Retreats

WOMEN, ART & POWER

 A Retreat Weekend to Nourish your Soul 

October 27 – 28, 2018

 Galleywinter Farm & Retreat Center in Afton, VA

Retreat begins on Saturday, October 27 at 10 am and ends on Sunday, October 28 at 4 pm, with the option to stay overnight or commute each day. See full Retreat Schedule below.

Register by Sept. 1 to receive a $30 discount!

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You are invited to join an inspiring, supportive circle of women for two full days of art- making as we embody our creativity, wisdom and personal power. We will paint, draw, write, dream, and shape artful rituals to honor the places in our lives that call for nourishment, healing or transformation. Mindfulness practices in movement, nature and the arts will support us in resting into the present moment, where we courageously listen and create from the depths within. There will be time to rest and linger in the tranquil oasis of our retreat setting, enjoy conversation and laughter over delicious, healthy meals, and participate in a fire ceremony on Saturday evening. Overnight accommodations and commuter options are available for 10 women at Galleywinter Farm and Retreat Center, where we will be gathering each day.

Retreat Registration: Early Bird: $360 by September 1; Regular: $390 after September 1

Fee includes: 2 retreat days, art materials, healthy snacks, lunch and dinner on Saturday & lunch on Sunday. Vegetarian meals are prepared on-site with organic and local produce, including food grown at Galleywinter Farm. Overnight accommodations, which include breakfast, are available at an additional fee.

Participants are encouraged to stay overnight to immerse themselves in the full retreat experience. However, we understand if you live nearby and want to return home Saturday evening to sleep in your own bed, joining us again on Sunday morning. Participants traveling from afar may also wish to extend their retreat time by arriving on Friday and/or departing on Monday.

Register: Follow the links below to fill out the Registration Form, make an on-line payment, and book a room of your choice. Accommodations are booked directly through Galleywinter Farm and Retreat Center, which offers a variety of unique and affordable options.  If you would like to pay the retreat fee by check, please use the mailing address provided on the Registration Form.

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Need to make two payments? Contact Jena for options.

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Retreat Schedule:

Saturday, October 27 – Sunday, October 28, 2018

Saturday, October 27

9:15 – 10 am – Arrive (or come early & spend Friday night at Galleywinter)

10 am – 1 pm – First Studio & Opening Ritual

1 – 3 pm – Lunch & Lingering
3 – 5:45 pm – Afternoon Studio

6 – 7:30 pm – Dinner
8 pm – Fire Ceremony

Sunday, October 28

7 – 9:30 am (Breakfast, Time Solo or with Others to Reflect, Create, Rest & Be in Nature)

9:30 am – 12:30 pm – Morning Studio
12:30 – 2:30 pm – Lunch and Lingering
2:30 – 4 pm – Afternoon Studio & Closing Ritual

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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