Retreats: 2024 Adventures Are Here!

Retreat is your BIRTHRIGHT.
SANCTUARY is our responsibility.

The Ripening, Golden Lammas Days on the River..
BIG ANNOUNCEMENT AND INVITATION FOR YOU…YOU CAN COME FOR ONE-NIGHT-ONLY!…ALL DETAILS HERE
The haste of early summer growth has ended, nature pauses.  The golden days of ripening are upon us.  And so sweet serenity settles across the land, upon the waters.  That brazen sun brings us to a fullness overflowing.  A season of plenty has begun and the kitchen counter becomes our altar in blessings to Gaia, in welcome to the new moon.  Come, rest and feast in beauty, in bounty.

These are the days of sweaty yoga and skinny dipping on the Chesapeake.  Languorous lounging in shaded hammocks and early morning picking in the garden.  Cocktails and caftans and a wild bonfire to celebrate Lughnasadh and cavort under a new moon and a fresh turning.  Virginia’s lux “hunting lodge” is the gorgeous setting for yet another tete a tete with Mama River and the Goddesses of Old Field Point.  Daily yoga, ceremony, swimming, walks and all manner of bounty and abundance await.  All meals are included.  Dancing will be.  Happiness is.

Retreat and those dog days of summer are what you make of them…let’s make this one lush and memorable!
10 Guests max (filling fast)
4 private rooms  $956 per person (1 OPEN)
6 shared rooms  $881 per person

$280 Deposit Holds Your Spot

 

I’ll Meet You There, A Glamping Retreat in the Sacred Field Mabon Fete
At the Equinox!  September 21-22, 2024

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,
There is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
The world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase each other
Doesn’t make any sense.

I’ve recreated the glamping format to allow for more time to luxuriate, dream & connect and have designed a sacred mandala event devoted to the vast wisdom of Rumi and Hafiz, the ancient whirling dervishes, the bountiful nature of this place and the ecstatic landscape inside each of us as wild and wise Goddesses.

Your adventure into holy space begins at 1pm on Saturday with a tea party picnic of arrival to kickstart festivities that will surely soothe your summer’s end soul.  We’ll walk the land (here and hither), perform ritual to the sun and moon, feast for dinner and Sunday brunch, practice the yin and yang of yoga, crafty-create and revel in the balance of both/and which every Equinox entices.

Rumi and Hafiz have long held revered ground in spiritual wisdom which transcends the ages and applies here and now to our daily choosing and doings.  Not only that, but as women in process of evolving and revolutionizing the way of the world, we are invited into communion with the sacred masculine.  Let’s explore that, shall we?

Amazing lodging, 2 & a half marvelous meals, yoga, circle, all curriculum & materials are included!  Retreat closes at 3pm on Sunday with a purification bonfire.
You’ll have come home to your sacred Self and won’t go back home the same as you came.

There are 8 tent spots available (in TWO tents this time!) as well as one shared room and one private room in the farmhouse!  Max attendance will be a magical 11 guests.
Exceptional feasts by Chef Tara Young!
All-inclusive total cost is $440.
Preferred lodging is assigned first come/first served.
$108 Deposit holds your spot.

Ravens in the Round, A Samhain Retreat in Black & White
Sunday, October 27, 2024  9-5pm Day Retreat
If Faeries gotta swing, Witches gotta ca-caw and spread their wings!  Let’s revel in the mysteries of the Sacred Grove, toss pizzazz into the cauldron and alchemize uncertainty to enter a new year as the Priestess we’re meant to be.  You know black and white is never black and white, so immersion into sovereign choice-making and “right” action is a practice and process we need to engage over and over again.

Day Retreats boast that convenient, local magic that is fully transformative while being easy-access.  We will yoga, ceremony, truth-tell and create our own personal blueprints (not black and white…FULL COLOR) for the revolution of love to advance our causes of equality, acceptance, justice and peace…for ourselves and for the greater good of all.

Morning cacao (ca-caw) ceremony, a lunchtime feast and happy hour tricks and treats around the fire are all included!  A max of 12 wild, winged ones will round out this Coven.
12 guests max.
All-inclusive total cost is $233.  

$88 Deposit holds your spot.

Innkeeping for December’s Daughters, A Holy Day for Tending the Dark Day Retreat
Sunday, December 1, 2024 9am-5pm @ocean earth wind fire 203 Bethel Road
Well, now it’s tradition!  Join the solemn joy of soul preparation during this 3rd Annual Retreat of Winter’s welcome.  Clarissa Pinkola Estes heart-thumping refrain begins sounding in my ribs by late November:   “We have gone through a dark night and been whipped around by memory– ancestral and common and personal and momentous…We are together in all this. No one will be left stranded. We are the new innkeepers.”

And, again, I vow to myself and my loved ones to hold the light of the season dearly and surely, in whatever small and large ways I can muster, to be a kindness in this world.  To welcome and to gather evermore sensitive humans together in support and encouragement, to BE the ones who hold the keys to shelter and warmth, acceptance and revery.

Let’s practice faithfully these gifts bestowed:  generosity, hospitality, community and communion.  The season calls for a new kind of cheer.  Let us ring the bells together.
9 Guests max
$187 per person
*meal pricing (additional) dependent on the cook, to be determined
$88 Deposit Holds Your Spot