Events

Ongoing Events

Online Offerings

Free offerings are found in the Womb Sovereignty Sisterhood Facebook forum. A special request to join will gain you access to numerous free teachings, discounts, and community support.

Apply for an online apprenticeship.

Or receive extra support with one on one coaching.

Sweat-lodge ceremony

Traditionally known as Temazcal in Latin America. Purification ceremony is a great way to pray and get clear when your feeling stagnant. Ayah offers monthly lodges for women only & occasionally co-ed in the local Santa Cruz mountains of California. 

Womens drumming & power-songs

For a long time now women have gathered to sing, drum and pray upon the mother earth as a means to cultivate health and sisterhood in their lives. It is time to reclaim our birth right and come together to cultivate our voices with power and send it out for the healing of the mother earth, Join Ayah’s song circles. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Obsidian Womb Wellness Clinic December 11, 2022

Womb Wellness Clinic - December 11, 2022

A day of powerful self-care and womb sovereignty

You are invited to a day of feminine vitality practices to improve reproductive health, clear negative energy & nourish you deeply.

 

Embodied Path of the Priestess

A 13 moon evolutionary female leadership training

An advanced course & spiritual initiation for young professionals 

Are you ready to recognize your innate gifts?

 

Recent Events

Womb Sovereignty Initiation

A 3 month wise women journey: Empower your reproductive health & sacred sexuality while diving into the obsidian yoni egg practice. a 3 month wise women journey: Empower your reproductive health & sacred sexuality while diving into the obsidian yoni egg practice. 

Break through negative emotional cycles & toxic relationship patterns. Receive support from empowered committed community of women. Uncover your root cause of reproductive issues and disease. Heal sexual trauma & pelvic floor discomfort. Attune to lunar rhythms, balance hormones & regulate cycles effectively.

Women's Dance Ritual sanctuary

October Series begins 10/13

418 Project, Santa Cruz

“I am so grateful for Dance Sanctuary! It is the intentional deep dive into somatic movement I didn’t even know I needed. Ayah holds an open, inviting container that allows us to show up as we are, which is invaluable. I look forward to our next round of Dance Sanctuary and for the opportunity to move my body in a safe container with kindred sisters. “
~Jeannine Ruski~

 

A MOVEMENT CONTAINER OF ETHNO- CONTEMPORARY DANCE TECHNIQUES, THEORY, INTERPERSONAL INQUIRY COMBINED WITH IMPROV, RITUAL AND SISTERHOOD.

DEVELOPED & TUAGHT BY AYAH BUONAUGURIO.

ALL LEVELS WELCOME!
WE WILL BE ACTIVE AS WELL AS INTROSPECTIVE.

 

This is a 2 hour container so we can really drop into the journey and process of dancing together. Bring a journal, socks, long skirt, yoga pants, snacks

 

Invoking the balance

 
Join us for guided 3 hr guided journey through sacred movements, vocal toning & song sharing circle to fortify our body temple for attunement of this great season of autumn ahead of us. 

 

Vocal Activation:

You’ll be lead through a song-weaving practice of vocal toning while learning songs of empowerment and healing with musical muse Mary-Isis.

We intend to leave you with new tools for practice as you walk away feeling enlivened invigorated!~

The Ritual Dance:

Join us in this safe space to explore ritual movements, body mechanics, gestures and improvisation with sisters.

Ayah shall facilitate this movement container of ethno- contemporary dance techniques, theory, interpersonal inquiry combined with improv, ritual and sisterhood.

We’ll introduce to you Ovarian Breathing aka Ovarian QiGong

We will be ACTIVE as well as Introspective.

A Cacao offering will follow.

Evolutionary Female Embodiment retreat this July

 

June 9th - 13th

G-Fest 2022: Goddess Reborn

Join us to deepen in Sisterhood, in a nourishing, gentle, divinely feminine space to embody your inner Goddess, relax into your Self, explore the depths of connection, release the old skins that no longer serve, and open the deepest essence of who you are.

This year’s gathering is a space to transform, let go, celebrate, connect and re-awaken the wholeness of you.

 

Check out Ayah’s offerings here

IMBOLC: Renewal of our Inner-Maiden: Claiming Sexual Sovereignty

Join me Feb 2nd for very special Imbolc Renewal Ceremony
10am -10:45 PST
This is a FREE LIVE STREAM hosted by Obsidian Womb Sisterhood
What you’ll need:
*A candle
*Personal Notebook
*A beautiful bowl of fresh spring water
Be prepared to be triggered for a deep spiritual evaluation and inquiry of you sexual history. We’ll be giving you a LIVE Transmission of healing the wounds of sexual misconduct while using the energy of this ancient irish-fire ceremony to renew vows to our truest most pure self-governing selves.
Sexual sovereignty is not only about owning your identity, gaining pleasure and freedom, but it’s the ability to live a life where you are completely connected & activated to create success through harmonizing with your female hormones & reproductive power. You’ll be guided to recognize negative emotional cycles & toxic relationship patterns that have been blocking the gateway to true pleasure. Gain insight into your root cause of reproductive dis-ease in your ancestry. We’ll Align to your higher power to clarify what you absolutely want for your health and Sexual vitality in this time.
Join us on FEB 2nd @ 10 AM PST in the Obsidian Womb Sisterhood on Facebook!

FREE WEBINAR series

Women’s Health Advocacy, Leadership & the Art of Soul Ministry

January 3, 2022 @ 12:00 PM PST

Part 1 
12-1:30pm
Advocacy, Leadership, and Priestessing your way into a highger paradigm of service

1 hr break

Part 2
2:30-4pm
Steps to Mentoring others through Soul Ministry and Sexual Sovereignty (formats developed by Rev. Ayah Buonaugurio)

 

Women in circle

Dec 19th, 2021

Winter Solstice Full-Moon Purification Lodge

Dharma Ridge Educational Collective in the Santa Cruz Mountains

This is a traditional sweatlodge/temazcal ceremony that takes place with a long cotton dress or can wear a skirt and t-shirt, where you’ll be sitting in darkness, inside of a lodge or rather small hut, and you’ll be sweating intensely through your clothes while sitting and praying on the earth.

Ayah is a dedicated pipe carrier & lodge facilitator of not only the Moondance lineage of Mexico but also carries a pipe from completing Vision Quest in the lineage of Sacred Fire of Itzachitlatlan in 2009.

Women's Dance Ritual sanctuary

A immersve workshop December 11th 3-6pm at Santa Cruz Yoga Center in 428C Front St.   You’ll be able to then join us in January for a 4-8 week series & exploration.

“I am so grateful for Dance Sanctuary! It is the intentional deep dive into somatic movement I didn’t even know I needed. Ayah holds an open, inviting container that allows us to show up as we are, which is invaluable. I look forward to our next round of Dance Sanctuary and for the opportunity to move my body in a safe container with kindred sisters. “
~Jeannine Ruski~

This is an Intro to the container of dance work, theory, inter-peresonal inquiry and sisterhood. Weekly Classes start up again in January 

 

I’ve decided to hold a 3 hour container so we can really drop into the journey and process of dancing together. Bring a journal, socks, long skirt, yoga pants, snacks 

 

Women in circle

October 7-12th, 2021

The Temple of Isis Convocation 2021
Honoring Isis & Serapis, The Eternal Deities of
Ancient Egypt & Rome
Theme: Love, Vulnerability, and Healing

Thursday October 7th – Monday October 11th, 2021 via Zoom

This is a gathering focused on the living mysteries of the Divine Feminine, this year we are focusing on the aspects of Isis, the Eternal Goddess of Ancient Egypt & Rome. We will have workshops, rituals, meditations, and lectures for your enjoyment.

Did I mention that 3 of my year long initiates that completed Levels 1,2 & 3 of the Obsidian Womb Apprenticeship as well as the Year-Long Embodied Path of the Priestess shall become ordained at Convocation on Sunday Oct 10th? I’m so proud for this moment where they step into taking officially vows of Priestesses of Isis.

 

 

July 22 - 26, 2021

G-Fest Goddess Rising Renewal Conference

Come nourish and surround yourself in sisterhood amidst pristine nature during this summer’s full moon in Aquarius at the G-Fest Goddess Rising Renewal, July 22-26th in Mount Shasta.

#HerStory Contest

Every woman has a tale of her ancestry, the manifestation of hardships in her life, the teachings of it, and additionally the blessings that come when she has liberated herself from identifying with it.
You have the ability to help others and free yourself by sharing it. It’s your birthright.
Have you told your story yet? Could YOU conspire to inspire others? I know have a story of your pain and how you’re healing & serving others because of this… I call this the “Ancient Wound of the Womb.”
Tell the story of YOU to be entered to win a scholarship or other prizes!
Contest entries must be received by March 24th to qualify. Learn more about this opportunity by following the link below!

Weekly Yoga Class

Wednesdays at 9:30 AM

In a Hatha Core Flow class you’ll experience a dynamic flow of sequences with a gentle emphasis on core strengthening.

Alignment instruction is offered to deepen your experience and understanding of the postures. This class is energizing & emphasizes body awareness, strength, flexibility and graciousness in movement. Enjoy a well-rounded practice with core-work, pranayama, chanting and meditation. Start your day feeling strong, open and calm.

Suitable for all levels.

obsidian yoni egg webinar

Women's Health & Vitality 5 Day Challenge

January 13th-17th  2021

Start your NEW YEAR NEW MOON off with a boost of motivation & access natural revitalizing energy from within.

You’re invited to this FREE MINI COURSE to take charge of your health.

These 20 minute intro practices are designed to immediately lift your spirits, energy levels and boost your immune system.

Join the REPLAY in the UNITS section BELOW

January 23 & 24, 2021

G-Fest Goddess Rising Online Conference

Connect with women from all over the planet who are on a mission dedicated to their personal growth while uplifting other women, in an intimate, and supportive setting.

Gather together LIVE, in real-time, inside our sacred zoom rooms with wise mentors and inspired facilitators with time to interact and ask pertinent questions.

Use Code: ‘NEWYEARS‘ at checkout  (offer good until January 11th, 2021 at 11:59 pm PST on all of our ticket tiers)

Sekhmet

Sekhmet: Transformation into the belly of the goddess

January 2021

A 6 week online intensive

I share with you a rare opportunity to study with ordained teachers to be able to work with this transformational goddess. A perfect way to activate this new year! My lineage teacher Kalita Todd will co-teach with Zahra Indigo for a very special dynamic transmission into alchemical egyptian mystery school online series….  

Khemenu Wisdom Center presents this Egyptian Mysteries Series:
Sekhmet: Transformation in the Belly of the Goddess, a Live Online Class with Zahra Indigo Rønlov, Debbie Clarkin, Kalita Todd, and, of course, Sekhmet.

Obsidian Womb offerings

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Women’s Purification Lodge Details

Temezcal “Full Moon” ceremonies

The focus of this prayer requires looking within for courage, strength and faith to direct our energy in a purposeful way. It requires that we get out of our own way to invoke self-esteem we need to preserver. We all came here with great gifts to share, and we cannot do this alone. Come pray, sing, cry, rejoice and share in this sisterhood with us.

Thank you for your interest in joining the upcoming Women’s Purification Temazcal aka “Sweat Lodge”. If you’ve never been to a sweat before please take proper precautions and preparations by writing a request to join.  These is a Women’s only lodge and for those who identify as female. There will however be male fire-keepers. They are respectful gentlemen who will be providing the sacred fire focused on prayerful intent for our beautiful lodge.

Please note that this is a ceremony that takes place with a long cotton dress or can wear a skirt and t-shirt, where you’ll be sitting in darkness, inside of a lodge or rather small hut, and you’ll be sweating intensely through your clothes while sitting and praying on the earth.

about this tradition:

Ayah Buonaugurio is a dedicated pipe carrier (& lodge facilitator) of not only the Moondance lineage of Mexico but also carries a chanupa (sacred pip) from completing Vision Quest in the lineage of Sacred Fire of Itzachitlatlan in 2009. She was first passed the gift of pouring lodges from Medicine Women Carmen Vicente of this altar as well as further mentoring from Erika Gagnon. She has dedicated over a decade of commitment to the Moondance lineage in Mexico having completed 12 dances in total. Malinali the grandmother of this specific Mexica lineage gave Ayah permission asking her to offer temazcal as service & responsibility to her community of women to share this Mother Earth medicine. Although she is not Native American in blood she carries with care for the people, dignity, and willingness to learn & be of service. She has always been given permission from the native people of the region before performing a ceremony. This specific lodge is offered in the lineage of the Moondance and will be carrying the prayers that come from Mexico to honor women through all her cycles of life.

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