Dancing with Nature

Awakening Heart, Mind and Body to Live Authentically.

An Experiential Retreat for Women

Joyful Journey Hot Springs, Moffat, CO

Wednesday, August 1 to Sunday, August 5, 2018

Check-in begins at 3:00pm Wednesday & Retreat completes @ 12:30pm Sunday

Spirit at Play! Immerse yourself in the transformative power of the present moment to experience the Infinite Love, Joy and Peace that has always lived within you as your true nature. At this retreat we will:

  • Play with Majestic Horses
  • Renew in Healing Waters
  • Connect through Deep Meditation
  • Center with Mindful Yoga
  • Nourish with Vibrant Food
  • Rejuvenate with Luscious Self Care

There are group activities, a variety of break-out sessions (playshops), time for soaking and pampering yourself. You get to decide how much or how little you’d like to participate in activities, i.e. if you are more called to take a nap rather than attend a playshop, do so!  Being present in the moment is about honoring what is present for you in each moment  – listening to yourself.  More details about the activities, Joyful Journey, and Tuition are in the tabs below! Leave your daily routine behind and come play, dance, discover and simply BE with an incredible gathering of powerful women.  We look forward to Dancing (and soaking) in Nature with you!

*Note: There is no previous experience with horses necessary or required as there is no riding in this retreat.

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IMG_0825Daily Equine Playshops

Magic seems to happen while spending time with horses. Embark on an inner experience of self-discovery through the subtle wisdom and support of our gentle hearted spirit messengers, the horse.

Horses are known to be a perfect mirror, offering immediate insight into our thoughts, emotions, and intentions.  Horses have the ability to “read” our energy field and accept us for who we are being.  In this retreat we will partner with horses for fun and insightful activities that allow us to explore and discover the extraordinary power within us.  Horses open us up to trust so that we can experience the freedom and courage to live authentically.  Playful by nature, horses help to empower our vision, grow our confidence and ignite our passion in a carefree spirited way.  Delight in the rejuvenating dance with these magnificent creatures.

 

 

2012-retreatyoga_webDaily Yoga & Meditation     Practicing yoga and meditation in nature brings deep connection to our retreat experience. We connect with what is present in our bodies, in our feelings, our thoughts and with nature bringing us to a state of embodied presence. The yoga will be suited to all levels of experience, and will focus on our body’s wisdom, listening to the body’s sensations, and bringing more mindfulness into the practice. We will also practice silent sitting, learning to connect to our inner being, beneath our thoughts and physical sensations. Yoga and meditation practices teach us to become more mindful in all aspects of our lives leading to a richer, fuller life experience.

Daily Sunrise and Eventide Meditations    Welcome the Sun and the new day with sunrise meditation and ritual. Complete the day and get ready for a peaceful nights rest by transitioning into the silence with meditation. Please note that you are invited to participate as you are being called – if you don’t want to be up at sunrise, you don’t have to get up, likewise if you want to call it a night after soaking do so!!!

Labyrinth Meditation    The labyrinth is a walking meditation, a path of prayer and an archetypal blueprint where psyche meets Spirit. It has only one path that leads from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center. There are no tricks to it and no dead ends. Unlike a maze where you lose your way, the labyrinth is a spiritual tool that can help you find your way.

 

 

Kat VisioningThe following Playshops are offered during the retreat as optional activities that complement your Equine Playshop experiences. You will have the opportunity to sign up for those that interest you.  AND, that doesn’t mean you have to do the Equine Playshops! This is time for you and you may do as many or as little of the programmed activities – it is important to honor yourself on this journey!

Bring Your Spirit to Life:  Movement as the Medicine, Meditation & Metaphor     Dance (move) your way to freedom – free from mind and body and into your pure Spirit. Bringing presence to the movement, consciously and then letting yourself go with wild abandonment to simply BE! Basic principles are learned as different rhythms represent different states of Being. Using these principles as an underlying structure we bring ourselves fully present to the moment, to first allow our mind to guide, then the body and then Spirit. We let go into complete free creative self-expression! Whatever that looks like for you! Join the Dance – your own creation of the Cosmic Dance as YOU!

Bring Your Spirit to Life: Deep Listening & Empathy     We’re all familiar with the saying, “Don’t just stand there, DO something!”  This mandate is powerful for our survival, especially when someone is in immediate physical danger.  We are called into action.  Oftentimes the situation is not life or physically threatening, it is merely another person sharing an experience or our own inner dialogue trying to make sense of what is happening, our experience, or our feelings, or all of it! We’re listening to ourselves or to another while thinking, “What do I/they need to do? How can I help myself or this other person? How can I fix this situation and these feelings or make it all just go away?  What if in these instances the mandate were instead, “Just BE there, stand or sit there, Do Nothing?”  Learn what deep listening and empathy truly mean in bringing spirit to life in the moment and how mastering these tools creates an opening for something new to immerge for yourself or the one who has come to you to be heard.

Lovingly Caring for the Body Temple    Included in the retreat is time to pamper your body temple with luscious herbal and whole food body care and practices.  You will learn to make masks, moisturizers and bath products along with learning rejuvenating body care practices such as lymph drainage, body brushing and self-massage.

Aura Beautification- Beauty from the Inside Out   Our outer expression is the reflection of our inner energetic body. To be radiantly beautiful on the outside we must clear our energetic bodies (chakra system) of emotional and mental patterns that block the full radiance and health of our being.  We will explore the ideas of chakra clearing and activation as a practice so that we may become a shiny beacon of Divine Light expressing our true nature of love, joy and peace.

Mood & Energy Balancing Yoga     Yoga is a powerful tool to balance feelings.  Combining yoga postures, breathing techniques and mantras assists us in creating calm or energized feelings.  The methodology of the Mood & Energy Balancing Yoga is explained to better understand the practice and how to use it on your own.

From Blah to Bliss: Experiencing a Clear Mind and Body with Deep Nutrition     What you eat directly correlates to the way you feel. Are you experiencing aches, pains, swollen joints, puffy eyes, runny nose, stomach bloat, skin rashes, overweight or just feeling tired and run down?  These are common symptoms of food sensitivities, allergies, sugar and carb overloads, leaky gut and possible toxins, fungus and parasites that your body is struggling to deal with while trying to keep your hormones and other systems in balance.  Learn how 30 days of eating whole, clean, super nutritious food can transform your body and mind, leaving you with so much more energy and clarity to live your best life ever!

Vision BoardArt Journaling     Express your creativity in a playful, fun way, just for yourself, using collage, paint, crayons, stencils, stickers, etc.  This medium can be used to express feelings, gain insights and release limiting thoughts and beliefs.

Writing Circle     Explore writing as a way to express or release emotions, beliefs and ideas. This can be as free writing in the form of a daily journal, or writing prose and poetry. It can also be telling your story and changing your view of it.

2012-07-12 20.38.16Evening Circles    Starlight programs with a circle of incredibly awesome women (you, me and we!) includes dancing with the horses under a blanket of stars, sharing stories around the campfire, shamanic drumming, and honoring ourselves and one another!

Sacred Journey to the Mountains    On Saturday afternoon we will journey to the nearby Sangre de Cristo Mountains to play and explore in the beautiful forest.  Our adventure promises to deepen our connection to nature as we forage for edible and medicinal plants, attune our chakras to the energy of spirit, dance with the trees, sing and drum in the meadow, hike in the sunshine and feast on a delicious picnic dinner.  This is the ultimate Dancing with Nature experience!

 

2012-07-12 19.10.19We will be nourishing our bodies with beautiful, vibrant, nutritious organic food throughout the retreat.  Wellness Chef Kristina will be creating delicious meals, snacks, drinks and herbal teas to support our Dancing with Nature journey.  In keeping with our retreat theme of Practicing the Presence, mealtime will give us the opportunity to explore mindful eating practices and the idea of spiritual nutrition, the generous gift of the mother necessary to nourish our earthly bodies.  Please let us know at the time of registration if you are following a specific diet such as Paleo, Vegetarian or Vegan.

Retreat Tuition includes all meals from Wednesday dinner to Sunday brunch.

 

 

1Joyful Journey Hot SpringsLodging

Joyful Journey Hot Springs in the San Luis Valley is the beautiful location for this special gathering of women. All lodging prices include soaking in the mineral rich hot springs. Our primary room reservations are located in the main hotel. Each of these rooms are beautiful, comfortable, and spacious with private bathrooms and include a towel for soaking and a robe. Other lodging  options are a tipi, to pitch a tent (you bring your own gear) or arrive and stay in your RV. All rooms, tipis and camping spaces are booked through us. If your preference is tipi, camping or RV, you must let us know as soon as possible and be prepared to remit the deposit. Register as soon as possible so that we can reserve this for you while they are still available! There is a separate building with restrooms and showers if you select one of these options.  We will accept requests for yurts only once the rooms in the main hotel are filled. Please visit the www.JoyfulJourneyHotSprings.com to read more about the hot springs and lodging options. Massage and Spa treatments are available onsite for additional fees (you’ll receive a retreat schedule soon after registering so you can book your massage early!).

Tuition

Tuition includes all retreat programs, materials and organic meals. Lodging is separate – see chart below.

Save $185 on Tuition by reserving your space early. Tuition through May 31 is $465. Register Now

Tuition is $650 on and after June 1.

Lodging & Tuition Pricing Chart  All reservations must be booked through us.

Lodging Type Total Lodging Per Person Tuition* Before June 1 Total Lodging& Tuition
Hotel Room Shared $330 $465 $795
Hotel Room Private $530 $465 $995
If one of the following lodging options is your preference please contact us immediately for availability. We will make every effort to accommodate everyone’s preference and make the necessary arrangements for you. All lodging for the retreat must be booked through us. Restrooms and showers are located in a separate building for these options.  You may only book these options as a Double if you are organizing the members in your party, e.g. coming with a friend and sharing.
Tipi – Private $248 $465 $713
Tipi – Shared** $154 $465 $619
Tent Site – Single Person $180 $465 $645
Tent Site – Double** $120 $465 $585
RV w/out electricity – Single Person $180 $465 $645
RV w/out electricity – Double** $120 $465 $585
RV w/electricity – Single Person $220 $465 $685
RV w/electricity – Double** $140 $465 $605
*Tuition increases to $650 June 1. Lodging prices remain the same.**You may reserve these options if you are coming with friends, identifying who is staying with you.

 

 

“This was a powerful combination of beautiful location, insightful leaders, fun activities and a gracious group of women.”

Jessica

Golden, CO

“Loved it! The horse work connected me to my energy and breathing.”

Fiona

San Rafael, CA

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