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Who is the Crone?

 

She is the Wise Woman AND the Wild Woman. She holds the key to ancient wisdom deep in her bones.

Crone Energy is that of the dark or waning moon or a bleeding woman during her menstrual phase, able to let go or shed what she no longer needs. It is the Silence and Stillness of the long Winter Months.

Crone energy is confident, capable, and in touch with her Divine Feminine Essence. She is the barefoot Woman in the forest, attuned and connected to Nature. If you look closely, you may see her in the lines of an old gnarled tree or the reflection in a deep pool of water on a sunny Autumn  day. She is keeper of the Mysteries. She is your future and your past. This Retreat focuses on holding our power within, developing our Intuition, and learning unapologetic self-care.

Embodying the Wisdom of the Crone
October 6 - 9, 2022 SOLD OUT

Meet the Keepers of the

Divine Feminine

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Jennifer Harvard is Founder of the Wise Women Full Moon Retreats and Owner of Gaia Sisterhood. She brings together a cohort of magical women, experts in their craft, to sacred circles in the Nashville area. The 5th Annual Wise Women Full Moon Retreat is honored to feature four additional women who will hold the space and facilitate workshops throughout the weekend.

 Kim Collins, Priestess of Ceremony,  the healer and herbalist behind Own Your Ohm Health is one of these women. She will co-facilitate the opening and closing ceremonies and lead  both the Water Blessing Ceremony and the Wild Woman Embodied workshop.

Renowned clinical level herbalist Leah Larabell of High Garden Tea offers Ancient Wisdom of our Wooden Ancestors to our Wise Women once again. Her understanding of the healing properties of the natural world is a gift in modern times. 

Fairlight Hubbard, owner of The Flower Key - organic handmade botanicals, brings her 20+ years of professional photography skills to participants in a workshop designed to capture the essence of the Divine Feminine of each woman present. 

A yoga workshop, designed especially for the Retreat, will be facilitated by Brooke Harvey.  Her background as a licensed counselor and longtime spiritual study, bring a calm and soothing energy to those around her.

If you would like to know more about this amazing group of women, their stories, and their levels of expertise, visit their bio page. 

A Weekend Immersion

Into the Mysteries of the Crone

Thursday
Arrival and Check-in, Dinner, Orientation
Free-time (Take advantage of bodywork sessions, sauna, soaking tubs, or simply enjoying your surroundings


Friday:
Opening Ceremony, Free-time, Workshop (The Wild Woman Embodied)
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served


Saturday:
Yoga, Workshop (Power of the Divine Feminine and the Gathering of Women),
Waterfall Blessing, Workshop (Rune Magick and the Crone Archetype)
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be served


Sunday
Workshop (Ancient Wisdom of our Wooden Ancestors), Closing Ceremony, Check-Out
Breakfast and Lunch will be served.

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The Wise Women Full Moon Retreat offers participants not only an experiential immersion into the energies of the Divine Feminine, but a rhythm of activities to allow for the  integration of the information and energy.

Our workshops are deep-dives followed by down time to commune with nature, take advantage of healing modalities, or get to know your sisters. Our meals are carefully crafted to meet the needs of women actively doing the work of of caring for themselves. 

Scroll down for workshop details or click "Registration" if you are ready to hold your space.

Runes and Sage

Lift the Veil on the Feminine with these Workshops

The Woman Who Lives at the Edge of the World

The Wild Woman Embodied

with Kim Collins

A Mind, Body, Spirit Health workshop to embody the Mother Wise Woman Archetype, the Wild free Woman within. How do we keep her healthy in all ways?

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Mind:

Self Love Hypnosis Shamanic Journey…

Meet your wounded “maiden” younger self (inner child) and reframe ways to be a loving “lap” for her. MOTHER ENERGY.

 

Body:

Accessing the mature/wise superior consciousness and spirit of nature through our plant allies and food. Including Herbs and plants to keep the body strong and nourished.

Tea ceremony with master wise woman mother plants.

 

Spirit:

Finding the emotion that weighs on you in your energetic body. We will identify this emotion in our body and work to release it. A somatic meditation exercise.

Wise Women Full Moon Yoga

with Brooke Harvey

Indulge in a special series of movements creating with the intention of connecting with the Crone energy that is a part of the trinity of our being. Gray Bear is home to yoga retreats throughout the year and the space is uniquely suited to experiencing this profound practice.

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Power of the Divine Feminine

and the Gathering of Women

with Fairlight Hubbard

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Fairlight Hubbard brings 20+ years in the fashion and entertainment sector as a photographer and director to our retreat with a unique portrait experience for each participant. These images will capture the Power of the Divine Feminine in each of the attendees while ritual of preparation will shine a light on the Power of Women Gathering.  We will spend time as a group preparing one another for the photos with our hands, hearts and words and each woman will take a photo to always be reminded of who she is in the eyes of her sisters. These photos are not meant to be glamorous but rather to capture the true beauty and power in each of us. The beauty of our uniqueness… the beauty of lines that tell stories of laughter and tears… of eyes that hold the generational wisdom… they are meant to be an honest account of what is truly beautiful and powerful in each of us. The images will be formatted in a tintype style and a single print given to each woman to have forever. 

Rune Magick & the Crone Archetype 

with Jennifer Harvard

The Wise Woman, the WILD WOMAN, the Crone… she encourages us to tap into the stillness within and to honor the truth of our Divinity. Crone energy allows us to release doubt and to connect with ancient wisdom. In this workshop we will strengthen our intuition by working with the Deep Magick and Mystery of Runes.The word “Rune” means Mystery or Whisper (as in Secret.) This ancient form of Divination is used to gain insight into situations or questions. Each Rune in the Set, is not only a letter, but it has symbolic meaning as well. Ritual, Meditation, Creation, and Consecration of these Runes will deepen our connection with these powerful Divination Tools. Workshop includes:

The Creation of Rune Sets and cloths to carry them.

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Ancient Wisdom of our Wooden Ancestors

with Leah Larabell

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Walk briefly, then stand still.  Stand beside those that have stood for hundreds of years in this same spot.  Looking, listening, feeling, sharing; our Wooden Ancestors have much to teach us.  In this class, we will discuss trees and the importance of the forest as a whole.  We will travel deep into the earth intertwining with the roots, learning each tree’s presence and personality.  Every tree is like a friend waiting to be there anytime you need in their own unique way.  We will discuss tree identification, personality, medicine, food, ecological role and Celtic story.  In this class, Leah will share facts and medicine of each tree being, but more importantly, she will teach you how to create your own relationship with these patient teachers. 

Be the Wise Woman Calling from Within
Register Today for the
2022 Wise Women Full Moon Retreat
Register for this sacred wise woman retreat:

Cost: 
$720 total.  A $200 deposit will reserve your space at the Retreat.
(Your deposit will be applied to the total cost. $520 will be due on September 6, 2022)

Includes: 
-4 day/3 night lodging at Gray Bear Lodge
(Upgraded Private Lodging Available)
-Meals (Vegan/Mostly Gluten Free) from Thursday Evening through Sunday Morning
-All Workshops and Ceremonies

***Upgraded Lodging Information:  Gray Bear prides itself on complete relaxation and unwinding with amazing cabins available for the ultimate retreat experience. Upgrade to private cabins such as the Buddha Bungalow, the Strawbale Palace or the Lotus Loft. The offer amenities such as a  bay windows, queen sized beds, private baths, and amazing views. These can be upgraded as singles or as a shared cabin with one or two friends for a beautiful  experience. Please email Jennifer about upgrade prices and options. In addition, Watsu and Massage sessions may be booked after arrival at the retreat for an additional fee payable to Gray Bear Lodge.

Scroll down for information on Gray Bear Lodge or  click the Registration button below to reserve your space.
 
Embrace the Crone
from the Sanctuary of 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: 

www.graybear.org

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Enjoy all of the beauty Gray Bear has to offer

surrounded by  Mother Nature  in all her glory!

  • local organic meals

  • wood fire sauna

  • salt water hot tubs

  • Massage & Watsu

  • walks in nature

  • naps in the porch hammock

  • starry nights

  • Group or Individual Loding

***Watsu and Massage are booked after arrival for an additional fee. See examples of Gray Bear's Private Cabins in the slideshow above. Email Jennifer to upgrade your lodging.

Wise Women Full Moon Retreat Deposit
Oct 06, 2:30 PM
Gray Bear Lodge