Women's Retreat Program
Food, Lodging, Materials, Transportation, Activities and Programming are all included!
- 2 Catered Lunches (Vegan/*Organic)
- 3 Catered Dinners, (Vegan/*Organic)
- 3 Continental Breakfasts (Vegan/*Organic)
- Snacks, Teas, Organic Coffee
- Vegan/Gluten Free S'mores
- Transportation Kingston-Langley (to/from) Ferry Fare (both ways)
- 25-Page Spiral Retreat Workbook & Pen
- Fire Pit & Fire Ceremony
- Double Bluff Beach Outing
- Saratoga Woods Expedition (Low-Impact)
- 31 Hours of Intensive Healing, Learning, Ceremony, Group-Sharing, Guided Journaling, Integration, Practice-Practice-Practice & Connection!
- 5 Hours of FREE-TIME, Effortless Shared Meals & Full-Nights Sleep in a Secluded Forrest Environment.
Catering by Happy | Healthy | Fit
Kimmi Hellman of "Happy | Healthy | Fit" will be joining us from Temecula, CA to cater the most delicious and filling *Organic-Vegan meals! Kimmi is a certified "Precision Nutrition (PN) Sports Nutrition Coach" and professional vegan cook. She is also one of my dearest friends (since 2003) and brings a beautiful smile, high-energy and great hugs! She is the QUEEN of flavor and an expert at creating balanced, energizing and healthy dishes perfect for athletes (ie: meant to sustain energy) and I have no doubt we will all be raving!
*all meals are at least 90% organic.
Morning Vinyasa by Victoria Renfro
Victoria Renfro, 500 RYT Yoga Instructor, will be joining our retreat to lead a "Low & Slow" Vinyasa each morning on our gorgeous outdoor deck! She's one of my dearest friends and has the energy of a kitten with the strength and wisdom of a lion! Victoria spends the year hosting her own retreats as well as collaborating with yoga instructors worldwide. She will do a more "Yin" style practice for us and is an expert at leading both advanced yogis and beginners while making everyone feel supported.
Healing with Rachel Lynn Sebastian
It's my absolute honor to be doing the work I do with women just like you - who are capable, fierce and ready to take on the next level of their human revolution. In this program I'll be holding a space for your individual awakening to a new way of "being" that will cause you to feel not only fully "deserving" of love and belonging, but able to see it, expect it and experience it in every relationship. I've suffered too much in my life from "longing for belonging" not to and I'm here to support your journey.
Heart Song Ceremony
The "Heart Song" Ceremony is based on the understanding that only we (ourselves) are able to release the sorrow and pain in our own heart - no one else can do it for us. Chronic feelings of anger, depression, passive-aggressiveness, sarcasm and crying are all signs that our pain-bodies are saying, "Pay attention to me, I am hurting and I have energy I need to transmute." Fierce women who are "holding it together for everyone" are actually "holding it IN for everyone!" In order to shift from our old-way of showing up in life and our relationships - we must first release the pain behind these filters. The process will be demonstrated first by the practitioner and accompanied by the Tibetan Singing Bowl. It is a beautifully powerful, vulnerable, cathartic and transformational journey that will be led from start to finish. When we release pain - we are releasing LIFETIMES of muck and mire as well as the pain of our ancestors! Feeling nervous? That is a sign that you feeling CALLED to doing this work - and I will be here supporting every moment.
"Vulnerability" has become so popularized in the media lately that it could be seen by some as a fleeting fad that would soon be overshadowed by the next "key to happiness." But, I would argue against that. The practice of vulnerability and "compassionate communication" in my life has not only transformed and elevated the experience of my relationships - but it has more importantly transformed and elevated my experience of my relationship with MYSELF. I was lost once (not two months ago) in a world of expressing my hurt through "abrasiveness" in my relationships. I was also trapped behind the filter of feeling that those who had been harsh to me in my life didn't love me, respect me or want me around. And when the truth came out that those same people knew no other way to express their pain - I received the healing of a lifetime. This was because in an instant I not only understood every single moment I had been rejected, put down and buried in unkindness. But, I also understood how incredibly hurt I was inside and why I was showing up that same way in my own life! Doing this work enhanced (x1000) the value I both receive and give in every single interaction. When each individual interaction we create has value - what potential does our life gain as a whole? Total value. I'm not here to convince you with words, however, but instead to SHOW you. I will train you how to identify "mis-directed pain" within yourself and others and how to transform reactive isolation energy into deep belonging and connection.
Saratoga Woods Expedition
Do you know the difference between an "excursion" and an "expedition?" An expedition is done with a unified group PURPOSE! The Saratoga Woods of Whidbey Island offer the perfect alchemy of solitude and adventure for this reason. I'll be facilitating a few fun and powerful group courage-building exercises as we trek along in the fresh evergreen air. Practicing vulnerability in nature is a powerful exercise in and of itself. It's a process called "re-assocation." We can literally grow new neuropathways in our brain that intercross where they had never before met. We can take in the peace, tranquility, love, support and wisdom of nature and consciously associate those feelings with vulnerability. This re-assocation heals past traumas surrounding "taking risks in expressing ourselves" and allows us a smoother transition into our new more fulfilling way of being. The remainder of this low-impact hike will be maintained for silent introspection and mindfulness of the natural beauty surrounding us.
We will be facilitating a fire pit both Friday and Saturday nights of the retreat. Friday night will include a musical performance and sing-a-long as well as organic/gluten-free s'mores!
Saturday night we will be facilitating our "fire ceremony" which is about "letting go of the old story and drama, to transform, to renew and to be reborn." Fire invokes rapid transformation! "Through fire ceremony, you honor your lessons and old belief structures by placing them in the fire and turning them over to Spirit." This is an incredibly impactful ceremony where each individual woman will have a chance to be "witnessed" in the letting go and burning (freeing) of their old way of being. In this, we are creating space for and inviting the new way of being in. Ladies will have a chance to journal and prepare for their ceremony throughout the retreat.