Celebrating Magnificence – Matilda Videgård – Celebrating Womanhood
“I believe that when you heal yourself you can help others heal themselves.” – Matilda
Matilda Videgard is all about celebrating womanhood and creating sisterhood. In addition to teaching women’s yoga and hosting our monthly Red Tent events, she has an inexhaustible interest in finding the best ways to help women in need.
Last year she started a project called Women’s Healing Circles, creating donation-based safe spaces for a group of women who have been sexually abused to gather once a week for 12 weeks.
Each gathering includes a theme and involves sharing experiences, yoga, meditation and art making. The women who complete the circle for all 12 weeks can then host a healing circle of their own in the future. Matilda documents these meetings, writing a chapter for each week on different aspects of healing abuse. She plans to include her writings into an interactive web platform where women who completed the circle can add their wisdom on the different themes. With more and more input, this project will become an interactive collection of women’s wisdom on how to heal.
Matilda has just finished her first draft of a women’s yoga book. Her three core words are: Celebrating, Healing and Empowering women and the feminine. Those words shine as the guiding stars for all of Matilda’s life work.