Wild Nature Retreats:
A sampling of retreats is listed here, but this list is not exhaustive. All retreats are supportive of transformation, self-acceptance, and facing our unaccepted parts. Each retreat is designed to be in a renewed relationship with nature and the wilderness and deepen into relationship with the Sacred Other, or the divine. All retreats include music, poetry, ceremony, community and a big invitation to living whole-heartedly.
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Grace, Grief, Gratitude
A retreat designed to learn, explore, feel, share and memorialize the grief of our lives. It is based on the belief that love and grief are inexorably intertwined and our cultural recognition, ceremony and support of our grieving is severely lacking. We explore the layers of grief, the obvious personal losses, as well as the cultural, ancestral, disenfranchised and developmental. “Grief and love are sisters, woven together from the beginning. Their kinship reminds us that there is no love that does not contain loss and no loss that is not a reminder of the love we carry for what we once held close.”
― Francis Weller, The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief
Soulful Harvest Retreat and WildNature Threshold Retreat: Crossing the Thresholds of our life:
Life is change. Something is always ending and something is always beginning. And, our change may be internal and may be external. This retreat invites us to identify the longings, desires, losses, and changes we are facing or are in the middle of. We provide a container to powerfully meet the changes we face with awareness and ceremony. Thresholds can be instant or can last a very long time. We will identify the movement of our soul that we are being called to attend.
This retreat is a deep dive into the true sanctuary of our loving heart. Included is a personal, self-designed ceremony to reclaim the sanctity of your own heart.
Recommended reading: Tara Brach's True Refuge: Finding Peace and Freedom in your own Awakened Heart and Thich Nhat Hanh's Love Letters to the Earth.
Into the Center:
Imagine giving yourself the gift of three spacious days and nights to immerse in your own Center. To examine, inquire, explore, wander and do practices that support a deeper connection to your core, to your truth.
Time in silence and solitude on a beautiful landscape will mirror and support the deepening of your own soul, and spirit. There will be sessions together in the whole group, as well as individual time and attention to what is emerging. There will be opportunity for optional massage or healing touch sessions. And, time for your own Nature-based soul tasks.