Breathwork for Loving Your Crone
Right now the collective Feminine heart needs incredible sensitivity, support, care and nurturing.
For women who want to look forward to or be happily inside their wise years with deep love and giving for themselves and others.
“A woman in harmony with her spirit is like a river flowing.
She goes where she will without pretense and arrives at her destination prepared to be herself and only herself.”
~ Maya Angelou
Hello Breath Taking Women. Welcome to Breathwork for Loving Your Crone.
Do you feel you have more to contribute now than you ever have before?
As women in or approaching our Crone years, let’s celebrate this time to ascend to our rightful place as the Elders in our families and communities.
We rise because now more than ever we are needed for our deep wisdom and experience.
We get there by returning to the depths of beauty and love that is within us all.
We are powerful beyond measure. Please join me to discover our Crone in all her glory.
Why Breathwork for Loving Your Crone?
We are living in a youth dominated culture where we are made to believe that if we are not the certain age, body size, or beauty image, we are not acceptable. We were set up to compete against one another instead of revering the unique beauty within of each of us and being supportive to one another.
Youth orientation is out of step with what the Ancients and the Ancestors knew – that the Elders were the most integral part of the Community. And that the Elders are the guides and guardians that lead others to their wisdom. It is by building community that they learned to thrive even in devastating conditions.
Their beauty came from their wisdom, their history, their intuition and their healing powers. How can we restore ourselves to the rightful place of being revered and honored for who we are?
When we bring forth the full scope of our confidence and gifts to our lives we more easily gain respect for our life’s hard work. It is up to us. The power is fully in our hands.
Who is the Crone?
It is believed that a woman reaches her Crone years at or around the age of 50.
What is conjured up in your mind when you hear the word crone? A hag, a witch, a wrinkled up, bent over old woman? These images have been associated with the Crone.
A Bit of History
The mythological Crone comes from ancient times in the part of the world known as the Middle East, Greece and the Balkans. She has been seen in Celtic traditions as well. We now come to believe in the Paleolithic era (c. 30,000-10,000 BCE) the goddess was revered as one all-encompassing mother goddess who controlled birth, death and rebirth. It is known as a time of great peace.
As patriarchy began to rise after C.7000 BCE, this began to change as women became increasingly under the dominion of men. The one mother goddess was split into three aspects of the stages of women’s lives.
Crone comes from the word crown signifying wisdom emanating from the head; hag comes from hagio meaning holy; witch comes from wit meaning wise.
Crones were frequently leaders, midwives and healers in their communities. The meanings of the words were distorted when the male-dominated church wanted to eliminate women holding positions of power. The words took on a negative connotation that continues in our language today.
Now we can reclaim the positive meaning of these words.
We can Ascend
There is no better time than now to take our rightful place as the Elder, the wise woman, the healer in our communities.
Many of us were taught to occupy less space than men.
As the Crone, we take up space. We breathe to remove any conditioning that says it should not be.
How the program works
We enter into a healing Space that allows ourselves to be seen.
The Crone is the crowning achievement of our time in life as the worthy elder with much to pass on as great gifts of wisdom to our people. We use our breath to embrace confidence and accept our calling.
We can ascend. Let’s grab this luscious time of our lives. Who is with me? I’m ready to Love My Crone. Come on this journey with me.
We can always return to the feeling of the breath.
One of the deepest breathwork sessions I’ve ever had. I felt so safe and nurtured during my breathwork session with Martha. I experienced an energetic wave and a deep relaxation. I hardly recognized myself in the mirror afterwards. Stress and worry melted away.
Thank you Martha! I’m so grateful to be working with you, looking forward to the next session.
Breathwork is a guided and active breathing meditation that helps us to let go of any unwanted emotions, stuck energy and old stories that no longer serve us.
There is pain, and loss and grief. There is anger, even fury, and sadness. There is fear. To find our most beautiful Crone, let’s work to heal. We are worthy.
It is through this transformative power of our own breath that we can raise our vibration, our frequency to heal ourselves.
Breathwork for Loving Your Crone is a five-week series. We meet every week for the five weeks on the appointed day and time over Zoom. The sessions are up to 90 minutes. The circle is kept intentionally intimate at 20 women.
The start date will be in early 2021.
You can sign up to secure a spot in the Circle.
I will reach out with dates and times.
Once you register, I will send you the information of what to expect and how to prepare for your sessions as well as information on how to connect with Zoom.
Prior to every session, you will receive an email from me that sets the context for each week’s theme and the Zoom link to connect.
Please reach out to me if you have any comments or questions.
The exchange for this program is $200. I also offer two Scholarship place with the program for BIPoC or those with marginalized identities.
Why I Offer Scholarships?
I find now is the time to open up a conversation on economic justice.
While those with financial abundance would pay what matches their resources, this pays forward for those with more limited means due to situations of financial insecurity.
Introduction: Who is the Crone?
Presence – Embody
Worthy – Dignity – Significance
Heart and Gut Feel (Intuition)
The Goddess in You
The Breathwork session I had with Martha was incredible and left me speechless. I didn’t have the words to describe the release my body just went through in the session. Sensations, colors, and feelings. I felt as if my body was going to float away and at the same time I can feel this energy moving up through my body: from my stomach, to my heart, up into my throat, & then between my eyes. It moved all through my chakras. Martha’s voice guiding me through it was so comforting & gave me permission to release what wanted to. She knew exactly what to say at exactly the perfect time. In the end I felt lighter. Thank you Martha for taking me through your transformative Breathwork process.
I was deeply moved by my Breathwork session with Martha. Her guidance led me through some powerful physical sensations that allowed me to shift into a different state of mind and experience a profound sense of release. Her gentle questions after helped me to explore the experience.
With Breathwork you can,
Release inner conflicts
Embody your Authentic Self
Fall in Love with Oneself Again
Release any resistance to reach ascension
Bring you into alignment of who you are meant to become
Enhance your Feminine Energy and Sexuality
Find clarity in your purpose.
Release any stuck negative emotions or energies that are holding you back.
Bring healing to any wounds
Find joy and healing
FAQs for Breathwork for Loving Your Crone
Welcome. It’s exciting for you to be present to your own healing. Here are the most often asked questions I receive.
Do I need experience with Breathwork to participate?
No, not at all. Everyone is welcome and each time I will review how the breath pattern is done.
What should I bring to the session?
You may want to have a pen and paper/notebook. Have some water or tea on hand.
What do I need for the session?
For the breath portion of the session, you will by lying down on a bed, or couch or yoga mat on the floor. Find what is most comfortable for you.
I like to sit up for the first part and then move to my bed and get comfortable there. There is a little time given to get comfortable for the breath portion of the session.
If you’d like to create a sacred space for yourself, some people like to light a candle, have an altar set up and burn some incense. It’s up to you.
Have some water with you.
Be sure to have a comfy blanket nearby. Some people experience coldness as the energy moves through you. I know I do!
Is there an opportunity to ask questions?
Yes. Once the active part of the breathing and the rest time that follows is complete, there is time to ask questions.
Will I receive a recording of the class?
After each week’s class, I will send you a recording of our session and the playlist used that week.
Most important, bring your full self. Open up to your own healing. And even if it feels heavy at times, we always benefit from bringing a sense of play, and fun and discovery.
“The doors to the wild self are few but precious. If you have a deep scar, that is a door, if you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door.”
– Clarissa Pinkola Estès