Dream Weaving: A Woman's Retreat
November 4 - 5, 2017
Dream Yourself Wild
Imagine, for a moment, that you're nestled out on the land surrounded by pinyon pines, hawks, wild flowers, and pronghorns. You've settle into your eco-cabin, and can feel your body attuning to the hum of cicadas, and the melodious whisper of the wind. Surrounded by the stillness of wild things, you can sense the chatter and habit of your day to day falling away. Other women are here with you. They, like you, have come because they wish to have a different kind of conversation. They wish to explore their dreams, and remember their lives as sacred, once more. And off in the distance awaiting your steady and slow sojourn, are beings who's bodies have not forgotten their own wild freedom. Manes whipping in the wind. Hooves planted upon the ground. Skin so alive that it can feel the weight of feather. Ears pricked to the sky, receiving the music of the Earth. Gently grazing upon the golden grasses that stretch across rolling hills, they sense you're presence. They know you're here.
Come Weave Your Dreams
Join us this November for a wondrous exploration into the stretches of your dreams, your body, and the Earth. Stay inside the Sanctuary where wild mustangs roam, and feel your dreams stirred by the ancient land. During this one-night retreat, we will be venturing out onto the land to visit with the wild herd. It’s hard to bring words to such a sacred experience, and the impact that it has upon all who meet them. Central to this retreat, our interactions with the wild horses will stir us awake, expand our senses, and transform the way we experience our dreams, our bodies, and each other.
Over the course of two days, we will be weaving a larger web of community that will serve as both a haven for deeper self-exploration, as well as a way to receive nourishment from the whole - land, sky, trees, wild mustangs, and each other. Threading our individual longings together, we will cast a net of receptivity. Through our presence and patience, we will call out to Mystery asking her to speak to us through our dreams. Dreams that we will weave back into the larger pattern of our daily lives.
Utilizing various modalities (experiential & nature-based) such as movement, meditation, art, deep imagination, wandering the land, and conversing with the wild herd of mustangs, we will open ourselves up to a numinous dialogue where our dreams (waking and sleeping) will guide us, work us, and reveal to us the vibrant and holy threads of our unique existence.
Let the land and the horses remind you of what it means to live a wildly imaginative, embodied, and creative life. Their very presence will launch you heart first into your dreams, and reconnect you with the intuition of your soul.
Come weave your dreams with us!
Tending to the larger conversation called forth by the journeying of each woman,
this work is an invitation for deep inner growth and transformation.
this work is an invitation for deep inner growth and transformation.
Intelligence of the Web
The web has been a symbol of interconnectivity within many cultures, representing the dynamic interplay and co-arising of all life. Each of us is a droplet of rain or a gem, both distinct and connected to all of the other droplets and gems dispersed across the web of life. Though at times life may seem quite disconnected, our very existence affects and impacts the state of the world. Whether that be our own immediate world of family, friends and surrounding ecosystems, or the larger global family of everything.
Have you ever taken the time to really look at a spiders web? Woven spindles of silk that connect and cross over one another, forming a webbed circle that acts as both a home, as well as a way to be fed. Even when storms pass through the landscape, a spider need only weave a new web to call home. There is an art and elegance of surrender to spiders.
Spiders are also a bit different than most other predators. Rather than seeking out sustenance, they wait patiently for their web to receive nourishment. In this way, spiders are an embodiment of receptivity.
Attuning to the land, we will practice receptivity as an invocation of our creativity. Weaving will be our skill, and our dreams will be our twine.
Power of the Herd
Horses are very much like a hive of bees, a pod of orcas, a flock of birds, or a colony of ants - there is a decentralized intelligence to the herd. Woven together as one larger body and mind, horses do not operate within a hierarchical structure. Rather, they function very much like a web, co-dependent and co-arising.
In a herd of horses, there is no governing concept that deems some horses as smarter or better. Rather, they all, in their distinctiveness, have a role to play in the larger family of their herd.
There is much we can learn from horses, from the ways in which they live in attunement to the natural rhythms of the Earth, as well as the ways they are in relationship to each another.
As we gather together, each woman's passions, longings, dreams, joys, sorrows, and experiences will be crucial in the formation of our own herd. We will take note from the mustangs, and rekindle a relationship of collaboration and sensitivity with ourselves, each other, and nature.
"Some horses are proud and flamboyant, others more gentle and accommodating, yet they all experience a profound interconnectedness with the herd that doesn't detract form their individuality. They feel what others feel, respond to the information, and then let it go, ready to embrace the next moment with equal attention and enthusiasm."
Weave Your Dreams
During this retreat we will consciously weave the threads of our dreams (waking and sleeping) into our daily lives, the collective gathering of each other, and the dreams of the Earth. By weaving our dreams together, we will discover that though we are unique and distinct, we are not separate.
Working from the premise that each dream has been sent to change us, we will carry our dreams with us out onto the land where wild mustangs roam. We will learn from the wild terrain that is home to pinyon pine, magpie, pronghorn, and owl. By allowing nature to be our midwife, we will be given the opportunity to learn more about our own wild nature by bringing forth the seeds of our personal power and transformation.
Dreams speak to us in a metaphorical language, a language comprised of imagery, symbols, archetypes, and more. Dreams bubble up from the deep imaginations of our individual psychic fields, as well as that of the collective unconscious. In our dreams and through our dreams, we can observe and tend to the life, expression, and embodiment of the soul - our unique way of participating in the world.
Shared Cabin - $455 (6 spaces)
Single Cabin - $605 (2 spaces - can support 2 people i.e. couples or friends)
Registration & Date
We only have three spots left! Contact Amanda at:
A $200 deposit is needed to reserve your spot.
"All living flows in cycles of relationship."