Annual HMS Year End RETREAT, 2020
Core Retreat MAY 29th - MAY 31st 2020
with Optional Fringe Days on May 25th - May 28th
From May 29th -May 31st 2020, 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.
Here is a breakdown of the essentials:
BEGIN: 4 pm, Friday, May 29th
END: 9 pm, Sunday, May 31st
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Monday, May 25th - A Day of Water Ceremony in the Watsu pool with Jamila
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Tuesday, May 26th - A Day of Temple Dance in the Goddess Temple with Deonesea
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Wednesday, May 27th - A Day of Hiking in the local area with Jasmine
FRINGE (OPTIONAL): Thursday, May 28th - A Day to schedule an in person private session with an HMS Mentor
Full Core Retreat Weekend: $555
Each Individual Fringe Day: $100
Come as an Entire Week Long (Monday thru 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 have an in person private session with a Mentor that day. A private session with a Mentor is an additional $100.
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 MAY 1ST
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 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 (even though the Jackson Wellsprings website names that camping doesn't open until June). The cost for camping is $20 per person per night, and that cost includes access to the hot spring pools and showers. 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)
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 a few local restaurants that offer delivery and Uber is available if you prefer to go into town for food.
If you are camping, there is an outdoor kitchen on the property that has a refrigerator you can use for food storage, counters for food prep, and a sink for washing up. There is no stove or cooking option available, so simple meal prep is best.
If you are staying at Lithia Springs Resort, the rooms have a mini-kitchen in which you'd 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! email@example.com
I am so excited to be with you all!!