What we do
At Woman Kind retreats we create space for women to explore how to live life with greater energy, increased creativity, and a deeper understanding of their own needs.
We guide women in their exploration by inviting them to use their cyclical nature, whether through the menstrual cycle or menopause journey to discover the kindnesses that will nourish them for an authentic and flourishing life.
It’s so easy to recite the “I have to push through” mantra that our body and psyches’ needs often get totally forgotten.
As women, we’re cyclical beings; whether that’s governed by our menstrual cycle, by the push and pull of the moon with the lunar cycle, or by our own internal circadian rhythm.
And it’s these cycles that lead us, rather than the other way round.
What we invite women to do at Woman Kind, is to stop, take a breath (or two) and start listening in to what our bodies and minds are yearning for.
Often that stopping, is kindest of kindnesses that we can show ourselves.
“My life has been forever changed by the work that you and Kate do. I LOVE that we can talk about our cycles and how it affects us on all levels, who we are and who we are becoming because of our cycles. These are conversations I wished I could have been having when I was younger, but there was no one to have them with. And then I met you all As a result, I can now have everyday conversations about my cycle with my teenage daughter and hope that she will continue and embrace the openness and liberation I have found through you and Kate.”
- Sharon Kaplan
Leora and Kate are Menstrual Medicine Circle facilitators and offer 1-2-1 sessions online and in person. Menstrual Medicine Circles are a profound uncovering of the patterns that hold us back from being our greatest self and offer the possibility of enhanced gifts and resources. They are suitable for anyone who identifies as a woman, with or without a cycle who wants to explore menstrual, menopause, creative or personal growth issues. Here are Kate’s details and here are Leora’s.
We used to be Love Your Belly
When we birthed our first Love Your Belly workshop in 2014, we held the intention for women to feel connected and comfortable with themselves.
In the first workshops we shared juicy self-care massage, encouraging women to give their bellies some love and let the kindness flow from there.
As we continued our training with Red School our offerings expanded to sharing Menstruality, Menstrual Cycle Awareness and menopause support, alongside self-massage, womb yoga and Womb Love, our own unique process.
Witnessing women benefit from more kindness, deep body listening, psycho-spiritual growth and creative potential made our hearts sing. We found we had moved on a long way from simply teaching self-care massage and that ‘Love Your Belly’ no longer described what we do.
And just like that, it was SO clear to us; kindness was at the heart of our offerings to women:
Kindness and cultivating inner kindness
It was time to take the focus away from ‘just’ the belly, and step fully into Woman Kind.
It’s not so much a rebirth, but an honouring of the work we are delighted to share with you.
Our next day retreat
Our next retreat is Kindness for Therapists on Wednesday 13th March.
Who comes to our retreats?
Woman Kind is open to anyone who identifies as a woman, of any age from menarche onwards who is looking for a deeper connection with her well-being. You may have a womb, you may not. You may be rocking your cycle , you may hate it. You may love being a woman or you may find the feminine a freaking nightmare. Wherever you are, we aim to hold a safe, welcoming space for you to put aside your external obligations and cultivate your inner kindness.
Who is Woman Kind?
With a combined working wisdom of nearly 55 years between us, we came together in a shared passion for women to feel connected and comfortable in their bodies. That passion has expanded into the wish to see women embracing their individual needs to such an extent, that they flourish and truly step into their power. You can find out more about Kate and Leora here.
Join our community
Commit to Kindness is a safe, supportive Facebook group to share your own journey with your menstrual cycle, menopause, creative process or whatever arises out of your exploration with self-kindness.
It grew out of a free program that reached women worldwide and a beautiful and supportive community was created. We are now extending the invitation to join the group to the wider community of women.
We would love you to join us at Commit to Kindness
Find free resources
Part of our commitment to cultivating kindness includes offering some fabulous free resources for you:
Menstrual and moon charts – to help you embrace your inner power
Womb Love – audio of our unique self-care massage, womb yoga and visualisation that will take you to a place of loving kindness to yourself.
Sponsored places – we offer a place on each retreat to a woman on low or no income, who would benefit.
Free program – Commit to Kindness is the free we ran in 2017, an online program for you to focus on your inner kindness.