This retreat is now sold out
and we are thrilled.
Join Zen Heart co-creators Kelly George and Debbie Carlson-Gould for this exclusive, nourishing retreat – a deeply sacred and reverent journey within, designed for you to peel away the layers of stress from your daily life while exploring and honoring the depths of your true nature.
During these four days in sacred community, we will explore stillness. We will seek and experience embodiment through gentle, heart-based yoga practices. We will create a safe and healing space of trust and openness, encouraging heartfelt sharing and support.
We will raise our vibration with sacred sound healing that will fine tune our energetic frequencies, sending us back to our daily lives glowing with vibrancy and radiance. You will receive a sacred self-care gift bag filled practical pieces to help nurture you during the retreat and once back home.
Reclaim Your Wholeness
Life is full of stressors, and sometimes we lose track of who we are at our core. This is an opportunity to remember who you are at the deepest level, and get back to being your best version possible.
Soothe Your Soul
Personal time is an integral part of your experience, and you will have an opportunity each day for silence, reflection, journaling, walking the woods, or any other activities that nourish your soul.
Relax Into Support
Join a community of like-hearted women. In the embrace of compassionate facilitators and other participants, you'll feel a profound sense of belonging and sisterhood.
Allow the beauty of nature to soothe your soul – while breathing the crisp autumn air, hearing the whispers of the trees, you will be transformed during our days together, as we relax in cozy comfort in sacred community.
These powerful four days of reflection, awakening and transformation will allow you to reconnect to the stillness and peace that rests within.
During this sacred pause at Aldermarsh Retreat Center, you will:
Spend time connecting to your inner world, exploring what areas of your life flow seamlessly, and which areas could use a little nourishment.
Retreat deep into your heart and embody a profound sense of stillness that can be hard to find in our noisy world.
Tap into your intuition and strengthen your inner knowing, so that you go back into the world with clarity and connection.
Reset your nervous system and create a deeply embodied sense of peace.
Remember the sacredness of life, and reconnect with that part of you that is always at peace no matter what is happening in the world around you
Cozy accommodations nestled in nature's embrace on 5 acres of private
wooded grounds. Aldermarsh Retreat Center on Whidbey Island, WA
Meet Your Guides
Kelly George, co-creator of Zen Heart Center in Bothell, WA, is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor who is trained in the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. She has been practicing yoga for over 22 years and has a deep passion for sharing embodied practices that honor the mind-body-spirit connection. Kelly became certified in Vibrational Sound Therapy in 2019 and enjoys facilitating grounding and nourishing group sound baths. Kelly also earned a Masters Degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Washington-Bothell where her research focused on utilizing alternative pedagogies, such as indigenous knowledge, yoga, and mindfulness/meditation, as a tool to recognize our cosmic interconnection to all of the web of life. She incorporates mindful meditation into every class and emphasizes the importance of alignment and balance, both on and off the mat.
Debbie Carlson-Gould, also co-creator of Zen Heart Center, is a certified Spiritual, Energy and Life Coach, certified Warrior Goddess Facilitator, and Shamanic Practitioner. She is a former stressed-out workaholic who beat ovarian cancer in 2016. After healing from cancer, she embarked on a soulful journey of self-discovery and sacred healing- exploring and engaging in many spiritual and healing energy practices. Through these experiences her true purpose was revealed: to support and guide others to thrive as the wholly Divine Humans they were born to be. Debbie has been leading women's circle for many years, integrating ritual and ceremony, and has supported hundreds of women in unleashing their inner badass and embracing their unique power as women.
Escape the overwhelm of everyday life:
This retreat is your oasis, a place where you can escape the never-ending to-do lists and daily chaos. Here, you can leave your worries behind and embrace tranquility, your path to clarity.
Lessen anxiety and stress:
Amidst Aldermarsh Retreat Center's natural setting, you'll find yourself immersed in a world of towering trees. and rediscover your profound connection to yourself and the universe around you.
Ease loneliness with authentic connection:
You'll join a community of like-hearted women. We create a space of trust and openness in our sacred circle, encouraging heartfelt sharing and support. In the embrace of compassionate facilitators and other participants, you'll feel a profound sense of belonging and sisterhood.
Learn to trust yourself:
Our retreat is an opportunity for you to discover your inner wisdom. Amidst the whispers of the woods and the soothing sounds of nature, we'll explore how embracing stillness can unlock your hidden potential, personal growth and empowerment.
Relaxation and comfort:
Our accommodations are thoughtfully appointed, providing a warm and inviting haven for you to unwind and remember how to really rest. Nestled amidst the tranquil surroundings, you'll experience welcoming comfort and coziness.
Yes, you can afford it:
We have priced this retreat to be accessible to everyone who needs
and wants to attend. One of the ways we've kept costs low is by omitting expensive catering, and instead we're offering a scrumptious and generous array of self-serve items for breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Is this you?
You yearn for experiences that are soul-inspiring, heart opening, and above all, life-changing.
Your soul hungers for deeper meaning.
You crave freedom and time to recharge your spirit and nurture your creativity.
You desire safe space to connect with other like-minded women, and to feel truly seen and heard.
You are ready to make lasting changes in your life.
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.
**Dates: Thursday through Sunday, December 7 - 10, 2023
**Location: Aldermarsh Retreat Center, Whidbey Island, WA, USA
**Your Investment: $999 - $1111
• 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
• A self care gift bag
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.
Please read carefully
**12 spaces available. **Secure your spot early.
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS:
• SOLD OUT (Shared room accommodates up to 3 persons, with shared bath. $999 per person.
• SOLD OUT (Double room with private bath. (Perfect for besties or sisters).
• SOLD OUT (Private single room. Share a bath with loft room.)
• SOLD OUT (Loft twin room. Share a bath with private single room.)
• A deposit of $270 is required to hold your space. • 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 after Nov 20 will result in a total loss of your $270 deposit. • Cancellation after Dec 3 will result in loss of your total investment.
MAKE YOUR DEPOSIT:
• Make $270 deposit via Venmo @kelly-george-333
• When we receive your deposit, we will email a registration form.
We can't wait to welcome you to our circle of empowered women on Whidbey Island!