behold the day!
Beltane marks the midway point between the Spring Equinox and the Summer Solstice. It ushers in summer's return.This day is a celebration of renewal, growth, love, and the peak of fertility. Earth energy is at it's strongest and we come together to honor her in all her glory. Join your Sisters as we gather safely outdoors to connect with Nature and each other at beautiful Penuel Ridge Retreat Center. Retreat leaders are Jennifer Harvard, Georgia Bromehead and Dusty Rose. Scroll down to read more about these Wise Women.
10:00-11:00: Welcome Circle/Beltane talk
11:00-11:30: Guided Shamanic Journey to the Hawthorn Tree
11:30-12:00: Lunch Break
12:00-1:00: Create a Magical Manifestation Box
1:30-3:00: Forest Therapy Walk
3:00-3:45: Create May Day Flower Crowns
3:45-4:30: Freestyle Dance
4:30-530: Beltane Fire Ceremony
Jennifer Harvard is the founder of Gaia Sisterhood. She pulls together Wise Women from many paths to present meaningful, magical retreat spaces and events for women to come together to explore themselves and be in sisterhood with other seekers.
Jennifer has spent a lifetime educating herself on the principals of natural health and healing. Founder of the Wise Women Full Moon Retreats, Gaia Circles and the Goddess Craft Markets, she has cast a wide net of openness and inclusivity, welcoming as many women as possible into her Divine Feminine work. Her paths of study have led to becoming a:
Certified Conscious Breathwork Coach
Priestess of the Sacred Grove
Ayurvedic Student Practitioner
Jennifer is also a skilled artisan and her products can be found on the Gaia Sisterhood website, at artisan markets and by commission.
Cost and Additional Information
Cost Includes Materials to create Intention Boxes & Flower Crowns, Forest Bathing with a Certified Guide, Shamanic Journeying, & an Enchanted Day Circling with like-minded Sisters.
***Early Registration is Recommended.
***Please bring your own lunch and snacks.
"Remember your connection to yourself, to nature, and others through the ancient practice of "forest bathing." Through a guided, accessible experience, Forest Therapy Nashville helps you connect with nature through the senses to allow for healing of mind, body, and spirit in a simple yet profound way. Based on the Japanese practice of “Shinrinyoku,” or “forest bathing,” we “bathe” in not only chemical compounds of nature but also in the feeling of being present. Research has shown many benefits from this type of nature immersion including a boost in immune system, peace, and creativity, and a reduction in anxiety and depression. I am excited to help you turn down the volume of the mind and turn up your sensory experience of the world!"
Georgia Bromehead is Guide and Founder of Forest Therapy Nashville. She is a Certified Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Dusty Rose Miller, Ph.D.
The simple act of crossing our legs, like good modest women, increases cortisol. In Freestyle Dance, “You do not have to be good. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves”.
Come, let this practice be the stage that mirrors you. Show yourself your ugly dance, your sexy dance, your shy dance, your I’m-so-wanting-to-connect-I-can-feel-you-STRONG-from-6-feet-away dance. By moving and being with all that is, we are birthing sovereign souls standing in connection. We are willing to be here, in this time, with each other, now.
In other offerings, Dusty guides through plants teachers. As each plant we take in asks us to embody a different character, we similarly create a theater to mirror our inner being, our darkness, our divinity, allowing greater awareness, consciousness, and ability to act clearly in the world.
She has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and lives in Ashland City.
*For more information of body biochemistry and to read the full poem see Amy Cuddy, research on Power Posing and Mary Oliver, Wild Geese.