Winter retreat - sold out
Awaken Sisters to 2023
Imbolc or Candlemas marks the mid-way point between the Winter Solstice and the Spring Equinox in the Wheel of the Year. The Earth appears to be resting but under the surface she awakens from her Winter Slumber.
If you look closely you’ll notice the first signs of spring.
As Mother Earth quickens, so do the seeds of intentions we plant at this time. We clear out the cobwebs of the past year and get forge the path ahead. Join me, Jennifer Harvard, and a host of other Divine Feminine leaders for an amazing Imbolc retreat. The vows we create will take root and grow throughout the year .
10:30am: Arrival: check in at lodge and eat sack lunch
12:00am: Procession to the Well
12:15-1:00pm: Opening Ceremony
1:30-3:30pm: Beeswax Candle Making w/ Jennifer Harvard
3:30-5:30pm: Wisdom Teaching and Dreamwork Practice w/ Dasha Bond
6:45pm: Tea Ceremony and Shamanic Journey w/ Dasha Bond
7:00-8:00pm: Sound Bath w/ Maria Brannon
8:00-8:45pm: Speak Around
dreaming the dream
8:15-9:00am: Meditation on the Goddess Brigid to find our Vows for the Year w/ Jennifer
9:00-10:00am: Nature Walk noticing the first signs of spring
10:00-11:30am: Aromatherapy creation and candle dressing unique to each woman’s vow w/ Jennifer
11:45-12:30am: Closing Circle
planting the seeds
RESERVE YOUR PLACE FOR IMBOLC 2023
The 2023 Imbolc Retreat will be held on the mystical magical land that Gaia Sisterhood calls our home away from home. Penuel Ridge is a contemplative, interfaith retreat center near Nashville, Tennessee.
February 11-12, 2023
Penuel Ridge Retreat Center
1440 Sams Creek Road,
Ashland City, Tennessee
$381 including overnight lodging
We have 6 additional spaces for women not staying overnight for $281
A Special Message from Dasha Bond
During the cold breezy nights of midwinter, when the cracking and popping of icicles and frozen earth begins to echo across the darkened shadowy lands. When the glisten of moonlight dances across the hungry bellies of little creatures nestled in the folds of wooden brambles, twigs, and straw. This is when you can hear it… Even feel it… The soft hum of the world below us just beginning to stir from its deep sleep.
I am beyond excited to hold space with you all during this enchanted time of year, the perfect time for dream weaving and dream walking.
We will be honoring the Celtic traditions of sacred dreaming by channeling the Patron Saint of Bees and Beekeepers, Saint Gobnait, sister of Brigid, whose Feast Day is on February 11th.
I will be teaching dream work techniques based on Jungian philosophy as well as ways to hone your intuitive abilities to recognize patterns of imagery and the messages hidden within the folds of time and space.
We will explore archetypes and the complex and mysterious realm of the collective unconscious and the ways in which we can reenter our dreams together as a community and work to heal the wounds of our lands, our ancestors, and even our future generations.
We will dream walk to Ireland as pilgrims, where we will journey through the very path walked by Gobnait herself in the 6th century. An angel appeared to her advising her to search for 9 white dear marking the site of her resurrection. We too will search for our place of rebirth from dark into the light of the new season.
MEET YOUR GUIDES
Jennifer Harvard is the visionary behind Gaia Sisterhood which was founded in 2016. 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:
Licensed Massage therapist specializing in Ayurvedic Massage
Certified Conscious Breathwork Coach
Priestess of the Sacred Grove
Ayurvedic Student Practitioner
"It is with great humility and honor that I devote my energy to creating a safe space for women to come together and heal themselves, each other and the world."
Dasha Bond is a certified Dream Coach, Reiki Master Level Practitioner who has studied with Robert Moss, Sandra Ingerman, Dana Micucci, Ariella Daly and the late Will Sharon. She has pilgrimaged across Southern France and Wales as well as sacred parts of Mexico and North America. She feels a deep connection to nature and the Divine Feminine aspects of herself revealed to her through Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Beloved Yeshua and the Bees. In 2018, she became a certified End of Life Doula and works to help her community of sisters and brothers during their seasons of grief.
Maria Brannon, founder of Iridescent Knowing, helps stressed out humans relax and reconnect to their most authentic self, to their inner knowing, through the facilitation of sacred sounds, activation of the voice, energy work, stone medicine, dream exploration and more. She loves the chance to work 1:1 with those who feel called to go deep into the re-membering of who they are truly here to be and finds great joy in facilitating soundbath journeys for groups of all sizes.
Find more info at iridescentknowing.com and connect with Maria on IG @iridescentknowing
Gaia Sisterhood Cancellation Policy:
Life happens and occasionally attendees find themselves needing to cancel. While I will make every attempt to fill your space, my retreats have moving parts that require advance investment from me such as the purchase of food or deposits on space. Due to these things I have adopted the following policy for clarity on cancellations. All events are fully refundable up to 30 days in advance. Any cancellations under 30 days prior to the event are eligible for a credit toward another Gaia Sisterhood event. Cancellations within 7 days prior to any event forfeit all payments.