Schedule, Women's Offerings, & Retreat Descriptions
“When you wake up and you see that the Earth is not just the environment, that Earth is us, you touch the nature of interbeing. And at that moment you can have real communication with the Earth.
That is the highest form of prayer.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh
2023 ~ 2024
Winter Solstice: ONLINE - Saturday, December 16th, 2pm-3:30pm ~ $30
IN-PERSON - Sunday, December 17th, 2pm-4pm ~ $40
Summer Solstice: TBA
Our lifestyles often pull us void of course from our inner nature: to relate to the world from what researcher Paul Devereux refers to as a “full, rich, mythic sense of place”. This deep wisdom is not forgotten, however; having been shaped by the rhythms of the Earth, we are forever oriented towards them. Interbeing is our true belonging, and it endures through our own embodiment.
Meeting at the Solstices so that we can come into alignment with and learn from the offerings of the changing seasons, each retreat explores themed movement and meditational practices, craftwork, story, ritual, and ancestral teachings to invite, open, and nourish regenerative balance and reverence for life.
ONLINE: All handouts and materials included.
IN-PERSON: All handouts, materials, and refreshments included.
In support of social and environmental justice both locally and globally, a portion of all proceeds are donated to:
YWCA Crossroads Shelter, Kawartha Food Share, UN Refugee Agency, Ontario Nature,
YES Shelter for Youth and Families, Lovesick Lake Women's Association
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org
“[T]hough lands may change and times may roll/with a thousand mothers underneath your skin/you’ll keep your reindeer soul.” ~ Dartmoor artist and ceremonialist Carolyn Hillyer
Upon us in this season of the womb is Mōdraniht – “Mother's Night” – the Anglo-Saxon holiday held on the eve of Winter Solstice in celebration of the Deep Feminine in its oldest form: the Deer Goddess. Come mother yourself through restorative, reflective practices designed to release and renew as we celebrate the coming of the light - both without and within.
“[F]rom midspring to early summer, when everything within the hive is abundant, fertile, and growing larger each day…the bees sing the Song of Increase…an exhilarating upsurge of multiplying joy.”
~ beekeeper and author Jacqueline Freeman
Midsommar – the Solstice festival of the North – is an invitation to celebrate the season’s “Song of Increase”. Through the nourishing wisdom of the Deep Feminine, enjoy regenerative practices that will hone and honey the body, mind, and spirit.