~ AQUA FEMINA ~
A Women's Restoration Retreat at Harbin Hot Springs
Integrating Water Medicine and Womb Sourced Wisdom Practices
SEPTEMBER 11th - 13th, 2015
~ Limited to 13 - EARLY REGISTRATION is advised ~
AquaMystica was born from the fertile ground of this impeccably transformative sacred place - it's one of my Motherlands! It was at Harbin that I lived and loved and raised my young son for four years, and where I initiated, apprenticed, and then served as WaterDancer, water priestess, firetender, temple dancer, and healer. The pulse of this land is strong, exquisite, ancient, loving, magical.
We have a private lodge and also a warm pool up at the domes reserved exclusively for us all weekend long. We'll be in the window of the new moon, or dark moon, so we'll be basking in clarified starlight all weekend long.
The retreat will be potent but gentle, a journey on land, in the water, and under the water, under the sun, and under the stars. It will be sourced in authenticity and the truth of the moment - we will all leave fluff and pretense at the gates. There will be structure, but also spacious integration. You will be welcomed completely into your self-authority, and into a depth of presence that will touch the stillness and silence beyond all that you know yourself to be.
This retreat is for you if you know in your body and soul that the Waters have medicine for you, and particularly if you need time to get still enough to hear your own truth, soften back into your fullness from the stresses of life, and gather guidance from your deepest feminine wisdom about the path ahead of you. This weekend is for you if you desire an experience of deeply nourishing, supported surrender to the Mystery of yourself, and are needing to fill your cup from the blessed inner Well that is your divinized Womanhood.
Include full use and access to all of Harbin - the pools, steamroom, sauna, gardens, temple, yoga classes, labyrinth, meadows, madrone forests.......all of it. We have the lodge as well as the larger lower pool up at the domes, where all the water classes have been taught for years. Sleeping accommodations are in the lodge - we all need to bring our own sleeping gear and can then sleep inside the lodge, on the deck under the sky, or on the grounds around the lodge. If you desire, you can reserve a private room or dome of your own.
We have a kitchen in the lodge, so in the spirit of simplifying everyone's dietary desires and needs, we'll be either taking turns cooking for each other, or we'll each bring our own favorite food and enjoy. There is both a restaurant and a health food store right on Harbin property.
There will be time for you to schedule additional private massages or water sessions to support your experience if you wish. This can be through health services or, for water sessions, directly with me.
The requested donation for the retreat is $405 - 455. A deposit of $150 is required to hold your space, and although it's nonrefundable, it is transferable.
The closest airports are in the Bay Area, either SFO or Oakland. It's approximately a 2 - 2.5 hour drive then to Harbin.
ARRIVE FRIDAY ANY TIME AFTER NOON
Friday Eve - Gathering ritual, entering Sanctuary, creating safety and group field, naming intention, then progressing through purifying gates to the water for an evening of release and attunement to Feminine Essence in the water, under the moonlight
Saturday Morn - Womb Clearing, Ovarian Fire cultivation, and dropping into the Womb of Silence for guidance from deep Feminine soul
Saturday Afternoon - Surrender into Grace, in our private warm pool
Saturday Evening - Integrational tantric or womb dance, quite possibly in the ceremonial meadow under the full moon, weather depending, with optional return to the waters for late night moon bathing
Sunday Morning - Deepening Surrender into Grace, holding and being held in our private warm pool
Sunday early afternoon - Closure and progression back through gates, solidifying graces received, insights and choices for moving forward with even greater alignment, nourishment, and deep feminine potency
Sunday until evening - Open pool (we have it to ourselves till nighttime) or Harbin time
Sunday night - Optional, but recommended, extra night camping together at Harbin and unwinding Monday, having fun, if desired (not included in tuition, I think it's about $35 for the camping fee).
This will be the only Harbin Women's retreat this year, so if your body and soul are calling for deep nourishment, by all means follow the call! The retreat last year was relaxed, seamless, fun, elegant and profound. And as mentioned above, extended payment plans are an option - please don't let perceived financial limitations prevent you from tending your Feminine Soul!
I'll definitely be staying for several extra days after the retreat, and you're welcome to, as well. You can make reservations through the Harbin reservations office, although I recommend doing it at least a couple months ahead, because Harbin's an amazing place that books up in advance.
Please be in touch with me as soon as possible to reserve your space - I'm limiting spaces to maintain potency and coherency. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you'd like more info about Harbin, you can find it at www.harbin.org, and if you'd like more information about my work with the Woman as Temple, you can find it at www.womanastemple.com.