Grass Valley, CA
Wendy Faith and Kelley Mountain are delighted and honored to offer you Empowerment, Healing and Inspiration through an enchanted weaving of experiences to support you in deep transformation. In addition, healthy nourishing foods will support your gentle grounded cleansing in the beauty of nature all around us, with intentions to evolve and heal ourselves and the world. Together, we open to and anchor down The Highest Light within us all.
- 4 nights and 5 days at a beautiful retreat center deep in nature
- Camping or indoor communal space accommodations
- 2 plant medicine ceremonies & sharing circles
- Organic vegetarian meals and superfood smoothies
- 5 yoga classes
- 4 Tribal Fusion Belly Dance classes
- Song and sound/meditation circles
- Art collage workshop
- Alchemy Divination workshop
- Half day trip to Yuba River
Offering: $1,100 (Paypal accepted)
SCHOLARSHIPS and PAYMENT PLAN available!
$400 deposit due Oct 1 to secure your space
Full payment due: Oct 10
TRIBAL FUSION BELLY DANCE WORKSHOPS:
Kelley’s main influences in her dance are Yoga, Asian Movement Arts, Hip Hop, Classical Indian Temple Dance, as well as some flares of Ballet and Modern dance. Kelley will be leading you through short, complex combinations, that will be engaging for dancers at all levels. There will be more focus on fun dance-y combos rather than technique, to build body awareness, inspire creativity, and give everyone unique and mesmerizing moves to take home and build off of. The goal here is to create as much space for dance movement/play as possible. There will be warm up’s and cool downs inspired by Yoga, Qi Gong, Kung Fu and Temple Dance, as well as some dance conditioning drills. To compliment and in honor of the plant ceremonies, we will be focusing on invoking the sacred serpent into our movements and bodies.
Wendy Faith’s yoga classes are guided by years of dance, as well as committing her discipline to Shadow Yoga, a practice influenced by martial arts, classical Indian dance and Ayurveda. She will be leading a variety of classes based on the energy and activities of the day, ranging from more juicy awakening activated flow classes to gentle/restorative practices. She will also be focusing on meditation and pranayama (breathwork) to balance and cleanse the mind and body. Every practice is optional and will be completely accessible to all-levels, including beginners.
MUSIC WORKSHOP and DAILY SOUND HEALING:
Our medicine woman, Erica, is an extremely talented sound healer who travels with a myriad of incredible instruments. She will be leading an empowering music and singing workshop during the retreat in addition to the plant medicine ceremonies. There will also be guided journeys with the use of sound healing instruments and our voices to unlock our healing potential and the power of sound from within.
AMAZONIAN PLANT MEDICINE CEREMONIES:
Our ceremony guide and medicine woman, Erica, is a Mesa Carrier, Ordained Minister and Sound Healer. For more than 15 years she has studied and practiced Neo Shamanism and has been trained in various Peruvian shamanic practices, has a private practice and facilitates group journey work. It is an honor to have her with us: http://theinnertraveler.com
ALCHEMY DIVINATION WORKSHOP:
Erica will also be leading an Alchemy Divination workshop. Divination is the practice of “seeing” or divining. Alchemy is the art of transmuting two elements into a third. The future is ours to create. Utilizing Breath, Conscious Alchemy, and Sound (Crystal bowls, Gong, Tibetan bowls) with intuitive instruction, we can look into any dimension, of time, of space and along the continuum. Individually we can use this information to provide healing for ourselves.
Collage is a powerful channel for personal divination like creating a tarot card for oneself. It is also a potent way to illuminate the beauty and depth one carries within. The images speak to many layers of our being at once. Kelley will be leading this workshop with all materials provided. Also, feel free to bring a collage you have already begun to work on that you feel can use a bit more to bring it to completion. We will sit in a candle-lit circle, drink tea, listen to music and have nourishing snacks on hand. It will be very high quality soul nurturing goddess time together!