Willing To Shine…our Retreat on the Elk River…September 26-29…3 Nights OR 1!

 

And so, she shed her doubts, her apathy and her fear like so many pieces of clothing and stepped forth, willing to face her sorrows and love herself through any challenge, into the light of a new day.

Come study, strengthen, frolic and feast in celebration of your own soul-fire on retreat to the Chesapeake!

THE WHOLE ENCHILADA (as it were)
September 26-29, 2019
$795 (the registration deadline is September 14)

THE ONE-NIGHT Sisterhood CELEBRATION
September 28-29, 2019
$265  (the registration deadline is September 14)

Discover Manipura, the Golden City of Gems…bask in Light and Fire, held by Mother Earth, brought to balance by Water and Air…it’s elemental. Ply the tightrope walk between the third chakra homelands of willing and willing…your willingness to surrender, let go, flow and keep on in trust AND your active agency of moving from the seat of will, making manifest bright change by willing it so!

Embody. Rest. Revel. Exude. Create. Be.

Your bliss will only grow where the river shines soft with heat and mud. And eagles drift and hunt for bass. And there’s a family of foxes and a dragon guards the labyrinth. Behold gardens galore with herbs for healing and seasoning, poultices and blossoms’ tincture, tender rocket and hot burst of tomatoes, sweet peas and gritty carrots to dig yourself. And wide wild places of friendship sweat and delight. Be welcome and sleep here. Sing and learn. Come.

The location is pure peace. The trappings are fine- feathered FIVE star. The food is fresh/local/nutrient-dense divine. The yoga is deep and expansive, a dance of somatics, senses and sweetness.. The teachings create the sacred space for natural magic to reign supreme. From first gathering to departure, you’ll be held in the beauty and care needed to let your intuition be heard and to allow your soul to sing.

We’ll practice yoga in the tree-top studio overlooking the Elk River twice each day, dive in the waters at the beach, observe ceremony & ritual & fire circles under the careful watch of eagles and osprey and a sky full of stars. Call in all you’ve dreamed of from the dock jutting out from shore. This is a life-changing kind of retreat. Plush and potent. Fun and fiery. Natural and so very needed!

This gorgeous, private location at Old Field Point in Elkton, MD is easy to access from our home-base in Spring City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, DC and surrounding areas. Think wide vistas from the deck, food/herb/flower/fairy gardens to wander, a sacred labyrinth to walk. Fabulous, laughter-wild spaces and endless tucked away silent spots. A porch swing. A hot tub. Driftwood. Barges slowly plying the river. A tiki bar. Sumptuous linens. Sunrise.

The formal retreat, will include yoga with Virginia and Susan, bodywork, thematic programming each day, time for beach meandering and garden walks and nutrient-dense meals prepared by our own in-house chef, Tamara Sheen.

If you haven’t already, it’s time to meet Virginia! This Master teacher is a wondrous Mama-Bear and lifetime friend. She keeps it simple and real: “Yoga and breath and writing and herbs and lots of open space to feel the Earth. That’s what I’ve been focusing on all my life in some form or another. And I want to share what I’ve learned. As far as letters go: RYT 200 and 500, Yin Yoga Teacher, Chakra Teacher, Poet, Space Holder, Spirit Guide, Wise Woman and lover of wet earth, warm winds, dashing water and brilliant fire. Come share my passions and claim your own joy.”

Tamara Sheen is a brilliant cook and she’s booting Virginia right out of her gourmet kitchen. Tamara’s kitchen component is utterly pleasing and profound…I will NEVER lead a retreat without her again! She has this to say about yoga, retreating and food: “In a world where our food comes from thousands of miles away and is part of an Industry, is produced in factories and bares little or no resemblance to what our forebearers would recognize as food…here comes REAL FOOD! Feast on eggs from pastured hens, meat raised on grasses and vegetables grown in chemical free soil. Everything unsprayed and in Season, Food as Nature intended it! Nutrient dense bone broths, fermented and pickled foods, kombucha, fresh Fish , fresh berries, wild foraged food and golden milk…all this will bring your body, your soul and your spirit into balance. Then Yoga will truly be your life.”

The full cost of the retreat, room, programming and meals is $795 per person. We will be accommodating a total of eleven guests. Please understand that these blissful trips are designed to be intimate and joyful…and spaces fill quickly. Your $250 deposit will secure your spot. Formal registration materials with agenda and further details will be sent first-come-first-serve as the deposits arrive. Payment plans for balances are available by request. Please contact Susan directly with any questions.

This will be a transforming experience you won’t forget. It is my deep privilege to introduce you to this magic place and it’s powers of healing and vibrancy, as well as to my co-conspirators Tamara and Virginia. Please join us for a teaching trifecta of poetic living, vital nourishment & sacred movement! This celebration is your opportunity to revive and re-energize in the company of yoginis, with the support of the river’s flow, fresh winds and that epic sunrise each morning. Join us in the Golden City of Gems…

Our retreat is also OPEN for ONE-NIGHT-GUESTS!
Sunstone & Sisterhood Celebration takes all of the goodness of the full retreat and creates a small treasure of bliss that’s both potent and convenient.

Arrive on Saturday afternoon in time for happy hour, dine at a sumptuous feast prepared by our cook, Tamara, circle for ceremony to cast a Flaming Fairie Spell and dive into the renewing waters of Mama River (weather permitting, but naked of course!) to dance in abandon with the elements you are made of.

Bliss!

The cost of this convenient and POWERFUL opportunity for sisterhood, self-care, renewal and reverie is $212 during the early-eagle/osprey registration available until Aug 5. This incredibly low price includes: Happy hour, dinner feast, guided ceremony, firepit, swimming, luxury, shared overnight accommodation in the stunning lodge or cozy guest cottage, morning yoga and a bountiful brunch! What??!!

Spaces are limited and will fill on a first come basis! Please book directly on the website with easy pay buttons. After early bird registration ends on Aug 5, the full cost will be $265, available through Sept 14 deadline.