Workshops ☆ Activities ☆
2018’s Retreat was a Wonderful Weekend! Take a look at what we offered!
Friday ⋅ September 21, 2018
→  NEW Friday Schedule  ←
1:00 -6:00 p.m.   Check In  at the Celebrating Women desk & Boulder Front Desk.   Head to the upstairs lobby to make a nametag.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Facilitated Drum Circle
Ready, set, GO! Bring your drums, your musical toys and your willing heart to the Ballroom and we'll kick off the weekend with a joyful bang! Facilitated drum circles are a fantastic way to get everyone playing, connecting, and riding the same wave regardless of level of experience. This playful, exuberant circle will leave you with a sense of presence; connection with others; aliveness and positive energy.
BRING: Drums and other percussion instruments if you have them. Loaner instruments will be available.
Where:   Ballroom   (Everyone Invited)
Many Hands Light Work - Shaun Phoenix and Stormi Oshun - Bozeman, MT
5:30 -6:30 p.m.   Dinner
7:00 p.m.   Opening Circle
We will begin weaving our weekend together!   Experience our Keynote Speaker, Cache Hartzell, as well as group singing with Judy Fjell.
Where:   Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
10:00 p.m.   Song Share/Pajama Party
Join our annual Song Share/Pajama Party - bring your instruments, your songs, your voice, your poems to share at an informal potluck of song and story in the upstairs lobby. Come to join in or to listen!
Where:  Upstairs Lobby  (Everyone Invited!)
Saturday ⋅ September 23, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.   Free Time
•  Set up Silent Auction items on the veranda   •  Enjoy social time in the upstairs lobby   •  Hike or soak  • Visit the Marketplace. Marketplace Grand Opening & Drawing at 9:00 a.m.!
This time is yours to do what you would like!
▸ Session 1: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
A - Releasing the Vibrational Energy of Laughter: Theater Improvisation Games
Through theater improvisation games, come join us as we explore the energy that is released with the expression of creative joy and humor.
Bring: Paper and Pen
Stephanie Campbell - Bozeman, MT    Juice Bar, Limit 20
C - Dancing in the Vibration of Joy
The Dances of Universal Peace are joyful circle dances using many sacred languages to express Love, Harmony and Beauty. Come bathe in the vibration of women’s voices raised in joy. Come dance for peace.
Florence Guest - Bozeman, MT   Ballroom, No Limit.
D - Ocean of Holy Love Experience
Come join Casey in exploring Holy Fire Reiki. We will briefly learn about Reiki & participate in a healing meditation called the Ocean of Holy Love. This experience will be uplifting, sacred & beneficial to your mind, body & soul. Bring your open hearts, a notebook & something comfortable to sit on or a blanket to lie down on.
Bring: Your open heart! A notebook, blanket or yoga mat - something so you will be comfortable on the floor. (There will also be chairs.)
Casey Krohn - Bozeman, MT   Annex, No Limit
11:30 - 12:45 Lunch
▸ Session 2: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
E - Love, Light, and Shadow
In recent years as awareness of the universal laws of attraction has increased a trend of "positive only focus" has distorted the core teachings of how to use the power of manifestation. I present the theory that by the very laws of attraction themselves, avoiding pain pays much more energy into troublesome situations than healing them directly does. Quantum leaps are unsustainable because we need to adjust our vibration slowly and deliberately in order to align with 'wanted.' The more light we cast in an attempt to blind ourselves from painful truths, the bigger their shadow becomes. Instead, if we focus on building the courage and strength we need to resolve life's difficulty we are keeping in alignment with our highest good, not denying reality. The universal laws of attraction are real, use your power for good! The real secret is learning to work with your personal vibration and this workshop will assist in fostering authentic partnership between you and your higher self.
Bring: A journal and pen Erin Duffy Oswald - Great Falls, MT    Dining Room, No Limit.
F- Toning and Chanting: Exploring the Vibratory Radiance of the Voice
Our voices are a powerful vibratory radiance of our unique incarnate selves. Chanting and toning are used in healing in cultures throughout the world. Devotional chanting is an ancient form of vibratory sound that can deepen our spiritual state. In this workshop we will explore freeing the breath and voice to express the vibrational sounds of our individual souls. We will work through each chakra to free blockages we may have, and use our vibrational tones to connect with the resonance of the sacred.
Bring: Much of the work will be lying face up on the floor. Participants may want blankets and pillows.
Sandy Bellingham - Bozeman, MT   Juice Bar, No Limit.
G - Dancing Inside Out
Come awaken your passions for connecting to your inner being through guided movement. Learn to listen to the spirit within to dance through you and connect to others. If you love, hate or fear to dance, or are curious how movement can heal physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds while connecting to vibrations through music, this is the place for you. No experience necessary, just an ability to modify to your own body’s needs and an openness to tasting the waters of sensory awareness. We will move together in a safe accepting environment allowing our vulnerability to unfold in our own way. We will bring whatever we are today to the vibrations of silence and music to expand, share, and connect our possibilities.
Bring: A water bottle, mats or blankets for floor play if desired and wear comfortable clothes for moving.
Mary Papoulis   Great Falls, MT   Ballroom, No Limit.
H - Love Your Life! - Use EFT to Remove What is Keeping You Stuck
In this workshop you will learn how to soothe everyday stress, overcome unhealthy cravings with ease, heal painful memories and trauma, achieve comfort for aches and pains, and finally be rid of limiting beliefs! Emotional Freedom Technique aka Tapping is a combination of Eastern Acupressure and Western Psychology to address and correct energy disruptions that lead to emotional distress, physical pain, and unwanted habits. This workshop is full of fun and laughter, and experiencing EFT in a group of women is especially powerful as we magnify each others healing energy.
Tracy Johnson - Great Falls, MT   Annex, No Limit
▸ Session 3: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
I - Create your own Vibrational Apothecary  - This Workshop is Full.
Bella Marie - Hamilton, MT   Dining Room, Limit: 10.
J - Soundscapes of the Divine Feminine
Leave your busy mind at the door and join in creating a dreamtime soundscape of rhythm and voice. We will drum and chant in both directed and freely flowing ways as we give voice to the vibrations of the cycles of Woman, known as Maiden, Mother, Crone, and Spirit. Stormi, Shaun and Betsy will create the sacred container to travel through these stages with percussion instruments and simple chants. The process will allow personal exploration, and weaving into wholeness with the circle of sisters.
Betsy Wise, Shaun Phoenix, and Stormi Oshun - Bozeman, MT    Ballroom, Limit: 20
K - A Woman’s Voice How Sweet the Sound
Join together with other women in song. When we sing to sing together we experience a power that fortifies our deepest inner selves and simultaneously vibrates out to the spheres.
Judy Fjell - Helena, MT   Juice Bar, No Limit.
L - Ecstatic Trance/Dance
Ecstatic Trance/Dance is an opportunity to experience ecstasy and raise our vibration as our long ago ancestors did. We will gather in a circle to share our intentions, dance briefly to free our bodies and then hold an Ecstatic Body Posture for 15 minutes while drums and rattles help us enter a heightened state of awareness to connect us to the unseen or spirit realm. I guarantee you will leave feeling much more grounded, healthy, free and connected.
Bring: Your favorite personal sacred items for an alter we will create
Lizzi Juda - Missoula, MT Annex, Limit 20.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.   Silent Auction -
Come on out to the Veranda
and bid on a lovely variety of items! Grab a rocking chair and visit with friends!
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.    Dinner
7:30 p.m.  High Holy Hoopla   -   Ballroom Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
Wear your ritual finery to particpate in a group ceremony. Afterwards there will be optional drumming and dancing. (So bring your drums and rattles.) Come prepared to CELEBRATE!
Sunday ⋅ September 24, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 a.m.    Breakfast
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.  Sonic Bliss     Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
With breath, meditation, and the introduction of the planetary frequencies of the gongs, singing bowls, tuning forks, chimes, bells, and voice, we begin to recognize and experience the vibrational nature of everything, and our ability to control our vibrational offering.   Presented by Cache Hartzell
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.    Check out of rooms
11:00 - 12:30   Closing Ceremony     Ballroom  (Everyone Invited!)
We will close our time together with the Art Raffle Drawing, song, breakout groups, and Dances of Universal Peace led by Florence Guest.