Embodying the Dream: A Women’s Dreaming Retreat
Dates: November 20-22nd, 2015
Place: Saltspring Island, British Columbia
In ancient times, our ancestors saw no separation between us and nature. It was our prayers that kept the sun and moon rising, our rituals which ensured the rain would fall on our crops, our songs which brought the stars into alignment and it was our dreams which told us how to go.
Because the elders who would have transmitted the old ways to us have mostly vanished from our midst, it is now up to us to become those elders, to water the seeds of our dreams, to come back into the living conversation with our inner and outer nature, so we can provide a meaningful inheritance to the young ones who come up around us.
In this weekend retreat we will be living as a Women’s Dreaming Council in the mystical serenity of Saltspring Island. In our daily gatherings we will work deeply with the wisdom of our Dreams, pay respectful attention to our bodies, and share story, ceremony and song around a sacred fire under the moon. In this we are practicing at coming into belonging with one another and the vast beauty of our outer surroundings.
Stowel Lake Farm is located in the gorgeous south end of Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. This breathtaking retreat centre offers a variety of in-residence accommodation and is a short ferry ride from Swartz Bay, Victoria (Victoria is on Vancouver Island). Registration includes 3 gorgeously crafted meals a day, using mostly locally grown and organic foods. Stowel Lake Farm is an extraordinary living example of community and heart.
For more information about the farm, visit www.stowellakefarm.com
Stowel Lake farm has a number of beautiful buildings including heated yurts to accommodate us. There are 4 private rooms available at an extra cost (as availability permits) and the rest are shared spaces with 1-3 women. To see the selection of rooms, please download this brochure of Accommodations (8MB pdf file). You will be given an opportunity to express your room preference on the registration form, but keep in mind it is first-come-first-serve.
HOW TO GET HERE:
Driving: Use this address for Google maps: 190 Reynolds Rd, Salt Spring Island B.C.
Air: There are two airports nearby – in Victoria and Vancouver – but both require a ferry ride to Salt Spring Island. It is recommended that you fly into Victoria if possible, because it’s just one short sail to Salt Spring from there.
Ferries: The sail from Victoria (Swartz Bay) to Salt Spring Island (Fulford Harbour) is about 25 minutes, whereas the ferry from Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Swartz Bay is 1:35 minutes, after which you’ll need to make a 2nd connection to Fulford Harbour. Please make sure to plan ahead for your sailing time, so you can arrive for our check-in time between 3-5pm on Friday. For a full list of fares & schedules, please visit www.bcferries.com
Shuttle: If you need a ride to the retreat center to & from the Fulford Ferry terminal, please let us know in advance and we’ll arrange to give you a ride.
Timing: Check in time will be on Friday November 20th (between 3-5 pm) and check out will be on Sunday Nov 22nd after lunch (12:30-1:30 pm)
Includes: Includes 3 luscious vegetarian Meals/Day and 2 Nights Accommodations
Does not include: Airfare to Canada, Ferries to/from Saltspring Island, additional activities and outings.
Before September 1st: $695
After September 1st: $795
*Commuter Rate: $595
(*for locals staying off-site with meals included)
Space is limited to 20 women for this event
Cancellation Policy: All deposits are non-refundable. Any registration cancellations before July 10th will receive a full refund minus a $50 administration fee. After July 10th you will receive a 50% refund minus a $50 administration fee. Because this is a residential workshop with individualized meal and accommodation planning, no refunds can be issued for cancellations after August 1st.
We are financially responsible for the retreat so we ask you kindly to respect that we cannot make any exceptions to this agreement.