Exploring The Ages and Stages of Women Through the Four-Fold Goddess Archetypes.
Imagine yourself at a retreat for women designed specifically to immerse you in the surroundings of Costa Rica while rejuvenating the body, stimulating the mind, strengthening the spirit, and connecting you to your Wise Woman Self, as well as connecting with other Wise Women!
During this retreat, we will explore the archetypes of Maiden, Mother, Sovereign, Crone – the four ages and stages of a women’s life. How can an exploration of these archetypes help to shape our life’s journey? What gifts do we receive from each of them? What are the fears, concerns, hopes and wishes we bring to this journey? What dreams are yet to be fulfilled? How can we support each other as we travel through the stages?
Using poetry, writing, meditations, various religious and/or spiritual insights, as well as our own valuable insights and experiences we will explore these stages and ages in our own lives and, no matter what our age, claim our Wise Woman!
“Aging as a Spiritual Journey” does not mean we are becoming more religious, but rather that we perceive our experience through the lens of the Divine, however we understand the Divine, and imbue it with our own sense of meaning, adding new, and perhaps deeper, dimensions to our connection with life.
We will explore these archetypes together each morning in the Yoga Rancho, overlooking the Costa Rican jungle and the Pacific Ocean. Afternoons will feature a variety of optional activities, or just hang out and enjoy the tranquility of the Costa Rica Yoga Spa. In the evening, join the circle for a Journey Dance to embody the Maiden, Mother, Sovereign and Crone, dine at a local restaurant, gather informally to share the day’s events, or rock in one of the many hammocks.
Yoga and/or Tail Chi will be offered daily..
What is included:
Prices start at $831 for a Quad Shared room, if paid prior to November 1.
Quad (2 bunk beds): Early Bird $831 Regular - $931
Triple Suite with Private Bath: Early Bird $1013 Regular $1113
Double Suite with Private Bath: Early Bird $1138 Reg. $1238
Note: At this time, there are only two Quad rooms available, and one bed in a third Quad room.
For more information:
Rev. D’Vorah Kelley is an interfaith minister, a collage artist, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a gifted facilitator of women’s circles throughout New England. She has witnessed first hand the power of a Circle of Women to affect changes in the lives of women, including her own.
A visit to Costa Rica last year left her determined to return, and facilitate a circle of women to experience the magic of the land of Pura Vida through an experiential workshop retreat.
Testimonials From Previous Workshop Retreats:
I enjoyed the organic nature of the workshop and that you listened to the women’s rhythms as you journeyed us along. Susan L. MA
D’Vorah doesn’t so much lead a workshop as guide a group through a new experience. The important thing about any of D’Vorah’s offerings is that she listens, she really listens. Sandy H. MA
Everything I am experiencing, others are experiencing too. Compassion is to be cultivated for myself and others. Lose the fear. Ellen G. MA