And then there are the cravings.. Oh, la!
A woman may crave to be near water, or be belly down, her face in the earth, smelling the wild smell.
She might have to drive into the wind.
She may have to plant something, pull things out of the ground or put them into the ground.
She may have to knead and bake, rapt in dough up to her elbows.
She may have to trek into the hills, leaping from rock to rock trying out her voice against the mountain.
She may need hours of starry nights where the stars are like face powder spilt on a black marble floor.
She may feel she will die if she doesn’t dance naked in a thunderstorm,
sit in perfect silence,
return home ink-stained, paint-stained, tear-stained, moon-stained.
―Clarissa Pinkola Estés
What will I get from this course?
This self-paced retreat is a gentle, nourishing journey home to yourself.
You'll return home to your body, to reconnect with her needs, wants and desires.
You'll be led home to the present moment each day in order to find rest and renewal, that "me-time" so many of us constantly crave
You'll remember your sensual self, where you live life awake, embodied and connected to yourself and all of life around you.
You'll be invited to return to nature to reclaim your sense of belonging to this world that holds deep wisdom and infinite beauty.
You'll be reunited with your inner wise woman, attuning to her intuition and her guidance.
The healing begins here, and it feels soooo good! Finally. Part of my undoing, and relearning requires a loving, smiling, playful goddess who understands my innermost feminine self, because she too is me. A goddess guru who not only guides but is guided by the Sacred Divine of Feminine Connection! Toi Lynn Wyle is unlike any woman with whom I have blended paths. Not only does she have a beautiful relationship with the earth, but the sky as well! With the day and the night. And the gifts she shares, and the way we grow all together ~ like old vines ~ as she waters us, feeds us, encourages us to keep reaching down deep and up high, is one of the most divine bits of the universe I have ever witnessed. Have I grown up? Yes. Have I grown down? Oh indeed! Still, I have only begun to learn I am complete. Toi Lynn has introduced me to my spirit guides (who knew I had one, much less, many!?) She has played, giggled, cried, listened, she has spoken and taken me on journeys I will never forget. My heart just keeps unfolding, it’s endless. Nurtured by the winter retreat, I feel not only a deeper connection to my intuition and place on Mother Earth, but a strong bond between other women. The circle reaches far. It is safe. It’s is beautifully nurturing. It is necessary. I am ever grateful to Toi Lynn.
~ Lizzie, Burlingame, CA
How does this work?
Each of the 21 days you will receive a lesson with written instructions, audio recordings or videos designed to inspire you along your journey:
For the Body: Guided movement, body stories practices, yoga and breathwork to nourish your body and access your intuition.
For the Mind: Words of encouragement, inspirational poetry and journal prompts to bring awareness and clarity to your thoughts, perceptions and life stories.
For the Spirit: Rituals, guided shamanic journeys, nature wisdom quests and creative expression such as painting, photography and sacred crafts to deepen your connection to yourself and everything alive and beautiful on this planet.
I’m writing to thank you for the retreat, Awakening Shakti. I wasn’t sure what to expect but felt drawn to your course because of your energy. It was both profound and gentle. Everyone came at different points, different ideas and you accommodated everyone seamlessly. I love that you encouraged everyone to go at their own pace, to take what they needed. Each mediation, each activity, every word and image built this safe sort of cocoon for my own exploration of my own desires and my own journey. Your obvious knowledge of this process made it seem natural and effortless but I know it went so well because of your expertise, hard work and ability to guide the circle. This is no small feat. I’ve done 2 different online courses in the past few years and none were as awesome as this one. I just didn’t get to the same place. But in yours I discovered so much about myself. I actually felt a part of the circle (instead of looking from the outside). I felt the support of you and of the circle of wonderful women and I also felt comfortable to explore my own soul work privately. You allowed things to unfold naturally and gave guidance at just the right times. It was the perfect balance. I’ve been opened. Thank you, very deep gratitude to you. I look forward to the next!
~ April, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Work each day as the lessons come, or at your own pace... the choice is yours.
This retreat is a gift you give to yourself, and will be available to you to return to, over and over again.
In the curriculum below are a few FREE offerings for you to sample how this retreat works. We invite you to try them all. And please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to sharing this journey with you!
Wishing you a rest, renewal, rejuvenation and the sweet return home to yourself.
I've officially registered! And I read every word from the link provided with all the accolades from previous participants. I recommend anyone considering one of Toi Lynn's events to read through this. Everything I read was a solid bullseye in truth. I never felt so in touch with myself than while I was participating in Toi Lynn's winter women's retreat. This is something you can do at your own pace, in your own time. Participate actively or quietly. Your choice. No pressure. And you feel and know that you are never alone in the process. Best retreat I have ever been a part of...and had the most growth from. I Highly recommend this experience for anyone that wants to reach her highest potential of self knowledge and growth. I look forward to learning and growth with sisters I know, have recently met and those I will meet and grow to love. Till then...♥♡♥♡"
~ Kristina, St. Paul, MN
About the instructor
Aloha and Namaste'. I'm Toi Lynn, and I'm so delighted to have the opportunity to journey with you.
Who am I? Honestly, I’d much rather talk about you. I mean that sincerely. I want to know all about You. What you love. What you fear. What you desire. What you want to do with your life. Where it hurts. Where it feels right and true. I want to know your passions and dreams, and what that voice deep inside you has been nudging you to do, be and offer this world.
But, meanwhile....I've been leading others on their path to healing and awakening for over 31 years. I'm a Soul Midwife, Dream Doula, Yogini, Warrioress of the Heart, Spiritual Rebel, Earth Mother and Ambassador to the Awakening Divine Feminine.
In down to earth words, that means I’m a licensed Psychotherapist and Intuitive Personal Life Coach certified as a Hypnotherapist, Clarity Breathwork Therapist, and Yoga Teacher. I am also a Meditation Teacher, Dreamworker, Embodiment Practitioner, Shamanic Guide and Writer. I held a private practice in the San Francisco Bay area for 24 years, and worked in nonprofits and corporations, schools and yoga studios. During that time I cofounded and codirected a Yoga Studio and Healing Arts Center with my partner Jordan Wyle. I've facilitated women's circles for 25 years, and led yoga classes and retreats for16.
In addition to the courses and retreats offered here, I provide 1:1 coaching and mentorship, and facilitate in person retreats. I currently live on the north shore of Kauai, off a dirt road in a seaside cottage that is tiny and rustic, yet filled with big dreams and big love.
It's a paradox that in order to create more time in your life, all you have to do is take time for yourself. Time to breathe and nourish your body. Time to clear the mind. Time to remember what is real and true beyond all the busy-ness of everyday life.
Today's Soul Food: Surrender to that Beauty
The Invitation: Come Join the Circle
Calling of the Circle: A Ritual for Clarifying Your Sankalpa & Meeting Your Spirit Guide
Body Nourishment: Drink in that H20 Love
Witness & Be Witnessed: What Arose During the Calling of the Circle? Messages? Spirit Guide?
Today's Soul Food: Save the Only Life You Can Save
The Invitation: Listen to This Brief Recording to Prepare for A Guided Visualization Tomorrow
Body Nourishment : Prepare your body for some deep cleansing
Witness and Be Witnessed: What is "Not Mine?" What Are Your Self Care Rituals?
Here's what I invite you to do to find your answer, from your own inner wisdom:~ Stand in Mountain Pose, with your feet hip width apart (actual bare feet on the earth), spine long, head gently reaching to the sky.
~ Close your eyes and take a deep breath, all the way down through the hips and even further to the bottom of the feet.
~ Take another and feel that breath going all the way up ` through the top of the head.
~ Relax your shoulders, release your jaw, soften your eyes and open your inner ears.
~ Now, place one hand on your womb area and one on your heart.
~ Then ask yourself: Is this course right for me?
~ And then simply listen. Allow the chattering thoughts to float away like clouds and listen with your body. Your body will feel a heaviness with a NO, and a lightness, a sense of joy, peace, calm, inner spaciousness, relaxation or a wash of self affection for a YES.