"I'm told there is no going back. So I'm going forward" ~ David Levithan
We will gather. Women who have connected virtually, who long to be together in real life.
To love, to grow, to embrace. To circle, to hold, to listen, to release.
We will live inside of the questions and trust that when we sit by her water, the answers will no longer be sought, but simply gifted.
Our cozy home away from home will be in Jefferson, Maine right on the shores of gorgeous Damariscotta Lake. Maine in the early fall is warm during the day, and crisp and cool at night. And the leaves will be changing....the colors are amazing.
Our time together: Thursday September 24 through Sunday September 27th.
We will begin on Thursday afternoon to settle into rooms and welcome you.
We will gather Thursday night for a celebration dinner and circle and Sunday will be the morning when everyone packs up to go. Leisurely. Inside of all the changes and what is to come.
Friday and Saturday will be filled with workshops and creating and eating gorgeous food and loving each other up. There will be space built in to use the boats, swim (if it is warm), visit town and have some time to just be.
Meet the team of women who will be supporting us during our time together on the lake.
A deposit of $415 is required to hold your spot. We do expect the retreat to sell fast as this is the first open retreat I have held outside of a circle.
The retreat deposit is non-refundable unless you or I are able to secure the spot with another participant.
Much preparation happens ahead of time, so please, only sign up if you are 100% in!
This year we will be offering three different kinds of pricing options.
Your retreat fee includes all meals, lodging and some surprises sprinkled in.
Lodging Options are: (When you add to cart you will be reserving that space with a non-refundable deposit of $415)
Private rooms are for those of you who really need to close a door and have your own bed space. There will be shared bathroom spaces.
Shared rooms are in the larger cabins. This is the perfect option if you already know you want a roomate! You will be sharing a room with someone with lots of space to feel settled. You will have bathroom, wood stove, fridge, stove, etc. Think cabins in the woods with a porch to sit and sip your coffee in the morning and have wine at night.
Sleepover style is sort of my jam, how we sleep at The Loft, tribal. Random beds of different sizes, cabins that have bathrooms, beds, wood stove, fridge, stove, etc. Think college dorm fun. Fire pits outside your cabins and the lake is at your feet. The more rustic of the cabins but pretty special.
The shared and sleepover style are cabins by the lake. Most private rooms are in the main lodge also by the lake.
Private rooms -
Four spots available (Sold out!)
Shared rooms -
Nine spots available (sold out!)
Sleepover style rooms -
Sixteen spots available (1 spot left!)
If you try to add one of the options above to your cart and cannot, that means that option has sold out.
The balance for your retreat stay will be due no later than August 10, 2015.
Portland International Jetport is an hour and a half away from the retreat spot.
Logan International Airport is about three hours away from the retreat spot.
There will be options for carpooling/ride sharing as we get closer to the retreat date. We will set up a closed FB group for all of you to get to know each other virtually before we gather. This way you can connect and make plans.
Leg warmers, Hannah yams and dance parties will be provided. If you have any questions at all, please email myself and my assistant Kristen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do NOT send Facebook message questions, just email.
"How is it possible that four days in Maine - four measly days - could bring forth so much? Like your cells were realigned, like your true, slightly forgotten, self was unveiled, like a craving you didn't even know you had was satiated.
The retreat was a coming home, a grounding, bliss.
The torrents of laughter, the tender moments fueled by music and moonlight and the call of the loon, the early mornings on the dock, the words whispered deep in the night that linger with me still.
I now belong. To a pack of fierce, real, luminous women. I could not be more grateful for the experience and the gifts it brought." ~ Kelly
(Thank you to Kelly for use of some of her gorgeous photos above.)