July 29-August 3, 2019
Guides: Tracey Forest and Jonah Ruh Roberts
Calling sacred activists and artists, musicians and magicians, change agents and authors of destiny. leaders and lovers of the Earth!
Sisters! Mothers! Daughters! Lovers!
You are part of the wellspring of women rising up and leading the way forward in these urgent and exciting times. You are standing up and speaking out. You have said NO to the life-killing ways and YES to the creation of the world of Unity.
But what now? Perhaps you feel the longing to serve and be a change agent, but you are not sure how to do it, what steps to take, how to be most effective: how to be in true alignment with your soul. Perhaps you need time to recharge, to be re-inspired, to enter sacred space to listen to Soul and to the Sacred Others. We invite you to dig deep, to bring forth your most potent and precious offering to the world.
The magic lies in that place where the world’s hunger and your longing meet.
Perhaps you are ready to dive deeper with sisters also on the path, to build on your relationships with your spirit guides, spend days in non-ordinary reality and live in sacred space with others both seen and unseen. We invite you to bring your gifts, understandings, and passion to strengthen your work with new skills and deep experiential work in a safe and empowering container so that you can bring forth your most potent and precious offering to the world. We will call in our circle, enter the womb, leave old patterns, set intentions, work deeply with our allies, see what treasures lie in our shadows, vision, council and interconnect.
This gathering is about how we can move beyond conversation (valuable as it is) and begin the process of meaningful structural shift in our culture and in our own lives by bringing forth our unique contributions and practicing communication from our authentic selves rather than the masks of societal imprinting.
Our intention is to provide a very strong and safe container for women to dive deep into themselves to understand their true soul work more profoundly, to clear blocks inhibiting them from this work, to receive unconditional support from seasoned guides and a strong sisterhood, and to be empowered to take the next step on their journey to live more fully in their authentic truth.
We will gather to sit in council, to share our despair and our gratitude, our excitement, and our fears. We will connect with each other and explore our latent soul powers and inner resources and unite in our common vision of moving out of the patriarchy and creating the world we long to live in. The intention is for each woman to feel filled with inspiration and support, empowered to leave the circle with some practical next steps she can take in her life and in her community that emerge from her own soul gifts and unique identity.
Open to all women (ages 18 and up)who FEEL CALLED to be change agents, visionaries, leaders, healers and agents of cultural change.
Cross the Threshold
and fully step into your most authentic Soul Self
Six days for women ready to take it to the next level. More than a ‘retreat,’ this gathering is a chance to mourn, to connect, to delve, to deepen, to embrace the shadows and mine the darkness, to be in solitude and true community, to vision and dream, and emerge into the light of true sacred service.
- Forty-eight hour Nature solo for visioning and dreaming
- Invocation of the sacred others
- Conversations with the more-than-human ones
- Deep council
- Death lodge
- Earth Yoga
- Ceremonies on the Land and the Waters
- Shadow Work
- Shamanic Journeying
- Tools for Going Forth into the World and Integrating
This intensive requires an application/letter of intent and a $250 non-refundable deposit to hold your space. The cost is on a sliding scale of $750 – $1000 for the week and includes dinners. Participants are responsible for their own breakfast and lunch foods. Some partial scholarship funds are available; please inquire. Click here to make a deposit.
Once your application is accepted, you will receive preparation materials and a gear list.
Email Tracey for an application or with questions.
Tracey Forest “Key Turner”
is passionate about helping others step through the doorway into the mystical and the mythical, the sacred and the sublime, the earthy and the erotic, the dark depths and high heights. She is a fearless and compassionate facilitator who has “been to the mountain” and descended into the abyss to lament for the earth, to celebrate the beauty and pain and who knows the rich gifts that lie in the dark to be mined. She stands in the portal, holding a lantern, singing ancient songs, dangling a key, inviting you to step through into the vast landscape of your Soul.
A shamanic healer and teacher, yoga teacher and singer with 25 years experience guiding others, Tracey is currently in the Wild Mind Training Program with the Animas Valley Institute (animas.org) cultivating more tools to assist in the Wholing and Healing of this broken, beautiful world.
has been devoted to her spirit path for 25 years and is in love with the journey of life with all its rich magical forests, hard hauls through the desert, lofty views of inspiration and thorny thickets of challenging times. She is passionate about cultivating soul strength and relationship with intuition and the spirit realm. As well as being part of a greater tribe of strong women, she has led women’s circles for a number of years and sees the power and necessity of women coming together in ceremony and soul work to provide safe places to cultivate heartspace to allow our authenticity to emerge. She sees that it is women and the youth who are and will be the leading edge of cultural change. And so she is devoted to honoring soul voice, removing old stories and obstacles, connecting deeply with spiritual allies and each other to co-create a vision of true inter-relation with all beings and bring this vision through into ordinary reality. Jonah is also an herbalist and cultivator of medicinal plants, learn more about her at, https://www.unitymountainherbs.com/about
Be infinitesimal under that sky, a creature
even the sailing hawk misses, a wraith
among the rocks where the mist parts slowly.
Recall the way mere mortals are overwhelmed
by circumstance, how great reputations
dissolve with infirmity and how you,
in particular, stand a hairsbreadth from losing
everyone you hold dear.
Then, look back down the path to the north,
the way you came, as if seeing
your entire past and then south
over the hazy blue coast as if present
to a broad future.
Recall the way you are all possibilities
you can see and how you live best
as an appreciator of horizons
whether you reach them or not.
Admit that once you have got up
from your chair and opened the door,
once you have walked out into the clean air
toward that edge and taken the path up high
beyond the ordinary you have become
the privileged and the pilgrim,
the one who will tell the story
and the one, coming back
from the mountain, who helped to make it.
From ‘Mameen’ in
River Flow: New and Selected Poems
Many Rivers Press © David Whyte