Haven Yoga and Meditation explores the world of Goddess Circles and their incredible benefits.
The ancient practice of Goddess Circles is having a resurgence, and many women around Australia are now enjoying participating in regular circles. It’s one of many great mindfulness activities in Brisbane – women of any background can incorporate participating in a Goddess Circle into their weekly routines. Below, we’ll explain what Goddess Circles are, how they provide a number of wonderful benefits, and why including them in your lifestyle can be a rewarding experience.
What are Goddess Circles?
Goddess Circles have been practised in some form for thousands of years. They can best be characterised as a small sisterhood of intimate support – a congregation focused on fostering personal growth, empowerment, and spiritual connection among women. There’s no competing or comparing yourself against other women, only support and compassion. Goddess Circles are a great way of connecting to yourself, other women, and the world around you.
What happens in a Goddess Circle?
In a Goddess Circle, women sit in a circle on the floor, while a host guides them through a session where they connect with the women around them. Women in a Goddess Circle will speak truthfully about problems they might be facing in their lives. Unlike we are often pressured to do, the circle doesn’t encourage participants to ‘fix’ each other’s problems. All they need to do is be thoughtful listeners. This is why Goddess Circles are an excellent mindfulness activity for Brisbane women who may be new to spirituality – the circle is simply about creating meaningful and supportive connections.
Why do women participate in Goddess Circles?
Community and connection in Goddess Circles is all about a connection to universal love. A Goddess Circle brings women together to find spiritual refreshment via the communal connection woven throughout the session.
As documentarian Gemma Brady says about Goddess Circles: “We’re creating an environment where we are liberated from all of the things we have to do normally in society…”. It’s cathartic to simply speak and be heard, and not have to worry about a response.
Women so often find society expects their negative feelings to be internalised. This is why Goddess Circles and the community and connections they provide are becoming more and more common in the modern day.
In a Goddess Circle, women feel comfortable knowing that their emotions have a place and are valued. They know their voices can be expressed without judgement and will be received attentively and empathetically.
How can I join a Goddess Circle?
If you are located in Murarrie, Cannon Hill, Morningside, Balmoral, or Tingalpa, you can enjoy a monthly goddess circle at Haven Yoga Meditation. Our circle is a fun way to enjoy shared leadership, encourage creativity, and reveal new solutions to old problems.