August 2016 at SouLodge Ranch
When we gather for SouLodge Medicine Gathering August 1-5, it will be the time of the Early Harvest, or Lammas/Lughnasadh, as the Celts refer to it. It is a time of honoring the first fruit which has come to full sweetness from our beautiful plantings and care. Our movement around the Medicine Wheel will reflect the season and its qualities, as will our workshop offerings. Traditionally noted as the end of the hay harvest, (and true here at the ranch, too!) SMG August provides a space to break sacred bread together, honor our crafts, gather by the hearthfire, feast, sing, dance, perform ritual, and honor the energies of the New Moon.
The New Moon phase symbolizes the fertile darkness, and replenishing and restoring our spirits.
Registration is Open!
We gather to connect, to celebrate, to honor
and share the medicine.
In the wild, we have the opportunity
to quiet the doing, and bring balance with our being.
We gather to learn new skills and make with our hands,
while practicing self-discipline in claiming restorative quiet time.
This is very different from our normal day-to-day as mothers, sisters, daughters and partners.
The forested desert and its creatures show up in mysterious places, at beautiful times: Golden Eagle soars over the circle, Great Horned Owl ushers in the dusk hour with their silent flight, Snake slithers across the path to remind us to heighten our extrasensory perception, Frog comes to bring the steady beat of rain, Skunk visits sharing messages of calling to us what we want, and repelling the rest.
We collect the medicine to carry with us on our Magician’s journey, knowing that everything in our toolkits will be available when we need them.
We sleep outside to connect with the feminine energies of the Moon and the dark night, inviting dreams to visit and show us what is swimming in our depths.
We gather with sisters like us, who are seeking sanctuary in feminine community, to know who she is as a radiant woman, to rebuild trust in her relationship to the wild.
We circle under the stars by the light of the fire to replenish ourselves and bring hope to the Earth.
We are the mediators between nature and the modern world.
Your retreat fee includes:
- Lodging in a 9’x9′ canvas tipi tent, outfitted lovingly with two cots (double occupancy) and a stylish vintage altar space for you to display your medicine.
- Delicious, healthy meals provided by the bomb juice locavores, Mother’s Café and our onsite kitchen witch extraordinaire, Jessica Schneider, as well as desserts provided by a variety of amazing local bakers. Meals are completely taken care of for you between Monday dinner and Friday breakfast, with GF and veg options aplenty.
- Daily morning Medicine Wheel circles with Pixie, and drumming song shares every night around the campfire with Pixie.
- Goodie bags of treats, survival items, and inspirations.
- Restorative time in sisterhood with women like you: gatherers of good medicine who flourish in the balance of nature and community.
- Coveted hammock time to rest completely held between the trees.
- Snacks and tea between meals. And chocolate.
- Rides to and from the local airport, if needed.
Your retreat fee does not include:
- Workshops with individual teachers during the retreat-all workshops are optional and they do not overlap. Take as many or as few as you feel called to!
- Transportation/airfare to Redmond, Oregon
[Images of SouLodge Ranch by Morgan Wade]