Honoring our Grief & Joy: Glamping Retreat

Over the last two years, we have all collected a container of grief and loss of people, dreams, hopes, relationships, and more. When we suppress grief, we ironically blunt all emotion, including love and joy. However, when we accept that everything we love we will also lose, grace enters, and we discover the winding path to joy. Grandmother Grief gives us a way back into our own heart. It is precisely because we love so much that we have the opportunity for a greater human experience…. an opportunity to be initiated into greater inner harmony, unity with our own heart, memory of our innate healing gifts and ancient wisdom, and to be re-affirmed in love with all our relations.

Simply put, a Rite of Passage is a ceremony that acknowledges a life transition. It defines the thresholds between one chapter and the next. When these transitions are honored with simple or elaborate ritual, with community present and stories shared, we find ourselves with a new sense of purpose, direction and wholeness. In this space we feel connected to others and to ourselves more deeply, as we step into our new role. This ritual creates a safe container for individual and collective mourning of our losses while also celebrating that we are still here in this world.

2022 DATES

June 17-19, 2022 HARRISON BAY

November 11-13, 2022 HARRISON BAY

This glamping weekend will focus on guided nature practices (Sit Spot practice, nature journaling, mandala creation, medicine walks, council of beings) as ways to process.  A healing musical experience on Saturday afternoon will amplify these practices followed by a Rite of Passage ceremony to release and renew. INCLUDED:  tent/sleeping pad; meals; nature journal materials. 

SAMPLE SCHEDULE (subject to adjustment as needed) *please note that we will begin at 3pm on Friday

FRIDAY:

2:30-3:00p:  Arrive

3p-4p:  Opening Circle/Nature Journaling

4p-5p:  Sit Spot/Medicine Walk Practice A

5:30-730p:  Dinner/Campfire

8-930p:  NightWalk:  Nature Practice B

SATURDAY:

9a:  breakfast snacks coffee/tea

10a – 1130a:  Council of Beings

1130a – 1230p:  Sit Spot/Mandala creation Practice C

1230- 130p:  Lunch

130-330p:  Healing Musical Experience

400p – 500p:  Releasing & Renewal Rite of Passage Ceremony by the water

530p – 9p:  Summer Solstice Celebration* (June event only)

SUNDAY: 9a: guided morning meditation followed by breakfast snack/heading out by 11am

There will also be time for nature journaling, reading, hammocking, etc. Saturday evening we’ll celebrate with a bonfire and drum circle!
GLAMPING SET UP: a solo tent is provided with sleeping pads/mattresses, lanterns, and more fun accessories 🙂 You will be sharing your site (not your tent) with another tent.
WHAT TO BRING: sleeping bag and pillow; plate/bowl/cup/utensils, refillable water bottle, camping chair, snacks, your own personal essentials for the weekend.
COST: $95 (includes campsite fees, campfire wood, Fri dinner, Sat breakfast/lunch/dinner, Sun breakfast snacks, musical experience, nature journal supplies) – coffee/tea is provided all weekend. NOTE: Onsite meals will be vegetarian.

SPACE LIMITED TO 12

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