Welcome, Soul Sister,
Inviting all: Sacred Space Holders, Healers, Councilors, Medicine Women, Priestesses, Birth Keepers, and Alchemists!
You are invited to enter the Path with Harmony Sanctuary, where we are gathering this new moon for a delightful, restorative, and nourishing evening to broaden our capacity to hold space for ourselves and others and to balance the flow of giving and receiving with Qigong.
Dear one, you have so much love to give. You are dedicated to making the world a better place. Your commitment to holding a healing presence in your family, with your friends and clients, is vital to the collective as we are awakening. You are necessary and needed in our community.
You are a living sanctuary. When you flourish, so do those you serve!
You know you need a container to hold you so you can continue to hold space for others and to recharge while staying connected to all your sources of abundant love and life force energy.
Often, self-care and self-love rituals become another thing on your to-do list. And sadly, they can start to feel like a burden, or they continue to be neglected, leading to resentment, overwhelm, and depletion.
Let's not let that happen! Let's keep you nourished so you can give fully and generously and not be drained.
Here's Why This Is Important
Sister, whatever you are going through, I'm here to remind you that you are strong and wise.
And your body knows the truth, and she has so much wisdom to share with you. She will carry you all the way through this experience.
Now is the time to make nourishing choices and hold yourself in love and connection by being fully present with the parts of yourself you have lost touch with or neglected.
This is an opportunity to listen to and integrate with your body's wisdom.
During our 2-hour temple circle, we will experience:
"The sheer magic of the alchemical container held us all safely and with clarity whilst the transformational work happened. Maria is very skilled at holding space and creating meditations and practices that genuinely create change in the body, mind, emotions and group dynamic."
"I see how much I need this work! I loved coming together with other women and seeing how they are dealing with everything.
Maria's reassuring voice and clear intent made me feel safe."
A New Moon Ritual
We will honor the New Moon in Libra to warm our hearts and homes with beauty and balance the flow of giving and receiving.
We will practice specific Qigong flows to honor the new moon and to broaden our capacity to hold nurturing space for ourselves and others without feeling drained.
Qigong is an Ancient and Potent
Energy Medicine Practice
Qigong weaves you back to your true nature. Back home in your body. The energy travels through meridians in your body like rivers and lakes that need to be cleared, stimulated, activated, and attuned to the natural seasons and cycles.
The soft, slow, and fluid movements promote a deep sense of connection, clarity, openness, and stillness. In this fully resourced state, you are better able to trust your inner guidance leading you on your path of awakening, remembrance, and love.
Here in the Path with Harmony Sanctuary
You Will Experience A Shift From Feeling:
Under-resourced to standing in your LOVE and POWER
Like you are always in your head to BEING in your BODY
Feeling overwhelmed by others to having the CAPACITY to hold space for others
Isolated and alone to being in CONNECTION with self, others, and all creation
Feeling unworthy to embracing your DIVINE HUMANITY
Feeling depleted and resentful to feeling NOURISHED and HARMONIZED
Guided by Maria Chowdhury
Midwife, Qigong Practitioner, and Temple Guide
My twenty years as a homebirth midwife, herbalist, meditator, and martial artist has prepared me to hold potent medicine and sacred space.
Currently, I midwife spiritual women in the midst of powerful life transitions and support them to navigate the trail ahead to stay aligned with their essence and connect to their power even in times of uncertainty and confusion.
As a temple guide, I hold sacred space for the extraordinary and arduous experience of birth and transformation to unfold safely and organically.
During this journey, I’m bringing forth the teachings of my mentor Teresa Elder who taught me how to “be” a midwife with a smile and light heart full of humor.
My mentor, Dr. Claire Zammit, who taught me the Feminine Power framework, and Elayne Kalila of Priestess Presence, showed me how to walk as a temple guide in the modern world.
Finally, my beloved taiji and qigong teachers from YMAA who taught me the art and practice of Medical Qigong. And Holden Qigong for teaching me The Five Elements and Taoist cosmology.
The Path with Harmony sanctuary is located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and is directly on the Trail of Tears that the Cherokee walked.
My daily hikes are on the earth path of Mount Kessler, the ancestral lands of the Caddo and Osage peoples, and I intend to honor them, their sacred lands, and medicine.