An invitation to Wholeness
Thursday May 24 - Monday May 28, 2018
Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat Center, Priest River, Idaho
We ache to be who we really are. How many places and ways can all the parts of ourselves be truly lived in a world that doesn't always have the time or space for it? A woman's journey to wholeness is in becoming her complete self.
This is a wilderness retreat for your true self to seek its greatest expression. Stirred by the calling and rhythms of nature, it's an opportunity to step outside of ordinary time into a liminal time and space of true belonging, where you can receive the nurturing and support for clarifying the calling of your life and understanding all of who you are.
When we sit in nature we are given the extraordinary gift of experiencing our true nature through hearing the wise and hidden places within ourselves. There's a metamorphosis that happens there when we bring the many parts of ourselves into unity and alignment that we might not have been able to experience before, had our lives been a little more supported. A deeper peace is etched onto the soul's tablet. An emergence begins to take place when we sit at the edge of our own integrity, in the heart of nature, naming our truth and speaking our needs.
- Parker Palmer - author, educator, activist
We have a vibrant living wisdom within. Discovering and rediscovering ways of being in touch with that wisdom is essential for creating our lives to the fullest. By reaching beyond the linear roads, these wilder paths of connecting with the essence of our being show us the truth of who we are and give meaning and direction to our everyday lives.
The sanctuary of this experience offers one the opportunity to ask such questions as, "At which doorway of my life am I now standing at? Where am I about to enter or leave? What might be preventing me from the crossing? What gifts would enable me to do it?" This Women's Retreat offers you the chance to seek the frontier of these questions and hear the presence of your inner voice that emerges.
The Power of The Collective
Being in a circle with other women in a solid container of support is something we don't always get in our everyday lives. Stepping into that circle produces a power that permeates our experience with discovery and energy, fueling us and blessing us with trust and courage for our life's journey.
Life can get busy and all encompassing. There's so much to do. And there are a lot of distractions. Sometimes it's hard to find the people we can speak the same language with. Sometimes we don't even know where to find those women we could share and connect with. This retreat offers an invitation for a compelling conversation to engage in with other women. It's an opportunity to more fully experience ourselves in these complex times with other women making the journey home to themselves as well.
Connecting with other women who are hearing the call will give you the evidence for understanding why you've chosen to come in the first place. It's that very mystery that delivers transformation. You'll be given the chance to be seen, supported, witnessed, encouraged and loved in ways you might not normally be given in your regular, everyday life.
In this retreat you'll experience such things as:
- Exploring your innate creativity through art
- Yoga for accessing internal wisdom
- Mythic storytelling as metaphor; emulating your experience
- Guided meditation to restore your body and quiet your mind
- Renewing your purpose and passion for living life to the fullest
- Mentoring, mirroring and support for your entire process
- Tools for connecting with who you truly are and living the life you're called to live
- Explore cultural traditions of the Four Directions and applications for health and healing
- Engaging in deepening conversations that enlarge the scale and perspective of your life
- Participate in small group exercises and counsel to help mirror the diversity in yourself
- Time to commune with nature and ritual to amplify the container of your experience
- Support for reintegrating and incorporating your experience back into your daily life
- Compelling questions for self-reflection that lead to examining assumptions, assessing personal values and thus, gaining learning for the development of new ideas for your journey forward
This is an opening into solitude, sisterhood, silence, steeping in the senses, touching the wild spirit within and tending to your body, your heart and your soul's self-care.
Commitment and Preparations
To help you prepare for this experience, we're offering a complimentary 30 minute call to support your process of readiness. Additionally, to help build familiarity and trust, we offer 1:1 mentoring calls for participants leading up to and following the retreat. For more information and details please call Jeannine Tidwell at (208) 265-3685.
Jeannine Tidwell has been mentoring people of all ages for over two decades. She leads programs, community events, and offers personal coaching to people in mentoring, leadership, personal growth and vision. She offers programs for girls, young women, and women, as well as other opportunities for empowerment, community building, Rites of Passage and embracing one's wholeness.
Debra Williams has been actively co-facilitating women's circles since 2009, the same year she began helping to promote the work of the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. She currently leads a Women's Moon Lodge Circle each New Moon, devoted to helping women embrace and honor the Menstrual Mysteries. She is also a long-time astrology counselor, as well as a master tipi maker of 20+ years. Debra is the mother of five children and grandmother of three grandchildren.
This retreat takes place at Medicine Circle Eco-Retreat Center located north of Priest River, Idaho. Medicine Circle is a beautiful and unique, off-the-grid setting where you'll experience the shelter of stars and the warmth of fire. Accommodations include sleeping in traditional tipis or yurts. There are solar-powered showers with hot running water and no-flush composting toilets. There is plenty of privacy for personal solace and reflection.
Each person is responsible for all travel to and from the program location. Carpooling is encouraged and we're happy to help coordinate by sharing contact information of people interested in doing so.
To support a powerful experience, we've limited registration to twelve people.
This program begins at 9:00 am on Thursday, May 24, 2018 and ends approximately 3:00 pm on Monday, May 28, 2018. To support a spacious arrival and settling in, participants are welcome to arrive the evening before on the 23rd for an extra $10. As well, please allow adequate time for departure.
We are offering this full weekend on a sliding scale of $650 - $850 in order to accommodate a range of economic circumstances for those coming. The sliding scale also represents the dignity and integrity of the culminating evolution of our work. The cost is all-inclusive, covering all materials, accommodations and most meals.
- Lily Yeh
Registration for this Women's Retreat is now open.
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