Fire Lodge Weekend
with Chicago’s GongLab and Dianna Lucas
November 3&4, 2017 at Toddhall Retreat center.
This is an immersive multi-media program that includes guided visualization and an extended Gong bath, a fire ceremony, yoga, guided meditation and time to relax and enjoy the autumn outdoors.
The weekend will open with a mindful yoga and meditation practice for those that wish to participate.The evening offering of Sound journey with an extended GongBath will begin shortly after dinner on Saturday and the night will conclude with personal symbol making followed by tea ceremony to enhance the dreaming. Sunday begins with breakfast and Dream Circle and the afternoon will close with a Labyrinth walk. This Retreat is Co-ed and sleeping arrangements can be for Single, Double, or Triple occupancy. The food will be prepared by our fabulous Chef Corey Marion of Women’s Weekend Fame!
DETAILS AND REGISTRATION:
There is a long association between the forest and the unconscious mind which is often seen as feminine. This is the domain of the Great Mother, the Feminine Principle. Forests symbolize the frontier, thresholds, the unknown. The wild numinous forest is the home of fairy tales and legends. Journeys into them are seen as initiations, tests and challenges; to return is to be reborn.
Our evening unfolds in flickering candlelight as a spiraling cocoon of luminous healing sound produced by ceremonial gongs, bowls, bells, drums and otherworldly vocals carries you deep into relaxation and the archetypal forest to connect with nature and invoke the support of the unconscious – a place of investigation, opportunity, and energetic attunement.
Bring your mat, blanket and pillow and drift off immersed in this spell-inducing story of renewal and rebirth while surrounded by the sounds, sensations, and fragrances of the Autumnal night woods.
Live Music: Oliver Seay, Shu Shubat
Yoga Nidra and guided meditation: Dianna Lucas
This is an overnight retreat and accommodations are limited, please register now to reserve your room! What to bring: warm clothing for the outdoor gathering and a mat, pillow, and cozy blankets or comforter for the sound journey. Bring rattles and drums if you have them!
If you are unable to spend the night but wish to experience the Gong Bath and Sound Journey there are a few spaces available on a first to register basis.
We look forward to sharing the magic with you.
Triple occupancy room:
double occupancy room:
single occupancy room:
Women’s Weekend at Camp Manitowa
New Moon: a journey into journaling with yoga and meditation setting intentions and visioning for each moon of the upcoming year.
The Goddess Speaks- an archetypal intensive. Energy work and yoga- a workshop of movement, breath and chakra balancing using foods, asana, and other magical modalities.
Gift Certificates for Workshops, Private Sessions, Coaching, Group Classes, Retreats, and the So St. Louis Gift Box are available.
Please visit the Women’s Weekend 14 page for more information and to register.
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Women’s Weekends are designed for women who want to enrich and nurture themselves physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. If you have an adventurous spirit and are looking for a unique life experience, join us September 9-11, 2016. This thought-provoking, healthy women’s weekend will combine a variety of outdoor activities such as Camp Manitowa’s ropes course, kayaking, and hiking, with yoga, meditation, and engaging workshops for women of all ages.
The food is amazing too! Women’s Weekend menus include vegetarian and gluten-free options. When you register you may select your dietary preferences and even the women you wish to bunk with in a yurt.