Embodying the Dream: 2nd Annual Dreaming Retreat
Dates: November 16-20th, 2016
Place: Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
Last year, women came from all over the world to this magical island in the sea with the shared intention of dreaming together in council. It was such a meaningful experience for us, that I vowed to make this an annual retreat. Embodying the Dream is a place of reunion for those of us who crave community with other women dreamers. Whether meeting for the first time or weaving in deeper, we practice at belonging together through embodied dreamwork.
To give you a sense of how a retreat day unfolds, the mornings are magic as we tend to our dream journals and sacred altar in shared silence, while the mottled sky bathes us in diffuse light. After a yummy organic breakfast, we dive right into dreamsharing. Throughout the day, we dance, grieve, laugh and play with our dreams! We feast under Stowel Lake Farm’s vaulted roofs and luxuriate in the land’s many other generosities. And in the evenings we gather for ceremony around the sacred fire, singing and drumming our longing into the smoke until we collapse again into the dreaming.
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 Accommodation (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 35 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 centre to & from the Fulford Ferry terminal, please let us know in advance and we’ll arrange to fetch you.
Timing: Check in time will be on Wednesday, November 16th (between 3-5 pm) and check out will be on Sunday, Nov 20th after lunch (12:30-1:30 pm). Please be sure to arrive on time because our opening feast will be at 5:30pm!
Pre-requisite: It is recommended that you take a workshop or the online Dreamwalking Course before attending retreats, to learn about Toko-pa and her approach to Dreamwork.
Includes: Includes 3 luscious vegetarian Meals/Day and 4 Nights Accommodations
Does not include: Airfare to Canada, Ferries to/from Salt Spring Island, additional activities and outings.
Before September 1st: $895
After September 1st: $995
*Commuter Rate: $795
(*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.