~ A Deep Feminine Temple Immersion in the Beauty of the Blue Ridge ~
SEPTEMBER 11-15, 2024 in Asheville, North Carolina
FIVE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS TOGETHER IN TEMPLE
WITHIN THE SHELTER OF SACRED SPACE,
WE WILL CULTIVATE POWER, HEAL AND REMEMBER .
This will be a very special and rare opportunity to gather in person within the deep feminine wisdom stream of HER Mystery School. We will live a form of temple life together, sharing the nourishment of cultivation practices, temple dance, evening rituals, enchanted nature and gorgeous food.
This will be spacious, potent and restorative. There will be plenty of time for the moment to unfold, but below is a basic schedule for our days.
Mornings will be open, then we will gather in circle 10 - 1. Afternoons will be open for integration, more informal connection or whatever arises. Dinner is served at 5, then we will gather for ritual from 6 - 9. Circle time will be devoted to cultivation practices and other applied practices from the body of HER Mystery School. This time will be focalized but I will be choosing the focus each morning relative to what's in the field as we gather.
Arrive as early as 2
6 - 9 Sensorium, rite of the Goddess of Love
10 - 1 Circle
6 - 9 Temple Dance
10 - 1 Circle
6 - 9 Oracle
10 - 1 Circle
6 - 9 Claiming
Morning departure (by 12 pm)
Three meals a day will be catered. These will be omnivorous, sustainably, ethically and when possible locally sourced. If you have a dietary restriction or preference please let us know when you register. There is a shared kitchen space and two of the lodging options have their own kitchens or kitchenettes.
A NOTE ABOUT OUR CATERER, RAYNN DEWILDE:
Raynn DeWilde's culinary journey began during her early years, where her passion for cooking took root. To her, cooking embodies compassion and serves as a universal language connecting us all. Raised in the heart of Southern Appalachia, with deep-rooted family ties to the Midwest, her cooking is a fusion of these influences, using wild ingredients and cherished family recipes.
Her study of postpartum cooking has instilled in her the profound importance of nutrition and the timeless wisdom of ancestral slow-cooking techniques.
With a commitment to sourcing ingredients as locally as possible, and when necessary, prioritizing organic and sustainable options, menus are crafted around women’s nutrition and whole food. These foundations not only result in the creation of nourishing and delicious dishes but also contribute to sustainability in our bodies, minds, and the environment.
The Asheville airport is 30 minutes away from Laughing Waters.
There are nine different options for sleeping in the lodge or cabins. Camping is unlimited. It will be the end of summer, so we should be out of the really hot time and before the really cold time. If weather gets bad you can bring your sleeping things in and sleep in the group room. There are a lot of Airbnb options really close too. We will be 13 so on site lodging will probably overflow into airbnbs. I will put a list of on site sleeping options and recommended airbnbs below.
CHECK IN AND OUT:
Check in is at 2 pm on the 11th. Dinner will be at 5 and we will have our first circle at 6. Check out is by 12 pm on the 15th.
The base price for the five days and nights including meals is $2100. If you camp there is nothing additional to that. Then there are varying prices for different lodging options on site, which I will list below. It will be first come first serve in terms of reserving the rooms. A nonrefundable deposit of $700 will reserve your space, with the remainder due by August 1st. Once you have made the deposit, send in an email to Sequoia at firstname.lastname@example.org with your room preferences and any dietary restrictions.
We are keeping this simple on the back end. You can reserve a space with your nonrefundable deposit of $700, sent via PayPal to email@example.com. Please note with your payment what it is for. Then please follow up with an email to Sequoia at firstname.lastname@example.org with confirmation of your sleeping request and also any dietary information.
LODGING OPTIONS AND PRICES:
Camping: (Base price) $2100
Master Suite - Private King Bed, Private Bath: $2600
Private King Bed, Shared Bath: $2500
Private Queen Bed, Shared Bath: $2450
Shared Room and Private Bath: Two Twin Beds $2300
Kitchen, Bathroom, Deck Overlooking Creek
Queen Bedroom: $2450
Futon Bed in Living Room: $2300
Rustic, Full Bath, Kitchenette
Main Floor Full Sized Bed: $2400
Loft Twin Bed: $2300
SEE MORE ABOUT LAUGHING WATERS HERE.