A retreat is an opportunity for restoration and renewal unlike any other. A spontaneous community of people gather, who are all answering the same call. Unique individuals, each on their own journey, come back to the earth to return to ayni (balance/ right relationship) with life. The demands of modern culture can pull us away from our deep connection with earth and the deep longing of the soul. Taking time to unplug and nourish with yoga, meditation, movement, healthy food, story telling, and ceremony can clear the lens of perception through which we view life and reset the soul's compass back to true north. Retreats are offered locally and around the globe with the intention of making the retreat experience available to all.
Into The Deep-A Medicine Gathering For Women
Friday, September 27, 2019 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 29, 2019 4:30 PM
2590 Lawrenceburg Ferry Road Petersburg, KY, 41080 United States (map)
Throughout the weekend, you will enjoy 6 mostly vegetarian meals! Feel free to bring extra favorite foods and snacks to supplement your dietary needs.
This is a CAMPING EVENT, if you are seeking tent or other camp gear, please contact us.
This event is open and encouraged for young women and children to join and specific activities will be organized depending on numbers and registration. It is important for young women and children to observe and take part in this event so that they can embrace this as a part of their lives at a young age.
We hope to make this event accessible to everyone. Volunteer opportunities/exchange can be available if needed. If you are experiencing financial strain and would love to take part in this event, please email for a sliding scale.
Thank You! And we are looking forward to sharing together soon!
*Agenda can and probably will have adjustments, additions, etc. Please continue to check for updates closer to the Gathering
4pm ~ Arrive anytime after 4pm to decompress from the week, enjoy the beauty, check in and set up tent
5pm ~ Welcome and Small opening, Introductions and Ease
Choose between these 2 Amazing Friday Evening options!
5pm-9pm ~ Sweat Lodge Ceremony - Eat lightly on your own before the Ceremony and then enjoy a larger Nourishing Dinner afterwards. Reserve your space ahead, space is limited.
6pm ~ Nourishing Dinner followed by an evening of: Self-love, honor thy body with care, silence, song, and sweetness. Thai Bodywork, Shared space Self Abhyanga, face and foot love, Spiritual flower Bathing and Fire Song. Guided Hypnotic Meditation Journey Into the Deep with ALLISON Kemphaus
8 ~ Yoga ~ Movement ~ Breathwork
915-945 ~ Breakfast
10-1045 ~ Large Group Circle, Welcome, Ceremony Opening Directions, and Mandala
11-1250 ~ Choose Among these Beautiful Soul Sister Sharings!
LISA Hildebrandt ~ Join Lisa for a native plant wisdom teaching and walk. Develop a deeper relationship with plants by inviting them in and observing their wisdom unfolding inside you! Sit with, make friends with, taste, and share love for this lush garden of life, vibrancy, and medicine.
ALLYSON Blythe ~ Learn powerful tools to Communicate Effectively and Compassionately while honoring your’s and others’ needs. As a result, this may also help us to become better listeners. Practicing these skills will inevitably raise the vibration of understanding, respect, and consideration for all of humanity. Based on principles of Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication
1-145 ~ Lunchtime and Relaxation
145-345 ~ PLAY, REST, or take time ALONE Dance to the Beats, take a walk and talk with plants, journal, nap, listen to a story from an elder, or visit the Healing Tent to offer or receive love from another. Join the Skills/Craft circle to learn, create, and meditate.
or 145 ~ Join in one of these activities:
Paddleboard with NATALIE Weber
Aerial it Up-side down with HOLLIE Nesbitt
Skills/Craft Circle ~ Plant Dye Natural Fibers with ALLISON Kemphaus
330-430 ~ Maiden Ceremony (depending on registration and attendance) or Song and Prayer Circle
430-630 ~ Shamanic work and Journey through Movement, Sound, Freedom, and Body Prayer ~ MEREDITH Hogan
645 ~ Dinner
8pm ~ Fire, Song, and other Spirited offerings! Enjoy true, honest, wholesome, embodied entertainment and Heart shares that feed the Soul ! All Welcome, Storytelling, Folklore, Land Spirit, Poetry, Theatre, Costume, Star Gazing messages, AcroYoga, Talent Share and Performance! Invitation for all to step into another realm, become a new character, surprise us, make us laugh, get out of your normal and step Into… :-)
8am ~ Silence ~ Yoga ~ Movement ~ Breath ~ Meditation
9am ~ Very Light Breakfast
930-12 ~ Women’s Temple - SARAH Belzile
In this Women’s Temple session, we will invoke the natural healing power of the Earth to heal our disowned and disconnected relationships with our bodies and our voices. Sarah and Olivia will guide practices using sound and vibration, nurturing touch, story sharing and movement to bring us into deeper connection with our soulful selves. There will be an invitation to have your sisters honor your Goddess body by tenderly disrobing clothing articles of your choosing. As we more fully accept the beauty and the gifts of our bodies, we bring ourselves into a natural alignment with the Divine Feminine.
12-1245 ~ Lunch
1-3 ~ Join one of these Beautiful Sister Share Offerings:
JULIE Conrad ~ Explore Shadow Work in its varied facets. We all have parts of ourselves that we have ignored, project and just can't see in the shadows. In this gentle discussion, learn more about how to integrate your bright and dark shadows to feel more whole, less judgmental of yourself and others and understand more of your depth.
LISA Hildebrandt ~ Herbal oils infusion ~ learn to create your own herbal oil with healing and medicinal plants and flowers.
3pm ~ Ceremony ~ Reverence ~ Gifts/Offerings ~ Elders ~ Teachers ~ Teachings ~ Earth ~ Honoring ~ Love Messages ~ Share Circle
4-430 ~ Closing Directions, Hugs, Packing up and Bringing our renewed Self into the World!
Weekend Pass - $325
Friday & Saturday Only - $225
Saturday & Sunday Only EARLY BIRD PRICE - $255
Friday Only - $70
Saturday Only - $155
Sunday Only - $100
Final registration is September 13th. We can accept later registrations, but please try to be prompt so that we have enough materials and correct numbers for the chefs !!
If you are having financial strain please contact us and we’ll work with you.