POHSKROW YRARTNOC EHT FO YAW EHT

POHSKROW YRARTNOC EHT FO YAW EHT

THE WAY OF THE CONTRARY WORKSHOP

In traditional cultures, the Contrarian brought teachings and healings of energetic renewal. Bad was turned to good, negative to positive, fear, anxiety, depression and other mental ills soothed with mind-training techniques and Ceremonial spiritual purification. By moving backwards or unconventionally and often outside societal restraints, Pueblos Jesters, Hopi Clowns and Lakota Heyokas tapped into supernatural forces that restored universal balance and harmony to the community, providing emotional healing, energetic uplift & renewed life vitality

In this overnight weekend workshop, we’ll study some of the most powerful indigenous techniques for restoring mental well-being. We’ll have an opportunity to reconnect with nature in a positive, primitive way. Everyone is welcome to take part in a traditional Inipi Sweat Lodge Ceremony — although the sweat is optional and all participants benefit from meditation training and simply experiencing our natural, simplified environment. This retreat weekend is for anyone who needs to reimagine life in a New Way. Come and gain insight into living, shake off some fears, feel more in harmony with the rest of creation and spark a generally healthier, more positive approach to life.

Saturday - October 19th schedule

Noon Arrival and Welcome
Local Organic Vegan Lunch 12-1:30 pm
Relax, explore the woods, rivers and retreat grounds 1:30-3:30 pm
Gather for Meditation, Orientation and Ceremonial Intention Setting 3:30 pm
Inipi (Sweatlodge Ceremony) 6:30-8:30 pm
Wopila Celebration and Feast 9:00 pm
Deep Rest and Relaxation 10:00 pm

Sunday - October 20th schedule

Morning Song – a Class on making Spiritual Connections and gaining strength and wisdom through Spiritual Practice 9-10:00 am
Breakfast 10-11:00 am
Wind down and close 11-11:30 am
Option for continued exploration of retreat grounds, Lake Mishigama beaches & surrounding area

Pricing

Retreat with Overnight stay in shared bed in private room - $225/person
Retreat with Overnight stay in Dorm room - $200/person
Option to Camp $175

+ Note: no fee is ever charged for Ceremony, costs cover meals and retreat house stay and a contribution of any proceeds given to the Sicangu People of Rosebud, South Dakota, USA.

POHSKROW YRARTNOC EHT FO YAW EHT

POHSKROW YRARTNOC EHT FO YAW EHT

THE WAY OF THE CONTRARY WORKSHOP

In traditional cultures, the Contrarian brought teachings and healings of energetic renewal. Bad was turned to good, negative to positive, fear, anxiety, depression and other mental ills soothed with mind-training techniques and Ceremonial spiritual purification. By moving backwards or unconventionally and often outside societal restraints, Pueblos Jesters, Hopi Clowns and Lakota Heyokas tapped into supernatural forces that restored universal balance and harmony to the community, providing emotional healing, energetic uplift & renewed life vitality

In this overnight weekend workshop, we’ll study some of the most powerful indigenous techniques for restoring mental well-being. We’ll have an opportunity to reconnect with nature in a positive, primitive way. Everyone is welcome to take part in a traditional Inipi Sweat Lodge Ceremony — although the sweat is optional and all participants benefit from meditation training and simply experiencing our natural, simplified environment. This retreat weekend is for anyone who needs to reimagine life in a New Way. Come and gain insight into living, shake off some fears, feel more in harmony with the rest of creation and spark a generally healthier, more positive approach to life.

Saturday - November 9th schedule

Noon Arrival and Welcome
Local Organic Vegan Lunch 12-1:30 pm
Relax, explore the woods, rivers and retreat grounds 1:30-3:30 pm
Gather for Meditation, Orientation and Ceremonial Intention Setting 3:30 pm
Inipi (Sweatlodge Ceremony) 6:30-8:30 pm
Wopila Celebration and Feast 9:00 pm
Deep Rest and Relaxation 10:00 pm

Sunday - November 10th schedule

Morning Song – a Class on making Spiritual Connections and gaining strength and wisdom through Spiritual Practice 9-10:00 am
Breakfast 10-11:00 am
Wind down and close 11-11:30 am
Option for continued exploration of retreat grounds, Lake Mishigama beaches & surrounding area

Pricing

Retreat with Overnight stay in shared bed in private room - $225/person
Retreat with Overnight stay in Dorm room - $200/person
Option to Camp $175

+ Note: no fee is ever charged for Ceremony, costs cover meals and retreat house stay and a contribution of any proceeds given to the Sicangu People of Rosebud, South Dakota, USA.

Fall Pre-Holiday Female Empowerment Retreat with Heather Winia

Fall Pre-Holiday Female Empowerment Retreat with Heather Winia

Connect with The Divine Feminine, Rediscover Your Womanly Essence and Empower Yourself with other like-minded Goddesses at Our First Fall Pre-Holiday Woman’s Retreat.

The Fall brings a serene season ripe with introspection, when “the leaves fall, fall as from far, like distant gardens withered in the heavens” per the poet Rilke, Fall is a truly contemplative time, a potent period for personal enhancement, embracing the changing light and reaping a bountiful harvest, especially just prior to the building pressures of the Holiday season.

On this extended retreat weekend, look forward to gentle and energizing yoga and dance with GrooveMaster Teacher and Educator Heather Winia. Experience mindful movement, meditation class and practice, Ceremony, delicious local farm to table meals and plenty of time to explore the beauty of rural Western Michigan. Take part in a traditional Inipi (Sweatlodge Ceremony) Saturday night or make that time your own. All participants benefit by simply showing up and making yourself a priority; take part in a variety of classes or simply relax deeply in our natural, simplified environment. Participants at all levels of physical fitness are welcome. Reboot, re-energize and reconnect with the divine feminine in yourself and others during this three-day, two-night gathering, a life-changing weekend and energizing, lateFall rejuvenator.

Friday November 15th schedule

Arrival Welcome and Check-In 4:00pm
Orientation and Healing Talking Circle 5:30pm-6:30pm
Healthy, Local Farm to Table Dinner 6:30pm-7:30pm
Get To Know You Groove 7:30pm-8:00pm
Free Night to Relax or Enjoy a Moonlit wooded walk 8:00-9;30pm
Deep Rest and Relaxation 10:00pm


Saturday November 16th schedule

Wake Up 8:00am
Yoga Class/Groove or Solo Mindful Movement 8:30-9:30am
Breakfast 9:30-10:00am
Meditation Class – The 4 Principles of Practice – Concentration, Relaxation, Insights into Reality, Unconditional Love 11:00am-1:00pm
Healthy Local Farm to Table Lunch 1:00-2:00pm
Free Time for Relaxation or Nature Exploration 2:00-4:30pm
Meditative Groove 4:30-5:00pm
Inipi (Sweatlodge) Orientation 5:30pm
Ceremony 6:00 - 8:00
Wopila Celebration Dinner 8:00-9:00pm
Bonfire with Kombucha 9:00-10:000pm
Deep Rest and Relaxation 10:00pm

Sunday November 17th schedule

Wake Up 8:30am
Meditation /Yoga Class /Groove or Solo Mindful Movement 9:00-10:300am
Breakfast 10:30-11:00am
Closing and Healing Talking Circle 11:00 – 12:00pm
Wind Down with Option to Explore Retreat Grounds or Lake MI beaches - 12:30pm on

Pricing

Retreat with Overnight stay in shared bed in private room -$700/couple
Retreat with Overnight stay in Dorm room - $395/person
Option to Camp or Studio Sleeping Bag Accommodations - $350

POHSKROW YRARTNOC EHT FO YAW EHT

POHSKROW YRARTNOC EHT FO YAW EHT

THE WAY OF THE CONTRARY WORKSHOP

In traditional cultures, the Contrarian brought teachings and healings of energetic renewal. Bad was turned to good, negative to positive, fear, anxiety, depression and other mental ills soothed with mind-training techniques and Ceremonial spiritual purification. By moving backwards or unconventionally and often outside societal restraints, Pueblos Jesters, Hopi Clowns and Lakota Heyokas tapped into supernatural forces that restored universal balance and harmony to the community, providing emotional healing, energetic uplift & renewed life vitality

In this overnight weekend workshop, we’ll study some of the most powerful indigenous techniques for restoring mental well-being. We’ll have an opportunity to reconnect with nature in a positive, primitive way. Everyone is welcome to take part in a traditional Inipi Sweat Lodge Ceremony — although the sweat is optional and all participants benefit from meditation training and simply experiencing our natural, simplified environment. This retreat weekend is for anyone who needs to reimagine life in a New Way. Come and gain insight into living, shake off some fears, feel more in harmony with the rest of creation and spark a generally healthier, more positive approach to life.

Saturday - December 14th schedule

Noon Arrival and Welcome
Local Organic Vegan Lunch 12-1:30 pm
Relax, explore the woods, rivers and retreat grounds 1:30-3:30 pm
Gather for Meditation, Orientation and Ceremonial Intention Setting 3:30 pm
Inipi (Sweatlodge Ceremony) 6:30-8:30 pm
Wopila Celebration and Feast 9:00 pm
Deep Rest and Relaxation 10:00 pm

Sunday - December 15th schedule

Morning Song – a Class on making Spiritual Connections and gaining strength and wisdom through Spiritual Practice 9-10:00 am
Breakfast 10-11:00 am
Wind down and close 11-11:30 am
Option for continued exploration of retreat grounds, Lake Mishigama beaches & surrounding area

Pricing

Retreat with Overnight stay in shared bed in private room - $225/person
Retreat with Overnight stay in Dorm room - $200/person
Option to Camp $175

+ Note: no fee is ever charged for Ceremony, costs cover meals and retreat house stay and a contribution of any proceeds given to the Sicangu People of Rosebud, South Dakota, USA.