BY EHM Feature Writer Ainslie Young
Living in the heaving city of Hong Kong quickly takes a toll on your mind and body. It’s quite easy for the months to fly by and you not even acknowledge a new season has arrived.
With this is mind, I was very excited to see a Women’s Seasonal Circle event organised by Corrine Konrad, to celebrate and welcome in the spring equinox here in the Northern Hemisphere.
To be honest I didn’t really know what to expect, but as soon as I arrived at the gorgeous Sommer Life Beach Retreat, I knew I was in for a great day.
Upon arrival guests were greeted with a warm cup of herbal tea, yummy bliss balls and asked to follow the rose petal lined path to the expansive outdoor terrace.
Our gorgeous Seasonal Circle facilitator Corrine had curated the perfect ‘temple environment’ including a beautiful flower filled altar, yoga mats, soft cushions and tea lights. The tranquil, sacred and feminine mood was further brought to life as Corrine graciously washed our feet in a rose petal bath as we entered the Temple.
Hailing from Switzerland, Corrine is a Birth Doula and Feminine Embodiment Practitioner who is deeply passionate about connecting with women from all walks of life. Corinne perfectly connected with her guests through a series of practices that helped us identify what we want to bring to life after the slower months of winter as well as how we can tap into and merge with the infinite intelligence of nature. (This was quite easy to do, as Sommer Life Retreat is surrounded by a beautiful private beach and lush green jungle!).
The varying ‘Circle Practices’ included movement, where we were taught ‘The Goddess Rinse’ which can be done as a part of the morning routine. We were also guided through a beautiful exploratory meditation where we focused on our natural surroundings, delved into feminine inquiry exercises with a partner and finished our time together with some gold old dancing!
This enriching event was further topped off by us all devouring a mouth-watering raw lunch of Quinoa San Choi Bau and Kelp Noodle Pad Thai, whipped up by Sommer Life’s fabulous owner, Nathalie Sommer and her team.
The seasonal circle was a beautiful opportunity to connect with like-minded women all whilst unwinding, exploring and renewing ourselves for the sensational season of spring!