Embodied Nature ~ a 4-day EcoSomatic ReWilding Retreat
EMBODIED NATURE: AN ECO-SOMATIC REWILDING RETREAT
Come back home to your embodied Self through our one-of-a-kind somatic healing retreat in wild nature. In this contemplative community journey, you'll be skillfully guided through a progression of body-based, nature-inspired healing modalities and exercises - each skillfully awakened with the wisdom of the wilderness.
Release, discover, and emerge yourSelf anew through nature-meditation & art, yoga & qigong, dance & embodiment, breathwork and sound baths, interpersonal meditations, solo challenges, community ceremonies & more.
Join a dedicated tribe of earth-loving people in an elegant mountain-meadow wilderness camp on pristine private lands above Sweet Home, OR. Gourmet backcountry meals provided.
August 29th - September 2nd, 2019
*Early Bird Deadline EXTENDED to August 14th!
RETREAT CAMPING ACCOMMODATIONS:
Our unique wilderness retreats are held in secluded wild areas, yet only require a 1/4 mile walk to access our elegant backcounty camp. Our camp includes a large open-air meditation tent with canvas floor and central fire/altar, a medium-sized open-air kitchen tent for our cooks and participant-dining, clean/private outdoor pit toilets, and beautiful areas for personal camping, swimming, and solo/group exploration. Participants are welcome to sleep in the main tent or bring a personal tent.
Our wilderness kitchen serves three locally-sourced, organic meals/day - with both vegetarian, meat, and special diet options. We have ample clean water, as well as tea & coffee available.
RETREAT OVERVIEW: Embodied Nature: An Eco-Somatic ReWilding Retreat.
In Embodied Nature, we aim not just to connect with Nature, but to realize ourselves AS Nature itself, embodied. We believe that by returning home to the wilds, and focusing our attention on the wisdom of body and breath, we can begin to re-member our most authentic identity - our ecological Self. We can begin to know intimately the earth in our bones, the wind in our lungs, the rivers in our veins, and fires in our hearts. And begin to become whole once again.
From this sacred place of deep belonging and connection, we can find the faith to let go, the space to transform, the strength to heal, and the courage to re-emerge into community as our most embodied, whole, and clear Selves - so that we may be like a healing balm to the division and confusion of our world today.
Our 4-day journey opens with ceremony for the ancient land. It deepens with a progression of body-based contemplative practices. It widens through our willingness to meet the unknown. It strengthens through vulnerability & honesty in community. It becomes whole through the knowing eyes of true friends and companions - including the natural world.
This journey includes challenge, connection, and discovery, and requires our full attention, intention, and presence. If you're ready, join us with an open heart and mind for a powerful and transformative retreat in the heart of nature...
an Overnight Solo!
"The space you heartfully chose for the retreat was and is beyond magical, and exactly what my being was in need of. Every aspect of the Nature's Heart Retreat felt like meditation, from walking, to seeing, and eating, and of course, breathing, and has followed me back into the society that I am a part of...I am just beyond grateful for the opportunity to slow down enough to notice the details of it all..."
- Rivka Abrahmson, 2018.
"We walked in silence through ancient groves and high mountain lakes to a spacious camp set along the edges of a wide sedge grass meadow. The meals were unbelievable. Fresh, organic, and sourced from local farms. Tastefully prepared with love. To drink in the nature of oneself day after day in community with others of like mind is a transformative experience."
- Zachary Dolan, 2018
"The whole experience was really beautiful. I felt my energy take a huge leap forward during the retreat. Overall the experience was wonderful; I am definitely interested in a return experience this year! Thank you Nature's Heart Retreat!
- Jason-sai Gamble, 2018
RETREAT GUIDES: (bios coming soon)
Jacquelyn Rose is a registered yoga teacher and holistic health practitioner. She has completed 400-hours of yoga teacher training and leads group and private classes at yoga studios, gatherings and festivals alongside offering workshops and retreats. She is a lover of the outdoors and values the connection between the health of our bodies and the health of the Earth.
Meghan Quinn is a Clarity Breathwork practitioner and has trained with countless teachers in various realms of bodywork, metaphysics, and self growth in her 15 year career as a healing professional. She sees clients for Clarity Breathwork coaching sessions, Shamanic and Reiki sessions, and a gentle bodywork modality called Bowenwork. She's a licensed massage therapist, Certified Bowenwork Practitioner, and Reiki Master Teacher. She loves to dance, design & create spaces of beauty, commune with nature, wildcraft, learn, grow, meditate, and live life as ceremony.
Paul Deering (bio coming soon)
Nina Horne is a certified meditation teacher (May 2019) with a twenty-five year practice of meditation and somatic mindfulness experience, and has spent more than 3 months in silent retreat. Her decades of training and study of somatic healing practices include somatic experiencing, EMDR, reiki, energy work, guided imagery, yoga, massage therapy, and shamanic journeying; a weekly practice of conscious dance is her primary tool for transformation and embodiment. She has held space for collective visioning, nature-based ceremony, altar making, and womens circling for the last eight years, and is known for her deeply grounded presence and heart-based teaching style. A business strategist/entrepreneur supporting families by day, Nina volunteers at the Charlotte Maxwell Clinic in Oakland as a reiki practitioner for women living with cancer.
Justin is the director of Nature's Heart Retreats, a Eugene-area meditation and mindfulness teacher, Permaculture educator, community ceremony space-holder, contact improv teacher, and the owner of Native Foods Nursery, a native plant nursery in Dexter, OR. Justin has almost two decades of meditation practice, training with various teachers in the Insight tradition, including Mark Coleman specializing nature-based meditation practices. From an early age, Justin's love for Nature synergized with meditation and horticulture, evolving into deep interest in our internal and external relationship to the beings of the natural world.
SUGGESTED DONATION: (see below for registration avenues)
Four full days of guidance, gourmet meals, & camping accommodations.
Sliding Scale: $269 - $329 before June 29th ($50 more after)
$269 - Subsidized donation
$299 - Sustaining donation
$329 - Supporting donation
*Payment plans available (inquire within)
WORK-TRADE POSITIONS: The positions below provide partial trade program. They require firm commitment and follow-through and hard work. Apply through the Google Form links below. (coming soon)
1) Group Camp Take-down #1 (half trade)
2) Group Camp Take-down #2 (half trade)
3) Skilled Kitchen Assistant #1 (half trade)
4) Skilled Kitchen Assistant #2 (half trade)
5) Head Chef #3 (experience required, full-trade)
7) Outreach/Promotions Assist (half trade)
***If you are unable to work-trade or meet the suggested donation amounts, we are still open to working with you! Please contact email@example.com for special scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are prioritized for underrepresented and underprivileged groups.
CAMPING EXPERIENCE ENCOURAGED:
We encourage all attendees to have previously been overnight tent-camping.
All attendees must be able to make the 1/4-mile off-trail hike to camp. However, arrangements can be made for help carrying gear - let us know if we can help!
REGISTRATION: There are limited spaces at the wilderness camp. Reserve your spot through one of the following avenues:
1) PAYPAL (preferred - no fees).
Please send donation via PAYPAL to firstname.lastname@example.org. (send using "friends and family" option to avoid fees. Make note "Embodied Nature")
ALSO - please fill out the following Google Registration Form
2) CREDIT/DEBIT CARD: If you need to use a card, you can use our Brown Paper Tickets online ticketing site, but there is a 2% fee.
"link coming soon"
3) CHECK: Send check to Nature's Heart Retreats at 81868 Lost Valley Ln, Dexter, OR 97431.
We offer the option of payment plans for special circumstances. Inquire at email@example.com for more details.
CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. See Facebook event for full cancellation policy.
We will serve three delicious, organic meals/day. Please let us know of any dietary requirements, and feel free to bring your own supplementary snacks, if needed. Also, please bring your own utensils and dishware!
Filtered water will be pumped and provided for the camp. Please bring your water bottle!
RECOMMENDED GEAR LIST:
Backpack and small day-pack
Backpacking tent (optional - participants are welcomed to store personal items and roll out sleeping gear under the common meditation tent)
Clothes for cool and warm weather (IMPORTANT)
Rain jacket, and light rain-pants
Sleeping Bag (warm) and Sleeping Pad
Personal dishware & utensils (IMPORTANT) - plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife.
Special foods/medications (IMPORTANT - storage available in kitchen)
Fruit Donation (for breakfast/snacks)
Sunscreen, Sunhat, Lip balm, and Sunglasses
Personal toilitery items needed to feel comfortable in wilderness
Headlamp or flashlight + extra batteries
Biodegradable Toiletries (toothbrush, paste, etc.)
Towel (optional - if you want to swim/bathe)
Journal (optional - if you want to write!)
Pocket Knife (optional, but handy)
Wrist watch w/ alarm (optional - there will be bells if you are within ear-shot)
Special objects for altar (optional)
This retreat will be held at an undisclosed location near Sweet Home, OR. Registered attendees will receive detailed information prior to the event.
Pristine Mountain-top Lakes near Sweet Home, OR (View)
Sweet Home, OR 97386
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|