December 8th- 14th, 2019

Journey of the Feminine: Healing with Creativity, Community & Compassionate Action

The feminine is understood as healing and embracing the whole; the whole our ourselves, our community and our planet. We invite you to join our small circle of creative healing so that you may bring your whole self into healing the larger circles of our world.   

Together we will create a container of safety and discovery to re-member the inherent gifts of the feminine in our lives.  Your guides will facilitate sharing, guided meditations, sacred ritual and expressive exercises.  You will have the opportunity to make a journal of images and words documenting your journey of challenge, healing and empowerment.

We will draw on archetypal stories of the feminine through figures representing her compassion, strength and inspiration.  The natural setting of La Senda provides us with the opportunity to spend quiet time in Mother Nature’s embrace to reflect and enrich our process.

While our work is serious, we invite playfulness into the process of each individual learning to more deeply embody her unique expression of the feminine. We consider laughter, tears, shouts of frustration or shrieks of joy part of the process.


 

Our Guides:

Deborah Bowman, Ph.D

She is a licensed psychologist, certified Gestalt therapist and has been in private practice for 32 years.  She is a retired Naropa University professor where she founded Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Wilderness Therapy and the Naropa Community Counseling center.  She was a founding member of the Boulder Friends of Jung and facilitates the dream-painting process. Deborah is author of several books including The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love. She enjoys hiking, birdwatching, photography and haiku.

Sue Wallingford, MA, LPC, ATR

She is licensed professional counselor, registered art therapist and associate professor in the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling Program, in the Graduate School of Psychology at Naropa University. She founded Boulder Art Therapy Collective and Naropa's Community Art Studio-International, most recently known as Partners for Social Justice, where the aim is to collaborate with other socially minded organizations to inspire creativity, healing and compassionate action in the world. Sue is an artist and lover of the outdoors and nature. She is a part time resident of Tamarindo beach.

Outline of Retreat

SUNDAY

  • 1:00 – 6:00 arrival/check-in
  • 6:30 dinner
  • 7:30 - 8:30 Orientation and Introductions / creating sacred space

MONDAY

  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00  Tending to the Altar and Meditation
  • 10:00-12:30  Storytelling of the Female Archetype and Preparing for the Journey/Create Journal
  • 12:30-2:00  Lunch, rest and free time
  • 2:00-5:00  Finish journal/guided imagery/labyrinth walk
  • 5:00 Tour of the organic vegetable garden
  • 6:00 Farm to table dinner prepared by Cala Luna Boutique Hotel  chef ( www.calaluna.com)

TUESDAY

  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00  Tending to the Altar and Meditation
  • 10:00-12:30  Storytelling of the Female Archetype and Letting go
  • 12:30-2:00  Lunch, rest and free time
  • 2:00-5:00  Shuttle to Tamarindo
  • 5:30 Sunset meditation
  • 6:30 Dinner in Tamarindo your choice
  • 8:30 Pick up shuttle in Tamarindo

WEDNESDAY

  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00  Tending to the Altar and Meditation
  • 10:00-12:30  Storytelling of the Female Archetype and Crossing the Threshold
  • 12:30-2:00  Lunch, rest and free time
  • 2:00-5:00  Making the staff
  • 5:30 Sunset meditation
  • 6:30 Dinner

THURSDAY

  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00  Tending to the Altar and Meditation
  • 10:00-12:30  Storytelling of the Female Archetype and the Journey/Meeting your guides and demons
  • 12:30-2:00  Lunch, rest and free time
  • 2:00-5:00  Writing Experiential/Community Support
  • 5:30 Sunset meditation
  • 6:30 Dinner
  • 7:30 Evening Drum circle

FRIDAY

  • 8:30   Breakfast
  • 9:30-10:00  Tending to the Altar and Meditation
  • 10:00-12:30  Storytelling of the Female Archetype and the Return
  • 12:30-2:00  Lunch, rest and free time
  • 2:00-5:00  Community Storytelling – Weaving our Visions
  • 5:30 Sunset meditation
  • 6:30 Dinner, Cacao Ceremony, music and Celebration

SATURDAY

  • 9 Breakfast and farewell
  • 11:00 Check out

 

Includes:

  • A signed copy of The Female Buddha: Discovering the Heart of Liberation and Love by Deborah Bowman
  • 3  organic healthy meals daily (vegetarian option available),
  • Freshly made juices
  • Cacao ceremony in the labyrinth
  • Visit to Tamarindo
  • Drum circle
  • Walking the biggest labyrinth in the world
  • Daily guided meditations
  • Workshops in the morning and afternoon
  • Farm-to-table dinner with Cala Luna chef
  • Our own alive well water
  • Visits of monkey familiesLodging in newly constructed bungalows with private bathroom and outdoor shower, in the middle of the jungle surrounded by Nature

Pricing per person

  • Single: $ 1.950
  • Double: $ 1.525
  • Triple ( if enough interest): $ 1.350

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