Retreats!

It’s Time to Retreat!
2 NEW Retreats on the Chesapeake October ’22 & May ’23 opening for registration soon!

Stay Wild, The Great Rite in the Greening Time   Sunday, May 1, 9-5pm
Dragonfly Medicine,  The Wisdom of Sharing the Cornucopia  July 28-31 at Old Field Point on the Chesapeake
In the Gloaming, The Casting of Shadows  Sunday, September 16-18 on the water in Oxford, MD

Two of our “day retreats” got a destination glow-up!  Join us for 4 days/3 nights in the luxury that is Old Field Point on the Elk River to celebrate Lammas abundance OR settle into the time-out-of-time historic hush of Oxford, MD for 3 days/2 nights at the Autumnal Equinox.  Whether you travel to these close-by beauties that feel oh-so-far-away or come spend a day here on Bethel Road, retreat is sure to meet your every need and desire for community, healing, rest and fun!

Life is complex and kaleidoscopic, wouldn’t you say?

And therein lie the bounteous gifts of unexpected treasures bestowed…ever-changing patterns of experience, thought, inspiration and possibilities in constant flow.  How lucky we are!  And, how painful it is to be a sensitive human in a world overwhelmed with violence, injustice & destruction.  We shake our heads and try our best to be present and loving, and to be of service…it can often feel like too much and our very nervous systems stall and dis-regulate.  As messy, hopeful seekers in this time and place, we can get caught up in becoming resistant and rigid, withdrawn and full of sorrow…wishing to get some ground below our feet and some clarity about what comes next on our personal trajectory and in the future of our beloved planet and all of humanity.  And so, we change course, by making a change of course…and we change…of course.  We are not powerless in this existence, in the reality of our manifest lives.  As Clarissa Pinkola Estes reminds us ever and ever, “We were made for these times”.

Retreat is one of the proven ways we women have to restore ourselves and to employ effective and essential practices and techniques to create a living mandala of what drives our willingness to flow, adapt, activate and ultimately fly free.  When we gather to celebrate, to play, to innovate, to mourn, to tend the earth and our bodies, we finally reconnect to our vibrant self-expression and release ourselves from old fear-patterning and limitations.  It is sacred art, this gathering together, this circling with!  Let us relax here to accept our changes of mood, season, circumstance and visioning to create lasting changes in our lives and our world.

Do you recall that well-aged admonition from the elders, encouraging us to “let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open…see who is in there with you and celebrate!”  NOW is the perfectly abundant time to collaborate in the sanctity of circle to explore our most basic desires, our true and fluctuating foundations and some mind-blowing wonder that will spin our hearts in the direction of our dearest dreams for peace, love and understanding.

Whether it’s Day Retreat at Bethel Road or a get-out-of-town jaunt to the Chesapeake or Eastern Shore, retreat is both serious and playful, relaxing and invigorating…a time to be seen, understood and accepted in a hoop of women showing up for themselves and each other unconditionally.  I promise you will be nourished.  You will shed some tears and guffaw in lightness.  You’ll have time away from it all to simply BE, and at the close of day, you’ll wonder when you can do it all again.  These sacred locations and my devotion to creating events to support women are only two of the ingredients that guarantee that the whole thing is magic.

Dragonfly Medicine,  The Wisdom of Sharing the Cornucopia  July 28-31 at Old Field Point on the Chesapeake SOLD OUT (please contact me directly to access the waiting list)
Days on the River will be held Thursday to Sunday, July 28-31 at the stunning Old Field Point overlooking the Elk River.  The 3 Crones are FINALLY ready to welcome you home!  Susan and Virginia will lead you in yoga, ritual, ceremony, craftiness & frivolity.  Tamara will prepare all of our scrumptious meals!  This stellar location is totally private and completely plush.  All 6 guests will have their own private room.  Gardens, eagles, labyrinths all enchant from that birds-eye vantage above the river.  But basking on the beach and swimming…even a spiffy boat ride…will delight your senses and calm your soul.
The full cost of all programming, meals and lodging is $834.
A $180 deposit will hold your spot, don’t delay.

In the Gloaming, The Casting of Shadows  Sunday, September 16-18 on the water in Oxford, MD SOLD OUT (please contact me directly to access the waiting list)
In the Gloaming Retreat to historic Oxford, MD will be held Friday to Sunday, September 16-18 only steps from the oldest ferry dock in the country!  This sweet, quiet town is truly a step back in time.  Our gorgeous retreat home will make you swoon at first sight, and the pool out back is pretty amazing too!  Privacy and seclusion just a ferry ride from St. Michaels is as good as it gets.  This intimate getaway will welcome 4 guests to luxury, private guest rooms.  Happy hour arrival, Friday night dinner and Saturday Brunch are included in the cost, with out-on-the-town excursions for Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast extra.  Yoga, ceremony & all materials included.
The full cost of programming, 2 full meals, snacks & bevvies and lodging is $420.
A $110 deposit will hold your spot, don’t delay.

Retreat promises that yoga, meditation, creativity, journaling, joint & independent study and free-time will all be incorporated into moments you can relax into.

Retreat is your birthright and also your responsibility.

Retreat is a way to employ your agency, to activate your power to be the change you wish to see in the world.

Retreat is a choice you can prioritize in a world that needs you to stand up and rise up.

Retreat whispers:  Do not lose heart.

Secure your place in this wheel of change and joy today by using the convenient pay button HERE.

We’ll welcome you essentially, sensually and with abandon as the 2022 Retreat Season whirls to life.