My End is My Beginning: A Women’s Retreat to Move into the Present Moment
Align with Autumn:
Release what no longer serves you, and slow down to feel how your essence desires to be honored in the present moment of your life.
Join us for a women’s weekend of journeying within through Qoya movement and restorative yoga, reflection, ritual and relaxation. Through these practices you will have the opportunity to align with the season of autumn.
The content of this retreat is guided by The Five Elements, a system of Chinese cosmology that recognizes the cycle of life and can be seen and felt throughout the natural world. The Five Elements also exist as archetypal forces that guide us through our inner journey of life and growth. When we consciously align with the archetype of a season we can lean into its support. During our retreat we will be aligning with the Metal Element, which supports us in letting go, honoring each moment as precious and connecting with our inner world through ritual.
Our intention for this weekend is that you return home restored, with a strengthened connection to your essence and what is true for you in this moment of your life— and that we truly have fun together!
Qoya Movement with Colleen LaSota
Qoya is a movement system based on the idea that through movement, we remember. We remember our essence is wise, wild and free. Through movement, ritual and community connection we learn to trust the physical sensation of truth in our bodies, and gain the confidence and clarity to follow it. For more information on Qoya please visit Qoya.Love.
Restorative Yoga with Bridget Boylan
We will explore yoga postures that help us to free up stuck energy in our bodies and breathe deeply, in order to become aware of our bodies connected to our hearts, and let go of tension thru physical support and freedom of movement.
yoga and movement sessions, Five Elements, art projects, bonfires, hot tub, beach walks, massage (optional), wine tasting (optional), wooded hikes …
Bridget Boylan graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and from the Wu Hsing Tao School of Five Element Acupuncture with a license to practice acupuncture. She has studied myofascial release, alchemical acupuncture and aromatherapy. Bridget combines Alternative and Western medicine to provide holistic treatments with her clients in Bellingham and Everett, Washington.
Colleen practices acupuncture and leads Qoya classes and workshops at her movement studio in Minneapolis. She is passionate about supporting our culture's collective shift toward valuing the Feminine, and joyfully contributes to this through facilitating embodiment. Colleen’s in-depth studies of alchemical healing and a decade of guiding inner work through the Qoya movement system have resulted in deep reverence for the nurturing container created in the retreat setting, where we have space to relax into our essence, have fun (!) and experience how transformation can be pleasurable.
Georgette Jowdy has an extensive background in couples communication and conflict resolution; she facilitates an individual's inner wisdom to allow integration and healing. Georgette is sought for counsel because she is known for her deep compassion, her regard for the sacredness of all life, and her respect for the courage it takes to be truly human.
This weekend retreat is all-inclusive and includes five locally-sourced meals, wine tastings and 2 nights of deluxe accommodations.
Private rooms are available for an additional fee (shared rooms with 1-3 other guests.)
If you are attending with your special someone, consider reserving the Mt. Baker room with a king bed, fireplace, 32" tv, balcony and smashing view of Mt. Baker, Hales Passage the the Canadian Cascades. + $100
The cozy Writer’s Room has a charming, full-size antique brass bed and oak rocker. There is a built-in desk if you hope to do some journaling during your retreat. +$65
Lummi Island is part of the San Juan Archipelago, located just south of the Canadian border, and is easy to access. It’s a stunning drive from Bellingham (15 miles), Seattle (113 miles), Vancouver (43 miles) and Portland (221 miles).
Thanks in advance! By registering, you are agreeing to bring an item from the Lummi Nation Head Start “wish list” as part of their class fee. The Head Start program is located on the Lummi Tribe Reservation and provides comprehensive early childhood education, nutritional services and parent support services to low-income children and their families. The wish list will be provided upon registration.