February 28-March 1
at Pompanuck Farm Eco-Retreat in Cambridge, NY
Passion and Pleasure: A Weekend of Exploration, Deep Self-Care and Transformation
“If you are not free to be who you are, you are not free.”
~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
“Your feelings are the utmost priority; your desires are more important than anyone else’s deadline or mandate.”
You work hard, you care for others, and your own desires and self-care fall to the bottom of your list.
Carve out a weekend to retreat from your life and responsibilities and cross the threshold into a magical sacred space to release, restore, rejuvenate and celebrate in a safe circle of powerful sisters.
In order to really serve others in these urgent and potent days on planet Earth, we MUST fill our cups with raw inspiration and deep loving care of our vulnerability and our wild pleasure.
We must give ourselves love and nurturance, tending to those suppressed and outcast parts, and bring ourselves back into alignment with our feminine souls. We can then CELEBRATE our wholeness, our beauty, our passions and our unique gifts.
In this weekend intensive, we will leave the ordinary behind, cross the Sacred threshold and dive into our souls, our longings, our pain and our pleasure. In Temple Space, a safe and holy container for deep catharsis and reclamation of power, we will explore our Truest Desires, our Soul Longings, and our Bodies’ Knowings.
Turning our lead to gold means not pushing away or cutting off aspects of our selves or psyches we think are dark or sinister but rather inviting ALL of us to come into the light to be expressed, danced, and transformed into resources that fuel our passions and purpose.
Along the way, we will laugh, be irreverent and have a LOT of fun being in a circle of bold, honest, and juicy sisters.
- Opening Temple Ceremony on Friday evening
- Deep Council and Mirroring
- Connect with Your “Pleasure Power”
- Working with Edges and Loving Your Shadowy Darkenss
- Communal Singing and Drumming
- Imaginal Journeys
- Tools for Wholing and Self Healing
- Time on the Land
- Exploration of the Wild Self through Ecstatic Dance
Senses be praised! Because this weekend is for tending your goddess self, we encourage enjoyment without guilt or distraction—simply because we deserve it! To expand our pleasure practice, we’ve chosen to hold our retreat at Pompanuck Farm, an eco-retreat center just over the mountain from Spirit Hollw.
Pompanuck offers us cozy (shared) accommodations, indoor showers, a large luxurious kitchen and dining area and a generous common meeting space all in one building. There is also a lovely wood fired sauna on the grounds, wooded trails, and a pond. Once you register, you will receive a detailed letter describing lodging options and what bedding you will need to bring.
To keep costs low, we ask that you bring two potluck dishes; come having already eaten on Friday evening. As we plan for food you will bring, let us challenge ourselves to find and bring the most decadent yet healthy-ish meals, beverages and deserts to share as we explore the art of sensual eating.
Since there won’t be enough space or time for chopping and cooking, these should be already cooked dishes that can be easily heated in the oven or on the stove; you can also bring a crock pot. We will coordinate food by using an online Potluck Planning site to enter what you’re bringing so we don’t have overlap. Bring your own breakfast stuff for Saturday and Sunday. We will provide coffee, tea, milk and other beverages for all meals.
Other things to bring:
Bring a non-scented candle, beautiful clothing or other items to adorn yourself make you feel magical and juicy, a handful of flowers for our altar and drum, rattles, and organic chocolate to share! You might also bring make-up, eco-friendly glitter, body paints, essential and massage oils—anything that amps up the sensual in you! If knitting turns you on, girl, bring your yarn! It’s okay to bring wine and/or spirits if that is your pleasure.
Also bring warm and comfortable clothing and shoes for walking in the woods.
Cost for the weekend is $225 and includes lodging ($90/person for both nights). A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to hold your space. We are limited to 18 participants, so register early to save your spot.