Circles & Ceremonies
The Juicy Ladies experience extends beyond our annual retreats into our monthly circles, outdoor dance parties as well as individual and communal ceremonies.
Self Love Ritual Circle
February 17th, 2024
3:00-6:00 pm PST
Bernal Heights, SF
Held by Britt Fohrman
Special Guest- Nikah Wilde
$95- Join Here
Come home to yourself with an afternoon dedicated to taking your relationship with yourself to the next level.
We’ll start with a little dancing and breathwork to get us into our bodies, and then slow down, get cozy and drop into a self love tea ceremony and breast/chest massage ritual to help you alchemize any obstacles to living with radical self love.
This gathering will support you in (re)connecting to your body in a loving way, feeling a sense of empowered aliveness and accessing the power of self love that will light up your whole life.
Tea and snacks will be served.
Within this trauma-informed, loving and celebratory container, we’ll take a lighthearted approach to opening our hearts to ourselves so we can bring more joy into everything we do.
The Juicy Ladies’ Circle is dedicated to women who want to gather in all our realness, rawness, power and depth and to come more fully alive within our bodies, hearts and minds.
As women have been doing since the beginning of time, we’ll converge within the potent container of the circle, each woman equal, bringing her wisdom, light and questions into the collective womb of the tribe. Whatever is ready to be cultivated, birthed or transformed, can do so with ritual, loving encouragement and reverence.
Some circles take place out in nature, while others happen in studios or private locations around the Bay Area. Wherever we gather, each circle includes moving our bodies, expanding our breaths, meditation, play and relaxation.
Together we expand our care for ourselves and each other, increase our awareness of our bodies, and welcome in greater embodiment of pleasure, sensuality, creativity and joy. You’ll head home feeling enlivened, inspired and supported by our circle.
Juicy Dance Parties
Sonic journeys in beautiful, outdoor settings across San Francisco, intended to inspire joyful embodiment, while deepening a connection to nature and community.
Tap into joy, play and juiciness as you move at your own pace, in your own way.
Kids of all ages are welcome, as long as they can handle explicit lyrics and adults dancing wildly.
The music is different each time and is usually an eclectic mix of hip hop, funk-pop, R&B, soul and a little disco thrown into the mix, as well as a sprinkling of multicultural, electronic, slow house and deep tribal.
We use Silent Disco headsets as a way to take an inward somatic journey, while enjoying the sweet company of our community and making only a joyful impact on our surroundings.
These events happen sporadically so watch this page or sign up for my email list to get the latest updates on future dates.
My ceremonial offerings include rite of passage rituals such as Blessingways for pregnant women, spirit meditation immersions, momentous birthdays and gathering community to commemorate life’s most significant transitions.
In a culture that has forgotten how to mindfully honor the passages of birth, death, renewal, marriage, separation and everything in between, these ceremonies tap into the ancient technology of the circle to contain and amplify the richness of what we learn when we show up in a conscious way.
With clear intentions set, we can step into the next phase of our life feeling fortified, inspired and supported on the deepest levels.
My motivation in offering these ceremonies is to create a container where you can explore the inner terrain of your heart, mind and body to welcome in any healing, insight, support or affirmation you are seeking. Together we craft a space where you can freely be and feel yourself.
In the ceremonial container, you are likely to see well beneath the surface of your life, your relationships and the world around you. It’s quite common to feel your place in the interconnectedness of all beings, beyond time and space.
Dropping into this ritual container, and going towards whatever arises helps us have more ease with how we respond to the beauty, pain, joys, challenges and transitions of life.
People often report that these rituals have had a life-altering effect on the way they relate, create and interface with all that cannot be controlled (a.k.a. everything).
The container I create is tailored to you, and informed by my own practices, training and inspiration from our ancestors.
Some ceremonies can take place online, while the power is most potent in-person, in the location of your choice.
Some ceremonial theme options include:
– Intimacy with Oneself: A daylong meditation immersion into your inner landscape
– Juicy Birthday Circles for marking the big decade transitions
– Celebration of Life: Honoring a loved one who has passed on
– Claiming an empowered sexual identity
– Blessingway: A conscious, ritualistic, non-materialistic alternative to a baby shower
– Conscious Death: A ritual for the biggest goodbye
– Yoni Portal Magic: Honoring the divine feminine within
– Emerging from divorce or loss of a spouse
– Journey into understanding your life’s path
“I was honored to have Britt guide us through my Blessingway, as we celebrated my right of passage into motherhood. Her grounded, heartfelt presence and depth of knowledge created a sacred container in which we experienced the beauty and power of female connectedness. I felt infused and saturated with love, support and confidence as I was held by the circle, and I carried that with me as I approached the end of my pregnancy and my birth with more grace and peace.”
– Suzanne K.
“Britt created a beautiful virtual container for 20+ of my soul sisters to join in celebrating and honoring this special time in my life. She led us through various rituals including a guided meditation to open the circle, invited all sisters to share their offerings, mixed in with some fun dance breaks, before closing off with a guided visualization of the birth.
I received so many positive messages afterwards – it really felt like it cracked everyone’s hearts open and allowed the love to flow. I was in awe of how special the experience was (not just for me, but for everyone else), even though it was virtual.
If this sounds like something you’re interested in exploring, I highly recommend working with Britt who will lead you through the process from start to finish with flawless execution.”
– Christine Lu Singh
HOW I CAME TO OFFER CEREMONIES:
I began my path as a space holder in the late 90’s as a yoga teacher and in 2000 as a birth doula, though my first true ceremony came in 1998 as I sat by my Grandfather’s bedside in the days and hours before he took his last breaths.
It was through this experience and these practices that I have come to understand the nuances of holding a safe, accepting, relaxing and supportive space.
My offerings are further infused with the ancient teachings of shamanism, Buddhism, medicine work and other earth based traditions.
I pay my respects to the ancestors, mentors and teachers (most of whom were/ are women) who have carried these practices through lineages that I am blessed to be a part of.
I am deeply honored each time I am invited to hold space, and do so with unconditional love, respect and reverence for whatever may occur.
While I am a deeply spiritual person, I live with my feet planted firmly on the ground and am weary of any sort of spiritual or religious dogma.
I authentically hold the mystical and magical elements of the practice with just as much emphasis as the mind-expanding, creative and life-enhancing benefits.
Though I’ve personally had countless ceremonial experiences, in 2014 this practice took on a much deeper form of prayer and healing for me, through which I was able to recover from the trauma of a chronic illness, find my beloved and step more fully into my power as a woman, healer and joy-bringer.