Shamanism - Many of us are rediscovering our openness to the possibilities of other realities. There is certainly immense variety inherent in the Universe. We are beginning to gain an understanding that we are are able to tune our vibration to the reality we intend or want to see. This workshop opens up to a different reality. Many aspects of shamanism were common for nearly all the aboriginal tribes of the earth not so long ago. It is interesting to note that the tools and practice of shamanism is common the world over by members of very different cultures, tribes, cut off by oceans and seas. During this weekend, we are offered a unique opportunity to step into another world, to experience energies not often experienced, as we learn about non-ordinary reality and the Shaman’s relationship to it.
The Drum is an essential instrument of the Shaman and has been used universally in shamanic cultures worldwide. During the retreat we will experience drumming as never before. It will be a unique experience as we use this ancient tool to access spiritual awareness and guidance. We will also have an opportunity to make our own drum. We will give birth to it, bond with it, and establish a unique, personal relationship with a sacred drum. As we make these drums we will be learning the deeper understanding of the shaman’s relationship with the drum itself. The cost of making a drum is $150.00 and is NOT included in the cost of the retreat. Please let us know when you register if you would like to make a drum, and instructions for payment will be sent to you. If you do not plan on making a drum, there will be many drums for you to use at the retreat for drumming circle. Feel free to bring drums or rattles if you have them.
Food - Of course, we will have terrific food. The meals will be thoughtfully and deliciously prepared, offering mostly vegetarian (some fish is served) cuisine. We will offer dairy free and gluten-free alternatives for those with sensitivities.
Fun and Support - You will enjoy meeting new friends you and experience authentic intimacy and synergy that occurs when people who are serious about knowing themselves are together with purpose.
Here’s what we are planning:
*Reiki, Sound Healing
*Morning Yoga and Meditation
*Ideas???? (You are important in this co-creative process—
What would you like to see or do?)
Room Rate Schedule:
$125.00 per person: Dormitory sleeping with shared bath (must be able to go up stairs)
$200.00 per person: Double Occupancy with shared bath
$250 per person: Single occupancy with shared bath.
Limited number of scholarships are available for work trades.
Additionally, there will be a charge for the drum - $150 to $225, depending upon the type of hide you wish to use. These charges will be collected by Karen Hefner separately.
Jeanette Chardon, MSW “I believe in the ability of each retreat participant to heal themselves and others. I believe in the synergy of group intention and dynamics. When we call each other to our highest and best, when we expect that of each other, the community that we form is incredibly powerful. Each retreat is a powerful and supportive community in which we are safe to be our true, beautiful, delicious selves.”
Karen Hefner, MA, MS, Reiki Master. After studying, experiencing, and practicing alternative modes of healing and shamanism for the past decade, Karen has dedicated herself full-time to being in service as a catalyst for personal growth, expansion and healing. She is a graduate of the LightSong School of Shamanic Studies, a Usui/Tibetan Reiki Master, holds master’s degrees in Science and the Arts, and is a certified F.I.R.E. Instructor. Deeply invested in the areas of healing and personal growth, Karen gently guides people toward their own innate health and happiness through education, ceremony, soul retrieval, extraction work, and Reiki. Learn more about Karen at www.ignitingspirit.com.
The retreats begin Friday evening, at 6:00 p.m. (although you may arrive as early as 3:00 if you wish) and conclude at approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Call for reservations 503-866-3192 and send an e-mail with your name, address, email address and phone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org
$100.00 deposit is required and is refundable if cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the retreat. You may send deposit to 5827 SE Tikki Ct., Milwaukie, OR 97267, or go to www.mindbodyspa.org and use PayPal.
If you have dietary constrictions, please let Jeanette know when you send your deposit or in your e-mail.
You should come! Your deserve it!
Call Jeanette to reserve specific accommodations. 503-866-3192
The retreats begin Friday evening, at 6:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Call for reservations 503-866-3192 and send an e-mail with your name, address, email address and phone numbers to email@example.com.
$100.00 non-refundable deposit is required. You may send deposit to 5827 SE Tikki Ct., Milwaukie, OR 97267,
or go to www.mindbodyspa.org and use PayPal. Remainder may be paid ahead of time or at the retreat.
Call or Email for more information: 503.866.3192, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Co-Creative ReTREAT
These retreats are co-creative retreats or cooperative retreats. This means that each person contributes food (apprx $20 worth) and helps with kitchen duties. In addition, if you have some expertise or talent that you would like to share, we will make every effort to show-case your special talent. (example, exercise technique like yoga or qi-gong, craft technique, etc.) The outcome of coming together to co-create is a real TREAT. You get more than you give.
Mind Body Spa
Builds community as it creates the space for folks to fully relax and experience authentic connection to self and others who wish to achieve mind/body/spirit balance. Come share your unique self with others and be enriched by the deep healing you will find here.
Other retreats in 2014: May 30-June 1 (weekend)
WEEK LONG retreat – come for all or part of the week: August 18-24
October 17-19 (weekend)