off. It will be solid and top notch!

Here are some examples of before and after shots of some of the repairs I have done….so you can see just what I am capable of. BUT….my repair and render fees are likely to be increased soon, to a minimum of $250.00 as they are actually more difficult and more time consuming to do that a cast done from scratch!repair underway

Finished!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So if you need a repair done, please get in touch, but better still, call me BEFORE you even consider a D.I.Y. cast.

I service the Central Coast, Newcastle, Hunter and Sydney regions.

Blessings,

Gyps x

 

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Home coming…

After several months off “work” and mostly “off-line”, I am home! And it feels good to sleep in my own bed, bathe in my own bath, have a toilet that flushes, AND have a washing machine 🙂 Oh the things we take for granted!

I was off creating memories for my four year old who is starting school full-time next year. We ventured all the way across Oz to Broome where we felt our feet upon the red dust of The Kimberly (my ancestral home)….then up to Darwin where I first felt her flutter in my womb….then north east to Kuranda near Cairns to run a medicine drum making workshop. I suspect we travelled 20,000 km!

Travelling over the Winter months and thus missing out on the opportunity to hibernate and rest, was challenging at times. There were many moments when I wanted to snuggle under the duvet and watch a video, but instead found myself in the harsh West Australian sun! (I know! “Poor me”!!) So to compensate, this Spring will have an element of hibernation for me, whilst we transition back to life on the East Coast, in a house with  4 walls and a roof LOL. I am being super gentle with myself as I integrate that Super Moon…some past life insights….and also wisdom gained in Sacred Circle with Blessed siStars and brothers. Big times!

I am pleased to say that my daughter grew in so many ways whilst we explored our amazing country. She learned about all sorts of animals, ate bush tucker on Country, developed a love for mud pies, and co-created priceless family memories. Here are a few of the hundreds of photographs I took on walkabout. I hope you enjoy them.

Blessings,

Gypsy x

Cable Beach, WA Native Flora, NT James Price Point, The Kimberly, WA Boab Tree, NT

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Winter is for hibernating!

It is with great excitement that I am letting you all know that I am taking the winter off! It’s been a really big 12 months in Gypsy-land, and it really is time to stop working, have some quality time with my daughter before she starts school next year, and just enjoy doing very little for the remainder of the Winter.

What that means for my customers is that everything is on hold, except for DIY casting kits which will continue to be dispensed by my awesome staff member, Raichyl! (thanks Raich)

For some seasonal musings & wisdom, from my beauty-full teacher Jane Hardwicke Collings, please see here.

So I am sending you all warm Winter blessings. May you and your loved ones create the time and space to go inward this Winter, to take stock and dream dreams that will take root and burst forth come the warmer months of Spring!

Blessed be,

Gypsy x

Bondi Red Tent

Bondi Red Tent

 

 

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School Holiday Henna Tattooing Workshops

If you know me, you know I LOVE henna tattooing AND I LOVE teaching people stuff! Sooooooo…..I have just scheduled 4 henna tattooing workshops for the Spring/Summer School Holidays. But they aren’t just for kids! I love mixing adults and kids together, ‘cos they can learn from one another 🙂

I have just added a “stay on till 5pm” option for the kids though, so that busy parents who have to work, can! There’s a wee fee added for this, but I’m sure you’ll find it more than fair. For those wanting this option, we’ll do some fun craft stuff. Perhaps make some Goddess’/God’s eyes, or make wands or staffs…or do a little weaving.

Here are the dates in the flyer below.

To buy tickets, go to www.eventbrite.com.au and put “Gypsy Artemis” in the search section. All my workshops will come up and you can just click on the one you want. Any problems (cos I.T. problems do sometimes happen!), call me on 0406 502 715.

So if you live in Sydney, the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, Hunter or Newcastle regions, get your creative butts on down to one of my henna tattooing workshops and learn yourself an addictive new art form!

There are a couple of “buy 1 get the 2nd 25% off” tickets available but be quick – they are VERY limited.

Blessings,

Gypsy x

School holidays spring summer

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Blessing way Bliss 2

Oh, I’m having another “I love my job” moment after receiving the following feedback from the beauty-full Mamma whose Blessingway I ran on Saturday…so I thought I’d share the love!!

“Hi Gypsy,

I honestly cannot find the words to thank you enough for the experience you created for me on Saturday. It was really one of the most beautiful and memorable experiences of my life. I was overwhelmed with the whole afternoon and as I really did not know what to expect I think it took a little while to process afterwards. It was so filled with love and deep connection with all my loved ones and it totally exceeded my expectations.

I think you did such an amazing job and you brought such a spiritual touch to the day that the feedback was unanimous that everyone absolutely loved it (even though I think there might have been a few people who were a little doubtful to begin with) you won them all over and by the end so many people had tears in their eyes and told me that it was the best baby shower they had ever been to and some said one of the most amazing days of their life! High praise.

I felt sorry for you as it was tough to keep the unruly crowd under control and you did this beautifully. I especially loved the bead/heart one on one component, I think I just cried the whole way through that and even now thinking about it makes me well up thinking of all the love. I can’t wait to make my necklace and re-read the hearts in the coming week.

I really hope we didn’t make you late for your next appointment – and I can only imagine how exhausted you must have been after such a big day of travel and hosting – and then drum making – my gosh – your super woman!! I was definitely tired – but joyful and went to sleep with a big smile on Saturday night.

The photos you have sent so far are just beautiful and I can’t wait to see more…

I will truly treasure the experience you gave to me on Saturday and thank you from the bottom of my heart for my beautiful blessingway. We are lucky to have gorgeous souls like you in the world to reconnect us to what’s important in life.

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

PS: My henna is also a gorgeous reminder of the day! Thank you and sorry for making you have to redo it!

I think my sister is already passing on your details to a friend of hers who has a shower coming up and I will definitely recommend you to everyone I know who I think could be interested.”

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I’m off on Tour! (LOL)

Ok so I’m venturing up to the gorgeous Manning Valley, and taking my weaving and henna workshops with me!

Here are the flyers.

So if you live nearby, or have friends and family that do, I hope to see you there.

Tickets via http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/random-weave-basket-making-workshop-tickets-16744273573?aff=es2 and http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/henna-tattooing-workshop-tickets-16813426411?aff=es2

Henna WorkshopWeaving Workshop

Blessings,

Gypsy

x

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Random Weaving Basket Workshop

I am pleased to say that me and the awesome Karen from Miss Kizzy’s have partnered up to offer you a gorgeous weaving workshop on Saturday 25th April. But beware ladies, weaving is seriously addictive!

Please see flyer attached. Tickets via https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/random-weave-basket-making-workshop-tickets-16113762698

I hope you can join us for a beauty full day together creating stunning baskets. (You’ll then be able to weave your asses off all year and make everyone their Chrissy presents!)

weaving flyer KIZZY final

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