Journey of the Dark Goddess
october 1-4, 2020
Founder Jennifer Harvard of Gaia Sisterhood
and Kim Collins of Own Your Ohm Health
The 4th Wise Women Retreat
Sisters, are you ready for deep healing and transformational work? Do you hear the call of Cerridwen, Hecate, Kali, and Persephone? In order to bring light into the world, we all must journey into the shadow. The darkness is not bad or evil. Quite the contrary. It is a time to go within and to tend to the parts of ourselves that need healing. In the Celtic Wheel of the Year, summer has turned to fall. The days grow shorter and the nights grow longer. As the leaves begin to turn and fall off the trees, the journey into the darkness begins.
Join us under the Full Moon surrounded by rolling forests, starry nights and sacred water. By creating a safe container of love and mutual respect women will come together for healing, learning and growing. Ancient matriarchal societies "Wise Women" passed down their knowledge and skills to their sisters and daughters. For 4 days in October these "Wise Women" will do the same.
MEET THE HOSTS
Jennifer Harvard, left, is Founder and Owner of Gaia Sisterhood. Kim Collins, right, is the Owner of Ohm Your Own Health. Jennifer and Kim have partnered together in many endeavors to empower and assist women in healing themselves and the collective through sacred traditions. They are thrilled to welcome you to the Wise Women Retreat.
Full Moon Retreat Workshops
This Retreat is a deep dive into self exploration and workshops that encourage profound change.
This year's retreat will include:
Primal sound Healing
dancing into the fire
hemp's tea ceremony/talk
herbal tincture making
meet the facilitators
Our skilled facilitators will be with you during this sacred retreat. Nourish body, mind and spirit with Shamanic Journeying, Primal Sound Healing and a Hemp Tea Ceremony. Connect and create through Mask Making and the art of crafing your own Tinctures. Move your body with Sacred Breathwork and Communal Dance. And, go within during daily meditation. Visit our Wise Women Page for more information on our facilitators.
Sacred Communal Dance
and Morning Yoga
Join Gabrielle Saliba for a rhythmic celebration of sisterhood as we dance together in honor of the goddess in each of us. This will be a fun, joyful experience as you are lead through ensemble movement in the style of sacred fire dances, festival gatherings and folk movement. No experience is necessary to revel in this embodiment of the communal divine.
Gabrielle is a Yogini, Dance/Movement Instructor and Co-Owner of Liberation Yoga in Nashville's 12 South District.
Frame Drum Wisdom and primal sound healing
Karen Renee is an accomplished Sound Healer and owner of Frame Drum Wisdom. She will be bringing Frame drum wisdom and Primal Sound Healing to this year's workshop participants. More information will soon follow regarding Karen Renee's profound sound healng workshops.
Photo credit: Kevin Schlatt Photography
Healing inside and out
Kim Collins is an Herbalist and Owner of Ohm Your Own Health. She is partering with Jennifer Harvard and Gaia Sisterhood to bring you the Wise Women Full Moon Retreat. Her workshops are Herbal Mud Mask Creation and Tincture Making. Please check back for detailed information regarding Kim's workshops.
Jennifer will not only act as Hostess and Spiritual guide with both opening and closing ceremonies, she will be leading workshops on Mask (Art) Making and Conscious Breathwork. She will also lead an Aromatherapy Annointing Ceremony.
These sessions are available to those who want to go deeper on the path of healing. We will update information for one-on-one sessions in the coming weeks as well as add any additional sessions that may be made available. We will also make pre-scheduling available as we move closer to our retreat date. You will be notified via email that scheduling is open.
***These private appointments are not included in the price of the retreat.***
Our sacred time together includes a
Goddess Gathering at the Waterfall where each participant will receive a water blessing.
Gray Bear Lodge
Nestled in the rolling forest of the beautiful West Tennessee hills, Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center is a pause along your path, fulfilling the ideal environment for health, relaxation, and yoga. Our richly warm, rustic retreat reveals the empirical healing of nature. Pure air commands the awareness of breath. Pure water reflects the image of serenity. Stone hearths with roaring fires, and long twilight walks will complete the richness found in the blending of nature and yoga. For more information on Gray Bear Lodge, visit their website at:
Enjoy all of the beautiful that Gray Bear has to offer surrounded by Mother Nature in all her glory!
local organic meals
wood fire sauna
salt water hot tubs
walks in nature
naps in the porch hammock
to register for this sacred wise woman retreat:
Cost: $585 with $200 required to hold your space
4 day/3 night lodging at Gray Bear Lodge
Meals (Vegan/Mostly Gluten Free) from Thursday Evening through Sunday Morning
All Workshops and Ceremonies
***Watsu Bodywork and Massage Not Included in Price***
***We have 8 additional spaces in private cabins for an addtional fee. Please email Jennifer Harvard at for information.***
2020 Wise Women Full Moon Itinerary and
packing lists for the retreat coming soon.
Previous Full Moon Retreat Workshops
The first 3 Wise Women Full Moon Retreats were meant to expose women to different healing modalities and discover which ones resonated. This Retreat is a deep dive into self exploration and workshops that encourage profound change. Previous retreats have included:
The Enneagram Tradition
sacred mala making
Collage Your Intentions
Sacred Communal Dance
Frame Drum Wisdom
sculpting to heal