5 practitioners... and only 15 participants: a cross between a meditation retreat, a ritual and a healing spa.
My dream is that there is a place in every community where women who are in the public eye — uberbusy, never having time and space to reflect, yet in constant and deep service to their families and communities — can “lay it all down.” To rest, receive, rejuvenate, push the reset button... all in the company of other women.
About Entering The Healing Temple®:
What is a Healing Temple?
Entering the Healing Temple — A Day of Sanctuary for Women is a guided, many-layered journey that has the feel of a day-long ritual. When you come to the Temple, you are invited to surrender into receiving: to be nourished, supported and witnessed within an intimate group of women. It is a focused, private event for a select group of 12-15 women who are excited by the prospect of having sacred time, space, and the support of community to dive into their deeper work. The Healing Temple is a mostly-silent day, where we are a living experiment in exploring how the process of transformation is accelerated by using multiple healing modalities — hands-on and hands-off — using a well-structured and facilitated format. Eight staff serve the women who participate in the journey.
Podcast: learn more
The Grateful Messenger’s “Meet Katherine Macomber Millman!” podcast by Denise Correll.
Who are the Healing Temples for?
There are many women who the Healing Temple can serve. You may be a woman who:
Is in the public eye: someone people look to for strength, answers, and direction
Holds major responsibility, e.g., as a mother; teacher; doctor; health, legal or educational professional; business woman; or caregiver
Is needing to put down your too-many-lists, to rest… take a break… and Receive.
Wants to get more connected to your body, to focus and strengthen your body/mind connection
Is an artist or healer, dedicated to deepening your practice through self-love, self-care and embodiment.
Wants to be in a group of women, without
What happens during a Healing Temple?
These one-day events are both highly choreographed... and deliciously spacious. You will receive five different kinds of body/mind work, inviting you to access your inner, embodied wisdom. The structure of the day allows you to integrate the work: to make shifts, transform, or otherwise work with the intention that you bring to the day. The day flows, mostly in silence... you are in the presence of other women, but it’s not chatty. To get a sense of the day, listen to the audio, below (music from “Within,” by Benjy Wertheimer & David Michael.)
For information about a specific Healing Temple, click on one of the events, below.
Where are they happening?
The overwhelmingly enthusiastic response to the first offering of Entering the Healing Temple, in Port Townsend, WA, has lead to creating a bigger vision. More women in the greater Seattle area — as well as wherever I’m traveling for continuing education or to visit friends — are being inspired by the unique architecture of this day. Women are excited to hear about The Healing Temple, realizing that the container we create is specific, replicable, and would support local communities all over the U.S. in creating support for women who are in the public eye — women who have stepped up to visible leadership, or who are the focal point for a lot of public contact, and/or who are in deep service to their families and communities. We create support that is deep, nourishing, potent — and short enough for busy women to carve out time from their schedules. So we are beginning to produce Healing Temples across the U.S., each time collaborating with a local woman to put on a local Healing Temple, using local practitioners, to serve local women.
Follow-Up and Future Training Programs
For those who are interested, Healing Temples include several kinds of follow-up, for those who want private or a group container of support for creating a more nourishing life! We have also created a training program that can equip other seasoned healers to organize these events in their local communities, engaging local Healing Practitioners, and making more visible the value — and the do-able-ness — of self-nurturing, and self-care.
In the Media
Read about Katherine and The Healing Temple in Massage Today magazine, December 2016 issue: Holistic Wealth: One Intensive, Three Ways, by Sharon Desjarlais, CC, (on pages 13 & 21.)