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Thu, Dec 07


Aldermarsh Retreat - Whidbey Island, WA

Sacred Wintering: a 4-Day Women's Retreat

Tranquility and transformation merge seamlessly in a sacred wintering experience.

Sacred Wintering: a 4-Day Women's Retreat
Sacred Wintering: a 4-Day Women's Retreat

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2023, 6:00 PM PST – Dec 11, 2023, 1:00 PM PST

Aldermarsh Retreat - Whidbey Island, WA, 6436 Maxwelton Rd, Clinton, WA 98236, USA

About the event

Join  Zen Heart Center Co-Creators Kelly George and Debbie Carlson-Gould for  this magical and deeply transformative retreat at the enchanting Aldermarsh Retreat Center, and let the power of  stillness lead you to new levels of self-discovery and growth.

Amid  the serene beauty of Whidbey Island, Washington, awaits a truly  enchanting 4-day retreat designed exclusively for women seeking  rejuvenation, empowerment, and deep self-discovery. Step into the  embrace of nature at the picturesque Aldermarsh Retreat Center, where  tranquility and transformation merge seamlessly in a sacred wintering  experience.

DISCOVER THE POWER OF STILLNESS: Winter  is a season of reflection and introspection, and during this  soul-nurturing retreat, as we ready ourselves for the coming winter we  will delve into the profound wisdom of stillness. Among the whispers of  the woods and the soothing sounds of nature, we'll explore how embracing  stillness can unlock hidden potential, facilitating personal growth and  empowerment.

NURTURING ACTIVITIES TO AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT: Our  carefully curated activities are designed to awaken your spirit,  cultivate mindfulness, and foster connections with both nature and  sister participants. From gentle and invigorating yoga sessions to an  immersive sound bath that resonates deep in your soul, each experience  will leave you feeling revitalized and centered.

SACRED CIRCLES AND RITUAL ART: In  sacred circle, we'll create a space of trust and openness, encouraging  heartfelt sharing and support. Guided by compassionate facilitators,  you'll have the opportunity to express your innermost thoughts and  emotions, fostering a sense of belonging and sisterhood.

Unleash  your creativity during our ritual art session. Through art, you'll find  a unique channel to communicate your aspirations and intentions, giving  form to your innermost desires.

RECONNECT WITH NATURE AND YOURSELF: Aldermarsh  Retreat Center's woodsy, natural setting provides the ideal backdrop  for this journey of self-discovery. Engage in mindful walks among the  towering trees, allowing the crisp late fall air to cleanse your spirit.  As you immerse yourself in the natural world, you'll rediscover a  profound connection to yourself and the universe around you.

SNUGGLE UP IN COZY ACCOMMODATIONS: Accommodations  are thoughtfully appointed to provide a warm and inviting haven for you  to unwind and rest. Nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings, you'll  experience comfort, coziness, and the chance to replenish your energies  for the days ahead.

CEREMONIAL  SAUNA & HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Find solace and relaxation in the  cordwood sauna, where the scent of cedar fills the air. Embrace the  therapeutic warmth as it washes away tension, leaving you feeling  refreshed and renewed.

Let’s  frolic during our holiday shopping field trip in the charming town of  Langley, Washington. Delight in the festive atmosphere as you explore  local boutiques and artisanal treasures, adding a touch of enchantment  to your winter retreat.

AN EMPOWERING JOURNEY AWAITS: In  the embrace of this nurturing environment, you'll be empowered to dive  deep within, embracing the stillness to uncover hidden strengths and  gifts. Prepare to embark on a journey of personal growth and  transformation, surrounded by like-minded women seeking the same.

**Dates: Thursday through Sunday, December 7 - 10, 2023

**Location: Aldermarsh Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA, USA

**Your Investment: $999 - $1111

WHAT'S INCLUDED: • 3 nights/4 days lodging at Aldermarsh • Immersion in nature • 2 prepared dinners (1 dinner out at your own expense) • Generous array of breakfast and lunch items available for self-service • Daily group yoga • Daily sacred sister circle • Harmonizing Group Sound Bath • Take-home Ritual Art project • Time to enjoy the Japanese soaking tub, cordwood sauna, and 5-acre grounds. • Seasoned Facilitators Kelly George and Debbie Carlson-Gould (see discussion section for facilitator info.) • A special gift

What’s NOT included: • Your round-trip airfare to and from home • Your round-trip ferry to and from Whidbey Island • Transportation to and from Aldermarsh • Toiletries, personal care items • Alcoholic beverages • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance (we do recommend you have this just in case) • Your personal shopping and dining expenses during Langley field trip • Optional good-bye brunch in Langley on Sunday

***If you are traveling from outside Western Washington, please contact us for help with travel tips.

Let's  embark on a soul-stirring adventure as we explore the wonders of sacred  wintering together. You are invited to bask in the natural beauty,  immerse yourself in stillness, and emerge with renewed purpose and  empowered spirit.

TO JOIN US (read carefully) **12 spaces available. **Secure your spot early.

CHOOSE ACCOMODATIONS : • Shared room with max 3 persons. Shared bathroom. $999 per person. Six shared room beds available. • Double room with private bathroom. (Perfect for besties, sisters, or  mother/daughter). $1111 per person.  2 doubles rooms available. • Private single room. Shared bath with loft. $1111. One private single room available. • Loft single room. Shared bath with private single. $999. One loft single room available.

REGISTRATION/INVESTMENT: • A deposit of $270 is required to hold your space. Your deposit is due no later than 10/10 (Oct 10). • Tell us which accommodation you choose. (see above) • The balance of your investment is due no later than 11/7 (Nov 7). We will send you reminders. • Make all payments via Venmo. Use @kelly-george-333. • Complete and submit a registration form.

CANCELLATION POLICY: • Cancellation after Nov 20 will result in a total loss of your $270 deposit. • Cancellation after Dec 3 will result in a total loss of your investment.

MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT: • Make $270 deposit via Venmo @kelly-george-333

• When we receive your deposit, we will email your registration form.

We can't wait to welcome you to our circle of empowered women on Whidbey Island!

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