Annual HMS Year End RETREAT, 2021
Core Retreat MAY 21st - MAY 23rd 2021
with optional fringe days on May 17th - May 20th
From May 21st -May 23rd 2021, we will join for a culminating end of year retreat
at the Goddess Temple of Ashland, Oregon.
This will be a full weekend of integration, applied practice, and initiatory rituals. And fun! We will feast, rest, celebrate, dance, and come more fully into the embodiment and sisterhood of the Priestess Arts.
Rituals and experiences will be chosen that foster a greater depth of connection to the specific aspects of Her being that we will have focused on throughout our 9 months together. This will be a precious, powerful opportunity to bring it all home, and to be together in Her grace.
REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW, ESPECIALLY THIS YEAR:
Physical distancing and masking will be welcome, but not mandatory. You are responsible for navigating your own risk management - your particular needs, fears, and informed decisions. We will be gathering outside and under the open Temple red tent, rather in the closed dome, so if you want to maintain physical distancing you will be able to do so.
For that reason though, make sure you come prepared for weather - it should be lovely, but rain and cold may visit.
Be ready, and hopefully relieved, to leave politics, opinions, and contention at the gate to the temple.
I promise you can pick it all up again, if you even want to, when you leave this sacred space.
We come to take refuge for ourselves and to hold refuge for each other.
We are gathering to drink from a deeper well, and if you join us, the requirement is that we all protect this holy place of meeting from our own and culture's contention, so that we can listen to a deeper Knowing, bathe in a clearer stream.
For this time, the current "conversation" is not our concern. The story of humanity's current transformation is not our focus. Our focus is on forging stronger alliance and intimacy with the ancient deep feminine current that has already companioned millennia of humanity's changes, and companions us still if we turn toward Her.
The minimum number of women for this will be 12 (what we need to make it happen), and the maximum 19 (the most we can have and still keep spaciousness possible).
Breakdown of the Essentials:
BEGIN: 4 pm, Friday, May 21st
END: 9 pm, Sunday, May 23rd
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Monday, May 17th - A day of Water Ceremony (Purification and Blessing) and Personal Journey Work with Jamila
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Tuesday, May 18th - A day of Temple Dance in the Goddess Temple with Deonesea
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Wednesday, May 19th - A day of hiking and delicious Nature Immersion in the local area with Jasmine
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Thursday, May 20th - A day to participate in group coaching with an HMS Mentor
Full Core Retreat Weekend: $555
Each Individual Fringe Day: $100
Come as an Entire Week Long (Monday through Sunday)
and receive a discount: $755
Cost includes all of the weekend's teachings and ceremonies, plus evening meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We encourage you to come for as many days as you possibly can to really give yourself the immersion of sinking into a deep retreat experience. The HMS Mentors will be available for you to book in person sessions during the day on Thursday. For those of you who will be coming only for the Core Retreat Weekend, we recommend you arrive on Thursday to get settled in and take advantage of the opportunity to participate in group coaching sessions with the Mentors. Jasmine, Jamila and Deonesea will each be offering a group coaching session that day...you can join any one or all three. Each group coaching session is an additional $50.
There are currently too many hard costs to make either trades or scholarships possible, but extended payment plans are absolutely an option. This will be such a precious, powerful, extraordinary time together. I want to be with you all! If you are called to come, and finances seems a little daunting, then let's just strategize and get you here somehow.
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS APRIL 15th
CONFIRMING AND RESERVING:
You can just send it all at once, or send a
NONREFUNDABLE and NONTRANSFERABLE
DEPOSIT OF $275
to hold your space.
You can send that one of two ways:
Via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Via check to: AquaMystica, 970 Garden Way, Ashland, OR, 97520
If you do send the deposit, please also email Deonesea at email@example.com with agreements about the payment plan that works for you. Ideally, we would be complete with payment by the start of the retreat, but if that's a hardship, it can be extended.
You will need to arrange your own lodging for your time here
Camping on the Goddess Temple grounds is available for our group. The cost for camping is $15 per person per night, and that cost includes access to a shower and bathroom facility. PLEASE NOTE - in past years we had access to the hot springs and spa, but due to current restrictions that is no longer available. You can camp in your own individual tent or sleep together with other ladies inside the Red Tent on the Goddess Temple grounds.
If you are coming from afar and are not able to bring all of your own camping gear, you can check out this website to rent camping gear that would be delivered to you at the Temple and then picked up when you're done: https://www.outdoorsgeek.com/rent-it/
NOTE: The weather in Ashland at that time of year can be warm in the day and still quite cold at night, so warm sleeping gear is needed.
Rooms at the Lithia Springs Resort (directly next door to the Goddess Temple)
Rooms at the Lithia Springs Resort have their own tubs, connected to the same spring water that feeds the Wellsprings. If you'd like to share a room with another woman, we encourage you to name that in the Facebook Group so that you can connect with other women who are interested in sharing a room.
Click Here to go to the Facebook Group
If you are flying in, the closest and best airport is the
Medford, Oregon airport.
It is a small airport just 20 minutes outside of Ashland. We will be organizing airport pickup and drop off to and from your accommodations in Ashland.
Buffet style dinner will be provided on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. You will need to provide all of your own food for all other meals throughout the week/weekend.
We are offering shuttles to and from the airport for those of you flying in, as well as shuttles to the local co-op for food shopping. There are also some great local restaurants that offer delivery and Uber is available if you prefer to go into town for food.
If you are camping, we will be setting up a basic outdoor kitchen - coolers, camping stoves, a table or two. Simple meal prep is best - due to shifts in what is available to us, accommodations on the Goddess Temple grounds will be very basic.
If you are staying at Lithia Springs Resort, the rooms have a mini-kitchen in which you'll be able to keep and prepare food.
Deonesea is available to help if you have any questions, so do be in touch and ask away! firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so excited to be with you all!!