Imbolc, also called Oimelc & Brighid’s Day takes place on the 1st Feb. If we were to liken the wheel of the year to the phases of the moon, Imbolc would be that first sliver of light of the waxing moon. In terms of archetypes we are starting to shift from the crone of winter into the maiden of spring. At Imbolc, we celebrate the very first inklings of Spring. At this time of year you can start to notice little green shoots and beautiful snowdrops, if you listen, you’ll notice the birds are a bit louder and the days are starting to feel a little longer. As with all things in nature, these are gentle and subtle changes, it’s important to remember that February can still be a cold and harsh month, with the threat of snow, fog and frosts, so we mustn’t get ahead of ourselves but Spring is definitely on it’s way.
Imbolc has long been a time associated with hope and gratitude, when the winters were harsher, surviving the winter was something to indeed be thankful for as well as the return of light and growth which we start to see at this time of year. Imbolc demonstrates that light always follows dark, that the wheel once again turns and brighter, warmer days are once again upon us.
In this course we are going to be exploring how to honour Imbolc in our own hearts and homes. We will be connecting with Goddess Brigid who is associated with this particular Sabbat and calling on her to bless and protect us. I have combined my background in Celtic spirituality, meditation, art and yoga to bring you this course jam packed with magic, ritual, self care and ceremony.
You will learn:
- The history and meaning of Imbolc and it’s traditions
- Goddesses associated with Imbolc
- How to honour Imbolc’s archetype of the Maiden
- Seasonal self care for Winter into Spring
- How to create an Imbolc Altar
- How to create Imbolc Crystal Grids
- Hearth Magick – Imbolc recipes
- Imbolc Crafts
You will receive:
- an MP3 Audio Meditation Journey with Goddess Brigid
- Rituals for honouring Imbolc
- A playlist, pinterest board and resources to help you connect with Imbolc even deeper
- a Journaling Sheet & journaling prompts
- a ceremony for cleansing your home
This course is a self study course and starts on Jan 1st. From Jan 1st onwards you’ll have access to all the lessons and you can study at your own pace.
ABOUT MICHELLE BOXLEY
Michelle is a Priestess, Yoga Teacher, Women’s Circle Facilitator, Moon MotherⓇ and Artist. She is passionate about connecting people to the rhythms and cycles of the seasons and the moon. Michelle spent many years living and working at Buddhist Temples in Australia where she trained as a Buddhist Meditation and Scripture Teacher. She is also a qualified Yoga Teacher and Teacher trainer with a passion for feminine form and seasonal Yoga and trained as a Circle Leader with the Wild Woman Project. She is currently training in Druidry with the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids as well as training as a Goddess Priestess with Kimberly Moore.
Michelle recently qualified as a Moon MotherⓇ which means she is able to give Womb Blessings and Womb Healings and works to help women rebalance and reclaim their cycles. She is also qualified as a Rose Priestess with the Magdalene Rose Temple.
Michelle has over 10 years of experience as a spiritual teacher and combines her background in Tibetan Buddhism with her Celtic roots to create classes, workshops and events that help people connect to the magic that’s within them and around them.
Michelle is based in Stourbridge in the UK where she runs her own Yoga and Holistic Centre called The Soul Shala. She also hosts retreats and events throughout the Uk including the Wild Womban Gathering in Wales which takes place each year at Autumn Equinox.
She is also the founder of the Sisters of the Moon Online Temple and writer of the Sisters of the Moon Online Zine which you can view on etsy.