Groups and WorkshopsThere is a magic when women sit & share together
'It felt very safe and contained' - Autumn Women's Wellbeing Weekend
'Thank you for setting up a wonderful, powerful space for transformation.' - Autumn Women's Wellbeing Weekend
'It has been a complete gift to sit amongst other women, we have universal experiences which are so important to be shared.' - Autumn Women's Wellbeing Weekend
'I feel deeply privileged to have benefited from your learnings, watch out world!' - Autumn Women's Wellbeing Weekend
'I wasn’t sure what to expect, but oh my gosh, it’s been amazing, I loved every minute of it.' - Autumn Women's Wellbeing Weekend
"I really enjoyed being with women in a non-judgmental supportive way." - Autumn Women's Wellbeing Weekend
‘Love your humour’
'Your session was fun, real and honest. Great mix of interactive and presented information’
'Love your enthusiasm and passion for the subject and wanting to impart it’
‘Vivacious, passionate and strong’
There is a magic when women sit & share together. It is transformational, it is pure Alchemy.
I run groups and workshops for women in many different settings. My work is transferable and flexible and in addition to my private groups I also offer workshops for both public and private organisations, vulnerable client groups and the general public.
See below for forthcoming and past events, group work and workshops.
Exciting news… see below for this year’s launch dates of a brand new suit of retreats.
Events & Groups
I am Woman – Autumn – 16th – 18th September 2022
2 pm 16th- 3 pm 18th September
£295 pp shared room; £330 Single, £215 Non Residential (payment instalments available)
Created to explore your own sense of “self”.
We are starting with Autumn; an opportunity to explore or revisit your mid-life years & all that means.
Looking at all you want to or have brought forward to your here & now.
Finding ways to transform & reframe some elements & celebrate others.
- We are sacred sassy women & that’s how we work, with the profound & profane.
- You will sit in a safe space to share deeply & laugh equally.
- We are women who are passionate about being the best we can be in this world.
- We are about finding ways to smash down self-imposed limitations & finding ways to connect deeper & deeper with ourselves & others.
- We are passionate about exploring & transforming our internal relationships & dialogue within.
- After all, how can we have authentic relationships with others if we don’t know what our own authentic self is?
You get to journey through this portal in the stunning setting of Gaunts House. A place of peace & profound learning, a natural & ideal setting for you to be nurtured & held. With amazing vegetarian menus, catering for any dietary requirements & warm comfy rooms,
you will be served with love and care.
I am a Lineage Breaker.
Through ritual, embodied lifeline & talking therapy, the creativity of all birthing’s ~ however messy or bloody or funny, surprising or sad ~ I stand in service to your wild feminine juju selves. You cannot surprise me in your revelations, you will not find me turning away from your darkest corners. Come & rediscover your shiny, glittery selves ~ your integral authentic bewitching beautiful self. You have only to come alongside me on this journey to be witnessed. I SEE you.
About Shelley Sofia
I am a woman on a mission to free the feminine that has been shackled & shamed, hidden & hunted, silenced & sectioned. Through Holistic Integrative Creative Arts such as movement, sound therapy, bodywork, art, voice & inward journeying. I support Women to peel back & release the layers of conditioning so that their true primal soul self can be revealed & revered, heard, honoured & held.
Alchemy Women Gathering – 2021 – 2022
A monthly talking therapeutic space for sassy women’s sharing. Closed Group now running until July 2022. If you would like more information on my plans for 2022-2023 contact me.
This Women’s Group is an opportunity to really connect with yourself to share deeply and listen to one another. It’s a safe, creative and fun space where we all get to choose the monthly themes: those which touch our lives and affect us, as women in our past, present and future. Now, more than ever, with the crazy pace of daily life, we need a space and; time to reflect, to hear ourselves, be heard and witnessed in our sharing from the heart. This without judgement, without prejudice.
We also explore ourselves through Cognitive Behavioural and NLP techniques and relaxations using hypnotherapy . These techniques help assist and ease some of the troubles and life patterns in which we can all get a bit stuck.
Call me for a free 20 minute chat to see if this is the group for you on 07769225086.
This is the sixth year of running this closed Women’s Group and I am constantly honoured and amazed by the women I sit with.
Group-work focuses on
- Empowerment and self confidence for women
- Practicing calm in crisis (an online course in response to COVID-19)
- Being free (a group for women who have undertaken the Freedom Programme)
- Breaking free (a trauma processing therapy group)
- Positive Minds
- Food as Medicine: the link between nutrition and mental health
- Easy peasy mindfulness techniques
- Menstruation- When a Woman Steps into her Power
Menopause – When a Woman Becomes her Power
I offer many more practical and creative workshops to offer. If you have a specific area you would like me to explore, just get in touch to discuss it.
Contact me for my full programme.
Sun and Moon Festival
August 2019 & 2021 https://www.facebook.com/
I ran 3 workshops.
1. ‘Positive Periods ~ when a woman practices her power,
2. Menopause ~ when a woman becomes her power
3. Exploring Empowerment.
Women’s Wellbeing Weekend
Gaunts House September 2018
To celebrate the Autumn Equinox I led a weekend of women’s wellbeing. There was daily yoga and mediation with Jo Pitcher, sacred circle time, chanting and dancing. We explored hormonal health and empowerment and undertook a creative soul journey with Jaci Legge-Elliott. With a Sound Bath on Saturday night with Michelle Beagley.
Some feedback from the weekend
“It has been a complete gift to sit amongst other women, we have universal experiences which are so important to be shared.”
“I have learned a LOT about me this weekend.”
“It felt very safe and contained.”
“Great love and humour.”
“Being validated was so beneficial.”
“I feel deeply privileged to have benefited from your learnings, watch out world!”
“It was empowering, supportive and I learned so much.”
“Thank you for setting up a wonderful, powerful space for transformation.”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect, but oh my gosh, it’s been amazing, I loved every minute of it.”
“It has helped me free some blockages which have had me holding myself back from greatness.”
“I really enjoyed being with women in a non-judgmental supportive way.”
“Just THE best weekend.”
Menopause – When a Woman Becomes Her Power
Online Course – August 2019
Who do you want to be? The Crone; the Wise Woman, Healer & Midwife;
As women, we are not being routinely informed of how to harness our hormonal cycles, either in menstruation or peri & menopause.
This course is for any woman wanting to reclaim themselves during this, potentially, most powerful stage of our womanhood.
Together through our sharings we will explore the physical aspects of peri & menopause, and equally importantly the psychological & spiritual journey of what ultimately defines us as Women.
THE SHAME STOPS HERE.
Gaunts House Summer Gathering – Annual
Alchemy Woman’s Workshops – exploring Positive Periods, Magical Menopause and Women’s Empowerment session.
Gaunts House annual Summer Gathering is an invitation for you to temporarily join their ever-evolving community during an unforgettable long weekend of family friendly camping.
We had daily talks from guest speakers, lots of great workshops, a selection of therapists, stalls, great food options and various types of music! Along with an awesome array of activities for kids.
Come and join us next year.
Women’s Drumming Journeys
I have been called to offer this exploration to women who are seeking a safe place to allow inner knowing and answers to rise to the surface and guide you forward. You don’t need anyone else to tell you what to do. You only need the safe space to hear yourself, where you can rest in your own healing, knowing that you are your own answer.